Sign Of The Firebird

Sign Of The Firebird is a Christchurch covers band that plays everything the other bands cant! Specialising in the original rock of old, The Who, Deep Purple, Hendrix, The Doors, even The Beatles, these guys will take you back and remind you how music was supposed to be played, with everything from classic epic masterpieces to party anthems, and then throw in a few select modern wonders just to keep you on your toes.’

Well seasoned and with a penchant for keeping live music a live experience, you can expect to hear a few extended versions of your favourite songs, but rest assured, you  will be sure to enjoy what these guys can bring. 

Band Line Up: Tim Martin – Guitar, Bass & Lead Vocals Rob Tate – Guitar, Keys & Backing Vocals Dene Thurston – Drums Geoff Cox – Bass & Keys

The Corks

Formed in 2003 ‘The Corks’ are an energetic 4 piece Christchurch band.

Specialising in stomping Irish, and a range of rock and pop covers, from classic sing along to modern favourites.

The Corks have been the band of choice for many Canterbury pubs and parties over the last decade.

The versatility and extensive playlist make ‘The Corks’ the perfect band not matter what the celebration is. From Pubs, and Clubs to Weddings, Corporate Functions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, even Wakes, ‘The Corks’ are guaranteed to hit the right note!

The Bubblemen

The Bubblemen are one of Christchurch’s most popular bands. Perfect for weddings, birthdays, corporate functions.

For more information and a songlist on the Bubblemen please contact Playtime Promotions.

References for The Bubblemen

“Just wanted to pass on our thanks to the Bubblemen for making our christmas party most enjoyable.  They were great and kept us all entertained.”

“I just wanted to let you know that “The Bubblemen” were absolutely fantastic. They were the perfect choice for us and I don’t think there was a single song when the dance floor wasn’t full. Everyone loved the music and the really bought the party alive.They truly helped make our day so special, and I’ve already recommended them to a ton of people.We were trying to catch them at one of their other gigs in ChCh to thank them personally, but didn’t have the time so please pass this on for us.”


Smashbox is a four piece Christchurch band which offers fun and excitement in their performances.

Smashbox give everything to every gig. Full of energy & ready to get the crowd up singing & dancing with a full range of songs from the latest crowd favourites back to the 1950’s. We pride ourselves on the high level of entertainment and humour we bring to our performances. We are a highly professional band whilst not loosing the relaxed nature of our members. Smashbox have been playing together for 4 years, but have over 50 years experience playing gigs between us. We play functions, formals, weddings, 21sts and regular pub gigs in and around Christchurch.

“Smashbox played at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier with their performance, professionalism, attitude or presentation. They play a great range of music across the eras and play it all extremely well. We appreciated how easy they were to deal with and their ability and willingness to learn new songs – such as the one for our first dance. We’ll be singing their praises for a long time to come! They really topped off our night. Thanks Smashbox.”


Sha-Low is a 3 piece band From South Canterbury and will play all over Canterbury and Christchurch. We play country, rock n roll, middle of the road & blues.  Mitchell Low one of the guitarists has been playing music since he was 5 years old and plays drums, guitar, bass, and vocal plus teaches guitar and drums in Timaru.  Shane Clarke who is the bass player has been involved in music since he was 5 years old and plays Drums, Guitar, Bass and vocal. Shane also teaches Drums in Timaru.  Maurice Sammons the third member plays Lead Guitar and has over 40 years experience in music. He has lived and travelled in Aussie for a number of years and has toured with some well known acts, Maurice use to play for Timaru band “Solid Gold”. This is our band and hope you enjoy our clips. We don’t just bring good music we also bring entertainment and I’m sure your customers and guests will leave with a smile.

Shadow Puppet

Who is Shadow Puppet? Shadow Puppet is everything you love about a live band; Great song after song, Request after request. No sequencers. Every song played fully live, the way it was meant to be and all from 3 enthusiastic, charismatic rockers who are there to wholly serve the partying public!

Ignited out of 2 former members of reputable covers/originals rock band NITIDUS, Shadow Puppet has locked and loaded all of their experience and energy together to deliver Christchurch’s most freshest, dynamic and energetic covers band around. With a repertoire of over 200 songs, Pat, Tom and Luke guarantee nothin’ but a good time with a wide and varied repertoire covering 5 decades of classic rock and pop songs.

A great Christchuch wedding band, pub band, party band you name it!

Below is some recent feedback on Shadow Puppet

Just a quick email to say that Shadow Puppet were amazing!! They were so flexible and friendly and the dance floor was going all night

I could not fault the boys at all. They were on time,very easy going and a total pleasure to deal with. It was easy to see theylove what they do, even being very happy to continue to play regardless of the horrible weather. And once again, doing their best to fit the Ice Fest gig in regardless of the fact they had another big set afterwards at the Carlton and on such short notice. I really really do wish every band wasthat easy and that much of a pleasure to deal with .Prior to booking Shadow Puppet I had never seen them perform before. M ypartner suggested I look into them so did a bit of research to find they had performed at quite a few places around Christchurch and, after hearing such great feedback from both my colleagues and friends decided to contact you about booking them. I am very glad I did and, while I was not there for the entire night, was absolutely stoked with what I saw and heard. They played a great range of songs but put their own fresh twist into them..I am more than happy for anyone to contact me if they would like to enquire about them- I am only to happy to give them the amazing credit they deserve!!

