Type: Covers Band
Catch 22 Trio
As one of New Zealand’s longest running and most experienced professional Cover Bands, Catch 22 have quite literally re-defined what you can now expect from live entertainment at your corporate event, wedding or private function.
With the increasing demand for highly adaptable premium quality live entertainment, Catch 22 now has a Trio version of the original line-up.
With all three original members, Catch 22 have adapted to the market, and bring you a quality act that is capable of adapting to any possible environment or situation.
Catch Trio have updated their music catalogue completely, with a more modern approach to separate the two identities, with the four piece suited for more mature corporates, and functions with a music mix of 70’s – 90’s and brand new dynamic sounding Trio attacking the 20 - 40 age group, with a fantastic mix of some of the very latest songs, high rotation radio hits, covered with a little sprinkling of a few classic’s … So for whatever event you have on, Catch 22 have you covered!
Offering the very latest in advanced live instrument technology, Catch 22 can deliver truly amazing ‘studio quality’ live entertainment for your audience, with an experienced and flexible team of talent that works with, not against you, and minimal yet highly effective professional equipment, so they are able to meet the volume requirements of the even most restrictive venue with ease, or exceed expectations in the most demanding of situations, without compromising the performance.
So ask for a quote now and let Catch 22 bring your event to life.
Ideal for: high quality dance music for YOUNGER MARKET 20 - 40 age group private party, corporate dance function, society wedding reception
Catch 22 - Brief History.
The Band Catch 22 was formed by Murray (Vocalist) over 17 years ago, after accepting an offer to tour throughout the country, as part of a contract with Lion NZ. After 5 years, with the sale of Lion Nathan hotel contracts into private ownership, and Catch 22 members no longer wanting to constantly tour, the band underwent the transition to the current lineup you see today.
This lineup, with now over 11 years, and some 1500 performances together, has become one of the most tight nit and professional acts available in the country today.
The last 10 years have seen Catch 22 finish a lengthy residency in a venue synonymous with the band, East Auckland’s premium venue ‘The London Shed’. A contract the band held for over 5 years, playing every weekend to a packed venue of over 500 patrons a night.
Their top live performances and popularity during this time saw the band get nominated and win best NZ Cover Band, as voted by the NZ public for the 2003 NZ Entertainment Awards.
It was not unexpected that the band was quickly snapped up and signed into a new residency contract with ‘The Reef Bar’ Mission Bay, when the band decided to part ways with the ‘London Shed’ due to a pending sale process. The Reef Bar with its clientele, is an up market bar over looking the Auckland waterfront and Catch 22, with their constancy of performance and huge repertoire, have transformed The Reef Bar over the last few years into the new place to be seen at, every weekend.
2008 see’s a slight change to the bands exclusive, one venue residency deals, as Catch 22 has accepted an offer to join the ‘Cock & Bull’ chain for Saturday’s, while continuing their loyalty to ‘Reef Bar’ and its clientele on Friday nights. A change the band is really excited about due to being tied into just one resident venue at a time for over the last 9 years.
Catch 22 are a fantastic asset to any company or special event. The band with their huge repertoire of material, can cater for just about any audience taste and age spread.
Catch 22 also have on offer fully themed performances, amongst these is a fantastic 80’s show, a 70’s show, even Robbie Williams or U2 tribute mini concerts.
Catch 22 even look similar to U2 in the flesh. So much so that Murray (Bono), was recently on C4’s Pop Goes the Weasel, appearing as his alter ego Bono, with many shocked on lookers at the TV station having to double check that Murray wasn’t the real deal!
Catch 22 also have their own original music and were chosen to open for the 2003 NZ Entertainment Awards playing alongside top kiwi bands Augustino, Opshop, Stylus and The WBC. Performances of their original material on the ‘Good Morning’ show on TVNZ during 2004, saw a debut self funded EP “The Story So Far” sell more than 1500 copies locally in a limited run.
A local TV documentary crew also followed the band to see how young NZ musicians saw the industry after ‘XLR8 your lifestyle’ entertainment newspaper had picked up their story and ran with it for 4 months.
Catch 22 have also played many specialist industry events. ‘Jim Beam’ ran a huge release night at the ‘London Shed’. Over 1000 invited guests from all over the country were entertained, in a real carnival event, which saw the band playing live, while a Crusty Demons type motorcycle stunt team were performing massive midair jumps, and wowing the crowd with death defying tricks.
Catch 22 were also selected by the winner of a nationwide ‘Coruba’ promotion to play along side ElemenoP in a 50k product release party. This was an extremely sought after event.
