The Beat Girls

They said it couldn’t be done – that you could take a tribute show so clever and polished that it’s performed at arts festivals around the world, yet still make it relevant for the corporate events market. But that’s the unique position enjoyed by The Beatgirls as they become the only act to have performed at two consecutive Olympics Games organisers’ events (Sydney and Athens).

In a reminder of the famous show-room revues of Las Vegas, The Beatgirls are a stage show bringing alive the music, fashions and dance of the eras they pay tribute to. With a trio of singers, amazing choreography, outrageous costumes and wild wigs, The Beatgirls cover six decades of music from the Andrews Sisters, the Girl Groups of the 1960s and The Beatles to Disco, ABBA and Kylie Minogue.

Whether it’s the Olympics, Wedding, a private party or corporate clients such as Hollywood’s Peter Jackson and General Motors, The Beatgirls have earned a global reputation as the entertainers who can get the CEO on their feet.

Singing from the 1940’s through to today – what more could you ask for!

Mixers Jazz

 Clare and Neville Churcher provide stylish background music for your wedding, dinner party, cocktail function or special event. They play a mixture of jazz standards and modern compositions.
The Mixers’ core duo of Clare on the piano and Neville on the electric upright bass can be supplemented with Jim Coleshaw on sax and other instruments if required. Based in Christchurch this jazz group is perfect music for your Christchurch wedding.  

John McKenzie

John McKenzie is one of New Zealand’s leading MCs and is an accomplished speaker and presenter who can present a keynote or workshop on sales, marketing and branding topics as well as providing and often becoming part of the entertainment. Well known for appearing at various corporate events as a variety of characters his media work has included television and radio and he has a very enthusiastic and motivating style. His company enthuse won NZ Entertainment Company of the Year 2007. feedback.. John’s personal branding presentation is motivating, stimulating and very informative. It has been with complete confidence John has presented on Westpac’s behalf at numerous conferences and the feedback has been fantastic. He relates very well to his audience, does his homework beforehand and always delivers. I have no hesitation in recommending John McKenzie as a motivating, entertaining and enthusiastic mc, speaker and presenter. David Gopperth, National Sales Manager Broker Channel Westpac NZ Ltd John can save you money and time as he offers a unique combination of being MC your event and then provide and become part of the entertainment.

Packaged corporate entertainment
Work with New Zealand’s leading corporate entertainment company. enthuse has an award winning track record of adding an enthusiastic creative spark to conferences and events with professional acting, mc-eeing, team building and entertainment options anything from Austin to Elvis, Abba to Rocky Horror, themed, scripted and tailored to meet your needs. Their singing waiters are very popular.. waiters that are just wrong.. then become the entertainment… save time and money – deal with only one company for your entertainment, theming, team building and mc services.* actors and entertainers that mc and sing!* entertainment scripted and themed to your needs.* team building – includes making a hollywood movie.* creative enthusiastic event development and management.* professional speaker.* one of nz’s leading mcs… John McKenzie and the team at enthuse will come up with anything that relates to your needs and requirements! They will work to incorporate company and conference themes into material. Book new zealand’s leading corporate entertainment company and one of nz’s leading mc’s. entertainment themed and scripted to meet your needs! Voted nz entertainment company of the year 2007! book their ‘cracker christmas’ package!This company is recommended for professional mc, presenting, acting, team building and entertainment services options

Guy Cater – Hypnotist

First hypnotist in the world to perform in Singapore!

First hypnotist in the world to perform in Rarotonga!

First New Zealand hypnotist to headline in Las Vagas!

It was an important day for Americans…11th September 2006…the 5th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers… and also for Kiwi Comedian and Hypnotist Guy Cater. That night he headlined at the famous Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas. He played the Le Bistro Theatre in the Riviera. Just the one night but a lifelong dream came true for Guy. Las Vegas is the Mecca for all performers and Guy achieved it. As a result of this night, Guy was booked to reappear at the Riviera for seven nights in June 2007. He has also performed for large corporate shows at The Las Vegas Hilton and The Palace Station Hotel & Casino off the Strip and was back in Vegas in 2008 performing again at the Riviera plus corporate shows.

In 2006, he left New Zealand fresh on the heels of Hypnotising ex-All Black and ex-Warrior and current television celebrity, Matthew Ridge on TV One’s popular show ‘A Game of Two Halves’ and appearing on TV3’s ‘Pacific Beat Street’ program. On June 10th 2007, he hypnotized many WARRIORS league players at a charity event organised by The Mad Butcher, and both played on the Maori Television channel over three weeks. In September 2008 he did the Warriors again and this made the news on TV3 and Prime as well as full coverage on Maori TV.

Guy truly is New Zealand’s International Comedy Entertainer … last year alone; he performed corporate shows in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Macau in China, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand and in The Cook Islands.

