The Best Wedding Bands in Ireland - One Fab Day
“A high-energy wedding band with serious style, A Few Good Men deliver a polished performance that's earned them an exceptional reputation. Their fun stage presence, diverse line-up and extensive set list means this band will get even the most reluctant dancers on the floor. The band offer options for DJ and drinks reception music too. This is definitely one to check out on your wedding band search!”
Confetti Wedding Magazine INDUSTRY insider
This issue, Confetti chats to wedding band, A Few Good Men, to find out what makes them tick...
How was A Few Good Men born?
“It was a gradual thing - back in 2007, we had been playing pubs and clubs for a few years and at most of the gigs we played, somebody would always ask ‘do you play at weddings?’ So, we started with a few weddings, until the amount of weddings we were doing was more than pubs and clubs.”
Who are you all?
“We are a four-piece band based in Dublin and have been together for more than 10 years. Individually, we have been playing music professionally for more than 20 years with many different bands and recording artists, including some sessions with David Gray, Aslan, and Laura Izibor.”
What makes you different?
“We comprise of some of the best professional musicians in Ireland, and we’re the only band with a dedicated lead singer, who is one of the best high-energy harmonica players around, and is now adding Tenor Saxophone to the mix. The band play with an energy and vigour rarely seen in a wedding band, and the passion we have for music and the performance is plain to see.”
What’s your best advice for a couple choosing their wedding band?
“It’s important that you really like the band and are excited about the music. Try to keep in mind the musical taste and generational range of your guests. It’s your day, but the people who are there to celebrate it with you may not like three hours of Frank Sinatra or Rage Against The Machine. We aim to cater for everyone in the room, young and old.”
What say you to people who think they don’t need (gasp!) a band?
“We meet couples years after we have played at their wedding, and they’ve told us that their friends and family still talk about how good the entertainment was. The dress and the band seem to be what people remember most, and a professional band will create a great atmosphere and memories for all.”
Tell us something they don’t tell you about wedding planning?
“Don’t get bogged down with rehearsed routines for the first dance and being disappointed that one of you missed a step - enjoy the moment. Try to be punctual for the meal and keep your speeches short - the later the band gets on, the shorter your night will seem.”
Where can we see you?
“We showcase at least once a month in Dublin, and post the dates on our website and facebook page, so stay tuned!”
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“One Of The Coolest Wedding Bands In Ireland”
Tony Christie Can Feck Right Off:
Because ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo?’ makes us want to punch ourselves in the face…
Nothing kills a wedding quicker than a dodgy band. A wedding is basically a big party where you and your guests want to rock out with some serious tunes. You don't want to listen to someone else's favourite songs, you want to hear the kind of songs you'd actually listen to yourselves on a night out.
Sure we know that Nana loves a waltz, but tough, it's your wedding day! Harsh? Maybe – sorry Nana! Fair? As long as you're not blaring Cradle of Filth and Slipknot all night, I think so...
Here's our pick of the best wedding bands in the country right now..
A Few Good Men
‘Was my band any good? I want the truth!’ ‘You can't handle the truth!’ Avoid this situation by booking these guys. Expect hits ranging from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s from the likes of Chuck Berry, Depeche Mode, Adele, Pharrell Williams, Avicii and the Arctic Monkeys.
Cynthia Bifolchi Lovin Dublin
Confetti magazine 'Bride of the Year Award
Out of all the wedding music bands in Ireland A Few Good Men Band were chosen for the Confetti magazine 'Bride of the Year Award'. Congratulations to Sandra and Jonathan on your success in the competition for Bride of the Year in Confetti magazine!
“If you're looking for a wedding band that every single one of your guests will love, you need to hit play on the video! A Few Good Men are a wedding band with ten years of experience and an incredibly varied repertoire, featuring everything from recent chart hits by Bruno Mars and Pharrell, to classics by Madness and Johnny Cash! As well as delivering a fun, high-energy set on your wedding day, ”
“A FEW GOOD MEN THE MUSICIAN'S MUSICIANS”
Pop quiz: What do David Gray, Sharon Corr, Damien Rice and the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, have in common? The answer: A Few Good Men. If you want to wow your guests with serious musical creditability you’d be hard pressed to beat A Few Good Men. This four-piece brings serious energy and chemistry to the stage and between them the lads have worked with the cream of Irish musical talent and have performed for big names including Bono, The Edge, Jack Charlton and Giovanni Trapattoni. You can catch lead singer Glen Baker in the cinema soon. He’s playing the main character in Spiders Trap, a new film by award-winning director Alan Walsh and four of his original songs feature on the sound track. The set-list is electric and includes popular hits from 1960’s favourites such as Chuck Berry and The Temptations by way of the Beatles, Bowie and the Boss as well as contemporary acts such as Adele, Avicii and the Artic Monkeys.
“The best band we have ever had, the dance floor was full from the first song to the last, amazing!”
— Fiona McCormack Chairperson of the INC China
A Few Good Men Band isn’t just one of the wedding music bands Ireland has come to love, they have also performed at The Irish Network China charity event Ball in Kerry Centre Hotel, Shangri La, Beijing, China to approximately 800 people. The Irish Ball has become an annual highlight of the Beijing social scene and is the biggest ex-pat ball in Asia. Held every year around St Patrick’s Day this hugely popular event has been a sell out since it started in the late 1990s. “The best band we have ever had, the dance floor was full from the first song to the last and the feedback from our guests has been amazing” - Fiona McCormack Chairperson of the INC.
A Few Good Men lead singer Glen Baker debut album release
MY BLOOD available on iTunes
“A fine debut album,Superb harmonica, excellent vocal, His songs have the scent of real life and courage in the face of daunting challenges, and deserve your attention”
— Jackie Hayden - HOT PRESS