(Covers Classics to today)
Wellington's HOTTEST live covers band.
Whether you are looking to hire for a wedding, corporate or private function
we are your #1 choice in live music.
Specializing in todays hits and reinvented classics, twenty80 offers a fun, dynamic musical experience sure to keep your event rocking all night long.
Plus, we'll help you through every detail of the party planning process;
we will talk with you and design a package to suit your personal style.
Talk to us about a tailored package that will work for your budget SAMPLE
Hey Joe (Jimmy Hendrix)
Learn to Fly (Foo Fighters)
Flake (Jake Johnston)
Little Lion Man (Mumford and sons)
Blame (Calvin Harris)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Lonely Boy (The Black Keys)
Gone Gone Gone (Phillip Phillps)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Counting Stars (One Republic)
Hey Brother (Avicii)
Dani California (RHCP)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Plus many many more
‘THE BRITISH INVASION SHOW’ (Auckland)
The British Invasion Show has been designed as a nostalgia trip back to the greatest British music of the 1960’s.
The show features music from a wide variety of performers; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Bee Gees, Manfred Mann, The Searchers, The Dave Clark Five, The Fortunes, The Spencer Davis Group, Billy J Kramer, Donovan, Gerry and The Pacemakers and many more.
The British Invasion band comprises five highly experienced musicians who all sing to re-create those marvellous harmonies which dominated the era. We provide stage props, lighting, themed dress and a state of the art digital sound system to deliver crystal clear sound at an acceptable volume…. the total package.
The show uses sound bites from radio and television shows of the time to set the scene of the sixties and put the audience ‘in the era’. Then we start the music with the hit which opened up the USA to British bands for the first time in history: The Beatles, I Wanna Hold Your Hand. From there, it is a journey through some of the most popular hits of the time, an evening of energetic entertainment and audience involvement.
The show is designed for a concert environment where the audience sits and listens, but with the catchy, up-beat songs we present, people want to sing along and they will not be in their seats for long.
The British Invasion Show is available for clubs, bars, private and corporate events. Fees and/or door charges are negotiable. We can even organise the door charge so the show is effectively free to the venue. We prefer to work in partnership with venues, both taking an active role in the promotion of our events to maximise audience numbers and ‘spin off’ profits for the venue or organisers. We promote our shows on the internet, to our database and provide flyers for the venue.
Gary – KEYBOARDS AND VOCALS
Gary joins us from his native Latvia. His musical talent developed while he was a musician in the Russian army. Gary then worked as a highly successful professional musician is one of Latvia’s leading rock bands. Gary has toured all over Russia and other European countries and recently returned to Latvia for a reunion concert with his old band members in front of thousands of fans who still remember him from his early career.
Dave – DRUMS AND VOCALS
Originally from the UK, Dave has worked professionally in the UK and New Zealand working with a variety of performers including The Peddlars (UK), The Seekers (Australia), The Platters (USA) and New Zealand entertainers, Ray Columbus, Suzanne, Tina Cross, Ray Woolf, Eddie Low, Sir Howard Morrison, The Avengers, The Formula, Larry’s Rebels and Billy T James. Dave’s musical experience spans rock groups, jazz trios, a 22 piece big band and cabaret.
Matt – LEAD VOCALS
Matt hails from ‘The Valleys’ of Wales. As we all know, every man born in Wales has a great singing voice. Just think of Tom Jones. Matt has performed in many bands around Auckland and honed his powerful voice and showman skills fronting heavy metal bands where he had to hold his own with very loud guitars and drums. Matt is now enjoying being out front with The British Invasion Show band, the lower volume music, harmony and team support he gets.
Dan – GUITAR AND VOCALS
Dan is the only KIWI in the band. He has a varied career playing original music and heavy metal, appearing on the bill with international performers, Steve Vai, Megadeth, Twisted Sister and Motorhead at the Logan Cambell Centre. Dan has also worked with Split Enz, The Muttonbirds and The Narcs at venues such as The Gluepot, The Powerstation and Mainstreet. Dan has also recently toured with Anika Moa and Stan Walker as a sound engineer and recorded in NZ and Canada.
