Sep 3, 2019

The Top 10 Auckland Christmas Party Bands

By Sam Browne

Auckland's Christmas Party Season is just around the corner, so we've assembled a hit list of great party bands to ensure your Christmas Party is a complete success. From pre-dinner cocktails with The Black Quartet to party hits all night with Kid Radio, we have your Christmas party needs covered.

Kid Radio

Kid Radio are unlike any other Auckland covers band. Their song list contains no trace of the tired pub hits of yesteryear. Instead, they’ve assembled a repertoire loaded with nothing but pure dynamite - the jams that other bands can’t touch. If names like Prince, Kanye, Stevie, Justin, Luther and Michael mean something to you, this is your band.

Ministry of Tone

Ministry of Tone is a dynamic 4 piece soul/funk/R'n'B band based in Auckland. The band’s song list brings together the best of 60s and 70s funk and soul, 90s r’n'b and a good sprinkling of top 40 hits to boot. Featuring frontman vocalist and guitarist TJ Taotua, one of NZ’s deadliest rhythm sections (Isaac Etimani and Willie Fa’apito) and the masterful skills and arrangements of Jireh Falaniko on keyboards, the band is quickly gaining recognition as one of New Zealand’s premier funk and soul bands.

Mister Speaker

Mister Speaker are a funk and soul powerhouse here to take you back to a funkier time! Vocalist Tane Tari and his 8 piece band are bringing their authentic, dynamic funk and soul sound direct to your event.

The Black Quartet

Unrivalled as New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet are a sophisticated, versatile group of extremely talented young musicians, offering a contemporary take on this classic ensemble style.

The Pickups

The Pickups offer a fresh new approach to live music in Auckland. Fronted by veteran vocalist Victor Sulfa-Hawkins, the band perform classic tunes by artists such as Prince, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. The band have worked with such artists as Dave Dobbyn, Stan Walker, Che Fu and Hollie Smith.


Asch Rose Band

Renowned Auckland-based songstress Asch-Rose has put together a line up of some of Auckland’s top musical talent, mixing Motown, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and many more, along with a generous sprinkling of New Zealand’s best ever tunes. The band’s soulful summer grooves coupled with Asch’s liquid honey voice are a perfect match for weddings and events, whether they’re performing for 40 people or 400. 



Let’s face it, the 1980s were responsible for some truly horrific crimes against fashion: shoulder-pads, leg-warmers, the unforgivable mullet!

Auckland band 80sX take the greatest new wave, new romantic and synth-pop hits and recreate the magic and sounds of the ’80s with brilliant musicianship and high energy vocals.


Seven musicians, one groove. PepperJacks is an Auckland-based 7-piece covers band featuring Auckland’s hottest musical talent. With the undisputed queen of the scene Clo Chaperon on the mic and an A-list killer horn section, the PepperJacks sound is massive, upbeat and indisputably funky.


Blue Steel

Blue Steel has been performing at corporate events and weddings since 2007. Clients include IBM, Ford, Sony Music, Bell Gully, Chapman Tripp, Vero Insurance and many more. Their diverse song list includes many classic hits alongside the latest pop tracks - from Bruno Mars and the Black Keys to the Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. You need a professional band that knows how to have fun with a large, diverse group of people. You need the right songs at the right time. You need to cater for a mix of different ages and interests, and you want something that is going to get everyone up and having fun. No matter what you need, Blue Steel have got you covered.


Are you seeking an Auckland covers band that will get the people up and dancing, having fun and singing along? Jumpsuit is that band! Jumpsuit deliver tons of fun, songs you know and beats that won't stop.

Allenby Park

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.


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