Tony Benn is an Irish alt/folk singer/songwriter whose rugged, raw baritone rises from a whisper to a roar in his beautifully written stories of love, loss, hope and jubilation of everything that matters in life.
A working musician from the west of Ireland travelling with a guitar and a duffel bag from gig to gig, Tony has been playing music since the 90s when his grunge band Exploding Marmalade went into the Irish Top 30. Since then, Tony’s travels have taken him across the US, he has been a busker on the streets of Dublin and touring as an acoustic solo act in Europe.
Tony’s forthcoming album was recorded live at The Animal Farm in London. It’s a powerful collection of raw and contemplative material that draws comparisons to Damien Rice, Eddie Vedder and John Martyn in a deeply introspective and uplifting lo-fi alt folk experience. Tony wields peerless soft power that offers sincerity, hope and worldly wisdom, proving that when you have it in you, you can blow it out.
The Bansha Boys band plays music from a wide range of genres including pop, rock, country, folk and Irish. Their music has an Irish feel due to the use of some traditional instruments. The bands line up can change to suit the wedding and the Budget – 2, 3 or 4 piece.
At your wedding the band will play songs that you might expect at a wedding and some that you might not. Whatever it takes to get the crowd up and dancing. Playing anything from a mini Ceili set to Irish Country Rock and a ton of music for Jiving, and also modern hits, Rock’n’Roll and plenty of classics.
Deep Sky Objects are a three-piece alternative-rock band from Kerry. The band members include brothers Kevin O’Brien (lead vocals, guitar), Thomas O’Brien (drums and backing vocals) and DD Foley (bass guitar and backing vocals). Deep Sky Objects stemmed from a shared mutual interest in groups such as The Smiths, Interpol and Radiohead.
Following an appearance at ‘Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017’, the band began recording their self-titled EP ‘Deep Sky Objects’ in WhiteWell Studios, Cork. The band found their rhythm in the studio and knocked-out five new tracks to be released monthly in 2017. The tracks are recorded and mixed by Ciaran O’Shea who has worked with acts like Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and The Frank and Walters. ‘Deep Sky Objects’ was also mastered by Fergal Davis who has previously worked with artists such as Muse and Sinead O’Connor.
“One of Ireland’s best up-and-coming bands” – Irish Examiner
“A tighter, more elastic take on stadium-filler indie/alt, sans the bullshit” – Broadsheet.ie
“Heartfelt harmony that continuously steals the show” – Pure M
“Deep Sky Objects have concocted something that has an abundance of that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes an album worth listening to” – The Offbeat
“…hits of bass and a sort of groovy rhythm that can’t be ignored” – One Great Song
Professor Horse & The Wildmen are a Cork based, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Americana cover band. With a range of influences including Old Crow Medicine Show, The Band, The Country Gentlemen, Neil Young and The Stanley Brothers, you can expect a great nights entertainment when coming to one of their gigs.
The Colin Andrew Trio is made up of three talented musicians from Cork. Among them they have an extremely diverse repertoire guaranteed to entertain all! They have a high energy an intuitive playing style guaranteed to keep any crowd moving. Never compromising on quality, The Colin Andrew Trio is always musically excellent. If you’re in need of entertainment, look no further.
The Irresistibles are a fun energetic party band taking the nation my storm, with a goal to have you off your seats and dancing the night away. They play a wide variety of music, anything from 60s & Country right up to current chart hits. The band have a very solid reputation for its professionalism and showmanship and their show is truly a gig not to be missed.