Barock is a band that will play just about any style
Baroque – Rock- · Classical – Rock & roll
Jazz – Easy Listening -· Ballads
..for any occasion
Weddings -· Balls -· Outdoor events
Promotions -· Corporate Functions -· twenty-firsts
Parties · church events
Formed in 1990, Barock is a five-piece band that entertains with music in just about any style from baroque to rock-from Bach to the future! The band’s strength is in its versatility, both in the styles of its music and in the number of instruments the band members play.
We play anything from classical music, for a formal atmosphere.
Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven,
to covers of classic rock hits, to get the party rocking.
Rock and Roll, CCR, Bee Gees, Beatles,
ABBA, Neil Diamond, Crowded House etc. and just about everything in-between, for dinner or a relaxed atmosphere.
Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra,
Carpenters, Billy Joel, Kenny G,
Louis Armstrong, etc
and heaps of Jazz!
Cost varies according to location, duration and the number of people required. Each event is priced individually, as we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach. We aim to provide good value and competitive rates. Special rates can be arranged for charity work. We are happy to give a no-obligation quote for your function!
Weddings and Functions
Barock has played for hundreds of weddings, dances and other special occasions. For dances we use a selection of favourite rock & roll music, some more recent hits and some older upbeat music, as well as waltzes and ballads. If background music is required (pre-dinner or during a meal), we use classical, jazz and easy listening music. We also provide music for wedding services, ranging from trumpet voluntaries to contemporary sounds.
We also play for events such as Summertimes, the Christchurch Wine & Food Festival, Kidsfest and educational school shows.
Greg Knowles(Trumpet, Bass, vocals) has a diploma in Jazz from theChristchurchPolytechnicJazzSchool. He is an itinerant music teacher, and also works at a music shop. His singing style has been compared to Harry Connick Jr and Chet Baker.
Judith Bell (Saxophone, flute, clarinet, guitar, vocals, tuba) is specialist music programme coordinator at Chisnallwood Intermediate School, and also gives private lessons. She holds a Mus. B. (Hons) in composition.
Michael Bell (bass guitar, string bass, drums, piano, trumpet) is studying atCPITJazzSchool. He has been in bands that have got through to the regional finals for “Rockquest” for six years running, and is member of the Morrison Quartet, which won the national finals of the NZ Chamber Group competitions in 2002.
Tim Bell (Keyboard, pipe organ, backing vocals) holds an A.T.C.L. for organ performance, and is music director at Emmett Street Christian Centre. He lectures in Computer Science atCanterburyUniversity.
Arron Perriam (drums, percussion) has a certificate in Jazz from the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School. He has been a percussionist for the NZ Army Band and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Arron is also a licensed marriage celebrant!