BEATS AT THE BRICKWORKS 2020 | ARTISTS | LYNNMALLEntertainment
04 February 2020
Beats at The Brickworks is on again at LynnMall. We are hosting talented Kiwi musicians for you to sit back and enjoy or jump on your feet and dance to their brilliant beats.
Performances run SIX weekends from 15 Feb – 22 March. Saturday performances are 12pm – 9pm & Sunday performances are 12pm – 4pm.
Meet our artists below.
Soul Bossa Duo
The duo is a unique Brazilian/bossa/latin background music ensemble made up of vocals and piano.
Specialising in Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Pop and Jazz, they have the experience to complement your event with subtle background music as well as entertain with panache.
Juliana and Amanda are classically trained and perform well known classical repertoires.
Between them, they have many years of experience performing at A-list events, at restaurants and corporate functions.
Carlos Trajano is a good representation of the new style of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music).
Having performed for over a decade back in Brazil and having original songs, Trajano can create a groovy environment for the audience and communicate the mixture of Samba, Rock and Bossa Nova with amazing vocals and his own guitar playing style.
Vini is a well rounded artist and loves bringing to the crowd the classical Bossa Nova songs that won over the world in the 50’s and 60’s.
True Bossa Nova Guitar playing with easy vocals creating the atmosphere that takes one back to Rio de Janeiro, sipping Caipirinhas by Copacabana beach.
CampbellMack is an acoustic singer/songwriter, currently studying Popular Music at the University of Auckland.
He is a two-time finalist for the Play It Strange Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition and received Second Place in the SOMSA Singer/Songwriter of the Year Awards in 2019.
Performing a mix of classic and modern hits alongside his own original material, Campbell is very excited to be playing at Beats at the Brickworks again in 2020!
You can listen to more music from Campbell and be notified about upcoming performances on Facebook and Instagram under @campbellmackmusic.
Emma is a singer songwriter who has been writing and performing her own music for the past nine years.
Her biggest achievement has been winning the Play It Strange Peace Competition in 2014, which gave her the opportunity to spend 6 weeks playing music in Japan.
In February she released her debut EP titled ‘A Reminder’, and has played at numerous events, including the Arts Access Awards held at the New Zealand Parliament in August 2018.
‘Geoff Ong wants to be a pop star for dorks. “I love all the sounds and melodies of pop music, but I never really felt like I was cool enough to relate to the people performing it,” he says.
“I figure there must be other people out there who feel the same way – my music is for them.”
Geoff’s 2018 single, ‘Fingerprints’, a shimmering slice of soulful indie pop, was recorded in his bedroom in Kingsland, with production, mixing and mastering by Phil Levine of the illustrious Igloo Music Studios in Los Angeles, who won two Grammy Awards for their work on 2016’s box office hit, La La Land.
‘Fingerprints’ made an immediate impact, peaking at #3 on the Hot NZ Singles Chart and #25 on the overall Hot Singles Top 40 Chart.
It was also featured on ZM, The Edge, The Edge TV, and Radio New Zealand.
Away from the music scene, Geoff is also passionate about social justice issues, particularly those surrounding race and cultural identity, which are issues close to his heart.’
Iris G is an upcoming pop and folk singer/songwriter based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Her unique talent earned her 1st place in the Solo/Duo category of Smokefree Rockquest 2016.
She is a self-taught musician who started songwriting at the age of 12 and has worked with esteemed artists such as Ruby Frost and Djeisan Suskov from the band LEISURE on her pop single, Supernova.
Iris G uses her music as a platform to speak up about the tough issues we face – earning her the Whau Youth LGBT Award in 2018, a nomination for the 2018 NZ LGBTI Awards in the music category, and was featured on two TVNZ documentary series “Neighbourhood” and “Atittude” for her activism on womens’ rights and youth mental health.
Jarni Blair is an electrifying singer songwriter performer who lets nothing stand in the way between his music and connecting with the audience.
A stalwart student of the Blues and Jazz styles, Jarni’s unique sound is a delicious blend of Pop that have heavy injections of Blues and Jazz inserted into it.
Often found “losing himself” on stage, Jarni expresses all the passionate guitar faces and body movements that lets the listener know he means business and is super passionate about music.
Jarni has also caught the eye of some big New Zealand artists in the industry including Jason Kerrison, Drax Project and recently recording with Kings.
Listen and experience Jarni take you on a journey into his mind and soul at Beats at The Brickworks 2020.
Jo Hilario thinks that there ought to be no ‘guilty pleasure’ when it comes to music.
Her originals primarily stick to the folk-pop genre.
However, she also loves rearranging top hits so that listeners can experience the song in a different way while still being able to feel nostalgic about the familiar tune.
