The Gramophone Band

1920s Band - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Jazz, Pop, Retro
  • Members 4
  • Price Mid-range

The Gramophone Band can bring you a magical evening of vintage styled music, they perform classic songs from the last 100 years. It’s a combination of modern songs played in a vintage style plus all the old favourites. They can be anything from asophisticated accompaniment to cocktails and canopes to a rollicking good-time party band.The Gramophone Band was inspired by the magic of a wind-up picnic gramophone boxand a suitcase of old 10inch Jazz records that theyfound ata garage sale in Timaru.The band enjoys performingthe sweet dulcet tones and the toe tapping tunes of the 1920’s through to the 1960’s. They also perform vintage versions of contemporary artists. If you want to hear retro versions of Bowie and Beyonce on ukulele and double bass - you’ve come to the right place.



"Gorgeously Talented" Cassette Nine - 4 August 2012

"Recently The Gramophone Band performed for me at Taste of Auckland - They were fabulous in all respects!" Peter Urlich - 15 November 2013

"Thank you Gareth, Katie, Jonathan and Johnny for the spectacular performance last Saturday night for our Great Gatsby Ball at the Civic - you guys were a hit! You were a perfect fit for our theme, I would also be more than happy to work with you guys again for any other function. Vocals were beautiful and you guys looked great on stage - Many thanks." Ramona Vanderlee - Russell McVeagh - 6 June 2013

The Gramophone Band were absolutely brilliant. Gareth and the other musicians were totally helpful throughout - all of the guests were very complimentary about the music and everyone enjoyed dancing to their music. We will certainly recommend Gareth and his team to anyone of our friends who need music in the future. Bill Holmes - 15 February 2014

I just wanted to thank you and the band once again. I knew you would be great - but you were better than that - you were incredible! You were the highlight of the whole week long event and I can't thank you enough for not only being incredible entertainers but also one of the loveliest people I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Shelley Waghorn Event Management - 20 February 2016

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Song List

What’d I Say - Ray Charles
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Bye Bye Blackbird - Julie London
Money (That’s What I Want) - The Beatles
Jackson - Jonny Cash
Lets Dance - David Bowie
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Doris Day
My Boyfriend’s Back - The Angels
You Give Me Fever - Peggy Lee
These Boots are Made for Walkin’ - Nancy Sinatra
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Moon Glow - Benny Goodman Quartet
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
Georgia - Ray Charles
A Tisket a Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald
Taboo - Gene Summers
All of me - Louis Armstrong
Love me - Elvis
Blue Smoke - NZ Traditional
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Tequila - The Champs
Hallelujah I Love her So - Ray Charles
Misty - Julie London
That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Can’t Get you Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake up Little Suzy - The Everly Brothers
Do You Wanna Dance - The Beach Boys
Lady madonna - The Beatles
Honky Tonk - Bill Doggitt & His Combo
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Green Onions - Booker T & the MGs
Starwars Cantina Song - Cantina Band
Anything You Need (You Got It) - Roy Orbison
Blue Moon - Elvis
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Young Folks - Peter Bjorn & John
Dream a Little Dream - Mamas & the Papas
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
You Really Got a Hold on Me - She & Him
I’ll be Seeing You - Iggy Pop
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Tonight You Belong to Me - Gene Austin
Stardust - Nat King Cole
Black and White Rag - Piano jam
I got a Woman - Ray Charles
Up the Lazy River - Louis Prima
All you Need is Love - The Beatles