Andrew Dixon sings and plays soprano, alto and tenor Saxes. He uses a laptop for playing backings and a full PA - although he also has a smaller portable battery powered system. His repertoire is a mixture of easy listening, jazz, blues and light rock. As well as live entertainment, Andrew can DJ as well. Andrew has toured New Zealand & internationally as part of the Nairobi Trio and also guests with the Lazyboyz in the NZ Bluez Brotherz Tribute Show.
Solo / Duo Acts
Kerry Adams Great classic songs
Kerry has been a semi professional musician from the age of 14, playing in classic covers bands beginning from the 1970's. Ideal for situations where volume or space is an issue, Kerry can perform a solo set with acoustic guitar & harmonica or as a duo if required, adding extra guitar, steel guitar, or saxophone.
doubleshot Blues, Southern & Classic Rock
doubleshot is Gary Harvey & Tony Abbott, two legends of NZ's blues rock scene, playing the covers and originals that have inspired them throughout their careers. Blues, southern rock, and everything in between. It's all there, delivered with style, power, passion, and a sense of humour
Paul Symons Taranaki born guitarist & singer plays acoustic & electric guitar in a great solo style with no electronic backings, bringing great sound & groove to a wide variety of music, including originals from his two solo albums..
Roger Skinner I’m a multi award winning singer/guitarist and I can offer a wide range of acts.Solo,duo, trio or 4 piece .(I.E.The Motivation) I specialize in mainly covers,etc and play rock and roll,jazz,blues and ballroom, performing at RSA’s,restaurants,bars,dances ,weddings,any social events,etc. songs include the following: Galveston, Tequila Sunrise,4 Strong Winds. Lots of Country. Roy Orbison. In Dreams,Pretty Woman,Only the Lonely. Neil Diamond. Shilo Sweet Caroline. Cliff Richard. Summer Holiday,The Young Ones.Please Dont Tease. Chuck Berry. Route 66,Nadine.Brown Eyed Handsome Man. Standards incl. Mack the Knife,It Had to be You,Beyond The Sea. You name it,I’ll sing it!
Passion Passion is a husband and wife two piece vocal group using high quality backing tracks. Steve started vocalling in the Australian pub scene in the 80's with the band Snapshot and has been lead vocalist in many Auckland bands over the years such as Echo Park, Legend and more recently Top Shelf and Triple Treat. Debbie began her singing career treading the boards in various Auckland theatres before making the change to working with live bands as both a backup and lead vocalist. Steve's grunty funk voice stands out above the crowd and the harmonies are exceptional with this couple, something for everyone!
Something Beginning With B “Something Beginning With B” are an experienced duo who play a wide variety of your favourite covers. Founding member Mark Armstrong has played in many covers bands as a solo artist over the years and has the ability to read an audience very well. Mark has teamed up with Christian Cole who offers great talent and experience and between them you will see and experience a multitude of different sounds and instruments during their performances. These include guitar, bass, mandolin, harmonica and various percussion items. They have played many venues around Auckland including De Fontein in Mission Bay, The Muddy Farmer, Slipp Inn, Africa Bar to name a few. Private functions include Air New Zealand, Around Taupo Cycle Race, North Shore Triathlon Club and various birthdays and weddings. “Something Beginning With B” is sure to accommodate your musical needs whether it’s for background music or if you want songs for dancing. Their song list is popular and varied – from Johnny Cash to Pearl Jam! From the ‘60’s to today their set list is sure to please.
Introducing Mr Wayne Anderson Singer of Songs
Star of the TVNZ Mockumentary "Glory Days"
Wayne Anderson sings songs from the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Nineties. He's got a huge three and a half octave voice and performs to karaoke CD's of all the classics. He can sing ten minutes, he can sing up to an hour and is in my humble opinion the greatest singer that I've had the pleasure to hear in the wider Manurewa area if not the world.
If you love the classics and classic looks and think most modern music is sadly lacking in these departments then Mr. Wayne Anderson might just be the performer you need.
