Sam & James
70s, 80s, Classic Hits, Country, Pop, Rnb, Rock, Top40
Bay of Plenty, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga
Sam & James are an extremely talented duo party band based in the Bay of Plenty. They are perfect for your Wedding or Private event. Both talented multi-instrumentalists who both sing, Sam & James are able to cater to any crowd with a range of the greatest dance floor hits known to man! Sam is also available as a solo acoustic performer which you can view here.
Take it Easy – The Eagles
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
When It Rains It Pours – Luke Combs
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Santeria – Sublime
Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel
Zombie – The Cranberries
Sam and James were absolutely epic. They were organised and easy to talk to before the wedding and on the day. Their music was insane and kept all our guests of all ages entertained for the night. I couldn’t recommend them enough if you’re having a wedding or event. Thank you Jan for all the organising and putting us together with this amazing band.
Waihi Wedding, Private Residence
Better Band Co were fantastic at sourcing the music for our wedding and very responsive. He understood what style we were after and the Duo Sam and James nailed. Guests were raving about them and it created the perfect atmosphere
Auckland Wedding, Morningside Glasshouse
We were SO pleased that our original band fell through and we ended up with Sam & James. Sam was so professional and very easy to communicate with. You know it’s a great wedding when people come away with sore feet from dancing the whole night. We were so so so happy with the vibe they created and their talent is incredible. I’m gutted we were away for photos and couldn’t enjoy the acoustic music during canapés as it sounded so good! So many compliments from everyone who attended. Also appreciate Better Bands Company and Jan for help with making it all happen with such ease! Would highly recommend them to everyone.
Tauranga Wedding, Black Walnut
Jan was so helpful and found this amazing duo for our wedding. He just knew what a perfect fit it would be. Thanks Jan! Sam and James played for our wedding and what a treat! Right from the start they were easy to communicate with and just genuinely nice guys. After hearing a few YouTube videos of them play we were excited but in no way did we expect what we got. They read the crowd and the dance floor was never empty, they were absolutely fantastic! Our guests were raving about them and a few commented about booking them for their event. (We can’t wait). Thank you both for making it such a special, memorable evening. Felt like we were partying the night away with old friends. (Even the neighbours wanted to come and join in) Thanks again guys and hopefully see you soon!
Kristin & Oscar
Bay of Plenty Wedding, Private Residence Opotiki
We made a pretty last minute decision to find a live band for our December wedding and we couldn’t have been more lucky to have Sam & James as part of our special day! They were incredibly lovely and brought the most wonderful atmosphere to our reception. They were both super professional and made the entire process leading up to the wedding stress free. Our friends and family absolutely raved about them afterwards and continue to say they were just the perfect end to a perfect day. We can’t thank you both enough for making our wedding night the best night of our lives — thank you so much!!
Mount Maunganui Surf Club
Sam and James were absolutely incredible at our wedding. They nailed our entrance songs, Kept the dancefloor going all night, were so funny and created the best atmosphere! Couldn’t recommend them enough!
Coromandel Wedding, Stone Terrace Guest House
We had the pleasure of meeting Sam and James at a wedding recently, as a wedding vender we get to see loads of bands and can honestly say they are the best we have ever seen. From the start to the finish and a bonus they are just the nicest people. If we ever have a big event we will be trying to book these guys.
Tauranga Wedding Vendor
Sam & James played for us at a wrap-party for a staff conference. They were fantastic and understood the energy required throughout the evening. They were great to deal with and even let one of our staff members steal a mic, and the spotlight for a song! Highly recommend, fantastic voices and incredible musicians.
Tauranga Corporate, Top10 Holiday Parks
Better Band is just amazing! Jan was extremely helpful all the way. We had Sam & James for our Coromandel wedding and they were just INCREDIBLE!
They keep everyone dancing for 3 hrs and more. We are extremely happy with all the service delivered by better band.
Coromandel Wedding, Star & Garter Hotel
You will not find better than Sam and James! These guys are seriously outstanding and had our dance floor cranking the whole night.
Amazingly talented and seemed to enjoy themselves as much as we did. We had so many comments after the wedding about the band and we cannot recommend Sam and James enough. Thank you thank you thank you!
Bay of Plenty Wedding, Omahanui Venue
I’d like to say that Sam and James exceeded our expectations. They were absolutely amazing and had all the guests on their feet for the entire evening.
Joint 50th Birthday, Bay of Plenty
Sam and James sounded amazing at our wedding! Highly recommend booking them for your event. Very easy to organise through betterband too.
Aaron & Ebony
Waikato Wedding, Corbett House