Born out of the famed New Zealand School of Music, Tunes Of I are fast developing into one of the nation’s most exciting roots reggae acts. Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, and complemented by some of Wellington’s finest horn players, Tunes of I – or TOI as they are also known – are renowned around the country for their original, tight and refreshing live performances.
During their six years on the scene they have played some of the country’s greatest music festivals, including Rhythm & Vines and Soundsplash, toured the nation many times over and shared the stage with international and local music legends from UB40, The Original Wailers, Sticky Fingers and Ocean Alley, to Tiki Taane, Cornerstone Roots, Ria Hall and The Black Seeds.
The band is known for their on-stage dynamic, where their touring experience and Jazz School credentials force you to take notice. Not only is their musicianship and skill remarkable, but the solid musical and personal friendships between the members is obvious from the first note.
Music isn’t a product for Tunes of I, it’s an experience; let them take you on a musical journey through a varied set performing their special blend of dub, roots, soul and psychedelic flavours, and watch as they unexpectedly swell into a single, resonating entity where all seven members blend into one collective presence.