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THE TEAM

LIMA MANŪ

Age: 32

Cultural background: Samoan/ Tokelau

What do you offer musically?: Live looping, vocals and guitar.

Musical discovery age: I've been singing since I was a kid in church choir/Sunday school. Then, began playing guitar properly at around 17 years old. Before that I primarily sang and played piano.

How many weddings/events have you performed?: Too many to count. Hundreds!

Career highlight: Starting Manū Music with my wife which has led to years of “career highlights”.

Favourite artist influences: Michael Jackson, Prince, John Mayer, John Legend, Bruno Mars. I have many more.

Favourite genres: Pop / RnB / Reggae / Gospel 

Packages offered - All listed

JADE MANŪ

Age: 40 years old

Cultural background: Australian/Māori (Adopted)

What do you offer musically? Lead Vocalist, Backing Vocalist

Musical discovery age: Began singing at 7 years old, and professionally at 18 years old

Career highlight: Releasing my own music and it reaching number 1 on the NZ iTunes Chart, and also creating and building Manū Music to what it is today!

Favourite artist influences: Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Rihanna.

Favourite genres: Soul, R&B, Gospel & Reggae

Packages offered: Ceremony, canapés, reception, corporate and private events.

NATE UPU

Age: 21

Cultural background: Samoan/Cook Islander

What do you offer musically?: Lead Vocalist, Backing Vocalist

Musical discovery age: 12 years old

Career highlight: Performing at the Aria music awards, singing as backing vocalist behind Budjerah, leading/conducting choirs for city wide events.

Favourite artist influences: John Legend, Pj Morton, Giveon, Charlie Puth & Yebba.

Favourite genres: Pop, Rnb, Gospel

Packages offered: Ceremony, Canapés, reception, Corporate & Private Events

TRENT TUTAUHA

Age: 25

What do you offer musically?: Acoustic Guitarist, Lead Vocalist, Back vocalist

Musical discovery age: I started singing as early as I can remember, and learned how to play the acoustic guitar at the age of 12- self taught via YouTube.

Career highlight: Singing with my family

Favourite artist influences: Daniel Caesar, Giveon, Jamie Foxx, Jasmine Sullivan & John Mayer.

Favourite genres: RnB, Hip Hop & Soul

Packages offered - Canapés, Ceremony & Receptions.

LUCIA

Age: 19

Cultural Background: Fijian & European.

What do you offer musically?: Lead Vocalist, Backing Vocalist.

Musical discovery age: I've been singing since I was very young, and professionally since 16 years old.

Career highlight: Being the youngest entertainer to have a 2 year residency at White Rhino; one of the most popular bar/restaurants on the Gold Coast.

Favourite artist infulences: Victoria Monet, Madison Ryann Ward, Jazmine Sullivan & Stevie Wonder.

Favourite genres: RnB, soul & pop.

Packages offered - Ceremony, Canapés, reception, Corporate & Private Events.

MADDIE

Age: 26 years old

Cultural background: Māori 

What do you offer musically? Lead vocalist, Backing vocalist

Musical disocvery age: 4 years old

Career highlight: At all the weddings I’ve been apart of. Watching the grooms reaction as his bride walks down the aisle is my absolute favourite! It’s the most beautiful part. And also performing at the Aria music awards, singing as bv’s behind Budjerah.

Favourite artist influences: Kari Jobe, Brooke Ligertwood, Madison Ryan Ward, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy.

Favourite genres: Gospel, Soul, R&b.

Packages offered - Ceremony and Canapés.

PENINA

Age: 28

What do you offer musically?: Acoustic guitarist, Lead vocalist, Backing Vocalist

Musical discovery age: 10 years old.

Career highlight: Singing worship songs for wedding ceremonies! Performing at the Aria music awards, Singing as bv’s behind Budjerah.

Favourite artist influences: Israel Houghton, Bethel, Madison Ward, Maverick City, Upper Room.

Favourite genres: Christian contemporary music, pop, country.

Packages offered - Ceremony and Canapés.

Mia

Age: 22

What do you offer musically?: Acoustic guitarist, Lead vocalist, Backing Vocalist

Musical discovery age: 5 years old.

How many weddings/events have you performed?: 10 and counting!

Top 5 favourite artist influences: Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Misch, John Mayer, Madison Ryann Ward

Top 3 favourite genres: Jazz, Soul Country

Packages offered - Ceremony and Canapés.

JIREH UPU

Age: 25

Cultural Background: Samoan/Cook Islander.

Services offered: Bass, drums, piano, backing vocals.

Musical discovery age: I started in church at 8 years, began professionally in my tweens.

Career highlight: Opportunities to travel and play music with talented friends.

Favourite rtist influences: Anderson Paal, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Lucky Daye.

Favourite genres: 70s-90s Rnb, Soul, Funk, Gospel

Packages offered: Ceremony, Canapés, Reception, Corporate & Private Events.

ELIJAH UPU

Age: 26 years old.

Cultural Background: Samoan/Cook Islander.

Services offered: Guitarist & Pianist.

Musical discovery age: I've been playing since I was 5 years old.

Career highlight: Playing with an amazing band, and the feeds are always the best!

Favourite artist influences: George benson, Tom Misch, John Mayer, Moonchild, Coldplay .

Favourite genres: Neo soul, 70s-90s Rnb, Deep house

Packages offered: Ceremony, Canapés, Reception, Corporate & Private

SOLOMON

Age: 28

Cultural Background: Ghananian

Services offered: Drums & percussion

Musical discovery age: Began playing drums at 5 years old.

Career highlight: Playing with StoneBwoy at Promiseland

Favourite artist influences: (In no order) Tame Impala, Pharrell Williams, Jon Bellion, Fela Kuti, Mali Music

Favourite genres: Afrobeats, Neo Soul, Hip-hop

Packages offered: Ceremony & cocktail, reception, Corporate & Private events.

DJ DEMARZ

Age: 49 years old.

Cultural Background: Cook Islander.

Services offered: DJ sets/services.

Musical discovery age: 18 years old.

Career highlight: Preforming a set at super fest Brisbane supporting artists Akon, Flo Rida, EVE, Kelly Rowland, Ja Rule and Travie McCoy.

Favourite artist influences: George benson, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Maxwell, Teddy Riley.

Favourite genres: RnB, Reggae, Soul.

Packages offered: Ceremony & cocktail, reception, Corporate & Private events.

SAMUEL LEONCIO

Age: 30

Cultural Background: Brazillian

What do you offer musically?: High standard drumming

Musical discovery age: 4 years old at church and professionally since 15. 

How many weddings/events have you performed?: Over 1000 events across 15 years. Career highlight: Being able to offer my multicultural drumming here in Australia

Favourite artist influences: Kirk Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson James brown, Marvin Sap.

Favourite genres: Soul, R&B, Rythym & blues.

Packages offered : Canapés & Reception, Corporate, Private events.

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