Fat Mouse are a popular 3 piece Retro,Rock, upbeat R and B swing group, playing at top Bars and corporate events throughout NZ
They cover all the classic rock and pop tunes from the 60's 70's 80's, through to current Top 40 hits in their own unique style, they also specialise in Brit Pop..
They are very good, versatile and professional, perfect for all events... Col Jones the drummer singer is Joe Cocker in the NZ Joe Cocker Tribute show..
Further details are available on my web site under Covers bands Fat mouse
Here is an example of their set list..
Black night deep puple Joe Jackson Is she really going out with him Tore down Eric clapton The way you make me feel michale Jackson Rainy night Tony Joe white Cripple creek the band The weight the band Royals lorde I need a dollar aloe black Early in the morning boz scaggs further on up the road Eric clapton after midnight ---------------- cocaine ----------------- Gambling bar room blues Alex harvy band Blood shot eyes pat benatar Your own sweet way mark knoffler Romeo and Juliet dire straights the wanderer dion and the belmonts Flip flop fly blue bros route 66 the stones My baby she left me ----------- miss you ------------- Sweet home Chicago ----------- beast of burden ------------- Rain down tears hank Ballard such a night Dr john Straighten up and fly right Nat king Cole people love to talk delbert mcclinton Choo choo cha boogie Louis Jordan. Leap of faith ------------------------- All night long ------------------------
Splinta Classic Rock Covers Specialising in covering Great Rock Songs we can also cater to the more edgy Top40. Playing to our strengths and paying our respect to some of the greatest songsever heard on any decent rock or classic hits type format. Having our own professional p.a., lighting & effects we can also provide music in the break. We cater to the client's taste and will taylor the show for those individual needs, sometimes coming up with a song on the spot to add that special flavour to a great night
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.
Recliner Rockers Auckland based Blues-Rockabilly-Roots-Rock 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 JULAIN DAVIS - DRUMS, RUCE FRENCH - SAX
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
The Cover Up The Cover Up are one of NZ's Hottest Covers Bands... having played throughout NZ and Overseas... with more Corporate Events, Weddings, Product Launches, Gala Dinners, School Balls, Christmas and Birthday Parties to list... The Cover Up have been packing out dance floors for over 6 years and have a great reputation as a live band that's packed with energy & excitement and loaded with entertainment value! :) With great music from all genres, a great light show and a well dressed and professional looking band with a great depth of experience.
Originally ‘The Cover Up’ was called ‘Planet Rock’ with a 4 Piece line up, Tommy Rock/Vocals, Stevie Jeffs/Bass, Tom Charleson/Guitar & Mike Harris/Drums with a focus on the latest and greatest rock songs, from Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Live, Green Day, Alien Ant Farm, Black Crows, Eagle Eye Cherry, Nirvana, Queens of the Stoneage, Audio Slave, Queen, Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Panic at the Disco... and many more.
DCODA is a five piece band based in Auckland New Zealand specialising in playing popular music from this and the last few decades and bringing a fun and energetic performance to your next function or fine establishment. A DCODA show will include recent hits, classic rock, pop, funk, reggae, blues, soul, rock’n’roll and more. All musical tastes are catered for and everyone in the audience, young or old, will hear something they can relate to and beckon them onto the dance floor. With a huge song list that ranges from classic to contemporary you can be assured that DCODA will help make your next event a resounding success.
“The Mirror” are a 3 piece classic rock covers band and former members of well known covers band “The Calm”. Based in Auckland, they have taken that raw sound with them to develop their own popular and tight classic rock style. These experienced and seasoned musicians will play the songs you remember and love for all occasions.
Featuring songs from The Rolling Stones, The Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Kings of Leon, Matchbox 20, & much more.
Introducing The Blue Pearl Quartet.....Original Jazz Band
Introducing "The Switch" Rock Covers band
Switch has come together through a mixture of musicians from originals and covers bands over the last 17 years.
Experience is a plenty but still have all the knowledge, passion and youth to get any crowd on their feet. Priding ourselves on our 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.Switch 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.Switch is suited to any style of crowd who are ready to have a great night out.Switch is available for clubs, pubs, private, corporate functions & weddings.Switch 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: Ian Black – Bass / Vocals Steve Rickard – Guitar / Vocals Karl Mai – Drums / Vocals
Introducing The Renegades
A popular 4 piece acoustic Rock Covers band, playing all your favorites from The Rolling Stones, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, Cold Chisel, Tom Petty and a lot more..
Resident at top Auckland pub garden bars on most Sunday afternoons!..
