the ultimate wedding entertainment guide

Ideas for booking bands, DJ's, ceremony music and entertainers

This is The No. 1 place online to answer all your wedding entertainment questions, plan and find the best wedding entertainment for your big day. Our guide provides inspiration for all your big day's big moments – from ceremony music to evening party. 

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WEDDING PERFORMERS

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Wedding Entertainment and packages

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

What types of entertainment is there?

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Why have wedding entertainment?

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Different types of packages

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Wedding Package 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Package 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Wedding package 3

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Wedding Celebration

Ceremony Music

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

What ceremony music will suit?

Whether you're looking for a classic wedding set list or something a little more alternative, we have a few different options to suit many different tastes and styles. Choose between a female or male vocalist with guitar or keys. We have options to cover all genres of music, be it classic, traditional, modern or alternative. Make sure your ceremony is personal and special!

What ever kind of musicians you choose, it's very common to get involved with the selection of the pieces of music that they’ll play. You can view each artist's complete repertoire through their page on the Alive Network website.

Once you've booked - you can speak to the musicians and sketch out your ideas and preferences. If you're not sure what you want - ask them to suggest a few key pieces based on the type of mood you’re going for. They should be able to follow your prompts to create the perfect selection of music for your big day.

 

Don’t be afraid to make personalised requests, but bear in mind that some tunes might not work so well on a particular instrument, and some artists may charge an additional fee to cover rehearsal time and the purchase of new sheet music. They'll also need at least 3-4 weeks notice.

Professional wedding musicians will usually have an extensive repertoire of music and so should be able to work with you to create a highly personalised selection of music at no extra cost. Allow your musicians to help guide you in your choices - they know what they're doing and will ensure you get music which is going to sound fantastic!

During the course of your wedding ceremony, the key times to have music could be:
 

  • Awaiting the arrival of the bride (the Prelude)

  • Arrival of the bride (the Processional)

  • Hymns/Ceremony Music

  • Signing of the register

  • Departure of the bride and groom (the Recessional)

tips & Tricks

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

On the Day Details

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Wedding Ceremony 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Ceremony 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Melissa

Melissa's soft soulful voice makes her the perfect choice for your ceremony. Mel will help you with every aspect of the music when it comes to your big day. She will help you choose your songs, hymns and arrangements to help make your day extra special.

Style - Ceremony

Options - 

Price - €450

Lauren

Whether you're looking for sophisticated background music or an upbeat party atmosphere, Lauren's versatile repertoire covers everything from Musical Theatre, Motown, Soul plus 50's to present day classics!

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Options - 

Price - €450

Check out all of our ceremony singers!

Band Performing

Cocktail Music

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

Booking Cocktail music

We always recommend having some form of entertainment during the reception drinks. Even a small amount of background entertainment really sets the tone for the evening and creates a fabulous warm ambience leading up to the dinner. This could be a one-piece piano, solo guitarist / singer, a duo or your band doing a ‘Live Lounge’ style acoustic set. 

tips & Tricks

Get your evening band to provide the cocktail music to save money. Many of the bands will provide a full setup for cocktail music at a discounted rate.  

Prices

Prices vary on the amount of musicians, location and date. Discounts are available if booking the evening band for the cocktail music and time or year. 

Cocktail music prices

Solo Musician - From €250

Duo -  From €450

Trio - From €600

Full Band - From €800

* Book your evening band and get the full band for €450 *

On the Day Details

After the ceremony, your married! Chill out and relax as guests mingle and have a drink.
Music is usually 2 x 45 min sets. The acts will be there to take requests, play background music and create a fun, relaxed atmosphere

Peadar

Peadar is an experienced singer & acoustic guitarist who has been performing live professionally for many years both nationally & worldwide solo and with his band The Old Moderns. Peadar's extensive, varied & regularly updated repertoire, which is ideal for any occasion, spans the 50's to the present day & guarantees to add atmosphere to any event. 

