Who needs them?
We want to play at your wedding!
Most people have lots of questions and (understandably) concerns about booking the right band to suit their big day. We’ve tried our best to answer as many of the common queries that people have, and to reassure you that (if you like our musical style) there’s no better band for your wedding day!
“ You made our wedding, and it’s a memory that we will treasure forever. We will recommend you to everyone we know – we just wish we could get married again (to each other) next year! ”
Hollie & William Shirley | Royal Court Hotel Portrush | 2/8/2008
What sort of band are you?
Lets start with the basics… first and foremost, we are a Wedding Band! (just in case that wasn’t obvious lol). That may sound like a strange statement, but we feel it’s a very important point to mention. In our opinion, weddings are totally different to any other type of gig or function, as it’s your special day and your band or DJ has to try and help you end it in a special way. We get the simple fact that we’re playing at your wedding, and that’s one of the most important days of your lives (something that is often forgotten). It’s not just another day at the office for us, and we are always there to suit you, along with your family and friends. We specialise in weddings, and don’t spend half of the year playing in bars and clubs – we play weddings every week of every month of the year (excluding when we take time of for holidays obviously!). Not a lot of bands can say that…
Regardless of musical ability, we feel the most important skill for any wedding band to have is the ability (and desire) to ‘read’ the crowd. There are loads of great bands throughout Northern Ireland that will sound fantastic in a bar or club, but will fail miserably at a wedding because they don’t have this fundamental skill. You need to be sure that your band doesn’t play a predefined setlist – what works one night will most certainly not work the next, as wedding crowds don’t have a typical demographic! Anybody can fluke a good night just by having a crowd that suits them, we simply aim to suit the crowd! If you’re reading this then you’re either getting married or thinking about it, so surely you want to be considering a band who have a consistent track record? We have entertained tens of thousands of people at hundreds of weddings and won numerous awards – how many other wedding bands in Northern Ireland can say that??
“ Thank u juice for being the best wedding band in the entire world what two great singers and lovely guys. U really know how to get the party going. We had the best night of our lives and the crowd just loved u thank u so so so much and any new bride 2 be’s and who are on juices face book please please book them because they will absoultly give u a night 2 remember simply the best! ”
Jo-Anne & Graham Taylor | Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle | 2/6/2012
What sort of music do you play, and will it suit my guests?
We play a constantly evolving wide range of songs, that really do suit all ages and tastes. For full details of the range of songs we play, go to the songs section on the menu above – we think it speaks for itself! We know how to pair songs together, so that when people are on the dance floor they stay dancing – there’s no point getting people to dance if they sit down because they don’t like the next song! We generally will play continuously for periods of between 15-30 minutes at a time, which is usually great for keeping people on the floor longer.
“ Juice played at our wedding on 10th of October absolutely amazing band…Dance floor never emptied from the very 1st dance ? played all types of music to suit evryone and everyone complemented Rod and Brendan all night on how excellent they both where! Highly recommended!!! ”
Alicia & Wayne McCaffrey | Corick House Hotel, Clogher | 10/10/15
I really want a band/DJ package, do you offer this?
Yes!! That’s what is booked for at least 95% of the time, as it offers a smoother flow to the night and also works out cheaper that bringing in a separate DJ. We started offering this service in 2005 (long before it was the norm), and haven’t just jumped on the package bandwagon! We put a lot of thought into offering it, and (unlike at a lot of bands) we don’t use a separate DJ so that we can go home, or spoil the disco by packing half the gear away for the sake of getting home a bit earlier. We both stay all night and continuously ask for requests, plus we know how to DJ properly!
“ We had such a fantastic time and so did all our guests. Even people who don’t normally make an appearance on the dance floor were up dancing! We couldn’t recommend you highly enough! ”
Sarah & Phil Denton | The Old Inn Crawfordsburn | 8/5/2012
I really want a busy dance floor – can you guarantee this?
