Nov 12, 2020

The Best Auckland Acoustic Duos for Weddings

By Jenny Eastwood

The perfect moment is always framed by the perfect accompaniment. Check out these Auckland acoustic duos guaranteed to wow all guests at your upcoming nuptials.

Music is an important part of creating the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day. It sets the mood with a romantic, festive vibe that will have you feeling like royalty on this special occasion! An acoustic duo may be just what you’re looking for if intimacy and casualness are more up your alley than a rowdy party with 10-piece bands. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite Auckland acoustic duos for weddings that are guaranteed to deliver a spellbinding performance and lifelong memories.


BELLE ISLE

Genres: Acoustic, Pop, Classic Hits

Polished to perfection, Belle Isle is a wedding ceremony duo that thrives on the elegance of live acoustic music. Their vocals lend themselves sultry and powerful blend for artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, and Lady Gaga - all about emotional delivery paired with years of experience resulting in honeyed vocals. You won’t be able to resist tearing up when they perform their songs at your event (particularly if it is your wedding). Using only occasional loop pedal rounds out style performance which makes them favourites among listeners every time! Their passion shines through every key and every note, ensuring that they’re one of Auckland’s favourite wedding ceremony duos.


Whats not to love about these guys? This is the second time we have had them play for a private function and would most definitely have them again! Loads of fab reviews from all of the guests. Super accommodating and absolutely perfect for any event! Thanks so much guys, you rock.

AMANDA MILLER | PRIVATE FUNCTION



Selected Songs

Fleetwood Mac
Dreams

U2
Without or Without You

Sade
Smooth Operator

Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel

Smokey Robinson
Crusin'

Bruce Springsteen
I'm On Fire

Katy Perry
Roar

Fleetwood Mac
Landslide


BELLE ISLE PROFILE



ALLENBY PARK

Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Acoustic

Allenby Park is an acoustic duo offering beautiful acoustic music with a generous helping of groove. Whether the vibe is a laid-back summer afternoon or something with a bit more dancefloor flavour, they have it covered. Allenby Park’s songlist includes John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Toto, Prince and Bob Marley, and truly has something for everyone.


Allenby Park performed during our welcome function which greeted guests from America, to New Zealand. Their ability to showcase the tones of New Zealand and set the mood to the crowd was impressive. Our client was shocked when so many guests started dancing later on in the evening after saying they were not a ‘dancy crowd’. Thank you Sam and Manoah, truly spectacular.

SARAH FROST | IDNZ KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER


Selected Songs

John Legend
Ordinary People

Black Seeds
So True

Tom Petty
Free Fallin'

Sting
Message in a Bottle

Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Buddy Holly
Everyday

Old Crow Medicine Band
Wagon Wheel


ALLENBY PARK PROFILE




HIGH SOCIETY

Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Acoustic

High Society knows how to keep a beat going. Brilliant, talented and experienced, the lead singer, Ra Toia, has spent the last decade travelling from plush hotel to plush hotel in every corner of the world, singing her heart out in performances that have wowed thousands. Her equally fabulous partner in criminally good music, Hayden Booth, is a multi-instrumentalist that underlines her vocals to perfection. High Society is a wedding ceremony duo that will bring all the right emotions to your special day, featuring laidback, classic hits and acoustic takes on modern tunes that will take your breath away. Their setlist includes artists such as Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Ray Charles, Adele and so much more.


High Society played an integral part in creating a memorable evening for our key partners. Their performance throughout the night created a perfect ambience, curating a quality, high profile feel to our event. I’d highly recommend them and use them again.

SARAH DE VANTIER | BURO SEATING



Selected Songs

Amy Winehouse
Valerie

Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon

Amy Winehouse
Teach Me Tonight

Bob Marley
Turn Your Lights Down Low

Michael Buble
All Of Me

Brooke Fraser
Without You

Sam Smith
No The Only One

Frank Sinatra
Under My Skin


HIGH SOCIETY PROFILE

 

 

GOODY 2 SHOES

Genres: Top 40, Acoustic, Rock

Do you want an Auckland acoustic band that will get you dancing, knows how to read the crowd, and has that professional, yet personal touch? Whether you are looking for quality background music for your event or vibrant, energetic songs to entertain your crowd, Goody2Shoes can deliver fun, quality and variety for your event, in a slick and professional manner.


