has worked with a vast number of artists, both in the studio and live, as keyboardist and arranger. His areas of interest and expertise know no bounds - having worked successfully in genres as varied as rock, country, pop, new wave, blues, salsa, merengue, hip-hop and techno.
As a long serving In-house Music Arranger/Producer at top NZ recording studios Mandrill, York Street and Greenstone Music Karekare, he has been the driving force behind several No.1 NZ hits across a variety of genres.
In 2011 he was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, as a member of the legendary Kiwi band "Hello Sailor". He appeared in the 2016 film "Poi E: The Story of Our Song", as Dalvanius Prime's arranger and keyboardist.
Stu produces all the music for "The Mermaids". Combined with the band's modern full range sound system, Stu's multi-faceted keyboard playing and add the amazingly tight live vocals from Joe, Pauline & Amber, this band sounds fantastic on every level.
Stuart's continues to arrange and produce up-and-coming as well as established artists. He may be contacted on mobile 021-871214 or email him here to discuss any needs or future projects.
The Mermaids Dance Band extend to both five and six piece for larger stages and events with accomplished guitarist Dixon Nacey. And six piece with percussionist Edwin Westermeier