Well, the honest answer is no! (bet that surprised you! lol) We have a very consistent record of filling dance floors at weddings throughout Northern Ireland and beyond (our awards and fantastic customer reviews are testament to this), and to be honest we don’t think many bands are as consistent as us in this area. However, we do get the occasional night where things can take a while to get going, or the crowd don’t really dance much! Thankfully this doesn’t happen much, and even the quietest crowds still dance a bit – we never stop trying, and generally will get a crowd dancing eventually. We think you would need to question anybody who guarantees a packed dance floor! As we play such a wide range of music, we’re able to cater for a lot of tastes, and will try every style of music until we get a reaction. Maybe we’re too fussy, but we like to see the dance floor full, and people jumping round enjoying themselves (and maybe dancing too!). We’re pretty confident that, if you have a crowd that wants to dance, then we’ll get them sussed and get them dancing – all night!
“ What a band. There is no one better about. Great singing and guitar playing and had everyone up on their feet. Every single person commented on how great the band were and made it all the more personal playing songs to request and having the banter with everyone. Its simple rod and brendan ended a fantastic day with an amazing performance and we r so thankful we got our perfect band. Two great lads and the dj set after was just as amazing ”
Karen and Stewart Dobson | The Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan | 16/10/2015
I’m getting married outside Northern Ireland – how far do you travel?
Short answer – anywhere!! We have no limits as to where we will travel (providing we are free of course!), but there obviously would be additional costs incurred. We have played at weddings all over Ireland (from Donegal to Wexford), and have also played at weddings in the mainland UK too. We also been asked to play at weddings in mainland Europe and around the Mediterranean, but unfortunately we’ve been already booked on these occasions :0( We’re aiming to hopefully to play at a wedding in the sun someday!! (if anybody wants to pay our expenses and take us to Vegas, we might even do it for free!! ha ha) We don’t charge a travel fee for anywhere in Northern Ireland and a lot of the border county areas. If you’re planning a wedding outside the North, then please feel free to contact us and we can work out what extra costs would be involved.
“ Brendan & Rod – from the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for making our wedding reception so amazing & for keeping the dancefloor buzzing – it made our day even more special!! We want to thank you for the attention to detail when it came to song choices – you made it so personal for us & it was much appreciated!! You guys are the last word!!!!!!! ”
Dana & Chris McKenna | The Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen | 7/10/12
Everything sounds great, but are you expensive?
It’s the obvious thing to say, but we don’t think so! We’re not the cheapest band, and are far from the most expensive! Some people reckon that the evening is one of the parts of the wedding day that people comment on and remember most, so you don’t want to cut corners and ruin the chances of having a good night – although, you obviously don’t want to pay through the nose for your entertainment either!
We appreciate this, and are competitively priced, considering that we are full time musicians and run an efficient professional business (hopefully this website is testament to that!). From enquiry, to booking, to answering any queries before the wedding, to the end of your big day – you’ll be hard pushed to find a band to match our service. Plus, as we’re a registered business, the price has to reflect that we pay tax, own and use the best equipment available, own and run a dedicated van, and have public liability insurance – considering all of the points, our price is still competitive. Even though we’ve won a lot of awards, we don’t inflate the price to reflect this (which is rare!). We look at the big picture, and try to keep ourselves busy all year round – contact us for a quote, you might be pleasantly surprised! :0)
“ What a night lads! Thanks a million for deadly music, Every couple has the dreaded fear of an empty dance floor for the majority of the night but from the first tune right through to Whole lot of Rosie at 2am the floor was jammed, mighty! Couldn’t recommend these guys enough, even though we were running late the lads never flinched and kept us right throughout the whole night. Everyone was raving about the band this morning, once again thanks a lot! ”
Mary-Rose and Darragh McCullagh | Kees Hotel, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal | 24/4/15
Are you any good?
That’s not really a question that we can answer! We work hard at what we do and try our best every night that we play, but ultimately music is all down to personal taste and you have to decide whether or not you like what we do. All of information in the other sections above is factual and not down to different interpretation, whereas any band’s sound can be appreciated in many ways (or not!) by different people. The best thing we can recommend is to watch our live videos and read our customer’s comments. We would like to point out that the videos are totally live, and the audio hasn’t been enhanced in any way.
