Wellington Bands for Hire | Cover Bands | Weddings | Events - Livewire


LIVEWIRE have been rockin’ Wellington with a great mix of rock and pop hits since 1994. It’s music that’s perfect for dancing, partying, and having a good time - every time. LIVEWIRE’s sets feature a true variety of familiar rock and classic R&B favourites from the ‘60s to the present - from The Rolling Stones to Kings of Leon, and everything in between. We love weddings - everybody is ready to have a good time and that’s what we like. When LIVEWIRE rocks, it’s a party. Guaranteed!


Selected Songs

Robert Plant
29 Palms

500 Miles

Tiki Tane
Always On My Mind

Del Amitri
Always The Last To Know

Pink Floyd
Another Brick In The Wall

James Reyne
Any Day Above Ground

April Sun In Cuba

Robert Palmer
Bad Case of Lovin’ You


Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon

Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl

Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar-

David Bowie
China Girl

Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb


Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Stop

Simple Minds
Don’t You Forget About Me

Dobie Gray
Drift Away

Foo Fighters

Tears For Fears
Everybody Wants To Rule The World -

Bruce Springsteen

Friday I’m In Love

Richard Clapton
Girls On The Avenue


Hi Colin, We would like to sincerely thank you and the rest of the band for the excellent job that you did on Saturday. We had an awesome boogie, it was the first time our Dads have gotten up to dance, and a wide range of friends and family have commented on how great you were. Please do not hesitate to provide our details as references, should you wish. Cheers Niki and mike
Livewire were absolutely brilliant and we would've had 30 - 40 people telling us how awesome they were the next day. They seriously understand how to read a crowd too and kept things cranking on the dancefloor with some great numbers from all eras and musical genres. A very tight and clearly very talented band, I'd recommend Livewire to anyone without any reservations whatsoever
One thing that helped put Mum's mind at ease was coming with us to see them play live at a pub in Mana a couple of times. I would recommend doing this if you have the chance as hearing them live is a completely different experience to listing to them online. Ok so how did it all go? They were FANTASTIC! To give you an idea we had approximately 100 guests of varied ages and it had been a long day so lots of people were pretty tired by the time 9.30pm rolled around (in fact we actually ran a bit late and I don't think the band started until 10'ish). My parents and I have been to a few weddings and often you find that once the music starts a hard core group get up and dance and might stay dancing for the night but a huge majority also end up sitting around at tables trying to talk over the music or they head off home after the first few songs. We were really impressed that the majority of our guests got up and stayed up dancing for the entire time!! Livewire played a good mix of songs that everybody loved and Colin's interaction with the crowd was really good. We'd sent him a small briefing so he knew the key people on the night (e.g. parents, siblings, close friends) and he was able to incorporate this into his banter and their song list which worked well.
We first saw Livewire playing at the Toast Martinborough wine and food festival in 2009 - we'd just watched them play their set and were leaving Tirohana vineyard and Geoff (now my husband) proposed between the grapevine aisles. As we'd really enjoyed their performance that day, when we were planning our wedding we thought it would be apt to have them play at our wedding since that's where it all began .........................In short, we would definitely hire Livewire again and would wholeheartedly recommend them with absolute confidence for weddings, work Xmas type function, or party. We received so many comments the next day at our day after BBQ about how great the band had been, and how much fun people had had dancing. They were definitely a huge hit, and there were still a good one third of guests dancing away right to the very end when we had to vacate the venue, including those who are generally not the dancing type. Definitely the icing on the cake at our wedding and something that people remembered. I honestly think you couldn't go wrong with hiring them to provide your wedding entertainment.
We were delighted to have Livewire perform at our Black and White Ball at the InterContinental Hotel in August. Colin MacDonald was our contact for the band and he was totally professional and extremely helpful. We had not organised an event of this size before and his input was much appreciated. He met us at the hotel several times to consider staging and sound requirements in the Ballroom, and to discuss our format and expectations for the Ball. Nothing was too much trouble and we kept in regular contact by email prior to the night. On the night they were fantastic. From the first song they played the dance floor was packed. The music Livewire played was ideal for our guests; everyone knew the songs, danced, sang and had a wonderful time. They were so good we persuaded the hotel to extend their curfew and the band played for another half hour! Several guests asked for the Bands contact details because they were so impressed they wanted to book them! I would highly recommend Livewire to anyone who wants to book an accomplished, polished and professional band to ensure the success of their event.
The band was fantastic!! Everyone had a fab time and were very complimentary about you all. We were so thrilled to have so many people dancing, even the non dancers! it was a wonderful night, we had an absolute blast.

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