Mal can perform:

Solo with Guitar and Vocals

Duo (Add Bass or 2nd guitar+ Vocals)

Trio (Add Bass/Drums to the Duo)

Quartet & More - (add Keyboards)

Mal Lakatani

Solo, Duo, Trio & More

STYLE: Jazz, Neo Soul, RnB, Reggae, Funk, Soul
SIZE: 1-4+ piece
LINEUP: Vocals, Guitar (and more)

Let the infectious good vibes of Mal Lakatani and his Maestro's infuse your party with life. Performing a huge range of tunes from Motown, RnB, Funk and Soul through to classic rock sing-along anthems and top 40; Mal has music for all tastes.

About Mal

Mal Lakatani

If fusing languages and music genres were a sport, then NZ born Niuean musician Mal Lakatani would be a gold medalist.

Mal is an accomplished singer/song writer in English and Niuean.  He has a feature song “Nukututaha” the compilation CD celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Music Awards. He is a wonderfully, gifted musician with talents that extend from lead vocals, guitars, keyboards and drums.

After many years traveling and touring the globe, with Polynesian group Te Vaka, Mal was inspired to embark on a personal voyage to pursue his own musical dreams. This adventure saw the solo performer propelled in front of his own people, at the spectacular opening night of The Pasifika Festival in 2004 and again in 2005.  This experience paved the way for the innovative artist and led onto the creation of his first EP.

His first musical dream came to light in 2009 upon the independent release of his debut EP “Quote Unquote”. This beautiful piece of work saw Mal merge his soulful vocals alongside his contemporary interpretations of traditional Nuiean classics. This was an innovative feat that earned him three official nominations at the 2010 Pacific Music Awards.   Mal is a renowned guitarist performing in many bands including The Kratez and Daylight Robbery – and his own 2 piece band aQstik Soul.  Mal is also regularly invited as a guest artist for special events and performances.

 “He is one of those untapped, unsigned artists who has all the elements of musicianship as a song writer, performer and producer…”  

Mal Lakatani has fully immersed himself within his craft so it comes as no surprise to learn that he is also a qualified music teacher. In 2014 he established ‘The Creative Souls Projects’, and the ‘Little Souls Music Academy’, which are programmes that fully develop “ the talent, strengths and spirit of young people in the arts.” 

Focusing on his work and family in recent years , 2015 sees Mal return to work on his own music, with Fiti Lagakali” being his first release.   We know you’ll enjoy “Fiti Langakali” and hope you will add it to your playlist.  We also encourage you to utilise the song to celebrate NZ Niuean Language Week (11-17 October 2015)

He is a regular on the local music scene and performs alongside established musicians such as Che Fu, Awa and David Dallas; further testifying to Mal’s well-rounded skills as an existing NZ artist.

“He’s not just a jammer he’s a supreme musician.”



Never gonna give you up

Nice and slow

No Diggity

No Such Thing

No Woman No Cry


Red, Red Wine

Redemption Song

Rock with you




Sex is on Fire

Sexy Eyes

Signed sealed delivered

Sir Duke

Slice of Heaven

Something So Strong

Somewhere over the rainbow

Steal my kisses

Stir it Up

Summer of 69

Sumpthin Sumpthin

Sunday Morning



Sweet Home Alabama

The Way you make me feel

This Love


Treat her like a Lady

Valerie/Single Ladies

Wake me up

Weather With You

What a Fool Believes

What’s Going On

What’s the Time Mr Wolf

Where you are

Who you with

Why Georgia

Yeah x3

You Get What you give

You make me feel like dancing



Mal Lakatani Sample Setlist

500 hundred Miles

All About that Bass

All night long

April Sun

As if you read my mind


Billie Jean

Blame it on a Boogie

Body is a Wonderland

Brown Eyed Girl

Call Me Al

Change the World

Come On Eileen


Don’t Stop believing

Dreadlock Holiday

Drop it like its Hot

Easy Lover

Englishman in New York


Georgie Porgy

Giddy Up

Good thing Going

Happy by Pharrell

Have You ever Seen the rain

Hey Soul Sister

Homely Girl

Human Nature

I found my smile again

I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

I’ll be Your Baby tonight

Is this love? By Bob Marley

Isnt She Lovely

Just friends

Lady Soul



Lazy Song

Lets Stay Together

Listen to the music

Living on a Prayer

Long Train Running

Loves in Need

Moves Like Jagger