Auckland Weddings DJs Top 10
We've launched a brand new site specialising in DJs for hire - Find a DJ. To celebrate, here's our list of Find A DJ's best Auckland Wedding DJs just in time for summer.
All of our DJs offer complete wedding packages, from ceremony music to afternoon cocktails and all the way through til the wee hours! If you'd like to learn more, head on over to Find a DJ (www.findadj.co.nz) now.
DJ Andy JV
Andy JV's extensive DJ experience over the past 15 years means literally nothing fazes him. Andy’s genres of choice are hip hop, pop, classics, house, soul and funk, but he’ll do whatever it takes to make the dancefloor work.
Andy has performed at countless weddings and corporate functions as well as many late night bookings at clubs in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Bali. Andy has worked with corporate clients including Sony, M.A.C, Philips, Pernod Ricard, Nike, Resimac, KOOKAÏ, Laffare Coffee, Allpress Coffee, Spotify, Online Republic, Axis, Neat Spirits, Go Media, Hampton Downs and Auckland Council.
Phoebe is an Auckland based DJ who recently returned home to Auckland after 5 years DJing at some of Los Angeles' most exclusive clubs.
Phoebe had weekly residencies at The Spare Room (Roosevelt Hotel), Harvard & Stone, King Eddy's, Standard Rooftop (DTLA), Spin at the Standard (DTLA), Loaded, The Birdcage (Santa Monica) and Mrs Fish among others. She had semi-regular nights at Freehand (a new DTLA hotel), No Vacancy, Good Times at Davey Wayne's, Break Room 86, Standard Hollywood, The Lincoln (Venice), Dirty Laundry and many others.
Of the events Phoebe did in LA, the best ones were djing Jane’s Addictions famous New Year’s Eve party and the wedding of Nicholas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley. Phoebe djed on lineups in LA with Samantha Ronson, Soko The Cat, Chris & Danny Masterson & Jesse Hughes to name a few.
Before Phoebe left for LA, she was the resident DJ at Euro where she DJed Thurs, Fri and Sat nights for 2 years. She also regularly DJed at Everybody's, Soul Bar and The Whiskey, as well as many special events including Fashion Week, Big Day Out and Vodafone NZ Music Awards after parties. Phoebe’s current residencies are at The Lula Inn, Culpeper & Coley & Punch, Jack Tar & Pocket Bar, she also appears every now and then at Ostro, Seafarers and Q Theatre.
Karn is a well respected; high profile New Zealand club and events DJ, model and VO talent. With over a decade of broadcasting experience across TV and radio and over 20 years in a DJ capacity, he has played support to some of the biggest names in music while performing at New Zealand's top events and festivals.
Support DJ for acts and artists including; Grandmaster Flash, A-Trak, Sneaky Sound System, Vandalism, Stonebridge, Ron Carroll, DJ Kue, Tom Piper, Mightyfools, Kid Kenobi, The Freemasons, Krafty Kuts and more.
Clocking up thousands of club, function and media event commitments during his tenure, current commitments range a wealth of corporate functions, private event and club residencies across New Zealand. Current venues include twentyone Sky City, 1885, Roxy, Revelry, Racket, Regatta, Orleans, Sweat Shop and Highlife Entertainment events.
DJ GENERAL LEE
General Lee is one of New Zealand's most respected and renowned DJs. He mixed New Zealand's first Ministry of Sound CD in 2011 and again in 2013, both of which were a resounding success. Lee has done 350 radio shows for Ministry of Sound in New Zealand, and is currently the host of George FM breakfast every Friday morning.
He is recognised for his uptight sets, crowd interaction, diverse track selection, scratching and CDJ trickery. General Lee enjoys mainstream success and underground respect. He has recently played alongside: Example, Netsky, Chase & Status, Fedde Le Grand, Sneaky Sound System, Freemasons, Groove Armada , Roger Sanchez, TV Rock, Goodwill, Dirty South, Axwell, Tommy Trash, Moto Blanco, Mobin Master, Klass, Tommie Sunshine, Those Usual Suspects and Aston Shuffle to name a few.
General Lee has been selected as the DJ of choice for international superstars including Coldplay, Temper Trap , Eva Longoria , Robbie Williams and Duran Duran.
Sweetpants immerses himself in music.
In early 2000, quite by chance, a DJ career On Air came about from being a prize pig on the then independent radio station George FM. After volunteering for many years on the infamous early morning “Short Black" pre-breakfast show before Peter Urlich, Murry’s radio/DJ “hobby" turned into a full time job producing for Peter on the Peter Urlich Breakfast Experience. From here he went on to an integral role at George, the DJ Liaison/Programmer – taking on management of the 60+ DJs on the station, eventually spending time as Program Director too.
