With the option of  solo, duo and band performances to being the first point of call for a range of artists including Jackie Clarke, Midge Marsden, Rikki Morris and the Lady Killers, Chet is a versatile performer.

With a repertoire that can be tailored to fit everything from an intimate dinner party or corporate event,  through to a full on night of party classics to fill the dance floor. Chet's Acoustic set suits every occasion.

Chet O’Connell has earned a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s most dynamic, in-demand guitarists at the same time as receiving accolades as a fine vocalist and entertainer in his own right.


His vast musical ability and knowledge has enabled him to move freely around the music scene, working with a variety of artists in many different genres.


It’s that ease and dexterity that sees Chet in constant demand on the touring circuit and in the studio. The professionalism, passion and energy he brings to his music make him the first point of call for a number of top entertainers in New Zealand and on the international stage.


He has shared the stage with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, and been involved with opening for artists such as Dr John, Kenny Rogers,  Joe Cocker and Cher, as well as touring with Gerry and the Pacemakers and New Zealand veterans Midge Marsden and Hammond Gamble.


Besides all his work with others, Chet O’Connell has released four albums of his own and works as a solo artist or with his own band.

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