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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.
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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


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