Love grown music comes to life this summer with White Chapel Jak. Thrilled to announce the first show of their “Summer Vibes Tour” at the Tuning Fork, this high energy acoustic Kiwiana band will have you groovin’ and vibin’ with their fresh and funky approach to songs you all know and love.
Hot off the back of a sold out debut “MusicLife Tour” crowd favorites White Chapel Jak were excited to be announced in the SoundSplash 2020 line up – both in Raglan and Timaru. Winners of the RNZ Battle of the Covers Band and Outstanding Entertainment at the Wedding Industry Awards they are renown for capturing and delighting audiences all over New Zealand.
You’ve never seen anything quite like White Chapel Jak. Front-lady Bonnie Hurunui with her “holy high hair” is a born entertainer. She can vocally smash anthems, rap like she stole it and have you in stitches with her cheeky banter.
Dean Tinning their 6’3” viking on percussion. He sits on a cajon with a suitcase for his kick drum and can play six instruments at once. Then he sings backups with the voice of an angel. Legally blind, Michael White can stand on his double bass while playing big fat funky lines. Lead guitarist Nathan Boston plays a classical guitar through a “wah wah” pedal. You’ve never seen anything quite like White Chapel Jak.
They genuinely love performing and every moment of their journey and dynamic shows reflect this. With a stage that lights up with musical wizardry, laughter and love, it’s easy to see why audiences of every age fall for them wholeheartedly, their music and their story.
Check out their epic performance at the SeePort Festival with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra earlier this year, where in front of 15,000 people they bought the house down with their version of Another Brick in the Wall, a cover by Pink Floyd. Jesse Mulligan of RNZ and The Project described this song as their “opus”.