Revealing the Entertainment for the ANZ Aotearoa Ball 2019

Author: Monica Portillo

The award-winning Modern Māori Quartet (MMQ) is a good looking, suave contemporary Māori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Māori Volcanics Showband, Māori Hi-Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet.

Accomplished actors/musicians James Tito, Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, and Francis Kora hail from different corners of Aotearoa to perform as the core members of MMQ.

MMQ brings the concept of a Māori Ratpack into the present with a contemporary twist, weaving their acting and musical abilities together to tell stories, fusing hearty and humorous Māori storytelling with the Western tradition of show-band entertainment.

Back by popular demand, Jayson Norris combines his love of singer-songwriters, indigenous music and all things rock, together with tones, harmonies and melodies that naturally come from his cultural and musical heritage of New Zealand. Creating his distinct sound of acoustic, roots-rock.

Based in London, Jayson performs and works all over the globe. He headlines his own tours and has supported artists such as INXS, Shihad, Blue King Brown, The Blackseeds, Pete Murray, Six60, I Am Giant, Tiki Taane, Breaks Co-Op, Katchafire, The Feelers, and Dave Dobbyn to name just a few.

Our musical talent joins us thanks to East-West Music & Events, our travel partner Air New Zealand, and our accommodation partner Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore. Thanks to the artists, sponsors, and audience for supporting New Zealand music.

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