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Joe Cotton & The Mermaids dance band. Available for corporate functions, weddings and outdoor events and festivals. http://www.talentonline.co.nz/mermaids/index.html
Joe Cotton and the Mermaids Dance Band
Auckland’s top female vocal trio featuring Joe Cotton. Premium quality music tracks created in the studio by one of NZ's top producers, Stu Pearce, who also performs in the band.  Also available as a five piece lineup with accompanied guitarist Dixon Nacey. Ideal for weddings, conference dinners, cocktail party entertainment, private or corporate functions and events.
Based:Auckland, New Zealand.
Available Internationally.
For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on
+64 9 636 1469

One of Auckland's most popular bands - featuring three of New Zealand's top female vocalists Joe Cotton, Pauline Berry and Amber Claire, accompanied by keyboardist Stuart Pearce and often times also a guitarist.


Corporate Events, Product Launches, Balls, Festivals, Weddings & Parties.

From Queenstown in the South Island to Russell in the North of the North Island of New Zealand, "The Mermaids" have entertained audiences with their selection of some of the most beloved pop and dance music - making every event successful and memorable. A packed dance-floor is guaranteed.

Many tunes are choreographed and we have plenty of glamorous costumes to choose from to fit every occasion. "The Mermaids" present a polished and professional musical entertainment experience delighting the eyes and ears.

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 and everywhere in between.

A musical act that excells in dance music - with music from every era - plus plenty to look at, with gorgeous costumes - coupled with fun & spontaneous onstage personalities. Its all about the dance floor.

Respecting older dance traditions the band can perform songs in style of Mambo, Rhumba, Waltz, Salsa, Cha Cha, for the first set, if requested. Generally sets cover pop, disco, R & B, Rock and techno. They also include songs from the field of Burlesque, which can be performed in conjunction with male dancers.

The Performers...


Joe Cotton

Joe originally gained national recognition as part of female recording group "TrueBliss", the very first made for television pop experiment, which happened in New Zealand 1996-7, the forerunner to Idol and many more such concepts. Joe was one of five female singers chosen from among 600 hopefuls at the "Popstars" auditions. She additionally won "Pop's Ultimate Star", a "best of Idol" TV singing competition in 2007 on TV2, beating Australian and NZ Idol winners.

Her personality captivates the public, who follow her with great interest at all her singing engagements with the band.  Glamorous and outgoing, she is also the girl next door - with major X Factor. Joe is also an announcer and DJ on More FM.

Pauline Berry

Vocalist Pauline Berry's background in music goes back to residencies as a nightclub singer in the mid and late 1980's, then onto rock lineups in the 1990s prior to forming The Mermaids in 1997 with. She has sung on hundreds of radio and TV jingles during the 80s and 90s. Additionally she has managed bands since 1988, organized and handled tours and festivals during the 90s and up to the present time.

Amber Claire

Singer and Songwriter Amber Claire is a recording artist who had a gold album "Love and Such" and a Top 10 single in 2003 with "At 17", which peaked at No.6. Amber then went on to record a second album with Sony in 2004, "The Great Escape", with a track being included in an American movie in 2014, "Baggage Claim". As a songwriter herself, both albums included her own compositions.
Amber has performed as support artist to Jamie Cullum, Sarah McLachlan and Josh Kelly and has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts.

Stu Pearce

"The Mermaids Dance Band" keyboard player and musical director is Stuart Pearce. His areas of interest and expertise know no bounds - having worked successfully in genres as varied as rock, country, pop, new wave, blues, salsa, merengue, hip-hop and techno. As a long serving "In-house" music arranger/producer at top NZ recording studios Mandrill, York Street and Greenstone Music Karekare, he has been the driving force behind several No.1 NZ hits across a variety of genres. 

Stu has recently been inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, as a member of the legendary Kiwi band "Hello Sailor".

Stu produces all the music for "The Mermaids". Combined with the band's modern full range sound system, Stu's multi-faceted keyboard playing and the amazingly tight live vocals from Joe, Pauline & Amber, this band sounds fantastic on every level.

Also available as a five piece line-up with accomplished guitarist Dixon Nacey

The also do a fantastic Abba Tribute Show which you can check out here




Joe Cotton & The Mermaids. Fantastic dance band for corproate events, weddings, gals dinners and award nights. http://www.talentonline.co.nz/mermaids/index.html


For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on
+64 9 636 1469