The Winsome Lost are a fun, contemporary, 5-piece covers band with a folky twist perfect for weddings, functions and events of all manner. Featuring a full band sound with fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harp and rhythm section; paired with soulful harmonies they get a party started wherever they go.

The Winsome Lost excel where the audience is diverse – from the kids through to your nan - their eclectic mix of tunes from Johnny Cash to The Black Keys will have the dance floor cranking all night long. They also specialize in modern folk covers from Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Of Monsters And Men and more. They also throw the odd barn or line dance in the mix, always a crowd favourite!

With consistently raving customers in regards to communication, professionalism, musicianship, audience connection, audience participation and just an all round good time The Winsome Lost offer something a little alternative, hip and authentic. With a range of options from full band through to acoustic duo (eg. for your ceremony or after-ceremony drinks / canapes) they’ve got you covered whatever your vision. Based in the lower North Island The Winsome Lost are happy to travel.


•Fun performances that all ages will love
•Connection with the audience
•Consistent excellent feedback and referrals
•Diverse instrumentation and full-band sound
•Great selection of tunes with something for everyone
•Cranking dance floor from the kids through to your nan
•Audience participation when they teach you dances! Perfect to get guests mingling, up on the floor and having a laugh. People often comment on this being the highlight of their night!

Ideal for: music with a difference for corporate function, private party, wedding, festival, country themed event

Aint’ No Grave – Crooked Still
Are you Gonna Be my Girl – Jet
At last - Etta James
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Blame it on me – George Ezra
Blister In the Sun – Violent Femmes
Boots made for walking – Nancy Sinatra
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Browns Ferry Blues – Americana traditional
Budapest – George Ezra
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis
Cherokee shuffle – Americana traditional
Cotton eyed joe – Rednex
Cry to me – Solomon Burke
Devil went down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
Don’t Let Me Down – Joy Williams
Don’t stop believing – Journey
Dreams – Fleetwood mac
Fare thee well – Marcus Mumford
Five Hundred Miles - Proclaimers
Flowers in your hair – Lumineers
Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Georgia – Vance Joy
Goin up the country – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Havana – Camila Cabello
Heart Beats Slow – Angus and Julia Stone
Hit the road jack – Ray Charles
Home – Edward Sharpe & the magnetic zeros
I will wait – Mumford and sons
I’m on fire – Bruce Springsteen
Jackson- Johnny Cash
Jolene – Dolly Parton / Miley Cyrus
Land down under – Men at work
Little lion man – Mumford and sons
Little Rabbit – Americana traditional
Little Talks – Of monsters and men
Lonely Boy – The black keys
Love love love – Avalanche City
Merrily / Morrisons / Cooleys – Irish traditional
Mohair Sam – Charlie Rich
Mystery Train – Elvis
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Passenger – Iggy Pop
Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
Ring of fire – Johnny Cash
Riptide – Vance Joy
Something in the water – Brooke Fraser
Steal my kisses – Ben Harper
Stuck in the Middle with you– Stealers Wheel
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Timber – Ke$sha
Toxic – Brittney Spears
Toxic – Melanie Martinez
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Walk of life – Dire straights
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
Wonderwall – Oasis

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