Classic Rock Covers Ruff Copy are a hard working 3 piece covers band. Fun loving, party oriented and versatile, with a huge repertoire to match, Ruff Copy play party hits from , 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s to present day top 40 charts. With strong vocals and harmonies, and slick musicianship, they are a tight unit and guarantee a great night out for all occasions. Smooth blues, crunching rock, funk, rootsy reggae and dub, RnB, Latin and jazz, to kiwi classics and good old sing along numbers, the Ruff Copy crew will be only too pleased to accommodate your party and/or function requirements.
Brilleaux A typical set by Brilleaux consists of a mixture of British R&B Classics and exciting original material that these masters of Rhythm and Blues have been performing at festivals around the country since 1999. There is nobody in New Zealand playing Rhythm and Blues like these guys. It is unique refreshing and extremely lively. If you are looking for slow cruisey renditions of old blues classics then you have got the wrong band! These guys go from 0-100 mph in the first set! Brilleaux have proven them-selves to be a very welcome and fresh addition to all the festivals throughout New Zealand as their musical sound and style is very different to the usual Texas Chicago or traditional style American variations of the genre
Introducing Shane and the Shazam band
Singer Shane Hales, an English immigrant who had found fame as the lead singer of the raucous Pleazers in the mid-1960s, would become one of the more enduring faces of the decade and remains a household name to this day.
Legendary Kiwi entertainer Shane is Famous for songs like Saint Paul, Heya and Lady Samantha, Shane has released over a dozen albums, and is still actively touring the country and playing to appreciative crowds.
His song Saint Paul was a number 1 hit in the NZ charts for 7 weeks in 1969, and was also a top 10 hit in Germany..
The Shazam band plays hits from Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presely and a lot more, all the big hits from the 60's.. Guaranteed a fantastic night of dancing from this legend of NZ music who still know how to entertain a crowd..
Here is Shane performing his number one hit Saint Paul HTTPS://WWW.youtube.Com/watch?v=3EiozpR0x3g
Read Shanes full biography here..
Introducing The Party Rockers
Party Rockers are a 4-piece Auckland based High-energy classic upbeat covers band who play songs to get you singing dancing and tapping your toes
They always fill the dance floor and hold the crowds
The Party Rockers members have been together for around 10months, they are all all seasoned Professionals, They also have a 5000watt PA Rig and full Lighting equip.
Vox - Vidal MacMillan (X Overdrive) Guitar - Shayne Tracy ( CoverUp) Bass - Steven Jefferies (Coverup) Drums - Mike Tan (Navy Drummer 20years)
“Boom! Boom! Deluxe! are an Auckland-based band playing Rock n' Roll and Rockabilly music - A mix of authentic 1950's and 1960's classics laced with clever re-workings of modern songs in the Rockabilly style. Fantastic fun and guaranteed to fill the dancefloor”
One of Auckland's Top Rock/ Pop Covers bands
The Groovediggers have been performing professionally for over 28 years, and have played at some of the top corporate events, bars, functions and major festival and events throughout New Zealand...
Marty Clark..Lead Vocals Grant Wills Lead guitar Dave Manning Bass Guitar Dave Curtis Keyboards John Scott Drums
AC/DC Beatles Bon Jovi Cold Chisel Coldplay Dragon Exponents Good Charlotte Los Lonely Boys Maroon 5 Misex Oasis Reef Robbie Williams Stereophonics Stevie Wonder Thirsty Merc Train U2 Weezer
Aerosmith Cheap Trick Deep Purple Doobie Brothers Eric Clapton Free Gales Brothers Gary Moore Guns and Roses Hollies Jimi Hendrix Joe Cocker Lenny Kravitz Rod Stewart Rolling Stones Small Faces Stevie Ray Vaughan The Cars The Kinks Tom Jones
Introducing Tribal Conexionz
Hailing from Opotiki, Tribal Conexionz is a band made up of 3 brothers that has been performing for over a decade, have featured in regional competitions and on national television.
With a burning desire to spread their message of love and unity, this group of passionate musicians is a reggae band that excels in live performance.
Influenced by the original sound of Jamaican reggae and infused with Aotearoa roots, Tribal Conexionz has a sound to be reckoned with.
They have played alongside New Zealand's reggae heavy-weights including Katchafire, House of Shem, Che Fu, and The Herbs.
From rural foundations these boys are united by their passion for reggae music and fuelled by the love and support of their whanau.
Tribal Conexionz’s song writing is inter-generational because it appeals to the music lover in all of us.
Antony Pirihi - Lead Vocals, Guitarist
Te Whetu Pirihi - B.V's, Bass Guitarist
Hemi Pirihi - Drummer
Introducing Tom Sharplin
Tom Sharplin born in Auckland but raised in Tauranga where soon after leaving school 1967 he joined his first band “The Arms & Legs”. Tom supported Mr. Lee Grant on a tour around the Bay of Plenty before long he was heading up to the big smoke Auckland City. . Tom had five singles in the seventies. . In 1974 he formed “Tom Sharplin & Graffiti” . They toured the country developing a Rock & Roll revival act second to none.
Although he toured up and down New Zealand he remained quiet on the recording front until 1978 when he released an album called “Rock ‘n Roll”.The same record but re-released in 1982 after the success of the TV Show “Rock Around The Clock” The first single “Pretty Blue Eyes”/”I Knew The Bride” made it for one week in the national top forty at position 39. The other single was “Blue Moon”/”Three Steps To Heaven”. Both songs however received massive exposure through television clips and radio coverage.
