The Peter Urlich Swingin' Sextet









Peter Urlich has been an icon on the New Zealand entertainment scene since the late 70's when he fronted legendary band, Th' Dudes with Dave Dobbyn and Ian Morris. He moved effortlessly into the dance music world in the 80s which eventually led to the famous DJ duet, Nice'n'Urlich, alongside Bevan Keys.� 

Nowadays, he has taken on the mantle of crooner, playing the great songs of the Swing era with his band, The Swingin Sextet. Peter's early love of Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett led him to form a band that paid tribute to the unforgettable tunes of the 50s and 60s, a period that has proved very popular with audiences young and old. And this was years before Michael Buble made them fashionable again. Recently he released an albumful of such songs ("Between You And Me") and a successful support slot on the Ronan Keating NZ Tour. "We all love these songs because basically they swing and that's what gets a crowd going. We start off with Sinatra but then we end up rocking into The Beatles and The Stones so it's all about the dancefloor," says Urlich. "It's a great band full of excellent players and we respect these wonderful old songs. They don't write them like this anymore."

The Sextet has entertained the A-list of weddings (as well as successful support slots for Ronan Keating and Rod Stewart) over the past 10 years and their unique repertoire never fails to firstly set the mood and then pack the dancefloor.

The band line-up features Peter Urlich on vocals, Dean Kerr on bass, Neil Watson on guitar, Lewis McCallum on sax, Peter Hale on keyboard, Richie Pickard on double bass and Patrick Kuhtze on drums.


Peter Urlich and his band certainly impressed at our Corporate cocktail party. They gave a great performance with their strong repertoire of songs and their energetic stage presence which complemented the sophisticated occasion we were hoping to achieve. The audience also loved them and a lot of guests were inspired to get up onto the dance floor.

— Manisha Gosai , BDO

Delighted with Peter & the Sextet. Not only an awesome performance, but a lovely bunch to deal with too!

— Fiona Kemplen , Edge Creative


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  • The Peter Urlich Swingin’ Sextet


  • Sinatra

    I Don't Worry Bout A Thing

  • Sinatra

    Don't Get Around Much

  • Sinatra

    Under My Skin

  • Sinatra

    They Can't Take That Away

  • Peggy Lee


  • Dean Martin


  • Nat King Cole


  • Sinatra

    Pennies From Heaven

  • Dean Martin

    Little Old Wine Drinker

  • Nat King Cole

    Route 66

  • Bobby Hebb


  • Dusty Springfield


  • The Drifters

    Save The Last Dance

  • Elvis

    All Shook Up

  • Van Morrison


  • Wilson Pickett

    Mustang Sally

  • Rolling Stones

    Honky Tonk Woman

  • Van Morrison

    Brown Eyed Girl

  • Neil Diamond

    I’m A Believer

  • The Beatles

    Saw Her Standing There

  • Bobby Darrin

    Mack The Knife

  • The Beatles

    Drive My Car

  • Neil Diamond

    Sweet Caroline

  • Frankie Valli

    Can't Take My Eyes Off You

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