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The Madisons

Louth, Meath
Reviews (48) 5/5
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The Madisons are a 5 piece vastly experienced professional band. Performing extensively throughout Ireland at present but have enjoyed much success touring nationally and internationally in recent years. Supplying the perfect mix of music from our vast repertoire of party favourites from all genres guaranteeing a full dance floor all night. The Madisons pride themselves on their top class delivery of entertainment. Choosing us to perform at your Wedding will ensure an unforgettable experience for all in attendance. We endeavour to make it a very special and personalised occasion for every couple who hire us. We are more than happy to tailor what we play to best suit both the couple and their guests and are always happy to perform specific first dance.

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5.0/5
48 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Rach & Barry
Added 21st Nov 2019
Wedding 26th Oct 2019
The Madisions played our wedding in Tankardstown house and helped make it the most amazing day ever and one that we and all our guests will never forget! Nigel and all the guys were good enough to personalise our first dance and they had the floor full all night long. A true group of gentlemen and we would recommend them to anyone. Thanks guys!
Christine
Added 7th Apr 2020
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
The Madisons were a great band to have at our wedding. Really easy to deal with, friendly and helpful. They had the dance floor buzzing and brought a great personality to the night. Our guests loved them and we would recommend them to anyone!
Anthony Mc Donagh
Added 16th Oct 2019
Wedding 27th Sep 2019
Unbelievable band. They had the place hopping and the dance floor full all night. Really nice fellas too who are very accommodating.
Frances McGinley
Added 3rd Oct 2019
Wedding 21st Sep 2019
This band were truly amazing. The floor was full the whole night. We would highly recommend them for weddings. Our guests continue to rave about them. They were brilliant.
Christopher & Claire McDonald
Added 5th Nov 2019
Wedding 4th Aug 2019
If you haven't already considered hiring 'The Madisons' for your wedding, you're missing out! We saw 'The Madisons' mentioned many times on the HIGM Facebook page and checked out their website and youtube clips. We instantly fell in love with their voices and their style so we decided to book a viewing. Brendan was very easy to deal with and we found a suitable date very soon to view the band. After the viewing, we were satisfied that this band would be brilliant so we went ahead with the booking. They were always on hand for any calls or emails to any queries. Their setup was professional and seamless on the night. And now onto the best part, THEY WERE AMAZING from start to finish. A rocking setlist and plenty of crowd interaction to keep the party going! Many of our guests told us of how they would say to themselves "I'll sit down after this song for a break" and when the band played the next song it was too good to take a break!! They were such a highlight and our guests are still talking about them! We had never heard of The Madisons until we started researching and now We will never forget them! The Band is such an important part of the evening entertainment and these guys are absolutely fantastic! Thanks Brendan, Nigel and all the gang!
Sarah
Added 9th Aug 2019
Wedding 1st Aug 2019
The Madisons were fantastic. From first contact and booking to the last song they were just great! They were really lovely to deal with and their range of music and talent is brilliant, I can’t recommend them enough.
Georgina Jordan
Added 20th Aug 2019
Wedding 5th Jul 2019
The madisons were absolutely amazing. From the first phone call they were so friendly and nothing was a problem. They learnt our first dance, which I thought was better than the original, Nigel is brilliant. Everyone was raving about how great they were the next day. I would definitely recommend,You won't be disappointed with this band and DJ. From Georgina and Dominic
Tara Battersby
Added 18th Jun 2019
Wedding 7th Jun 2019
The Madisons performed at our reception on Friday June 7th. The guys were just fantastic and had everyone on the floor from the word go! The guys were also a joy to deal with in the lead upto also - couldnt recommend them enough!!!
Elaine
Added 26th Jun 2019
Wedding 2nd Jun 2019
The Madison's were absolutely fantastic, had the dance floor full all night & played a great mix of songs to get young & old on the floor! Lovely bunch of lads, very easy to deal with from word go! Definitely recommend them you won't be disappointed!!
Kathleen
Added 26th May 2019
Wedding 14th Apr 2019
The Maddisons are a class act. Incredibly professional and had everyone in the room on their feet. Couldn't have asked for a better band to play at our wedding. Thanks a million.
