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Calico are a Queenstown based band fusing the styles and talents of people from an assortment of musical backgrounds.

Our ethos, to deliver top quality live music, no tricks no tracks, a LIVE performance in its purist form. We give 100% every time we play, as we know our audience expect nothing less. Individually we have at least 15 years playing experience, so as a group we have a lifetime! This, supported by a fantastic and varied catalogue of songs which allows us to read a crowd and play exactly what you need for an unforgettable night!


Calico recently performed at our Conference Partners’ Dinner at Skyline, Queenstown. Our delegates loved the relaxed atmosphere John & Gemma created for dinner and were more than eager to hit the dance floor when they upped the tempo! With the perfect variety of relaxed music and classic sing-a-longs, all 175 delegates were kept very entertained. John and Gemma were so easy to work with and I would not hesitate in recommending their event band for any function, corporate or otherwise.

— Sarah Champness , Skyline Queenstown

Thank you so much for all your professionalism in regards to working with the Events Team at Millbrook. We receive so many compliments, all of which express the touch of class that you added to our clients special occasions; you are a pleasure to deal with and look forward to working with you again in the future.

— Kelly Cruickshank, Millbrook Resort

After working closely with Calico Entertainment for over 5 years they are now Future Bars ‘go to’ Entertainment providers. Off the stage they are an absolute pleasure to work with, relaxed, knowledgable, and efficient, then once on the stage they are simply superstars. There ability to adapt to the crowd is for me their biggest strength, I have booked them for acoustic chilled Cocktail Evenings, and then bring the house down Wedding Receptions. Super talented, extremely popular, and most certainly recommended.

— Jase Whalley, Future Bars

We have worked with Calico for three years now as our New Years Eve entertainment option. New Years Eve in Queenstown is an extremely important date and our customers expect us to provide a unique, high quality, good fun and enjoyable event band entertainment option – Calico provides us with just that! We have a range of different guests dining with us and Gem & John have been excellent at adapting their performance to suit the evening and are always a crowd pleaser. We get some excellent reviews from our guests about Calico and they

— Guy Robinson, Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Working with Gemma and John and booking Calico for over the last few years has been an absolute pleasure. They are extremely professional to work with and their music has always been superb and at very high calibre. I would recommend Calico for any event.

— Hope Bates, Skycity Queenstown

Calico have been a part of several events I have organised and they are always a pleasure to work with. They are professional, helpful in the organisation and their music is of the highest calibre. The Hilton brand is about quality and excellence, which must be mirrored in all aspects of the service delivered to our clients and guests. I have no hesitation recommending Calico for any event.

— Kerie Coomber, Hilton Queenstown

Calico – you guys are stars!! What a great night that everyone had, and I must say you guys made the night – you were brilliant. Thanks again for contributing to such a fabulous night!!

— Kathryn Pettit, Akarua

Cheers Calico, nice effort on Tues, sincerely appreciate your efforts. We all pulled it off, absolute winner. Cheers & all the best.

— Ben Chapman, Destination Queenstown


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