11 Degrees
entertainment + event specialists
+64 (09) 445 2561
Auckland, New Zealand
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With over 37 years as a musician (trumpet), Brendon has been involved in many high-profile successful projects.
As his credits extend over many years the most recent are outlined here...
Musical Director -Specialist Events
"NZer of the Yr Awards" (2012,2013)
"Taupo Flying Proms" (2011)
"SuperNova Swing" Vector Stad. (2009)
"Lakeside Rotorua" (2009)
"Daytime Show" Sky City (2006~09)
"So You Wanna Be a Popstar?" TV (2005)
"David Tua's Comeback Fight" TV (2005)
Musical Dir. - Dean Lonergan Events
"Fight for Life" TV (2003~2007)
"Circus X" TV (2004)
"Cirque Rocks" TV (2006)
"Carnaval" (2007)
"La Disco du Cirque" (2008)
Fight for Life 2003 with Beth Hart
Musical Director - Bands
SUPERHIGHWAY (2004~2016)
The Lounge Set (2008~2016)
Cajan Gumbo (2007~2011)
Chris Powley (2007~2010)
The Lady Killers (2005~2007)
Ted Clarke/Love Shack Band (2002/03)
Tuxedo Swing (2002~2016)
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)
Fight for Life 2005
Known as "DJB" Brendon utilises his knowledge of music, sound and lighting plus his skill on the microphone to entertain...
adding another skill to his repertoire.
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Conducting Fight for Life Orchestra 2006
Conducting Fight for Life and Circus X 2005 "Tusk" with massed brass and drum bands
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 repositioned bench mark for New Zealand entertainment emerged.
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.
It seems that no matter what the challenge Brendon continues to prove the 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 (2 National Tours), Sir Howard Morrison (Various Concerts), Shane Cortese's Class of '58 (2006 NZ Tour).
His talent has taken him to many varied destinations from:
- Golden Sands Resort (Penang)
- The American Club (Taipei)
- Int.l Music Festival (Vancouver)
- Disneyland (Los Angeles)
- Sheraton Resort (Fiji)
...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:
“West Side Story"
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
"42nd Street" Civic Theatre (2010)
"Anything Goes" - Civic Theatre (2011)
"Mary Poppins" - Civic Theatre (2012)
"Singin In The Rain"
- Civic Theatre (2015)
"Phantom of the Opera"
- Civic Theatre (2016)
and has played in 6 Christmas in the Park events.
He is also played trumpet as a "stand in" for international shows "Priscilla - Queen of the Desert" and "Jersey Boys"
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!


Mus. Director - Tuxedo Swing
Conductor Fight for Life 2005
Freelance Trumpet Player

Cajan Gumbo + Fight for Life Director 2007