Some Recent Testimonials:
"I could not recommend highly enough having the Trips as your band for your wedding. Neil was an absolute gentleman to deal with, which was a great reassurance on the lead up to the big day. He also played the piano at the church, and had no problem meeting with my sister and friend during his own time to practice with them the week before as they were singing during the ceremony - I thought this was really above and beyond!
The band were brilliant. I was really impressed with how professional they were, they arrived and set up in no time. Literally from our first dance they had the dance floor filled, there was no lull at the beginning, and both during and after the day we had numerous guests come up to us to say how much they enjoyed them. As the bride I kept trying to leave the dance floor, only to find the next song was better than the previous! Definitely recommend booking them for your wedding, you will not be disappointed!"
Liza & Colum - October 2017
"BOOK THIS BAND NOW! This band will make your wedding a roaring success!! We had the most amazing wedding with these guys! Our guests are still RAVING about them and we had a hard bunch to impress, as we had a lot of musicians at the wedding! We gave them a difficult first dance song to learn and THEY NAILED IT! From the moment they started playing the dance floor was full, it never stopped! The interaction with the crowd was wild and it was honestly the best night of our life! This is no ordinary wedding band, the energy, the music selection, the craic, it felt like you were at a rock gig! Even our photographer noted that this was the best wedding band she has ever seen!
Neil and The Trips are stand up guys, from the first email communication to the follow up, it is has been amazing, having suppliers you can fully trust and rely on is so important when planning a wedding and these guys made it so easy!
I can 100% recommend these guys, if your date isn't available, change you wedding to when they are! That's how good they are!! All the best lads, its been amazing, hope to see you's again!!!
Clare and Keith - May 2017
In a word, AMAZING!
The Trips absolutely made our wedding the fantastic party we hoped it would be, the dancefloor was full the entire night, their energy was huge, and everyone loved them. Brilliant set of songs and their crowd interaction really makes it something special compared to your normal wedding bands out there!!
We booked them for our ceremony music, band, and DJ set to finish off the night, and they were incredibly friendly, helpful and just easy going from start to finish which makes life so much easier when you’re trying to organise so many things at once. Neil played acoustic guitar and sang for our ceremony music and I easily lost count of the number of people who were telling me how brilliant he was. Really hoping we get to see them play again soon and I just can’t recommend them enough, totally amazing at what they do!
If they’re free for your wedding date, book them as fast as you can!
David & Siobhan - June 2017
Could not fault The Trips from the moment we booked them till the last song on our wedding day!! They gave us the perfect first dance and had the dance floor full the whole night! Brilliant musicians, fab music and all round lovely guys, wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone!
Eilidh and Mícheál, May 2017
THE TRIPS ROCK! The search for a wedding band can be long and monotonous, however, one word of advice, go straight to your search engine and look up 'The Trips'. If you want a wedding reception where each and every guest is on the dance floor for a continuous set, there is no other band to look for. Neil and the band were fantastic from the first email right up until the last DJ song was played. The band were able to capture the atmosphere of the audience right away and tailor the set list to them. Too often I have been at weddings were people remain at tables or at the bar and one drunk uncle is bouncing about the dance floor by himself...well, you'll not get that with The Trips! I am not a fan of the normal 'wedding music' playlist and was extremely lucky that these guys were available to cater exactly to our every need. (This includes a request from my wife not to play music from a certain band who she does not like, which Neil obliged to without any hassle!) Thanks again guys for all your hard work leading up to the wedding and for making the wedding reception so memorable for myself and my guests. Hopefully see you soon at another wedding!
Sam & Grainne - December 2016
We're absolutely delighted we booked the Trips and we wouldn't hesitate recommending them to anyone. They were just fantastic, and their music made the day incredible. From the moment we went to see them play at The Roost in Maynooth, we knew they were the band for us. They are excellent musicians, and the energy they brought to their performance was exactly what we were looking for at our wedding in Rathsallagh. Neil's enthusiasm, attention to detail and professionalism meant that dealing with him was an absolute pleasure. Nothing was ever a problem and anything we asked for he delivered, and then some. The lads supplied music for the entire day. Neil & David played during our church ceremony, and reception, and then the band absolutely rocked the party, and the DJ set. How Neil was still going at the end of the night, we have no idea!! There were so many unforgettable moments throughout the day, all thanks to the lads - from Neil & David's performance of the Led Zeppelin track Thank You during our ceremony, to Brian's unbelievable drumming on Foo Fighters Everlong, we honestly can't thank you enough for making the day so amazing!!!
Here are just some of the quotes we received from our guests on the night of our wedding:
"Great wedding guys - now where can I download the soundtrack?"
"What's the name of that band? They're amazing. I'm going to tell everyone about them."
"I have to get off the dance floor and get some fresh air. I feel like I'm 20 years old again."
"Hands down the best music I've ever heard at a wedding."
"That band absolutely smashed it out of the park."
