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“Stop looking for a band, get The Best Men! You will not regret it!” 

Emilia & Shane, Castle Leslie, 11/10/2022

About Us

The Best Men are an award-winning wedding band made up of four full-time professional musicians with over 20 years of experience in wedding evening music performance.


We set the perfect tone for your big day – covering every style from the 60s right up to today. 

We have our own little way of arranging the music – it’s a blazing, non-stop, energetic run through all of your favourites. Make sure to check out our videos and our playlist.

What do our wedding couples have to say about us? Check out what they've said here. x

 

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FAQ

Who will answer my queries & take my booking?


The Best Men have a full-time professional booking coordinator, Joanna. Joanna liaises with brides and grooms to make sure every little detail is taken care of, and will be on hand to answer questions, calls and emails, right up until your big day. Thus, you’ll have a pro working on your side to handle all of the logistics, so that the guys are fully focused on the music sides of things!

What is the next step following payment of the booking deposit?


Once the booking deposit is received, your date is secured on the band’s calendar, and the official booking form will be issued to you.

Can we be sure the band won’t play too loudly?


When setting the volume level, the size of both your venue and wedding party will be taken into account. Throughout the course of the evening, the volume and sound will be adjusted and maintained appropriately.

How much time is required to set up?


The band can set up all of their equipment in approximately 40 minutes.

How do The Best Men dress for functions?


The band dress professionally for the occasion, with black suits and ties.

Has the band played at my wedding venue previously?


The Best Men have been playing nationwide for 10+ years, so in all likelihood we’ll have performed in your wedding venue before. You can view a large list of exquisite settings we’ve had the pleasure of playing in, under the ‘Venue’ tab!

How long have we been together?


The Best Men have been performing together since 2000, and being a part of the band is a full-time career for all four members.

Do we provide all of the equipment?


Yes, The Best Men provide all of the sound and lighting equipment. We’re professionals, experienced in taking care of every aspect of the musical entertainment at your big event, so rest assured, these technicalities are in safe hands!

Does the band perform live, or are backing tracks used?


Nothing compares to an authentic live performance, and your wedding deserves more than uninspiring backing tracks! We believe in the true musical experience, and thus perform 100% live – providing that energy and spirit that’s so fundamental to great entertainment.

What instruments feature in The Best Men Wedding Band?


The band is a four-person group encompassing vocals, drums, bass, guitar and keyboard.

Can we choose our own ‘First Song’?


Yes, of course. Having had years of experience communicating with brides & grooms about those little elements that make their special day flawless, we understand the importance of working with a band that is adaptable & gives you the freedom to add any of your own personal touches.


We can perform absolutely any song you select, and if it would help, we can provide you with a list of the most popular first songs for inspiration. If you would prefer to have a CD played to accompany your first dance, we can play it through our quality PA system.

What if a guest wishes to sing a song?


The Best Men are seasoned professionals, so we’re totally experienced at jumping up and following your guest singer. The band will endeavour to accompany them, regardless of key or tempo.

SONGLIST

Modern

80s

90s

  • As It Was - Harry Styles

  • Blinding Lights – The Weeknd 

  • All Too Well – Taylor Swift 

  • Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa 

  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran 

  • Paradise – George Ezra

  • Higher Love – Vincent McMorrow

  • Real Love – Tom Odell

  • Can’t Stop This Feeling – Justin Timberlake

  • Havana – Camila Cabello

  • Love Like This – Kodaline

  • Dusk Till Dawn – Sia. feat. Zayn Malik

  • Rule The World – Take That

  • One Kiss – Dua Lipa

  • Shotgun – George Ezra

  • Cheap Thrills – Sia

  • Feels – Calvin Harris & Katy Perry

  • Taobhsí nó Laochra (Heroes or Ghosts) – The Coronas 

  • Dermot Kennedy – Giants

  • Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me

  • Picture This – Take My Hand

  • The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

  • Hozier – Take Me To Church

  • Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk

  • Clean Bandit – Rather Be

  • Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance

  • Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You

  • Vance Joy – Riptide

  • James Bay – Hold Back The River

  • Pharell Williams – Happy

  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire

  • Avicii – Wake Me Up

  • LMFAO – Party Rock

  • Fun – We Are Young

  • Katy Perry – Firework

  • John Legend – All Of Me

  • Psy – Gangnam Style

  • Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing

  • Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man

  • Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

  • Nelly – Hot In Herre

  • The Killers – Mr Brightside

  • Lumineers – Ho Hey

  • Chris Brown – Forever

  • Nicky Minaj – Starships

  • Take That – Shine

  • Michael Bublé – Everything

  • Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me

  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Daggee

  • Robbie Williams – Rock DJ

  • House Of Pain – Jump Around

  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie

  • Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

  • Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full Of Lead

  • Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

  • Mark McCabe – Maniac 2000

  • Mika – Grace Kelly

  • The Killers – Human

  • Elbow – One Day Like This

  • Bruno Mars – Marry You

  • Beyonce – All The Single Ladies

  • Will Smith -Gettin Jiggy With It

  • Kings Of Leon – Fans

  • Train – Hey Soul Sister

  • The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done

  • Take That – Greatest Day

  • Jamiroquai – Canned Heat

  • Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

  • The Strokes – Last Night

  • The Hoosiers – Worried About Ray

  • Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing

  • Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

  • KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up

  • Soft Cell - Tainted Love

  • Eurhythmics - Sweet Dreams

  • Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

  • Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling

  • Dolly Parton – 9-5

  • Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al

  • Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

  • Whitney Houston – Wanna Dance With Somebody

  • Michael Jackson – Thriller

  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  • Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