Having an office party? Getting married? Are you in need of cheering up? Music puts wings on the spirit and Wayne Anderson is Mr. Music.
Influences: Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Elvis, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Pat Boone...and so the list goes on, basically the "big-voiced ballad singers" of the 1960s-70s
Professional live entertainment for bars, functions and weddings. Available as a duo or full 4 piece band.
Wolves and Ravens are experienced musicians who set the perfect mood for any event or occasion. We can get the party started, or provide a soul/jazz backdrop for a cocktail evening – it all depends on your requirements.We focus on well-known songs that connect with the audience to create a comfortable and enjoyable musical backdrop.
We can easily drive the dance floor into full swing while still retaining an appropriate volume level for the venue.
Introducing Guy Cater
Guy Cater the multi Award winning comedian and hypnotist, stand up comedy with some magic as well, a great feature ideal for corporate even. Still the only headliner to have headlined in Las Vegas
2’s A Crowd (Duo/trio)
“2′s A CROWD are a very cool looking and sounding acoustic duo that specialize in keeping the corporate event, wedding or after-work crowd eating, drinking and tapping their feet.
They are a very talented acoustic duo who play a vast range of material. Their set includes many old-school classics as well as contemporary tunes, in fact everything from The Beatles, Otis Redding and The Rolling Stones right through to Pharrell! All given the unplugged treatment. (an example of the set list is attached)
Introducing Austin Powers
Gary Brown, known for his great impersonations and performance skills over the years, but it all started in the early 1980's when he began performing in stage shows at the amateur theatre "Peninsula Players"based in Whangaparaoa, Hibiscus Coast, New Zealand. He performed in principal roles for 10 years in shows such as, Music Hall variety shows, Pantomimes, "Asher" in Joseph and the Amazing Tech...nicolour Raincoat, "Curly" in Oklahoma,"Barnaby" in Hello Dolly, "Rooster" in Annie and many improv night shows.
Gary has appeared in various TV commercials, soap opera's, and the occasional game show.
Whilst living in the USA in 1985, he attended an acting course in Hollywood, which lead on to A 4 month tour in 1988 in the USA as the character "Crocodile Dundee".
Austin Powers is still shaking his MOJO around the world. , Since 2000, he's put his talent into action performing as the famous character, Austin Powers. Gary is the only Authorised individual world wide by Warner Bros & New Line Cinema in the USA to perform as Austin Powers, so you know you will have the real deal when Austin performs at your function.
Gary has performed this role on hundreds of occasions since 2000 and still entertains literally thousands of people every year.
Here are a few of the shows Gary has performed at.
Sydney Olympics 2000 Sky City Casino Auckland 2000 - 2007 Sky City Movie Preview-GOLDMEMBER 2002 Robbie Williams after Concert Party 2003 NZ World Rugby 7’s, Wellington 2001 - 2013 Dubai World Rugby 7s 2002, 2003, 2010 Hong Kong Rugby 7’s 2006 Twickenham, England World Rugby 7s 2006 Las Vegas Impersonators Convention 2007 Fox Studios/Video Easy – Hamilton Island Roadshow & Warner Entertainment Function David Tua Fight Waikato International Rowing River race British Lions Tour Musket Cove –Fiji Breast Cancer Charity Ball – Hamilton A1’sGP World series - Taupo Team NZ farewell- Auckland Viaduct NZ Masters Games Wanganui Netball NZ International Test Series Rally NZ-Propecia Rally NZ NZ Tour Austin Powers IGT machine Queenstown Winter Festival Flood Relief Concert- Palmerston Nth New Zealand Expo Awards Fast 5 International Netball series 2012
Introducing JT and the Saxman
JT and the Saxman are a talented smooth, soulful duo, each with over 25 years professional experience ..
They have played at the 2014 Fiji jazz and Blues festival, The Queenstown winter festival, and they have a residency at Jak Tars at the Viaduct every Wednesday night, also performing regularly at Seafood central Jellicoe St and Orleans Britomart Customs street ..
