This band energizes the dance floor, provides full service to almost kind kind of private or company function. Covering all the hits that are definitive dance floor favourites. Whether beloved hits include 70’s disco, 80’s pop, R & B, rock n roll, jazz, current techno, or a touch of rock. Please visit our Repertoire Page.
Vibe wise – think Hollywood, Vegas, Nancy Sinatra, Coca Cola, slinky sequins and Great Melodies. Thus the band is suitable for all kinds of private and company functions. Themes such as Gatsby, Rock n Roll, Bond, Casino are easily encompassed. “Sugar Town” can do all this and more. This band expertise lies in sophisticated dine and dance events, as well as general covers.
The band specializes in providing live music for serious dancers who want to dress up and go out. Via iconic tunes delivering the means to cha cha cha, waltz, bossa nova, mambo, salsa, foxtrot and rock n roll, this line-up is all about a sophisticated evening. Beautifully presented in glamorous outfits and lightly choreographed, it is part show, part covers band.
Many bands have just one great vocalist (or none), this band has three! Harmony is utilized throughout the material, which is a luxury the audience appreciates and comments on. All vocalist are performing on lead duties in turn, shining in their areas of expertise. The aim is to make the original spirit of the song an authentic presence. The singers are Pauline Berry, Shaun Petterson and Gabby West. Each an accomplished vocalist in their own right.
Black Tie Balls are a specialty, aimed at the dance floor – performing in the spirit of the original hits. With a deep knowledge of the history of dance music the repertoire is curated from pop and dance music from 1930-2019. Another reason why this band is a fabulous choice for a house party. For house parties we can be flexible, offering a three piece version suitable to a smaller space and thus also more budget friendly.
A key point is the contribution of keyboardist and Musical Director Stuart Pearce. His expertise in areas as diverse as Latin, rock, country, new wave, salsa, merengue and techno is the band’s “secret weapon”. Creating tracks in his studio and hiring some of the best session musicians in Australasia to record instrumentation for the band’s tracks.
Also available via this website is New Zealand’s much admired ABBA Tribute show that travels the length of New Zealand playing public dates at club as well as corporate and private functions – check out the ABBA Tribute Band.
One of two available fantastic modern sound systems are transported to bookings around New Zealand in an LDV van. The larger system is suitable up to 400 persons. Lighting system for stage area is also provided as part of the quoted fee.
Band leader and musical director, Pauline Berry and Stuart Pearce respectively, know all about reading the crowd. It is a passionate musical journey via the dance floor, shaping the night and is so much more than just a covers band.
Liaison is a breeze with Pauline overseeing the live music details with ease. She has 25 years experience few can match including with her previous line-up “The Mermaids”, which wound up at the end of 2019, since replaced with “Sugar Town”.
Anticipating and meeting requirements, such as providing background music from the time guests enter the room, Pauline is onto it. Contact her anytime on Mobile 021 610962 or via contact link at the foot of this page.
Visit the Repertoire Page for songs divided into chronological sections.
Please see dates and upcoming events on this website’s Gig Guide page here: https://www.sugar-town.co.nz/gig-guide or The ABBA line-up’s
Facebook page which shows public events and how to buy tickets https://www.facebook.com/ABBATributeNZ