  • Kenny Loggins – Footloose

  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69′

  • The Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian

  • Waterboys – Whole of the Moon

  • Bill Haley – Rock Around the Clock

  • Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

  • Fats Domino – Shake, Rattle and Roll

  • Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

  • Chuck Berry – C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)

  • Little Richard – Tutti Frutti

  • Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again

  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode

  • The Contours – Do You Love Me? (Dirty Dancing)

  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

  • Elvis Presley – Hound Dog

  • Gala – Freed From Desire

  • Darude - Sandstorm

  • Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer

  • Faithless - Insomnia

  • Outkast – Hey Ya

  • Sash - Ecuador

  • Zombie Nation - Kernkraft

  • MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

  • Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

  • Mark McCabe – Maniac 2000

  • House Of Pain – Jump Around

  • Robin S - Show Me Love

  • Saturday Night - Whigfield

  • 5 Megamix

  • Backstreet Boys - Everybody

  • Westlife - When You're Lookin Like That

  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September

  • The Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever

  • Jacksons – I Want You Back

  • Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie

  • Kool & The Gang – Celebrate

  • The Nolans – In The Mood For Dancing

  • Barry White – My First, My Last, My Everything

  • Four Seasons – December 63′ (Oh What A Night)

  • John Paul Young – Love Is In The Air

  • Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

  • Four Tops – U To Me Are Everything

60s

Disco

Irish/Waltzes

  • Hal Ketchum – Past The Point Of Rescue

  • Randy Travis – Forever And Ever Amen

  • Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

  • Dire Straits – Walk Of Life

  • John Denver – Country Roads

  • Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

  • Mavericks – Dance the Night Away

  • Johnny Cash – Walk The Line

  • The Jam – Town Called Malice

  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck

  • Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

  • Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun

  • Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl

  • Kings Of Leon – Fans

  • U2 – All I Want is You

  • Credence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary

  • U2 – With or Without You

  • Radiohead – High & Dry/Sexual Healing

  • U2 – One

  • Rose of Tralee

  • Mountains of Mourne

  • Spancil Hill

  • Molly Malone

  • Wild Rover

  • The Black Velvet Band

  • Galway Bay

  • Annie’s Song
    …and for Siege Of Ennis, Mason’s Apron & Kesh

  • Proclaimers – I Would Walk 500 Miles

  • Mundy – Galway Girl

  • Saw Doctors – Joyce Country Ceili Band

  • Saw Doctors – I Useta Love Her

  • Goats Don't Shave - Las Vegas In The Hills Of Donegal

  • Joe Dolan – You’re Such a Good Looking Woman

  • Dubliners/Pogues – The Irish Rover

  • The Pogues - Rainy Night In Soho

Country

Rock

1st Dances

  • When You Need Me - Bruce Springsteen

  • Dressed Up In White - CAL

  • I Wont Give Up - Jason Mraz

  • Baby I Love You - The Ramones

  • All I Want Is You - U2

  • Crazy Love - Van Morrison

  • Everlasting Love - Love Affair

  • She's A Mystery To Me - Roy Orbison

  • You And Me - Wannadies

  • High - Lighthouse Family

  • Harvest Moon - Neil Young

  • Greatest Day - Take That

  • Your Song - Elton John

  • Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac

  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

  • It Must Be Love - Madness

  • Just Like Heaven - The Cure

  • Heroes - David Bowie

  • I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons

  • Into My Arms - Nick Cave

  • Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Fairport Convention

  • L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole

  • The One - Kodaline

  • Beyond - Leon Bridges

  • Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

  • At Last - Etta James

  • The Voyage - Christy Moore

  • I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison

  • Only You - Yazoo/Flying Pickets

  • Marry You - Bruno Mars

  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

  • Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay

  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

  • After All - The Frank and Walters

  • Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

  • Amazed - Lonestar

  • Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
    A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  • You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

  • Happy Together - Turtles

  • You And Me - Lighthouse Family

  • Yellow - Coldplay

  • Gentle Storm - Elbow

  • Caravan Of Love - Housemartins

  • It's All About You - McFly

  • Incredible - James TW

  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

  • Warm - The Coronas

  • England - The National

  • Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys

  • Book Of Love - Magnetic Fields

  • Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & The Blowfish

  • You Got It - Roy Orbison

  • Take My Hand - Picture This

  • Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

  • Lover - Taylor Swift

  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

  • In My Life - Beatles

  • You're My Best Friend - Queen

  • Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer

  • Friends In Time - Golden Horde

  • Baby I Love Your Way - Big Mountain

  • The One I Love - David Gray

  • Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel

  • Rainy Night In Soho- Pogues

  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

  • Better Half Of Me - Tom Walker

  • You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates

  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

  • Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell

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CONTACT

Please buzz us anytime from 9am until 6pm,

Monday to Friday.

 

Our office is not manned outside of these hours, but we do check emails at regular intervals so we’ll do our best to reply to your enquiry as quickly as possible!

Have you a Hotmail Account?!! If you don’t receive a reply, please check your Spam or Junk folder as some email services (especially Hotmail) can be over zealous with our lovely little mails!

 

Please know: We value your privacy – your details will never be passed on to third parties.

Email

Joanna Brennan

niamh@thebestmen.ie

 

Phone

Joanna

087 2310001

 

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