Resolution

5-PIECE AUCKLAND COVERS BAND

STYLE: Covers, rock, pop, funk & soul
SIZE: 5 piece
LINEUP: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums

 

Celebrate in style with ‘Resolution’ - New Zealand’s hottest new entertainment force.

The perfect band to suit every occasion, ‘Resolution’ has a huge repertoire with song styles to cater to any audience. Whether you’re starting the night off with cool lounge, background jazz and funk - or partying with the best of classic rock, top 40 pop, disco and dance music, ‘Resolution’ will provide the ideal soundtrack to your event.

We booked Resolution for our annual convention this year (May 2017), they were absolutely fantastic. The perfect band if you want everyone to have some fun. The dancing started immediately, the band knew exactly what to play to keep the crowd enjoying every moment. Would highly recommend them.

Sharon O'Brien, Executive Assistant to the Directors of Barfoot & Thompson | 12th May 2017

We can't thank you and the band enough for a fabulous night of entertainment!   We had so much great feedback about you guys and I have also passed on your details to the Event Manager.. ...as she was also super impressed. We had such an amazing wedding and were ecstatic everything went so well.

Gerard & Barbara Peterson | 31st March 2017

"Resolution are a brilliant band and we can't recommend them enough. They performed at our wedding reception in February 2017 and our guests are still raving about them. If you want professional, talented musicians that will draw everyone onto the dance floor, Resolution are the band for you. We're trying to come up with an excuse to book them again!"

Isla & Arlo MacDiarmiD | 24th Feb 2017

"...We had a great night, you guys were awesome! Lots of good feed back about RESOLUTION the band..."

Mike & Stephanie -WEDDING | Waipu 10th Feb 2017

"We had the best day/night. So many people have commented how awesome you guys were and that they had never seen a dance floor so packed straight from the get go. So thanks for the amazing job you did."

Lucy & Sam - Wedding | Boomrock, 4th Feb 2017

"...On behalf of everyone, thank you and big thanks to everyone in the band for making it such a memorable day! You guys put on a great show!..."

Mike & Alyssa - Wedding | Waiheke 3rd Feb 2017

"We have a band each year at our annual ball and Resolution is definitely the best band we have ever had. They were able to read the crowd really well and they had such a great vibe on stage it was like they were just part of the party. We loved their energy and their ability to get so many people on the dance floor with a good blend of new and old favourites. We enjoyed every song they played and we just didn’t want them to stop!"

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE BALL | AUGUST 2016

"...Again, thank you so much for helping to make the day as wonderful as it was! You nailed the ceremony songs and we keep playing the video, just so we can hear the songs again! The music during dinner was also fantastic, and the band RESOLUTION was so good we couldn't stop dancing!..."

KAREN & MARK - WEDDING | COROMANDEL 7TH FEB 2016

Resolution Sample Playlist

All Night Long
Beautiful Day
Black & Gold
Closer – Neyo
Counting Stars
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy – Seal
Crazy Little Thing
Don’t Hold Back
Miss You – Stones
Don’t You Worry Child
Easy
Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
Get Lucky
Gimme All Your Lovin
Happy
Hard To Handle
Hey Brother
Hey Ya
Hit The Road Jack

I Feel Good
I Will Wait
I’m Easy
Just Dance – Gaga
Kids – Mgmt
Lady/Music Sounds Better
Layla
Seven Days
Masquerade
Human Nature
Change The World
Better Be Home Soon
Loyal
Englishman In New York
Flake
Wonder Wall
Weather With You
Give Me One Reason

Steal My Kisses
What's Going On
On Broadway
Long Train
Blister In The Sun
Crazy Little Thing
Sex Machine
Is This Love
Superstition
Higher Ground
Master Blaster
Land Down Under
September
Sitting Inside My Head
Play That Funky Music
Sweet Home Alabama
Mustang Sally
Dreadlock Holiday
Take Me Out

Individual Bios

LEE GRAY (Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals)

Since moving to New Zealand in August 2011, Lee has become one of the most sought after performers on the Auckland music scene. Playing an average of three to four shows a week, his live performances are well polished and never fail to impress. His career began just over 10 years ago in the UK with the duo Woodface. After touring much of Europe he settled in Nice, in the South of France, playing throughout the French Riviera and providing entertainment for A-List celebrities such as Elton John, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Prince of Monaco. Lee has provided the soundtrack to some of the top events at the most established venues Auckland has to offer. In 2014 he was awarded the Top Rated Award from ‘WeddingWise’ after receiving more 5 star ratings than any other musician in the country. He wrote and recorded the track Battle Scars for NZ Breast Cancer Association helping to raise money for cancer rehab, and recorded the official song for the 2015 FIFA U20s World Cup. Lee has two solo albums to his name and is one half of the international recording duo ‘Lee Gray & The Beat’.

