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 …

Mercury Bay Community Choir

The Mercury Bay Community choir is part of a wider interconnected arts community in the Coromandel region and beyond. Established in 2005, we are recognised as a quality performance group with a long pedigree and solid structure. We are well supported by our community, with good audiences.

Richard Gilewitz

For over three decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between.