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BRENDON PACKARD

With over 42 years as a musician (trumpet), Brendon has been involved in many high-profile successful projects. His credits extend beyond trumpet playing alone and over many years, the most recent events/roles are outlined below.                                                

Musical Director - Specialist Events

"CRM Awards" (2016,2017)

"NZer of the Yr Awards" (2012,2013)

"Taupo Flying Proms" (2011)
"SuperNova Swing" Vector Stadium (2009)

"Lakeside Rotorua" (2009)
"Daytime Show" Sky City (2006~2009)

"So You Wanna Be a Popstar?" 11 Episode Series, Live TV (2005)

"David Tua's Comeback Fight" Stadium/Live TV (2005)


Energetically conducts "When the Pipers Play/Tusk"

100+ pipers, drummers, brass, vocals - Lakeside 2009 (full video below)

His energetic direction of Cirque Rocks in 2006 and the 65 piece orchestra, 30 piece gospel choir plus his 12 piece SUPERHIGHWAY band was applauded for the new and sustainable direction he had achieved and a re-positioned bench mark for New Zealand entertainment emerged. 


Musical Director - Dean Lonergan Events (Live TV/Stadiums)

"Fight for Life" (2003~2007)

"Circus X" (2004)

"Cirque Rocks"  (2006)

"Carnaval" (2007)

"La Disco du Cirque" (2008)

 

Musical Director - Bands

Tuxedo Swing (2002~current)            SUPERHIGHWAY (2004~current)
The Lounge Set (2008~current)
Cajan Gumbo (2007~2011)
Chris Powley (2007~2010)
The Lady Killers (2005~2007)
Ted Clarke/Love Shack Band (2002/03)

With Tuxedo Swing Front man - Lloyd Kyd

Horn Section Leader

Shane Cortese - Class of 58 (2006~2008)
"Mike King Tonight" TV Series (2003)
"Elvis to the Max" Vegas show (3 NZ Tours)
  

Yes...along the way he met Michael Bolton while sharing the stage with him and his band during a concert in Japan.  


Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual Engineer

Brendon's production arm to 11degrees is well sought after for high level events where quality of delivery and professionalism is of utmost importance.

The "Sparklab" initiative is one such project where Brendon remains Spark's preferred solution provider after 50+ events.


The past few years has seen Brendon rise to new heights with his musical arrangements featured in the well publicised Fight for Life and Cirque Rocks shows.

In addition to that in 2005 he directed, played, arranged and produced the music for TVNZ’s record breaking show “So You Wannabe a Popstar?" which further demonstrated his diverse range of musical skills.

If that wasn't enough, he produced Tuxedo Swing’s second album “At the Fat Man’s" which is also destined for great things.


DJ

Known as "DJB" Brendon utilises his knowledge of music, sound and lighting plus his skill on the mic to entertain...
adding another skill to his repertoire.
 

(pictured: DJing the CRM Awards for 750 people - Sky City Convention Centre )


 

It seems that no matter what the challenge Brendon continues to prove that New Zealand music is alive and well and it isn't difficult to see why his talents are in such demand.

Other credits include: Michael Crawford (NZ Tour), Gene Pitney, Tim Beveridge (2x NZ Tours), Sir Howard Morrison (Various Concerts), Shane Cortese's Class of '58 (2006 NZ Tour).  

 

 

              

  

His talent has taken him to many varied destinations including:

  • Golden Sands Resort (Penang)
  • The American Club (Taipei)
  • Sheraton Resort (Fiji)
  • Pacific Wave Music Festival (Vancouver)
  • Disneyland (Los Angeles)
  • Toshu Fukami (Japan)

Coupled with this he is a key supplier of entertainment to the Queenstown Winter Festival plus numerous corporate events throughout New Zealand.
As a free lance professional trumpet player Brendon is also found in the orchestra for major shows that come to town such as:


  • "Matilda" Civic Theatre (2017) 
  • "Joseph" The Musical" South Africa, NZ National Tour (2017 )
  • "Phantom of the Opera" Civic Theatre (2016)
  • "Singin In The Rain" Auckland, Wellington (2015)
  • "Mary Poppins" Civic Theatre (2012)
  • "Anything Goes" Civic Theatre (2011)
  • "42nd Street" Civic Theatre (2010)
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" St James Theatre, Auckland
  • "West Side Story" Civic Theatre                  

He is also played trumpet as a "stand in" for international shows "Priscilla - Queen of the Desert" and "Jersey Boys" plus has played in 6 Christmas in the Park events.
            
Brendon’s associations in the entertainment industry are boundless and he places a great deal of importance in forging strong relationships with all his clients, performers and suppliers.
           
His musical talents coupled with 10 years of corporate sales and marketing experience, Brendon has all the skills to lead his company, 11degrees Entertainment, into the corporate market with the sole purpose of supplying an experience that exceeds the expectations of it's customers.
            
You may well ask: "What will he be up to next?"  

Above are some clues, but for the remainder you'll have to wait and see!

CONTACT

BRENDON PACKARD

M +64 (0)21 797 417

E brendon@11degrees.com