Clive-BASS AND VOCALS
Born in the UK, Clive has enjoyed a spectacular professional career playing with and recording many of Britain’s and America’s best known artists. He was worked for over thirty years with an International pop icon. Clive started out playing bass on tour and then moved to sound engineering, constantly touring the world’s top venues managing sound for stadium concerts, TV appearances and recordings.
THE STEREOS (AUCKLAND BASED)
(Top 40 & classic hits with a soul bent)
The Stereos are an energetic, fun party band ideal for any function large or small. Whether you're hosting a corporate function, a birthday party, a memorable wedding or a festival, The Stereos are guaranteed to make your occasion memorable.
The Stereos perform songs by CeeLo Green, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Queen, Abba, Kings Of Leon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Adele, Bob Marley, James Brown, Sublime, The Killers, The Beatles, Maroon Five, CCR, David Guetta
and many more....
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Drive - Incubus
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Get Lucky - Pharrell
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Got You - Split Enz
Titanium - David Guetta
NATASHA WESBONK (AUCKLAND BASED)
(Dinner & ceremony music)
Solo act or can provide accompaniment, Piano, Guitar or backing tracks
Natasha has been playing her violin since 8 years old. She has performed in front of large audiences in shows and competitions around New Zealand and Australia.
Natasha has been playing for Weddings and private functions for the last 3 years.
CATCH 22 (Auckland)
(Top 40 & classic hits)
As one of New Zealands longest running and most experienced professional Cover Bands, Catch 22 not only offer you their now legendary live performance stage show- culminating a 15 year legacy of prestigious local and international clients, but we have quite literally re-defined what you can now expect from live entertainment at your corporate event, wedding or private function.
In recent years, we were quick to recognize the increasing demand for highly adaptable premium quality live entertainment for the discerning audience. And from this experience, we imagined a world where flawless ‘concert quality audio’ could always be expected, where seamless venue integration prevailed, and where a live band was capable of adapting to any possible environment or situation.
Then we set about bringing our imagination to life. As a result, Catch 22 are now excited to offer you the most advanced live instrument technology currently on offer in the world today. In booking Catch 22, we can promise truly amazing ‘studio quality’ live entertainment for your audience, an experienced and flexible team of talent that works with, not against you, and minimal yet highly effective professional equipment.
All on offer at whisper quiet, thru chest thumping 100% controllable volumes – guaranteed!
Catch 22 are possibly the only live band in NZ today able to meet the requirements of the even most restrictive venue with ease, or exceed expectations in the most demanding of situations.
We are NZ’s foremost private event live music specialists, with a proven history and extensive song list to suit any situation. So contact us now, and together we can bring your event to life.
Alexey Medvedev (Wellington BASED)
(Dinner music to Top 40 & classic hits)
Alexey Medvedev plays acoustic guitar for wedding ceremonies and other special events — birthday parties, staff parties, presentations, art gallery openings, wine and food festivals.
His repertoire encompasses almost all imaginable styles of music, from classical and traditional music to jazz classics to contemporary pop and rock songs.
One couple had a wedding ceremony at boutique Corstorphine House, Dunedin. Alexey played beautiful music by J.S.Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Mozart and Mendelsson.
Another couple had a wedding ceremony at famous Larnach Castle. According the special request Alexey sang “All Of My Love ” by Led Zeppelin.
Another couple — another request! Musician himself, the groom wrote a tender melody for the bride. Alexey made an arrangement to the melody and played during the ceremony.
(Top 40 & classic hits)
25 years or more as a part time muso, in Oz and here in NZ
Based in Wellington New Zealand, Bloke is a one man band who plays live guitar and lead vocals with mp3 backing tracks creating a full band sound.
Songs covered by Bloke range from Poisons Every Rose, Bon Jovi Wanted Dead or Alive to CCR Bad Moon Raising, Dragons April Sun.to Cee Lo Green Forget You, Robyn Thick Blured Lines to Long Train Running Doobbie Bros, Prince Purple Rain. Elvis and Tom Jones to Sublime and Fran Ferdananz. Bob Marly and Hurbs to Cold Chisel and the Exponents, just to mention a few. The play list is always changing
DRIVE THRU (Auckland BASED)
(Top 40 & classic hits)
Chris and I are a two-piece party covers-band and we play well rounded, party favourites (full song and testimonial list is on the website...) including music from Van Morrison, The Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Split Enz, Dragon, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, The Monkees, Village People, Michael Jackson etc.
