D'n'D Showband (aka Dateless 'n' Desperate)
5 piece covers dance band (plus sound engineer).
From dynamic live band to specialist themed sets D'n'D Showband is the perfect choice for any function, festival, or event.
Renown for their visually spectacular and energetic performances, Christchurch based D'n'D Showband, (aka Dateless 'n' Desperate) pride themselves in being highly professional and are very serious about their craft.
This explosive live band - comprising Jo-Anne Davern (vocals, keyboards, guitar, mandolin); Gina Gilbreath (vocals, keyboards); Ben Harvey (vocals, guitar); Phil Dobson (bass, keyboards, vocals), Mark Newburn (vocals, drums), and Peter Standring (sound engineer, drums), deliver an extensive repertoire of popular covers music that enables them to cater to any function or venue, ranging from corporate events and weddings through to outdoor festivals, clubs and hotels.
Ideal for: dance music for wedding dance, private party, corporate function, festival, conference feature
Optional Extra Feature Sets:
Sensing a trend towards cabaret-style entertainment, the group developed a selection of themed sets (see below) that are available in addition to their core 4-piece line-up including ABBA, Fabulous 50's, Moulin Rouge, Fleetwood Mac, Super 60's, Rock Vixens, and Rocky Horror tribute sets (audio demo features an extract from each show).
Involving additional female artists and a professional computerised lighting show, the tribute theme sets are popular with corporate events, festivals and clubs throughout the country.
D‘n’D possess an excellent rapport - evident during their performances. Colour, movement, spontaneity, chemistry and laughter make them a visual experience that turns an event into an occasion
These sets are available as an extra "feature" especially suited to corporate event, conference etc
"Benny has been working out, has shed a few pounds, yet still his estranged wife, Frida continues to show disinterest.
It’s rumoured she now prefers the company of a drummer, Fernando."
From Waterloo and Ring Ring through to Dancing Queen, D‘n’D perform the classics in an exciting fully choreographed set in authentic ABBA-style costumes.
By far D‘n’D’s most theatrical tribute to date.
Combining a mix of material from the Moulin Rouge movie soundtrack with popular dance anthems of the 70’s/80’s, D'n'D will take you on a journey back to Montmartre and the era of the French Music Hall during the late 1800’s.
Visually, Moulin Rouge is spectacular. Colourful costumes and choreography make for a fast moving show that includes soundtrack favourites such as Lady Marmalade, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Material Girl and Because You Can Can (The Can Can) along with dance anthems including It’s Raining Men, Last Dance and I Will Survive.
Sixties glitz prevails — when it was cool to wear skivvies and slacks, beehives were in fashion and martini’s were the drink of the moment.
Incorporating music from the ladies of the 60’s with slick coordinated dance steps, D‘n’D revive the favourites from the magical era in an exciting set that includes hits by Diana Ross and the Supremes, LuLu, Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Dusty Springfield in a nightclub-style cabaret tribute.
"I would like, If I may, To take you on a strange journey. It seemed a fairly ordinary day when Brad Majors and his girlfriend, Janet Weiss, went to the wedding of two high school friends, Ralph Hapschatt and Betty Monroe. It was a high point of their day, a VERY long day indeed…"
Join Brad and Janet, Riff Raff and Magenta, Colombia and Eddie, and Frankenfurter in a D’n’D mini-production of the 1975 cult movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Songs include Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet, Over At the Frankenstein Place, plus many more...
Mixing music from the 50’s with hits from the Grease movie soundtrack, D ‘n’ D take you back to 1959 - the time of drug stores, beauty shops, soda pop, fast cars (and boys), leather jackets, and slick-back hair-dos.
Audience involvement is encouraged in this fun-filled set of all the favourite tunes from Grease Lightning, Hopelessly Devoted, The One that I Want, through to 50’s classics such as Leader of the Pack, He’s A Rebel, and Do You Love Me Now That I Can Dance?
Rock ‘n’ Roll with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie, and Doody as they deliver the irresistible tunes of the era in colourful 50’s costumes.
Combining their individual skills as live musicians, D’n’D present a costumed tribute to timeless rock icons, Fleetwood Mac.
Performing the most popular classic hits from the FWM vast catalogue such as The Chain, Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, Rhiannon, Little Lies, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Never Going Back, Landslide, Sara... this tribute can be performed as a complete rock concert-style show, or condensed to a single feature set.
Get your motor running….
A collection of sassy, raunchy rock anthems made legendary by the hot chicks of rock including Suzi Quatro, Pat Benatar, Blondie, Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Allannah Myles, The Pretenders.
All Fired Up - Pat Benatar
All Shook Up - Elvis
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Idiot - Greenday
Apache - The Shadows
April Sun In Cuba - Dragon
As Long As You Follow - Fleetwood Mac
At The Hop
Baby Love - Diana Ross & the Supremes
Black Betty - Ram a Lam
Black Velvet - Allanah Myles
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Born to be Wild
Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
Breathe - Faith Hill
Call Me - Blondie
Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & the Supremes
Chain Gang - The Pretenders
Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Counting the Beat - The Swingers
Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett
Dakota - Sterophonics
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Devilgate Drive - Suzi Quatro
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Don't Know Why I Didn't Call - Norah Jones
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Do You Love Me Now That I Can Dance
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Eleven 57 - ElemenoP
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
Fernando - ABBA
Fire - REM
Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers
Gloria - The Party Boys
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Grease is the Word - Grease soundtrack
Grease Lightning - Grease soundtrack
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Heatwave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
He's a Rebel - The Shangrilahs
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Honey Honey - ABBA
Hopelessly Devoted - Grease soundtrack
Hound Dog - Elvis
Hurt So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp
I Do I Do I Do - ABBA
I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B Goode
Knock On Wood
Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Leader of the Pack
Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton John
Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee - Grease soundtrack
Love Is - Allanah Myles
Love Rollacoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Loyal - Dave Dobbyn
Lydia - Fur Patrol
Mama Mia - ABBA
Man, I Fell Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Material World - Madonna
Me and Bobby McGee
Micky - Toni Basil
Money Money - ABBA
Mustang Sally - Commitments
My Boyfriend's Back
Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac
One Fine Day
One Way or Another - Blondie
Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac
Pleasure and Pain - Divinyls
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Rain - Dragon
Ready to Go - Republica
Really Got Me - The Kinks
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Ring Ring - ABBA
River Deep Mountain High - Celine Dion
Rock Me - ABBA
Running Down the Dream
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Sara - Fleetwood Mac
Save My Kisses - Ben Harper
Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac
Shout - LuLu
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
Song Bird - Fleetwood Mac
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
SOS - ABBA
Stop In the Name of Love - Diana Ross & the Supremes
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Summer Nights - Grease soundrtack
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama
Take a Chance on Me - ABBA
Thank Heavens for Little Girls
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
The Happening - Diana Ross & the Supremes
These Boots Were Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Time Warp - Rocky Horror soundtrack
Tell Him - The Exciters
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
Wake Up Little Suzi - Everly Brothers
Waterloo - ABBA
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Will Rock You - Queen
Where Did Our Love Go - Diana Ross & the Supremes
Why Does Love Do This To Me - The Exponents
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Wild One - Suzi Quatro
Wish You Well - Bernard Fanning
You Can Can Can Can - Moulin Rouge soundtrack
You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
You're the One That I Want - Grease soundtrack
Your Song - Elton John
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