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Jun 7, 2023

Tauranga Wedding Bands for an Unforgettable Celebration

By Sophie Mashlan

Finding the perfect band for your wedding is an essential part of your big day! But with so many talented artists in Tauranga, finding a band can be daunting. That's why we've handpicked a selection of our top Tauranga wedding bands for hire! Read on to find out more.

When it comes to crafting an enchanting wedding celebration, music plays an essential role, making it imperative to select the right band that aligns with your style and sets the perfect ambiance for your extraordinary day. Fortunately, Tauranga boasts an exceptional assortment of gifted wedding musicians, ensuring plenty of choice for you to discover the flawless match for your envisioned wedding. Let's create an indelible memory on your special day! We have carefully curated our list of the top 10 Tauranga wedding bands and musicians.

Party Bands

When it comes to keeping the party alive all night long, nothing beats the energy of live music! If you're looking for the best wedding reception bands in Tauranga, look no further. Here are some top picks that will ensure your celebration is an unforgettable one.



Genres: Pop, Classic Hits, Top 40

Get ready to be blown away by the extraordinary talent of Bang Bang. Their repertoire is a treasure trove of songs from legendary artists such as Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Queen, James Brown, Prince, Tina Turner, and more. Whether it's soulful ballads that tug at your heartstrings or high-energy hits that make you want to dance, this band has got it covered. With their versatility and skill, they can deliver an incredible performance for any musical taste. Bang Bang creates an electric atmosphere that will keep the dance floor packed all night long, with music that will make you groove!

Thank you so much again for the amazing show you put on at our wedding! We have had so many comments from guests of all ages about how great the music was and how much fun they had on the dance floor. You guys aced our first dance song request as well!


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

If you're envisioning a beachy atmosphere for your wedding reception, look no further than Turtle Funk! This talented three-piece band is the perfect choice. They specialize in delivering upbeat, feel-good tunes that will have everyone on their feet and ready to dance. With a blend of musicians from New Zealand and Brazil, their music radiates a warm and groovy vibe, instantly transporting you and your guests to a tropical paradise. Even when the sun sets, Turtle Funk keeps the party alive with their tight and energetic covers of artists like Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, Sublime, and Stevie Wonder. Get ready to groove and create unforgettable memories with Turtle Funk at your wedding reception.

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 four-piece band is here to bring your favorite hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond to life. With their electrifying performances of songs from rock legends like Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Queen, and Toto, BSA covers a wide range of rock, classics, and pop hits, ensuring an evening of high-energy entertainment. Their impressive instrumental skills and powerful vocals allow them to flawlessly deliver complex crowd favorites such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and "Rosanna" by Toto, guaranteed to keep your guests on their feet and grooving on the dance floor. Get ready for a night filled with energy, nostalgia, and non-stop fun as BSA rocks your event with their incredible talent and infectious stage presence.

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?



The Monroes

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Prepare to be blown away when The Monroes take the stage – their musical mission is to leave you in awe. With a repertoire that spans 50 years of music, from classics like "Johnny B. Goode" to contemporary hits by Katy Perry, and from AC/DC to ABBA, The Monroes have mastered the art of captivating diverse audiences. Their ability to read the crowd and adapt their setlist throughout the night ensures that the music perfectly suits the tastes of the listeners. With The Monroes, one thing is guaranteed: the dance floor will be packed and people will be smiling from ear to ear. After all, creating a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere is the key ingredient for an outstanding wedding reception. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will leave you amazed and delighted.

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


Ceremony Musicians

Your wedding day deserves a perfect ambiance, and what better way to set the tone than with wedding ceremony music? Picture yourself walking down the aisle, accompanied by a beautiful acoustic rendition of your favorite song. It's a surefire way to start your special day on a high note. Keep reading to discover our picks for wedding ceremony musicians in Rotorua who will infuse your day with that touch of magic.


Golden Hour

Genres: Pop, Acoustic, Jazz & Latin

If you're in search of a chilled-out, romantic atmosphere for your ceremony, look no further than Golden Hour. With their acoustic guitar and captivating vocals, Golden Hour specializes in Pop and Jazz, making them an ideal choice for gentle ceremony music. They skillfully combine beautiful harmonies with additional percussion and a vocal harmonizer to create a wonderful and ambient sound. Golden Hour's repertoire includes crowd-pleasing hits from the likes of Bill Withers, Dua Lipa, Fleetwood Mac, and Aretha Franklin. They bring a fun twist to classics and Top 40 hits with their acoustic renditions and medleys that will start your ceremony off in the best way.

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

Sam Allen breathes new life into the singer-songwriter genre by infusing it with a captivating hip hop twist. His dynamic set list features an array of artists like Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, allowing him to seamlessly blend the best elements of pop, hip hop, funk, and soul. With exceptional skills as both a guitarist and vocalist, Sam sets the perfect ambiance for a relaxing and romantic ceremony or cocktail hour. He effortlessly transitions between delivering beautiful acoustic renditions of timeless classics and infusing his own soulful sensibility into pop, hip hop, funk, and soul tunes. Prepare to be mesmerized by Sam Allen's extraordinary musical talents as he creates an unforgettable and unique experience for you and your guests.

