NATHAN HAINES Is passionate about music - he's been MAKING albums, performing live, DJ'ing AND DOING WHAT HE LOVES FOR three DECADES

Photographer: Karl Pierard

 

With 10 solo albums to date (two of which have attained Gold status in New Zealand), Nathan is a well know and respected figure in both his native New Zealand and in the UK and Europe where he was largely based for over 20 years.

Nathan is a headline artist at London’s Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, and he's performed at many international festivals and clubs as both a solo artist and also as a DJ. His albums "Squire For Hire" and "Sound Travels" (produced in the UK by Phil Asher) saw Nathan collaborate with a long list of artists including US soul/jazz legend Marlena Shaw and Damon Albarn, while subsequent albums have seen him team up with UK soul singers Vanessa Freeman and Kevin Mark Trail,  producer beat-maker Marc Mac of 4 Hero, Chris Cox aka Frank Booker and New Zealand hitmaker producer P-Money.

Nathan has won New Zealand's Tui Jazz Album of the Year award three times, most recently in 2014 for his small big band/ensemble/vocal album "Vermillion Skies", and has carved out a reputation as one of the New Zealand's most innovative and well respected artists.

Nathan also played many of the worlds jazz festivals and clubs including the North Sea Jazz Festival, London’s Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scotts, the Tokyo Blue Note, and The Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta.

For more information and to listen and buy Nathan's albums visit nathanhaines.com

Jaimie Webster Haines is a DJ, clothing designer and former international fashion model

Having previously owned her own boutique on Auckland's Ponsonby Road for eight years (designing her eponymous range under the "Jaimie" name), Jaimie now combines her love of style and clothing with a love of music and started DJ’ing over decade ago. She brings a soulful sophistication to her DJ sets, mixing classic latin, soul and jazz with the latest Nu-Disco and electronic sounds, often dipping into her (now) husband’s vast vinyl record collection.

Until recently Jaimie was based in London and held DJ residences at the ultra-hip Chiltern Firehouse and Ronnie Scotts bar. She also accompanied Nathan on international stints as Mr&Mrs Haines including club sets in St Petersburg, Russia and as part of Sardinia’s Sun and Bass Festival.

Previous engagements have included performing inside London's West End Jo Malone flagship store, Moet & Chandon's “Open the Now” party, plus DJ sets for one-off product launches for Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani. Jaimie was also featured as an Audi “Woman of Influence” for a star studded gala event in 2018, plus she performed at Denizen magazine's Heroes Black Tie Gala, Peter Gordon's Sugar Club second birthday bash, and for 2017 and 2018 Fashion Week where she played live on the runway for label Knuefermann.

“The DJ is a kind of sculpture of atmosphere and mood, setting up through the sound the charm of possible encounters.”  GRACE JONES

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