Top 10 Wedding Bands in Christchurch
— By Shanna McGeorge
10 September 2020
If you’re on the hunt for a Christchurch wedding band to elevate your special day and provide some fantastic entertainment, you’re in the right place.
A live wedding band adds a special touch to any celebration, bringing everyone together through the mutual enjoyment of outstanding music. To make the most of live music at your wedding, you’ll no doubt want professionals who can read a crowd, adapt to the mood and nail all the right songs. You need someone reliable to create a memorable night for you and your family and friends. As this is no small task, we’ve made things easier by bringing together the top 10 wedding bands you can find in Christchurch. Fortunately, Christchurch is home to a host of uber-talented and passionate musicians to choose from, with an eclectic mix of genres and styles to boot. These musical legends are all reliable, experienced and will do their utmost to ensure none of the guests will ever want the celebrations to end. Have a look through the list to find out who made the cut.
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DangerBaby is a fun, professional and extremely flexible covers group. A 6-piece wedding band, they also include options for a duo, trio and acoustic set-ups to allow you to choose what will best fit your wedding. They can go all out to deliver pumping tracks for partying at the reception, or tone it right down to a soothing background soundtrack. Their vast range of songs encompasses old school rock, modern pop, soul, disco and more, with a seemingly endless list of tracks to choose from. You’ll have plenty of options to curate a specific mood for your wedding, and DangerBaby is also open to song recommendations if you have something that’s not already in their repertoire. You can put your trust in this experienced Christchurch wedding band to create a tailored experience that will suit your theme and keep you and your guests partying to the end.
Paul Ubana Jones
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Christchurch-based Paul Ubana Jones can only be described as a musical legend with his wealth of experience and skill. The winner of three New Zealand Music Awards, Paul has played music for the past 30 years and has a total of eight albums under his belt. Paul is a music college graduate and has developed a personal music style with a blend of influence from blues, folk and jazz to bring his unique and heartfelt performances to the stage. On top of that, he has joined up over the years for performances with artists Bob Dylan, Crowded House, Norah Jones and many more, a testament to his talent and dedication to the craft. He’s sure to be an excellent choice of wedding band if you’re looking for something original.
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Jenny and Rob Payne make up the stylish jazz-pop duo known as Vintage Blue. They play a mixture of pop music, putting in their twist of jazz and soul. Some of their songs are also originals to keep things fresh and exciting. The acoustic Christchurch wedding band combines their respective vocal and guitar skills to deliver a smooth, seamless performance. Vintage Blue plays songs from artists Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, George Ezra and many more for a truly crowd-pleasing experience. The duo has plenty of experience playing at weddings and a variety of other functions for some big corporate clients. You will be in capable hands with this stellar wedding band.
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The Bubblemen are “here to bring the good times back” and have built a solid reputation for doing precisely that. Formed more than two decades ago, the Christchurch wedding band has shifted through multiple line-ups of varying sizes. Throughout the years, they have managed to maintain the high-quality performances and fun attitude that garner them much praise in the present day. Now made up of three musical talents with a range of skills between them, The Bubblemen continue to smash out classics and rock hits to delight the crowds. Their song range of classic hits and rock spans the 50s to the present day, and they boast a loyal following of bars, corporate clients and pubs. The wedding band is committed to bringing their all to every event and tailoring a set and style to match any occasion.
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The 7-piece Christchurch wedding band Oval Office is a force to be reckoned with, exhibiting an impressive display of musical talent. The group plays a blend of genres including funk, soul, jazz and blues, so what’s not to love? Their diverse instruments and smooth vocals are sure to get everyone grooving and will bring the perfect mix of funky hits and soulful ballads to your wedding. With tracks from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and James Brown, there will be tunes for everyone to enjoy and sway along to. Oval Office is a classy wedding band choice that will create a sophisticated atmosphere at any function.
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Starting with a winning performance on TVNZ’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, Mandy Pickering has continued to build on her successes in the world of music. She has since released a well-acclaimed album and taken the stage at a large range of awards events and shows. A regular performer at weddings and events, she sings solo with a grand piano or brings along her full band to back her up. With a mix of pop and R’n’B, she sings covers from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Dave Dobbyn to name a few, as well as throwing in some of her originals. Depending on the crowd’s energy, she and the wedding band can also up the tempo for some post-ceremony partying.
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This Christchurch wedding band is made up of high-energy, passionate musicians who will put on a show to remember. Headrush seamlessly incorporates a range of genres into their music from rock to blues to country and many others. With the ability to blast out all the favourite tunes from an impressive bank of songs, they are experienced professionals who love what they do and take pride in doing it well. Your guests will love dancing along to Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and a heap of other rock and pop hits from popular artists. Their skill in adapting to different styles allows the wedding band to easily customise a unique set, especially for you.
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Stephen and Hannah are a power couple if there ever was one. The dynamic musical duo has performed extensively both overseas and in New Zealand. Known as Page 28, they have also recorded albums and are highly regarded for the professionalism and positive attitude they bring to every gig. This wedding band plays a lively selection of old and new songs from top artists. John Legend, Brooke Fraser, Creedence and The Proclaimers are just a few of the musicians they cover in their extensive setlist. Page 28 will provide a sleek show and are a foolproof choice for any Christchurch wedding.
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It’s all in the name here; Acoustic Solution will provide a quality solution to your search for the perfect wedding band. Choose between a stripped-back 2-piece band with beautiful vocals and acoustic guitar, or opt for a trio of bass, guitar, vocals and digital percussion for a complete dynamic sound experience. The Christchurch wedding band can cover upbeat dance tracks or play more laid-back and breezy tunes to enjoy in the background. The 3-piece option is especially flexible, able to adopt elements of disco and funk to spice things up and keep the crowd engaged. Their professionalism and commitment to bringing a roaring good time to the party make Acoustic Solution a trustworthy wedding band to leave in charge of the entertainment.
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With a relaxed acoustic style featuring songs that everyone will know and love, Jonny Love is a great all-rounder for your wedding entertainment. Relying solely on his vocal skills and acoustic guitar, he will produce an understated and easy-listening background atmosphere for your wedding. His selection of songs includes old favourites from Coldplay, Radiohead and U2, as well as more recent hits from artists like Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Jonny is an experienced artist, having played for audiences around the globe and achieved places on the New Zealand Top 20 with four of his original tracks. He is flexible to the needs of each event, either blending into the background or performing as a highlight for everyone to focus on. This one-person Christchurch wedding band will deliver high-quality and professional music to enhance the mood and leave your guests relaxed and enjoying themselves.
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