Artwork Credit - Arvus Attamesa
Rach & Stu - Gold On The Ceiling (The Black Keys)
Stu J - Acoustic Cocktail Hour Songs - Preview
Good music has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember; my heart beats along to the music.
After 4+ years traveling the world with a guitar in hand, and after 8+ years in a corporate, (mostly) desk-bound career I decided to take a chance, follow my dreams and make a living out of music. I also started a yoga studio in Hobsonville, called Kanuka Yoga Space (but that's a different story).
From playing live music in bars, restaurants, at birthday parties, corporate functions, Christmas celebrations, weddings, farmers markets, busking on Auckland's Queen Street, all the way to North Island tours playing original music, NZ On Air music videos, sponsorship contracts and Spotify singles, I am motivated to up my game on every occasion.
At present, you'll find me:
Gigging weekly at iconic Auckland venues, Corporate Events and Weddings
Writing and Producing new music using Ableton Live
Playing with some of NZ's most talented musicians and vocalists; learning new songs, developing my vocal harmonies and refining my jazz improvisation skills
I'm proud of my musical talent, of my ability to create positive relationships and networks, and I'm confident I can make your next event a huge success.
My sound equipment and lighting is of the highest standards; QSC K10.2 PA speakers, Martin acoustic guitar, Boss looping station + assorted Boss pedals, Pioneer RX2 DJ Controller and a Yamaha 12 Channel Mixer.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Corporate Xmas Event - Live Music
Stu was great to deal with and on short notice he provided fantastic entertainment, a professional set up and a willingness to go the extra mile.
He did requests and had no issues reading the room and adjusting songs and levels for our Xmas party.
I would happily recommend Stu and use him again for future events.
Corporate Awards Night
Live Music + DJ
Stu performed at our annual company party, and he was the perfect vibe. He played some chilled tunes for the start of the evening; he's a a talented musician that's for sure.
He then switched to the DJ decks to play party beats so we could rip it up on the dance floor.
Stu was great at reading the audience and played tunes that suited our diverse range of employees and music tastes. Thanks Stu for making our company party an awesome night!
DJ Set for Public Event
Stu is the type of DJ you can rely on for consistent good vibes. Whether the crowd was up for a boogie, or a chill parooz through the event, Stu created an atmosphere they didn't know they could love so much.
It meant our event was more than seamless, it was epic.
I highly recommend Stu for any event you're running, an absolute breeze to work with, and brought so much joy to our attendees.
SAT 17th SEPT
Private Birthday in Coromandel
with Stu J
SUN 18th SEPT I 11am-3pm
Motat Live Day
Live Music with Stu J
SUN 4TH SEPT I 2pm-5pm
Live Music with Stu J
FRI, 23rd SEPT I 5pm-8pm
Little Creatures, Hobsonville Point
Live Music with Stu J
SUN 25th SEPT I 11.30am-3.30pm
Abel Estate Open Day
Live Music with Stu + Rach Duo
Bob Marley - Iron, Lion, Zion
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Eddie Grant - Electric Avenue
Six60 - Don't Forget Your Roots
L.A.B. - In The Air
Chet Faker - No Diggity
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Chris Issac - Wicked Game
Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye
Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Katchafire - Get Away
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Queen - Killer Queen
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hump De Bump
Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
Young MC - Bust A Move
Bloodhound Gang - Water, Fire, Burn
Sublime - What I Got
Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Carl Douglas - Kung Foo Fighting
Ben Harper - Burn One Down
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
MGMT - Kids
Eric Clapton - Layla
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
The Beatles - Get Back
Frankie Valli - December 1963
Outkast - Hey Ya
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
MGMT - Electric Feel
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
Elton John - Bennie & The Jets
Paulo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
John Denver - Country Roads
Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
Jack Johnson - Taylor
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Alt J - Left Hand Free
The Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coup
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
Groove Armada - Superstylin'
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
Queen - I Want To Break Free
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
Dragon - April Sun In Cuba
The Commitments - Mustang Sally
Weezer - Island In The Sun
Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock
Amy Winehouse - Valarie
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Edward Sharpe - 40 Day Dream
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Cher - Believe