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Top 20 Wedding Bands With Brass (Ireland) : Brass Section Bands 2018!

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If you’re viewing this page you must be one of the unique people who appreciates wedding bands with brass, in gratitude for a being a true funky brass lover, we’re giving our top tips on booking your dream brass wedding band.

We’ll also give you a list of the top 20 wedding bands with brass section that are currently working in Ireland

So, as you’ve probably guessed(our name practically gives it away) we’re a wedding band with a brass section.

We don’t hide our brass section in the corner like other bands, we’re known for bringing our brass section front and centre to your wedding, to give your wedding party a full and energetic sound that’s truly unique.

Let’s jump into why brass wedding bands are a great addition to your day!!

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Major Benefits of Booking a wedding Band With Brass

1.They Sound Awesome
Think of it, how many songs do you know that have some sort of brass riff, or catchy brass line or solo ? From modern to classic pop there’s a lot more than you think, go to a Bruno Mars gig, I bet you’ll see a smoking hot brass section in the corner doing their thing. Even if his music is highly produced and synthesised, he still utilises a brass section to bring another level of colour and texture to his performance.

2. Authenticity
In our opinion there’s nothing worse than a synthesizer playing a popular prominent brass line or solo. Imagine playing pencil full of lead by Paolo Nutini or Tequila on a synthesizer, it just doesn’t have the same impact, sound, or energy. Brass solos should be left to brass players,period! Or if you want to start a conga line, can you bring the keyboard out onto the dancefloor for a shuffle? Not really!! But you certainly can with a member of the brass section!

3. Brasstastic solos!
Have you ever heard a sax or trumpet solo that made your head turn or take note? That’s the experience  you get from  wedding bands with brass, that have the ability to lay down a screeching trumpet solo or ripping sax melody. From our experience this is something that transcends to the dancefloor, people pick up on that injection and spike of energy that only a brass player can bring. Any wedding band with brass worth their salt will have brass players with the ability to tackle improvised solos and wow your dancefloor.

You might be wondering are there many wedding bands with brass in Ireland, you’ll be happy to know there’s quite a few, but not as many in comparison to your standard 4 piece wedding band.

Why?

Probably because there aren’t as many professional brass players as there are guitarists/ bass and keyboard players, which are a dime a dozen in comparison.

So to make your journey an easier one, we’ve  compiled a list of the top wedding bands with brass to help you on your way. Yes, they are our competition, but we believe in giving you the answers to your questions, it’s what you’ve searched for after all.

Naturally, we’d like you to consider Sax and the City as your no.1 brass wedding band of choice for your special day, but if we’re not available check out the list we’ve compiled for you too, we hope you find it helpful!

Top  Wedding Bands With Brass In Ireland?

  • Sax and the City wedding band with sax and trumpet
  • The Goods
  • Superfly
  • Soul Power
  • The Pearly Whites
  • The Ratzingers
  • The Kaye Twins
  • The Unusual Suspects
  • The Wise Guys
  • The Wondertones
  • Hot Topic
  • The Lewd Tunes
  • The Papa Zitas
  • Velvet Lounge Band
  • The Bratz Band

Some bands might be more soul/ swing or motown orientated too. But it all depends on what you’re looking for and  where your musical tastes lie.

It’s worth considering that you may pay more for a wedding band with brass compared to your standard band, but you’ll notice where the extra cash has gone in the form of entertainment value and in a full beautiful sound that’s unmistakable, and good brass wedding bands tend to be anything but standard.

If you’d like to see what you can expect to pay for you wedding band in 2018, check out some recent research on wedding bands ireland  prices for further info.

 

If you decide not to book a brass wedding band what are you actually missing out on??

Check out a list of just some of the epic songs that wouldn’t be the same without brass

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SATC wedding band Brass Section in Action

Brass Wedding Bands Song List

  • OMI-Cheerleader
  • Bruno Mars-Uptown Funk
  • Earth Wind and Fire-September
  • Fleur East-Play That Sax
  • Lionel Richie-All Night Long
  • Mumford and Sons-I will Wait For You
  • Michael Jackson- Blame it On The Boogie
  • George Michael-Careless Whisper
  • Stevie Wonder-Superstition
  • Madness-One Step Beyond
  • The Blues Brother-Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Tina Turner-Proud Mary
  • James Brown-I Feel Good
  • Van Morrison-Jackie Wilson Said
  • Paolo Nutini-Pencil Full of Lead
  • Celebration-Kool and the Gang
  • Give It Up-KC and the Sunshine Gang
  • Gerry Rafferty-Baker Street
  • Robbie Williams-Let Me Entertain You
  • Tina Turner-Simply The Best
  • Elvis-Suspicious Minds
  • The Pogues-Fiesta
  • Dirty Dancing-I Had The Time Of My Life
  • Frank Sinatra-New york New York
  • Just Gigolo- Louis Prima

And the list goes on and on……….

