Smashproof Profile

Gareth Shute
4 May 2020

Smashproof became a household name in early 2009 when their single ‘Brother’ broke the record for weeks spent at No.1 for a local act. The trio’s successes have gone far beyond this – producing half a dozen albums and an equal number of radio smashes, both as a group and as solo artists.

The story of Smashproof starts when Tyree (aka TY) Tautogia first sang in front of an audience at a talent quest held by his intermediate school. He was hooked immediately and by high school was already writing his own songs.

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Smashproof in a promotional photo for the release of their 2009 debut album The Weekend.
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Smashproof feat. Drew - Paint Fade (2013)
The Making of Smashproof's 'Brother' video with director Chris Graham (2009)
Smashproof, 2009
Smashproof - The Weekend (Move the Crowd, Universal, 2009)
Young Sid, Rihanna, Tyree, Deach, Ethical.
Smashproof - Brother (2009, directed by Chris Graham)
Smashproof in 2009: Sid, Tyree, Deach
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Smashproof in recent years. From left: Deach, Tyree, Sid. 
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Smashproof in the country.
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Smashproof in their early years. From left: Tyree, Sid, Deach.
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Smashproof - Ordinary Life (2009)
Smashproof.
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Smashproof - Forever (Move the Crowd, Warner, 2014)
Tyree displays his Smashproof tattoo.
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Smashproof, from left to right: Tyree, Sid, Deach.
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Smashproof, from left to right: Deach, Ty, Sid.
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Smashproof - 10 year anniversary tour advertisement.
Smashproof feat. Pieter T - Survivors (2014)
RNZ – NZ Hip Hop Stand Up: episode 6 – Smashproof 'Brother'
Labels:

Move the Crowd


Universal


Warner Music

Members:

Fred Fa'afou - MC, producer

Tyree Tautogia - MC, producer

Sid Diamond - MC, producer

Trivia:

Chris Graham directed the music video for ‘Brother’ and also the award-winning clip for ‘Survivors.’