Taiapa Rd Soul Band

Tel: 021 454 462
Email: taiaparoadband@gmail.com

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Auckland Soul, Funk & Disco Band

If you love to dance, you'll love Taiapa Road. Our 'Get Down' shows deliver those incredible Soul, Motown, Funk, R&B and Disco dance hits from the 60s, 70s & 80s at iconic venues around New Zealand. Proudly described as a united nations of soul, our band combines some of the best local and international musical talent on New Zealand music scene.

The Band

Nike Audrey
Nike Audrey | Vocals

An amazing talented musician and vocalist. Nike! (Nikki for us Kiwi's) Finalist Miss Indonesia-World 2007 (rep. Riau Prov.), Singer, Model (multimedia), Presenter and an actress who relocated to Auckland-New Zealand. We’re so lucky to have this talented lovely lady perform on stage with us… "Totally captivating"

George Church
George Church | Vocals

Meet George, our talented vocalist from Brisbane, Australia. George, a school teacher relocated to Auckland-New Zealand from Seoul, South Korea. A great voice and exponent of rock, blues, soul! We convinced George that if it was good enough for Neil Young to be signed to Motown label, it was good enough for George! Another talent that we are so lucky to have perform on stage with us… "He's going to rock you for sure"

Reg Hellesoe
Reg Hellesoe | Guitar & Vocals

Meet the band leader... Music runs deep in Reg’s, family. Grew up listening to his aunties, NZ based Samoan sisters Pauline, Adele and Mary, known as The Yandall Sisters. Other cousin’s were the top Samoan band "The Five Stars” who played throughout the pacific and in Australia. Love's Pacifica and American music. In particular jazz, soul, and R&B. The groove of Motown, big bands, great songs, with lots of harmonies & church playing a big part in his musical influences.

Steve Sussex
Steve Sussex | Bass

As a bassist and keyboardist he has a solid background in blues, rock, soul and funk. Like Bob Babbitt, who was bassist with Jimi Hendrix and Motown's Funk Brothers, Steve has performed as a session player with too many groups to remember. We really recommend coming out to hear him holding down the groove at any of our shows... especially for bass players getting started, and want to get funky!

Mark Shiloh
Mark Shiloh | Keyboards

Mark, a qualified sound engineer, has travelled the world, performing on cruise ships, and on many music projects in NZ. A classically trained professional and multi-instrumentalist who also loves to play Jazz. Music and arts runs deep in Mark’s family. He has a great musical ear, but his wife and beautiful daughter are even more talented! Like all great keyboard players Mark is the icing on the cake. We love it when this guy rips a keyboard solo!

Logan Sussex
Logan Sussex | Drums

Teenage drumming sensation Logan Sussex, ply’s his trade for Taiapa Road. Alongside his dad Steve on bass; the telepathic pairing of father and son are the powerhouse engine room of our band. Don’t let Logan’s 16 years of age fool you.. this kids got serious skills! You’ll hear touches of David Garibaldi, Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd and Harvey Mason in Logan's own unique drumming style. Solid and always in the pocket with a pro like attitude... people love seeing this amazing talent in action.

Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater | Percussion

Soul music brings the generations together and with more than 50 years of professional music experience; Richard Linklater is still very much young at heart. A musician, drum teacher, percussionist, and a perfectionist; Richard's conga playing adds so much to the Taiapa Road sound!

The Music

If it ain't got Soul, you won't find it here. For your event you can count on us to choose a banging setlist or you can choose your favorites from our special blend of smokin hot songs.

  • Aint No Mountain
  • Baby, I Need Your Lovin
  • Bad Girls
  • Billie Jean
  • Blame It on the Boogie
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie
  • Brick House
  • Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
  • Disco Inferno
  • Don't Leave Me This Way
  • Easy
  • Feelin' Alright
  • Get Lucky
  • Georgy Porgy
  • Give Me The Night
  • Groovin
  • Hard to Handle
  • Heat Wave
  • Higher And Higher
  • Hold On I’m Coming
  • I Got You
  • I heard It Through The Grapevine
  • I Knew You Were Waiting
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  • I Wish
  • Jesus Is Just Alright
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Knock on Wood
  • Le Freak
  • Lets get it on
  • Listen to the Music
  • Love the one you're with
  • Long Train Running
  • Love Train
  • Mercy Mercy Me
  • Never Too Much
  • Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
  • People Get Ready
  • Proud Mary
  • River Deep Mountain High
  • Rock me Gently
  • Rock The Boat
  • Rock Your Baby
  • September
  • Shake a Tail Feather
  • Shower the People
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
  • Simply The Best
  • Sir Duke
  • So Into You
  • Soul Man
  • Superstition
  • Treat Her Like A Lady
  • Treat Her Right
  • Valerie
  • Walk On By
  • What's Going On
  • Young Hearts Run Free

Band for Hire

The sizzling hot Taiapa Road Soul Band will bring ‘the party’ to your party. Clients looking to host a sophisticated, and stylish event all their guests will love and remember will appreciate our professionalism, organisation and attention to detail.  We can vary in size and scale to suit your event and can feature professional vocalists, instruments, full lighting and sound systems for a vibrant musical experience like no other.

The Taiapa Road Soul Band is perfect for any size function including those mile-stone birthdays, weddings, special anniversaries, club events, company ball’s, corporate events, fundraiser charity events, Christmas functions and New Year’s parties.

Bookings

We would love to talk to you about your wedding, function, party or corporate event.

Please give Reg a call on 021 454 462, or email: taiaparoadband@gmail.com

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