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Dovetail - Background Music Duo - Rotorua


Type: Jazz Band


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Dovetail are a singer and guitarist duo that play all things to do with lounge music. Whether it be jazz, folk, instrumental, pop, motown or blues, the one constant factor is that they provide the perfect background sound to compliment a wide variety of events and venues such as; corporate functions, hotel bars, weddings and private parties.
Dovetail consistently deliver quality performances at events and corporate functions including the annual TRENZ week in Rotorua.


Mai Aoake from Rotorua NZ, has enjoyed delivering entertainment over the last 20 years in bands, duets and as a soloist. Some of Mai’s performances include singing at the Rugby World Cup, being a resident singer on the floating restaurant Lakeland Queen and she is currently a resident entertainer at Novotel Rotorua.

Mai has had substantial training both privately in New Zealand and at the School of Performing Arts, Sydney Australia. She is a versatile performer covering genres from Pop to Rock, Jazz to Contemporary and Folk to Blues.


Bernie Clark has considerable experience in performing in various settings as a session musician from big bands at Cancer Awareness Gala Nights in Brisbane, Australia to a classical duo performing opera at the New Zealand Aria.

Bernie studied at the Jazz Music Institute in Brisbane where he received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.


Together with their combined experience, skill and easy going personalities Bernie and Mai will deliver a memorable experience, whether it’s tasteful music while you dine or tunes to tap your toes to!

Ideal for: background music for corporate function, private party, wedding

Sample Song List – This list is not exhaustive and doesn’t include requests which can also be catered for with enough notice.

1. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
2. Stay
3. Don’t know why
4. Time after time
5. Marry me
6. Put your records on
7. Change The World
8. Signed Sealed Delivered
9. The Way You Look Tonight
10. Masquerade
11. A Team
12. Sunday Morning
13. Use Somebody
14. Back To Black
15. Isn’t She Lovely
16. Slow Dancing
17. Sunny
18. Take Me To The River
19. Cajun Moon
20. Moonglow
21. On Broadway
22. Night And Day
23. Walk On By
24. Let’s Stay Together
25. Waiting On The World
26. Just The Way You Are
27. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
28. Green Limousine

Sample Instrumental Tunes List – This list is not exhaustive. The tunes are performed solo and with Live Loops so the sound is not synthetic.
No computer generated backing tracks are used such as drum tracks, bass tracks or other instrument tracks that are not present during the performance for peace of mind. We are not a synthetic backing tracks band.

1. There will never be another you
2. Song for my father
3. Wave
4. Blue Seven
5. I’m Old Fashioned
6. All Blues
7. When You Wish Upon A Star
8. When I Fall In Love
9. My Shining Hour
10. Good To Go
11. Black Orpheus
12. Woodchoppers Ball
13. Blues By Five
14. Solar
15. Bright Size Life
16. All The Things You Are
17. St Thomas
18. In A Sentimental Mood
19. Take Five
20. Rhythm Method
21. Stompin At The Savoy
22. Affirmation
23. Just Friends


A huge thank you to Mai and Bernie for making a superb day even better. Your music at  the wedding celebration lunch and afternoon was exactly what we wanted- great jazzy background music. You were fantastic to deal with – true professionals.
Regards Matt

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