The talent of our esteemed guitarist Brian McCormack truly holds no bounds. His dedication to the art has been in evidence since before he hit double figures and continues to grow day by day. With a passion that has been evident from a young age, Brian has devoted his life to his obsession with perfection and is regarded without doubt as one of the most respected guitarists in Ireland.
At the tender age of 10 Brian played his very first gig and has been hooked ever since. How many musicians do you know that were playing guitars at weddings up and down the country at age 11? Yes, we said 11! Brian at this young age was touring the country with the renowned wedding band ‘The Big Deal’ where he performed at hundreds of well-known wedding venues up and down the country.
By age 16, Brian branched out and began a solo career as well as working with 3-piece to 7-piece ensembles on a regular basis. This experience was invaluable at the time and assisted Brian is finely tuning his exemplary talents as a lead guitarist.
Brian has also devoted himself to teaching todays generation of budding musicians and has been providing guitar lessons to young students for over 7 years. His pride at watching these young musicians flourish speaks volumes as he watches them form their own bands and deliver live performances across Ireland.
15 years experience in the industry and a passion for the simplistic beauty of the guitar, make Brian McCormack the only choice for lead guitarist. Let Brian’s solos take your breath away and have you dancing into the small hours when you book with The Lols Wedding Band.
As with any group, the drummer is the foundation of all great performances. It is with this in mind that we sought the very best drummer we knew of, in the form of David Dockery.
David has a career that spans from childhood, where at age 11 he began playing with successful bands up and down the country. His European tour experience is invaluable to The Lols Wedding Band and he has provided us with more knowledge and musical understanding than we could ever have hoped for.
As a passionate drummer, David has dedicated his life to enhancing his musical and vocal skills and continues to strive for higher and higher levels of perfection. When you hear and see David performing on your wedding night, you can be assured that he will surpass all expectations you may have.
For those of you who are already familiar with David’s work, you know you are in for a treat when you attend a wedding he’s playing at!
To see us in action, please feel free to view our video and see for yourself just how impressive an ensemble we make.
For bookings, please call us on the number above or simply fill out the contact form here on the site and we will get back to you without delay.
As bass guitarist with The Lol’s Wedding Band, Robbie McManus provides an invaluable sound to our unique performances. His dedication to his craft is evident in each and every performance he gives through a mastery of the bass, the likes of which you have never heard before.
Hailing from Athlone in Co. Westmeath, Robbie began his musical career at a very early age, like many true musicians, he knew that he was born to entertain. At this young age Robbie was performing in local trad bands playing the guitar and banjobefore progressing to electric guitar and bass. He began to tour with bands up and down the country and became well known for his incredible bass talents with bands such as ‘Whitewater’, ‘Brainwashington’ and the incredible ‘Philharmongrel’. Robbie brings with him a wealth of live experience from his times touring the UK, Northern Ireland and Greece.
This 22 years of experience makes Robbie McManus one of the best bass players Ireland has to offer and he now plays exclusively with The Lols Wedding Band providing top class performances for couples and their guests up and down the country.
No stranger to the limelight, Mark brings a touch of class to every vocal he performs. With almost 30 years invaluable experience in the music industry, his mastery of tone really brings something special to every occasion. Newlyweds up and down the country are constantly telling us how Mark’s performance simply took their guests breath away.
So, let us tell you a little bit about Mark and what makes him so special.
You may be familiar with Mark from his many appearances on Irish TV and radio, particularly his success on the renowned TV hit ‘The Voice of Ireland’, where he made it through to the live shows with ease.
‘We all deserve to hear Mark sing, he is THAT good!’ – Sharon Corr
Those of you who follow the Irish music scene will have no doubt experienced Mark’s vocal talents and show-stopping stage presence at pubs, clubs and venues up and down the country.Over the past 30 years, Mark has lead some of Ireland’s most prolific original bands, cover bands and wedding bands the country has ever seen, and continues to share with us his tremendous talentas lead vocalist with The Lols Wedding Band.
Once headhunted by the legends at Iron Maiden to replace the vocals of Bruce Dickinson, Mark knows what it takes to make a long-lasting impression.
Mark is now dedicated solely to the wedding circuit in Ireland and really does understand the importance of a great performance on your big day. He even went as far as to study as a celebrant so he could fully immerse himself in the emotions and meaning that is so significant on the wedding day. This guy cares about the happy ever after and wants to provide you with the most memorable performance of your lives. By putting your first dance in the hands of Mark Guildea you can be assured of a memory that will live with you forever.
As an experienced group of performers, we take great care to regularly update our set list and learn new songs. We love nothing more than spending an evening together rehearsing and will go to great lengths to remain current, relevant and of course entertaining at all times.
As a close-knit group, some of us with families of our own and having celebrated our own weddings, we realise the absolute importance of professionalism on your big day. We know that a band that sets up and operates like a well oiled machine will ensure a seamless transition for venue staff and guests – at this stage we have it down to a fine art!
Over the years we have seen trends change dramatically for the first dance. Whilst the majority of brides and grooms will still opt for a traditional slow dance to their favourite song, it is becoming increasingly popular for the couple to entertain their guests with a choreographed dance of their own making. With this in mind, we would be delighted to be a part of your planning process on the lead up to your big day. Talk to us about the kind of music you would like and we can make some recommendations that will work well with your dance routine.
Regardless of the route you take with your first dance, we will always endeavour to perform the song of your choice live on the night. Simply let us know what song you would like and what your favourite version is and we will make sure to deliver it with passion and positive energy when the time comes for you to take the dance floor.
Wherever you are based in Ireland, The Lol’s wedding band would love to hear from you. We are happy to travel to any county, town or city at no extra cost to you and will strive to provide you with a performance that will leave you happy you booked us to celebrate the most important day of your life.