The Favours Wedding Band

Exclusive Event Entertainment

Welcome to The Favours website.

We are four of the most experienced musicians in wedding entertainment, and we have worked at the very top-end of our industry for many years. Book The Favours and you get excellence and complete peace of mind as standard – exactly what you’ll need on your big day!

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Check Out Our Repertoire

VIDEOS

SEE US PERFORM LIVE
We’d love you to come to one of our events to see for yourself why we have earned the reputation that we work so hard to maintain. We sound just like the samples below that were recorded completely live on location – with nothing added or taken away. We add new samples regularly, so please check in again for more.

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WHY CHOOSE THE FAVOURS?

THE FAVOURS EXPERIENCE

The Favours is much more than just a group of musicians. We really focus on every detail from our first contact with you to the last note we play on your big day. Your evening is very special, and we want to make it one to remember.

WE ARE TRULY EXCLUSIVE

There is only one band that perform as ‘The Favours’. We don’t offer multiple line-ups or choices of lead singers with unnamed or unrecognisable musicians. Having the same musicians on stage all of the time makes us one of the tightest-sounding live bands that you and your guests will ever hear.

OUR SOUND

Our lead vocalists are the envy of many bands. It’s not just about vocal range and versatility – it’s about the trueness of tone, a rare sense of musical honesty and the ease with which we deliver such a wide-ranging set – which will include favourites for ALL of your guests. The same is true of our instrumentation. Play our audio samples to your friends and families, and you’ll hear for yourself. If they stand out as more vibrant and energetic, it is because that they are 100% live GUARANTEED, whereas many other bands’ samples aren’t.

OUR UNIQUE GUARANTEE

Here is our guarantee which we absolutely stand over – we sound AT LEAST as good live as we do on our audio and video samples. You need to know how your band will actually sound on the night – especially if you are planning your wedding from abroad. That’s why our samples are totally live, and that’s why we can provide you with this vital assurance.

DIRECT BOOKING

We coordinate and manage every single enquiry and booking. There are no agencies or booking coordinators involved. This means that by the time we arrive to set up, you’ll know us – and we’ll know you – no surprises for anyone!

READY TO GO!

The last thing anyone wants is to wait ages while a band sets up. We target a 30-minute set-up and a virtually silent sound-check. In addition, we carry full public liability insurance, which is now a requirement for an increasing number of venues.

Some of Our Recent Reviews

Checkout Some Of Our Happy Clients!

We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your amazing performance last week! We literally had everyone come up to tell us that you were the best wedding band they had ever heard, some even saying that they had to turn around and check that you weren’t a recorded track! You are true and talented performers.You really made our wedding AMAZING and had both our Irish and Canadian guests up and enjoying themselves….. of all ages!

– John Egan

Karl and I just wanted to say a massive thank you! We loved The Favours from first time we went to see you and we hadn’t even picked a venue!On the day, you were set up before we realised and then you absolutely rocked (proof is in the photos of a full dancefloor-thank you!).Your interaction with us and the guests was excellent and even the set up with the recommended DJ was seamless. All of you were helpful and fantastic to work with and I would recommend you to anyone.

– Una McGovern

Howya lads, only getting around to posting this now. Just wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you for the amazing job you did at our wedding last week. Right from the start you had the place rocking. Myself and Ruth would recommend you to anyone for any event. Thanks again for helping make our day. Hope to catch you soon. Niall

– Niall O’Sullivan

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Our set is constantly evolving, with new songs being added and others being retired all the time. Email Michael for a current idea of what we can do at michael@thefavours.ie

Rest assured we cover a huge range of artists from a wide range of genres – from rock and roll, country and pop, to rock, waltzes, jives and quicksteps and everything in between. We also ask that you tell us your favourites too!

Any Requests?
We always include requests where we can. Some of our biggest floor-fillers have earned a place in our set in exactly this way, so come to a showcase and shout up a request – we like a challenge!

MUSIC

HEAR MORE..
We regularly record live audio and video (for quality control) and constantly update our media clips. We also post these on Facebook. We hope to give you a sense of everything we do.

