Bayof Plenty Music Directory

Tryptofunk

A funk/hiphop collaboration, bringing cosmic vibes from the sonic dimension. Injecting the spiritual with hip-hop attitude, over funkadelic grooves. We are a 2-piece group with a 'big' sound, on and off the stage !

Hybrid Blues

Four Tauranga musos showcasing the song writing talents of Roy Hudson.

The Packhouse experience

A collective of friends and musicians .

Izzy & Moe

Together, Izzy and Moe form a musical power duo who plays a little bit of everything - from Sam Cooke to Bruce Springsteen, from Bob Marley to Tracy Chapman, from Radiohead to Lady Antebellum - leaving happy listeners after every performance. They don't use tracks or gimmicks, they thrive on the purity and beauty of live, acoustic music. Their two voices along with Moe's unique style of play become one sound and perfect addition to your venue.

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We will ride fast

We Will Ride Fast is the musical manifestation of New Zealand multi media artist Kyle Sattler, formally the bassist and vocalist of New Zealand sonic punks Frayden. Now Tauranga based, We Will Ride Fast is aligned to Auckland's obscure Fight Cave or Hole Records and is expecting to release their second full-length album 'The Maelstrom', both digitally and on limited edition lathe cut vinyl in February 2019 after earlier releases 'We will ride fast', 2015 and the 2017 EP, 'Blood from our human stone'. In 2018, Sattler joined forces with Hemordroid bassist Simon Fritchley (on lead and rhythm guitar) where together they merge Sattler's extensive and hypnotic moving image catalog into a cacophonic sonic live spectacle. We Will Ride Fasts Alt Pop sound has been described as a mix of "distorted, yet twisted and creepy vocals in a sea of reverberating synths twinkling and dancing above the contained melodic chaos below. Nostalgic, melodic and emotive, We Will Ride Fast conveys a deep, provoking message as well as creating something instrumentally interesting". Dom Eagle, 2016

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https://wewillridefast.bandcamp.com/

https://vimeo.com/kylesattler

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9NNHz5k0j9cXU6LWj-VBGA

Catherine Tunks with her Bona Fide Band

Catherine Tunks is soul voiced country blues diva with a wild west attitude joined by her bona fide band of NZ Music heavyweights including Janek Buck Croydon (steel) Gavin Dowling (guitars) and Rod Redgrave & Mike Beck on bottom end. These West Auckland based musicians and their tall tales of a life lived well on the road join the Black Sand Diva of the wild west coast with their unique sound reminiscent of the 70's Americana rock country blues sound.

Antebellum

3 piece instrumental rock/metal band

3-piece melodic instrumental metal infused rock band based in Tauranga, New Zealand. Influenced by 80s rock music through to modern metal. Formed in 2016.

Youtube: http://y2u.be/pFJYx2ZqDFs

Miho's Jazz Orchestra

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO) has had a remarkable journey since it’s inception in 2011. Formed as a one off recording project to help raise funds for Miho’s New Zealand home town of Christchurch after the earthquakes, the band ended up having so much fun they decided to continue performing and making music. 6 albums, 2 E.p's. [one recorded at Sun studios in Memphis] and tours of Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the States later they are here to release their brand new album Accidental Journey, an apt title for a band that started so haphazardly. MJO has charted numerous times in the NZ album charts, reaching #10 showing with “Bumpy Road” in 2015 and #8 with "Accidental Journey" in 2018. Quite a feat for a J-Pop, Cubano, Pacific infused Jazz instrumental ensemble! Miho’s unique style choices and open storytelling stage presence evoke the fun and mischievous mix of flavours in her music. MJO’s exciting exploration of different genres has lead to sold out shows, headline spots in festivals and much acclaim.

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO) has had a remarkable journey since it’s inception in 2011.

 

Northmen

Northmen are a 4 piece Progressive Rock band based in Mt Maunganui who draw on a range of influences including Alternative Metal, Funk, Latin, Classic Rock, Fusion and more. Catchy hooks contrast with long experimental instrumental passages and create an immersive live experience.

