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hundreds of entertainment options in most areas of New Zealand
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Pete McGregor Entertainment (PME) is owned and operated by Pete McGregor, a well known Auckland jazz and rock 'n roll bassist Pete originally started this web site in 1998 to promote his own bands and those in which he worked as a sideman. However he started to get inquiries for other types of bands and entertainers, so he added these to the site as well. This grew and grew and still grows with more acts being added each month. Not just bands, but also tribute shows, comedians, and public speakers. All acts added to the site are either known to Pete and/or his experienced staff, or undergo a audition process and evaluation by PME staff before they are added to listings. This assure quality.

Currently PME have hundreds of acts listed on this site plus hundreds more available.

PME recently passed the milestone of 10,000 satisfied clients

Even if you cannot find your favourite band on the site, chances are PME can get them for you with their extensive industry contacts.
PME include acts right throughout New Zealand

PME offer clients:
*Professional prompt service
*PME is run by entertainers so we know what can be done and what cannot be done. We know what band will not suit a certain style of event. We know the stage size required etc. A lot of small details like these are missed by other entertainment agents who largely leave the booking arrangements to young office girls with no entertainment experience. (apologies to all office girls- Sorry girls!)
*All acts offered through PME have been vetted by the PME listing process as to suitability. We choose which acts we add to our listings. Not all applicants are accepted - your guarantee of quality.
*Full discussion with client as to suitability of act(s) for your event
*All bookings secured by written contracts for both Client and Act
*Clear contractual arrangements regarding meals, refreshments, dress codes, set up times, stage size, etc (no surprises - better than dealing with an act direct!)
*Only top quality, reliable acts provided
*All Taxation issues handled by PME
*Client and act contacted in week preceding event to ensure everything is as arranged.
*Fees held effectively in trust for payment to act. Payouts are made to the act 5 working days after event, so there is time for client to query payment if there are any issues with performances.
*Follow up after event to check on client satisfaction
*Where applicable client feedback shows on act web page
*Over 10,000 satisfied clients


