Galway Wedding Band, The Wondertones are delighted to have won the 2018 Mrs2Be Brides' Choice Award for "Best Wedding Entertainment"!
The Mrs2Be Brides' Choice Award are based on Real Wedding Reviews from Wedding Couples who had The Wondertones perform at their weddings in 2017. The finalists are then assessed by a Mrs2Be Judging Panel and then the awards are made.
Speaking from The Wondertones Studio in Tuam, band founder Dwayne Higgins is thrilled with the win... "The band have worked hard for the last 10 years as a dedicated, specialist wedding band. We have a lot of hard work put in to our wedding sets, music mix and overall show. Winning the Mrs2Be Brides' Choice Award is the icing on the cake. The band are thrilled with the win".
The Wondertones was started in 2008 by school-friends Dwayne Higgins and John Duggan. The original idea was to create a soulful, classy big-band with brass, piano, drums, bass and guitars. Eight (yes eight!) members make up The Wondertones. The big sound is complemented with 4-part male / female vocals. "We understood that vocals are the focal point of any band, and we were insistent on having a dedicated male & female vocal lead (Shane Kelly & Madeleine Fleming). Our singers are award winners and deliver show-stopping vocal performances, night after night. Additional vocals are provided by Louis Brennan and Brian Ansbro", clarifies Dwayne.
Brass is provided as standard with Trumpet performed by Brian Ansbro and Sax played by Louis Brennan. Louis also sings, plays harmonica and tin whistle. Dwayne Higgins plays guitar, ukulele and controls the live sound and lights.
"All music is performed live, there are no backing tracks or trickery! We record all our own live audio and video. We have over 65 wedding videos on YouTube. This body of work gives any potential couple a real flavour of what we do".
Live drums (James Casserly), Piano (Steve Foley) and Bass (Mike Ansbro) are the backline and backbone of the band. Love is the cornerstone, with founding member John Duggan sailing off into the sunset and marrying Jen, our previous trumpet player and singer!
"It is reassuring to get recognition from Mrs2Be and the Brides' Choice Award for our wedding performances. It is the result of 10 years work and this has given the band a real boost. We are thrilled with the win".
The Wondertones would like to sincerely thank all of your wedding couples who voted for us and to all of our 2017 wedding couples who reviewed The Wondertones and made this award a reality.
Dwayne, Shane, Louis, James, Madeleine, Steve, Brian & Mike
Recently Engaged? Then you need to come to The Salthill Hotel on Sunday 21st January between 3 - 5 pm. The Wondertones will be performing a wedding showcase. The Band will be playing some music from their exclusive wedding sets!
BE DIFFERENT! Book an 8-Piece Wedding Band with Brass!
There is nothing as classy as the sound of a Live Band with a Brass section. Brass can sweeten the live sound and give your audience an impressive live experience when viewing The Wondertones. It is a true big-band sound. Brass can also be adapted to modern pop and rock songs also, so it is a diverse addition to a band.
The Wondertones have Trumpet and Sax as standard. Our mission is to have a big, impressive sound for all wedding events. Our musicians have played with many big-bands in Galway and have a wealth of experience.
“Brass” played on a keyboard is not the same, and sounds synthetic. Why have cotton when you can have silk?!
The Wondertones are a Tuam based Wedding Band who play in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Clare. We are a Galway Wedding Band who perform with Brass (Sax & Trumpet) as standard.
We have also played in Loughrea, Ballinasloe, Tuam, Gort, Oranmore and Athenry. In Mayo, we regularly play in Ballina, Claremorris, Castlebar, Ashford, Cong, Breaffy and Westport.
We are a Wedding Band with Brass and it makes a difference!
We also cover Mayo and Westport! We have played many of the fantastic hotels throughout County Mayo...here are a few!
The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo,
Breaffy House Hotel, Breaffy, Co. Mayo
Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny, Co. Mayo,
Broadhaven Bay, Belmullet, Co. Mayo
McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Ice House Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo,
Belleek Castle Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo,
Mount Falcon Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo,
The Westport Woods Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo
The Wyatt Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo
The Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo,
Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo
Some Wonderstats from 2015...!!
Our most popular 2015 wedding venues:
All fantastic venues, we also have played many other beautiful boutique venues and castles around the county and country!
Our Top 6 #firstdancesongs from 2015:
Did you know.... The Wondertones play 97% of #firstdance songs live!
#nobackingtracks #noCD #livemusicrocks