Uncle Monkey

New Zealand's Wedding Maestros

Uncle Monkey have performed at more weddings than any other band currently on the circuit. Their reputation is so good that they perform almost exclusively on a referral-only basis.
The 3-piece can fill a dance floor with ease, delivering a vast repertoire of over 200 songs that can cater to all ages and occasions. Happy to travel nationwide to help make your special day, the band can start during the afternoon* performing a superb 1-hour acoustic set, while guests mingle, followed by a high-energy evening show of three-50min sets.
Uncle Monkey are also extremely versatile providing the option of Steve 'the crooner' Carlin doing his 'Steve Sinatra' or 'Frankie Martini' tribute shows, Sam performing his 'Play It Again Sam' show on piano or Carl performing solo-acoustic to deliver that "something special" you may be looking for. The band provides all PA equipment, lights and an iPod player for during the breaks / background dinner music and for after the show.
Feel free to ask any questions, peruse our songlist (below), request your preferred first-dance song and contact us for a booking.
* This has the added benefit of providing you with the PA equipment for speeches and background-music for dinner (otherwise a small fee will apply).
Video / Testimonials

"We had such a fantastic night! We had so many comments about how amazing you guys were"
Hana & Cam - November 2014

"Hi guys, thanks so much for doing an extraordinary job on Saturday - you really brought the house down (one guest commented she felt like she was at a concert - enough said!) Oh and we'll never forget the big circle dancing along at the end of the night - a magic moment with all generations on the d-floor. All the best for the rest of the wedding season and thanks again for making our wedding so much fun."
Susannah & Ben - January 2013

"Hi Uncle Monkey, thank you so much for a fantastic night and being so accommodating with regards to using your PA to do our speeches. The song choices were perfect throughout the wedding including the acoustic set during dinner. I can't recall a wedding where the dance floor was so packed and people were actually fist pumping to their favorite tunes. It is hard to believe there was only three of you up there as the quality of sound was great. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a band for their wedding. Many thanks."
Bruce & Nicky Woodward - January 2013

"Hi Carl, Steve & Sam - WOW, honestly, 1 short post on Facebook doesn't even do it justice. You guys were truly AWESOME. We loved that we could belt out all the lyrics to pretty much every song you guys played. PERFECT mix for us and for our guests of young and old. Do you want to come to the US for our American celebration!? Ha ha, not sure either of our bank accounts could foot that bill - if only plane tickets were free! :) Hope everyone made it home safely and thank you thank you thank you again. We don't know each other from a bar of soap so it really meant a lot that you went through all that effort to make it all the way up North. Steve - thanks again for singing our adapted song - legend. Cheers!"
Kate & James Aitken - May 2011

"Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at our wedding last Saturday. The music was absolutely great and loved by all - as you could probably tell by the packed dance floor! Just what we were looking for. We had an absolutely fabulous day. And the weather was perfect - if a tad hot for the boys in their morning suits! It was our dream day and we loved every minute of it. Thank you also for the loan of your PA system. Thank you once again for everything."
Alex & Tom - July 2010

"Hi guys! Just wanted to say a massive thank you for last night you guys were amazing and because of you everyone had a great time. You will be recommended to everyone, thanks again and I hope you get home safe."
Cherie & Gavin - October 2009

"Thanks again for the entertainment that Uncle Monkey provided on Sat night at Shona and my wedding. A great band helps make the night more memorable and you boyz certainly did that."
Shona & Steve - July 2009

