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The Trips - Real Music | Real Good

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviews for The Trips - Real Music | Real Good

5.0/5
36 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Karen Kiely-Thorpe
Added 29th Nov 2020
Wedding 19th Sep 2020
From the start, Neil was super responsive for any queries we had. The guys were so positive and personalised the set to suit the crowd. We have the most special memories of the atmosphere the guys created, including the amazing rendition of our chosen first dance. We are so happy that the trips were part of our day! 100% recommend the trips to future couples, we look forward to going to your live gigs when things are back to normal!
Aidan and Orla Carroll
Added 21st Apr 2017
Wedding 24th Mar 2017
We had Neil and the guys for our big day on the 24th march just gone, and the best I can say about the group is they were phenomenal!! From the first time we saw them perform there was clearly no other option! They had the floor packed and the atmosphere was electric!! From the very first day we made contact with The Trips I knew we were onto a winner! Neil was back in touch within an hour or so of us sending the first email and from that point on nothing was an issue!! Anything we wanted, needed or looked for, the answer was always the same..... No problem! These guys are no ordinary run of the mill wedding band! They have their own unique way of doing things and it's second to none!! The moment the first dance was done, the whole room changed and it came alive!! From the get go the boys had our guests buzzing!! At no point was the floor idle!! They are top entertainers but not only this, they are extremely talented and gifted musicians!! All our guests are still talking about how good they are!! We firmly believe they should be headlining on a main stage somewhere!! Yes they are that good!! Get to see them and you'll know what we mean!! We could not recommend them highly enough!! No one wants hassle when organising a wedding, and it's definitely not something you'll get with Neil and The Trips!! As we said earlier the guys just can't do enough for you! 10 out of 10 for everything!! The Trips are one element of our wedding we will never forget!! Book them and you'll see what we mean!! Customer service and overall performance was Top Class!!
Dearbhla and Kieran Lyons
Added 7th Feb 2017
Wedding 17th Dec 2016
The Trips are The Best: simple as. Professional, talented and born entertainers. We originally saw The Trips at two previous weddings so it was an easy choice for our big day in December 2016. We were blown away as were all of our guests and we're still receiving so many compliments for the band as they threw one helluva PARTAAAAAY! The band's style and choice of songs were excellent creating a great atmosphere in the room. Neil is so accommodating and relaxed: with his zen attitude you know you are in good hands! From booking The Trips right up to and even after the wedding, Neil was so friendly and really interested in making it a special day for us. He's an excellent front man and along with the band, they really know how to work the crowd getting guests up on the dance floor and keeping them there! We have only positive things to say about The Trips and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is on the look out for a lively, entertaining and rocking band for their big day! Dearbhla and Kieran Lyons
Ciaran & Hilary
Added 18th Nov 2016
Wedding 21st Oct 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.
Claire
Added 8th Nov 2016
Wedding 14th Oct 2016
Thank you so very much to Neil & the band for playing at our wedding. From first booking the band to the big day itself, it was all very easy! We loved the band playing our first dance - Fleetwood Mac Everywhere. The last song by the band was really special & the DJ set was amazing too... even going along with being taken over by the groom's friends! Our guests are still talking about the best band ever! To anyone considering The Trips - I would say book them now, without a second thought! Thank you Neil & band for the greatest party I have ever been to!
Ger & Bridget
Added 28th Oct 2016
Wedding 7th Oct 2016
The Trips performed at our wedding reception at Marlfield House earlier this month. They were outstanding in every aspect. We live in Canada so had to arrange things, in the most part, through email and Neil was extremely patient and understanding with every request. The band had played at the house before and knew how to play the crowd! Neil's finale with the ukulele of 'I can't help falling in love with you' is one that will live long in the memory. Thanks a million to the Neil and the lads and we wish you all the best in the future!
