"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 off 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!"
Sharon & Cillian
"We booked The Trips for our wedding at Rathsallagh House in March 2012.
Neil and the boys were recommended by a friend, and from the night we went to see them play we fell in love with them.
From the drinks reception right through to the DJ they were amazing. They learnt our first dance brilliantly and all our guests were talking about them, young and old!!!
We couldn't recommend them enough, and no-one can hold a sing off to "video killed a radio star" quite like they can!!!!
Ruth & Dave"
Catchfire Entertainment, an exceptional entity providing the full entertainment package. "The Trips" are a brilliant group with a true quality sound and interact with the crowd to add to the overall experience.
Well worth booking for any social or corporate event or wedding occasion.
Christopher and Suzanne Perkins - Carton House, NYE Wedding event
We would like to thank The Trips for playing at our recent company function
As an organiser I found them an absolute pleasure to deal with from the very first contact straight through to the end of the night. Nothing was too much trouble and they took every request in their stride (including two changes of venue).
It can be very difficult to suit a diverse crowd with widely varying tastes but everybody agreed that The Trips are remarkable and talented performers who really got the party going. Professional, enthusiastic, and personable – they made the evening.
The Trips came highly recommended we were not disappointed. I would recommend them without the slightest hesitation. They are efficient, friendly and drama-free bunch of people to work with. The compliments poured in and we look forward to booking them again in the future.
Sharon, Odenberg, Citywest
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!
Shane, Odenberg, Citywest
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 in November 2011.
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.
At the start of October I was told that my company would be letting me and 170 more staff go which meant I was really debating the extra costs when it came to the day.
I was 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 aswell. I would reccomend them to anyone and everyone for any event.
Jillian and Paul
We decided to book the Trips for our wedding in June 2011 and from the very first contact months beforehand right through until after the wedding they were nothing but 1st class.
On such a big day you want a reliable, professional band and these guys tick all the boxes, they are professional, friendly, reliable and most of all they are a brilliant live act that know how to rock a party.
They had the dance floor full from the first song until the last and all our guests are still asking about them now.
Neil and the guys couldn’t do enough for us and even though I put in a special request one week before the wedding for a very specific song it was no problem whatsoever and played on the night with perfection.
I’d like to thank the guys very much for making our day a memorable one that will endure long in the memory and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to play any wedding.
The Trips are the real deal!
Thanks a million,
Ciarán and Jen.
These guys are reliable, punctual and last but not least, brilliant.
We first booked 'The Trips' for a company party in 2008. It had been a good year for us so we wanted to make our company summer party a special event for not only our Irish employees and partners but also those who travelled from the UK, France and Italy. Nervously 'The Trips' were booked as the only band I had booked before was for our wedding a few years ago and did not know what to expect.
However, 'The Trips' were recommended by a friend who had heard them play many times and was never disappointed. Neil was great to deal with and immediately put us at ease in terms of what to expect and how it was going to work. Their advice was spot on and the party worked really well. What was really nice about the lads was that they got a feel for the audience by sitting with them after set up and asking what they wanted to here. We had to clear more and more space for the dance floor as the night went on. We have booked them three times since for different occasions and they have performed brilliantly each time and after each gig I get many calls for their number. I only have one question 'Why are these guys not famous?'.
Alice @ Ocuco Software
Catch Fire Ent. made our Wedding reception this past June at Durrow Castle such a special and memorable occasion. Three months later, we're still hearing from guests how much they enjoyed The Trips & the DJ's music. We had a few songs in mind that were special requests, and the Band played them all! They were professional and fun, and we couldn't have hoped for anything more.
All our guests raved about the performance, both during and well after the event. From the very beginning, when we sat to discuss the reception to the very last song, you made it all about ensuring that we were comfortable and happy. The combination of professionalism and genuine sincerity was evident from the start.
If I had a chance to advise anyone considering live entertainment for their wedding or any other occasion, I would instantaneously recommend Catch Fire Entertainment. We thank you for all the time and dedication you put into making our day so special. We will cherish both the music and the kindness forever.
With great appreciation and gratitude, we send you, the utmost heartfelt thanks'.
Jason and Celine.
We booked The Trips on foot of a recommendation for our Christmas party and we really couldn’t have been happier with the band. Neil and the guys were fantastic and not only gave a great performance but really made the evening lots of fun for us all!
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with them from start to finish and I’d highly recommend them!
Bernie McA, Intuition