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Master Blasters - Soul Funk Covers Band - Queenstown


Type: Covers Band


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The Master Blasters
are the ideal band for conferences and special occasions.
Creating a sense of fun and adventure in their music and playing a broad spectrum of styles and sounds, this band will make your event one to remember. From hot and cool jazz, to great rock-n-roll, through the 60's 70's 80's 90's and the millennium, they provide everything from a sophisticated cocktail evening to raging party dance music. Their ability to cover a variety of styles from current hits to songs your Grandmother might know is what has made The Master Blasters the ideal band for conferences and special occasions. They provide music for everyone.
The Master Blasters are made up of four top musicians in Queenstown. Between them they provide a background of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. They have been specifically geared to the special events market since 1992, and prior to that enjoyed success in the professional music industry both here in New Zealand and in the United States.

Master Blasters is available in 4 and 7 piece configurations

For really big festive events the very exciting MASTER BLASTERS are the perfect accompaniment - expanding to a large band with bass, drums, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, vocals and percussion

This band is ideal for when you want that 'get-up-and-dance' feel from start to finish. Every song is a party.

Ideal for: from background to dance music for conference entertainment, dance, prestige ball, wedding dance

SWING

Ain’t Misbehavin - Fats Waller
Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire
Choo Choo Cha Boogie - Louis Jordan
Don’t Get Around Much Any More - Duke Ellington
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
Love Paris/Can Can - Maurice Chevalier
I’m In The Mood For Love - Louis Prima
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
In The Mood - Glen Miller
Is You Is (or Is You Aint) My Baby - Louis Jordan
Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
Makin Whoopee - Ray Charles
Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
On The Street Where You Live - Boots Randolf
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
St Louis Blues - W C Handy
Tuxedo Junction - Louis Jordan
That’s Life - Frank Sinatra


JAZZ

All Of Me - Billie Holliday
Blue Skies - Willie Nelson
G Bop - Kenny G
Harlem Blues - Mo' Better Blues
How High The Moon - Sarah Vaughan
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr
Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Ornithology - Charlie Parker
Round Midnight - Theloneous Monk
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Slow Boat To China - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - George Gershwin
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
Tenor Madness - Sonny Rollins
This Masquerade - George Benson
Three To Get Ready - Paul Desmond


SHOW TUNES

Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Evita
Easy To Be Hard - Hair
I Don't Know How To Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar
I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
I Know Him So Well - Chess
Memory - Cats
Music Of The Night - Phantom of the Opera
New York, New York - New York, New York
On My Own - Les Miserables


CELTIC

Anachie Gordan - Traditional
Connswater - Van Morrison
Carrick Fergus - Traditional
Card-shark Shuffle - Brendan Power
Danny Boy - Traditional
Goin' Home - Mark Knopfler
King Of The Fairies - Brendan Power
She Moved Through The Fair - Traditional


BALLADS

Bewitched - Ella Fitzgerald
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
I'll Be There - Mariah Carey
It Never Entered My Mind - Ella Fitzgerald
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Misty - Chet Baker
Moon River - Henry Mancini
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Skylark - Bette Midler
Stardust - Nat King Cole
Tennessee Waltz - Tom Jones
The Greatest Love - Whitney Houston
The Rose - Bette Midler
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
When I Fall In Love - Rick Astley
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Yesterday - Beatles
Your Song - Elton John


50's

Aint That A Shame - Fats Domino
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Another Saturday night - Sam Cooke
Be My Baby - Ronettes
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
Goin to the Chapel - Dixie Cups
Flip Flop Fly - Blues Brothers
Hello Mary-Lou - Ricky Nelson
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Rock n Roll Music - Chuck Berry
Runaway - Del Shannon
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Tequila - Champs
When Will I Be Loved - Buddy Holly
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
You Send Me - Sam Cooke