To the amazement of organizers, the winner, with such a huge budget, wanted Catch 22 a local cover band to perform. Not interested in taking up offers from some of the other major NZ recording artists that were lining up to play.
The performance by Catch 22 was noted by event organizers to be ‘Outstanding’ and the highlight of the event.
With a current play list of the best songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today’s latest radio hits Catch 22 can cater to any audience taste so let them make your next event unforgettable!
Catch 22 - Members.
Lead Vocals, Guitar - Murray (Muzz) - Fronted various top Auckland bands before forming Catch 22. Toured extensively throughout NZ. Recorded and performed with many top NZ recording artists. Various TV performances from live, to appearing as Bono (U2) in C4’s ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’. A true performer able to make an audience believe they have just heard the real artist with his vocal range and dynamics.
Vocals, Lead Guitar - Jarrad (Jay) - Has been playing basically since the day he could walk. Toured Asia extensively before joining Catch 22. Regularly performs in the Haruraki band at radio events / promotions. Performs with Midge Marsden annually. Accomplished solo artist and recording engineer/producer in his own right. Writes and records jingles for various media. Teaches guitar and vocals to up and coming musicians.
Bass Guitar, Vocals - Bob (Bob) Spencer (Spen) - Performed in various large theater groups and productions, including overseas tours. Conceived and wrote the preschool concept called, ‘Bobbie & the Bonsters’, a children’s audio series with innovative characters. Which is now an international and award winning product.
Included in Bob’s stable of achievements is a diploma in music.
Drums, Vocals Toured NZ extensively with various NZ & International acts. Full time music teacher and clinician. Sponsored by Yamaha and Pastie cymbals. Has become a sort after recording and session player. One of the few live drummers around that can perform to click tracks and samples which is imperative to the Catch 22 sound.
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Catch 22 Trio – Sample Playlist
Afterglow - INXS
All The Small Things - Blink 182
April Sun In Cuba - Dragon
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Breakfast In America - Supertramp
Brown Eye Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Close To Me - The Cure
Computer Games - MiSex
Counting Stars - One Republic
Creep - Radiohead
Dakota - Stereophonics
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Evil Woman - ELO
Faith - Tom Petty
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrision
Hall Of Fame - The Script
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Brother - Avicii
Hold Back The River - James Bay
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
I Won’t Back Down - George Micheal
I’m Not The Only One - Sam Smith
I’m Yours - Jason Maraz
It’s My Life - Talk Talk
Kids - MGMT
Land Down Under - Men At Work
Let Her Go - Passenger
New Sensation - INXS
On Top Of The World - Imagine Dragons
Outlook For Thursday - DD Smash
Pompeii - Bastille
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Rain - Dragon
Rude - Magic
Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Tip Of My Tongue - Diesel
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Wagon Wheel - Nathern Carter
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Are Done - The Madden Brothers
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
All went very well- I actually found them a lot better company than my own team haha
Thank you for everything- till next year 😉
Airworks NZ Ltd
Corporate Christmas Event
The band were AMAZING!! My team had an absolute blast and have not stopped raving on about the band :-) We will definitely bookmark PME Entertainment for the future.
Thank you for everything
Yes they were fantastic thank you.
Catch 22 were fine. There will be images up shortly on our facebook page:
Thanks for your assistance!
Evening went superbly . I'll definitely call you guys again for any function
Thanks you very much. It was just the 50th I had hoped for
All the best
Our evening was a great success and the entertainment provided by Catch 22 was fantastic. The music they provided was well suited to our guests and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We were more than happy with their performance.
Orewa New World
Yes performance was great thanks.
Yes, everything was a great success on Saturday night … many thanks to Murray and his group and yourself.
The feedback (either verbally or written) since Saturday night which I have received was that everyone had a fantastic night and that the Band played to everyone’s taste in music … and that they all had a wonderful time.
I look forward to working with you again next year … if the last year is anything to go by, the time will roll around really quick … it will be here before we know it!
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
Thanks Pete, the event was fantastic and the band were extremely well received.
Mens Health Trust
They were great & very patient! Thanks Peter
Touch of Spice
Hi Kellie and Pete
Sorry for not replying sooner! Just wanted to let you know that we thought that Catch 22 were exceptional. The dance floor was continually crowded with all our guests and Catch 22 are a great bunch of guys. I would have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone - they are worth every cent.
P.S. Band was fabulous!
Nicola Perston - Aegis
Hi Pete and thanks for your follow up email.
Yes the feedback has been excellent
Once again Pete, thanks for all your help!
Many thanks & regards,
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