New Zealand's premier live Eighties music experience


October 2017
Auckland - Saturday 28th October
Brownzy 80s Bash - Browns Bay

Mt Maunganui - Saturday 4th November
Totara Street/Mauao Performing Arts

Orewa SurfSounds Concert - Saturday 25th November
Orewa Beach - Free concert

Nelson - New Year's Eve Countdown
Free concert

Tickets available from DASH 

Auckland Central - Saturday 18th March
Paddington - Parnell

Auckland North - Saturday 29th April
Bayleys 80s Bash
Orewa Arts and Events Centre

Mt Maunganui - Saturday 20th May
Totara Street/Mauao Performing Arts

Wellington - Saturday 10th June
San Fran

Christchurch - Saturday 8th July
The Foundry -UCSA Ilam Road

January 2017

AutoMatics 80s plays support for ICEHOUSE/ALAN PARSONS LIVE/BONNIE TYLER
Whitianga Waterways Arena
29th January 2017


Christchurch - Saturday 20th February
Ferry Ale House

Auckland Central - Saturday 9th April
Paddington, Parnell

Auckland North- Saturday 7th May
Bayleys 80s Bash at Orewa Arts and Events Centre

Wellington - Friday 8th July

Taupo - Saturday 16th July
Taupo Winter Festival - Great Lake Centre

Wellington - Saturday 30th July
San Fran

Mt Maunganui - Saturday 13th August
Totara St

Singapore - Saturday 27th August
Shangri La Hotel

Christchurch - Saturday 3rd September
The Foundry, UCSA, Ilam

Auckland - Saturday 29th October
Halloween 80s Nightmare - Paddington Parnell

Auckland North - Sunday 18th December
Christmas in The Park - Orewa Beach


AutoMatic 80s is New Zealand’s leading eighties touring show.  Featuring the very best new romantic and new wave hits, AutoMatic 80s perform songs by The Pretenders, Simple Minds, The Police, Billy Idol, INXS, Roxette, David Bowie, Devo, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and many more. Their live, loud and pumping performances will transport you back to those heady, youthful times!

Hundreds of hours of pre-production and attention to detail create an authentic live eighties music experience that enthrals and delights audiences nationwide. It’s virtually impossible to keep yourself from hitting the dance floor and singing at the top of your lungs. Great quality sound, top musicianship, great songs, mesmerising lighting, high impact backdrops and an electric atmosphere makes the AutoMatic 80s a ‘must see’ show!

About the band

AutoMatic 80s are Justin Maclaren, Pearl Runga, Danny McCrum, Bobby Kennedy and Clint Harris.On selected shows Boh Runga makes up the sixth member of the band.

The AutoMatic 80s band members each have a background in songwriting and are recording and touring artists in their own right. As AutoMatic 80s they come together as fellow multi-instrumentalists and vocalists who deliver the hits true to their original recorded form with a hint of their own creative and dynamic flair to make the live shows aurally spectacular.

Lead vocals
Justin is a dynamic vocalist and charismatic frontman with extraordinary sound-alike ability. His punchy, unrelenting stage presence- with enough energy to blow a sub out of the water - has audiences immediately transfixed.
Lead Guitar
Danny describes himself as a "chameleon musician",  being a performer and fan of many different styles of music. And he posesses the skill and the fluid dexterity to deliver the goods. Danny has worked with and supported many artists including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Barnes, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading, Magnolia Memoir and NZ's Lizzie Marvelly.
Pearl, one of the legendary Runga sisters, supplies perfectly blended backing vocals and smashes out lead vocals in a number of songs in the AutoMatic 80s repertoire.
Bobby is the powerhouse and human metronome of the band with exceptional technical chops.As well as being a founding member, drummer and co-composer for multi-platinum selling kiwi band OPSHOP, Bobby has been writing and recording music for radio and screen for over 20 years.
Clint Harris also lent his song-writing talent and masterful bass playing skills to OPSHOP and currently tours with NZ icons, The Feelers. He is a highly sort after session musician and has collaborated with a huge number of different artists.

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Contact AutoMatic 80s Management:
Liberation Services
+64 210 299 1398

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