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https://www.facebook.com/northmenNZ/?ref=bookmarks

Verdant Exudate

Experienced rock band 2 piece, maybe looking for a bass player.

City of Tauranga Pipe Band

We are a pipe band consisting of bagpipers, snare drummers and tenor drummers. We can provide full band, mini band or individual pipers for events. We play at annual events like the ANZAC parade, Christmas parades and selected fundraisers. Pipers are often requested for weddings, birthdays and funerals. Please contact us through Facebook or our website for pricing.

Ravines

Electronic duo Ravines (FKA Ophelia) - Alex is based in Tauranga and Pat lives back in the UK. Still collaborating across the world. 

Alex works with artists in her own right featuring on tracks, co-writing, and recording. She is also a solo musician.

facebook.com/listenophelia
facebook.com/MusicAlexLouise/

soundcloud.com/ravinesmusic

youtube.com/channel/UCrCp4mPgn3NIpnOnnN7lJ2A

French Doors

We are the BOP Smokefree Rockquest winners for 2018.
We play a modern blend of jazz funk and pop, our sets consist mostly of originals and some funk covers of popular songs.
We are keen to play as often as possible.

Emily Ardern 0211350323

The Shirleybyrds

Original pop/rock/country/jazzy band (a lot of genres), we have one album out already and are working on our next in the studio at the moment.

Ph.0220371469

Vocal Chords - Healthcare Workers Choir

Vocal Chords is a choir based in Tauranga, originally formed as an innovative way for people working in all forms of healthcare around Tauranga to network in a fun, creative way. We specialize in recent pop music and classic floor-fillers, in deliberate contrast to other very skilled local choirs who work with traditional classical and church music. We are now open to all members of the public who wish to sing and perform multiple times a year as entertainment at conferences and events. While we always do a Friends and Family Concert every year, we like to think of ourselves as a gigging choir, and enjoy being associated with other organized activities, hopefully taking choral music TO the people, rather than making them come to us. Recent repertoire has included arrangements of Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Earth, Wind and Fire, Sting, U2, Motown, Stevie Wonder, Abba and the Beatles; but we are open to a huge variety of popular-style music. We usually like to see people dancing to our singing, so choose repertoire that is lively and soulful. We meet every Thursday, 7pm at the Conference Room at Tauranga Hospital. We welcome all people, from all jobs, all walks of life, and our core age group is 35-55 years.

​Mauao Crazy Choir

Mauao Crazy Choir

We are a colourful bunch of people who love to sing and dress up and perform. We could also be hired as a "rent a crowd" as we always bring a festive atmosphere with us wherever we turn up en masse.

We practice every Wednesday night 6:30-8:30 at Mauao Performing Arts Centre. First time free, after that $10 a session ($8 for students). Anyone is welcome to join the fun, regardless of age or ability.

Contact Emily 0275719333

Emo Empire

"Emo" taken from the original sense of the word: emotive (not the modern genre).

Diverse rock songs of love, loss and hope spanning and mixing elements of multiple

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The Theremaleles Ukulele Five

A quintet of aging rockers and jazzman. We play original music that largely focuses on the human condition but can be persuaded to whip out an old cover or two. We'll play anywhere almost anytime! To help support the Rotorua ukulele community we also run Rotorua UkeBox a strum along and open mic session at Te Rūnanga tea house in the Government Gardens 3pm every third Sunday of the month.

We just love ukulele. We're inspired by New Zealands own The Nukes and Andrew London. Des Parsons, lead vocalist, has been described by Dave Parker of The Nukes as a "great songwriter." We have opened for the Nukes on a number of occasions, played at weddings, festivals, Music at the Rotunda, Art in the Park, in concert and at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival.

