Adam Hattaway and the Haunters
One dark night, under the glow of a gas heater, Adam Hattaway and the Haunters emerged with a soul music anthology in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other.
They’ll take you back to the good old days, circa. 1965, when a man could simply fall in love and cry about it.
Based in Christchurch, Adam Hattaway and the Haunters have been building a national reputation as an electrifying live act. With sweltering hooks and starry-eyed narrative, their sound says ‘put your arm around the one you love and remember that they won’t be there forever – but maybe that’s a good thing.’
Adam Hattaway is for lovers. A born frontman, he performs alongside three Haunters; Elmore Jones, Liam Quinn, and Thomas Isbister.
Their enigmatic live performances are often strengthened by emotive horn lines and organ from some of New Zealand’s filthiest players.
In December 2018, their fuzz-laden debut album ‘All Dat Love’, deftly blended noise rock with soul while also paying respectful homage to rock ‘n’ roll. Since then, the Haunters wooed festival goers at Electric Avenue, Nostalgia, and The Great Kiwi Beer Festival before embarking on a relentless national tour followed by constant touring throughout the year.
Their second album titled ‘Crying Lessons’ was released in September 2019, it reached number 7 on the NZ top 40 charts. The album was produced and engineered by Native Tongue’s own Delaney Davidson and Jol Mulholland, respectively.