NZGT's JGeeks touring Northland

Last updated 05:00 16/01/2013
JGeeks

HOT ACT: JGeeks as they wowed judges and audiences: back, Marino Taiatini, Rickey Flavel, Jermaine Leef, front, Eru Bennett-Paul. Rickey Flavel has since left the group.

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Local artists will get their chance to shine alongside one of the hit stars of New Zealand's Got Talent this month.

JGeeks had the studio audience on their feet, the judges scrambling to find superlatives and wowed television viewers with their mesmerising mix of humour, dance, song, acrobatics and modern takes on Maori mythology.

The fourth placegetters kick off a 29-venue tour with a one and a half-hour show at the Dargaville War Memorial Hall on January 26.

Kaipara District Council sought the inclusion of Dargaville on the tour to cater to the young people. "We try to put on something special for youth every year and JGeeks has something for everyone. It's a real coup getting them here and especially to be first off the block," community development facilitator Heidi Dreyer says.

Ms Dreyer conducted a survey through Facebook and the council website, asking young people whether they would like Titanium or JGeeks, with 80 per cent wanting JGeeks.

Before making their huge impact on New Zealand's Got Talent the group had already made a name on social media, collecting a legion of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube fans.

They now have over five million views on YouTube, more than 1000 followers on Twitter and their Facebook page has nearly 62,000 "likes".

While they are disappointed at not winning New Zealand's Got Talent, founder Jermaine Leef says the show gave them a chance to show New Zealand the modern Maori man - "metro, ripped, funny, crazy and artistic".

Tickets are available from Kaipara District Council offices at $10 each or an earlybird special of $35 for four.

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