Auckland Wedding Bands - The Top 12

Written by Sam Browne

Along with DJs, we've been offering Auckland's best bands for weddings since 2008. Below, you'll find our handpicked list of top bands to consider for your wedding.  

Blue Steel

Blue Steel Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Rock, Top 40, Soul, Funk

Featuring male and female lead vocalists and a setlist packed with classic songs from icons such as Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and more, Blue Steel play the bangers you know and love from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and are guaranteed to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.

We just wanted to touch base to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding. You were amazing, just as we’d hoped and your reviews suggested. You managed to get everyone up on the dance floor at some point, and had it cranking all evening. The array of songs was a perfect mix for our guests and you read the crowd so well! Everyone has raved about how great you were so thank you again!

HANNAH & TOM, WEDDING

Songs include:

Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the Dark

Amy Winehouse
Valerie

Queen
Crazy Little Thing

James Brown
I Feel Good

Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way

Michael Jackson
Rock with you

Stevie Wonder
Superstition

Rolling Stones
Satisfaction

Blue Steel Profile

Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Rock

Are you seeking an Auckland covers band that will get the people up and dancing, having fun and singing along? Jumpsuit are that band! Jumpsuit deliver tons of fun, songs you know and beats that won't stop.

Dianna and I wanted to express our thanks for performing at our wedding. It’s very hard to find a band that can get the whole crowd going but Jumpsuit did exactly that.

GREG & DIANNA, WEDDING

Songs include:

Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine

Sam Sparro
Black & Gold

Tiki Taane
Always On My Mind

Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon

Dragon
April Sun In Cuba

Big Mountain
Baby I Love Your Way

CCR
Bad Moon Rising

Pearl Jam
Betterman

JUMPSUIT PROFILE

KID RADIO

Kid radio Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Kid Radio are unlike any other Auckland covers band. Their songlist contains no trace of the tired pub hits of yesteryear. Instead, they’ve assembled a repertoire loaded with nothing but pure dynamite - the jams that other bands can’t touch. If names like Prince, Kanye, Stevie, Justin, Luther and Michael mean something to you, this is your band.

The guys in Kid Radio blew away the crowd at our wedding with their fun energy, extreme talent and diverse selection of full songs and medleys/mash-ups that kept all of us dancing until the very end. They exceeded every expectation, and I would hire them again tomorrow.

ROBERT PEARCE, WEDDING

Songs include:

Donny Hathaway
What's Going On

Estelle
American Boy

Jamiroquai
Cosmic Girl

Omarion
Entourage

D'Angelo
Feel Like Making Love

Pharrell Williams
Frontin'

Drake
Hold On, We're Going Home

John Legend
Green Light

KID RADIO PROFILE

THE PICKUPS

The Pickups Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Featuring powerhouse vocalist Victor Sulfa and a top flight band, The Pickups deliver high energy shows designed for maximum dancefloor action. Victor brings his unique star quality to hits from the likes of Queen, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and more.

Wow! we highly recommend this band!! They got everyone on the dance floor and made the night! It felt like we had our own personal concert was absolutely magical.

KERRY CHARLESWORTH, WEDDING

Songs include:

Bruno Mars
24K Magic

Toto
Africa

Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody

Etta James
At Last

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean

Bob Marley
Could You Be Loved

Gnarls Barkley
Crazy

Tears For Fears
Everybody Wants To Rule The World

THE PICKUPS PROFILE

NEON CITY

Neon City Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Top 40, Classic Hits, Pop

Performing songs by artists like Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and James Brown, Neon City offer up a high energy mix of pop, dance, classics, top 40 and funk that will connect with any audience. The band perform medleys of popular songs, creating a seamless party experience on the dance floor. Keeping the party rocking is their number one goal!

Thank you all so much, not only were Sam and I thrilled with the night but we’ve only had raving family and friends commenting on how good the band was. Everyone loved you guys so thank you so much.

SAM & SEONA, WEDDING

Songs include:

Justin Timberlake
Say Something

Drake
Hold On We're Going Home

Vance Joy
Riptide

Beyonce
Crazy in Love

MGMT
Kids

Queen
Crazy Little Thing

Al Green
Let's Stay Together

Bruno Mars
Marry You

NEON CITY PROFILE

THE BLACK QUARTET

The Black Quartet Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classical

Unrivalled as New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet are a sophisticated, versatile group of extremely talented young musicians, offering a contemporary take on this classic ensemble style.

The trio were awesome! We practiced with a recording the day before our wedding, but when they played on the day it was even better! Absolute professionals - please pass on our sincere thanks to them.

SALLY & ROSS, WEDDING

Songs include:

Bach
Air On A G String

Dilibes
Flower Duet

Mozart
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Vivaldi
The Four Seasons

Elgar
Salut D'Amore

Satie
Gymnopedie

Pachelbel
Kanon

Handel
Trumpet Volountry

THE BLACK QUARTET PROFILE

Goody 2 Shoes

Goody 2 Shoes Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Acoustic

Whether you are looking for quality background music for your event or vibrant, energetic songs to entertain your crowd, Goody2Shoes can deliver fun, quality and variety for your event, in a slick and professional manner.