Amy and Rob
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 1st Oct 2016
The Trips played our wedding in October 2016 and were absolutely amazing! From the first time we got in touch with them, right up until the day of the wedding itself, they were so supportive and responded really promptly. We had a particularly complicated mash-up that we wanted for our first dance and they were the only band we asked that had no hesitation in taking it on. And when they played it on the day it was phenomenal. It was a moment from the day that we will treasure always. They have a really extensive set list and were excellent at reading the crowd and getting everyone, young and old, on the dance floor. If you're looking for an alternative to a "traditional" band these are the guys for you. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Lisa and Matt
Added 26th Sep 2016
Wedding 23rd Sep 2016
Neil and guys all I can say is WOW! EVERYONE was saying you were the best band they have ever seen. You covered everything, old and new! From start to finish you have been amazing to work with and made our wedding so much fun! Everyone was on the dance floor all night long. We found looking for a band a massive responsibility as it really is so important to get it right. If your looking for a wedding band that will have everyone of all ages up dancing all night long, look no further! These guys are the best! Neil thank you so much for everything you guys surpassed all our expectations!
John and Michelle
Added 20th Sep 2016
Wedding 13th Sep 2016
Neil - Thanks a million for providing the music and DJ service for our wedding we both absolutely loved it and so did everyone who was there. The sound was really good and we loved your enthusiasm and interaction with the crowd !! The DJ service was excellent too and it was great that you could go straight into it to keep the dancing going - also thanks for playing all the tunes we had requested (Michelle loved having a good rap) including keeping the "green and Red army" happy with the GAA tunes !! Thanks again - we will pass on your contact details for those asking us !!
Richie & Rita Ryan
Added 5th Sep 2016
Wedding 3rd Sep 2016
I 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!"
Kevin & Kate
Added 19th Sep 2016
Wedding 1st Sep 2016
From the outset The Trips were extremely professional and very friendly. We looked them up because we heard them many years ago and were curious to see if they were still around and they certainly didn't disappoint after all these years. They couldn't have been more accommodating and enthusiastic about our big day and offered valuable advice along the way. Everything went seamlessly from start to finish. The music was amazing and catered for all ages with the dance floor full all night. So many of our guests were asking where we found them because they were so good. We also got them to DJ after they were finished which was great. All in all I cannot recommend these guys enough, they were an incredible part of our big day and we hope to see them again soon. BOOK THEM NOW!
Lauren Gervais
Added 16th Sep 2016
Wedding 30th Aug 2016
WOW-that is the first word that comes to mind when I think back to our wedding day and how amazing Neil and the Trips were, they exceeded every expectation we had. From the first e-mail with The Trips to the end of their performance on our wedding night, Neil and the rest of the group were an absolute pleasure to work with. We planned our wedding from Canada and Neil was very professional and punctual with his e-mails and most importantly made us feel extremely confident with our choice of wedding band. Neil performed during our ceremony, with his band after dinner and for the party later on. Everyone at the wedding was up dancing all night long!! Myself, my husband and all our of guests were sad to see them finish at the end of the evening, we felt like we could have danced with them all night long. If you are looking to book a band for your wedding I seriously recommended booking The Trips-BEST wedding band out there. A massive thank you to Neil and the group for everything you did to make our wedding day as amazing as it was. THANK YOU!!!
David
Added 25th Sep 2016
Wedding 27th Aug 2016
The Trips were fantastic! Everybody at our wedding loved them and were all blown away by Neil's interaction with the crowd. From booking the band up to the day they were professional and kept in close contact on any questions we had. They were accommodating with any requests we had for the band to play and kindly learned our first dance song and performed it brilliantly. The Trips were great at judging the crowd and got everybody involved. We would recommend them to anybody! They played a big part in making our day so special. Thankyou.
David
Added 25th Sep 2016
Wedding 27th Aug 2016
The Trips were fantastic! Everybody at our wedding loved them and were all blown away by Neil's interaction with the crowd. From booking the band up to the day they were professional and kept in close contact on any questions we had. They were accommodating with any requests we had for the band to play and kindly learned our first dance song and performed it brilliantly. The Trips were great at judging the crowd and got everybody involved. We would recommend them to anybody! They played a big part in making our day so special. Thankyou.
