The Harleys

Ireland, Co. Kildare
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Hi, and congratulations on your engagement from top wedding band, The Harleys. We have been together for over a decade and are a full-time, four-piece band that has everything you need musically for your big day. We offer ceremony, drinks reception, band, DJ and Day 2 collectively or in different packages

Our set is as diverse as your wedding guest list will be (!) and we will consult with you regarding your preferences and wishes for the night. With the possible ad-ons of a female singer and expansion to a full 9 piece with a brass section, we have the capability to put on the show of the decade for your night! We have hundreds of songs in our repertoire and 12 years of wedding experience, so lets do it your way - your night, your music!

The Harleys

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Ursula and Nigel
Married on 24th Sep 2024
Stop wasting time looking at other bands and just book The Harleys. Great musicianship, great enthusiasm, very friendly and accommodating. They were hands down the best wedding band I have ever seen.
Added 9th Jan 2023
Lorna & Sonny
Married on 15th Mar 2024
The lads absolutely smashed it out of the park for our wedding in Virginia Park Lodge two weeks ago - we genuinely looked around a couple of times during the night and we could not believe how full the dance floor was. Gary and the lads most definitely played to the crowd we had, and that was very evident to see. The atmosphere really was electric! That atmosphere also carried on into the DJ set later on that night. They are the ultimate professionals but are also a bit of craic too! Thanks so much lads - we couldn’t imagine our day without you guys. We would genuinely recommend The Harleys to anyone.
Added 27th Mar 2024
Ivan Murphy
Married on 9th Feb 2024
Short version: I really can't recommend the Harleys enough. Gary and the band are incredibly professional and took care of us from start to finish. We had a relatively small wedding ( 80ish people) and they had the dance floor packed all night. They had us jumping around to Blink 182 , singing along to Tina Turner and the Cranberries, slow dancing to U2 and everything in between. I think you will struggle to find a better wedding band and for us at least their really was no other band that could compete.

Long Version: My partner and I first saw the Harleys years ago in the Roost in Maynooth where they were bringing the house down and every song seemed better than the last. We had never seen a band that matched our taste in music ( Pop-punk, Rock, Classic Rock etc.) so well and we joked that when we got married they would be our wedding band. Fast forward to Feb 2023 and we were now engaged, we contacted the Harleys to ask if they had any upcoming gigs so we could scope them out as a wedding band. Gary got back to us straight away with tickets to see them at the Guinness storehouse for Paddy's day where they completely blew us away so we booked them on the spot. They were very easy to deal with, all of out emails were answered promptly and and they were happy to answer any questions or requests that we had. a few weeks before the wedding we had a call with Gary to chat about what kind of music we liked, how we wanted the night to go and any requests we had. We discussed our first dance, how the band would introduce us, what would happen after etc. which meant that everything ran smoothly on the day. We chose to use our own music which the band had queued up ready to go. Once our dance was over the band kicked straight in with Blink 182 and we barely left the dancefloor until they finished. The Harleys read the room perfectly and kept everyone dancing throughout. Gary knew from our chat that we wanted plenty of rock and roll through out the night which they did not disappoint on but they really did play to all tastes and kept everyone happy. We also booked the DJ through the band and he kept the party going well into the small hours. We were absolutely delighted with the night and as I said really cant recommend them enough!
Added 14th Feb 2024
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Niall And Aileen Mulcahy
Married on 2nd Feb 2024
Where to start??. Let?s start with professionalism. You might think, rock band, oh Jesus not so sure. Get that out of your head. Gary and team (the Harley?s) are absolute pros. Honestly from the start it was ridiculously easy. Phone call to book them followed by a clear invoice for the deposit and off you go, you?re booked.

A few weeks before the wedding, Gary organises a zoom call, asks a few simple questions and tells you the truths you need to hear to take the stress away.

Question 1 example - any plans for the first dance?
Question 2 example - payment options?
Question 3 example - any musicians in the family / wedding party?
Question 4 example - plan for the evening.

The truths:
Yes your dance floor might get quiet but don?t worry, we?ll read the crowd and adjust. Honestly all we can say is people never left the floor but these guys know how to get a party going.

You?re going to be nervous for the first dance, but we will kick people into supporting ye, so chill out whether it?s a waddle or a professional dance, we got ye.

Everything sorted, the Harley?s show up at the time agreed, quietly get their setup sorted so that your wedding is uninterrupted.

