Live Artists

Aaron Rowe

Solo

I’m 26 and I’m from Dublin! I’ve playing music professionally for about 7 years.

I’m a big soul man but to be honest, I’m a bit of a jack of all trades at the same time. I can play Irish music not a bother or I can go straight down the middle with the standard pub songs. I also like to throw in a a couple of modern tunes to keep my gigs feeling fresh!

My gigs are usually high energy, everybody involved, everybody singing! However if you need a softer gig for whatever reason I can I do that in my sleep as I feel like I’m a good reader of the room.. I use a stomp box for percussion and know my way around the guitar handy enough as well. Also pride myself off of good sound quality as I feel that can make or break a gig!

I write my own music which can be found on YouTube! I’ve also played a couple of festivals at home and abroad over the years including Longitude, Barn on the Farm, 2000 Trees, Jersey live and a few more. Ive opened up for some amazing Irish acts such as Paddy Casey and Christy Dignam & Joe Jewel (Aslan).

I earned my stripes playing in every pub in temple bar and all around Dublin City, South County Dublin and all around Ireland in general. Im always busy but always looking to change it up! I’ve also done a tonne of weddings and private functions over the years.

Adam Weafer

Solo

Adam is a solo artist . Playing a range of music from the 60s to classic hits of today (and all in between)
He was the main musician in The Temple Bar pub for years before landing a lead role in Fair City.
He has been on tour with The Riptide Movement playing venues such as Whelan’s , The Olympia and The Electric Picnic.

Alan Kavanagh

Solo

Alan Kavanagh is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ashbourne, Ireland. He has just finished his first album, with the latest single ‘Boston Bay By Morning’ going to number one on the I-Tunes World Music Chart.

Alan’s previous single ‘Bitter Man’ picked up an IMRO award after winning the National Song Contest. Alan is an independent artist but recently signed a publishing deal with ARC Music.

His action packed live shows feature an eclectic mix of music from many genres and eras. His use of the loop pedal and kick drum keep the audience engaged from first song to last.

Darren Morgan

Solo

Darren Morgan – from Soul, Contemporary, Disco, Pop and Jazz his music caters to all events. Darren has ample experience in Wedding Music & Entertainment nationwide in Ireland and abroad, performing at European and global events.

With high energy designed to maximise the party atmosphere on the dance floor, ensuring that your experience is the best in live entertainment. With rave reviews, full dance floors and memorable celebrations that exceed expectations, together, He is perfect for any event.

Dave Dunne

Solo

Dave Dunne is a singer/Musician from Co. Kildare, Ireland

I play all genres of music from Irish to modern contemporary. I can offer solo , duos , three piece , 4 or 5 piece bands depending on your needs. I cater for weddings , parties , corporate , pub venues. I am currently gigging round Ireland but mostly around the Dublin city centre area.

I’ve being playing music and singing since i was 9 years old and taught myself many instruments including guitar , bass , and accordion. I’ve being privileged enough to play music all around the world with some amazing musicians in some really amazing venues. Whether its a Large or small audiences, i love to entertain and really enjoy performing.

Guto Piazza

Solo

Born and raised in São Paulo (Brazil), Guto Piazza had intensely played several venues, events and festivals in Brazil for 13 years until deciding to move to Ireland in 2012. Since then, he has successfully built a solid reputation having performed at many renowned venues and events in Dublin and around Ireland. The Mezz, Mercantile, The Barge, J.W. Sweetmans, D-Two, Castle Leslie, Killeavy Castle, Cliff at Lyons to name a few.

One can find it hard to define his style as he could jump from a 50’s classic rock and roll tune to the last summer pop hit, having everything in between like Elvis, Beatles, Sinatra, David Bowie, Abs, Michael Jackson, Eurythmics, Nirvana, Ben Harper, Radiohead and George Ezra. If the occasion calls for it, he would not hesitate in throwing in some Brazilian, Italian or Spanish classics.

