Guitar / Keys / Vocals
John plays lead/rhythm guitar, keyboard, and sings lead vocals as well as backing vocals.
John began playing piano at the age of 7, then guitar in his teens. He has studied classical guitar and has a Performance Diploma with Trinity College London.
He has played in numerous bands including Renegade, Rocket, and has also toured internationally in a support act for premiere blues guitarist Billy T.K. Jnr and Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss.
John has been in the entertainment industry for 15+yrs, and has a great versatile voice, singing songs from Michael Buble, Maroon 5, to The Doobie Brothers.
John’s great stage presence always brings high energy to his performances.
Ness is ELEVATE'S lead female vocalist, and also sings backing vocals. Ness is a vocal coach, has done TV and radio ads, sings jingles for BigPop, and has performed on NZ Stars In Their Eyes, sung the National Anthem for televised Netball, and been a soloist for Coca-Colas Christmas In The Park.
Ness has a rich powerful voice for singing big ballads, disco classics, pop and rock hits. Ness has been in the entertainment industry for over 15yrs.
Ness has a rich, powerful voice which is very versatile, singing a variety of styles from Jazz, to Rock, to pop, to funk. From old school slow jams, to funky 70's and 80's hits, as well as today’s chart toppers. She enjoys performing live and knows how to entertain and engage a crowd with her exuberant (crazy!) sense of humour!
Bass / Sound
Brennan plays the Bass as well as being ELEVATE'S sound engineer.
Brennan has also been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Brennan has a broad variety of experience from playing in a number of great bands doing both covers and originals (Calamity Jam, Drama Dept, Rocket & Resonator) to name a few.
Having recorded several EP’s he has a great ear for music and the balancing of a mix and as a result is responsible for making us sound good.
Brennan is a strong musician and performer. He always has great energy on stage and loves to interact with the crowd.