If anything the videos are drastically under produced, as the only device to record our sound was a single microphone on the main video camera! We took this approach, as we wanted to try and reproduce a sound that was actually close to what is heard in the room when we’re playing. To use a lot of post production techniques ,while sounding better (some bands even use studio recordings with overdubbed crowd noise!!), would not achieve this result – we’re not here to fool people into booking us for the wrong reasons. A lot of people have commented that we sound a lot better live, but again that’s not for us to comment on!! lol If you want to know what other people think, then we’re very lucky to have received loads of great comments – in particular take a look at the ridiculous amount of facebook comments that we’ve received, we’re amazed that so many people have taken the time to say such nice things about our work!
” Just wanted to say thank you sooo much for the great night you gave us at our wedding in the roe park on 26th april! The dancefloor was full from start to finish with a wide range of song choices that catered for absolutely everyone! The guests have been commenting on our great band aswell! So guys thanks again it was perfect and we highly recommend u to everyone! (In fact we have since we booked! Lol) “
Emma and Daniel Bryson | Roe Park Resort, Limavady | 26/4/14
Why Juice as your wedding band?
If you want a band that genuinely will try to make your night as special as you feel it should be, then we should definitely be on your short-list! We strive for a busy dance floor every night we play, and really what else do you want? However, we haven’t put this site online to do the ‘hard sell’ – far from it, we just want it to be factual and informative. If you have clear and concise information about what we offer, then you can confidently make a decision about whether or not you think we can help you and your guests have a great time at your wedding! At the end of the day we also want to have a great night, and this won’t happen if we try to ‘bend’ the truth to our advantage – so we only want you to book us for the right reasons!
” If you have a great night, then so do we! “
We don’t forget about the essential things that most people take for granted, and all the little things really do make a difference. We’re always polite both on & off the microphone, always well dressed, always setup quickly & efficently, and always considerate & helpful to any other suppliers that are there (such as videographers, photo booths, dancers, etc). – which in turn helps the everything run smoother. Essentially, we’re extremely professional and relaxed to deal with, which in turn means that you never have to get stressed out about what should be the most relaxed and best part of your wedding day – your evening reception!
Apart from that, here’s another 10 reasons!
We’ve won five wedding awards that have been voted for by the general public (the readers of Getting Married in Northern Ireland magazine), so we must be doing something right!! See our awards page for more details.
Nothing hones a skill like experience, and we’ve played at hundreds of weddings to tens of thousands of people – how many wedding bands can say that? You can be confident that we’ll help you have a good night.
High quality equipment provides improved clarity, and results in a more comfortable listening level for you and your guests. A better quality sound is also easier on the ears – your guests will thank you for it!
Wide Range of Music
We play a very wide range of constantly evolving music and styles, this allows us to quickly and consistently adapt to a wide range of age groups and crowds – hopefully keeping the dance floor full!
We Suit YOUR Crowd!
Strangely enough a lot of bands don’t or can’t play to the crowd – WE DO! It’s a vital part of what it takes to make a wedding work. The crowd dictate what we play EVERY night!
Rock Solid Reliability
We’ve an UNBLEMISHED track record – NEVER failed to turn up and NEVER been double booked. Bar a medical emergency, we will ALWAYS be there. Why take a chance on YOUR big day?
We have a smart/casual dress code on stage, plus the visual appearance of our gear is constantly maintained. No point dressing the room to perfection, to have tatty looking equipment spoil it!
Peace of mind for you and your guests if there’s an accident. There’s actually very few bands that have public liability insurance, but we do! We’ve never needed it, but at least it’s there just in case!
It’s always good to get recommendations and hear someone else’s opinion, so the hundreds of great comments that we’ve received are available to view on our comments pages on the menu above.
End of night photo
We take a high quality group photo after the last song, using a pro DSLR camera (not a phone!). It’s a great memento of the night & our elevated stage position gives us a great place to shoot from!