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The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy

Rome, Italy
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The Waistcoats are an Irish and Italian wedding band who deliver a passionate and energetic performance that will get everyone singing and dancing, young and old alike!

The band is made up of Irish and Italian international musicians who have been performing at weddings for years! Not only are they perfect for your wedding, they’re also great for all your pre- and post-wedding parties.

Meet the founding members of the Waistcoats:

Paul Staunton (guitar/mandolin/vocals) is a Dublin native who comes from a family with a rich musical background. He also lived and played in New York for many years, while Sal LeRoi (vocals/guitar) is a German-born Italian showman who can be heard occasionally in voice over projects on German TV. Sal and Paul have been performing together for more than 9 years and will go the extra mile for you!

Don't need the entire band, but prefer a duo instead? Sal and Paul are happy to oblige! The Waistcoats can also do acoustic sets as a duo, trio or with the full band to accompany your aperitifs before the wedding, or a pizza party the day after. Just contact us and we will create a custom package to suit your specific needs.

Upbeat, friendly, energetic, and professional...we love to entertain you on your big day!

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The Waistcoats were wonderful to work with. Very supportive especially as we were organising our wedding from Asia. Really understood what we wanted and our guests loved the band. We spent the whole night dancing. Paul was always quick to respond and catered for our every request.’would not hesitate to recommend them!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Thank you guys for having us. It was a great pleasure to play your special day. Best, Paul and Sal from The Waistcoats
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Wir haben im "Alten Lager" in Münsingen (Germany) geheiratet. Das Wetter war traumhaft, die Location gigantisch und die Band einfach der OBERHAMMER. Die Band - mit ihrer Liederauswahl - hat alle Gäste zum Tanzen animiert und eine super tolle Stimmung verbreitet. Auf spontane Dinge haben alle 4 Jungs super flexibel reagiert und Dank des sonnigen Wetters sogar kurzfristig draußen aufgebaut. Hut ab für die geile Performance! We love you! Great job! Sven
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Sal & Paul helped to make our day so special, they were informative, helpful & absolutely brilliant musicians. Thanks guys
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I couldn't recommend The Waistcoats more! They were more than helpful and my guests absolutely loved them. We had a full dancefloor all night.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Hannah, thank you so much for the kind review. It was a wonderful day. Best, Paul and Sal from The Waistcoats
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Sal and Paul from the Waistcoats were lovely to work with. No issues from moment of first contact. Definitely did not need to have any worries. They were very accommodating of our guests who wanted to get up and get involved in a sing song also.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Aideen, Thank you so much for having us. It was great fun playing with your guests. We learned a few new songs that night. :) Best, Paul and Sal from The Waistcoats
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We booked the waistcoats to play at our wedding reception in Rome. From the beginning, Paul was very helpful and very quick to respond to all our comments and queries. They have a huge song list ranging from traditional Irish songs to contemporary pop/rock/country music. Both our families thoroughly enjoyed the music and we had such a good craic. Both Paul and Sal have fantastic vocals and Francesco was amazing on the Keyboard. My dad is a keyboardist and he used to play at gigs and events in India before moving to Ireland, he was full of praises of the band. He is a hard man to impress! I would recommend the waistcoats to any couples looking to get married in Italy. Ours was a small wedding with only 14 guests and having the band was a great way to lift up the evening. Thanks a mil guys!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Dona, Thank you so much for having us play your wedding night in Rome. It was a lovely evening. We really enjoyed the night with your family and guests. Kind regards, Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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Salvatore was an excellent musucian. He interacted very well with the guests . Immediately after contacting Salvatore he responded and was keen to find out what type of music we needed. We really didnt know what to expect but he interpreted the guests style and all had a great night I would recommend him without any hesitation.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Brid, thank you very much for your recommendation, it was a pleasure to entertain you and your guests and I was also really impressed by your Italian language skills! Kind regards, Sal
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Where do I start? Sal & Paul played for our wedding in Borgo Di Tragliata and they were amazing. They played all day, the church, the drinks reception and the after dinner reception. The dance floor was never empty all night. My friends and family are still talking about them. So much so I asked them so stay on for an extra hour & that was no problem at all. If you are thinking about booking them. Go for it, you will definitely not be dissapointed and be prepared to dance all night long.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Ruth, again thank you so much for having us play at your wedding! Glad you and your guests had so much fun - so did we! We wish the both of you all the best! Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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We booked Sal & Paul for our wedding in Borgo Di Tragliata, Rome, Italy for our wedding this October & wow they are amazing!!! If anyone is looking for a full band, church music, one man band etc these are the guys to contact! They were so much fun & kept us dancing all night, guests are still raving about them!! Highly highly recommend!!