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Jun 6, 2023

Wellington Bands for Hire - The Ultimate Guide

By Sophie Mashlan

When hosting an event in Wellington, nothing spices it up like music. We've curated the ultimate list of Wellington bands for hire to make your next event one to remember!

Whether you want a rocking party band that brings the house down at  corporate events and birthday parties, or a smooth jazz band or acoustic artist to create an elegant ambiance for afternoon cocktails and sunny canapés, we've got the ultimate list of Wellington bands for hire. Make your event truly unforgettable with our talented lineup.


wellington Party Bands

If you're looking for an unforgettable night filled with wild dancing, belting out tunes, and non-stop partying, a party band is the absolute must-have. Get ready for an epic experience with our handpicked selection of the finest Wellington party bands available for hire. These bands will take your event to the next level and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Vincent Vega and the Hateful Eight

Genres: Pop, Classic Hits

Vincent Vega and the Hateful 8 deliver a captivating blend of Surf, Soul, and Rock'n'Roll, meticulously curated from Quentin Tarantino's iconic cult films like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Once Upon A Time In America, and more. Picture the timeless sounds of Chuck Berry, Al Green, Dick Dale, The Ventures, Dusty Springfield, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and Aretha Franklin. Their live performance is an unparalleled experience, carefully selecting the most electrifying tracks from Tarantino's soundtracks to transport you into his extraordinary cinematic universe. Get ready to be mesmerized and immersed in their one-of-a-kind show.

The Vincent Vega band will make the shyest member of your friend group boogie in public, regardless of how sober they are.


Selected Songs

Urge Overkill
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon

Dick Dale & His Del Tones

Stealers Wheel
Stuck In The Middle With You

Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell

Kool & The Gang
Jungle Boogie

George Baker Selection
Little Green Bag

Al Green
Love & Happiness

Dusty Springfield
Son Of A Preacher Man

The Coasters
Down In Mexico

Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools


Vincent Vega and the Hateful Eight PROFILE 

The Day Trippers

Genres: Classic Hits

Prepare for a sonic journey to the vibrant sounds of the past with The Day Trippers, experts in psychedelic rock, soul, and rock and roll from the 60s and 70s. Their setlist is a treasure trove of timeless classics by legendary artists such as The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, and David Bowie, transporting you back to the unforgettable Summer of Love. The Day Trippers passionately channel the raw energy of the psychedelic era, delivering authentic performances, wild stage presence, and vintage tones. With their tight-knit musical chemistry, honed through extensive touring, they guarantee an experience that will captivate and transport you to a bygone musical era.

The Day Trippers played 2 solid hours at my 60th. The dance floor was always occupied. If you're after the genuine sound of 60s and 70s rock, Dylan, Stones, Beatles, Floyd, Van Morrison etc, this is your band. Immaculate musicianship and vocals.


Selected Songs

The Beatles
Get Back

Fleetwood Mac

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising

Pink Floyd

Jefferson Airplane
Somebody To Love

Rolling Stones
Jumping Jack Flash

Buffalo Springfield
For What It's Worth

Neil Young
Heart Of Gold

The Beatles
Don't Let Me Down

The Band
The Weight

The Day Trippers Profile


Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Based in Wellington, Jamie & The Gents are a dynamic covers trio that guarantees an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Their repertoire spans a wide range of artists, including Elvis, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, The Exponents, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift, just to name a few. With a genuine passion for their craft, Jamie and the Gents have rapidly become one of the most sought-after covers acts in Wellington. Their goal is simple: to keep the dance floor packed with non-stop hits that resonate with everyone. They excel at reading the room's energy and maintaining a lively atmosphere that will have you dancing the night away.

Jamie and the Gents played at my work's Christmas party which I organised. We had an audience of people ranging from age 20-65, and the band managed to play songs which appealed to everyone! Lots of my colleagues commented on how good the band was and said it made the night. Findaband was also very easy to deal with and made organising the band hassle free. Would definitely use the band and Findaband again!

LAURA GIBBS | Christmas party

Selected Songs

Justin Beiber
Beauty & a beat

Bon Jovi
Living on a Prayer

Bill Haley and the commits
Rock around the clock

Jailhouse rock

The 1975

The 1975

One Direction
What makes you beautiful

Ray Charles
I got a woman

Hey Ya

5 Seconds of Summer
She looks so perfect

Jamie and the Gents PROFILE

The Relatives

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Rock

Prepare for a thrilling experience with The Relatives, a contemporary and dynamic four-piece cover band. The Relatives' unrivaled selection of songs, exceptional musicianship, captivating stage presence, top-notch production value, and meticulous attention to detail set them apart as a premier entertainment option. Their mission is to create an unforgettable atmosphere that leaves a lasting impact on your audience. From the classic hits of the fifties to the latest chart-toppers, The Relatives have got it all covered. Their broad repertoire spans across decades, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, will be on their feet, grooving and dancing throughout the night. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tunes of iconic artists like Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and The Killers, as The Relatives deliver an exhilarating performance tailored for every occasion.

