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Sonatane Kaufusi

Sonatane plays a fusion of RnB, country and soul inspired by his family and religion. He is from the musical hothouse Manurewa High School and he says he, “plays feel-good, road-trip tunes to help you forget your problems”.

John Mayer is one of the artists he admires and Sonatane says it would be a dream come true to see him live. "He plays a huge part in influencing my craft and the way I approach songwriting. I try to use the way he structures his songs, and his wordplay in my own songs."

Sonatane has received awards at Smokefree Rockquest, Stand Up Stand Out, Smokefree Pacifica Beats and the Peace Song Competition. In his short career he has already stamped his mark on the industry.

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