Tongue and Groove Band

Fantastic 3 – 4 piece dance band for gala dinners, school balls, private parties, wedding receptions, festivals, outdoor event bands, award nights and corporate events.

Auckland, New Zealand.

Booking Details

For more than a decade, Tongue and Groove has consistently been considered one of the premier live bands in Auckland performing for celebrity occasions, company events, wedding receptions and private parties New Zealand wide.

Tongue & Groove Band perform a wide range of songs to satisfy all age groups and play only well known songs that everyone loves, ranging from the latest dance hits to the well known classics of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s… all songs that will get your guests dancing.

Tongue & Groove band are very experienced musicians choosing music that will work best to achieve a full dance floor. They are very adept at reading the audience mood and creating the right mix for their enjoyment. If the occasion calls for it, Tongue & Groove band are equally adept at performing soft jazz and well known ballads. This can work well for cocktail parties, networking events and the early hours of receptions before and during dinner.

Tongue & Groove usually perform as a three piece band for smaller events, which helps make things easier on your budget. As a 3 piece band, they use their main vocalist Zara, and Bruce on saxophone & vocals and Stewart on keyboards.

Note: The YouTube clips are live recording made with a standard video camera, so doesn’t reflect how AWESOME they sound, however we guarantee the band sounds fantastic through their excellent front-of-house sound system at each the event :)

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Have I told you
Oh what a night
It’s raining men
Walking on sunshine
"Tongue & Groove made the party a huge success with dancing from start to finish. I am not from Auckland originally and didn’t have any idea where to start in seeking a band for my 50th (60s theme!) and you came recommended by a friend who is an Event Manager. I would definitely recommend ‘Tongue & Groove’ for their brilliant sound, awesome song choice, and being great guys to work with."
Liz Blake
"Once again, thanks for last night. The packed dance floor was a pleasure to see!"
Annette Smith, Pharmacy Awards, Auckland
"Everybody that has been in touch with me loved the music! So well done to you and your fantastic band. Of course I already know that you’re the best"
Leslie Dawson, Fundraising Events Manager, Mercy Hospice, Auckland
"Tongue & Groove had virtually all of the attendees up dancing and enjoying the music. The group was totally professional, started exactly on time and never missed a beat. They played for 2 and a half hours without a break and just made the event top shelf. Our attendees all told us how much they enjoyed it and both old and young raved about how much fun it was"
Garth Wylie, Executive Director, Direct Selling Association of NZ
"What a professional band. The music was fabulous catering for a wide variety of guests aged from 10 to 75. Everyone got up to dance and didn't stop the whole night. Tongue and Groove were fantastic and really made the evening. All of our guests and ourselves were so impressed with them, the quality of the music, the sound, and their amazing voices!! Thank you guys so much for the fantastic evening. You made our night!!"
Jody & Paul Eaton 20th Wedding Anniversary
"I would just like to pass on my thanks to Tongue & Groove and their great performance at our client function last Thursday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and their music was awesome - wonderful voice! Will definitely book them again in the future."
Wendy Morris-Vette, Jones Fee
"I cannot think of any band that has been better than Tongue & Groove. The mix of songs and the quality of sound were terrific, and I think you only had to look at the faces of the people dancing (and listening) to know that they were having a great time."
Steven Cahan, Accounting Assoc. of Australia and New Zealand.
"It is no mystery to me why you are one of the most sought after bands in the excellent repertoire and high energy."
Jennifer Austin, JAR (Event Organiser)
"The staff had an absolute ball with only one complaint - that the evening ended too soon with so many songs left to play. Your band was fabulous and what a great team. Whew!"
Leigh, Mary and Sarah; Annual Awards night organisers, Go Holidays!
"Thank you for the most amazing night you guys gave us for our wedding reception. We had so much fun dancing with everyone of all ages on the night and I will never forget it! Thanks also for letting my Dad get up and play a song with you – that was a high-light of the night for me watching Dad play – and he probably felt really cool too!! Thanks for giving me so many fun memories from the ‘party’ part of our wedding! Friends of ours who came to the wedding who are looking for a band have already been asking us about you – and we will certainly be recommending you guys!"
Stacy Beadle

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