Introducing 5 Wheel Drive
A five-piece guitar covers band plays music designed to drive the party atmosphere, getting people dancing and keeping them dancing!
They aim to ensure that everyone has a fantastic time by playing music that is refreshingly good, and avoiding those covers band cliches. Their play-list is unashamedly rock and contains songs from a range of eras to cater for a wide range of tastes and ages.
The core members of the band have been together for over 10 years, and have played at a variety of venues and occasions.
Carl Edkins - Lead Vocals
Mike McMurtry - Vocals and rhythm guitar
Glyn Evans - Lead guitar & backing vocals
Steven Galbraith - Bass
Ian Glenister - Drums
Howard Lush - Sound Engineer
Introducing Soundbite Covers Band
Soundbite is a cover band based on the North Shore of Auckland. They specialise in Kiwi classics like Th’ Dudes, Dave Dobbyn, Dragon and The Exponents, as well a great selection of songs for singing along, drinking and dancing.
Soundbite, we are a four-piece band; Kevin on keyboard/Guitar, Olivia on Bass, Chris on Guitar and Chris on drums.
The band all sing so they have a really good range of song types and genres.
Introducing The Vibro Kings
The Vibro-Kings Band are an Auckland based covers band with 100+ years combined experience playing live dance music at clubs, pubs, functions, weddings, parties and festivals.
They are super passionate about the tone, sound and feel of our music and delivering engaging performances.
Introducing Strange Brew
Classic British anthems of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
Strange Brew is a newly formed Auckland band celebrating all that is good in British music. With music spanning 3 decades there is sure to be something for everyone.
Each band member has over 20 years musical experience and are looking to bring their own unique renditions of legendary bands and artists such as The Rolling Stones, Billy Idol, Queen, The Beatles, Joe Cocker, Bad Company, Status Quo, 10cc, Madness, The Specials and much more.
Take a trip down memory lane and join in the celebration of classic British music. Remember to bring a stiff upper lip!
Strange Brew play at Top Venues such as Deep Creek Browns Bay, Paraoa Brewing Company, Titirangi RSA, The Albany, Barrell Inn Howick, Huapai Tavern, New Brew Bar Albany and many more...
Matt John (vocals)
Hailing from the valleys of South Wales, Matt has been the leading voice of many bands throughout the years. Most recently Matt has been the frontman for several tribute acts including Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and British Invasion shows. He may not have the look of Tom Jones, but this welsh crooner can hit the notes when required!
Andrew Davenport (vocals and guitar)
English born guitarist and Doctor of music, Andrew brings an impressive technical edge to the Best of British Show. Utilizing standard and twin neck guitars along with providing many of the vocal harmonies, Andrew is not your ordinary musician. Andrew has been performing live for over 25 years throughout the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Maurice Bradshaw (percussion and vocals)
As the only kiwi in the band Maurice has been playing drums locally and throughout New Zealand for over 20 years. Originally a jazz percussionist Maurice was lured to the big sounding British bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Being an accomplished vocalist in his own right, Maurice adds the elusive voice to create 3 part harmonies on many of the songs Strange Brew perform.
Steve Roach (bass)
Steve is of Irish decent and with that he not only brings the luck of the Irish but also the Irish passion for music. Having played with many hard rock bands over many years, Steve enjoys the lighter pace of the Best of British review and the ability to add to some of the more subtle music which is played during the show.
Introducing The Recliner Rockers.
Auckland-based blues-rockabilly-roots-rock band!
Al Lavis - guitar & vocals.
Ex Sly Groovers veteran of stage and studio both here in NZ and the U.S. Al is well known for his smooth bluesy vocals and blistering guitar solos that'll leave you gasping.
Geoff Fitzpatrick - Electric & Upright Bass.
Geoff has toured and played bass throughout NZ including being part of support acts for the recent Simple Minds tour and with Voodoo Kreepers at ex-Stray Cats, Slim Jim Phantom’s Auckland show. Watch out for his energetic double bass balancing act.
Julian Davis - Drums
One of Auckland's Top Rock/Pop covers bands.
The Groovediggers have been performing professionally for over 28 years and have played at some of the top corporate events, bars, functions and major festival and events throughout New Zealand.
- Marty Clark Lead Vocals
- Grant Wills - Lead guitar
- Dave Manning - Bass Guitar
- John Scott Drums
- Leila McIntyre Keyboards
The sons in “Father & Sons”, The Pancho Brothers are Don, Josh, and Jake Pancho who as a trio is a distinctive Hard Rock outfit. Having toured for the last 20 years all over NZ, Australia, and South East Asia in some of the largest festivals with big names such as The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Jimmy Barnes, to our kiwi icons such as Shihad, Deja Voodoo, and I Am Giant. These boys are no children in the music industry and are genuine rock veterans. Sporting all the classic rock hits like of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and AC/DC all the way to the 90s grunge era of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and of course Metallica, and even to the much harder Nu’ Metal era of the 2000s like Rage against the machine, Linkin Park, System of a Down.
These boys certainly put on an impressive rock show like no other, with shredding guitar solos, thundering drum solos, and vocals to break glass windows. Without their Father to keep them tame on stage, The Pancho Brothers go all out, loud and proud.
Their setlist of approx 300+ songs would include various songs by:
3 Doors Down, Audioslave, AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Blink-182, Blur, Bush, Collective Soul, Coldplay, Cream, Creed, Disturbed, The Doors, Deep Purple, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Fuel, Green Day, Guns n Roses, Incubus, INXS, Jimi Hendrix, The Killers, Korn, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Live, Lifehouse, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Nickelback, Nirvana, Oasis, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Staind, Silverchair, Smashing Pumkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, System of a Down, White Stripes, Velvet Revolver.