Stuart Pearce 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. He has been successful in genres as varied as rock, country, pop, new wave, blues, salsa, merengue, hip-hop and techno.
Stuart served long term as In-house Music Arranger/Producer at top New Zealand recording studios Mandrill, York Street and Greenstone Music Karekare. Thus he has been the driving force behind several No.1 NZ hits.
As a long term member of the legendary Kiwi rock band “Hello Sailor”, he was also inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame 2011, with the other band members.
In 2016 he appeared in the full length film “Poi E: The Story of Our Song”. He had been Dalvanius Prime’s arranger and keyboardist during the creation of this recording.
As Musical Director for Prime TV’s “New Zealand’s Got Talent” in 2008 he was responsible for producing a large variety of music tracks. Prior to this, in 2007 he was arranger/band leader on “Pops Ultimate Star” on TV2. A show future fellow band member Joe Cotton won. Stuart joined The Mermaids in 2011.
Stuart has enjoyed recording with many artists such as The Topp Twins, on multiple albums, both recently knighted Dames. In 2012 he contributed to Auckland hip hop group Home Brew’s album. Also that year he played on recordings for House of Shem, Sir John Rowles and Ardijah.
Stuart produces all the music for The Mermaids. His multi-faceted keyboard skills and stupendous live vocals from the female vocalists, add to that very important foundation.
The band extends to 5 and 6 piece with the addition of guitar and percussion, for large events. Pictured below are Guitarist Dixon Nacey and Percussionist Edwin Westermeier.