The Lady Killers
The Lady Killers is a dream team of some of New Zealand’s favourite female vocalists. From a whisper to a scream and everything in between, Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke make beautiful music bursting with harmony and power.
The Lady Killers' approach is simple; take great songs and lovingly accessorise them with harmony.
The Lady Killers sound defies pigeonholing, wilfully crossing genres from pop, R&B, jazz, gospel, country to a whole lotta rock and gleefully name-checking iconic artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Neil Young, Neil Finn and Dolly Parton. These gals sing anything that takes their fancy!
A Lady Killers performance is a dazzling vocal tour de force full of wonderful pin-drop moments, warmly presented by three women who know how to entertain and have a good laugh too!
Good Vibrations performed by The Lady Killers with special guest Annie Crummer
Suzanne Lynch MNZM is New Zealand pop royalty, appearing on TV isn the 60’s as the blonde half of The Chicks, then travelling the world singing with Cat Stevens, Neil Sedaka, Cleo Lane, Olivia Newton John and Leo Sayer – amongst many others. Discover more about Suzanne’s incredible singing career.
Tina Cross ONZM (Te Aupouri /Ngati Kuri /Ngati Porou) is part of NZ’s pop culture history and has worked around the world, starred in theatre shows, won numerous awards and released solo albums.
Jackie Clarke GLMT* is the original jack-of-all-trades with her huge voice, personality and wicked sense of humour mastering the theatre stage, TV screen and studio, hosting television shows, singing with music icons and touring in support of World Vision.
A Brief History
In 2005 The Lady Killers joined forces in pursuit of harmony bliss and a jolly good time. Since then they have had a very full dance card with stellar engagements at Blackbarn in the Hawkes Bay, Millsreef in Tauranga, and Brightwater in Nelson and many successful concerts around the country (occasionally they even perform where wine isn’t available).
Career highlights include supporting Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, several trips to Kuala Lumpur, performing on the Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary 2 and many trips to the Pacific to entertain kiwis.
The gals have performed to 150,000 at Sky City Starlight Symphony and Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, headlined the annual Lakeside Concert in Rotorua for a crowd of 35,000 and twinkled their toes in the snow at the Queenstown Winter Festival. They’ve guested with the NZSO, the APO and Orchestra Wellington and enthralled audiences from Waitangi to Invercargill with their power packed shows.
The Lady Killers debut album Black is Black was released April 2009 (ODE) featuring live concert tracks and three bonus singles. Taisha has since moved to Australia but returns every now and again for a cuppa and a gossip. Tina, Suzie and Jackie have carried on with their pursuit of perfect harmony and have just celebrated 10 years of singing up a storm together with a sell-out concert series around Auckland under the banner 'In The Neighbourhood'.