Hire a band for your special event – Bands for hire around Auckland – covers bands:

Are you looking for awesome entertainment for your party or event? We know heaps of great bands of various genres that you could hire for covers or originals. Don’t forget to let them know you found them on our website! If the selection of covers band below do not fit your requirements, we know many more – feel free to call or email us for details.


Hire A Band: Covers bands – Shane Cortese and The 8-Track Band – Bands for hire

An Auckland based energetic live rock covers band for hire who play all the best classic New Zealand and Australian covers. It’s patriotic and its absolutely marvellous! The seasoned musicians in the band include actor Shane Cortese as front man himself, Scott Cortese and Steve Aplanalp from famous NZ 90’s Hair rock band Push Push, Robert Scott the on air host from The Breeze radio station, and seasoned musicians Pete France and Chris Jones. Family friendly – Thirty somethings, Forty somethings and baby boomers eat your heart out and get on the dance floor!

Sample Set:

  • Run To Paradise – The Choirboys.
  • Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl.
  • Outlook For Thursday – DD Smash.
  • Are You Old Enough – Dragon.
  • Who Loves Who The Most – The Exponents.
  • But You Don’t Care – Mi-Sex.
  • Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music.
  • Sierra Leone – Coconut Rough.
  • We Can Get Together – Icehouse.
  • Who Can It Be Now – Men at Work.
  • Never Tear Us Apart – INXS.
  • No Secrets – The Angels.
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – The Animals.
  • Gutter Black – Hello Sailor.
  • Blue Lady – Hello Sailor.
  • History Never Repeats – Split Enz.
  • Why Does Love – The Exponents.
  • Bliss – Th’ Dudes.

Band Booking: Contact Shane Cortese And The 8 Track Band

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Hire a Band: Covers bands – The Rocking Roller Coasters – Bands for hire

An Auckland based Live band for hire that plays Rock an Roll hits from the 50’s and 60’s. These guys will ROCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!, and you won’t believe how many of these songs you know! Great covers band for a party.

The Rocking Roller-Coasters are a group of 5 time-travelling twenty-somethings who have landed in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, with the mission of transporting it’s inhabitants, through music, back to the golden age of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll and 60s pop. They possess the magic blend of being sophisticated enough to be genuinely into music that’s before their parents time, and still having the youthful exuberance to pull it off. The result is a full dance floor that spans every generation in the room. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sample set:

  • Hound Dog – Elvis Presley.
  • Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones.
  • Surfing Safari – The Beach Boys.
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison.
  • She Loves You – The Beatles.
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry.
  • I Want You Back – The Jackson Five.
  • My Girl – The Temptations.
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs.
  • Good Lovin’ – The Rascals.
  • Grease Lighting – Grease the musical

Band Booking:Contact The Rocking RollerCoasters Band.

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Hire A Band – Covers bands – 5 Wheel Drive – Bands for Hire:

The core members of 5 Wheel Drive have been together for over 10 years and have played in a variety of venues, occasions and audience sizes. A bonafide rock covers band, they also guarantee good value with a +3 hour playing duration.

They cater for appropriate private functions, and also have a sufficient follower base to ensure that public performances are a commercial success for any establishment. You are welcome to be a guest at any of our regular practice sessions, where you can meet them and sample their performance! Please email below to organise your visit. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange an audition if required.

Sample Set:

  • Be My Girl – Jet.
  • Who Loves Who The Most? – The Exponents.
  • All the Small Things – Blink 182.
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way -Lennie Kravitz.
  • Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols.
  • Whats My Age Again – Blink 182.
  • Hard to handle – Black Crowes.
  • Dakota – Stereophonics.
  • Lonely Boy – Black Keys.
  • Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys.
  • Sex on fire – Kings of Leon.
  • Welcome To Paradise – Green Day.
  • Mr Brightside – The Killlers.
  • Tribute / Stairway – Tenacious D/Led Zeppelin.
  • Sitting Inside My Head – Supergroove.
  • Play That Funky Music White Boy -Wild Cherry.
  • Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down.
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash.
  • Home Again – Shihad.
  • I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs.
  • Plug in Baby – Muse.
  • 7 Nation Army – White Stripes.
  • I bet you look good on the dance floor – Arctic Monkeys.
  • The Pretender – Foo Fighters.

Band Booking:Contact The Five Wheel Drive Band.

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From the recent show at Eden Park!

Posted by Shane Cortese and ‘The 8-track band’ on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Much fun was had recently at an Eden Park corporate show..‘No Secrets’ at Eden Park…much fun at a recent corporate show 🙂

Posted by Shane Cortese and ‘The 8-track band’ on Tuesday, 20 October 2015