In 1982 he formed a group called ‘Tom Sharplin and the Rockets’. . They played all over the country setting record crowds in almost every venue they played. Among many awards Tom and his band have picked up are the “NZ Group of the Year Award” in 1980 Tom was awarded the Variety Artist Club’s ultimate award “The Benny” in 2002. Tom is currently President of the Variety Artists Club and is also an active participant in the Variety Cluba charity for children who are sick or have disabilities. Tom went on to form a few different Bands over the years until “The Cadillacs” lead by Ray Eade on Bass guitar. ‘The Cadillacs’ have Peter Wood on keyboardsGordon Joll on drums,Steve Hubbard on Rhythm Guitar,Bruce French on saxophone and Brian Hatcher on Lead guitar.
Tom toured New Zealand from one end to the other in 2006 “Best of the Best” tour Alongside Johnny Devlin,Ray Columbus,Sharon O’Neil,Larry Morris and Shane. Tom most recent CD‘We’ll Sing in the Sunshine’ produced by renowned producer Simon Lynch. Stayed in the NZ top20 for 6 weeks. Tom is still performing as well as being the President of the Variety Artists Club of NZ for the last 15 years
Introducing The Flaming Mudcats
“Blues sunny side up, easy -over, spicy or funky it’s all on the menu with these guys.”
A firm favourite in Auckland’s Blues scene, The Flaming Mudcats are a band that is well versed on what it takes to please a crowd, exhibiting levels of professionalism and musicianship that makes it easy to become a dedicated fan.
It’s as distinctive as it is powerful, and has been influenced by a diversity of musical styles, which manifests itself into a unique musical hybrid as the band swings and shuffles taking you back to another time. While their music may sound vintage, their attitude is definitely current.
Harmonica ricochets through the mix, incorporated with Jimmie Vaughan and Ike Turner-inspired guitar licks and backed by the band’s hard working rhythm section (who are neither too loud or too showy), prove that the Mudcats are a band attentive to detail and which puts a premium on ensemble playing; a tradition that is rapidly becoming obscured and in a way which is rarely heard today. They confidently move through different components of the blues — shuffles, soul, funk, four on the floor rock and roll and low down blues.
It’s plain to see right away that these guys love the music they make together. The Flaming Mudcats play the blues not just like they mean it, but like they have no choice in the matter. Anyone who argues that good blues is getting hard to find has never heard of this band… chances are you couldn’t find a tighter good time band.
Their mission is to smile in your face and then kick you in the ass, musically speaking. They succeed. Audiences have bruises to prove it!
Everyone can identify with the Mudcat’s brand of blues; it’s just that not everyone knows it.
Influences The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Walter, Jimmie Vaughan, William Clarke, George Smith, Doug MacLeod
The band is fronted on vocals and harmonica by Craig Bracken with Doug Bygrave providing the six string firepower. Anchoring these two, is drummer Ian Thomson and “newbie” bassist Chris “Kit” Parfitt. With two highly-regarded albums of mostly original material, – 2011’s Gave You What You Wanted” and 2013’s “Mistress”, these guys are just getting started.
Formed in 2008 in Auckland, the Flaming Mudcats are now regarded to be one of New Zealand’s premier blues acts. They have taken their show to festivals and clubs throughout NZ, Australia, USA and the Pacific Islands. Their energetic live blues sets blend original material and covers drawn from their eclectic influences….a raw life potion of killer grooves, blazing licks and harp wizardry. Butt-shakin belters to soulful grinders with everything in between….welcome to the Flaming Mudcats show.
Introducing Rebel Without Applause
Rebel Without Applause are a professional four piece band, all with international experience, who have played almost every venue in Auckland, from large outdoor festivals and corporate ballroom functions to small intimate rooms.
Rebel Without Applause have played virtually every venue in Auckland from the Town Hall, ASB Tennis Dome and large outdoor festivals to small intimate private functions. The band can also perform a dinner set when required.
When it comes to versatility and danceability the repertoire of Rebel Without Applause is impossible to beat.
Rick Poole Guitar and Vocals, Steve Sussex Bass and Vocals, Vicki Russell Drums and Vocals, Walter Bianco Sax and Vocals
Introducing Happy Fish band
Happy Fish is: Gordon Joll, drums and Sue Joll, guitar and vocals. Together they create bass tracks to give a full band sound. They play a mix of popular rock songs and original music with an emphasis on Kiwi music.
Happy Fish formed in March 2015, their love for each other and their music was instant and Happy Fish quickly became a very popular act on the Pub and Club circuit with bookings well into 2019.
Gordon Joll is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished musicians; a drummer of world class status who has played a part in shaping New Zealand’s musical history for over 40 years, having collaborated with such great names as Herbs, Hello Sailor, Prince Tui Teka, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Billy T. James, Tom Sharplin, Hammond Gamble, The Mockers, Glen Moffatt, Brendon Ham, the list goes on. Gordon is an inducted member into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
Sue Joll, guitarist/singer/songwriter, has been an all-round musician for over 30 years with a rich and powerful voice, having played bass for Monique Rhodes, Doc Savage and Hashtag and rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Too Wild and Fatal Attraction. Sue’s unique, rhythm guitar “feel” is heavily influenced by the rich musical talent that hails from the Far North of New Zealand where she grew up. Sue caught the attention of Jordan Luck who invited her up to sing with him at a recent gig.
Happy Fish have just released their first CD, “Catch Us On A Good Day”
An extensive repertoire ranging from Dion 1960's ' Run-around Sue' to 2013 Sticky Fingers 'How to fly', Loop have secured regular gigs at Pukekohe Performing Arts, Harrington Theatre, Weddings, 21sts to 60th Birthday parties, The Papakura Club, and more recently they are regulars at The Longkeeper, Pukekohe.
Die hard classic rock fans have loved their versions of CCR, The Doors, Beatles, & Queen.
Loop say, – what it comes down to is, we really enjoy doing what we do, and the people that come to see us really enjoy what they see us doing.
Your next event, make it one with Loop.
