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Toni Huata - Maori Singer - MC - Wellington


Type: Solo Singer


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Toni is a Maori singer, actor and director whose talents have taken her world-wide performing throughout Europe, UK, Canada, Asia, Australia and the Pacific. She headlined in the world renowned Ronnie Scots, London and has worked alongside some of New-Zealand’s finest composers, musicians and producers.

Toni infuses her deep cultural roots into her music and her voice embraces genres of jazz, soul, pop, dance, classical, traditional Maori chant and haka. A renowned performer, Toni’s voice featured in Gareth Farr’s Rugby World Cup 2011 Fan Fare music and in Peter Jackson’s, King Kong. Toni’s most dramatic role yet was playing ‘Hine nui te Po – Goddess of the afterlife’ in the aerial-theatre production, ‘Maui – One Man Against the Gods’.

As a successful recording artist, Toni’s fifth album ‘Tomokia’ is a full exploration into the dance-pop, dub and world music arena which is a continued collaboration with electronic producer Paddy Free. Tomokia debuted at #5 on the NZ album Charts, #3 on the Indie charts and #32 on the Top 40. Toni’s fourth album Hopukia won BEST MAORI POP ALBUM in 2013 for the Waiata Maori Music Awards and Tomokia was a finalist in the same category in 2014.

Toni has toured internationally to Europe, Asia and Australia and has been touring in her home communities throughout Ngati Kahungunu and the wider country. Toni’s music and performance is adaptable on both outdoor and indoor stages with a larger show to Toni and one musician.

Toni is described as a cultural ambassador and ultimate professional, whom constantly shares her opulent and captivating performance, wowing audiences locally and abroad. She looks forward to sharing this with you.

Ideal for: feature act for corporate function, private party, wedding, Maori cultural event, festival, concert

Toni Huata and associates compositions

O Takitumu
Mohaka
Nga Rori
Mana Motuhake
Tohu
Taihoa
Tipuranga
Warrior
E Whakaaha
Legacy
Dad
Tahiru mai
Whiria
Te Okanaga
Te Maori E
Toku Reo
Hauora
Whakaronga Ki Te Karere
Papatuanuku
Tu Tahi Taua
He Tohu
Whakahokia Ki Te Wairua
Ko Wai Ka Hua
Te manotau
Tu Mai Ra
Ko Ko Anake
Nga Mate O Te Tau
Oho Mai Koe
Te Manotau
Rangatira
Koa
Awa
Reflection
Soul True
Whiti
Mana
E Rere
Taku Tamaiti
Te Hokinga Mai
Aio
Breathe
Dream Everlasting
Arise
A Muri Ra
Hopukia te Tao
Home
Time
Toku Reo
Matariki
He Mihi Maioha
Himana
Whakarongo a Tai
Ao Huruhuri
Tokomauritanga
Hikoia Te Whetu
Mauri To
Hau Awhiowhio
Nei Te Hunga
Whakawhana Mai Ana
Nga Tukemata
Ao Hurihuri
Hinana
Mauri To
Hau Awhiowhio

Traditional Well Known Maori Songs

E Ihowa (National Anthem)
Pokarekare ana (Paraire Tomoana)
Tahi Nei Taru Kino (Pariare Tomoana)
Hine e Hine (Princess Te Rangi Pai)
E Ipo (Prince tui Teka)
Auahi rere nei (tune to Blue Smoke)
Uenuku (tune to Somewhere over the Rainbow)
Po Atarau( Tune to Now is the Hour)
Oea Maria (tune to Ave Maria)
Haere Mai (Welcome)
Tutira Mai Nga Iwi (Canon Wi te tau Huata)
Paikea (Tai Rawhiti region / Whalerider)
E te hoko whitu (Tuini Ngawai)
Arohaina Mai (Tuini Ngawai)
E Papa Waiari (Stick game / Herbs)
Te Hokinga Mai (Te Taite Kupa)
Purerehua (Hirini Melbourne)
Ko Rangi Nui (Hirini Melbourne)
Tihore Mai te Rangi (Hirini Melbourne)
E I A I E (Hirini Melbuorn)
Terina (Tommy Taurima)
Kotiro Maori (Tommy Taurima)
Hoki Mai / Tomo Mai (Lyrics, Henare Waitoa)
Te Aroha

Hymns

Whakaaria mai (How great thou art)
Aue Ihu (WW11 Solders song translated by H T Rikihana)

Xmas Carols

Marie te po (Silent night)
Hark the Herald (Maori & English)

Famous Maori loved songs in English

Oh Mum I love you (Prince Tui Teka)
Ten guitars (Gordon Mills)
Maori Battalion (Corporal Anaia Amohau)
Blue Smoke
Now is the Hour
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Haere Mai everything is ka pai (Sam Freedman)

Musical

Haere atu ra, ‘Maui – One Man Against the Gods’ (Garreth Farr & Mere Boynton)
Summertime (English & Maori, George Gershwin)
O Mio babbino caro (Giacomo Puccini & Giovacchino Forzano)

Jazz Standards

Only Have Eyes For You
Twilight
My Funny Valentine
Misty
Sincerely
Mona Lisa
At Last
......etc

NB: Many more standard songs by request

Hi Toni
Thank you very much to both you and Shane tonight. I hope you enjoyed your evening. I wished I had a chance to say good-bye and thank you for your performance and your amazing talents. I received so much positive feedback about your performances; and would like to take the chance to provide this back to you. You and Shane really made our event; and this was also the feedback we received from our guests.
Thank you again
Christina

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