The Sound Foundation features two of New Zealand’s most vastly experienced jazz musicians. Both Julie Mason (piano & vocals) and Pete McGregor (double bass) have performed at festivals and concerts throughout Australasia, and in Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest and various other noteworthy cities.

As musicians for corporate events they have performed (together or individually) for everyone from USA President Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and numerous other prime ministers to cabinet ministers and leaders of the business world such as Graeme Hart and Eric Watson. Pete and Julie have also played for hundreds if not thousands of business events, from large multinational companies such as Bentley and Lexus to small enterprises .

For weddings and other private functions the Sound Foundation can tailor their music to suit the theme of the event, from wedding nuptuals through to banquets and parties. They can also supplement the group as required with drums, sax or trumpet to play music for dancing later in the evening.
Their combined experience enables them to suggest tunes for special events or a significant part of the festivities, and they are only too happy to oblige if that special piece requires them to add it to their repertoire.

The Sound Foundation provide all their own equipment suitable both for intimate parties through to large corporate events, including stage lighting if required. Clients are welcome to use the PA equipment for speeches. 

Incidental tasteful background music will be played through the band’s breaks.

The presentation of this group will be in keeping with your proposed event, from smart casual through to formal evening dress.

Sound Foundation can provide a SOUND FOUNDATION for your upcoming event!

Ideal for: tasteful background music for corporate function, private party, wedding reception or ceremony. Plus dance music for small functions


A Child Is Born
A Foggy Day
A Time For Love
Angel Eyes
April In Paris
As Time Goes By
Autumn In New York

Beautiful Friendship
Besame Mucho
Better Than Anything
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Black Coffee
Blue Moon
But Beautiful
But Not For Me

Change Partners
Cheek To Cheek
Close Enough For Love
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Crazy He Calls Me
Cry Me A River

Deed I Do
Devil May Care
Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleand
Don’t Go To Strangers
Don”t Misunderstand

Easy To Love
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Everything Happens To Me

Falling In Love With Love
Filthy McNasty

Gentle Rain, The
Get Out Of Town
Ghost Of A Chance, A
Groovin’ High

Hallelujah I Love Him So
Here’s That Rainy Day
How Insensitive
How Long Has This Been Going On

I Could Write A Book
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
I Fall In Love Too Easily
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Love Bein’ Here With You
I Thought About You
I Remember CliffordI

I Wish You Love
If I Loved You
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’m Beginning To See The Light
I’m Glad There Is You
I’m Old Fashioned
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Isn’t It A Pity
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got The World On A String
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face

Just In Time
Just One Of Those Things

Lazy Afternoon
Let’s Fall In Love
Like A Lover
Like Someone In Love
Little B’s Poem
Little Boy Blue
Love Came On Stealthy Fingers
Love Dance
Love Is Here TO Stay
Love Walked Right In
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lush Life

Masquerade Is Over, The
Mean To Me
Moment To Moment
Moonlight In Vermont
More Than You Know
My Favourite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love

Nature Boy
Nearness Of You, The
Nica’s Dream
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Non Domentica
No Moon At All

On A Clear Day
One Note Samba

Peel Me A Grape
Polkadots And Moonbeams
Prelude To A Kiss, A

Rio De Janiero Blue

Samba d’Avaio
San Fransisco
Save Your Love For Me
Second Time Around, The
Sleepin’ Bee, A
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
So Many Stars
Some Other Time
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something Happens To Me
Song Is You, The
Speak Low
Spring Is Here
Stolen Moments

That Old Feeling
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
They All Laughed
They Say It’s Wonderful
This Can’t Be Love
This Masquerade
True Love


Very Thought Of You ,The

Way You Look Tonight, The
We’ll Be Together Again
West Coast Blues
What A Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love
What Kind Of Fool Am I?
What’s New?
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
When Your Lover Has Gone
Where Or When
Willow Weep For Me
Whisper Not
Without A Song

You Don’t Know What Love Is
You Took Advantage Of Me
You Stepped Of A Dream
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
You’ve Changed


A Natural Woman
A song For You
Ain’t No Sunshine
Both Sides Now
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Candle In The Wind
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Feel Like Making Love
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
Fire and Rain
Goin’ Out Of My Head
Hallelujah I Just Love Him So
I Feel The Earth Move
I Say A Little Prayer For You
I Love You Just The Way You Are
In The Winelight
It’s Too Late
Killing Me Softly
Make It With You
Mr Bojangles
My Life
My Love
New York State of Mind
Rocket Man
Saving All My Love For You
Tears in Heaven
The Greatest Love Of All
The Look of Love
The Man With the Child in His Eyes
This Masquerade
Time In A Bottle
Time After Time
Under The Boardwalk
What the World Needs Now
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Are So Beautiful
You’ve Got a Friend
Your Song

Thanks Robyn, we had a great night and really enjoyed the music.  Suited our event perfectly, will be in touch again for future events.

Hi Robyn,
Thank you so much both acts were exceptional.
Looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Nicole Paris
Creative Director & Founder
Weddings By Paris
(Sound Foundation and Starlight Strings)

Hi Robyn
Everything went fantastic. The band was amazing and everybody enjoyed it immensely.
Look forward to booking with you again soon.
Frank Austin

Hi Robyn
Everything was totally perfect.
Thank you!
Kind regards,
Letty Li

Dear Pete & Robyn
We would like to let you know that The Sound Foundation went down really well last night and we will certainly be using them for any future functions we will be holding here at Lowndes.
They provided the perfect backdrop for the event, although next time our managing partner Mark Lowndes has asked that we set them up more in view of everyone, which I will do next time.
Best regards
Susan Woodroffe

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