A dynamic band with a dynamic heart, Ministry of Tone brings together the best of 60s and 70s funk and soul. Ministry of Tone is a 4-piece funk and soul band with a healthy dose of R’n’B thrown in for good measure. Ministry of Tone handpick the best when it comes to 60s and 70s funk and soul, 90s R’n'B, topped off by a choice few from the top 40. The band’s setlist is made up of artists such as Earth, Wind And Fire, Bob Marley, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and Toto. Featuring vocals by TJ Taotua, rhythm section Isaac Etimani and Willie Fa’apito, and keyboard and arrangements maestro Jireh Falaniko, Ministry of Tone are the band to get if your musical preferences tend to lean more towards the soul, funk and R’n’B end of things.
Auckland band Blue Steel are a passionate, professional group of musicians who have performed on stage throughout NZ and around the world. In the business for over 12 years, Blue Steel specialises in the classics. A 5-piece band with extensive experience in both corporate and wedding performances, they are a passionate and professional group of musicians that have performed all over the country. They specialise in classic hits, pop and top 40, with have a varied and colourful song list that draws inspiration from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Pharrell, Cee Lo Green and many, many more. As one of Auckland's top corporate acts, Blue Steel are regularly booked by clients such as Harcourts, GJ Gardner, IBM, Sony Music and Ford. If you're searching for a band that covers the classics as well as the best new music, Blue Steel are well worth a look.
Auckland Solo Acoustic Artist Asch-Rose will captivate your guests with a performance that is rich, soulful and powerful. With smoky vocals echoing the likes of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks and Billie Holiday, Asch-Rose blends her distinctive vocal tones with acoustic guitar to create a unique atmosphere that is relaxed, romantic and unforgettable. Asch takes songs ranging from recent hits like Miley Cyrus’ Nothing Breaks Like a Heart and Sam Smith’s Dancing with a Stranger, and takes them to a totally different place, creating something that is truly unique. Her recent session at Auckland’s Parachute Studios also captured her take on songs by Johnny Cash, Childish Gambino, Chet Faker and Peggy Lee. Asch-Rose has performed at countless weddings across Auckland and Waiheke Island, as well as corporate performances for HSBC, Hypermedia, Darkhorse and more. Everything went well! Asch-Rose was brilliant! Really lovely voice and soulful performance. She was very well received. KARLA REY, PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM Feedback was fantastic, everyone loved Asch and her style was exactly what we were after for the start of the evening plus she was super accommodating and went with the flow of the night. THOMAS DU CHATEAU, VELOCITY MADE GOOD
With a library spanning everything from Hip Hop to House to 70s and 80’s bangers, Zach (aka Brix) can handle almost any crowd or environment. With regular sets at Auckland's top bars and clubs, as well as countless bookings at weddings, private functions and events, Zach is constantly working to provide the best possible experience for his audience.
One of the most innovative and extraordinary musicians in New Zealand, Lewis McCallum combines the heart of jazz with modern sound and dance. With a deep knowledge of jazz, Lewis specialises in creating unique and heartfelt fusions with the help of modern dance, beats and vibrant culture. He has worked with a host of talented artists, including Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Peter Urlich and Hollie Smith, and toured China with Elaine Paige. Awarded Best Saxophonist & Best Young Jazz Musician at New Zealand’s National Jazz Festival, Lewis is a virtuoso with two album releases. He partners with Yuli Quay to offer live vocals that enrich his sound.
Veterans in wedding performances, PepperJacks is a flexible 7-piece funk and soul cover band that can play anything from top 40 to classic hits. With a killer horn section and Clo Chaperon on vocals, PepperJacks reign as one of Auckland's best bands. Veterans in wedding performances, PepperJacks is a flexible 7-piece funk and soul cover band that can play anything from top 40 to classic hits. With a killer horn section and front woman Clo Chaperon on vocals, PepperJacks reign as one of the top Auckland party bands. Their repertoire includes Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson and many more. PepperJacks can shift effortlessly from a light jazz trio during dinner, to their spectacular 7-piece band to bring the noise and bring in the funk at your event.
Cade’s 10 years experience in wedding and corporate DJ events means he is highly professional, well presented and experienced. Performing since 2008, Cade has a deep love of classic old school songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s. At the same time, he is adept at moving between genres as diverse as top 40 house, disco, r’n’b and hip hop, and flexible enough for any event.
Mister Speaker are a funk and soul powerhouse here to take you back to a funkier time! With vocalist Tane Tari leading the charge, and his 8 piece band not far behind, Mister Speaker is here to deliver authentically funky tunes to all manner of events. Traditionally a funk and soul band, they love to play music from the 60s and 70s, as well as any classic hit you can think of. Mister Speaker's repertoire consists of a host of flavours, from Charles Wright to The Jackson 5 − even popular and current artists, such as Beyoncé and Bruno Mars are on the table. If it has soul and a rhythm you can dance to, Mister Speaker is there.
Auckland Covers Duo Marysia (Mish) Collins is an exceptional and versatile vocalist and performer. Together with Wade Reeve - one of Wellington’s most accomplished and sought after guitarists - they bring decades of experience performing in various covers bands and musical theatre productions.