The Mass Band just played our wedding this weekend. People are still talking about how great they were. Their energetic funky set kept the crowd going and the dance floor filled all night. The sound was perfect, singers voices were unreal and all of the band members were very friendly. They even let my Dad have a Ron Burgundy moment when he landed on stage with his sax! You guys made his day! We are so glad you played our wedding and next time we're in Sligo❤
The first time my now-husband took me to see “Sunday Mass” at Tricky McGarrigles, I was blown away by the vocals, musical ability and jam band atmosphere of the six-person Mass Band. We joked that they would be a great band if we ever held our wedding in Ireland and a couple of years later, we decided to make that a reality.
We dealt mainly with Peter, a talented musician who participates in numerous local trad sessions, one of which we attended in the Strand Bar to have an in-person meeting with Peter. He was also wonderful to correspond with regularly over email. Peter arranged for a three-person trad group to play Irish music during our ceremony and pre-dinner reception on Oct. 27 at Markree Castle, including the poignant “Tabhair dom do Lámh” (Give me your Hand) for the bridal march. He also included a few jives when the band kicked off at 9 p.m. that evening but the real attraction was amazing covers of disco, pop and rock tunes such as “Superstition”, “What is Love” and “You Should Be Dancing”. And as a classic rock lover, I was thrilled that Mass was able to play “Happy Together” by the Turtles for our first dance.
Speaking of the dance floor, the band kept it packed all night long and even got the guests in surrounding rooms on their feet as the amazing saxophonist Alison weaved in and out of sofas and tables and bar stools, pitch perfect to the current song lead singer Lisa was belting out. This band is truly unbelievable and would be a great choice for a wedding, special event or just a night out.
Thanks again to Peter, Lisa, Alison, Donal, Aaron and Tony for a surreal and groovy festival experience.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday night. We had pretty high expectations and you guys exceeded them massively! The dance floor was never empty and the music was just brilliant - no other word for it. Special highlights for us were the you got the love cover and the gorillaz/fresh prince of bel air mash up.
It was really important to us to showcase the best of Sligo as part of our wedding, as we had a considerable number of people over from the U.K., and we definitely had that in a band and dj. Everyone we’ve spoken to, without exception, has mentioned you guys specifically - the photographers emailed us today with a photo preview and said ‘that band was incredible btw’. Both Brits and non-Sligo folk alike were asking somewhat incredulously ‘are they local!?!?’ All the Sligo folk there, myself included, were pretty proud!
Thanks for making a pretty great day even more special.
Hollie and Óisín
Finally getting round to saying a BIG THANK-YOU for making our wedding night so enjoyable back in Aug 14. You fairly rocked the Diamond Coast. We all had an absolute blast as we danced the night away to your funky tunes!!!
We couldn't have been happier with the music & Aaron you were a pleasure to deal with 👍 hope to see you all again soon!
Peace & Love!
Marcella & Kieran 😄
Your set on Saturday night was incredible. Thank you so much for putting on an incredible show for our wedding and for your fantastic dj skills too!
So many of our guests had the greatest time on the dance floor!
We will be sure to leave you fantastic reviews on Facebook etc.
Thanks in particular for the effort you guys made to learn 'Happy Together' by the Turtles for our first dance. Your version was awesome and we loved dancing to it!
Looking forward to seeing you all perform in Sligo sometime in the future.
Ash and Simon
we are back from honeymoon and into normality and wanted to thank you so much for being so deadly on our wedding day!
Everyone loved the band and commented on you guys, no-one got off the dancefloor which is exactly what we wanted and we even avoided the dreaded first dance haha and had everyone up with us.
We are dying to get our video back so we can relive it all, thanks to everyone in the band for helping to make the day so deadly
Brenna + Dougie
I know it 6 months late but would like to thank you and the band for been part of making the day such a success. All the guests thought you were 'best wedding band ever'
Tom + Ann-Marie
Dear Peter and the rest of the Mass Band,
Thank you for making our wedding the best party we could have wished for. Our biggest priority for our wedding reception was to be able to celebrate with our favourite people on the dance floor and we began to despair of ever finding the right band to make it happen. From the moment we came across your website and the opening line "we do not play waltzes, country music or traditional Irish songs", however, we knew there was hope! From then on, dealing with you guys was a dream. Our abiding memory of the night is of a jam-packed dance floor and happy, sweaty family and friends who still talk of it as the best party and band they have ever experienced. Highlights include some freestyle bongo playing by our guests, a multigenerational singalong to the Bloodhound Gang's Bad Touch and your epic version of Rhythm is a Dancer.
We would do it all over again to have another Mass Band party - thank you!
We would highly recommend Mass band for their quirky humour and excellent tunes.We requested a slightly unusual first dance which Mass took the time to learn. The Mass version was brilliant. Mass band had people dancing and rocking all night. Eoin and I really enjoyed looking around the dancing floor and seeing our friends and family smiling,dancing and singing along with Mass band.They were a pleasure to deal with and we had so much fun while they played.
Claire & Eoin
To the amazing "MASS" who rocked the party, everyone loved you at your civil partnership, the dance floor was never empty!! Thanks guys you were brilliant and a pleasure to work with.
Thanks so much guys, you really made our wedding party go with a bang!
What a superb band.. everyone loved yous! You've got the funk...
To Peter and all the band, I cannot thank you enough for the music at our wedding. We loved it from start to finish and had such a great time. Our guests were crazy about the band.
Thanks so much
Paula & Jim
Thank you guys so much for providing the perfect soundtrack to our wedding. The dance floor was hopping all night. Everyone's still talking about it. We had the best time, couldn't have asked for anything more :)