 CHRIS GRANT (Drums and Lead Vocals)

Chris is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who honed his talents working six nights a week at Dubai’s Hard Rock Cafe in 2005 for 4 months. Upon returning to New Zealand, Chris has had his skills directed at many ventures, drumming professionally for long running musicals in Auckland and Wellington and being a ring-in for various session work. Chris Grant is the go-to drummer for many of New Zealand’s top artists. He has been a member of the much loved NZ act ‘dDub’ since 2007, but has managed to squeeze in other projects along the way including The New Freedom (tour of China 2009), Sola Rosa, All My Brothers - Homegrown 2012 Supergroup, Danny McCrum Band, Black River Drive, Spiral, Magnolia Memoir (LA) and many more.

 KARIKA JUNIOR TURUA (Bass and Backing Vocals)

Karika is a bass player that delivers! A well established reliable bass player based in Auckland NZ with over 25 years experience, and sought after for his solid groove foundation. His versatile playing style has seen him perform and tour with some of NZ's finest singers and musicians. He has travelled both locally and internationally and has worked extensively on many albums while keeping active on the local music scene.

Andy 'Keys' Cochrane (Keyboards)

Andy is a versatile and sought after musician with many years of professional experience as a pianist, singer, instrumentalist and studio artist. He has over 10 years of professional performance experience both in New Zealand and abroad.  Andy’s performance and studio credits include iconic NZ acts such as The Exponents, Opshop, The Feelers and Nesian Mystik.  As a graduate of the prestigious University of Auckland School of Music, Andy is in very high demand as an accomplished classically trained pianist, accompanist, opera repetiteur and teacher of both classical and contemporary piano and keyboards. As a highly successful career musician, Andy has performed all over the world, including regular engagements in Dubai, Singapore, Australia and the U.K.

Outside of music production and performance, Andy also works as a voiceover artist for TV, MC’s events (most recently the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Auckland Town Hall) and hosted his own music TV show on Juice TV titled “Chilling with Leys and Keys”, featuring interviews, reviews and performances with some of NZ’s finest national and international acts.

DIXON NACEY (Guitar, Backing Vocals, Musical Director)

Dixon Nacey is a guitarist based in Auckland, New Zealand, whose 20 year music career has seen him perform with some of New Zealand’s top jazz & pop musicians as a backing artist and session player. Notable pop and jazz artists he has been fortunate enough to perform with include Alma Micic (USA), Larry Ransome (USA), Denise Perrier (USA), Andy Irvine (USA), Andrew Dickeson (Aus), Natalie Dietz (Aus), Michel and Shem Benebig (New Caledonia) Nathan Haines, King Kapisi, Tama Waipara, Annie Crummer, Whirimako Black, Caitlin Smith, Kevin Field, Roger Manins, and Tim Hopkins. He has recorded three albums (2008, 2011 and 2013) with the ‘Samsom Nacey Haines Trio’, the first of which was a finalist in the 2009 Jazz Tui of The Year Award. He also leads The John Scofield Project, performs in his own groups, plays Organ-Guitar-Drums trio jazz with The Alan Brown trio, rock-reggae with ‘dDub’, funk soul with CMC, Latin music with Santiago Soul Stars and has recently been through USA, Australia, Canada, New Caledonia, Singapore, Fiji, The Cook Islands and Thailand with his music. Dixon currently teaches jazz at Auckland, Massey and Christchurch Universities. As a music teacher he has also built a large following through his YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/dragondix) which led to the development and launch of what has become a very successful video tutorial-based jazz guitar website; http://jazzguitarlegend.com/