As you'll know we got them to stay on longer! We've had great feedback, everyone loved them


Selected Songs

Take on me

Amy Winehouse

Arctic Monkeys
Bet U Look Good On The Dance Floor

Billy Idol
Rebel yell

Bon Jovi
Living on a prayer

Bruce Springsteen
I’m on Fire

Bryan Adams
Summer of ‘69

Counting Crows
Mr Jones and Me

Crowded House
Distant Sun

Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the Dark

The Relatives PROFILE


The Hustle

Genres: Top 40, Pop, Classic Hits

Get ready to groove the night away with The Hustle, a Wellington covers band comprised of seasoned musicians who have honed their craft performing worldwide. With a repertoire that will have you dancing like there's no tomorrow, The Hustle guarantees a packed dance floor all night. This energetic band effortlessly blends classic and contemporary funk, disco, pop, and soul hits, spanning decades of musical greatness. From the timeless tunes of Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross to the modern beats of Bruno Mars and Beyoncé, The Hustle delivers a fresh and funky sound that will keep you moving and grooving.

The Hustle were spot on. Exactly what we needed in The Square at the end of the Toast Martinborough day, with festival goers dancing their hearts out to well-known covers! Great musicians, wonderful voices and very professional and easy to work with. Thank you!


Selected Songs

Earth, Wind & Fire

Bruno Mars


Rose Royce
Car Wash

Kool & The Gang

Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop the Feeling

Dua Lipa
Break My Heart

Crazy In Love

The Jackson Five
Blame It on the Boogie

Pharrell Williams


The Hustle PROFILE

The Satisfactions

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Rock

Prepare for the ultimate party experience with The Satisfactions, a band that guarantees to keep your party, corporate function, or establishment rocking into the late hours. With over 15 years of experience as a four-piece powerhouse, they've seen it all and are more than prepared to give their all, ensuring a night you'll never forget. The Satisfactions deliver a diverse repertoire that spans the hits of the sixties, the floor-stomping disco tracks of the seventies, and the crowd-pleasing hits of the eighties. From timeless classics to contemporary favorites, they cover it all and deliver it with finesse. With a setlist that includes artists like Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Talking Heads, and ABBA, their performance appeals to a wide range of audiences. Get ready for a night filled with non-stop entertainment and pure satisfaction.

We’ve had lots of great feedback about the music from delegates. From my perspective, the performance was professional, slick and fun. It was great working with you


Selected Songs

Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk

The Killers
Mr. Brightside

Stevie Wonder

April Sun

Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered

Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally

Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar

Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, and Richard O'Brien
Time Warp

Talking Heads
Burning Down The House

Jimmy Cliff
I Can See Clearly Now

The Satisfactions PROFILE

wellington Jazz Bands

Indulge in the glamour and nostalgia of a bygone era with a jazz band, the perfect choice for an event that oozes sophistication. Whether you're hosting a canapés reception, a chic cocktail party, or an elegant awards night, a jazz band sets the stage for a truly memorable experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in the smooth and stylish ambiance created by Wellington's finest jazz cover bands. These top picks are guaranteed to elevate your event to new heights of musical excellence.

Whiskey at Midnight

Genres: Funk & Soul, Jazz & Latin

Indulge in the soulful sounds of Whiskey at Midnight as they deliver captivating renditions of your beloved jazz classics. This talented band brings a mix of energized, upbeat tunes alongside heartfelt interpretations of slower melodies. With a setlist that overflows with nostalgic hits, they skillfully perform the timeless songs made famous by legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Ray Charles, and Frank Sinatra. Fronted by the smooth and sultry vocals of Marysia, Whiskey at Midnight is accompanied by Wellington's finest jazz artists. These accomplished musicians have shared the stage with some of New Zealand's most renowned musical acts, including the NZSO, Whirimako Black, and Nathan Haines. Prepare to be enchanted by their remarkable musical prowess and the irresistible allure of their performances.

We had Whiskey at Midnight perform at a party held to celebrate the Press Gallery's 150th anniversary. They got the tone just perfect and were very flexible with plans, which changed a lot because of Covid-19! The music was just fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time.


Selected Songs

Ella Fitzgerald
How High The Moon

Dinah Washington
What Difference A Day Makes

Sarah Vaughan
Lullaby of Birdland

Ella Fitzgerald
I got You Under my Skin

Ella Fitzgerald
It Don't Mean a Thing

Ella Fitzgerald
Let's do it (let's fall in love)

Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Little Willie John

Etta James
At Last

Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack

Whiskey at Midnight PROFILE

The Benson Brothers

Genres: Funk & Soul, Jazz & Latin, 60s

Get ready to be transported to the groovy sounds of the 1960s with The Benson Brothers, a band that draws inspiration from soul-jazz, blues, and boogaloo. They effortlessly blend feel-good energy with a sophisticated charm, evoking the atmosphere of a stylish cocktail party in a New York penthouse. The Benson Brothers are a group of seasoned musicians from Wellington, dedicated to delivering soulful performances with a touch of class. Not only do they sound fantastic, but they also dress sharp, adding an extra layer of visual appeal to their shows. Prepare to be captivated by their elegant presence as they bring soul and sophistication to every event they grace.

