Rhythm Futur - Reuben Derrick and Keith Petch - are two of Christchurch’s finest and most versatile jazz musicians who, having played together for more than a decade, have established a strong musical rapport and extensive repertoire.

The main musical styles played by Rhythm Futur are gypsy swing / hot club jazz, American swing and bossa nova, offering a flexible repertoire to the client that is both accessible and sophisticated. Rhythm Futur can remain discreet and laid back or become joyfully punchy when the atmosphere demands it, for example when the event becomes festive or celebratory.

For large events requiring a more focal-point performance, Rhythm Futur can easily extend to a trio, quartet or quintet by calling in a top vocalist, bass player or drummer. This can allow for other musical styles such as funk and reggae to be presented.

Some of the venues in Canterbury where they have performed: Castrols Garage, Tiffany’s, Belgian Beer Cafe, The Laboratory, The Twisted Hop, Dorothy’s, Le Plonk, The Heritage (Hanmer Springs), Kaikoura Winery, Sammies Jazz Revue, Fat Eddies, CPIT Auditorium, the Town Hall, The Crowne Plaza, Riccarton House and Otahuna Lodge.

The Players
Reuben Derrick (clarinet and saxophone) performs throughout New Zealand and Australia where he has shared the stage with Whirimako Black, Delaney Davidson, Richard Nunns, James Morrison, Mike Nock, Naomi Ferguson, Jennine Bailey and many other top performers. In 2014 he graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition. In 2015 he was an artist-in-residence at Music Omi in New York.

Keith Petch (guitar) has been playing gypsy jazz throughout NZ since the 80's and continues to explore this discipline with a passion. During recent years he has spent a lot of his time Spain performing with European musicians.

Rhythm Futur can expand up to a 4 piece by adding Bass and another Guitarist and operate that lineup under the name Swing 42

ideal for: background music for wedding dinner, corporate event, product release, swing dancing

All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
Autumn Leaves
Basin St. Blues
Beautiful Love
Bernie’s Tune
Besame Mucho
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
Blue Monk
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cry Me a River
Days of Wine and Roses
Django’s Castle
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Georgia on My Mind
The Girl from Ipanema
Green Dolphin Street
Groovin’ High
Honeysuckle Rose
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
I Can’t Get Started
I Got Rhythm
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Thought About You
If I Were a Bell
I’m Confessin’
In a Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Lester Smooths it Out
Lover Man
Mack the Knife
Moonlight in Vermont
My Little Suede Shoes
My Romance
A Night in Tunisia
There is No Greater Love
On the Sunny Side of the Street
One Note Samba
Out of Nowhere
The Peanut Vendor
Round Midnight
September Song
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Someday my Prince will Come
Sophisticated Lady
St. Thomas
Stella by Starlight
Stolen Moments
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Take the “A” Train
There will Never be Another You
Watermelon Man
What is this Thing Called Love?
Work Song
You Don’t Know What Love Is

Hi David,
Yes indeed very happy with Rhythm Futur. 
Lovely guys,  great music. A fabulous night. 
Thank you so much. 
Kindest regards
Dianne Dwight

It all went great thank you very much! =)
Fisher Funds Management
Corporate Event
Christchurch Town Hall

HI Robyn,
Yes the band was great! I need to drop Reuben a note - I didn't have much time to talk to him on the night. Very pleased with the performance on the night and the service throughout.
Barbi Larkins

Hi Robyn
Yes they were great thank you, very professional and fun. Lots of great comments. 
Thanks so much!

Hi Robyn,
We were totally thrilled with Bob and Reuben they were brilliant and we would love to do it all again. 

Hi Pete
Thanks for your email.
It’s been a busy couple of days so apologies for not getting back to you sooner.
Yes, the function went well and we received numerous positive comments about both groups.
Will definitely keep you in mind for future events!
Kirsten Long
Garden City Combo and Rhythm Futur

Thanks Robyn, Sorry to take so long getting back to you. Reuben and Keith were a great hit and helped make our party a roaring success. We would definitely recommend them to friends most of whom were at the do and gave very favorable feedback.
Regards, Jill

Hi ... the band were perfect for our event and were very flexible to our requirements on the night .
We will use your services again in the future I am sure
Thanks Peter Barton

Hi Robyn,
Rhythm Futur were great on Thursday, thanks again!
Laura Jones
Promotions Coordinator
Kiwi Property Management Limited

Hi Robyn, they were FANTASTIC.
Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Kind regards
Max Cassells

Hi there,
The duo Rhythum Futur was fantastic and we loved their music and appreciated their flexibility to fit in with the flow of the night. They were very approachable and friendly. overall we are very glad we chose them for our wedding entertainmment. It made the atmosphere just perfect.
Thankyou so much,
Jane and Ben

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