Style - 

Options - 

Price - €300

Aaron

A true expert in entertaining, on his own or with his band The Brightsides. Aaron performs a fantastic range of songs from the classic 60's through to the present day! Whether you are looking for background music to enhance your day or a lively singalong session creating memories with your guests, expect to hear music from Dire Straits, George Ezra, Christy Moore, Oasis & more!

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Options - 

Price - €300

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Playing the Saxophone

wedding bands

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

Booking a band

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding.

tips & Tricks

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

On the Day Details

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Wedding Setup 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Setup 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Band Performance

best wedding party bands

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

The Guilty Judges

The Guilty Judges are the biggest sounding band you’ll ever hear! They play week in, week out and are always at the top of their game. Members of the band have toured extensively with various bands throughout Europe and America. Playing venues such as the House of Blues Las Vegas & Cleveland, the Fillmore in San Francisco and Detroit, The Club Nokia in Los Angeles, The MTV Awards in Belfast, and other clubs in Germany, Spain & the UK just to name a few. They have extensive knowledge and experience performing weddings and functions all over the world, small and large. The have played weddings and corporate functions in New York, Seattle, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the UK

Style - 

Options - 

Price - €2100

The Old Moderns

The Old Moderns are one of Ireland's busiest bands around, from weddings to college balls, pubs & clubs, private functions, you name it they’ve played it. A carefully tailored set-list, a very close knitted band and of course putting on a show you will never forget. They play all the hits to suit every party, old and new, hence where they got the name! The Old Moderns have played weddings and functions in New York, Spain, Uk, France, Holland and Portugal to name a few. 

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Options - 

Price - €2100

The Brightsides

Irelands No.1 Indie/Rock/Pop wedding & function band. The Brightsides love high-energy rock, indie and pop music and they love big anthem ‘sing-along’ fun happy tunes. With some of the best and most experienced musicians in Ireland they will have the dance-floor rocking in no time.  They play a lot of indie pop and modern chart music, but also do all the old party favourites, rock ‘n’ roll, waltzes, quicksteps, jives, swing, 80's and 90's to keep all ages happy and on the dance floor. The Brightsides can provide different sized bands to suit a range of budgets. 

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Options - 

Price - €2100

Wedding Band

Big Band / High Energy Acts

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

The Offbeats

This 9 piece band plays covers of your favorite soul & funk artists from across the decades. Ranging from soulful Motown chart-toppers, 70's funk classics, The Offbeats deliver the hits with a seductive groove that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. 

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Options - 

Price - €2500

Sparkle

If you're looking for a professional, fun & energetic party band, then look no further! Sparkle will have your guests jumping up & down & singing along to their exciting live sets which includes the very best indie, rock & pop classics from diverse artists such as The Cranberries, Abba, Tina Turner, The Killers, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Queen and even a few fun surprises from the likes of Gun and Roses, AC/DC and Backstreet Boys! With a wide repertoire,professional experience & on-stage chemistry they are sure to make your evening truly memorable. 

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Options - 

Price - €2100

Performing Musician

Irish Trad Acts

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

The Ill Winds

These guys always bring the craic playing traditional to contemporary music and everything in between. The band play a wide range of music, all arranged in their own way. They can cover everything from pub feel singalongs to floor stomping modern covers with a traditional twist.

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Price - €1800

Kesh

The 4 members have a wealth in experience of playing festivals in not just Ireland, but Europe too.
Kesh play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads & contemporary songs. 

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Options - 

Price - €2000

DJ Mixing

wedding DJ

Whether its an after band DJ or a full night DJ. These guys are very important for your big day! They are most likely finishing off your night and you'll definitely want to be finishing off with a bang!  

Why is a Dj so important?

