Strike is New Zealand’s premier Percussion Ensemble.

Touring nationally and internationally throughout the year, Strike has earned the tag as one of New Zealand’s hardest working musical groups.

Performances are always exhilarating and unique with recent highlights including the Taiwan International Percussion Festival, the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final with Hayley Westenra, the International Percussion Festival of Seoul and performing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and perennial favourites, Kora.


Strike’s original music and dynamic presentation make them one of New Zealand’s leading corporate events entertainment options. They can tailor their performances to the needs, setting and budget of an event and their creativity and flexibility makes them the ideal group for events organisers.


Performances can range in scope from individual works from Strike’s existing repertoire, to large scale, one-off commissions for site specific and themed events.


Past commissions have included:


  • This is it millennium celebrations, Auckland Domain
  • 2000 Americas Cup Luois Vuitton Challengers Ball
  • Louis Vuitton Sydney Global Store opening
  • 2002 All Blacks vs Australia Bledisloe Cup
  • Air New Zealand Wine Awards
  • Ellerslie Flower show
  • Halberg New Zealand Sports Awards
  • Steinlager New Zealand Rugby Awards
  • Auckland APEC Conference Leaders Dinner
  • Launch of the 100% Pure New Zealand tourism campaign in Sydney
  • Australasian premiere of The Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers in Wellington
  • Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
  • WOW – World Of Wearable Art
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup opening night firework celebrations, Auckland harbour
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup Final
  • 2014 All Blacks vs South Africa match



The intensity, speed, technical brilliance, musicianship and sheer stamina to sustain such a performance was nothing short of miraculous” – Evening Standard, NZ


The diversity of Strike’s performance is what sets them apart from the mainstream New Zealand groups.


Strike are able to maintain their ‘Strike to Schools’ programme throughout the school term which sees them performing to thousands of children each year in main centres and smaller communities alike.


They have two major theatre productions in ‘Elemental’ – an original production – and the recently premiered ‘Between Zero And One’ – written by New Zealand’s leading contemporary composer, John Psathas – and produced by Phillipa Campbell (Emmy Award winner – Top of the Lake).


“…a compelling experience….if you missed it you missed something truly special” Capital Times, NZ


The beginning of 2014 saw them creating their most ambitious project to date – The Big Bang. Co-ordinating the tuition of 200 school students from across New Zealand, and overseeing the musical direction of a 90 minute show, Strike performed a free, community event to celebrate the opening of the New Zealand Festival which incorporated 200 community choir singers, 200 students, 10 Strike performers and chart-topping NZ band – Kora. With over 7000 in attandance in Wellington’s Civic Square, this was truly a spectacular event.


Make sure you are attending the next Strike performance near you, or have Strike attend your next event!


For any information on commissioning new work or booking a performance for your next event, please leave a message below or contact:


p. 021478 271




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