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The Hit Machine Drummers

Dublin & Nationwide
Reviews (45) 5/5
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Unbeatable wedding entertainment, the drummers & dancers will bring your wedding reception to the next level! Before the band kick off, this brand new 20 minute show is a MUST for your big day. With a striking uniform of black kilts and leather vests, jaw dropping choreography, Irish Dancing, and Audience Participation, everyone will love it!

We recommend having our show on after the meal and speeches, but any time of the day or night works great. We have played before and after the ceremony, the drinks reception, bringing the happy couple into dinner, directly after the speeches, directly before the band, during the band break, and when the band finishes, and all those times have a great effect! 

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45 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Sinead Mahon
Added 5th Oct 2022
Wedding 16th Sep 2022
These lads are what every wedding needs. They brought an energy to the room after the dinner when everyone was fading. We would highly recommend them.
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Sinead, Thanks for the lovely compliments. The lads really appreciate the nice words.
Martin beirne
Added 5th Sep 2022
Wedding 29th Aug 2022
Got the lads for our wedding in roscommon.they were the crowd goin and everyone really enjoyed them. Highly recommend them
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Martin, Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate it when your guests and yourselves love our show. Wishing you all the best for your future married life.
Added 20th Oct 2022
Wedding 8th Jul 2022
Couldn't recommend hit machine enough, they really got our guests going after the lull of the meal and are great at what they do. So helpful and easy to deal with.
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Niamh, thanks so much - we really appreciate your compliments and glad we were able to be a part of your fabulous day.
Laura Conway
Added 1st Nov 2022
Wedding 22nd Oct 2022
No words only you need to book these . I cannot recommend enough .. amazing performers . The atmosphere is just unreal with these .so trilled we were able to book them .you won't be disappointed
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Laura, Thanks for the lovely words, it's your response which makes our jobs so much better. Wishing you all the best for a wonderful married life.
Noemie & Arnaud
Added 19th Aug 2022
Wedding 4th Aug 2022
We had the Ceile Flash Mob introduced by an amazing Drummer, what an entrance! I am still laughing looking at some pictures where my family is literally jaw-dropping! The atmosphere was great and all guests loved the performance. Most of our family was coming from France so it was very important for us to treat them with some Irish show and we are delighted we chose the Hit machine drummers! I loved the interaction part where the dancers brought in several guests including the bride and the groom, I really had a ball. Everybody is still talking about how amazing they were. Unique and entertaining!
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Noemie & Arnaud, Thank you for the lovely review and it was great that your French family were able to see some fantastic Irish dancers and were able to join in the fun and entertainment on your day. Best wishes for the future.
Kari & Conor
Added 15th Aug 2022
Wedding 2nd Jul 2022
We had the Hit Machine drummer and dancers perform at our recent wedding- what an incredible experience! I had arranged them as a surprise, which ended up being the highlight of the night! To watch everyone’s face light up and then join in… it was magical. They give a high energy, professional performance, and then interactive dancing- our guests are still talking about it. I would highly recommend them, they were truly amazing.
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Kari & Conor, thank you so much for the lovely review. This is why we love what we do, leaving people with lasting memories from a wonderful night. Wishing you all the best for your future married life.
Nancy and Bill
Added 12th Jul 2022
Wedding 13th Jun 2022
We celebrated our 20th Anniversary by having a vow renewal ceremony which also included surprising our guests with the Hit Machine Drummers. They were the highlight of our night and EVERYONE absolutely loved it!! They were very professional, engaging and oh SO talented!! Thank you so much for the incredible memories. We highly recommend!!
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Nancy & Bill, Thanks for the lovely compliments and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate your vows with you. Here's to another 20 years of happiness.
Lynsey McCarthy Sweeney
Added 11th Jul 2022
Wedding 5th Jun 2022
The Hit Machine Drummers were absolutely fantastic for our wedding evening entertainment. They made a great surprise entrance after our speeches and got everyone’s attendance. The drummers and the dancing were fantastic and everyone including ourselves were raving about them after the wedding. They were also so accommodating and a special thank you to Anne for all our postponements due to covid. We were so delighted we booked them.