Carl Webley
Phone : +64(021)375669
Email : friends@unclemonkey.com
Uncle Monkey Repertoire
Song Artist Year
Tenerife SeaEd Sheeran2014
BudapestGeorge Ezra2014
Ho HeyThe Lumineers2012
Little Black SubmarineThe Black Keys2011
Somebody that I Used To KnowGotye2011
Little Lion ManMumford & Sons2009
Walking On A DreamEmpire of the Sun2008
We Are The PeopleEmpire of the Sun2008
FlumeBon Iver2007
Skinny LoveBon Iver2007
re: StacksBon Iver2007
On CallKings of Leon2007
Knocked UpKings of Leon2007
Wagon WheelOld Crow Medicine Show2006
CrazyGnarls Barkley2006
Chasing CarsSnow Patrol2006
Jenny Don't Be HastyPaolo Nutini2006
Last RequestPaolo Nutini2006
MiracleFoo Fighters2005
Love GenerationBob Sinclar2005
A Place For YouBreaks Co Op2005
Leaders of the Free WorldElbow2005
An Imagined AffairElbow2005
What If I DoFoo Fighters2004
So Long, JimmyJames Blunt2004
Won't Give InThe Finn Brothers2004
Fugitive MotelElbow2003
Times Like TheseFoo Fighters2003
Hey Ya!Outkast2003
So BeautifulPete Murray2003
Gone For GoodThe Shins2003
Turn A SquareThe Shins2003
In My PlaceColdplay2002
No One KnowsQueens Of The Stone Age2002
Don't PanicColdplay2001
Island In The SunWeezer2001
Steal My KissesBen Harper2000
My Kind Of ScenePowderfinger2000
My HappinessPowderfinger2000
Bohemian Like YouThe Dandy Warhols2000
Sail AwayDavid Gray1999
We Haven't Turned AroundGomez1999
CalifornicationRed Hot Chilli Peppers1999
OthersideRed Hot Chilli Peppers1999
Why Does It Always Rain On MeTravis1999
Dance The Night AwayThe Mavericks1998
EverlongFoo Fighters1997
Brimful Of AshaCornershop1997
Save TonightEagle Eye Cherry1997
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)Greenday1997
Karma PoliceRadiohead1997
Exit Music (For A Film)Radiohead1997
Paraniod AndroidRadiohead1997
All for YouSister Hazel1997
Beelines To HeavenGarageland1996
One of UsEric Bazilian1995
Fake Plastic TreesRadiohead1995
Nice DreamRadiohead1995
Mr JonesCounting Crows1994
Rain KingCounting Crows1994
Sullivan StreetCounting Crows1994
When I Come AroundGreenday1994
Still RemainsStone Temple Pilots1994
Pretty PennyStone Temple Pilots1994
Undone - The Sweater SongWeezer1994
Private UniverseCrowded House1993
Nails in My FeetCrowded House1993
Distant SunCrowded House1993
All ApologiesNirvana1993
In My RoomThe Muttonbirds1993
If I Had $1,000,000Bare Naked Ladies1992
Brian WilsonBare Naked Ladies1992
Man on The MoonREM1992
PlushStone Temple Pilots1992
Whatever Happened To TracyThe Exponents1992
Why Does Love Do This To MeThe Exponents1992
Fall at Your FeetCrowded House1991
Four Seasons In One DayCrowded House1991
Weather With YouCrowded House1991
Enter SandmanMetallica1991
Come As You AreNirvana1991
Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana1991
Losing My ReligionREM1991
Not Given LightlyChris Knox1991
Better Be Home SoonCrowded House1988
Fisherman's BluesThe Waterboys1988
LoyalDave Dobbyn1988
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)The Proclaimers1988
Falling DownThe Warumpi Band1988
No FearThe Warumpi Band1988
My Island HomeThe Warumpi Band1988
Something So StrongCrowded House1987
Big LoveFleetwood Mac1987
To Her DoorPaul Kelly1987
The One I LoveREM1987
But I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking ForU21987
Running To Stand StillU21987
Where The Streets Have No NameU21987
With or Without YouU21987
Don't Dream It's OverCrowded House1986
Mean To MeCrowded House1986
Now We're Gettin SomewhereCrowded House1986
Willy Brown BluesRy Cooder1986
So Far AwayDire Straits1985
And She WasTalking Heads1985
Summer of '69Brian Adams1984
WhalingDD Smash1984
I Want To Break FreeQueen1984
Heart & SoulThe Narcs1984
Life Begins at FortyDave and the Dynamos1983
Message to my GirlSplit Enz1983
