The gentle sound of acoustic music can make any wedding perfect. Whether it’s playing as you walk down the aisle or accompanying you and your partner in your first dance, the dreamy melodies of live acoustic music can make your day as magical as you’ve imagined it since you were a child.
If you think the soft sounds of an acoustic artist will be a good addition to your wedding, we’ve gathered our top 10 picks of Auckland’s best acoustic musicians and acoustic duos to help make your decision easier.
Allenby Park is an Auckland acoustic duo that offers both beautiful, laid back acoustic sounds and a little something you can let loose on the dancefloor to. Sam and Manoah have known each other since high school, making their musical connection something special to witness. The pair have a song list that has something for everyone. From Kings of Leon and Prince to Beyonce, Allenby Park’s have you covered for any event.
Jasper and Jane Hawkins
Brother and sister Auckland acoustic duo, Jasper & Jane, bring a magical folk sound to whatever stage they’re on, whether that be weddings, public gigs or corporate events. Built over a lifetime, their musical connection makes for a captivating experience for every audience. With a song list of classic oldies and modern hits, the duo can tailor their set to any event, whether that is laid back or full party mode.
Jasper played at our wedding at the beginning of April and we couldn't have been happier with how it all went! He went above and beyond learning new songs that I wanted in the ceremony and for my 'walk down the isle'. We've had so many guests tell how much they enjoyed the canapé part of our day and were so impressed with the variety of songs that Jasper could play and how he played solidly for 3 hours
Ra Charmian and Hayden Booth present High Society, an acoustic duo that offers a selection of laid back soul and an acoustic take on modern classics. From Stevie Wonder to Adele, this duo has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an artist to play during canapes, as you have your first dance or to create a relaxed atmosphere during dinner, High Society is a perfect choice.
Ra and Hayden were AMAZING! I had spent a few weeks leading up to the wedding liaising with Ra on the various songs and accompaniments and she was happy to take all our changes and requirements on board. The day itself ran a little differently to your average wedding and they were both super flexible and happy to slot in where we needed. The guests and the couple loved them and commented frequently on how lovely they were both in sound, persona and look. I would happily book them again for another of our weddings.
Fare Thee Well
Fare Thee Well is an acoustic duo of 2 siblings, Bethany and Jared. After their success on X Factor NZ, the duo has been building their experience, performing live at weddings, local gigs and corporate events. Their unique arrangements of classic songs and their beautiful harmonies are what makes Fare Thee Well stand out.
Luna is an Auckland based singer-songwriter who blends Spanish and English into her music to showcase her cultural background. Still in her early 20s, Luna’s gorgeous voice and bubbly personality make for a stunning listening experience. Luna’s song list includes classics by Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson alongside tracks from today’s top pop artists. If you’re looking for an acoustic artist with a Latin flare, Luna is the one for you.
With a precise balance between honest lyrics and sensual melodies, Luna is on her way to the foreground of today's music without letting go of her Hispanic roots.
One of Findaband’s most in-demand artists, Asch-Rose’s setlist consists of oldies like Fleetwood Mac and REM through to newer classics like George Ezra and Amy Winehouse. Asch’s sound is a mix of catchy folk and pop tunes, perfect for laid back, intimate occasions, wedding canapes or gala dinners.
Feedback was fantastic, everyone loved Asch and her style was exactly what we were after for the start of the evening plus she was super accommodating and went with the flow of the night.
Goody 2 Shoes
Goody 2 Shoes is the acoustic duo for you if you’re looking for vibrant, upbeat songs to entertain your crowd. Whether it’s keeping people dancing, or a hearty singalong, this duo has an extensive set list that never gets boring! From the sweet sounds of Paul McCartney or Michael Buble to party starters like Bruno Mars and Outkast, Goody 2 Shoes offer a full band experience in a small but perfectly formed package.
Goody Two Shoes were fantastic! We absolutely loved them. The band played to the crowd (despite numerous requests for wagon wheel) and performed 3 encores. Awesome set list, great balance of new and old - perfect for our wedding! Please pass on our thanks for such a great night. Highly recommend!
Dragonfly is an acoustic duo that specialises in creating a beautiful ambience that allows guests to chat easily while listening to relaxed arrangements of their favourite songs. Their song list is full of classic pop/rock songs, from Bruce Springsteen to Elton John, the Rolling Stones to Van Morrison.
We had Dragonfly trio play at our wedding over anniversary weekend. They were extremely professional with correspondence before the wedding and were very easy to deal with. They played all night and always had a crowd up dancing. They knew exactly what to play next to keep up the atmosphere. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you Dragonfly for helping to make my wedding perfect!
Jamie and Chet
Experienced acoustic duo Jaime and Chet can do just about anything in the musical spectrum. The duo’s song list offers a wide range of genres and songs from icons like Queen and The Eagles to newer artists like Maroon 5 and George Ezra. If you are in need of an acoustic duo that can do anything under the sun, Jamie and Chet may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Taotua Duo brings an R&B groove to any event with spellbinding vocals, soulful acoustic guitar and grooving percussion. Taotua Duo has a song list covering R'n'B, soul, funk, Motown, disco and old school classics. From Al Green to Daft Punk, their guitar and percussion mix is always something special.
If you still haven't found exactly what you're looking for to make your special day perfect, check out more of our incredible Auckland acoustic artists on our website. Whether you're looking for more upbeat artists, solo artists or duos, you'll find it all on Findaband.