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The Dave Atkin Group - Jazz Blues Covers Band - Napier

Type: Covers Band

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The Dave Atkin Group
Comprising Dave Atkin on piano and vocals, Joe Atkin on drums and Pau du Fresne on bass, this three piece combo produces a tight, punchy jazz and blues crossover sound by taking the known jazz and blues standards and reworking them with both a contemporary feel and attitude. This ‘group’ can expand to include other top selected musicians including sax and guitar and can be augmented with an extra female vocal with the inclusion of the very talented Jess Atkin. With this expandable line up, this group provides the ideal flexibility to cover a wide variety of functions, both large and small. Catering to wide target audience, they are an ideal choice for small private parties and weddings through to large corporate functions and festivals.

A regular feature at the ‘Church Road Jazz’ concerts and other high profile events, this group comes with a wealth of experience coupled with the skill to adjust their style to suit the occasion. They really know how to ‘rock the dance floor’ when required.

Ideal for: background and dance music for wedding, corporate event, concert, private function

Jazz Standards – Older numbers played with contemporary edge & attitude

A Foggy Day
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t She Sweet
All Of Me
Autumn Leaves
Blue Skies
Bye Bye Blackbird
Bye Bye Blues
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Five foot Two
Gee Ain’t I Good To You
Goody Goody
Honeysuckle Rose
How High The Moon
I Can’t Get Started
It Had To Be you
It’s a Great Great Pleasure
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Mack The Knife
My Blue Heaven
My Bonnie Lies Over
New York New York
Over The Rainbow
Pennies from Heaven
Satin Doll
Sweet Georgia Brown
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
They Can’t take That Away
When The Saints
When Your Smiling
You Are My Sunshine
Days of Wine & Roses
Straighten Up & Fly Right
Night & Day
Love For Sale
My Romance
Hello Dolly

Jazz – contemporary style

Killer Joe
Smother Me
Cookie Jar
Here’s That Rainy Day
Bags Groove
Just The Two Of Us
Watch What Happens
My Funny Valentine
Our Day Will Come
Honeysuckle Rose
Put a Spell on You
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Girl from Ipanema
Route 66

Blues – Rock crossover.

Let The Good Times Roll
Before You Accuse Me
Can’t Buy Me Love
Mojo Working
Stormy Monday
Unchain My Heart
Work Song
Nobody Knows You
Ain’t No Sunshine
Drive My Car
Feelin’ Alright
Dock Of The Bay
Oh Darlin’
Joy To The World
Bring It On Home
Mustang Sally
I Feel The Earth Move
I Just Wanna Make Love to You
Signed Sealed Delivered
You Are My Sunshine

Ballads – other

You’ve Got A Friend
With A Little Help from My Friends
Piano Man
Don’t Let The Sun Go down On Me
So Far Away
Lone Star
Don’t Know Why
Wonderful Tonight
Baby Grand
Tears In Heaven
Have I Told You Lately
You Are so Beautiful

Rocky Numbers – other

Baby Tonight
Crocodile Rock
Honky Tonk Woman
How Sweet It Is
Joy To The World
Lay Down Sally
Tulsa Time
Back In The USSR
Great Balls Of Fire
Saturdays Alright for Fighting
Loves Me Like A Rock
Your Mamma Don’t Dance
That Old Time Rock’n’Roll
Blue Suede Shoes
Bright Side Of The Road
Stand By Me

House – Background

A range of Jazz/Rock fusion ‘loops’ can be played in an improvised style over contemporary rhythms including funk, hip hop and smooth grooves creating a modern club/café atmosphere

Thanks Robyn
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.
Kind regards
Raynor Redman

Hi Robyn, 
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.
Felicity Kibble
Marketing Business Partner
Crowe Horwath

HI Pete
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!
Kind Regards
Kate and Leanne McElroy

Hi Pete
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,

Tammie Evans

Hi Pete,
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!
Warm regards,
Jodine McIntyre

Hi Robyn,
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.
Kind regards,
Hilary Roots.

Hi Robyn,
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.

Owen Killip
April 2014
Hi Robyn,
It was great thanks, very good band.
Alice Miller

Hi Robyn
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

Hi Robyn

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.

Kind regards
Fiona Mcgregor

Hi Robyn,
Yes thank you, The Dave Atkin Trio were the hit of the party. They were fabulous. Thank you.
Laura Anderson

Hi Pete
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.
Carol Nicoll

They were fantastic thank you. Couldn't have asked for better
background music for our wedding,
Ben and Julie Moon

Hi Robyn
The band exceeded our expectations, they were excellent, everyone loved their music. It was a great wedding.
Thanks to you and Pete.
Warren Paterson

Thanks Kellie
We had a great wedding, and Dave's music was just what we wanted, so please pass on our thanks to him.
Kind regards
Lucy Jenkins

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.
Wattie Watson

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