TESTIMONIALS

‘Thank you!! Everyone couldn’t have raved about you more! And we could hear you perfectly from our hotel room so even after we left, we just sat with the window open and enjoyed 🙂 Our driver said that everyone in town was enjoying it too. Very well done and we’ll be sure to recommend you to all our friends.’ – Hannah Miller & Aaron Childs – Wedding, Private Property, Martinborough – February 2017

‘Thank you so much for playing at Kelly Maxwell and my wedding at The Mission. You guys were awesome and everyone had a great night on the dance floor. Thoroughly recommended!! – Brent Hood – Wedding, The Mission, Napier – January 2017

‘Thanks so much for playing at our reception. You guys were great. We have recommended you to our celebrant and if you have any pages (google, facebook etc) we would be happy to leave reviews on there as well.’ – Garret & Laura Mascelle – Wedding, Dockside, Wellington – January 2017

‘Thank you so much for playing. You guys were incredible. So much fun and got people on their feet. A lot of people commented on how much they enjoyed your sets. We will definitely recommend you in future.’ – Harry & Mel Wigley – Wedding, The Mission, Napier – January 2017

‘Wow thank you all for an awesome night, so many people where commenting on how amazing the band was and asking where we found you. You played such a good selection, knew exactly what the crowd wanted to hear and had the dance floor constantly packed. Great tunes!!!! – Matt & Bec Collins – Wedding, Murdoch James, Martinborough – November 2016

‘Thank you so so much for playing at our wedding – we were very much tossing up whether to go with a band or not and we are so thrilled we decided to go with you guys. You managed to make an already incredible day even better with all your sweet tunes. You have a lot of new fans -we have heard only rave reviews from our guests!!’ – Anita & Matt Jenkins – Wedding, The Old Church, Napier – September 2016

‘Thanks for an awesome gig! There has been heaps of feedback on how awesome the band was. And thanks for humouring me with one last song!’ – Amanda & Hamish McRae – Wedding, Spy Valley Winery, Blenheim – November 2015

‘Just wanted to say thanks for Saturday!! everyone loved you! Hope we weren’t to annoying to play for!’ – Kim Mclean – Wedding, Rangi Woods, Palmerston North – February 2015

‘Thanks for an amazing night Chris. You guys were brilliant!’ – Natasha & Tim Agnew – Wedding Private Property, Havelock North – January 2015

‘Thanks mate, you guys were absolutely brilliant. we will highly recommend you to everyone we know!!! An excellent night’ – Dominic & Victoria Gibbs – Wedding, The Mission, Napier – January 2015

‘Just a quick email to say a big thanks to you and your band mates.  It was absolutely fantastic and we had such a good night. It was great to see everyone up dancing all night.  We had lots of great feedback and hopefully you’ll get a bit of business out of it with a few friend’s weddings coming up! Once again thank you very much.’ – Nicky Jones – Wedding, Brackenridge Estate, Martinborough – February 2014

‘Thanks so much for Saturday night you guys did an amazing job, everyone had a great time and were talking about how great you were the next day!  Thank you so much also for learning the Kings of Leon song for us, it was absolutely perfect!!’ – Chantelle French – Wedding, Foxglove, Wellington – November 2013

‘Just want to say a big THANK YOU! I felt like Ger and I didn’t even get a chance to say hi, let alone thank you. All of our guests were commenting on how amazing the band was. It was cool to see so many people cutting some shapes on the d floor. You guys are so talented and know exactly what songs to play to get the crowd going. Thanks so much for making our wedding a great day. We would be happy to recommend you and owe Carol big time for hooking us up with you guys.’ – Anna & Gerard Gould – Wedding, The Hilton, Taupo – January 2013

‘Just wanting to say a massive thanks for all those who came and played for Big Night Out.  Everybody loved it and who would have thought the song “wagon wheel” would have been the crowd favourite!?’ – LAC Mathew Keen – Ohakea Airforce Big Night Out – Ohakea Airbase – December 2012

