'We couldn't have chosen a better band to get folks up and dancing at Music in the Gardens at the Mansion House Reserve on Kawau Island. Six hundred people screamed "Yes" when I asked, "Should we invite them to play again next year?"  Great selection of songs, fun connection between the band members. As the music coordinator, I can definitely say they were the most congenial and accommodating group of musicians I have ever worked with'


Lin Pardey, OPAK (Organizations Passionate about Kawau) committee.

'My name is Steve Tree, I run a large Auckland based entertainment company,Topline Entertainment Ltd
I have had the pleasure of booking and working with Chris, Mark, Ray and Jamie..collectively "The Renegades' for the last 4 years
I try and book them as much as I can, and they are always the first  act I recommend when someone is wanting a good all round versatile covers band
Their set list is highly appealing, popular and versatile, without being like every one else's, they have a great sound, are not too loud or too quiet, are entertaining to watch , easy and pleasant to work with, reliable, and nothing is too much trouble for them..  
I have booked them on easily over 100 occasions, and they have never let me down once, and I constantly get clients calling me and thanking me for recommending them and wanting to re book them..
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Renegades'


'Hi Steve, just letting you know that The Renegades were awesome and I’ve had some really good feedback with everyone up dancing'

Kind Regards,  Barry (Gus) Rieper, Secretary/Manager, Henderson RSA Inc

'Hey guys thank you all so much for making my bday party perfect! Great sounds... Great guys. You are all 'style' in every way. Hope I get to enjoy yr entertainment again soon! ♫♪♫x'

Sharon Bates

'We recently hired the Renegades to perform at the Mangere Bridge Food and Wine Festival, With Jamie being a local we thought it would be cool for them to perform.
They were absolutely amazing!!!  I felt that there music was fitting to the event and catered for everyone. I have had so much good feedback about them and would like to get them involved in more of our community events
I would totally recommend them to anyone that is thinking about hiring them and hope to work with them again in the future.  Good work guys!'

Kate Adams - Village Manger
Mangere Bridge 

'Great band. Heard them at Mansion House at Kawau island for the "Music in the Gardens". Really good entertainment'


Glen Stichbury

'Saw you guys at The Salty Dog last night. Fantastic sound and really enjoyed the whole night. Brillant band!!'

Donna Bates

'We had the Renegades play at a Joint 60th birthday party , they were absolutely brilliant . We partied from 8 till late dancing and singing to all the great songs. Jamie is an outstanding singer , all the other guys can carry a tune and are brilliant musicians .
We have rave reviews from all who were there ...
We will have them again , they absolutely made the night terrific fun'

Jeff Gordon

'You guys totally rocked it at the Hua tonight. Us gals and guy on the bar looooved it'

Morgan Golder - Huapai Tavern

Hi Chris

'Once again, you aced it! Great music creates a great atmosphere, and we are already getting people saying they will come back next year if we have the same band!!!

Thanks so much for a great night'


On behalf of the Zonta club of Mangawhai

'The Renegades absolutely rock!!! Had the very best evening dancing until my feet were sore at a private function at 'The Fireplace' ... so pleased I can follow you on Facebook to see where your next gigs are ... cheers to you all and your great music'🎶👍

Karen Petersen

'Dear Jamie,

Thanks for Saturday night.  We all had a great time dancing to your music and I had lots of comments what a great band you are.

Warm wishes, Detta xxx'

Hi Chris,

'Thank you SO much for last night - everyone the team enjoyed it immensely and I have had nothing but great feedback! Really appreciate it.'


Anna E Versteeg 
PwC | Personal Assistant to Ian McLoughlin and Colum Rice

'You guys sure did make the party, thank you so much! great gig, you really played to the crowd. Had everyone on their feet. Everyone didn't stop talking about how good the band was. Your good lads, so happy'

Lisa Herroyal

Hi Steve


I've been meaning to email you to let you know that The Renegades were fantastic when they played here a couple of weeks ago. We've had lots of really good feedback about them'




Franklin Club Inc

Hi Chris,

Great night last night.  Thanks so much!!!  


