The Mermaids

The Mermaids have three fantastic female vocalists doing classic covers - the overall effect is classy, fun, feel good and crowd pleasing – suitable for the broadest audience. Well recommended.
'The Mermaids' Dance Band are one of New Zealand's most established and esteemed musical lineups, based in Auckland and delivering the perfect party repertoire since 2000, performing mostly high energy music. Featuring three glamorous female vocalists, including well known personality Joe Cotton, Pauline Berry and newest member Tammy "the voice" D'Ath. The band performs a "super-fun" classic and current repertoire, from 1950's rock n roll to 2012 techno, 1970s disco to R & B. Specializing in music for the dance floor, featuring each singer in turn, all is wrapped up in great harmony and gorgeous costumes. The vocalists are accompanied by keyboardist Stuart Pearce, plus guitar. They also frequent adapt to themes and styles as requested. The Mermaids have played at Gala Dinners, Christmas Functions, Fundraiser Balls, Festivals around New Zealand, from Russell to Invercargill, Palmerston North to Nelson to New Plymouth. They have performed at the formal balls at The Chateau, Mt Ruapehu, for the last ten years and recently a ball in Rarotonga. They have performed for most high profile companies in NZ, two Prime Ministers, fashion designers and at an All Black wedding. A musical act that excells in dance music plus fun & spontaneous onstage personalities. Total professionalism, this band has one of the best word-of-mouth reputations in New Zealand.

“The Mermaids” are a dance band that features three female vocalists performing some of the most entertaining and classic tunes of all time. This group is a unique meeting of talents, influences and styles, Each vocalist is a lead singer in their own right and specialises in different genres as well as perfuming as part of the ensemble. The vocal line up is a complemented by the sublime skills of one of New Zealand’s most respected guitarists – Martin Winch, who is also Musical Director and programs all backing tracks.

Much of the musical content pays tribute to some of the great female vocalists of the past and present, including Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Toni Childs, Diana Ross, Annie Lennox, and Celine Dion with classy vocal interpretations of the hits of these feminine icons. “The Mermaids" also sometimes feature special guest male vocalist Russell Harrison who specialises in awesome vocal interpretation of the hits of the like of Tom Jones, Lionel Ritchie and Neil Diamond plus more modern classics.

The music varies in temp from ballads to high-energy dance music, across many genres unrestrictedly. The overall effect is classy, fun, feel good and crowd pleasing – suitable for the broadest audience.

The Mermaids also perform an entire ABBA tribute show.

 

Candyman
Good Lovin'

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Knowing Me Knowing You

Presentations: 

2000 TO CURRENT TOP 40
AMERICAN BOY - Estelle/Kanye West
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS - Meghan Trainor
BE THE ONE - Dua Lipa
BLURRED LINES - Pharell & Robin Thicke
CANDYMAN - Christina Aguilera
CRAZY IN LOVE - Beyonce
FORGET YOU - Cee-lo Green
HAPPY - Pharrell
I CAN'T FEEL MY FACE - The Weeknd
IF I HAD YOU - Adam Lambert
JUST DANCE - Lady Gaga
HOT AND COLD - Katy Perry
MERCY, MERCY - Duffy
MOVES LIKE JAGGER - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
ONE MORE NIGHT - Maroon 5
PLEASE DON'T STOP THE MUSIC - Rihanna
PUT A RING ON IT (ALL THE SINGLE LADIES) - Beyonce
NAUGHTY GIRL - Beyonce
NO PLACE I'D RATHER BE - Clean Bandit
ROYALS - Lorde
SUGAR - Maroon 5
SUGAR - Robin Schultz featuring Francesco Yates
THINKING OUT LOUD - Ed Sheeran
UPTOWN FUNK - Mark Ronson & Bruno Marrs
VALERIE - Amy Winehouse
WAGON WHEEL - Old Crow Medicine Band
WE FOUND LOVE - Rihanna

1990s
ALL I WANNA DO - Sheryl Crow
CAN'T GET YOU OUTTA MY HEAD - Kylie
CHANGE THE WORLD - Eric Clapton
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - The Mavericks
GROOVE IS IN THE HEART - Deelite
GROOVEJET - Spiller
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND - Stars on '54
LOVESHACK - B52s

1970s-80s
ABBA MEDLEY - (DANCING QUEEN - SOS - GIMME GIMME GIMME - WATERLOO)
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE - Michael Jackson 
BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE - A Taste of Honey
CALL ME - Blondie
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE - Queen 
DON'T STOP - Fleetwood Mac
DREAMS - Fleetwood Mac
FOOTLOOSE - Kenny Loggins
FUNKY TOWN - Psuedo Echo
GOOD TIMES - Michael Hutchence & Jimmy Barnes
I CAN'T GO FOR THAT - Hall & Oats
I LOVE THE RAINY NIGHTS - Eddie Rabbit
I WILL SURVIVE - Gloria Gaynor 
I'M IN THE MOOD FOR DANCING - The Nolan Sisters
I'M SO EXCITED - Pointer Sisters
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM - Kenny & Dolly
JOLENE - Dolly Parton
LA ISLA BONITA - Madonna
LAST DANCE - Donna Summer
LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOY - Michelle Williams
LIKE A PRAYER - Madonna
LITTLE LIES - Fleetwood Mac
LOCOMOTION - Kylie
MAMA MIA - Abba
REET PETITE - Jackie Wilson
ROCK WITH YOU - Michael Jackson
SHAKE YOUR BODY DOWN TO THE GROUND - The Jacksons
START ME UP - Rolling Stones
STAYING ALIVE - Bee Gees
THE GAMBLER - Kenny Rogers
THE ONE THAT I WANT - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
WE ARE FAMILY - Sister Sledge

1950-60s
ALL SHOOK UP - Elvis Presley
ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART - Dusty Springfield
AT LAST - Etta James
BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA - Eydie Gorme
CHEEK TO CHEEK - Ella Fitzgerald
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM - The Mamas and Papas
FEVER - Peggy Lee 
GOOD LOVIN' - The Young Rascals
LETS STAY TOGETHER - Al Green
MAS QUE NADA - Brazil '66
MOON RIVER - Andy Williams
MRS ROBINSON - Simon & Garfunkel
MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY - Andy Williams
SAVE THE LAST DANCE - Ben E King ( Michael Buble version - latin)
SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - Aretha Franklin
SON OF A PREACHER MAN - Dusty Springfield
SWEET CAROLINE - Neil Diamond
REET PETITE - Jackie Wilson
RUNAROUND SUE - Dion
TO SIR WITH LOVE - Lulu

. . . . and so much more . . . the above is a sample of repertoire