Bradley Lane Illuminated Artists
2019 Artist Line-up with more to be announced...
Te Āmiorangi Hōtaka Rangatahi is a marae based Youth Program.
Through the paepae of Ruapōtaka Marae, Te Āmiorangi helps rangatahi to ignite their potential creating a narrative of self determination and change that will support their future pathway.
Jandel J & the Funky Friends
Jandel J & the Funky Friends create a mix of dance, comedic & fun-filled theatre shows for children and family. They strive to connect their audience to the endearing and heartfelt stories and journeys of the characters lovingly brought to life in the shows.
The group founded by Justin Haiu alongside his wife Renee, formed by a collective of Pasifika male Artists; many whom have come through the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA) and the Unitec performing arts program.
The performers have a mixed background of dance and drama supported by a love for singing and playful antics.
Justin is a co-founding member of - The White Face Crew, and the others performers have been part of them too.
Te Oro Breakers & Friends
Taups (Taupuhi Toki) and Dianamite (Diana Hu) have been teaching the Bboy/Bgirl class at Te Oro since 2015. This year they will present an exciting performance that includes their students alongside some of NZ's top breakers.
Taups has been Bboying since the 90's and has taken part in breakdancing battles both as a competitor and judge. He also leads InStance Movement and has worked with groups such as BreaksNZ and Mika Haka Foundation.
Dianamite practices the style of popping, boogaloo, and breaking. She also runs breakdancing jams and events within the community. She is a member of the New Zealand funk styles crew Boogiehood Connection, breaking crew Instance Movement and female Hip Hop crew 3K Calibre.
King Homeboy (Te Āti Awa) is a member of ‘Olmecha Supreme’ and is the Guiness World Record holder for longest beatbox marathon (36 hours).
He is also 6 times NZ beatbox champion & represented NZ twice at the World Beatbox Championships.
DJ Wil.K The Baddist
Wil.K is a top ranked Australasian scratch and trick mix DJ and is 4 x Queensland State DMC Champion.
He is a multi-award winning and internationally recognised DJ Turntablist with over 15 years experience playing in clubs and festivals across NZ and Australia.
Wil.K has recently returned home and teaches workshop at Te Oro, excited to share his love for music and knowledge in the DJ industry with the youth of Glen Innes.
FB, IG and Twitter: @wilkthebaddist
East Cook Islands Community Cultural Group
Passionate about the culture and arts of Cook Islands, The East Cook Islands Community Culture Group from Glen Innes teaches and performs a range of arts and cultural activities including dancing, drumming, singing with instruments, reo, knitting, painting, and making tivaevae.
The group’s kaupapa centers around gathering people together to carry on the Cook Islands heritage and culture through the arts while having lots of fun!
Born and raised in both South Auckland's Manurewa and Northland's Kaikohe, MAIAVA has performed all across Aotearoa since the age of 17 with bands and organisations such as One Tribe, Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa, EXCEL School of Performing Arts and many more.
Now back in Auckland as a solo artist and now frontman for upcoming band Hyster Floats, MAIAVA strives to inspire rangatahi through his love and passion for music.
AJ is a poet and new to the stand-up poetry scene in Auckland. She confronts topics with a refreshing honesty that's intended to break barriers that surround talking about sensitive issues openly. Through her poems AJ wants people to feel comfortable to be themselves and feel the way they do.
JoshxEast is an up and coming singer/songwriter who's influences range from John Mayer to Michael Jackson to Trey Songz. Originally from Wellington JoshxEast began performing at 6 years old and began playing Guitar at 13.
In high school he won the 5 minutes of fame talent quest and was flown to Christchurch to perform on the Erin Simpson and the Good Morning Breakfast show.
JoshxEast is currently studying music at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand) as a vocalist and guitarist to continue developing his craft.
Online media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_nVtguw7hA
Ryan La Valette
Ryan is a multi-talented musician with a passion for playing the guitar and saxophone. The range of instruments he plays also include the bass guitar and piano/keys.
Ryan has a distinct passion for straight ahead jazz/bebop, yet his capability to play a wide range of genres is unending.
Ryan holds a Bachelor Of Recording Arts degree from SAE Institute of New Zealand.
Online media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGmf4MmSQw