Members: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harp, & Ukulele Carl Mounsey, Lead Guitar, Ukulele, & Vocals Christian Nepia, Bass Guitar, Sax, Ukulele, & Vocals Brad Hoskins, Drums, Ukulele, & Vocals Ryan Mounsey.
Cool Me Down White Lines September Uptown Funk Jet Airliner Are you Gonna Go My Way Livin La Vida Loca Be Mine Tonight Mustang Sally Tribute I wish Wake Me up Before You Go Go Use Somebody Brown Eyed Girl Treat Her Right Footloose Are You Gonna Be My Girl Is This Love Talking In You Sleep Sex on Fire Rain Man I Feel Like A Woman 500 Miles Crazy Little Thing Called Love Bliss Harder to Breathe Play that Funky Music Wagon Wheel Yellow Mellow Could you be Loved Have You Ever Seen The Rain Mony, Mony Why Does Love Do This To Me I Want You to Want Me Rude Hurts So Good Santeria Midnight Special Sitting Inside My Head Roadhouse Blues Fire April Sun In Cuba How To Fly Happy Hour Walking By Myself Don’t forget Your Roots Keep Your Hands To Yourself Valarie This Love Come Together Mary Had a Little Lamb Proud Mary If It Don’t Matter Steal My Kisses Tennessee Whiskey Stand By Me Summer of 69 Jailhouse Rock Long Road To Ruin Aeroplane Killing In The Name Of I’m a Believer Dani California Tell Me Baby Somewhere Over The Rainbow Ain’t No Sunshine
Loop is a four piece covers band residing in Auckland. A long history of ‘community’ music/performance within the members of the band, lead to an eventual alliance to create Loop in 2017.
Introducing Evan Silva and Silva Service
Evan Silva & Silva Service, play Jazz Latin Soul R&B, plus they have a smaller band for smaller gigs. Evan Silva is one of Australasia's top soul, R'n B artists with a list of impressive achievements in the music industry on both sides of the Tasman.He has been singing since the age of fifteen and to date has recorded eleven albums. "I spent time playing both of Aucklands main City clubs, The Top 20 and the Galaxie, then toured. After playing the TV Show C'mon a few times with my band The Action, I split to Sydney Australia, played the Whiskey and scored a residency at The Eye ....the rest is history ...Compulsion ...Bell-Bird the Australian / Melbourne Soap ...Award Winning Movie Vision ... Years in the studio singing KFC, McDonalds and a lot more TV jingles ....recording albums, gigging with some wonderful players and still at it with writing, recording and performing. I do it because I love it, its in the blood."
Final Set List for Wedding : 31-03-18 Set 1. Autumn Leaves: Bossa Em ..first chord Am. Dock Of The Bay ( G ) Moondance ( Am ) And I Love Her ( Fm ) Sunny ( Em ) Laid back…groove.. The Look Of Love ( Dm ) Blue Moon ( Dmaj7 ) Wonderful You Are ( Gm ) Instrumental Mercy …Band Broadway…Ernie Eyes Of Love ( F ) Original.
Set 2 Stroll’n In The Park ( Bm) Just The Two Of Us ( Em ) Aint No Sunshine ( Am ) Is’nt She Lovely / Ernie As It Is ( Am ) Lovely Day ( E ) Cold Sweat ( C ) Check room temperature ! Unchain My Heart ( Am ) Bird Of Beauty / Ernie 6345789 ( C ) Make No Mistake ( D )
Introducing Hands Off
Hands Off is an Auckland based covers band that provides a fun, enjoyable and energetic live performance for your bar, club, private function or corporate event. Available in several formats and combinations, HANDS OFF can provide Entertainment for any function. With Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards and 5 vocalists (male and female) HANDS OFF can deliver a LIVE Entertainment package to fit your event!!
With a repertoire that covers top 40 hits, popular music, disco, 80’s, classics and rock, Hands Off will always entertain. And with their ‘try anything once’ attitude, your requests are always welcome.
Example of Set List
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Mi Sex Blue Day Travie McCoy Billionaire Michael Jackson Billie Jean Pearl Jam Better Man Elton John Benny And The Jets
Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning The Dudes Be Mine Tonite Dragon Are You Old Enough Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl Dragon April Sun In Cuba Robbie Williams Angels
Kooks Always Where I Need To Be Tiki Taane Always On My Mind Lionel Richie All Night Long Foo Fighters All My Life Mike and the Mechanics All I Need Is A Miracle
Toto Africa The Proclaimers 500 Miles
The Award Winning Recliner Rockers, an immensely entertaining and popular act that have toured NZ, playing at The Hokitika Wild Foods Festival, Whitianga Scallop Festival, Burt Munroe Festival Invercargill,Beach Hop, Kowhai Festival Warkworth, Rotorua Blues Festival Kumeu classic car show,and top corporate events around The Country....and much more!
They have Recently won the Face TV best Group of the Year Award 2016
The Recliner Rockers history begins in 2005 when Al and Geoff were playing together in a covers band and started talking about their love of rockabilly, blues and other roots music.
Putting on a colourful, energetic show just came naturally with Al's seriously dynamic guitar playing and Geoff's crazy spinning double bass acrobatics.
Along with Steve's flamboyant drumming and Bruce's smooth sax style, their flare for showmanship truly matches their musical prowess.
The first gig of note was the Whangamata Beach Hop in 2006, where the venue they played was filled to capacity and people were being turned away from the door. The Recliner Rockers with their
repertoire of covers and originals quickly became a favourite and have been invited back every year since.
Auckland based -Rockabilly-Roots-Rock n Roll Band! AL LAVIS - GUITAR... & VOCALS. Ex Sly Groovers veteran of stage and studio both here in NZ and the U.S. Al is well known for his smooth bluesy vocals and blistering guitar solos that'll leave you gasping . GEOFF FITZPATRICK - ELECTRIC & UPRIGHT BASS. Geoff has toured and played bass throughout NZ including being part of support acts for the recent Simple Minds tour and with Voodoo Kreepers at ex Stray Cats, Slim Jim Phantom’s Auckland show. Watch out for his energetic double bass balancing act.