Whatever the occasion and the format you are looking for, Guto Piazza would possibly cover. Be it solo, duo or full band, he will get you covered.

Iann Brennan

Solo

With a huge catalogue of songs of everything you want to hear. Iann is a guaranteed hit for any event.

Ian McGovern

Solo

Full time Dublin based musician. Gigging around temple in pubs such as The Old Storehouse, Buskers, The Quays Bar, The Aul Dub, The Norseman to name a few. I cover a wide genre of music from 60s,70s,80s,90s music as well as the latest chart rock/pop music.

James O’Rielly

Solo

 

Jamie Duff

Solo

Jamie is a 32 year old musician from Dublin. Jamie is currently performing full time across the city and abroad.

 Jamie makes his presence felt on stage by creating an energetic, original, light-hearted folk/rock sound. Jamie’s debut EP release perfectly encapsulates the powerful, energetic folk sound that he is known for. This energy and power is best presented by his lead single ‘Shirts & Ties’.

 Taking inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan, Fleet Foxes, Tallest Man on Earth and James Vincent McMorrow, Jamie has crafted his sound and live performance through countless shows. The last couple of years have seen him support and collaborate with artists on stages in Ireland, the UK and Australia, China & USA, including London’s O2 Arena, LG Arena Birmingham, Echo Arena Liverpool, Dublin’s Whelan’s, The Academy, and The Sugar Club, Australia’s Etihad Stadium & New York’s iconic Rockwood Music Hall.

Terry Kavanagh

Solo

Terry Kavanagh is a Singer-Songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. After many years of song writing and busking, Terry decided to take the opportunity in 2021 to release his debut single ‘Live My Life’ as both a singer and songwriter. Terry’s inspiration stems from a mixture of past experiences and storytelling. Terry’s passion for song writing started over 10 years ago and decided to complete a course in Music Performance, where he met producer Anthony O’Rourke. Terry and Anthony both worked for a number of years writing songs and recording demos. After reconnecting in 2021 Terry and Anthony gave some of their old songs a new life while also recording new songs. Terry’s influences cover all genres of music from rock, pop, folk, singer-songwriter and country to name a few.

Terry has more releases lined up over the coming months, so keep an eye out.

The Sheriff

Solo

Dublin based musician The Sheriff provides live music in pubs/venues around Dublin. He plays covers and original songs.

Alfie’s Bandits

Duo

Alfie’s Bandits are a 2-piece acoustic act, singing covers of all your favourite songs from the 50’s and 60’s to today’s chart and everything in between. We both sing, we both play, and we don’t use backing tracks. Everything you hear is 100% live and untouched.

Aoife is our leading lady. Singing since she was a toddler, Aoife has performed with everyone from ABBA tribute acts to rock bands, wedding bands, and even worked for many years as a solo performer. Aoife has a wealth of stage experience and sings everything from Pink and Adele to Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks!

Jay has been playing music since he was 16 years old.

He served his time with a ballad group, learning guitar and singing techniques with them before venturing out on his own and performing solo for almost 10 years. Bringing everything from Thin Lizzy and Billy Joel to Sam Cooke and maybe even a good old fashioned ballad thrown in for good measure, Jay makes up the other half of Alfies Bandits.

Joe & Nic

Duo

Joe and Nic are a duo that cater for any occasion, whether it’s a wedding ceremony, drinks reception, after party, birthdays, corporate events and all kinds of functions.
They each have very impressive resumés, between Joe playing a set with Ed Sheeran, he’s a member of the Bootleg Beach Boys and they’ve toured the world, to Nichola being Kodaline’s resident backing singer and vocal coach for 4 years, and headlining the 3Arena, Malahide Castle and Marlay Park! There is nothing that these pair cannot do!
Together, they are the perfect duo for any function. They can play pop, jazz, traditional to hip hop so book them now for a session you will not forget! You will be guaranteed a fantastic time!

