Eighteen-year-old musician/singer songwriter Arjuna Oakes started playing piano when he was seven and has sung most of his life. He loves many music genres and draws inspiration for his own sound from soul, jazz, pop and rock.
He loves improvising and brings a vibrant energy to his playing. In 2015 he won the award for best pianist under 25 at the National Tauranga jazz festival, competed in competition finals, including Stand up Stand out 2014-2016, and has played numerous gigs in the community, notably entertainment for the Kapa Haka Super12s at the Cloud in Auckland's Viaduct.
He’s now writing and recording and has new releases on the way.