Some of the Many Organisations That Have Used PME for Their Entertainment Needs Are:
Auckland City Council, Auckland Zoo, Massey University Albany, Cornwell Park Trust Board, Auckland Rugby Union, Avenues event management, Greg Lay Entertainment, Carlton Hotel, Cavelier Bremworth, Charta Group Ltd, Crackerjack promotions, Country Road, Crwone Plaza hotel, DB Breweries, David Greer Music, Dermal International, Designer Technology, Eden valley Business Assoc., Ellerslie Business assoc., Epiphany, Ernst & Young, Eventionz, FPIA, Ferrari Owners Club, Gap Gemini Ernst & Young, Giltrap North Shore, Goode Events, Gulf harbour Cornerstone Group, Gulf harbour Country Club, Huntly Workingmans Club, I.D. Tours, Industrial Research Ltd, Interactive Multimedia, Jan McEwen Event Management, KPMG, Lakeside Convention Centre, Land Power Waikato, Lion Breweries, Longford Park Village, MIH marketing, Maersk NZ Ltd, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Meritec, Montana Wines, Morton Estate, Motorcorp Holdings, Mt Albert Grammar, Mudbrick Cafe, Ascension Vineyards, Mystery Creek events Centre, Waikato university Events Centre, N Z Contractors Federation, N Z Speakers, NZ Standardbred Breeders Assoc, N Z Team Racing assoc., Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Nobilo Wine Group, Northote Rotary Club, St Heliers Rotary Club, Nova Ltd, NZ Army Officers Mess, Orewa Lions Club, Pak 'n Save, Pakuranga United Rugby Football club, Peninsula Wines, Phillip Morris Ltd, portview tavern, Prime Television, Prolife Foods, Quality Hotels Logan park, Quality Hotels Rose Park, Stamford Plaza Hotel, Quantum Accounting, Quay West Suites, Rakino Ratepayers assoc., Real Entertainment, Reliv Australia, Russell McVeagh, SFWU, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scenic Coachlines, Self Care Group, Sellagence, Sheraton Hotel, Short Handed sailing assoc., Simple weddings, Simpson Grierson, Solnet Ltd, Surrey Hotel, Susy Bretherton Event Management, TGL ltd, TGL group, Tauranga Jazz Society, hamilton Jazz Club, Whangarei Jazz Club, Arts Promotion Trust Whangerei, Tauranga RSA, Te Atatu Boat club, Te Atatu business assoc., The Edge, The Loaded Hog, The Northern Club, The Relish Group, Glorious Foods & Events, Titan Marine, Tupere Function Centre, University of Auckland, Variety, Viaduct Harbour Ltd, Wellington Convention Centre, Whenuapai Residents and Ratepayers assoc, Yacht Finders Global, Zespri, Zoo Creative communications Ltd, Oyster Entertainment, Air New Zealand, DMP Marketing (Australia), Tyrepower, Michael Hill Jewellers, Adcorp, EDS, Liquid studios, URS, Lion Nathan, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Custom Electronics, Tristram Marine, Edge Creative, Warehouse Stationary, Beca Carter, Richmond Park, Envision, Auckland Museum, Te Atatu Boat Club, Pakuranga Hunt Club, Theatresports, Medical Industry assoc, FPIA, Waikato University Events Centre, North Port Events, Arnotts, Justwater, Auckland Trotting club, Mearsk, Mostly Music, Meritec, Turners Car Auctions, Bodyworks, Sweeney Vesty, R'toto, Jones Fee, Soljans Vineyard restaurant, DMP marketing, BMW, Orewa Rotary, NZ Destinations.Optimation, Visability, Holden NZ, Coney Stanley Events, Corprate Venues NZ Ltd, Crackerjack Promotions, Creative Events Ltd, Cubic Defense Ltd, Daimler Chrysler, Datacom Systems, DC Touring PTY, DB Breweries, Delloitte House, Destination Lake Taupo, DMP Marketing, Earthwire Productions, Edge Creative, Encore Entertainment (Australia), Event Designers, Eventful, Eventionz, Event Makers International, Eventsmart, Exquisite Weddings, Fashion Industry NZ, Ferrari owners Club, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, Fortune Manning, Franchise Association Ltd , French New Zealand Business Council , Front Of The Box Productions , Gap Gemini Ernst & Young , Goldman Sachs J B Were (NZ)Ltd , Goode Events , Grand Mercure Puka Park , Hamilton City Council , Harness Racing NZ Inc , Heritage Hotel & Spa du Vin , Hyatt Regency Auckland , ID Tours New Zealand Ltd , Inland Revenue Dept , Interactive Multimedia Pty Ltd , JSM Entertainment t/a Blockbuster NZ , Katikati Funfest Charitable Trust , Kidscan Charitable Trust , Kiwi Property Management Ltd , L'Oreal New Zealand , Lakeside Convention Centre , LexisNexis Professional Development , LJ Hooker Deveopment Services , Maersk N.Z. Ltd , Manukau City Council , Maxum Corporation , McCain Foods (NZ) Ltd , McCann Ericsson , Medical Industry Assoc of NZ , Merck Sharp & Dohme NZ Ltd , Mercury Energy , Ministry of Economic Development , MLS Management PTY Ltd , Montana Wines Ltd , Motor trade Assoc Inc , Multiple Sclerosis Society , N Z Contractors Federation , National Library of New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board , Network PR , New Nichibo Japan Trading , Zealand Red Cross , New Zealand retail Interior assoc , New Zealand Rugby Union , New Zealand Standardbred Breeders Assoc , New Zealand Team Racing Assoc Ltd , Newspaper Advertising Bureau ,Nissan NZ Ltd , North Point Events Ltd , NZ Chefs Association Inc , NZ Childcare Assoc , NZ Coastguard, NZ Defence Forces , NZ Industry and Training Organisation , NZ Private Hospitals Assoc , PDK Events , Pharmacy Wholesalers Central Limited , Porirua City Council , Positive Paeroa , Price Waterhouse Coopers , Queenstown Chamber of Commerce , Ray Whiite Real Estate, Raynish and Partners , Real Estate Institute of NZ , Reliv Australia PTY ltd , Rodney District Council , Ronald McDonald House Charities , Royal Society of NZ , Saatchi & Saatchi , Senior Events Ltd, Sheraton Hotel Auckland , Silvia Park Busines Centre Management , Simpson Grierson Wellington , South Pacific Tours New Zealand Ltd , Southern Cross Healthcare, Sport Auckland , St Johns "Regional Youth Support" , Susy Bretheton Event Management , Talgentra Ltd , Tauranga District Council , Taylored Events Ltd , Telecom NZ Ltd , Telstra Clear , The Blues Franchise , The Company Company , The Entertainment Engineers Ltd , The Extra Mile Company Ltd , The Hilarious Experience Company , The Thames Club , Mercury Bay Club, The Wellington Company, Tongariro Ski Club , Tour Management Co Ltd , Toyota Financial Services , Unicef , University of Auckland, University of Canterbury , University of Otago , University of Otago , University of Waikato , Vodafone, Waihi Centennial Celebrations , Waikato Racing Club , Waitakere United Football club , Warehouse Stationary, Warworth District Kowhai Festival , Wedding Professionals , Wellington Convention Centre , Westfield, Whangerei District Council Social Club , Wine Marlborough Ltd , Works Infrastructure , Yellow Pages Group , Zespri International ,
Plus hundreds of happy wedding couples, private parties, clubs and bars

 

Hi Pete
I would like to take this opportunity to thank your Entertainment company and the Sparx band (being Brian playing solo in this case), in the compassionate and professional may you both handled my best mate funeral booking and performance on the day.

The music was superb and tailored as required for the funeral. No effort was sparred by the Band and Brian to either play a classic and or learn a new song for the event in only a 3 day notice period.

I would recommendation your agency and the band Sparx to anyone looking for event music

Best Wishes
Glen Rice
Chief Operating Officer of UBS Global Asset Management Australia
December 2013

Hi Robyn

Thank you for your email and your thoughts.
I would like to give some feedback that I am happy for your Company to use as a testimonial. We would like to let everyone know how professional your Company was to deal with and the follow up to ensure that the day went off without a hitch was greatly appreciated.
The Piper john was fantastic there were tears from all when these bag pipers played He was prompt to the venue and very friendly to deal with ensured that the programme and songs were to a high standard and even suggested to pay another tune for the down time.
I would be happy to recommend your Company to any customer going forward for the outstanding a grade service we received in this difficult time.
Best Regards
Jeanean Newton
April 2013



Hi Pete and Robyn
Everything went very well and Davey, Steve and Erna were all great and everyone enjoyed them. Erna was especially praised by our guests. Thank you so much for all your help, definateley know where to come next time we need an act. have given your name to a few friends also who were impressed with the acts. They were great people.
All the best
Heidi Johns
Wedding Dec 2012

Hi Pete

Yes, as per the email I sent to Layton and you earlier of today – Saturday night was another great evening and everything went really well.