S&A
Added 1st Apr 2019
Wedding 9th Mar 2019
The Madisons were absolutely brilliant, each and every one of our guests loved it was apparent everyone was having a ball as the dance floor was always full!
Rachael Gunning
Added 9th Mar 2019
Wedding 9th Feb 2019
We decided on having The Madisons as our wedding band and we did not regret it. From seeing them first at an open day, we loved how Nigel and the boys interacted with the crowd. From our initial email to them, Brendan was amazing. He answered any questions we had and made contact with us a few weeks prior to the wedding day to see what our first dance would be. We decided on George Ezra 'Hold my girl', and they learned it off for us. On the actual wedding day, they arrived every, set up very fast and were extremely professional. The dance floor was never empty and they really started the party off right from the first song. Everyone was raving about how good they were and and about the variety of songs they played. I would 100% recommend the boys and would hire them again in a heartbeat!! Well done lads and thanks a million. Rachael and Tony
The McLoughlins
Added 9th Mar 2019
Wedding 27th Oct 2018
The Madison's were brilliant. Kept the crowd going the whole night. The dance floor was never empty. They played a wide range of music. We also used them for DJ and they were great. Prior to our wedding they gave us several dates for their gigs so we could check them out before hand. And have recommend them to friends since
Ryan Cassidy and Lisa Cunniffe
Added 28th Sep 2018
Wedding 21st Sep 2018
A huge thank you to Brendan and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding in the Hodson Bay on 21/9/18. You set the tone for a great night and had the dance floor hopping.You also helped settle the pre first dance nerves. We got do much positive feedback from guests about the band as well. In the lead up Brendan was a pleasure to deal with. Thanks for playing a big part in what what was a great day for us.
Jenny Murphy, Liam Shovlin
Added 1st Sep 2018
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
Hi Brendan and guys, we just want to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding last weekend. Yee were just brilliant and the dance floor was literally packed all night long which is what he had hoped for! The tunes were great and you catered for all ages. We cannot recommend you guys enough and you all seem to genuinely love what you do and that really shines through. Thanks a mill again! Jenny & Liam xx
Niamh Forde
Added 3rd Nov 2018
Wedding 11th Aug 2018
Just fantastic! First class service from start to finish. Responded quickly to any queries we had. On the night itself the boys were unreal. The dance floor was never empty! The song choices were amazing. We choose to have the band and DJ package which saved us a job. Would highly recommend The Madisons.
Sean & Elaine
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 27th Jul 2018
We had The Madison's play at our wedding in July 2018. From start to finish the dance was full and the music was excellent, everyone had a great time! Everyone commented on how good the bad was. We would highly recommend them for your wedding! Thanks again Elaine and Sean
Michelle Englishby & Mags Loy
Added 16th Aug 2018
Wedding 26th Jul 2018
We recently had the madisons band for our wedding. From start to finish they were excellent. We had them sing at ceremony, band after dinner & then do DJ. I don’t know how many people came to me the next day to say how brilliant they were. Nigel the main singer sang at my ceremony & I honestly can’t say how good he was. The dance floor was never empty with people dancing. Would highly recommend the madisons!
Stuart and Aileen
Added 2nd Jul 2018
Wedding 29th Jun 2018
The guys were so pleasant to work with and kept the dance floor packed all night. Brilliant fun and amazing quality. Would definitely recommend the boys to anyone for any occasion.
Ed & Vanessa
Added 14th Jul 2018
Wedding 21st Jun 2018
The Madisons were so good!! Could not have been happier. For the whole night the night the dance floor was full and we all felt they were really upbeat and easy to dance to. Perfect wedding band. Everyone afterwards were commenting on how good they were. They were a really smart looking outfit too. This band are well known and have a great reputation, delighted we went for them. Brendan, was very easy to talk to in advance of the big day and put us at ease with the first dance.