“Thanks again for organising the Shadow Puppets for our wedding, they were amazing. From the moment they played the first dance to the last song the dance floor was packed. They definitely made our night. Everyone commented they were the best band ever.”

We got married at Langdale Winery on Friday 27th March 2015 and had Shadow Puppet as our band. Just want to pass on how amazing they were! I reckon they made the night, everyone was up and dancing the whole time and we received so much positive feedback from our guests. A fantastic band that we will definitely be recommending.

Thought I’d drop you a note and say THANKS – Shadow Puppet were just awesome on Saturday night, everyone commented on how great they were, the music was just great and the crowd were boogie-ing all night!! Neat bunch of guys, really hard case, and they enjoyed themselves too, I hope! I have already steered a couple of people in your direction, and the Local Fire Brigade are keen to get them for their next honours night. So thanks again, they were just perfect and really made the night just awesome!! Talk again soon,

We had a great time and you guys really have a great repertoire and it catered for all ages as you could tell with everyone hitting the d floor. well hope you guys loved it, we certainly did…..A lot of people have told us it was the best dance they had ever been too!!

Thank You! we had a brilliant time and so did everyone else. Let us know where your up coming gigs are we’d be keen to come along and see you guys again. We are also recommending you guys to everyone, so hopefully we will see you again out this way sometime soon.

Everyone raved about you guys and how well you read the crowd and could play…and learn anything,…We will be recommending you anywhere possible, you certainly made the night awesome.”

“…I thought you guys rocked!! considering only a 3 piece………. when you did Rage Against the Machine swore you were a 6 piece…!!

 “Just wanted to say a massive big THANK YOU very much for playing at our wedding last weekend. You guys were bloody fantastic.We’ve had heaps of comments about how good the band was etc so have definately been recommending Shadow Puppet.

Once again huge huge thanks for everything, it was an amazing day/night and one which we will never forget!”

“thanks for everything. We had such a great night and will def be in
touch with your agent telling him how fantastic you guys were.
Many thanks again.”

 “We have just returned from our 2 week honeymoon and our friends and family are still telling us how awesome Shadowpuppet were!!! From start to finish they played all our favorites and had everyone up and singing and dancing until our feet & voices hurt!! They are brilliant musicians/singers, great with a crowd, and we really appreciated the extra effort they put in, including playing a special song for our first dance – even letting the groom perform a ‘solo’ performance for the bride! :)Shadowpuppet really helped make our night memorable and we hope they had as much fun as we did!! We would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a band. We wish them all the best for the future, and hope to hear them play again soon! :)Thanks again”

“Hi Guys thank you soo much for playing at our wedding you were awesome!!!!
Everyone loved the music and were very impressed and havent stoped raving about the band, was soo cool having everyone up dancing once again thank heaps for making the night Marc & Steph”

Well it went literally amazing. I had such a good and positive response from the students, especially the band.

This year we had way more students on the dance floor and I asked many of them on their thoughts on ‘The Shadow Puppets.’ Their response was how unique they are with their style, plus the wide range of music they played from some good old classics to the songs we hear on our radio today.



RETROSONIC is a high energy 4 piece covers band based in Christchurch playing classic and current rock hits.

Experienced muscians and the dynamic Mandi Miller out front on lead vocals. Whether you have a small club or a large function venue RETROSONIC are the band you need. RETROSONIC are committed to providing a top nights entertainment – whether you have a small pub or much larger function venue, RETROSONIC are the band YOU need!
RETROSONIC interact with audiences and songs are aimed to get people dancing! They are popular with ALL ages and are available for clubs, pubs, weddings and corporate events / functions.

RETROSONIC played as part of the Wild Foods Festival in Hokitika and are scheduled to play there again in 2010. They have also just played as part of the New Years Celebration in Wanaka 2009/2010 – so they are certainly a brilliant band!

D’n’D Showband

Dnd Showband use to be known as 
Dateless ‘n’ Desperate

Incorporating live musicians, layered vocal harmony, choreography, costumes, lighting and stage draping.
Tremendous catalogue of material ranging 50s through to today including power Pop, classic Rock anthems, classic Kiwi hits, Disco, Rock n Roll by artists such as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Ram Jam, Steppenwolf, Neil Diamond, Joan Jett, Shania Twain, Green Day,
Nirvana, Ting Tings, Prince, Pink, Michael Jackson, The Knack, Averil Lavingne plus many more

Five highly visual performers plus sound engineer.
Jo-Anne Davern (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Gina Gilbreath (vocals, keyboards);  Ben Harvey