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Rhythm & Gold specialise in providing live music for weddings and special events. Talented musicians, Jason and Mandy Pickering have been performing together for over 12 years know how to work with you to make your wedding day entertainment perfect. They have performed at beautiful wedding venues such as Summergrove Estate, Bower Estate, Osteria, Farm & Co, Boulevard Gardens and Austinvilla Estate.

Mandy is an accomplished singer and pianist and Jason, a talented guitarist and sound technician. Together they perform a selection of timeless classics in their own unique and captivating style. When a larger band is required, Mandy & Jase team up with talented local musicians to create the wedding entertainment experience tailored to fit your needs and budget.

Mandy's singing career started with her winning performance on New Zealand’s last series of 'Stars in Their Eyes'. Since then, she has released an album, toured with her band, headlined concerts and appeared on various television interviews/performances, including The Living Room, TVNZ Breakfast Show, Good Morning show and TV3 nationwide fundraising Telethon. 

Mandy has also performed at events throughout New Zealand including the Sunset Symphony Concert, the official launch of Qatar Airways, NZ International Business Awards, Conference Incentives and TedEx, giving her the opportunity to perform for the Prime Minister at the Beehive, the Prince of Qatar at Auckland Museum and audiences at Te Papa Museum and some of New Zealand's most exclusive venues.

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"Rhythm & Gold performed live music for our wedding ceremony and canape hour at Osteria. They were so reliable, professional and friendly in our communication leading up to the wedding and went out of their way to accommodate our needs on the day. Their music was beautiful and our guests absolutely loved it - it created such a nice vibe for our wedding day and we can't recommend them enough for weddings or any events that require professional, friendly and beautifully presented musicians."

Katie & Kris



"We had the absolute pleasure of having Mandy and Jase from Rhythm and Gold provide live music, DJ and MC services for our wedding. We cannot believe how amazing they were!   From the initial communications, our first meet up to go through everything and during the most special day of our lives. Thank you both so so so much! Our guests can’t stop raving about how fantastic you were. Dylan and I both loved every minute!"

Erin & Dylan



"We had Rhythm & Gold perform the music at our wedding reception and canape hour at Osteria. Mandy and Jase were amazing! We had numerous people coming up to us during the wedding commenting on how great they sounded. They fitted the vibe perfectly and even learnt a new song for our first dance. We are so appreciative and couldn’t rate them highly enough. Would recommend to friends and will definitely use them again in the future."

Martelle & Isaac




"Mandy and Jason were so wonderful to work with and our gorgeous couple and all their guests loved their music. I have no hesitation in highly recommending their music."

Alysia Bridger - Award Winning Wedding planner 



"Mandy & Jase, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so incredible! We cannot imagine how much work went into everything you did, but we know it turned out absolutely perfectly! For that we will forever be grateful! Your acoustic aesthetic was perfection, I couldn't have asked for more."

Alisa & Tim


30 JANUARY 2022


"Rhythm & Gold provided music during canapes and our wedding reception and even got people up on dance floor later in the evening. Rhythm & Gold were amazing! Thank you for providing such beautiful music for our wedding! It made our wedding day all the more magical."

Danhiene & Josh



"I have worked with Rhythm & Gold on a number of occasions. Mandy and Jason have always impressed and delighted our clients with their professionalism, personalities and musical talent.  Recommending Rhythm & Gold to our wedding clients is always such a pleasure."

Suzanne Carson - Wedding Planner



"Mandy & Jason went above and beyond for our wedding. Not only is Mandy an amazing singer, and Jason a talented guitarist, but you couldn't get a nicer couple. Mandy played and sang Songbird for me as I walked down the aisle, it was perfect. They also played at our reception and pre-reception drinks and everyone said they were absolute gold. We can't thank them enough. If you want a talented, professional and beautiful couple providing your wedding day music, you won't be disappointed with Rhythm & Gold." 

Jacqui & Tim 

31 JANUARY 2019


"Rhythm & Gold is a wedding band which will complement your wedding day and create memories that will last forever. I have heard Mandy & Jason perform on many occasions and each time I have been captivated by the purity of Mandy’s voice and the wonderful way Jason & Mandy complement each musically. Rhythm & Gold will be a highlight of your wedding day and I can't recommend them enough."  

Hal Tapley



"Thank you Mandy & Jason for your beautiful wedding entertainment. I was lucky enough to walk down the aisle to your beautiful voice Mandy. Everyone at our wedding still raves about our wedding music and it remains one of the highlights of our wedding day." 

Kirsty & Marcus 



“Mandy & Jason helped make our day so special with their beautiful music. Our guests were so impressed. A day we will never forget so thank you."

Tanesha & James

Verification of testimonials is available on request  

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