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Birthday ONE Party with Matiu Te Huki

June 23, 2017 6:30 pm
June 23, 2017 10:00 pm
One Space HQ ( Music, Yoga, Meditation and Arts ), Bondi Road, Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia   View map

Come celebrate our ONE year birthday party with Matiu (NZ) and Wes Carr and more…

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We are so proud to be celebrating our ONE Year birthday party for One Space HQ Bondi venue.

It was a year ago we had our launch party with Matiu as our international guest and he is back to do it all over again with us.

We have a huge line up for you. Only 30 tickets sold to this event as this is mainly invite only event to our community supporters.

Event  6.30pm – 10pm

66 Bondi Rd, Bondi Junction

Food available from 6.30pm

MATIU TE HUKI joined by Julian bel-bachir ( OKA) on percussion 

We here at Onespace HQ are really excited for the return tour of Matiu! Matiu has over 20 years experience as a Maori language and performance teacher, he is a playwrite, musician, facilitator and leader amongst his own communities. Matiu’s approach is welcoming, inspiring, fun and empowering.

Join us for an intimate concert with the incredible Matiu Te Huki from New Zealand. Maori musician, “The Hook” Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with and lift a crowd with his mesmerising stage presence while fronting great bands or with his solid solo looping show.

As a singer songwriter, the soul stirring messages in Matiu’s music are positive, inspiring and unifying. Matiu’s soulful roots music has a strong Maori flavor, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments, backed by grabbing grooves, deep, beautifully crafted bass lines, funky rhythms and magical melodies that stay with you well after the show ends, all held up by a pillar of Pacific passion.

Matiu will also be hosting a workshop on Saturday 25th June.
This workshop has been specifically designed by Matiu Te Huki to help participants connect more deeply with their internal warrior, leader, speaker and their ancestors.
This interactive workshop will cover traditional Maori practices including the art of introduction, song, haka, sharing the breath of life, story and more. Participants will leave with ancient yet practical tools to support them in the way they stand, speak, listen, connect and move powerfully through life.

Wes Carr 

Wes Carr has worn a lot of hats in the twenty years he’s been a professional musician, acoustic troubadour, reality show winner, chart-topping pop star. He’s been frontman of the Silverchair side project Tambalane and was the nations sweetheart when he took out Australian Idol. Wes’ ragged, soaring voice recalling Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon coupled with the rambling spirit and story telling of Leonard Cohen has taken him around the globe and then some. Wes is a man who has walked through the fire, paid more than his share of dues, and has emerged on the other side. He has experienced the highs and adulation few of us will ever enjoy. He’s ridden the rigours of a spell in the music industry spotlight, and has arrived with a bag full of songs, bursting at the seams.

Music is in Wes Carr’s DNA. He is a multifaceted instrumentalist, producer, international award winning singer songwriter and performer.
Tending to a shattered heart at the age of 12 when his parents separated, Wes found comfort in an old piano and guitar. A self taught artist, Wes turned his worries into words and music was his outlet. A therapy of sorts.
A move to Sydney was to follow, where the young artist started gigging at the tender age of 14. Playing bars in Sydney’s Inner City small music venues, Wes’ music turned the heads of the industry heavyweights, and soon he was working with Australian music Icons including Paul Mac, Missy Higgins, Don Walker and Andrew Farris from INXS. A publishing deal was secured and his dream of playing music for a living had begun.
A collaboration with Silverchair’s Ben Gillies soon followed. The project issued a self released album in 2005, and embarked on a national tour in support of it. They gained critical acclaim and extensive radio play. It was the first of many treks around the country.
2006 Saw Wes extend his craft and travel to Los Angeles to work with industry veteran CJ Vanston, Joe Cockers musical director, where he worked with Jeff “the skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.) Wes independently released his first solo album this same year, “Simple Sum” The album drew influences from the Dave Mathews band and Jeff Buckley and several songs from the album featured on popular television shows.
Back home Wes was playing sell out shows around small venues in the east of Sydney, but he felt compelled to find a bigger platform to share his songs.
Winning series 6 of Network Tens Australian Idol 2008 certainly gave those songs a much larger platform and Wes single ‘You’ became a Platinum selling Aria number 1 single. His album “The Way the World Looks” stormed the Aria charts opening at number 2, with the song “Feels Like Woah” then becoming the most played song on Australian radio. This track also gained international attention becoming the theme song for CBS.
Touring was now an everyday affair, where Carr spent the next few years on the road playing to sell out shows across the country. He supported Cold Chisels’ Ian Moss on a 58 show tour and well known Irish band ‘The Script’ on their international tour.
2010-2012 Wes embarked on a global writing trip and cut a record at Roy Orbison’s studio in Nashville and the iconic Sunset Sound Studios in LA The record was never released.
In 2012 Wes created Buffalo Tales an independent release. Yearning for a simpler time, it was a cathartic departure from the rock sound and a more honest intimate creation, with folk and alt country overtones. It was time to strip back the production and return to his roots. Wes created the EP “Blood and Bone” with best mate and Jazz royalty Stu Hunter. “Roadtrip Confessions” the album was soon to follow. Both reaching number 2 on the Singer Songwriter charts. A few more national tours, but this time capturing the essence of the troubadour. Intimate raw and complex. Wes felt at home.
International recognition soon followed with Wes winning Best male Artist at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2013. And second place in the International songwriting competition with his song “Lost” which he co wrote with mentor Don Walker from Cold Chisel.
In 2015 “Lost” was released by Chisel as the first single off their album “No Plans” recognising Carr as one of the countries best writers.
This same year Wes toured his sell out one man show “Here Comes the Sun” a show he created celebrating the late and great George Harrison. Offers came in soon after for more story telling on the main stage with Wes touring nationally to sell out theatres with “Rolling Thunder Vietnam”
Composing is another role Wes has loved stepping into. His songs have featured in the Christopher Guests film “For your Consideration” the award winning Australian film “3 Blind Mice” while many other songs have featured on prime television.
This year Wes received his first Golden Guitar for best collaboration with Catherine Britt.
In between laps of the country, Wes found himself becoming a father and wearing the honourable hat of “Dad.”  To date Wes’ greatest achievement.
And the bag full of songs? They’ll be shared later in the year with Wes’ best work yet. “Hummingbird” the album will be the telling of the tales. The heart of Carr. Ranging from Joy to existential fear and every emotional point in between.

and many more surprises to celebrate…



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