On Urlich’s departure from George FM, Murry stayed on as the Breakfast Producer for Nick Dwyer for a year and a half before leaving the station in mid-2010, when Murry launched his very own Breakfast Show down the road on the new kid on the block, Radio Ponsonby. Sweetpants was also PD for the community station up until 2014. He then spent a year alongside Peter Urlich on 95bFM Saturday mornings for 'Bright & Urlich' until 2015.
You'll now find him on air Wednesday afternoons 4-6pm hosting BaseFM 107.3 Drive, as well as producing 'Nice n' Urlich' on GeorgeFM – Saturdays 10am till midday.
Murry regularly plays private parties and in bars and clubs around Auckland City, currently holding Friday/Saturday/Sunday weekly residencies at Marvel Grill, the Jefferson and 46&York;. As well as traveling to Queenstown often, and being booked for gigs in Melbourne & Sydney, he's played support for Norman Jay numerous times and chalked up sets alongside Crazy P, John Morales, Greg Wilson, Alkalino, Gene Farris & more. Murry has recently confirmed a set with Claptone in Queenstown this September and will be returning to play the BlueSky Fiji festival for the 5th year running in November.
He also has a hand in creating the perfect atmosphere in a range of the city’s finest dining establishments, providing soundtrack services to places like the Grove, Ponsonby Road Bistro & Food Truck Garage, as well as working for corporate clients like Air New Zealand, Orcon, ANZ, Collective, Dawsons, Production Associates and Audi of NZ.
Whether it’s the perfect sound for cocktail hour, or a seriously tasty selection of tunes to get you on your feet, then this guy is your guy. Taking musical inspiration from the likes of legendary UK DJ Norman Jay, as well as producers like Duke Dumont, Joey Negro, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Mr Scruff & Dimitri from Paris, Sweetpants believes that every time should indeed be a good time.
Rose Alice has been Dj'ing since 2004 and has won many fans with her soulful blend of house, funk and electronica. Her innate ability to access a crowd means her tunes never miss a beat. She creates a vibe, upbeat and joyous, with infectious beats and smooth groove. Whether its afternoon cocktails,or late-night party time, Rose Alice covers all bases from her solid bedrock of house, funk and disco roots. She is a consummate professional, performing just what the audience needs, with grace and style. She brings a unique and soulful sound to any occasion.
A regular DJ on the Auckland music scene, she is currently holding down residencies at Dr Rudi's, Saint Alice, Bedford Soda and Liquor, Ebisu, Fukuko. Also playing at The Culpeper, The Lula's Inn, and Soul Bar, (previously La Zeppa, Northern Steamship, Everybody's, The Commons, Imperial Lane, Aura, Golden Dawn, Khuja Lounge, Rakino's, Crow Bar and Malt Bar) Rose Alice has performed at the infamous NZ Soul Alldayer parties, playing classic funk and soul vinyl from her extensive record collection, supported MoFunk the DJ (Ibiza), Nathan Haines, performed at the ASB Tennis open, and plays the lunchtime soundtrack at Takutai Square in Britomart on Fridays with the Auckland Foodtruck Collective.
From a singer/songwriter background, she performed on the critically acclaimed 'After 'Our's album Odyssey, singing 'Day After Day'. She was also a member of Auckland's original funk band, Tangent and The Merc's. She also performed as a backing vocalist in the Nathan Haines band at Splore festival 2010.
Rose Alice is very experienced in radio, having hosted in the early years of George Fm, later, KFM ( Sister Re; Fresh Show ), and currently a monthly slot on Base Fm as part of the Mixed Business Crew.
DJ Andy Vann is one of Auckland’s most established and respected DJs.
With more than 30 years on the decks, Andy has been influential as a DJ and promoter, racking up hundreds of nights at seminal clubs like Club 21, Chassers, The Brat, Cleos, Zanzibar, Berlin, Redzone, De Bretts, The Box, Calibre, Centro and Ink Bar to name a few.
He has also made his mark internationally, with a long history of packing out clubs in destinations including Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Over the span of a long and varied career, Andy has spun alongside such luminaries as Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Fred Everything, Inland Knights, Sonny Fodera, DJ Sneak, Frankie Knuckles, Josh Wink, Kevin Saunderson, Littleman Big, Gene Farris, Joshua, Da Sunlounge and many more.