​The Afrolites

We're are a 6 piece afrofunk/jazz band. We're always looking for gigs and would love to come play for you and if you're a muso wanting to jam; hit us up - we could do with more horn players and percussion :)

The Blue Riders

The Blue Riders eat, drink, talk, rehearse, write music, perform and record together. Committed to fostering The Local and The Authentic and the Slightly Off Centre. We love all shades of blue. We love John Lee Hooker and we love Miles. Based around the rhythm section of Liam Ryan (piano, Hammond and synths), Wayne Melville (bass) , Jeff Baker (drums). The band are seasoned groovemeisters and perform with a number of notable artists/fellow travellers including Sarah Spicer (Angel singer-songwriter), Trevor Braunias (Jedi Knight of the jazz guitar) and Andrew Dickson (singer/guitarist from the Narcs).The Blue Riders are currently in pre-production writing and recording new tunes at Anam Cara studio - Waihi, NZ.

Rising Tide

We are a Rock covers Band....Pearl jam to Velvet Revolver

Dean Cronin

02102513584

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Roof Shout

4 Piece - Rock / Pop Covers Band

02102956970

 

Stagepass

We are all seasoned musicians who love playing. With an extensive repertoire, the best hardware and years of experience, we will help turn your function from a party to an unforgettable event.

Rotorua UkeBox

Rotorua UkeBox is a community open mic and strum along run every third Sunday of the month 3pm Te Rūnanga Tea House in the Government Gardens by The Thermaleles ukulele band.

Gold coin donation entry. Supported by Rotorua Museum.

Contact Julie Parsons

0272424132

​Wheatbags Anonymous

We started as a parody band and have evolved into a two piece with strong opinions about controversial subjects.

Frisky Business

We are a 80`s show and party cover band. All band members are experienced musicians with a passion for the 1980's musical era. This is not just playing covers of the songs, this is about recreating the fun and feel of the 80`s. With our vast variety of songs in our over 3 hours show we want to take you on a journey back to the 80`s era by playing songs from this iconic time. Frisky Business specializes in recreating the fun and feel of a time stylized by big hair, shoulder pads and, neon colors. All Band members are experienced musicians with years of stage performance from many different projects and musical styles.

Liberated Squid

Liberated Squid are a punk rock band from Tauranga, New Zealand. Having grown up during the initial punk explosion in the late seventies their sound is influenced on old school punk rock with melody. Influenced by bands like The Neurotics, Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, Toy Dolls. Their songs cover various subject matter, sometimes political, sometimes fun. Witty lyrics and self proclaimed poor musicianship make Liberated Squid a great band to listen to.

Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers were Auckland pioneers of Beatspeke & CelloTronics. Paul Williams and Shane Hollands formed the band in 2004, mixing poetry inspired by Kerouac, Ginsberg

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Hipnottick Erra

Four-piece, multi-genre, socially critical, improvisational, indie band with a jazzy, post-ska, neo-punk flavour. Primarily original music with very occasional, obscure, re-worked covers. Featuring Glenn Potier from "The Psychedelic Cosmic Cowboys" on bass guitar and vocals; Lewis Martin from "Every Worthwhile Band in Tauranga" on saxophones and percussion; Stan Nabbs from "The Edgecombe Arms" on drums and percussion and Quintin Chrystal from "Hipnottick Erra" on song-writing, guitars and vocals.

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Apollo Steam Train

Apollo Steam Train play Rock in a contemporary format. Band is a 3 piece.

Apollo SteamTrain are a three piece juggernaut of a band with their roots planted firmly in the British rock scene.Featuring Les Robinson, formerly of Taranaki legends The Nod, on drums  and the well travelled Ian Clark on bass in the engine room, the rhythm  section delivers a powerful platform from which singer/guitarist Brendan  McCarthy then builds his hook infused rock ‘n’ roll tales.
 Apollo SteamTrain have toured extensively around the Shaky Isles from  their base in Tauranga and have a deal in place with Songbroker which  has seen their tracks synced on several high profile TV shows including  Shortland Street and Filthy Rich.
Looking to take things to the next level AST have enlisted  internationally renowned producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, OpShop, Catatonia, The Feelers, Six60), recording 2 songs at Neil Finn's  Round Head Studios and mixed in the UK by Tui award winning Engineer  Clint Murphy and mastered in New York at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith.
With considerable collective experience, the members of Apollo Steam Train Brendan McCarthy, Les Robinson and Ian Clark all know the ups and downs of working in an industry that can sometimes be rather daunting, but are prepared to go the distance and take the music as far as it will go.