Thank you so very much for playing for our celebration last Saturday evening. Your extensive repertoire appealed to both young and "young at heart” and we loved your humour and the way you embraced the crowd favourite - Haloumi! I have had several requests for your contact details which is testament to how many people thoroughly enjoyed your music. One factor that was brilliant was your relaxed approach. You were totally in control and extremely professional yet laid back - perfect! Loved the fact that you stepped in and accompanied my attempt at singing too! Love. Love, Love.

JENNIFER & MIKE | WEDDING


Selected Songs

Tiki Taane
Always On My Mind

Pharrell Williams
Happy

Daft Punk/Pharrell
Get Lucky

CCR
Bad Moon Rising

Paul McCartney
Blackbird

Dragon
April Sun In Cuba

Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon

Peter Frampton
Big Mountain


GOOD 2 SHOES PROFILE



JAIME AND CHET

Genres: Top 40, Acoustic, Classic Hits

Acoustic duo Jaime and Chet’s sound can be simply summed up as “everything under the sun”. They cover every genre imaginable, and do it well. Chet is in constant demand on the touring circuit and in the studio. The professionalism, passion and energy he brings to his music make him the first point of call for a number of top entertainers in New Zealand and on the international stage. He has shared the stage with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, and been involved with opening for artists such as Dr John, Joe Cocker, Kenny Rogers and Cher, as well as touring with Gerry and the Pacemakers and New Zealand veterans Midge Marsden and Hammond Gamble. Besides all his work with other musicians, Chet O’Connell has released four albums of his own and works as a solo artist or with his own band.


Jamie and Chet were amazing! They had the whole wedding party up dancing the whole night and played banger after banger song. All our guests are still talking about how good the music was but also how lovely and relatable Jamie and Chet were even allowing some of the guests to be back up singers! Overall was an amazing wedding night and I would 200% recommended Jamie and Chet for your event.

MELANIE TORRIE | WEDDING



Selected Songs

Toto
Africa

Lionel Richie
All Night Long

Tiki Taane
Always On My Mind

Dragon
Are You Old Enough

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean

Dragon
April Sun In Cuba

Th'Dudes
Be Mine Tonight

Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody


JAIME AND CHET PROFILE

 

TAOTUA DUO 

Genres: R'n'B, Funk & Soul, Top 40

Taotua Duo delivers an incredible groove with just acoustic guitar and percussion. TJ Taotua has been singing for 18 years, covering genres and styles such as blues, jazz, funk, motown, disco and old school. Combining his soulful acoustic guitar and voice with percussion grooves makes for a unique listening experience, with all the groove of a larger band in a small package.


TJ Taotua Trio performed at a recent formal evening event at the museum. I'd highly recommend this trio for any event to add vibrance, warmth and soul. The trio performed a variety of styles from the Pacific Islands, and a couple of perfectly chosen covers. And of course, TJ's soulful voice was a highlight. I'll definitely be looking to book the TJ Trio for future events.

ANDREW WRIGHT | AUCKLAND MUSEUM



Selected Songs

Bob Marley
Is This Love

Earth, Wind And Fire
September

Earth, Wind And Fire
Let's Groove

Stevie Wonder
Superstition

George Benson
Love Ballad

Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing

The Temptations
My Girl

Doobie Brothers
Listen To The Music


TAOTUA DUO PROFILE


 

ALTER EGO

Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Acoustic

Alter Ego is an Auckland duo featuring two vocalists, guitar and keyboards. The band can play just about anything, with a songlist featuring the likes of Sam Smith, Queen, The Eagles, Crowded House, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5, to name a few. The talented duo are very happy to take requests, and pride themselves on creating a truly interactive experience for the audience.


These guys were awesome! Myself and my new wife were lucky enough to have Alter Ego play for us at our wedding in December 2020. They showed up on the day equipped with a songlist that had the wedding up and dancing for hours! The guys knew exactly what song the floor needed and always had people up and ready to dance to the next song. They had great rapport with everybody too, and seemed like they were relaxed and ready to have a good time with us. Their enjoyment of the music was infectious and fun. The performance was fantastic, with amazing musical talent! Thanks so much guys for the great job that you guys did. We loved every minute and would definitely recommend you guys to anybody.

