Type: Jazz Band
The Dave Atkin Group
Comprising Dave Atkin on keyboard and vocals, Jess Atkin on lead vocals, Joe Atkin on drums and Paul du Fresne on bass, this combo produces a tight, punchy jazz and blues crossover sound by taking the known jazz, blues and R&B standards and reworking them with both a contemporary feel and attitude.
This ‘group’ can expand to include other top selected musicians to provide a classy horn section and this expandable line up provides the ideal flexibility to cover a wide variety of events. Catering to a wide target audience, they are an ideal choice for a variety of settings from corporate functions and festivals through to intimate venues like clubs, bars and wineries.
A regular feature at the Art Deco Weekend Festival and other high profile events, The Dave Atkin group comes with a wealth of experience coupled with the skill to adjust their style to fit the moment.
Ideal for: background and dance music for wedding, corporate event, concert, private function
The band were great and Jess has an amazing voice! The dinner went well and the band certainly added to the atmosphere of the theme.
They were fantastic thanks! Had everyone of all ages up dancing from early in the evening all the way through.
Thanks Pete for the email. Meant to drop you a line last week but has been pretty frantic!
The band was great, perfect of the occasion and our clients loved it. Thanks for ensuring everything went smoothly.
Marketing Business Partner
The band were excellent and we had so many positive comments and everybody enjoyed their music. It was a great event and we are so please we chose the Dave Atkin group. They were so friendly and professional and excellent at what they do.
Please pass this on to them and thank them all so much for helping making our event really special. Every one had a great time. We will be recommending them!
Kate and Leanne McElroy
Dave and his band were absolutely fantastic, everyone had the best time on the dance floor and i nearly cried when the party was over.
Thank you for all of your help to get this organised,
Would you mind passing on my thanks to Dave and the band please. They were absolutely fantastic to work with – total professionals and very talented! Jess had an amazing voice! I was a little nervous about the proximity of the band to the guests due to the share numbers we had in attendance but Dave and crew understood my concerns and played at just the right volume. I couldn’t have hoped for better entertainment for the night!
The band was just fabulous! We had so many great comments from our guests, all expressing how good the band was and how much fun they were having. All ages, young and old, were constantly on the dance floor, and the band never took a break. And Jess, (Dave’s daughter?) was something quite special, what a talent! We would definitely recommend the Dave Atkins Band to anyone else arranging an event in the Hawkes Bay! So please feel free to use our feedback on your website if it would be useful.
If you could pass on our sincere thanks to the band, and apologies for the delay on the night. The wedding dinner and speeches were a later than planned, so the band had to set up later than they would have liked. Perhaps a 3pm wedding made timing a bit tight for the photographers. And unfortunately, the images we have of the event didn’t include the band or the dancing. If we find a photo (e.g. from one of the guests) we’ll be sure to send them to you.
Thanks again to the band (and Pete McGregor Entertainment) for helping to make the event such a success!
Ineke & Mark Brockie
Hello Bands for Hire,
Please transfer my message to The Dave Atkin Trio, saying thankyou for making our May 1st evening an enchanting and memorable one.
In response to your email re Dave Atkin Trio;
Dave and the team were nothing short of fabulous!! He played the exact genre that we requested and even allowed two of our friends to sing along for 2 songs. This had been pre arranged and communication with Dave was great. The day went off without a hitch and the band made it even more special than what it would have been. A huge thanks to Dave and the team and I would definitely recommend them in the future.
It was great thanks, very good band.
You should here from Tom (groom) but from the best mans point of view David & group were perfect & played appropriate music for the venue
A very successful night
Regards Rob Casey
Apologies for the late response, we have only just returned from our honeymoon.
We were absolutely thrilled with the Dave Atkin Trio at our wedding in December. Our guests loved the band so much we had people begging the bride and groom to do our first dance so they could get up and have a dance! The dancefloor was packed immediately and people were dancing right until the band finished, which I think is a real testament to the quality of this band. The last minute addition of Dave's daughter to sing vocals on some songs was a real treat too.
I wouldn't hesistate to recommend the Dave Atkin Trio for those wanting a quality band that will get everyone from the 20-somethings to the grandparents up and dancing.
Yes thank you, The Dave Atkin Trio were the hit of the party. They were fabulous. Thank you.
All went well on the day thank you. Thanks for organizing that for us.
Yes it went very well and we all enjoyed the Group. Hope they got to have their dinner as I had included their meals in my numbers, but we eat at 7.30 and I am not sure if they go to the venue early enough, but never mind if they did miss out I am sure they got desert.
AROC NZ (Inc)
They were fantastic thank you. Couldn't have asked for better
background music for our wedding,
Ben and Julie Moon
The band exceeded our expectations, they were excellent, everyone loved their music. It was a great wedding.
Thanks to you and Pete.
We had a great wedding, and Dave's music was just what we wanted, so please pass on our thanks to him.
Hi Kellie, the day went off really well and mum and dad and guests thoroughly enjoyed the band... a few even got up to dance... so thank the band for us.
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