Something Else

We are a professional, versatile Guy/Girl Duo in Christchurch, New Zealand, performing popular hits from the 50s through to the 90s.


We hired Rob & Jen (Something Else) recently to provide the music for our Daughters 21st. They were great to deal with, had an excellent play list and were great musicians which made the night. There were plenty of people up on the Dance floor from teens to 70 plus year olds enjoying the night. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend them.

Carolyn & Grant
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'Something Else' is Rob Ferris; with over 30 years experience in entertaining - lead vocals and acoustic/electric guitar and Jen; lead vocals/percussion.
We specialise in weddings (dances and ceremonies), birthdays and theme parties, and can entertain you at any venue large or small and parties in your own home! We can provide whatever type of music/entertainment you require, including sports and club functions, corporate events. Whether it's a fundraising 'Quiz Night' or a dine and dance evening at your restaurant - we can do it! Got a request? We'll play it acoustically on the spot!

Setlist

  • A Day in the Life
  • A Pair of Brown Eyes
  • Act Naturally
  • Africa
  • After the Loving
  • All For Me Grog
  • all right Now
  • All Shook Up
  • Almost Like Being in Love
  • Already Gone
  • Amazed
  • Amazing Grace
  • American Pie
  • And I love her
  • Another Brick in the Wall
  • Apache
  • April Sun in Cuba
  • Are you old enough
  • At The Hop
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Baby I'm a Want You
  • Baby Love
  • Baby When you're gone
  • Babylon
  • Back Home Again
  • Back in the USSR
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Baker Street
  • Barbara Ann
  • Beaches of Cheyanne
  • Believe it or Not
  • Best of my Love
  • Bette Davis Eyes
  • Better be home soon
  • Better Man
  • Black Magic Woman
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Black Water
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Body of an American
  • Boot Scootin' Boogie
  • Born to be Wild
  • Boys from County Hell
  • Brain Damage
  • Brass in Pocket
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Broad Majestic Shannon
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Brown Sugar
  • Buffalo Soldier
  • Buggar Off
  • Build me up Buttercup
  • Bus Stop
  • California Dreaming
  • Call Me
  • Candle in the Wind
  • Can't Stop this thing We've started
  • Cats in the Cradle
  • Change the World
  • Chanson d'amour
  • Cherry Cherry
  • City of New Orleans
  • Come together
  • Cool Change
  • Copacobana
  • Copperhead Road
  • Could I Have This Dance
  • Coward of the County
  • Cracklin Rosie
  • Crazy
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Cruisin'
  • Da Do Ron Ron
  • Dancing in the Dark
  • Danny Boy
  • Dark Streets of London
  • Day Dream Believer
  • Day Tripper
  • Dear Old Donegal
  • Desperado
  • Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • Diamond Girl
  • Dirty Old town
  • Distant Sun
  • Do Wah Diddy
  • Do You Want To Know a Secret
  • Dock of the Bay
  • Don't Be Cruel
  • Don't Dream its Over
  • Don't Get Me Wrong
  • Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  • Don't Know Why I Didn't Come
  • Don't Stop
  • Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Down On the Corner
  • Down Under
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • Dream Baby
  • Dreams
  • Drift Away
  • Drive my car
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Eagle Rock
  • Ebony and Ivory
  • Eight Days a Week
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Elvira
  • End of the Line
  • Every Breath you Take
  • Everybody's Talkin'
  • Everything I Do
  • Evil Woman
  • Fairytale in New York
  • Fall at Your Feet
  • Feel Like Making Love
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Fields of Gold
  • Fire and Rain
  • Fisherman's Blues
  • Flower of Scotland
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Footloose
  • Footloose
  • Forever Now
  • Four Seasons in One Day
  • Friends in Low Places
  • From Me To You
  • From This Moment
  • Fun Fun Fun
  • Galveston
  • Galway Bay
  • Gentle on My Mind
  • Get back
  • Gimme Some Lovin
  • Give a Little Bit
  • Go Your Own Way
  • Good Morning Mr Rock N Roll
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Guess that's why they call it the blues
  • Gypsies Tramps & Thieves
  • Hard Day's Night
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain
  • Heart of Gold
  • Heartbreaker
  • Help
  • Help Me Rhonda
  • Helplessly Hoping
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Hey Jude
  • Hey tonight
  • Hit me with your best shot
  • Hold on Tight
  • Home on a Monday
  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • Hot Child in the City
  • Hotel California
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • How Deep is Your Love
  • How Long
  • How Sweet it is
  • Hurt so good
  • I Am Sailing
  • I Belong to Glasgow
  • I Can't Tell You Why
  • I do I do I do I do I do
  • I Had the Time of My Life
  • I just Can't Help Believing
  • I saw her standing there
  • I see Red
  • I Want to Break Free
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • I was made for loving you
  • If I Should Fall From Grace with God
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • If You're Irish (Medley)
  • I'm a Believer
  • I'm on Fire
  • Imagine
  • In the Ghetto
  • Is This Love
  • Islands in the Stream
  • It's Not Unusual
  • It's Only Natural
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Jean Genie
