70s, 80s, Acoustic, Country, Folk, Pop, Rock, Top40
Auckland, Bay of Islands, Bay of Plenty, Hamilton, Northland, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whangarei
The Renegades are an Auckland based up-beat acoustic covers band. They don’t need a drum kit or screaming electric guitars, just some great vocals and rhythm! Lead singer Jamie covers the vocals with the assistance of Mark, embellishing songs with his occasional banjo and angel like harmonies. Jamie also adds to mix the foot borine, harmonica, mini keyboard and the shaker, not to forget his gretsch hollow body electromatic guitar, the black pearl. The Renegades have been roaming the music scene in Auckland for a long long time and a great fit for Weddings, Functions and a range of private events.
You Can’t Always Get Want You Want (Rolling Stones)
I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
The Weight (The Band)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaac)
Don’t let me down (Beatles)
All Shook Up (Elvis)
Alice (living next door to Alice) (Smokie)
Mary Janes Last Dance (Tom Petty)
Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
End Of The Line (Travelling Wilburys)
We couldn’t have chosen a better band to get folks up and dancing at Music in the Gardens at the Mansion House Reserve on Kawau Island. Six hundred people screamed “Yes” when I asked, “Should we invite them to play again next year?” Great selection of songs, fun connection between the band members. As the music coordinator, I can definitely say they were the most congenial and accommodating group of musicians I have ever worked with’
Corporate Function, Auckland
Hey guys thank you all so much for making my bday party perfect! Great sounds… Great guys. You are all ‘style’ in every way. Hope I get to enjoy yr entertainment again soon! ♫♪♫x’
50th Birthday Party, Auckland
We recently hired the Renegades to perform at the Mangere Bridge Food and Wine Festival, With Jamie being a local we thought it would be cool for them to perform.
They were absolutely amazing!!! I felt that their music was fitting to the event and catered for everyone. I have had so much good feedback about them and would like to get them involved in more of our community events I would totally recommend them to anyone that is thinking about hiring a band and hope to work with them again in the future. Good work guys!’
Public Event, Auckland
We had the Renegades play at a Joint 60th birthday party , they were absolutely brilliant . We partied from 8 till late dancing and singing to all the great songs. Jamie is an outstanding singer , all the other guys can carry a tune and are brilliant musicians .
We have rave reviews from all who were there …We will have them again , they absolutely made the night terrific fun’
60th Birthday, Auckland
‘The Renegades absolutely rock!!! Had the very best evening dancing until my feet were sore at a private function at ‘The Fireplace’ … so pleased I can follow you on Facebook to see where your next gigs are … cheers to you all and your great music’🎶👍
Private Function, Auckland
Thank you SO much for last night – everyone the team enjoyed it immensely and I have had nothing but great feedback! Really appreciate it.’ Highly recommend the band for anyone looking to hire a fun band for their Christmas function. Thanks
Anna E Versteeg
Christmas Party, Auckland
“The Renegades played at our Tauranga wedding in March and they were an absolute hit!! Having seen them already at a friend’s wedding the year before, we knew they had a great sound and could entertain a crowd, but they completely exceeded our expectations. Every song they played had people up and dancing, even the bride’s 93 year old grandfather. The guests can’t stop talking about the live music, all remarking that the band had created the best atmosphere for our celebration. The venue owners also mentioned The Renegades are one of the best bands they have seen play and were up dancing themselves too.
Chris and the crew were easy to deal with, took our requests on board and even played our wedding dance live. The rest of the setlist was bang on and suited our setting (farmyard/barn) to a tee. They also don’t need a full drum kit as they play through a mic’d up Cajon box which sounds amazing, but also a big plus for us as the venue had strict sound control requirements that this helped fufill. We would highly recommend The Renegades if you want that X factor at your big day.
Kim & Greg
They are professional, friendly, and very organised! We had an intimate wedding in a vineyard and hired them for the afternoon cocktail hour – they gauged the atmosphere and played at the perfect level of volume. Everyone got up and danced on a very warm afternoon. All of our guests kept commenting on how great they were – from the choice of songs they played, amazing vocals, great balanced instruments (I especially love the Cajun drum, and harmonica sections!) Even my dad who is usually very shy, went up and sang along when you played his favourite song ‘Take me home, Country Roads’. You will definitely be seeing our guests and us at your future gigs around Auckland!
These guys were awesome last night at my Wedding they had everyone up dancing, I have had so many comments from everyone that came to the Wedding of how great the band was, we heard them playing at the Deep Creek Brew and wanted them for our Wedding, so thanks so much you guys from the Renegades for making it such a Great night, I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to hire a wedding band.
We wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you and the band for an amazing night! It was just incredible and we had so much fun. We had great feedback from everyone and I even heard a few of my friends were fangirling haha!
Seriously though, we first heard you guys play at The Riverhead last year. I heard your arrangement of Dancing in the Dark and I was just blown away. The next day, I said to Aaron that if we ever got married (we were together for over 7 years at that stage and I wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen!), then I would really like The Renegades at our wedding. Aaron agreed and the rest is history. To be completely honest, I asked him to change the date of the wedding as you were not available on the day we had on hold!
The atmosphere was incredible and everything was so professional. The music, arrangements, and set list were fantastic and exactly what we enjoy. Thank you for making it such a memorable night. We will recommend you to everyone we can. Thank you again!
Jacqui and Aaron