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Jun 6, 2023

Hamilton Bands for Hire - 10+ Top Picks for an Unforgettable Night

By Sophie Mashlan

Planning your latest event in Hamilton but need a helping hand finding the perfect music? We've got you covered. We've compiled the ultimate guide to Hamilton bands for hire, from acoustic artists to party bands and beyond!

Live music can be a game-changer when it comes to setting the tone for your upcoming event, be it a birthday celebration, product launch, or corporate gathering. However, with an abundance of talented artists out there, it can be challenging to figure out where to begin your search. That's why we've curated a selection of our top picks for bands for hire in Tauranga. Our list encompasses a diverse range of genres, from timeless rock to contemporary hits, ensuring that there's something to suit every musical taste.

Hamilton Acoustic Artists

Looking to create a chill and easygoing vibe for your Tauranga shindig? Acoustic artists have got your back! Whether you're hosting a cosy get-together, a classy brunch, a fancy product launch, or just need some background tunes, these talented musicians know how to set the mood just right. Without further ado, here are our handpicked top picks for awesome acoustic bands available for hire in Tauranga!

Golden Hour

Genres: Pop, Acoustic, Jazz & Latin

If you're in the mood for some mellow and laid-back tunes, look no further than Golden Hour. This dynamic duo specialises in pop and jazz, making them a perfect match for brunch gatherings, afternoon canapes, or any event that calls for soothing background melodies. Armed with their acoustic guitar and mesmerising vocals, they're guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your guests. From soulful renditions of Dolly Parton to captivating covers of Fleetwood Mac, Golden Hour knows how to deliver the best of acoustic music.

Thank you so so much for making it such a special night. We’ve had so many friends telling us how much they enjoyed the music. It really was brilliant - you guys created such a great atmosphere. Totally perfect. And loved the encore at the end!


Selected Songs

Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely

Camila Cabello

American Boy

Jessie J
Price Tag

Otis Redding
Dock of the Bay

Michael Jackson


Fleetwood Mac

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Mustang Sally


Golden Hour PROFILE


Sam Allen

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

Get ready to be blown away by the extraordinary talent of Sam Allen, a true master of the guitar and vocals. He effortlessly transitions from delivering breathtaking acoustic versions of timeless classics to infusing his own soulful twist into the realms of pop, hip hop, funk, and soul. With an eclectic setlist that includes the likes of Tupac and Will Smith, Sam adds an undeniable spice to the singer-songwriter genre. Prepare to be captivated as he takes you on a musical journey that is both familiar and refreshingly unique.

Yes it went great thank you - Sam was a total legend, read the room and completely won everyone over. Super professional, and very easy to deal with which always helps. Will definitely be putting Sam forward for any relevant gigs going forward.



Selected Songs

Josh Kelly

Black Seeds
So True

American Boy

Will Smith
Fresh Prince Of Bel Air


California Love

R. Kelly

Sonia Dada
Lover Lover

Peter Andre
Mysterious Girl

Luther Vandross
Never Too Much



Asch Rose

Genres: Pop, Top 40

Prepare to be captivated by Asch-Rose, a true powerhouse performer. With smoky vocals reminiscent of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, she combines acoustic guitar with her distinctive voice to create an unforgettable atmosphere. From Miley Cyrus to Johnny Cash, Asch-Rose takes popular songs and transforms them into something uniquely her own. Get ready for a mesmerising, soulful experience that will leave your guests in awe.

Everything went well! Asch-Rose was brilliant! Really lovely voice and soulful performance. She was very well received.


Selected Songs

Amy Winehouse

The Police
Walking On The Moon

Smooth Operator

Tracy Chapman
Fast Car

Something Got Me Started

Electric Feel

Violent Femmes
Blister In The Sun

Bobby McFerrin
Don’t Worry Be Happy

Horse With No Name

Chet Faker
No Diggity



Je Marco

Genres: Funk & Soul, Jazz & Latin, Top 40

Meet Je Marco, a Brazil native who has made New Zealand his home since 2013. He brings a delightful blend of reggae, funk, soul, and Latin tunes to create a relaxed and sun-soaked atmosphere, perfect for sipping cocktails by the pool or enjoying beers by the beach. His versatile setlist spans across various genres, featuring the greatest artists of funk, reggae, acoustic, and even kiwiana. Get ready for an eclectic mix of Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Fleetwood Mac, Six60, LAB, Tiki Taane, Katchafire, and The Black Seeds. Whether you prefer a mellow solo performance or want to kick it up a notch with lively percussion, Je Marco can cater to your event's vibe. He's the perfect addition to set the mood and enhance your gathering with his laid-back yet groovy tunes.

Je!! You guys were amazing. I’m so sorry it was cold and your hands were freezing but you really made our night. The whole band was amazing and we got so many compliments for you. Honestly we couldn’t have asked for better. For a group of musicians to want to dance to you guys all night, you guys nailed it!


