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May 16, 2023

Tauranga Bands - The Ultimate Guide 2023

By Sophie Mashlan

Ready to create the perfect event in Tauranga? Live music is the best way to take your occasion to the next level. Check out our top picks for Tauranga's best bands and get ready to make some memories.

When planning an event in Tauranga, incorporating live music is an absolute must to take your event to the next level. Whether it's a corporate event, birthday party, or any other occasion, live music is essential for creating the perfect atmosphere. That's why we have meticulously curated a comprehensive list of the best live bands in Tauranga, capable of catering to every type of event.

From mesmerising acoustic artists for intimate gatherings, to high-energy party bands that will keep you dancing all night long, our selection of Tauranga bands has got you covered. Rest assured that you can confidently choose from our handpicked collection of exceptional live performers to ensure a truly unforgettable experience for your event.


tauranga Party Bands

Get ready to unleash the wild side of your party with a sensational Tauranga party band! If you're aiming for a night filled with unbridled excitement, non-stop dancing, and unforgettable moments, then a party band is exactly what you need. These dynamic groups know just how to elevate the energy levels, ensuring that your guests are constantly on their feet, grooving to the infectious beats. So get ready to turn up the volume, unleash the party animal within, and let the musical bangers set the stage for an unforgettable wild night!


Genres: Pop, Classic Hits, Top 40

Get ready to be blown away by the explosive energy of Bang Bang. This sensational party band knows exactly how to ignite the dance floor- even your most bashful guests won't be able to resist grooving all night. Prepare to be transported through a pop extravaganza as Bang Bang delivers the ultimate playlist of chart-topping party anthems from the likes of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and Queen. Brace yourself for an unforgettable party experience as Bang Bang takes centre stage and unleashes their infectious pop magic upon you.

The band were absolutely amazing. Everyone loved them! Even the venue took down their name as they get lots of enquiries and said it’s the best band they have heard in a long time.


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





Genres: Top 40, Rock, Classic Hits

Get ready to ignite the party with the unstoppable force of BSA (Badly Stuffed Animals)! This vibrant band will have you rocking out as they breathe new life into your beloved hits from the unforgettable decades of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond. Brace yourself for an evening of electrifying entertainment, fueled by their exceptional instrumental skills and captivating vocals. BSA will effortlessly deliver crowd favourites like "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and "Rosanna" by Toto, ensuring that your guests won't be able to resist the urge to hit the dance floor! So get ready to unleash the party animal within and let BSA create a night of non-stop, high-energy pop perfection!

BSA were absolutely awesome. They’re easily the best wedding band I’ve ever seen. Just banger after banger, thanks you much.


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?



Turtle Funk

Genres: Funk & Soul, Classic Hits, Top 40

Get ready to groove to the infectious beats of Turtle Funk, a funky trio comprised of talented musicians hailing from New Zealand and Brazil. Brace yourself for a groovy night as Turtle Funk performs tight, upbeat bangers by the likes of Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, Six60, Katchafire and Stevie Wonder. Get ready to let loose, soak up the good vibes, and make unforgettable memories with Turtle Funk as your ultimate party soundtrack!

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

The Monroes

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Prepare to be astounded by the sensational talent of The Monroes as they take the stage and leave you in awe. This international band brings a wealth of experience from captivating audiences across the Middle East, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. Covering five decades of music, from timeless classics like "Johnny B Goode" to modern hits from the likes of Katy Perry, AC/DC, and ABBA, The Monroes have mastered the art of reading the crowd and creating an exhilarating night

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


tauranga Acoustic Artists

Step into a world of pure enchantment and elegance. Our handpicked selection of Tauranga's finest acoustic musicians will create an ambiance of coziness and grace for your intimate gathering, product launch, brunch, or canape event. Prepare to be breathless as their mesmerising talent takes your occasion to the next level.

Golden Hour

Genres: Pop, Acoustic, Jazz & Latin

Indulge in the warm and wonderful tones of Golden Hour, Tauranga's premier acoustic duo. Let their harmonised renditions of Elton John, Jesse J, Fleetwood Mac, and John Mayer whisk you away to a realm of pure magic. Mandy Meadows' captivating voice takes centre stage, with soothing acoustic guitar accompaniment. Experience the perfect soothing band that takes your event to the next level. Golden Hour, where talent meets serenity.

