the awakening

Passion, Potential and Purpose

Introducing Hunter Wilson, musician and motivational speaker widely known as King Cass and his very powerful multimedia show The Awakening from Dark to Light.

Hunter will take the audience on his own personal journey of trauma, living with ADHD, overcoming drug induced psychosis, working through mental health issues and how music and determination saved his life.

This is an interactive show to energise and empower people of all ages and cultures, by breaking down barriers to normalise the topic of mental health, hauora/wellbeing and addiction.

Hunter delivers this show through acting, song, educational models, Te Whare Tapa Whā, visuals and humour. He does this professionally and all from a place of aroha/love.

The Awakening from Dark to Light is approx 80 minutes in length, followed by a 20-30 minute question and answer component.  

Hunter is now several years into his personal journey and has become a qualified youth worker.  His motivation to deliver The Awakening from Dark to Light is driven by a genuine passion to make a positive impact within our communities.



His story is aimed to break down the elephant in the room

Why Hunter Wilson?

Hunter Wilson delivers a message of ‘passion, potential and purpose’ to all walks of life. He uses his own experiences with mental health, adversity, ADHD, addiction and trauma to encourage conversations across schools, work places and the wider community to bring these hard topics to the forefront and connect people with the resourses they need.


If you need a voice to tackle some of the big issues or simply want your audience to be moved and inspired, look no further than Hunter Wilson.


Hunter shares the tools on topics that have helped him through such adversities, because for others its tough to speak up, sometimes they just need a little encouragement. 

multimedia performance

Hip hop – Help inspire people to help other people. and through this experience Hunter transforms lives through the power of music. Let his captivating performances, dance and humour reasonate across your audience.

Past Multimedia show events include

  • Whangarei Youth Space- Community event at Revive Church all ages
  • Tikipunga High School- senior 1 hour presentation
  • TURANGA (Christchurch Central Library) Christchurch all ages
  • Emerge Aotearoa Christchurch all ages 2 hour presentation
  • NZ Spirit Festival – North & South Islands 2.5 hr presentation and performance
  • Milton Coronation Hall – Community Event all ages 2.5 hr presentation
  • Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo – Youth Justice Facility 4 x1 hour presentations
  • Grey Raven Scout Den – 1 hour presentation
  • Te Haeata School – music Q&A
  • Mā Te Huruhuru Marae Auckland



The Awakening will open your mindset to your passion, potential and purpose


How far in advance can I make a booking?

Hunter’s calendar can fill up quite quickly. We do suggest at least 4 weeks notice, but we can accomodate the best we can to see Hunter attend your event if it is last minute.

Send us a message via the ‘contact us’ form and lets see what we can do.

what topics do you speak on?

The Awakening multimedia show can be tailored to suit your audience, topic, theme or kaupapa. 

By identifying the type of audience you have it is easier to choose a topic .
A full shows is around  80 minutes which includes a panel of professions with an audience Q&A session.
A tailored show could be anywhere between 15 – 45 minutes, with or without the panel. 

With a list of topics including but not limited to:
Suicide awareness
Men’s mental health
Youth advocacy – bullying,  importance of values and friendships


The best way to determine cost  is to enquire via our contact form, let us know some details about your event, audience, date and location and let our team send you a quote and further information. 

what events do you present at?

Hunter has been traveling New Zealand attending various events including small intimate settings with 10 people right through to music festival infront of thousands. There are no  barriers on numbers. 

The Awakening has seen huge impact on events such as youth justice facilities, workplace toolbox talks, schools, well-being festivals, community lead events., confrences and corporate events.

Are these events confidential?

The Awakening events are open to the public via registration, we encourage honesty and curiousity but your stories shared will be within an audience setting.

We trust that the right support and resources will be available to you during and after an event if you require confidential support. 
If you need help right away, we suggest texting or calling 1737 – Need To Talk? This is a free service to New Zealanders 24/7


how old do you have to be to attend?

The Awakening events are suitable for audiences 7 years and up. 
Its the content that is the barrier for younger audiences,  the show can be lengthy so little people may not hold their attention as well as others.


do you sell merchandise at your events?

You can take a look at our merchanise on the MERCH tab on the website

We can arrange to have merchandise present at our events, you can discuss this with us when making an enquiry via the CONTACT US form below.


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For Media, Management & Booking enquiries please contact:
Kris Bryant – New Zealous Music

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