Peter Williams

PETER WILLIAMS a local Christchurch lad. made his early reputation in New Zealand sharing vocals and playing guitar as a member of MAX MERRITT & the METEORS band in the1960s. He moved to Auckland with the band and they soon broke into the Auckland scene, creating a large following. The journey continued to Australia where Peter with Max & the Meteors continued their success.  After 3 years he left to form his own group THE GROOVE with fellow Kiwi ROD STONE. They were an instant success (labelled as Australia’s first super group. They went on to create a string of hit records. THE GROOVE won the prestigious Hoadleys Battle of the Sounds against most of the top Australian bands of the time including MAX MERRITT & the METEORS.

This led to a recording contract with E.M.I. in the U.K.  Recording product in no less than Abbey Road, creative home of THE BEATLE, Olympic Studios likewise THE ROLLING STONES.

And later at Rockwell Studios where QUEEN did their masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody! Peter also secured recording contracts with DECCA RECORDS, UNITED ARTISTS and a solo deal with PHILLIPS.

Peter toured England with CLIFF RICHARD as a backing vocalist for Cliff with Australian vocal group THE COOKIES.

While in the U.K. he was recruited as the Lead singer/ guitarist for THE MIXTURES and their single The Pushbike Song went to number one across the U.K., Europe and most of the Western world! After writing their next success Captain Zero Peter was contracted to M.A.M. Music. The Recording & publishing company owned by TOM JONES, ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK & GORDON MILLS.

As a songwriter Peter enjoyed great success in the 70s with many of his songs recorded by British & European artists. These include THE MARMALAD, TINA CHARLES, JOE DOLAN, JON HENDRICKS and HAMISH STUART (of the AVERAGE WHITE BAND) and later from THE PAUL McCARTNEY BAND

His songs have also been released by New Zealand artists, such as FRANKIE STEVENS and CAL-Q-LATED RISK.


Peter still enjoys performing regularly within New Zealand,  he was recently inducted into the ROCKONZ hall of fame!!

Pete is available for your next function, birthday party, wedding you name it!

Mandi Miller

Singing professionally since age 17, vocalist Mandi Miller is from the USA, and has been a well established performer in Christchurch since 2003.  With hundreds of performances that span worldwide, this internationally acclaimed singer has a strong emphasis on entertainment during performances.

In Los Angeles (2012), she won several singing/entertaining gold & silver awards at World Championship of Performing Arts, including 2 gold medals in solo keys/vocal performance.

She sang for several years in Christchurch’s highly regarded Dateless-n-Desperate Showband (DnD).

She currently fronts Christchurch’s highly energized and widely respected rock/pop band, Retrosonic, and her duo, X-Files.


International star Nyree Burt has arrived in Christchurch! Although still only in her twenties, Nyree is an astonishingly accomplished singer, with almost a decade of professional entertainment experience under her belt! Nyree first began her singing career as ‘Frida’ in the highly acclaimed European Abba tribute band, ‘Abbamania’, performing for 6 years across the UK and many cities in Europe. In 2010, Nyree embarked on a 6-month 5-star solo tour of the Greek islands as a Celine Dion tribute act. Until 2013 Nyree has maintained a successful run of shows across Scotland and the rest of the UK, both in solo cabaret and the tribute circuit with her top-class tributes to Beyonce and Katy Perry! Based now in Christchurch New Zealand, Nyree offers first-class entertainment with a smile and a versatile set-list to suit every occasion, from party nights to background dinner music. Tribute nights to Beyonce, Katy Perry and Celine Dion are also still available!

Nyree – Click below for demos

Chains live

Eddie Simon

Eddie Simon, is a World Class International R&B, Blues, Country and Christian Recording Artist and is one of the finest musical and singing talents today.
Eddie is available for Christchurch weddings, corporate music, clubs and hotels you name it.
Eddie is perfect for music for your ceremony, or wedding music reception in Christchurch and the South Island Eddie Simon has performed with / on stage at:

* numerous Country & Gospel Music Concerts TV/Radio/Live
* John Denver, David Frizzell, Alan Thicke, Carol Lawrence, Sherri Lewis, etc.
* on his own R&B Blues Music TV Series called “Blues on Whyte”
* on his own 1 hr TV Music Special “Eddie Simon” with Special Guests
* in concert and stage
* International Resorts and Hotels, Wineries
* Corporate and Private engagements, Gala’s, Government Functions

* Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Graduations,

* Sporting Events, Armed Forces Bases/Camps

The Southern Man

Denis Henderson is the Southern Man The South Island’s most popular live entertainer – Book now for a night to remember! 

