Sir Duke has undergone some changes over the last 2 years. Members have come and gone and there is now a new line up which still has 40 years of experience in the business.
The band is now a 5 piece unit performing numbers from the 70’s onwards.
The members are now :-
Jannene Ryder – Vocals
Riley Kupa – Vocals and guitar
Neil Sloan – Drums and vocals
Ian Wallis – Lead Guitar and vocals
Neil Harrison – Bass guitar and vocals
The band was formed in the early 1970’s by three of the 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 wonderful opportunity for the band to perform and to support the main international celebrities - Ronan Keating - Melanie C - Leo Sayer - Billy Ocean & Sharon Corr.
Recent gigs have included supporting “The Lady Killers’ at River Park Events Centre, various weddings and other celebrations such as “Mingle and Jingle” Christmas events in CHB.
Ideal for: dance music for wedding reception dance, private party, corporate dance event, charity gala event, ball and fund raising events.
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Alice - Smokey
Already Gone - The Eagles
April Sun In Cuba - Dragon
Are You Old Enough - Dragon
Be Mine Tonight - Th' Dudes
Bliss - Th' Dudes
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Cherry Bomb - John Mellancamp
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Cool Change - Little River Band
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Cruisin' - Gwyneth Paltrow, Huey Lewis
Day Dream Believer - The Monkees
Daytime Friends - Kenny Rogers
Delilah - Tom Jones
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Hotel California - The Eagles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I'm Gonna Be - The Proclaimers
In the Air - L.A.B.
The Last Time - Rolling Stones
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Love Shack - B52’s
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Maxine - Sharon O’neill
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Need you Now - Lady Antebellum
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seager
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pretty Vegas - INXS
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
River Deep – Mountain High - Tina Turner
Sad Songs (Say So Much) - Elton John
Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
So True - Black Seeds
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Darlin - Fiji
Take It Easy - Eagles
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Tush - ZZ Top
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
What’s Up - 4 Non-Blondes
When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
You're The One That I Want - John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
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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