The Waterways is an Auckland-based covers band with an unmissable energy and broad repertoire.

Headed by no other than New Zealand music veteran John Kempt, they play the Classic Rock, Pop and Blues hits you know and love. From Lizzo to Johnny Cash, Prince to Dave Dobbyn, The Waterways are ready to make your next event one to remember.

Acoustic solo and duo options available.

Ideal for: corporate event, charity function, community event, private party, wedding


Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
Breakdown - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Roots, Rock, Reggae - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
The Weight - The Band
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Satellite of Love - Lou Reed
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
I Shot The Sheriff - The Wailers
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Purple Rain - Prince
Let It Be - The Beatles
Wichita Lineman - Jimmy Webb
Without You - Harry Nilsson
Is This Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
I Got You - Split Enz
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Walk On the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Easy - Commodores
Walking On The Moon - The Police


A Forest - The Cure
April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Fame - David Bowie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Take Me to the River - Talking Heads
Whaling - DD Smash
American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Blue Lady - Hello Sailor
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Children of the Revolution - T. Rex
You Got It - Roy Orbison
Sign 'O' the Times - Prince
Chance - Big Country
A Message to You Rudy - The Specials
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Hey Hey, My, My - Neil Young
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
Hole In My Life - The Police
The Jean Genie - David Bowie
The One I Love - R.E.M.
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth - Meat Loaf
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs


The Harder They Come - Jimmy Clif
Mirror in the Bathroom - The Beat
I Feel Good - James Brown
My Sharona - The Knack
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Planet Claire - The B’52s
Girl U Want - DEVO
I Will Follow - U2
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Song 2 - Blur
Faith - George Michael
White Wedding - Billy Idol
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
No Secrets - The Angels
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
There Was A Time - James Brown
Kiss - Prince
Bliss - Th' Dudes
La Bamba - Los Lobos
Juice - Lizzo
Making Plans For Nigel - XTC
Bittersweet - Hoodoo Gurus
Movin' on Up - Primal Scream
Get Lucky - Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Counting the Beat - The Swingers
Be Mine Tonight - TH’ Dudes
Devil You Know - DD Smash
Brick House - Commodores

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