Funk-pop-kiwiana in Gisborne

COVER STORY: White Chapel Jak get coastal in advance of their Gisborne gig. Picture supplied

Before we get into what a joyous, funk-pop-kiwiana covers band White Chapel Jak is, a note to Gisborne acoustic guitarists - forget everything you know.

Nathan Boston brings such a classical-guitary, funk-jazz finesse to his nylon-stringed instrument he risks stealing the limelight. But complemented by singer Bonnie Hurunui’s steel strings, vocals and sass, rocked by Michael White’s double-bass and checked with the rhythmic subtleties of percussionist Dean Tinning’s suitcase, cajon and hand-held devices, Boston is just part of White Chapel Jak’s d-floor friendly blend.

Founded by former Gisborne woman Bonnie Hurunui White Chapel Jak is all about the acoustic-pop sound but with funky beats, fine musicianship, dance floor friendly beats and joy.

In Gisborne this time last year the 2018 Radio New Zealand’s Battle of the Covers Band winners are back this month hot off the back of a performance with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra at the SeePort Festival in January.

White Chapel Jak perform at Smash Palace on May 31, 8pm. $20+bf from www.eventbrite.co.nz.

Before we get into what a joyous, funk-pop-kiwiana covers band White Chapel Jak is, a note to Gisborne acoustic guitarists - forget everything you know.

Nathan Boston brings such a classical-guitary, funk-jazz finesse to his nylon-stringed instrument he risks stealing the limelight. But complemented by singer Bonnie Hurunui’s steel strings, vocals and sass, rocked by Michael White’s double-bass and checked with the rhythmic subtleties of percussionist Dean Tinning’s suitcase, cajon and hand-held devices, Boston is just part of White Chapel Jak’s d-floor friendly blend.

Founded by former Gisborne woman Bonnie Hurunui White Chapel Jak is all about the acoustic-pop sound but with funky beats, fine musicianship, dance floor friendly beats and joy.

In Gisborne this time last year the 2018 Radio New Zealand’s Battle of the Covers Band winners are back this month hot off the back of a performance with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra at the SeePort Festival in January.

White Chapel Jak perform at Smash Palace on May 31, 8pm. $20+bf from www.eventbrite.co.nz.

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