Why hire a band from Dublin and pay them an extra fortune to drive all the way to Cork? Some people think that it would be better to get the band to drive down as they are not sure if there are any decent bands available in Cork on their date. The simple fact of the matter is that there is a massive selection of cool wedding bands Cork down there covering all musicial styles and genres.
It would be wise to check with a booking agency to see what acts they have on their books and in the local area, you could be suprised which bands are available and are based locally.
Top Wedding Bands Cork
01: The Firm Wedding Band
Seeing this band live is a wonderful experience , led by the main vocalist and multi finalist Laura O Neill. It’s why the IRFU booked them every time when Ireland won their big matches and especially for the big homecoming during the time of brian O Driscoll. This is the band they exclusively selected. If its good enough for the Players for the IRFU then its good enough for us.
02: Paris Swinging Lovers Irish Wedding Band
We love this man “ Paddy Sherlock” he is the swing mister!This guy rocks a wedding like nothing you have ever seen , standing on tables , bouncing around the venue with his trombone and lashing out classic uptempo music and swing classics , direct from Paris in France but a native of Cork originally this band has class , style and a vibrance that no one can compare with in Ireland.
03: Diva Singing Waiter
We added these fun Singing Waiters as the perfect alternative unique Wedding Entertainment which you can put on just after the meal. It’s a Brand new concept and the fresh new songs , singing waiters show are the perfect alternative to the old school Opera Waiters shows.
04: The Funky Buskers
Featuring Carlow based Pat Byrne from the Voice and Alan Downey, Drummer from Aslan ,this is s supergroup for sure. Both award winning talents at the top of the most respected musicians in this country right now. You can book this band as a 2pc , 3pc or 6pc if required so you have something to cover every room size.
06: Brass Tacks Band
We love this new band , just new on the scene, but not in experience , these guys have a massive pedigree Check out the famous drummer in this brilliant live 4pc version of the band, Get music playlist and great value by the way !
08: The Midnight Revellers Irish Band
Looking for a deal on a wedding band and DJ. Working on a tight wedding budget, then this is the perfect band for you, check out this Awesome trio of bass, guitar and drums that are brilliant live and real fun at weddings.
09: Havana Club Trio
Cherry picked to perform with the President of Ireland need we say anymore , and even with Bono himself , check out the pictures on their direct site www.havanaclubtrio.com, this is a latin walkabout trio that delivers style and elegance to a wedding especially perfect for summer events.
10: Buck Taylor
As seen on the late late show , Buck Taylor is originally from the USA but now resides in Co.Mayo and travels every week nationally to perform in selected venues. He is a true star , a real genius, unbelievably talented. If you love soul music and want your wedding to stand out them this is the perfect Irish Wedding bands for you.
Some of the Dublin bands advertise heavily and show up everywhere online... for wedding bands Cork
They give the impression that they are the be all and end all of the wedding scene when in fact they are a bunch of session musicians that are very expensive to hire in.
You would be better off with a bunch of mates having fun up the stage rather than a group of serious non smiling musos just going through the motions and counting down the clock until it's time to disappear. So what if your bass player played with some Z lister 10 years ago, get a bunch of local lads in that really enjoy what they are doing and can get the right level of fun going for your guests.
Travel expenses for a wedding band should not be too expensive
It depends on the amount of cars being used and if a PA system is required. If they need to bring a PA system it will involve a van and a sound engineer along with an early delivery and set up time, this can sometimes be an issue with a non local band. You can be charged by the mile or by the car load depending on the act, most musicians are very fair and will not break the bank as you pay for the extra time and diesel needed to travel to Cork. Wedding bands know that some venues are almost an extra hour and a half past Cork! and for this they do need extra cash to cover them. When they finially get back home after five hours driving at six in the morning they have earned the extra cash.
Hire the PA locally in County Cork and you will save money
Use the services of a booking agency to see who they have available in Cork. We are one example, and ready to assist you if you give us a call or send us a message.
If you want to hire a band from Dublin it's up to you of course but there is a long list of really cool high profile wedding bands based in and around County Cork and they are ready to rock your wedding.