Aug 2012

The Cover Up is NZ's Hottest Covers Band and has played all over NZ as well as Overseas. The best energetic live band you will see any time soon... with a great range of songs, from the classics in Rock, Pop, Dance, Reggae & Rock'n'Roll including all the latest hits! The Cover Up have played numerous Corporate Events, Product Launches, Weddings, School Balls, Celebrations, Birthdays with many Bar Gigs thrown in!
The Cover Up have had residencies at The Strand Tavern, The Landmark, The Empire Tavern, Reef Bar, The Kentish, as well as playing at many other of the top Bars and Clubs around NZ ...and currently still have residencies at The Village, The Corner Bar and the New Brew.
This Band knows how to get a party started and keep it rockin' til the small hours of the morning. If you haven't seen The Cover Up... You haven't seen the best! 

The Cover Up was started with the intention of creating the best covers band in Auckland and to take the idea of a covers band to a new level. With great music from all genres, a great light show and a well dressed and professional looking band with a great depth of experience. 
Originally ‘The Cover Up’ was called ‘Planet Rock’ with a 4 Piece line up, Tommy Rock/Vocals, Stevie Jeffs/Bass, Tom Charleson/Guitar & Mike Harris/Drums with a focus on the latest and greatest rock songs, from Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Live, Green Day, Alien Ant Farm, Black Crows, Eagle Eye Cherry, Nirvana, Queens of the Stoneage, Audio Slave, Queen, Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Panic at the Disco... and many more. After 9 Months of gigging around Auckland, and a 6 Month Residency at The Strand Tavern in Parnell, Mike left to pursue Music School and Tom decided to join up and coming kiwi band ‘Tahuna Breaks’ leaving us to rethink the direction of the band.
The new name was agreed upon and the new direction was to have more variety of music with the Band dressing in the theme of the CIA meets the Mafia, Men in Black meets The Blues Brothers. So it was Suits, Hats and Dark Glasses.
And so, the new line up would consist of Tommy on Vocals and Stevie on Bass, and after a couple of years of rotating musicians including, Phil Cole/Guitar, Hamish Sutherland/Drums, Luke Fitzgerald/Keyboards, Dylan Elise/Drums... We finally settled with the new recruits, a very experienced Drummer by the name of Vinnie Gunn and Trace on Guitar. We also went one step further and recruited Chantel, a female singer to add a whole new dimension to the band allowing us to play everything from Blondie to Pink, Katy Perry to Lady Gaga and so on…
And continuing to play at many Festivals, Concerts, Weddings, Corporate Gigs, School Balls, Product Launches, Bars, Clubs, Private Events, Expos, Birthday and Christmas Parties.
The Cover Up have continued to improve on its already strong reputation for putting on a great show.
And so now with this solid line up of talent, a whole range of new material and a change of theme to New York Cops with a bit of Rock attitude thrown in due to many other bands starting to wear suits and ties and The Cover Up once again re defining itself to stand out amongst the competition.
The Cover Up has now been together and going strong for over 4 years and has played at some of the most popular venues in Auckland for Cover Bands including the Bars that The Cover Up have had residencies at mentioned earlier they have also played at popular venues such as Stampede Bar, Finn McCool’s, Guada, The Brownzy Bar and the Kingslander, Sky Sport Grill, GBS Prospect, The Elephant Wrestler etc... as well as some high profile corporate gigs including Hamilton City Councils Christmas Party Past (2 Years), Groove in the Grapes Concert, Fuji Xerox Halloween Party, AGS Gala Dinner (3 Years) Capricorns Event Evening, Toast Masters Awards Night and Just Water’s Conferences (2 Years in a row)( (Rotorua and Auckland) and their Christmas Party, Empire Tavern New Years Eve Party (Past 2 Years) just to name a few. The Cover Up have played gigs all over NZ and at the end of 2009 The Cover Up traveled overseas to the U.A.E (United Arab Emirates) for a 4 Month Contract in Abu Dhabi and Dubai which took the band to new heights. 
The Cover Up is one band to watch out for... moving from strength to strength... it would be very hard to find a more professional, entertaining and enjoyable band!
We look forward to hearing from you soon! ☺