They’re just some of the songs from a vast list that utilise the colour  brass wedding bands can bring. I’m sure you can think of more?

Utilising brass should not only be limited to the songs that are known for their popular flashy brass lines. A creative brass section will able to add a splash of colour and energy to any genre and song, adding a quirky twist to your favourite floor fillers, making them unique to your wedding party.

With all this talk about brass sections I think it’s high time you met our own!!

Introducing the Sax and the City Wedding Band Brass section

Ronan Corrigan

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Ronan Satc Trumpet Player

Ronan is a professional trumpet player from Castlebar Co. Mayo. He joined the Defence Forces School of Music when he was 19 and is  currently principal trumpet player with Band 2 Bde. based in Athlone. During his career he’s played at historically prominent events at home and internationally, he’s performed in the Royal Albert Hall, National Concert Hall and many others. As well being a very experienced brass player with the ability to perform  in multiple styles, he’s also a professional wedding supplier and thoroughly enjoys performing and entertaining  at weddings from Killarney to Dublin.

 

Daire O’Reilly

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Daire SATC Sax Player

 

Daire O’Reilly is a man of many talents, a singer, saxophonist, clarinetist and guitar player who have a vast amount of experience as a gigging musician and as a music producer. Daire studied music in NUI Maynooth and Newpark music centre and now runs the acclaimed Harper Lane Studios. Having been on the music scene and wedding band scene in Ireland a for a long time, Daire has developed into a well rounded entertainer. Presently Daire is the director of The Ultimate  Big Band Show and The Dixie King Jazz Band. He’s written and produced multiple albums and also performed with many big artists including the Pogues.

 

With all the options there are  to choose a brass section from, which size and combination is the best for your wedding and what do they have to offer??

What’s the the difference between a solo brass instrument or a 4 piece brass section??

1.The Solo Brass instrument

This is an option that’s pretty common, some bands offer it as an add on, some like ourselves have it as a permanent fixture. The best starting point  and the most common would be tenor saxophone, we would be biased, but it is the universal instrument of choice as a stand alone brass instrument on a gig.

WHY?

A solo sax blends and fits in well with a rhythm section, compared to a stand alone trumpet, it has a more mellow tone and can cut through the rhythm section when it needs to project, sound wise it just works and has a range that gives added depth to the band and really enhances the sound.

Some bands might substitute solo trumpet or trombone, while they might have some of the range, they don’t quite compliment the sound of the band as well and lack the flexibility that a saxophone can provide. Those reasons aside, most of the big popular brass solos for live band that you can think of were written for sax, so it just wouldn’t sound the same on any other brass instrument.

Best Choice-Tenor Saxophone

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                                                                               2 Piece Brass Section

This tends to work best and is the most commonly used with trumpet and tenor saxophone. It provides the lower range that the tenor sax can bring and is complimented by the top end and soprano range the the trumpet can provide. They just sound awesome together and is just a really good combination,it’s the gold standard. Some bands might use alternative combinations, maybe trombone and sax or trombone and trumpet and while it does work to an extent it’s still not the same and wouldn’t be the best choice in our opinion.

Best combination-Trumpet and Tenor Saxophone

 

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3 Piece Brass Section

If you want to add extra weight and umph to the brass line adding a trombone to the mix gives it extra bunch in the lower register .The standard for this combination is usually:trumpet,tenor sax and trombone and with the proper musical arrangements and charts it sound amazing! Other bands might use alto sax,tenor sax and trumpet in lieu of this combination and while it might suffice to an extent, it’s not optimum.

Best Combination-Trumpet,Tenor Sax and Trombone

 

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4 Piece Brass Section

For the brass lovers who have deep pockets, this is where you’re really beefing up your brass section. But the effect will be completely lost if you don’t use the correct combination of instruments and proper musical charts and arrangements to facilitate them. I’ve seen 4 piece brass sections consisting of 2 trumpets and sax and the trombone all playing the same charts and brass line, in a nutshell, you might as well of had a solo or  2 piece brass section, because the benefit of 4 was lost due to poor combination and not utilising the correct musical arrangements.

