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Atmospheric background music

Great for corporate events, Gala dinners, Balls, Awards nights, cocktail functions, wine and cheese events - or any other function.

Acoustic covers of popular songs or traditional - played and sung in an ethereal style. Instrumental harp music, gentle flowing music from Spain, England, and New Zealand. Styles of music available are - Contemporary, Celtic, Early music, originals, love songs, Traditional and Christmas. Have a look at the repertoire page to see more about the music available.


As your guests are arriving at your event
Set the mood for your event right from the start with elegant background music as guests are arriving and enjoying pre-dinner drinks and canapes.

Harp music is perfect for setting a wonderful atmosphere at the beginning of your event.

Dreamy ethereal music will fill the room and people will still be able to chat.


Background music as guests are arriving for a Regency themed dinner event at Glasshouse Morningside, Auckland.



High Tea
Harp music is a wonderful addition to an elegant high tea, Robyn's music is perfect for such an occasion.



Barfoot and Thompson Centenary celebration event at Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland. NZ's largest sit down dinner event with around 4000 guests. Robyn provided atmospheric harp music while people were entering the event through a specially created tunnel.

gold electric harp atmospheric music
welcoming tunnel harp music for barfoot and thompson 100 years celebration event

Loren Taylor, Events Creative - Barfoot and Thompson Centenary Event, Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

I have known Robyn and worked with her for over a decade. From the initial enquiry to delivery of her performance she has always been so professional. The harp is certainly unique for the look and the sound is stunning, I love that Robyn can add vocals also. I would highly recommend her for any special event or wedding, she is a pleasure to work with.



Background Dining Music
Robyn can also provide the perfect background music for dining. Your guests can easily talk and enjoy being entertained at the same time.

Wedding Receptions
Wonderful for your wedding reception, setting a romantic atmosphere - you can choose from contemporary songs that you hear on the radio, Celtic music or Medieval music. Easy to fit into most venues and never too loud for your guests as they are talking.

Cocktail party
The perfect accompaniment to any event. Create an elegant ambiance for your guests to enjoy.


Themed Events
Themed events are a speciality and if you require a certain style of dress or need particular colours to match the theming of your event this can be arranged. Robyn loves themed events and you can be assured she will be enthusiastic about fitting in perfectly.

Some themes where the harp would help to set a suitable atmosphere. . .

Heaven and Hell Theme
Great for Heaven and Hell themed events, St Matthews in the City is a great venue for this theme.

harp background music at St Matthews in the city
harp music for atmosphere at heaven and hell event at St Matthews in the city

Vintage Theme
have an antique Victorian inspired afternoon tea party with tiers of pretty cakes and vintage teacups. Alberton House in Mt Albert, Auckland is a great venue for this theme, they have a lovely garden too.

Irish Theme
Robyn has many Irish songs in her repertoire that are suitable for Irish or Celtic themed events. Robyn's great grandmother on her father's side of the family was Irish and the gold electric harp is named after her - Mary Josephine.


Christmas music
For your Christmas themed event Robyn has up to 3 hours of Christmas music from Medieval carols in Latin through to the well known favourites of today and many beautiful Christmas songs that are rarely heard. She can dress in Christmas colours of red and white to help theme the occasion.


Special Occasions

Valentines Day
Robyn has lots of love songs in her repertoire and plenty of instrumental harp music to set a romantic atmosphere, great for restaurants and hotels.

St Patrick's Day
Beautiful Irish songs with harp - perfect background music for your lunch or dinner function.

Mothers' Day
Harp music is a wonderful addition to your mother's day morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner event. Mum will love it!


Birthdays - 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 100th!!!
Harp is a lovely addition to your birthday plans and Robyn has played at many birthday celebrations. Great choice of live music as your guests can talk over the top of the entertainment.
The harp is also a great talking point for your guests and often at intimate functions Robyn will be asked lots of questions by the guests who have never seen a harp close up.
Particularly good for older peoples birthdays, afternoon tea parties and garden parties.
If you are having party music, a DJ or band later at night think about having the harp music at the start of your party.

Whether you are having an afternoon tea, an evening cocktail function, wine and cheese event or a full evening meal music is important for setting a warm and cosy atmosphere. It will be the icing on the cake.

Make it a birthday to remember and be talked about for years to come!


