Actor, Composer, Singer, Drummer, Writer
Matatia was born into a talented musical family. He is the son of Grammy Nominated Composer Opetaia Foai(Moana Soundtrack, Tevaka) and Jazz singer Julie Foai (Miss French).
Matatia has performed as a Drummer and Singer in over 40 countries, in hundreds of venues; including the Sydney Opera House, Rugby World cup in Paris 2012, Beijing/London Olympics, Disney 23 Expo 2015 (Anaheim) and Disney’s ’Moana’ Movie Premiere 2016 (El Capitan Theatre, LA)
In between his music career he studied Acting. At age 18 he enrolled in his first acting course at Nida, Sydney (Young Actors Studio, 1 year). He studied at the Actors Pulse Sydney, The International Screen Academy Sydney (advanced Diploma) and Graduated from ScreenWise(Screen Acting Diploma) in 2018.
After his final Performance in 2018 as a drummer and singer for the Tevaka Orchestra Tour NZ, ‘Songs of Moana’; where he sung “Shiny” to rave reviews; he resigned as a live musician to focus his efforts on his acting career in Sydney, where he lives.
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