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Joy to the World
  • Jumping Jack Flash
  • Just the Way You Are
  • Keep your hands to yourself
  • Kentucky Woman
  • King of the Road
  • Lady
  • Lady Madonna
  • Last Train to Clarksville
  • Laughter in the Rain
  • Lay Lady Lay
  • Let it Be
  • Let's Dance
  • Light my Fire
  • Listen to the Music
  • Living for the City
  • Loch Lomond
  • Locomotion
  • Long cool Woman
  • Long train running
  • Looking Out My Back Door
  • Love Me Do
  • Love Potion Number Nine
  • Loyal
  • Lying Eyes
  • Mack the Knife
  • Maggie
  • Maggie May
  • Make it with you
  • Mamma Mia
  • Man I feel like a woman
  • Man Without Love
  • Margaritaville
  • Maries Wedding/Scottish Tune
  • Me and Bobby McGee
  • Midnight Hour
  • Molly Malone
  • Money for nothing
  • Moondance
  • More
  • Mountains of Mourne
  • Move It
  • Mustang Sally
  • My Generation
  • My Sharona
  • My Way
  • New Kid in Town
  • New York New York
  • Night Fever
  • Nights in White Satin
  • Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown
  • Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
  • Now is the hour - Po Atu Rau
  • Ode to Billy Joe
  • Oh Boy
  • Oh what a night
  • On the Road Again
  • One More For the Road
  • Only the Lonely
  • Paddy McGinty's Goat
  • Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores
  • Paint it Black
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Phil the Fluter's Ball
  • Piano Man
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Playing in a Travelling band
  • Please Please Me
  • Pretty Woman
  • Proud Mary
  • Quando Quando Quando
  • Raggle Taggle Gypsy
  • Rain
  • Rainy Night in Soho
  • Ramblin' Man
  • Reach Out
  • Refugee
  • Reminiscing
  • Return to Sender
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
  • Ring of Fire
  • Roadhouse Blues
  • Rock this town
  • Rocket Man
  • Rockin' Robin
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Rosanna
  • Ruby
  • Run Around Sue
  • Runaway
  • S.O.S
  • Sailing
  • Sally MacLennan
  • San Francisco
  • Satisfaction
  • Saturday in the Park
  • Say You Love Me
  • Sea of Love
  • Seven Bridges Road
  • Sexy Eyes
  • She Loves You
  • She's a Mod
  • Silly Love Songs
  • Simply the Best
  • Sister Golden Hair
  • Six Days on the Road
  • Slice of Heaven
  • Smile
  • Something
  • Something so Strong
  • Something Stupid
  • South Australia
  • Space Oddity
  • Stairway to heaven
  • Stand by Me
  • Star of the County Down
  • Start me Up
  • Still got the blues for you
  • Still haven't found what Im looking for
  • Still Rock n Roll to Me
  • Streams of Whiskey
  • Substitute
  • Summer Breeze
  • Summer of 69
  • Summertime Blues
  • Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • Sunny Afternoon
  • Sunshine of Your Love
  • Sunshine on my Shoulders
  • Superstar
  • Superstitious
  • Surfing USA
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Sweet Child of Mine
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Take it Easy
  • Take it Easy on Me
  • Take it to the Limit
  • Take Me Home Country Roads
  • Take the long way home
  • Take the Ribbon From Your Hair
  • Teach Your Children
  • Tell Me Ma
  • Ten Guitars
  • Tequilla Sunrise
  • Thank God I'm a Country Boy
  • That Old Devil Called Love
  • The Beat Goes On
  • The Boy From New York City
  • The Cover of The Rolling Stone
  • The End
  • The Gambler
  • The Gypsy Rover
  • The Irish Rover
  • The Last Time
  • The Leaving of Liverpool
  • The Letter
  • The Mermaid
  • The night they Drove old Dixie Down
  • The Red Rose Cafe
  • The Rose of Tralee
  • The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn
  • The Skyeboat Song
  • The Twist
  • The Unicorn
  • The Wanderer
  • The Wonder of You
  • There's a Kind of Hush
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Things
  • This Masquerade
  • Thousands are Sailing
  • Three Little Birds
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Till There Was You
  • To Love Somebody
  • Tonight's the Night
  • Tragedy
  • Turn Turn Turn
  • Two Outa Three Aint Bad
  • Unchain My Heart
  • Unforgettable
  • Ventura Highway
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Waiting for a Girl Like You
  • Wake Up Little Suzie
  • Walk of Life
  • Walking by myself
  • Watching the Wheels
  • Waterloo
  • We are the Champions
  • We Can Work It Out
  • Weather With You
  • Whaling
  • What a Wonderful World
  • When I'm 64
  • When Will I Be Loved
  • When You Say Nothing at All
  • When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Whiskey on a Sunday
  • Whisky in the Jar
  • White Room
  • White Wedding
  • Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Whole Lotta Love
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  • Who'll Stop the Rain
  • Why Does Love Do This To Me
  • Wichita Lineman
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Wild Rover
  • Wild World
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  • Wish You Were Here
  • With a Little Help From My Friends
  • With or Without You
  • Woman
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Words
  • Working class Man
  • Working on a Full House
  • You Are So Beautiful
  • You Can Call Me All
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On
  • You Make Lovin' Fun
  • You really got me
  • You shook me all night long
  • You Took the Words Right Outa My Mouth
  • You Were Always on My Mind
  • You'll Never Find
  • Your song
  • You're in my Heart
  • You're Just Too Good to Be True
  • You're No Good
  • You've got a friend
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