Golden Hour we’re AMAZING! So professional and accommodating and just beautiful musicians and singers. Thank you for booking them for us - they are a 10/10


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

Elevate your intimate event to extraordinary heights with Sam Allen. His soulful voice, impeccable guitar skills, and unique acoustic takes on songs from various genres will leave you mesmerised. From Michael Jackson to Queen, Justin Timberlake to Kanye West, Sam Allen brings a refreshing twist to each performance, ensuring an unforgettable experience that transcends boundaries.

We recently had Sam Allen perform at our 2019/20 Season Awards Party and he was absolutely amazing. 300 guests attended and all of the feedback was extremely positive. We will definitely be recommending him



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



Je Marco

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

Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of Je Marco, the Brazil-born talent who has made New Zealand his home since 2013. Experience his effortless blend of reggae, funk, soul, and Latin tunes, as he creates a sun-soaked, laid-back ambiance that transports you to a world of endless summers. Be serenaded with the iconic melodies of Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, and Fleetwood Mac, while also enjoying a vast selection of quintessentially New Zealand tunes from artists like Six60, Katchafire, and The Black Seeds. Je Marco seamlessly combines the best of both worlds, providing a musical journey that is both familiar and refreshingly unique.

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

Asch Rose

Genres: Pop, Top 40

Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerising presence of Asch-Rose, as her rich, soulful, and powerful performance transports you to a realm of unforgettable magic. Her smoky vocals, reminiscent of legends like Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and Billie Holiday, create an intimate atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression. Experience Asch-Rose's unique talent for transforming familiar songs into acoustic gems. From Miley Cyrus to Sam Smith, each melody receives her artistic touch, taking you on an unparalleled journey of musical enchantment.

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


tauranga Jazz and Classical Artists

Classical and jazz music possess the ability to infuse your event with an unmistakable sense of elegance. From enchanting vintage jazz bands reminiscent of the Gatsby era to captivating string quartets and talented pianists, the inclusion of classical and jazz artists brings a unique and charming essence to your occasion. Whether you want a graceful string quartet to accompany your walk down the aisle or a sophisticated jazz band for your corporate soiree, we have the perfect selection of bands in Tauranga to meet your needs.

The Antibodies

Genres: Pop, Funk & Soul, Jazz & Latin

Prepare to be mesmerised by The Antibodies, a band unlike anything you've witnessed before. Combining elegance and refinement while keeping the dance floor alive with their captivating blend of pop, jazz/latin, and swing, they redefine the boundaries of musical entertainment. Originally hailing from London and now based in Tauranga, they have graced esteemed events for notable figures such as Princess Beatrice, Sir Tom Jones, Rod Stewart, and a host of other distinguished guests. With an impressive repertoire, The Antibodies have held prestigious residencies at renowned venues including The Rosewood Holborn, The Savoy Hotel, Rubens at the Palace, The Georgian at Harrods, and many more. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience with the Antibodies.

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

The Weeknd
I Can't Feel My Face

You Gotta Be

Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On

Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why

Ella Fitzgerald
One Note Samba

Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody

Michael Jackson
I Can’t Help It

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean

Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine


The Antibodies PROFILE


Roxy Strings

Genres: Classical, Pop, Acoustic

Discover Roxy Strings, Waikato's premier string quartet, comprising four celebrated classical musicians. With their signature style reminiscent of the soundtrack of Bridgerton, they skillfully reimagine popular hits from the 2000s into captivating string quartet arrangements. They also enchant audiences with timeless classical compositions. Since 2018, Roxy Strings has performed at a multitude of esteemed venues including The Hamilton Gardens, Hobbiton, and Claudelands Event Centre. 

Selected Songs

Canon in D

Christina Perri
A thousand years


Bruno Mars
Marry you

Viva la vida

Bridal Chorus

La vie en rose

Shane Filan
Beautiful in White

Ave Maria

What a wonderful world


Wedding March

All you need is love

Flower duet


Roxy Strings PROFILE


Genres: Country, Jazz & Latin, Top 40

Embark on a captivating musical journey with Jeripoca as they bring the vibrant sounds of Brazil to life. Through enchanting performances of Samba, Forró, Afoxé, and Bossa Nova, they create a truly unique and immersive musical experience. With a carefully curated setlist featuring renowned Brazilian artists like Nara Leão, Elizeth Cardoso, Djavan, and João Gilberto, Jeripoca effortlessly transports you to the sun-kissed shores of Ipanema.

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

Vinicius de Moraes
Samba da benção

João Gilberto
Aquarela do Brasil

Dean Lewis

Antônio Carlos Jobim

E que Deus ajude


Jeripoca Profile

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