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Music for weddings & corporate events

Real Entertainment is Waiheke based and offers professional musicians for your special event – providing classic strings, jazz or contemporary ensembles where live music adds that little something extra.

Real Entertainment prides itself on its substantial range of repertoire from the traditional world of Classical, Opera, and Viennese Waltzes, Standards from the twenties to the fifties era, Beatles and today’s most favourite Pop songs. If you have a favourite piece of music not on our playlist we are happy to arrange it for your event.

Real Entertainment’s musicians are all professional and highly experienced performers who are versatile and flexible to our clients’ requests.

With over 25 years of experience you are in good hands with Real Entertainment.

Our history

Real Entertainment was founded in 1990 by leading Kiwi cellist Sally-Anne Brown, and since then has become well known at many popular venues throughout New Zealand.

More recently Real Entertainment has found its home base on beautiful Waiheke Island. There is a growing population of musicians living and performing on Waiheke Island, which Sally-Anne is able to tap into.

With the ever increasing demand for entertainment at weddings on Waiheke Island so Real Entertainment has become increasingly in demand for providing their high standard of professional musicians and expertise.


Real Entertainment have provided musicians for:

  • Orchestras of Ray Charles, Dame Shirley Bassey, Dionne Warwick and AMICI
  • String sections for recordings with Hayley Westenra, Goldenhorse, Kantuta
  • Numerous years of Auckland’s Christmas in the Park
  • Pit orchestras for Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Auckland Productions of Les Miserables, West Side Story and Cats, Jeff Wayne’s Musical The War of the Worlds
  • Countless TV adverts with Mouth Music and Jim Hall – Mainland Cheese is in its second decade of running
  • The late King George Tupou V of Tonga’s 80th birthday celebrations in Tonga
  • Support acts for Harry Connick Jr, Kanye West, U2
  • Mary Poppins (2012) – Sally-Anne Brown Solo Cellist
  • The Mayoress’ Ball (2011 & 2012)
  • To Sir With Love – Sir Howard Morrison