BENJAMIN GUMBRELL | WEDDING




Selected Songs

L.A.B
In the Air

John Paul Young
Love is in the Air

DNCE
Cake by the Ocean

CCR
Have you ever seen the Rain

Paul Simon
Call me Al

Elton John
Tiny Dancer

Maroon 5
Moves like Jagger

The Bee Gees
More than a Woman


ALTER EGO PROFILE



THE PICKUPS DUO

Genres: Funk & Soul, Acoustic, Top 40

With a sound that traverses Stevie Wonder to Stevie Nicks, Prince to Michael Jackson, The Pickups duo offers something uniquely soulful and multidimensional. Along with performing as a full five piece band, Andy and Victor offer beautiful arrangements of songs performed by iconic male and female recording artists, stripped back to acoustic guitar and Victor’s distinct, limitless voice.


They were a huge hit and captured the audience the entire performance. Would highly recommend.

STEVEN SEXTONE | CURIOUS FOOD FESTIVAL



Selected Songs

Toto
Africa

Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine

Fleetwood Mac
Dreams

Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah

Tracy Chapman
Gimme One Reason

Otis Redding
Dock Of The Bay

Toto
Georgie Porgy

Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine


THE PICKUPS DUO PROFILE



quantum blue duo

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Jazz & Latin

Featuring Clo Chaperon (Vocalist) and Dr Mark Baynes (Pianist), Quantum Blue Duo perform a range of beautiful songs that will bring elegance and old world glamour to any occasion. The duo perform a combination of well known jazz standards from the American songbook along with relaxed arrangements of contemporary hits. Whether it’s cocktails in warmly lit bars or canapes in the late afternoon sun, the duo will strike just the right chord.


Quantum Blue Duo were the perfect fit for our welcome reception! Clo and Mark were so well presented, professional and incredibly talented! The combination of these two performers is such a natural fit and together, they create a fun uplifting environment while entertaining with new, old and classic hits!

JAMIE BLIGH | TPHE



Selected Songs

Jill Scott
A Long Walk

Robert Glasper
Afro Blue

Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody

Miles Davis
All Blues

Estelle
American Boy

Meagan Trainor
All About That Bass

Gretchen Parlato
All That I Can Say

Erykah Badu
Apple Tree


QUANTUM BLUE DUO PROFILE



GE LUZ

Genres: Jazz & Latin

Talented Brazilian singer Ge Luz released his first solo album “Momento" in 2013, and his second album “Canto Pra Dois”, in 2017. Ge has been performing since 2003, and can offer a variety of lineups from solo performance through to 6 piece Brazilian band. His mix of bossa nova, samba and jazz covers the quintessential sounds of Brazil. Ge Luz’s acoustic guitar and voice are an ideal way to entertain guests during canapes in the summer sunshine, or to set the mood with live music during dinner. Beautiful South American music is a welcome change to the well worn classic pop songs most acoustic musicians offer, and goes perfectly with a glass of champagne.



Selected Songs

Frank Sinatra
Girl from Ipanema

Joao Gilberto
Corcovado

Sergio Mendes
Mas Que Nada

John Legend
Green Light

Bossa Nova
One Note Samba

John Legend
Save Room

Joao Gilberto
So Nice

Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin


GE LUZ PROFILE

LUNA DUO

Genres: Pop, Top 40, Acoustic

Luna Duo creates the perfect chilled-out, romantic atmosphere for any event. Featuring acoustic guitar and cajon percussion, Luna Duo specialises in Top 40s Pop, and R’n’B; perfect for wedding ceremonies, afternoon canapes, or any time you’re looking for chilled background music. Performing hits from Aretha Franklin, Dua Lipa, Cee Lo Green and Drake, Luna Duo delivers fun renditions of classics and Top 40s hits by injecting her cultural influence into playful, bilingual mashups of well-known pop songs.



Selected Songs

Aretha Franklin
Say A Little Prayer

Maroon 5
This Love

Earth Wind and Fire
September

Gnarles Barkley
Crazy

Dua Lipa
Thinking bout you

Ed Sheeran
Barcelona

Alicia Keys
No One

The Beatles
All my loving


LUNA DUO PROFILE



Want to see more? Check out our full range of Auckland wedding bands and Auckland wedding DJs. If you need a little more help choosing, contact our team and we'll find the perfect artist for your special day. 

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