Roger Skinner & the Motivation

Roger has over 35 years experience entertaining Aucklanders.

The Motivation is a 4 piece band performing rock and roll hits from 50's to the 90's. They perform regularly at rock and roll clubs, hotels and service clubs in Auckland area.

This is a great party down band.

Roger is also available as a soloist singing solo with his guitar.

A female vocalist Jacqui thompson, can be added for more variety.

Ideal for: dance music for wedding reception, sports club or serviced club, corporate function, birthdays, race meetings

Sample repertoire

Roger Skinner
Blue Jean Baby
King of Whiskey Stillers
Let's Think of Something
My '39 Ford
Oh, I love to Dance
One Smoke, One Drink
we'll Save the Best for Last

Neil Diamond
I'm A Believer
Solitary Man

Rolling Stones
Paint it Black
Ruby Tuesday

Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
Baby I Don't Care
Blue Christmas
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Suede Shoes
Don't Be Cruel
Viva Las Vegas
Wooden Heart

The Eagles
Lyin' Eyes
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Take It Easy
Tequila Sunrise

Creedance Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising
Cotton Fields
Down On The Corner
Green River
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Looking Out My Backdoor
Midnight Special
Proud Mary
Travelling Band
Who'll Stop The Rain

Cliff Richard
Bachelor Boy
Livin' Doll
Lucky Lips
Please Don't Tease
Summer Holiday
The Young Ones
Theme For A Dream
Travellin' Light
When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart

Buddy Holly
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
It's So Easy
Maybe Baby
Not Fade Away
Oh Boy
Peggy Sue
Raining In My Heart
Rave On
That'll Be The Day
True Love Ways
Well All Right
Words Of Love

The Beatles
Back In The USSR
Eleanor Rigby
Hey Jude
Honey Pie
I Feel Fine
I Should Have Known Better
Lady Madonna
Love Me Do
Please Please Me
Ticket To Ride
When I'm 64
With A Little Help From My Friends

Patsy Cline
Write Me In Care Of The Blues

Willie Nelson
Always On My Mind
Blue Skies
Seven Spanish Angels

Freddy Fender
Before The Nest Teardrop Falls

Claude Rich
Behind Closed Doors

John Fogerty
Big Train From Memphis

Roy Orbison
Blue Bayou
California Dreams
Dream Baby
In Dreams
Mean Woman Blues
Only The Lonely
Pretty Woman
Running Scared
You Got It

Cliff Richard
Easily Fall In Love
A Girl Like You

Chuck Berry
Back In The USA
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Down The Road A Piece
Hail Hail Rock And Roll
Johnny B. Goode
Let It Rock
Little Queenie
No Particular Place To Go
Promised Land
Rock And Roll Music
Roll Over Beethoven
Route 66
Sweet Little Sixteen
Too Much Monkey Business
You Never Can Tell

Fly Me to The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me - Shirley Bassey
Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka
Sway - Dean Martin
All I Do Is Dream Of You - Judy Garland
Someone, Someone - The Tremoloes
Lily Of Laguna - Maxina
Show Me The Way To Go Home - Julie London
How High The Moon - Nat King Cole
Blue Spanish Eyes - Engelbert Humperdinck
Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus Two
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Scotland the Brave - Gay Gordon
Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes
Hernando's Hideaway - Archie Bleyer
Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
Tulips From Amsterdam - Max Bygraves
Waltz Across Texas - Ernest Tubb

Glenn Campbell
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Country Boy
Gentle On My Mind
I Love How You Love Me
It's Only Make Believe
Rhinestone Cowboy

Line Dancing
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down - The Mavericks
Boot Scooting Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Don't Rock The Jukebox - Alan Jackson
Gimme Hope Joanna - Eddy Grant
I Want To Dance With You - George Strait
Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn
Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Your Man - Josh Turner

and many more...

Roger Skinner was fantastic.  Really nice guys.  They read our audience well and we loved them.  There is talk that we want them back next year.

Roger Skinner and the Motivations were excellent!
Everyone in attendance commented at how tremendously well the band played and how interactive they were in getting everybody up onto the dance floor. Excellent range of music and played to our them ball. Very pleased and thank you for all your help in making our ball a success.
Winston Cotidis
Waitomo Emergency Services Ball Committee

Hi Robyn
Rodger Skinner was pleasant to deal with and the band performed superbly on the night.
Waveney Warth

Hi Kellie
Thank you yes we had a tremendous night and Roger and the band were one of the central reasons. They were tireless and very much enjoyed by the crowd. We enjoyed them last year and just as much this year. Please pass on our thanks again.
Don Sharp
Scottish Freemasons

Hiya Pete
Roger and the boys were fab ... and Jackie too!!
Thanks for a great night!
Ann-Marie Masterton
Chrisco Hampers

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