Green River Ive Got A Rock n Roll Heart Lay Down Sally Handle With Care Ballad of John and Yoko Whisky In The Jar Bennie and The Jets Wagon Wheel Already Gone Rocket Man Break Down Ruby Tuesday End of the Line Hungry Like The Wolf Still The Same Dancing in The Dark I Wont Back Down Hand Bags and The Gladrags For What Its Worth Gypsy Under My Thumb Jolene Don’t Let Me Down Fire Lake Night Moves You Got It
Introducing Texas Storm
Texas Storm are an authentic R and B boogie band playing classics from iconic artists such as Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, Robert Cray,Cream, and a lot more
Introducing The Hipstamatics
The Hipstamatics are now a household name in the live music community in New Zealand. The 10piece line up has gone through many changes over the years but has slowly built up its stellar crew with an incredible feat of credentials to back their amazing talents
The bands style and musicality takes from classic 70s and other funk fusion elements of today. In the last Year Hipstamatics have been focusing their efforts on creating original music with the distinct flavor that makes the Hipstamatics sound that it is today. Their live performance oozes energy and is second to none.
This 10 piece band, play arrangements/remixes of iconic songs in a style unique to The Hipstamatics, and have played at many major festivals and shows throughout NZ.
Influences..James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Booker T & The MG's, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Funk Brothers
Members: Dillon Riesterer, Cam Sangster, Hannah Elise, Matt Lorden, Peter Leupolu, Liam Pram, Thabani Gapara, Finn Scholes, Jono Brittain, Moses Sulusi Dep's: Jason Herbert, Lou'ana Pereira-Dinan, Corbin Khutze, Elizabeth Stokes, Tom Leggett, Carla Flavell
Introducing Father and Sons
Auckland based Folk-Rock Covers/Originals band. Consisting of Albert, the father & the sons, Don, Josh & Jake are the harvest of a "musicianship generation cross over".
Father and sons play regulary at top bars and events around Auckland, including a resudency at the New Brew Bar in Albany, and the Claddagh in Newmarket
They cover all Classic Rock Songs as well as modern top 40 pop rock as well, very versatile and great for any occasion..a great party band..
Father and Sons are a gifted and Talented band originally from the Phillipnes led by Father Albert Sancho
Albert Pancho, a gifted musician, singer/songwriter, a fine artist, currently the lead vocals for "Father & Sons". As a working student taking up Bachelor of Fine Arts, he was already performing at what was called then the "folkhouses" during the mid 70's, doing covers of songs from his legendary folk heroes such as Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter Yarrow of PPM, Paul Simon, James Taylor to name a few. He was also dubbed as the Don Mclean exponent at one stage. He has written insightful original materials and has since then won him enduring respect from both enthusiastic music lovers and fellow musicians of his era. One of his original songs, "Awit In Ina" he wrote in 1978, his tribute to his newly born eldest son and wife, Menchie was recorded by another Filipino recording artist Freddie Aguilar and was included in the album "Kamusta Ka".
Members: The Father: Albert Pancho - Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar The Sons: Don Pancho - Bass & Vocals Josh Pancho - Drums & Percussion Jake Pancho - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Please click here to see them playing Live https://www.facebook.com/fatherandsonsband/?fref=ts
Stingray, the Jump Jiive swing bluesy band that’s been playing around Auckland for the last12 years have built up a enthusiastic following.
Stingray have the classic blues band line-up - bass, drums, guitar and harmonica –but they don't do the obvious.
Perhaps it’s the leaning toward shuffles and jump blues with their underlying triplet feels, and no songs about Chicago or the Mississippi. But there’s some rocky tunes to go with the roll and there are original songs about the universal themes of blues – love and loss, trust and heartache, of money to spend and when it’s all gone...
Brian Glamuzina - harmonica and vocals - a genuine and committed long time stalwart of honest, give it heaps, gut-bucket blues - once you’ve seen him performing there is no doubt of his fervour for the genre. Justin Roys on drums - Sandy Henderson bass . Gary Morris – guitar – newest and the youngest in this group – has been a member of the Mojovibe Blues Band and the Jukes and brings to Stingray his sharp biting guitar playing and strong vocals.
Introducing Midnite Special Country band
Playing Classic Country hits from 50's through to today's hits Band Members Lex Greaves,Michelle Greaves,Robert Katipa Jnr,Richard Te Paa,Mike Bennett
Midnite Special are a 5 piece band from Auckland covering hits from the 50's through to today's hits. Two time winners of Variety Artists Club Of NZ Top Group Award in 2010 and 2012. Founding band members Lex and Michelle Greaves are two of the 14 children born to revered country recording artist the late Rusty Greaves with whom they began performing on stage with when they were pre-school age. Fourteen years ago they established Midnite Special and have been working in clubs and concert-halls throughout New Zealand ever since accumulating a wealth of experience and developing a high level of professionalism. The band has seen a variety of line-up changes throughout its decade and a half tenure the latest of which is among the most versatile and dynamic. Lex is the groups Musical-Director/Bass player and shares lead vocal duties with Michelle. Highly organized vocal harmonies are provided by the other band members giving the band a unique warmth and robust sound which is hard to surpass.