Levi Lights On Project
Michael Levin Sesega (Levi) is the musical architect and songwriter for the Lights On Project which has been playing shows in and around Auckland for the past 2 years.
The band’s full 5-piece line-up includes acoustic guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, cello and cajon and this uncommon mix of instruments is sure to grab your attention.
Levi’s powerful and emotional tones, blended with his amazing guitar skills, provide the listener with very vivid imagery.
Whether playing solo or fronting his full band, Levi delivers songs which touch the soul and unpick the very nature of human existence.
His music is truly genre-spanning in both construct and delivery and his sound encompasses folk, blues, jazz, rock and even a smattering of pop.
Levi’s lyrics encourage self-awareness, self-development and humanitarian compassion. This truly is music for enlightenment and the enlightened.
Lucky May are an Auckland-based acoustic trio performing a wide range of classic covers with their own distinctive funky soul-pop twist.
With vibrant vocals, upright bass, 2 guitars and a stomp box, the trio create a sophisticated full sound with a special appreciation for Motown and old school classics. www.luckymaymusic.com
Fresh off the release of his sophomore single ‘Lonely Love’ on NZ radio and media, Pop-Rocker Max Earnshaw is returning to Beats at the Brickworks with his one man band set of eclectic music from blues and jazz, to pop and rock.
Do not miss out on one of his sets of rocking original tunes, familiar bangers to sing along to, and sunshine!
Mema Wilda has been sharing her unique brand of psychedelic folk in and around Auckland for the past 18 months.
An incredibly gifted songwriter, Mema draws inspiration for her music directly from her own personal experience of love, positivity, dreams, fear, Mother Nature and all the other emotions and journeys we all encounter as humans.
Salutations of fear, anger and sadness in balance with faith, hope and love. This is what makes her music so relatable to each and every one of us.
Mema’s voice is simply angelic. Soft yet strong and very pure. She delivers each song with such passion and conviction that you will be totally mesmerised.
Mema has an ever-growing catalog of original songs which will captivate you and leave you wanting to hear more.
Her beautiful melodies will leave you soaring and her touching lyrics will capture your heart.
MGN – My Greatest Now Quartet
My Greatest Now Quartet features Kevin Field on Piano, Oliver Holland on Upright Bass, Denis Hepi on Jazz Guitar and Vocal, and Raymond Bishop on Conga and Vocals.
This musical unit lay down their foundations with Jazz intelligence that is sprinkled with Funky Grooves, and Soulful Harmonised Vocals.
If you love music, these guys will help you fall head over heels in love all over again.
Sax and the city
Evan started playing the saxophone when he was just 16. He was tutored by his father, an accomplished musician, then went on to graduate from the NZ Royal School of Music.
Evan has been playing the saxophone for over 30 years and is equally experienced on guitar and vocals.
Evan shares the distinction of excellence as both a successful musician and a sought after music teacher.
During the nineties and first half of this decade, Evan performed at various jazz festivals and gigs as a member of the duo ‘Easy Vibes’.
His recent live engagements have included work with some of NZ and the USA’s top musicians.
Teuila and Lili
From humble beginnings performing duets of High School Musical classics in their shared bedroom, sisters Teuila and Lili have always loved to sing and perform together.
Their parents might say that it’s the only time when the two aren’t bickering!
Despite being polar opposites in all aspects, musically they come together in perfect harmony (literally).
If your taste is eclectic and honest acoustic music, with a few giggles in between, Teuila and Lili are ones to listen out for!
Gracing the LynnMall stage once again is an Auckland band with loose yet tight presence that will have your foot tapping the floor, hips swaying more than you thought they could and a smirk working its way across your face.
Don’t know how to pronounce the name? Good excuse to come along and ask!
Alex & Rachel
Alex and Rachel are an upcoming Jazz/Indie-Folk duo. Both going into their second year of Jazz school at Auckland University, Alex and Rachel are both accomplished performers.
Starting guitar from age 10, Alex found his early chops through rock, by playing in several rock bands during high school, but is now growing as an influential Jazz guitarist.
Rachel on the other hand grew up writing folk music, but has recently discovered her love for Jazz and other music genres while attending Jazz school.
Although coming from two contrasting musical background, this pair come together through their mutual love of Jazz.
This duo presents their audience with a mixture of musical flavours from Jazz, Pop and Indie-folk as a way to captivate crowds and keep the good vibes going.
Cameron McCurdy performs a range of acoustic folk-rock music with a powerful voice and an ear for melody – like poetry sung over an acoustic guitar.
His songs range from upbeat and fast-paced to emotional and profound, but all are thought-provoking and satirical.
His solo work sees him taking a break from playing drums, trumpet and singing in the indie rock band Blu Fish to give an acoustic but just as passionate performance.