Paddy & Triona
Added 16th May 2018
Wedding 6th May 2018
It is said that a good band makes a wedding. I can safely say The Madisons were a truly great band and made our day. They were truly professional. They were the talk of the day after. If you book the lads you will not be disappointed. Truly exceptional with a top class service and also a sound bunch of lads.
Kerry O'Brien
Added 11th May 2018
Wedding 21st Apr 2018
The madisons were absolutely brilliant the day of our wedding and the dancefloor was full the whole night, we also had the madisons dj and he was equally brilliant, everyone was complaing of sore feet the day after the wedding which is always a good sign!! I would highly recommend this band!! Kerry
Lynne
Added 18th Jan 2018
Wedding 29th Dec 2017
From the moment of getting in touch with Brendan 2 years before our wedding. We knew these guys were for us. They were amazing to deal with while planning from abroad. Helping with tips for other areas of wedding also. They learned a very unknown song for our first dance and were better than the original. Nigel kept the party going with his fantastic Persona,out in the middle of the floor performing with us while the guests dance. They LOVED it. We hired the Madison's for drinks reception. Main band and DJ. All I wanted for our wedding was a full dance floor all night and that's what we got. Our guests are still raving about the lads. Don't over think it for your wedding hire them now Brendan. Nigel and lads. FromThe bottom of our hearts we thank you for making it exactly as we wanted it. Much Love
Michelle & Thomas
Added 28th Nov 2017
Wedding 11th Nov 2017
The Madisons were excellent from day one so easy to deal with and were always more than willing to answer any queries we had. The performance at the wedding exceeded our expectations and added so much to the day, The dance floor was packed all night with guests both young and old and the guys put so much energy into their performance which impressed everyone. Really couldn't recommend the Madisons highly enough.
Anna and Peter
Added 1st Dec 2017
Wedding 10th Nov 2017
Absolutely fantastic band! I checked out a few bands and these were definitely the stand out band. Easy to deal with, very accommodating, vocally and instrumentally excellent, brilliant choice of songs and had the dancefloor full from start to finish. Mingled with the crowd and compliments still coming from all our guests on the Madisons... Highly recommend you will not be disappointed!
Gavin +Katie wedding
Added 2nd Oct 2017
Wedding 29th Sep 2017
on behalf of my new wife and myself ,,, we would like to thank you guys so much.. you made our day so special .. everyone was raving about the music at the church.. people came up to us and said that they felt like they were at a concert or Broadway show the music was that powerful .. then the minute you guys opened up with our first dance .. which u guys nailed .. Dave Matthews band you and me ..you had the dance floor full the whole night.. and worked the crowd like true professionals.. people were so impressed,, we will b highly recommend you guys to anyone looking for a wedding band.. thanks so much for being apart of out day
Paddy
Added 19th Sep 2017
Wedding 9th Sep 2017
Not enough stars available.for the Madison's. It was such a pleasure meeting them and so easy to deal with. We had a specific first dance song , and was nt a problem. All our family and friends cannot stop talking about them. Our dancefloor was full of all ages and people we have never seen dance! We cannot thank them enough for making our day so special and memorable. Cannot recommend them enough!!
Michelle & Rory Mackin
Added 20th Sep 2017
Wedding 8th Sep 2017
The Madisons played at our wedding on Friday the 8th and they were UNBELIEVABLE!!! From start to finish they had the dancefloor packed!! Everyone has been talking about "the band" fantastic playlist, energetic & awesome! We cannot recommend The Madisons enough. Cheers. Michelle & Rory
Michelle Power
Added 4th Oct 2017
Wedding 12th Aug 2017
The Madisons played at our wedding. From the initial contact right through to the wedding, there was nothing we could fault. We were recommended The Madisons by a friend in music and we even changed the date of our wedding so we could have them play. We had our first dance in the woods using an i Pod and on our walk back to the venue we could hear The Madions playing our first dance so all we had to do was walk onto the dance floor. The dance floor was never empty and many people remarked on it. We cannot recommend The Madisons enough. Thank you so much for giving us the best entertainment we could ever have imagined.
