Band Mentoring is enabled by the Ministry of Education and NZ Music Commission.

The purpose of this program is to partner established musicians in the industry with our contestants to help build their knowledge and skill base, and  to encourage the musicians of tomorrow. It is an exciting and important part of the Smokefree Pacifica Beats event that our previous National Finalists have benefited from. This year, we will be holding several regional workshops to extend the reach of this valuable programme.

In the past few years Annie Crummer, AWA, K’Lee, Tama Waipara, Neihana Mackey-Harrison, Charlie Pomee, Ria Hall and Mark Vanilau have been mentors for SFPB.  

We look forward to partnering again with more kiwi musicians and our SFPB rangatahi.


  10514253 865213580156929 1140335530920010759 o    1275201 661016490576640 762667028 o  

    Charlie Pomee (Three Houses Down)                                   Ria Hall