He’s shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business…
Anastasia, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Living Color and Faith No More just to name but a few.
He was previously the lead guitarist for New Zealand rock band Dead Flowers.
His 2006 project TRUREAL blended live music and vocals with DJing to create a funky house sound. TRUREAL’s performances in the United States received rave reviews for the innovation in their sound.
Now he is flying solo, with his first single being the 2012 version of `Gutter Black” featuring Dave McArtney and Sir T. This song has a very personal connection for Riqi, and his message is strong and clear, anyone one with courage and faith can rise from the gutter to follow their dreams!. In NZ Music Month 2012 the track/ video was released to radio and TV networks. Following closely on the heels of this release will be the release of his 1st original single ‘Greenstone and Gold’; a magical song already creating a buzz as it captures the essence of being a kiwi.
Riqi has a sound like no other.
Combining his Maori roots and European edge to create a modern Aotearoan sound for the world.
“My sound live sound is urban electric acoustic, fresh, organic and has a realness about it. I approach every song passionately adding my own style, reflecting the experiences of my life to create a vibe that is uniquely Aotearoan.”
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