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‘Tunes Of I' are an award winning, up and coming 6 piece band hailing from the dub capital of the pacific, Wellington, Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Forming in 2011 they have since recorded a four track E.P with Warren Maxwell of Fat Freddy's Drop,Trinity Roots and Little Bushman and have more recently recorded new E.P at the famed Blue Barn Studios, Wellington. 

The Tunes Of I sound is fuelled by a high energy rhythm section, lush harmonic textures, psychedelic soundscapes and tight horn lines which are led with soulful vocals and harmonies. This collective mash and experimentation of dub, funk, soul, psychedelia and roots has placed Tunes Of I first in Wellington regional Battle of the Bands, 2nd overall in National Battle of Bands finals, made them recipients of the 'Emerging Artist' award at the Waiata Maori Music Awards 2012 and allowed them to play alongside some of New Zealand's top artists including Tiki Tane, 1814 and Ria Hall to name a few.

Tunes Of I have been a regular act on the live circuit for the last couple of years and have recently completed a successful tour of Aotearoa performing at some of its premier venues. These exhilarating, captivating performances have helped to establish them as an up and coming musical powerhouse, a sound to take to the world and beyond.

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WHOA! TWO Matariki Festivals in one week! We're going on a mini North Island tour at the end of June, which means we're sneaking in a cheeky show in Raglan on June 26 after we play on Good Morning. Then we're hitting Auckland Matariki Festival on June 27.
Then back home to Welly straight away to play the Wellington Matariki Festival, Seven Brothers Concert on July 1st! Here's a link to the Wellington part of the tour.

http://www.matarikiwellington.org/event/seven-brothers-concert/#.VUgugtKUfaR
http://www.matarikiwellington.org/event/seven-brothers-concert/#.VUgugtKUfaR
See the Events that make up the Wellington Matariki Festival 2014.
Oh yeeeeaaahhhh! Under the covers tomorrow night at Meow. This is gonna be a straight up banger.. Welly bands playing other Welly bands stuff, oh lawdy! Get you tickets here https://nonstoptix.com/event/fh39dl or get them on the door tomorrow night!
https://nonstoptix.com/event/fh39dl
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We've been working hard on our own versions of some fellow Wellington bands tunes and we're looking forward to playing them to you all at Under the Covers! This is gonna be a mean night! 12 Welly bands covering eachothers jams, ohhhhhh yeaahhh!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1619841864893877/

12 of Wellington's finest are getting into bed together to make tiny musical humans like you've never heard before...

Introducing Under The Covers - Wellington's answer to Dunedin's Circle Jerk - a mini-festival showcase of Wellington musicians covering Wellington musicians at Meow on May 1st 2015!

The criteria:
Our 12 acts have been given a 20 minute set to perform any number of covers by ANY Wellington musician/s, past or present

We've encouraged everyone to choose artists that sound completely different to their usual style, and make the songs their own.

From dub/roots turned funk/hip-hop to ambient electronica melting into garage rock/psychedelia, things could very well get weird...

¿Is your fancy tickled?
Newtown Rocksteady
Tunes Of I
Myele Manzanza Music
The No Problemos
Steezin' Hawkings
Richter City Rebels
Melting Faces
Paddy Fred
The Strowlini Orchestra
Funkacybin
Ed Zuccollo
and Chocolate Box Deluxe!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM www.nonstoptix.com

Earlybirds $15 (Limited numbers)
General Admission $20

Poster design courtesy of Renegade Inc (Thanks Timmy G!)

Thanks heaps to our sponsors Uber and NZ Music Month, and to Bradley Garner and @[407043859397806:274:Renegade Inc]!

Shout outs to Israel Starr Musiq for the mention on RadioActive.fm. Check out his latest single, blast it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY5QcPiSgYA&list=PLrB798isJeIJuTQqYTuvBelpc6hPlM0Im
BlessUp Music presents Israel Starr - Do For Love (Official Video) www.facebook.com/IsraelStarrMusiq Free DL links below https://israelstarr.bandcamp.com/ ht...
We've got another show in May at Meow! This time we're going to be playing with the talented cornerstone roots and it's going to sell out, so grab your tickets now!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1580025802236136/
First Wellington show for a while with Tunes of I
Day 2: Double time.
https://www.facebook.com/tunesofi/videos/803739163028912/
Churrr! Stoked to announce that we're joining a huge group of Wellington cuzzies on May 1st at James Cabaret for Under The Covers! 
Tickets available now from www.nonstoptix.com

Event here thanks to Matai Top Shelf - MTS: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619841864893877/
Back home after a choice one at Summerstein in Christchurch, thanks to all those involved in the good times!
We are buzzing to be able to announce that we are opening for Sticky Fingers at an almost sold-out show at James Cabaret next Wednesday. There are only a few tickets left so head over to the event to grab yours. 

This is gonna be #schuge

Event here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1556020127973076/?fref=ts
Holy! It has been the most massive 2 months on the road around the country and we wrapped up our summer tour in the most epic of ways by opening for The Original Wailers on Waitangi day! One of the highlights of T.O.I's gigging life so far!

Thank you to everyone that supported us on the road, we couldn't have done it without all of you coming to our gigs, feeding us and providing us with beds! We have more exciting things up our sleeves for the next few months.. but first up we are headlining the Greytown Arts Festival this Saturday and then on Sunday we are headlining the (Tunes of) Island Bay Festival!!!

Much love and see you soon!

T.O.I
Introducing the newest brother to our Tunes of I whanau.. trombonist Kaito "Big Walley Bone" Walley!
He's making his official debut THIS FRIDAY when we support The Original Wailers at James Cabaret and we have a DOUBLE PASS to give away!
Want it? It's easy. Just come up with a brand new stage name for one of the members of Tunes of I - surely you already know our saxy player Bryn "Tupu" van Vliet and trumpet-man Mikey 'Wingman' Costeloe? We'll pick the best one this Friday morning! Ready? GO!

You can get your tickets here: http://cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/3955
Had our last show away from home last night, thanks Gisborne we'll be back for sure! Now homebound after a choice swim  Up next is Bob Marley's Birthday, with TOI supporting The Original Wailers!

Tickets >> https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/3955
Just when we thought that Aotearoa couldn't be more beautiful we arrived in Milford Sound. If you haven't been before you have to, it's a truly magical place! Thanks to everyone involved for the last few days.
Tonight's gig is in Queenstown at Vinyl Underground!
We are buzzing to announce that we have been invited to join The Original Wailers onstage at James Cabaret in a Waitangi Day Celebration of Bob Marley's birthday on February 6... which also doubles as our Summer Tour Wrap Party in Wellington! We're so thankful for this amazing opportunity, and want to invite all of you to come along and join the party with us! 

Earlybirds are on sale now... just join the event to learn more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732415290188894/?fref=ts

This ALSO means we will no longer head up north to Leigh or Auckland for the final two dates of our tour... but we hope to come up and see you all soon!
We have something massive to announce at 4pm today! Watch this space!
Good vibes the last two nights in Mapua and Onekaka, thanks to all those that came out! We're in Nelson tonight at DeVille, starting early at 8pm and FREE ENTRY

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