Hipstamatics are a party band with a difference.
They take iconic well known tunes and reinterpret them into an authentic vintage soul/funk style. Elements of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and James Brown are evident in their sound.
Comprising three lead vocals and a horn section this 10 piece band will surely get a party started. Dillon “the Rooster” Riesterer is a jack-of-all-trades musician who can be seen singing lead, playing keys 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 while studying Fine Art at Elam in Auckland. 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 various bands she now resides with Hipstamatics.
Zimbabwean born Thabani Gapara the saxophonist, was introduced to the saxophone at age 17 and has been playing since. He has had the pleasure to play as a member in several musical projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa and now New Zealand. His passion for collaboration has seen him work with several NZ artists.
Cam Sangster, on drums, studied at Massey University achieving a Bachelor of Music Degree, majoring in Jazz Performance and graduating in 2012. He has also studied composition, arranging, theory, improvisation and Latin styles. The moment Cam touched a drum kit at age 10 he knew he had found his passion in life. With 12 years drumming experience he is without doubt a very talented performer.
Jerome Drumm is by day a mild mannered Insurance Salesman, by night 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 N.Z. seeking musical adventure. An experienced performer, Jonathan has shared the stage with Fred Wesley, Stan Walker, House of Shem and many others.
Opening the 2019 Twilight Concert season these impressive entertainers will have you rocking in your seats or strutting it on the dance floor.
The Katikati Twilight Concerts are held at the Haiku Reserve in the Katikati Township. Gates open at 5pm. Music starts at 6pm. Tickets $25pp at the gate or season ticket to attend all 3 for just $60 are available from the Arts Junction, Katikati, online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Dianne on 07 5493522.
Kids under 15 are free with an adult. Bring a deck chair and your favourite picnic snacks to the beautiful Haiku Reserve for some great family entertainment. If wet the concert will be held the following day.
For additional information please visit our website or call the info line on 07 549 3549.