Download Soundcloud to your smartphone or tablet and have anytime access to our expanding collection of live audio samples at soundcloud.com/the-favours-ireland

GALLERY

We worked with a stylist to achieve a modern elegant look which fits with any theme and is always appropriate to the occasion. You may notice that we use in-ear monitors (that look like headphones) to minimise onstage volume levels and to allow us to hear every note that is played by all instruments on stage. Our front-of-house sound equipment is designed to provide energy to the dancefloor while not being uncomfortably loud.

WEDDING PACKAGES

BAND ONLY

The Favours band-only package offers generous off-peak and mid-week discounts, including Thursdays and Sundays. Get in touch with your details to find out more. You might be surprised to learn that we’re probably not as expensive as we should be! We often offer promotions which we notify to those who have enquired with us using the contact form below.

ADD DJ

We can include a DJ for you with our ‘Band & DJ’ package. We only use professional DJs from a reputable company (not a band member). They always set up at the same time as the band for a zero-delay handover at the end of our set.

NEW! ADD CIVIL CEREMONY MUSIC

We can offer a duo featuring piano, guitar and vocal for your civil ceremony as an additional option. We have years of ceremony experience, and can add a really personal touch to your wedding ceremony.

NEW! ADD DRINKS RECEPTION

Our guitarist Rob brings his unique vocal and guitar talent to create a relaxed atmosphere for any drinks reception.

NEW! ADD NEXT DAY MUSIC

Having a get-together the following day? Our Michael is a seasoned solo vocal/guitar performer and can bring a fun and chilled atmosphere to your follow-on party.

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SEE US PLAY

CATCH US LIVE

Since we are in such demand for weddings, we don’t get to do pub venues as often as we would like. We do perform at a pub showcase every 4-6 weeks for couples that may not be comfortable coming to see us at a wedding. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of our upcoming public gigs.

Viewing us at a wedding is always pre-approved with the couple by Michael, and most couples are usually happy to accommodate this arrangement once done discreetly.
Please get in touch for a full list of viewing dates– we may well be playing at a venue near you soon!

WEDDING BAND FAQ

Your Questions Answered

How long do you play for?
The Favours play a high-energy set of 2.5 hours, with minimal gaps between the music, and a short break to facilitate evening refreshments being served. We play that time from whatever time we start, with a reasonable cut-off point, which we’ll arrange with you in advance.
Do you travel?
The Favours travel nationwide. And internationally.
Do you do events other than weddings?
We cater for all functions and events.
What instruments do you play?
The Favours have the optimal lineup of bass, guitar, keyboard/piano and live drums. All four are strong singers. This gives us the ability to reproduce practically almost any genre of music. All band members are top-class career musicians. There is only one band that performs as ‘The Favours’. We don’t offer choices of lead singer or random ‘choice’ of musicians.
Can we see you live somewhere?
Yes, please use the contact form or email to get a list of dates to come see us prove that we sound at LEAST as good as our media.
Are you insured?
This is becoming increasingly common with venues in Ireland and the UK. We’re pleased to say we are fully insured for public liability.
Can a guest join the band onstage?
If you wish then of course! With the couple’s permission, we will gladly allow guests to perform and provide backing music.
Will you be too loud?
We use high-quality in-ear monitoring systems to reduce onstage sound levels. You’ll be surprised at how good we can sound at low volume. It’s your night, so it’s your call.
Can you play our first dance?
We are always open to learning a new tune or two, if possible and given enough notice. Try us!
Who is the manager?
The Favours are self-managed to make sure every penny of your fee goes on what it should – providing some of the very best musicians and performers in the country. It also means our lead singer, Mick, will be liaising with you personally all the way from your very first contact with us, right up until you’re waving us goodbye on the night. That’s the personal touch you should expect for your big day.
How do I book or hold a date?
A small deposit holds the date for you. You can then strike one of the most important items off your list.
Can you help with DJ services?
Absolutely, and more besides. See our PACKAGES section..
Anything else you want to know?
Just ask, email michael@thefavours.ie.

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You can also give us a call on +353 87 7827844 (Michael), e-mail us at info@thefavours.ie and find us on Facebook

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