Covers Band - Wellington

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Wellington
  • Genre Funk, Pop, Rock'n'roll
  • Members 5
  • Price Premium

Merkin have been entertaining crowds in New Zealand since 2007 and been consistently impressing audiences with there music ability, energy and sheer showmanship.

Merkins repertoire spans across many genres from rock, pop, funk, soul, blues and disco and can tailor their set to cater for bars, restaurants, clubs, private functions and corporate events.

Merkin are a highly professional act and can transform any function into a fun filled night to remember.

With a wealth of experience including 3 music degree graduates and years of live shows across 3 different continents, Merkin know what it takes to entertain crowds from the largest arenas, weddings to smaller acoustic shows.



"We were lucky to have Merkin play at our wedding. We found them absolutely marvellous to deal with. Not only are they fantastic, talented musicians with a large range of music, they were also open to our many requests and happy to learn anything new that we asked for plus performed their own music in their unique,fun style. Everyone at our wedding loved the music and still talk about it today. Merkin are certainly a band that are guaranteed to get people up dancing and having fun. We had regular communication before the wedding and it was nice to not have to stress over the music because we knew it was going to be good. We have no hesitation in recommending Merkin to others for any wedding or social occasion. " Ellen & Michael - 22 January 2011

Merkin were fantastic at our wedding in Queenstown. They kept in touch before the big day and were very flexible and enthusiastic to learn some new songs. Our guests loved them and we were very happy to have them play at our wedding. They are truly talented and comparable to the indie bands we hear in London! We have no hesitation in recommending Merkin for any event. Lauren & Rajan Uppal - 10 March 2012

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Audio Samples

Come Together mix


Song List

Somebody that I used to know - Gotye

Fortunte son – CCR

Crazy little thing called love - Queen

Superstitious – Stevie Wonder

Hit the road jack – Ray Charles

Come together – Beatles

Down in mexico – The Coasters

Shakin all over – Johnny Kid and the pirates

Folsom prison blues – Johhny Cash

Paint it black – The Rolling Stones

Minnie the moocher – Cab Calloway

Heartbeats – The knife

Hang me out to dry – Cold war kids

Daytripper – The beatles

Fake tales – The artic monkeys

King of the rodeo – Kings of Leon

Steady as she goes – Raconteurs

7 nation army – The white stripes

Sweet home Chicago – The blues brothers

On the road again – Canned heat

LA woman – The Doors

Kids – MGMT

No diggitty – Black Street

Teardrop – Massive Attack

Get up – James Brown

Jungle boogie – Kool and the gang

Daft punk is playing at my house – LCD Soundsystem

Kiss – Prince

Close to me – The cure

House of jealous lovers – The Rapture

Everybody needs somebody – The blues brothers

Feel good inc – Gorillaz

Float on – Modest mouse

Last night – The Strokes

Stuck in the middle with you – Stealers wheel

The weight - The Band

Easy-Loinel Ritchie

Sitting on the dock of the bay-Ottis Redding

Heard it through the grapevine- Marvin Gaye/CCR

Could you be loved-Bob Marley

Play that funky music – Wild Cherry

Use Me - Bill Withers

Blister in the sun – Violent Femmes

Hey ya – Outkast

I will survive – Gloria Gaynor

Son of a preacher man/hits from the bong - Dusty Springfield/Cypress Hill

Fuck You - Ceelo Green

Wandering Eye- Phat Freddys Drop

Flow - Kora

The Bucket - Kings of Leon

Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

Song 2 - Blur

Brick House - The Commodores

Fresh Prince theme - Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Sunshine of your love - Cream

Valerie - Zutons

Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley

Johnny be Good - Chuck Berry

Goes to show you never can tell - Chuck Berry

Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones

Chick Habit - April March

Woo hoo Song - The 5,6,7,8s

Who did that to you - John Legend

Merkin also perform the Soundtrack to Pulp Fiction & Resevoir Dogs as a 9 piece band with keys & brass