STEVE ROONEY - DRUMS
A working drummer since the age of fifteen, both as band member and hired session player, Steve has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, playing literally thousands of shows, in venues ranging from clubs, indoor theatres and arenas, to football stadiums and outdoor amphitheaters. Steve has appeared at major festivals including Glastonbury (UK), Latitude (UK) Reggae Sun Ska (France), Graspop (Belgium) and South BySouth West (Austin Texas). His Radio/TV appearances include Channel 4 (UK), Sky TV, BBC Radio1 - Live From Maida Vale studios and BBC2’s Later Live With Jools Holland. Steve has been a tutor columnist for both of the UK’s best-selling drummers magazines, ‘Rhythm’ and ‘Drummer’, and worked on recording projects in Los Angeles produced by two Grammy Award winners, Meredith Brookes and Nile Rodgers. Despite, or maybe because of, all of this, he finds it impossible to retain a pair of sunnies for any respectable length of time.
Please click here for their video links of live performances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9zbn2mSWKM
Badly Stuffed Animals are a four piece covers band from Hamilton/Auckland that formed in early 2017 (formerly Blame Brad) with the aim of entertaining people with a wide range of music from the
70’s to now, and having as much fun and interaction as we can with the crowd and each other on Stage.
Musically they are quite perfectionistic and try to incorporate four part vocal harmonies where Applicable, as well as this they use an extensive sound and lighting system to add to the dynamics of
They will provide you with a fun night of ballads, pop, soul and rock that will send you home with a Smile and sore feet!
KEVIN RYAN: Lead Vocals/Guitar
... JON LOUISSON: Bass/Vocals
... JEREMY BADGER: Drums/Vocals
... JARED STEVENSON: Lead Guitar/Vocals
Their set list includes a wide range of music consisting of classic hits from The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers and Bob Marley as well as more recent hits from Justin Timberlake, DNCE and Six60. Basically if it's a great song to dance to, and we like it then we'll learn it. We're not tied to any particular genre. You might even hear Wagon Wheel....but shhhhh don't tell anyone.
Example of set list is
Peaceful Easy Feeling The Eagles Take It Easy Hotel California Tennessee Whiskey Chris Stapleton All Summer Long/ Kid Rock/Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama Dreadlock Holiday 10cc Hurt So Good John Cougar Only To Be Six 60 White Lines Verona Elemenop Adventure Of A Lifetime Coldplay Be Mine Tonight The Dudes Are You Old Enough Dragon April Sun In Cuba Rain Long Train Running Doobie Brothers Listen To The Music Rude Magic Hard To Handle Black Crowes Harder To Breathe Maroon 5 This Love Sunday Morning Treasure Bruno Mars
Introducing The Tuarangi Road Band
The Tuarangi Road Band – a band of extraordinary talent featuring a line up of some of Australasia’s top musos from the time when the world of music changed forever. Relive and rekindle your memories of the greatest classic rock songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s along with refreshing originals that showcase the multiple talents of this band. (example of set list is attached)
The Tuarangi Road Band is much more than a ‘cover band’ – these remarkable musicians tap into the heart of the rhythms, lyrics and melodies of the songs you love. Applying their unique interpretation, The Tuarangi Road Band delivers on all fronts and is a band not to be missed!
Tuarangi Road Band Song List NATURAL BORN WOMAN – A CROSS ROADS – A LOVE POTION - Gm 6345789 – A I SHOT THE SHERIFF – Gm SHAPE I’M IN – G GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER – Gm BYE BYE LOVE - FEVER – E I’M A MAN – E SOME CHANGE – A STRANGE BREW – A BOOTS (are made for walking) – E The Last Time SLIPPIN AWAY – A MYSTIC – D HOW LONG – Bb HONKY TONK WOMAN – G GIMME SOME LOVIN – E KNOCK ON WOOD – E SHAKEY GROUND – E Papa’s got a brand new bag -E Gloria Dream a little Dream Paint it Black Come together HARVEST MOON – D GOING DOWN – E COCAINE – E HANDBAGS – A RUN BACK TO YOUR SIDE – A MY BABY DON’T LOVE ME NO MORE – A WHITER SHADE OF PALE – C KEEP ON RUNNIN – A MISS YOU – Am UNCHAIN MY HEART – Am WORRY - Am Whiter Shade of Pale A Story everybody Knows - BB King
Phil Pritchard Guitar vocals Ron Brown Guitar Vocals Rick Ball Drums Liza Clarke Vocals Garry Clarke Bass Vocals Steve Clarke Keyboards
Introducing Tim Armstrong Band
The Tim Armstrong band from the Waikato, appeals to all people because they perform the best songs to suit the crowd they are performing for, great for any especially with audiences of all ages, they are renown for their expertise at private functions like weddings, birthday parties, and conferences, clubs, bars and hotels, Vineyards and festivals.. Tim also plays as a solo musician which enables him to perform at smaller venues. Perfect for any entertainment or cool event!
The top waikato and Bay Of plenty Wedding band!
The Tim Armstrong band or solo performs often in the Waikato, Hamilton,Bay of plenty ,Tauranga, Piako , Auckland, Coromandle and Taupo, Rotorua areas.............
Over 400 songs from classic rock to party favourites. (modern rock to old school)
Looking for professional, quality entertainment? BlueJam have decades of combined experience playing clubs, Weddings, corporate functions, formal dinners, social events, parties, and national & international festivals.
They play smooth, sophisticated grooves that are perfect to add a classy ambience to any event - their sets combine well known jazz standards with smooth grooves from today’s masters.
