“One of the most talented and gifted groups seen in a very long time, their beautiful voices and rich harmonies will move you to tears, and they sing and engage with a musical maturity well beyond their years.” Scott Kara, NZ Herald
“The Americans have The Jacksons, the British The Bee Gees & we’ve got The Faumuis” Mel Tait, ABC Radio Australia
“Didn’t really know what to expect, was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful voices with wonderful harmonies and incredibly mature song-writing for such a young group. I’ve no doubt they’ll be big!” Syun Lang, Beijing Times
“Wow, wow and wow! Truly gifted song-writers with beautiful voices!” Anastazja Majweski, Warszawski Daily
Kashia, Salale and Koebi Faumui are a vocal group who've been singing and performing together for over eight years. Predominately raised and influenced by gospel and acapella music from a young age, all three have been classically trained in piano and also play guitar, bass, ukulele, trumpet, Cajon and drums.
The siblings developed their vocal ability to sing and harmonize through regular singing sessions around the guitar as toddlers under the musical influences of their Samoan father and Polish mother. Kashia says, “We do music because we love it. We’ve been doing music and singing since we’ve been little and we couldn’t think of anything else we’d rather be doing. We may not have the most amazing voices or the most gifted musicians you’ve heard, but we can promise you our best every time we sing.”
Having already performed at various conferences, corporate events and festivals with positive feedback, the group recorded and produced their first album “Seriously” which was released in November 2011. This was followed by a promotional tour of New Zealand and Australia with their album receiving airplay in both commercial and community radio with positive reviews from listeners. In 2012 the group continued to write record and produce with the culmination of the release of “Always searching” and “Learning how to fly.” Their fourth and fifth original albums “Expectations” and
“House of God” was released in the second half of 2013.
In 2014 the group released “The Acapella Project,” “The Gospel Collection” and “Gospel songs of Elvis” and in 2015 they released their sixth original album “Songs for Emma” highlighting the serious issue of child abuse in our institutions and wider community. This was followed with a promotional tour of Europe, China, New Zealand and Australia in the second half of the year. In 2016 they released their seventh original project about family love “Aiga Alofa” and due to the changes in their voices (puberty and adolescence) over the past 6 years; an acoustic album of their most requested songs titled “Revisited.” In December 2017 they released their ninth original album “Periphery” and a covers album "Live covers sessions" consisting of 25 of their most requested covers.
"Unknown" was released in December 2018 along with their second "Live covers sessions 2" project. In 2019 they released two singles, "What do I matter" and "It's Okay" and continued to tour & perform throughout Australia. Early in 2020 they'll tour Japan, UK, Norway, Sweden, USA, Hawaii & the second half of the year they'll be in Samoa & New Zealand.
What did I matter
The interim report from the Royal Commision into Aged Care was released a couple of weeks ago, it's difficult to put into words how one feels from reading it, appalled, disgusted, horrified, take your pick. In a society as affluent as ours we appear to care very little about our most vulnerable, our Children and our Elders. We've made this video as a reminder to ourselves the important roles our Elders play in our lives. Author Tia Walker states it well, “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”
One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Treatments are available, but only a third of people seek help from a health professional. Stigma, discrimination and neglect prevent care and treatment from reaching people. Mental illness is not a personal failure. In fact, if there is failure, it is to be found in the way we have responded to people with mental and brain disorders. This song is dedicated to those of us who continue to embrace the challenges of our minds.
Didn't really know what to expect when I saw this group perform, all I can say that it's like discoverying gold for the first time. A truly gifted and talented group of siblings, there's no doubt about their expected success. I'll be able to say I saw them before they made it big. Jacquiline Stevers, Beijing China
Breathtaking and inspiring, it's not fair that so much talent can be found in one family. Go see them if you get the chance, you won't be disappointed. Agnieska Walnski, Warsaw
Inspiring to such young people making such a difference, I look forward to following their inevitable success.- J. Tukalau, Auckland
Since your concert my children have become more focused and committed to their musical talents, thank you for motivating my children. Yous are a wonderful role model for young people, keep up your great music. – S. Magez, Hamilton
What a wonderful example of what happens when you stay true to your gifts and talents. – R. Foleu, Wellington
What beautiful voices you all have, hard to believe that there’s that much talent in one family. Wishing you continued blessings and success in your lives. – J. Britten, Wanganui
Yous are blessed with the beautiful gift to connect and engage with your audience, I felt so blessed after your concert that I couldn’t get to sleep for hours, your music is so powerful.
– F. Reid, Hamilton
I can’t think of any other description to describe your voices other than beautiful and angelic. – K. Jurgens, Tokoroa
Your voices with your rich harmonies are just incredible to listen to, thank you for sharing your gifts. – S. Glasson, Sydney
Can’t believe how talented and wonderfully gifted you all are, yous are real credit to your family and culture. – K. Kapil, Auckland
What a blessing it was to hear your singing and the way in which you communicated the explanation behind your songs was very moving, thank you. – T. Spracek, Sydney
You all have an amazing ability to communicate your songs with your heart, thank you for sharing your music and stories with such innocence and vulnerability. You blessed everyone who heard you tonight and I wish all the success you deserve. – F. Chuang, Melbourne
The stories you shared between your songs were very moving and it kept us talking for weeks after your concert. Even after your concert finished we’re still being blessed by your music.
M. Viali, Wanganui
One of our neighbours father passed away recently and when they visited my home I had your album playing in the background and when they heard your ‘Song for my father’ they just broke down and began sharing their grief which was a very important part of their grief and healing. They’re very thankful to your music for helping to trigger those emotions for them. Can’t express in words how thankful and grateful we are for your music. – J.Dalzeil, Tokoroa