Selected Songs

Dancing in the moonlight

Michael Jackson
The way you make me feel

Gipsy kings

Red red wine

Frankie Valli
Can't take my eyes off you

Maceo Parker
Yes We Can Can

Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang
Get Down On it

Kool the Gang
Jungle Boogie

Bob Marley
Is This Love

Bob Marley
Three Little Birds

Bob Marley
Stir it Up

Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar

Harry Styles
As It Was

Je Marco Profile

hamilton Party Bands

Got a special occasion coming up and want to keep the party vibes alive? Look no further than hiring a live band to ignite the dance floor and infuse your event with a festive atmosphere. Whether it's a corporate gathering or a birthday bash, Hamilton has got you covered with a bunch of incredibly talented bands to choose from. Without further ado, here are our top picks to make your celebration an unforgettable one:

Bang Bang

Genres: Pop, Classic Hits, Top 40

Get ready for an explosive experience with the incredible Bang Bang! This international sensation is revolutionising the live entertainment scene in New Zealand. With a wealth of experience touring Europe and even venturing as far as India, this band knows how to leave audiences in awe. Led by the exceptionally talented Mandy Meadows, Bang Bang delivers an unforgettable performance. They flawlessly cover songs from iconic artists like Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Queen, James Brown, Prince, Tina Turner, and the list goes on. From soulful ballads to funky jams, this band can do it all. When you hire Bang Bang, you're in for a night of non-stop entertainment that will keep your guests dancing and singing along.

Bang Bang were amazing!! Everyone absolutely loved them, they were outstanding. Loads of people dancing and singing along. I will definitely be booking them again, much appreciated!


Selected Songs

Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk

Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares For Me

Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Etta James
At Last

The Killers
Mr Brightside

Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop The Feeling

Taylor Swift
Shake It Off



Turtle Funk 

Genres: Funk & Soul, Classic Hits, Top 40

Get ready to groove with Turtle Funk, a funky three-piece band that brings together musicians from New Zealand and Brazil. Close your eyes and imagine the perfect summer day – warm sand beneath your feet, a gentle breeze in the air, and a soundtrack of chilled-out tunes that set the mood just right. But when the sun sets, Turtle Funk kicks it up a notch. They shift into high gear, delivering tight and upbeat bangers that will have everyone on their feet. Get ready to dance to the infectious rhythms of Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, Sublime, and Stevie Wonder as Turtle Funk fills the air with irresistible energy. Not only that, but their repertoire also includes beloved tunes from New Zealand's very own music scene. You can expect to hear favourites from artists like Six60, The Black Seeds, Tiki Taane, and Katchafire, ensuring a touch of local flavour in their performances. As a trio consisting of guitar, bass, and drums, Turtle Funk is the perfect choice for your sun-soaked summer gathering, beach party, or any event where good vibes and great music are a must.

I had this fabulous band of my 60th birthday and they rock! So great to deal with and we danced all night! Highly recommend


Selected Songs

Maceo Parker
Yes We Can Can

Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang
Get Down On it

Kool the Gang
Jungle Boogie

Bob Marley
Is This Love

Bob Marley
Three Little Birds

Bob Marley
Stir it Up

Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar

Harry Styles
As It Was

Maroon 5
This love

Turtle Funk Profile


Genres: Top 40, Rock, Classic Hits

Get ready to rock the party with BSA (Badly Stuffed Animals)! This talented 4-piece band will bring your favourite hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond to life, ensuring an unforgettable musical experience. With their exceptional skills, BSA covers a wide range of genres, including rock, classics, and pop hits. Prepare to be blown away as they perform songs from iconic rock legends such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Queen, and Toto. Their high-energy entertainment guarantees an evening filled with non-stop excitement. Their crowd-pleasing setlist is sure to get your guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor, creating an electric atmosphere that will keep the party going all night long. Get ready for an incredible performance by BSA that will have everyone singing along and rocking out to the timeless hits that have shaped the music industry.

The wedding went really well thank you so much to the band - Wouldn’t change a thing!


Selected Songs

Bohemian Rhapsody

Don't Stop Believing

Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way

Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi Medley

Billy Joel
Uptown Girl

Elton John
Crocodile Rock

The Knack
My Sharona

Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel

Bob Marley
3 Little Birds

Are You Old Enough?



The Monroes 

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Get ready to be amazed by The Monroes, an international band with members who have performed worldwide. With their extensive experience and remarkable chemistry, they deliver one of the most exciting entertainment experiences in New Zealand. From classic hits like "Johnny B. Goode" to modern favourites by Katy Perry, AC/DC, and ABBA, their repertoire covers 50 years of music. With the ability to read the crowd and adapt their setlist, the dance floor is always packed and the atmosphere is electric. The band's true versatility comes from their female and male vocals, but it's their energy and stage show that they're most proud of. Get ready for an unforgettable night filled with entertainment, excitement, and smiles. The Monroes are here to make your event extraordinary.