Andy also founded the legendary Hip Hop/R&B/House Label Voodoo Vinyl in the late 80s featuring classic chart topping acts such as Sisters Underground, Chaingang, Semi MC`s, Slam & Jam and Pacifican Descendants and was part of the team that released the now legendary Proud album.
Andy remains active in the New Zealand entertainment scene, with residencies at The Merchant, The Goodside, Ante Social and Black Wax (100% Vinyl) @ Ink.
Lewis offers live sax and optional live vocalist Yuli Quay, offering a unique combination of live music and DJ skills.
One of New Zealand's most exciting and innovative musicians, Lewis fuses his deep knowledge of jazz with modern forms of dance and beats culture to present a truly unique sound.
At a young age he was awarded Best Saxophonist & Best Young Jazz Musician at New Zealand's National Jazz Festival, and has now gone on to play with some of the biggest names in music: Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Peter Urlich, Hollie Smith, Opensouls, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Batucada Sound Machine, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and recently toured China with Elaine Paige.
Lewis is also a well established producer, having created two albums of his own original music: Wake (2007) and Syntheology (2010) which was released in Japan on the label Wonderful Noise. Both albums feature NZ's premiere vocalists; Mara TK, Francis Kora, Esther Stephens, Tama Waipara, Cherie Mathieson, Deva Mahal.
Grant has a wealth of experience and a vast musical knowledge. He has played in small rooms, big rooms, at beaches and on planes. Wherever he plays, the song remains the same: "We're here to have fun!"
With a career spanning 20+ years, 'The Marshall' has played events for Vodafone, TVNZ, Coca Cola, Harcourts, ASB, Westpac, Prince William and Kate, the world premier of the first of 'The Lord of the Rings' films, and a 11 year residency at Auckland's Sky City Casino night spot, Twentyone.
Phillip Louis - Marie
With over 20 years experience, Philip offers a highly professional DJ service catering for upmarket weddings, corporate parties, special events and birthday parties. He believes that top-quality entertainment is integral to a successful function, and that’s what he take pride in providing.
Phillip has an extensive and eclectic musical knowledge, and can cater well for different age groups and musical genres - from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and current - including Soul, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Disco, Latin, Hip-Hop, RNB, House, Britpop, Dance, Electronic and Top 40. He really likes to mix it up between different genres, old and new, with a few surprise twists and turns so that the night becomes a bit of a musical “journey". The '80s and '90s are a speciality and Phillip can play a great Retro night. He loves to vibe off the energy of a packed dance floor and can tailor music to suit a particular party theme if required.
Phillip take a lot of pride in having a very professional set-up and presentation. He's very particular about sound quality and uses very high quality sound equipment that’s among the best in the industry – including award-winning QSC PA systems – as well as state of the art lighting effects.
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.
Recent events include rooftop parties during the Rydges Summer Series, the Mumm Champagne stage during the Auckland races, and Spring Break Fiji 2018.
The Sister DJ & production duo.
DIMPRI (aka sisters Dimple & Priya) are originally from the UK, and hold an eclectic taste that is inspired by diverse influences such as the music their parents used to play at family gatherings and social events, with a healthy dose of 90’s UK House & Garage, Disco classics and an injection of 90’s RnB & Hip Hop.
Their DJ sets always deliver tunes jam packed with good vibes, and an infectious energy guaranteed to get any party jumping.
DIMPRI first stepped behind the decks in 2010, hosting for Radio Ponsonby’s Sunday morning ‘The REEM Show’. Just a few short years later, they could be found regularly spinning their unique selections at well known hang-outs such as The Commons, Ink Bar, Golden Dawn, Tabac, Racket Bar & Red Bar as well as a host of private & corporate functions...
These ladies are definitely a must to hear & are happy to tailor their set to your tastes!
DJ Greg Potter
Greg Potter - aka ASONE – is an Auckland based DJ and music producer who is known for bringing an energetic mix of modern and classic hits to the party. His passion and expertise as an entertainer stems from a background in playing a variety of musical instruments including the drums, saxophone and guitar.
Today however, you’ll find ASONE performing behind the decks at a wide range of Auckland venues, providing an exciting, uplifting and vibrant experience. A diverse background makes ASONE a versatile performer who can bring a unique energy to a wide variety of occasions.
His current venue residencies includes Sky City, Soul Bar & Bistro, Freeman & Grey, Little Easy, The Glass Goose, La Zeppa, Fort Street Union, Northern Steamship and more.