Location: Hobart
Country: Australia

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The Band

Neon is a four-piece cover band based in Hobart, Tasmania. Our band is well suited to any event, from small cocktail parties to large corporate functions. With an eclectic repertoire of rock, pop and dance music from the ‘60s to today, we cater our music to your venue and audience. We pride ourselves on versatility and make it our mission to deliver a fun, professional and memorable performance that keeps the crowd dancing!


Song List

  • All the Small Things
  • Are you Gonna be my Girl?
  • Are you Gonna go my way?
  • Baby I've got you on my Mind
  • Beat it
  • Better
  • Black or White
  • Blame it on the Boogie
  • Blister in the Sun
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Enter Sandman
  • Faith
  • Forget You
  • Higher Ground
  • Hit me With your Best Shot
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love
  • I Kissed a Girl
  • I Was Made For Loving You
  • I Will Survive
  • Jessie's Girl
  • Livin' on a Prayer
  • Locked out of Heaven
  • Lonely Boy
  • Love Foolosophy
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Mr Brightside
  • Play that Funky Music White Boy
  • Proud Mary
  • Rock 'n' Roll
  • Sex on Fire
  • Somebody Told me
  • Steal my Kisses
  • Summer of '69
  • Superstition
  • Sweet Child of Mine
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Tainted Love
  • Take me Out
  • Teenage Dirtbag
  • The Middle
  • What I Like About you
  • You Shook me all Night Long

About Us

Neon features four members, each experienced performers, and each determined to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests:
  • Emma Howard (vocals)
  • Nick Studley (guitar, vocals)
  • Luke Tucker (bass guitar, vocals)
  • Allan Welch (drums)
The band is equipped and well suited to play a range of different events, including weddings, birthdays, pub gigs, school formals, dinners and corporate events. Our combination of female lead singer and male backup singers allows for larger versatility in our music and a great, unique sound. 
We strive to make the band the simplest part of organising your event. All details, logistics and obstacles related to the music are handled by the band. We also advise you on how to make the booking process as easy as possible, to ensure that your event runs smoothly.


What entertainment does Neon provide?
From a small cocktail party to a large corporate event, the aim of the band is to provide a night of high-energy dance music. Our repertoire spans over 50 years and features something for everyone, including rock, pop, disco, funk and the latest hits. We cater our set lists to each event, depending on the sound you're looking for.

How much notice do you require for a booking?
Several months notice is ideal, and booking early reduces the chance of us alredy being unavailable. However, if you need a band at short notice, feel free to see if we can help you out.

How long do you typically play for?
We are happy to tailor our sets to suit your needs, however 3 sets of 50 minutes with 10 minute breaks is the norm. We can play up to 4 hours of music.

How much do you charge?
Pricing is dependent on a range of factors, such as the number of sets, and travel expenses. The best way to determine the cost is to contact us with the details of your event, and we can give you a free, individual quote.

Do you travel for gigs?
Absolutely, we'll go anywhere! However fees will be incurred for travel time and petrol, as well as the cost of accommodation, for cases where an overnight stay is required.

Can you do some background dinner music?
That's not the focus of the full band. For cases where the four-piece band may be excessive, we also provide Neon Acoustic, an acoustic duo that may be more suitable to quieter situations.

Do you provide all your own sound and lighting equipment?
Yes, the high-quality gear we provide is suitable for most venue sizes. In some exceptional circumstances, extra gear may be required, but we will discuss this with you.

Can you learn a particular song for our event?
Yes, if you have a special song that you want played, such as a bridal waltz, we will endeavour to learn it if given plenty of notice.

Will we be able to play our own music through your PA system?
Yes, you can connect an iPod, phone or laptop to our PA system.

Will we be able to use your microphones for announcements and speeches?
Yes, on the condition that it has been discussed prior to the event.

My friend plays guitar, can they play a song with you guys?
Unfortunately not. Since there is a chance of equipment damage and a safety risk, we apply a blanket rule of no one else using our equipment. We would hate for anything to happen and have others liable for it.

What do you require to perform?
A stage of approximately 4m x 5m
Two power outlets near the stage
A 2-hour period to ensure a professional setup. This requires the freedom to make noise during soundcheck.

How do we pay you for a performance?
Payment is due on or before the day of the event. For most performances, a deposit of 25% of the full fee is also required at the time of booking. Accepted payment methods include cash, cheque, or electronic funds transfer.


“We had Neon play at our wedding and they were fantastic! During the lead up they were very professional; always responding to emails quickly (when you are organising a wedding it is great to have one less thing to worry about). The group themselves are an awesome bunch, very friendly and courteous, but more importantly they had the dancefloor pumping all night!  Everyone loved them!  I highly recommend them for any function”
- D. Burdon
Wedding, Steele's Island Retreat, April 2015
"We were thankful to have Neon play at our O-Week event. They performed a great set with plenty of energy and excellent song choices that got everyone on their feet, dancing and singing along. We look forward to having Neon back to perform at future events."
- M. Cooper
Christ College O-Week Party, Derwent Mercantile Collegiate Rowing Club, February 2014
"The Caterpillar Social Club was lucky enough to have Neon play at our function, what a group! They come highly recommended by us for any function. We had an absolute blast and will not be hesitating to use them again in the future."
- P. Walker, Caterpillar Social Club
Caterpillar Annual Function, Lions Park Wynyard, February 2014
"We booked the band and as we had no real requests, we left it up to them to put a playlist together. The Wedding was amazing, the band was fantastic, guests of all ages enjoyed the songs and I think the majority of our guests danced more than sat and talked. We would both highly recommend them for any type of function; they were a huge hit. Thanks for helping make our night amazing and for being so easy to book and deal with."
- Sally and Scott
Wedding, Bellerive Yacht Club, January 2014

"Dealing with Neon was a pleasure. Not only did they sound great on the night, they were also incredibly easy to work with. I had enough to worry about on the night, and Neon were professional and knew exactly what they were doing from setting up at the beginning to packing down at the end."
- J. Hunn, Vice President (Activities), Tasmania University Law Society (TULS)
TULS Law Ball, MONA, August 2013

"Neon is a great band. Everyone absolutely loved it and grooved well into the night. I thoroughly recommend this band for any event. They are incredibly professional, easy to deal with and most importantly, sound awesome!"
- S. Kamalanathan, Vice President (Social), Tasmanian University Medical Students' Society (TUMSS)
TUMSS Med Ball, Princes Wharf Shed No. 1, September 2012
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