Variety Artists Club of NZ Top Group Award 2009 Variety Artists Club of NZ Top Group Award 2013
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..
Radiobaby is an energetic rock party band that is guaranteed to get the crowd up and dancing!
A three piece rock covers band with a dynamic sound, Radiobaby has the ability to deliver the sweetest ballad to the hardest rock, covering songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s through to today.
Radiobaby, who formed at the beginning of 2012, are a unique trio of Waikato musicians, featuring Tracey on drums and lead vocals, Odee on guitar and lead vocals, and Paul on bass and backup vocals. Having both a male and female lead vocalist means they can cover a much wider and exciting range of radio favourites.
This combination has proven hugely popular with Pubs and other music venues, resulting the band gigging consistently in the greater Coromandel / Waikato area. The band is also a popular choice for weddings, corporate and private functions.
ROCK ROCK’n’ROLL, RHYTHM’n’BLUES COUNTRY ROCK CONTEMPORARY (set list attached) Four on the Floor offer a versatile range of musical styles that concentrate mainly on dance good time sounds. They play a lot of classics from the 60’s70’s80’s90’s and 2000’s as well as some of those classic album tracks that you'll have heard along the way. Four on the Floor’s sound features strong vocals including 3 & 4 part harmonies exciting instrument versatility combined with a stage ‘presence’ of musicians enjoying what they are doing and encouraging their audience to relax and ‘get into it’ !! FOTF use ‘state of the art equipment’ and have their own lighting rig.
Where do they play?
WEDDINGS, WORK SOCIALS, CORPORATE AFFAIRS, DANCES, BIRTHDAYS 21st,30th,40th,50th 60th, WINE FESTIVALS,SPORTS CLUBS ,FESTIVALS,EVENTS , ANYTHING! Four on the Floor have been entertaining at venues throughout venues in Auckland and the North Island for the last 33 years and as such have built up a reputation as a reliable well presented tight unit. Most (95%) of their work comes from word of mouth and return business. Some of our venues include: Sheraton,Regent,,Devonport Wine Festival,Annual Matua Valley Wines Taste the Trio,Weymouth Cossie Club,Various Pubs Around Auckland,Rugby,Soccer,League,Squash and Sports Clubs,and a zillion community halls etc.
Who are they?
Jon Lead Vocals Rhythm/ Lead Electric & Acoustic Guitars Charlie Vocals Lead Guitar Harmonica Nev Vocals Bass Guitar Simon Vocals Drums Percussion Chris Vocals Saxophone Piano/Keyboards Percussion
Please click here to se them performing live on Youtube :
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”
Introducing One One One
Popular three piece rock band with connections to Auckland,Hamilton, Gisborne and even AUSTRALIA! They LOVE music from the 80s but will likely give most every thing a go....
The band is extremely popular and hardworking playing all the major bars and events through the Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty
Check out the band playing live HTTPS://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnUZJDAKYrs and come on down to have a good night
One One One Is a good time rock band which started 10 years ago by Colin Williams. Having moved to New Zealand from Australia and having a wealth of experience including hits in the charts, tours all over Australia and Europe.
One One One Has built a loyal fanbase in all the venues they play at around the country. We are a 3 piece band playing a huge range of music to suit most situations and venues.
One One One The aim is to please the crowd, get them rockin' and have a great night and so with the boys in the band that is exactly what happens, so come and see us at a gig near you.
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
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
Please click here to hear band playing live https://www.facebook.com/4thebestband/videos/vb.395290323999427/398713513657108/?type=2&theater
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 Trevor Stevens and Triple Shot Country Show
Multi award winner Trevor V. Stevens has one of the biggest voices in New Zealand Country Music and a love of both classic and contemporary country rock music. Trevor first appeared on the Country Music scene in 1993, and was quick to begin building a profile, winning six overall and four overall titles in country music competitions around New Zealand. Over the years Trevor has played country music in every corner of New Zealand, in Tamworth Australia and in Nashville Tennessee the home of American country music. Some highlights of Trevor`S music career include winning: NZ Country Music Male Artist of the Year 2012 NZ Country Music Male Artist of the year 2010 Runner – up New Zealand Country Music Entertainer of the Year 1996 (with Men N` Black) Trevor has recorded four critically acclaimed albums: Keeper of the stars (2005), Little Rock (2006), I wanna feel that way again (2010), and Paint me a Birm