Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Che Fu Recieves Lifetime Acheivement Award + 2014 Plans

Che Fu Recieves Lifetime Acheivement Award, Announces 2014 Plans

With Che-Fu’s prolific career to be recognised at the 2014 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards this coming Thursday 8 May where he will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to New Zealand Pacific Music, the local legend is pleased to announce the next step in his career with new music to be released in 2014 via an exciting joint venture between Illion Records and Dawn Raid Entertainment.

As one of New Zealand’s hip hop pioneers, Che-Fu’s extensive career paved the way for many of today’s New Zealand Pasifika, soul, hip hop and reggae performers. The award comes as a fitting acknowlegement to one of our Kiwi greats for the massive impact and influence he has had on shaping the scene, as well as adding further credence to his critically accliamed back-catalouge.

But while Che-Fu’s work may be enough to fill a lifetime, he’s showing no signs of slowing down yet.

“Don’t get it twisted, I’m still in my late 30's (just barely) lol. But, seriously, I’m very humbled and honoured to be a recipient of such a prestigious award. I am proud to represent this region of the Pacific, and its people, and I will to continue to do so through my music, and my actions. Oue tulou kia mutolu oti. Fari,” he said.

With new singles and his fourth studio record tipped for 2014, as well as a number of shows in the works, fans can expect to hear Che’s sweet soul croon across airwaves and stages alike– including joining the infamous line-up for Dawn Raid’s 15 Year Anniversary Tour.

Playing shows across Australia and New Zealand this May, Che-Fu joins Savage, Aaradhna, Deceptikonz, Sammy J, Monsta, BrownHill, DJ Peter Gunz and Brotha D for an all star line-up that fittingly aims to celebrate Kiwi music successes and the group’s continual upward trajectory.

Che-Fu first came to own Kiwi hearts as the founding member of iconic local bandSupergroove, before going on to forge a solo career that is coloured by awards, history-making acheivements – he currently holds the most top 10 songs of anyone in New Zealand musical history – and most importantly, some of New Zealand’s best loved albums.
.
See Che-Fu live at the following venues as part of the Dawn Raid 15 Year Anniversary Tour, and stay tuned for further details on his up-coming releases.

Wellington – James Cabaret – Friday 23rd May
Tickets: on sale Friday 2 May via dashtickets.co.nz

Auckland – The Studio – Saturday 24th May
Tickets: on sale now via dashtickets.co.nz

Melbourne – The Espy – Thursday 29th May
Tickets: espy.com.au

Brisbane – Acacia Ridges Hotel – Friday 30th May
Tickets: moshtix.com.au

Sydney – OneWorld Bar – Saturday 31st May
Tickets: moshtix.com.au


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news