Thank you so very much for playing for our celebration last Saturday evening. Your extensive repertoire appealed to both young and "young at heart” and we loved your humour and the way you embraced the crowd favourite - Haloumi! I have had several requests for your contact details which is testament to how many people thoroughly enjoyed your music. One factor that was brilliant was your relaxed approach. You were totally in control and extremely professional yet laid back - perfect! Loved the fact that you stepped in and accompanied my attempt at singing too! Love. Love, Love.

JENNIFER & MIKE, WEDDING

Songs include:

Tiki Taane
Always On My Mind

Pharrell Williams
Happy

Daft Punk/Pharrell
Get Lucky

Dragon
April Sun In Cuba

CCR
Bad Moon Rising

Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon

Paul McCartney
Blackbird

Peter Frampton
Big Mountain

GOODY 2 SHOES PROFILE

Allenby Park

Allenby Park Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40, Acoustic

Allenby Park is an acoustic duo offering beautiful acoustic music with a generous helping of groove. Whether the vibe is a laid back summer afternoon or something with a bit more dancefloor flavour, they have it covered.

Allenby Park were the perfect band for our company's large annual conference. The guys were a pleasure to deal with and provided a great musical backdrop with their diverse range of songs. We would happily have the guys play again at our events in the future.

JON RILLSTONE, FARMRIGHT

Songs include:

John Legend
Ordinary People

Black Seeds
So True

Tom Petty
Free Fallin'

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Sting
Message in a Bottle

Buddy Holly
Everyday

Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline

Old Crow Medicine Band
Wagon Wheel

ALLENBY PARK PROFILE

Ministry of Tone

Allenby Park Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Pop, Top 40

Ministry of Tone is a dynamic 4 piece soul / funk / r’n'b band based in Auckland. The band’s song list brings together the best of 60s and 70s funk and soul, 90s r’n'b and a good sprinkling of top 40 hits to boot.

Songs include:

Bob Marley
Is This Love

Earth, Wind And Fire
September

Earth, Wind And Fire
Let's Groove

Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing

Stevie Wonder
Superstition

The Temptations
My GIrl

George Benson
Love Ballad

Doobie Brothers
Listen To The Music

MINISTRY OF TONE PROFILE

Pepperjacks

Pepperjacks Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Classic Hits, Top 40, Funk & Soul

Seven musicians, one groove. PepperJacks is an Auckland-based 7-piece covers band featuring Auckland’s hottest musical talent. With undisputed queen of the scene Clo Chaperon on the mic, and an A-list killer horn section, the PepperJacks sound is massive, upbeat and indisputably funky.

We were really really­ happy with how every­thing went leading up­ to (arranging things­ with Mark) and on th­e day! The band were absolut­ely brilliant, and ev­eryone commented on h­ow awesome they were!­! All of the songs we a­sked for in particula­r were fantastic, and­ we couldn’t have ask­ed for more from the ­band! ­ 

ALANA & MARTYN, WEDDING

Songs include:

Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop the Feeling

Earth, Wind and Fire
Boogie Wonderland

Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk

Chaka Kahn
Ain’t Nobody

The Jacksons
Blame in on the Boogie

Gnarls Barkley
Crazy

Jill Scott
Golden

PEPPERJACKS PROFILE

LUNA DUO

Luna Duo Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Pop, Top 40, Latin

Featuring acoustic guitar and cajon percussion, Luna Duo specialises in Top 40s Pop,and R’n’B; perfect for wedding ceremonies, afternoon canapes, or any time you’re looking for chilled background music.

Songs include:

Aretha Franklin
Say A Little Prayer

Maroon 5
This Love

Earth Wind and Fire
September

Ed Sheeran
Barcelona

Gnarles Barkley
Crazy

Alicia Keys
No One

Dua Lipa
Thinking bout you

The Beatles
All my loving

LUNA DUO PROFILE

SPECTRUM

Spectrum Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Jazz, Latin

With an unmatched reputation, Spectrum blend jazz standards and Latin influences with their own contemporary groove, creating an unforgettable musical experience.

Spectrum have been one of the most popular “core” bands at Coopers Creek Vineyard’s annual Summer Sunday Jazz festivals. Now into their 2nd decade of performing there, the lively musicality of the band, featuring Maria’s strong vocal lead along with good song selection, has ensured a loyal following of music and wine lovers.

JOHN PALMER, COOPERS CREEK

Songs include:

Edith Piaf
La Vie en Rose

Ella Fitzgerald
Cheek to Cheek

Ella Fitzgerald
Lullaby of Birdland

Ella Fitzgerald
They Can’t take that away from me

Sarah Vaughan
Summertime

Sarah Vaughan
Cry Me A River

Billie Holiday
God Bless the child

Billie Holiday
Come Rain or Shine

SPECTRUM PROFILE

BIG TICKET

Big Ticket Auckland Wedding Band

Genres: Jazz, Classic Hits, Pop

Upbeat, vintage and tons of fun, Big Ticket are the sound of staying up all night drinking whiskey with Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald in a crowded juke joint, and dancing til dawn.

Songs include:

Adele
Rolling In The Deep

Bon Jovi
Living On A Prayer

Michael Jackson
Rock With You

Taylor Swift
Shake It Off

Sublime
Santeria

Katy Perry
Roar

Bruno Mars
24k Magic

Amy Winehouse
Rehab

BIG TICKET PROFILE

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