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MODERN MĀORI QUARTET
WITH ANNIE CRUMMER
DEBUT ALBUM TOUR • NATIONWIDE (NZ)

THAT’S US!

TICKETS ON SALE MON 7 AUG

KAUPAPA WHAKATAKANGA

With our long-awaited debut original album, “That’s Us!” being released worldwide on Friday 15th September we will head off on an extensive 20-date nationwide tour (including an exclusive album launch listening party), travelling the highways and byways of New Zealand taking our music to the people of Aotearoa. Joining us for this haerenga (journey) will be the beloved Annie Crummer.

“Past, present and future, with aroha and truth as the main ingredients.”

This tour will be about taking our music to the people and returning it to our roots. We want to inspire a new generation of garage parties and fuel those special gatherings with new, honest, hearty waiata to add to the classic playlist. These will be songs that the heartland of Aotearoa can sing along to.

As a team committed to carrying the mantle of this kaupapa we aim to share a new and current sound of Māori showbands and show people that real music – our music – is alive and thriving.

Arohanui,
MMQ x

James, Maaka, Matariki, Francis & Matu

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NEW SINGLE

DON’T FALL IN LOVE

Photography, cover design + accompanying artwork
by Mardo El-Noor

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THIRD SINGLE

KAI SONG

Food prepared + styled by Noa Campbell
Paper table cloth by Tracey Tawhiao
Cover design + photography by Mardo El-Noor

SOPHOMORE SINGLE

MĀREIKURA

Cover design by Mardo El-Noor

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SOPHOMORE SINGLE

MĀREIKURA

Cover design by Mardo El-Noor

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DEBUT SINGLE

SHINE

Photography by Jen Raoult Photography
Cover design by Mardo El-Noor

 

James Tito

Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāpuhi, Kuki Airani

James trained at UCOL (Advanced Certificate in Performing Arts) and Toi Whakaari. He has acted in theatre productions including Awhi Tapu, Tu, The Māori Troilus and Cressida and Sydney Bridge Upside Down and on screen including Awhi Tapu, When We Go To War and The Kick. He was nominated as Most Promising Male Newcomer at the 2011 Chapman Tripp Awards. James had the inspiration to establish the Modern Māori Quartet and revive the showbands of yesteryears because of the talented people he has worked with.

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Maaka

Maaka Pohatu

Ngai Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa

A graduate of Toi Whakaari, Maaka has performed in numerous productions such as the critically acclaimed Strange Resting Places and The Māori Troilus and Cressida, which featured at the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He made his film debut in the feature Two Little Boys. Maaka is also a professional musician and proud member of the Modern Māori Quartet.

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Matariki

Matariki Whatarau

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tamaterā

Since graduating from Toi Whakaari, Matariki has appeared in various theatre productions including Awhi Tapu, Tu and Paper Sky. His screen credits include The Almighty Johnsons, Go Girls and The Pā Boys. Matariki has always loved playing music, singing and acting so being a part of the Modern Māori Quartet is his dream job.

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Francis

Francis Kora

Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko

Francis is a new member to the Modern Māori Quartet. He is also a graduate of Toi Whakaari. For the last decade, Francis has been a musician with (and now the frontman of) iconic NZ band KORA. He had his debut film role in The Pā Boys and was a presenter on Māori Television’s Code. Francis has a passion for telling Aotearoa’s stories through film and theatre.

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