Below is a list of the top and leading Bands in Tauranga. To help you find the best Bands located near you in Tauranga we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Tauranga’s Best Bands:
The top rated Bands in Tauranga are:
- Tauranga Pipe Band – premier pipe and drums band in Auckland
- Ignite Band – welcomes all musical styles and genres
- Blaze Band – a popular local band in New Zealand
- John Michaelz and the Black Brothers Band – reggae authority in NZ
- Five O’Clock Shadow Band Tauranga – a beloved professional corporate band
Tauranga Pipe Band
Tauranga Pipe Band is a three-piece band based in the Tauranga neighbourhood of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region. It is composed of Lewis Graham, Damian Hodgetts, and Lauren McLellan who are all Bay residents. They are a pipe and drums band classified as a competing grade 4b type. The trio has graced numerous events and celebrations in the region and continue to be a popular choice for Christmas Parades, community parties, competitions and even concerts. All members wear the Spirit of Scotland Tartan and also provide piping lessons.
Hot Pink Walk 2021, Auckland Highland Games, Matamata Christmas Parade, Palmerston North Square Day, National Pipe Band Championships
“Enjoyed the piping lessons. Thanks!” –Rachel Ackerley
Ignite Band is composed of 4 talented individuals in the person of Dee Ellis, Patrick Hawkins, Sam Koretz, and Rick Walker. The local band is headquartered in Tauranga, New Zealand. Dee Ellis supplies lead vocals and keys, Patrick Hawkins is responsible for bass guitars and vocals, Sam Koretz leads the guitar rhythms and keys, and Rick Walker is in charge of drum beats. They can play all genres and styles whatever is suited for the occasion or event. From acoustic music to heavy beats, the band can transform any party or celebration.
Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Bookings, Charities & Special Events, School Ball Band, Clubs & Bar Bookings
Phone: (427) 666-6074
“5-stars! Recommended.” –Patrick Visser
Blaze Band specializes in classic cool tunes and rock and roll favourites. The band is based in the Bethlehem area of Tauranga, New Zealand and is touted as the Bay’s favourite entertainment duo. The two-member band is praised for its versatility in covering all music genres and styles. They can belt out the hits popular during the 50s and can also croon to the latest music of today. Each performance is backed by impressive lighting and impressive sound systems that highlight the live guitar and vocals rendered by Janine and Trevor.
Private Parties, Corporate Functions, Festivals, Weddings
“Jannine and Trevor are the fantastic Blaze Covers Band and they really made the 70th party last night hum. It was a 50-60-70 theme and they are both superb entertainers, playing non-stop (just one short break) from 5 pm on. I recommend them and look forward to seeing them perform again at the Beach Hop in Whangamata in a couple of weeks.” –Linnie Osborne Jones
John Michaelz and the Black Brothers Band
John Michaelz and the Black Brothers Band is a beloved reggae band of the Bay of Plenty region. The band showcases classic Kiwi reggae and helps transform the normal party atmosphere into an entertaining environment where guests and celebrants enjoy the music. Their bookings are mostly concentrated on the Tauranga neighbourhood of New Zealand but with the release of their debut album entitled Soul Exodus, they can also reach various regions within the country. John and the BBB can transform private parties and corporate celebrations.
Soul, Reggae Music
Phone: (427) 332-7403
“Love your sounds, John and band! My whanau, friends and neighbours are still in awe of you guys when you played at my house on my birthday, it was fantastic, thank you! 🙏🎶💞” –Lesley Sinclair
Five O’Clock Shadow Band Tauranga
Five O’Clock Shadow Band Tauranga is a professional band that is most requested for corporate functions and weddings. Though based in the Bay of Plenty, the beloved band continuously travel to other regions in New Zealand to make events memorable and exciting. They often host performances in Taupo, Tauranga, Auckland, Waikato, and Rotorua. Aside from weddings, they are also popular in festivals and private parties. Their setlist can include all musical styles and genres from classic beats to rock favourites. Their performances at the Tauranga Wine and Food Fest, New Year’s Eve Mt Maunganui Beach stage, and the Chatam Islands Wild Food Fest remain iconic events.
Weddings, Parties, Functions
Phone: (427) 247-4744
“These guys were awesome! We had them play at our wedding and had so many compliments! They are so so professional and really made our wedding run so smoothly. Thank you for being so awesome! 👌” –Michael Ewen