Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Zahid is a very talented musician hailing all the way from Bangladesh! He was a great attendee on our artist mentoring programme.

Guitarist, Sound Engineer, Music Producer. His background is progressive rock. He produces: Beats n Music for R n B, Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, Party Music, East Asian, SoundTracks, Jingles ... Various Styles. If you need music for your lyrics, jingles, or soundtrack, then Zahid is the man!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Xavier Horan

Xavier attended one of our artist mentoring programmes.


Xavier Horan is a relative newcomer to New Zealand screens. After attending Papatoetoe High School between 1995-98, Xavier decided to give acting a try. In spite of having very little acting experience before his audition alongside Taungaroa Emile for the show "The Market", the producers loved his work and he was cast in the core cast role of Mike. Playing the role of Mike was an opportunity for Xavier to represent the world he knows, being part Pacific Islander and part European. He has since gone on to star in the critically acclaimed movie "No. 2", and won a new role of Kurt in the NZ's TV show "Ride With the Devil". He has also appeared in the video footage of one of Hollie Smith's songs in 2007.

Update: He is currently (March 2009) Tai Scott on Shortland Street.
His agent is Karen Kay Management.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Nicky Moran Band

You can find Nicky at her Myspace account: She is a gal going places, and her voice is to die for! Another successful applicant!

TM Bishop Laugh Lines

This gal loves to make us laugh. TM Bishop is providing corporate comedy, entertainment packages, speech writing and coaching, gigs, and keynote speaking. Check her out on:

As one of NZ’s finest comedic entertainers, TM Bishop has enchanted clients in many professional industries with her ability to research and prepare custom material that is specific to the occasion. TM has consistently gained the highest praise from event organizers. From biker’s clubs to high schools to large corporate functions she is able to keep her audience on the edge of their seat and doubled up in laughter with comedy tailored for her specific audience.

TM has developed a reputation in the corporate world as the consummate professional with the standards she upholds on the stage. Her background in psychology gives her the tools to mould the audience’s attitude to presented information, and with over 10 years experience in stand up comedy and improvisation (TM is a core member of New Zealand’s leading improvisation group, ConArtists) you can be assured that your event will be highly enjoyed by all who attend.

Services TM Bishop provides:

M.C. and Event Hosting
Stand Up Comedy
Keynote Speaking
Comedy Character Meet ‘n’ Greet
Interactive Comedy Character Show
Corporate Comedy Trivia
Music uniquely written for your company

Jason Slade Belle Voce Studio

Jason Slade is one of the most promising New Zealand classical/pop singers, songwriters and voice trainers. Jason also was approved funding for his new business venture of the Belle Voce Studio where he will be specialising in voice training.

He is a classical tenor and pop-singer/songwriter from Auckland and represented New Zealand music in Moscow after an invitation by the NZ ambassador, singing there Maori Waiata and some original compositions.

Zekiah Heath

It was a pleasure interviewing and approving Zekiah Heath for her new business venture Popkraft. You can view Zekiah's ceramic art on, or read her blog on; and whilst you are there, don't forget to check out her Etsy online store too!

Zekiah has a gorgeous range of ceramic objects and jewellery, as well as a new range of textiles for your home. All made in New Zealand to the highest quality.

Here is an example of her slipcast ceramics work aptly named Milkyway