Midnight Cruise
Comprised of a couple of Southland Rock n Roll Hall of Famers; a local guitar legend (AND his brother!): this iconic old-school Invercargill covers band belts out music everybody knows.

Polished, proficient, professional, popular; "Midnight Cruise" is the band to add the buzz to your party - whether or not it involves a bar, a bride, a birthday, or a board-room. With no prima donna egos cluttering the stage, and the aim of performing as a "star band" (rather than a band of stars), you can rely on "Midnight Cruise" to do the business for your business.

We also have an acoustic setup available click here for details.

Les Findlater Les Findlater
Vocals, Bass Guitar

Kerry Hawkins Kerry Hawkins
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Greg Findlater Greg Findlater
Vocals, Lead Guitar

Craig Findlater Craig Findlater

22 Invercargill Workingmen's Club

MARCH 2020
28 Invercargill Workingmen's Club

MAY 2020
22 Southland Sports Bar *

JUNE 2020
19 Southland Sports Bar *
27 Invercargill Workingmen's Club

JULY 2020
18 Southland Sports Bar *

19 Invercargill Workingmen's Club

17 Southland Sports Bar *
31 Southland Sports Bar *

20 Southland Sports Bar *
21 Invercargill Workingmen's Club

31 Gore RSA

* Acoustic gig
Robyn Ridder

Midnight Cruise were the perfect band to have at our wedding! So easy to deal with, and real crowd pleasers!! They were very professional and had almost all our guests on the dance floor at one point or another!! Such a fun night! I would totally recommend, we had so many comments on the band – thanks again guys! The music you provided will always be a memorable part of our Wedding Day. Robyn and Rick Ridder :)

Wayne Ellis

Midnight Cruise, Simply Outstanding, we had the pleasure of experiencing a great nights entertainment, very talented individuals & so accommodating, great night had by all,very polished indeed.

Bryan Townley

Midnight Cruise performed at the Ascot Park Hotel Christmas Dine and Dances. They had people on the floor dancing with their first song and kept them going all night long. These guys are really easy to work with, they read a crowd well. We have booked them again for 2017!

Michael Gatehouse

Booked Midnight Cruise for our wedding reception. My new Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed their performance, and pretty much every one of our guests commented favourably. (Even found out that previous lineups of the band had played at the weddings of 2 couples present as well as knowing numerous other guests) Pricing was excellent value for money, and I would highly recommend Midnight Cruise.

Colin Anderson

South Alive needed a band that could really deliver a strong performance to a community of all ages for the launch of the street upgrade in South Invercargill. We chose Midnight Cruise and we have had awesome feedback from the huge crowd that listened, danced and thoroughly enjoyed the music generated by the band. Strong vocals, balanced with impressive guitar, drums and keyboard skills, the band kept the crowd involved and entertained. A great group to work with – no stress – a totally professional band with top class equipment and talent to match. Ask anyone who was there!! Awesome – thanks Midnight Cruise.

Brendan Mason

As an events co-ordinator it’s imperative to have that go to act. Midnight Cruise is that for us. When a clients gives their criteria for an act they are looking for, more often than not this group fits the brief. With a great catalogue of danceable favourites (old and new), a realistic pricing structure. Kerry and the team have never failed us at the Kelvin Hotel! We have a dedicated dine and dance with them every year, it always sells out and quite often the same groups come back time and again. Our staff always look forward to events Midnight Cruise are involved in. We have music quite a lot in the hotel and our staff are quite honest when it comes to their review of musical acts! Kerry himself is a great joker who really comes alive in a responsive audience and the band never fail to ping off him. The rhythm section is tight and with a great mix of vocal abilities all bases are covered! Being a hotel, we have noise restrictions and these guys never get up in arms about being asked to turn down on the occasions it has happened. I thoroughly recommend Midnight Cruise to anyone looking for a truly fantastic and versatile musical group. Also a thank you to “The Cruise” for the years you have given us at the Kelvin Hotel!


These guys rock. They’re professional, reliable and highly entertaining. We’d book them again in a heartbeat :)

Nadia Rose

Midnight Cruise have played at the Hargest school ball for a number of years. They are a professional, talented group of musicians who obviously enjoy playing. They willingly work with us to get the right songs for each dance. Our school balls are a big success with a high percentage of students ballroom dancing thanks to the music from midnight cruise

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2016 - Southland Entertainer of the Year
Band Of The Year
Midnight Cruise
Guitarist Of The Year
Greg Findlater

2015 - Southland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Kerry Hawkins
Les Findlater

2008 - Southland Entertainer of the Year
Band Of The Year
Midnight Cruise
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For enquiries please contact:

Les Findlater
Phone: (03) 2131189
Mobile: 021 999 368
Email Les

Kerry Hawkins
Phone: (03) 2171954
Mobile: 027 434 9111
Email Kerry

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