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The Fireflies


The Fireflies are a fun and lively acoustic trio from Manchester playing covers of well known songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s, but in keeping with the current trend for this style, they've also thrown some modern folk and pop songs into the mix.

The standard 3-piece line-up consists of not one, but two lead vocalists backed by double bass, piano and acoustic guitar. The Fireflies have influences in Folk, Doo Wop, Soul and Rock N Roll and their extremely wide repertoire spans from Mumford and Sons to Bob Dylan, The Everley Brothers to Johnny Cash and June Carter. This is a band with really broad appeal, you can be assured every single one of your guests will be delighted! 

The Fireflies Manchester Wedding Entertainment

Front singers Paul and Helen, from successful bands The Detroits & The Detroits Sister Band, are the driving force behind The Fireflies. Having both lead vocalists in this trio allows them to cover material such as 40s/50s Doo Wop and Rock n Roll as well as classic Pop songs from the 60s, all of which have distinctive vocal harmonies.  Guitarist Paul plays a kick drum and double bassist Hugo adds some tambourine to achieve an amazingly full sound from such a small band. The Fireflies are equally at home playing lively evening sets at wedding receptions, private functions and corporate events as they are providing background entertainment for drinks receptions, etc. 

With Paul and Helen being a couple, the band are constantly learning new and quirky material to play. The Folk revival that is happening currently is not passing this band by either! The song choices are very varied but all very well known. Rock n Roll classics are often used in films and on adverts so there repertoire appeals to a wide audience. The music is so simple and accessible anyway, so any less familiar songs are still easy to get up and dance to! If you’re looking for a quirky band that will be remembered and enjoyed by your guests then look no further than The Fireflies. 

They can scale up to a quartet, usually required for evening engagements, or down to a duo to suit your needs. Drums may be added and piano can be substituted with accordion to create a fully acoustic and therefore portable band, independent of power. 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.All Shook Up - Elvis Presley -
2.American Boy - Estelle -
3.Baby ItÕs Cold Outside -
4.California Dreaming - The Mamas & The Papas -
5.Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley -
6.Come Together - The Beatles -
7.Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals -
8.DonÕt Let Me Down - The Beatles -
9.Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues -
10.Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five -
11.Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles -
12.Is This Love - Bob Marley and The Wailers -
13.It AinÕt Me Babe - Bob Dylan -
14.ItÕs The Same Old Song - The Four Tops -
15.I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons -
16.Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter -
17.Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas -
18.The Joker - Steve Miller Band -
19.Let's Stay Together - Al Green -
20.Life Is But A Dream - The Moonglows -
21.Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg -
22.Little Talks - Of Monsters And Men -
23.Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan -
24.Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley -
25.She Loves You - The Beatles -
26.Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye -
27.Stir It Up - Bob Marley And The Wailers -
28.Stop Me If You Think YouÕve Heard This One Before - The Smiths -
29.Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics -
30.Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles -
31.Shake Rattle And Roll - Sandy Nelson -
32.The Shoop Shoop Song - Betty Everett -
33.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths -
34.Time Of The Season - The Zombies -
35.Time After Time - Cindy Lauper -
36.To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees -
37.Wake Up Little Suzie - The Everley Brothers -
38.Yakety Yak - The Coasters -
39.You Know IÕm No Good - Amy Winehouse -
40.You Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson -
41.Your Love Gets Sweeter Everyday - Finlay Quaye -

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The Fireflies

Just wanted to write a quick email before we set off on honeymoon.

The Fireflies

Absolutely fantastic, but all the right notes! Perfect, exactly what we?d dreamed of.

The Fireflies

The guys helped to create a wonderful atmosphere for our event.

The Fireflies

A brilliant performance, they were enjoyed by all. Good repertoire. Would recommend them to anyone, thank you very much. Fiona, Manager of The George Hotel, Eccleshall.

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