L&K
Added 10th Sep 2017
Wedding 29th Jul 2017
The Madisons absolutely made the night at our wedding. The dancefloor was hopping right from the start which made for a brilliant party and great atmosphere that suited the whole crowd and never let up. The lads were fantastic to deal with, even after lots of emails back and forth Brendan was always happy to chat and help. Nigel and James performed at our church ceremony and it was beautiful. People are still talking about how great the band were on the day and some are even planning trips to go see their upcoming gigs. For us great music was a big priority for our wedding and The Madisons definitely delivered- they are a seriously talented group of lads. Couldn't recommend them enough!
L&K
Added 10th Sep 2017
Wedding 29th Jul 2017
The Madisons absolutely made the night at our wedding. The dancefloor was hopping right from the start which made for a brilliant party and great atmosphere that never let up. The lads were fantastic to deal with, even after lots of emails back and forth Brendan was always happy to chat and help. Nigel and James performed at our church ceremony and it was beautiful. People are still talking about how great the band were on the day and some are even planning trips to go see their upcoming gigs. For us great music was a big priority for our wedding and The Madisons definitely delivered- they are a seriously talented group of lads. Couldn't recommend them enough!
Sara & Aidan
Added 7th Oct 2017
Wedding 28th Jul 2017
We had the Madisons as our wedding band in July and we could not recommend them highly enough! The dance floor was full all night and they played a great mixture of songs. Everyone was raving about them afterwards! They are so talented and so professional - we couldn't have been happier with them.
Sorcha R
Added 2nd Jun 2017
Wedding 27th May 2017
My husband & I wanted something a bit more alternative for our wedding & The Madisons did not disappoint. They played crowd pleasers at the beginning for all the relatives and then played some rock for our friends afterwards. The singer has a fantastic voice & he had great banter with the crowd. There was no fuss organising the bands arrival etc and they learned the song we wanted for our first dance. A little pricier than the standard band but worth it.
Mick & Bid
Added 18th Jul 2017
Wedding 13th May 2017
The Madisons were nothing short of brilliant! From the initial phone call to Brendan, to the performance of the band and right through to the last song played by the DJ on the night. The dance floor was full right from the first cord was struck until the last tune was played out. Everyone, including ourselves, had an epic night! Every time we have bumped into our friends and family since, the first thing mentioned is... 'The Band'... and... 'We haven't danced that much or had as much craic in years. These guys are experienced professionals and it can't be emphasised enough how good they are. If you are as lucky as we were to have them available on your wedding date...BOOK THEM...you will be so glad you did
Camille C
Added 23rd Aug 2018
Wedding 8th Apr 2017
The Madisons played at our wedding and they were incredible!!! So professional to deal with in the build up to the day, they always responded immediately (which is a huge help when you have a million things to organize). And on the day, wow! They literally didn't stop playing except for one break. They blend one song into the next so there's no pause and it really makes it feel like one continuous show. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night, their energy is amazing and they have such a fun and friendly way of interacting with the crowd. Their song selection was perfect, and they played a special request for me, an Elvis song that was my Dad's favourite. He passed away five years ago and it meant the world to me that they sang it and they introduced it so thoughtfully. Definitely book them if they're available!
Patricia FInnegan
Added 30th Mar 2017
Wedding 24th Mar 2017
My daughter booked the Madisons because I had heard Nigel sing on many previous occasions and had highly recommended him. I am so glad I did as the Madisons made her day a day to remember. They were absolutely fantastic and everyone who was there said the band were the best they had ever heard. The floor was never empty and we were all wrecked from dancing . Nigel sang earlier in the day before the meal and everyone was singing along. I cannot recommend this band highly enough to anyone looking for a wedding band. They are professional, entertaining and SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!
Darragh
Added 26th Feb 2017
Wedding 18th Feb 2017
We found The Madisons to be an excellent choice for a wedding band. They were helpful, friendly and professional at all times. The lads performed our first dance song beautifully and regularly got everyone up on the dance floor with their energy and enthusiasm. We received many compliments from the wedding guests in relation to the band and I would highly recommend them. If you are considering having a wedding band, look no further and hire The Madisons straight away.
