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Contagious - Covers band - Auckland


Type: Covers Band


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Contagious
Carlos Cameron Electric Guitar and Vocals
Luke Casey Drums and Percussion
Terrence (Tee) Guillard Bass Guitar and Vocals
Brett Robertson Keyboards, Harmonica and Vocals

There is always an energetic, fun and friendly atmosphere on stage, while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism.
Our primary aim is to entertain the crowd with songs that they want to hear.

The Contagious front-of-house setup is controlled through our fully-automated sixteen channel Yamaha LS9-16 desk and powered by HK Audio amplifiers and speakers, giving Contagious the perfect rig for playing successful gigs from small rooms to tents, halls, and even open-air events. This setup allows us to do a full mic-up on all instruments, producing a full professional sound, at the right volume for the venue. Added to this, our extensive lighting system gives the stage and dance floor a true nightclub feel.

Brett plays keyboards, and sings when he's allowed. He used to be in the band Rainbow Bridge. When he first heard of Contagious he thought "What a great name for a band!". The only thing left to do of course was to join them, which he did midway through 2000. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Carlos is a guitar genuis (aka "God", or "Carlosus") who used to teach guitar. Before joining us he'd been out of the band scene for a while... not that you'd know it by the way he plays. He ain't called Carlos for nothing!

Luke has been playing the drums since high school and ever since has been a solid backbone for many bands across New Zealand. .

Terrence is one of the younger members of Contagious, but has a musical ability well beyond his years, so fits in perfectly with the rest of us wrinklies. He tends to get a lot of female attention, but being the consummate professional that he is, the ladies only get a smile in return.

Ideal For:
dance music for wedding dance, private party, corporate dance function, prestige ball

All Night Long Lionel Richie
All The Small Things Blink 182
April Sun In Cuba Dragon
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Are You Old Enough Dragon
Better Man Pearl Jam
Billionaire Bruno Mars
Blister In The Sun Violent Femmes
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
California Love Tupac Shakur
Can't Get Enough Supergroove
Celebrate Kool And The Gang
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Seal
Dakota Stereophonics
Don't Lie Black Eyed Peas
Dreadlock Holiday 10cc
Enter Sandman Metallica
F You Cee lo Green
Faith George Michael
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Get Away Katchafire
Hey Ya Outkast
Hot In Here Nelly
Hurt So Good John Cougar Mellencamp
I Gotta Feeling Black eyed Peas
I Know You Want Me Pitbull
I Like The Way Body Rockers
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Iron Lion Zion Bob Marley
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Lenny Kravitz
Jump Van Halen
Jump Around House Of Pain
Know Your Enemy Rage Against The Machine
Land Down Under Men At Work
Le Freak Chic
Let's Get Retarded Black eyed Peas
Let's Groove Earth Wind & Fire
Life Is A Highway Tom Cockrane
Listen To The Music The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On A Prayer Jon Bonjovi
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Mr Brightside Killers
November Rain Guns N Roses
Oh What A Night The Four Seasons
One More Night Maroon 5
Party Rock Anthum LMAFO
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
Rain Dragon
Rebel Yell Billy Idol
Santeria Sublime
Save Tonight Eagle Eye Cherry
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
So True The Black Seeds
Something Got Me Started Simply Red
Song 2 Blur
Starlight Supermen Lovers
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams
Sunday Morning Maroon 5
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Sweet Child Guns n Roses
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
The Bad Touch Bloodhound Gang
The Gambler Kenny Rogers
The Lazy Song Bruno Mars
This Love Maroon 5
Walkie Talkie Man Steriogram
Wandering Eye Fat Freddy's Drop
What I Got Sublime
When I Get You Alone Thicke
Why Does Love Do This To Me The Exponents
Wrong Way Sublime
You Gotta Know Supergroove

Q: The venue we have booked is small can you still play in a small room
A: Yes. We have 2 sound & lighting rigs, this gives us the option to play in the smaller venues while still providing a full sound & enough lights to add to the atmosphere


Q: We would like to use a projector for our event which we have hired you for, is this possible
A: Yes. We can supply this for you, there is an extra charge, just enquire on booking us

Q: Is the lighting rig included in your price?
A: Yes.


Q: Is the sound system included in your price?
A: Yes.


Q: Is transport included in your price?
A: Between Orewa and Bombay, the answer is yes. Outside that is open to negotiation.


Q: Can we choose the songs you play?
A: Yes. Just send us a list of your favourites from our songs page and we will organise them into set lists.


Q: Can you learn a special song for the night, like for the first dance at a wedding, and is this all part of the price?
A: Yes and yes.


Q: Can you do a theme party?
A: Yes, we quite often dress up for theme events.


Q: How loud are you going to be?
A: As loud or as quiet as you want. We are experienced musicians who know how to perform and use our sound system properly to suit your requirements.


Q: We have guests of all age groups at our event. Are they all going to enjoy your performance?
A: Yes. Contagious is renowned for appealing to all age groups. Please take a look at our songs and you’ll see we play a wide variety from the 60s to the latest hits of today.


Q: How much time do you need to set up?
A: Usually around 60-90 minutes.


Q: Can you set up during the day before any guests arrive, and is this all included in the price?
A: Yes and yes.


Q: How long do you play for?
A: We play for up to 4 hours. Each set lasts about 50 minutes, with a 10-minute break between sets.


Q: Can you put CD music on before and after your performance, and is this all part of the price?
A: Yes and yes.


Q: Can we use your microphone and sound system for speeches, presentations, or other performers, and is all this part of the price?
A: Yes and yes, and we have a wireless microphone which allows you extra flexibility.


Q: We’re not sure how long things are going to take, so we may need you to wait for a while before you start performing. Is that ok?
A: Yes. We’re quite used to this, especially at weddings or when there is a dinner beforehand.


Q: We might want our event to go a bit later than we’ve said. Is this ok?
A: Yes. As long as it’s not an all-nighter, we’re happy to fit in to your schedule.


Q: One of our guests is epileptic. Can you please refrain from using your strobe lights?
A: Of course.


Q: We have booked you for an upcoming event. What size stage do you require?
A: Our minimum stage size requirement is 5 metres wide by 3 metres deep.


Q: Do you have any special requirements of the venue?
A: We have two main ones. Firstly, we require two standard power points on separate fuses - one of our sounds and one for our lights. Secondly, we use a smoke machine as part of our lighting rig, so any smoke detectors in the room will need to be temporarily disabled. Some venues require several days notice to do this.


Q: Can you play CD music through your sound system during your breaks?
A: Yes.


Q: Can Contagious play anywhere in New Zealand?
A: We can play anywhere full stop! If Richard Branson rings up and wants to book us on the first trip to the moon we ain't gonna turn him down!


Q: How soon should I book Contagious for our event?
A: The sooner the better. We have bookings up to 18 months in advance. It is best to book ASAP.


Q: Does Contagious use music sequencing or backup tracks for any songs?
A: No way. We are 100% live.

 

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