Che Fu to per­form at Cos­mopoli­tan Club

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

He is one of New Zealand’s most suc­cess­ful record­ing artists and he is on his way to Toko­roa.

Che Fu will dis­play his su­per­groove at the Toko­roa Cos­mopoli­tan Club on Fe­bru­ary 11 and you have the chance to be there.

The rhythm and blues/hip hop per­former was orig­i­nally one part of the band Su­per­groove, as a solo artist he has gone on to sell thou­sands of al­bums both in New Zealand, Aus­tralia and the United King­dom.

He be­gan his mu­sic ca­reer at Western Springs Col­lege with a group of friends in form­ing the Low Down Dirty Blues Band, which went on to change their name to Su­per­groove. The group’s award­win­ning de­but al­bum Trac­tion went triple plat­inum in New Zealand.

How­ever, it was as a solo artist that he found mam­moth suc­cess.

Within weeks of leav­ing Su­per­groove, Fu was in­vited to record a sin­gle with DJ DLT. The re­sult, Chains, fo­cused on French nu­clear tests in the South Pa­cific and was a New Zealand num­ber one hit.

Fu re­leased his de­but solo al­bum 2b­cific with BMG and at the 1997 New Zealand Mu­sic Awards re­ceived the sin­gle of the year, song­writer of the year and male vo­cal­ist of the year awards.

He then signed to Sony Mu­sic and be­gan work for his next al­bum, Nav­i­ga­tor, re­leased in 2001. He also formed an eight-piece live band called The Krates.

At the 2002 New Zealand Mu­sic Awards, Fu walked away with top male vo­cal­ist, peo­ple’s choice award, sin­gle of the year and al­bum of the year.

How­ever, in 2009 he be­came a Mem­ber of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit.

The South Waikato News has one dou­ble pass to give away. Sim­ply tell us when Che Fu was made a Mem­ber of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit along with your name and con­tact de­tails to go into the draw.

You can ei­ther sub­mit your en­try on the back of an en­ve­lope and post to PO Box 89, Toko­roa 3444 or email swaikato.ed­i­

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