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The Swithas Band - Portugal

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The Swithas Band. We are a Wedding & Events Band based in the Algarve Portugal and we have played in many countries in Europe and also in Canada and USA.

We are one of the most loved bands from the Irish Couples who getting married in Portugal. We are a very experienced band, doing wedding and events for 20 Years with a nice set with music for all ages.

We have a full day pack that will cover music for Ceremony, Welcome Drinks, Band & Dj.

Also you can visit our website for reviews & Instagram page for videos.


26 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Declan Flynn
Added 21st May 2023
Wedding 13th May 2023
If you are considering The Swithas Band for your wedding or an event, save yourself time/stress and book them now! You will not be disappointed. Silvio and the Swithas Band provided the Music for our wedding in May 2023. From start to end and we couldn't have asked for more. We wanted music to be a big part of our day and we were not left wanting. The music before and during the ceremony that was the perfectly timed and volume set the tone for the day. We had a quick chat with Silvio before dinner about the mood/energy we were looking for. The background music was a great mix with the right energy to keep things lively, at dinner you could see people smiling as songs came on and they even commented about how it complimented the flow. From the moment the band began the room was filled with nodding heads, tapping feet and a very full dance floor. That didn't let up for a moment the entire night, it was a truly unbelievable sight to see all of our guests enjoying themselves so much. To top it off the Swithas allowed my sister in law to join them for a song, it was so good they asked her to stay for a second! Thank you Silvio and the Swithas for helping create such an awesome environment on our wedding day and for doing so in a way that took all the stress out of it. I have friends already looking for your details and we can't wait so see you again.
Added 19th May 2023
Wedding 15th Mar 2023
We just want to thank the Swithas Band for everything they did on our wedding day. They were truely exceptional, they were involved in our ceremony, drinks reception, dinner, party and DJ. Just from the very beginning they made the whole experience no stress for us. All they needed was what kind of atmosphere we were looking for at the different stages of the day, any specific songs we wanted and they took care of the rest. This experience continued on the wedding day, Silvio himself checked in with the groom to make sure he was feeling ok and all the ceremony music and audio aspects to the ceremony were perfect! For the reception, Silvio performed for the 90 minute session and it was so so good! The music performed was absolutely ideal and set the relaxed vibe we were looking for as our guests enjoyed the canapés and drinks! After dinner the band were outstanding, they created the atmosphere and the interaction they had with the guests was just outstanding. The transition from the band playing to the dj taking over towards the end of the night was also seamless, they were fast and efficient in moving it inside and the interaction again was amazing! The Swithas band are true professionals, our guests could not get over how good they were. We know how stressful selecting the band can be for your big day but we cannot recommend The Swithas Band highly enough! Michelle & Stephen x
Esther & Raimund
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 30th Oct 2022
I‘m so glad we have found the Swithas Band. Those guys are performing so incredibly well and set such a great mood. They made our wedding extra special! This has also been said by our guests. Thank you again!
Rachael & Josh
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 29th Sep 2022
We booked the Swithas band for the full day of our wedding including ceremony set up, cocktail hour, full band and DJ. The cocktail music by Silvio was perfect, great song choices and what a voice! The band were outstanding! So much energy and from the first song the whole dance floor was packed. My family have said it was the best wedding band they have ever seen. Being Irish, the music was tailored for us and the dance floor was full for the entire set. The DJ by Silvio was also amazing, again excellent song choices tailored to suit all ages and music styles of our guests. We cannot thank Silvio and the band enough for making our day amazing and such good fun!
Annie & Andy
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 23rd Sep 2022
We could not have asked for a better band to celebrate with us at our wedding. Thank you Silvio and the band for creating such an amazing atmosphere and everything we could have asked for. Highly, highly recommend to anyone looking for a band! Thank you again Xxx
Gabrielle & Raymond
Added 14th May 2023
Wedding 22nd Sep 2022
Super band!! They kept the dance floor full all night and were so obliging in playing requests. So much fun too! They made our wedding really special. Silvio also provided the perfect music for our reception drinks! Highly recommend this band for any wedding or event!
Laura & Shane
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 12th Sep 2022
