Tongue & Groove

Tongue & Groove are a well known Auckland based corporate band, and have been performing for many years in the Auckland scene.

The line-up consists of 4 members with both female and male vocals and light percussion, guitar, keyboards, saxophone and all the band members sing. They can also do a 3 piece line-up.

For more than a decade, Tongue and Groove has consistently been considered Auckland's premier live band, performing for wedding receptions & company events & private parties New Zealand wide.

With Zara's stunning unique vocals (Zara was the award winning singer in Deep Obsession), Bruce on sax and Stewart on keys, Tongue and Groove perform a wide range of songs to satisfy all age groups, and play only well known songs that everyone loves ranging across 5 decades.

Tongue and Groove are very experienced in choosing the music that will work best to achieve a full dance floor and very adept at reading the audience mood and creating the right cover music mix for their enjoyment. The 3 piece option is recommended for weddings, or if you have a lighter budget. Their 4th member, Charlie-girl on backing vocals, can be added for larger events.

• They have their own PA system suitable for most venues and can add on additional equipment for larger venues.
• They control their own sound and on occasions when required can hire the services of a professional sound technician.
• They have adequate lighting for small to medium sized venues and can hire additional lighting when required.
• The minimum stage size needed is either 4m x 2m or 3m x3m. Larger sizes are preferred but are not essential.

The Band has designer, formal and casual attire suitable for all occasions.


T&G Example Playlist           

               Set 1 

Rolling in The Deep (Adele)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Blame It On The Boogie
We Are Family
Dancing Queen 
I Love the Nightlife
California Gurls (Katy Perry)
Old Time Rock 'n' Roll
Signed Sealed Delivered
Do You Believe In Love
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Murder On The Dance Floor
Can't Get You Outta My Head
Get The Party Started
Love Shack
                 Set 2

Wake Me Up (Aviccii)
Domino (Jessie J) 
We Found Love(Rihanna)
Oh What A Night Dec 1963 
La Bamba
You’ve Got it
It's Raining Men
Cracklin' Rose
Disco Inferno
Stayin' Alive
Don't Stop The Music (Rihanna)
Sweet Caroline
Walking On Sunshine
Saw Her Standing There
Moving On Up 
Take Your Mama Out 
Telephone (Lady Gaga)
                  Set 3

Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mercy (Duffy)
Just Dance (Lady GaGa)
Lets Get Loud (J'Lo)
Hot Hot Hot
Come On Eileen
I'm Outta Love
I Will Survive
The Gambler
I'm a Believer 
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
Brown Eyed Girl
Spotlight (Jennifer Hudson) 
If This Ain't Love 
Dance the night away
Leave Me Alone (Pink) 
Lady Marmalade
Bring/Sing It Back
April Sun In Cuba
Always On My Mind (Tiki Tane)


All Of Me (John Legend)
No One (Alicia Keys)
You Might Need Somebody 
Shadow Feet (Brooke Fraser)
Have I Told You Lately
Don't Know Why
Look Of Love
If I Aint Got You (Alicia Keys) Smooth Operator
People Get Ready
Something Stupid 
If You Don't Know Me By Now
It Had To Be You
We're In This Love Together
Natural Woman
Best Of My Love
Your Love Is King
Dream A Little Dream Of Me


"Your choice of music, the way you played it and the warmth toward the guests, really helped make the evening a huge success for everyone." Sue Gunning, Organising Committee, IHC

"The group's instrumental and vocal talent is much to be admired. I can confidently endorse Tongue & Groove." John A E Bean, Registrar, King's College, Auckland

"We have used Tongue & Groove as pre-match entertainment at Eden Park for the Super 12 and NPC competitions. At all times Tongue & Groove have been highly professional, have sounded great, have really got into the spirit of the occasion and have been a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending them as a versatile and top class act..." Wayne Baxter & Associates Ltd, Professional Event Management

“Once again, thanks for last night. The packed dance floor was a pleasure to see!”  Annette Smith, Pharmacy Awards, Auckland 

“Everybody that has been in touch with me loved the music! So well done to you and your fantastic band. Of course I already know that you’re the best”  Leslie Dawson, Fundraising Events Manager, Mercy Hospice , Auckland 

“Thank you for the most amazing night you guys gave us for our wedding reception. We had so much fun dancing with everyone of all ages on the night and I will never forget it! Thanks also for letting my Dad get up and play a song with you – that was a highlight of the night for me watching Dad play – and he felt really cool too!! Thanks for giving me so many fun memories from the ‘party’ part of our wedding!  Friends of ours who came to the wedding who are looking for a band have already been asking us about you – and we will certainly be recommending you guys!”  Stacy Beadle 

“Thank you for a great evening on Saturday. ‘Tongue & Groove’ made the party a huge success with dancing from start to finish. I am not from Auckland originally and didn’t have any idea where to start in seeking a band for my 50th (60s theme!) and you came recommended by a friend who is an Event Manager. I would definitely recommend ‘Tongue & Groove’ for brilliant sound, awesome song choice, and being all round great guys to work with.”  Liz Blake