Leanne & Ally

Duo

Leanne & Ally are a singer/guitar duo whose specialisation in nostalgic 90’s and 2000’s pop is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Having both been central members in the highly successful Irish band Pop Gods, they won’t fail to have you entertained and singing along. With more than 20 years between them there’s not a stage, festival or Irish act in the country they haven’t played for. The duo bring a young, fresh attitude and a love for performance to every event. They happily take requests for any special song needed to suit the occasion, which they perform with their trademark passion, professionalism and sincerity.

The Fundamentals

Duo

The Fundamentals are a truly incredible duo, from Soul, Contemporary, Disco, Pop and Jazz their music caters to all events. The Fundamentals have ample experience in Wedding Music & Entertainment nationwide in Ireland and abroad, performing at European and global events.

With high energy designed to maximise the party atmosphere on the dancefloor, ensuring that your experience is the best in live entertainment. With rave reviews, full dance floors and memorable celebrations that exceed expectations, together, they are the perfect duo for any function.

Darren Morgan (vocalist) of the Fundamentals, with over 2 million streams on his original music, has been recently recording and working with Metropolis Studios in London, renowned for their involvement in famous songs such as Adele’s Hello and the album Back to Black just to name a few this guy is definitely one to watch.

Sure, to captivate a crowd or send a wedding into a frenzy The Fundamentals are one of the most memorable acts performing across Dublin and Ireland and a guaranteed hit for any event.

Ceili Cottage

Trio

Ceili Cottage – Pop Up Irish Trad Music & Dancers

Ceili Cottage is a group of Irish trad musicians based in Leinster playing an array of lively reels, jigs, polkas and waltz’s. Three or four piece groups available for corporate events, weddings, late night sessions and summer fairs. Combination of instruments including fiddle, flute & whistles, bodhran, accordion, concertina, uilleann pipes and guitar.

Irish dancers available for special performances and interactive crowd participation ceili dances, such as the Walls of Limerick, Staicin Orna and the Siege of Ennis.

The Address 

Trio

Premium  wedding / corporate / party band.
Hits from every decade. including more alternative favourites!
Dance and sing all night long with our unbeatable playlist.
We’ll play for your first dance and play some of your favourite songs of all time.

The Luna Boys

Trio 

From the foothills of Bray Head comes the irrefutable finest live band in the country. They have taken the country, folk and bluegrass genre and moulded them into their own brand of BOOM GRASS. The versatility of the band means that they can captivate a theatre crowd or send a wedding party into a frenzy .

The trio bang out all your favourite tunes with raucous symmetry. 3 lead singers of different flavours, 3 guitar players of different technique and one of the most unique drummers you will ever see. They do not do covers of other peoples songs, they lend their unique style to the songs of others.

Backbeat

Full Band

Backbeat award winning wedding band Ireland are an incredible high-energy four-piece wedding & Event band, a multi award winning band, Backbeat have been filling dance floors all over the country for years. A truly modern approach to the wedding band.

Playing an exciting variety of floor filling hits, specifically tailored to your wedding, party or corporate event.

Backbeat Cover ALL music Genres & ALL Decades at a level unmatched in the industry, delivering unrivalled concert level entertainment to you & your guests.

We are proud to serve only the very best in wedding and corporate entertainment, you only need to read a few of our customer testimonials to see we deliver the goods every time.

Blacktye

Full Band

If you are looking for a talented, lively, professional and experienced band for your wedding, corporate or social event then you should contact Blacktye. Blacktye are Ireland’s premier function band, they perform a wide range of musical styles including pop, soul, rock, modern and nineties dance tunes ,jazz and even a quick Ceili and waltz and their repertoire is constantly expanding.

With very competitive rates, Blacktye offer a number of packages. Depending on the nature and budget of your event you can choose from our different package options . These packages include music for your church, civil ceremony, drinks reception and evening band

Blacktye have performed all over Ireland at government functions and corporate events including international rugby matches at Croke Park, Race Days at the Curragh, The Horse Show, Smithwicks Kilkenny Festival, the V.I.P area at The Police concert at Croke Park and have performed at such high profile weddings as Sue Ann McManus, daughter of J.P. McManus. They have also performed at a number of corporate for companies such as Coca Cola, Microsoft, eBay, Failte Ireland, Aviva Insurance, Twitter, Amazon, Liberty Insurance, KPMG, Diageo, ESB, Ryanair and many more.

Electric Blue

Full Band

Electric Blue are a professional band operating out of Dublin, Ireland.

Consisting of some of the finest musicians from the Leinster region, the band can provide the perfect soundtrack to your special day. With songs that span several genres and decades, We can provide the tunes that will keep you and your guests dancing all night long.

We can cater for all your musical needs, from the ceremony to the last dance of the evening, we can play throughout your wedding. Our duo can play soft music to accompany you down the aisle. While our trio can provide easy listening for your drinks reception before the main 5 piece band take to the stage after dinner. Before your big day arrives, we get to know you’re favourite songs and integrate them into a customised party atmosphere just for you.

Electric Blue provide services nationwide in Ireland.

Gossip Band

Full Band

Gossip Band are a Dublin based wedding band and party band like no other. They have become one of the most in-demand event bands in the country.
Catering for Weddings, Corporate Events, Birthdays and more! They can offer you everything from ceremony music, drinks reception, live band, Dj, Sax and Dj, Late night sing-song – You name it, they have you covered!
Their show is not to be missed. It’s different every night and the energy is electric each time! They pride themselves on adapting to different situations at each gig.

This unique act offers not 1 but 3 SINGERS – 1 Female and 2 male so more songs covered throughout and they can tailor make a playlist especially for your event!

Their setlist is regularly updated with music to suit all ages. The band features guitar, bass, keyboards and drums with Saxophone and Trumpet as an add on They are fully live and every one of the band members loves what they do which is very evident in each performance.

Make your event a memorable one and book Gossip Band now!

Groove Machine 

Full Band

Groove Machine Band is a highly sought after wedding band based in Wicklow. The band can offer a wide range of wedding music and entertainment options to make your wedding day, a memorable occasion.
Groove Machine Band have been described as a “wedding band, and entertainers, with phenomenal energy, and an amazing party vibe”,  by many of our previous couples. From your first dance, to the very end of your evening entertainment, our lively show, will keep the floor full from start to finish.
A six piece band combining female and male vocals, Groove Machine Band will provide you with an unforgettable entertainment performance.

Working with our wedding couples, we tailor a memorable wedding entertainment package, guaranteed to make your wedding day, one to remember.

Panic Animal

Full Band

Panic Animal wedding band are fast becoming one of Ireland’s greatest wedding band sensations. With a huge emphasise on creating a party atmosphere and keeping the dance floor full, it is no wonder why Panic Animal are the number one choice for many couples. With years of experience from performing at weddings, Panic Animal understand how to entertain the wedding couple most importantly, but also the several generations of guests in attendance at weddings. Our range of music spreads over 5 decades, so we can cater for all tastes!

Best Wedding Band Ireland 2018.

Our service commences well before the wedding night. We will consult with you in assembling a set list catered to your every need. We play 60s.70s,80s,90s,00s intertwined with today’s top hits. Our set list is constantly being updated and reviewed – and if it is not on the setlist – we can certainly do our best to get it for you. We are here to help you in anyway we can to make your night a most memorable one for all involved.

Our fantastic lead female vocalist, accompanied by a range of live instruments, offers a fantastic range to our ensemble allowing us to cover songs which most bands are unable to reach. Ranging from all your wedding classics to all your classic rock / pop old and today’s hits.

Shuffle and Pop

Full Band

Shuffle and Pop wedding band Ireland are a 4 piece band fronted by the best female front woman in the country, Eves is an all-out entertainer, and is accompanied by 3 top class multi instrumental musicians.

This wedding band was formed in 2010 through BIMM school of music, four friends who just love to get together to perform.
Shuffle and Pop are a wedding band that understands how important your big day is and ticks all the wedding band boxes:

Versatile set list, music to suit you and your guests, young and old

  • Professionalism
  • Well presented
  • Interactive, but not invasive
  • Can supply more services such as pre dinner entertainment, ceremony
  • Can learn your 1st dance
  • Wont break the bank

Tea For Three

Full Band

Tea For Three are a highly skilled musical band that offers Live musical performances, perfect for your Wedding – Ceremony & Pre-Dinner Drink Receptions.

We deliver two packages; Prosecco and Champagne. Our Prosecco package comprises a beautiful vocalist and guitarist duo. And our Champagne package consists of an option between an instrumental trio of bass, guitar, and drums, or a vocal trio of singer, bass, and guitar.

Our band is known for delivering the best musical services at Wedding Ceremonies and Pre-Dinner Drinks Receptions. Although we are based in Co. Dublin, Kildare, and Louth, our music has reached the length and breadth of Ireland.

As a Ceremony and Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception supplier our goal is to make your special day even more special through music. Our music style will definitely catch the ear of your wedding guests. With a wide range of songs to choose from we can cater to any crowd. Young and old! We are a small compact group that can manoeuvre our way into the smallest of performance spaces. We will work hand in hand with you and your wedding co-ordinator to make your day run seamlessly. If you have any special song requests that you would love to hear us perform on the day please let us know.

The Crush

Full Band

The Crush has become one of Irelands’ most exciting function bands. Catering to all events with great music from the ’60s to today’s biggest hits, their high energy set is guaranteed to get the party started and keep it going.

Decades of experience and hundreds of gigs throughout Ireland have transformed The Crush into one of Ireland’s most sought after acts.

The Significant Others

Full Band

The Significant Others are a band compiled of the best musicians Ireland has to offer.

After singing and performing in many areas of the entertainment industry lead singer and founder Ben Hammond realised the only way he could fulfil his desire to be a top quality provider of entertainment was to form the best wedding and corporate band in Ireland.

We fill dance floors all night long. It’s the only way we know how to entertain.
With a repertoire of upwards of 3900 songs The Significant Others are able to provide an unrivalled experience to any event.

We know that every wedding is different and each bride and groom are unique in their taste, so we endeavour to tailor your music to suit you.
We cater to all of your guests to ensure your dance floor is constantly rocking and refreshed.

With all of the members of the band being at a very high standard of singing ability it enables The Significant Others to blast out amazing harmonies in every song. From country to jive, waltzes to rock we do the lot.

One of our unique and most desirable attributes is that we take requests before and on the night of your event. This ensures your days musical experience is completely unique to you. Although some couples like to sit back and let us read the dance floor and do our  thing.

With your wedding being such a significant event, we believe that an unforgettable experience is the only thing that should be accepted.

We love what we do and our guests love it too.

WOW Party Band

Full Band

WOW are Irelands most exclusive premier wedding and Party Band. Comprising of four of Irelands top musicians (why not add saxophone to the band!) WOW is a fully costumed high energy show that seamlessly takes the audience from Classic Hits to 80s, 90s to Current floor fillers.

WOW have played over 1100 shows in the past few years including Twitter Christmas party, Aviva stadium, Confetti Magazine live and have become the house band for Citywest Hotel Christmas parties for three consecutive years as well as making unforgettable memories for countless wedding couples!

WOW have a massive catalogue of hits to choose from

The Beatles to George Ezra, Bruno Mars to Queen and everyone in between to keep your dance-floor HOPPING! Adding to the uniqueness of your event will be the one-of-a-kind remixes of medleys that you will only hear at a WOW show!

If you are looking for a band who are hailed by Irish Wedding Diary as “THE BEST OUT THERE…BAR NONE!” and to create memories you and your guests will never forget there is only one band you need…

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