"The musicians were just amazing"
If you want a proper band who play real music and get people up on the dance floor without resorting to typical wedding band cliches, book the Trips, you won't be disappointed.
Ciaran & Hilary - October 2016
Hello Neil and the band!
Huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you guys truly made our wedding. People are still talking about the music. It wouldn't have been the party it was without you, stating the obvious, but you need to know. You guys were absolutely outstanding as always, just perfection. "Lucky Man" by The Verve....?? You Killed it, better than the original!!! The last song? Omg, brilliant and sooooo unexpected!! Everything sounded amazing!
Guys, thank you thank you thank you. Big fan just became a number one fan, thank you for making our dreams come true!!!!!!!!
Come to NY soon.
Love love love & Thanks for everything!!
Irina & Keith - November 2016
We actually can't say enough about the Trips. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and made the build up so so easy. They supplied music for the entire day including the ceremony, the reception and the party. We have been getting nothing but compliments about them since, with people wondering where we found them. If anyone asks I will be saying "book them now!"
Rita & Richie - September 2016
From the first time we contacted them, Neil and the lads were so easy to work with. They invited us to a wedding they were playing in Dublin (with that couple's permission of course!) and the energy and professionalism we saw that night made us book them in the taxi home! They routinely checked in during the weeks leading up to the wedding and once we gave them an idea of the music we wanted. They went all out to give us exactly what we wanted. Once they started, no one sat for the entire night and they even let us take the mic for the last song! One guest described a Jurassic Park type moment of the glasses moving across the table, such was the enthusiasm on the dance floor! Everyone was full of praise for the energy and skill of the lads the days after and we would have no hesitation in recommending The Trips to anyone! They cover all tastes, all age groups, they don't stop at all and they are the soundest and most professional band we have ever come across. Thanks again for everything guys!
Caoimhe & Ed - September 2016
These guys were unbelievable. From the first interaction, to the night itself everything was made so easy by Neil and the band. Neil was extremely responsive which was key as we were organizing the wedding from Canada. They learned 4 songs for us and played them perfectly. From the word go they had the dance floor packed, and the crowd interaction was something most of the people at the wedding had never seen before. The guys were all so friendly, professional and I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you do book, you wont be disappointed.
Ashley & Stephen - August 2016
What a day!!! All I can say is that The Trips are exceptional! Neil played the ceremony and the drinks reception and then The Trips played us into the wee hours. We even tried to bribe them to come back on Day 2, but they were already booked to play elsewhere. Neil was still going strong at the end of the night, despite the fact that he had been performing since 2pm! Never missed a note and what a voice. A nicer person you will not meet. They even learned a few songs that we requested!!! We had the best day & night and all of our guests still keep raving about how amazing The Trips were. The dance floor was packed from the first dance until The Trips finished off with an acoustic number to wrap up their set. If you haven't yet booked The Trips - do it now!!!
Jennifer & Gavin - August 2016
The Trips could not have been the slightest bit better in any way. Best wedding band we've ever heard, and we were lucky enough to have them play at our wedding. First off, their set list is fantastic. They played all the right stuff, despite us not providing them with music or guidelines. They just read the audience and rocked out. For our first dance, they played a beautiful rendition of the Eric Clapton song we had chosen. Then, they got everyone up and dancing, while avoiding all of the classic wedding band clichés. We all had a blast and our guests kept asking how we had found such an awesome band. They exceeded every expectation and contributed in a huge way to our wedding. Thank you so much, guys, and please let us know if you ever play in New York City!
Your fans, Chloe and Max - July 2016
If you want a wedding band that truly are talented musicians, will get your party started and are overall genuinely great guys, you need to book The Trips. They will have your guests talking about them long after the last song has been played. Neil was so obliging and his interaction with the crowd was brilliant.
Just book them if you are lucky enough that they have your date available.
Keith & Tania - June 2016
We had to organise our wedding from Australia and so relied on videos and band websites. We ended up picking The Trips after numerous website reviews and from their videos you could tell they could really sing and it wasn’t dubbed over. They sounded fantastic and Neil couldn’t have been easier to deal with over emails and Skype.
On the day we were not disappointed. Neil and Alan played an acoustic set at our drinks reception and we were lucky enough to catch the second half after our photos. They were absolutely brilliant, I was a little jealous of the guests who got to enjoy the full session. In the evening the band put on an amazing performance. Honestly, I’d go see these guys in a barn if they were playing. They got everyone up on the dance floor and involved, they had the crowd joining in on songs and put on a great show. It’s no exaggeration when I say every single guest told us how much they enjoyed the band and how they made the evening.
If you’re getting married and have the chance to book The Trips then do it and rest assured the music will be spot on.
Pádraig & Liz - Brooke Lodge - June 2016
Lovely bunch of lads with a great sound. Kept everybody going throughout the night. Received many compliments from my guests and was gutted not to have had the time to dance all night long. DJ services superb and even gave a little extra at the end.
