Pauline Berry is founder and manager of “The Mermaids Dance Band”. Making singing a full time career performing covers with her own lineups, she started out in Auckland as a resident nightclub and session singer.
As a result of exploring and performing many different vocal styles, she developed a love of too many to choose just one. Thus she happily performs R & B, country, soul, rock, 1950’s jazz and blues. So performing in a covers band of The Mermaids calibre is her dream job. There is so much great music in the world to perform and The Mermaids is a special team.
As an occasional song writer she has written and released an album, with some of her songs being recorded by other artists. This includes fellow band member, recording artist Amber Claire. A link here to the video of the song Here It Comes Again.
For fun, and to showcase the personality of The Mermaids Dance Band, she wrote “The Cocktail Song“. This is a summer themed song with a Latin dance vibe, produced by Stuart Pearce. Please see the videos page. This was co-written with the late, great guitarist Martin Winch of “Espresso Guitar” fame.
She thoroughly enjoys being a backing vocalist, a part of a team. And outside The Mermaids has sung in New Zealand and Hawaii, behind international performers. She has also capably led backing vocal groups.
Putting the singing first, she has performed as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator on occasion, including on the NZ version of the TV Show “Stars in their Eyes”. She has been requested to appear at special occasions all over New Zealand, to sing just one or two songs, usually “Diamonds are a girls’ best friend” and always “Happy Birthday”!
Pauline is delighted to be the client’s point of contact and is prompt in response to any queries related to live music. She has organized nation wide tours throughout New Zealand in major venues. As well the occasional arts festival. She connects with venues and communicates with clients nationwide.
She sources other line-ups to work as a double act to appear with The Mermaids Dance Band when requested. Or helps clients find another suitable act when The Mermaids are not available. She also provides duos for bars and restaurants from a roster of other musicians she hires out from her adjacent live music agency www.bookaband.co.nz
Pauline and Stuart Pearce perform as a duo for dine and dance functions.
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