Once again, thank you for suggesting this band for our event … as I don’t go out ‘clubbing’ I don’t have any ideas as to what bands are any good … so your suggestions each year have been greatly appreciated and our staff have certainly given great feedback each time.
Lisa Tabor
Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Aug 2012 (The Sound Workshop)



Hey Pete,
Sorry for not getting back to you earlier.
Yes thank you - the band was fantastic on the 7th! Better than we expected even!
Thanks for organising them for us. Your service is fantastic for people like us who dont know much about bands etc. We will definitely remember your website and service when we next need entertainment.
Thanks again,
Coren & Robert Humphries

 

Hi Pete,
We were very pleased with the entertainment and your professional organization.
It all worked very well.
Many thanks
Paul Shanahan
Marketing Manager
Hopper Developments Limited
Ray Woolf Larry Morris, Jane Horder, Mike Walker Trio

Hi there
Just want to say thanks so much for the great night-I can thoroughly recommend the Two of Hearts-everyone at the party has provided very positive feedback about the music, everyone had a ball.
And a big "thank you" to Pete McGregor Entertainment, the service has been amazing. I was very impressed with your prompt response to any questions/queries I had.I shall certainly be recommending you to all my friends.
Many thanks again for what you did to ensure I had a great birthday party.
Kind regards
Helen McLeod

Hi Kellie,

Sorry I have just found that I never replied to your email.

Club Manouche were FANTASTIC!! We had some wonderful feedback from the guests. They really enjoyed listening to them and that they were wonderful to watch perform as you could tell the enjoyed playing great music.

We would definitely use them and yourselves again for future events. Everything from booking the band to the day of the event was very simple and hassle free.

Thanks very much.

Kind Regards

Bailey Phillips

Good morning Pete

Yes we had a very successful 60th birthday party. Our DJ was terrific he knew exactly what songs to play to keep our guests on the dance floor for our age bracket. He was also extremely obliging when we asked for requests. A big surprise was that he could actually sing as well. I was also pleased that he stuck to the curfew time of midnight despite some of our guests asking him to keep going as the hotel we used had a no noise policy after midnight.

I will certainly recommend to any one using your agency to book a DJ or band in the future should the opportunity arise, the whole process has been handled very professionally and without one hitch.

Thank you again.

Michele Ormrod

Hi Kellie,
Jafa was amazing...everyone was amazed by them. They were definitely a highlight of the night. It was God's blessing that we found them and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wanted to have a duo for their function. They are professional and their voice are great :)
Thanks heaps Pete for being so helpful.
Kind regards,
Michael Jen Jie Chu

Hi Kellie,

The NZ Blues Brothers and Abbey Road where both standout hits with the festival crowd on Sunday. After selling out on Saturday it was a great way to finish the festival weekend with more than two thousand people dancing and singing along with them.

Thanks also needs to go to the Mike Nisbet Trio for a great set, it is always a hard act to start any festival however the music was great and helped to set the tone for what was a great day enjoyed by all.

Thanks again to you for providing such great entertainers.

On behalf of the Kia Motors Devonport Food, Wine & Music Festival and the organizers B3 Events Limited.

Gavin Busch

Hi Kellie,
thanks for your email. The group were fantastic and even one of my 'pickier' musical guests was saying how he really enjoyed their music and selection. I'd highly recommend the group and your service to others.
Thanks for all your help through the process as during a slightly stressful time, it's great that someone else can put your mind at ease.
Cheers
Carleen Wright

Hi Pete,
Thanks for your follow up email and for all your help in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. Your professionalism and prompt correspondence has made the lead up to the big day stress free & we are truely grateful. I will certainly be recommending your service to others and if I ever get the chance to theme an event such as our wedding Erna will be our first choice !!
I'd be more than happy for you to use our comments below on your website.

"Erna and the band were absolutely fantastic. They made the whole evening and theme of our 1920-30's vintage inspired wedding day tie in together perfectly. Erna was decked out in 1920's attire and her cheeky grin and amazing voice delighted all the guests. People continue to talk about how wonderful they were and how much they enjoyed dancing the night away. The music was perfectly suited to our theme and was timed for the progression of the night. The mixture of old and new could not have been better done. Having Erna specially learn our first dance song was very special for us. My husband and I would personally like to thank Erna and the band for their amazing performance and for helping make our wedding night the most amazing night of our lives ! "

Thanks again Pete,

All the very best for 2010.

Warmest Wishes,

Anna & Damian Murnane

Hi Kellie,
Shelley and I would like to say how pleased we were with the duo you
arranged for our sons wedding on Saturday.
The duo arrived on time, looked the part, and performed exceptionally.
The choice of music was left to them and they blended numbers delightfully
to match the mood of the occasion.
All the guests remarked on how well they played and how they added to the
ambience.
We would recommend them and yourselves to anybody. Thanks for your
assistance at such short notice.
Regards
Garry Walker
Managing Director
CALYPSO INNOVATIONS Ltd

Hi

THANK YOU once again for wonderful evening!

JOB well done!

You are so reliable thanks for great service!

Kindest Regards

Cornelia Simpson, Secretary

Kiwiplan NZ Ltd

Hi Kellie,

Thanks for the follow up.

The entertainment you provided was great.

We will definitely be using your services again.

Kind regards,

James Walsh

Marketing/ Promotions Celcius (Lionel Reekie)

Hi Kellie,
Many than ks for all of your assistance and help in making our VIP Customer evenings a huge sucess.
We will definitely consider using your services agian in the future.
Many Thanks
kind regards
Neil Ritchie | Support Services Manager | Freedom NZ
Starlight String Quartet, Intercity Strings and String Sonics

Thank you Kellie for your email. We were thrilled with Javier and will not hesitate to use Pete McGregor entertainment again
Regards
Jeanette Ellis
Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union<br>
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Hi Kellie,

Thanks for the follow up.