Darren Smart

Hey Guys,


Thank you so much for the great music entertainment on Sunday afternoon at The Postmans Leg. It was a great afternoon!!

Karen Henderson

Hi Chris,


Just wanted to say thank you so much for Saturday night. You guys were awesome and everybody had an amazing time! Hope to see you soon.



Brendan McLean

"The Renegades played at our Tauranga wedding in March 2019 and they were an absolute hit!! Having seen them already at a friend’s wedding the year before, we knew they had a great sound and could entertain a crowd, but they completely exceeded our expectations.

Every song they played had people up and dancing, even the bride's 93 year old grandfather. The guests can't stop talking about the live music, all remarking that the band had created the best atmosphere for our celebration. The venue owners also mentioned The Renegades are one of the best bands they have seen play and were up dancing themselves too. 

Chris and the crew were easy to deal with, took our requests on board and even played our wedding dance live. The rest of the setlist was bang on and suited our setting (farmyard/barn) to a tee. They also don't need a full drum kit as they play through a mic'd up Cajon box which sounds amazing, but also a big plus for us as the venue had strict sound control requirements that this helped fufill. We would highly recommend The Renegades if you want that X factor at your big day.


Cheers guys!

Kim & Greg"

From the very beginning, Chris from The Renegades has been so easy to deal with.


They are professional, friendly, and very organised! We had an intimate wedding in a vineyard and hired them for the afternoon cocktail hour - they gauged the atmosphere and played at the perfect level of volume. Everyone got up and danced on a very warm afternoon.


All of our guests kept commenting on how great they were - from the choice of songs they played, amazing vocals, great balanced instruments (I especially love the Cajun drum, and harmonica sections!) Even my dad who is usually very shy, went up and sang along when you played his favourite song ‘Take me home, Country Roads’.


You will definitely be seeing our guests and us at your future gigs around Auckland!

Julie Kho

The Renegades have played at our Sunday Live program for a couple of years and never fail to entertain the crowd. They are a joy to deal with. Always popular with people of all ages, this group of talented muso’s have character and are just that little bit different whilst playing tunes that we all know and love.

Paula Pepperell


The Riverhead

Hi everyone, just to let you know that these guys were awesome last night at my Wedding they had everyone up dancing, I have had so many comments from everyone that came to the Wedding of how great the band was, we heard them playing at the Deep Creek Brew and wanted them for our Wedding, so thanks so much you guys from the Renegades for making it such a Great night, I would highly recommend you

Maree Rowell

Hi Chris,

We wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you and the band for an amazing night! It was just incredible and we had so much fun. We had great feedback from everyone and I even heard a few of my friends were fangirling haha! 

Seriously though, we first heard you guys play at The Riverhead last year. I heard your arrangement of Dancing in the Dark and I was just blown away. The next day, I said to Aaron that if we ever got married (we were together for over 7 years at that stage and I wasn't sure it was ever going to happen!), then I would really like The Renegades at our wedding. Aaron agreed and the rest is history. To be completely honest, I asked him to change the date of the wedding as you were not available on the day we had on hold! 

The atmosphere was incredible and everything was so professional. The music, arrangements, and set list were fantastic and exactly what we enjoy. Thank you for making it such a memorable night. 

We will recommend you to everyone we can. Thank you again!

Jacqui and Aaron

Thankyou so much for making my uncles 50th a night to remember. You guys are pretty friggin awesome. That was a solid westie crowd and you guys just got on with it and rocked the house. You are tight, have great banter and were always engaged with the crowd. Ive heard nothing but positive feedback! See you all again sometime soon. Kia Ora Jay Hall.

Hey Chris,
Thanks so much to you & the guys for Friday night. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to come over & say hi. Everyone had such good things to say - few bookings coming your way I think haha 🙌🏻 
You guys really kept the vibe going, it was perfect. 
Hope you had a good weekend. 
Thanks again, Sam & Zane 😊