About Dallas TAMAIRA
Born and raised on the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, Dallas Tamaira’s (aka Joe Dukie) fluid and often hope-filled lyrics draw inspiration from his Māori heritage and the laid-back Kiwi disposition. Following his ear for music, Dallas made the move to the North Island, finding a home among the welcoming creative community of Wellington. From there, as the lead singer for adored Kiwi dub and jazz outfit, Fat Freddy's Drop, he has been touring the world’s stages since the late 90s. For the Aotearoa Country Special, we speak with Dallas about how life on the road was the perfect catalyst for his creativity, and his Wellington Travel Playbook.