Example of their set list is Just the two of us- Stormy Monday Blues- Girl from Ipanema- Moondance- Lets stay together- Fulsom Prison Blues- Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Perfect for keeping the “after-work” crowd at your bar, or as an entertaining soundtrack to a party or event.
Both Henrieta and Dunken have a wealth of international recording and touring experience and bring a high level of professionalism to every performance; from their ability to “read” a crowd, their choice of material appealing to all age-groups and their funky “vintage” dress.
Their equipment is second to none and provide full sound reinforcement for venues up to 500 capacity. The perfect choice for a party or corporate event.
HAPPY FISH are an electric duo featuring Sue Gray on guitar/vocals and Gordon Joll on drums who play a collection of original and popular songs with an emphasis on Kiwi music.
Happy Fish has emerged from a deep respect for each other's talents. 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, Rock Candy, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Billy T. James, Tom Sharplin, Hammond Gamble, The Mockers, Glen Moffatt, Brendon Ham.....the list goes on. He is an inducted member of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. Gordon has recently toured with the Bourbon County Brothers as Kenny Rogers support band, backing for Jody Direen and other recent tours with Hammond Gamble and Midge Marsden.
Sue Gray, guitarist/singer/songwriter has been an all-round social musician for 30 years as bass player for Monique Rhodes, Doc Savage and Hashtag and rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Too Wild and Fatal Attraction.
Happy Fish now bring an exciting mix of Kiwi music, and well-known classics. Together they create a truly exciting and original sound. Happy Fish performs with a passionate and professional enthusiasm to engage any audience that enjoys Kiwi music, dancing and having a great time in general. Happy Fish combines the sonic possibilities of the electric guitar and drum kit to create a full and exciting sound to accompany Sue's accomplished vocals
Introducing Mark Taipari
Mark has been in the Music Business as a Professional for over Thirty years,, To most people they would say who is this old man,, but he's not, he started performing at gigs and bars well before he was legally even able to have a drink at work,,
Mark play's a huge variety of different Genres of Music and at so many different venues and situations
Mark is a Singer/ Guitarist but he also play's a few other instruments Harmonica ..Bass,, strong Acoustic guitar Rhythm and Solos and he uses Guitar looping create Rhythmic tunes,, Guitar on its own with Vocals and strong backing tracks which he uses mainly for dance functions and he has a huge range of covers that he can play and also blend in his original songs at certain functions.
Mark is am renowned for bringing a place alive at functions and clubs but also for playing relaxing and smooth sounds for a quieter relaxed situation,, his song range is extensive,, ( he know's many songs that are not on the list and can play them by request )
Mark is a specialist in Weddings and private and corporate functions as its a matter of playing the right songs for the right audience and try to be aware of volume levels as well,
Please click here to see Mark performing his demo and at Tairua music festival..
