REGULAR SPOTS - we frequently play at the Sandbar, Porirua, The Green Man in the Wellington CBD, Club Vista on the Kapiti Coast, The Rimutaka Tavern in Upper Hutt and Fat Boyz Bar in Levin.

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Upper Hutt City of Song - 2016, 2018, 2019 + 2020


An annual, free public event to fundraise for good community works, incuding Wellington Free Ambulance, suicide prevention, methamphetamine recovery.  As well as a selection of our standard repertoire, we performed a song (with poetry reading in the middle) written by David Collinge for the charity Red Door recovery: The Pipe Down Project, raising awareness of methamphetamine addiction and promotion of a new rehab clinic opening in Wellington in 2016 - check out the video below:


Thanks so much for playing our Wedding recently. Not every band is flexible enough to play outdoors and has all the right equipment! Everyone loved your music set and we really appreciated that you went the extra mile and learned a few extra special numbers for us. It was a great night!




Mathew & Lindsey P



iO played their debut Gig in the top shed up home which they billed  “The Great Shed Gig in the Sky” and it was just that. GREAT. Couldn’t have asked for a better night. Just magic.




Paul R


Hope's 21st

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A private party for Hope as she celebrates her coming of age with her closest friends and whanau.  We learned a new song especially for Hope, playing as her personal live backing band so she could sing to her mates on her special day.

Where:  Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt
When:  Sat 23 September 2017

Private function


What an amazing night, you guys were awesome completely made our night something special. Thanks for everything and I'm going to spread the word 




Jesse & Josh W



Thanks heaps....




Denise F, Paekak Fire Brigade


Private Charity Event: Red Door Recovery Art Auction


A private charity fundraiser auctioning art by New Zealand artist Kevin John Dunkley, as well as a muscle car, a beloved Vespa and an electric guitar to fundraise for the methamphetamine treatment clinic run by Red Door Recovery.  Keynote speaker was Tom Scott.


Where:  Prefab Hall, Jessie Street, Wellington

When:  Wednesday 2 March 2016


Private Function: Brackenridge Wedding, Wairarapa

Where:  Brackenridge C ountry Retreat, Wairarapa

When:  November 2015

Logistics:  three sets of music for all ages, full PA, lighting, travel and accommodation

Mathew & Lindsay's Wedding Reception

A wedding reception for approx. 150 guests held beneath the atmospheric forest canopy in the Tatum Park 'fire circle' area.


Where:  Tatum Park, Otaki - under the forest canopy

When:  November 2014, 9pm til 11pm

Logistics:  Provided full PA and lighting show, music for two hours


Paekakariki Volunteer Fire Service Christmas Party

An intimate party for approx. 40 guests held at the Paekakariki Volunteer Fire Station.  Guests rocked out til the wee hours and wanted to keep going!  


Where:  Paekakriki Volunteer Fire Station, Tilley Road

When:  December 2014, 8.30pm til 12.30am

Logistics:  Provided full PA and basic lighting, music for four hours


Josh & Jessie's Wedding Party

A belated wedding party for approx. 100 guests held inside the Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Station.  Entertainment for the evening included a fire callout which we didn't even see or hear over the music.  We love fire stations and they love us!


Where:  Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Station, Fitzherbert Road

When:  April 2014, 8pm til 11pm

Logistics:  Provided full PA and full lighting show, music for three hours


SkillsActive Christmas Party

A corporate Christmas party for approx. 50 guests held at the SkillsActive offices off Tory Street, Wellington City.  Excellent use of the photo booth was made between sets....


Where:  Tory Street, Wellington

When:  December 2013, 8pm til 11pm

Logistics:  Provided full PA, music for three hours


The Great Shed Gig in the Sky

Our debut party for approx. 250 guests held in a airport hangar-style garage at a private address in the Belmont Hills.  Beautiful setting,  salsa dancers on tap, and no neighbours to keep awake!


Where:  Crestview Road, Belmont Hills, Lower Hutt

When:  November 2013, 8pm til 12pm

Logistics:  Provided full PA and full lighting show, music for four hours