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Mike Nisbet Trio- strolling Dixie Jazz Band - Auckland


Type: Jazz Band


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Strolling Dixie bands are always popular with young and old alike. It is fun bubbly music. This band is one of the best around with banjo, double bass and leader Mike Nisbet on Clarinet.
Requiring no power and very little space this band can fit in most anywhere. In your lounge, on the deck, on the boat. Ideal for small parties, fairs, outdoor weddings etc
Mike is a very professional bandleader ensuring good service and reliability

The original Trio has been playing together since 1993. They have added other musicians eg trumpet,trombone, sax for functions requiring a larger group. They have played at many venues in the North Island, Jazz Festivals at the Bay of Islands, Whangarei and Tauranga. Their normal gigs vary from restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays and funerals round the north of the North Island but predominantly in Auckland.
Their primary objective is to play attractive melodies with a swing and that make people happy and remember the good old times. The line up produces a Dixieland sound and plays many of the old standards producing a feel good factor.

They have made several CDs, the first in September 1998 with Kelly Mahon on vocals the second with Bob Ward (trombone ) Julian Russell (keyboard) and Len Fretwell (drums) in August 2002. Another CD is hoped for.

A Strolling band like this is ideal for outdoor party, on a boat, in your lounge, on the balcony - in fact wherever!

Sample repertoire:
WHO WALKS IN
I'VE FOUND A NEW BABY
AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL
DA DA STRAIN
AM I BLUE
MOOD INDIGO
WAY DOWN YONDER
LOTUS BLOSSOM
NEW ORLEANS
PORTERS LOVE SONG
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
SEE SEE RIDER
BECAUSE MY BABY DON'T MEAN MAYBE NOW
MY DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME
NO SWEET MAN
LAZY BONES
WASHINGTON & LEE SWING
ALL BY MYSELF
COMES LOVE
DOIN' THE NEW LOWDOWN
DALLAS BLUES
INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL
SWEET SUBSTITUTE
I'M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET
WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA
MY LIFE WILL BE SWEETER SOMEDAY
WOLVERINE BLUES
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
DANS LES RUES D'ANTIBES
LOUISIANA
DARKNESS ON THE DELTA
I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
I'LL SEE YOU IN CUBA
INDIANA(intro clt,chorus one by one added)
IT LOOKS LIKE RAIN IN CHERRY BLOSSOM RAIN
SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY
SWEET LORRAINE
WHEN IT'S SLEEPYTIME DOWN SOUTH
SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE SORRY
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN
CHATANOOGA CHOO CHOO
GIRL IN CLOVER
STEPPIN' OUT WITH MY BABY
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE
YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN YOUR DREAMS
LOUISIANA FAIRY TALE
PANAMA
OLD STACK O LEE BLUES
I'M CRAZY ABOUT MY BABY
YOU TOOK ADVANTAGEOF ME
WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME
BLACK & TAN FANTASY
T'AINT NO SIN
AUTUMN LEAVES
BEALE ST BLUES
ROSETTA
YOU ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY
MEMPHIS BLUES
SISTER KATE

Hi Pete,
Thank you the band was a hit and all went very well.
Regards
Murray Kimpton
Maraetai Boat Club

Hi Robyn & Pete,
Thanks so much for the great service and the special way in which you organised the Mike Nisbet Quartet. Four days wasn't much of a time frame to work with but you pulled it off with little fuss and ease, depicting and showing us what a true and professional outfit you run.
Thanks again to Mike Nisbet and his guys, just awesome, I think dad would have loved the send off.
Kindest regards,
Mark McIntyre & the McIntyre family.

Hi Mike, Brian and Dick
We the [Fourie & Groenewald families] would like to thank you most sincerely for the important part you played in making Dennis and Monique Groenewald wedding a memorable occasion. Your contribution added a special touch and we know that the couple and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. We wish you all the best and again thank you for being part of our special day.
As the wedding planner I would like to thank you for your prompt replies and excellent service. Thank you for playing the best music at the ceremony. Your background music at the reception was perfect! You most definietly have the wow factor! Everyone loved all the music you played with so much passion. Thank you for making this wedding day more special! I will recommend your band to everyone, and you are welcome to give them my contact details as a reference.
Monique & Dennis will email you personally, you can use it as a reference and can also include info above if you want to.
Kind Regards
Marguerite Groenewald
(Wedding planner and mother of the groom)

Hi Robyn
Mike Nisbet Trio was the talk of the wedding, they were just awesome, loved them!! They blended in with us and played exceptionally well.
Will write a review later in the week. I have included Mike in this email and once again a BIG thank you to all three band members.
Kind Regards
Marguerite Groenewald

