Functions

Weddings

Your wedding is unique. You’ll want to make sure that every detail fits the theme you have chosen. The selection of a good band is an important part of your day. Art and his band are dedicated to helping you and your guests enjoy every moment of your wedding reception allowing you a stress free night to remember.

Many Weddings today tend to cover a wide age group from your young nephews & nieces to your grand parents, Aunts & Uncles ; so with this in mind, Art and his band are able to play a Waltz set followed by Rock & Roll etc allowing all ages to enjoy a nights dancing. Booking Art & his band for your big day guarantees a fully professional, quality nights entertainment. Art and his band will start on time and finish at a suitable time allowing you to cater for evening tea’s, the disco or what ever else you have lined up for your big day.

The Dance: The Bride & Groom traditionally lead the floor for the first dance, Art and his band will accommodate your requests for the first song, if you notify them in time, they will also incorporate any other items you may wish during the night such as throwing the Bouquet, removing the garter etc. Every couple will want to do things their own way and Art & his Band will always do there very best to accommodate your every wish.

Just some styles of music played

  • Waltz
  • Quickstep
  • Rock
  • County
  • Jive
  • Big Band
  • Pop
  • Slow
  • Jazz
  • Irish Trad
  • Swing
  • Soul
  • Foxtrot
  • Ballads
  • Fast
  • Latin
  • Disco
  • Tango
  • R & B
  • Showband
  • Sixties

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Weddings & emails received

“When we booked Art and his band they were very helpful and everyone on the night enjoyed themselves, Our own friends spent most of the night on the floor which surprised us as we thought the Disco would suit them more but well done to Art and the lads for providing a great night for us all“ Mary and Robert – Killarney

” We had not heard of Art and his band before but my parents assured us it would be great and it was. It was even better then great. We have recommended Art to friends of ours getting married late 2007 and we know it will be a great night” Jo & David – Waterford

“We went to book another band at a hotel one night but decided they were not for us, Someone mentioned that there was a great band playing at another function in the same hotel, while we were there we decided to check them out. It was Art and his band and from the moment we walked into the function till the end of the night the floor was full all the time and the band were great, we booked Art there and then and it turned out that we made the right choice , Our wedding night was a great success. Thanks Art “ Fiona & Richard – Cork

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Cabaret

If you want a band to provide suitable entertainment in your lounge or bar you need look no further. Art and his band have been providing this type of entertainment for many venues . If its just easy listening, dancing or background music you require Art and his band can accommodate your every need. With a wide and varied program Art will entertain your customers all night long.

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Festivals

Many towns and villages in Ireland hold a summer festival, field day or just celebrate a special occasion where street entertainment is part and parcel of that event. Art and his band have always been a welcome edition to these events providing hours of entertainment to large crowds. From the days of the Marquee’s to the open top trailers, Art has entertained thousands of people during these festivals and his truly professional stage performance is a huge asset to these events.

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The photos show the homecoming of the Cork All Ireland Hurling team to Killeagh in East Cork while Mark Landers (captain), Joe Deane & Bernard Rochford were on that winning team.  Last photo is a festival that took place in Roundwood Park London

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Corporate

Your Company, throughout the year may want to hold a function where you want to impress your guests, employee ‘s and clients alike. You want a successful night where everyone has fond memories and leaves with the impression of a well organised event. Art and his band will help provide those fond memories.

Having played for many functions down through the years from, State Balls to The Rose of Tralee Festival, Art has always provided an entertaining evening for all involved. A truly professional entertainer.

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  • Photo from 2017 taken by Michael Hussey from Youghalonline.com at the Walter Raleigh Hotel where myself & Brendan were preforming together.
    Brendan will be sadly missed by all who knew him, he was a true gentleman of the Showband era and a good friend. R.I.P Brendan.Two of the greatest singing legends from the Irish Showband scene pictured together at the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal a few years ago. Art Supple from Gortroe in East Cork and Brendan " Hucklebuck Shoes" Bower from Waterford. Both these entertainers are going since the 1950's and have played all over the world in famous venues from Las Vegas to Europe and the UK. Brendan is renowned for having The Beatles open for him at a concert on 2 April 1962 at the Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, some six months before the release of The Beatles first single Love Me Do in October 1962. Art started his music career as lead vocalist with Cork showband 'The Victors' and Brendan was the lead vocalist with the 'Royal Showband'. Both Art and Brendan are well known locally and remembered from the old 'Red Barn' dance hall days. They are both still performing and singing all the hits from the showband era.
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    Fantastic to see Youghal's very own 'King of Rock and Roll' Jackie 'baby' Butler and showband legend Art Supple pictured with the late Waterford-born singer Brendan Bowyer in a two-page special - Brendan Bowyer Tribute - centrefold of this weeks Dungarvan Observer. ( Fri 5th June 2020)
    The event was a full house of music fans who packed the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal back in 2010 to see Brendan perform live on stage with Art. The crowd went apoplectic with excitement to see the 'Hucklebuck Hero' singing right in front of them. Brendan was a true gentleman and delighted his fans by signing autographs after the sell-out show. A true Irish music legend.

    Brendan was one of the main contributors to the music documentary Wish You Were Here: The Redbarn Story made by local filmmakers Kieran McCarthy and Michael Twomey.

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