Che Fu Profile

aka Che Ness
Simon Grigg
26 May 2013

Che Fu was born Che Ness in Auckland and grew up in Grey Lynn. His father is Tigi Ness, the well-known musician, social and political activist and Minister of Culture in the Polynesian Panthers. His mother Ama Rauhihi Ness was also a key Polynesian Panther member.

Of Māori (mother) and Niuean (father) blood, he was raised by his grandmother and joined a Western Springs College school band in 1988, The Low Down Dirty Blues Band, who, in the early 1990s changed their name to Supergroove and went on to sell huge quantities of their debut album Traction in 1994 and 1995, both in New Zealand and across Asia.

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Herbs and Che Fu sing Slice Of Heaven at the 2001 Silver Scrolls
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Fade Away
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Che Fu in 2001 - the picture on his T-shirt is Che as a baby with his dad, Tigi Ness
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Chains Reloaded
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Dam Native feat. Che Fu - The Son
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Scene III
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Che Fu feat. Aaradhna - Spin One
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Che Fu with Anthony Ioasa in the mid 1990s. Herbs' Charlie Tumahai is just behind.
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AWA feat. Che Fu - Papatuanuku
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DLT feat. Che Fu - Chains
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Lightwork
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