what can we do for your wedding day?
Some background vocals and guitar, piano or harp? We have a few different options to make the moment extra special.
We have a wide range of bands and Dj's to get the dance floor full and keep the party going to the early hours. Have your first dance played by the band or DJ!
A few acoustic numbers, some instrumental keyboards or maybe some relaxing tunes from a DJ?
day after party
Fancy keeping the party going for another day? Need a band, DJ or a singer stringer to keep the craic going?
Selfie Mirror & Light Up Dance floor
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 1.5 hours 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 deposit refundable?
No, the deposit is 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 partyband 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?
At some weddings, the DJ would normally play the first dance, as nothing is ever going to sound as good as the original. But yes the first dance can be played by the band if it is in fitting with the band's style! Just let us know in good time.
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!