Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

NZ King of Dubs Takes Words on Tour

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

NZ King of Dubs Takes Words on Tour

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MULTI-platinum award-winning New Zealand artist Tiki Taane has released his new album In The Word Of Light and is touring Australia this month.

Tiki Taane is considered a pioneer in the NZ music scene, with a career spanning nearly 15 years. Rising to prominence as a member of leading New Zealand band Salmonella Dub, Tiki progressed from sound engineer to fully fledged frontman, penning some of the band's biggest hits including: Love Your Ways and For the Love of It.

In early 2007, Tiki left Salmonella Dub to pursue a solo career resulting in the release Past, Present, Future.

Spearheaded by the number one single Always on My Mind the album went on to sell over double platinum sales in New Zealand, alongside picking up a swag of awards.

Always on My Mind went on to break two New Zealand records a spending 54 weeks in the NZ singles chart and being the first digital single to achieve platinum sales.

Although affectionately known as aKing of the Dubsa in NZ, Tiki's musical influences and appeal are broad, traversing from dubstep, traditional style reggae, old school drum and bass and hip-hop, to more contemporary pop/rock sensibilities. …

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