A 4 or 5 piece brass section for a wedding might be considered overkill, this is where the law of diminishing returns may  assume its place. But, if you have the space it can be an awesome combination.

If  you are going to use this figure, I suggest you go for our recommended combination.

Best Combination-Trumpet,Ten Sax,Alto Sax and Trombone

Or

Trumpet, Trumpet 2, Ten Sax and Trombone

All the info might seem a bit overwhelming, but just take note of the recommended options and you’ll be in brass heaven.

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Vanessa with our brass section

What is the best brass section for a wedding?

 Trumpet and sax option works best, hands down!!

From my experience of being a professional brass player for 16 years and having played with multiple combination throughout my career, I have to honestly admit that the trumpet and sax duo is the best choice of brass section in the context of a wedding party.

WHY?

A lot of the reason, some are very practical ones!

1.Price

The more musicians you hire, the bigger the fees. Remember the law of diminishing returns? There’s not a huge amount of noticable difference between a 2 piece and a 3 piece or 4 piece brass section, your guests are there to party, not listen to a brass quintet!

If the band does not have their brass section optimised correctly and professionally charted music, you lose the full effect of a large brass section and it just becomes noise on your stage.

Our charts are designed to give a 2 piece brass section a big band sound, any good band will have the same.

2.Space

This can be a problem with some country house venues, some old country estate venues have marquees where they host their weddings, or have extended the building with a new modern wing built for the purpose. Two good examples of country houses which are well adapted for this are Clonabreany house in Meath and Lough Rynn Castle in Leitrim, for these venues, throwing in an 8 or a 10 piece band is no problem, but this may not work  in a smaller period venue. A 5 or a 6 piece would be the max in for some of the old period country house that are not extended, or have no marquee. So be sure to check with your venue prior to booking a larger band!!

 

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Wedding bands with brass have the ability to add another level of colour and energy to your wedding party, it’s no wonder why they have always been popular and are becoming more and more common at weddings, when couples see the potential for an extra special party.

If you are going to take the plunge into the world of wedding bands with brass, just be sure to view the actually combination and line up you’re considering live, see if there’s any significant benefit from having a 10 piece band over a 6 or 7 piece,  in a live performance, then you’ll get a real appreciation for what you’re actually booking.

 

If you’re crazy about wedding bands with brass and you can see the real value in booking one, check out what we can offer you on our website Sax and the City Band
We’re always available for a chat:)

Some info about the author: Ronan Corrigan

Picture of Ronan Corrigan Sax and the City wedding band

Ronan Corrigan Sax and the City

Ronan is a professional trumpet player and digital marketing enthusiast, he’s also a serving member of the Irish Defence Forces as a professional trumpet player, he’s an experienced wedding supplier with over 10 years of industry experience to date.

” Our objective is to give you the best experience possible for the best value possible, your wedding party has to be anything but ordinary, it has to be awesome!!”

 

 

Wedding Bands with Brass

This post was written to give you a better understanding of brass wedding bands, hopefully it will give you a much broader understanding of wedding bands with brass  and how to choose the right one. Each brass section has its own added advantages, but like everything else on your wedding journey, make sure you view every wedding band with brass you’re considering and  booking in a live environment or a live showcase event. Check Wedding Band Reviews also

Wedding Band Prices Ireland (2018)- How Much And Why?

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Wedding band prices ireland 2018:How much a wedding band costs and why

We’ve noticed over the years how often newly engaged couples inquire on groups and forums about wedding band prices and the cost of wedding bands  in Ireland.

You’re probably wondering where do I start! Right? Maybe you’re thinking: why are they so expensive??

It’s a question that’s not as straightforward as you might expect, there are a number of factors that influence wedding band prices and the average wedding band costs in Ireland

But don’t fret, we’re here to help you get the answers to set you on your journey, with the aim of helping you make a much more informed decision on the way.

We delve deep into what you can expect to pay for your wedding band in 2018 and why. We also give you the 3 factors that influence wedding band prices in Ireland.

For your convenience we keep our wedding band prices in plain view, you can see exactly what we charge  @ SATC  Price list

 

What is the average wedding band cost Ireland??

