Sisters Megan Alatini
and Meryl Cassie
(Java and Ebony from The Tribe!) will perform at Tirohana Estate
in November with Contagious
. The news appeared exclusively on Tribeworld.com
The Tirohana Estate is owned and ran by Raymond Thompson and family. The concert by the sisters will be on Sunday November 18th 2012 as part of the Toast Martinborough Wine Festival which is held annually. If your in NZ make sure you head down!
Visit TirohanaEstate.com for more information about visiting the vineyard, dining there and also staying at the accommodation provided by the estate.
To buy tickets to the Toast Martinborough Wine Festival, click here.
is set to entertain at, The Tribe
creator, Raymond Thompson’s
vineyard on November 20th 2011.
As part of Toast Martinborough, a wine, food and entertainment festival, Raymond Thompson will be hosting a party at his vineyard Tirohana Estate. Kudos to Raymond Thompson for booking Meryl to entertain the attendees. Also performing at the event are Livewire and Drew Neemia, who had a guest role in The Tribe as Fisheye.
Meryl Cassie and Drew Neemia have previously performed together in The Jono Project and Christmas In The Park 2008.
For more info on the Tirohana Toast party, click here.
Okay, so I totally failed in putting this video up before/on Halloween, but here it is, in case you missed it…
The Tribe creators Cloud 9 Ltd have uploaded a video to their official Tribe YouTube channel of the cast wishing fans a Happy Halloween… Check it out…
Beth Allen (Amber), Meryl Cassie (Ebony), Caleb Ross (Lex), Michelle Ang (Tai-San), Antonia Prebble (Trudy), Megan Alatini (Java) and Lucas Hayward (Sammy)- in that order.
Make sure you subscribed to the Official theTribeTVseries. There’s also some old Channel 5 (UK) interviews I uploaded of Damon Andrews (Guardian), Jacob Tomuri (Luke) and Vanessa Stacey (Alice) in a Halloween themed interview… Check those interviews out here and here.
Okay if you’re a fan of The Tribe
you’ll know already the official soundtrack has been released by Cloud 9
for download on iTunes.
Well, you can now buy it on Amazon’s mp3 service, which is cheaper than iTunes and has the advantage of being in the mp3 format. Check out the links below to buy it…
Aswell as the classic incidental music featured in The Tribe series, the album also features Tribe Spirit, which has vocals by the talented trio Meryl Cassie, Monique Cassie and Megan Alatini; aka Tribe Sister. Aswell as Tom Hern.
Cloud 9 have also released soundtracks for their series Atlantis High and Revelations and also Raymond Thompsons Spirit Symphony. The links for the album downloads on amazon are in the table below, enjoy!
To buy a physical copy of the above downloads, click here and check out Tribeworld’s store. The CD’s being sold on the site are signed by The Tribe’s creator Raymond Thompson – bonus!
is set to be the next member of The Tribe
cast to chat to fans of The Tribe
on the Official Facebook
The fan-chat will happen on Sunday 15th May at 9am (UK Time). fans who cannot be online at the time of the chat, there is a discussion board to leave your questions for Meryl to respond to. Click here to check it out.
Meryl Cassie has starred in The Tribe as Ebony since episode one of the series. Although she was not a regular character in the earlier episodes of the show, her role in the series grew as her character intrigrated herself into the lives of the Mallrats. From series 2 she began singing on the opening credits of the show.
Post The Tribe she has continued to develop her singing career as well as her acting. She has appeared in TV series such as Legend Of The Seeker, The Jono Project and doing vocal work on NZ show Karaoke High.
[EDIT: The full transcript of the chat can be read on Tribeworld.com - check it out!]
is no longer solo as she has recently joined the New Zealand cover group Contagious
as the female vocals of the band, the cool move will see her perform live regularly.
As well as her solo projects Meryl will be performing with the Auckland based Contagious. They are the resident band at the Cock & Bull pub chain and do shows in Botany Downs, Ellerslie, Lynfield, Hamilton and Newmarket – which is great news for Meryl fans as it’ll mean regular performances from her, yay!
Contagious comprises of:
Brett Robertson – Keyboards, Harmonica and Vocals
Carlos Cameron – Electric Guitar and Vocals
Dylan Elise – Drums and Percussion
Terrence (Tee) Guillard – Bass Guitar and Vocals
Meryl Cassie – Vocals
For more info on Contagious and to keep up to date with their upcoming shows, join their page on Facebook and check out their website gig listings.
Photo of Contagious by Inspired Shotts (Sally-Ann).
appeared as the entertainment of the night on Maori TV’s Hyundai Code
show in New Zealand on Thursday 14th April 2011, episode 8 of season 7.
Big sis Megan Alatini was in the audience on the night as her husband, rugby player Pita Alatini, was also a main guest on the show talking about Japan and rugby.
Here’s a video fo Meryl performing a Jackson Five medley on the show:
Meryl was accompanied by dancers Anastasia Koltsova and Jia Peck for her performance. There’s also a video of Meryl opening the show with Keri Hilson & T.I’s ‘I Got Your Back Boy’ (click here) and she closed the show with a Beyonce and Rihanna medley of ‘Crazy In Love’ and ‘Only Girl In The World’ (click here). See if you can spot Megan in the vids!
According to the show Meryl will be releasing a CD later this year. In other news she has been confirmed as the next cast member of The Tribe to appear on Facebook for a chat with fans – the date and time is yet to be confirmed. Continue reading…
As many Tribe fans will know Megan Alatini
(who played Java in The Tribe 4 & 5) is a resident of Japan, following her move there with her husband, rugby player Pita Alatini
. The couple live in Kamaishi-Shi
a city that was hit by the tsunami following the earthquake in Japan on Friday 11th March 2011.
Fortunately Megan, Pita, their two youngest children and Megan’s mother Barbara (who was visiting the couple) were evacuated from their family home post-earthquake. They have now been reported as being safe by Megan’s sister Monique Cassie who posted on her Facebook: “Just heard the best news ever! Megan and family are safe! Now I can breathe a sigh of relief!”.
Family in New Zealand had been worrying as they had lost word from Megan and Pita before the tsunami hit their region, after hearing they had been evacuated.
Younger sister Meryl Cassie also shared her relief and thanked all for their support given to her and family saying, “People we can all breathe a lil….Our family is ok after Japan’s Mass EarthQuake….We just cant wait to hear their voices now. We hope many more will receive the Great news we have. Thank you to all for your messages, support and Love.. Appreciate it Big time xx ”
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.
Megan and Pita’s story have featured in several newspaper articles on this Sunday in New Zealand, with thanks to SilentStrike of Tribe Inside for the following articles:
|“Alatinis run for lives in Japan”
|“Alatinis quit their home as tsunami hits”
Sunday Star Times
|“Alatinis safe at epicentre”
Herald On Sunday
attended the premiere of Curry Munchers
on February 22nd at Event Cinemas in Westfield Manukau. Click here for the photos by Norrie Montgomery
at The A List
Personally I’m a tad disappointed that fellow ‘Tribey’ Dwayne Cameron was not pictured at the premiere (I’m not even sure if he went), as he makes an appearance in the film. Never mind eh.
Back in November Meryl Cassie
was on stage at the New Zealand Variety Show
, the show was broadcast on TVNZ on Christmas Eve, and finally we get the chance to see a video of Meryl’s performance!
Meryl performed the song Broken Heels, made popular by Alexandra Burke, she was joined on stage with the Candy Lane Dancers
. With thanks to Tonytai2017