A big THANK YOU. The music was fabulous, and I’ve heard nothing but positive things! You are great guys to work with.


Selected Songs

Ahmad Jamal Trio

Esbjorn Svensson Trio
I Mean You

Abdullah Ibrahim
Water from An Ancient Well

Herbie mann
Comin' Home Baby

Bemsha Swing

Wes Montgomery
West Coast Blues

Abdullah Ibrahim
Maraba Blue

Grant Green
High heeled Sneakers

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Herbie Mann
Memphis Underground

The Benson Brothers PROFILE

The Zak Pak

Genres: Jazz & Latin

Experience the captivating allure of The Zak Pack, a dynamic five-piece jazz combo that has enraptured audiences across New Zealand. Known for their impeccable arrangements and velvety-smooth sound, this talented group offers a comprehensive repertoire from the American songbook, ensuring a delightful musical journey. What sets The Zak Pack apart is their remarkable ability to infuse classic 80s tunes with a unique jazz twist, creating a one-of-a-kind musical experience that is a true treat for all. From timeless renditions of Nat King Cole and Cole Porter to their creative interpretations of beloved jazz standards, they pay homage to the legends while adding their own distinctive touch. Prepare to be enchanted by The Zak Pack as they transport you to a world of timeless jazz melodies and unexpected musical delights.


Kevin Clark & Fran Burton

Genres: Jazz & Latin

Since the ‘70s, Kevin Clark and Fran Barton have been delivering jazz performances that are as enjoyable as they are accessible. Their repertoire is a delightful fusion of styles, encompassing everything from boogie-woogie and New Orleans jazz to pop classics and Latin rhythms. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, and other influential artists, they breathe new life into timeless songs. Prepare to be enthralled by their playful and lighthearted approach, as Kevin Clark's masterful piano skills intertwine effortlessly with Fran Barton's captivating vocals. Their performances are an invitation to immerse yourself in the world of jazz, filled with infectious melodies and moments of musical brilliance.

Selected Songs

Ella Fitzgerald
Almost Like Being in Love

Billy Field
Bad Habits

Louis Prima
43 Banana Split

Peggy Lee
Beginning to see the Light

Peggy Lee
Bir Mir Bist du Schoen

Peggy Lee
Blue Skies

Black Coffee

Ertha Kitt
Cest Si Bon

Maria Muldau
Don’t You feel my Leg

Mamas and the Papas
Dream a little Dream

Kevin Clark & Fran Burton PROFILE

wellington acoustic artists

Create a warm and uplifting atmosphere with the soothing sounds of acoustic artists. Whether you're hosting a magical canapés hour, a memorable launch party, or a tasteful corporate brunch, nothing enhances your event quite like an acoustic band. Get ready to be inspired as we present our top picks for exceptional acoustic cover bands in Wellington.

Mish & Wade

Genres: Acoustic, Funk & Soul, R'n'B

Prepare to be amazed by the exceptional talent and versatility of Mish and Wade. This acoustic duo, comprised of Marysia (Mish) Collins and Wade Reeve, brings together decades of experience in covers bands and musical theatre. Their repertoire spans pop, soul, funk, rock, and more, delivering surprising and delightful performances. With a setlist that includes acoustic renditions of artists like Adele, Nina Simone, and Beyoncé, Mish and Wade will captivate you with their extraordinary musical talent.

Mish and Wade were sensational. My only regret is having so many guests as all I wanted to do was sit and listen to them intently! They absolutely made the night what it was. I had so many people comment on how amazing they sounded. Mish has an incredible voice. They created a lovely relaxing vibe at the beginning and then ramped it up to dance worthy tunes later on. I could not have been happier!


Selected Songs

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Carol King
You've Got A Friend

Emily King

Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely

Corrine Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On

Marvin Gaye
I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Dusty Springfield
Son Of A Preacher Man

Al Green
Let’s stay together

Grover Washington Jnr
Just the Two of Us

Paolo Nutini
Last Request

Mish & Wade PROFILE

The Winsome Lost

Genres: Indie, Acoustic

Experience the enchanting energy of The Winsome Lost, a dynamic folk band with a diverse lineup of talented musicians. From foot-stomping Americana folk tunes to timeless classics, their captivating repertoire guarantees a night of toe-tapping bliss. Let their infectious energy and soulful performances take you on an unforgettable musical journey. From Mumford and Sons to Of Monsters and Men, this band will light up the party with their exceptional and original performances. Get ready to lose yourself in the magic of The Winsome Lost and their extraordinary folk-infused jams.

Thank you again for coming up to play at our engagement party. We had an awesome time and our guests can't stop raving about your band.


Selected Songs

Old Crow Medicine Show
Wagon Wheel

Mumford and Sons
Little Lion Man

Mumford and Sons​
I Will Wait

The Lumineers
Ho Hey

Someone Like You

Rolling in the Deep

Of Monsters and Men
Little Talks

Wake Me Up

Dolly Parton

Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire

The Winsome Lost PROFILE


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