The short answer: the average wedding band cost/price in Ireland for 2018 according to WOL was €2,019.

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The above figure was garnered from the 2018  Weddings Online survey and reflects the average amount a couple spent on their wedding band. Remember, this figure is just a rough average and it can vary greatly depending on the size of the band you prefer, or is within your budget. For example, a 7 piece band is generally going to be more expensive than your average 3 piece band.

But that’s not the not the only credible study that has been conducted by a prominent online directory, according to research undertaken by OneFabDay, the average paid for a wedding band and DJ was in the region of €2700 euro.

 

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You can see there’s a difference of a couple of hundred euros between both surveys, if you exclude the DJ from the One Fab Day results, again, they are reflecting the average, the research conducted  by both directories is exceptional, but given the nature of how broad the wedding market is, it doesn’t take into account for other important variables and your unique requirements that may influence your final cost.

So, to really give you a detailed answer, we’ve taken it one step further and compiled a wedding band price list based on our own data and research. To give you a more concise understanding of what you may expect to pay in the table below.

 

 What are the Average Wedding Band Prices Ireland?

Line Up Wedding band/Agency Average Price
1 man band-tracked Wedding Band €350–550
1 man band-tracked Agency €450–550
2 piece band Wedding Band €500-800
2 piece band Agency €650-1200
3 piece band Wedding Band €1000-1400
3 piece band Agency €1300-1550
 4 piece band  Wedding Band €1500-2400
 4 piece band  Agency €1950-2950
 5 piece band   Wedding Band  €1700-2600
 5 piece band   Agency  From €2000
 6 piece band  Wedding Band  €1800-2750
 6 piece band   Agency  From €2500
 7, 8,9,10 piece band  Wedding Band  €2350-5000

Wedding band price list featuring average wedding band cost per line up, agency and band

The table lays out a rough wedding band price list, it’s divided between agency and independent wedding bands, agencies can be more expensive, in some cases a fee is laid on top of the band price, bear in mind this is not the case with all agencies, but it is a reality with some and I’m obliged to reflect this in the table.

There are other important factors you have to take into account when determining  what you can expect to pay , which we’ll jump into in detail now, so keep reading.

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Weddings bands ireland prices

3 Factors that influence wedding band prices

  1. Number of musicians in the band
  2. Distance
  3. Day of the week

Number of musicians
This is an obvious factor that influences wedding band prices, it’s expected that a 6 piece wedding band costs more than your standard 3 or 4 piece band, more musicians= more fees. This also comes down to a preference and a level of priority- some couples priority will be the entertainment for the guests and will not blink an eye booking a 6 piece band, or a wedding band with brass, others may prefer to spend the resources elsewhere. It comes down to a personal choice.

Distance
This involves the distance from your wedding venue to the suppliers base. Generally speaking, wedding suppliers might travel free for the first hour and and apply a 50 euro charge for every hour thereafter.

Let’s take my own band Sax and the City as an example. We generally don’t charge travel expenses, but for exceptionally large distances we have to negate the added expense.

Travel expense example

Sax and the City 6 piece band Base Your wedding venue  Distance from band base to your venue  Expense added on top of band price
 Band Price €1,990  Cavan / Westmeath   Clonakilty  700 km round trip  320

Table outlining travel expenses that may wedding band prices

Day of the week
This can actually may have a positive affect on your wedding band price, it’s widely understood that wedding bands and suppliers can be much more flexible with their prices on days that are not deemed to be in high demand.

What days would they be you ask?

This would generally apply to midweek weddings, weddings taking place from Monday to Thursday. For suppliers who do offer this flexibility, the customer can expect to save anywhere between 10-20% off their quoted wedding band prices in most cases, possibly sometimes more if you drive a bargain

Using Sax and the City as an example

Midweek wedding band prices Example

Sax and the City 6 Piece Band price  Midweek deduction 10%  Sax and the City Midweek Price/Cost
 €1,990  €199  1,791

Table outlining the average cost of wedding bands for midweek weddings

However, there’s one day of the year that incurs a larger price and that’s New Years Eve. You may expect to pay an additional 10-25% for the option of having your wedding on this desirable date.

It’s considered a night when people (including musicians) may want to spend time with their family and friends, they are sacrificing their time and personal life on that special day to work, and just like in any other job, the employee would be remunerated to reflect this.