Every Breath You TakeThe Police1983
New Year's DayU21983
Sunday Bloody SundayU21983
LegsZZ Top1983
Hurt So GoodJohn Cougar Mellencamp1982
6 Months in a Leaky BoatSplit Enz1982
Party GirlU21982
Blister in the SunViolent Femmes1982
The Boys Light UpAustralian Crawl1980
I Got YouSplit Enz1980
One Step AheadSplit Enz1980
11 O'clock Tick TockU21980
Highway to HellAC/DC1979
Redemption SongBob Marley1979
Don't Bring Me DownElectric Light Orchestra1979
Another Brick in the WallPink Floyd1979
Heartache TonightThe Eagles1979
Message in a BottleThe Police1979
My My, Hey Hey (Out of The Blue)Neil Young1978
Sultans of SwingDire Straits1978
Are You Old EnoughDragon1978
The GamblerKenny Rogers1978
Comes A TimeNeil Young1978
Fat Bottomed GirlsQueen1978
I See RedSplit Enz1978
Just What I NeededThe Cars1978
Give A Little BitSupertramp1977
April Sun In CubaDragon1977
Lay Down SallyEric Clapton1977
Don't Stop (thinking about tomorrow)Fleetwood Mac1977
DreamsFleetwood Mac1977
Go Your Own WayFleetwood Mac1977
Never Goin Back AgainFleetwood Mac1977
MargaritavilleJimmy Buffet1977
Slip Slidin' AwaySimon & Garfunkel1977
Livin' ThingElectric Light Orchestra1976
Telephone LineElectric Light Orchestra1976
RhiannonFleetwood Mac1976
The ChainFleetwood Mac1976
Second Hand NewsFleetwood Mac1976
Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles1976
New Kid In TownThe Eagles1976
CocaineJJ Cale1975
Wish You Were HerePink Floyd1975
Lyin EyesThe Eagles1975
Rave OnBuddy Holly1974
JoleneDolly Parton1974
Thank God I'm a Country BoyJohn Denver1974
Annie's SongJohn Denver1974
Sweet Home AlabamaLynard Skynard1974
Best of my LoveThe Eagles1974
Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John1973
Long Train RunningThe Doobie Brothers1973
Tequila SunriseThe Eagles1973
Everything I OwnBread1972
The Guitar ManBread1972
Heart of GoldNeil Young1972
Stuck in the MiddleStealers Wheel1972
Listen To The MusicThe Doobie Brothers1972
Peaceful Easy FeelinThe Eagles1972
Take Me Home, Country RoadsJohn Denver1971
Make it With YouBread1970
Where Do the Children PlayCat Stevens1970
Father & SonCat Stevens1970
Have You Ever Seen the RainCreedence Clearwater Revival1970
Down on the CornerCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Proud MaryCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Leaving on a Jet PlaneJohn Denver1969
Me and Bobby McGeeKris Kristofferson1969
Holly HolyNeil Diamond1969
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond1969
Seven Bridges RoadSteve Young1969
Get BackThe Beatles1969
Here Comes The SunThe Beatles1969
NatureThe Fourmyula1969
The BoxerSimon & Garfunkel1968
AmericaSimon & Garfunkel1968
Mrs RobinsonSimon & Garfunkel1968
Stir It UpBob Marley1967
Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsThe Beatles1967
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison1967
Homeward BoundSimon & Garfunkel1966
Kathy's SongSimon & Garfunkel1966
I Can Hear MusicThe Beach Boys1966
Help Me RhondaThe Beach Boys1965
YesterdayThe Beatles1965
Long, Tall TexanHenry Strezlecki1964
Oh, Pretty WomanRoy Orbison1964
House Of The Rising SunThe Animals1964
Surfin USAThe Beach Boys1963
I Want to Hold Your HandThe Beatles1963
Wipe OutThe Surfaris1962
RunawayDel Shannon1961
Barbara AnnFred Fassert1961
Twist and ShoutThe Topnotes1961
Johnny B GoodeChuck Berry1958
Bye Bye LoveFelice/Boudleaux/Bryant1957
Banana Boat SongHarry Belafonte1957
Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins1955
Folsom Prison Blues / Ring Of FireJohnny Cash1955
Hound DogBig Mama Thornton1953
WimowehThe Evening Birds1939
Sweet Home ChicagoRobert Johnson1937
She'll Be Coming Round the MountainTraditional1927
Swing Low Sweet ChariotFisk Jubilee Singers1909
Drunken SailorTraditional1824