Arjuna Oakes is an accomplished singer/songwriter, pianist, composer and producer, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand). Following the release of his debut EP The Watcher - EP in 2019, Arjuna has released another five projects all to widespread acclaim, 2020’s Recovery, Pt. 1, 2021’s First Nights, 2022's Recovery, Pt. 2, Final Days and Future Lullaby. Both First Nights and Final Days are a collaboration with longtime friend and co-producer Serebii, released by LA-based record label Innovative Leisure (BADBADNOTGOOD, Allah-Las). First Nights debuted at #5 on KCRW's top 30 Albums chart and has had extensive play on BBC6 and BBC1xtra.
Arjuna's latest EP Future Lullaby was created with mentor and renowned Greek/Kiwi composer John Psathas. The pair are set to perform pieces from the EP with Orchestra Wellington in June this year. Aside from releasing recorded projects, Arjuna has also scored a Theatre show, composed for a string quintet and performed extensively around the New Zealand touring and festival circuit. Arjuna has opened for some incredible artists including Jordan Rakei, Moonchild and Allen Stone. Arjuna is currently working on his debut album and is planning on moving to London later this year.