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Yes of course. Blue Moose are completely nationwide Better coverage than your mobile network!

The cost quoted is for band and DJ to anywhere on the island of Ireland. The only possible extra charges would be for travel abroad or for setups prior to meal.

The band will play for 2 – 2.5 hours. This does not include a break and the band will never impose a finish time that penalises you for delays with the meal or photographer etc.

Yes, but please note that it would incur an extra charge, and is not always possible/feasible.

A SUPER FAST 40 minutes once we gain access to the room. We have our speakers deployed in 15 minutes, so background music can be played while we complete setup.

Yes we do require a deposit and it is not refundable.

On the whole, yes. The only instance where it may not be the same members would be due to serious illness, accident, bereavement etc (NO PULLING SICKIES IN THIS BAND!!). Should the unthinkable happen we do have deps (mainly ex-Blue Moose members) that are capable of stepping in at a moments notice. As Tony and Philip are the main leads of the band, if either were unavailable we would contact client to discuss options.

We would love to say yes, but alas no. Here’s the reason – We are nationwide and we may at any given time have a lot of enquiries from a certain area, (let’s say 40 – a nice round number). Around the same time we may only have one wedding in that area. All of a sudden we have 80 extra people gate crashing an unsuspecting couple’s wedding. We just can’t in good conscience allow that to happen. We run showcases and public gigs regularly. We also have videos on our website that are 100% live, recorded from the sound desk we use each night.

Yes….well…. SORT OF! We don’t give out a setlist for couples to choose from, because rather than exclude a few songs they detest, they will inevitably exclude anything they might think won’t work. What we prefer, and encourage, is for you to give us a brief e.g. “My fiancé loves David Bowie and Led Zep” or “All our friends are 80’s fans” or “My Dad says if there are no jives I’m out of the will” or “The new missus says if ye play Amarillo you’re not getting paid” or similar. These little suggestions help us to create a set that matches you and your guests perfectly. So trust us, we know what we’re doing.

Yes. We are professional and do our best to have the sound matched perfectly to the room. If there are any issues, just have one of the bridal party tell us and we’ll sort it. The reason we ask for a bridal party member is simply so we can trust that the request is coming from the right source. It has happened that when we’ve been asked to lower the volume, then we do so only to be told by the bride or groom to turn back up!

We have a formal uniform, but not suits. We are neat and presentable but still look like a band and not barmen or bouncers. Please note Island engagements have us show up in Aran jumpers and caps. (WE’RE JOKING!!!!)

If it’s a song we know, no problem. If it’s a song we don’t but it’s popular, we’ll do our best to learn it if we’ll use it again. If it’s an obscure B-side from a indie band that had one hit in ’94 and subsequently fell off the face of the planet, it will have to be on CD! Rehearsal time for Blue Moose is limited, especially during high wedding seasons and we will not play a “learned in the van on the way there” version of any song, let alone someone’s first dance. Don’t let the song being on CD deter you from having your favourite, it actually works really well. You’re introduced form the stage as normal, with your guests involved. Then the band kick in straight after, bringing things up another notch, with killer tune that keeps everyone up and dancing!

Yes, but we ask three things.

  1. That it’s prearranged with us by the bride or groom.
  2. That they can actually sing (we don’t need Aretha Franklin or Tony Bennet here, but……you know?).
  3. That they are aware they will be asked to sing and do not hold up the night when the mortification of hearing their name glues them to their seat.

If by “older guests” you mean the more senior members of your gathering who have more “life experience” than you, know what “a good auld tune” actually sounds like and have no time for “that Justin Timberland fella” or “AB/CD”? Then yes, we have an arsenal (or liverpool) of “proper tunes you can actually dance to” including country, waltzes, jives and more.

Go to this link and fill out our booking form – it’s that simple. Your inquiry will be processed via our secure booking system, and if your date is available, the system will issue your online contract and details on how to secure your date with a deposit.

We have a number of options including the option to pay off the balance on the run up to your big day. All details are in our booking form.

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