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hey Emma & Gary, thank you so much for this great review - it was a wonderful wedding and a great party! We had a lot of fun and we're glad you and your guests had a great time, too! Kind regards, Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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Sal and Paul played on the third night of our wedding during a pizza party. By that time, everyone was a little tired and emotional so the energy levels weren't superb. Sal and Paul were fantastic in how they adapted their set to the prevailing mood. They slowly ramped it up to full on party mode and had plenty of interaction with our guests. By the end of the night, everyone was up and dancing. The variety in their repertoire is fantastic, from Irish to chart, as is the quality of their music. They're also super easy to deal with both in advance of the event and on the night itself. I absolutely recommend booking them to help add lots of great music and personality to your wedding!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Kevin and Jana, Thank you for the kind words and this great review. We loved to interact with your guests, everyone was super friendly and we felt that they had a bit of energy left, even after two nights of partying - we're glad that we could tap into that and get everyone onto the dancefloor. We wish you both the best for the future! Kind regards, Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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We got married at Borgo Di Tragliata in Rome in August 2017. Sal and the waistcoats played at our wedding and we could not have been happier with the quality, performance, professionalism, musicianship, and craic of them. Sal is a great guy, cool manner, responds to emails instantly, no problems with any request or query we had. They have a brochure with their catalog but you needn't worry, at our wedding the crowd were dancing from the first note. Great collection of classics and Irish music and the craic and banter were brilliant. Musicianship and presentation was great. They have a lot of cool instruments and equipment and they allowed people from the crowd to sing and play towards the end which was a lovely mix at our wedding. Having not seen them before booking we were a small bit worried which is natural. We definitely need not have worried about Sal. They are awesome and would highly recommend for a wedding in Rome, they were a special part of our day and look forward to staying touch and maybe catching them again at some point.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Adrian and Steph, Thank you so much for this great review and Paul and me are happy that you enjoyed our performance. You had some great singers in the crowd as well! We wish you the best for the future, we will definitely stay in touch! Kind regards, Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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Paul & The WaistCoats from the very beginning where brilliant, we had a vision in mind which Paul helped us realise, his guidance was invaluable in the weeks running up to the wedding, every email answered quickly every idea explored without hesitation, we bounced ideas back and forth and this made the day of the wedding incredible, the guys carried out music for the ceremony, the aperitifs, the dancing and then a DJ set! We couldn't have asked for more, very professional and very good guys all round. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the WaistCoats..5* service all the way. Kevin & Marian PS. Thanks so much Guys we had the best craic.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Marian and Kevin, Thank you so much for the nice review. It was really our pleasure to play your wedding. The craic was mighty. I wish you both the best. Kind regards, Paul from The Waistcoats
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We recently got married in Italy as an Irish couple with 99% Irish guests, we cannot put into words how happy we were with the Waistcoats, they were flexible helping with music at the Aperitif and equipment in the church. We had the band on the day of the wedding and we booked the acoustic set for the following day; our guests were blown away and we were so happy with their engagement with the crowd and quality of music. We could not recommend highly enough, they were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Elaine & Joseph, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to play your wedding and post wedding party. Your family and guests were great craic. We had a great time. I wish you both the best, Paul from The Waistcoats
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My wife and I absolutely loved the band and the choice of songs by Sal and The Waistcoats. A friendly and very talented group of guys. Our families and friends all thought they were phenomenal and we recommend them for weddings or any party plans. They added a number of songs that we requested as well to their repertoire. They helped to make our wedding better than we imagined. Thanks, Bill and Judy Geoghegan
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Bill and Judy, Thank you so much for booking us both for your welcome party and your wedding day. Everyone in the band had a lot of fun! I really hope our paths will cross again one day! Kind regards, Sal from The Waistcoats
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The Waistcoats were FANTASTIC! A friendly group with fun stage presence. They provided music for our ceremony, drinks reception and after-dinner dancing. Nothing was too much hassle and they accommodated our every need. Both their drinks reception and after dinner playlists were exactly what we were looking for (classic hits that would get people dancing) and they learnt a couple of additional songs which we specifically requested. They also helped out with sourcing a supplier so we could have speakers for a BBQ the day after our wedding. Everything was easy with them. 100% recommend. Thank you guys! Dominique and James
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Dominique and James, It was a great pleasure to play your wedding. We wish you both the best for the future. The Waistcoats
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We had Salvatore to play at out post-wedding party in Borgo di Tragliata, Rome. Being the night after the wedding, we had a lot of tired and subdued guests but after Sal started playing, all tiredness was well and truly forgotten. Sal had all of our guests on their feet all night and people haven't stopped talking about how good he was ever since! He well and truly made the last night of our wedding unforgettable and I cannot recommend him enough for anyone looking for wedding entertainment, either for the wedding party or night after. The songlist provided by the Waistcoasts was phenomenal and provided for all tastes from Irish ballads (every one you could think of) to chart music and there really was something for everyone. We couldn't have asked for any more!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Dear Emma, Thank you for this great review - I really enjoyed performing on the night after your wedding, it was a lot of fun and I always love the challenge of getting a post-wedding crowd onto the dancefloor! I wish you both all the best for the future! Sal from The Waistcoats
