A versatile and energetic 4pc cover band to rock you all night long!



Headrush are Antony Pickard, Luke Smillie, Stephen McDaid and Andy Genge – the Christchurch based four piece covers band that powers through the hits, the dance grooves, and the songs you know and love!

Want to hit the right note with your event? Provide some outstanding entertainment by experienced and quality professional musicians armed with an incredible repertoire.

Headrush perform in all musical styles from the fifties to the future.


With close to 100 years of combined performance, these players can tailor their show to suit your event: be it your wedding, party, corporate function, venue, or any public or private special occasion.

Just wanted to say a huge HUGE thank you for the part you had in helping us celebrate on our wedding day. We are still buzzing. You were nothing short of amazing! From the soloist entertaining the guests before the reception, the beautiful first dance, to having everyone up dancing all night, we didn't want it to end! The positive feedback we have had was just so warming, great work guys we highly recommend you for any special occasion.

- Katie & Ben




This should give you an idea of the band's vibe, and if you don't see something you love, you can always make a request!

60s Songs

8 Days A Week – The Beatles
Badge – Cream
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Crossroads – Cream
Do You Want To Know A Secret – The Beatles
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Fire – Jimi Hendrix
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
I Used to Love Her – The Beatles
Knocking on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
Runaway – Del Shannon
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Strange Brew – Cream
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
White Room – Cream


70s Songs

American Pie – Don McLean
And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison
Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Behind Blue Eyes – The Who
Cocaine – Eric Clapton
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Country Roads – John Denver
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Desperado – The Eagles
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Easy - The Commodores
First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
Gloria – Van Morrison
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – CCR
Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
Hotel California – The Eagles
I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Rod Stewart
I’m A Believer – Neil Diamond
Layla – Eric Clapton
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
Light My Fire – The Doors
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Proud Mary – CCR
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
Rocket Man – Elton John
Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
Sailing - Rod Stewart
Smoke On the Water – Deep Purple
Stuck In The Middle – Steelers Wheel
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama – Skynrd
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Young Lust – Pink Floyd


80's Songs

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
All I Want Is You – U2
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Angel Of Harlem – U2
Bad Case Of Loving You – Robert Palmer
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
Boys Light Up
Cool Change – Little River Band
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
Desire – U2
Englishman in N.Y - Sting
Ever Really Loved A Woman - Bryan Adams
Every Rose – Poison
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Forever Now – Cold Chisel
Free Falling – Tom Petty
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
Great Southern Land - Icehouse
Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
Hurt So Good – John Cougar
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Robert Palmer
I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Land Down Under – Men At Work
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Money For Nothing
Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seeger
One – U2
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
Please Forgive Me – Bryan Adams
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Right Next Door (Strong Persuader) – Robert Cray
Run To You – Bryan Adams
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – The Clash
Sorry – Tracy Chapman
Stray Cat Strut – Brian Setzer
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns n Roses
Sweet Dreams – The Eurythmics
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Thorn In My Side - Eurythmics
To Be With You – Mr Big
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Wishing Well – Terrence Trent D’Arby
With Or Without You – U2
Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes
You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi


90s Songs

Angels – Robbie Williams
Basket Case – Green Day
Be Yourself – Audioslave
Better Man – Pearl Jam
Betterman – Robbie Williams
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Change The World – Eric Clapton
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Creep – Radiohead
Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
Daughter – Pearl Jam
Dokota – Stereophonics
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Enter Sandman – Metallica
High and Dry – Radiohead
Hit Me Baby – Brittany Spears
Its My Life – Bon Jovi
Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
Mary Janes Last Dance – Tom Petty
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Plush – Stone Temple Pilots
Santa Monica - Everclear
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheetus
The One I Love – REM
The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby
Time Of Your Life – Green Day
Tip Of My Tongue - Diesel
Under The Bridge – RHCP
What I Got - Sublime
Whats Up – 4 Non Blondes
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
Wonderwall – Oasis
Word Up - Cameo
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Zombie – The Cranberries



Funk and Soul

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
I Feel Good – James Brown
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Mustang Sally – Otis Redding
My Girl – The Temptations
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
3 Little Birds – Bob Marley
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
Is this Love – Bob Marley
One Love – Bob Marley
Red Red Wine – UB40
Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley



Alberta – Leadbelly
All Your Loving – Otis Rush
Before You Accuse Me – Bo Diddley
Big Legged Woman – Freddie King
Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King
Coldshot – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Crosscut Saw – Albert King
Dust My Broom – Elmore James
Got You On My Mind - Ray Charles
Hand It Over – Keb Mo
Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
Key To The Highway – Eric Clapton
Life By The Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Mar Had A Little Lamb – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Midnight Special – Leadbelly
Pride n Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Route 66 – Trad.
Shake Your Moneymaker – Elmore James
Tore Down – Freddie King
Walkin Blues – Robert Johnson
Walking By Myself – Gary Moore
Watch Yourself – Little Walter



Black Is The Colour
Dirty Old Town
Fields of Athenry
Fisherman’s Blues
Galway Girl
Rattlin’ Bog
Seven Drunken Nights
Whiskey In The Jar



Amazed – Lonestar
Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
Country Roads – John Denver
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
Leaving On A Jetplane – John Denver
Living Next Door To Alice - Smokie
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Needle and the Damage Done – Neil Young
Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
Ruby – Kenny Rogers
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stappleton
Thank God I’m A Country Boy – Joh Denver
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
The Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Wagon Wheel – NZ Pub Lullaby
Weary Blues – Hank Williams



Always On My Mind – Tiki Tane
April Sun In Cuba - Dragon
Blue Lady – Hello Sailor
Don’t Dream Its Over – Crowded House
I Got You – Split Enz
Loyal – Dave Dobbyn
Rain – Dragon
Something So Strong – Crowded House
Tracey – The Exponents
Venus – The Feelers
Weather With You – Crowded House
Whaling – Dave Dobbyn
Who Loves Who The Most – The Exponents
Why Does Love Do This To Me? – The Exponents

Modern Songs

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Black and Gold – Sam Sparrow
Budapest – George Ezra
Counting Stars – One Republic
Delilah – Plain White Tees
Doesn’t Remind Me – Chris Cornell
Drive - Incubus
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Facedown – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Forget You – Coldplay
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Gold On The Ceiling – Black Keys
Gravity – John Mayer
Hey Soul Sister – Train
I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
In The Summertime – Thirsty Merc
Lips Of A Angel – Hinder
Little Lion Man – Mumford And Sons
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Make It With You – Queens of the Stone Age
My Delirium – Ladyhawke
My Hero – Foo Fighters
My Sacrifice – Creed
Nothing At All – Ronan Keeting
Royals – Lorde
Santeria - Sublime
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper
The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
The Shadow Of The Day – Linkin Park
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Tribute – Tenacious D
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
When September Ends – Green Day
Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning
Yellow – Coldplay
Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam
Zebra – Jon Butler Trio