The entertainment you provided was great.

We will definitely be using your services again.

Kind regards,

James Walsh

Marketing/ Promotions
Celsius Bar
(lionel Reeckie)

HI kellie

Thanks for the follow up, you have been on my to do list to call. Grete was an absolute delight. He provided the perfect backdrop to what was a successful evening for us. I hope that he enjoyed it too.

Thank you also for responding quickly to a very last minute request. I will certainly use you guys again.

Many thanks

Lynette

Lynette White I Sponsorship and Events Manager I The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Hi Pete
Thank you for providing excellent service, Barry (Korcheski) was exceptional and enjoyed by everyone, he was very professional and was a very important part of a successful event.
Kind regards
Sharon Maxwell
Arrow International

Hi Kellie

Thank you for your email.

And yes our event on 24th July with entertainment provided by Larry Morris was a huge success. Our clients were very impressed with Larry&rsquo;s vocals. Larry is a true professional who knows how to entertain a corporate crowd with class. The band were very easy to deal with.

Off course all this was only possible with the help of Pete. So please do pass on our sincere thanks for all the help and assistance with communication.

We look forward to dealing with Pete McGregor Entertainment in future.

Kind regards

Anji
FE Holdings July 2009

Kellie

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with organising the entertainment for our ball this past Saturday.

The event was a great success and everyone who attended was very impressed with DNA. I have been getting a lot of really good feedback about their performance and we will definitely recommend that they be used again at our corporate events.

Thank you again for everything.

Kind regards,

Julia Erakovic Solicitor

BELL GULLY

Hi Kellie and Pete,

Thank you so much for organising Anna Hawkins to sing at my mother's funeral on 4th August. We were absolutely delighted with her performance as was every one else. Also we did appreciate the efficiency of your company in organising this, and of Anna in performing so splendidly and at such short notice.

Many thanks again,

Anne Haycock

Thank you Pete McGregor Entertainment for your excellent service throughout the planning of my wedding. Tongue and Groove were fantastic ..once the band started the dancefloor was the place to be and not once through the evening was there no one dancing. So many of our friends and family commented on how great the band was.
I would and have already recommended your services to a number of people searching for the right entertainment for thier event- you guys helped us to put on a fabulous wedding. Thank you so much!!!
Nicky Stanners
P.S. I am more than happy for you to use the above comments to post on your website.

 

Hi there
It was a great pleasure dealing with Graeme Webb prior to the event, he made things very easy. Unfortunately as I was the groom, and the band played while we where away doing our photos, I only got to hear one song when I returned. But that one song was excellent, set the tone and mood precisely as I'd wished, and the feed back I got from all the guest I spoke to about the music was glowing. They where spot on by all accounts, so I couldn't ask for more. If I ever was in the position to hire or recommend a Jazz Trio in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to sing the Graeme Webb trio's praises'. Please pass on my sincerest thanks.

Thanks for your outstanding work on the production/managerial side too Kellie.

Thanks again,
Gerry Parke. (Jan 2009)

Hi,
Sorry it has taken me awhile to return your email.
We thought Roundhouse was a fantastic band. They really captured the theme of the evening and played some fantastic music. Our managers and suppliers who were invited to the party commented on how awesome the band was and enjoyed what they played.
We will definitely keep you guys in mind for any future events.
Thank you and kind regards,
Lyzzy and The Baby Factory

Hey Kellie,
We had an awesome time with Crush they were fantastic and really made the party a very special occasion J we wouldn&rsquo;t hesitate to get them back again another time J
Thanks for all your help at pete Mcgregor as well.
All the best for the new year
Libby Sharp
MANAGED FUNDS
FNZ

Hi Kellie,
Thanks for your email. We had a great evening and Phil Garland was excellent. My mum was really impressed because she said he was famous in the sixties! It has been great dealing with you and we'll definitely bookmark you for any other upcoming events.
Thanks again,
Kirsten Aaron.

Hi Kellie
Every thing was great on the day, and nothing went wrong, weather held out for the photos,
so was very lucky.
Laura & I would like to give a huge thanks to the band, they were fantastic and made the night even
more special. They were very professional, were on time and the music was exactly what we wanted.
Everyone talked all night how great they where and wanted to know where we booked them through.
Could you please pass on a big thank you to all of them, they are fantastic and we couldn't have asked for
a better band, and would recommend then and you to anyone that asked.
Thanks, once again for the great service.
Regards
CORY MUDFORD

 

Good evening
Thank you for your email. Am very impressed with Pete McGregor Entertainment. The DJ did a fantastic job on Saturday and we all had a wonderful time. I wouldn't hestitate to contact you for any future events and most certainly will recommend you to family and friends!
Thank you for making our evening a fabulous time!
Jodie (Ahern) Partytime Deejay

Hi Kellie
It all went very well indeed, our presenter - Jono Mariner was brilliant and everyone had a great night.
I have bookmarked your page and will certainly look to use you again as the service received was excellent.
Kind regards
Angela (Coulson) (Corporate Quizz)
Sovereign Insurance

Good morning Kellie,
Want to thank you for excellent service! The DJ was so with the theme and the night!
Thank you once again for great service!
Kind Regards,
Cornelia Simpson
Secretary
Kiwiplan NZ Ltd

Thanks Pete/Kellie,
It looks like we are all under control. Thank you for all of your help - we have found your system for booking etc very user friendly and will keep you in mind for booking acts for future events.
Cheers
Lisa Brooks
ChanceryGreen