Marie & Oli
Added 30th Aug 2016
Wedding 6th Aug 2016
Guys, three weeks since our wedding and there is still not a lot we can say about The Madisons as we are still speechless when we talk to each other about them. THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and without doubt added that final magical touch to our special day. We cannot praise you enough. Our guests have been online looking for venues to go see them again they had such a good night. The dance floor was filled from the moment they started with all ages enjoying themselves. One special memory that will remain is me hijacking Nigel as they were setting up and asking if he knew the song 'sit down' by James, a few hours later Nigel laughing away having quickly memorised the song to then see over a hundred of our guests sat down in the middle of the floor bride & groom included singing along with him - BRILLIANT. Planning the night with Brendan was effortless throughout and as promised no talk of contracted time slots or extra over costs as some bands had requested - the boys just played a huge non stop set, way longer than we expected, the atmosphere was brilliant all night and the band just rolled with it and kept it going, even the handover to the DJ was unnoticeable and they kept the floor filled into the small hours. ABSOLUTELY NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING THE MADISONS FOR ANY FUTURE EVENTS.
Lara Gribben
Added 17th Aug 2016
Wedding 5th Aug 2016
We booked the Madisons for our Wedding on August 5th 2016. Brendan was so responsive and flexible to all my 1 million questions and always had the best solutions.He was also accommodating when i had last minute changes and wanted to add in cocktail reception as well as on the night of the wedding we had some music we wanted to play...they were flexible for everything! It was tricky for us as we were planning the wedding from Canada, but Brendan was so kind and helpful and hopped onto the phone a few times to ensure everything was fine...now, the night of the wedding! WEDDING: HOLY CROW THESE GUYS ARE UNBELIEVABLE!!!! The dance floor was PACKED. They played great hits all night long, interacted with the crowd and really know how to get the party started! Nigel was great- so personable with the crowd as well. When they transitioned into the DJ part, I didnt even notice, everything was done so smoothly. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the band was and how great they made the whole night. I recommend them 1 MILLION percent, these guys are amazing, and if I would do my wedding over, they would be the number one vendor to get in touch with!!
Michael Hayes & Roisin Claffey
Added 14th Sep 2016
Wedding 29th Jul 2016
Hi Lads, Myself and Roisin got The Madisons for our wedding in July 2016 and we were not disappointed one bit! After seeing a multiple of bands around the country for a year we came across the lads playing at a wedding in Cork and they were head and shoulders above the rest. We contacted Brendan and booked them immediately without hesitation.The night itself couldn't have went any better with a constantly full floor and great music to match.The Madisons are full of enthusiasm,talent,class,and come across as a band that are enjoying the craic as much as the guests. The lead singer Nigel has unreal stage presence with an unreal voice with great back up from the rest of the band. We couldn't recommend these lads enough and I can never see anyone ever disappointed if they decided to go with them. We still here regular compliments from our guests to this day about how they were the best band they've seen at any wedding and our Hotel has also recommended the lads to couples since our wedding. Thanks a million again lads ye made the day for us!!! Kind Regards Mick and Roisin
Caitríona & Michael
Added 15th May 2016
Wedding 30th Apr 2016
The band were brilliant and played everything we requested. They even learned a couple of songs which were special to us. The dance floor was full all night and all of guests were raving at how good they were. Nigel was great at interacting with the crowd and we would highly recommend The Madisons!