60's

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Baby I Need Your Lovin - Four Tops
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Downtown - Petula Clark
Gloria - Them (Van Morrison)
I Just Don't Know What To Do - Dusty Springfield
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' J. Hawkins
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I'm A Believer - Monkees
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Lady Madonna - Beatles
Love Her Madly - Doors
Love Letters - Ketty Lester
Please Please Me - Beatles
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters
Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles/Blues Brothers
She's Not There - Zombies
Shout - Lulu
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stop in the Name of Love - The Supremes
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Touch Me - Doors
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twist And Shout - Beatles
Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
Volare - Dean Martin
We Gotta Get Outta This Place - Animals
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You’ve Lost That Lovin’Feelin’ - Righteous Brothers


70's

Everynight - Paul McCartney
Bright Side Of The Road - Van Morrison
Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
Dancing Queen - Abba
Domino - Van Morrison
Don’t Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone
Fantasy - Earth Wind & Fire
Feelin Alright - Joe Cocker
Flashdance - Irene Cara
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Handy Man - James Taylor
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder/Red Hot Chillis
Honky Cat - Elton John
Hooked on a Feeling - B.J . Thomas
I Believe in Miracles - Hot Chocolate
I Wanna Get Next To You - Rose Royce
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Love The One You’re With - Stephen Stills
Loves Me Like A Rock - Paul Simon
Mama Mia - Abba
Moondance - Van Morrison
Oh What a Night - Four Seasons
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations (Was Not Was)
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Staying Alive - Bee Gees
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
The Letter - Joe Cocker
Turn The Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson
Venus - Shocking Blue/Bananarama
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Waterloo - Abba
Wild Night - Van Morrison
Willie & The Hand Jive - Eric Clapton
You’re No Good - Linda Ronstadt
You’ve Got A Friend - James Taylor

LATIN/SALSA

Beau Soleil Au Soleil - Manteca
Corcovado - Stan Getz
Desafinado - Stan Getz
Extra Extra - Manteca
Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Lambada - Koama
Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
Mambo Samba - Manteca
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
One Note Samba - Stan Getz
Shaker Song - Spyro Gyra
St Thomas - Sonny Rollins

80's

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Alison - Elvis Costello
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Angel - Madonna
Babooshka - Kate Bush
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Desire - U2
Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
Down Under - Men at Work
Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
Fire - Pointer Sisters
Get Here - Brenda Russell
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Gypsies Tramps And Thieves - Cher
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter/Arrow
I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I’ll Keep Holding On - Simply Red
Into The Groove - Madonna
Jungle Boogie -Was Not Was
Kiss - Tom Jones (Prince)
Le Restaurant - Brenda Russell
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Love is the seventh wave - Sting
Old Time Rock n Roll - Bob Seger
Paris Match - Style Council
Part time lover - Stevie Wonder
Point Of No Return - Expose
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Red Red Wine - UB40 (Neil Diamond)
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Something To Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Stop Your Fussin - Toni Childs
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads (Al Green)
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
There Must Be An Angel - Annie Lennox
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Walkin On Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Wild World - Maxi Priest
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You’re Not The Man - Sade
Your Love Is King - Sade



90's

All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun - Cheryl Crowe
Because The Night - 10,000 Maniacs (Patti Smith)
Better Be Home Soon - Neil Finn/Crowded House
Better Man - Robbie Williams
Brass In Pocket - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
Can’t Help Falling In Love - UB40 (Elvis Presley)
Cantaloupe Island - Us 3
Don’t speak - No Doubt
Finally - Priscilla Soundtrack
Give me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Havin’ A Party - Rod Stewart (Sam Cooke)
How Bizarre - OMC
I Can’t Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
I Just Whispered Your Name - Harry Connick Jnr
I’m Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado
I’m Outta Love - Anastacia
Into Temptation - Crowded House
Ironic - Alanis Morrissette
Killing Me Softly - Fugees (Roberta Flack)
Lady Marmalade - Pattie LaBelle
Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Mambo no. 5 - Lou Bega
Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Move It On Up - M People
Never Tear Us Apart - Inxs
New York City - Charles & Eddy
No Scrubs - TLC
One Of Us - Joan Osborne
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel
Torn - Natalie Imbuglia
Twenty-One - Cranberries
What I Got - Sublime
Whiter Shade Of Pale - Annie Lennox (Procul Harem)
Why Does Love Do This To Me - Exponents
You - Bonnie Raitt
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker / Tom Jones
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
You Gotta Be - Des'ree
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin Daddies


