Troy Kingi Profile

aka Troy King & the Electric Haka Boogie, Troy Kingi and the Galactic Chiropractors, Troy Kingi and the Upperclass
Graham Reid
5 Mar 2020

Most musicians don’t see the bigger picture, they’re too busy getting out the single or EP, planning the gig or short tour. But Troy Kingi is not like most musicians, he has a masterplan.

Kingi – singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor among other things – has set himself the project of releasing 10 albums in 10 years. That, as the sports commentators say, is a big ask. But even more demanding on him is that they will all be in different genres.

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Troy Kingi - Cold Steel feat Mara TK (2016)
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Troy Kingi and the Galactic Chiropractors - 'Golden Taurus' (RNZ, 2017)
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RNZ's Charlotte Ryan interview with Troy Kingi, backstage at the 2019 NZ Music Awards.
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Troy Kingi, 2019. With the 'Holy Colony Burning Acres' album he was "trying to do a true roots-reggae album, meaning it had to either be about love or politics."
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Troy Kingi - Guitar Party at Uncle's Bach (2016)
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Troy Kingi and the Galactic Chiropractors - 'Aztechknowledgey' (RNZ, 2017)
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Troy Kingi in a promotional photo for his 2019 album, Holy Colony Burning Acres.
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Troy Kingi onstage.
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Troy Kingi has set himself a goal of releasing 10 albums in 10 years. 
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Troy Kingi Aztechknowledgey (RNZ, 2018)
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Troy Kingi on the cover of NZ Musician magazine, Dec/Jan 2020.
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Troy Kingi leading the hand claps.
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Troy Kingi. His 2016 debut album 'Guitar Party at Uncle’s Bach' was "a remarkable, free-wheeling collection which oozes laidback summer vibes."
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Troy Kingi - Just a Phase (RNZ, 2016)
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Troy Kingi, 2019.
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Troy Kingi, Holy Colony Burning Acres (AAA Records, 2019)
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Troy Kingi and the Upperclass - Mighty Invader
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Troy Kingi onstage.
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Stan Walker, Ria Hall, Troy Kingi, Maisey Rika - Aotearoa (2014)
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Troy Kingi - True Love (2013, directed by Isaac Bell)
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Troy Kingi and the Upperclass - Ethiopia (RNZ, 16 August 2019)
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Poster for Troy Kingi at the Old Butter Factory, Whangarei.
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Troy Kingi.
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Troy Kingi - Grandma's Rocket Poem (Live at 13th Floor, 2017 - from the album Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron)
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Troy Kingi - Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygatron (AAA Records, 2017)
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Troy Kingi, 2019: “I’m just using my platform to be a voice. I don’t know how big that platform is but there are things that need to be said.”
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Poster for the release of Troy Kingi's debut album, Guitar Party at Uncle's Bach, 26 November 2016.
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Waitangi at Waititi Marae, Oratia Auckland, 2020 - the lineup included Katchafire, Kora, Ardijah, Che Fu, and Troy Kingi.
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Troy Kingi. "If there is a binding thread in Kingi’s work it is that his ears are wide open to all kinds of music."
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Troy Kingi - Just A Phase (2017)
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