Becks and Michael are an exciting and entertaining corporate, covers duo based in Auckland, New Zealand. Having spent their entire adult lives as professional singers and entertainers they are now veterans of the New Zealand entertainment industry. However, this experience combines with youthful enthusiasm and passion every time they step on stage, creating an electric and professional stage show night after night.
Rebecca Wright has enjoyed an illustrious career in the Musical Theatre industry, most recently performing the lead role of Eva Peron in Hamilton Operatic Society’s successful production of ‘Evita’, where she received critical acclaim. Previous highlights include the title role of ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Mimi’ in ‘Rent’ - both staged at Auckland’s beloved Civic Theatre. Prior to that she lead a stellar cast around the country and learned to roller skate as the lead role of Pearl in the Starlight Express NZ Arena Tour. Other credits include the lead role in homegrown musical, ‘Amour Fantastique’ and the beginning of her professional Musical Theatre career as part of the cast of the NZ tour of ‘Evita’ in 2004. She has starred in both Coca Cola Christmas In The Park and Symphony Under The Stars, was a finalist in NZ Idol back in 2006 and has even held the Guinness World Record for Singing Upside Down.
Since finishing runner up in the inaugural series of NZ Idol, Michael Murphy has enjoyed a successful career in the music industry throughout New Zealand and internationally. Michael signed to SonyBMG Records in 2004, where his first single debuted at number 1 and further singles spent a considerable amount of time at the top of radio airplay charts. His debut album 'No Place To Land' earned him gold status and took him around the country performing to sold out audiences and eager fans. Michael, later formed rock band 5Star Fallout and spent the next four years touring through New Zealand, America and England performing on some of the greatest stages in the world. Michael has also enjoyed success in the Musical Theatre industry, playing the role of ‘Roger’ alongside Becks in ‘Rent’ and also ‘Kenickie’ in the sold out season of ‘Grease’ at Christchurch’s Court Theatre. He has starred in Coca Cola Christmas In The Park and has recently formed rock band Written By Wolves that are currently making waves in the NZ music industry.
Whilst performing together in ‘Rent’ the pair developed a close bond and found that whilst their voices were very different, they gelled together perfectly and created something very special. When the season of ‘Rent’ came to an end, the pair decided that it would be a waste to let their new found vocal partnership end there.
Since then, Becks and Michael have entertained audiences up and down the country, leaving everyone they play for with a smile on their face and a night they will not soon forget.
“Becks & Michael were an absolute class act. Not only did they perfectly cover the song we requested for our first dance but had 90% of a 130 strong wedding up and dancing from 9pm till 12pm. The Marquee was packed out the whole night with people dancing outside the marquee. Every age group commended us on their performance. The 6 song encore had their stage surrounded by singing guests. Highly recommended and still buzzing from their sets!”
Joel Steens - Wedding - 2016