Vintage Blue

Guitar + Vocal Duo - Canterbury

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Canterbury
  • Genre Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop
  • Members 2
  • Price Mid-range

Vintage Blue is a guitar and vocal duo comprising of Jenny & Rob Payne who have been performing together for over 13 years.  They met whilst studying Jazz and their passion for performing music blossomed from there.

Vintage Blue’s sound is unique, with Jenny’s sultry yet at times ethereal voice, matched with Rob’s outstanding guitar chops. They pour love and soul into their music, a fusion of mellow jazz grooves, their unique spin on pop music and a few originals thrown in for good measure.

Music encompasses all angles of their lives, with Jenny a vocal coach and Rob managing Music Planet Canterbury. They are often found in their recording studio and were recently nominated for a Tui Award for one of their side projects.

They have extensive experience, performing at countless weddings, private functions and corporate events. They also perform regularly on the local music scene, playing at many venues such as Baretta, The Monday Room and Christchurch Casino VIP Lounge.



We thoroughly recommend RJ Duo for a polished, professional performance. The pair were extremely responsive, given such short notice, and very approachable and sensitive to our needs during the planning process. In performance, they surpassed our expectations and delivered a harmonious, melodic recital which decidedly enhanced our anniversary soiree. Rob's slick accompaniment, on jazz guitar, complemented Jenny's dulcet vocals, to create a memorable and mellifluous backdrop for our special occasion. A heartfelt thanks to you both. Markus and Janis - 1 October 2012

We had heard Jenny and Rob quite a few times at various locations before we got engaged. We loved listening to them and were always impressed at the many different genres they could play. Jenny has such a beautiful voice and Rob is an extremely talented musician. They were an obvious choice for our special day, we never even considered anyone else. We had quite specific ideas for our ceremony and nothing was a problem for Jen and Rob. They event itself was completely stress free and numerous guests commented about how nice it was having live music, not to mention how great the two of them were. We couldn’t be happier with how the ceremony went. Jenny and Rob helped us create a romantic, magical moment in time which we will treasure forever. Michelle & Cam Hall - 9 January 2013

Thank you for performing at our Mico Martini Party a few weeks ago. Your sounds certainly added to the atmosphere, creating a classic yet sensual sound throughout our showroom. Vintage Blue, you were the perfect fit and we can’t wait to book you again. And we loved that you also dressed for the occasion Mico Bathrooms - 1 April 2014

Thank you so much for playing such wonderful, beautiful and scene setting music at our mothers day event yesterday at Hampton Lea Gardens. It really made the day having the live music and your choice of music was fantastic. Thanks thanks thanks - will book you again for next year Vanetia Bingham - Hampton Lea Gardens - 10 May 2015

Vintage Blue played at my wedding and as soon as they started performing I knew I had chosen the right band. They had to perform outside in rather chilly temperatures but the sound was up to recording standards. They provided a nice background music for everyone to listen, have a chat, and just relax to and it was exactly the atmosphere I wanted for my reception. Thank you once again for your great contribution to my special day. Gina Park - 4 January 2018

Vintage Blue are a polished act, creating the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated event. They worked in seamlessly with the arrangements, crafting their set lists to match the occasion, the setting and the audience. Highly recommended. Diana & Bruce - Wedding - 17 February 2018

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Audio Samples

In the Air Tonight

At Last


Just Dance


Song List

A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
At Last - Etta James
Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Breathe - Anna Nalick
Budapest - George Ezra
Burn For You - John Farnham
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Crazy - Gnarls Berkley
Creep - Radiohead
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsten
Daydream - Vintage Blue
Don’t Dream Its Over - Crowded House
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Faith - George Michael
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fix You - Coldplay
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Gone, Gone, Gone -. Phillip Phillips
Hallelujah -. Leonard Cohen
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Heartbeat - Jose Gonzalez
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hey Ya - Outkast
Holes - Passenger
Home - Phillip Phillips
I Am Here Without You Baby - Vintage Blue
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - Louis Armstrong
I Can’t Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran (The Hobbit)
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlan
If I Were a Bell - Frank Loesser
Imagine - John Lennon
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Kiss - Prince
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Let Her Go - Passenger
Like A Star - Corrine Bailey Rae
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Love Song -Adele (The Cure)
Love The Way You Lie - Rhinanna
Lullaby Of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
Making Whoopie - Julie London
Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney
My Hero - Foo Fighters
Oughta Be In Love - Dave Dobbyn
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Doris Day
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Rainy Monday - Vintage Blue
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rip Tide - Vance Joy
Say Something - Great Big Word
She’s Got A Way - Billy Joel
Skinny Love - Birdy
Smooth Operator - Sade
Stay - Rhianna
Steppin’ Out With My Baby - Irving Berlin
Still haven’t found what I’m looking For - U2
Sugar - Stanley Turrentine
Summertime -. Gershwin
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Parting Glass - Ed Sheeran
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Masquerade - George Benson
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Too Close For Comfort - Ella Fitzgerald
Turning Tables - Adele
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Welcome Home -. Dave Dobbyn
What Is This Thing Called Love - Ella Fitzgerald
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - George Harrison
Wicked Game - Chris Isaac
Wide Awake - Katy Perry
With Or Without You - U2
Without You - Brooke Fraser
Wonderful Tonight -. Eric Clapton
Young and Beautiful -. Lana Del Ray