1973 James Blunt 3am Match box 20 500 Miles Proclaimers After the Lovin Humperdinck Aint No Sunshine Bill Withers All Shook Up Elvis Alright Now Free Angels Robbie Williams April Sun in Cuba Dragon Are You Gunna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz Are You Old Dragon Be Mine Tonight Th Dudes Beautiful Day U2 Better Man Robbie Williams Bite the Dust Queen Black is Black Los Bravos Blame It On the Boogie Michael Jackson Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes Blue Monday New Order Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Born to Be Wild Stephen Woolf Boys Light Up Aussie Crawl Brick In the Wall Pink Floyd Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison Bruce Springsteen Medley Springsteen Butter Cup Foundations Californication Red Chillis Can I Have this Dance Anne Murray Candle in the Wind Elton John Celebration Kool And the Gang Cinnamon Girl Neil Young Clocks Coldplay Could You Be Loved Bob Marley Counting Stars One Republic Coward of the County Kenny Rogers Cracklin Rosie Neil Diamond Crazy Little Thing Queen Dakota Stereophonics Dance the Night Away Mavericks Daniel Elton John Day Dream Believer The Monkees Do You Want to Hurt Me Culture Club Don’t Be Cruel Elvis Dream Dream Dream Everly Bros Dreams Fleetwood Mac Drive Incubus Drivin My Life Away Eddie Rabbit Eagle Rock Daddy Cool Easy Commodores Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin Everything I Do Bryan Adams Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Song list 2
Title Feel Robbie Williams Feelin Alright Joe Cocker Fly Away Lenny Kravitz Follow Me Uncle Cracker Funky Music Wild Cherry Give a Little Bit Supertramp Got To Know Supergroove Happens Again Ub 40 Hard to Handle Black Crowes He’ll Have to Go JIm Reeves Heavens Door Bob Dylan Heroes David Bowie Hotel California Eagles How deep is Your Love Bee Gees How Sweet it Is James Taylor Hurts So Good John Cougar I Can See Clearly Now Jimmy Cliff I Can’t Go For That Hall and Oates I Love Rock n Roll Joan Jett I Shot the Sheriff Clapton Into the Night Santana Is this Love Bob Marley It’s My Life Bon Jovi Just the Way You Are Billy Joel King of the Road Roger Miller Kissin in the Back Row The Coasters Lady in Red Feargul Sharkey Land Down Under Men at Work Lay Down Sally Clapton Layla Clapton Lazy Sunny Afternoon The Kinks Leave Your Hat On Cocker Let your love Flow Bellamy Bros Lets Dance David Bowie Le Grange ZZ top Like a Stone Audio Slave Listen To the Music The Doobie Bros Livin La Vida Loca Ricky Martin Livin Next Door To Alice Smokey Livin So Free Mark Taipari Lonely Boy Black keys Long Cool Woman The Hollies Long Train Runnin Doobie Bros Love Is In the Air John Paul Young Love Somebody Bee Gees Maguaritaville Jimmy Buffet Mambo No.5 Lou Vega Mary Had a Little Lamb Stevie Ray Vaughn Midnight Special Creedence Miss You Rolling Stones Money Pink Floyd Money Money Money Abba More Action Elvis Move It On Over George Thorogood
Song list 3
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Mr Saxobeat Stan Alexander Mustang Sally The Committments My Eyes Adored You Frankie Valli My Girl The Four Tops Need YouTonight Inxs New York Frank Sinatra Nikita Elton John No Secrets The Angels No Woman No Cry Bob Marley Not Unusual Tom Jones Nothin But a Woman Robert Cray On the Beach Chris Rea Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes Oya coma va Santana Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles Place to Crash Robbie Williams Please Release Me Englebert Pretty Woman Roy Orbison Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaugh Rave On John Cougar Rebel Yell Billy Idol Red Red Wine UB 40 Return to Sender Elvis Right Thing Right Thing Roadhouse Blues The Doors Rock DJ Robbie Williams Rollercoaster Ronan Keating Roxanne The Police Run To You Bryan Adams Sacrifice Creed Sad Songs Elton John Say Goodbye Exponents See You Later Alligator Bill Haley Send a Message Inxs Sex Bomb Tom Jones Sex Is On Fire KIngs of Leon Shake Rattle and Roll Bill Haley She Mark Taipari She Bangs Ricky Martin She’s a Genius Jet Shout To the Top Style Council Sierra Leone Coconut Rough Sing Travis Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC Sittin Waitin Jack Johnson Sky Is Cryin Stevie Ray Vaughn Smooth Santana Smooth Operator Sade Somethin Stupid Frank / Robbie Williams Somethin’s Got Me Started Simply Red Song 2 Blur Sorry Justin Bieber
Song list 4
