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Larry Morris - New Zealand Rock Legend - Auckland

Type: Covers Band

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If you think of rock in New Zealand you think of Larry Morris.

When Helen Clark was Prime Minister, she introduced Larry as a true New Zealand rock icon.

When Larry takes the stage you know the master is there! Super powerful vocals, total commitment, humour, and when required, pathos. 40 years experience of performing both in New Zealand and overseas ensure an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Larry Morris is The Dominant Force in New Zealand rock music.

Larry's performances always include his own hits (11 consecutive hit singles in New Zealand) plus covers of classic rock music from 60's to today. These performances include covers of hits by modern acts such as Ricky Martin and Robbie Williams

Larry is backed by some of New Zealand's best rock musicians who are also great singers in their own right.

If required one of NZ's top female vocalists can join Larry to add further variety and glamour.

Larry works in various sized combinations to suit venue and client budget.
Larry's Trio (Larry, guitar, bass + sequenced drums)
Larry's quartet (add live drums)
Female vocalist option available with any band size
Larry Morris full 6 piece band including a female vocalist such as Suzanne Lynch or Taisha

Career Highlights:

Support act for America, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, The Walker Brothers, Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds, David Bowie among others
11 consecutive hit singles 1965 - 1971
2 Louis Vuitton cup balls
Best of the Best tour with Ray Columbus, Sharon O'Neill, Tom Sharplin, Johnny Devlon and Shane
Support Act for America

Another recent highlight has seen Larry and the band performing a tribute to the songs of JOE COCKER at AUCKLAND'S SKY CITY CASINO. The show has proved to be extremely popular and ran as a regular event at SKY CITY CASINO .

Excerpt from an article first published in NZ Musician Magazine June 1996. Article written by: Bruce Morley

Larry Morris is New Zealand's greatest rock 'n roll singer. Note the use of the present tense. Time was, Larry and his Rebels trashed New Zealand - and some of Australia - from end to end, both musically and in the other ways beloved of rock 'n roll tradition, breaking attendance records and scattering albums and hit singles along the way; then Larry left us for a while, eventually surfacing in Los Angeles, and while he was gone a few claimants to his crown came and along, each carving out his own well deserved following. But Larry never really left his beloved New Zealand behind, and he never left rock ' roll either, as you'll hear on his albums bonus track, where aided by some of L. A.'s finest, he takes a rock to one of our most loved pop anthems. There's rock - and there's rock 'n roll, an attitude to a song and to life. Larry is and always has been a rock 'n roller - and like all the other greats, he's also a great romantic. When you hear Larry Morris backed by some of New Zealand's hottest musicians, you're hearing the past, the present and the future of New Zealand rock 'n roll music.

Ideal for: high profile entertainment for corporate function, private party, wedding, festival

I'm Walking
Baby I Love Your Way
Baker Street
Can't Get Over You
Dancing In The Moonlight
Dreadlock Holiday
Everybody's Girl
Feelin Alright
Fire Down Below
Give Me Time
Hard To Handle
Hat On
Here & There
Hitchcock Railway
Hurts So Good
Honky Tonk Woman
I Hear You Knockin
I'm A Believer
In A Little While
Knock On Wood
Love The 1 Your With
Magic Has Gone
Make You A Star
The Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
My Baby
Pretty Flamingo
Saw Her Standing
Some Change
Soul Man
Stuck In The Middle
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Home Alabama
Too Tired
Unchain My Heart
Walk Away
Walk In The Room
With A Little Help
Workin Too Hard
11 Miles An Hour
After Midnight
Art For Arts Sake
Bathroom Window
Can't Help Myself
Hey Baby
Hooked On A Feeling
The Joker
Let It Flow
Let's Make A Night
Lookin For A Girl
Nothin But A Woman
One More Time
The Only Thing
Things We Said Today
Can't Stand The Rain
Fast Lane
Love Is Alive
Hang On In There
One Headlight
One Of Us
Reelin In The Years
Treat Her Right
Reggae Woman
Purple Haze
Mercury Blues
My Love Is Alive
Mary Had A Lil Lamb
Children Play
I Shot The Sheriff
You To Me
Alright Now
April Sun In Cuba
Bad Case
Born To Be Wild
Brown Eyed Girl
Fannie Mae
Fire Down Below
Gimme Some Lovin
Let's Ride
Listen To The Music
Old Time Rock 'n Roll
Outta This Place
Play That Funky Music
Some Kinda Wonderful
Some People
Long Train Running
Boogie Shoes
Down On The Corner
Get Over It
Stop Children
Stir It Up
Fire Water Burn
Getting Better

Radio Hits

The Way
One Headlight
Zoot Suit Riot
Walkin On The Sun
Nobody Knows
One Of Us
Sex & Candy
Could You Be Loved
Put Your Hands On
Whiskey In The Jar
I Want To Fly
Something I Like
Sweet Refrain
Rinas Song
You Get What You Give
Just What It's Like
Every Morning
La Vida Loca
Step It Up
All Star
Save Tonight
Burnin Down The House
I Need To Know
Steal My Kisses

Indicative female singer list

Steal My Kisses
Walk In the Room
Pretty Flamingo
I Feel Good
Movin On Up
Disco Inferno
Stuck In the Middle
Unchain My Heart
I Feel Like A Woman
Dancing Queen
Hooked On A Feeling
Some Kinda Wonderful
Hat On
Feeling Alright
Proud Mary
I'm A Believer
Outtta This Place
Young Hearts
Sweet Inspiration
Everybodies Girl
Walking By Myself
Take M To the River
Love the One You're With

