DAN SHARP | HEKAPA | WILDLANES
Armed with his guitar and an inimitable knack for writing unifying songs, Dan Sharp stands tall as a beacon of creative integrity.
From emerging onto the NZ scene as an introspective singer-songwriter, years of experience, opportunities, and evolution have seen Dan grow and expand into something bigger and bolder; a sound that captures a timelessness, while sounding modern and fresh.
With multiple NZ tours under his belt, Dan has appeared at some of the country’s biggest festivals, opened for the likes of Dave Dobbyn and UB40, as well as selling out headline shows across New Zealand as well as in London. His debut album comes this April by way of Tenfold Records.
Hekapa is the beautiful blooming that occurs when prepration meets opportunity. With several projects coming to an end, the time was right for some of the Bay’s finest musicians to unite under the HEKAPA banner, bringing their impassioned brand of funk, soul, RnB and rock to stages for the first time in late 2023.
2024 looks to be a huge year for Hekapa, the experience and musicianship in their ranks has many looking to their first studio releases with anticipation, and there is little doubt that the name will be known inside and outside the BOP before long.
HEKAPA is Jason crawford, Shannon Brown, TJ Faaosofia, Tia Beaufort and Wills Lokeni.
WILDLANES is the musical vehicle for proud wahine and emerging singer and songwriter, Laney Van Jaarsveld.
Raised in Aoteroa’s seaside town of Tairua, WILDLANES raw outreach draws from nature, connection to community and a desire to share truths that empower.
From young experiences singing with Stan Walker, to countless nights singing in bars, Wildlanes dedication to her craft has seen the stages grow from corners in Kiwi bars, to supporting significant international touring artists, as well as landing slots at major NZ festivals. One part soulful, another spiritual, another liberated and free; above all, WILDLANES exudes a power that comes with growth, and speaks to the hurt and hurdles that inevitably line the road to self-love.
DOORS 8PM - R18