We provide top quality professional DJ’s! Not just someone from the band playing a pre-made playlist from there phone. This is the end of your big night, we always advise to go out with a bang! There will be no loss of time spent changing over sound and lighting equipment during the event, our DJ will be set up and ready to kick off the minute the band stops to ensure that your dance floor stays full! Our DJs are some of the best in the business with years of experience on the wedding and club circuit. They will work with the dance floor and have the place rocking. Pick the songs you want to hear, a popular option is to send us your favourite tunes on a Spotify playlist, our DJ can work his magic from there. If you are booking the band we really recommend booking our DJ package as well to keep stresses down knowing that we will be ready switch over with our DJ straight after the band finishes and to end the night on a high.

tips & Tricks

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

On the Day Details

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Wedding Setup 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Setup 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

paudie walsh

Paudie Walsh – The DJ is a multi award winning DJ and one Ireland’s most in demand entertainers. Voted Weddings Online Wedding DJ of the Year 2018 and 2017 as well as being recognized as a top wedding supplier in many local awards in the South West of Ireland. Paudie is not just any ordinary DJ, he is full entertainment act that will have any party jumping. Paudie is available for Full Wedding night & perfect match for any after band DJ. 

Style - 

Options - 

Price - From €500

Pat Ahern

With over 20 years experience, Pat is a highly experienced & professional DJ guaranteed to help make your event a success! With a huge database full of party anthems, Pat plays hits from the 50's through to present day & can cater for smaller venues to larger functions with lighting and rigs to suit. Pat can also provide Karaoke, Silent Disco and Speed Quizzing, an all round entertainer perfect for any event.

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Options - 

Price - From €470

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Pats Disco

With superior sound and lighting equipment and a wealth of experience working as a professional DJ for over 20 years, Pats Disco offers a totally professional mobile disco and DJ entertainment package for any party!

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Price - From €450

Drums

Day After Entertainment

What about a cool pub style band, maybe a quiz night. Chill out and relax day 2 is the day to lay back and have the criac with friends and family!

What are the options for day 2?

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

tips & Tricks

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

On the Day Details

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Wedding Setup 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Setup 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Soul City

If you’re looking to make your event an occasion; then SOUL CITY are the band for you.

Fresh, fun and always ready to party; SOUL CITY’s expansive set of pop and soul classics is keeping audiences across Ireland dancing night in, night out. 

 With songs by Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston; Beyonce; Stevie Wonder; Billie Eilish, and many more in between; SOUL CITY’s scintillating live show has made them a popular choice for a wide-range of celebrations.

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Lorcan

Singer-guitarist perfect for drinks receptions & after party's. Lorcans' tailored repertoire includes music for everyone spanning The Beatles, U2, Ed Sheeran, Arctic Monkeys & more. Highly experienced & great craic he always gets the party going and has no problem getting everyone involved.

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Uncle Social

Uncle Social are a 4-Piece Electro-Pop covers band that are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most coveted party bands in the country. With high-energy live shows the lads perform a wide range of dance-electro beats that is sure to keep you on the dancefloor from start to finish. 

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Kids with Capes

Kids Entertainment

Whether its an after band DJ or a full night DJ. These guys are very important for your big day! They are most likely finishing off your night and you'll definitely want to be finishing off with a bang!  

Keep the kids entertained!

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

tips & Tricks

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

On the Day Details

Choosing the right band is naturally one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding and during lockdown unfortunately it is not possible to go see bands play to get a feel for their style. This is where a bit of study must come into play. Most bands have social media accounts where they upload videos, photos, live streams, new music and information on what they can provide for your big day. On our website www.partybands.ie/bands we have videos of each of our bands under their ‘see more’ sections. This is a good way to start filtering through which bands you prefer.

Wedding Setup 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Setup 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Peadar

The Guilty Judges are the biggest sounding band you’ll ever hear! They play week in, week out and are always at the top of their game. Members of the band have toured extensively with various bands throughout Europe and America. Playing venues such as the House of Blues Las Vegas & Cleveland, the Fillmore in San Francisco and Detroit, The Club Nokia in Los Angeles, The MTV Awards in Belfast, and other clubs in Germany, Spain & the UK just to name a few. They have extensive knowledge and experience performing weddings and functions all over the world, small and large. The have played weddings and corporate functions in New York, Seattle, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the UK

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The offbeats

The Old Moderns are one of Ireland's busiest bands around, from weddings to college balls, pubs & clubs, private functions, you name it they’ve played it. A carefully tailored set-list, a very close knitted band and of course putting on a show you will never forget. They play all the hits to suit every party, old and new, hence where they got the name! The Old Moderns have played weddings and functions in New York, Spain, Uk, France, Holland and Portugal to name a few. 

