Teeks

New Zealand soul star TEEKS brings his mesmerising music to Melbourne Recital Centre this August

One of the world’s most compelling voices of modern soul, TEEKS, is bringing his show to Melbourne Recital Centre this August in an unmissable event

TEEKS first release, the old-school soul influenced EP The Grapefruit Skies, was described as ‘one of the most original pieces of work a male New Zealand artist working within the genre of soul has produced’, generated the hit single If Only, earned him a ‘Best Māori Artist’ NZ Music Award and established TEEKS as one of Aotearoa’s next great talents..

The 26-year-old Māori singer and songwriter grew up surrounded by music and performance. Raised on everything from traditional waiata and kapa haka to Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Sam Cooke, TEEKS was selected for the prestigious Pao Pao Pao development initiative for emerging and establishing Māori artists.

In 2020, TEEKS hit the road to give audiences the chance to hear songs from his debut album prior to release in a series of six sold out shows. His performance at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on 25 August will feature songs from his debut album Something to Feel, bringing his soulful croon to Melbourne audiences as he does a limited tour of Australian cities.

‘TEEKS is New Zealand’s soulful singer to know.’ Vogue

‘From his opening number, soul singer TEEKS had the packed audience sitting up and paying attention.’ Stuff.co.nz

‘Every song, old and new, felt beautifully familiar, embracing and enthralling listeners. His voice soared … [a] vocal superpower.’ NZ Herald

Wednesday 25 August 2021 7:30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Presented by: Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Niche Productions
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