Contagious is a top 40 covers band based in Auckland, and has been gigging regularly since 1995.
There is always an energetic, fun and friendly atmosphere on stage, while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism. Our primary aim is to entertain the crowd with songs that they want to hear from 1960s favourites up to the latest pop and rock hits.
Contagious dance band provide their own sound and lighting production for small to medium events to give the show a real nightclub fee.
Brett plays keyboards, and sings when he's allowed. He used to be in the band Rainbow Bridge. When he first heard of Contagious he thought "What a great name for a band!". The only thing left to do of course was to join them, which he did midway through 2000. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Carlos is a guitar genuis (aka "God", or "Carlosus") who used to teach guitar. Before joining us he'd been out of the band scene for a while... not that you'd know it by the way he plays. He ain't called Carlos for nothing!
Gray's the sole extrovert in Contagious, but is kept in check by the rest of the band so he doesn't go too over the top. He's been in Contagious the longest, and has seen the band go through many different musical stages. He says it's the friendship in the band that keeps us together, and the rest is all smoke and mirrors!
Heemi brings a vibrancy and energy to Contagious that has motivated the rest of us to really get our act together. He has played with Billy TK Jnr., and also teaches drums.
Terrence is the youngest member of Contagious, but has a musical ability well beyond his years, so fits in perfectly with the rest of us wrinklies. He tends to get a lot of female attention, but being the consummate professional that he is, the ladies only get a smile in return.
Can’t thank you all enough for the fantastic job last Saturday night. Our 60th Jubilee celebration dinner/dance was topped off with your great repertoire and performance. To be able to please a wide age range from 70+ to the younger 20 year olds has to be a feat worth commending! Everyone had a great time and I guess the number of people exhausted from dancing speaks for itself. Recommend you for any function any time. A great job!!!!
AWESOME!! You guys completely nailed the night. It turned out better than we could have imagined mate! ...A heap of my mates are calling it the best wedding they have ever been to... Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Contagious for rocking our wedding last Saturday at Mchughs. We had the BEST time. So many of our guests have been raving about our cool band at the wedding. Thanks again! O and thank you also for especially learning the song that myself and Rusty had our first dance to! It sounded fab!
Russell and Rebecca King
A huge thank you from Anne, our family and all our guests for the band's part in making Anne's party such a great success. Many of our guests have commented on the band's professionalism, enthusiasm and talent. Your playlist was just right for the occasion and for the mix of ages (14-81).
Bands can make or break a function and there was certainly no doubt that the evening was a huge success due to the great selection of music played and performed. Everyone was up on the dance floor singing and dancing and this is a tribute to you and the band. Thank you again. Contagious – “you rock” and we will have no hesitation in recommending you in the future.
Jacqui Simpson, Air New Zealand
They have the ability to understand the crowd that they are playing for, and worked their music to ensure that everyone attending the function had a fantastic night. We look forward to working with Contagious again, and would not hesitate to recommend them to other companies or persons wishing to hold a private function. They ensured that our night became a huge success.
Elvira Balle, Director, Prominent Ltd
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for putting on a superb performance on Saturday night. The feedback here has been out of this world. People have told me it was the best Ball they can remember (and some of them have been here for nearly 20 years!!!). This feedback is in no small way contributable to you guys in the band. I was so rapt on the night to be able to look around and see that 95% of the 300 guests were on the dance floor and the other 5% were sitting at the tables smiling and chatting and still getting into the music! You are the talk of the firm this week!!!
Fleur Dudding, Bell Gully
The dance floor was packed from the time Contagious started playing, which is confirmation of the band's success. I have received many positive comments about the band from many of the staff that attended. The booking of a band can be quite concerning for an organiser, as the music at these events can make or break the evening. I am pleased to say that I would have no hesitation in recommending Contagious for any future events or to anyone considering Contagious for their functions.
