Joe Cotton & The Mermaids
Band Member Biographies

As a teenager Joe Cotton became a member of "TrueBliss" - which the TV phenomenon "Popstars" created, that kick-started the television singing phenomena that carries on to this day in the form of X Factor, Idol and more.  She additionally won "Pop's Ultimate Star", a best of Idol TV competition in 2007 on TV2.  

Her personality has captivated the public, who follow her with great interest at all her singing engagements with the band.  Glamorous and outgoing, she is also the girl next door - with major X Factor. Joe is an announcer/DJ on More FM.


Vocalist Amber Claire is a recording artist who had a gold album "Love and Such" and a Top 10 single in 2003 with "At 17", which peaked at No.6. Amber then went on to record a second album with Sony in 2004, "The Great Escape", with a track being included in a major studio release from American.

As a songwriter herself, both albums included her own compositions.

She has performed as support artist to Jamie Cullum, Sarah McLachlan and Josh Kelly.  She has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts.

Pauline Berry (Pauline B) has been a lead vocalist in many lineups,  a session singer on a huge number of commercials, and backing vocalist on many TV shows. In 2014 she performed with Elvis's own band "The TCB" In Hawaii and on a nationwide NZ tour as a backing vocalist.

Pauline has managed bands since the 1990s, she is the band's manager and your point of contact.

Stu Pearce has worked with a vast number of artists, both in the studio and live, as keyboardist and arranger. His areas of interest and expertise know no bounds - having worked successfully in genres as varied as rock, country, pop, new wave, blues, salsa, merengue, hip-hop and techno.
As a long serving "In-house" music arranger/producer at top NZ recording studios Mandrill, York Street and Greenstone Music Karekare, he has been the driving force behind several No.1 NZ hits across a variety of genres.  In 2011 he was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, as a member of the legendary Kiwi band "Hello Sailor".

His expertise with logic audio and recording, in his own studio provides the band with the highest quality dance tracks to perform with, a luxury few cover bands have. He ensures that sound wise, this lineup can easily compete with the best - tracks of the same quality as any international currently touring act.  Coupled with the band's premium sound equipment, Stu's multi-faceted keyboard playing and incredibly tight live vocals, this band sounds fantastic on so many levels.

The band is also available 5 piece with accomplished guitarist Dixon Nacey.


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