JGeeks tour touches down

YVETTE MORRISSEY
Last updated 08:00 09/02/2013

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Two finalists from the New Zealand's Got Talent reality show are joining forces in Palmerston North for a night of music, dance and "freestyle jamming".

Fans of the scantily clad entertainers JGeeks will get their chance to see them live when their Tu Meke Tour arrives in the city tomorrow.

The Maori entertainment act, which finished fourth on New Zealand's Got Talent, want to wow the crowds with their fusion of dance, music, singing, skits and pop culture.

The show will also be a homecoming for Palmerston North-born "Sonny Bill" lookalike Tawaroa Kawana, who competed against JGeeks in the show's finals.

"He had nothing to do for three months so we asked him to come jam with us on tour," said JGeeks founder Jermaine Leef. "And the girls fall in love with him."

JGeeks are also popular with women, judging from the admiring comments posted on their Facebook page. JGeeks now have more than 7 million views on YouTube, and more than 80,000 fans on Facebook.

The show catered for everyone, Leef said.

"There are some girls at the front of the crowd that get their cameras out, but there is something for everyone, from kids to teenage boys. We've even had some elderly ladies show up."

The 36-venue tour features their hit songs, along with new anthems, dance showcases seen on television, improvisation skits and crowd participation. The group and Kawana will perform at the Awapuni Function Centre from 6pm.

JGeeks also perform in Levin on February 14. Tickets are available from Event Finder.

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