All good – happy client.
Thanks
David
David Greer Music

Thank you both!
Twistin the Swing and the (Mike Nisbet) trio were perfect, and very very good indeed. Thank you to you both also for your help, (patience) and time on this event.
Warm Regards,
Helen Sanders
Auckland Council

Hi Robyn,
Last night was fantastic and the band could not have done a better job. Great guys . Thank you.
Cheers
Lance Fink
Managing Director
Tristram Marine

Huge thanks to you all! To quote our Site Manager; “The guys from The Mike Nesbit Trio were utter gentlemen - very lovely…. And both bands were excellent”.
You have been great to deal with, had brilliant and high calibre acts and we will most defiantly be checking back in with you for next season.
Many Thanks!
Warm Regards,
Helen Sanders
Event Delivery
Community Development, Arts and Culture
Auckland Council

Hi Robyn,
The event went really well thanks and Mike and the band were simply fantastic: really good music and they were really flexible and easy to work with.
Cheers,
Andrew

Hi Robyn
Yes, the event went very well; and the trio were just great – perfect for our event and environment. Will definitely have them back here again for other suitable events.
Kind regards
Mieke Fookes
Activities Coordinator
VISION FOREST LAKE RETIREMENT VILLAGE - Independent Retirement Living

Thank Kellie,
The Mike Nesbit Trio were fantastic. They looked and sounded great and a large number of the guests at the wedding commented on how good they were.
I'm happy for these comments to be posted on their page on your site.
Best
Kirsteen Ure 

Hi Kellie,
Thanks also needs to go to the Mike Nisbet Trio for a great set, it is always a hard act to start any festival however the music was great and helped to set the tone for what was a great day enjoyed by all.
Thanks again to you for providing such great entertainers.
On behalf of the Kia Motors Devonport Food, Wine & Music Festival and the organizers B3 Events Limited.
Gavin Busch

Hello Kellie,
We were very happy with the trio.......they provided the exact atmosphere we were hoping for.
Many thanks,
Merle Newland

Hello Kellie,
We were very happy with both groups. They day was quite stressful getting underway and we were rushed off our feet, so the relaxed attitude of both groups was enormously appreciated. They were both very professional and got on and played with a minimum of fuss which made life much easier for us. The Mike Nisbit Trio's mobility and initiative in locating themselves at various places was also a great asset. Both groups had a really good response from the people I spoke to also.
Many thanks, we were very happy with the day, nice to see you there.
Regards,
Jeremy Randerson
‘Theatre Stampede Ltd’

Hi Kellie,
The Mike Nesbit Trio was absolutely fantastic. The music was great, really fitted in with the overall ‘Great Gatsby’ theme and was the perfect finishing touch to what turned out to be a very successful event! I will definitely be in touch with you again, the next time I have an event to organise. Thank you so much for all your help. Have a great weekend!
Kind Regards
Jennifer Boyes
‘Intermediary Communications’

Morning Kellie,
All your musicians were great. We would have no hesitation in using them all again in the future.
Thanks
Alan Sherris
Chancery Body Corporate

Hi Kellie
Thank you for your email. The band was fabulous!!
Thanks again
Jenny Barr

Dear Pete,
Just to let you know that the Mike Nisbet Trio's performance on our wedding day on 29th December was absolutely fantasic. We didn't tell the guests about them so it was a lovely surprise for everyone and much fun was had. Mike was incredibily kind and friendly and let my dad join in and play the sax with the trio! I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a unique strolling band.
Many thanks,
Catherine and Jeremy

Pete, to reply to your follow up note re my 80th party on 22 Sept.at
Mantells-- Mike Nisbet and his mates played for 2 hours before the Dinner.
They were great,- played all the old tunes - creating a wonderful atmosphere
to start off the evening. Our guests - including the young ones- all loved
the music. It was a fantastic night.
Thanks
John Tuck

Hi Pete
Just to say a big thank you to the Mike Nisbet quartet. We, along with our
guests throughly enjoyed their music and cannot wait until we have an
occasion to use them again. We can not highly recommend them enough to
other people wanting a professional and finely tuned band.
Many thanks
Jenny Watkins

Hello Pete,
Thank you and yes, we did enjoy the Mike Nisbet Trio very much, they were instrumental (excuse the pun) in making our day just that bit more special.
Thanks & regards,
Simon Dawn 

The Mike Nisbet Trio were great.
A cheque for the outstanding amount that we owe you ($698.75) has gone out in the post today.
Sorry about the delay in getting that out to you.
Kind regards,
Mapihi Opai
Executive Officer
Fashion Industry New Zealand Inc.

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