8:00PM Sat 25 Feb, Whairepo Lagoon
R&B / Soul
(Pōneke / Wellington)
Arjuna Oakes is a singer/songwriter, composer and producer, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand). Following the release of his debut EP The Watcher - EP in 2019, Arjuna has released another four projects all to widespread acclaim, 2020’s Recovery, Pt. 1, 2021’s First Nights, 2022's Recovery, Pt. 2, and Final Days. Both First Nights and Final Days are a collaboration with longtime friend and co-producer Serebii, released by LA-based record label Innovative Leisure (BADBADNOTGOOD, Allah-Las). First Nights debuted at #5 on KCRW's top 30 Albums chart and has had extensive play on BBC6 and BBC1xtra. Arjuna has also released the single Safe Way To Fall with mentor and renowned Greek/ Kiwi composer John Psathas, with an EP set to release later this year. Aside from releasing recorded projects, Arjuna has also scored a Theatre show, composed for a string quintet and performed extensively around the New Zealand touring and festival circuit. Arjuna is currently working on his debut album set to release in 2023.