About the Mentor
We are so proud to have music industry legend and singer, guitarist and songwriter Shayne Carter as one of our mentors! Shayne has earned many accolades as a member of Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer, including induction into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award, and Best Group and Best Rock Album at the NZ Music Awards. As a solo artist, Shayne was nominated for the illustrious Taite Music Prize in 2017 for his solo album Offsider. Shayne is currently based near Dunedin.
Teacher Lee Parcell from South Otago High School told us,
"It was lovely to have Shayne attend our wee rural high school. Students struggle to have these kinds of opportunities, and it's such a privilege to have industry recognised musicians in our presence; especially when they unknowingly re-iterate my critique!!"