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X-Files - 2 Piece Covers Band - Christchurch


Type: Covers Band


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X-FILES DUO is Christchurch's 5-star duo in music and entertainment; most noted for their energy, performance, crowd interaction, vocals, great sound, and dress. Every performance is specifically crafted to the flow of the event and for the entertainment of each new audience; song choice is paramount. X-Files duo want to help make your event most memorable and magical!

Singing professionally since age 17, vocalist Mandi Miller is from the USA, and has been a well established performer in Christchurch since 2003. With hundreds of performances that span worldwide, this internationally acclaimed singer has a strong emphasis on entertainment during performances. She uses a wireless mic, which allows her to float and sing freely among the audience.
In LA (2012), she won several singing/entertaining gold & silver awards at World Championship of Performing Arts. She sang for several years in Christchurch's highly regarded Dateless-n-Desperate Showband (DnD). She currently fronts Christchurch's widely respected rock/pop band, RETROSONIC. She also has a an award-winning solo keyboard/vocal act: Mandi Miller Soloist.

Chiming in on guitar and vocals is Mark Wilson. Formerly of the Basket Cases and Auckland based CHCH band the Androidss.Mark had an original song which charted at NO 19 in 1981. He then went on to play with covers bands The Blue Beats and Wonderwall until forming his own Classic Rock Band RETROSONIC. Mark loves to rock'n roll, complementing Mandi's dynamic vocals with smooth guitar licks and a choice of songs in which he sings lead.

This duo can do acoustic style background for wedding canapes etc

Ideal for: background and dance music for corporate function, private party, wedding

Mandi Miller
hails from Oregon, USA where her professional singing career began 20 years ago. She is a highly trained vocalist and a dynamic performer. Her aim is simple: To entertain her audience and leave them smiling!
A few points that highlight Mandi’s singing career: She toured the USA and Europe with Continental Singers as their lead vocalist show-opener; sang with Michael Crawford (Phantom of the Opera); sang for Helen Clark (then Prime Minister); soloed in Christchurch at noteable venues such as The Cathedral in the Square (guest artist, Jazz Sundays), CCC performance in Cathedral Square, The Octagon Restaurant, and Christchurch Casino. Mandi has toured New Zealand while singing with D-n-D Showband. Mandi has recorded 3 CDs; one of which is of her original music. She is currently lead singer in one of Christchurch’s best cover bands: Retrosonic.

Mark Wilson,
native of Christchurch, plays guitar and sings some lead and some backing vocals in X-Files. A fine professional musician with passion, playing music has been his mistress since 17 years of age. Among Mark’s notable achievements: a “high flyer” song on the NZ Charts #19 (1981) – “Getting Jumpy” with his band The Androidss. Since then, Mark has played in and managed several South Island cover bands: Blue Beats, Wonderwall, and Retrosonic. Currently, Mark is guitarist & a vocalist in one of Christchurch’s hottest cover bands: Retrosonic

8 Days a Week - Beatles
Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain
April Sun - Dragon
All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun – Sheryl Crow
All the Small Things – Blink 182
Are You Old Enough -Dragon
Bad Moon – CCR
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Black Horse & Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
Black Velvet - Alanah Miles
Blue Suede Shoes
Boys Light Up – Aussie Crawl
Brass In Pocket - Pretenders
Breathe - Faith Hill
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Call Me - Blondie
Celebration – Cool & the Gang
Cocaine – Eric Clapton
Come Together - Beatles
Counting the Beat - The Swingers
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love– Queen
Creep - Radiohead
Dance the Night Away - Mavericks
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Don't Get Me Wrong - Pretenders
Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones
Don't Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t You Want Me Baby – Human League
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Aretha Franklin
Down On The Corner - CCR
Down Under – Men at Work
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Man, I Feel Like a Woman - Shania
Fire – Pointer Sisters
Flowers On the Wall - Eric Heatherly (Statler Bros)
Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
Gimme One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hot & Cold – Katy Perry
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
Hurts So Good – John Cougar
I Can See Clearly Now – Harry Belefonte
I Feel Lucky - Mary Chapin-Carpenter
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
I Love Rock&Roll – Joan Jett
I'm A Believer – Monkeys/Smashmouth
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
I’m the Only One – Melissa Ethridge
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I Try – Macy Gray
I Want that Man – Debbie Harry
I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Jack and Diane – John Cougar
Just Like A Pill – Pink
Kiss - Prince
Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
La Bamba - Los Lobos
Lady Marmalade – ‘Lil Kim, Pattie LaBelle
La Freak - Chic
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts
Listen To The Music – Doobie Bros
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Bros
Love Shack – B52s
Loyal – Dave Dobbyn
Lydia – Fur Patrol
Maggie Mae – Rod Stewart
Mama Mia – ABBA
Maria – Blondie
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty
Mercy - Duffy
Modern Love - David Bowie
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mustang Sally
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
No One Needs to Know - Shania Twain
Oh My God - Gin Wigmore
One Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morrisette
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Poker Face – Lady GaGa
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Price Tag – Jessie J
Proud Mary – CCR
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Push – Matchbox 20
Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton
Rain - Dragon
Ready To Go - Republica
Red Neck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
River Deep, Mountain High
Roadhouse Blues - Doors
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Roxanne - Police
Say That You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac
Santeria – Sublime
Satisfaction - Stones
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Shake It - Metrostation
Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it) – Beyonce
Smooth Operator - Sade
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Something To Talk About – Bonnie Raite
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stay the Night – James Blunt
Steamy Windows – Tina Turner
Stuck In The Middle – Steelers Wheels
Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Sweet Home Alabama - Skynard
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
These Boots are Made For Walkin – Nancy Sinatra
Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Ray
Thorn in My Side - Eurythmics
Torn – Natalie Imbrigula
Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Venus - Shocking Blue
Victoria – The Exponents
Walking On Sunshine –Katrina & the Waves
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Waterloo – ABBA
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
We Are Young - FUN
What's Up – 4 Non-Blondes
Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
Where Did Our Love Go? - Supremes
Why Does Love Do This To Me? – The Exponents
Wonderwall - Oasis
YMCA - The Village People
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Zepher Song – Red Hot Chili Peppers


Hi Mark ,
Thank you and Mandi so much for making my party such a great night. I hope you had enough food and drinks - its easy to forget about the band when your having a good knees up. Thanks also for playing a little longer than expected. I have had awesome feedback about the band last night and today. Quite alot of the men last night thought Mandi was hot hot
Hot !
Tina Ballinger

Hi Robyn, thanks so much! X-files awesome, we had the best night!
I hope they get more bookings!
Regards
Kath Preston

HI Robyn
I didn't go to the CHCH event, but the feedback I got about the band was good. They had great interaction with the crowd and were a great fit for the event.
Thanks
Charlotte Coddington
Awards Dinner

Thanks Pete – the X Files were great and we would definitely use them again!
Nicola Fraher

Hi Robyn
Sorry for the delay getting back to you.
We thought the X Files were fantastic and would certainly hire them again.
They were a pleasure to deal with and would recommend them to anyone without reservation.
Many thanks
Fiona Kirk


Hi Robyn
Thank you for your email. The evening was a tremendous success. We were very happy with the X Files performance and hopefully will be able to do business again for future functions.
Regards,
Margaret Stacey

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