Thank you for providing excellent support by way of band for the conference in Nelson. The evening was a huge success and I was delighted with the band.
Regards
Julia Clancy
Director
Eden Event Management Limited

Hi Kellie,
Soulcage were AWESOME! it's very true that a band does make a wedding! It was a challenge to organise a band from Australia for our wedding in New Zealand and we only hoped that Soul Cage were as good as what their samples indicated on your website, and I must say they were even better than expected. Paul was very accommodating and our wedding was more successful and fun that we could have imagined, so to Paul and Celeste a big thankyou for your involvement in making our day perfect! and also to you and the team at Pete McGregor Entertainment, thanks for making our decision to use your company so pleasant.
Tara and Daniel Botting

HI Kellie,
It was great. Thank you for continually doing a wonderful job for us.
Cheers,
Nancy Yopp
NZBio

Dear Robyn
Thank you for your email and interest in our upcoming event. Yes, it is all coming along, finalising of details falling into place. I have been in contact with John from the Starlight String Trio and had an email from Caroline this morning.
I would like to thank you and Kellie for your great service and help along the way. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you both and I am very happy that I have established a most reliable source for future entertainment requirements.
I will let you know how it all goes after the event.
Once again, a big thank you
Kindest regards
Carole McNeil-Jones
Function Coordinator
Huka Lodge

 

Hi Kellie,
We had a fantastic day and it was in great part due to the wonderful music by the Starlight Strings Quartet. Many of our guests have since commented on how very good they were, very professional and just perfect for the venue and the occasion.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others or having them play at another of our functions.
Also many thanks to your company for making it all so easy and hassle free.
Anita Maes (60th Birthday)

 

Dear Kellie
Thank you so much for your follow up. The wedding was a resounding success - whew! the bands were perfect and wonderful to work with. So, a big thank you for all your help in getting it organised. Peter McGregor Entertainment certainly helped remove any cause for stress!
I will be in touch in the future, I am sure.
Please pass my thanks on to Robyn and Pete also
Kind regards
Carole McNeil-Jones
Function Coordinator
Huka Lodge

Hi Kellie,
From my side I can for sure say we had a fantastic evening and the entertainment we booked from you was Just right!
Your people have done a great job and we will for sure use you in the Future!
Good job well done!
Kind Regards,
Cornelia Simpson
Secretary
Kiwiplan NZ Ltd

Hi Kellie
Can you please pass on our thanks to the Funky Hot Mammas, they were fantastic and we had a brilliant night on Saturday night. Thank you to you also for your efficient service, I will certainly use Pete McGregor Entertainment again.
Kind regards
Liz Smillie

Dear Kellie,
Thank you for the follow up. Please note that the quartet had performed magnificently and His Majesty was very pleased with their performances. I thank you and your company for the assistance in this event and please be assured that we will contact you on future events which will require this service.
Sincerely,
Soane
Apec Heads of Sstate Conference Tonga

Happy New Year
Thank you, we had a very enjoyable time and the band was very good.
We will certainly recommend your company to others and hope to use your services again.
Kind regards
ANN GOLD
Receptionist/Secretary
Coffey Geotechnics

Hi Kellie,
Thank you, very thing went well for the evening. Grete was very accommodating and his music was great, so we were very satisfied.
Your service was also great, we will definitely have your webpage booked marked for future events.
cheers
Jodi Preston-Thomas
Manager Branch Events &ndash; New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)

We just wanted to send a very quick thanks you for all the arrangements
in connection with our event and the entertainement
You made it a very easy and pleasant process and Chris and Chet were
wonderful. Fantastic that we have such talent at out door step, and such
nice guys to deal with
Totally suitable for the group and we will be using them again without
doubt...
Regards
Pat Johnston

Pete, the conference was the best ever and the 470 Rotary decision maker participants were impressed and especially your contribution to our music entertainment was superb, thanks for the efforts.It was great!
Please pass on to June Hayes, Prima band, Ray Wolfe , Tom Sharplin, Larry Morris and supporting acts and band members our congrats for their superb contribution.
June Hayes , Ray Wolfe and Prima , Tom Sharplin were hits with the audience, especially Prima.
You personally contributed much to the success of this conference entertainment ratings thanks!
D9910 Conference
Richard Gee

 

Hi Pete and Robin
Just wanted to say once again the entertainment that I booked through you was outstanding. Lots of people enjoyed the festival which included some of your groups.
I look forward to using you in the future.
Kind regards
Sarah Fairhead
Event organiser
Auckland City Council

Hi there
Margaret is fantastic! Very couteous very helpful
and sings like an absolute angel.
She made our service something special
and thank you for the recommendation
Millie Burrowes

Hi Pete
Kick were great and the function was awesome. Thanks for all of your help in making K+N 2006 Oktoberfest a success.
regards
Julie Betteridge
Personal Assistant/HR Administrator AKL NM-S
KUEHNE + NAGEL LIMITED

Hi Pete,
Just wanted to thank you so much again for all your helpful advice for the right choice of band for our upcoming function. It is always greatly valuable to get your input.
I think Pip has been dealing with Robin re. final arrangements and contracts.
Best regards,
Carey Frost

HI Pete
Yes all groups were great! They provided some great entertainment all three days.
You cheque got posted yesterday so should be with you shortley. Thank you once again and I look forward to working with you again.
Kind regards
Sarah Fairhead (Auckland Harbour Festival)