Highly recommended as they will cater to all your needs, was sorry to see them go. Thank you Trips!
Seamus & Ainhoa - Cloanbreany House - 9th June 2016
Absolutely blown away by Neil & all the guys from the Trips. The energy , excitement and pure musical talented they brought to our wedding was second to none! We wanted rock n roll to be brought to Slane Castle and the guys definitely nailed it! Not only did they play classic tunes they were so accommodating in changing our first dance song at the last minute as we requested - something which meant so much to us both. Couldn't recommend them more - book these guys - they are amazing!"
Amy & James - Slane Castle 14th May 2016
Thank you so much to the Trips for such an incredible night. They were truly a highlight of our wedding. What an incredible ability to fill the dance floor. We have had nothing but amazing feedback from our guests. Neil is such a charismatic frontman, their collection of songs was perfect and their performance was filled with brilliant surprises!
Thanks so much.
Jenny and Mark - May 2016
Just book them, they are the best! We heard The Trips at our friends wedding, and I knew they were the band for us. They are a real band, that tour in their own right, so they were not just a wedding band. We asked them to add special songs, and they learned off a Neil Young song, a song for our first dance and added lots of music to our tastes in the playlist like Bowie, Led Zeppelin etc. Neil has an amazing voice that can rock out and do soft acoustic styles also. He was fantastic at replying to emails and questions and a gentleman to deal with throughout, we even went to see them play a gig before the wedding as they are so good. All our guests loved the band, and I'm so glad we chose them. Thanks Guys!
Niamh and Brendan - April 2016
Literally everyone has been raving about 'The Trips' since our wedding. We got married in Barnabrow House at the end of April and had a relatively small wedding, 100 in total, so we were a little afraid that the dance floor might be empty at points. Not the case while the band played! Neil is an excellent front man, he got the crowd up and dancing, both young and old. They really have something for everyone. They're very inclusive in their style, and it really felt like everyone was involved. Needless to say, the music was great. Neil played for the whole day. We had him in the church by himself and he doesn't play your typical church music, which we loved. Two of the guys played at the reception in the background which due to photos, we didn't get to see too much, but I've heard from everyone that it was awesome! He generously learned a number of songs for us, one for walking down the aisle, one for the first dance and another for the first dance with my dad. We live in New Zealand, so arranging a wedding from there is no easy task. Neil was quick to respond to every email and query and so easy to deal with. We can't thank you all enough, you made our day so special and memorable. We would thoroughly recommend The Trips to everyone! In fact, my brother has booked them in for his wedding this December. Thanks again Neil and crew :)
Julie and Alex - April 2016
We had an absolute ball on Saturday night, as did our guests! Everyone has been raving about you and asking for your details! I walked in to the room after you had set up feeling so completely stuffed from dinner, wrecked from no sleep the night before and I was sick to boot! How you managed to get me from being fit for bed, to me dancing the night away (which is unheard of for me!), I do not know!!! The floor was full the entire night, I couldn't believe it.
Your communication was excellent from the time we booked, right up to the wedding day, and nothing was too much trouble in terms of requests etc.
I would recommend The Trips in a heartbeat, and I suspect and hope we'll see you again at some weddings of our own wedding guests in the future. Thanks a million for everything!!
Elma & Michael - April 2016
Of all the suppliers I've met both in the industry and for my wedding, I have never come across a nicer and more professional group of people than the Trips. Neil is so easy to deal with and we couldn't have asked for a better band on the night. Neil also played our ceremony which was commented on by everyone about great he was. Then later when the party continued they were brilliant and really suited our house party wedding. I can't recommend them enough if you are lucky enough for them to be free on your date.
Helen & John - March 2016
We had booked another wedding band but having been part of The Trips experience at a friends wedding we returned our deposit & signed The Trips up. They provided us with a huge playlist & told us to give them any other songs that they hadn't included, which we did for our first dance. They did an absolutely amazing version of our chosen first dance song; everyone was blown away, it's a moment we'll cherish forever. The gig was so full of energy & fun with a huge amount of crowd participation; they really put on a show, especially the lead singer, Neil, who was out in the crowd, even getting some guests to sing a few lines which was great fun. The piece de resistance was the final song, which was "Can't Help Falling in Love" performed on a ukulele & harmonised by all band members inside a circle of guests on the dance floor. It was such an unexpected & lovely touch & it made our night.
I can't speak highly enough of The Trips. In all our dealings with them they were professional & friendly & on the night they performed beyond anything we could ever have expected. The feedback from the guests was just amazing, they couldn't believe how good they were & they range of songs they had got through. Just as we had discovered The Trips at a friends wedding, I wouldn't' be surprised if some couples discovered them at ours. If you need a wedding band, or any band for that matter, & you want to have a good time, The Trips are for you.
Andrea & Colm - February 2016