About …

THE CURIO CLUB STORY …

It all starts with
“The Muppet Show” …

The Curio Club began as an idea in 2014. While mucking around during a jazz student band rehearsal, it was suggested that The Muppet Show theme would sound really great swung. Well, it did, and that was that, there was no turning back …

From there, developed the plan for a very unique covers band that would have a beautiful jazz sound, but instead of doing things the normal way, this band would transform modern songs into jazz and freshen up the jazz classics. And today, this is still what we do best … and is still what we have the best time doing …

And we don’t just mean the gigs – even our band practice sessions are fun. We still love getting together with our ideas for modern songs that could be transformed. It is an exciting and creative process … often ending with an unexpected result that quickly becomes our new favourite …

… everyone enjoyed The Curio Club’s smooth, fun, interesting jazz takes on modern songs …

sarah pratt – marketing & events consultant

Another big part of the plan was for The Curio Club to look fabulous. We figured that if someone was going to all that trouble to put on an event, then surely they would want the band to rise to the occasion by providing the complete classy sight and sound package to match. We really find this combination is the best way to provide a beautiful backdrop to any occasion …

Then we decided to add the additional feature of versatility; offering both an instrumental and a vocal lineup. We thought, why just give people one band, when we can offer them two in one?? Now we’re cooking! This was achieved easily with the same trio lineup, with just the simple swap of drums and vocals between sets. This together with a repertoire that is wide and varied, we knew we were on to something …

… amazing to deal with …

sara & brad – bride & groom – christchurch

With Max on piano, Brad on upright bass, and Lucy on drums or vocals, The Curio Club is ready for anything, being able to perform instrumentals and/or songs with vocals, ranging from beautiful background music to attention grabbing numbers. And we have both trio and duo options available …

All this time later, we have now had the fun and privilege of having performed for so many and varied private and public events, weddings, corporate functions, parties, bars, restaurants, and charity events, all while having the pleasure of working together with so many wonderful people. Life is good …

… added a fantastic atmosphere to my celebration to make it a stand out success …

geraldine a. – christchurch

The Curio Club will always pride itself on being professional and fun to work with, while knowing just how to tailor our sophisticated look and found for that perfect touch to each occasion … large, humongous, or small …

Please feel welcome to contact Lucy for more information … or maybe you would like to see our list of services … or some videos, perhaps? …