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.
From playing live music in bars, restaurants, birthday parties, 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, private events and weddings
Creating a super exciting live DJ act with my good friend Ant Tarrant; producing our own music, spinning them on the latest Pioneer DJ controllers and jamming our live guitars, keyboards and vocals over the top
Producing new music with Ableton
Teaching and practicing yoga, along with managing the studio, our yoga retreats and events
I'm proud of my musical talent, of my ability to create positive relationships and networks, and confident I can nail the live music and/or DJ sounds at your next event.
My sound equipment and lighting is of the highest standards; QSC K10.2 PA speakers, Martin acoustic guitar, Boss looping station, Pioneer RX2 DJ Controller and a Yamaha 12 Channel Mixer.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Live Acoustic Covers & Loop Show
Stu was great to deal with and on short notice he provided great 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.
DJ Set for Public Event
Stu is the type of DJ you can rely on for consistent good vibes. Whether the crowd is up for a boogie, or a chill parooz through your 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.
Six60 - Don't Forget Your Roots
Eric Clapton - Layla
L.A.B. - In The Air
Chet Faker - No Diggity
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
Jack Johnson - Rodeo Clowns
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
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
Cher - Believe
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
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 - Sweet Emotion
Queen - I Want To Break Free
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
Dragon - April Sun In Cuba
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
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
Sublime - What I Got
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Edward Sharpe - 40 Day Dream
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight