If how to choose your wedding band is a question on your mind at the moment, don’t worry we’ve got you! Although this might seem like a daunting task we’ve got a few simple pointers that might help you put together the perfect wedding entertainment package.
We will take you step by step through the stages of your wedding while giving you recommendations of our most booked bands for 2019/2020:
For your wedding ceremony, it’s important to choose a band/ensemble that truly speaks to your memories as a couple. The songs played should portrait you as a couple, this way you will have these memories for years to come. The most common choices for the ceremony are: Solo, duo or trios; Harpists; String Trios; Walkabout bands.
For a classy touch of real soulful jazz music this duo is the best option. Raimonda’s lyrical voice paired with Eamonn’s jazz guitar mastery makes them the best intimate act in their genre.
With more than 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, the Storehouse Duo has been helping couples to create loving memories for years. Their experience and willingness to go the extra mile make them one of the most popular trad acts in Ireland.
After the ceremony, the drinks start pouring and the conversation begins flowing. Hence, it’s important to have entertainment that won’t still all the attention and allows for your guests to mingle. So, when you get to the meal, everyone is nice and ready to Party all night long!
Havana Club Trio
Havana Club Trio is a genuine Latin band but the surprise does not end here. When acoustic this band is fully portable and has perfected a lovely walkabout act to perform at weddings and events.
Blue Note Jazz Trio
For the Jazz Fans that want a sophisticated option, the Blue Note Trio is the way to go! Emma’s incredible Voice, Wayne’s experience on percussion plus the exquisite keys from the Profile International Piano player James Delaney – there are no words to describe this ensemble’s complicity on stage.
Looking for the Traditional Irish flair? Look no more! The Celtic Factor band has been playing all over Europe and the reviews are in: They are absolutely spectacular! If you will settle for no less than the absolute best, just take a look at their videos.
Evening Band and During the Meal Acts:
Usually after the meal you get all the wanderers outside the room either smoking or having a drink, a good way to bring all the strays back in for the band is to book a surprise high impact act. Regarding the main band, there are some really amazing cover bands available nowadays so you don’t have to settle for anything less than perfect. Keep in mind that the main band might make or break the party, so this not one time on your to do list that you should neglect. To hire a professional band might take a bit of flexibility on your budget, but nothing will stick in your guests minds like a good time dancing to their favorite songs.
Haven’t heard of the Singing Waiters yet? Well, I won’t judge (maybe a little). This is a surprise act, it can be a surprise for your guests or even for the bride/groom. The singers arrive before anyone is in the meal room, they will set up and change their clothes to blend in with the waiting staff. Throughout the meal the will play the clumsy waiter but by dessert, they break into song leaving you no chance but to get up and sing along!
Rhythm and Beat Drummers
This amazing energetic high-impact act is even more incredible live than these unbelievable videos. The Rhythm and Beat Drummers start from outside the room, after the meal, bringing all the strays in while the band is setting up. The contagious choreographed rhythmic performance is impossible to ignore!
The 5-piece established ensemble is one of the most booked cover bands for weddings. They have a proven track record in the events and wedding industry in Ireland. Laura’s lovely voice is one of their secrets to success, however, they are the full package. If you don’t believe me check The Firm’s playlist and videos!
The true Rock-Glam cover band! These guys are absolute dynamite on stage, the energy that this band exudes will keep your guests on the dancefloor all night long. If anyone knows how to put on a show, that is the Glitterbugs!
Party at the Back
The ’80s are back to stay and we are so excited to present you with Party at the Back 80’s Tribute band. This is not a cheap imitation of the decade, this is a well-thought detail-oriented rendition of everything the eighties have to offer: the mad vocal harmonies, the sick drums, and the unforgettable guitar solos!
The word that best defines this band is: versatile! There are no boundaries for what the Midnight Revellers will do to make your wedding day extra special. The ensemble’s repertoire includes anything from Trad to Modern. Event their line up can be adjusted to fit your wedding, from a 2 piece for Drinks Reception to a 3 piece and even a 4 piece. Book the full package band!
From Festivals, to Corporate Events and Weddings, this band has done it all. Name it, they’ve been there. Considered one of the best cover bands in Ireland, the ensemble does not let this get to them, they work towards each wedding or event to make it as unforgettable as possible. Check out Whitewater’s amazing Playlist and videos!
The Kickbacks are an edgy modern cover band, their guitar solos are well known within the YouTube crowd. Although they are young, their playlist includes every all-time favorite song you can think of, from the 60’s to nowadays. Check out their gig every Tuesday at The Mezz.
A 6-piece experienced ensemble with a strong female lead singer is the true recipe for success (well, at least in my opinion). The Twisted Hits prepared a sample set list covering all the songs you love with a special funky twist.
After band / DJ acts:
The Show must go on! The traditional entertainment option after the band is a professional DJ, the reason is: it works! There’s no going wrong if you choose professional DJ with a proven track. However, there a few other options if you want a bit more unusual entertainment for your big day. There some alternative Dj acts available, even a mix of Djing and Live Instruments. Are you real party animals? Do you want to see the sun come up in the morning next your loved ones? Hire the Silent disco!
Sax, DJ & Drummer
The mixed fusion of live DJing with a professional improvising Saxophone Player. Need I say more? There’s still the option to make it a trio, adding percussion to the mix!
Daft Punk Tribute
The internationally acclaimed Daft Punk Tribute live DJ act. This is not a normal DJ act; each event is carefully prepared in Studio to match your taste and requests.
Silent Headphone Disco
Party animals, you say? Your venue’s curfew is bringing you down? No problem, our silent disco package allows for some good old fashion fun without the noise of a full blasting PA system. What do I get with this package? All the headphones necessary, spare batteries, two transmitters, and a professional DJ. The beauty of it all is that you can have two playlists playing at the same time!