Matiu "The Hook" Te Huki / Blog

Still on the road

Matiu has a back ground in traditional Maori performing arts, theater and fronting great bands with his powerful yet smooth, unique voice. He has performed with the likes of Fat Freddies drop, Rhombus, Pitch Black, Tiki Taane, Anika Moa and many more of New Zealand's top artists. Matiu "The Hook" Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with, hold and lift a crowd whilst either fronting a band, or as a solo artist. Matiu intuitively nurtures a deep connection with his audience creating the energy that opens portals of paradise. As a singer songwriter, the soul stirring messages in Matiu's music are positive, inspiring and unifying. His music has a strong Maori flavor using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments. The music itself is soulful roots with grabbing grooves, deep dub with beautiful bass, funk and a bit of hip hop. His performing name "The Hook" relates to his ingeniously created melody hooks and crafted bass lines that stick with you long after the song finishes Matiu was the founding member of the popular NZ roots band Homefire Burning and now leads his band My Golden Soul. Matiu "The Hook" loves to improvise, collaborate and express himself freely.

Live to air

Looking forward to live radio interview tomorrow 3:30 Radio Active to help promote the Newtown Festival. Tune in and win some free stuff

Oh what a night

Nice one Wellington. That was our best turn out to the Cross ever. Beautiful energy, sound, vibes. Special thanks to the "My baby loves voodoo" band for adding such powerful flavour and the after party gig at the Laundry was awesome!!! See you all at the Newtown Fest next Sunday at noon. Today I'm playing solo at the Raumati Social club at 4pm. Let the good times roll eh

West Coast hospitality

Having a beautiful time on the West Coast. Found some pounamu (Greenstone) on the Arahura yesterday and a kind soul handed me a crayfish tail after gig last night, sun is shining, bush is dense and green, people are all sweet as and Punakaiki tonight should be awesome

So far soooooo gooooooooood

Have had such a powerful start to our tour down south. 5 gigs down, all very delicious. Off to Punakaiki today for a couple days chill time before another burst of gigs. Check out the dates and spread the word or even better, come along

Its on!!!!

Hitting the rd in the morning, South Island here we come!! Spread the word and come along to one of my shows as I'd love to see as many of you as possible on my Te Waipounamu, South Island Summer Solo Tour

South Island Tour 1 week away

So close to hitting the road and touring one of the most beautiful Islands on earth, the south Island of Aotearoa, NZ! Some beautiful venues and location await. Feeling very excited!

Have wheels will travel

Back on the road!!! Got a new (ish) car and getting ready for my Te Wai Pounamu, South Island Summer Solo Tour. Check my site matiutehuki.co.nz for all my dates. looking forward to some breathtaking adventures down south

Prana goodness

Just got home from the beautiful Prana festival. It was a powerful treat to hit the big stage with the full band experience with 9 beautiful dancers gracing the stage. Festival was delicious as usual. Now home for a couple weeks getting ready for Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) Summer solo tour

Summer sulstice music video release only days away

3 more sleeps till I release "Rainbow Warrior" video! so soooooon