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 the mesmerizing performance of Asch-Rose, a wedding ceremony musician who possesses a voice that is rich, soulful, and powerful. With a voice reminiscent of legendary artists such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Asch-Rose skillfully weaves her voice with acoustic guitar, creating a truly unique and unforgettable atmosphere. With her smoky vocals, Asch-Rose takes songs from various genres and eras, including modern greats like Miley Cyrus and Sam Smith, as well as iconic greats like Johnny Cash and Peggy Lee, infusing them with her own artistic touch. Get ready for a captivating and unforgettable ceremony performance that will leave both you and your guests enchanted.

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

Hailing from Brazil, Je Marco has been calling New Zealand home since 2013. With his easygoing acoustic style, he brings a delightful mix of reggae, funk, soul, and Latin tunes, setting a sun-soaked and laid-back atmosphere. If your vibe is beachy, relaxed and happy, Je Marco's music is the perfect companion for your ceremony. In addition to performing the beloved songs of music superstars like Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, and Fleetwood Mac, Je Marco also offers an extensive repertoire of New Zealand's finest tunes. From the infectious sounds of Six60, LAB, and Tiki Taane to the grooves of Katchafire and The Black Seeds, he brings a touch of the Kiwi beach to his performances. Get ready to immerse yourself in the relaxed and captivating melodies of Je Marco, as he takes you on a musical journey that will make your ceremony unforgettable.

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

Jazz and Classical Artists

If you're looking to infuse your Tauranga wedding with an air of elegance and sophistication, consider the enchanting sounds of classical and jazz artists. Their timeless melodies and graceful performances are guaranteed to create a memorable atmosphere on your special day. Here are our recommendations for the finest classical and jazz wedding musicians in Rotorua, ready to elevate your wedding to new heights of sophistication.

The Antibodies

Genres: Funk & Soul, Jazz & Latin, Pop

Prepare to be amazed by The Antibodies, a one-of-a-kind musical experience that will leave you speechless. If you're seeking something beyond the typical party trio for your wedding, and desire an element of class and sophistication, look no further. The Antibodies are the perfect choice. This extraordinary band seamlessly blends modern pop tunes, jazz, swing, Latin rhythms, and contemporary twists on timeless favorites, ensuring a diverse and captivating repertoire that caters to all tastes. With their unique jazz arrangements, they breathe new life into hits by The Weeknd, Gloria Gaynor, Ed Sheeran, Ella Fitzgerald, and more. The Antibodies possess the remarkable ability to create an ambiance that exudes elegance and charm while keeping the dance floor buzzing with excitement. They strike the perfect balance between sophistication and pure entertainment, leaving a lasting impression on your wedding day.

Thank you so much again for the amazing show you put on at our wedding! We have had so many comments from guests of all ages about how great the music was and how much fun they had on the dance floor. You guys aced our first dance song request as well!


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

Indulge in the classical charm brought by the immensely talented Roxy String Quartet for your wedding. As Waikato's premier string quartet, they consist of four highly acclaimed classical musicians from the region. Roxy Strings offers a unique twist by performing well-known pop hits from the 2000s in a captivating string quartet style reminiscent of the music featured in popular TV shows like Bridgerton. This fusion of contemporary and classical elements creates a truly enchanting experience. If you want a more traditional touch, the quartet is delighted to showcase their expertise with timeless pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, and Dvořák, ensuring a diverse repertoire that can be tailored to your preferences. Allow the Roxy String Quartet to elevate your wedding with their exceptional talent, adding an air of sophistication and beauty that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

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 transport you to the sun-kissed beaches of Brazil with their mesmerizing and soothing performances. Immerse yourself in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, including Samba, Forró, Afoxé, and Bossa Nova, as Jeripoca creates a truly unique and transportive musical experience. With a captivating setlist that features renowned Brazilian artists like Nara Leão, Elizeth Cardoso, Djavan, and João Gilberto, Jeripoca effortlessly transports you to the balmy shores of Ipanema. Feel the warmth and embrace of Brazilian music as it fills the air, creating a vibrant and immersive listening experience. Drawing inspiration from world music and jazz, Jeripoca crafts their own distinctive sound, blending elements of Brazil's musical heritage with rhythmic improvisation and harmonic sophistication. Prepare to be captivated by their authentic Brazilian musical experience that takes you on a rhythmic journey of joy and enchantment.

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

Indulge in the enchanting sounds of internationally acclaimed pianist and composer, Ben Wilcock, as he takes your wedding to new heights with his smooth and jazzy performances. With a repertoire that spans across eras, Ben brings timeless classics to life with his exceptional talent. Immerse yourself in the melodies of iconic artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole, as Ben's masterful piano playing creates an atmosphere of sophistication and charm. In addition to his captivating interpretations of beloved classics, Ben also showcases his own original compositions, adding a touch of exclusivity to your elegant evening. Prepare to be swept away by Ben Wilcock's musical prowess as he delivers a memorable performance that will leave a lasting impression on you and 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

We hope you're feeling inspired by our handpicked selection of Tauranga's best wedding bands for 2024! We want to make sure your special day is absolutely unforgettable, whether you're dreaming of a wild and energetic bash or a more traditional and elegant affair. Lucky for you, we've got the perfect band waiting just for you. But if you're still not quite sure which band is the one for you, no worries! Our expert team is here to lend a helping hand. Just reach out to us, and we'll guide you through the process of finding the perfect match that will make your wedding dreams come true!

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