“I remember the date because it was my birthday, a helicopter lands in the middle of Carisbrook. Still nervous from the flight I stepped out to the sound of 42,000 people drowning out the sound of the helicopter. Making my way to a small stage in front of the terraces I plugged in my guitar and started strummung out the start of the Southern Man with the crowd joining as soon as I started singing, that day will live with me forever. If you were there I hope it was as memorable for you as it was for me. For the record Otago won the NPC that year so I got to do it all again for the final. If you were there thank you for making those great memories”

I would like to thank Maretta my wife, my love and my inspiration who always supports me and believes in me and gives me great lyrics to work with when I write songs. My thanks also go out to family and friends for their ongoing support and encouragement. I am very lucky to be able to do what I love to do; create music, sing & entertain. In the words of someone slightly more famous than me: “Let me Entertain You!” I am available anywhere for any event including: Christchurch Weddings South and North Island Weddings Corporate Events Birthday Parties Hotels Christchurch Conferences South Island Conferences North Island Conferences Private Functions Clubs

Demos of The Southern Man:

Southern Man

Eagle Rock

Pretty Woman

Dancing In the Dark

Running Bear

Natalie Elms

With a successful career spanning 15 years, Natalie is a well loved artist worldwide. She has performed with ULTRA throughout Asia as lead entertainer and singer, in Australia as a solo artist, and in London UK showcasing her original material.

Natalie performs any vocal style with ease, making her one of the most versatile singers to date. She can easily get a crowd into party mode, or sing the most beautiful ballad for the bride who walks the aisle. Being a multi – talented instrumentalist means that she can work comfortably in any scenario, be it solo, duo, or full band.

Her plans at present are to build up a profile in NZ, and to continue entertaining at an extremely high standard in her hometown, Christchurch.


Lissel Stewart formally out of the Christchurch band Jiggy has now gone Solo!

Lissel Stewart is a vibrant and spontaneous woman with a passion for music. She has been singing professionally for 13 years and has been in popular Christchurch duos SoulCage and more recently Jiggy plus also sang in many bands.

She trained classically from the age of 8 then at 16 made the transition to pop when she joined SoulCage.

Lissel was a contestant and a judge favourite in the 2005 series of New Zealand Idol and last year was an invitation finalist in the hit show Maorioke.

She has sung at the Coca Cola Christmas in the Park in Christchurch 2005 and 2006 and in the Auckland show in 2007 to record live audiences.

Now having gone solo, she prides herself on being an extremely versatile vocalist, being able to sing anything from Alicia Keys and Dusty Springfield through to Kings of Leon and The Police.


thanks so much for Lissel she was brilliant and worth every dollar.she sang beautiful for our afternoon wedding and we had lots of complimentary comments about her.Thanks so much to her and you for your recommendation

Boiling Billy

Boiling Billy’s repertoire is large and varied, including rock, pop and country classics from the 1950s to the 21stcentury, Irish drinking songs, bluegrass, blues, bush ballads, and traditional tune sets of jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes.The emphasis is on fun times and good cheer for people of all ages. Boiling Billy is the perfect act for tapping your toes, stomping your feet, or maybe going a little wilder.

Boiling Billy is a one-man dance band featuring the unique talents of multi-instrumentalist Nick Jackman, who sings and plays guitar, harmonica and percussion all at the same time.  To see him perform is to witness a display of extreme multi-tasking as he uses no backing tracks or loop pedal all his music is produced by his hands, feet and mouth in overdrive. He is a consummate solo performer with a unique sound and skill set.  As a one-man-band, Nick demonstrates his mastery of the difficult art of rack harmonica while accompanying himself with solid guitar and drum grooves (think Bob Dylan on steroids).  His ability to effortlessly play tunes on his harmonica, such as bluegrass breakdowns and Irish folk, as well as down and dirty rock and blues, is phenomenal.

Both as a soloist and in bands, Nick has worked around Canterbury for many years, and he also tours New Zealand regularly.  For several years, he was a fulltime member of Celtic rockers, The Black Velvet Band, and he still plays with them on occasions.  He has also worked as a live session player for various Christchurch Irish and bluegrass bands his credits include The Shameless Few, The Wolverines, Johnny Possum, and The Boys From Ballyrag.

Over the years, Nick has gained extensive experience performing at festivals, weddings, parties, bars, cafes and restaurants.  He formed Boiling Billy because he saw a need for a more cost-effective alternative to larger bands, and he realized he had a rare skill to provide this.