Tigilau Ness

aka Tigi Ness

Tigilau Ness released his debut album as Unity Pacific in 2003, 23 years after starting out in bands.

The wait, he says, was because he'd been "working and raising my family and paying my mortgage, all that kind of thing." His progeny includes one Che Fu.

Tigi Ness
Jules Issa, Maree Sheehan and Tigi Ness at the 1994 Apra Silver Scroll awards
From Street To Sky
Though We Are
Seven Bells (York St Studio Sessions)
Stephen's Song on Balcony TV with DJ Sir-Vere
Unity Pacific
'Unity' for One Percent Collective
Are You Strong
Unity Pacific
Unity Pacific, From Street To Sky, 2003

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Tigi Ness is the father of hip-hop musician Che Fu.

During the 1970s Tigi Ness was involved in the Polynesian Panthers movement in Auckland.

Tigi Ness served nine months in prison after taking part in anti-apartheid protests during the 1981 Springbok rugby tour of NZ.

Tigi was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Pacific Music Awards.

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