New years eve wedding band price list example

Sax and the City 6 piece Band Price New Years Eve Fee Sax and the City New Years Eve Price
€1,990 €500 €2,490

Table outlining New years eve wedding band price list

Cost of wedding bands have been increasing

According to data obtained from the Weddings Online surveys over the last 4 years, wedding band prices  and costs of wedding suppliers in general have been on the rise.

We can see from the table/wedding band prices ireland have seen a marked increase year on year

 Service  2015  2016  2017  2018
 Ceremony  €353  €305 € 376  €440
 Band  €1,658  €1,406  €1,961 € 2,019
 DJ  €293  €403  €416  €434

Table demonstrating that the average cost and spend  on wedding bands has been increasing

This has been inline with the average total spend

Figures from the weddings online surveys  from 2013 to 2018 seem to indicate that wedding budgets have  grown consistently, with the most notable increases taking place from 2015-2018( 21,219 euro-26,015 euro).

 Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Average Wedding Budget  €21,666  €21,219  €22,531 € 24,427  €26,015

Average cost of wedding and spend has increased

 

Why are wedding band prices so high?? Are wedding suppliers ripping us off?

This does come up from time to time and at face value I can see why couples might think this, but I’ve yet to meet a wedding supplier who was swimming in money. Or driving the latest Mercedes Benz, unless it’s a long wheelbase sprinter that’s clapped out from one too many Killarney weddings.

Most are just trying to make a living, they only have a few days a week to earn that income and weddings are seasonal with high and low peaks throughout the year. There are high costs associated with advertising and running a business in a crowded market place, with all the trappings that come with it being a sole trader, or limited company.

I think it’s fair to assume that wedding suppliers are not trying to overcharge or rip anyone off, but there is a high cost/price associated with getting married in Ireland.

WHY?

The short answer to this is that wedding suppliers tend to spend a lot of time on site, a huge amount of effort and qualification goes into the preparation of a customers wedding. It’s not a trade or profession where you can just rock up and start providing your services, it takes years of validation and attention, and no matter how good you are, you’re only as good as your last gig.You have to be invested in your service and give you customer the best experience, answering calls out of hours and going the extra mile, which is always a requirement.

 

Brides and Grooms tend to be heavily invested, financially and emotionally in their special day. There’s a strong obligation on the supplier to become a part of that commitment, to provide an exceptional service, to help you achieve your goals for your wedding and rightly so, a wedding is an important life changing occasion, that requires the experience and expertise of qualified, validated professionals.

 

You get what you pay for, right?

I’ve heard this term being bandied around from time to time and I can tell you from over 10 years of experience working in the wedding industry that it’s simply not true In a lot cases

why?

I know of  two 6 piece bands with a very similar line up I know, one has an industry award and nearly 10 years of industry experience, the other has only 3 years and hasn’t won an award. Which is the more expensive?? The band that has the industry award and more experience to boot is 500 euro cheaper than the band with fewer years under its belt! So, which is the better band?? The more expensive, or cheaper? 

Take Sax and the City for example, we charge just under 2000 euro for our 6 piece band, we could charge 2500 euro or more, but we believe our price fits our model and helps us reach our objectives effectively. It’s what we’re comfortable with too, we believe it’s good value and fits within our mission statement:

Our objective is to give you the best experience possible for the best value possible, your wedding party has to be anything but ordinary, it has to be awesome!!”

I’ve also witnessed bands that I’d expect to be charging much more charging far less and bands I’d consider below top tier standard charging big money.

The whole notion of paying big money for quality is not entirely accurate. It can be true of course in many cases, but only if you weigh it up with other positive attributes the band should have.

The easiest way to find out if a band is worth the money they are charging is to simply view them at a wedding band showcase and educate yourself, view as many as possible and you’ll be able to seperate quality from the mediocre and the poor very quickly.

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How To Get The best Value Possible

1. Research
Do your homework! Compile a list of bands you like and get their prices and all associated costs, measure from what they charge but also from the return you can expect to get in the form of entertainment value. You can only gauge and get a sense of this by seeing them perform live and engaging with them 1-on-1. Focus on the music, see how attentive they are to your questions and if you can clearly obtain an honest and truthful view of what they can provide.

You don’t have to spend €3000 €4000  to find a very good wedding band, you can of course, if you really know what you want and like. For the savvy couples out there, if you put in the ground work and view as many bands as you can you’ll soon be able to make a more informed decision and you’ll find out what value is, so don’t settle on the first band you see!

