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For your Wedding Entertainment, we at Compare Wedding Bands are dependent upon bringing truly Unique and Memorable Entertainment Acts to our clients across Ireland. We understand it’s important to plan a One-Of-A-Kind Event and to amaze your wedding guests with a never seen before artist – explore new Party Acts, Alternative Performers and also styles. Push yourself that one step further with hiring the latest in Wedding Party Acts and experience something exceptional, something that only has just hit Irish shores this autumn 2015 and is exclusively brought to you by Audionetworks in affiliation with Compare Wedding Bands. We can now bring the magic of fire performance indoors – introducing Digital Fire Art For Weddings! Call +353-1-201-3660 if you should be intrigued, because we are very excited to present to you this stunning and original form of Performing Arts, which will mesmerise and bring the WOW Factor to you and most importantly your guests. – Safety first!!! With Digital Fire Art you have no worries about high insurance costs and of getting burnt by a naked flame, as this innovative arts concept is battery powered with custom LED lights, meaning you are able to incorporate the bride’s and groom’s name in the performance, which undoubtedly would make an impact on the transfixed crowd and allows for the happy couple to be to shine bright. Digital Fire Art by Audionetworks is Ireland’s only digital fire show, thrilling your audiences and can be hired as a captivating and unforgettable wedding experience providing a high energy, pyrotechnic, striking spectacle that will leave your guests AMAZED. It is believed that the Māori people of New Zealand were the first pioneers as the originators of poi. Poi is a Maori word meaning “ball on a string.” Maoris warriors originally used poi as a form of exercise to train for battle or hunting. By swinging the heavy balls they developed wrist strength and flexibility to handle various weapons and tools. Eventually poi was used as a form of storytelling and dance. Today it has taken on various different and unique faces of performing arts, with one of the most popular being Fire Poi and Irish Corporate Entertainment is proud to present the digital art form of a striking tradition. Call +353-1-201-3660 or simply head over to our Contact Page and fill out your details. We are looking forward to hearing from...read more
The Singing Diva Waiters are a brand new waiters’ show entertainment concept, brought to you by the popular Irish Singing Waiters in affiliation with Compare Wedding Bands. For any information on how to book this incredibly entertaining and vocally stunning Singing Waiters Act for your Drinks Reception or Wedding Celebration please do just pick up the phone and call us directly on +353-1-201-3660. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! How it works: Sassy Sal from Brooklyn and her friend Penny from Queens are working as waitresses in Ireland but they are really Soul Divas and have no interest in waiting tables for a living. They didnt come all the way from New York to serve wine, they just want to sing! and get the party going of course. Their relationship with management at the hotel is strained to say the least, they always seem to cause plenty of trouble and are not very good at serving the guests in general. The one good thing Sal and Penny have is their amazing voices, straight from heaven is a good way to describe them. When they start to sing the entire room is in awe of their skill and guests are in complete shock with goose bumps aplenty. Sample Set List: The songs they belt out are the ultimate classics and feature tracks from Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. The atmosphere created in the room by these DIVA Singing Waiters is simply electric, everyone in the venue gets right onboard and joins in the fun. Sassy Sal and Penny are no good as waitresses, but they know how to bring the house down every time with their DIVA performance. One Night Only – Dream Girls At Last – Etta James Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel We Are Family – Sister Sledge Ain’t No Mountain – Marvin Gaye Proud Mary – Tina Respect – Aretha Say a Little Prayer – Aretha I Feel Good – James Brown River Deep Mountain High – Tina Down by The River – Sam Cooke Mustang Sally – The Commitments Try a Little Tenderness – Ottis Redding +353-1-201-3660 /...read more
The Midnight Revellers are a LIVE party and Dublin based wedding band, performing a wide variety of hits. The 3-piece covers band, is compromised of highly experienced musicians with a powerful and exciting sound, guaranteed to put on a great show! These young men play everything from all the latest new contemporary modern smash hits to classic hits and old Rock ‘N Roll, and they even throw in a few proper Irish pub songs done with a modern uptempo twist. The Midnight Revellers are sure to be a hit with everybody! The group compromises of three well established, talented and professional musicians, with Andrew McCarthy on Guitar and Vocal; Chris Byrne on Bass and Kevin Curran on Drums and Backing Vocals TESTIMONIALS Richard King | Cross Care Christmas Party 2014 Thanks a million for playing at our Christmas Party – it was a brilliant night. The