Caoimhe and Ed
Added 27th Aug 2016
Wedding 19th Aug 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 in the weeks leading into 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 dancefloor! Everyone was full of praise for the energy and skill of the lads the day 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!
Stephen Sheridan
Added 22nd Aug 2016
Wedding 30th Jul 2016
These guys were unbelievable. From the first interaction to the night everything was made so easy by Neil and the band. Neil was extremely responsive which was key as I was 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 enough. If you do book you wont be disappointed.
Niamh Byrne
Added 22nd Aug 2016
Wedding 15th Jul 2016
I can't recommend the Trips highly enough. They really made our night. They got the crowd going for the whole night and mixed things up when they saw people flagging! They played a great mix of songs and interacted with the group brilliantly. They played a great acoustic number at the end of the night, down amongst the guests. The next day our guests all commented they were the BEST BAND they ever experienced at a wedding! Neil was a pleasure to deal with the whole way through!
Jennifer & Gavin
Added 22nd Aug 2016
Wedding 2nd Jul 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!!!
Etaoin
Added 14th Jul 2016
Wedding 30th Jun 2016
We contacted Neil from the Trips from Australia over a year ago and from the very start they were so professional and responsive. Nothing was an issue and they were by far the best of our suppliers to deal with. They went out of the way to incorporate some Australian songs for our guests. They were amazing on the night too with the best songs played and over 180 guests rocking the dance floor. Neil and the guys were so fun and cool and made our night so much fun. We then had Neil DJ for the latest session and that was just as great. The guys were beyond brilliant and I wish I could do it all again to dance and sing the night away with the Trips! Look no further, you have found your band!!
Chloe + Max
Added 12th Jul 2016
Wedding 17th Jun 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!
Ann-Marie & Joe
Added 11th Oct 2016
Wedding 11th Jun 2016
‘We booked the Trips after being blown away by them at another of our friend’s wedding. They did not disappoint the second time around!! Their energy was second to none, every guest at the wedding was nothing but impressed and they certainly got the party started! They are a fantastic band, playing all the songs we wanted and more! From first contact with Neil until the DJ left they were nothing but utter professionals, we would highly recommend. Highly satisfied customers!!!’
Martyn & Evelyn Rosney
Added 15th Dec 2014
Wedding 29th Nov 2014
We could not recommend The Trips highly enough and they were absolutely amazing on the night. They had everyone on the floor from shy cousins and friends to elderly grandparents who can barely walk and everyone in between! People told us we were mad getting a band to come all the way from Dublin to Sneem in Kerry but those same people were the ones on the floor the longest! If you're lucky enough to have The Trips available on the day of your wedding book them straight away!
Liz & Dave
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Wedding 31st Oct 2014
Dear Neil and the Trips, You guys were amazing and were the perfect band for us. You got the guests up and moving from the first song and we heard many compliments about what a great band we had for our wedding at Adare Manor. We feel very lucky you were available on our day otherwise I think the after-dinner atmosphere would have been completely different! Not to be outdone the acoustic session was great and good fun too. Thanks again for helping to make the day special for us.
Ed MacLiam
Added 7th Oct 2014
I was at a wedding in Adare Manor on Saturday and you guys were phenomenal!! Your talent, skills and showmanship were second to none. Long may ye thrive. Thanks a million!
Ciara & Ronan
Added 4th Oct 2014
What can we say? You guys completely rocked our Wedding! We knew you were going to be good but you were in fact fecking amazing!! We just wanted to thank you for making our party so brilliant. Everyone loved you. Thanks for all the help in the run up too, and for getting back to us so quickly about everything.
