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Napier nurtures music
By CLAIRE HAMLIN
Moving from Napier to Auck-
land seems a natural progress-
ion for many local musicians
who want to get their music out
to a wider audience.
Nick Hohepa is no exception,
although he spent some time
honing his craft in Hamilton
along the way and now, after a
short stint there last year, is
leaving New Zealand for Ger-
many s vibrant music scene.
My manager is German and
used to work for Virgin Records
in Hamburg, so she has some
amazing contacts, Nick says.
We went over to do a mini-
tour last year, just to test the
waters really, and it was so suc-
cessful we have decided to chase
it up. I feel the timing is perfect
and want to keep that momen-
tum going, so I m really looking
forward to this new phase of my
The music scene in Germany
is so huge, a lot of Kiwi artists
are working and living there
right now -- great singers and
musos like Ladi6, An Emerald
City and Shapeshifter, so I ll be
in pretty good company.
Nick says Napier is a place
that seems to nurture young
musicians well, and cites sup-
portive people including Richie
Jackman and Dave Hannay,
who dispense their knowledge
and experience freely. He says
the success of Napier s music
scene is due to the great encour-
agement given to new artists.
A good example of a Napier
band doing really well is Jakob --
they re now internationally
known. Despite their global suc-
cess, they re still based in Nap-
ier and play at The Cabana,
where I used to play back in the
day . I did a lot of gigs there with
various bands and a lot of big
names came through, giving us
a chance to support them and
However, moving away from
Napier also opened up new
worlds for me and I began to
write a lot of songs, discovered
my creativity, really. My mana-
ger discovered me on MySpace
three years ago and that was
just the right time for me as
well, having her has helped take
me to the next level. It takes the
pressure off me as an artist,
allowing me to concentrate on
writing and performing.
Nick has a few words of advice
for young musicians.
Hone your craft and get out
and play as much as possible.
Get that experience and keep
going -- you never know what s
around the corner.
Jack banks the beans
The Sizzle: Caroline Hickman.
Roger Hall s hilarious pantomime Jack and the
Beanstalk will be on stage at Napier s Municipal
Theatre from August 9 to 13.
Jack and his mother are in debt again!
Their wicked landlady, Mrs Stilton, and her
sidekick Claud Back are about to throw them out,
and the creditors are closing in.
So, with nothing else left, Betsy, their beloved
cow, must be sold. But Jack is in love (with the
landlady s daughter, the lovely Paris) and instead
of getting money, Jack accepts beans from a
stranger -- yes, magic beans!
And soon he is up among the clouds in a wond-
rous land where there s a goose that lays golden
eggs, and the fee fi fo fum of a giant with a danger-
In true panto style, the roles are reversed for
director Gillian Davies, who will tread the boards
as a cast member to portray some dual delights.
Stuart Devenie, NZ Laureate, actor and star of
last year s Four Flat Whites in Italy will be sitting
in the director s chair instead of a Fiat Bambino
and that wicked Italian, Jonathan Krebs, will be
unrecognisable as a dame of grand proportions.
The sizzle on stage will be beefed up with Caro-
line Hickman, Hawke s Bay s divine diva, milking
her versatility for all it s worth. Napier s Bertie
(John Cocking) will also join the ranks, causing
comedic kleptomania and stylishly stringing the
audience along. Last but not least, young Jack
(William Atkin) and his stage sweetheart Paris
Hilton, played by Amy Barnard, are the sprouting
fresh talent treating you to a theatrical delight.
The curtain to Jack and the Beanstalk goes up at
7.30pm on Tuesday, August 9 to Saturday, August
13, as well as a Saturday afternoon matinee at
Tickets cost $38 for adults, $10 for children
(including high schoolers), $33 for senior citizens
and $33 for students.
Don't miss out on the laughter, tradition and
fabulous fun for the whole family.
Book now at the website ticketdirect.co.nz.
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