songs were spot on and got everyone up dancing. And there was a great dynamic with the crowd getting us all to sing along! Hope to have you back next year…. All the best Richard King Crosscare Migrant Management —————————————————————————————————————– SETLIST CLASSICS Folsom Prison Blues Hard to Handle A Little Respect Tainted Love Mustang Sally Stuck in the Middle With You Crazy Little Thing Called Love I’m a Believer Valerie Dock of the Bay Fields of Gold Ring of Fire Suspicious Minds Proud Mary Signed Sealed Delivered Bad Moon Rising Blue Suede Shoes Rock Around the Clock Jailhouse Rock Build Me Up Buttercup Psycho Killer Won’t Back Down Satisfaction Beetles Medley I Got My Mind Set On You MODERN Love Machine Little Lion Man Ho Hey All These Things That I’ve Done Dancing Shoes End of the World Last Nite Little TalksIRISH SET Whiskey In The Jar Wild Rover Irish Rover Monto Rocky Road To Dublin Fields Of Anthenry Strawberry Beds Dublin In The Rare Old Time I Useta Love HerWALTZ Black Velvet Band Red Rose Cafe ——————————————————————————————————————- Please make sure to get in contact with Faye or Suzy on +353 -1 201- 3660 if you should have any further question on how to book the Midnight Revellers for your event....read more
Kiera Dignam & band for Corporate and Wedding Entertainment. Compare Wedding Bands is delighted to be adding the very talented Kiera Dignam & band to our roster. Kiera is no stranger to the Wedding and Corporate Music Circuit and has been gigging in venues all over Ireland regularly since the age of 13 and with that has established a deserving fan base for herself. Every gig Kiera takes on she makes a point of suiting her set to the crowd in front of her and undoubtedly WOWs the Party and Wedding Guests with her flawless vocals and grand repertoire! Her backing band was handpicked by Kiera herself and her husband Darren, who also accompanies her on stage playing the Rhythm Guitar. Kiera Dignam & band are available for hire in Ireland for Church and Civil Ceremonies, as well Corporate Events and Drink Receptions. Best of all you can scale the band up to a six piece, or down to a smaller variation to suit your Wedding Party and Corporate Event, as well as the size of the venue and numbers of guests! A little information regarding Kiera’s achievements • Vocally trained • Performed in big venues in Dublin, such as The Olympia Theatre, Vicar Street, the (old) Point, The Helix, the National Stadium • Opened the FM104 gig 2013 in the Olympia Theatre • Performed on stage alongside many top Irish Artists, including Don Mescal, Danny O’Reilly, Mark Feehily, Paul Brady, Jedward, Original Rude Boys to name a few. • Won The Wright Venue’s singing competition – coming first out of 580 overall contestants. • Has sung at over 400 Wedding Ceremonies and Drink Receptions. • Opened up a Vocal Training School with her dad, Christy Dignam (Aslan) – where they vocally train adults as well as children. For any inquiries about booking Kiera Dignam for your Perfect Wedding Drinks Reception or any other event you may be in the process of planning – please do call us on +353-1-201-3660 for friendly advice and most certainly a cost effective service! We are looking forward to hearing from...read more
The Singing Waiters are one of the most innovative and exciting acts for any wedding or corporate event. The act involves singers of different styles and genres, including Opera & Diva style singers posing as waiters throughout a meal, serving water and wine. After the meal the waiters burst into the most outstanding musical performance, leaving your guests completely speechless. This unique and exciting “Singing Waiters” act never fails to receive a standing ovation. If you want to give your wedding or event something truly extraordinary call us today for competitive quotes. +353-1-201-3660 THE SHOW COMES IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SET UPS; SIZE – 2PC OR A 3 PIECE VOCALS – MALE & FEMALE INCLUDES SOUND ENGINEER, & ALL EQUIPMENT For bookings or any questions you may have in regards to the brilliant Singing Waiters For Hire in Ireland, please do contact our team on +353-1-201-3660, use our Contact Form to fill in your details, or alternatively, simply pop over to www.singingwaitersireland.ie where you will be able to find all the information on this fantastically unique musical surprise...read more
Ireland’s ultimate party wedding band POP Gods (formerly known as Now That’s Live) are a truly unique act and we’re delighted to be representing one of the most Versatile POP Wedding Bands Ireland has on offer. Band Size: Fully Live 5 x piece Band Set: Full 2 hour to 2 1/2 hours set Areas Covered: Nationwide Music Style: Current Chart & Modern Hits and All number ones from 70s80s 90s 00s Pop Gods are a 5-piece band that guarantees an amazing time for all who see them play. A reputation for a wide array of music styles, first class professional musicians and a not-to-be-matched live show have made them one of the most in-demand bands on Irelands private events scene. Pop Gods was founded by award winning musician and event planner Damian Butler. Imagine 5 people playing the best poptastic chart hits from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and beyond. From Wham to Rihanna, from Whitney to Beyonce, from