Sep 3, 2019

The Top 8 Auckland Wedding Bands for 2019

By Jenny Eastwood

Music is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, and choosing the perfect band for your special night can be a challenge. However, the right choice will make your guests feel right at home and will have them dancing the night away. To help you along your journey to finding the perfect band for your 2019 wedding, we have compiled a few of our favourite Auckland wedding bands.

1. Jumpsuit 

Jumpsuit is the 4 piece cover band for you if you need a classic covers band for your big night. From Pharrell Williams to Dragon, Jumpsuit’s diverse song selection will suit every occasion and is completely tailored to your audience and what atmosphere you want to experience at your reception. So if you’re wanting to experience a concert full of all your favourites, this band has you covered.

Thank-you so much for playing at our wedding - It was amazing how Jumpsuit accommodated all tastes in music and guests - I think my Grandparents were on the dance floor all night! We had lots of comments from guest about how nice it was to have a live band instead of a DJ, I am so glad we chose this option. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others in the future. Thank you again, it really finished of our day beautifully.


2. Pepperjacks

Pepperjacks are a 7 piece band that bring classic hits alive once again with the talent of their killer horn section and amazing vocalist, Clo Chaperon. Their setlist is very diverse with artists from Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle to Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. Their upbeat, funky sounds will bring everyone to the dance floor and will have your guests on their feet all night long. 

We were really really­ happy with how every­thing went leading up­ to (arranging things­ with Mark) and on th­e day! The band were absolut­ely brilliant, and ev­eryone commented on h­ow awesome they were!­! All of the songs we a­sked for in particula­r were fantastic, and­ we couldn’t have ask­ed for more from the ­band!

Pepperjacks Profile

3. The Pick Ups

The Pickups are a cover band consisting of 5 members that bring a new approach to the Auckland live music scene. This band’s setlist is driven by the fresh sounds of Top 40 songs and the classic hits that’ll get even your Great Aunt onto her feet. From Bruno Mars to Tears for Fears, this band has something for everyone and we guarantee they’ll have the dance floor jammed packed until the end of the night. 

I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of your musicians in the PickUps for creating such an incredible event. You had the dance floor packed from the end of dessert until we had to finish up at 11.30pm with guests wanting more and more! We have received many compliments from our guests about the band's range and the way you kept the party moving. In fact, some said it was the best band that they’d ever heard. Thank you. 

The Pickups Profile

4. Blue Steel

Blue Steel is 5 piece cover band that specialises in the classics we all know and love from Queen and Johnny Cash to Amy Winehouse and The Black Keys. Blue Steel is a shoo-in to get everyone from your nieces and nephews to grandma and grandpa on their feet dancing and singing along to songs catering to every generation.

We just wanted to touch base to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding. You were amazing, just as we’d hoped and your reviews suggested. You managed to get everyone up on the dance floor at some point, and had it cranking all evening. The array of songs was a perfect mix for our guests and you read the crowd so well! Everyone has raved about how great you were so thank you again! 

Blue Steel Profile

5. Kid Radio

Kid Radio is a 5 piece cover band that has given the rock classics a rest and have given the biggest hits of pop, hip-hop and R’n’B another chance to shine. From Earth, Wind and Fire to Kanye West, Kid Radio’s kicking set list will ensure that the dance floor is never empty. 

The guys in Kid Radio blew away the crowd at our wedding with their fun energy, extreme talent and diverse selection of full songs and medleys/mash-ups that kept all of us dancing until the very end. They exceeded every expectation, and I would hire them again tomorrow.

Kid Radio Profile

6. Mister Speaker

This 8 piece band brings a sprinkle of funk and soul to your favourite pop and R’n’B hits. Their extensive set list ranges from Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers, providing something for everyone. Mister Speaker is the perfect band for your special night if you’re wanting to be taken back to the funkier times of the ’60s and ’70s.

We booked Mister Speaker for our wedding this year as they were recommended by a friend, man did they deliver!!!! Jason was so easy to deal with and the band were amazing. They went above and beyond to make our special day / night perfect. Everyone was raving for days about how awesome they were. If you want a really cool, funky vibe with a touch of sass book Mr Speaker.

Mister Speaker Profile

7. Twistin' The Swing

This 4 piece Gypsy Jazz band’s sound is hugely influenced by Django Reinhardt and the swinging styles of the 1930 and 1940s. The Latin-infused Jazz sounds of Twistin’ the Swing would be the perfect choice for you if you’re celebrating your special day in vintage style or if you’re looking for a band that can get guests swinging but will still allow the conversation to flow.

Twistin’ the Swing Profile

8. Ministry of Tone

Ministry of Tone is a 4 piece cover band that brings old-school funk and soul alive with the amazing talents of the musicians. In fact, they’ve been recognised as one of New Zealand’s premier funk and soul bands. Their set list consists of tracks from powerhouse artists like the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, ensuring there’s something for all generations to get up and experience the magic of Ministry of Tone.

Ministry of Tone Profile

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 wedding bands on our website. Whether you're looking for party bands, jazz bands, string quartets or acoustic artists, you'll find it all on Findaband.

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