It's been a busy year for Wellington's very own crooner Steve Carlin, performing up and down New Zealand at festivals, events, conferences and weddings. Steve has performed at numerous festivals and events all over the country and as far afield as Australia, Fiji and Germany. His lush style and vocal textures unerringly bring the classic songs to life, igniting the audience’s love for the music of the magical swing era.
Steve is a regular draw card at NZ's premiere wine festival Toast Martinborough, and has performed at events from Westpac Stadium to All Black Dan Carter’s wedding and beyond. He’s performed shows with the Rodger Fox Big Band and Ray Woolf. His appeal is wide ranging which ensures he performs at numerous conferences, weddings and events, and is a seasoned entertainer in demand.
Steve is currently in the early stages of working on achieving a life-time dream : a full-length, big band swing album. Track listing and concept planning are already underway. The album will feature original compositions, plus original arrangements of popular tunes from other songwriters. It is hoped the project will get underway later in 2020.
Below is a selection of events Steve has performed at in recent years. In between special events such as these, Steve performs regularly at bars and restaurants around the Wellington region.
Sky City Casino Auckland - Las Vegas Extravaganza
Toast Martinborough wine festival
Harvest Festival Wairarapa
Hamilton Island (Australia) Audi Race Week
Fiji - Wyndham resort private party
Marlborough Wine Festival
Waiheke Island Jazz Festival
TSB Festival of Lights, New Plymouth
Wellington Botanic Gardens Magic - Vegas Nights show / Hiptomatic Swing Orchestra
‘Sinatra Lives’ stage show- lead role (with Rodger Fox Big Band and Ray Woolf)
NZ Rugby World Cup Tournament celebrations (NZ Rugby)
Opening of Jane Daniels Fashion store Wellington
Wellington Fashion Week
NZ Cricket World Cup tournament after party (Cricket NZ)
Westpac Stadium - All Whites Inter-continental World Cup playoff NZ vs Peru Wgtn
Wellington Phoenix players and management after-match functions
Wgtn cup Race Day - incl. singing National Anthem
Westpac Stadium - All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions pre-match dinner event June 2017
Westpac Stadium British and Irish Lions tour - Wgtn Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions
BERL chief economist 60th birthday (advisors to NZ govt)
Huawei NZ 10th Birthday celebrations
All Black Dan Carter wedding
Roberton Island (Private Island event)
Jeff Gray BMW new series launch
Aj Park Law awards celebration
Gisborne wine Awards
A Very welly Xmas - Wellington Christmas Parade
NZ Stock Exchange Awards
Opening of The Cut restaurant - Rydges Hotel, Auckland City
NZ House of Parliament ‘Southland party’ - hosted by Hon. Bill English
NZ Master Builders House of the Year National awards - hosted by Hon. Prime Minister Helen Clarke
“A voice of rare quality and unmatched tone...” Capital Times, Wellington
He's shared a stage with some of the legends of the NZ music industry including Peter Urlich, Frankie Stevens, and Ray Woolf . You can catch him at his regular cabaret show in Wellington, or at a glitzy function near you. Perfect for weddings, cocktail hours, or a prestige ball...
"I caught your act at the White Swan for the Wellington on a Plate event. Fabulous! You really do have a presence and a wonderful sense of rhythm and timing, not to mention an extraordinary vocal range. You also know how to work a crowd. ;)
We were so impressed that we made it a point to get to Medici last weekend, for your gig there. Again, first rate."
The ball was awesome! And everyone LOVED Steve! He was so good, everyone thought it was just the ipod playing and then they realised it was someone actually singing. Very pleased, and very happy with the performance as was everyone else and he is someone I would definitely recommend.
David Lim - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Mid-Year Ball
Just a quick note to thank you so much for performing at our evening.It was a great evening, and we have had some awesome feedback. Our customers thought you were magic and made it feel like you really where in a casino. It is great people like yourself that make events such a this a success. Thanks again
Raewyn, Carters Building Supplies - Casino night
What a fantastic night we had; your entertainment was a key part in making it a success.
We received so many compliments on your behalf - most could not believe a live singer in such an environment would sound so great. You were excellent and we thank you for that.
Mark Corbitt & Susie Barker wedding
Went to the Greytown Arts Festival over the weekend. Must do next year. Highly recommend Steve Carlin - who had a jazz event in his back yard. Singing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. Do support- what a voice! - Tania Psathas