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Jive Buddies

Galway, Ireland
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Jive Buddies are a four-piece party band based in Galway. We provide entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate functions, dinner dances. There are three vocalists in the band, Joe (drums), Paul (lead guitar), Paul (bass guitar). Eugene is our musical director and plays keyboards. We play a wide variety of music including, jives, swing, music from the 60’s to the 00’s, rock’n’roll, country. We also include the best and most popular tunes from the recent past. We can also add a bit of ceili,  if required. We are a very experienced outfit and pride ourselves on the fact that we can tailor our program to suit almost every occasion to keep that dance floor filled. 

Jive Buddies can be expanded to a six-piece band with the addition of trumpet and sax for a more swing, jazz oriented program. We will work with you in a professional manner to make our part of your big day really, really special. We provide a professional and personal MC service as we introduce your wedding party for your first dance and throughout the night. An optional DJ service is also available.

Jive Buddies – Suggested 1st wedding-dance songs.

Close your eyes – Michael Buble

Dreaming again – The Coronas

Feels like home to me - Chantal Kreviazuk

Can’t take my eyes off you – Andy Williams

Everything – Michael Buble

To make you feel my love – Adele

So happy together – Turtles

You’re the best thing – Ray LaMontagne

Chasing cars – Snow Patrol

Ho-Hey – The Lumineers

Don’t stop believing – Journey

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

The Galway Girl – Mundy

And then I kissed her – Beach Boys

We have lots more in our repertoire and we will also do our upmost to learn your choice of song if we do not already do it.

Jive Buddies are a Wedding Band from Galway servicing weddings throughout the local area including all over Ireland.

Jive Buddies are a Professional, Experienced, Party band, who provide a guaranteed fun experience, that has been part of the Wedding Band industry since 1990 specialising in Wedding Band entertainment .

