Chet & Mel provide top class entertainment and regularly feature on the entertainment scene performing at company events, wedding receptions and private parties NZ wide.
Chet is regarded as one of New Zealand’s finest guitarists, in constant demand for both live performance and session recording and has worked alongside such guitar heavyweights as Tommy Emmanuel and Gray Bartlett. As a performer he has been involved with opened for international Acts such as Dr John, Joe Cocker and Cher.
Chet has toured extensively with a variety of shows including Gray Bartlett’s 50th Anniversary, Midge Marsden & Hammond Gamble, The Highway Of Legends, The Class of 58 and more recently as Musical Director with Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Although Chet covers all genres of music he grew up playing country music and still has his musical roots firmly set in this style.
Chet grew up listening to the sounds of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash to name a few and loves writing and performing that style of music. It’s the raw energy that comes from Country music that Chet enjoys – From the old to the new the emotion of the music still remains.
Chet is a seasoned performer who is able to balance the art of performance with outstanding musicianship.
Mel has a voice that makes people want to sit up and listen. She spent many years performing throughout New Zealand and Australia and sings with a passion that shows her love of music and performance.
Mel started out in the Entertainment industry singing Country music and was a regular performer on the country music awards circuit.
Mel’s ability to cover everything from a haunting ballad to modern country rock saw her win many of New Zealand’s top Country music awards including, the New Zealand Entertainer of the year. Melissa is also well known for her outstanding yodeling ability, something that is always guaranteed to be a show stopper.
Mel has been invited to perform at many music festivals including the Mildura and Tamworth festivals in Australia. She has toured nationally with singer/songwriter David Gates(from the band Bread) and has shared the stage with many of New Zealand’s top country performers including Patsy Rigger, Gray Bartlett, Jodi Vaughan and the Topp Twins.
It is difficult to categorize Mel in one particular style of music. Her versatility means she can cover anything from Groovy Acoustic arrangements and Ballads, to Classic Country and Pop.
They are available in several formats and can provide entertainment for any function.
As a duo, Chet and Melissa offer a quality show and can perform either acoustic or with studio quality backing tracks. The full band adds live drums, bass and keyboards. Each option can be tailored to suit your event, theme and audience.
Their repertoire covers the 70s, 80s, 90s, popular music, Top 40, classic covers, country and rock. Whether it is a formal cocktail event or a party, they can cater to your needs.
Chet & Mel are among New Zealand’s premier performers and are sure to make your next event a success.