Where do I start with this Band and Silvio. First off the voice it is something so special and you can tell he really cares about his skill. Not only that but his communication on the lead up to the wedding was brilliant. He also learnt my father daughter dance. The dance floor was full for the night we even ended up dancing on tables. Prior to this I thought I was a classy a bride ???? My dad ended up surprising the Swithas and sang our first dance. They completely took this in their stride and it was such a magical moment. Although dad went back a couple more times as I think he wanted to part of the Swithas band ???? The ceremony music still gives me goosebumps and they really made us feel so special. Our day was magical and the Swithas and Silvio were a huge part of the happiest day of our life. We will be forever grateful.
Eimear Farrell
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 21st Jun 2022
We enjoyed every minute of the Swithas Band at our wedding! Every guest both young and old came to us to say how amazing they were :) Nearly one year later and guests are still talking about them! I would fully recommend booking them for your wedding!! Thanks again Silvio and gang for making our day so special ??
Danielle & Brian
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 19th Jun 2022
We had the Swithas Band for our wedding last week and all we can say is that these guys are amazing.! They're and outstanding group of musicians individually but together they're top class. From start to finish they'd everyone up on the dance floor and the guests are still talking about them now. If you are thinking of booking I'd suggest doing it ASAP and you won't be disappointed. These guys are busy for a reason - They're the best around.
Emma & Patrick
Added 13th May 2023
Wedding 18th Jun 2022
Best band around!! I couldn't recommend this band enough! Silvio agreed to play at our wedding when a different band cancelled at short notice and we couldn't be more grateful. The Switha's band were excellent - all our guests have raved about how good they were and are still talking about them now we are back home! We couldn't be happier that we got to have them on our wedding day, and they truly are the friendliest gents around! The songs they played got everyone up and dancing the whole night and created the best atmosphere! A massive thank you to the Switha's band!
Michelle & Odhran
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 10th Jun 2022
When we started planning our wedding our number one priority was for our guests to have the most amazing day. We knew one of the biggest factors would be entertainment so we set out to find an extremely talented band. We booked The Swithas Band in 2020 with the help of our wedding planners and after seeing their videos on Instagram! To say the guys were absolutely amazing on the day would be an understatement! They had everyone up dancing the minute they started and the dance-floor stayed full the entire night. They were great fun, friendly, and you can tell a mile off they love what they do. We had the time of our lives as did our guests, thank you so much guys we couldn’t have been happier. Michelle & Odhrán xx
Keira & Alan
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 9th Jun 2022
THE BEST!! We can’t recommend these guys enough!! We booked the swithas band for our whole wedding the ceremony, cocktail reception and our evening reception. They were absolutely amazing and had everyone up dancing!
Rick & Rhi
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 3rd Jun 2022
Outstanding! Silvio and his band provided the perfect musical accompaniment for our wedding day. From ceremony PA, to drinks/dining playlists, incredible live music and finishing with a DJ set for the ages, Silvio and the team smashed it! We couldn’t be more pleased with everything - he was great from enquiry, through booking and preparation for the day; giving us plenty of options, plenty of flexibility and, most importantly, superb communication and giving us absolute confidence in how it would go. On the day they delivered everything promised… and more. I’m aware that I’m repeating myself here, but WHAT.A.BAND! So grateful and couldn’t recommend highly enough. Thank you Silvio and the guys for helping to make our special day so perfect!
Emily & Neil
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 2nd Jun 2022
The Switha’s performed at our villa wedding on the 2nd June 2022 , what a talented group they are! They had everyone up dancing with their absolute bangers! Our guests haven’t stopped talking about our day and everyone commented on how good the music was. Thank you so much for making our day so special. Love Emily & Neil.
Abi & Christian
Added 13th May 2023
Wedding 1st Oct 2021
Wedding Swithas band were truly sensational. We couldn't recommend the more!! Thank you Silvio and co for everything!
Anthony & Jane
Added 13th May 2023
Wedding 23rd Sep 2021
We had our wedding day on 23rd of September and thanks to Silvio and the Swithas Band it was truly the best day of our lives. From the first day we spoke to Silvio we genuinely felt like we had known him our whole lives. We discussed our taste in music, favourite songs and the vibe we wanted for our wedding day. He took the time to listen to what we wanted and made a huge effort to learn our favourite song so that we could have it as our first dance. On the wedding day itself Silvio looked after our ceremony music, cocktail music, reception band and the dj set. Every moment of music was fantastic. Our guests had the best time and cannot stop talking about The Swithas Band being the best live band they have ever seen. Booking The Swithas Band was the best decision we made and we cannot recommend them enough. They are truly amazing and we will be forever grateful to them for making our dreams come true. Roll.on our 1 year anniversary when hopefully we can come back and see them in action once again. Thanks for everything guys xxx
Hayley Weaver
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