What an amazing act they are. There were about 20 people there the youngest was 18 and the was the oldest at 73. The band now has a whole new range of fans. They certainly know how to entertain and talking to neighbours who also listen in they enjoyed as much as well.
Thanks so much for arranging it I gave PME a great write up on Google maps.
Don Trask

Hi Pete,
We were very pleased with the entertainment and your professional organization.
It all worked very well.
Many thanks
Paul Shanahan
Marketing Manager
Hopper Developments Limited
Ray Woolf Larry Morris, Jane Horder, Mike Walker Trio

Hi Kellie
Thank you for your email.
And yes our event on 24th July with entertainment provided by Larry Morris was a huge success. Our clients were very impressed with Larry’s vocals. Larry is a true professional who knows how to entertain a corporate crowd with class. The band were very easy to deal with.
Off course all this was only possible with the help of Pete. So please do pass on our sincere thanks for all the help and assistance with communication.
We look forward to dealing with Pete McGregor Entertainment in future.
Kind regards
FE Holdings

Thanks Kellie. Larry and his band were fantastic, lots of great feedback from the crowd, and everyone had a wonderful evening.
Many thanks
Marg Connolly

Hi Kellie
Our End of Year Celebration went very well also and the band was great.
Many thanks
Leigh Simpson Officemax NZ Ltd

Hi Pete,
I am replying on behalf of Sarah Bowie. My name is also Sarah and I am the National Sales & Marketing Manager for our company,
The Larry Morris Band was absolutely fantastic. The music style was perfect for our event and their standard was extremely high. We have had so many people comment about the music and a few people asking for the details for future events!
Thanks so much
Sarah Rennie

HI Pete
All went very well on Saturday night Larry and the boys were great as per normal.
Denise Batchelor
Function Sales Manager
Alexandra Park Functions Ltd

Hi Pete,
My client, 3D Color and Paint were absolutely delighted with the performance of “The Larry Morris Quartet.” Both myself and my client wish to thank the band for doing such a great job entertaining the crowd and making sure everybody had a good and memorable time at the function.
I would recommend the band to any corporate organization wishing to engage a top class band with a top class attitude.
Kind regards,
Mary-Louise Santa
Managing Director
MLS Management Pty Ltd)

Thank you for such a great evening. We had a great time, and everyone enjoyed the music, and your presence at the party.
Fred Alder

Thank you. The Larry Morris band was extremely popular and we are grateful to you for organising everything. Thank you
Ian Gunthorpe
Remuera Squash Club

Hi Pete
Thank you for organising Larry and his team at such short notice. I enjoyed meeting them, and they went down very well with the bashers. Unfortunately, I was too tired to last until their last number, but it was a great success.
Kind regards
Jill Glazewski Variety
Variety Bash event Rotorua

Larry Morris c/- Pete McGregor Music
the Trusties of the Foundation wish to acknowledge, and thank you for your involvement with our (16th anniversary) black tie ball held at the Carlton Hotel Auckland
We have had a very positive response from our guests which points to the ball being one of the best we have ever held, and their enjoyment was very much enhanced by the entertainment provided by your band and vocalists.
Thank you again most sincerely
Gordon C Davies Trustee
Massey University Property Foundation ball

Hi Pete,
I would like you to know that my party on 7th August was a great success. This was mainly due to the Larry Morris Band which provided great and fabulous entertainment for my 50th birthday party. The music was the right choice for the age group and everyone was on the dance floor. There were a lot of favourable comments afterwards and the club is hoping to book them for a future function. Thanks again for organizing the band.
Lily Hildebrand

Hi Pete
Yes the event was absolutely fantastic. Everyone said is was the best function we had ever held. The Larry Morris band were superb. and Susy (Suzanne Lee as Helen Clark) gave an outstanding performance. We managed to keep her appearance secret to the end and she arrived at the venue to the sounds of a police siren and flashing blue light. I'm sure about 80% thought it was Helen Clark. Thanks for all your efforts it has been great to deal with such a professional organisation. We will be using you again that's for sure. In fact we are having a meeting tomorrow to finalise the show for variety show for our open day in September. I will be in touch tomorrow hopefully to confirm acts.
Thanks once again.
Brian Oakes
NZ Refinery Co

Hi Pete
The party went extremely well. It was a complete surprise to Murray and he was thrilled when he found out Larry was the entertainment.
Larry's performance was fantastic. Hearing him play his originals was just so special and amazing - Murray couldn't believe it.
I had a number of people asking me how on earth I had secured Larry for the night so I have told them about your site.
Thanks for everything. It was a performance I will remember forever.
Jennifer (Scott)

Hi Pete
Larry Morris and his Band were great - please pass my thanks on to them .
Megan Edwards
Alexandra Park Function Centre NYE

Larry and his boys were BRILLIANT !
I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised and the audience really got into it as you would have witnessed.
Many thanks for helping us out on this one.
Kind regards
Luke Hede
Dainty Entertainment
Larry was the support act for AMERICA Auckland concert

Hi Pete,
I have had nothing but positive comments on the band and in particular the
female vocalist ( sorry I cannot recall her name now). We had a great night
of music and dancing and I would not hesitate to recommend the band for
other functions. Barry Kerr was also able to get Larry to sign his original
Rebels LP so that made the night for him!
Thanks Pete for all your help.
Sandra Kai Fong
Bay of Plenty Community Trust

Pete, the conference was the best ever and the 470 Rotary decision maker participants were impressed and especially your contribution to our music entertainment was superb, thanks for the efforts.It was great!
Please pass on to June Hayes, Prima band, Ray Wolfe , Tom Sharplin, Larry Morris and supporting acts and band members our congrats for their superb contribution.
Richard Gee
Rotary North conference

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