Mirrors formed in January of 2017, starting out in the Christchurch bar scene and specialising in a range of pop/funk/rock/blues music. Since then, we have enjoyed entertaining people across the country through a wide range of events.
Since the age of 3, Susie has been belting out tunes for anyone who will listen. Originally trained in classical music, she has over time delved into the contemporary side of music Inspired by powerhouse vocalists such as Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. In 2015, Susie completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Music and History at the University of Auckland, then moving on to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at the University of Canterbury.
During the week she works as a Social Science teacher at a local high school, while on the weekends taking on the role of lead singer of Mirrors. Susie has enjoyed many successes both as a covers musician and through her original music. Having established Mirrors with husband Regan in 2017, Susie has been entertaining guests at weddings across the country, bars such as Fat Eddie's and Dux Central, as well as private functions. In 2020 Mirrors released their first original single, ‘Only You’, which received recognition on national radio and earned a placing in the NZ Top 20 Singles Chart.
Regan is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and educator based in Christchurch. Regan completed his Bachelor of Music Arts degree at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Music Arts Programme in 2013. He then went on to gain a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at the University of Canterbury.
Regan is currently the Head of Music at a local secondary school, as well as lead guitarist of Mirrors. With over 15 rears of guitar experience, 10 years of this has been dedicated to performing in multiple bands and being involved in national tours, as well as weddings and corporate functions across the country. His Inspirations include artists such as John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Emily is a Christchurch based musician who works around the country as a full time bassist, performer and tutor. She completed her Bachelor of Music Arts at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Music Arts Programme in 2018. She has a real passion for the electric bass and has nine years of playing under her belt, performing with multiple Christchurch based cover bands.
Alongside playing in Mirrors, Emily is currently performing with original artist ‘PRINS’ whom have been on multiple national tours and played at 2021 festivals, Bay Dreams and Electric Avenue. Emily made her debut theatre performance in The Court Theatre's 2019 show, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, and in 2020 was a member of the band for the Isaac Theatre Royals' ‘Cinderella’ with GMG productions. Joe Dart, Victor Wooten Kinga Glyk, Micheal League and Jaco Pastorius are just a few of her inspirations.
Tarn is a drummer, artist, producer, and songwriter based between Christchurch and Wellington. Having studied Commercial Music at Massey University, Tarn is now working as a freelance music producer and songwriter as well as drumming for Mirrors.
Tarn started playing with Mirrors in 2017 and has now played with them for 5 and a half years, flying down on the weekends to Christchurch for gigs. Tarn has experience playing in jazz, funk, Dixie and contemporary bands, and is influenced by the likes of Questlove, Steve Jordan and Homer Steinweiss. As well as being a drummer, Tarn has released two EPs of original music “Fantasy” and “Monarch”, which were all self written, produced and performed. He has gained over 600,000 plays on streaming services and has been featured on New Music Friday AU/NZ, UK and US.
Nick is a Christchurch based saxophonist and keyboard player who has been immersed in the music industry since 2014. He joined Mirrors in 2018, playing with the group regularly at bars, weddings, and other private functions.
Nick particularly enjoys playing jazz and pop covers and has performed with several outfits throughout Christchurch. Nick draws inspiration from saxophonists such as Bob Reynolds and Kamasi Washington, as well as artists such as The Roots and D'Angelo. Alongside music, Nick is in his fourth year at the University of Canterbury completing a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Commerce.
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