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.

Jay Santos

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Jay Santos offers an easygoing acoustic mix of funk, reggae, latin and soul, creating the perfect laidback vibe for your wedding. The Brazil native, now based in New Zealand, performs acoustic renditions of artists like Bruno Mars, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder as well as an array of kiwi-as classics from Six60, LAB and Tiki Taane.  Jay Santos is the perfect accompaniment for sun-soaked canapes, cocktails and ceremonies. 

The Dunedin Quartet

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Founded back in 1993, the Dunedin Quartet is still going strong with two of its original members. Dunedin Quartet offers a range of options to cater to your wedding preferences from the classic charm of a string quartet to the intimate elegance of a string duo. With a vast range of classical and contemporary pieces in their repertoire, they curate the perfect soundtrack to your Queenstown wedding.

Turtle Funk

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Turtle Funk are a groovy 3 - piece featuring an international lineup of musicians from Brazil and New Zealand. Their style whisks you away to summery beaches, gentle breezes and chilled out sunsets. When the night heats up, so do the band, playing tight and upbeat bangers by artists like Bruno Mars, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. They also pay homage to the local greats, performing kiwi classics by Six60, Katchafire and The Black Seeds. Available as a trio or a duo, they’ve got you covered for your sun-soaked wedding. 

LA Social

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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 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.