Easy to work with, they have very high quality gear to ensure that they provide the best sound at the right volume –And they always play to suit the venue and your requirements.
If you want professional, quality entertainment with superb sound and tasteful song choices, they will create a live, 3D Jazz/funk experience that you and your guests will remember long after the room has cleared and final drinks have been served.
Who they are
A professional mix of keys, guitar, Bass and drums (with the occasional Vocal thrown in to add some spice),
The musicians all have over 25 years Experience creating atmospheres That people love to be in. A quick Selection from our CV’s:
Martin (keys) was the resident Pianist at the Hyatt Hotel in Auckland John (guitar) has an HonoursDegree in jazz guitar Matt (bass/vocals) has played music on three continents
Paul (drums) was the first Drummer worldwide to achieve A Diploma in Drumming from Trinity College in London (and May or may not have a Commendation from the Queen For it!)
What they play
It’s jazz, but they stretch the genre a Little – you may have heard of some Of the tunes in our repertoire:
Ain't No Sunshine All Blues Autumn Leaves Blue Bossa Chameleon Mercy Mercy Mercy Moondance New York State Of Mind Rikki Don't Lose That Number Scrapple From The Apple September
So What Smooth Operator Summertime Take Five Tenor Madness This Masquerade Watermelon Man
Where they have played
Our musicians have played big and small stages in their careers To date, including: Fiji Jazz and Blues Festival, Samoa Jazz and Blues Festival, Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival, Mission Bay Jazz Festival, Rhythm & Vines, Queenstown Jazz Festival, Big Day Out, Auckland Town Hall Ballroom, Mantells, HQ Bar, Thalia Super Yacht, The Cloud, Vodafone Events Centre, Okahu Function Venue, Spencer on Byron
Ballroom, Pullman Ballroom, Auckland Seafood Festival,Hamilton Food and Wine Festival
Hear Blue Jam Jazz Band
Introducing The Sons
The sons in “Father & Sons”, The Pancho Brothers are Don, Josh, and Jake Pancho who as a trio are a distinctive Hard Rock outfit. Having toured for the last 20 years all over NZ, Australia, and South East Asia in some of the largest festivals with big names such as The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Jimmy Barnes, to our kiwi icons such as Shihad, Deja Voodoo, and I Am Giant. These boys are no children in the music industry and are genuine rock veterans. Sporting all the classic rock hits like of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and AC/DC all the way to the 90s grunge era of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and of course Metallica, and even to the much harder Nu’ Metal era of the 2000s like Rage against the machine, Linkin Park, System of a Down.
These boys certainly put on an impressive rock show like no other, with shredding guitar solos, thundering drum solos, and vocals to break glass windows. Without their Father to keep them tame on stage, The Pancho Brothers go all out, loud and proud.
Their setlist of approx 300+ songs would include various songs by:
3 Doors Down, Audioslave, AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Blink-182, Blur, Bush, Collective Soul, Coldplay, Cream, Creed, Disturbed, The Doors, Deep Purple, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Fuel, Green Day, Guns n Roses, Incubus, INXS, Jimi Hendrix, The Killers, Korn, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Live, Lifehouse, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Nickelback, Nirvana, Oasis, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Staind, Silverchair, Smashing Pumkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, System of a Down, White Stripes, Velvet Revolver.
Introducing Fifth Avenue
Fifth avenue are Auckland Rock covers band with over 40 years combined live experience. 'Fifth Avenue' offers a wide variety of music across many genres from 4 talented and energetic musicians.
Formely known as The Switch
Experience is a plenty but still have all the knowledge passion and youth to get any crowd on their feet, priding Themselves on their live sound and stage performance.
The group is versatile and dynamic with each member bringing a mix of talent and experience to the stage creating an exciting and unforgettable show. They have honed their individual skills over the past 17 years now as a unit earning the reputation as one of Auckland’s most crowd pleasing and energetic cover bands. Playing music from the current charts to some of the biggest hits ever recorded, they are suited to any style of crowd who are ready to have a great night out.
Fifth avenue comes complete with a professional fully operational sound and lighting rig that is suitable for any size venue and will accommodate host music while the band is not performing. Members: Bevan Thompson - Acoustic Guitar / Vocals Scott McDonald - Lead Guitar / Vocals Jake Hoggen - Bass Guitar / Vocals Karl Mai - Drums / Vocals
Please click here to see their Facebook and Instagram page
WHAT I GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE APRIL SUN FREE FALLING PROUD MARY COULD YOU BE LOVED SWEET HOME ALABAMA TAKE YOU MAMA 500 MILES BLISTER IN THE SUN MR JONES DROPS OF JUPITER BROWN EYED GIRL ALL STAR YELLOW TINY DANCER DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER PURPLE RAIN
WONDERWALL LAND DOWN UNDER BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE LONG TRAIN RUNNING COME ON EILEEN MY HAPPINESS SLICE OF HEAVEN BELIEVER FUNKY TOWN SHUT UP AND DANCE TAKE ME OUT TEENAGE DIRTBAG SMALL THINGS BASKET CASE LONELY BOY LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR GO YOUR OWN WAY HEY JUDE Extra's
LITTLE LION MAN WAGON WHEEL WHY DOES LOVE HURTS SO GOOD RAIN NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP LEARN TO FLY DAKOTA SEX ON FIRE ALL THE THINGS IVE DONE SUMMER OF 69 DARKNESS TEEN SPIRIT ENTER SANDMAN POUR SOME SUGAR MR BRIGHTSIDE SWEET CHILD KILLING IN THE NAME
Introducing The Brendon Ham Band
Award winning and "NZ Music Awards – Tui" finalists
The Brendon Ham Band also appear as their 1950 ’s style alter-ego’s "The NITRO ROCKERS", playing and performing at multiple Rock’n’Roll Hops and celebrations including the prestigious Beach Hop at Whangamata as above. Often asked who the biggest influences for the band are, well it really is the honesty of a few generations of real music. Their musical influences and heroes are many and spread across a range of genres. Although country music, including original material, is the true spirit of the Brendon Ham Band, each member contributes their own style and influences giving an unforgettable show.