Janine Jackson, Baycorp Advantage
We hired Contagious for a national conference of 250 people of mixed ages, interests etc. Several people got up to the first song, and by the second number the dance floor was packed and it stayed like that for the whole night! People commented the next day:
"It was one of those nights you wished would never end."
"Seen them so many times now, it doesn't matter who I bring along to see them they always have an awesome time."
"Guaranteed to Rock the joint."
"Electrifying energetic performance. Professional, polished and talented group of lads."
"Dynamic, versatile style, especially Gray's vocals. He is the true showman, give him a stage and he will entertain you!"
"If you close your eyes you'd think you were at the live concert for Roxy Music, Robbie Williams, Morcheeba..."
Keay Bishop, Workforce Supported Employment
Quotes also include travel for any function between Orewa and Bombay. Outside these areas there may some extra travel expense and accommodation which Talent On Line can arrange for you.
Minimum stage space needs to be 5m wide by 3m deep excluding curtain space. Setup time is around 60-90 minutes. Please consider this as you plan for your event.
All The Small Things Blink 182
American Pie Don McLean
April Sun In Cuba Dragon
Are You Old Enough Dragon
Bad Day Daniel Powter
Beautiful Oblivion Eve 6
Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil
Blister In The Sun Violent Femmes
Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Brick House The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can't Get Enough Supergroove
Can't Get Enough Of You Baby Smash Mouth
Car Wash Rose Royce
Celebrate Kool And The Gang
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Dancing In The Moonlight Toploader
Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers
Don't Lie Black Eyed Peas
Don't Phunk With My Heart Black Eyed Peas
Dreadlock Holiday 10cc
Drive My Car The Beatles
Faith George Michael
Five Hundred Miles The Proclaimers
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Freeze Frame J Geils Band
Funky Town Pseudo Echo
Glow Alien Ant Farm
Heaven Los Lonely Boys
Hey Baby DJ Ötzi
Hey Ya Outkast
Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis And The News
Hot In Herre Nelly
Hurt So Good John Cougar Mellencamp
Hush Kula Shaker
I Don't Wanna Be Gavin DeGraw
I Like The Way Bodyrockers
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
I See Red Split Enz
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
I'm A Believer Smash Mouth
In The Summertime Thirsty Merc
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Lenny Kravitz
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
Jump Van Halen
Kids Robbie Williams
Kiss Tom Jones
Land Down Under Men At Work
Le Freak Chic
Let's Get Retarded Black Eyed Peas
Let's Stick Together Roxy Music
Life Is A Highway Tom Cochrane
Listen To The Music The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Must Get Out Maroon 5
My Doorbell The White Stripes
Oh What A Night The Four Seasons
Place Your Hands Reef
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
Pretty Vegas INXS
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Sex Bomb Tom Jones
Shake Your Booty KC And The Sunshine Band
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Snoopy's Christmas The Royal Guardsmen
So True The Black Seeds
Somebody Told Me The Killers
Starlight The Supermen Lovers
Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams
Sunday Morning Maroon 5
Superfreak Rick James
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N' Roses
Sweet Lovers Holiday Makers
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Take Your Mama Scissor Sisters
Tell Me Baby Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Bad Touch Bloodhound Gang
The Gambler Kenny Rogers
This Love Maroon 5
Tip Of My Tongue Diesel
Twist And Shout The Beatles
U Can't Touch This MC Hammer
Wake Up The Living End
Walkie Talkie Man Steriogram
Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves
Wandering Eye Fat Freddy's Drop
What'cha Know About Donavon Frankenreiter
When I Get You Alone Thicke
Why Does Love Do This To Me The Exponents
Wish You Well Bernard Fanning
Wrong Way Sublime
You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
Contagious plays 100% live with no pre-recorded backing tracks for the most dynamic sound and performance possible.
The guys from Contagious are not afraid to dress up for your themed events and have no problem learning a special song for your bridal dance at the wedding reception.