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hundreds of entertainment options in most areas of New Zealand
not just music and bands - we are your one stop entertainment shop!
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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.
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 offer 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
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
Thank you for your email and your thoughts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Anna & Damian Murnane
THANK YOU once again for wonderful evening!
JOB well done!
You are so reliable thanks for great service!
Cornelia Simpson, Secretary
Kiwiplan NZ Ltd
Thanks for the follow up.
The entertainment you provided was great.
We will definitely be using your services again.
Marketing/ Promotions Celcius (Lionel Reekie)
Thank you Kellie for your email. We were thrilled with Javier and will not hesitate to use Pete McGregor entertainment again
Thanks for the follow up.
The entertainment you provided was great.
We will definitely be using your services again.
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.
Lynette White I Sponsorship and Events Manager I The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
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’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.
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.
Julia Erakovic Solicitor
Hi Kellie and Pete,
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.
Thanks for your outstanding work on the production/managerial side too Kellie.
Good morning Kellie,
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.
Happy New Year
We just wanted to send a very quick thanks you for all the arrangements
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!
Hi Pete and Robin
We have sent formal thank yous to you and the acts. please could you forward
Thank you for everything!
Thank you to you and your team for the extremely professional service, we have been delighted.
Dear Pete & Robyn
Thanks for your email Robyn. The two acts were absolutely perfect. We were
Awesome result Pete, Thanks for your input.
Thankyou for the wonderful service, the Band “ The Troubadours “ were fantastic!, the crowd was up dancing from the first song and didn’t stop all night.
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’t hesitate in recommending the duo and your service to others. Thanks again
"I found your web site very useful and think it has been really well set up!"
"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"
" 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"
"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. "
"Many thanks for your assistance"
"Pete, Thanks for supplying the band. We'll definitely keep you in mind should we organise a similar function. "
"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."
"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."
"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! "
"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."
"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!"
"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, They (Heartstrings) were brilliant!
Regards Helen (Proctor)
Dear Pete & Co,
Hi Pete - Thanks for your email.
Band was fantastic, glad we discovered you, will definitely keep your details on file.
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;
Many Thanks Pete,
Inquiry handled promptly & efficiently
Efficient Service, Would recommend yu to our clients
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.
Rebecca (wedding Feb 2003)
Thanks a lot for a very enjoyable Jazz Day here yesterday – I was here with a group of friends picnicking below the Steps for most of the day and really enjoyed the performances.
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How do I choose a band or act?
Use the menu on the left hand side of every page to navigate our site - for example if you want a dance band, click on band/dance/local area and you will find a list of acts that are suitable - it's easy!
Use the search function on the bottom left hand corner of every page - type in key words relating to entertainment you want or band names, song names etc - pretty flash eh!
Call us on 09.8348355 and we will happily help. However as we are involved in lots of events each week we are not always in the office so email is the preferred method of communication
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