the Brendon Ham Band are regarded as NZ’s premier honky-tonk country unit having built a solid reputation and embraced an ever increasing popularity with their own brand of gritty rockin'-country music whilst paving the way for a contemporary urban flavour. The Brendon Ham Band has deservedly earned the respect of a growing fan base across the ages and genres eager to enjoy the unique package that the Brendon Ham Band delivers. Having shared the stage with both international and national performers, the Brendon Ham Band has performed and appears at a variety of venues and annual prestigious events including:
• ANZAC DAY annual commemorations – Grey Lynn
• Whangamata Beach Hop and many others
• Kumeu Volunteer Fire-Brigade Hoedown – Kumeu
• Stragglers Classic Car Festival – Lake Karipiro
• Greenhithe Rock-The-Hithe Hospice Fundraiser
• World International Rodeo Championships – Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
• Music In The Parks – Auckland
Introducing Soundbite Covers Band
We are a cover band based on the North Shore of Auckland. We specialise in Kiwi classics like Th’ Dudes, Dave Dobbyn, Dragon and The Exponents, as well a great selection of songs for singing along, drinking and dancing. We can tailor our set to meet your needs and are happy to learn a couple of your favourites (as long they work with our style of band)
We have up to date, quality equipment that gives amazing sound quality at what ever volume you choose.
Soundbite, we are a four piece band; Kevin on keyboard/Guitar, Olivia on Bass, Chris on Guitar and Chris on drums.
The band all sing so they have a really good range of song types and genres.
The band is completely digital so controlling volume and sound clarity is a huge bonus
In terms of the songs they play, here is a list of some of the artists they cover:
The Eagles Th’ Dudes Tom Petty Dragon Bruce Springsteen Dave Dobbyn Billy Idol Exponents Bryan Adams The Killers Icehouse Hello Sailor Australian Crawl Midnight Oil
A five-piece guitar covers band plays music designed to drive the party atmosphere, getting people dancing and keeping them dancing!
They aim to ensure that everyone has a fantastic time by playing music that is refreshingly good, and avoiding those covers band cliches. Their play-list is unashamedly rock and contains songs from a range of eras to cater for a wide range of tastes and ages..
Their professionalism is manifested through their performance, reliability and a high level of organisation, ensuring additional bookings through personal recommendations, and repeat performances for the same clients.
The core members of the band have been together for over 10 years,and have played at a variety of venues and occasions..
Carl Edkins > Lead Vocals > Mike McMurtry > Vocals and rhythm guitar > Glyn Evans > Lead guitar & backing vocals>
Steven Galbraith > Bass > Ian Glenister > Drums > Howard Lush > Sound Engineer
The Slow Water Band has brought Celtic music to the Hibiscus Coast. The music of Scotland and Ireland, the Isle of Man and as far afield as Nova Scotia can be heard ringing out in the North Shore villages and pubs and clubs. All of their musicians have played in other bands and other genres but their heart has found its home in Celtic music.
This is stirring music, whether on the main stage at a music festival, in someone’s front room, or at a Session in a pub.
The lead vocalist and guitarist, Alan Wagstaff, has played in rock bands, folk bands and Irish bands.
Stephen Cope is their accordionist extraordinaire. He is one of the best in the business and is well known in the Auckland music scene.
Sarah Poppe, the fiddle player, is a music teacher by day, a jazz violinist and an exciting fiddle player by night! She can often be seen wandering amongst the tables like a gypsy fiddler.
Ruth Wagstaff plays true Celtic instruments: the bodhrán (an Irish drum) and a variety of Irish whistles.
Whatever your mood they draw you in with rousing Irish pub songs, to get you singing and dancing, then change the mood with the more soulful Celtic sounds.
“There's something wonderful that happens whenever the Slow Water Band plays at The Tahi. The atmosphere is magical. Such beautiful, timeless music, played and sung so gorgeously. Everyone in the audience is on an emotional high. It's a lovely thing to be a part of.”
Rachel Cooney – The Tahi Bar, Warkworth
Rewind band are a group of 5 experienced musicians comprising male and female lead vocalists based at Auckland Hibiscus Coast
They only play the classics, most of which are great dance hits including playing your favourite hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's & '80s, including The Beatles, CCR, Stray Cats, John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones & and many New Zealand and Australian anthems.
Jesse Wilde Band are an exciting new act performing a unique blend of Americarna, Rock, Folk and Pop, covering artists like Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash Neil Young, Chris Stapleton, John Cougar, CCR, Bob Seagar and much more more
Performing regularly at venues such as Deep Creek Bar Browns Bay, Huapai Tavern, Puhoi Tavern, Glen Eden RSA, Warkworth RSA, Grey Lynn RSC, Postman’s Leg Glenfield, Paraoa Brewing Company, Stillwater Boat Club, Smittys Bar Whitianga, New Plymouth club, Whangamata Club and much more
Introducing Hello Sailor
Hello Sailor in 2020 are what remain of the line-up that played the final show with Graham Brazier in front of 10,000 people
in Hagley Park Christchurch, March 2015. After much agonising over the loss of Dave McArtney in 2013, Sailor had decided to
continue and brought old friend Jimmy Taylor in on guitar.
