Sep 23, 2021

Auckland DJs: The Ultimate Guide for 2021

By Jenny Eastwood

Music can make or break a party so it's important to get it right. We've put together our handpicked selection of the best Auckland DJs along with our top tips for booking.

A successful event is never complete without the right music to enhance the atmosphere. But finding the perfect DJ can be a challenge! Music is one of the most important elements to consider and if you’re looking for Auckland’s best DJs, check out the list we’ve put together below.

We’ve included our top tips when it comes to choosing a DJ as well as our handpicked selection of the best Auckland DJs with the experience, professionalism, and talent to ensure your night goes off without a hitch! Take your time browsing through all the options before making a decision on which artist will best suit your needs.

Auckland DJs: The Complete List 


With hundreds of bookings under their belts, every Auckland DJ listed is an experienced professional who will deliver an unforgettable night! All of our DJs offer bespoke packages from relaxed background music, to partying into wee hours! We provide Auckland DJs for all budgets and genres to suit every event, big or small.




DJ Andy JV

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Auckland DJ Andy JV knows how to keep the party going. Andy's genres of choice are hip hop, pop, classics, house, soul, and funk. But with his extensive DJ experience over the past 15 years, Andy's a pro at understanding how to shift gears and work the room to get people up on their feet.

Andy's career has seen him perform at hundreds of Auckland weddings to late-night bookings in New Zealand, Australia, and Bali clubs. He's worked closely with corporate clients, including Sony, Spotify, and Nike, to name a few.

 

Andy JV was incredible! He really read the room and played songs that everyone loved. We all had the best night and look forward to our next party with Andy JV.


JADE MOULDEN | WEDDING



ANDY JV PROFILE



Jarom Hall

Genres: Classic Hits

Highly sought-after Auckland wedding DJ Jarom Hall boasts an impressive catalogue of experience nationally and internationally. Having performed at clubs across Australia, Tokyo, and Vietnam and maintaining local Auckland DJ residencies at St Alice, Glass Goose, and Sky City, among others, Jarom Hall is a seasoned veteran at getting a party started.

 

Thank you to DJ Jarom, who was the highlight at our private event. I was totally amazed that Jarom played non-stop for the entire party. Jarom was relatable to all the guests ranging from 16 to 65!! He gauged the group early on and knew what to play to get the party started – I not only highly recommend Jarom for any function but would definitely book him again. Thank you also to Sam and Cass for helping find the perfect DJ and assisting with the logistics for the evening. Great Team!


CHRISTINE SYDER | PRIVATE EVENT

 

Jarom Hall PROFILE



Zach Martin

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Funk & Soul, R'n'B

With an impressive library spanning everything from Hip Hop to House to 70s and 80's bangers and a wide range of experience across Auckland's top bars and clubs, there's no crowd or environment that Auckland DJ Zach can't handle.

Having performed at countless weddings, birthdays, private functions, and events, Zach Martin's services provide the best possible experience for his audience on the day, and ensure everyone is up on their feet, dancing the night away.

 

DJ Zach made our wedding night! We all didn't want the music to end. He is a true artist who could read the atmosphere, was adaptable, and knew when to throw down some serious party tunes. We were very specific with our music selection wanting some classics and some modern/not-so-traditional wedding music. Zach more than delivered. We have had fantastic feedback from our guests, including those who were dancing on chairs to his music. I would highly recommend Zach for any upcoming events.


STEPHANIE NARAN | WEDDING




Zach Martin PROFILE



Lewis Mccallum

Genres: Top 40, Funk & Soul

There are few Auckland DJs who can offer the musical experience Lewis McCallum offers. Lewis is a multi-talented musician who has played with some of the biggest names in music, including Ray Charles and Elaine Paige. He started young when he was awarded Best Saxophonist & Young Jazz Musician at New Zealand's National Jazz Festival.

One of New Zealand's most innovative wedding DJs, Lewis fuses his deep knowledge of jazz with modern dance and beats culture to present an exciting and unique sound.

 

The Findaband team made it incredibly easy for us to source three awesome DJs for a series of events we hosted. General Lee, Peter Urlich & Lewis McCallum were all experts at reading the tone/mood of the room and matching the music accordingly. The sound quality was amazing, and the set-up was quick and efficient. Our whole experience was faultless from start to finish, and I will definitely be recommending these guys to anyone looking for music for an event!! Thank you, team.


Amelia | google





lewis mccallum PROFILE





DJ SAM JONES

Genres: Pop, Top 40, Jazz

Sam Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ for hire, and producer who has extensive experience performing at corporate events, weddings, and festivals. His unique mix technique allows him to create complete songs on the spot with two keyboards, saxophone flute, along with singing and percussion. Auckland wedding DJ Sam Jones is flexible and adaptable for any wedding or event. As a producer and recording artist, he has worked with several New Zealand musicians, including Bailey Wiley and Laughton Kora, Samson Live, Tiki Taane, Barnaby Weir, and Bailey Wiley.


sam jones PROFILE



Karn Hall

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Funk & Soul

With over 20 years' DJ experience, Karn is one of New Zealand's most highly sought-after wedding DJs. Having played support to some of the biggest names in music, along with top events and festivals, Karn knows how to handle a crowd. His vast knowledge and expertise mean that he knows just how to work the room to keep your wedding guests on their feet. With a range of genres, including classic hits, pop songs, Top 40s beats, and funk & soul tracks, Karn is guaranteed to have something to suit everyone at your wedding!
 

