“The Beat Merchants” are a pop duo that features vocalist Caroline Lekstrom. Originally from Sweden, she performed with much success in her country of origin before arriving in New Zealand in 2005, where she continued her musical career with various lineups including Auckland dance band UNION and sophisticated duo, SOULISTA. She garnered much acclaim from her performance on New Zealand’s own version of international format TV show “Stars in Their Eyes” when she performed “Whenever, Wherever” as Latin temptress Shakira.
“The Beat Merchants” are a versatile duo that is perfect for cocktail functions, birthday parties, upmarket bars and restaurants as well as corporate functions, with a repertoire that goes from eclectic 80s to sophisticated lounge music and classic/current Top 40 dance music. Please see sample songlist below.
Keyboard player Karl Benton is a founding member of UNION as well as being a full time member of local polyfonk icons ARDIJAH. He also works with The LADYKILLERS, Latin dance band KANTUTA and kiwi legend JOHN ROWLES, among others.
Sample Playlist: Uptown funk, Happy, Please don’t stop the music, Sweet Home Alabama, I can’t feel my face, Cry for you, Valerie, Bette Davis Eyes, Hit me with your best shot, Teardrops, Rockin me, Free Falling, The A team, Make you feel my love, Don’t know why, She will be loved, You know I´m no good, Trick me, Listen to the music, Dancing in the streets, Play that funky music, Paparazzi, I´m yours, I Want You to Want Me, Don’t cha, Is this Love, Like a virgin
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Price range starts from $900 plus GST