Need a versatile pop-rock-dance covers group? Got a big corporate event coming up and need an impressive musical act? Wedding looming and worried about getting the perfect, not too loud, not too 'vanilla' jazz group? Wanting to find a 70's funk group that would make Dad's 50th the most memorable party ever?

Let me custom design an entertainment solution for you.


Here at 'Bands By Design' we have 8 of the highest quality groups you will find in Aoteroa, with one common thread - musician, teacher and composer Dixon Nacey. He has over 22 years experience, performing guitar as a leader and sideman in covers bands (Kick, The Kingpins, Black Salt), jazz groups large and small (Nathan Haines, Whirimako Black, SNH trio, Alan Brown Trio), running high-end shows as a musical director (Lady Sings The Blues 2015, NZ film Awards 2014) and arranging music for almost every different musical format and ensemble.

You can be assured that you're event, no matter what the occasion is, will be in capable hands. No gig is too small or too big. From solo guitar (Dixon plays solo jazz) to a range of duo's ('Deluca', 'KZ7' and 'Nacey Gray and The Resolutions'), trios ('SNH'), Latin ('Santiago Soul Stars'), funk and jazz ('I.D.' and 'Conscious Music Collective') to all out rocking covers ('Resolution') we have the perfect group for you.

And if you're needing something else, I have the best contacts in the business to build whatever musical group you require. Whether it's saxophone with guitar, a string quartet, a 10 piece jazz big band, an acapella group or a choir - I will put it all together!