Hipstamatics at Haiku show
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.