If you do your research you can easily find a great band for 2000 euro and under, possibly.

2.Wedding Band Prices should be visible
Wedding bands and suppliers should consider keeping their wedding band prices and associated costs on their website.

Why?

It’s beneficial  for the customer and the supplier, it makes their journey simpler-it gives them an important answer on their customer journey. For the supplierit qualifies your leads!! It saves you one of your most important resource as a small business owner-your time

You may experience a decline in your emails, but you’ll notice that the emails you are receiving have more commercial intent and a better chance of converting to a follow up email and ultimately new business.

 3.Value, affordability and preference.
It really comes down to what you can afford but also what you consider to be good value. Some couples would have no hesitation spending €3000 or€ 4000 euro on a band, they may place more importance on entertainment and the potential lasting impression and memories it can produce. To these couples it represents as a good return on their investment, and yes, they may have deeper pockets too!

Others couples would prefer to spend that extra cash on their honeymoon, so it comes down to your preference and priorities too.

Wedding band prices ireland

Wedding band prices Ireland

4. Haggle
Yeah, I just said it! You wouldn’t think an ancient word like that would still exist in post bust, back to boom Ireland, but it still has its place, here’s why:

Let’s say you’ve left it little late to pick your wedding band and most seemed to be booked up, not something we’d recommend but it’s more common than you’d think!!

You might have some leverage here, for the ones that are available, the likelihood of them filling the date on relatively short notice is unlikely(not impossible) and like all businesses they’d prefer to be earning on a potential work night. See what you can negotiate and work together, the chances of you coming away with a deal are pretty good.

I really, REALLY wouldn’t recommend leaving it on the long finger to book your band though! The more time you have at your disposal equals more options, which will ultimately lead you to better choice and value and more maneuverability when it comes to wedding band prices.

Regardless of what you think of wedding band prices and what you decide to spend, whether it’s €800,€1800 or €5000 euro, it’s important  that you feel you’re getting value and a good return/service, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks or says, you’ll only know if when you find it.

What Do we Charge?

We”d like to think we offer good value for a 6 piece band, considering we have a line up featuring male and female vocals with a two piece brass section as standard.

 


6 Piece Band

This lineup feature Female and male vocals as standard with the added colour of a live brass section featuring trumpet and as the name suggest sax. We don’t hide our brass in the corner, we bring them to the fore to knock your party up a gear. Having the dual use of male and female vocals gives us the ability to perform the best male orientated classics and female vocal hits. The line up gives us the versatility and ability to cover any genre with authenticity and conviction-there’s no backing tracks in this band! Our musicians are all industry experience and professionally qualified, meaning you get the very best for your wedding day. Our set last for up to 3hrs and costs: €1.990

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Jazz Reception Music

Featuring our smokin hot brass section and keys. They’ll take you back to another era with cool sophisticated jazz, funk and modern pop numbers covered in a funky style. This is a great way to chill right after the wedding when you and your guests are sipping your drinks. It certainly makes an impression and sets the tone for a great evening to come: €300

Ceremony Music with Vanessa

Vanessa is Sax and the City’s front women, you may not have know that she is actually a fully qualified wedding celebrant, an award winning vocalist and an ceremony planner. She has over 15 years experience behind her in the wedding industry, so you know you’re in safe hands. She takes a customer centred approach to her ceremony music service, she’s available for 1-1 consultations to talk about your requirements and wedding music requests. €350

DJ

This is one of our most popular options and it’s easy to see why. Our DJ kicks in right after the band play their last beat! No momentum is lost on the dance floor. This option provides a seamless transition from from band right into DJ to keep you and your guests dancing well into the small hours of the morning. There’s no small PA or lighting rig with this option, our DJ uses the bands rig so you know the quality is going to be top drawer. Send in a list of music you’d like to have played and bring your requests, our DJ caters for everyone.€300

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Sax DJ

Featuring DJ with one of our pro saxophone players, no one does Sax DJ better than Sax and the City!! Playing all the best club tunes and classics, adding a  burst of energy to your late night party, transforming your dancefloor into a high octane nite club with rip roaring Sax solos, bringing a unique twist to your wedding party! € 600

 

Some info about the author: Ronan Corrigan

Picture of Ronan Corrigan Sax and the City wedding band

Ronan Corrigan Sax and the City

 

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Ronan is a professional trumpet player and digital marketing enthusiast, he’s also a serving member of the Irish Defence Forces as a professional trumpet player, he’s an experienced wedding supplier with over 10 years of industry experience to date.