2000's

All I Want Is You - U2
All Rise - Blue
Allstar - Smashmouth
Angels - Robbie Williams
Arithmetic - Brook Fraser
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Big Girls Don’t Cry - Fergie
Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstell
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby - Smashmouth
Choking Kind - Joss Stone
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce Knowles
Cruisin - Gwyneth Paltrow / Huey Lewis
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
First Cut Is The Deepest - Sheryl Crowe / Rod Stewart
Follow Me - Uncle Kracker
Gravity - John Mayer
I Try - Macy Gray
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Independent Woman - Destiny’s Child
Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue
Love Song - Sarah Bareilles
Mercy - Duffy
My Two Hands - Ben Harper
Mysterious Ways - U2
Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
Rome Wasn’t Built In One Day - Morcheeba
Runaway - Corrs
Save The Last Dance For me - Michael Buble
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Smooth - Santana
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Sway - Bic Runga
Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
Thank you - Dido
The Tide Is High - Blondie / Atomic Kitten
This Love - Maroon 5
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Zombie - Cranberries


MOTOWN/RHYTHM & BLUES

ABC - Jackson Five
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green (Tina Turner)
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (Commitments)
Mr Postman - Marvelettes
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (Commitments)
My Girl - Temptations
Ooh Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson & Miracles
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Shoop Shoop Song - Betty Everett
Shotgun - Jr. Walker & The Allstars
Stop In The Name Of Love - Supremes
Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers
Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & Miracles
What’s Goin’ On - Marvin Gaye
Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
You Can’t Hurry Love - Supremes


REGGAE

Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley/Eric Clapton
Is this love - Bob Marley
Keep On Movin - Bob Marley
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
You Can Get It - Jimmy Cliff


FUNK/SOUL

All blues - Miles Davis
Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul - Maceo Parker
Birdland - Weather Report
Blues walk / symphony sid - Lyle Lovett/Joe Jackson
Chicken - Maceo Parker
Concrete Boogie - David Sanborn
More Tea Vicar? - Buckshot Le Fonque
Easy Lovin' You - Grover Washington Jr
Goin Home - Mark Knofler
Halelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Hi de ho - K7
Jammin - Candy Dulfer
Jessica - Allman Brothers
Let's have a good time - Brand New Heavies
Lily Was Here - Candy Dulfer
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Cannonball Adderly
My favourite - DIG
Night Train - King Curtis
People get ready - Curtis Mayfield
Reinvent Yourself - DIG
So what - Miles Davis
Southwick - Maceo Parker
The Dream - David Sanborn
Winelight - Grover Washington Jr
When you're hot you're hot - Brand new heavies
We're gonna get you - Brand new heavies

Hi Robyn
They were awesome – very happy
Thanks
Kim Pearce

Robyn,
Band was excellent. I would use them again if ever back in queenstown. Nigel is a great bloke also.
Regards
Ian Swann

Hi Robyn
Yep, the guys were great, no issues at all, they even were happy to set-up a second mike for us to use during the speeches which was fantastic.
We would highly recommend them to anybody else who is looking for a good, fun and interactive band that was flexible and easy to deal with.
Cheers
Gareth Thomas

HI Pete
Yes the perfomance was absolutely fabulous. We wished we could had hours more fantastic music and and dancing but the end of the evening came too soon. It was wonderful and we will be sure to let the band know directly too. Arranging the band was super easy and all very professional.
Many thanks
regards
Sarah Payne


Thanks Pete
It was fantastic.
We had great feedback about the Master Blasters and I believe they might have had as much fun as we did!
Cheers, Lindy Elliott
Gestalt

Thanks Pete
The band was awesome, it really made our evening a success, please pass on our thanks again to them, they were fantastic.
Regards
Sally Blackler


Thanks Kellie. The Master Blasters were fantastic! Everything we could have asked for and more. We would use them again and will be recommending them (and you!) to others. Thanks for making this possible for us.
Best regards
Vickie

Hi there
Margaret is fantastic! Very couteous very helpful
and sings like an absolute angel.
She made our service something special
and thank you for the recommendation
Millie Burrowes

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