Smashbox

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 of The Killers, Foo Fighters, KOL to the classics of CCR, Dragon, Bliss & The Exponents.


We asked Smashbox to play our wedding on 11 December 2010 and they were awsome. They played a great range of songs and had the whole crowd up dancing all night. Great sound, great presentation and great to deal with. Lots of our guests have commented as to how impressed they were with them. Very highly recommended. Cheers Smashbox!!

Clayton & Sally Williams
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Smashbox have been playing together for 4 years. With a comprehensive setlist ranging from the classics of Johnny B Goode, Long Train Running, Why Does Love do this to me, April Sun, Wish you were here, Crazy Little Thing Called Love & Bliss to the new era of Mr Brightside, Home Again, Under The Bridge, Everlong, Fast Times in Tahoe, Dakota, Betterman, Take Me Out, Chasing Cars & Santeria just to name a few.

Smashbox have a full p.a system and lighting rig to give a great perfomance for any function.

Smashbox consists of Kane (Guitar / Vocals), Dave (Drums / Vocals), Rob (Bass), Jason (Guitar). We are 4 easy going guys who love to give their all and give the crowd a great experience.

We play functions, formals, weddings, 21sts and regular pub gigs in and around CHCH.

Setlist

  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Fast Times In Tahoe - Elemeno P
  • Times Like These - Foo Fighters
  • Always on my mind - Tiki Taane
  • Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
  • Home Again - Shihad
  • Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Pulp Fiction Theme
  • What I Got - Sublime
  • Two Princes - Spin Doctors
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Bad Day - Fuel
  • Land Down Under - Men @ Work
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  • I Will Survive - Cake
  • Tainted Love - The Living End
  • Holy Grail - Hunters & Collectors
  • Pressure Man - Feelers
  • Hash Pipe - Weezer
  • Umbrella - Rhihanna
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • Under The Bridge - RHCP
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • All these things Ive done - The Killers
  • Last Night - The Strokes
  • History Never Repeats - Split Enz
  • Bad Moon Rising - CCR
  • Message In A Bottle - The Police
  • Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
  • Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
  • When You Were Young - The Killers
  • On Call - Kings Of Leon
  • Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
  • I Got You - Split Enz
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Proud Mary & Down on the corner - CCR
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Bliss - The Dudes
  • Runaround Sue
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Santeria - Sublime
  • Baby Come On - Elemeno P
  • 7 Nation Army - The White Stripes
  • One Will Hear The Other - Shihad
  • Lightning Crashes - Live
  • Creep - Radiohead
  • Better Man - Pearl Jam
  • April Sun - Dragon
  • Blister in the sun - Violent Femmes
  • Blues in A Medley - Elvis, Poison & more Elvis
  • Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
  • Say It Aint So - Weezer
  • My Hero - Foo Fighters
  • Basketcase - Greenday
  • Rain - Dragon
  • Dammit - Blink 182
  • Why Does Love Do this to Me - The Exponents
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
  • Closing Time - Semisonic
  • Tribute - Tenacious D
  • Supersystem - The Feelers
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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We asked Smashbox to play our wedding on 11 December 2010 and they were awsome. They played a great range of songs and had the whole crowd up dancing all night. Great sound, great presentation and great to deal with. Lots of our guests have commented as to how impressed they were with them. Very highly recommended. Cheers Smashbox!!
Clayton & Sally Williams
24/12/2010
Thanks so much for playing at out wedding on Dec 4th guys. You guys were great had everyone up dancing and a great range of music. Would recommend you to anyone and everyone I talk to.
Jonno
07/12/2010
Hi Karl The band was absolutely awesome we all had a great time. What a fantastic bunch of guys everyone enjoyed them. Thanks Brad
Brad
04/03/2010
The Smashbox boys came up and played at our wedding up in Blenheim on the 5th February 2010 and they absolutely rocked. From the first dance till the last the guys had the crowd going absolutely crazy and it really made the night truly memorable. All our guests are all saying they're best band going round and I completely agree. If you need a band these are the guys you want. Cheers.
Rogier and Mel Eradus
01/03/2010
On 28th November 2009 Kane and the boys played at our wedding at Mt Vernon Lodge, Akaroa. You provided both us and our guests the most entertaining evening and our guests were singing your praises in the days following. Nothing was ever a problem for you all. Even after finshing your set you came through with one last request. The energy and enthusiam amongest our wedding guests went to show how great you guys are! Awesome effort, we highly recommend Smashbox to any function. Thanks guys!
Nathan & Anna Hay
02/12/2009
PricewaterhouseCoopers chose Smashbox to play at our mid-winter function in July 2009 and it was a choice that proved to be a popular one. Smashbox was outstanding, their mix of old and newer songs along with varying genres was the perfect mix to get virtually everyone in attendance up on the d-floor (not a bad effort by the band since we are all accountants!!). The band were very professional to deal with in the lead-up to the event and their two sets lasting over two hours ran smoothly. Also, their mighting system and disco ball was a hit with the ladies!! We certainly hope to use Smashbox for future events and reccomend to other businesses in Canterbury to keep Smashbox in mind when planning your next end of year, or mid year function. Good job boys, Rock Out!!
Andrew McLean - PricewaterhouseCoopers
23/07/2009
Mt Vernon Lodge had a end of season party for businesses & local's in Akaroa it swas the second time smashbox played @ Mt Vernon & again they supplied the goods. Mt Vernon lodge have a lot of bands playing for functions & weddings and I have not heard a band as good as these guys they are top performers & certainly set a high standard 5 stars.See you again @ Mt Vernon Lodge for another party
Jeremy Nichols
10/06/2009
On Saturday night Smashbox played at my 21st. They were awesome. Very professional start, contacted me a few days prior to sort out exactly what we wanted for the night and then turned up on the day and did a decent setup and sound check. They turned up that night on time, and started rocking and sounded great. It was a pretty chilled out atmosphere before they started playing but within 2 songs they had most of the 100 people there, up and rocking. They played 2 sweet sets, every single song went off and they played every single song exceptionally while working the crowd at the same time. The gig was highlighted by some epic guitar breaks, solos from the tops of tables and some rock covers of some songs you wouldn't expect! The last hour of the set everyone was going mental. They loved them. Everyone was asking me who they were, and where they could see them again because they were so good. Will recommend them to everyone and look forward to seeing them again soon!
Mike Hayes
09/03/2009
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.
Kate Preece
04/02/2009
On 13th Sept 08 the Cashmere Netball Club had Smashbox play at their end of year Prize giving. They band catered for all ages (7 - 40 years old plus) and they did a fantastic job. Great feedback was received about the band, the quality of music and the atmosphere they created on the night. Fantastic night had by all. Smashbox got everyone up dancing and really knew how to work the crowd and involve everyone. I would highly recommend this band to anyone!
Cashmere Netball Club
23/09/2008

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