Ceremony Music
Ceremonies of all kinds will be greatly enhanced with harp music.

Private ceremonies
Wedding ceremony, Civil Union, renewal of vows ceremony, naming ceremony, ceremonies to mark a special event in your life, house blessings life milestones, recovery from a serious illness - anything important in your life that you want to mark with a special ceremony.

Corporate ceremonies
Awards nights, opening ceremony, ceremonies to welcome new team members or farewell ones who are leaving, graduation ceremonies, harp music is an excellent background music option and will create a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere at a more formal ceremony.


How long can you play for?

You can have . . .
Up to 3 hours of songs, with instrumentals mixed in.
Up to 2 hours of instrumental music.
Up to 2 hours of Christmas songs and instrumentals.
There is usually a 10 minute break each hour of playing


Past event clients include;
DMK Skin, Events Creative, The Starship Foundation, Domain Events Ltd, MOTAT, Royal Easter Show,  Mayne Wetherell, The Northern Club, Kitchen Things, Mediaworks, Carnival Australia, SERO, Madant Productions, New Zealand Breast Cancer Society, West Auckland Hopsice, Waitakere City Council - feature artist at the 2006 'Trash To Fashion', Orange Productions, Laura Ferguson Trust, Auckland City Council - Festival of the Roses, Events Creative, Massey University, Unitec Technical Institute, Dawsons Catering, Kelliher Estate - Puketutu Island, EventMakers, Soljan's Estate Winery - Kumeu, Ascension Vineyard - Matakana, Avenues Event Management, Goode Events, Creative Juice, The Total Event, TVNZ, Hotel Du Vin - Pokeno, The River Lodge - Reporoa, Cerebos Greggs.

Also many private clients.


Below are some comments from people who have organised events that Robyn has played at.
You can read more on the
references page.


Jerry Lau - The Northern Club

Robyn performed a gig at a cocktail function for 170 guests at the club. The ambience created was perfect for the occasion, nice and subtle yet audible enough for the guests to enjoy the music.
The set up was very professional, Robyn was excellent to deal with from pre-event to post-event. I highly recommend her for any company or personal event.


Anna Hayward, Manager, Auckland Convention Bureau -
Auckland Advocate Alliance Dinner Event held at The Wharf, Northcote Point, Auckland

"Many thanks Robyn for adding that something special to our intimate event. Your music and lovely singing were perfect for our evening and created the ambience we wanted. Not only was your playing very professional, you were also a pleasure to deal with."


Lara Nettle - Creative Fibre Festival Dinner Event

Many thanks Robyn, her beautiful instrument and her stunning voice were the perfect addition to our event. Robyn was able to handle with grace and style the attention of all, and also to perfectly blend with the relaxed and upbeat vibe of the dinner. As well as her presence and wonderful musicianship, she was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the very early planning stages to the end of the event. I would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending her for your next event.


Elisa Monorchio - Events Coordinator - Carnival Australia
Renewal of vows ceremony onboard the Sun Princess cruise ship with Captain Stubing from 'The Love Boat' as celebrant.

Thank you for your email and thanks again for the wonderful performance on Wednesday.
We will definitely hold onto your contact details for future events.


Massey University's Defining Excellence Awards - Eden Park, Auckland
June Clewett - Event Manager

Robyn, thankyou for providing such elegant background entertainment for the pre-drinks function of Massey University's Defining Excellence Awards, held at Eden Park recently. The mix of harp with vocals was a perfect choice for what was the start of a very special evening.


Lotte Aarts - Novotel Auckland, Ellerslie - Tenure Dinner Event

"The music was very tranquil and created exactly the right atmosphere that we wanted. It made people feel relaxed and comfortable. Excellent mood - would highly recommend to those wanting this type of atmosphere."


School of Architecture UNITEC Pt Chevalier, Auckland.

The theme was one of Medieval opulence & her beautiful voice & exquisite harp playing fitted perfectly.


Caroline Barley - Nova Ltd - Thierry Mugler Angel Ball Fashion Show featuring Trelise Cooper - Sheraton Hotel, Auckland

"The My client was very pleased with the result - you could have heard a pin drop when Robyn began to play!


more customer comments on the references page. . .

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email: robyn@robynsutherland.com or phone: 021 252 7632


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