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Welcome to M D Music

Since 1996, M D Music in New Zealand has been providing live, professional musicians for large scale concerts, musical theatre, corporate events, weddings and parties. We work closely with producers and organisers to find the right sound, look, and feel for your event, from international headline acts to sophisticated background ensembles, drawing from a pool of talented, local musicians. Please see some LIVE examples below. 

M D Music can bring your brief to life and create whatever music you imagine. In the last few years, founder, Mark Dennison has conducted and arranged music for Sinatra The Centenary Celebration, ENZO, Tami Neilson's Brass, Strings....SING, The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary, New Zealand's Got Talent, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet live in concert, The Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack, Bowie Waiting In The Sky and Edith Piaf featuring Yulia - as well as producing music that won Best Original Soundtrack at the 2021 New York Short Film Awards for GURL by Mika X.

Contact us today to discuss anything musical.

Show & Dance Music

Shane Cortese & the Class of ’58'

After years of West End and UK national tours with some of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s biggest stage musicals, Shane Cortese returned home to NZ for two years as the evil Dominic Warner on Shortland Street.

Tim Beveridge & the Ultimate Vegas Experience

International New Zealand singing star Tim Beveridge’s Ultimate Vegas Experience is a spectacular that you would only expect to see in Las Vegas.

Brass in Pocket

The sound of big brass in dance and pop music. This 13 piece ensemble of top NZ musicians features five brass players and four singers performing classics from Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Tower of Power.


Forvari is a string quartet with an edge. They enhance classical music by adopting a whole new style using backing tracks and electrified instruments. World meets contemporary, meets classical.

Dance & Background Music

Palm Court Orchestra

The 1920’s and ’30’s sound of elegance. Think … afternoon teas at the Ritz, dancing to Geraldo at the Savoy, cruising the French Rivera with the smart set or taking the waters at Lemington Spa.

Tuxedo Ritz

Tuxedo Ritz is a jazz band capable of evoking the sound of traditional jazz and Dixieland, through the big band era to the ‘Birth of the Cool’ modal sounds of Miles Davis.


Beyondsemble play an eclectic mix of tunes both original and sourced from around the globe, executed with virtuosic skill, passion, energy and joy. Music to move you and make you move.

Background Music

Real Strings Quartet (Classical)

When elegance and sophistication are required, the Real Strings Quartet is ideal. Popular favourites by the masters of classical music as well as clever arrangements of popular songs are featured.

The History Boys (Folk & Irish)

The History Boys provide a fun party atmosphere with their wide range of acoustic repertoire. Jess and Dave’s virtuosity are featured, as is Matt’s beautiful voice and the ensemble’s tight three-part harmonies.

Classical Jazz

Classical Jazz is one of the hardest working ensembles around town. Its strength lies in the variety of material from classical favourites to latin and jazz.

Tom Dennison Trio (Jazz)

This hot, young jazz trio give a contemporary edge to a classic musical genre. Songs by Gershwin, Jobim, Sinatra, Ray Charles, Clifford Crown, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and many more.

The Nylon Sax Orchestra (NSO)

Bruce and Mark have been the background/dinner music at hundreds of events at the Art Gallery, Museum, Town Hall and all major hotels. Their easy-listening style features jazz, bluegrass, pop classics and favourites.

Solo Piano

After 10 years in London, Stephen has returned to New Zealand to lecture at the University of Auckland and perform.
He is comfortable with any style and composer, and happy to play requests. 

Or anything else …

If you haven’t seen exactly what you require for your event, please contact us and give us a brief on what you would like.