AUCKLAND

Manakau New life

12 Jellicoe Road,

Manurewa,  2102

 

TUTORS

 

Nathan Peseta

Nathan has been singing ever since he was young, growing up in a musical family a passion blossomed from a young age. He went onto study music throughout high school at Aorere College and then at the University of Auckland School of Music. Nathan has performed back up vocals for X-Factor, Dancing With The Stars and Stan Walker. He has also been a part of a number of choirs, vocal groups and theatre productions. Nathan has a passion to pass on his expertise and knowledge upcoming young artists who just have the ultimate potential to be the best musicians and singers that they can be. 

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BELLA KALOLO

Hailing from Christchurch, the Samoan, Tongan and Maori (Ngati Porou) soul sister has been handpicked to work with and support artists as diverse as Mos Def, Ciara,  Renee Geyer,  Fat Freddy’s Drop, Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith. The NZSO, and more recently soul legend Chaka Khan. Her reputation as one of NZ’s most entertaining performers has earned her spots at Glastonbury, City Of London Festival, Sydney Festival,  Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta,  and closer to home; Tauranga Jazz Fest,  Waiheke Jazz Fest, Parachute Festival and the huge Waitangi Day celebrations at Flatbush, Manukau.

With 2 acclaimed releases under her belt “Without the Paper” (2011) and follow up release

“Time and Space Ep” (2013). Bella was awarded Best Pacific Female artist in the Vodafone Pacific music awards in 2012 and 2014 for these albums.

After Bella’s performance at the Sydney Festival Launch January 2014, soul legend, Chaka Khan requested to meet Bella, and invited her to perform "I'm Every Woman" at with her at a free concert at The Sydney Domain on Saturday with an attendance of over 60,000 people.

Bella was also honoured to be programmed in New Zealand's first soul festival in October 2014 called Soulfest.  The lineup included D'Angelo, Maxwell, Common and Angie Stone who also invited her on stage to sing backing vocals to her famous song "Wish I Didn't Miss You".

She is one of New Zealand’s most exciting artists and has worked extensively as a vocalist for the last ten years performing and/or recording with Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, the NZSO, Resident singer for Dancing with the stars,  Nathan Haines,  Sammy J and Aaradhna. Her role as a backing vocalist to the latter artist gave her the opportunity to extensively tour the USA in July/August 2013 alongside international grammy nominated reggae artist J Boog and Reggae favourites', Katchafire.

Bella regularly tour's with the Pink Floyd Experience. Bella's movie and TV credits include,  Sione's wedding,  Matariki,  The Orator, Jandals Away,  and Fresh TV. Musical theatre credits include,  Disney's The Lion King pioneer cast Sydney,  Australia,  Auckland Theatre Company's production of Hair,  Rocky Horror Picture Show,  and Little Shop of Horror's.