4 Piece Covers Band Headrush are a great party band for hire, they can customise an evening of music for you. 

Headrush have a breadth of musical knowledge that spans the chart toppers, from country, soul, blues, jazz, rock, soul, fusion and pop.

Ideal for: dance music for corporate function, private party, wedding,

Antony Pickard – Lead Vocals, Guitar / Harmonica
With a potent blend of charisma and energy you can’t fail to be roused when you see Antony perform. His voice is effortless, and his background comprehensive. When Ant sings it could be to rock out, it could be to croon. With over twenty years of band performance in Aotearoa (Slam, Get Back with the Beatles, Kick, Kingpins) Ant also toured South East Asia on the Hyatt circuit for five years with band Ultra. An originals songwriter on the side, Ant contracts singing for ads on radio and TV and is currently the voice of Les Mills. As a front man he is outstanding – his ability to judge a crowd, his versatility and dynamic onstage persona make him a silver tongued hit with audiences every time.

Andy Genge - Guitar, Vocal
One of the top blues based guitar players in the country. Andy is renowned for his good ear and performance wisdom. If you want to see a top notch guitar player in your home town then come to see him work his magic onstage – his sense of groove and tone have made him the choice of guitarist for Midge Marsden, Annie Crummer, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand festival events just for starters. He has a long history with Christchurch bands including legendary The Bubblemen and Studio 54. Andy is a member of the funk/groove band Oval Office, who have recently released their 2nd album in New Zealand and Japan. Andy is quick to adapt and deliver. Solid, slick and sharp, he is a masterful musician who inspires others with his innovative skill.

Luke Smilie - Drums, Percussion
“I like to groove” – pretty much sums up Mr Smilie. Luke has played for over 25 years both in Aotearoa and around the globe as sideman for Mary Coughlan, Oakley Grenell, Mark Vanilau. Luke is also a member Oval Office and Christchurch based reggae band One Drop Nation. A graduate of Christchurch’s Jazz School, Luke loves these roots but says he favours playing ‘everything’. The consummate professional, Luke is mellifluous, engaging, and has been described by fellow musicians as visionary.

Stephen McDaid - Bass Guitar, Vocal
Irish born Stephen first performed professionally in his father’s country band at the age of 12. Since becoming a resident of NZ in 2006 he has performed solo originals and with Christchurch-based acts such as Ariana Tikao, Crank, The Bubblemen, Good Company, The Elevators, Lincoln Drive, Unlimited Speed Zone, Carmel Courtney, and as guitarist for artists like Lisa Baxter. Before moving here he was involved (and still is) in the entertainment industry back in Ireland, playing as a solo artist and with a variety of original acts on both guitar and bass. He also works teaching, in sound and management, and in sound production for events. He is a highly skilled performance artist who straddles all styles of music and is currently recording his first solo album.

Sample Song List

3 Little Birds - Bob Marley
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
April Sun - Dragon
Before You Accuse Me - Bo Diddley
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Creep - Radiohead
Crosscut Saw - Albert King
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Easy - the Commodores
Every Rose - Poison
Fire - Hendrix
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Gloria - Van Morrison
Have You Seen The Rain - CCR
High n Dry - Radiohead
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Hotel California - The Eagles
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
In The Summertime - Thirsty Merc
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
Knockin On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Layla - Eric Clapton
Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
My Girl - The Temptations
Nothing at All - Ronan Keeting
Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seegar
One - U2
One Love - Bob Marley
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Proud Mary - CCR
Rain - Dragon
Red Red Wine - UB40
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Santeria - Sublime
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Something So Strong - Crowded House
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns and Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Skynrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
The One I Love - REM
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Tip Of My Tongue - Diesel
To Be With You - Mr Big
Under The Bridge - RHCP?
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Waiting On The World - John Mayer
Weather With You - Crowded House
Whats Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Why Does Love Do This To Me - Exponents
Wish You Well - Bernad Fanning
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Wishing Well - Terrance Trent D’Arby
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Zombie - Cranberries

Hi David
Yes their performance was spot on, they were very professional, approachable and provided an awesome atmosphere for our Christmas Party.
Wishing you and your family all the best for the festive season also.
Staff Party
The Vines Club, Yaldhurst

Hey Pete,
It was a fantastic night!! The band were excellent and provided the best tunes for lots of dancing !!
Thanks so much it worked out so well.
We will use them again for sure.
Kind regards

Hi Robyn
Thanks for the follow up – yes, they went down well – lots of dancing and singing from the conference delegates!
Kind Regards
Tracy Young
OnCue Conference and Association Solutions
Conference Dinner

Hi there
Yep all went good, awesome band
Kind regards
Lewis Lester

They were great thank you!
Holly Buckley

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