The Dionnes

49 the rise, boden park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The Dionnes are Ireland's most authentic 's Motown Big Band.Evoking the groove, style and sound of the 's Motown era, and influenced by girl-groups such as The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and the Marvelettes, The Dionnes will have guests of all ages getting down on the dancefloor.The Dionne's special wedding cocktail mixes Motown with Soul tunes from the 's and spikes them with contemporary hits performed with trademark moves, harmonies and signature beehives.Hits from Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and  Ike and Tina blend beautifully with the latest Hits from Paloma Faith to Beyonce and back to Aretha again.A number of wedding packages are available, ranging from The Triplette (suitable for your cocktail reception) to the 9-piece Big Band option complete with brass section, and everything in between. Fronted by three fabulous female singers and backed by the cream of Irish musicians The Dionnes unique brand of sophisticated style, slick presentation and smooth showmanship will delight your guests and guarantee a truly great party.The Dionnes perform regularly at The Liquor Rooms, The Step Inn, The Purty Loft and performed at Electric Picnic (Body&Soul) .The Dionnes are available for Weddings, parties, and specialise in vintage-themed events.Call Fiona to discuss your event and we'll tailor a package to suit you.
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Liz and Mike
Married on 11th Sep 2015
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!! I never thought I'd have a Motown band at my wedding but when I saw the girls perform in the sugar club I fell in love with their energy, dance moves and amazing performances. I knew I had to have them. Well let me tell you, they have to be one of the best wedding bands in Ireland, the energy was electric, the dance floor was packed all night and they had everyone from my 16 year old cousin to my 70 year old aunt busting moves on the dance floor. That's the beauty of the Dionnes, their music appeals to everyone. Their modern covers were epic as well, and their version of Beyonce's Crazy in Love as their last song was actually one of my highlights of the whole day (I may have actually cried with happiness a little!) Every guest said they were the best wedding band they had ever seen. Even my older uncles admitted this! My musician friends were in awe of the band and brass section. And one of my best friends booked them the following week for her own wedding! I couldn't recommend them enough AND they even did a costume change. True professionals!
Response from The Dionnes
Thankyou so much Liz and Mike! It was our absolute pleasure. Without doubt a night to remember :-) Xx
Added 2nd Oct 2015
Married on 3rd Sep 2015
What's a fantastic night. The Dionnes surpassed our expectations in every way. They kept the floor filled all night and were a pleasure to deal with right from when we first met them. Couldn't stop dancing! If we could give higher then a five we would!!
Response from The Dionnes
Thanks Charlie & Mo! We really appreciate the feedback. Delighted you both had a great night, so did we! Xx
Added 8th Sep 2015
The O'Dowds
Married on 21st Aug 2015
It is most difficult to describe just how good The Dionnes were at our wedding. Their Motown/Soul/Funk was out of control and just up our street. Loved the big sound from the brass and the three singers. Their style is just fantastic. So many guests told us the band were amazing.

If you end up booking them then you are in for a serious treat my friend. It will be the best decision you will have made that day.

