Meet the Band

If you are looking for a talented, lively, professional and experienced band for your wedding, corporate or social event then you should contact Blacktye. Blacktye are Ireland's premier function band, they perform a wide range of musical styles including pop, soul, rock, modern and nineties dance tunes ,jazz and even a quick Ceili and waltz and their repertoire is constantly expanding.

With very competitive rates, Blacktye offer a number of packages. Depending on the nature and budget of your event you can choose from our different package options . These packages include music for your church, civil ceremony, drinks reception, evening band and DJ. 

Blacktye have performed all over Ireland at government functions and corporate events including international rugby matches at Croke Park, Race Days at the Curragh, The Horse Show, Smithwicks Kilkenny Festival, the V.I.P area at The Police concert at Croke Park and have performed at such high profile weddings as Sue Ann McManus, daughter of J.P. McManus. They have also performed at a number of corporate for companies such as Coca Cola, Microsoft, eBay, Failte Ireland, Aviva Insurance, Twitter, Amazon, Liberty Insurance, KPMG, Diageo, ESB, Ryanair and many more.

Blacktye now have their own venue and wedding planning service we can help you with as little or as much as you want have a look at

Contact Ruth for further information or to arrange to see Blacktye play live.

Band Members

We are delighted to welcome Andres Lopez to the band. In his relatively short time in Ireland, Andre has played and recorded with a diverse array of musicians and acts such as Amy Winehouse,Hozier, Styles P, Louis Stuart, Sinead O Connor, Gavin Friday, Damien Dempsey, Dublin Gospel Choir, the Dutch soprano Judith Mok, Cora Venus Lunny, Niwel Tsumbo, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Coiscem Dance Company, Festival of World Cultures with SDDance, the Irish Drum Festival 2006 while still finding time to create his own group, +55 Band, purveyors of very danceable Samba Rock,He was also the drummer in the Republic of loose for many years. Also Andres Antunes is endorsed by: Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads and DW Drums. Watch Andres play drums with Amy Winehouse in the video below.






Photos taken Mount Druid - Boutique Camping & Alternative Wedding Venue