Type: Covers Band
If you think of rock in New Zealand you think of Larry Morris. When Helen Clark was Prime Minister, she introduced Larry as a true New Zealand rock icon.
When Larry takes the stage you know the master is there! Super powerful vocals, total commitment, humour, and when required, pathos. 40 years experience of performing both in New Zealand and overseas ensure an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Larry Morris is The Dominant Force in New Zealand rock music.
Larry's performances always include his own hits (11 consecutive hit singles in New Zealand) plus covers of classic rock music from 60's to today. These performances inlude covers of hits by modern acts such as Ricky Martin and Robbie Williams
Larry is backed by some of New Zealand's best rock musicians who are also great singers in their own right.
If required one of NZ's top female vocalists can join Larry to add further variety and glamour.
Larry works in various sized combinations to suit venue and client budget.
Larry's Trio (Larry, guitar, bass + sequenced drums)
Larry's quartet (add live drums)
Female vocalist option available with any band size
Larry Morris full 6 piece band including a female vocalist such as Suzanne Lynch or Taisha
Support act for America, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, The Walker Brothers, Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds, David Bowie among others
11 consecutive hit singles 1965 - 1971
2 Louis Vuitton cup balls
Best of the Best tour with Ray Columbus, Sharon O'Neill, Tom Sharplin, Johnny Devlon and Shane
Support Act for America
Another recent highlight has seen Larry and the band performing a tribute to the songs of JOE COCKER at AUCKLAND'S SKY CITY CASINO. The show has proved to be extremely popular and ran as a regular event at SKY CITY CASINO .
Excerpt from an article first published in NZ Musician Magazine June 1996. Article written by: Bruce Morley
Larry Morris is New Zealand's greatest rock 'n roll singer. Note the use of the present tense. Time was, Larry and his Rebels trashed New Zealand - and some of Australia - from end to end, both musically and in the other ways beloved of rock 'n roll tradition, breaking attendance records and scattering albums and hit singles along the way; then Larry left us for a while, eventually surfacing in Los Angeles, and while he was gone a few claimants to his crown came and along, each carving out his own well deserved following. But Larry never really left his beloved New Zealand behind, and he never left rock ' roll either, as you'll hear on his albums bonus track, where aided by some of L. A.'s finest, he takes a rock to one of our most loved pop anthems. There's rock - and there's rock 'n roll, an attitude to a song and to life. Larry is and always has been a rock 'n roller - and like all the other greats, he's also a great romantic. When you hear Larry Morris backed by some of New Zealand's hottest musicians, you're hearing the past, the present and the future of New Zealand rock 'n roll music.
Ideal for: high profile entertainment for corporate function, private party, wedding, festival
Baby I Love Your Way
Can't Get Over You Dancing In The Moonlight
Feelin AlrightFire Down Below
Give Me Time
Hard To Handle
Here & There Hitchcock Railway
Hurts So Good
Honky Tonk Woman
I Hear You Knockin
I'm A Believer
In A Little While
Knock On Wood
Love The 1 Your With
Magic Has Gone
Make You A Star
The Midnight Hour Mustang Sally
Saw Her Standing
Stuck In The Middle
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Home Alabama
Unchain My Heart
Walk In The Room
With A Little Help
Workin Too Hard
11 Miles An Hour
Art For Arts Sake
Can't Help Myself Celebration
Hooked On A Feeling
Let It Flow
Let's Make A Night
Lookin For A Girl
Nothin But A Woman
One More Time
The Only Thing
Things We Said Today Can't Stand The Rain
Love Is Alive
Hang On In There
One Of Us
Reelin In The Years
Treat Her Right
Purple HazeMercury Blues
My Love Is Alive
Mary Had A Lil Lamb
I Shot The Sheriff
You To Me
April Sun In Cuba
Born To Be Wild
Brown Eyed Girl
Fire Down Below
Gimme Some Lovin
Listen To The Music
Old Time Rock 'n Roll Outta This Place
Play That Funky Music
Some Kinda WonderfulSome People
Long Train Running
Down On The Corner Get Over It
Stir It Up
Fire Water Burn
Zoot Suit Riot
Walkin On The Sun
One Of Us
Sex & Candy
Could You Be Loved
Put Your Hands On
Whiskey In The Jar
I Want To Fly
Something I Like
You Get What You Give
Just What It's Like
La Vida Loca
Step It Up
Burnin Down The House
I Need To Know
Steal My Kisses
Indicative female singer list
Steal My Kisses
Walk In the Room
I Feel Good
Movin On Up
Stuck In the Middle
Unchain My Heart
I Feel Like A Woman
Hooked On A Feeling
Some Kinda Wonderful
I'm A Believer
Outtta This Place
Walking By Myself
Take M To the River
Love the One You're With
What an amazing act they are. There were about 20 people there the youngest was 18 and the was the oldest at 73. The band now has a whole new range of fans. They certainly know how to entertain and talking to neighbours who also listen in they enjoyed as much as well.