All the best to The Dionnes in the future. We hope our paths may cross again.
The Happy Couple
Response from The Dionnes
Thanks so much Caroline and Rob, so delighted to be a part of your day in such a fab venue! We really appreciate your feedback, it makes our day! Xx
Added 8th Sep 2015
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Dee & Neil
Married on 1st Aug 2015
Great band. Really responsive while booking and total pros on stage. We got loads of comments from guests on how fab the girls voices and the musicians were. Would absolutely recommend if you love Motown and Soul music
Response from The Dionnes
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback Dee and Neil, we had a blast at the gorgeous Cloughjordan House :-) thanks again for choosing The Dionnes Xx
Added 20th Oct 2015
Liz and Gary
Married on 26th Jun 2015
Absolutely outstanding band - great to work with, extremely professional, such nice people, and their performance really made our wedding reception superb. The number of compliments and enquiries we received from guests about the band was huge and we were so glad to have chosen them. They simply rocked! We hadn't initially planned on having a live band at all, but we are so glad we went with the Dionnes as it just wouldn't have been the same without them. Everyone's dancing shoes were worn out!! Can't thank them enough x
Response from The Dionnes
Thanks Liz and Gary! We loved performing at your fairytale wedding! What a beautiful and magical location. Hope you had a wonderful honeymoon and that we'll see you at a gig soon! Xx
Added 18th Oct 2015
Aoife & Shane, Rosedale House
When it came to booking a band for our wedding we wanted a great sounding, tight group who would get everyone up dancing. In The Dionnes what we got totally exceeded our expectations. From the outset dealing with the band was a pleasure, with Fiona really wanting to find out more about us, our wedding and the music we love. Fiona was always on the end of the phone for any query and was such a support when we ran into a few small issues with our venue. If what you're looking for is an amazing sound, incredible singers and a very professional setup, book The Dionnes now!
Added 19th Jul 2014
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Ado and Claire's Wedding: Lisnavagh House
A huge thanks from Claire and Ado to you all. From start to finish your amazing 9 piece Soul band played an up tempo set that kept everyone dancing all night long and wanting you to stay all night! You played a wide variety of Soul classics that were up there with the originals. Your brass section really added depth to the sound. Top marks all round! Hope to see you all again soon... Thanks a million and Long Live The Dionnes!
Added 7th Jun 2014
Daire & Orla Ennis, Ballybeg House
'Hello assorted Dionnes.........
Daire here from Daire & Orla Band!

So sorry its taken so long to reply. We cannot thank you guys enough for playing our wedding. It did many kept people dancing all night and it also showed everyone in the room that a wedding band doesn't mean the same thing that it used to. People are still talking about you!

We spent months trying to find the perfect band for myself and Orla and almost gave up to be honest. You can see how people just end up with the usual generic band who are interchangeable with the next, a good wedding band is really hard to find.

So thank you for making the effort to learn a song for our first dance and not just getting us to choose from a list of mushy nonsense
Thank you for the costume changes
Thank you for the choreographed dance moves
Thank you for the awesomely tight rhythm section
Thank you for the Horns
....and thank you for letting me get up to sing with you......I've never had the privilege to perform with a band like that before and all its done is made me want to set up a rival band!!

Here is a quote you might like to use although we'd be happy to put our name beside anything you guys would like to see written also!

'The Dionnes are not only the best wedding band in Ireland but arguably the best live band in Ireland period.....their ability to bring a room alive is matched by none. Amazing vocals from all 3 girls and a band so tight you could set your watch by them...Thanks for bringing the noise guys
Added 9th May 2014
Niamh Branigan's Themed Birthday Party: Mont Clare Hotel
The Dionnes were a burst of energy at my 1950's themed Birthday party. They made sure that I was happy with their playlist before the night and were open to taking any requests that I had. Their showmanship was extraordinary and their interaction with the crowd had everyone on their feet which added a special atmosphere to the night. I would highly recommend them and be only to delighted to attend any of their up coming gigs.
Added 19th Apr 2014
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Joan Murray, Vintage Ireland
A quick note to say how much everyone enjoyed your performance at the Vintage Fashion & Decor
Fair last Sunday. So many people came up to me afterwards to say they thought the Dionnes were
just fabulous: they loved the songs, the harmonies, the backing group were great, and everyone
loved way you looked and performed on stage. The three of you have a lovely, easy stage presence
which was perfect for the event, I could see that the audience warmed to you immediately.
From an organiser?s point of view, your professionalism and attention to the practicalities of the
performance was noticed and appreciated: I just showed you to the stage, and next time I looked,
you had yourselves looking gorgeous, with your equipment set up and ready to start right on time.
So for the great performance, and for your courtesy and efficiency, please pass on my compliments
and thanks to Ayoma, Catherine, Carl, James, Chris and Tony, and I hope to have the opportunity to
work with you again soon on another event.
Added 24th Apr 2013