The Winsome Lost

Folk Rock Band - Manawatu

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Manawatu
  • Genre Bluegrass, Country, Pop
  • Members 5
  • Price Mid-range

We’re a five-piece covers band from Palmerston North, New Zealand, featuring banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion, drums and male & female vocals.
We play a large variety of songs: foot-stomping Americana folk tunes, cool old school numbers, all-time classics and contemporary favourites. Pretty much anything that takes our fancy. We simply love to play music and enjoy watching you have a ball! We also offer dance calling (circle; square; barn; line) to traditional folk tunes.

The Winsome Lost excel where the audience is diverse. We get equally positive comments from 24 year old folk revivalists (fans of Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show etc), as we do from your Gran who struts her stuff to Johnny Cash and Elvis on the dance floor. Weddings are a great fit for this reason, and we offer couples something a bit more alternative, vintage, hip and authentic. We also cater for corporate events, private celebrations, cafe’s & bars, and we love playing rural events for the energetic crowds and fun times.



Thank you again for coming up to play at our engagement party. We had an awesome time and our guests can't stop raving about your band. Taranaki Dale - 1 January 1970

Amazing! Thank you for making our big day perfect! You were the icing on the cake of an amazing day! Taupo Donna - 1 January 1970

What a band! They were the "men" standing at 1am (with apologies to Carrie). Just an awesome night. Thanks heaps!!! Taupo Mark - 1 January 1970

Hey guys, wanted to say thanks again for your performance in the weekend. Everybody has been raving about you over the last couple of days. You really stepped the party up a notch. Hope you enjoyed yourselves amongst that crazy bunch. 10/10 Hunterville Sam - 1 January 1970

Hi Carrie, Rob, Pete & Mark Thank you from all of us too! We all really loved your music and it was the perfect way to round off a perfect wedding day. Your playlist was great and we really appreciated your adaptability and the effort you put in to learning the special requests. As for the great dancing - well it doesn't happen without great music. We'll certainly recommend The Winsome Lost and wish you well. Taupo Sue - 1 January 1970

Thanks to The Winsome Lost for playing at our wedding a couple of weeks ago. You guys were great and everyone had so much fun. Cheers Southland Doug - 1 January 1970

Thank you guys SO much for playing at our wedding on Saturday! We had heaps of comments from our guests about how amazing you were and how much fun they all had because of the fab music! We loved your renditions of the songs we picked! Keep in touch because we'd love to come and see y'all again! smile Palmy Jemma - 1 January 1970

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Song List

Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons​
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Someone Like You - Adele
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Don’t stop believing - Journey
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR

Love Love Love - Avalanche City​
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Don’t Carry It All - The Decemberists
Rox in the Box - The Decemberists
When I Come Around - Green Day
Something in the Water - Brooke Fraser
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Land Down Under - Men at Work
Human - The Killers
To be young is to be Sad - Dave Rawlings
Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Weather With You - Crowded House
Sway - Bic Runga
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Maybe Tomorrow - Goldenhorse
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Down on the Corner - CCR
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Moondance - Van Morrison
Ramblin’ Man - The Allman Brothers
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Hey Hey My My - Neil Young
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Just What I Needed - The Cars
American Pie - Don McLean
Summertime - Gerschwin
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Walk of Life - Dire Straights

The Way It Goes - Gillian Welch
Man of Constant Sorrow - Dan Taminsky
Emmylou - First Aid Kit
Little Rabbit - Traditional
Cherokee Shuffle - Traditional
Thank God I’m a Country Boy - John Denver
It’s Too Easy & June Apple - Dave Rawlings
Caroline - Old Crow Medicine Show
New Virginia Creeper - O.C.M.S.
Minglewood Blues - O.C.M.S.
Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex
Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Country Roads - John Denver
Ruby - Dave Rawlings
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
These Boots are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly
Crossroads - Adam Gussow
Little Sadie - Doc Watson
Ain’t No Grave - Crooked Still
Hound Dod/Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presly
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Brown’s Ferry Blues - Doc Watson
White Freightliner - Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
I’ll Fly Away - Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
Harlan - Boundary Line
I want you - Bob Dylan
Just to See You Smile - Randy Travis
Jackson - Johnny Cash & June Carter