Rocky Rhodes - 4 Piece Covers Band - Hamilton

Type: Covers Band

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Rocky Rhodes is a Waikato- based live 4 piece covers band specialising in kiwi and classic rock, predominantly from the 70’s and 80’s, with hand-picked modern covers added as well. Extremely versatile, the band is well priced, friendly and easy to communicate with, and best of all has a formula to keep the dance floor full!

Formed in 2012, they recently had a line-up change with Jeff Stewart as guitarist replacing the original Neil Pascoe. The band plays completely live versions of well- known hits, and is an extension of the popular Crossroads Duo.

The band has gigged at many venues including Skycity Casino in Hamilton, the Kentish Hotel, Waihi Beach Hotel, plus many weddings, private functions, corporate and chartered club events.

The band also provides gear and talent for the popular Huntly Muso Club open nights which run monthly at Huntly RSA, this has been an institution for nearly 8 years running.


Mike Lynch (Keyboard & lead vocals) had a classical music upbringing but developed a keen interest in classic rock, especially kiwi, and is the “manager” of the band, handling the bookings and marketing side. Former bands include Rouge, Night Shift, 4x2, Hardcast,  90% and  Two’s Company. As with the rhythm section, Mike is a Huntly local.

Jeff Stewart (Guitar and vocals) is a highly regarded and experienced guitarist, having started in the Hamilton band Lucifer (at one stage support for the early Dragon band), plus Hardcast, Two’s Company and Hit List, as well as backing well known artists such as John Rowles and Suzanne Prentice. He’s a regular at the Paihia Country Rock festival and has a busy schedule as currently is also one half of the popular male/female duo Lip Service.

Greg Allen (Bass & vocals) is a well- known Huntly businessman with a passion for rock music that saw him progress into a very capable bass player. In his early days as a musician he formed a local Huntly band which had a good following. With his IT background he also keeps the band advised of new technology and apps that are of great benefit.

Nigel Roberts (Drums & vocals) has been playing drums in bands since he was fifteen, and hails from Westport originally.  He later progressed to the West Coast pub scene in various bands – including Red October, Cunning Stunts and Yassir and the Arafats.

To further his musical knowledge, Nige attended Christchurch Jazz school and completed 3 years of music education with Ted Meager.  During his time in Christchurch, he enjoyed a short stint with alt-rock group Filer. Nigel later moved to Huntly to raise his young family, and joined Rocky Rhodes in 2013.


Ideal for: dance music for corporate function, private party, wedding, chartered club

Aussie/NZ Medley - Boys light up/Down under (79-84)
Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock around the Clock 1955
Billy Idol - White wedding 1982
Blue Swede - Hooked on a feeling 1974
Bob Marley - Three little birds 1980
Bob Seger - Old time Rock n' Roll 1978
Brookes and Dunn - Boot Scootin' Boogie 1991
Brookes and Dunn - Neon Moon 1991 -
Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night 1974
CCR - Have you ever seen the rain 1970
CCR - Midnight Special 1969
CCR - Proud Mary 1969
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey 2015
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode 1958
Chuck Berry - No Particular place to go 1964
Citizen Band - Rust in my car 1979
Coconut Rough - Sierra Leone 1983
Coup d' Etat - Doctor I like your medicine 1980
Crowded House - Chocolate cake 1991
Crowded House - It's only natural 1991
Crowded House - Sister Madly 1988
Daddy Cool - Come back again 1971
Daddy Cool - Eagle rock 1971
Dave Dobbyn - Love you like I should 1988
Dave Dobbyn - Loyal 1988
Dave Edmunds Band - I hear you knockin' 1971
David Bowie - Jean Genie 1972
DD Smash - Devil you know 1982
Dion - The Wanderer 1961
Dion - Runaround Sue 1962
Dire Straits - Down to the waterline 1978
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing 1978
Doobie Brothers - Long train running 1973
Dragon - April Sun in Cuba 1978
Dragon - Are you old enough 1978
Dragon - Rain 1983 Still in love with you 1978
Elemeno P - Verona 2003
Elton John - Crocodile Rock 1972
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede shoes 1956
Elvis Presley - Don't be cruel 1956
Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm 1961
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock 1957
Eric Clapton - Lay down Sally 1977
Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight 1977
Garry Moore - Still got the blues 1990
Garry Moore - Walking by myself 1990
Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 1975
Goodshirt - Sophie 2001
Headband - Good Morning Mr Rock n Roll 1972
Hello Sailor - Blue lady 1977
Hello Sailor - Gutter Black 1977
Hello Sailor - Lyin' in the sand 1978
Herbs - Long Ago 1984
Icehouse - We can get together 1980
Icehouse - Can't help myself 1980
INXS - Mystify 1987
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville 1977
John C. Mellencamp - Hurts so good 1982
John Denver - Country Roads 1974
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison blues 1956
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler 1978
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama 1974
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline 1969
Michael Buble - Mack the knife 2005 (1958)
Michael Buble - Sway 2004 (1954)
Midnight Oil = Beds are Burning 1987
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel 2004
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay 1968
Pink Floyd - Brick in the wall 1980
Queen - Crazy little thing called Love 1980
Rolling Stones - Honky tonk woman 1969
Rolling Stones - Miss You 1978
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman 1965
Smokie - Living next door to Alice1976
Split Enz - I Got You 1979
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the middle 1973
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Mary had a little lamb 1983
Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut 1980
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer 1977
Talking Heads - Take me to the river 1979
The Angels - No secrets 1980
The Angels - Am I ever gonna see you 1977
The Angels - We gotta get outta this place1986
The Beatles - Drive my car 1965
The Beatles - I saw her standing there1963
The Commitments - Mustang Sally 1991 (1966)
The Doors - Love her madly 1971
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk 1964
Th' Dudes - Be mine tonight 1979
Th' Dudes - Bliss 1980
Th' Dudes - Right first time 1979
Th' Dudes - Walking in light 1979
The Eagles - Hotel California 1976
The Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feelin' 1972
The Eagles - Take it Easy 1972
The Eagles - Take it to the limit 1975
The Exponents - All I can do 1983
The Exponents - I'll say goodbye 1983
The Exponents - Victoria 1983
The Exponents - Who loves who the most 1991
The Exponents - Why does love do this 1991
The Kinks - All day and all of the night 1967
The Mavericks - Dance the night away 1998
The Mockers - Forever Tuesday morning 1984
The Monkees - Daydream Believer 1968
The Monkees - I'm a believer 1966
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles 1988
The Swingers - Counting the beat 1981
Tiki Taane - Always on my mind 2008
Tom Petty - Free Fallin' 1989
Tom Petty - Mary Jane's last dance 1993
Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl 1967
Violent Femmes - Blister in the sun 1983
Wild Cherry - Play that funky Music 1976

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