Dear Pete
Indeed, everything is going according to plan. We are still running the North Show Home & Garden Show on 24, 25, 26 February, and I'm sure the band will be a hit again. I will let you know if I don't hear from them
Also, I really like the way that you maintain contact with your customers - so many businesses I deal with are very lax in this area....and I always have to chase people up! It's nice to deal with a company that keeps on top of things

Kind regards
Emma Buttle
Marketing
Jade Promotions Ltd

Hello Pete,
Yes, thank you very much. We had an amazing day and all the acts were
fantastic. They really added to our special day. The string quartet arrived
on time and were friendly, and in perfect harmony, making our wedding
ceremony a beautiful memory for all. Many guests commented on the
professionalism of the performance. Sasha was also perfectly on time and
entertained well with his beauiful music and fun personality while the
bridal party were away on a photo shoot, and also later as the guests were
seated in the marquee. Absolutely brilliant! Then, of course, the DJ Eddie
added the perfect ending to the perfect day! He played all our requested
tracks, plus a few of his own favourites and the dance floor was a busy
place full of laughing and happy guests, all the way to midnight!

We have sent formal thank yous to you and the acts. please could you forward
the cards to the appropriate acts, as we do not have their individual
addresses. The envelope with these cards has been sent from the Cook Islands
today, and should arrive in less than ten days.

Thank you for everything!
Best Wishes, Clare and Greg

 

Thank you to you and your team for the extremely professional service, we have been delighted.
Kind regards
Rachael and Keith wedding

Dear Pete & Robyn
Just wanted to say thank you for doing such a sterling job of booking and administering the Graeme Webb Trio for our wedding. Really appreciated the promptness of service that you gave us, weddings are very stressful, so it's great when things go right.
Graeme Webb Trio were brilliant, the guests at our wedding raved about how enjoyable it was to have Jazz playing in the background while people socialised. Graeme Webb was very professional and his band was fantastic. We loved it !!
Thanks for helping to make our wedding so successful.
Anita & Manu wedding

Hi Pete
Wow you guys/gal were amazing. I have received fabulous feedback from the couple and guests. They have all commented on the selection that you played and found it to fit very well with the guests. Evidenced by the full dance floor most of the night.
Pete I wish to personally thank you for your guidance, support and expertise regarding the musical stuff for this one. Your patience with my lack of experience in bringing together so many musical arrangements / talent was amazing. Thank you so much.
I would welcome any feedback that you can give me on how I can make things run smoother for future weddings / events.
I look forward to referring future clients to you for their musical / entertainment needs.
Have a great Christmas and I will be in touch again in the New Year.
Kind regards
Gayle (Garmez - Blockbuster Entertainment)

Hi Pete
I am just writing to thank you for all your efforts in organising the band for our Christmas Social. As usual you are very efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Well done Pete.
As for the band Rectroactive, they were absolutely fantastic. They contacted us the week before the event to make sure they had all our details correct. They arrived early on the day and were fully set up ready to go by mid afternoon. They started the gig bang on time and from the moment they started playing the crowds hit the floor. The quality and choice of there music was brilliant and their ability to engage with the audience was quite unique. They seemed to be enjoying themselves more than the crowd. The music kept coming all night with only two 10 minute breaks and it was a very happy crowd of party goers who reluctantly said goodbye to Retroactive.
We have had nothing but great feedback from our staff about the band, many of them commenting that its the best band we have ever had. That is saying something as we have been organising these functions for 20 years now. I have no hesitation in recommending Retroactive to anyone. Please pass our thanks on to the band.
Cheers
Brian Oakes
New Zealand Refining Company Sports and Social Club.

Thanks for your email Robyn. The two acts were absolutely perfect. We were
delighted with both, your recommendations certainly helped the whole party
go with a swing! Have a very Merry Christmas and a great new year.
Kind regards
Claire and Phil Wirth ( Caroline Lynn duo + Partytime deejay)

Hello Pete,
I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for the wonderful job you did on Saturday night.
Could you please also pass on a huge big thanks to the Beat Girls - they were wonderful!! They made the night the big success that it was. Everyone raved.
Looking forward to next year already!
Thank you once again.
kind regards,
Katherine Dowdall
Marketing Coordinator
GHD (Beatgirls (sound system also supplied by PME) at St Mathews in City

Hi Pete
Sorry just realised that I hadn't responded to your email of a month ago - oh well better late than never.
We were extremely impressed with the Kevin Clark Trio and Fran Barton for our wedding - in fact they were one of the highlights of the whole day. People couldn't wait to get up and dance. We were really impressed with their professionalism and style. We also appreciated the help that you and your staff provided - if it wasn't for you, we probably wouldn't have thought of booking Kevin - so glad that we did.
Cheers.
Jay Eden

Pete,
The function went really well. Much quieter than I anticipated (so not much dancing!), but the band was great and everyone enjoyed them.
Thanks again for your help with finding the perfect band for the event. Will be in touch when we need some more entertainment.
Regards,
Jacqui FitzGerald
Senior Administrator
Post Experience Programmes
Victoria Management School (Victoria University)

Hi Pete
Many thanks, all performers were great, managed to see robyn and sasha perform on saturday but didn't have a chance to see heartstrings, but from all feedback they were great.
Thanks again
Sarah
Auckland City Council Events

Awesome result Pete, Thanks for your input.
Merry Xmas & best wishes to you and your wife for the new year.
Cheers
Dave Hiskens
Turners Car Auctions

Hi Pete,
The band did an excellent job! (Dalewool Umpah Band) Please pass on my thanks to them all.
I look forward to using your company again on future events.
Kind regards,
Cathy Taylor
Account Manager
The Extra Mile Company - New Zealand

