They are one of New Zealand’s most successful dance covers bands. They perform for national and internationally recognized companies and private clients.
Featuring three amazing and versatile pop vocalists. They are Joe Cotton (TrueBliss), Amber Claire and Pauline Berry. Their mission is to perform classic and current dance floor friendly music. They are accompanied by keyboardist Stuart Pearce, who is also Musical Director.
Perfect for a company launch, conference, staff Christmas function or gala fundraiser ball. Also a popular wedding covers band; this lineup travels to the many beautiful parts of New Zealand, to perform in stunning locations.
Considered one of New Zealand’s hardest working, best presented, liveliest and most entertaining covers bands. Every dance floor exceeds client expectations. A huge variety of music keeps the audience enthralled to the very end of the night.
For song lists, click through to the band’s Repertoire page.
Frequently an integral part of glamorous dine and dance events, for a variety of age groups. The band often works at prestigious venues. Clients who have hired the band before know they can just relax. The band is adept at reading the audience and playing the right music for the audience in front of them, choosing from an extensive repertoire.
The band is a winning choice for Food and Wine Festivals – the outdoor dance area guaranteed to be jumping and thronging with happy, enthusiastic people.
The Mermaids Dance Band is a feast for both the eyes and the ears. Super-fun and exciting musically. Joe, Amber & Pauline perform in glamorous, eye-catching costumes. They also have great onstage personas and rapport with the audience. The focus is the dance floor. All aspects are purposed to create the best possible dance party experience for any age group. The song list is a collection of classic and beloved covers music that wins the popularity contest. Tested function by function. People vote with their feet!
Backing tracks are custom created by the band’s Musical Director Stuart Pearce. He has been producing and arranging music both live and in the studio for over 25 years. His successful production background in Latin, country, New Wave, hip hop and rock, is the band’s secret formula. His skill in the bass and drum programming department guarantees full dance floors everywhere the band performs.
Read more about Stuart Pearce here.
Communication with Band Manager Pauline is prompt, easy and available 24/7. Pauline, also a vocalist, liaisons with the venue on behalf of the client. Taking care of the set up details – so the client doesn’t have to.
The band is fully self-contained, providing modern sound and lighting equipment. This is all part of the fee and suitable for up to 350 persons.
Additional sound hire is required for audiences larger than 350 persons.
With a brand new band vehicle in 2017, the musical equipment is transportable to any and all locations around New Zealand. Both North and South Island.
Playlists for break music can be provided between sets via ITunes from a Mac laptop. As well as before and after the band finishes. A cordless mic is available for speeches at weddings and parties.
With a big selection of costumes, the band members readily adapt to themes. Some recent ones being Beach Party, Rock and Roll, Austin Powers, Hollywood, Bond, Gatsby, WWII and Midwinter Christmas. Naturally the repertoire is also themed. The ladies can perform, for example, a set of Christmas carols or Andrew’s Sisters WWII tunes.
Click through to read superlative client feedback.
In 2016 the band began performing a new standalone show. Out of sheer love of the Music of ABBA. The show was the ultimately obvious solution, to the group’s desire to perform more than just the five ABBA hits already included in the general dance repertoire. Add 22 more and now The Music of ABBA show attracts full capacities at clubs and other venues around New Zealand. Visit The Music of ABBA page to read more.
The band’s video playlist is on youtube (link will open in new window)