Girl From Mars is an established covers band from Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally formed in 2010, under the name of Ashley and the Classics, founding members Chris Walker and David Clark began to create a name for themselves around town specialising in timeless pop music from the 1960’s 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. Joined by Eddie Drayton on drums the foundations of something special were firmly set in place. In early 2016, the talented and fresh-faced Zara Doig-Wilfred appeared from nowhere and sought to bring the band into the 21st Century. With such immense talent on display and a change in direction the band recognised the opportunity to relaunch themselves as a new celestial body, and Girl From Mars was born.
With a passion to play and the power to perform, Girl From Mars is a highly sought after covers band with over 300 classic pop, rock and contemporary songs in their ever expanding catelogue and a light and sound system to enhance any event. Girl From Mars not only specialises in weddings, balls, corporate events, and any function you want to make memorable but also loves to break it down and chill it out with an extensive acoustic show perfect for bars, cafes and garden get-togethers.
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Crystal is a top vocalist with several years of experience has half of legendary duo Moonlighting. Singing and playing with Girl From Mars is her first full band gig. Crystal has a terrific vocal range and capably adds guitar and keyboard lines to spice up the mix.
Chris is a former music snob turned covers man after a transformational encounter with Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline. Chris' past musical projects include playing 4th clarinet in his high school jazz band and songwriting for indie rock obscurities The F-100s and Solo Bravo in the early 2000s. He saw the light in 2010, forming Ashleigh and The Classics with some like-minded music lovers. This eventually morphed into Girl From Mars and the rest is history. Chris plays guitar and sings. His musical heroes include 80s legends Talking Heads and The Smiths.
David plays the bass without all the silly party tricks, instead choosing to lay with a deep love of the groove. When the song calls for gravel in the voice and a bit of dust on the boots, David steps up to the mic and fills in for the Man in Black. David's music background is all over the shop, from indie bands like the legendary Strangeloves, playing fiery lead guitar with rockabilly tearaways The Del Burgoes, his own singer-songwriting projects and instrumental experimentalists Sugarloaf.
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Eddie first started playing drums in order to impress a girl. It worked and since then he’s never looked back. Having bought into the myths of Rock n’ Roll, Eddie lives by the mantra that all one needs in life is a solid backbeat and shuffle in your step. As for influences Eddie cites Ringo Starr for his creativity, Animal from the Muppets for his philosophic perspective on life and drumming, and Pete Best who taught him never to piss off your band mates on the eve of making it big.