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The Funky Buskers - Band Info & Booking

The Funky Buskers (Supergroup)

The Funky Buskers (Supergroup)

The Funky Buskers are a Supergroup of incredible talent with high profile artists.

The band features Alan Downey (drummer and percussionist from International hit group Aslan) and Pat Byrne (Winner of The Voice Hit TV show). They can perform as either a 3-piece band up to a full blown 6-piece band.

The Funky Buskers have been chosen as one of the best party & marriage ceremony music groups in Dublin.

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Shane & Síne Colreavy


We recently had The Funky Buskers 3-piece band at our wedding on Saturday 20th August 2016 at Belleek Castle, Ballina.

We would just like to give you some feedback on it and you are welcome to use this on the website if you wish.

From start to finish the whole experience was excellent. That includes booking the band through Faye at Audionetworks and any other contact we had with her leading up to our wedding which was hassle free, helpful and extremely professional. We noticed that any e-mail we sent to Faye was replied to almost immediately and when planning a wedding that kind of efficiency means a lot.

On the day of our wedding when our coordinator brought us to the bar for a few moments away from our guests for a break, Pat Byrne took the opportunity to come up and have a chat with us and see if there was any additional songs we would like them to play (bearing in mind the band had already immediately agreed to play a list of requests we had sent on to Faye a few weeks in advance of the day). We both thought this was a really nice touch for him to come up and have a chat with us like that and he was an absolute gentleman to deal with and really personalised the whole thing.

When it came to organising our first dance music the whole thing yet again was no bother at all. All we had to do was send the name of the song to Faye a few days in advance and the band had it perfectly cued up through their sound system and ready to play. Pat again had been very polite in complimenting us on our song choice when he was chatting with us earlier.

Once the first dance was over the band immediately started and the floor remained full until they finished. They were absolutely fantastic and made the day for us and our guests.

Since our return from our honeymoon we have had many of the guests that attended enquire about getting contact details for booking The Funky Buskers for their own occasions which we have gladly passed on. We have also had many guests say they were the best wedding band they ever heard and that it was the first time they had heard a band at a wedding that they would gladly go and see at a normal gig!

We would like to sincerely thank Pat, Alan and Jay for giving a truly memorable performance and really adding something truly special to our wedding day. They have so much more to offer than a standard 'wedding band' - fantastic musicians, great song choices and Pats voice topped the whole thing off.

We also like to thanks Faye from Audionetworks for arranging everything so fantastically.

Kind regards,
Shane & Síne

Emma Harkin

We just want to thank you for making our wedding nite the best nite ever. Our guests haven't stopped talking about how amazing the band was! The floor was PACKED from the 1st song until the last. You were amazing so a massive thank you!

Laura Green


Just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us book The Funky Buskers for our wedding in Bellingham Castle on October 1st.

The reaction to the band has just been unreal, we had the 4 piece band at the evening reception and Pat acoustic at the drinks reception. A huge highlight of the day was Pat singing in the garden after dinner as we released balloons, it was a really special moment for us and he could not have been more accommodating. His voice is incredible.

The full band absolutely rocked the reception, the dance floor was jam packed from beginning to end - the set list was spot on and they sounded amazing. Just loved every minute of it.

Thanks so much
Laura and Dave xx

Brendan & Ciara Gillian

Hi Suzy,

Just want to say a massive thank you for organising the Funky Buskers to play at my wedding on Friday!
They did a brilliant job and I had so many people comment on how good they were!

Also special thanks to them for learning our first dance song!

Pat's voice is unreal and they created the perfect atmosphere!

Thanks a million,
Ciara & Brendan

Anita Walker

Hi Faye,

the band were brilliant, everyone commented on how good they were
Had us on the dance floor all night ,Thank you faye and The Funky Buskers for making are wedding Amazing !!!!


Mandy O’Donoghue

Guys, just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding last month. You were a real hit with people of all ages and guests are still raving about you! You kept the dance floor full all night and I’ve never seen wedding guests so sad to see a band finishing up!

Leanne O'Sullivan

Just wanted to send you an email to thank you for all your help organising the band. The service was impeccable and the band were fantastic. They created the perfect atmosphere for my mum’s birthday and were so accommodating and pleasant!

Catriona O'Neill

Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your help and assistance for arranging for the funky buskers playing at our wedding reception at Ballymagarvey. They are a seriously talented bunch of lads and were incredible.

Gemma McCann

The band were absolutely amazing! Everyone loved them! Made our day even more special and to top it off all the lads were 100%. Many thanks to them and to you for all the help! I will recommend them over and over.


Example Playlist #1

  1. You can Call me Al – Paul Simon
  2. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  3. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  4. I got My mind Set on You – George Harrison
  5. Passenger – Let her Go
  6. Blame it on me – George Ezra
  7. Budapest – George Ezra
  8. Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud
  9. Jason Mraz – I wont give up
  10. I’m on Fire (Springsteen)
  11. The River – Bruce Springsteen
  12. I would walk 500 miles
  13. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
  14. Walk of Life – Dire Straits
  15. She’s Electric – Oasis

Example Playlist #2

  1. Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter
  2. Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  3. Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
  4. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  5. Country Roads – John Denver
  6. Suspicious minds – Elvis Presley
  7. Elvis Medley
  8. Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  9. Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men)
  10. Ho Hey (Lumineers)
  11. Mrs. Robinson – Simon And Garfunkel
  12. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  13. Angels (Robbie Williams)
  14. She’s the One – Robbie Williams
  15. Take it Easy – The Eagles

The Funky Buskers (Supergroup)