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Lynsey, It was a long road but finally you were able to have your big day and we were thrilled to play a part in it for you. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Mary Quinn
Added 2nd Jun 2022
Wedding 19th May 2022
Wow!!! The only words I can think of to describe these guys is wow! What a way to get the party started honestly. We told nobody that the hit machine drummers were coming and what a surprise it was. From start to finish the boys had our guests on their feet, it’s all they could talk about all evening. Even my 85 year old grandfather made an appearance on the dance floor and said every pain in his body left as soon as the drums started playing (trust me that’s a massive complement). My guests said they had never been to a wedding like it, that everyone was up dancing before the first dance and thats exactly what I wanted!! The Atmosphere was amazing, I had the guys come in straight after dinner and then my music started straight after. So there was no lull in between dinner and dancing. Thank you all so so much!! My family and friends will be talking about you for a long time to come. Will definitely be recommending you to everyone! Thanks again lots of love from Mary & Lee
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Mary, thank you so much and I love the part about your grandfather. So glad we were able to make your day special and your guests were entertained. Good memories for everyone. Happy married life
Jason & Sarah
Added 30th May 2022
Wedding 13th May 2022
The lads played just after dinner and the performance was amazing. They got everyone going and set up a great atmosphere for the rest of the night
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Jason & Sarah, Congratulations on your wedding. It's lovely to hear that we were amazing and your guests were ready to dance the night away.
Rafael & Sonya
Added 31st May 2022
Wedding 7th May 2022
Absolutely fantastic! We had the Hit Machine Drummers at our wedding reception and it was such a blast! The atmosphere was great and all guests loved the performance. Very interactive and energetic, totally recommend it! Very easy to interact with and they were very flexible, we had to postpone our wedding twice because of the pandemic, and they were very accommodating.
Kim & Patrick gaughran
Added 25th Apr 2022
Wedding 22nd Apr 2022
The lads placed at our wedding in the kilashee in naas an they were amazing,everyone loved them, highly recommend them
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Kim & Patrick, thanks for the lovely review. We love what we do and it's a pleasure to make your day a special day to remember for you and your guests. Best wishes for your future life as a married couple.
Lou & Sean
Added 24th May 2022
Wedding 19th Apr 2022
These guys MADE our day! They smashed it - it was such a brilliant surprise for everyone, picked everyone up after dinner and even had my old uncles dancing away. The energy and sound created was just unreal. It was worth every penny and I would book them again in a heartbeat! Thanks again lads!!!
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Lou & Sean, thanks for the lovely compliments, it was our pleasure to make your wedding a little special and different. Thanks again.
Added 28th Apr 2022
Wedding 2nd Apr 2022
We had the Irish Dancers flash mob performance at our wedding. They came out just after the meal and lifted the whole crowd! They really put us all straight into party mode! All I can say is they were INCREDIBLE!!!!! They had the bridal party up dancing and brought in several of our guests too! Everybody was talking about how amazing they were for weeks afterwards! I cannot recommend this act enough!!
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Laura, Thanks so much for the lovely review. This is what we love to hear and it's all about you and your guests having an uplifting experience.
Lyndsey Forde
Added 9th Nov 2021
Wedding 5th Nov 2021
Absolutely amazing!! The lads came on the dance floor after the meal and started the show and from then on the dance floor was packed! They were so lovely to deal with. We postponed our wedding 3 times due to Covid and each the time we contacted them they accommodated us each time! 10/10 would recommend!!
Rachel and Tris
Added 19th Oct 2021
Wedding 20th Sep 2021
I organised the hit machine drummers as a surprise for my husband to be on our wedding day as well as a surprise for all of our guests just before dinner call. Communication was very easy and they left very little for me to do other than provide the date and time. The surprise was amazing on the day, the hit machine drummers are pro at coming out of nowhere with a bang!! All of our guests and my new husband are still raving about it. Really fun and unique show and engaging for the whole crowd.
