Awan guitar; Mark drums; Awerangi vocals; Tai drums; Eoin guitar

CoverStory Wellington Covers Band

Awan bass guitar; Mark drums; Awerangi vocals; Tai drums; Eoin guitar

CoverStory is known for inspiring crowds to sing & dance the night away.  Founded in classic rock, reggae, kiwiana and modern hits, they're the first port of call for organisers of weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, bars, clubs, festivals and more. Events include: Brew Day, Ignite Marlborough New Year's Eve Party, Wanganui's NZ Masters Games, Chatham Island's Festival, Toast Martinborough etc.

The 4 piece band is: Awan Gde (bass & vocals), Mark Bisson & Tai Fuimaono (drums - they alternate), Awerangi Thompson (lead vocals) and Eoin Williams (guitar & vocals). Together, the sound they conjure up kicks the party into gear, keeping audiences all over NZ entertained and wanting more.


3 Little birds - Bob Marley

April sun - Dragon

Bad case of loving you - Robert Palmer

Black velvet - Alannah Myles

Boogie shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band

Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison

Chain of fools - Aretha Franklin

Could you be loved - Bob Marley

Crazy little thing called love - Queen

Don’t dream it’s over - Crowded House

Don’t start now - Dua Lipa

Down on the corner - CCR

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Faith - George Michael

Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Hard to handle - Black Crowes

Have you ever seen the rain? - CCR

Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

Higher ground - Stevie Wonder

Hit me with your best shot - Pat Benatar

Home again - Shihad

Honky tonk woman - Rolling Stones

Hotel california - The Eagles

I love rock n roll - Joan Jett

I saw her standing there - The Beatles

I see red - Split Enz

I will survive - Gloria Gaynor

I'm no good - Amy Winehouse

I’m a believer - Smashmouth

In the air - LAB

Johnny be goode - Chuck Berry

La bamba/Twist & shout 

Listen to the music - Doobie Bros

Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi

Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars

Long train running - Doobie Bros

Loyal - Dave Dobbyn

Master blaster - Stevie Wonder

Mr brightside - The Killers

Mustang sally - Wilson Pickett

My sharona - The Knack

Old time rock n roll - Bob Seger

Piece of my heart - Janis Joplin

Play that funky music - Wild Cherry

Proud mary - CCR

Rain - Dragon

Rebel yell - Billy Idol

Red red wine - UB40

Roadhouse blues - The Doors

Sex on fire - Kings of Leon

Shallow - Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga

Simply the best - Tina Turner

Sitting inside my head - Supergroove

Stand by me - Ben E King

Stuck in the middle - Stealers Wheel

Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams

Supalonely - Benee

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sweet child of mine - Guns n Roses

Sweet home alabama - Lynrd Skynrd

Tennessee whiskey - Chris Stapleton

Treasure - Bruno Mars

Under the boardwalk - The Drifters

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Wagon wheel - Darius Rucker

Waiting in vain - Bob Marley

Walking on sunshine - Katrina & The Waves

Watching you - Ardijah

What’s up? - 4 Non Blondes

Why does love - The Exponents

You to me - The Real Thing

Zombie - The Cranberries

And more ... 

Corporate Functions & Festivals

Small, med or large occasions

2 - 4hrs



*Contact people




With planners and managers


Weddings, birthdays etc

Inside or outside

2 - 4hrs



*Your needs and wants

*The day's schedule

*How CoverStory can best fit your vision


With planners and managers


Pubs, clubs etc

Regular & recurring gigs

3 - 4hrs





*Social media/marketing


With manager


Ignite Marlborough NYE Party: CoverStory "was wonderful to work with - from planning to the actual event, the band was exceptionally professional and performed to an incredibly high calibre. The set list was perfect, with every member of the audience dancing and singing along with them. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again."

Amy Potts

Event Co-ordinator


Wellington Wine & Food Festival: CoverStory "played a great selection of popular covers with very short gaps between songs which helped keep people on the dance floor. The band were very easy to deal with, professional, on time & very good musicians. I would highly recommend this band to anyone needing a top covers band for any event."

Barrie Hutton

Entertainment Programmer

Wellington Wine & Food Festival

NZ Racing Board Xmas Function: "They were so amazing to watch, and had everyone dancing to our 70's theme playlist. During planning they were so great to deal with and the night went off without a hitch. If you are looking for a packed dance floor with amazing energy, then book these guys for your next event!!! Couldn't recommend highly enough."

Erica Mill

NZ Racing Board