Tiki's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Muriwai Beach, Auckland NZ

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

TIKI TAANE

Musician
Solo Artist/ Former Front Man of Salmonella Dub

“I try and treat my soul, my spirit, like it's somebody I know and the more I respect it and the better I treat it, then the better I am.”

INTERESTS:

Engineering Music

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Money & Financial Security Passion

FOUNDATION:

Upholding a Cause and Belief

TAGS:

gangs, guitar, prison, respect, separation, soul, spirit, violence

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Growing up in Christchurch, he was always getting into trouble.
  • He got pretty close to going down a certain path, which probably would've led to gangs, drugs, or prison.
  • His parents saw that music put him in a better place, so they bought him a guitar to give him a creative outlet.
  • He spent time working as a sound engineer for other bands, but he was always writing his own music on the side.
  • Fronted the well-known New Zealand band Salmonella Dub for 11 years.
  • Eventually, he decided to break away and work on his own music.
  • His first solo album, Past, Present, Future, was the number-one album in New Zealand in 2007.
  • Now he's gone back to his production roots; founded Tikidub Productions, where he acts as a producer, engineer, and artist.

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