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Aaron

Irelands No.1 Indie/Rock/Pop wedding & function band. The Brightsides love high-energy rock, indie and pop music and they love big anthem ‘sing-along’ fun happy tunes. With some of the best and most experienced musicians in Ireland they will have the dance-floor rocking in no time.  They play a lot of indie pop and modern chart music, but also do all the old party favourites, rock ‘n’ roll, waltzes, quicksteps, jives, swing, 80's and 90's to keep all ages happy and on the dance floor. The Brightsides can provide different sized bands to suit a range of budgets. 

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Melissa

Melissa's soft soulful voice makes her the perfect choice for your ceremony. Mel will help you with every aspect of the music when it comes to your big day. She will help you choose your songs, hymns and arrangements to help make your day extra special.

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Melissa

Melissa's soft soulful voice makes her the perfect choice for your ceremony. Mel will help you with every aspect of the music when it comes to your big day. She will help you choose your songs, hymns and arrangements to help make your day extra special.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How long will the band play for?

 

The bands usually play a 2.5-hour set. We recommend a 1-hour set, 20-minute break, another set 1 hour long, Followed by our DJ service. This is just ‘recommendation’ we are always very flexible to your needs, and anything can be customised to your plan.

 

If things run behind schedule (i.e. the meal and speeches) will the band play later?

 

Yes, within reason! We know these events don’t always run on time and are happy to work around it but tell uncle John not to hog the mic too much at the speeches, the band like to know when they are finished work like everyone else working at the event.

 

Is there a travel fee for venues further afield from the band's location?

 

Depending on the location, yes a fee could be added. Events further afield may also require accommodation. Get in touch for further information on travel fees.

 

If a band member is sick, do the band have an alternative musician/singer to take their position?

 

Yes. Every member of the band has a backup. We only work with the most professional musicians, so if in the unlikely case someone is sick, quality of performance is 100% guaranteed.

 

Can we see you play at a showcase beforehand?

 

Yes! The bands play very regularly in Cork city centre and surrounding areas. Check our facebook page for the gig guides for all the bands. Our get in touch to find out any showcases in your local area.

 

What time will the band arrive at the venue to set up?

 

The bands normally arrive during the afternoon and set up when the venue is empty or 1 hour before the event is ready to start. Set up times can be organised to suit the running of the event.

 

What happens during the break between band sets?

 

The band will usually liaise with the venue to ensure that our first set finishes when they plan on serving refreshments. Backing music will be provided at this time. You can choose your own playlist, or leave it up to us.

 

What will the band wear?

 

The bands always look sharp! The bands always dress in fitting to their style of music.

 

Is my booking fee refundable?

 

No, the booking fee's are non-refundable. Deposits to confirm the band for your date are non-refundable as the band will block off the date of your event in our calendar and no further enquiries for the date will be taken. However, if the band are unable to make the event due to sickness or ill health another act will be offered or the return of your deposit. 

 

When should the final balance be paid and what method of payment is required?

 

Final balance for the band can be paid via bank transfer before the wedding or via cash on the night of the event.

 

Can you get the party moving and create a great atmosphere?

 

All the bands at the partybands team are hand picked! They are all regular players in the biggest live music bars and clubs in Cork city and other major venues throughout Ireland. We like to party! But the most important thing to get the party started is you, the bride and groom! Bring your dancing shoes and everyone else will too!  

 

Can you play our first dance song live?

 

If you would like the band to play the first song, please refer to the first dance list on their website. If your song does not appear on the list, please email them as soon as possible. The band are happy to take specific requests where possible. If the band can't do it, the DJ definitely can.

 

Can you invite the bridal party on the floor after 30 seconds of our first dance because we don't want too much attention?

 

Yes of course! Just let us know.

 

At the end of the night, what are the chances of you playing one more song?

 

We like to party! More like two more!

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