Auckland Wedding Bands 2024 - The Top 8
— By Raashka Mannie
31 January 2024
If you want to dance the night away on your big day, you’ve come to the right place.
Because these wedding bands know how to make you dance with somebody, as well as make you feel the heat with somebody. Auckland is awash with fresh talent, all of whom are in the business of delivering a packed dance floor on your big day. From tried and true favourites to brand new discoveries, we’ve put together our list of the greatest Auckland wedding bands of 2022. What are you waiting for? It’s time to shake a leg.
A kaleidoscope of musical prowess and passion, Arcade Avenue will have you and your guests up and on your feet in no time flat. With experience, talent and X factor to burn, Arcade Avenue are perfect for clients seeking a band who are honed to perfection. The band’s setlist includes Prince, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Benee, The Weeknd and more.
Whether it’s classic hits or the latest pop trends from the Top 40, you can rest assured that Arcade Avenue has your wedding dance floor covered. Their lineup includes vocalist Taylor Roche, who has spent the last two years touring Miami, New Orleans, Mexico and the Bahamas on luxurious cruise ships, and their drummer Simon, with a decade of experience in Japan, working with artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Carly Rae Jepson.
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
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Mixing house, disco, hip hop, soul and pop classics, Flipside Collective are truly a band with something for everyone. The band offer a mix of upbeat party jams and soulful disco hits that will give you a night like no other. Their songlist includes Dua Lipa, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder, along with a wide range of disco and soul classics.
Together Again - Janet Jackson
It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
24k Magic - Bruno Mars
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
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Hello - is this the trio you’ve been looking for? Neo Trio is - you guessed it - a trio of some of Auckland’s greatest live musicians. They’re fresh, they’re talented, and they know exactly what chords to strike to make your wedding feel as sensational as it should. Neo Trio prides themselves on being a ‘small band with a big sound’ and adding a touch of something magical to every wedding.
They formed in early 2016 and have been rocking events and weddings ever since. The band members individually have worked with the likes of Sola Rosa, Sole Mio and Nathan Haines, so you can be assured you are in very safe hands. This Auckland wedding band can do it all on your big day, from chart-toppers such as Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5 to classic hits by The Beatles, James Brown and Stevie Wonder.
Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
Let’s Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Adore You - Harry Styles
"Talented, professional and so great to work with. Their music appeals to a wide audience and has created an atmosphere and ambience at our events that people notice and appreciate. I recommend 100%" - Tarusha, 2020
"Lee played at our wedding in the trio - they were amazing! Absolutely nailed it, had everyone up dancing from start to finish, with all the usual crowd-pleasers. He was so so easy to deal with, punctual, and professional. Our guests enjoyed every minute and we had so many compliments - made our day and our d-floor awesome. Thank you!" - Olivia, 2020
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Powerhouse vocalist Ra Charmian joins the iconic Auckland covers band Blue Steel for a sensational night of entertainment. Featuring 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. With nothing but hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, Blue Steel are guaranteed to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Kiss - Prince
“Thank you so much for all the hard work Blue Steel put into making our wedding a great success. I have never been to a wedding before where the dance floor was packed for most of the evening so you far exceeded my expectations. I found your band very professional and have already recommended you to other friends for upcoming weddings and birthday parties. The songs you played were perfect and you really played to the crowd.” - Melissa 2019
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Get extraordinary with Kid Radio - specialists when it comes to all the tunes that no one else can touch. This Auckland wedding band combines pop, hip hop and R’n’B classics to create an old school flavour you will love. Bringing their unique brand of awesome to weddings since 2014, Kid Radio are a fun, funky, unforgettable band.
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Green Light - John Legend
Hey Ya - Outkast
Lucky - Daft Punk
My Love - Justin Timberlake
"Amazing performance again from Kid Radio at our Staff Event at the end of July. Cannot thank these guys enough for the atmosphere and tunes they played for our staff. Thanks again guys!" - Sophie, 2017
"We had Kid Radio from Findaband perform at our wedding. The band were brilliant! Very friendly, professional, great performers and looked like they were enjoying what they were doing. We would highly recommend these guys, they are fun and play a mixture of new and old tunes without the typical jukebox/karaoke songs. If you want to get people on the dance floor, THIS IS YOUR BAND." - Kimberley, 2018
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Ministry of Tone's long residency as the house band at Skycity meant they were able to perfect their brand of Soul, Funk and R’n’B. It’s all about beautiful music and bangers from the 70s, 80s and 90s when it comes to Ministry of Tone.
Featuring TJ Taotua on vocals and guitar, and Isaac Etimani and Willie Fa’apito on bass and drums, Ministry of Tone is considered the best of the best when it comes to their genres of choice.
My Girl - The Temptations
No Diggity - Dr Dre, Blackstreet
Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care) - John Legend
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Check out the sweet sounds of Honeytrap. Uplifting, upbeat and always unexpected, Honeytrap's extensive song list favours contemporary artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Childish Gambino, Rihanna and more, with the band putting their own spin on the latest and greatest. Vocalist Jesse has performed alongside artists including Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn, and Grammy-winner Lady Rizo.
Chandelier - Sia
Day 'n' nite - Kid Cudi, The Crookers
Love On Top - Beyoncé
Diamonds - Rihanna
Make Me Feel - Janelle Monáe
Image by Findaband
Need 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.
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding - It was amazing how Jumpsuit accommodated all tastes in music and guests - I think my Grandparents were on the dance floor all night! .” - Larissa 2017