I don’t know about anyone else, but when I first heard of Teeks, I was mildly skeptical—only because I wouldn’t typically consider soul to be my genre. However, upon binge listening to his discography and attending his Auckland show, I am now a cemented fan for life.
With a voice that is indeed soulful and feels like the embodiment of auditory romance, Teeks burst onto the stage of the iconic Civic to a sold out crowd, all of whom were waiting in eager anticipation. His opener, Majic, had successfully captivated in advance, and it’s worth mentioning her tunes were sung predominantly in crooning te reo.
By 8:20, Teeks had entered, bursting onto the stage with his signature flair and launching into tracks such as his current hits “Younger,” “Remember Me,” and “If You Were Mine.” All of those songs echoed beautifully around the venue and brought tears to many eyes. This was great for new fans, who, like me, may have picked up on his recent music from his features on local radio stations. However, he also made a point to feature tracks from his original 2017 EP, The Grapefruit Skies. When Teeks launched into a song dedicated to his grandma in which the room was lit up with phone lights, it would have surprised me if anyone wasn’t slightly emotional.
By providing such a powerful yet intimate experience, Teeks proved across the country why he is going to become a household name to watch.
“Ten out of ten. Deserved the standing ovation he received. Entirely phenomenal.”