” Our objective is to give you the best experience possible for the best value possible, your wedding party has to be anything but ordinary, it has to be awesome!!”

Wedding band Prices Ireland

This article was written as a guide to help you on your journey and answer your queries in relation to wedding band prices & average wedding band cost. The wedding band price list we’ve included is a general guide, but it’s a good indication and starting point. Wedding band prices Ireland vary for multiple reasons, as with any other service or product,research is key. Thanks for reading wedding band prices ireland 2018, we hope it was of benefit to you.

How to Choose Your Bridesmaids:By Expectation or Instinct

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 How To Choose Your Bridesmaids: By Expectation or Instinct?

How to choose your Bridesmaids

Choosing your Bridesmaids Should Be Fun!

You might already have subconsciously chosen your bridesmaids, but obligation, guilt or reciprocation is starting to creep in and cloud your judgement.

Unfortunately for some brides it can be a catalyst for stress and unnecessary arguments, after all choosing your bridesmaids is meant to be an exciting and momentous  occasion.

Before you start feeling stressed over a decision that should be an exciting one,we’re sharing a few of our best tips with you, to remind you what’s really important and show you how to  choose your bridesmaids with confidence. The first thing we want you to do is to throw out any ‘rules’ you think there might be when it comes to choosing your bridesmaids.

Ok? Now, keeping reading:

Bridal party size – is there a perfect number?

Should bridal party size be considered when choosing your bridesmaids?Traditionally, there is the same number of bridesmaids as groomsmen, yes. But, before you accept this practice as a given, we want you to consider this. Would you prefer to look at your photographs and see perfect symmetry in the number of men to women, or would you prefer to see the smiling faces of a bunch of people who love you dearly and made your day feel incredibly special?

 who can you count on when choosing your bridesmaids?

How to choose Bridesamids

Although being a bridesmaid is a lot of fun, the role includes some responsibilities as well. When choosing your bridesmaids, it’s worth thinking about who will be helpful to have on your team. Who is always on time and there for you when they say they will be? Or, can you count on them to lift your mood when you’re feeling stressed? These are fantastic qualities to have in your bridesmaids.

Personalities – who is easy to get along with?
Do you have a friend you love dearly, but has a strong take-charge attitude? Consider whether it will be helpful to have someone you can turn to if you start to flounder with wedding planning. Or, will their presence be too dominating among your group of bridesmaids? When thinking about how to choose your bridesmaids, it’s important to consider whether they will get along well in a group. The last thing you need is drama from those who should be supporting you and making things easier (and more fun!).

Finances – can they afford to be a bridesmaid?
Finance certainly isn’t a romantic topic, but weddings and finances are closely tied. Being a bridesmaid can be surprisingly expensive! It can be particularly challenging for your friends who are living abroad or going through a large change in their own lives. Have a thoughtful conversation with them and say something like: “you’re one of my top choices for bridesmaid. Of course, I would love to have you, but if being in the wedding party will be too expensive, there are other ways you can be involved.”

Friends or family – how to choose?
You may have heard that a good rule of thumb for picking bridesmaids is to choose who you have known the longest or who is family. If that feels like a comfortable way for you to choose your bridesmaids, that’s completely acceptable. But, what will probably make you happier is to surround yourself with the women who know you best, the ones who bring out the best in you and make your life brighter.

How to let ladies down
It’s a good idea to get in touch with any ladies in your life who were expecting to be asked, but are not going to be part of your bridesmaid squad. Without going into details, let them know that their friendship means a great deal to you and you’re sorry you weren’t able to include them. Try offering them a different role, like making a toast or being the MC.

How to Choose Bridesmaids

A final word on how to choose your bridesmaids
Choosing your bridesmaids should be about inviting supportive, uplifting and fun women to share this special time of your life. Trust your instincts and be confident in your choice. After reading this, if you’re still worried about letting people down when you choose your bridesmaids, remember that if you handle the situation thoughtfully, everyone should be able to respect your decision.

 

Some info about the author: Ronan Corrigan

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Ronan Corrigan Sax and the City

Ronan is a professional trumpet player and digital marketing enthusiast, he's also a serving member of the Irish Defence Forces as a professional trumpet player, he's an experienced wedding supplier with over 10 years of industry experience to date.

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