Tiki Taane


Tiki Taane was born in Christchurch on December 17, 1976 to a Pākehā mother and a Māori father. Both parents were to have a profound influence in the years to come.

Uekaha Taane Tinorau (of Ngāti Maniapoto descent) was raised in Waitomo, one of 18 children. In the mid-60s the government initiated the Māori Trades Training Scheme, and Uekaha was dispatched to Christchurch for a panel-beating apprenticeship. Uekaha quickly discovered that few in Christchurch could pronounce his name so he rechristened himself Bob. It was only later that he returned to his Māori roots. Apprenticeship completed, he remained in Christchurch, married Lyn Jarman, and raised a family – Maureen, Ninakaye, Nathan (called Tiki from a young age) and Anaru (born with cerebral palsy and who died at aged seven). Both parents and both sisters have played a large part in Tiki’s career.

Tiki Taane in Paw Justice charity photoshoot, July 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Baildon
Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Baildon
Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Baildon
Always On My Mind
Tangaroa
Falling Angels (Demo)
Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo shoot, 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Quinn O'Connell
Tiki and his son Charlie
Photo credit: Design by Jono Hislop
Now This Is It
Tiki and Uekaha Taane, Wellington, October 2008
Tiki Taane and Sambora - Come Fly With Me
Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Baildon
Waiata, December 2011
Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Baildon
Dick Johnson, Boh Runga, Tiki Taane - Shadows
Tiki Taane
NZ Musician, Febuary/March 2011
Our Favourite Target feat. Julia Deans
Tiki Taane & Sofia Minson Interview
Paw Justice photoshoot, July 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Baildon
Starship Lullaby
Parihaka, 2010
Tiki Taane, feat Dub FX, P Digsss, Tali - Soldiers of Fire (2023)
2011 Interview for RipItUp
Summer Time
Tiki Taane in Session with CSO (trailer, 2023). Concert documentary filmed in May 2021 in front of a sold-out audience at the recently restored Christchurch Town Hall. Tiki Taane collaborated with the 50-piece Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to reimagine 13 compositions from his back catalogue, including his breakthrough 2008 hit 'Always on My Mind'.
Trivia:

Tiki's early metal band Cultivation also featured future Loves Ugly Children and Future Stupid drummer/bassist Jason Young for their first gig, a NORML show at Canterbury University.

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