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We hired Rob & Jen (Something Else) recently to provide the music for our Daughters 21st. They were great to deal with, had an excellent play list and were great musicians which made the night. There were plenty of people up on the Dance floor from teens to 70 plus year olds enjoying the night. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend them.
Carolyn & Grant
03/07/2018
We hired "Something Else" for our wedding in March and they really were something else. As a duo Jenny and Rob rocked the place and gave us and our guests a night to remember. From the point of contact they were professional in every aspect of the undertaking. They listened to what we wanted, made suggestions where needed, visited the venue prior and maintained a line of open communication throughout thus ensuring everything ran smoothly on the night. If your looking for a band for your special event then these guys are the ones! Jimmy and Cherill
Cherill & Jimmy
31/05/2018
We were lucky enough to catch Rob and Jen playing an intimate performance at a friends place a year before our wedding and pretty much booked them on the spot. They were perfect for our wedding. They have such a great dynamic and some lovely banter. And they were very accommodating in putting together a play list that we were after. They were able to offer an extensive repertoire, and even went so far as to play some Irish music that catered for the large Celtic contingent present. Their voices work beautifully together and they really compliment each other as a duo. I highly recommend ‘Something Else and would jump at the chance to use them again. That was some of the biggest feedback that we received about the wedding, that the musical entertainment was some of the best our guests had experienced. Thanks again for being so awesome!! Jaz and Ryan ryan_okane@yahoo.com Ref: Wedding Dance - Mahana Winery, Nelson - January 2018
Ryan Okane
03/05/2018
Rob and Jen played at our wedding two weeks ago. From the start they could not have been more helpful. They responded quickly to our emails, even when on holiday in Europe, and arranged a meeting on their return. They had wonderful suggestions for our first song and provided an extensive playlist. At the same time they were more than happy to accommodate some individual requests. In every respect they were thoroughly professional. Most importantly they got our guests ( young and not so young) up and dancing. We were thrilled with the music they played and as one guest remarked, they were " totally awesome all night". We loved their humour and enthusiasm and recommend them highly.
Ruth Dove
20/10/2017
We would like to thank Rob & Jen for playing at our wedding held at Terrace Downs Golf Resort January 2014. It was an amazing day, matched perfectly with the amazing duo Rob & Jen are together to produce the fantastic music they do. To have people dancing non-stop for the duration of the reception says it in itself. Thanks heaps guys had a great day/night and had many friends and family comment on how great the music/entertainment was. Would recommend you both any day and have since.
Renee & Graham Woodham
12/01/2016
Jen and Rob made our 50th anniversary celebration a wonderful occasion They consulted with us and added our favourites to the occasion Guests from 3 to 91 had a great evening at the Commodore Hotel , Christchurch. Many from overseas. Thank you Jen and Rob for making it an evening to remember for our family and friends. The appreciations from so many guests who said the music dancing "which we couldn't afford way back then" as promised took us all back to the good days. This means we made the right choice in choosing 'Something Else' for our very special occasion. Would recommend this great duo to any family occasion.They are so versatile I am sure they will suit all occasions. Once again Thank you Heather and Pat Cowie
Heather Cowie
14/11/2015
Last year I made the decision to add some music to my Xmas function for all my clients – I went with Jen and Rob Ferris who performed fantastically well - all my clients mentioned how it was such a great night and I had no hesitation in asking them to perform again at his years function. Thanks.
Leighton Johnston - Director / Owner Zip Plumbing Plus CHCH Ltd
12/10/2015
‘Something Else have been playing at the Orton Bradley Park Spring Fair for several years. They play a fantastic mix of music through the hot afternoon and the crowds really enjoy it. Rob and Jen are great musicians and are able to adjust the music to the needs of the event and mood of the audience. They have people dancing and tapping their toes throughout their slot. I thoroughly recommend "Something Else" for any event. Event organiser Orton Bradley Park Spring Fair