Title SOS Abba Stars Simply Red Steal My Kisses Ben Harper Stuck In the Middle Stealers Wheel Sultans of Swing Dire Straits Summer of 69 Bryan Adams Superstitious Stevie Wonder Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond Sweet Dreams Eurythmics Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard Tainted Love Soft Cell Take it Easy Eagles Take Me to the River Talking Heads Tears in Heaven Clapton Teddy Bear Elvis Ten Guitars Englebert That’s The Way Aha I like It Kc Sunshine Band The Gambler Kenny Rogers The Way it Is Bruce Hornsby This Love Marroon 5 Three Times a Lady Commodores Ticket To Ride Beatles Time Of Your Life Green Day Tonight Enrique Tonight’s the Night Rod Stewart Tonights gunna be a good night. Black eyed peas Too funky George Michael Tore Down Clapton Treat Her Right George Thorogood Try a Little kindness Glenn Campbell Tulsa Time Clapton Unchain My Heart Joe Cocker Uprising Muse Upside Down Jack Johnson Use Somebody Kings of Leon Voodoo Chile Jimi Hendrix Walkin Gary Moore Walkin On The Sun Smash Mouth Waterloo Abba Whaling DD Smash What I got Sublime When Tomorrow Never Comes Ronan Keating Why Does Love Exponents Why you wanna be so Rude Magic Wise Men Say Elvis Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd Wonderful Tonight Clapton Wont Let the Sun Go Down Nik Kershaw Y.M.C.A Village People Yellow Taxi Joni/Crows You Are So Beautiful Cocker You Give Love Bon Jovi You Give Me Something James Morrison You Should Be Dancin Bee Gees Your Song Elton Joh
Introducing Midge Marsden
The Iconic Midge Marsden needs no introduction..Marsden's career spans four decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of New Zealanders to the blues. He was voted New Zealand Entertainer of the Year in 1990, and his 1991 album Burning Rain later went gold.
Marsden has toured the USA four times, and each time he has played with and befriended artists such as Little Willy Foster, Bobby Mack, Ronnie Taylor, and Australian Dave Boyle. He has encouraged all these artists to tour New Zealand, and thus broadened New Zealanders' appreciation of blues music. Marsden was a student at the University of Mississippi in 1996, from where he graduated with a Diploma in Southern Studies, and more recently he has tutored at Waikato Institute of Technology in "Bluesology".
In 2006 Marsden was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music.
Midge is available either with a full band or with acclaimed guitarist Chet O Connell..
Jacob O`Callaghan. A 21 year old singer/songwriter now living in Auckland (Howick local), yet originally from Kaikoura. Jacobs background in music stretches from whenhe was a young child busking out on the streets of Kaikoura, all the way through to the present; where I have performed around local bars and other known places in Auckland. Instruments he can play include piano, harmonica, guitar as well as singing. At the moment, his goal is is to play live as much as possible and write his own material. I have attached a few links of both recorded and live songs for you to hear.
Introducing Ronan Kavanagh
Ronan Kavanagh is an international singer/songwriter from Ireland who has recently moved to NZ with his family after spending 25 year living and playing professionally in London
Ronan plays songs from The Eagles, INXS, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart ,Bon Jovi, David Gray, Snow Patrol, Bruce Springsteen to the Foo Fighters and everything in between.
His set is extremely varied from a nice chill out Sunday afternoon to a full on night out!!!
He has worked with people such as:
Jeff Beck Brian May of Queen Dave 'Bucket' Colwell of Bad Company Kenny Jones of The Faces and the Who Rick Wills of Foreigner Harry James of Thunder
He has also toured Europe as support act for the Simply Red Arena tour, which took in all the larger arenas including Wembley. He has written for other artist such as Shannon Noll, Denise Pearson,183 Club and continues songwriting for both himself and others.
Please click on this link below to see Ronan sing with Brain May from Queen and a few others,
Introducing Beth Stewart
Waimauku based Beth Stewart is an amazing and talented award winning singer and pianist, she has been singing since she can remember. She loves to play a variety of instruments but her preferred ones would be piano and guitar. She has been performing all her life and at any opportunity she could get. Beth wrote a song in 2015 called "All for you" that won the FIFA Under 20 songwriting competition which she got to professionally record at roundhead studios and performed on the Auckland Waterfront and sang alongside Clap Clap Riot at the Town Hall for a Rolling Stones Tribute. In 2016 she won best vocalist at the SmokeFree RockQuest Regional Finals and at The Kaipara College School Prize giving this year she won the trophy for best Senior Musician and also won the Faculty of Arts award.
