The Peter Urlich Swingin’ Sextet

Peter Urlich has been an icon on the New Zealand entertainment scene since the late 70’s when he fronted legendary band, Th’ Dudes with Dave Dobbyn and Ian Morris. He moved effortlessly into the dance music world in the 80s which eventually led to the famous DJ duet, Nice’n'Urlich, alongside Bevan Keys.

Nowadays, he has taken on the mantle of crooner, playing the great songs of the Swing era with his band, The Swingin Sextet. Peter’s early love of Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett led him to form a band that paid tribute to the unforgettable tunes of the 50s and 60s, a period that has proved very popular with audiences young and old. And this was years before Michael Buble made them fashionable again. Recently he released an albumful of such songs (“Between You And Me”) and a successful support slot on the Ronan Keating NZ Tour. “We all love these songs because basically they swing and that’s what gets a crowd going. We start off with Sinatra but then we end up rocking into The Beatles and The Stones so it’s all about the dancefloor,” says Urlich. “It’s a great band full of excellent players and we respect these wonderful old songs. They don’t write them like this anymore.”

The Sextet has entertained the A-list of weddings (as well as successful support slots for Ronan Keating and Rod Stewart) over the past 10 years and their unique repertoire never fails to firstly set the mood and then pack the dancefloor.

The band line-up features Peter Urlich on vocals, Dean Kerr on bass, Neil Watson on guitar, Lewis McCallum on sax, Peter Hale on keyboard, Richie Pickard on double bass and Patrick Kuhtze on drums.

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The Peter Urlich Swingin’ Sextet

Selected Songs

Sinatra
I DON’T WORRY BOUT A THING

Sinatra
DON’T GET AROUND MUCH

Sinatra
UNDER MY SKIN

Sinatra
THEY CANT TAKE THAT AWAY

Peggy Lee
FEVER

Dean Martin
SWAY

Nat King Cole
L.O.V.E.

Sinatra
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

Dean Martin
LITTLE OLD WINE DRINKER

Nat King Cole
ROUTE 66

Bobby Hebb
SUNNY

Dusty Springfield
SPOOKY

The Drifters
SAVE THE LAST DANCE

Elvis
ALL SHOOK UP

Van Morrison
MOONDANCE

Wilson Pickett
MUSTANG SALLY

Rolling Stones
HONKY TONK WOMEN

Van Morrison
BROWN EYED GIRL

Neil Diamond
I’M A BELIEVER -

The Beatles
SAW HER STANDING THERE

Bobby Darrin
MACK THE KNIFE

The Beatles
DRIVE MY CAR

Neil Diamond
SWEET CAROLINE

Frankie Valli
CANT TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

Testimonials

Peter Urlich and his band certainly impressed at our Corporate cocktail party. They gave a great performance with their strong repertoire of songs and their energetic stage presence which complemented the sophisticated occasion we were hoping to achieve. The audience also loved them and a lot of guests were inspired to get up onto the dance floor.
MANISHA GOSAI, BDO
Delighted with Peter & the Sextet. Not only an awesome performance, but a lovely bunch to deal with too!
FIONA KEMPLEN, EDGE CREATIVE

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