Stand out performances in recent years have been the release party for Graham’s posthumous solo album Left Turn at Midnite,
the Leg Up for Vinnie fundraiser for Lyn Buchanan (ex-Legionnaires and Dragon), some corporate functions and sold-out shows
in Paul Woolright’s and Harry Lyon’s new home towns of Paeroa and Russell. Demand for the band has grown and this
summer’s gigs included headlining a show the South Island Masters Games in Timaru and A Concert on the Green on Auckland’s
Hibiscus Coast and playing The Biggest Pub Gig in the World at Spark Arena in December. In January 2021 audiences loved
them at the Summer Concert Tour series of shows in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga. In March they will appear at the
Selwyn Sounds festival in Christchurch in front of an expected audience of 10,000 and the Auckland Craft Beer Festival at Spark
The current Hello Sailor line-up is as close as fans will get to Sailor’s classic sound. Powered by the indomitable rhythm section
of Rick Ball on drums and Paul Woolright on bass, they have the Sailor energy and attitude. Harry Lyon and Jimmy Taylor take
care of the weaving guitars, Stephen Small on piano and Andy Dixon on saxophone complete the package. Their shows feature
Hello Sailor, Pink Flamingos and Graham Brazier favourites, hit songs from Harry’s back catalogue and his 2018 critically
acclaimed hit solo-album “To the Sea”.
Rick Ball (Drums): Rick had a #3 hit single with 60s band The Challenge while still in his teens. He formed Ticket along with Paul Woolright in the 1970s who released two albums in the 1970s and toured NZ and Australia. Rick was an in-demand player in the Auckland scene before being approached by Hello Sailor in 1976. He put ‘the rock’ into the band and is credited with helping create their unique sound. Rick played on every Hello Sailor album and was part of the classic line-up that toured NZ, California and Australia.
Harry Lyon (Guitar & Vocals): Harry was co-founder, guitar player and songwriter with Hello Sailor. His songwriting credits include, Lying in the Sand and Watch Your Back from Sailor’s award-winning first album, Dr I Like Your Medicine, 1981 Single of the Year for Coup D’Etat, and Muscles, from Midge Marsden's Burning Rain album and a 1991 APRA Silver Scroll finalist.
Harry also played with The Pink Flamingos, Hammond Gamble and The Legionnaires for whom he wrote the Top 20 single You Bring Out the Worst in Me. He released a solo album To the Sea in 2018 and has been busy touring to promote it, opening for US band America in November 2019.
Jimmy Taylor (Guitar & Vocals): Jimmy’s music career began in Dunedin playing in bar bands but he moved to London in 1989 and became a founding member of Miss World that featured musicians that had played in bands like Original Mirrors, The Pretenders and Roger Taylor’s post Queen line-up The Cross. During the 90s Jimmy recorded three further Miss World albums and featured on recordings by The Starlings, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics.
Paul Woolright (Bass & Vocals): Paul has been the anchor in a who’s-who of iconic Kiwi bands. He along with Rick Ball were the rhythm section in Ticket when they played alongside Black Sabbath at NZ’s first outdoor music festival. He was part of the original Pink Flamingos line-up, played on all their albums and toured with the band until joining up with The Legionnaires before spending 10 years in London. On his return to NZ in the early 2000s he was brought into the Sailor fold and was the band’s longest standing bass player.
Stephen Small (Keys): In twenty years of studio recording and live performances, Stephen has worked alongside many luminaries of popular music, such as Jaz Coleman, Belinda Carlisle, Beth Hart, Graeme Downes (Verlaines), Hammond Gamble, Autozamm, Bonnie Tyler and Leo Sayer. He has arranged and directed music for radio broadcasts, televised studio concerts and large outdoor events in New Zealand. Stephen is Music Director and arranger for legendary Grammy-winning New Age artist Kitaro. He produced the Pop Album of the Year (2012) for New Zealand singer-songwriter Jamie McDell (EMI/Universal) and has accompanied on piano singers such as Dame Malvina Major and the late Sir Howard Morrison.
Andrew Dixon (Sax): Andy has played all over NZ as well as international tours and festival performances with The Nairobi Trio for 15 years. He also play in The Lazy Boys, a Blues Brothers line-up, Tuxedo Junction and The Queen City Big Band. He is a composer, arranger, engineer, producer and has taught music and music industry related subjects at tertiary level.
Hello Sailor are a rockin’ good time…. Catch them soon!
Introducing The Waterways
The Waterways are an Auckland based (North Shore / Hibiscus Coast) covers band with a broad repertoire from Johnnie Cash to Lizzo
They are a professional trio comprised of industry veteran John Kempt, Daniel Waterson and Freddie Flowers. - all of whom are well seasoned players.
The Waterways will elevate your next event with their classic rock, blues and pop repertoire.
Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground April Sun in Cuba - Dragon Breakdown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Roots, Rock, Reggae - Bob Marley & The Wailers Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc Fame - David Bowie Superstition - Stevie Wonder Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash The Weight - The Band Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly & The Crickets Satellite of Love - Lou Reed Red House - Jimi Hendrix Message In A Bottle - The Police Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers Rebel Rebel - David Bowie Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles Take Me to the River - Talking Heads Bennie And The Jets - Elton John I Shot The Sheriff - The Wailers Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh Kiss - Prince No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley & The Wailers Whaling - DD Smash There Was A Time - James Brown American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Purple Rain - Prince Let It Be - The Beatles Bliss - Th' Dudes Boys Don't Cry - The Cure Blue Lady - Hello Sailor Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell Children Of The Revolution - T. Rex You Got It - Roy Orbison Without You - Harry Nilsson Is This Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes La Bamba - Los Lobos Juice - Lizzo Planet Claire - The B-52's Girl U Want - DEVO Sign 'O' the Times - Prince Brick House - Commodores Walking On The Moon - The Police The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff Chance - Big Country Mirror in the Bathroom - The Beat A Message to You Rudy - The Specials Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Hey Hey, My, My - Neil Young Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones Hole In My Life - The Police Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan White Wedding - Billy Idol The Jean Genie - David Bowie Walk On the Wild Side - Lou Reed The One I Love - R.E.M. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley Norwegian Wood - The Beatles Stand by Me - Ben E. King Creep - Radiohead Twist And Shout - The Beatles You Really Got Me - The Kinks I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth - Meat Loaf I Feel Good - James Brown The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy No Secrets - The Angels Easy - Commodores Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel Let's Dance - David Bowie Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds Get Lucky - Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers Bring It On - Seal Making Plans For Nigel - XTC Movin' on Up - Primal Scream I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Introducing The Hype
The Hype Auckland based covers band that brings together 4 highly experienced musicians from across the world.