Rick Astley to Justin Bieber, there is something for everyone in PG’s repertoire. A list of over 150 songs and two lead vocalists ensure that all styles and tastes can be accommodated. Also, adding to the uniqueness of your event will be the one-of-a-kind, original remixes and medleys of classic floor fillers like only Pop Gods can do. So if you’re looking for something more than just ‘musical entertainment’…if you’re looking to throw a party your guests will remember for ever, then come over to the Pop side and let’s all have a God damn great time!! +353-1-201-3660 Pop Gods full wedding set: Blame it on the boogie – Jackson 5 I’m in the mood for dancing – The Nolans Celebrate good times – Kool and the gang Everybody – Blues Brothers Crazy little thing called love – Queen Walking on sunshine – Katrina & The Waves Footloose – Kenny Loggins Time of my life – Dirty dancing All night long – Lionel Richie Rock the boat Mambo #5 – Lou Bega I’m your man – Wham Wake me up before you go go- Wham Take On Me – Aha Madonna: (Like a virgin, Holiday, Into the groove, Just like a prayer) Walk like an Egyptian – Bangles 1999 – Prince Karma Chameleon – Culture Club Girls just wanna have fun – Cyndi Lauper I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Dancin on the ceiling – Lionel Richie Never gonna give you up – Rick Astley Don’t you want me baby – Human League Just can’t get enough – Depeche Mode Push it – Salt & Peppa Video killed the radio star – Buggles Radio Gaga – Queen Hey Mickey – Toni Basil 80s Slow Set: Power of love – Jennifer Rush Careless whisper – George Michael I wanna know what love is – Foreigner Eternal flame – Bangles True colours – Cyndi Lauper Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper Hello – Lionel Richie Crazy For You – Madonna Never Tear Us Apart – INXS True – Spandau Ballet Save A Prayer – Duran Duran Love Bites – Def Leppard 90s favourites: I Like To Move it – Reel to Real The Macarena – Los del Rio Here come the Hotstepper All that she wants – Ace of base Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre Wanna be – Spice girls Rock...read more
So who are the best wedding bands in Ireland, where do i find them and how can I book them ? We put together the hit list of our top ten fave wedding bands based on quality, delivery of performance and their playing standard level as well as the ability of delivering a full dance floor. They are all outrageously good live and we’ve seen them all on stage at weddings, so we know what were talking about , have a wee look at the videos and links and best wishes on your wedding day. The Funky Buskers The Firm The MC5’s Jungle Boogie Buck Taylor The Nouvelle Club Havana Club Trio ...read more
Ben from (Phats & Small) Compare Wedding Bands are very excited to have added one of the most distinctive voices of the 1990s to our roster. Ben Ofoedu is an incredible singer-songwriter, most famous for being the former lead singer of the electronic act Phats and Small. In 1993, Ben was awarded with title of the singer of Phats and Small. He released a solo single called Your Love in 2000 and in 2001 joined a new band called REDhill, which included Shane Lynch from Boyzone. The following year he joined The Intenso Project. In 2005 he joined Four Story who went on to appear on Making Your Mind Up in the hope of representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Hand on my Heart”. The Ben Ofoedu Solo Soul Show Ben’s set ranges from 45 minutes, up to 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on requirements. Solo Singer styled show with high quality Fully live backing Band. Music set is made up of Phats and Small hits, Motown and Party Covers. SET LIST Lovely day – Bill withers Never too much – Luther vandross Lets stay together – Al green Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder My girl! – Ottis redding temptations Dock of the bay – Otis Redding Give me the night – Gorge Benson All night long – Lionel Ritchie Midnight hour – Wilson Picket Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket I feel good – James Brown Just my imagination – The Temptations Grapevine – Marvin Gaye. Land of a thousand Dances – Wilson Pickett Use somebody – Kings of Leon Sex is on fire – Kings of Leon Turnaround – Phats & small Feel good – Phats & small Tonite – Phats & small Music Sounds better – Stardust ...read more
The Funky Buskers Compare Wedding Bands presents this amazing Irish Supergroup with Pat Byrne ( Winner of the Voice TV ) alongside Aslan’s Alan Downey. The Funky Buskers are widely considered, one of the Top 10, Best Live Wedding Bands in Ireland. Their set list is made up of all old school classic hits and modern rocking tunes as well, specifically tailored for Wedding Party’s. You can contact us here. Hi Guys, Just to let you know that Funky Buskers were just soooo… good at our party on Sat night. They really hit the spot, everyone enjoyed them. Thanks so much, Mary Ann The Funky Buskers Live Wedding set has a big vocal harmonies and they are also a unique idea for Drinks receptions with their Very cool Acoustic style set up. They are the perfect Party Group, Covers Band or Wedding Band and will perform anywhere in Ireland Nationwide. Every song you will know the second you hear the first note from present day right down through all the