"best performance of the whole concert, superb!"
WAI.TAI is a Maori-World Fusion Collective band with unique, contemporary and original music from right here in Aotearoa. The band merges it with music from all over the world and seamlessly infuses it with Te Reo Maori language. The results can be in one moment contemplative, and the next upbeat with driving rhythms. WAI.TAI is into conscientious, environmental and social advocacy from an indigenous perspective and loves to share with diverse-friendly audiences because "we want to spread the good stuff everywhere!"
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WAI.TAI is sad that the world is experiencing such a challenging time and wishes health and safety for you and your communities. Of course, many of the gigs and longer tours disappeared for musicians, but we look forward to when we can all be together again. We count ourselves very lucky to be here in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Arohanui koutou katoa.
Contact us if you'd like WAI.TAI to play at your event.
Past concerts + tours.
Auckland Folk Festival (main stage + several other concerts)
WellyFest Folk Festival (main stage + several other concerts), Wellington
Whare Flat Dunedin Folk Festival (main stage)
Hamsterfest Music Festival (main stage + other concerts), Hamilton
Te Rangi Music Festival, Hawkes Bay (main stage + other concerts)
Oparau Acoustic Festival, Waikato (main stage + other concerts)
Patuha Festival, Taranaki
Le Cafe, Picton
International Jazz Festival
Bands On Board, Interislander
Waitangi Day community day, Paekakariki
Festival of Lights, Taranaki
Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival, Taranaki
Whirinaki Whare Taonga | Expressions, Upper Hutt
Music in Parks, Auckland (several)
Bunker + Bunker Hill Unplugged, Auckland (several)
One2One, Ponsonby, Auckland (several)
Backbeat, K'Rd, Auckland
Rafters, Ponsonby, Auckland (several)
Maritime Museum, Auckland (several)
Head of the Fish Tour (Whanganui, Paekakariki, Upper Hutt)
Up Close + Personal Tour (Taranaki, Wairarapa, Wellington)
Studio 64, Inglewood, Taranaki
Acoustic Routes, Wellington
Te Pahu Sound Lounge, Waikato
Corelli's, Devonport, Auckland (several)
Blacknote, Streamed live to nationwide iwi radio stations, Auckland
Windsor Bar, Parnell, Auckland
Juice Bar, Parnell, Auckland
Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui
St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki
Mainly Acoustic, Upper Hutt