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Live At The Museum: Mara Tk And Hollie Smith

Mon May 6th, 2019

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It's official: LIVE at The Museum is here...​

Come along and join us as we celebrate NZ Music Month with acoustic performances in Auckland Museum's stunning Grand Foyer.

Enjoy the night as the museum comes alive with the sounds of Aotearoa.

LIVE at the Museum on Monday 6 May features Mara TK & Hollie Smith.

Our cafe 1929 will be open, with a bar and food available.

Tickets are free but booking is vital.

In partnership with NZ Music Month.


Mara TK -

The son of Māori psychedelic rock legend Billy TK – Mara TK (Ngai Tahu, Ngati kahungunu, and Tainui), a golden voiced, Māori Scottish world-wandering citizen of Aotearoa (New Zealand) – has in the last few years, through his work alongside his acclaimed Kiwi future soul trio Electric Wire Hustle (winner of the best electronic act at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards), proven himself to be a singular force for modern music.

Fluent in voice, guitar, bass and beat machines, Mara has been blessed to both work in the studio with and perform next to Eru Dangerpsiel, Wild Bill Ricketts, Ommas Keith, Muhsinah, Jake One, Julien Dyne and others, in the process forging an artistically idiosyncratic (and highly in-demand) reputation within the worlds of future soul and modern beats. Outside of his psychedelic-soul band Electric Wire Hustle, Mara TK has recorded and performed with Kimbra, Mos Def, Just Blaze, Fly My Pretties and Tim Finn among others, and in the process forged an idiosyncratic style within the worlds of soul music, modern beats and inter-disciplinary art.

Hollie Smith -

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on the movie soundtrack ‘No.2’, recording the single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the New Zealand singles charts, peaking at number two and spending 37 weeks on the charts. ‘Bathe in the River’ has since become one of the biggest and most iconic singles in New Zealand history, showcasing her breathtaking and soulful talent to the world.

This set the stage for Hollie’s debut album ‘Long Player’ released in 2007 which went straight to number one on the NZ charts. The album reached multi-platinum status, and was followed with sold-out tours and Hollie taking away several NZ music awards that year which included ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’.

Fast forward to 2019, Hollie started the year with a moving performance at Splore festival before releasing the single ‘Whakaaria Mai’ with Teeks in March. The track is the first single from ‘Offering’, a twelve track album arriving April 26th with all proceeds going towards the Salvation Army. 'Offering' includes twelve gospel hymns, and features an array of New Zealand's top artists including the likes of Dave Dobbyn and Kimbra.

alternative, electronic, soul/funk, Mara TK, Hollie Smith

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