Shabang are a pure classic rock covers band. All the best songs from AC/DC to ZZTop and everything in between. If you like great classic rock with a great band who have fun on stage then look no further than SHABANG, The bays premier classic rock covers band.

Hi John, Shabang was absolutely perfect for our wedding. The guests loved the music being played and I dont think the dance for was ever empty when the music was going. Thank you so much for creating such a fun atmosphere for Nathan, myself and our guests! Thanks, Danielle

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The band features DENISE(THE VOICE) HYDE one of the best female singers in the bay, supported by Brendan on lead vocals and Adam on bv's. The combination of male and female lead vocals allows the band to cover a huge range of material.

The band has played at the 2013/2014 Westpac Business awards, and have been invited back for 2015.
The band and members of the band have played at the following wedding and function venues in the bay and surrounding areas.


The band also plays at the following pubs around the Bay.

Crown & Badger: Mount Mellick, Rose & Thistle: Pig & Whistle. Taupo Cozzie Club: Tokoroa Club.

New venues are being added all the time, just ask for our public dates if you want to see the band in action.

With many birthdays, weddings, private and corporate functions under their belt SHABANG are the ultimate party band.

A very easy band to work with, who's focus is to make your day one you will never forget.

The band is happy to learn any song if time allows for that special person or event. Mics can be used for speeches etc, and the 1st dance song for weddings can either be played by the band or through the sound system.

A very well priced band who will work with the clients if there are budget constraints.

They say good things come in three's: The Function, the Venue and SHABANG.

The songs listed are being added to all the time to ensure our clients get the best classic rock


  • Alice
  • All The Small Things – Blink 182
  • Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
  • April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
  • Bad to the Bone - George Thoroughgood
  • Beast of Burdon - Bette Midler
  • Beds are Burning-Midnight Oil
  • Better man – Pearl Jam
  • Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
  • Breathless - Th Corrs
  • Call Me - Blondie
  • Chain Gang - The Pretenders
  • Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
  • December 63 - 4 Seasons
  • Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
  • Dont Stop – Fleetwood Mac
  • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  • Drop the Pilot - Joan Armatrading
  • Ever Seen the Rain – CCR
  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company
  • First Cut is the Deepest – Sheryl Crow
  • Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  • Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar
  • Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • Hot n Cold - Katy Perry
  • Hungry Like the wolf - Duran Duran
  • Hurt So Good – John Mellencamp
  • I got a feeling - Black eyed peas
  • I Love RocknRoll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • I want to Break Free - Queen
  • I Want You to Want Me – Cheap Trick
  • In The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  • Im Just a Girl - No Doubt
  • Jessies Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
  • Mama Mia - Abba
  • Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
  • Mickey - Toni Basil
  • My Sharona – The Knack
  • No Secrets - The Angels
  • Outlook for Thursday - DD Smash
  • Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  • Proud Mary - CCR
  • Rain - Dragon
  • Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
  • Rock n Roll - Led Zepplin
  • Rocking all over the world - Staus Quo
  • Run to Paradise - Choirboys
  • She Bop - Cyndi Lauper
  • Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
  • Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
  • Say it Aint So - Weezer
  • Say that you Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
  • Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
  • Take it Easy - Eagles
  • The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
  • Thorn in My Side - Eurythmics
  • Walking By Myself – Gary Moore
  • Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  • Waterloo - Abba
  • What I Like About You - Romantics
  • What's Up - 4-Non-Blonds
  • Why Does Love - Exponents
  • Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes
  • Zombie - Cranberries


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Hi John, Shabang was absolutely perfect for our wedding. The guests loved the music being played and I dont think the dance for was ever empty when the music was going. Thank you so much for creating such a fun atmosphere for Nathan, myself and our guests! Thanks, Danielle
Hi John .We would just like too say a Big Thank you to you.. We had a fantastic day and your band just topped off what was a Perfect day. The music selection is great for all age groups, So Thanks So much !! We have enjoyed watching your band 3 times now so we would recommend you too anyone that is having a celebration. Have a great Day and Thanks again. Cheers Nicole and Marcel.
Marcel and Nicole
Thanks heaps for your efforts to make our celebrations so much fun!! The booze bill was heeeaaaps lower than I thought it would be cause almost everyone spent most of the night dancing. A bonus for me!! I was initially disappointed that we couldnt have the party at home as planned because of the Easter storms but it worked out great in the end and the old hall sure got rockin. With the late cancellation of our originally booked band then the change of venue I was beginning to think we were jinxed but you guys really made it a great night for all of us Thanks a lot!! If anyone who hasnt heard you needs a reference, give them my number Cheers, Mark
We absolutely loved every minute of the music. The only time the dance floor was empty was during the break. All of our guests were singing your praises. Having you guys playing was the perfect way to party after our perfect day! Thanks to all the Shabang team, we wont hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a great party. Amy & Aaron Gardner-1st March 2014.Mills Reef Winery Amy & Aaron :)
Amy Lerke
Hi guys, thanks for playing at our Wedding last month, Shabang certainly helped make our day really memorable, the music was fantastic and your voice Denise is amazing. We had so many great comments from our guests about you and we would certainly book you again. Well done "you guys rock", thanks heaps Terri and Steve - Venue Charlemagne Lodge Tauranga
Steve & terri Walker
Thanks for the great night. Lots of great comments. Great band
Adrianne Fisher
Hi Denise Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You finished off the day perfectly with no hassles. It was great to see so many of our guests up dancing most of the night. Highly recommended band!!! Regards Megan & James(Olive Tree Cottage 2/11/2013)
Megan & James
We hired these guys for our wedding and they were absolutely awesome.They made the our night very special. They Started off nice and slow and as the night went on were able to read the crowd and rocked the roof off.Very friendly band and will go and see them when they play at the Tokoroa club in June. Thanks Again Shabang
The 3rd Annual Kahawai World Cup was held last weekend. It was an incredible weekend with the major highlight on Saturday night being the appearance of Shabang. They were a great sound and related so well to the punters. They were able to pick their music to the mood and kept everyone entertained. They are a class act. If you are looking for a good band you wont be disappointed with this group. Thanks for an enjoyable night. Cheers Jim
Jim Carroll
Shabang played at our wedding, they were really helpful and everyone raved about them. I boogied all night and highly recommend A++
Jess Nicholson
Saw these guys at mates 50th and they were awesome. Hired them for my 40th and everybody just raved about them, they just made the party rock. Several others said if they need a band in the future it would definately be them.
Matt Haycock
Had them at the Matamata Club,Tumeke,(Bloody good)
Great band enjoyed whole evening of rock .70s 80s 90s .
Saw these guys at the Crown and Badger in town thought they where brilliant, so decided to hire them for my sons 21st, needless to say they are awesome!! really good sound, great singer(s) and an excellent array of music, couldn't have asked for better, definitely be following these guys!
Had these guys for our wedding. You want to dance all night, diffently book them for your night. Amazin band.
Adrienne & Bryce Fisher
I recently saw Shabang playing in Tauranga bar and they totally rocked the place!! Lots of great music that you know, fantastic to dance to! Thanks for a wonderful night, look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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