Book A Band – Live Music Agency

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Live Music That Works

0800 450 333

We are passionate about live music and believe great live music is the key ingredient to almost any successful party, event or function.

The Beat Merchants

Caroline Lekstrom & Karl Benton

Versatile Covers Duo

“The Beat Merchants” are a pop covers duo that features vocalist Caroline Lekstrom. Originally from Sweden, she performed with much success in her country of origin before arriving in New Zealand in 2005, where she continued her musical career with various lineups including Auckland dance band UNION and sophisticated covers duo, SOULISTA. She garnered much acclaim from her performance on New Zealand’s own version of international format TV show “Stars in Their Eyes” when she performed “Whenever, Wherever” as Latin temptress Shakira.

Keyboard player Karl Benton is a founding member of UNION as well as being a full time member of local polyfonk icons ARDIJAH. He also works with The LADYKILLERS, Latin dance band KANTUTA and kiwi legend JOHN ROWLES, among others.

Hot Covers Duo

Perfect For Birthdays,

Cocktail & Corporate Functions,

Upmarket Bars & Restaurants

“The Beat Merchants” are a versatile covers duo that is perfect for cocktail functions, birthday parties, upmarket bars and restaurants as well as corporate functions, with a repertoire that goes from eclectic 80s to sophisticated lounge music and classic/current Top 40 dance music.

Price range starts from $900 plus GST.

A great covers

will make your event a hit.

This is an Ethical Agency operating under a fair business model. A flat fee of $100 or 20%, whatever is greater for regular bookings such as at bars and restaurants. With a 20% cap on private and corporate bookings. Other live music agencies charge anything from 25-300% on top of the performance fee.

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t: 0800 450 333