 

We honestly couldn't have asked for a better wedding DJ! There wasn't a time where there wasn't anyone on the dance floor, and we've had so many positive comments on the variety of music you played to accommodate all ages. 


‎MARC WILLIAMSON‎ | WEDDING





karn hall PROFILE

 


DJ Kayde

Genres: Pop, Top 40, R'n'B

Kayde is your go-to Auckland Wedding DJ. With 11 years of experience working in events, weddings, and functions, Kayde has a deep love of music with the flexibility to adapt to any crowd's needs. With a sound system guaranteed to bring the house down, DJ Kayde will take you back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s with the bangers you love to remember! Covering a diverse range of genres, including top 40 House, Disco, R&B, and Hip Hop, you can look forward to a wedding party you and your guests will rave about!

 

DJ Kayde was absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was packed from the moment he started. Everyone couldn't stop raving about him. He knew exactly what to play when I didn't know what I wanted. I will absolutely be using him again for any future parties. I can't speak any higher of him!


‎JADE CATTANACH‎ | WEDDING





DJ KAYDE PROFILE




DJ KIERAN BELL

Genres: Top 40

DJ Kieran Bell is all about ensuring your wedding night exceeds your expectations. As a highly experienced DJ across multiple genres, Kieran works closely with couples to put together the perfect playlist that is sure to have your guests dancing all night long. Kieran's services allow you to have as much input as you like, or just let him know your "must-haves" and leave the rest up to him! When you hire Kieran as your Auckland Wedding DJ, you can relax knowing you're in professional hands where he'll deliver just what the audience needs to keep the dancefloor pumping. 

 

Kieran DJ'ed my wedding over the weekend, and I have to say that he did an excellent job. He was one of the most organised vendors at our whole wedding, and the entire process, from meeting Kieran at the outset to the end of the night, was completely seamless. His music selection was also perfect, and the dance floor was pumping all night. I would absolutely recommend him for any event!


‎STEVE & KYLIE‎ | WEDDING





KIERAN BELL PROFILE



Rose Alice

Genres: Classic Hits, Funk & Soul, House

With a blend of house, funk, and electronica Rose Alice's innate ability to access the crowd means that her tunes never miss a beat. Whether your wedding calls for relaxed background beats during afternoon cocktail hour or a banging lineup to kick off a roaring reception party, Rose Alice has got you covered with her infectious beats and smooth grooves. A consummate professional, Auckland wedding DJ Rose Alice works the room with an upbeat vibe that makes people want to stay on the dance floor until their feet can't take it anymore! No matter what you need, Rose Alice delivers a performance with grace and style that all your guests will enjoy.


Rose alice PROFILE




Murry Sweetpants

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Auckland wedding DJ Murry Sweetpants just wants to see you dance! Whether it's the perfect sound for a post-ceremony cocktail hour or a delicious selection of tunes to get you on your feet at the reception, then Sweetpants is your guy. In addition to regular headline gigs at some of Auckland's finest bars and clubs, Auckland Wedding DJ Murry Sweetpants has a hand in creating the perfect musical atmosphere for a range of the city's finest dining establishments like the Grove, Ponsonby Road Bistro & Food Truck Garage, as well as working for corporate clients like Air New Zealand, Orcon, and Audi of NZ among others. 

 

Murry has an unbridled love for music that flows onto every dancefloor he plays to. His song choices are invariably cool and perfect for the moment until gradually, everyone is unified in the same funky celebration of good times and tunes.


PETER URLICH | NZ MUSIC LEGEND





Murry Sweetpants PROFILE




Anitra

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Funk & Soul, R'n'B, House, Hip Hop

Auckland Wedding DJ Anitra has performed Internationally across Asia and the UK. Holding residencies at Mumbai's most prestigious rooftop bars, she became one of India's top DJs for corporate events, fashion launches, and celebrity weddings. Alongside her DJ work, Anitra dances in Bollywood movies, making her a natural choice as headlining DJ for Auckland's NYE Bollywood Festival 2021. Her dance career has also seen her perform as a backup dancer for Will Smith and the Jonas Brothers, respectively, at the wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.


Anitra PROFILE



DJ Gabriella G

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Funk & Soul, Latin, R'n'B, House, Hip Hop

Making her own mix-tapes since the age of thirteen, Buenos Aires-born Gabriella fuses music from the 70s and 80s with Brazilian and Latin American tunes to create her own unique and funky sound. Once she moved to New Zealand, Auckland wedding DJ Gabriella experimented with mixing funky, soulful Deep House, Tech House, and Techno. With an impressive host of local residencies and corporate experience under her belt, Gabriella naturally adapts to suit the needs of every individual event and the vibe of the room to ensure everyone has a night to remember!