Well, we had the best Saturday night at our Vascular Conference, The Monroes were sensational. I didn’t think my group would be up dancing all night but they did to every song, I did thank the band again on Sunday morning. Thanks for your help and hope we can have them again in the future at another function.


Selected Songs

Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk

Ed Sheeran


April sun in Cuba

Shania Twain
Man I feel like a woman

Crazy little thing called love

The Look

Robin Thicke
Blurred Lines

The Police

Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode



hamilton Jazz and Classical Bands

Want to infuse your Hamilton event with a touch of elegance? Look no further than the enchanting sounds of classical and jazz music. Live performances by talented musicians can effortlessly elevate any occasion, from sophisticated product launches to enchanting cocktail hours. To help you set the perfect ambiance, here are our handpicked recommendations for classical and jazz bands available for hire in Hamilton:

The Antibodies 

Genres: Funk & Soul, Jazz & Latin, Pop

Get ready for an extraordinary experience with The Antibodies, a band like no other. If you're seeking an event that goes beyond the ordinary party trio, yet maintains an air of class and sophistication while keeping the dance floor alive, they are the perfect choice. Their repertoire covers a diverse range of genres including modern pop tunes, jazz and swing, Latin rhythms, and fresh interpretations of beloved classics. With their stylish performances of songs by Ed Sheeran, Gloria Gaynor, Dusty Springfield, and Michael Jackson, The Antibodies deliver a unique blend of musical excellence and style.

This was the best entertainment we have ever had after a long three day conference. The whole department really let loose and had an amazing time on the dance floor. People who I never would have thought would get up were the last ones standing


Selected Songs

Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive

Post-Modern Jukebox
All About That Bass

The Weeknd
I Can't Feel My Face

Jessie J
Price Tag

You Gotta Be

Bill Withers
Just The Two Of Us

Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On

Dusty Springfield
Son Of A Preacher Man

Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why

Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack

The Antibodies Profile

Roxy Strings 

Genres: Classical, Pop, Acoustic

Experience the enchanting melodies of Roxy Strings, Waikato's premier string quartet. This celebrated ensemble of classical musicians brings a unique twist by performing well-known pop hits from the 2000s in a captivating string quartet style, reminiscent of TV shows like Bridgerton. They also excel in delivering traditional pieces by esteemed composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, and Dvořák. With their impressive reputation and performances at prestigious venues across the North Island, Roxy Strings is your ticket to a truly mesmerising musical experience.

Selected Songs

Canon in D

Shane Filan
Beautiful in White

Christina Perri
A thousand years

Ave Maria


What a wonderful world

Bruno Mars
Marry you


Viva la vida

Wedding March

Roxy Strings Profile


Genres: Country, Jazz & Latin, Top 40

Let Jeripoca whisk you away to the sunny beaches of Brazil with their mesmerising performances. Specialising in the vibrant music of Brazil, including Samba, Forró, Afoxé, and Bossa Nova, they offer a truly unique and transportive musical journey. Their setlist features enchanting songs by Brazilian artists like Nara Leão, Elizeth Cardoso, Djavan, and João Gilberto, immersing you in the balmy atmosphere of Ipanema. Jeripoca skillfully weaves together elements of world music and jazz, infusing their sound with captivating rhythms and harmonies. Prepare for an authentic Brazilian experience, complete with rhythmic improvisation and harmonic sophistication, as Jeripoca takes you on a musical adventure like no other.

Great vibe! Fantastic music to dance to or to just relax and enjoy. A most enjoyable evening


Selected Songs


Nara Leão
O barquinho

Elizeth Cardoso
Chega de saudade

Dorival Caymmi
Saudades Da Bahia

Dorival Caymmi
Morena do mar

João Gilberto
Aquarela do Brasil

Dean Lewis

Antônio Carlos Jobim

E que Deus ajude


Jeripoca Profile

Ben Wilcock 

Genres: Jazz & Latin

Prepare for an elevated event with the internationally acclaimed pianist and composer, Ben Wilcock. With his smooth and jazzy performances, he adds a touch of sophistication to any occasion. Ben's repertoire encompasses timeless classics from legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole, ensuring a delightful and nostalgic ambiance. In addition to these beloved tunes, he also showcases his own compositions, adding a unique and elegant flair to the evening. Get ready for a truly remarkable experience as Ben Wilcock takes the stage, creating an unforgettable musical journey that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Wilcock is an engaging pianist and composer. At times his playing brings to mind Thelonious Monk, particularly in the faster bop tracks


Selected Songs

Ray Charles & Betty Carter
People Will Say We're in Love

Erroll Garner

Fats Waller
I'm going to it right down and write myself a letter

Ray Charles
Georgia on my mind

Edith Piaf
La Vie en Rose

Dave Brubeck
In your own sweet way

Fly me to the moon

Sarah Vaughan
Body and Soul

Eroll Garner
There will never be another you

Sarah Vaughan

Ben Wilcock Profile

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