The Top 8 Auckland Covers Bands for Corporate Events

by Sam Browne | 09 Nov 2020

After a crazy year, it’s time to celebrate making it to this point. What better way than a packed dancefloor and a great live band? With a little help from Findaband, we’ve handpicked a range of the most fun, high-energy live bands in Auckland for gala dinners and awards nights. These bands are guaranteed to create incredible nights for you and your guests.

The Pickups


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If songs by Queen, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Fleetwood Mac sound like a bit of you, you need to check out The Pickups. Vocalist Victor is backed by some of Auckland’s hottest session musicians, who can also be found performing on some of NZ’s biggest TV shows and backing household name artists.

The band offer their core 5 piece featuring guitar, bass, keyboards and drums as well as the option to upgrade to full 7 piece showband featuring saxophone and trombone for events that want to take it to the limit. 

“I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of your musicians in The Pickups for creating such an incredible event. You had the dance floor packed from the end of dessert until we had to finish up at 11.30 pm with guests wanting more and more! We have received many compliments from our guests about the band's range and the way you kept the party moving. In fact, some said it was the best band that they’d ever heard. Thank you.” - RCSA

 

Songs include:

  • Toto - Africa
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • D'Angelo - Feel Like Makin' Love
  • Cee Lo Green - Forget You
  • James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

 

 

Neon City


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Neon City will light up your big night! The band offer a knockout mix of classic and up-to-the-minute Top 40, from artists like Bruno Mars, Queen, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder, ensuring your dancefloor will be heaving from go to whoa. The band are experienced professionals who have performed at all of Auckland’s top venues many times over and are capable of entertaining audiences of any size.

“We booked Neon City for our annual convention this year, and they were absolutely fantastic. The perfect band if you want everyone to have some fun. The dancing started immediately, the band knew exactly what to play to keep the crowd enjoying every moment. Would highly recommend them.” - Barfoot and Thompson

 

Songs include:

  • Beyonce - Crazy in Love
  • Jessie J - Pricetag
  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity
  • One Republic - Counting Stars
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition

 

 

The Meteors


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Performing songs from the likes of Ariana Grande, Drake, Childish Gambino, Rihanna and more, The Meteors bring their own twist to modern pop and top 40 favourites. The band is a trio, with guitar, drums and keyboards giving them a wide range of sounds to draw on.

The Meteor's vocalist Jesse has performed with some of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists and has toured internationally. With an impressive history of experience behind them, The Meteors are guaranteed to deliver a high-quality performance you won’t forget.

 

Songs include:

  • Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
  • Taylor Swift - Bad Blood
  • Sia - Chandelier
  • Rihanna - Diamonds
  • Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
  • Beyoncé - Love on Top

 

 

Kid Radio


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Kid Radio effortlessly mash up the biggest, baddest hits of pop, hip hop and R’n’B. Featuring dual frontmen on guitar and vocals, drums, bass and keyboard, the guys nail tunes by the likes of Prince, Kanye West, StevieWonder, Justin Timberlake, Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson. Kid Radio’s eclectic mix is funk, pop, soul and classics from the 70s and 80s. The goal is a packed dancefloor from the first song.

“Amazing performance again from Kid Radio at our Staff Event at the end of July. We cannot thank these guys enough for the atmosphere and tunes they played for our staff. Thanks again guys!” — DATACOM

 

Songs include:

  • Donny Hathaway - What's Going On
  • Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
  • Pharrell Williams - Frontin'
  • Outkast - The Way You Move
  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
  • Bruno Mars - Treasure

 

 

SOUL 9 YARDS


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Soul 9 Yards have been performing their mix of Soul, Motown and 90s hip hop and R'n'B since 2017. The band perform soulful cuts by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Amy Winehouse, combining Allana Goldsmith’s honey-dipped vocals with a backing band of some of Auckland’s baddest cats. Their music is raw, real and authentic, with plenty of room for every member to improvise and go where the songs lead them.

 

Songs include:

  • Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • Aretha Franklin - Chain Chain Chain
  • Anderson Paak - Come Down
  • Prince/Alicia Keys - How Come You Don't Call Me
  • Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Stevie Wonder - Jammin/Master Blaster

 

 

Big Ticket


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Big Ticket is an eight-piece band who specialises in taking modern pop songs and playing them with a vintage twist. Their repertoire includes songs by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift and also classics by popular music greats such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones. All songs are played in a variety of vintage styles including Swing and Motown.

Upbeat, vintage and tons of fun, Big Ticket are the sound of staying up all night drinking whiskey with Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald in a crowded juke joint, and dancing til dawn.

 

Songs include:

  • The Rolling Stones - Honky-tonk Woman
  • Bruno Mars - Grenade
  • Outkast - Hey Ya
  • Dua Lipa - New RulesJustin Bieber - Sorry
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

 

 

Jumpsuit


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Jumpsuit deliver tons of fun, songs you know and beats that won’t stop. The band are very open to suggestions on how you’d like your event to run and can shift gears from light background music right up to rock and pop anthems. Their large, diverse song-list means they have dozens of different songs to suit any event - every night is different and tailored to the audience.

“We recently had Jumpsuit play at our Company Awards evening in Hamilton and they were outstanding - they were the perfect fit. The lads were really professional and lovely to deal with. The Team at Find a Band were awesome and the band fitted our function really well.” - Greyhound Racing New Zealand

 

Songs include:

  • CCR - Bad Moon Rising
  • Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
  • Jackson Five - Blame It On The Boogie
  • Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
  • Beatles - Come Together
  • Queen - Crazy Thing Called Love

 

 

Blue Steel


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If you want back to back solid gold classics, this is the band. Featuring male and female lead vocalists and a setlist packed with classic songs from icons such as Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and more, Blue Steel play the bangers you know and love from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and are guaranteed to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.

“Our corporate event was a huge success. The sound, songs and overall performance was top notch. Fantastic guys to work with, cannot recommend them enough.” - Sanofi

 

Songs include:

  • James Brown - I feel good
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
  • Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
  • Marvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the Grapevine

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