The Top Wedding Bands in Queenstown
— By Shanna McGeorge
15 September 2020
Having a live band performing at your wedding is one of the best ways to guarantee a memorable celebration for you and your guests.
Queenstown may not be one of the big towns of New Zealand, but there are still plenty of options available to bring some catchy live music to your wedding. If you are planning to hold your ceremony in this stunning scenic location, a live band will be the final touch to elevate your day to the next level. Without further ado, here are the top 11 wedding bands that we tracked down in Queenstown to help you find the perfect entertainment for your big day.
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Calico is a dynamic 4-person wedding band that delivers high-energy covers of top 40 and classic hits – think Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Pharrell, to name a few. With plenty of experience and an extensive catalogue of songs, the entertainment of your guests will be in safe hands. They’re a fun crowd-pleasing group that promises to bring all your guests to the dance floor and keep them engaged and wanting more.
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Queenstown wedding bands like LA Social will be able to handle even a large and varied group with their fun performances. LA Social can cater to a variety of different audiences and styles, ranging from toned-down acoustics to full-on rock and party tracks. The 7-person band are self-proclaimed entertainers and love what they do. With their extensive performing experience, they are a fool-proof choice to rock out your Queenstown wedding.
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The vocal talents to be found in this wedding band mean they can nail a massive range of hits from the 60s through to the current day. Mojo has 5 members, all with diverse talent and a driving ambition to be one of the best in Live Entertainment. Passionate and energetic, they will go all out and make an effort to put on the greatest show they possibly can at your Queenstown wedding. Their customisable sets will also allow you to choose exactly what kind of mood you’re after.
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The 4-person group Fresco performs classic and top 40 hits as well as R’n’B for a dynamic and fun live music experience. Their song repertoire includes bangers from the likes of U2, Daft Punk, The Cure and Tina Turner, all led by experienced lead vocalist Dave Horizon. You won’t regret hiring this fun and dynamic Queenstown wedding band.
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This list wouldn’t be complete without some quintessential Rock ‘n’ Roll bands, which is exactly what Freefall is all about. Their song repertoire starts all the way from the 50s to the current day. Also, their years of performing experience show in their professional delivery. The Queenstown wedding band is well-loved for their warm personalities and the heart they bring to all their gigs. Pair that with hits from Queen, Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, The Beatles and more and you will have a live wedding band worth their weight in gold.
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The name says it all; if your heart’s desire is a live jazz band to compliment your beautiful Queenstown wedding, Richardson Jazz is a great option. They work as an in-between contact to take the work out of finding the perfect wedding band to suit you. They will help you arrange a jazz group according to your needs, all sourced from top-quality vocalists and instrumentals.
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Just like Richardson Jazz, Nima Entertainment is all about putting you in touch with the perfect band for your Queenstown wedding. They have several different styles to choose from, such as contemporary or jazz. Their plentiful experience with entertainment and audience rapport will ensure you find the right match for your wedding band needs.
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A solo performer, Milly B, uses easy listening acoustic guitar and soothing vocals to perform contemporary covers. She is brilliant at bringing ambience and mood to her events. Her style is excellent at creating an atmosphere and background to help your wedding feel relaxed and sophisticated. If you are searching for a toned-down option for your Queenstown wedding, Milly B is an ideal choice to bring atmosphere and warmth to the occasion.
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Another Rock ‘n’ Roll classic. This 6-piece Queenstown wedding band plays both classic and modern rock, funk and soul to bring a feel-good experience to appeal to all. You can’t go wrong with covers of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. They aim to get everyone dancing and singing along — a great choice for some feel-good entertainment that your guests will love and remember long afterwards.
Robert Glen Music
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Originally from Scotland, Robert Glen has performed with some big names in New Zealand. Having played at plenty of weddings over the last 5 years, he knows what he’s doing and is committed to refining his craft. His one-person gig uses guitar, loop pedal and his voice to perform a vast repertoire of over 200 songs. He’s also willing to learn new tunes, so if you have a special song in mind to add a personal touch to your Queenstown wedding, he’ll have your back.
HALO the Band
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HALO has over 10 years of experience behind them to bring you a professional entertainment gig like no other. This wedding band encompasses many different styles depending on what you’re looking for. There is an extensive song list on their website to browse through. They are a 5-to-7-piece group, and their plethora of 5-star reviews speaks for itself. Playing anything from Abba to Coldplay to Rhianna, they are the ideal all-round performers sure to keep the party thriving and your guests dancing.