5 Best Bands in Auckland🥇

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5 Best Bands in Auckland

Below is a list of the top and leading Bands in Auckland. To help you find the best Bands located near you in Auckland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Auckland’s Best Bands:

The top rated Bands in Auckland are:

  • The Pickups – can cover various musical genres
  • Kid Radio – fun and exciting atmosphere in every performance
  • Blue Steel – crowd-pleasing stage presence
  • Elevate Trio Covers Band – delivers crowd satisfaction and quality performance
  • Waitakere Auckland Brass Band – impressive stage manners and artistry

The Pickups

The Pickups

The Pickups specializes in a wide range of musical genres. The local band is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Victor Hawkins-Sulfa lends his talent and charisma as the vocalist of the band, Jono Sawyer handles drum beats, Richie Pickard takes over the double bass and electric rhythm, Andy Smith and Kiri-Maree Kainamu-Wheeler for the guitar and piano harmony respectively. Their setlist includes Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Bob Marley, James Brown and Michael Jackson songs. The pickups can cover opera to rock music and can be booked for weddings and corporate parties.

Products/Services:

Opera, Rock, Customized Setlist

LOCATION:

Address: 11 Gunner Drive, Te Atatū Peninsula, Auckland 0610
Phone: 
(421) 889-551
Website:
www.thepickupsband.co.nz

REVIEWS:

“This band is perfect if you want energetic, faithful covers of some great classic tunes! These guys sound amazing!” –Scott Seabright

Kid Radio

Kid Radio

Kid Radio specializes in soul, funk, and pop music as well as all the hits from the 70s and 80s. They are a covers band that carefully dissects the original song and infuse a modern and unique twist to the already popular masterpiece. The Auckland-based band is composed of Steve, Michal and Steve, who are all former members of The Beat Council. They established Kid Radio in 2014 and quickly earned a spot as one of the best wedding and corporate bands in the region.

Products/Services:

Funk, Pop, Soul, RNB, Classics From The 70s & 80s

LOCATION:

Address: 20 Oliver Street, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022
Phone: 
(421) 889-551
Website:
www.kidradioband.co.nz

REVIEWS:

“Amazing performance again from Kid Radio at our Staff Event at the end of July. Cannot thank these guys enough for the atmosphere and tunes they played for our staff. Thanks again guys!” –Datacom Asia Pacific

Blue Steel

Blue Steel

Blue Steel has a song list meant to cater to people of all ages. The setlist includes the greatest top 40 songs and classic hits. They are a team of enthusiastic performers that value client satisfaction. As a corporate and wedding band, they customize their song choices to fit the theme of the event. Their covers have graced numerous events in the past including gigs at vineyards, television shows, and some of Auckland’s popular festivals held at Castaways, Mudbrick, Cable Bay, Viaduct Event Centre, The Museum and The Langham.

Products/Services:

Classic Songs, Top 40 Hits

LOCATION:

Address: 84 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011
Phone: 
(421) 889-551
Website:
www.bluesteelband.co.nz

REVIEWS:

“Very good band. We needed a band that catered to a large, very diverse group of people. Blue Steel was great to deal with in the lead up to our event and put on a great show on the night. I would recommend them and we will be booking them again for next year’s event.” –Rebecca Larson

Elevate Trio Covers Band

Elevate Trio Covers Band

Elevate Trio Covers Band is a 3-piece band based in Auckland, New Zealand. It has Bren in charge of vocals and bass, Ness as the main vocalist, and John for the vocals, keys and guitar rhythm. They are a professional covers band that values performance and crowd engagement above all. Their setlist features hits from various genres like ABBA, Queen, Bruno Mars, Adele, Amy Winehouse, The Doobie Brothers, AC/DC and Guns n Roses. The band can be customized as either a four-piece or a 5-piece band with the addition of a drummer and another guitarist.

Products/Services:

​Top 40, Classic Pub Songs

LOCATION:

Address: 62 Peter Buck Road, New Windsor, Auckland 0600
Phone: 
(421) 867-208
Website:
www.elevatenz.co.nz

REVIEWS:

“Saw these guys in Kingsland and Mt Eden and they rocked it for 3 hours+ on both occasions. Loads of talent and energy and ideal if you’ve got a variety of events coming up. The song list is a massive singalong and will ensure that everyone has a great time!” –Jonathan Sweeney

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band is a globally-renowned local band that has performed at different venues all over the world. It is an Auckland-based A grade brass band that remains to be the nation’s pride. Each member devotes their time to rehearsals and practice to present a seamless and impressive performance. This devotion and passion have gifted them with the opportunity to perform in China and the UK. They have also performed at their concerts like Toys 4 Kids, Celtic Brass and Jass Mania.

Products/Services:

Private & Corporate Events

LOCATION:

Address: The Bandroom 36 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600
Phone: 
(498) 177-363
Website:
www.waitakereaucklandbrass.com

REVIEWS:

“Fantastic music at the recent Jazz Mania concert. The choice of music was wonderful and enjoyed by the audience who were singing and tapping along. Can’t wait till the next concert.” –Shirley Wakelin