Dale Wear
11/09/2015
“We had Something Else as our band for our 70th birthdays (after first hearing them at our sons wedding) – and what a night we had (Rex and I danced our feet off!!) – the music spanned all age groups and certainly made our night something to remember. All our guests commented on the wonderful evening they had and the band certainly was a major part of that. Thank You!!
Barbara and Rex Russell
11/09/2015
My husband & I recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary & Rob & Jen provided the entertainment for us & about 120 family and friends. It was a fantastic evening and Rob & Jen were just great, playing continuously and only taking the minimum of breaks. Their choice of songs was terrific, suited to all ages, and everybody had a great time with lots of dancing and singing. We would recommend them for any function as their range of songs is very large and they can adapt to any age group. Thanks Rob & Jen for making our celebration so enjoyable. Wi & Kyra Tainui November 2014
Wi & Kyra Tainui
14/01/2015
Rob and Jen played at Charls 50th birthday. The theme was 60s music and dress. They rocked our world! Everyone was up dancing from the start. They played far longer than we had asked and their repertoire was amazing. - more than 50 sixties songs. We had such a fantastic evening thanks to them. Thanks so much guys. Cant wait till the next occasion!
Deb Francis
25/03/2013
Rob and Jen from ‘Something Else entertained our team at our Christmas party in December 2012 and did an amazing job. Three hours of non-stop music and fun! The music was a good mix, well done, and as we had a beach party theme, Rob and Jen suggested some beach tunes, which got the party rolling. They were happy to take spur of the moment requests and even suggested specific songs for individuals. It was a fabulous night, there were so many compliments the Monday after and of course the people who missed out wished we could do it all over again! Thanks Rob and Jen, you guys are awesome and put on a terrific show! Wed be happy to have you back.
Ministry Business, Innovation and Employment
18/02/2013
"We had Something Else perform at our wedding reception and Rob and Jen were just amazing. We had our first meeting over a few cocktails and talked about what we wanted and they also had lots of great ideas to help us. On the night they read the crowd perfectly, there was always action on the dance floor and everybody raved about what a great night it was".
Jane and Angus MacKenzie
27/05/2012
This duo set is absolutely awesome. They played at a 60th and everyone was transfixed with their choice of music. Really fantastic and we would totally, absolutely recommend them for any function.
Barry & Robyn Raynor
04/11/2011
Robin and Jenny of "Something Else" are not only great musicians but their interaction with the audience was exceptional. From playing requests from the guests to keeping the dance floor packed all night and catering to all age groups make theirs a unique act. They performed at my sons 21st and also at a wedding which I was MC at and on both occasions made the celebration a memorable one. Book them and make your night a special one.
Neil Vanderkley
13/09/2011
We had Rob and Jen “Something Else” band play at our wedding held at Fyffe Country Lodge in Kaikoura March 2011 with 100 guests. It was nice having a Guy/Girl Duo and they covered everybodys taste in music. Our dance floor always had people up dancing. They are very enjoyable to listen too and easy to deal with. “Something Else” made our wedding very memorable. We are 100% pleased we chose them.
Kaylene Sowden
13/09/2011
What a fantastic Duo, everything we had hoped for. Rob & Jen had the place rocking at our wedding with all 100 guests up dancing. Great music selection and sound. A definite must for any wedding or event.
Chris & Hannah Hughes
05/09/2011
Regarding Then-agen (now something else), Robin and Jenny have been playing at a function my wife & I hold every October for the last six years, it is a Beer Fest with a different format each time and they make the evening very special, fitting in wit ha huge variety of music for all ages and as a friend of mine said it is not a party anymore but an event - and I would have to say without their input it would be just a party. Rob and Jenny have a very professional approach and will fit in with the way you want your function run, or as they have with us, make some suggestions to make things easy for you.
Brian Hammond
23/04/2010

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