Thankyou for the wonderful service, the Band &ldquo; The Troubadours &ldquo; were fantastic!, the crowd was up dancing from the first song and didn&rsquo;t stop all night.
A great time had by all, we highly recommend your service and this band.
Ann Wyatt
Creative Director
Red Pebble Creative Specialists

Thanks. Yes please pass onto the duo Derin and Jo, they were great, really made the night, that and a great group of friends. Thanks again, we wouldn&rsquo;t hesitate in recommending the duo and your service to others. Thanks again
Jennifer Boggiss
Reunion Food Co. Ltd

Hi Pete,
thanks for your email we were very happy with the entertainment provided by the Pete McGregor Trio and will certainly recommend your (service) for future use for any of our clients - Great to meet you!
Kind regards
Cal (Foster) The Total Event

Pete
Once again the bands you provided us were excellent.Have received very positive feed back from patrons.I am only sorry that we didn&rsquo;t get the numbers we were hoping for but due to the fact the Lions lost the second test a lot of the campervans were returned .I will certainly be in touch again for other functions.Please pass my sincere thanks onto the bands.
Kind Regards
Bronwen Alexandra Park

Hi Pete
Thanks for the email. Everything went well on the 19th. Shaun was great
in the Church and I hear Robyn was too (although we didn't hear her as were
on our photo shoot). Thanks so much for organising them for us, especially
Shaun at late notice. (Robyn Sutherland harpist and Shaun Petersen singer)
Cheers
Rachael Craven (wedding

Hi Pete,
Many thanks for your follow up e-mail.
Yes, Cool Wave performed extremely well.
Their music was perfect for the occasion and the band leader couldn't have been more helpful and obliging.
I will definitely keep you in mind for future reference.
Many thanks again to yourself and the band.
Kind regards,
Penny Collings (Navman event)

Hi Pete
Yes the event was absolutely fantastic. Everyone said is was the best function we had ever held. The Larry Morris band were superb. and Susy (Lee - as Helen Clark) gave an outstanding performance. We managed to keep her appearance secret to the end and she arrived at the venue to the sounds of a police siren and flashing blue light. I'm sure about 80% thought it was Helen Clark. Thanks for all your efforts it has been great to deal with such a professional organisation. We will be using you again that's for sure. In fact we are having a meeting tomorrow to finalise the show for variety show for our open day in September. I will be in touch tomorrow hopefully to confirm acts.
Thanks once again.
Brian Oakes (NZ Refinery 40 yr celebrations)

Pete
You were great to work with and we will do more business together.Cheers,Graeme (Clegg) New Image conference July2004

Pete
I hear that the function in Auckland was a GREAT Success! The feedback on the band has been incredible.
Thank you very much, you have been great to deal with and I will defiantly be in touch for future events.

Regards
Rebecca (Gibson - Telecom July 2004)

"I found your web site very useful and think it has been really well set up!"
Larissa Isted 08.02.02
"Thanks for your help in making this booking, I have been most impressed with your very professional service and anticipate the music for our special day will be equally excellent."
Glenys Henry 08.02.02

"Hi Pete, We were absolutely thrilled with the entertainment!!! They made the night and the feedback from guests was enormous. It has been a pleasure dealing with you also and I would certainly recommend your website to anyone wishing to find entertainment for corporate functions, weddings etc. I will send personal e-mails to Suzie and Rick thanking them as they really were magic and went beyond our expectations. Many thanks"
Keli Knox feb 2002

" I actually turned on the computer just now to send YOU an e to thankyou for your assistance in making yesterday such a great day. I have saved your site and I am sure we can do business in the future. I have sent an e to BOB telling him he was the hit of the party"
many regards Rossco M Thorby Oct 2001

"Dear Pete, I would like to thank you for all your help regarding getting myself organised quickly for the 7th. Thank you again and we will definitely be having bands on more occasions. "
Kind Regards, Jada Tait_Jamieson April 2001

"Many thanks for your assistance"
Regards, Richard Smith June 2001

"Pete, Thanks for supplying the band. We'll definitely keep you in mind should we organise a similar function. "
Thanks, Bryan Gilberd Nov 2001

"Hi Pete, Thank you for providing Shagadelic for the PMNZ Xmas Party, all went off without a glitch. The band suited our needs and a fantastic time was had by all. Once again, thank you very much."
Kind Regards Jocelyn Reinhard Nov 2001

"Hi Pete A big thank you from all the staff, everyone had nothing but positive comments [except for the state of their Saturday morning!]. Thanks very much for helping to make the evening a success."
All the best and Merry Christmas. Katrina Sutherland Dec2001

"Dear Pete, Thank you from all of HOTS for your help. I was able to find the music stand bases at the airport and had no further disasters. It was a great trip for all of us. We hope to see you all again someday! "
Jack Elder New Hots Orchestra USA Jan 2001

"Thanks Pete...Both bands were fantastic, I loved the Preservation Dixie trio they were real showman, the De Vine trio were great but a little too quiet, but both were successful...it is a slightly unusual event and they both did really well."
Thanks Anne Larnach
Auckland City Council Events Feb 2002
(Panmure Basin Festival)

"Just want some kind of general entertainment. Could be something like dance instructor or some kind of group participation thing like line dancing. Maybe a good covers band that would get everyone up and dancing but will be quite a broad age group attending. Am open to suggestions also. Have a fairly limited budget. Love the website!"
Matt Little Feb 2002

"Everything was great thanks Pete, and thanks to Mojave too. Not much dancing but that wasn't their fault, the music was beautiful."

