The New Entrants - Covers Band -Christchurch

Type: Covers Band

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With a focus on entertaining and engaging their audiences big or small, The New Entrants have over the last 10 years carved out a reputation for delivering a professional, energy- fueled performance every time they hit the stage, whether it be to a crowd of 50 at a corporate function or in front of thousands at an outdoor festival.

Boasting a repertoire that offers something for everybody, the band plays the best of rock n roll through the decades, right up to the Top 40 hits of today all with a strong emphasis on New Zealand and Australian Music . Their point of difference has always been to deliberately avoid churning out the ‘same ole same ole’ material that so many other cover bands perform and this has seen them give stand out performances at nearly every large festival in the South Island, including multiple outings at the Kaikoura Seafest, Hokitika Wild Foods Festival, The Bluff Oyster Festival, and the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival. The band has also headlined 3 times at the Christchurch City Councils New Years Eve Festivities performing to huge crowds in Hagley Park.

The Band continues to add to a very long list of Corporate clients, most of whom have become repeat clients over many years. The Fact that the band is now into their 11th year on the circuit is testament to their unity, professionalism and skill as true entertainers.

Chilled out / Low Key vibe on the Lawn?
If your event requires relaxed chilled back music before the main event, then this is something the band can do as well! The New Entrants can strip right down to a Duo (Corey and John) and entertain you with a low-key vibe acoustic set of all the classics.

Ideal for: dance music for corporate function, private party, wedding, prestige ball

Selected songs form full list

April Sun In Cuba - Dragon
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Are You Old Enough - Dragon
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
Blister In The Sun - Sublime
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Computer Games - Mi Sex
Counting The Beat - The Swingers
Crazy Little Thing - Queen
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Devil Inside - Inxs
Do you See what I See - Hunters And Collectors
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool
Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Forever Tuesday Morning - The Mockers
Friday i'm In Love - The Cure
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Ccr
History Never Repeats - Split Enz
Holy Grail - Hunters And Collectors
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp
I See Red - Split Enz
I’m On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Jail Break - Acdc
Jessies Girl - Rick Springfield
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel
King Of The Mountain - Midnight Oil
Listen To The Music - The Dobbie Brothers
Long Train Running - The Dobbie Brothers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Sharona - The Knack
Mystify - Inxs
Need You Tonight - Inxs
New Sensation - Inxs
New Sensation - Inxs
No Secrets - The Angels
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
Rain - Dragon
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Reckless - Australian Crawl
Rock The Casbah - The Clash
Run To Paradise - Choir Boys
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake a Tailfeather - Ray Charles
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Song 2 - Blur
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Child - Guns n Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
Tainted Love - The Living End
Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
Whaling - Dave Dobbyn
Whats My Scene - Hoodoo Gurus
Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
Why Does Love - The Exponents

Meet the Band

Corey Cross (Lead Vocals - Guitars)
Corey has a wealth of experience in every type of show you can imagine. A versatile show-man that can vocally replicate artists to make any covers song shine. Corey will always build a rapport with the crowd over the course of the show. A wonderful guy in person and even better to watch on stage.

John Ayers (Vocals - Guitars)
John brings a powerful edge to the group on electric guitars, Backing Vocals and Sequences. With an ability to replicate other artists sound and style on guitar and sequences, John also brings his own rock attitude and and confidence to the show. Weather its a soul tune from the 60s or a rock number from GnR, this guy has got it.

Simon Manson (Bass - Vocals)
A Bass Player with NZ pedigree. Well known on the NZ music scene with history performing with The Vague As Brothers, Machine Jam, Fleetwoods Back (tribute) and may others. Simon is an impressive player and a nice guy to boot. TNE is lucky to have him.

Steve Todd (Drums)
An original member with The New Entrants dating nearly 12years now. Steve has played with many Christchurch iconic bands from the 80s and 90s and brings a solid confidence to the engine room.

Paul Andrew (Keyboards)
Simply amazing on the piano and a mad scientist to boot. An absolute wiz kid of the black and whites.

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