- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 8:45PM
I know, I know! NZ Music Month is over but I can't help continuing on the midweek kiwi music sesh when I get the chance.
So let me introduce you to TEEKS, real name Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi.
Raised with strong Kapa Haka influences, TEEKS went on to form his own band at high school, before being selected to participate in the late Dr Hirini Melbourne’s development initiative, Pao Pao Pao, for emerging and establishing Māori artists. His involvement in the Pao Pao Pao initiative, alongside the mentorship he’s received from the likes of well-known figures in New Zealand music, Tama Waipara and Maisey Rika, has set a strong foundation for the next step in TEEKS’ journey.
Take a listen to his new single "If Only" - it's a beautiful thing xo Estelle