ROCKOVA DUO consists of Peter and Claire Matthews (husband and wife team) who use live instruments and vocals with full backing playing background or dance music. Rockova has a vast repertoire that can be customised to meet specific goals and desires for any event and prides itself with filling the dance floor and keeping it full.

Rockova plays a variety of music ranging from sixties rock n roll, seventies classic hits through to today's top 20 music. Artists include: ABBA, Boney M, Beatles, Bee Gees, Duffy, Shania Twain, Ricki Martin, Kylie Minogue, Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Elvis, Eagles, Geri Halliwell.

Rockova’s specialty is weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions, xmas functions and company functions. Some recent events they have performed at are: Tasman-Makos rugby pre match function, Whitney Street School Fireworks Annual Event, National Lions Convention, Blenheim Round Table Reunion, Youth for Christ Fundraising Ball, National Marching Conference, Moutere Rugby Club Centenary, and many weddings and private functions.

Peter was a member of the famous NZ band “Creation” in the 70s. He was in the backing band for famous New Zealand artists (Rob Guest, Craig Scott, Bunny Walters), international band, Paper Lace when touring New Zealand, and pop television shows. He then went overseas and had a successful career as a professional musician (specialty vocals and guitar), playing in various bands in England and Europe (Norway, Germany Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Holland) for many years. His band won the Truman’s National Talent Contest in London. His wife Claire joined the duo as a professional trained vocalist. She has played at a wide variety of functions including weddings, birthdays and corporate functions.

Ideal for: dance music for corporate events, private functions, weddings

Rockova only uses the best and highest quality equipment available.
Their system includes:
Bose L1 Professional Sound System;
Bose L1 cylindrical radiator speakers
Bose PS1 power stands
Bose B1 bass modules
Midi software
Roland sound modules
Shure microphones
Fender guitars

Rockova’s dance floor lighting will help create a mood that will flow with the music and set the foundation for a full night of dancing.
Rockova has various lights available if required - disco lights, Magic gobo lights, mirror ball and mirror ball lights,moving colour lights, IC4 lights and coloured spots.

Sample repertoire:

Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Rae Cyrus
All My Loving – Beatles
Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet – Bachman Turner Overdrive
Are You Old Enough – Dragon
Bad Case of Lovin You –Robert Palmer
Believer – Cher
Brown Girl in the Ring – Cher
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Can’t Buy me Love – Beatles
Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dancing Queen – AbbaDaydream Believer – Monkees
Da Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
Doctor Doctor – Robert Palmer
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Down on the Corner – Robert Palmer
Eight Days A Week – Beatles
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond
Get This Party Started – Pink
Give it Up – KC and the Sunshine band
Grease – Beegees
Greased Lightening – Grease
Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence
Hitching A Ride – Vanity Fair
Holding on to Love – Shania Twain
Honey I’m Home – Shania Twain
Hooked on A Feeling – Vonda Shepherd
Hot Hot Hot – Poindexter
Hurts so Good – John Cougar Mellencamp
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett
It’s in His Kiss (shoop shoop song) – Cher
It’s So Easy – Linda Ronstadt
Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
It’s Raining Men – Geri Halli well
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Jive Talking – Bee Gees
Lets Rock (Jailhose Rock) – Elvis Presley
Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Locomotion – Kylie Minogue
Long Ago – Herbs
Mama Mia – ABBA
Man I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Midnight Special – Creedence Clearwater
Movin on Up – M PeopleMustang Sally – The Commitments
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
Mercy – Duffy
Obladi Oblada – Beatles
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Proud Mary – Credence
Rain – Dragon
Red Red Wine – UB40
Rhythm is Going to Get You – Gloria Estefan
Ring Ring – ABBARock Around the Clock – Bill Haley
Rivers of Babylon – Boney M
Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day
Rollin on the River – Credence
Runaround Sue – Dion
Sad Movies – Sue Thompson
Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
Shalala la la – Vengaboys
She Loves You – Beatles
Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Surfing in the USA
The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
The Tide is High – Atomic Kitten
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Waterloo – ABBA
You’re the One That I Want – Olivia Newton John / John Travolta
YMCA – Village People

Hi Robyn, it was great! They are a really great group and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves dancing all night.  Thank you 
Kerry Barton 

Just to advise our weekend went well, and the weather was wonderful.  The entertainment provided by Roc Ova on Saturday night was  really great and enjoyed by all.  As it is sometime now since I posted our cheque, would you please advise if you have received it and please forward me a receipt to,
J. Harris, Treasurer, NZMCA,

Hi Robyn,
Thank you for your email.  Yes the performance provided by Roc Ova, was great, and many of our members told us how much they enjoyed it. 
Cheers Jeanette 
New Zealand Motor Caravan Association

Thank you they were wonderful and everyone danced. Their music was perfect for our 1960s theme.
We had so many positive comments!
Kind regards
Alison TR

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