Jenn & Jay
Added 2nd Oct 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
The guys in The Hit Machine were absolutely fantastic. They blew minds left and right. Everyone is still raving about them and everyone kept asking me where I found them. They really put on a great show and everything was perfectly timed. What a performance. My new wife was jumping out of her skin along with everyone else. Our guests were saying their food coma disappeared the second the guys started, and it really primed everyone for the band afterwards. Amazing. Can't recommend you guys highly enough and will be recommending you for sure. I know there's some phone videos, but I'll send you on the professional videographers clips once we have those back. Thanks a million to the lads. Job so well done! Many thanks!
Lorna & Orla
Added 29th Sep 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
We would highly highly recommend the guys and gals from Hit Machine Drummers. Just brilliant!! They came out just after dinner, when guests were a bit slow after eating and some planning to go back to their rooms for a breather. The crew stopped them in their tracks and got the party started. Everyone was up and bopping away and from there on into the night the floor was filled. We were delighted as it was just what we wanted. Just brilliant! Thanks so much to you all. Lorna & Orla xx
Added 11th Aug 2021
Wedding 6th Jul 2021
Afterparty were the perfect choice for our wedding!!! The crowd absolutely loved them and the music was just brilliant. They were very professional to deal with and the price was entirely reasonable too. Would highly recommend to any couple searching for a wedding band!
Added 22nd Jun 2021
Wedding 24th Jul 2020
We had booked the hit machine drummers for our wedding in 2020. Due to COVID and is living in Australia we had to change multiple times abs eventually cancel. They were nothing short of professional and sincere when dealing when them and gave us a full refund when we ended up having to cancel. I truely hope some day we can have them and enjoy their amazing show . Thank you so much for your understanding and professionalism . So easy to deal with
Added 1st Feb 2020
Wedding 25th Oct 2019
I had organised the Hit Machine as a surprise for Adam and Lisa Marie, Kevin was great to deal with, he organised everything and offered great advice. They travelled to the Mill Park in Donegal to perform at the wedding It was an absolute hit with the bridal party and all the guests, everyone really enjoyed the performance, the drumming was amazing and so was the dancing, the audience participation was a real bonus it set the tone for the rest of the wonderful wedding reception. We all had a great day, the Hit Machine was well worth booking and was something different to kickstart the reception
Added 1st Feb 2020
Wedding 18th Oct 2019
Unreal!!everybody loved them
Louise Parkinson
Added 2nd Feb 2020
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
We were absolutely delighted we booked The Hit Machine as a surprise for our guests !! it had maximum impact and had everyone on their feet . We are still hearing comments on how wonderful they were !! definitely recommend them !!! professional, friendly and enormously entertaining!!!
Added 1st Feb 2020
Wedding 20th Sep 2019
I chose the Hit Machine Drummers as a surprise for my husband! We both love the drummers at the rugby matches and knew he would love them!! There are no words though that pays them the justice they deserve - they were absolutely amazing and really lifted the energy in the room after dinner! Our guests loved them too and we got so many amazing compliments about them! They were professional and so easy to deal with coming up to the wedding too!! Thank you again so much! 5 star service and happy to recommend!!
Alan Mahy
Added 28th Jan 2020
Wedding 16th Feb 2019
Fantastic part of our wedding afters. I had planned this as a surprise for my wife and our guests - only myself, the drummers and the hotel manager were aware. Just after the speeches, and before the wedding band, in came the lads booming on their drums to wake the crowd with an exciting and fun performance. They really got the energy of the room back up again, after food coma of the meal and speeches and were the talk of the night! They got myself and my wife Orla involved and other guests, and were great to deal with beforehand in terms of planning the surprise performance. Top class!