‘Thank you so much for the job you did at our wedding – you and the band were just awesome and everyone had such a great time dancing to your music!’ – Emma & Harry Booth – Wedding, Tarureka Estate, Featherston – May 2012

‘If you’re looking for a band to ignite your Wedding – Ma Shot Pa is it! From their opening number – Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” to the set closer “Sex On Fire” they sure set the dance floor alight all night. A real pleasure to deal with in the lead up to our big day and on the night itself, If you want a band to keep your dance floor full all night Ma Shot Pa is it.’ – Andy & Emma Whitson – Wedding, Palmerston North Vintage Car Club, Palmerston North – April 2012

‘On behalf of everyone who attended on Saturday night – wow wow wow.   Best night ever!  There were many times in the night were you could count on two hands the number of people sitting down and everyone else was on the dance floor.  Those sitting down were only resting before getting back on the dance floor. This was supposed to be a one off event for Mums and Dads in Khandallah. Looks like with the feedback and not much arm twisting, this could be an annual event.  This is a lot down to your fabulous band. – Raumati Street Book Club – Autumn Dance, Khandallah Town Hall, Wellington – April 2012

‘Once again thank you very much for the performance on Friday, everybody has been commenting how good you were. We’re stoked how well the day/night went!!’Hamish Morrow – Wedding, The Yacht Club, Nelson – April 2012

‘Just wanted to send you guys a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. Such an amazing night of dancing thanks to you guys.  We had an awesome night and had so many comments on how good the band was!  You guys had a perfect mix of oldies and new music that all the guests just loved.  Thanks so much.’ – Mat and Mindy Windross – Wedding, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay – March 2012 

‘Thanks for playing at our wedding on Friday, it was a awesome day and we had many great comments about you and your band. You singing/playing at the ceremony was a great way to the kick the day off. Kirsten and I both loved your version of Wagon Wheel. We have been to a number of weddings this summer and it was the first time the dance floor was packed all night it is a real credit to you and your band. Once again thank you.’ Ian and Kirsten Evans – Wedding, Brackenridge Martinborough, Wairarapa – February 2012

‘What a great night!  Our entire wedding panned out beautifully, and your band provided a nice finish to the day.  The music you played was enjoyed by all guests – including the non-dancing listeners! Thank you very much for letting our son Conrad play with you in some of the second set.  He was extremely excited about it, and will never forget that moment :).  Also thanks for the use of the microphone stand for our speeches – that was very helpful.’Douglas Kwan – Wedding, The Pines, Island Bay, Wellington – January 2012

‘Thanks so so much for helping make our wedding so awesome, you play a great range of music and read the 110+ crowd so well. The band fit into our outdoor theme and it was an amazing night. Thanks for being so relaxed even as our crazy friends and family got more and more raucous and excited on the dance floor. It was a special surprise that you could play our first dance and it was a good touch to end with this to keep the masses happy. You made all the organising so easy, and it was great that we could use all your gear for speeches etc. Everyone had so much fun – a great band is key for a fun wedding!!’ –  Carol & Rodney – Wedding, Park Estate, Hastings, Hawkes Bay – January 2012.

‘The performance of Ma Shot Pa was one of the highlights of the Christmas Party. The set list had clearly been tailored to the wide demographic expected by the band, with some great dancing tunes that the audience enjoyed. The band was very professional, friendly and easy to deal with. Thanks for your help in making this a great night guys.’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs – MFAT Xmas Party, The Boatshed, Wellington – December 2012

‘Thank you so much to the band for Saturday night, you really helped make our day so memorable. Everyone commented on how amazing you guys were and how they struggled to find a spot to have a break as all your songs was outstanding!!’Adam Wilson – Wedding, Tarureka Estate, Wairarapa – December 2012

