Chris Lee

June 4, 10.30am – Espy Cafe June 5, 10.30am – Espy CafeWinner of 3rd Prize and last year’s Young Guitarist award, 19 year old Chris Lee is coming back to Whitianga to play for our Festival and at Espy Cafe.    Chris is an International student at McLean’s college and is an amazing guitarist for such a young age.   …

Jemilah

Jemilah has grown up on Waiheke Island and has been singing since childhood and playing guitar since she was 14. Her style of music is acoustic singer/songwriter influenced by artists such as Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard. She attended the Mercury Bay Festival last year and got through to the semi-finals in the young guitarist competition. She has performed at …

Nur Peach

Nur Peach grew up surrounded by music and has been singing all her life. Born in New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, and having lived there all her life, she has always been surrounded by the inspiring beauty of nature. As the daughter of a professional musician, there were always musical instruments around and performance opportunities since a very young age. …

Domingo Candelario

Jun 4, 5.45 – Ray White Singer/song writer Domingo Candelario was born in the heart of La Havana, Cuba. As a child he was greatly influenced and inspired by the Brazilian music that his parents listened to. He went on to develop his own unique style within the “Nueva Trova” movement which began in the late ‘60s and has its …

Joseph Balfe

Joseph Balfe is a 17yr old self-taught fingerstyle guitarist from Oamaru on the South Island. Joseph has won numerous instrumental & overall awards in both NZ & Australia since first competing in 2013, including Overall Intermediate at the NZ Gold Guitar Awards, Overall at the CCMA’s in Tamworth AUS, runner-up Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year (AUS) & placing 2nd in …

The Nukes

Rollicking and rolling out of the woolliest corners of Auckland’s wild west come The Nukes. Fast gaining a growing reputation for reckless and riveting live performances where a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk is caressed, coaxed and beaten out of three innocent wee ukuleles – Dave “Fingers of fire” Parker, David “Snapper” Thiele and Benjamin “Country …

Neighbouring Planets

Hailing from Whitianga and Hot Water Beach are  Yvette Audain on clarinet/saxophone/recorders/vocals and Dix Ozier on guitar/vocals Neighbouring Planets bring you an eclectic playlist of originals, well-known hits and sometimes rarely-heard covers, all with a distinctly laid-back Coromandel vibe.