Richie and erica x
Added 18th Feb 2019
Wedding 2nd Feb 2019
We had the guys for our wedding for after the meal!!! To say they were UNREAL is an understatement and I have no words to describe how great they were! From start to end the room were on their feet dancing, conga and clapping to the drums. Absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend
Ann-Marie & Conor
Added 29th Aug 2018
Wedding 28th Jul 2018
We got The Hit Machine for after the meal when there's a lull. They performed outside and were absolutely amazing. Everyone was clapping and dancing to the beat of the drums. The energy went skyhigh!The dancefloor was packed all night and I'm sure it was a result of having these guys.
Amy Gallagher
Added 8th Aug 2018
Wedding 15th Jun 2018
Hands down booking The Hit Machine as a surprise for our guests was our best decision!!! The lads were absolutely amazing, set a great atmosphere for the wedding and really helped get the party started!! We could not recommend them highly enough!!!
Rachel & Andrew
Added 21st Jun 2018
Wedding 5th May 2018
Massive thanks to the Hit Machine Drummers who performed at our wedding on 5th May 2018 at the Heritage Killenard. We had 4 drummers, one of which was also a dancer, and they absolutely blew the audience away. We kept the performance a surprise for all our guests and bridal party and after the meal while everyone was still sitting down at their tables one drummer walked into the ballroom and got everyone’s attention with some amazing drumming and then the party started!! The rest of the band burst into the room for an amazing extravaganza! They played for a great length of time and we loved the audience participation and the opportunity to pose for photos afterwards! The Hit Machine just added a huge kick of life to the usual after dinner lull and we were delighted with the professionalism and quality of the performance of the drummers and their Irish dancer and especially the main man - Anthony who really grabbed the audiences attention and kept us entertained throughout the performance. Kevin was a pleasure to deal with from the first time we contacted them after seeing their street performance in Dublin City right up to the day itself. We would highly recommend everyone to book the Hit Machine! Thanks so much guys - Rachel & Andrew
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Rachel & Andrew, Thanks a million for the amazing review, and really in depth! We love kick starting a party, and can only imagine the fun you and your guests had for the rest of the night. Best wishes, Kevin & The Hit Machine
Added 30th Oct 2018
Wedding 10th Nov 2017
We wanted something different for our wedding and boy did the guys do this for us. From the moment they started they had our guests full attention. They are still talking about it nearly 2 months later. We had 3 lads on the drums and one brilliant lad doing Irish dancing. The lads know how to put on a show and get the guest to participate. It was a great way to start off out night of entertainment for the wedding. Would have no problem in recommending them to all. Thanks for a great time.
Added 7th Sep 2017
Wedding 20th Aug 2017
Kevin Well what can we say about Sunday you guys were totally amazing from start to finish , all our guests were talking about you all night and at breakfast the next morning. Thank you all so much Rachel & Shane
Suzie and Kit
Added 16th May 2017
Wedding 13th Feb 2017
The HIT machine were the highlight of our wedding! There was a second wind had by everyone when these guys performed. Everyone was raving about them afterwards. It was a treat seeing them perform with such energy the whole way through. I would do it all again to see them perform again.
Added 9th Aug 2016
Wedding 10th Jul 2016
The Hit Machine Drummers performed at our wedding at Langton's House Hotel, Kilkenny on July 10th 2016. The energy that they brought to the evening reception was brilliant. They performed directly after the first dance as a surprise for our guests. Even the quiet sound of their drumming as they entered the venue had everyone on their toes and curious to see what was about to happen. I find that after the first dance wedding guests can be a bit sleepy and wander off but the performance was so full of energy it left everybody pumped and ready to go for the band to start. They are very talented and definitely something different for a wedding. Guests of all ages thoroughly enjoyed the show and told us so! Thank you again to the Hit Machine Drummers for adding something unique to our wedding day!
Zoë Murray
Added 30th Jun 2016
Wedding 25th Jun 2016
Well...OH! MY! GOD! what an absolutely fantastic show you and the 3 other lads put on for us for our wedding celebrations. It was the talk of the night! I thought it was absolutely brilliant!!!!! Thank you so much for such a great memory to have! Zoë & Brian ?