‘Ma shot Pa was the perfect the Cover band for our Works 20th Anniversary. They played songs that everybody knew and sung along to. I wasn’t actually expecting people to get up and dance but low and behold! They were great with requests as well and made everyone feel the spirit of the party’ – Wellington Downtown Backpackers, 20th Anniversary Party, Wellington – November 2011

‘I’d like to personally thank Ma Shot Pa for an outstanding performance at our annual Gisbourne Wine and Food Festival. The crowd really came alive during their performance and our guests could not help themselves but to get up and dance. They were thoroughly engaged, asking for requests and wanting more. Ma Shot Pa is extremely organised, professional and well presented. I would not hesitate to recommend and book them again.’ – Simon Gardiner, Gisborne Wine –  Gisborne Wine & Food Festival, Waiohika Estate Vineyard, Gisborne –  October 2011

‘Thanks so much once again for playing at our wedding Saturday.  We had sooo many people come up to us during the evening saying how awesome you guys were!  You really topped off an amazing day, it was perfect.’ – Cale and Rebecca Stevenson – Wedding, Parkhill Estate, Hawkes Bay – October 2011

‘Awesome band for a school ball! Played all our requests and got everyone up dancing! Loved the old music and had an awesome night! Even had the teachers dancing! Teachers commented about how it was the best ball in about 7 years, the band gave the night a great feel and I would definitely hire them again for any event!’ – Wairarapa College, School Ball – August 2011

‘Just a quick email to say thank you for your help with organizing the band, Ma Shot Pa, for our school ball. You were so wonderful and helpful leading up to the event, answering my many questions! And the band was fantastic at the event! Everyone was up and dancing, they were a definite highlight of the night! Once again thank you so much for your help and to the band for coming up and playing, you were both excellent and I will be recommending your services to everyone!’ – Wanganui High School, School Ball – August 2011

‘Thanks guys for providing excellent music at SKM’s staff party at the Boatshed last week.  Everyone had a fantastic time and you got us all up on the dance floor with a great mix of music.  Chris – you were a pleasure to deal with during our planning for the evening and you can certainly expect to hear from us again.’ – Beverley Herries – SKM Function, The Boatshed, Wellington – August 2011

‘Ma Shot Pa fit into our casual intimate wedding of 80 perfectly. We were running an hour late and the guys just took it in their stride with no fuss. They played to the crowd – lots of 60s faves for the older crowd, and then when they headed home they moved on to recent tunes for the younger crowd – it was a great mix. The groom particularly enjoyed their last song – an excellent rendition of ‘Heart of Gold’ with the front man Chris on the harmonica, and the bride didn’t leave the dance floor the entire night!”
– Amy and Matt, Cobar, Days Bay, February 2011

Shaun Mullin, Wedding February 2010Just a quick note (we’re currently up north at another wedding!) to say THANK YOU GUYS SO SO SO MUCH for playing at our wedding last weekend! We’re sorry we didn’t get more of a chance to chat with you guys more on the night, but the music was just awesome!! Everyone has said was a great choice of band it was – couldn’t have been better. The tunes you played seemed to appeal to everybody – even those not up dancing said they loved just sitting back listening to you. It sounded awesome. The 4 campers there are the end were rapt with their private concert too! ha ha! We hope Richie’s AC/DC vocals weren’t too painful! Sorry about the remote location – pleased you found your way ok! You were so accommodating with the travel etc too, thank you. Thanks so much for coming and for making the night so memorable. We hope to catch up with you again – we might come up to Wellington sometime soon.’
-Emily & Mike, Ngaio Bay, Nelson February 2011

Murray Richmond, Wedding December 2009Ma Shot Pa played at our wedding recently and they were fantastic! They played a great range of music which had everyone up and dancing for majority of the wedding. We received many positive comments from our guests about the band. Chris was great to deal with when initially organizing the band and on the night they set up and packed away very efficiently. Most importantly they were there to have fun too and they really shared our special night with us which made it all the more special. I can’t thank them enough and would definitely recommend them to anyone’
– Kara and Craig Graham, Palmerston North, February 2011

