Hip­sta­mat­ics at Haiku show

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Get ready to party with the Hip­sta­mat­ics in the Haiku this week­end.

With three lead vo­cals and a horn sec­tion the 10-piece band will surely get the party started. The colour­ful band takes iconic well known tunes and rein­ter­prets them into an authen­tic vin­tage soul/funk style. Hints of Ste­vie Won­der, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and James Brown are clear in their sound.

Jack-of-all-trades Dil­lon Ri­esterer, dubbed “Rooster” sings lead, plays keys and per­cus­sion with the band. Born singer, Vic­tor Hawkins “Sulfa” is nat­u­rally in­tro­verted, but was en­cour­aged to sing pub­licly at age 15, ig­nit­ing his love of the art. Molee Lauititi, “Princess Molee” is a nat­u­ral and brings a warm on-stage X fac­tor to Hip­sta­mat­ics. On gui­tar Liam Pram is an all-round cre­ative, bring­ing his unique style to the band.

Res­i­dent ‘fe­male bootsy’ Han­nah Elise plays bass gui­tar. Self-taught while be­ing home schooled and af­ter var­i­ous bands she’s now with the Hip­sta­mat­ics. Tha­bani Ga­para the sax­o­phon­ist from Zim­babwe has played in sev­eral mu­si­cal projects in South Africa and now New Zealand. His pas­sion for col­lab­o­ra­tion has had him work with sev­eral NZ artists.

Cam Sang­ster on drums has 12 years drum­ming ex­pe­ri­ence and is without doubt a very tal­ented per­former. Jerome Drumm plays a mean horn as well as the trum­pet. Matt Lor­den on key­board has played pi­ano for 20 years. Jonathan Brit­tain plays trom­bone and moved from Aus­tralia to New Zealand seek­ing mu­si­cal ad­ven­ture. He’s shared the stage with Fred Wes­ley, Stan Walker, House of Shem and many oth­ers.

Waihi Beach singer/ song­writer Bree Rose opens the 2019 se­ries of con­certs. In­spired by Amy Wine­house and Gin Wig­more her mu­sic has been la­belled, al­ter­na­tive. She started writ­ing songs when she was nine and won her first singing com­pe­ti­tion at the Waihi Beach RSA’s Waihi’s Got Tal­ent. She’s won school tal­ent quests and was first in two re­gional Bay of Plenty Rock­quest fi­nals aged 13 and 15 for orig­i­nal song per­for­mances. Bree also won the 2018 Beach Hop Idol com­pe­ti­tion and singing in front of more than 10,000 peo­ple.

Bree’s goal is to be­come a pro­fes­sional per­former and she is cur­rently look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties to raise money for her dance crew tour to Los An­ge­los in April 2019.

Bring your deck chairs and favourite pic­nic snacks to the Haiku Re­serve for some great fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. Chrome Cafe has handy con­cert pic­nic bags avail­able — to or­der phone 549-4459 or email [email protected]­cafe.co.nz

■ Katikati Twi­light Con­cert, Satur­day Jan­uary 5, gates open at 5pm, mu­sic starts at 6pm. Tick­ets $25pp at the gate or sea­son ticket to at­tend all three $60 avail­able from the Arts Junc­tion, Katikati, on­line at katikati­con­[email protected] or by phon­ing Dianne on 07 549-3522. Kids un­der 15 free with an adult. If wet the con­cert will be held the fol­low­ing day.

Hip­sta­mat­ics chillin be­fore Satur­day’s con­cert in Katikati.

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