A community worker by day, singer-songwriter by night. Mali Mali (real name Ben Tolich) has been creating heartfelt meditative chamber-pop for the last decade.
2020 was a busy year for Auckland-based Mali Mali. He released his 4th album I Was Told to Keep an Eye Out right after recovering from Covid-19 in April, then during lockdown, started recording his latest EP Kill and Throw, which he released in October.
Aside from a few shows, Mali Mali hasn't really had a chance to bring these new songs to life for a live audience. So it's such a treat to have him perform for us live today on Music 101.
Like what you hear? Check out Mali Mali on tour this month! More info here.
April 16 - Cromwell - House Show *
April 17 - Oamaru - Grainstore Gallery *
April 18 - Dunedin - 50 Dundas (Folk Club) *
April 30 - Wellington - House Show (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 1 - Palmerston North - House Show
June 5 - Auckland - The Wine Cellar *
*Support from Poet Laban Cole