BIOGRAPHY AND FAQ
With a vast and varied repertoire covering over 200 songs, Shadow Puppet squeeze a modern twist onto classic rock and pop hits from the past 50 years.
Formed in 2008, the band continue to be a popular choice for wedding and birthday celebrations, corporate and private functions and public events.
Shadow Puppet can happily accommodate most playing spaces - having performed in many venues ranging from popular wedding venues, halls, truck decks and farm buildings to backyards and marquees, and even Horncastle Arena, where the band expanded to a four-piece to suit the size of the event.
Combining versatility and experience with what is simply a passion for music, enables Shadow Puppet to provide the energetic and entertaining performance that they are known for.
What is the minimum size area required by Shadow Puppet? The band can set up in a space as confined as 2 x 3 metres if you don’t have a lot of room at your even
What electricity needs does the band require? The band can generally run off standard 240V ‘house power’. They do not require a 3 phase power supply. Feel free to discuss this with the band prior to your event to ensure there are no issues with regards to excess demand on outdoor generators etc
Does the band need a stage? Whilst a stage is preferable, it is not essential, provided that there is some sort of ground covering if the venue is an outdoor setting (i.e marquee) to prevent electrical equipment getting wet
How long will the band play for? Shadow Puppet can play up to 4.5 hours if you require it or as little as 30 minutes
Will the band travel? Whilst the band does prefer to play in the greater Canterbury region, they are sometimes open to travelling, depending on availability and other factors
Would they consider learning a song for a first dance etc? Yes! Shadow Puppet can consider the request at the time of booking and can often learn a song or two to make the occasion
Can I see the band play before I book them? Yes. Shadow Puppet play several public venues in and around Christchurch where you can ‘try before you buy’. Let them know you are coming so you can discuss ideas you might have for your event OR to request a song you want to hear them play
How flexible are the band with regards to set up etc? Shadow Puppet will work with you to ensure your event goes to plan and can communicate with the venue on your behalf with regards to loading in equipment etc so guest disturbance is kept to a minimum
Below is some recent feedback on Shadow Puppet
John I could not fault the boys at all. They were on time,
very easy going and a total pleasure to deal with. It was easy to see they
love what they do, even being very happy to continue to play regardless of
the horrible weather. And once again, doing their best to fit the IceFest
gig in regardless of the fact they had another big set afterwards at the
Carlton and on such short notice. I really really do wish every band was
that easy and that much of a pleasure to deal with.
Prior to booking Shadow Puppet I had never seen them perform before. My
partner suggested I look into them so did a bit of research to find they had
performed at quite a few places around Christchurch and, after hearing such
great feedback from both my colleagues and friends decided to contact you
about booking them. I am very glad I did and, while I was not there for the
entire night, was absolutely stoked with what I saw and heard. They played a
great range of songs but put their own fresh twist into them.
I am more then happy for anyone to contact me if they would like to enquire
about them- I am only to happy to give them the amazing credit they
I can be contactable on 027 707 8227
Just a quick email to say that Shadow Puppet were amazing!! They were so flexible and friendly and the dance floor was going all night J
Thanks again for organising the Shadow Puppets for our wedding, they were amazing.
From the moment they played the first dance to the last song the dance floor was packed. They definitely made our night. Everyone commented they were the best band ever.
Please pass our thanks.
We got married at Langdale Winery on Friday 27th March 2015 and had Shadow Puppet as our band. Just want to pass on how amazing they were! I reckon they made the night, everyone was up and dancing the whole time and we received so much positive feedback from our guests. A fantastic band that we will definitely be recommending.
Nicki and Michael Greer
Thought I'd drop you a note and say THANKS - Shadow Puppet were just awesome on Saturday night, everyone commented on how great they were, the music was just great and the crowd were boogie-ing all night!! Neat bunch of guys, really hard case, and they enjoyed themselves too, I hope! I have already steered a couple of people in your direction, and the Local Fire Brigade are keen to get them for their next honours night. So thanks again, they were just perfect and really made the night just awesome!!
Talk again soon,
We had a great time and you guys really have a great repertoire and it catered for all ages as you could tell with everyone hitting the d floor. well hope you guys loved it, we certainly did.....A lot of people have told us it was the best dance they had ever been too!!"
Phil and Becky - Oamaru Wedding 9/1/2010
"Thank You! we had a brilliant time and so did everyone else. Let us know where your up coming gigs are we'd be keen to come along and see you guys again. We are also recommending you guys to everyone, so hopefully we will see you again out this way sometime soon.
Cheers for a great night.
Hayley & Jock - Kirwee Wedding 8/1/2010
"...everyone raved about you guys and how well you read the crowd and could play...and learn anything,...We will be recommending you anywhere possible, you certainly made the night awesome."
Pam Halvorsen - Tekapo Wedding 27/02/10
"...I thought you guys rocked!! considering only a 3 piece.......... when you did Rage Against the Machine swore you were a 6 piece...!!
Grant Fomison - Yellow Cross
"Just wanted to say a massive big THANK YOU very much for playing at our wedding last weekend. You guys were bloody fantastic.We've had heaps of comments about how good the band was etc so have definately been recommending Shadow Puppet.
Once again huge huge thanks for everything, it was an amazing day/night and one which we will never forget!"
Alesha and Nick - West Melton Wedding 20/02/2011
"thanks for everything. We had such a great night and will def be in
touch with your agent telling him how fantastic you guys were.
Many thanks again."
Caroline and Sam - Hanmer Springs Wedding 15/01/2011
"We have just returned from our 2 week honeymoon and our friends and family are still telling us how awesome Shadowpuppet were!!! From start to finish they played all our favorites and had everyone up and singing and dancing until our feet & voices hurt!! They are brilliant musicians/singers, great with a crowd, and we really appreciated the extra effort they put in, including playing a special song for our first dance - even letting the groom perform a 'solo' performance for the bride! :)
Shadowpuppet really helped make our night memorable and we hope they had as much fun as we did!!
We would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a band. We wish them all the best for the future, and hope to hear them play again soon! :)
Andrew and Kate Thomson - Opawa, Christchurch Wedding 06/11/10
"Hi Guys thank you soo much for playing at our wedding you were awesome!!!!
Everyone loved the music and were very impressed and havent stoped raving about the band, was soo cool having everyone up dancing once again thank heaps for making the night Marc & Steph"
Well it went literally amazing. I had such a good and positive response from the students, especially the band.
This year we had way more students on the dance floor and I asked many of them on their thoughts on 'The Shadow Puppets.' Their response was how unique they are with their style, plus the wide range of music they played from some good old classics to the songs we hear on our radio today.
It was fantastic.