Top 10 Auckland Acoustic Wedding Bands for Hire 2024
— By Sam Browne
31 January 2024
Acoustic artists can help create a magical and relaxed atmosphere throughout your wedding. Here are Auckland's top 10 acoustic cover artists perfect for your wedding.
Picture this, the most significant moment of your wedding. As you walk down the aisle, gorgeous acoustic guitars begin playing your chosen song, bringing your guests to tears. Acoustic ceremony music creates a magical atmosphere for your procession, and since the procession is the moment that most people think about when imagining their dream wedding, it is an important part to get right. But acoustic artists can contribute so much more than just a magical ambiance during your procession. After you’ve said “I do”, instead of leaving your guests to mingle in silence, your musicians can perform an hour or more of background music while you mingle with guests, catch up with everyone, and enjoy the afterglow.
If you think an acoustic artist might be a good addition to your wedding, here are our top 10 picks of Auckland’s best acoustic musicians and acoustic duos.
With a vocal quality that is reminiscent of Ed Sheeran, Daniel John creates a relaxed and romantic atmosphere with his soulful, smooth voice accompanying his acoustic guitar. Daniel spent the last few years working as a recording artist in Los Angeles California, and is now available for bookings in Auckland. With a setlist featuring songs from Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Vance Joy, James Arthur and Maroon 5, Daniel infuses his own easy-listening sound and style into some of the biggest pop hits from the 90s, 00s and 10s.
Talented Brazilian singer Ge Luz released his first solo album “Momento" in 2013, and his second album “Canto Pra Dois”, in 2017. Ge has been performing since 2003 and can perform solo, as a duo with percussion, or as part of a larger band. His mix of bossa nova, samba and jazz covers the quintessential summer sounds of Brazil.
Allenby Park is an acoustic duo offering beautiful acoustic music with a generous helping of the groove. Whether the vibe is a laid back summer afternoon or something with a bit more dancefloor flavour, they have it covered. Allenby Park’s song list includes John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Toto, Prince and Bob Marley, and indeed has something for everyone.
Luna creates the perfect chilled out, romantic atmosphere for any eventAuckland based singer-songwriter LUNA blends Spanish and English in her music to showcase elements from both sides of her cultural identity. Her music fuses reggaeton, jazz and RnB and it tells stories of youth and love.
Ra Toia is a gifted vocalist who has spent the last ten years performing at the highest level in the world’s most celebrated hotels in 10 different countries. Performing acoustically with multi-instrumentalist Hayden Booth, High Society Duo offers a selection of laid-back soul, classic hits and an acoustic take on modern songs.
Jaime and Chet
Acoustic duo Jaime and Chet’s sound can be simply summed up as “everything under the sun”. They cover every genre imaginable and do it well. Chet is in constant demand on the touring circuit and in the studio. The professionalism, passion and energy he brings to his music make him the first point of call for a number of top entertainers in New Zealand and on the international stage. Jaime began classical vocal training and live performance at the age of 14. He formed legendary Auckland covers act Hands Off in 1999 who, nearly 20 years on, is still one of Auckland’s top corporate event bands.
Arcade Avenue Duo is Auckland's latest jazz group, performing laid-back renditions of your favourite hits from the 70's until today. Their set list is versatile, spanning decades and genres, from the modern hits of Ed Sheeran and Khalid to legendary classics of Stevie Wonder and George Michael.
Taotua Duo delivers an incredible groove with just acoustic guitar and percussion. TJ Taotua has been singing for 18 years, covering genres and styles such as blues, jazz, funk, Motown, disco and old school.
Jesse Coynash is one of New Zealand’s best solo artists. He offers a laidback, sophisticated acoustic ambience for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Coynash has extensive experience performing at an international standard. He was lead guitarist and backing singer for Neil Finn on the Dizzy Heights World Tour 2014, performing in 20 countries and on Later...With Jools Holland, as well as performing internationally with Dave Dobbyn from 2015 til 2017.
Sam can comfortably switch gears to beautiful acoustic renditions of some of the best pop, hip hop, funk and soul tunes, injected with his unique soulful sensibility. Sam’s vast experience performing as part of the house band at Sale Street (now Sweatshop) in central Auckland, combined with time performing full-time on cruise ships have given him a musical pedigree few can match. Still in his 20s, Sam is already a veteran of the NZ music scene with the skills to match.