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Tiki Taane
Tiki Taane

Tiki Taane

Solo Artist/ Former Front Man of Salmonella Dub

Muriwai Beach, Auckland NZ

"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."

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Day In The Life


I'm an artist, producer, activist, sound engineer, and a pioneer in the NZ music scene.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Growing up in Christchurch, he was always getting into trouble.

  • 2.

    He got pretty close to going down a certain path, which probably would've led to gangs, drugs, or prison.

  • 3.

    His parents saw that music put him in a better place, so they bought him a guitar to give him a creative outlet.

  • 4.

    He spent time working as a sound engineer for other bands, but he was always writing his own music on the side.

  • 5.

    Fronted the well-known New Zealand band Salmonella Dub for 11 years.

  • 6.

    Eventually, he decided to break away and work on his own music.

  • 7.

    His first solo album, Past, Present, Future, was the number-one album in New Zealand in 2007.

  • 8.

    Now he's gone back to his production roots; founded Tikidub Productions, where he acts as a producer, engineer, and artist.