Saturday January 5th
Main Street, Katikati
Opening the 2019 Twilight Concert series are the Hipstamatics… a party band with a difference! Comprising three lead vocalists and a horn section, this 10-piece band will really get a party started!
Taking iconic songs in the vein of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and James Brow, Hipstamatics reinterpret them in an authentic vintage soul/funk style!
Dillon ‘The Rooster’ Riesterer is a jack-of-all-trades musician who sings lead vocals, plays keyboards and percussion with the band.
Victor Hawkins – ‘Sulfa’ – was born singing! Naturally introverted, he was encouraged to sing publicly at age 15, igniting his love of the art.
Molee Lauititi, ‘Princess Molee’, is the Soul Diva. Molee is a natural and brings a warm on-stage X factor to Hipstamatics.
Liam Pram plays guitar; an all-round creative, Liam brings his unique style to the Hipstamatics.
Hannah Elise is the resident ‘Female Bootsy’ on bass guitar. Hannah first played guitar at age 6 and made the transition to bass at 15 – self-taught whilst being home schooled. After being in various bands she now resides with Hipstamatics Zimbabwean-born Thabani Gapara the saxophonist, who was introduced to the saxophone at age 17 and has been playing since. He has been a member in several musical projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa and now New Zealand. His passion for collaboration has seen him work with several New Zealand artists.
The moment 10-year old Cam Sangster touched a drum kit he knew he had found his passion in life; he is a very talented performer, with12 years drumming experience. Cam graduated from Massey University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music Degree, majoring in Jazz Performance, and has also studied composition, arranging, theory, improvisation and Latin styles.
By day a mild-mannered Insurance salesman, by night Jerome Drumm is the party boy of the band. He plays a mean horn as well as the trumpet!
Matt Lorden has played piano for 20 years. He is classically trained and was introduced to jazz through the Northcote College Big Band where he was mentored by Phil Broadhurst.
Jonathan Brittain first picked up trombone at age 11 and hasn’t looked back. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, he has recently moved to Nw Zealand seeking musical adventure. An experienced performer, Jonathan has shared the stage with Fred Wesley, Stan Walker, House of Shem and many others.
The Hipstamatics will have you rocking in your seats or strutting it on the dance floor!
Come along and join the crowd – it’s sure to be a great show!
Single entry tickets on sale at the gate for $25 per person.
Season tickets can also be purchased at
the Katikati Information Centre
or by emailing email@example.com
or by phoning Dianne on 07 549 3522.
Wet weather backup concert:
to be held Sunday 6th January.
KATIKATI TWILIGHT CONCERTS
Katikati Twilight Concerts are family-orientated events showcasing talented musicians – an opportunity to hear some great music and catch up with friends in a pleasant riverside setting.
This promises to be a wonderful concert season full of fun, friends and lasting memories … bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful live music.
Gates open 5:00pm.
Concert starts at 6:00pm.
Concert finishes approximately 8:30pm.
Single-entry admission is $25 and is available at the gate.
Under 15-year olds are free if accompanied by an adult.
Season passes (3 concerts) are $60 and are available from the Katikati Information Centre.
Concerts are held at the Haiku Reserve, Main Street (State Highway 2), Katikati.
Free parking is available close to the venue.
There is no seating provided: bring along beach chairs or travel rugs.
Make a picnic of it!
Pack a picnic hamper and something to drink.
Remember a sunhat and shades… and some warm clothing for when the sun goes down.
There is a coffee cart on site.
If the weather looks doubtful, check back on this website for information.
For more information call our concert information line:
(07) 549 3549.
Katikati is a 30 minutes drive from Tauranga and two hours from Auckland.
For directions see map.
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