The Red Herrings – live music for parties, weddings and corporate functions on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

The Red Herrings were formed in 1996 and played their first gig at Vino Vino.
The band, all residents of Waiheke Island, quickly developed an enthusiastic following with their eclectic mix of originals, folk, blues, jazz, and classic rock music.

In 1998 The Red Herrings recorded "Takeaways", a CD of eighteen songs covering classics as diverse as Gordon Lightfoot’s "For Lovin’ Me" and The Rolling Stone’s "Last Time". The album rapidly became world famous on Waiheke, selling more than 400 copies in the next 5 years. The band’s reputation for versatility and entertainment was made. With regular bookings for parties, weddings and corporate functions, The Red Herrings continue to be Waiheke Island’s most in demand band. Hear them, and it’s not hard to see why!





Steve Robinson – guitar, mandolin & vocals

Steve is an award-winning musician who rose through the ranks of such bands as "Original Sin", "Tamburlaine" and "The Heartbreakers". An APRA Silver Scroll winner and Producer of The Year, Steve has been involved in the production of various artists including Sharon O’Neill and Jon Stevens.
He continues to write and record scores and soundtracks for documentaries, TV shows and commercials.

Email Steve: info@theredherrings.co.nz

Mark Robinson – guitar, flute & vocals

Mark displayed talent as a musician from an early age as a flautist (he was a member of the award winning Karloscar Trio), guitar player and noodler on the piano. He is also an accomplished film & television editor, magazine publisher, photographer and landscape gardener.

Email Mark: mrobinson@orcon.net.nz

Nick Theobald - bass and vocals

The two bands of note that Nick has been in are The Heartbreakers (the Wellington version) and The Tigers. The Tigers, who were part of the Kiwi Invasion of Australia in the late 1970's and early 80's, had a smash hit in the early 1980's with Nicks' song ''Red Dress', produced by Steve Robinson. Nick currently has a song in the film 'Whale Rider'.

Email Nick: nick@pl.net

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