Cheers Mark and Amiria. March 2002

"Hi Pete
We had a wonderful night!
The music was great and there was always someone on the dance floor.
I received a lot of positive feedback from our conference delegates. Lynne and the Band interacted well with our group and I would highly recommend them.
Thank you for all your help and patience in the lead up to our function and hopeful we can do the same thing again next year! Thanks again! "
Leanne (Chizzonette)
Reliv Australia Masquerade Ball March 2002

"Hi Pete, They (Heartstrings) were brilliant!
We were so impressed with them we could not have chosen better. Thank you for putting us on to them.
If possible I would like to phone them personally and thank them but I can't find their phone number. Would it be ok for you to pass it on to me?
Once again thank you for all your help and yes we had a perfect day."

Regards Helen (Proctor)
wedding March 2002

Dear Pete & Co,
"Thank you very much for the excellent sound and service at our wedding in Tauranga on 19th January 02.
Your reliability, advice, and initiative were most appreciated. The music was exactly what we were after and absolutely made the celebration.
All the best for the future,"
Alice & Kent Collard
Jan 2002 (Pete McGregor Trio)

Hi Pete
Yes, thanks for your help, the band did a great job, and had a number of us up dancing.
It was a successful evening all around.
Best regards,
Robyn Mackay
Industrial Research Limited July 2002 Banda Latina

Hi Pete
Thanks for your fax. Apparently the event was very successful and Industrial Research were very happy.
We will definitely keep you on file for any events we may organise in Auckland in the future.
Kind Regards
Jessica Jessica Garland
Account Executive Network Communications Event July 2002

Hi Pete - Thanks for your email.
The night was great fun and Bill was very 'patient' with us amateurs!!!! Thanks again for recommending Bill - he was an expert!
Best regards. Gill Gifford Tax Consultant Global
Employment Solutions - Entrepreneurial Services
(Bill Rafe Sqaure Dance caller August 2002)

Hi Pete
The Spanish night went really well and the music was great. A lot of good feedback about the night.
Thanks again looking at a blues night next probably November sometime.
Cheers Leone
Bay Bar & Brasserie (Sasha September 2002)

Band was fantastic, glad we discovered you, will definitely keep your details on file.
Jessica Clark
Goode Events (Banda Latina corporate function 28.09.02)

Hi Pete
They were awesome, and loved by Victory Challenge and the crowd. Thanks
Regards Pam
Pam Glaser
Managing Director
Crackerjack Promotions
(Abba Tribute show on Americas Cup Parade Sept 2002)

Hi Pete
The band were LEGENDARY !!! they had the place rocking !!
I had a call today from one of the guests who was asking where I got the band from , so have refered them to your website!!
Awesome sound that crossed all ages.
Cheers Jason
(Banda Latina Howarth Private party Oct 2002)

Pete - Things went swimmingly (almost literally - it was very wet) and Trudy & co did a huge gig - everybody enjoyed the music, plus, we had truda on after mojave so event was a bang rather than a damp squib;
Once again thank you and with your permission I shall give your contact to people who have been asking about the bands;
Gaz Maroof (wedding Oct 2002)
(Mojave & Truda Chadwick)

Many Thanks Pete,
Adrian (Keeling) and the Band were amazing, and we have had so much great feedback regarding you guys since the wedding from our guests. Thankyou for providing such a classy act!!!
We had a ball. I trust Dad gave you the cheque?
Many Thanks Pete for everything.
Kind regards
Katie and David Harrison. (wedding Oct 2002)

Thanks Pete
Yes Jim and Jessie were great and everybody has raved about the successful party. The only thing we did wrong was to book them only until midnight - we should have kept them going for an hour or so longer. But thanks again - we look forward to talking to you again at our next big event.
Cheers Carmel (birthday party Nov 2002)

Inquiry handled promptly & efficiently
Megan (Alexandra Park function Centre) Nov 2002

Excellent Service
Cheryl (Giltrap North Shore) Nov 2002

Hi Pete
The band was great (Shagadelic) - arrived on time - setup in the right place, effectively and did a great job of
keeping everyone on the dance floor.
The vocalist had a great voice and the bass player (was one myself a few years ago) was possibly one of the best local guys I've heard.
The drummer and guitarist were also very good and the overall performance of the band was tight
and polished.
I also think your web site is excellent - it enabled us to see the band (picture) and also hear a montage
of their sound -which actually proved a pretty acurate sample!!
Everyone enjoyed the evening - a great location, good food and great entertainment.
Fron feedback that I've has we willbe doing something similar next year so I'll look you
up again then.
Thanks!
Best regards

Steve Allbury
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Eastern Hi-Fi Ltd, Avalon Audio Ltd
Pacific Audio Ltd, Allbury Holdings Ltd. (Xmas function 2002)

Efficient Service, Would recommend yu to our clients
Jenny Steele
Alexandra Park Function Service

Hi Pete,

The Band was fantastic. They were all really well received by our guests who thought that they were wonderful. They provided what we expected and we would have no hesitation in recommneding them.

Thank you also for your help in recommending the band to us.

Kind regards

Rebecca (wedding Feb 2003)

Hi Pete

Thanks a lot for a very enjoyable Jazz Day here yesterday &ndash; I was here with a group of friends picnicking below the Steps for most of the day and really enjoyed the performances.

Kind Regards,
Ruth Gruet,
Information Centre Manager. (Cornwell Park)
(Pete McGregor Music organised their Jazz & Jive in the Park Day Feb 2003) - performances were Prima Swing Riot & Phil Broadhurst Quintet plus June Hayes group

Dear Pete
Carlos (Godinez)

Many more customer comments are shown on act pages

 

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