Type: Covers Band
Sir Duke is a four piece covers band with over 30 years’ experience in the entertainment industry.
The band was formed in the early 1970’s by three of the still original members. Sir Duke was a success from the start and has performed at hundreds of functions ranging from weddings to charity balls and corporate events across the country.
Sir Duke was the legendary resident house band at the popular Leopard Hotel on marine parade Napier from 1978-1987.
Sir Duke still plays a wide variety of music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s through to today. The band can also cater to specific requests from their clients. The longevity of Sir Duke is due to the bands dedication and belief in giving a good and rewarding performance every time.
The band has the experience and ability to diversify its musical style to cater for audiences of all ages.
By popular demand Sir Duke was specially selected as support act for the Mission Estate Hawkes Bay Concert 2014.
This was a very special and a wonderful opportunity for the band to perform and to support the main international celebrities of Ronan Keating- Melanie C – Leo Sayer- Billy Ocean & Sharon Corr.
Ideal for: dance music for wedding reception dance, private party, corporate dance event, charity gala event, ball and fund raising events.
Regular Band Members:
Pik Atkinson – lead guitarist and lead vocals
Cougan Renata ¬- Lead guitarist and lead vocals
Neil Sloan – drummer and vocals
Pat Mahoney – bass guitarist and vocals
Janeene Toner – Special guest female singing artist (special events)
Janeene is an all-round professional and a very polished female performer. Her amazing voice and stage presence adds a real touch of class to the band when it comes to concerts ,corporate and the special events.
The Everly Brothers
The Bee Gees
The Rolling Stones
Steve Miller Band
Crosby Stills and Nash
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Little River Band
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
3 Doors Down
Sir Duke was amazing, we loved them! Thank you for organising such an awesome band for us.
Thanks for that. Sir Duke were great and music was perfect – plenty of compliments from all and memories from friend who had them play at their wedding 37 years ago. All round a great night so thanks to Sir Duke.
As well as playing at a number of social occasions such as weddings and birthday celebrations, Sir Duke has played at the following events:
Leopard Inn - House Band - 1978 - 1987
IHC Ball - Charity Ball - 2002 – 2004- 2006
St Mathews College - School Ball - 1995 - 2009
Napier Girls High School - School Ball - 1998 - 2008
Napier Boys High School - School Ball - 1999 - 2008
Napier Pirates Rugby Club - Corporate Event - 2003 - 2012
CHB College - School Ball - 1996 – 1999- 2001 - 2002-2009
Farmlands - Corporate Event - 2004 – 2005, 2009
David Kirk (NZ All Black Captain) - Wedding - 1996
Scots College - School Ball - 2004- 2006 - 2009
Williams and Kettle - Corporate Event - 2006 - 2009
New Zealand Motor Trade assn. - Corporate awards Event - 2008- 2010-2012
Napier Cosmopolitan Club - NZ Managers Event - 2011
Napier RSA - Dance Nights - 2001 - 2012
Hastings RSA - Dance Nights - 2005 - 2012
National servicemen’s club Hastings - Dance Nights - 2005 - 2012
Napier Cosmopolitan Club - Dance Nights - 2008 – 2011
Due to the bands popularity Sir Duke is regularly rehired to perform at functions year after year.
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