Fiona and Shane
Added 20th Sep 2014
"We first heard ‘The Trips’ during a last minute night out in The Quays in Galway in December. We had a great night so asked for their details from the barman before we left and rang Neil to book them for our wedding that week. During the planning stages, whilst we were going back and forth making decisions and wondering if we were doing the ‘right thing’ we had no doubts about the music. When we did ring/ e-mail to check in with Neil he was really lovely to deal with- relaxed, friendly and enthusiastic about the music. When it came to the wedding we had a great day but ‘The Trips’ by far made the night for us: from the first dance played by the band to the last dance they ‘DJ-ed’ for us the floor was packed, even my 93 year old aunt (worried about missing the fun) went up for a few spins! Now, in the post-wedding analysis, everyone has been talking about ‘the great band’ with a few already asking for their details for friends/ family next in line! We’d really like to thank Neil and The Trips for coming to play in Kilkee for us and strongly recommend you book them- girls just remember to pack your flat shoes there’ll be no time for looking glam after 9.30, its all about the dancing!" Thanks Guys :-)
Petrina and Ronan
Added 15th Jul 2014
Neil and the Trips thank you so much for the best night ever! We had blisters on our feet from dancing. Our family and friends are still talking about the band, and lots of friends looking for your details!!!! I have never seen a dance floor so full. I have a lovely video on my page that has a few nice shots of you in action. Please feel free to share it. - VIDEO (See the band about 4 minutes in). Thanks so much again you were brilliant and really nice guys.
Christopher and Suzanne Perkins - Carton House, NYE Wedding event.
Added 3rd Jun 2014
“The Trips”!!! An exceptional entity providing the full entertainment package. They are a brilliant group with a true quality sound and interact with the crowd to add to the overall experience. Faultless… and well worth booking for any event or wedding occasion.
Sharon & Cillian
Added 3rd Jun 2014
"Booking The Trips was the best decision we ever made. No exaggeration. They were phenomenal. They are the most amazing band. We actually had another band booked for our wedding, who we were really happy with, but then we went to a friend's wedding and we heard them play and we were absolutely blown away. First of all their repertoire appeals to such a wide range of people and at the same time they manage to successfully avoid all the obvious, cliché numbers! They're songs are fresh, funky and upbeat, mixed with classic ballads - "Purple Rain" being a particular favourite of ours! Next we have to praise their showmanship - By the end of the night, they were like friends attending the wedding! They had everyone up on the floor, they knew the guests by name, they had the crowd singing, dancing, having the craic - pitting the boys against the girls in "Video Killed The Radio Star" was a particular highlight, where my brother-in-law revealed a falsetto we never knew he had! Lastly, we have to praise their pure professionalism. The lads were fantastic. They were such a pleasure to deal with from the start. They learned 3 requested songs for us to perfection and they are seriously talented musicians. We could not recommend them highly enough. All the texts that we got the next day from guests, were raving about them. In short, they made the night. Don't hesitate - Hire this band!"
Elaine & Eoin
Added 16th May 2014
Guys, we just want to say a BIG Thanks for playing at our wedding in May. It was a very special day, as most weddings are, but it was so much fun too thanks to your band. We saw you at a friend’s wedding two years ago so when we were planning our own it was a no-brainer who we wanted to play!!!. The dance floor was packed from the start… you even managed to get our non-dancing friends up! You certainly know how to entertain your audience. Everyone was talking about how great the band were and how much fun they had on the dance floor. We totally recommended you guys to everyone and anyone Your music and performance speak for themselves. We look forward to attending another wedding you are playing at and future gigs. We can’t recommend you highly enough. Thanks again
Graham & Lorraine
Added 3rd Mar 2014
"My wife and I first came across The Trips at my brother-in-law's wedding and we thought they were just amazing. When our big day came around we didn't shop around for bands, we knew exactly who we wanted. We sent an email to see if The Trips were available for our big day, and they were. We were delighted. In terms of working with them, we couldn't have asked for better. Neil was so friendly and totally professional from start to finish, taking time to answer all my emails and text messages. We went to see them play twice before our wedding and they took time at those shows to chat with us and put us at ease, asking if we had any special requests or anything like that. When it came to the first dance I'm certain that we gave them the strangest first dance ever but they absolutely nailed it, better than we thought it could have been. After the wedding everybody commented on the band and how good they were, they had the floor filled from first song to last and they really created a great atmosphere. I can't recommend The Trips highly enough, we've been to dozens of weddings and seen dozens of bands and by far The Trips are the best we've heard and seen."