‘Thanks again for a great night. We had so many compliments on the band and I haven’t seen my Nana dance like that in ages!!! Your selection of music was great, oldies in the beginning for the oldies and newer stuff later on for us. It really made the whole day just watching everyone have such a blast. Would highly recommend you to anyone.’
– Jay Templer, Te Awa Farm, Hastings January 2011

Lindsey Griffiths, Wedding January 2010‘You guys are awesome, thank you for making our wedding night so much fun. Sorry for trying to get you to play past curfew. I didn’t see the noise police turn up. We would have had a hefty fine if you’d listened to the “encore” chants. But you guys played so much great music!! I would recommend you to anyone planning a wedding or party!!’
– Kate and Justin de Ridder, Erskine College, Wellington January 2011

Lindsey Griffiths, Wedding January 2010‘Thanks for playing at our wedding. Aleece and I, along with our guests had an awesome night and it was because of the wonderful atmosphere your band created. You guys played a great variety of music, and you read the crowd really well. We had family members up dancing who we have never seen dance before…and we think that is a good indication of what a fantastic job you guys did. Many of our guests commented on what a fantastic job you did playing before and during our wedding. Your choice of songs was very appropriate, and having you play while the bride and bridesmaids walked up the aisle added something extra to an already very special time. Thanks again, we really appreciate the fantastic job you did. We have had many of our guests tell us that they thought it was the best wedding they have been to, and we think a lot of that was down to Ma Shot Pa.’
– Aleece and Leigh Jones, Te Awa Farm, Hastings January 2011

‘On behalf of everyone that attended the function on Saturday night – I would like to say a big thank you to you and your guys for your help in creating a fun, and not to be fast forgotten atmosphere. In short… You guys rocked! Loads of feedback have been coming my way around the whole event and the majority of the feedback is this party was the best one yet! I will be highly recommending your band to others and will be calling on you again for our next Event.’
– Datacom, 2010 Xmas Party, TSB Arena

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 2009 Xmas Party‘Ma Shot Pa did such a good job in 2009 that we asked them to play at our Christmas party for a second year in a row, and we weren’t disappointed. Great music, professional presentation, easy to deal with and the dance floor was rocking. And they were, importantly, excellent value for money! They adapted their music to try and keep the dance floor full, and feedback from guests has been extremely complimentary. We’d recommend Ma Shot Pa to others and would have them back for a third year without hesitation’
– Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 2010 Xmas Party

Audit NZ, 2010 Company Ball

‘Ma Shot Pa were an awesome band to have for our work ball. Easy to talk to and organise prior to the event. On the night it was exactly what we wanted and expected. They kept the crowd going right until the final song. Good Music, Good Guys and a Good Time!’
– Audit NZ, 2010 Company Ball

RNZAF Ohakea, 2010 Company Ball‘We asked Ma Shot Pa to play at our 2010 RNZAF Officers’ Mess Ball, and they were FANTASTIC. They were timely and professional, easy to deal with, and had ball guests up and dancing most of the night. They played a great range of songs which appealed to the diverse range of guests, and we subsequently received many positive comments from ball guests about their performance. As a result of their performance at the ball, one guest even approached them to play at his wedding! This is now the second time that the band has played for an RNZAF audience, and they were just as popular this time as previously. We would have them back any day!’
– RNZAF Ohakea, 2010 Company Ball

AMP Financial Services, 2009 Xmas Party“A very good local band. Listened to what style we wanted and played accordingly. Excellent musicians” …I will add though, you guys rocked. D4 is an “intimate” venue, which may have added to excellent atmosphere you created. But, what impressed me the most was that you made our accountants (I’m one so I can say that) and actuaries dance like I have never seen before. Great set list and you guys read the crowd like a dream. I would have no hesitation in recommending or using you guys again’
– AMP Financial Services, 2009 Xmas Party