Each year, with wife Cynthia, he spends six weeks to three months in the USA performing at Grad Nights throughout California and performing at County and State Fairs in Oregon, Iowa, Wyoming and California and in Casinos in Las Vegas… plus Corporate and Comedy Clubs all over.

Guy is a recipient of the sought after BENNY AWARD… Highest accolade given by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand and has twice won their COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR award… and on 16TH October 2007 he won the AGNEW AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE.

El Gregoe

Christchurch based Magician ELGREGOE (Greg Britt) is one of the most highly awarded magicans in New Zealand.Whether for children or adults, close up or stage magic you can be guaranteed of a 1st class and professional performance for your event.ELGREGOE’S MOTTO- Give them more than expected!Add the “WOW” factor to your event with International Magician Elgregoe
Whether for a birthday party, Christmas party, club break up, shopping mall, A & P show or any event you want to make simply magic contact Elgregoe for availability. He will tailor the show just to suit your requirements and give you a no obligation quote.Fast paced family fun, and always with the wow factor. Elgregoe would have to be Christchurch’s favourite master of magic.

A true professional that has a great report with his audience. His popularity is evident by the large numbers that attend his regular appearances for our school holiday shows.


Thanks for being a key part at our product launch in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Your first class magic presented in a warm and light hearted manner was well received by our clients and truly added a magic touch to our presentation.

Having Experienced your amazing close-up magic at the Casino, I was so pleased you could come to our evening for TELECOM SERVICE PROVIDE.
Positive comments back from those you entertained confirm the night was simply magic.

Our Christmas dinner was absolutely magic thanks to your guest appearance.
P.S How did you get my wife’s ring into your keycase?

Stuart Wood

Stuart has had over thirty years experience entertaining people.

Christchurch based and popular with Christchurch weddings, engagements, parties, anniversaries, funerals, birthdays, surprises or any function that requires a bagpiper.

Stuart Wood Bagpiper

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(Estimated length 5-10 minutes)

 CONCH SOUNDING” will alert your customers that their cultural experience is about to begin.
“KARANGA” Once the conch has sounded one of our Maori maidens will sing a karanga or song of welcome.
“HAKA POWHIRI” Following the karanga the group will perform a chant of welcome.
“MIHI” The first words of welcome and speeches will then begin which will be followed by a song by the host tribe to conclude this part of the performance.
“WAIATA KINAKI” performed by the group in an acknowledgement of the words spoken in the mihi, by our Chief.
“HONGI” The pressing of noses or breath of life to bring both guests and local people together as one.


(Estimated length 15-30 minutes)
“ENTERTAINMENT” Following the welcome our Maori Cultural Performing Arts Group will then entertain your visitors with a display of Actions Songs, Poi Dances and Haka. The length of these performances can vary from 15 to 45 minutes depending on what requirement the customer has and their timeframe.
“HAKA” Our warriors will perform the fearsome haka or war dance. Renowned the World over, its power will leave the audience with a thrilling crescendo. From Pre-European days to the present, a Haka Taparahi (the type performed for your customers) has always been a ceremonial haka never for war, and always performed without weapons, but with set actions.
“POI” As performed by the woman-folk. The poi itself is a “ball on the end of a string”. It is manipulated into forming twirling patterns and intricate rhythms and sung with lovely harmonies and melodies.
“WAIATA AROHA” There are many famous Maori waiata aroha, or love songs, Pokarekare Ana is only one of the many; you will hear a song special to the hearts and souls of our people.

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Praesto Quartet


The Praesto Quartet, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been performing since 1997. Our quartet, comprising the traditional two violins, viola and ‘cello, will add a touch of elegance to your wedding or function.

Our principle group of Chris Adams, Hamish Taylor, Helen Acheson and Iain Brandram-Adams has been joined by other musicians over the past four years in order to extend the number of events we can attend on any given day.

We offer a large variety of colour themes to coordinate with your bridesmaids, or in some cases the bride or the groomsmen. The men in the quartet wear black dinner jackets, black trousers and coloured waistcoats and bowties. Banners placed on our music stands also carry coloured ribbons or flowers to coordinate with the waistcoats. As we often play at ceremonies and feature in photographs, we consider the visual impact to be extremely important.

We have played in the past at many different events including many Christchurch City Council functions, playing for the Governor General, the University of Canterbury, Victoria in the Park, Vienese and other balls, the opening of the Winter Festival in Queenstown, opening of businesses, art exhibitions, ballets, Christmas functions, charitable events, silent auctions,golden anniversaries, christenings, banquets and many famous private weddings. We have played on a battleship, on punts, at the top of the gondola, on TV3 (Weddings) and CTV, at large hotels, cathedrals and churches, and recording studios. At weddings, the quartet usually plays for at least 15 minutes before the bride arrives. We also usually play for at least an additional hour after the ceremony while photos are being taken.

Please note that it is advisable to book for your event as far in advance as is practicable, especially if it is to be held during the busy summer months.