Playing hits from the 60's to the present day , the Hype are passionate about music and adding to special occasions.
Whatever your event (birthday, wedding, anniversary or a company event), The Hype will bring energy and entertainment to enhance the experience.
Playing a wide range of music from the 60's to the present day across a range of genres we will get guests up on the dance floor.
Their song list is continuously growing and they are always happy to take requests if you want them to play your special song.
With their up to date sound and light equipment, they can set the right mood and balance.
They have the experience to read the audience and adapt to what your guests are feeling, they can be rocking out and/or background chilled entertainment.
With passion and experience, they make your event into the special night you deserve.
Lauren Elise Filer - Lead Vocals John McNab - Guitar / Sax / Backing Vocals Daryl Cogger - Keyboards/ Bass / Backing Vocals Christian Brenk - Drums / Programming
Valerie Amy Winehouse Mercy Duffy Dreams Fleetwood Mac Can`t buy me love Beatles Long Train running Doobie Brothers Living on a prayer Bon Jovi This Love Maroon 5 Lady Marmalade Labelle Sunday Morning Maroon 5 Take your mama Scissor sisters Beat it Michael Jackson Browned eye girl Van M Faith George Michael Sweet home Alabama Lynard Skynard April sun in Cuba Dragon Sweet child of mine Guns'n'Roses Kiss Prince Play that funky music Wild Cherry Teenage Dirt bag Wheatus Moves like Jagger Maroon 5 Listen to the music Doobie Brothers Milkshake Kelis Hot in Herre Nelly Walking on Sunshine Katrina&The Waves Summer of 69 Brain Adams Wagon Wheel Nathan Carter Ain't nobody Chaka khan Forget you CeeLo Green Uptown Funk Bruno Mars Looked out of Heaven Bruno Mars Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard Superstition Steve Wonder I shot the Sheriff Bob Marley Mr. Brightside The Killers
Red Tonik are a popular Auckland Based Covers Band covering all the classic hits and sing along party anthems from the 70’s 80’s 90s and more
Very versatile with a great polished sound (they travel with their own sound person)
Guaranteed to get the party started!
They play regularly at The Hub in Milford, Barrell Inn Howick, Kentish Hotel Waiuku, Paraoa Brewing Whangaparoa, Whangamata Club, Papatoetoe Cossie Club, Smittys Bar Whitianga, The Puhoi Tavern, Huapai Tavern, The Postamans leg, Grey Lynn RSC and many more
Comprised of 3 very accomplished professional musicians with many years’ experience
KARMA are an experienced and professional 5-piece pop/rock covers band with a dynamic and energetic stage presence and vast repertoire of tunes to ensure your event is a success.
KARMA can offer Wedding, Corporate event, and Private Party packages to suit almost any requirement.
KARMA have quality sound and lighting equipment to cater for most events, and we are happy to organise extra gear hire for large corporate or stadium events if needed.
BAND BIOGRAPHY Karma have been wowing audiences with their dynamic stage performances across venues throughout Auckland and beyond.
They are an experienced group of musicians whose aim is to ensure that you have a fabulous and memorable event.
They provide a fun and friendly atmosphere on stage and cater for all types of functions, including significant birthdays, themed parties, weddings, and corporate functions.
Their repertoire includes a wide range of songs across all genres, to satisfy all age groups.
An example of their set list is below
Introducing Karma Covers Band
60's/70's April Sun in Cuba Blame it on the Boogie - The Jackson 5 Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison Crazy lil thing called love - Queen Dec '63 - The Four Seasons Dreams - Fleetwood Mac Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac Hit me with your best shot - Pat Benatar I will survive - Gloria Gaynor Listen to the music - The Doobie Bros Long training running - The Doobie Bros Mamma Mia - Abba Mustang Sally - The Commitments Proud Mary - Tina turner Stuck in the middle - Stealers Wheel Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
500 Miles - The Proclaimers Could you be loved - Bob Marley Faith - George Michael Footloose - Kenny Loggins Funkytown - Pseudo Echo Hurt so good - John Mellencamp I love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett I want to break free - Queen La Bamba - Ritchie Valens Like a prayer - Madonna Livin' on a prayer - Bon Jovi Love Shack - The B52's Rain - Dragon Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses 90's All the Small things - Blink 182 I want you to want me - Letters to Cleo Santeria - Sublime What's up - 4 non blondes Why does love - The Exponents 2000's Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Cake by the ocean - DNCE Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake Don't start now - Dua Lipa I gotta feeling - Black Eyed Peas Poker face - Lady Gaga Sex on fire - Kings of Leon Shut up and dance - Walk the Moon Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars Valerie - Amy Winehouse Wagon wheel - Darius Rucker
63. Mama Mia – Abba 64. I Got You – Split Enz 65. Weather with you – Crowded House 66. Footloose – Kenny Loggins 67. Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran 68. All the small things – Blink 182 69. Enter Sandman – Metallica 70. I’m a believer – Smash Mouth 71. Are you gonna be my girl – Jet 72. Rockstar – Nickleback 73. Happy – Pharell 74. Royals – Lourde 75. Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
Introducing Curbside Crawl
The Curbside Crawl Band consists of four mates getting together from different existing bands The whole idea is Fun and good music.
The song selection would be classed as pub favourites.