TALL POPPIES Band fans at The Copper Room in Takapuna, Auckland.

TALL POPPIES at The Cloud Auckland.
TALL POPPIES at The Cloud Auckland.

Rob, TALL POPPIES' drummer, at The Cloud in Auckland.

At Sky City Convention Centre
At Sky City Convention Centre

TALL POPPIES Band playing at Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Why is it worth investing in a top, professional, reliable band?!

  1. Many of you may only invest in a band once in your life .The band can make or break the function so the right choice, and a budget that allows for that, is crucial!

  2. We have been phoned so often, by people who's band has just cancelled on them at the last minute! TALL POPPIES has a 100% reliability record for functions. We have NEVER let a client down for their function!!!!  TALL POPPIES believes that 'The show must go on' and we pull out all 'stops' to ensure that happens e.g. Robbie, our drummer, discharged himself from A&E, saying he'd return in the morning to have his broken wrist operated on, with a plate to be inserted, so that he could play for the function that night! - Now that's commitment!

  3. In over 20 years in the business, we have experienced and dealt with possibly every type of issue that could arise, such as: moody, flitty, unprofessional musicians; musicians who think feeling a little unwell means they can't play; musicians who forget to write dates in a diary (or don't own a diary!); musicians and sound techs with alcohol or drug issues;  musicians arriving late; unsuitable dress for formal occasions; and musicians who can't interact nicely with clients and patrons. TALL POPPIES has used all this experience to ensure we have professional, reliable, talented, nice people on board! :) ​

  4. We are experts in song choice! It's not about playing the musicians' favourite songs - it's about knowing and playing what the crowd wants to hear and will dance to! We have fully honed those skills. 

  5. It's one thing to be a talented vocalist or musician - but it's a whole different ball game to be an actual 'performer'.  Many vocalists sing with their eyes closed all the time - that is self-indulgent and they should instead be smiling and interacting with the crowd. The main TALL POPPIES members have backgrounds in performance, dance, public speaking and hyping the crowd (aerobics instructing), and smiling! That all contributes to a great function, not an ordinary one. Read about TALL POPPIES' backgrounds.

  6. This is all summed up by 'Reading our references!  Honestly - read those and you won't need to look any further!

  • How much does TALL POPPIES charge?                                                                           Fees vary according to hours booked for; if it's our 4, 5 or 6-piece band; the size of function (number attending) and the month of the year. Please simply make contact and our fee schedule will be sent to you, to make a decision according to your budget.

  • How is the booking confirmed?                                                                              Confirmation is made with a 10% deposit. and booking contract.

  • What is included in the charge?                                                                                         Most commonly, up to 3 hours booked from start to finish time, with 3 sets and breaks. We can provide our own P/A and lighting ; and the complimentary service of mini-DJ music for before-hand and the breaks if needed.​

  • What is the complimentary mini-DJ service?!                                                                  Our drummer, aka DJ Robbie, provides his own complimentary mini-DJ mix on his  IPod, to play where required also. He has accumulated all the best songs over the years, and takes requests - so you will have all bases covered!


  • Where in New Zealand will you play?                                                                            Usually only in Auckland. It's always worth asking though - you just never know!

  • Do you have any references?                                                                                             We sure have - from 2003 to 2019! Honestly, once you've seen who our clients have been and read what they have to say - you won't need to look any further!!!           Click here to read them.

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