Tim Armstrong Band

Hamilton Cover Band with experience to burn! Tim Armstrong Band have a huge repertoire of songs to play for a wide range of crowds.

With audiences of all ages, they are renown for their expertise at private functions like weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, and conferences. Tim also plays as a solo musician which enables him to perform at smaller venues.

The Tim Armstrong band was formed in Hamilton with its present line up in 1997.
Alan Grady (Drums) ex Knightshade who had several hits in New Zealand in the 1980s and early 90s and supported top overseas acts. Don McClumpha (Bass) from various Waikato bands, Fury and Black Jack.

And Tim Armstrong (guitar/Keys/lead Singer) from the Politicians a professional kiwi band (originally from Tokoroa, Waikato) which released several singles and made numerous television appearances in the mid 1980s, complete the line up.

In 1986 the original Tim Armstrong band was formed. The group had two resident positions in Auckland and Hamilton Nightclubs. They then went overseas to USA and England to perform at various gigs, calling themselves the (Kiwibandits).

On returning to New Zealand in 1991 they were offered a position playing on the ocean liner the Fairstar which they did for 6 months travelling the Pacific Ocean.

For the past ten years the Tim Armstrong band, often called TAB have performed at least twice a week to different audiences in New Zealand. They are also the resident xmas group at vilagrad wines, near Hamilton, in the Waikato area of New Zealand.

Tim also does solo gigs and writes his own songs and TV commercials and has recently performed on the good morning show with his Beatles tribute band and singing his own originals. He has released 13 solo albums in the past fifteen years.

Last year the band performed on television several times, twice on the good morning show. playing there own original songs “stormy night”and “Live again”.

The Abbey Road NZ Beatles show is also another opportunity for Tim and Alan to perform the music of one of their favourite bands, this show also features Simon Elton and John Clarke.

The Tim Armstrong band or solo performs often in the Waikato,Hamilton,Bay of Plenty,Tauranga, Piako,Auckland ,Coromandel,and Taupo, Rotorua areas…

Band Events:
Wintec xmas funtion
Morrinsville guy fawkes night
Coromandle summer festival
Puketaha dry cow ball
Sky city casino
Beach hop Whangamata
Rivercity rock and roll club
Fairfield High school 50th reunion
Putaruru business awards
Numerous functions at Vilagrad wines.


  • We Have over 300 songs in our set list here is some of them:
  • sex on fire-kings of leon
  • Why does love do this to me- The Exponents
  • Loyal-Dave Dobbyn
  • Hotel California- The Eagles
  • Heartache tonight-The Eagles
  • Eye of the tiger- Survivior
  • I saw her standing there- The Beatles
  • Cant buy me love- The Beatles
  • Im a believer- The monkees
  • Crazy little thing called love-Queen
  • summer of 69-Bryan Adams
  • Eagle rock-daddy cool
  • Beds are burning-Midnight oil
  • Another brick in the wall- Pink Floyd
  • Rhinestone Cowboy-Glen Campbell
  • Sitting waiting wishing-Jack Johnson
  • Shook me all night long-ACDC
  • Brown eyed girl-Van Morrison
  • The Gambler- Kenny Rodgers
  • Dancing Queen- Abba
  • Sweet Home Alabama-Lynard skynard
  • Smooth-Santana
  • Build me up Buttercup-The fondations
  • Sultans of Swing-Dire straits
  • I want you to want me- Cheaptrick
  • Youre Beautiful- James Blunt
  • Enter Sandman-Metallica
  • Long cool woman in a black dress-The Hollies
  • Suspicious minds-Elvis presley
  • 500 miles-The proclaimers
  • Dance the night away- The mavericks
  • Stuck in the middle with you- Stealers wheel
  • Smoke on the water-Deep purple
  • Rock and roll-Led Zep
  • I love rock and roll-Joan jett
  • Learning to fly-Tom Petty
  • Satisfaction- the Rolling stones
  • You give me something-James Morrison
  • Roadhouse blues- The doors
  • Band on the run-Paul McCartney and wings
  • Oh Boy-Buddy Holly
  • Lips of an angel-Hinder
  • Message in a bottle-Police
  • Aint no sunshine-Bill Withers
  • Twist and shout-The Beatles
  • Feel like making love-Bad Company
  • Blame it on the boogie-Michael Jackson
  • Im into something good-Herman hermits
  • Yellow-Coldplay
  • Is this love-Bob Marley
  • Funky town-
  • Mr Jones-Counting crows
  • Down on the corner-CCR


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We hired Tim Armstong band for our wedding and they went off! We had lots of comments from guest on how good they were. Tim played a solo acoustic set for canapes which was perfect background music. The band then played for the dance floor and got it cranking with lots of classic bangers. These guys are legit professional musicians who have made a long career out of doing this, so they're good. They cover songs exceptionally well. Their song list is an impressive 400 deep, the hardest part was cutting it down to about 80 for the day. The songs they played were generally old classics with a couple of newer ones in the mix and enjoyed by both the oldies and younger crowd. Highly recommend.
Hi Tim Armstrong band rock, we love having them play at our establishment, every song they play makes you want to dance all night long, they are great!! definate thumbs up"

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