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 2009 Xmas Party‘We’ve had nothing but positive comments about the music. The atmosphere was great & the fact the dance floor was full from the first note to the last is testament to your fantastic sound & set list. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ma Shot Pa to anybody who want a professional, friendly band who are clearly on top of their game’
– Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 2009 Xmas Party

RNZAF Base Woodbournee, 2009 Xmas Party‘Thanks for playing at our end of year function, you were awesome! Everyone was talking for days after about your performance and a good time was had by all. Extremely clear vocals and lighting to set the scene, you involved the audience in your songs which made the night a huge success. I will be recommending you to anyone that is after a well organised band with a great party song set’
– RNZAF Base Woodbournee, 2009 Xmas Party

First NZ Capital, 2009 Xmas Party‘Ma Shot Pa provided the entertainment for our staff Christmas Party. The music was great and had everyone up and dancing. These guys have amazing musical talent, and were able to pick songs that really got the crowd going. They even went the extra mile to wear beach shirts to fit in with our ‘Beach Party’ theme. We would recommend Ma Shot Pa to anyone looking for a quality, professional covers band’
– First NZ Capital, 2009 Xmas Party

Imperial Tobacco NZ Ltd, 2009 Xmas Party‘Ma Shot Pa played at our work Christmas Function on Saturday night and were well received by all. The guys played a great mix of songs to suit a diverse range of people, which got even the non-dancers amongst us on the dance floor. I’ve heard nothing but great feedback from our staff so we will definitely use them again. Thanks for helping to make it a great night.’
– Imperial Tobacco NZ Ltd, 2009 Xmas Party

Blair Hesp, Wedding September 2010‘The guys from Ma Shot Pa were fantastic at our wedding. Not only were they able to help out with the full audio package for the day, they played a great set that got everyone up on the dancefloor. We’d love to have them play again for us.’
– Blair Hesp, Wedding September 2010

Gretchen Dean, Wedding January 2010‘Stace and I would like to thank you for coming to the party and playing at our wedding. You were the best band that we have heard at any wedding (and believe me we have been to a few!). The music you played had the dance floor packed all night and absolutely made our night. Music is one of the key elements of any good party, and I have had so many comments about the band and how great the night was. Thanks so much – I could have hugged yah!’
– Gretchen Dean, Wedding January 2010

Shaun Mullin, Wedding February 2010‘Ma Shot Pa played at our wedding in Taupo in February 2010 and dear say the band was excellent. They seemed very good at reading the vibe of the crowd and needed no prompting as to what to play or when. They had an extensive play list and could cater to nearly all requests for young and old alike. For us, given we had returned from overseas for our wedding, we really appreciated the kiwiana the band played and our only disappointment was that the venue would not allow the band to play later into the evening!’
– Shaun Mullin, Wedding February 2010

Murray Richmond, Wedding December 2009‘Absolutely awesome band at no time was the dance floor empty. I would recommend Ma Shot Pa to anyone who wants a great night with a bunch of guys that can play, incredibly flexible with their play-list and interaction with the crowd. In fact I am looking at booking them again!’
– Murray Richmond, Wedding December 2009


‘Ma Shot Pa were the life of the party. The sound and lighting set up was perfect for the venue. From rocking out to Kings of Leon, Rage Against the Machine to country and 10 guitars sing along, even our request of ‘One Day’ by Opshop for our first dance. Through the whole night they had everyone dancing from our youngest guest at 16 to the oldest at 70. Friends and family have not stopped talking about the band and we are recommending them to everyone and using them again next year for a birthday party’
– Sam Bleakley, Wedding February 2010

Lindsey Griffiths, Wedding January 2010‘Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday night – you guys were fantastic and everyone loved the music’
Lindsey Griffiths, Wedding January 2010