There is something in there for everyone. We can also help (at no extra charge) with suitable pre-boogie ipod-set music and the use of cordless mics for speeches etc.
We have fully sequenced backing tracks, with a big-band feel, and can play as loud or quiet as required.
We have developed a strong testimonial list and reputation playing customised sets for specific genres / themes, and work professionally and closely with venues and client to ensure all our gigs are a huge success. Our aim is to under promise and over deliver.
Tom Knowles (Solo)
Willie Morrie Minor (Duo) (Wellington)
(Top 40 & classic hits)
We have a lot of experience on many kinds of stages. We are an upbeat two-piece with guitar, mandolin, and a whole lot of 2-part harmony, playing everything from pub classics old and new to modern hits and able to take requests.
Carlos Navae & Son Clave (Wellington BASED)(Salsa/Mambo/Rumba/Cumbia/Bomba/Cha Cha Cha)
Lead by Mexican percussionist Carlos Navae, Son Clave(Clave Latina) was formed in 2005 with the purpose of playing full-on red hot Latin music. With an amazing percussion rhythm, 'phat' brass and melodic Latin harmonies, his Band has the feel of the Caribbean to get everybody dancing all night.
The band features the finest & professional musicians well known in the music industry in Wellington and NZ:
Carlos Navae (Mexico): Main Vocal/Congas
Jorge Pietroboni ( Argentina) Vocals
Lance Phillip (NZ ): Timbales
Matt Hitti (USA) : Trumpet
Vaughn Roberts (NZ) : Vocals/Trumpet
Miles Crayford (NZ) : Keyboards
Mostyn Cole (NZ) : Bass guitar
Their mission is to keep sharing and exposing Latin Music to all New Zealanders and the world, so watch out!!!
Carlos Navae & Son Clave also plays for special events and private functions. Niki Mou Cade Momento
Madera Fina (Wellington BASED)
Madera Fina is a Duo Cubano Cubano! We play authentic, traditional Cuban music:- trova, son, guaracha, chachacha. We are two Cubanos based in Wellington, NZ.
THE LAZY BOYZ (NZ & AUSTRALIA)
(Top 40 & classic hits)
Over the years The Lazyboyz have been entertaining audiences throughout New Zealand and Australia. Their breadth of experience ensures the performance is well suited to your audience and assures your function is a success. The Lazyboyz aren't just another covers band; their ability to perform across many different genres is quite unique. As such they have developed the following shows
New Zealand's premiere tribute show to the Eagles
Lazyboyz Productionz is proud to present New Zealand's premiere tribute show to the Eagles, Motel California.
With 4 part harmonies and great musicianship, Motel California is great way to relive all of those great songs such as; Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Heartache Tonite, Tequila Sunrise, Witchy Woman, Take it to the Limit, and many more.
This show is in hot demand, dont delay book now!.
THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE
That Beatles Band
That Beatles Band are a Wellington NZ based Beatles Tribute, playing hits and fan favourites with some surprises.
The GnFnR's! are NZ's premier Guns n' Roses Tribute, delivering a genuine tribute experience with a true passion for the songs and a real commitment to the iconic look of the the original Guns n' Roses. A big smile and a real sense of excitement will be your reward when you experience the GnFnR's! for the first time. The original band with its first and best line up imploded all too soon, with many people left missing the chance of seeing them live, The GnFnR's! are the band these people have been waiting for.
BEE GEE FEVER
3 friends blessed with the 3 unique voices of the Bee Gees, allowing us to be " BEE GEE FEVER" in a full live 3 hour show .
Erick (Barry) and Richard (Robin) started BEE GEE FEVER 8 years ago , so they could live out the dream of performing the BEE GEES. The third missing voice (Maurice) was added when Darren returned from overseas after 7yrs, and as a keyboard player also, took over the role as Maurice Gibb. The BEE GEE FEVER show as you see it today was born.