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The guys were so easy to work with, helped us with our first dance song which was class they way they got everyone out. The groom sang 2 songs on stage with guys which was super . The mix of songs was excellent. Started up and just got on with it.
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Thank you Olivia and Jimmy. Your wedding reception was a huge success. We had a ball. Paul
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Easy to get in touch with, very fast at returning my emails. Got the crowd on the dance floor and kept them dancing all night
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Thanks Conor. It was a privilege to be part of your wedding celebrations. Paul
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We had the Jive Buddies as our wedding Band in February and we were delighted with them. Paul was a pleasure to deal with from day one, very responsive to emails and very helpful. They catered for all our guests old and young by playing a variety of music. They are very good at what they do and knew exactly what to play. We had an unusual request for our first dance but that wasn't a problem for Paul and the lads, they learnt the song for us and done an excellent job. I danced all night long and enjoyed every second. We booked our DJ through the Jive Buddies also. He done a great job and kept us dancing until the early hours. We were delighted with the service provided by the Jive Buddies and would highly recommend having them as a Wedding band. Thanks a million for everything.
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Thank you so much Sinead. We really enjoyed playing for you both and your brilliant guests Paul
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The jive buddies were excellent top marks all around I had to change my date on two occasions and they were very opliging and helpful they played every song that we requested and caused me no stress what so ever.. They showed up early had everything set up which stopped any guests being interrupted delighted we choose this band.. Also had one of the members as dj he played any song requested by guests it was a fantastic evening
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Thank you Eileen and Mike. We loved playing for you. Your wedding was such a lovely, friendly occasion. Paul
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The Jive Buddies were top class, really excellent band and lovely group to deal with.
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Thank you Ben. Great wedding. Paul
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Paul is so professional and the band are amazing! Worth their weight in gold!!! Kept the floor full all Night and had a great mix of old and new music! Great craic and could not recommend them more! 10 stars!!! Just wish we could dance the night away again!
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Thank you Aoife. Lovely to meet allof you and especially my friends from Barna
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We had the pleasure of Jive Buddies playing at our wedding in the Castlecourt hotel in October. Jive Buddies were brilliant as our band and DJ. Paul was excellent to deal with, took all our song requests on board and learned a song especially for our second dance. They played music that suited all and the tunes for the disco was exactly the cheesy fun songs that we wanted. We had a brilliant night and would recommend them to anyone.
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Thanks Aisling, Great wedding. Thanks for having us as your wedding band. Paul
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Paul and the band were very professional from start to finish. We were thrilled that so many people spent the night on the dancefloor. Everyone commented the band were "unreal".
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Thank you so much Claire and Kevin. It was a pleasure to be part of your great wedding
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Really made out day more special will definitely recommend
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Thank you Leighanne. Lovely to be part of your special day at the Red Cow. Paul
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The Jive Buddies played at our wedding on the 1st of September in the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe. From the very start Paul was so easy to deal with, nothing was a problem and was very professional. From our first dance song until the end of the night the dance floor was full always, they were fantastic!!! The Jive Buddies really made our wedding, everyone of our guests were complementing the band. We would both highly recommend the jive buddies for a wedding. Thank you to Paul and the rest of the band for making our wedding so special. Jodie and Niall
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Thank you so much Jodie and Niall. That was one great wedding. Paul
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Brilliant band dance floor was always full and wedding party enjoyed wedding fully.
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Thanks Ruth, it was a privilege Paul
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the jive buddies played at my weddibg last year there were 490 people at it they kept the floor packed all nite so professional and great craic i would recommend these lovely guys there are so lovely and even learned a song to sing for my dad and me to dance too i was so impressed meaned the world to me great entertainment and a great lively wedding band
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Thanks Donna. That was a great wedding. Such a friendly atmosphere in Belmullet. Paul
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hi Colin and Fiona here would just like to say thanks so much for a fantastic night. would highly recommend ye.
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Thank you both for a most enjoyable experience
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Richard and I were married in July 2015 and we honestly cant thank the Jive Buddies enough for making our wedding so much fun!! The craic was unbelievable...very few gaps in songs and tonnes of energy! If you are looking for a band that gets the crowd going regardless of age the Jive Buddies are the way to go! Great value and extremely professional!!
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Thanks Lisa and Richard for your kind words.
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John and I got married on June 20th 2014 and our wedding band Jive Buddies made our wedding reception the most enjoyable party we and our guests ever attended. From the moment we first heard the lads playing way back in November, we knew we had the band that would make our special day. Jive Buddies were amazing! Paul Gaughan and the band's professionalism and attention to detail made our day. Paul Gaughan and the band spent a week learning our first dance song Rascal Flatts' "Broken Road". This song, as any good musician knows, has very intricate timing and the lads were amazing.Paul played it again for us the night after our wedding in the Salthill hotel bar.All our guests remarked "the band are brilliant" and we had people tell us that they danced at our wedding because of our great band. Usually they wouldn't bother but the dance floor was full all night! Bernard and John were honored to play a few songs with ye on the night they had a ball. Thank you Paul Gaughan,Eugene Killeen, Paul Keating and Joe Higgins for giving us the best night of our lives and our guests one amazing night to remember. Thank you again, we would highly recommend Jive Buddies if you want a night to remember.
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Thanks John and Mary. Great memories of a great occasion
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Hi Paul & Co Thanks for playing at our wedding on the 25th April 2014 in the Castlecourt Hotel,Westport. What can we say, ye were absolutely brilliant,great music,dance floor full and great interaction with the crowd. Thanks for always replying to my emails before wedding and learning our 1st dance,very professional right from the start. We had priced around and Jive Buddies was one of the most reasonably priced.We have already recommended Jive Buddies to friends and will continue to for years ahead. Thanks again for being part of our day
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Thanks Brid. Paul
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To Paul and the Jive Buddies, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and for the wonderful atmosphere you helped create with your music. We enjoyed very minute from the fantastic entrance you gave us to the lovely finishing song. A special thanks for the hard work you put in learning our first dance song especially for us!
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Paul and Maresa thank you so much
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I found jive buddies so nice to deal with from the minute we meet them they were great. Our guests really enjoyed the nite the dance floor was packed they had us all out dancing we did so much dancing that actually one of the guests had to change his shirt three times:) I couldn't recommend them enough. Two of my friends have them booked for their weddings can't wait to see them play again.
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Thanks Marie. Paul and the lads
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We would like to give Paul and the Jivebuddies a massive thank you for the amazing performance they made in making our Wedding Day so special on the 31st May 2014. Firstly trying to organize my wedding in Ireland all the way from Australia was no easy task. But with lots of help from my lovely mother and a great recommendation of the Jivebuddies they truly got our wedding guests rocking. Right from the initial booking they were always on hand to answer my questions down to their great performance at our wedding the dance floor was always full from our oldest guest down to our tiniest bopper. Everyone commented on how good the band where but i am sure you must have realised with all the dancing. So if you are looking for a great band to get your wedding guest going and at a great cost i highly recommend the Jivebuddies. Thanking you all again!
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Thanks Jaclyn and Patrick. It was a pleasure for us to be with you for your big day.

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