Beth performs regularly at The Matua Winery and The Hunting Lodge in Waimauku, and the Waimauku Gala days and numerous private gigs..
Example of Set List:
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley Valerie- Amy Winehouse Godspeed- Dixie Chicks All I could do was cry- Etta James You- The Pretty Reckless Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton Ave Maria- Beyonce Knowles Put Your Records on- Corinne Bailey Rae Too late for lovers- Gin Wigmore Lay me Down- Sam Smith All I want- Kodaline I will follow you into the dark- Death Cab for Cutie Heal- Tom Odell Medicine- Daughter Riptide- Vance Joy Aint No Sunshine- Bill Withers Don't you remember- Adele
Introducing Jarni Blair
Jarni Blair is a New Zealand based Musician & Singer-songwriter Brought up by a creative family, it was only natural that Jarni developed a passion for music. After learning to sing and play the guitar at age ten, he went on to nurture his abilities by performing in several bands throughout his school years, and in his last year at high school he made the transition into solo performance and songwriting.
Inspired by his father’s record collection and a mixture of modern artists, Jarni’s writing style is heavily influenced by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, and countless others.
Jarni has just released his debut E.P. "Between Two Dreams" and is now living and playing music in Auckland, New Zealand.
Example of set list
Ain't no sunshine,Heart of gold,I'm on fire,Cool me down,So true,It don't matter,What you know about,Free (Donovan Frankenrieter), Don't know why (Norah Jones),Knocking on heavens door,All along the watchtower,Layla,Cocaine Sitting, waiting, wishing,Flake,Staple it together,Good people,Belle/Banana Pancakes,Steal my kisses,Diamonds on the inside,Three little birds,I shot the sheriff,Message in a bottle,Keep it loose keep it tight (Amos Lee) Sunday morning,Under the bridge,The lazy song,Big jet plane (Angus & Julia stone),Drift away (Dobie Gray),Babylon I got a woman
Please click here to see Jarni performing live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82nOSZHDFBU
Introducing Coral Pitcher
Coral has a lifetime of stage experience. Starting very young Coral was the lead singer in her school choir which gave her confidence to perform with her school band and compete (often winning and placing) in many Talent competitions. In 2008 she made it through to the Semi Finals of 'New Zealand's got Talent' and took home 'The Women's Musicianship award' in The Smokefree Rockquest in 2010.
Coral joined her family band at 15 years old and started performing in Shows throughout New Zealand. Performing a large variety of music and styles in many different types of venues, from RSA's to House Party's, Bar/Restaurants to Big concerts and Rugby Games. Following the release of her first music video 'Shooting you Up' Coral has recently opened for Devilskin and SummerVines alongside The Black Seeds and Tiki Tane.
Coral is a Full time Professional Solo Musician, working 3 to 4 times a week throughout Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions. She offers a large range of music to choose from and her experience helps her cater to any audience with confidence and personality!
Coral performed her new Single 'Shooting you up' on TVNZ's 'The Good Morning Show' later that year. 2016 saw Coral finish her Album 'My Addictive DNA'and release another music video "Second Hand Serving"Coral also placed in 2 prestigious International music competitions and won Best new Artist 2016 for Face TV
Example of set list
Feeling Good House of the Rising Sun, Ill be your baby tonight, Dreams,Hit the Road Jack, Midnight Special ,Come Together Somebody that I used to know ,Jolene, One hand in my pocket
Eye of the Tiger,Cruisin,Proud Mary, Stand by me,I try, Still haven’t found what I’m looking for,Old Time Rock’n’Roll, Me and Bobby McGee,Give me one reason, Its a Heartache, Time after Time, and some original songs as well
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