Thanks so much for arranging it I gave PME a great write up on Google maps.
We were very pleased with the entertainment and your professional organization.
It all worked very well.
Hopper Developments Limited
Ray Woolf Larry Morris, Jane Horder, Mike Walker Trio
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.
Thanks Kellie. Larry and his band were fantastic, lots of great feedback from the crowd, and everyone had a wonderful evening.
Our End of Year Celebration went very well also and the band was great.
Leigh Simpson Officemax NZ Ltd
I am replying on behalf of Sarah Bowie. My name is also Sarah and I am the National Sales & Marketing Manager for our company,
The Larry Morris Band was absolutely fantastic. The music style was perfect for our event and their standard was extremely high. We have had so many people comment about the music and a few people asking for the details for future events!
Thanks so much
All went very well on Saturday night Larry and the boys were great as per normal.
Function Sales Manager
Alexandra Park Functions Ltd
My client, 3D Color and Paint were absolutely delighted with the performance of “The Larry Morris Quartet.” Both myself and my client wish to thank the band for doing such a great job entertaining the crowd and making sure everybody had a good and memorable time at the function.
I would recommend the band to any corporate organization wishing to engage a top class band with a top class attitude.
MLS Management Pty Ltd)
Thank you for such a great evening. We had a great time, and everyone enjoyed the music, and your presence at the party.
Thank you. The Larry Morris band was extremely popular and we are grateful to you for organising everything. Thank you
Ian Gunthorpe Remuera Squash Club
Thank you for organising Larry and his team at such short notice. I enjoyed meeting them, and they went down very well with the bashers. Unfortunately, I was too tired to last until their last number, but it was a great success.
Jill Glazewski Variety
Variety Bash event Rotorua
Larry Morris c/- Pete McGregor Music
the Trusties of the Foundation wish to acknowledge, and thank you for your involvement with our (16th anniversary) black tie ball held at the Carlton Hotel Auckland
We have had a very positive response from our guests which points to the ball being one of the best we have ever held, and their enjoyment was very much enhanced by the entertainment provided by your band and vocalists.
Thank you again most sincerely
Gordon C Davies Trustee
Massey university Property Foundation ball
I would like you to know that my party on 7th August was a great success. This was mainly due to the Larry Morris Band which provided great and fabulous entertainment for my 50th birthday party. The music was the right choice for the age group and everyone was on the dance floor. There were a lot of favourable comments afterwards and the club is hoping to book them for a future function. Thanks again for organizing the band.
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 (Suzanne 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 Co)
The party went extremely well. It was a complete surprise to Murray and he was thrilled when he found out Larry was the entertainment.
Larry's performance was fantastic. Hearing him play his originals was just so special and amazing - Murray couldn't believe it.
I had a number of people asking me how on earth I had secured Larry for the night so I have told them about your site.
Thanks for everything. It was a performance I will remember forever.
Larry Morris and his Band were great - please pass my thanks on to them .
Alexandra Park Function Centre NYE
Larry and his boys were BRILLIANT !
I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised and the audience really got into it as you would have witnessed.
Many thanks for helping us out on this one.
Larry was the support act for AMERICA Auckland concert
I have had nothing but positive comments on the band and in particular the
female vocalist ( sorry I cannot recall her name now). We had a great night
of music and dancing and I would not hesitate to recommend the band for
other functions. Barry Kerr was also able to get Larry to sign his original
Rebels LP so that made the night for him!
Thanks Pete for all your help.
Sandra Kai Fong
Bay of Plenty Community Trust
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.
Rotary North conference
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