Darren (maurice), Erick (barry) and Richard (Robin) are three best friends in New Zealand who LOVE the Bee Gees music, but we are also singers and musicians who have been blessed with the three vocal styles of Maurice, Barry and Robin Gibb, that allow us to sing the trade mark High Falsetto vocals and harmonies that made the Bee Gees Music forever legendary. We have our own Bee Gee Tribute show "BEE GEE FEVER" that we perform live around New Zealand, stunning audiences with LIVE vocals and electric performances, keeping the Bee Gee's music alive and well ..
BAD MOON RISING
(CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE SHOW)
All the hits. Bad moon rising will take you back to the late 1960's and deliver a convincing tribute to one of the most treasured bands of all time.
The Official NZ Blues Brothers Tribute Show
With all the songs and lines you know and love, this show is packed with an enormous amount of energy and fun. There is a great deal of audience interaction with the guys dancing and playing within the crowd. Songs include; Shake your Tailfeather, Everybody Needs Somebody, Flip Flop & Fly, Gimme some Lovin', She caught the Katy, Sweet Home Chicago and many more.
Make no mistake. This show is upbeat and in your face.
One Man Glam (NZ WIDE)
(Classic rock show)
A fast paced, tongue in cheek tribute to all the gloriously cheesy 80's Hair bands, quickly becoming a popular and sought after act for corporate events and bars alike, Danny Dangerously's One Man Glam Show has already featured at several large events including the Kenakena Fireworks Fantasia, and the inaugural ZM Kapiti Summer Rock Festival.
More than just a guy in tights and a wig playing covers, a One Man Glam Show is fully developed entertainment experience, incorporating costume changes, light show, the greatest songs from the 80's Glam Metal era, hilarious stand up comedy routines and one of the most over the top, and gloriously bombastic stage characters you'll ever see…and if you're really lucky, he'll steal your girlfriend!
Don't expect to see a show like anything you've experienced before, this show will make you feel like you've slipped sideways into the Twilight Zone and been transported straight back to 1987 for all the best and cheesiest bits and hits you remember!
If you're old enough to remember these songs you'll instantly feel 18 again…and if you're too young to have experienced them the first time around, chances are you were conceived to at least one of them!
Danny Dangerously (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Programming) - Danny was cryogenically frozen in 1989 in liquid cocaine. The liquid cocaine perfectly preserved his hair and skin to ensure that Danny looks as good today as he did in 1985 when he had the top 5 selling singles in the US, UK and Australia all at the same time. Danny was on top of the world, fast cars, 3 playboy girls on each arm and a marble mansion in Italy. Unfortunately Danny's manager became jealous and froze him solid in cocaine. He has lain in wait since then, stuck in someones garage as rock memorabilia, underneath a pile of ferrari posters and a collection of tin beer cans. In 2012, the pissed off wife of the garage owner tripped and pulled out the plug on his cryogenic freezer awakening him from his perpetual sleep. Not realising that it is no longer the 80's, Danny Dangerously looks and acts just like the badass rocker he once was, completely unaware that it is now 2013.
PAUL MOSS (Old school VJ/DJ, Sound engineer, tech)
(Wellington BASED/NZ wide)
I have a 2 hour set of 'old school' records on 10 inch reels with an idea to play that (and 2 hours of freestyle) to the older audiences such as 60yr old . the show is from 1980, my business was called Captain PJ's Disco and I played 50,000+ records in the 70's. I'm highly skilled and just as happy in front of or behind microphones, desks, cameras, stages.. a new breed of NEW MEDIA ARTIST . I have all my own gear, and fully in touch with the industry and skilled at operating any extra AV required.
CLAN CELTICA (Auckland BASED)
(Celtic & Tribal)
Clan Celtica is a Scottish tribal music group of drummers and bagpipes - pulsating rhythms and emotional melody.The unique sound of 'TRIBAL THUNDER' ! The slogan 'Tribal Thunder' is about bringing back an ancient music that was once banned from the public in Scotland and Ireland - keeping it tribal !