Kate & Kevin - May 2014
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Our search for a wedding band ended before we started looking. We were at a charity ball in Dublin and The Trips were the stars of the show. We were sold and quickly booked them for our big day. Sitting down with Neil to discuss the playlist was easy. Our taste in music includes bands like The Killers, The National and Arcade Fire. Their playlist was pretty perfect. From halfway through our first dance Neil and the guys had the dance floor heaving and they kept the party going all night. We didn’t expect we’d have to sing a few lines ourselves or that groups of our friends would compete in a ‘sing off’ but they are some of the best bits of the night. The guys also did DJ which worked out great. They knew the vibe of the crowd and were able to combine our suggestions and requests from the guests to keep the party hopping. We were delighted to get heaps of compliments all saying how great the band were. A bad band can spoil a wedding but a great band really can make the day!
Antoinette & Philip June 2014
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A huge thank you and respect to The Trips. Nothing but positive vibes and amazing feedback about them. Thank you so much for making our night spectacular! When we look back over the day, the over whelming feeling is that everyone had fun and that was what we wanted from the start. Everyone we've spoken to since have said The Trips finished off a brilliant day on a perfect high note! We can’t thank them enough.
Paul and Ciara - June 2014
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Having been to the last NINE Electric Picnic's, along with a few Pukklepop, Oxygen's and many live music Gig's in Dublin we felt qualified to select a live band for the Wedding. We had 'The Trips' down to Ballybeg House, Co Wicklow on the 14th of June 2014 after a couple of meetings with 'The Trips' we put together our list of tracks. We were the luckiest people in the world as we had beautiful weather for our wedding day and we asked 'The Trips' to play outdoors on the lawn!! This band absolutely rocked our venue and every person who could move at all, spend the night dancing on the grass in their bare feet. We had the best day of our lives and 'The Trips' were a huge part of the whole day. All our guests could not believe how excellent this band were and they really were the talking point of the weekend, one comment was that, "it was a great wedding as it did not feel like a wedding at all." I have heard many terrible wedding bands, but these guys are amazing, just book them (if you are lucky enough to get them). Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any more questions ('The Trips' will give you our contact details
Shane & Sharon
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Not your average cover band. The only thing better than their vocals and their musical ability is their playlist. They're a cool outfit, not the least bit cheesy. Guaranteed to get even the most ardent wall-flowers on the dance floor!
Jillian and Paul.
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From the moment my partner and I went to see the Trips we knew straight away that we wanted to book them for our Wedding. My partner and I have completely opposite tastes in music, but this was not an issue on the day. It didn't seem to matter about the age or tastes of our guests, everybody just loved them. We were so glad we had The Trips and people are still asking about them. My wedding has been a huge success thanks to the guys. Not only are they amazing at what they do but they are so great to deal with as well. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for any event.
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The Trips are without doubt, Ireland’s most exciting and alternative Wedding Band!  Consistently delivering the kind of moments that only a great live band can give you, they strive to make every event as unique & spectacular as possible. The Trips have played together for over [phone removed] years, touring Europe, the US & Canada and with this kind of experience you can be assured they are that rare breed of entertainer these days - experienced and talented! Covering everything from The Beatles to The Killers and more, it’s almost like the original artists are actually performing personally for you! It’s fun, it's interactive, it’s real music-with real heart. The Trips' energy and charisma is enough to get everyone on the floor straight away and trust us, we'll keep your guests talking about your wedding for years to come! Watch our latest performance entertaining the Wedding Party at Ronan and Petrina's Wedding in Clonwilliam House, Co. Wicklow earlier in July!