generations. Anytime you like you can talk directly with the band themselves and choose your perfect set list exactly the way you want. The Funky Buskers are a totally Unique Wedding Band suitable for Corporate events or as Alternative Wedding Entertainment. The Funky Buskers Band can go from a 3pc right up to a 6pc band and you can add a female Vocalist if required. +Pat Byrne Winner of ” The Voice” on Vocals Guitar +Alan Downey from International Supergroup Aslan on Percussion and Drums +Fozy on Vocals and keyboards and Booming Bass THE FUNKY BUSKERS SET LIST INCLUDES MANY CLASSIC HITS LIKE ; Hey Ho – The Lumineers Walking In Memphis – Marc Cohn Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye Cannonball – Damien Rice Get Lucky – Daft Punk Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel Mustang Sally – The Commitments Set On You – George Harrison Call Me Al – Paul Simon Proud Mary – Tina Turner The River – Bruce Springsteen Wonderwall – Oasis Dynamite – Taoi Cruz Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter The Bucket Little Talks Fishermans Blues – Waterboys Walk Of Life – Dire Straits Let Her Go – Passenger She’s Electric – Oasis Dancing In the Dark – Bruce Springsteen Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams Come Up And See Me – Steve Harley So why should you book the Funky Buskers ? Two genuine Stars in the Band with Pat Byrne from the Voice and Alan from Aslan They Deliver FULL dance floors. 1/2 price DISCOUNTS for drinks receptions. Brilliant set list, which you can tailor exactly as you want. 20 years experience so they won’t let you down. Full time Professional Musicians, no part timers allowed. Able to read a crowd and ability deliver the best suitable tracks for your Party. Big harmonies Big Set Great value Perfect Budget Wedding Idea The Funky Buskers also offer a massive discount on their Wedding Packages when you ; Book the Band for the night, Drinks Reception, DJ save €500 Book the Band & Get your Wedding DJ €150 Discount Book the band as the main Wedding Band get the 2pc version for the Drinks Reception 1/2 price To book the Funky Buskers for your Wedding Contact us...read more
Jungle Boogie Wedding Band Compare A Wedding Band are delighted to present Ireland’s Hottest Live Wedding Band Jungle Boogie corporate and wedding bands, this 5-piece rock n’ roll band are massively energetic, polished and totally professional . This award winning Wedding Band the features Andy Mann from the Voice hit TV show (guitar & vocals) , Larry Hogan (guitars & vocals) and Brian Hogan (bass). They play at high-end Wedding Receptions and Corporate Events, with a great rock and roll setlist. Andrew Mann was recently a finalist the tv show The Voice, and can be currently seen on ‘All Together Now’ for the Centra advert on Irish TV. Larry Hogan: Producer, composer and guitar player has played with the likes of Bono and Ronan Keating. He has also recorded and played with ‘The Band’ of Bob Dylan fame and has being involved in platinum selling albums and also works as a music writer for television, co-penning the jingle of TV’s ‘You’re a Star’. Please can you pass on my thanks to Jungle Boogie for a fantastic night on Friday. They were brilliant and the crowd loved them. The DJ also played great music. Can you ask them if they are free December 2014 (next year) Thanks again as always…….Bernadette Byrne / Personal Assistant to CEO / Allianz Worldwide Care Jungle Boogie were amazing!!! EVERYONE is still talking about them, they had everyone on the dance floor all night! It was great!!! 🙂 I would highly reccommend them to anyone!! 🙂 Thanks for everything! Paula Barbara Walsh | Sept 2013 | Boyne Hill House, Co Meath | Jungle Boogie Thank you for your e-mail. Everything went really well for our wedding, we had an absolutely amazing day. Jungle Boogie were brilliant, so many people commented on how good they were on the night. I’ve seen them play a couple of times before so I knew they would do a great job. Please pass on our thanks to the guys for a great night! Sinead here from the wedding in Mayo back on May I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all your assistance in organising the band and the dj for our wedding. We were very happy with Jungle Boogie, they read the crowd very well, and managed to get a lot of the more middle-aged/older people up dancing while also catering for the younger tastes. They were punctual, extremely professional and made everyone feel included. Their sound is very polished while still retaining a bit of their own style, which is great. Thank you personally for all your help in the run-up to the wedding. As you can appreciate it’s a bit of a busy time, but your professionalism, efficiency, and calm manner really reassured me that everything would go to plan, and of course it did!Kind Regards Sinead Shane Begin message: From: Cliodhna ScottDate: September 2013 16:27:31 GMT+01:00 Wedding – August 2013 Clontarf CastleSo sorry for the delay, we were traveling for the last month so didn’t get to reply but thanks so much for emailing.Jungle Boogie were fantastic at the wedding, the music was brilliant and everyone loved them so we were so happy with them. And the guys themselves were so nice so was an absolute pleasure meeting them and so glad we went with them....read more