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An amazing band! Friendly, helpful and professional! Great music throughout the night that all my guests enjoyed and danced to... I definitely recommend the waistcoats to anyone looking for a fun band as they aren't just good but also extremely helpful with everything you need!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a great pleasure to play your wedding. Best, Paul from The Waistcoats
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Amazing!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Dear Mr and Mrs Downey, Thank you so much for having us play your wedding in Venice. It was our pleasure. Best, Paul from The Waistcoats
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We had seen The Waistcoats play at a couple of events around Rome and were amazed with the range of music they would play. When we got in touch they were happy to talk to us and chat about the wedding, and they were very well-versed about music in and around Italy. We were particularly impressed with the band going above and beyond what we had originally agreed, meaning that they were the least stressful part of the entire day. They helped the whole group relax after the ceremony, as well as party on into the night. Couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Jacob, Thank you so much for having us play your wedding and leaving this great review. It was a great day. Best, Paul and Sal from The Waistcoats
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The Waistcoats literally made our Irish Hen Party weekend. They played for my sister's Hen Party at my country home in Rome, Italy. Everyone was up dancing the whole time, and couldn't stop talking about the band afterwards. The band was always quick to respond to messages and calls, such a nice group of guys, and very polite when we ran a bit late on the night. A talented group of guys with a huge repertoire also of lively classics and modern songs. I'd highly recommend them!!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Sharon and Danielle, Thank you very much for the great review. We had a lot of fun too, our goal is to get everyone up and dancing and we're happy that everyone had such a great time. Best, Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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Paul & Sal and the waistcoats provided outstanding music from our ceremony , appertivo ,right through to the small hours. They ensured that the atmosphere was lively and upbeat ( as we wanted) and we had so many comments on how fantastic they were from our guests. We would highly recommend them- the best band I've heard between Italy, Ireland and the UK . Thank you again The Waistcoats
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Edel and Patrick, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a truly great pleasure for us to play at your wedding. Best, Paul and Sal from the Waistcoats
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Sal was a complete gentleman from the day we contacted him to the night he played at our wedding. He is a wonderful singer and a real showman. We had his one man band the day after our wedding and he was brilliant. Highly recommended!!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Zoe, it was a pleasure to perform for you and Kieran on the day after your wedding, everyone that night was so friendly and positive - thank you very much for your recommendation, I wish you all the best for the future! Kind regards, Sal from The Waistcoats
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The band was absolutely fabulous!! As we live in Australia and had the wedding in Rome, Paul was kind enough to check the venue out for us in advance, which was a massive help! They had quite a library of music to choose from! To which all the guests agreed upon!! I could not recommend these guys highly enough!!!! Great bunch of Musicians!!
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Carmel and Rory, It was my pleasure to help you out. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was great fun to play your wedding day. Best, Paul from the Waistcoats
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We had our wedding last September at the Byblos arts hotel in Verona, Italy. The waistcoats really rocked our wedding. Our guest we're dancing and having fun all night long. They had a great energy. They were very accommodating with our song request and they were always there to respond to our questions along the way thru e-mail. Overall great ! Thank you Waistcoats !
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to play your wedding day. Best, Paul and Sal from the Waistcoats
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Ci siamo sposati il 17 giugno 2016 dopo varie ricerche abbiamo scelto la professionalià e la bravura di Salvatore e la sua band, abbiamo pianificato insieme il tipo di musica eravamo orientati su musica anni 50 rock e irlandese per il ricevimento mentre per la cerimonia ci hanno accontentato con musica soft tipica orientale visto che il nostro matrimonio era con rito buddhista, siamo stati molto contenti del risultato gli ospiti anche hanno ballato e ci siamo divertiti fino a tardi. consiglio questo gruppo per la loro bravura professionalità e flessibilità.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Ciao Elisa, grazie per la tua recensione, è stato veramente un piacere per noi a suonare al tuo matrimonio, c'era una bella atmosfera, e anche noi ci siamo trovati molto bene. Tanti saluti, Sal dei The Waistcoats"
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really great night. lovely guys and very helpful with our choice of songs. some of our guests are very musical and where able to play away with the band and use their instruments which made the experience more enjoyable. huge thanks to them all :)
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Niamh, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to play your wedding day. Best, Paul and Sal from the Waistcoats
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Thank you for playing at our wedding. Everybody was very amazed at guitar playing duo.They couldn't believe how much you played non-stop and your stamina was remarkable. We all enjoyed thoroughly.
Response from The Waistcoats - The Irish-Italian Wedding Band in Italy
Hi Devika, thank you so much for this review, we really enjoyed performing for you and wish you all the best for the future! Kind regards, Sal and Paul from The Waistcoats
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