Parabola West

Keys-driven singer-songwriter with a mixture of folk and electronic soundscapes.

Parabola West is an artist who cuts straight to the heart with her crystal vocals and layered melodies. Drawing inspiration from Nordic folk roots, electronica, and organic sounds, this Raglan-based artist is evolving into a soundscape storyteller.

“Music, to me, is a vital creative outlet where meaning and stories are expressed and where I give myself permission to be as I feel.  Even as a little girl growing up on the east coast of America, I longed to be a performer and was fascinated by music’s impact on our lives and memories.  I come from a very musical family and singing together was a very natural thing we did.”

— Parabola West

The Beatnik Staffs

independent/experimental/music.

House of Gold

We are a rap group from Tauranga been making music for 5 years and been doing shows for 3 we do all our own music to from beats to mixing.

The Afrolites

The Afrolites are a 7 piece band combining afrofunk with a vein of dark jazz fusion found in early 70's film soundtracks to produce a heavy dance groove using visual projections to spice up in their live show.

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The Carradines

Introducing Your New Favorite Avant-garde Hard Rock Progressive Punk Power Trio, "The Carradines". 
What would you expect from a band named after a man who died in a tragic masturbation accident?Rock/punk/metal 3 piece.

Karen and the Hummingbirds

Karen the lead vocalist and songwriter also plays the acoustic guitar. Donnya and Nicci create back up vocals and melodic harmonies. Together they perform Karen's original music and a variety of classic and obscure covers from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Redwood Trail

Americana Outsider folk.Redwood Trail – Six musicians who got together under the light of the full moon in lonesome October to record a collection of songs that are at once intimate and engaging. Recorded live in one evening session this music has an honesty and directness that draws the listener in. All individually accomplished musicians, they got together to collaborate on some songs written by songwriter Brad Taylor. Influenced by classic artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young as well as more contemporary acts Iron and Wine, and Ray Lamontagne their music can only be described as Alt Folk. 
Listening to Redwood Trail highlights the groups instinctive feel for music and melody; one that allows them to emote stories of love, loss, faith, or the absence of it, that are at once personal and universal, set to music that is both haunting and timeless.

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Dead Simple

Dead Simple are an energetic and diverse 3 piece band playing a varied range of styles, Punk/Rock/Folk etc.
The band consists of Glen Wilson – Lead vocals and guitar
Lara Wilson – Bass, backing vocals
Stefan Braunias – Drums, percussion
Check out our facebook page: www.facebook.com/fordeadsimple
Or website www.deadsimple.nz

Freefall Rock

Free Fall Rock was formed in 2014 and morphed into a four piece originals rock band consisting of Tana Tapri (lead vocals) Afzer Zameer (drums) Keith McGlade (bass) and Stefan Doll (guitar). The raspy rock voice of Tana complements what Free Fall is standing for: raw emotions, energy and life performances that takes the crowd on a ride.

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Fake Empire

Exploring the sonic landscape of machine noise. Sometimes visceral and driven by drums and noise, other times more delicate exploring the emotive drones and melodies hidden in analog frequencies. Fake Empire has also expanded into more art driven Audio Visual pieces using audio generative visuals.

Two's Company

We are a duo, who sometimes collaborate with a double bass player and second acoustic guitarist. We play keyboard and acoustic guitar and both sing. We play a wide cross section of music from Latin, Classical, French, Contemporary, Folk, originals, popular covers, Humour and Jazz.

Randy Matthews Quintet

Tauranga Based Randy Matthews Quintet

Led by American Clarinettist, Randy Matthews, the Randy Matthews Quintet are a Jazz ensemble who specialise in providing easy-listening, background music for any event. Mainly playing ragtime classics from the 20's and 30's.

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