The Prophets

The Prophets are a three-piece Christchurch cover band. Their line-up is guitars, keyboard and a djembe, with three part vocal harmonies. With plenty of material to call on, The Prophets can tailor the set list to suit the event.

Recently picked by Radio New Zealand as being in the top 5 cover bands in New Zealand, great harmonies are this band's secret sauce, layered over great songs played well. Material from 80's (The Cure, INXS, Police, etc), 90's (Bic Runga, Coldplay, Oasis, etc) and 2000s (Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Liam Finn, etc) with plenty of classics also (Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Violent Femmes, Proclaimers). Whether you're looking for classy music for ambient grooviness, or upbeat dance-floor-fillers to get a party rocking... we've got it.


  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
  • Basket Case – Green Day
  • Beautiful Haze - SJD
  • Better Man - Pearl Jam
  • Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone
  • Blame It On Me - Barenaked Ladies
  • Bliss - Th' Dudes
  • Blister in the sun - Violent Femmes
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Closing Time – Semisonic
  • Distant Voices - The Prophets
  • Do you see what I see - H & Cs
  • Dont Panic - Coldplay
  • Drive – Incubus
  • Drugs Dont Work – The Verve
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Fall at your feet - Crowded House
  • Falling Slowing - Glen Hansard
  • Fire - The Prophets
  • Firecracker - Ryan Adams
  • Four Seasons – Crowded House
  • Galway Girl - Steve Earle
  • Good Morning Baby - Bic Runga
  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Hey there Delilah - Plain White T's
  • High & Dry - Radiohead
  • Holiday – Green Day
  • Hurt - Nine Inch Nails/Johny Cash
  • I Will Follow You – Death Cab For Cutie
  • I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  • If I had a gun - Noel Gallagher
  • Its Only Natural – Crowded House
  • Jolene - Dolly Parton
  • Just Like Heaven - Cure
  • Language - Dave Dobbyn
  • Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
  • Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
  • Love in the air - Greg Johnson
  • Love that's lost - Aaron Fyfe
  • My Brightside – The Killers
  • Mykonos – Fleet Foxes
  • Only You - Alison Moyet
  • Otherside – Breaks Co-op
  • Our Town - The Prophets
  • Pictures in my head - The Prophets
  • Poor Misguided Fool - Starsailor
  • Private Universe - Crowded House
  • Prophets of the street - The Prophets
  • Reminder - Mumford & Sons
  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
  • Royals - Lorde
  • Running to Stand Still - U2
  • Say it aint so - Weezer
  • Second Chance - Liam Finn
  • She Talks To Angels – Black Crows
  • Skinny love - Bon Iver
  • Slow Down - The Prophets
  • Somebody that I used to know - Gotye
  • Song about love - Jake Bugg
  • Song For Someone – U2
  • Sophie - Goodshirt
  • Stop The Clocks – Noel Gallagher
  • Summer of Eureka - Pete Murray
  • Superman - REM
  • Supersonic - Oasis
  • Talk Shows On Mute - Incubus
  • Teardrop - Massive Attack
  • Teenage Kicks - Undertones
  • That's Entertainment - The Jam
  • The one I love - REM
  • There she goes - The Las
  • Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
  • Throw your arms around me - Hunters & Collectors
  • Timshell - Mumford & Sons
  • Under the milky way - The Church
  • Victoria - Dance Exponents
  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Wasn't expecting that - Jamie Lawson
  • Way To Fall - Starsailor
  • Wheels – Foo Fighters
  • When I Come Around – Green Day
  • Why does love - Exponents
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Yellow – Coldplay


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We chose The Prophets for our combined 40th and they were awesome! We had an amazing night of celebrations with friends and family - old and young and everyone got up and enjoyed a lot of dancing to some really great music! The playlist was fantastic and there was something for everyone to enjoy. They really did make our night! Would highly recommend this awesome trio.
Kate Hitchings
The Prophets are professional, pro-active, communicative, friendly guys and a great band all round. We felt as though they paid attention to and were understanding of the type of wedding we wanted and they were excellent at reading the crowd on the night. They put us at ease in planning of the music and accepted to play our first song - we had one discussion about it at the start of the process and they nailed it. The dance floor got more and more crowded throughout the evening and was packed at the end of the night and all our guests were highly complimentary.
Peter & Brooke Christie
Many thanks to the Prophets for a brilliant night at my 50th birthday celebrations. Everyone was up dancing and commented on what a great band you were! Excellent music and a great bunch of guys. All too easy to book through Partybands. Thanks for all your help. Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw
Wow!!! I had The Prophets play for my birthday,what a fabulous night,the music suits all ages. They had Boo Radleys rocking .......
We booked The Prophets for our Christmas party at Rosebank Estate. The band delivered high-quality entertainment throughout the night. Their choice of songs was perfect for the wide age-range of our staff. They played the right music at the right time, and by the end of the night everyone was on the dancefloor
The Prophets provided music at our Christmas do and I would highly recommend them. They were versatile, playing classy music as people socialised, before launching into an up-tempo set that got everyone dancing. Staff loved it and the music was a huge part of the night being such a success

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