My husband and I were lucky enough to have Swithas band play at our wedding; they were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We recently went to another wedding and thought the band was incredible, little did we know that Swithas band would completely blow them out of the water. Their song choices were fantastic and suited each stage of our day. Switha sang some beautiful songs at our ceremony, set the mood at the drinks reception and had everyone up and dancing from the first song. I have never seen people hit the dance floor like that but no one could help themselves. Every time I went to get a drink I was disappointed I was missing another great song. All our guests are still talking about how excellent the band were. In addition, they were all incredibly lovely, were willing to learn our first dance song and were wonderfully accommodating. I would recommend them for any event, you won’t regret it. Thank you so much Switha's band!
Stephanie and Matthias
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 5th Jul 2019
The Swithas band were the absolute BEST and made our wedding party!! The variety of songs they play is so impressive (from latest pop to country to Irish!) and the dance floor was full the entire night. They even took special requests which meant so much to us. All of our guests the next day couldn’t stop talking about how great the band was. Thank you all for a fantastic evening!! :)
Chris & Faye
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 8th Jun 2019
Best wedding band ever! The Swithas played at our wedding in June and were simply amazing! All throughout the day the music was awesome and everything ran so smoothly - Silvio and the guys put so much work into ensuring that everything is just perfect. Silvio's relaxed acoustic set worked great during welcome drinks and in the evening the band were INCREDIBLE - they are fantastic musicians and sound so tight - we have many photos and videos of guests going crazy on the dance floor! We really wanted a band that were the real deal (and not a gimmicky wedding band) - and the Swithas were certainly that. Thanks SO SO much guys - it was the best decision ever to book you. All the best and hopefully see you at a gig in the future! Chris & Faye x
Paul & Lisa
Added 13th May 2023
Wedding 27th Apr 2019
An amazing wedding band! Paul and I had our wedding last week and we are still buzzing over the amazing music provided by Silvio and the band. We cannot recommend Silvio and The Switha band highly enough. Our family members provided music at the ceremony and each one have remarked on how kind and helpful Silvio was helping them setup. The acoustic set before dinner was perfect but the best was yet to come. The music during the reception was absolutely brilliant, at one point it looked as though every single guest was on the floor dancing! Silvio's song choices during the live performance and DJ set were nothing short of perfect, so thank you so much Silvio & team, you were the best! Paul & Lisa x
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 30th Jun 2018
The best wedding band!! We were lucky enough to have Silvio and the band play for us at our wedding last June. Cannot recommend this band more, they made the night and party!! Silvio even did Dj and an acoustic pre dinner set for us. Their music and song selection was brilliant and couldn't have been more impressed with them. Highly recommend you book this band of you want a full dance floor and fun wedding.
Kate & Gemma
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 9th Oct 2017
Myself and my now wife Gemma chose Silvio & the band to play our wedding in Portugal on 9th October 2017 - and they were truly awesome. Silvio has a beautiful voice and did some stunning acoustic covers for our welcome drinks. The full evening band were incredible, playing through songs we had requested. The wedding party got a bit rowdy (as you do), and Silvio obliged in playing some proper rock n roll covers for the guests to get out the air guitars, including a head banging rendition of Rage against the machine. We loved it, the guests loved it, and I can’t recommend them highly enough! Cheers guys :) xxx
Sinead & Ger
Added 13th May 2023
Wedding 9th Jul 2017
Simply the best wedding band EVER!!!! Hi guys, Thank you all so much for making our day so amazing! The band we chose was really important for Ger and I and 6 weeks on people are still saying how much they loved The Swithas! You are all so lovely and really had fun on the day! We could not have found a better group of guys and a more talented band for our wedding!!! We loved it! Sinead & Ger xxx
Alex & Laura
Added 12th May 2023
Wedding 5th Jun 2017
Silvio and the The Swithas band did our wedding in June 2017, and were absolutely amazing! Silvio sang at our reception and ceremony and also DJ’d until the small hours! Would recommend Silvio to anybody as he is the best in the business down in Vilamoura or on the Algarve. Totally cool dude, super relatable and so talented! Obrigado Silvio! Alex & Laura
Peter serpell
Added 13th May 2023
I challenge anyone who is unsure if they should hire the Switha’s to try find a reason NOT to, after they have heard or seen them! They are an amazing band and true entertainers (not just talented musicians). Two years on from my wedding and the guests are still talking about how good Silvio and crew were.
Vicky dooley
Added 12th May 2023
The best decision we made to have the pleasure of Silvio and his band from the very start at the chapel right up to early hours of the morning. Amazing photos and videos and really made our wedding magical and memorable .Guests still talk about our amazing wedding band whenever our wedding gets mentioned. Faultless entertainers amazing talent and all so lovely .will come see you all again at a gig next year I'm sure ! Lots love xx
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