Kid Radio



Kid Radio are unlike any other Auckland covers band. Their songlist contains no trace of the tired pub hits of yesteryear. Instead, they’ve assembled a repertoire loaded with nothing but pure dynamite - the jams that other bands can’t touch. If names like Prince, Kanye, Stevie, Justin, Luther and Michael mean something to you, this is your band.

The band effortlessly mash up the biggest, baddest hits of pop, hip hop and R’n’B. Featuring dual frontmen Sam Allen and Mal Lakatani on guitars, legendary rhythm section Stephen Thomas and Isaac Etimani on drums and bass and the masterful keyboards and arrangements of Michal Martyniuk, the band have changed the game, setting a new standard for live entertainment in New Zealand.

After a few years of setting Auckland dancefloors alight and filling the place to capacity every Friday night at Sale St with The Beat Council, core members Michal, Steve and Sam left that band to form Kid Radio in 2014. The band are now accepting bookings for corporate events and weddings, and look forward to taking your event to the next level.




Ben Harper - Steal My Kisses

Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie

Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Bruno Mars - Treasure

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie

Luther Vandross - Never Too Much

Michael Jackson - PYT

Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel

Disclosure - Latch

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

Nelly - Hot In Here

50 Cent - Candy Shop

Toto - Africa

Justin Timberlake - My Love

Donny Hathaway - What's Going On

Estelle - American Boy

Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl

Omarion - Entourage

D'Angelo - Feel Like Making Love

Pharrell Williams - Frontin'

Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home

John Legend - Green Light

Outkast - Hey Ya

Outkast - The Way You Move

Sonia Dada - Lover

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

John Legend - Ordinary People

N*E*R*D - She Wants To Move

Black Seeds - So True



“The guys in Kid Radio blew away the crowd at our wedding with their fun energy, extreme talent and diverse selection of full songs and medleys/mash-ups that kept all of us dancing until the very end. They exceeded every expectation, and I would hire them again tomorrow.”


“We had Kid Radio from Findaband perform at our wedding. The band were brilliant! Very friendly, professional, great performers and looked like they were enjoying what they were doing. We would highly recommend these guys, they are fun and play a mixture of new and old tunes without...”


“KID RADIO fantastic covers, suitable for a wide age range and guaranteed to get everyone up! Kid Radio played at our recent wedding at the Barn at the Hunting Lodge in Waimauku. Guests numbered 70 and were mainly in the 30-60 age group. We had been told Kid Radio are popular with the...”


“Amazing performance again from Kid Radio at our Staff Event at the end of July. Cannot thank these guys enough for the atmosphere and tunes they played for our staff. Thanks again guys!”


“We were more than satisfied, thanks for checking. They were fantastic, so talented, fun and easy to work with. Would have them back anytime. Lots of positive comments from our guests and the dance floor was never empty so a roaring success.”


“Recently had Kid Radio perform at my birthday and they were absolutely Fab. Had the dance floor always full and so many positive comments from my guests about how good the band was in the days following. They were super friendly and sounded amazing. Great range of songs. Clean, sharp sound. Thank you so much for a great vibe.”