The UK's Premier 'folk-to-modern' function band
Hailing from Durham and Newcastle Emerald Thieves are a dynamic group of Glastonbury Festival regulars who are musically diverse, rich in experience and unique by their very design. Often imitated but never equalled, their innovative approach and infectuous, celtic flair has almost single-handedly transformed the UK wedding band scene over the past few years.
In 2005 five talented young musicians from Ireland and North East England combined backgrounds in Irish, folk, rock, pop and classical music allowing the band to hop musical genres with ease. Armed with acoustic guitars and a fiddle Emerald Thieves hit the road and were soon regulars at venues across Britain, Europe and the Middle East. This was some two years before a certain Mumford & Sons had even made their entrance onto the emerging indie-folk scene in late-2007.
Grab a quick Guinness for the traditional Irish session before the Thieves whisk your guests away on a musical journey through the decades; before you know it you'll be rocking out to Kings of Leon at the Pyramid Stage. Win.
The band will arrange and perform your choice of first dance along with a 100 minute party set or 2x 50 minute sets across the evening. A wedding disco service is available on request.
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We hired the emerald thieves through hireaband. They were absolutely fantastic and had everyone up when they were performing.
It was very easy to book the Emerald Thieves through Hire a Band, and throughout the whole booking process Hire a Band were very helpful, professional and quick to respond to any concerns. The band themselves were excellent, we had a lot of positive feedback on how good they were from our guests! I would definitely recommend Hire a Band and The Emerald Thieves.. it was the most stress free aspect of the wedding planning! Thank you!
Fantastic band, dance floor was always full. Professional, patient and polite. Have already recommended to others!
Just back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you for the wedding music. The string quartet and Emerald Thieves band were both absolutely amazing and everyone has been raving about you since. A few people have asked whether you sell CD's and how they can go about getting one? Thanks again.
Wow, you guys are incredible, was great talking to you. We've been to so many weddings on both sides of the pond and Emerald Thieves are hands down the best wedding band EVER! I love my live music but I have never seen any band play such a wide variety of styles so convincingly. You were so authentic with the Irish stuff we actually thought you'd traveled over from Ireland especially to play the wedding. We're now heading back to Dublin with a handful of Emerald Thieves business cards to recommend them to everyone we know getting married back home. Really, THAT GOOD.
The best bend I have ever seen, bar none. I booked them for my 50th. What a fiddle player. Awesome. Michael: Sunderland
We watched the Emerald Thieves on a few occasions before finally approaching them and were delighted when they agreed to play at our wedding. We shopped around quite a bit beforehand (as you do) and while some bands offered cheaper quotes, many were a lot more expensive but for us none were able to offer us anything close to the show supplied by Emerald Thieves. It was like having two completely different bands for the price of one. The Irish music got everyone right in the party mood and the rock and pop songs had the dancefloor crammed. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you for helping make our big day so special. Ben & Deb: Lumley Castle
I booked Emerald Thieves for a St Patrick's Day show plus meal at the hotel this year expecting around 120 guests to attend. We ended up having to add extra tables when 270 people turned up! It was a fabulous night. Delighted.
E - Eager to please M - Masters of music E - Everyone's taste accommodated for R - Reliable A - Amazing live performers L - Loved by the audience D - Dynamic musicians T - Talented professionals H - Highest standard, always excel - Irish, classic, rock and pop E - Entertainment non-stop V - Versatile wherever they appear E - Electric atmosphere S - Satisfaction guaranteed, don't hesitate to book them.
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