Type: Jazz Band
Chris Mason Battley Group
is one of New Zealand's leading contemporary jazz bands. They have produced 4 great albums and perform at top music festivals and venues around the country.
Combining the cool sound of classic jazz with funky modern influences, CMB Group delivers a great package for a wide variety of functions from intimate parties to large corporate events. The focus is always on providing top class entertainment that really fits the vibe of your event.
The band is available as a:
Trio (Saxophone, Piano and Bass)
Four piece (add drums)
Five piece (with vocals by Chris Melville or Caitlin Smith)
Ideal for: background for corporate function and wedding. House party, wedding dance
Jazz Funk tunes: (these names may not be familiar but they're
definitely great for dancing)
Herbie Hancock: Watermelon Man, Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon
Ronnie Jordan: Blues Grinder, Get to Grips
Funk Versions of Jazz tunes - So What, Milestones, Well You Needn't,
Song for my Father...
New Orleans style tunes: Cissy Strut, Old Joe Clark
Jazz-Rock tunes: Green Onions, Tequila
Our own Jazz-Funk originals Funky/Jazzy Vocal arrangements:
After Midnight - JJ Cale
Nature Boy - Jazz standard
I Got You - James Brown
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
'Classic' jazzy vocal tunes:
Moondance, Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
Summertime - Gershwin
Well known jazz tunes (instrumentals)
The Look of Love - Dianna Krall
Don't know why - Norah Jones
Just the Two of us - Grover Washington
Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
Our celebration went very well and the bands were fantastic and guests thought they were great and wanted cards. Your web site was advertised
Thanks again for your help in making the event such a success.
Yes (great) Thank you
Creative Director Rainbow Rascals
(Botany Downs shopping Cnetre)
Just a quick note to say a huge Thank You to Chris for his performance on Friday. He was absolutely fantastic and really had a big impact on our event, quite simply amazing !!!
Thanks so much, the guys were amazing we have had so much positive feedback from the staff about their performance!
Would definitely recommend to anyone in the future
The music was wonderful and our guests really enjoyed it. The Chris Mason-Battley Duo really helped making our wedding a special day. They were punctual, professional and most importantly sounded great!
Thank you for your well-wishes. We had a wonderful wedding-day! We found the Chris Mason-Battley Trio to be excellent and highly-professional, and they set a wonderful atmosphere to our wedding reception. Please pass on our thanks to the group.
Imelda & Tim Morgan
We were very pleased with Chris and the band. They were very professional and Chris was pleasant and easy to work with. Please pass on our comments and let Chris know we have had good feedback from 'musos' who were our guests at the wedding.
They certainly added to a great wedding and played the kind of music we were looking for.
Marianne Martin (Wedding)
Hi Pete, once again they were fantastic, very professional and happy with their performance.
Sales and Marketing Co-Ordinator
Century Yuasa Batteries NZ Ltd (Nov 2006)
Thank you it was a great evening. The band was great. Lovely background music. We will post the cheque today.
Alana Nathan Oct 2006
Thanks a million for those two acts on Sat. Karen Hunter was brilliant and same for the Chris Mason Battley Duo. I have referred Parnell Mainstreets on to you as a result of Sat's event. thanks a million, robyn.
Manager - Remuera Business Assn Feb 2006
That band were great - thank you for asking!
I will be in touch when we come back to NZ again.
Natalie Keating PDK Events (April 2005) event at Aotea Centre
The guys were fantastic - please pass on our sincere thanks to them all.
D ebbie Bain
CB Richard Ellis (Nov 2005)
You bet me to it. I was going to send a note to you to forward to Chris and Graham. They were so lovely and did such a wonderful job. Unfortunately we got rained out and had to move venues. They were so accommodating and didn’t complain about packing up and moving. We thought they were fabulous. Absolutely perfect for the occasion
Please pass on my thanks
Thank you again
Network PR Nov 2005
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