 

Thank you so much! It was wonderful to have Gabriella at our event. Such a warm and bubbly person who was fully adaptable to our event's needs. I would have no hesitation in booking Gabriella again and highly recommend her for your gig!


KATHERINE WILSON | PRIVATE EVENT





DJ GABRIELLA PROFILE




DJ Phillip Louis-Marie

Genres: Classic Hits, Funk & Soul, House, R'n'B, Hip Hop

​​Phillip knows that music is the cornerstone of every memorable event. With over 20 years of experience DJing weddings, corporate parties, and special events, Phillips knows how to turn the night into a musical journey filled with exciting twists and turns. With an impressive catalogue of songs catering to all age groups and genres, he loves to vibe off the energy of a packed dance floor and tailor music to give the audience precisely what they want. His favourite genre? The '80s and '90s are his specialties if you love a good retro night!

 

Phillip is a true professional and a fantastic DJ! He performed at our first Sony Foundation charity event and did an incredible job.


KIM BOSHIER | SONY MUSIC NEW ZEALAND





Phillip Louis-Marie PROFILE



DJ Zeisha

Genres: Top 40

Zeisha's sound is fresh and exciting, with a hand-crafted mix of genres to suit any audience. Regularly touring both Nationally and Internationally, Zeisha has entertained sold-out crowds playing at some of Australasia's best venues, including Sydney Australia's Metro Theatre and Studio The Venue in Auckland, New Zealand. Alongside her touring experience, Zeisha has performed for many high-end clients, including E! Entertainment, Spark Arena, Coca-Cola, and Ferrari, to name a few.
 

 

Zeisha was simply amazing - she came and set up the day of the party, so she could walk in and start playing without any disruptions. She read the crowd and played the music that we requested - everyone started dancing immediately! Her lovely demeanour shone through her music. Thank you, Zeisha – we would have you back in a heartbeat.


JUDE | VERVE MAGAZINE





ZEISHA PROFILE



DJ Rick

Genres: Bollywood, Top 40, House

With 30 years' experience under his belt, DJ Rick is a seasoned veteran of Bollywood, Hindi, Punjabi, and Gujarati music. Having performed at countless weddings, parties, and corporate functions, DJ Rick knows exactly how to create the perfect vibe for your event or function. He has experience working with groups of all sizes and can entertain everyone, from intimate gatherings to large crowds. When DJ Rick performs at your wedding, you know your guests will love every second!

 

We had DJ Rick for our wedding. I would highly recommend him. Very professional and timely. Good selection of songs. Great equipment = great sound quality. We also got great feedback from our guests about how awesome and personable he was on our day.


WOODY SAVANiA | WEDDING





DJ RICK PROFILE






How do you choose the right DJ? 


These days everyone with a laptop and a pair of headphones can claim to be a DJ, so how do you find the needle in the haystack that’s perfect for you?

You might be tempted to book a random DJ you found on Instagram, or a friend of a friend. Even though you might save money, there are risks involved. There's no contract, no deposit, no systems in place to ensure you get what you want on the night, and the outcome can be hit or miss. It’s worth taking the time to find a seasoned professional who you can rely on with a proven track record of success.


Book your DJ through an agency 


A reputable agency will guarantee you’ll partner with a seasoned professional. You’ll receive top-quality sound and lighting, and get a money-back guarantee.

You should also have a contract in place that covers both parties no matter what happens. You'll get properly looked after with prompt, professional communication in the lead up to your big day.

The agency will handle all the major logistics, ensuring there are no unexpected outcomes or major disasters on the day. You'll have control over the playlist as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing your day is in good hands! 


Consider the theme and vibe


Before you go any further, it’s essential to determine the mood and atmosphere that will best suit your event. Every DJ has their own signature sound, so clarifying the atmosphere you’re looking to create is an important step in ensuring you find the perfect DJ for your event. Some Auckland DJs are most at home with Pop and Top 40s while others like to throw it back with bangers from the 60s, 70s and 80s. 


Establish your budget


DJ prices throughout New Zealand can vary greatly depending on many factors. The price will factor in your event location, travel costs (and whether the DJ will need to stay overnight), half or full day package, your DJ’s years of experience and additional options required for your event such as wireless mics, lighting and playlists.

If you’re going through an agency contact them for a quote with your specific event date, the DJ you’re particularly interested in and your budget and let them get back to you with options.



 

Complete the package


If you want a special event that's lively, fun, and full of energy but also can adapt on the fly to your mood or what feels right at any given moment, consider hiring BOTH a DJ and a live band through an agency that offers both. This is the ultimate entertainment package, ensuring you and your guests can dance the night away, make all the special requests you like, and enjoy your amazing event.

Check out our selection of premium live bands on our partner site Findaband.



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