We were nervous our older family members would not appreciate a rock band! My god were we wrong. Couldn?t get them off the floor! These guys play the songs that get everyone involved from, Galway Girl to Shook me All Night Long, trust us they have every age covered. We have the ears burnt off us from our family and friends telling us how great they were.

To conclude, book them and stop thinking about it. You won?t regret it.

Added 6th Feb 2024
Emer & Joseph
Married on 4th Aug 2023
We couldn't recommend The Harleys enough. When looking to book music for our wedding, we knew we didn't want to book the "typical" wedding music and then stumbled across a video of them. We are so happy we did! They were absolutely fantastic. They really brought such energy to the wedding night and had everyone up dancing from the get go! Our guests are still raving about them! They did a brilliant version of our first dance song choice. Gary was really great to deal with, really friendly and relaxed. The Harleys brought something extra to the wedding and we will forever have the memories of rocking it out to all of our favorite songs on the dancefloor :)
Added 30th Sep 2023
Christine & Jason Glynn
Married on 18th Nov 2022
The Harleys were bloody amazing!! They gave us a mighty night of entertainment and fun and we absolutely loved them as did our friends & family!! They offer something different to a typical wedding band which everyone really enjoyed and they kept the dancefloor full all night which was fantastic! I would highly recommend having a chat with Gary and he'll give you a laugh and put you at ease as it can be a daunting task picking a band, but he made it so straight forward and an easy pick for us! Great guys!
Added 30th Nov 2022
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Married on 28th Oct 2022
Fantastic band and lovely guys. Can't recommend them highly enough!
Added 30th Nov 2022
?rnaith and Brian Crowley
Married on 22nd Oct 2022
We can't recommend The Harley's enough! We had 100 people at our wedding and were worried that the dance floor would be empty...little did we know the tricks these lads had up their sleeves. The place was absolutely hopping!! We had a fair few OAPs at our wedding and feared that our music taste would be too rocky - instead it was the OAPs rocking it up for most of the night. The lads were so easy to deal with and played all our requests. The warm up for our first dance was a great idea and even watching the gig back on our video, the floor is hopping all night. Can't thank you lads enough or recommend you more. Our friends have since gotten engaged and booked you lads for their wedding so we will be seeing you again in Doolin in August!! Can't wait!!
Added 3rd Feb 2023
Mark & Jacqueline
Married on 8th Oct 2022
I would have no hesitation in recommending these Guys..pure quality..2 months on and we andv our guests are raving about them...Gary... Paul..Tony and Dani..thanks so I said for anyone looking for a band...look no further..
Added 11th Dec 2022
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Siobhan & Jonathan
Married on 16th Sep 2022
We had The Harleys play at our wedding recently and they were just amazing. We had gone to see them play a set before we booked them and knew we were making the right decision when we saw the dancefloor was full all night even though there was a pretty empty pub due to covid restrictions. I love music and I really wanted our band to be incredible and a talking point and they absolutely were. Everyone is still talking about how unreal the band were, from the first dance right to the end the dancefloor was hopping. It was also an absolute pleasure to deal with Gary, we always enjoyed our conversations and everything was so easy and straightforward, nothing was a bother, a true professional but also a really nice person. They even accommodated my dad singing and they learned my favourite song which was one of the highlights of the day. Anyone would be lucky to have The Harleys play at their wedding and we are so happy that we had that honour.
Response from The Harleys
Thanks for the review!! Happy to have been of service!!!
Added 25th Oct 2022
Catherine and Peter Kelly
Married on 23rd Jun 2022
Straight out of the gate, they got our guests up and onto the dance floor, for what was an epic night of excellent music and sore feet. We found the Harleys second to none, completely professional, willing to listen to us, but also showcasing a keen sense of reading the room, that allowed them to switch up their setlist on the fly to suit the mood. By prior arrangement, Gary stood aside on vocal duty, and let the father of bride belt out a couple of songs. And without missing a beat, straight back into their high quality set. We also booked the DJ set, and it did not disappoint. Keeping in mind the Harleys had already played a 2 hour set, the dance floor kept moving, as Gary put out some great songs, that appealed to all. Special mention towards the end of the set, when it got a bit heavier at our request, definitely music outside of the norm, which contributed to the overall fun.

Response from The Harleys
Thanks Catherine and Peter - i think I enjoyed the DJ set as much as you both did!! Great night and thanks for having us!
Added 6th Sep 2022
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