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Meet The Team

HOMEMeet The Team


Our small specialised team comprises some of the most in demand musicians in Auckland.
Collectively they have supported or played alongside acts such as The Pixies, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Muse, The Alabama Shakes, and many more.
Read about them below and secure your free trial by clicking contact at the bottom of the screen
Jesse Sheehan

Jesse Sheehan

Director, Band Mentor, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Jesse is an singer, songwriter, session guitarist, and singer.
In his time he has performed all over the world at festivals like

Glastonbury, national festivals like RnV, as well as backing up NZ legends Neil Finn on the Dizzy Heights World Tour 2014, and Dave Dobbyn on various tours 2015-2017. He was also Smokefree Rockquest’s first ever solo artist to take out the national competition in 2009.

Jesse’s new passion is running Lila School of Bands, he loves the feeling of seeing the next generation find themselves and thrive through music.

Callum Lee

Callum Lee

Band Mentor, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Callium Lee is a multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, composer, producer and artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He makes art as a way to process

emotion and to express beauty. As a music teacher he focusses on applying learnt theory and technical skills through songwriting and other creative processes.

Darryn Harkness

Darryn Harkness

Band Mentor, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Darryn Harkness is a music producer, song writer and multiinstrumentalist. Harkness writes and performs with various bands including,

New Telepathics. Loud Ghost, King Ketchup, Hallelujah Picassos, From Scratch and the Andrew Fagan band. He has released over 25 albums and toured over 25 countries, touring and opening with acts such as The Pixies, The Buzzcocks, Muse, Sebadoh and many more.

Bella Bavin

Bella Bavin

Band Mentor
Bella Bavin is an emerging 19yr old indie rock musician from Auckland who in her short career has made thenational final for Rockquest,

supported the Beths and Princess Chelsea, and secured slots at major festivals like RnV with her band CoastArcade. Bella brings a wealth of both musical and music industry knowledge to the Lila Team.

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