The Shirleybyrds

The Shirleybyrds (Graeme Hardaker and Shirley Ryder) perform a range of songs from other artists as well as their own material. They are a completely professional duo/band and know how to cater for any occasion from private functions to support bands to pubs, bars and music festivals. They come with their own PA and set up. Both Shirley and Graeme play accoustic guitars, bongos and sing. They are currently working on their first Shirleybyrds CD of original music which will be available for retail shortly.

The Shirleybyrds :

GRAEME HARDAKER has sung with artists such as Suzane Lynch, Ray Columbas, Dave Dobbyn, Andy Kim and Larry Morris. As well as being involved in various recording projects Graeme has sung to capacity crowds at Carisbrooke and Mount Eden Parks as well as toured Bangkok and Australia. Graeme is considered by many to be one of the best male singers in the Bay of Plenty, if not New Zealand.

SHIRLEY RYDER writes her own material. Shirley's songs have been played on radio in New Zealand and Ireland as well as live streamed from America and New Zealand U Streaming shows.

Shirley and Graeme have many years experience in the music industry playing and singing in bands. They perform brilliantly live with high energy and feel and will not disappoint.


  • The Shirleybyrds have a varied set list of covers. These include songs from the following artists.
  • Rolling Stones
  • Neil Young
  • The Cranberries
  • Four Non Blondes
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Rod Steward
  • Fleetwood mac
  • Jonny Cash
  • Dolly Parton
  • The Monkees
  • The Beatles
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • The Bee Gees
  • CCR
  • Led Zeplin
  • Allanis Morrisette
  • The Carpenters
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Bay City Rollers
  • Lulu
  • Graham Bonnet
  • The Eurythmics
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Lita Ford
  • Deep Purple
  • Pat Benatar
  • The Bay City Rollers
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Glenn Campbell
  • T Rex
  • Eddie Cochrane
  • The Who
  • Manfred Mann
  • Blue Mink
  • Jim Staffard
  • The New Seekers
  • Various Rock n Roll artists
  • and many many more.
  • The Shirleybyrds also perform their own original material if that is required.

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