Rebecca & Jason
Added 13th May 2016
Wedding 15th Apr 2016
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding band, from the minute we heard them in Galway at a Wedding Showcase, we knew our search was over. Not only are the guys talented, professional and great at what they do, they are a lovely bunch of people to deal with. They made the whole day very personal and added little touches that I don't think I've ever seen with other wedding bands. They are so easy to deal with and very flexible with song choices and learning new songs. The floor was full all night and we had great compliments afterwards at how good they were. The DJ service was also excellent, they played all our old tunes and the dance floor was still hopping at 2am!!! I cannot recommend these guys enough, if you're thinking of booking them, think no more and BOOK before they are snapped up. Thanks again Brendan, Nigel and Co. for a fantastic night of entertainment. Looking forward to seeing ye again soon Rebecca & Jason
Paul & Anne-Marie
Added 11th May 2016
Wedding 8th Apr 2016
The Madison's are just a fantastic wedding band. They are so versatile and really get the crowd going. They cater for all genre's from the Old Time Waltz to good old fashioned rock. They are a pleasure to deal with. We spent many hours ( and cups of tea) with Brendan talking through what we wanted. Nigel and James also provided the music and song for our ceremony and it had not only me in tears. In fact one guest even said that they would vote for lead singer Nigel in The Voice as he had made him cry during the ceremony ( No drink taken at that point!!) They learned our song choices no problem and played them to perfection. Andrew also provided the DJ set after the band and again no request was a problem. The hotel has a really big dance floor but it was full all night and Nigel even joined into a train/conga line around the dance floor while still singing note perfect. These guys are true professionals, they care about what they do and it shows. We know that they made our day and night really special and it felt really personal and we highly recommend them if you are looking for a wedding band.
Katie & Andrew
Added 29th Mar 2016
Wedding 19th Mar 2016
The Madisons were brilliant!! They filled the dance floor for the entire night with a great mix of songs. Everybody was up dancing to this energetic bunch. Everyone has been talking about how fantastic the band were and were definitely a highlight of the wedding celebrations. They were very easy going to deal with and even learnt an unusual first dance request at short notice. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. Thanks lads and best wishes in the future.
Claire & Robbie
Added 16th Mar 2016
Wedding 12th Mar 2016
Have gotten rave reviews from all our guests after having the lads perform at our wedding last weekend. Nigel and James performed in the Church and my only regret is not having had a video so we could listen to their performance again. We were encouraged to choose whatever we wished for and that we did! Along with religious ceremonial pieces we had some Nick Cave, Ray Lamontagne, James Vincent McMorrow and Peter Gabriel. Went from deeply emotive to the party vibe seamlessly! The band and particularly Brendan were fantastic to deal with. Extremely professional, prompt responses to any queries, willing to give loads of their time if needed and most importantly all amazing musicians in their own right. I'm not the best dancer and was worried about keeping the floor full- the lads have this down to a t. They accommodated requests and more importantly judged the crowd and kept the party going until the end of the DJ set. They also accommodated a family dance performance and were incredibly easy going about it. The atmosphere they created was fantastic and made the celebration for us. The groom got a little caught up with it and we now own a banquet table that couldn't sustain his dancing on top of it.... Sure you couldn't buy the memory! We are so grateful to all of the lads and as Ardonians love the fact we could support a local band on our wedding day! Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Guests booked them for their own wedding on the day after hearing them. Thanks again!
N Murray
Added 13th May 2016
Wedding 18th Feb 2016
Amazing band, played exactly what the crowd needed to hear and everyone commented on how amazing they were :)
Orlagh & Paul Connor
Added 1st Mar 2016
Wedding 11th Feb 2016
You would be mad not to book the Madisons for your wedding! They are simply amazing; full of talent, energy & chemistry, they had our guests on the floor all night. They even played a few Pearl Jam songs just for us. We love our live music, so it was important for us to choose a brilliant band, and everyone commented on how great they were. They played a perfect mix and even had the aunties and uncles out for a waltz. They are fronted by Nigel Connell who is currently wowing audiences on the Voice of Ireland. Wishing you the bestest of luck Nigel! Thanks again guys for making our day epic!
Siobhan and Aidan
Added 31st Dec 2015
Wedding 19th Dec 2015
There's only one word to describe The Madisons - perfect. From the day we first contacted them they were so professional and yet personal. Our contact was Brendan and he replied to every text and e-mail we sent him immediately. They had no problem learning the songs we asked them to perform for us even though they were lesser known songs. On the day itself they were excellent. They provided piano at the drinks reception and the DJ also and the transition from the band to the DJ was immediate. We couldn't have been happier with them. The dancefloor was full all night and the addition of some Christmas songs was a nice touch! We have been complimented ever since on how great they were and I would definitely recommend them.
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