Sarah Kelly
Added 6th Jul 2016
Wedding 26th May 2016
I don't think there is anything that I can put in words to describe how amazing The Hit Machine Drummers were at our wedding! They were a surprise for our guests and they most definitely did not disappoint! Our guests were blown away as were we, they really got the party started and we couldn't have asked for a better performance! Thanks so much guys, absolutely brilliant!!!
Barbara kettle
Added 24th May 2016
Wedding 20th May 2016
The Hit Machine were a surprise performance for the bride and groom, and they didn't disappoint! They got the evening off with a bang and it was smiles all round, the Scottish guests were enthralled by them,lovely guys too
Myra and Joseph
Added 6th May 2016
Wedding 25th Apr 2016
Wow!! The lads were amazing from the moment we contacted them until they finished their set at the wedding. Myself and My husband loved the show. Our guests were are still talking about it. It was amazing.
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Guys! Congrats again, and thanks for having us. What a PARTY!
Grainne Carolan-Finlay
Added 25th Apr 2016
Wedding 15th Apr 2016
the hit machine drummers were the best money I spent for our wedding. WOW. I've had so many calls, texts and emails since my wedding asking me who they were and where did I find them. Myself and my husband wanted something a bit different as we are both rock fans. Well the hit machine certainly delivered something different. Everyone in the room from 21 years old right up to my 70 year old aunts and uncles were gathered around clapping. The Irish dancing is fantastic and also a show stopper. I literally can't recommend these guys enough. I even got pulled up to play with the guys when they heard I used to play drums! I was very rusty but hey!!
Added 22nd Apr 2016
Wedding 11th Mar 2016
We had three drummers who were excellent, the guests loved them as well as ourselves. We seen them at a wedding last year and we thought they were great. Would recommend them.
Martina & Paul Byrne
Added 22nd Apr 2016
Wedding 11th Mar 2016
We hired the hit machine for our wedding and without a shadow of a doubt it was the best decision that we made over all the wedding. These guys were just amazing and blew everyone's mind!! We had just finished the meal and everyone was in a bit of lull after it, then these guys entered the room with so much energy that they literally brought everyone back to life. It was an unbelievable surprise to all our guests. Young and old thought that they were just brilliant and the Irish dancing routine was superb. People are still talking about their performance. Thank you guys for being one the best highlights from our wedding!!! Martina & Paul
Orla Mc Genity
Added 22nd Mar 2016
Wedding 4th Dec 2015
Absolutely fantastic wedding entertainment, especially if you're looking for something unique and certainly lively!!! Really great bunch of lads and very professional. We can't thank you enough!!!
Added 22nd Apr 2016
Wedding 28th Nov 2015
These guys are awesome!! Wonderful choice for the wedding! People still talking about them 6 months after the wedding!!
Laura Byrne
Added 22nd Apr 2016
Wedding 13th Aug 2015
Guys where amazing. Everyone still raves about the performance at the reception . Would 100 per cent recommend The Hit Drummers for any wedding. So unique and entertaining!
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Laura, thanks for the lovely review! Big Congratulations once again from all The Hit Machine xx
Added 21st Jul 2015
Wedding 2nd Jul 2015
We booked the Hit Machine for entertainment before our band were due to come on. Nobody had any idea of what was going on it was great to see their reaction. They came through after we just cut the cake and played their drums while walking past the guest up to the stage. Their drumming and dancing was excellent and I would recommend them for your wedding day as that little extra special touch. The feedback from the guests were all so positive and they enjoyed it as it was something different. All the guys did a great job and made our day even more memorable.
Response from The Hit Machine Drummers
Hi Martina & Philip, congrats on the wedding once again, it was an absolute pleasure to play for you and your guests. Thanks for having us! Kevin
Siobhan Shannon
Added 23rd Apr 2016
Wedding 20th Jun 2015
We were delighted to have Hit Machine play at our wedding. They really got the crowd going and it was all people could talk about!! Everybody thought they were brilliant and they definitely added that something extra special to our day!! Thanks Lads :)
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