Blacktye

Versatile Function Band

Over 20 years of experience in the music industry
Repertoire inc. a wide range of musical styles from pop to reggae!
Offer a range of packages suitable for all kinds of events & venues
Previous clients inc. Amazon, Microsoft, Coca Cola & Aviva Insurance
Based in Dublin & available to perform at events worldwide

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Ireland’s premiere function band, this group of talented, lively and professional musicians are experts at providing incredible live entertainment that can be tailored to suit your specific events needs. Whether you’re looking for beautiful church music to accompany your wedding ceremony or a full blown party set for an evening reception or private party this band will be able to deliver!

Performing from an extensive repertoire that covers a wide range of genres and musical styles including pop, soul, rock, reggae and jazz standards, the band can compile bespoke set lists that will appeal to all types of audiences and create the perfect ambiance to suit your specific event. Highly experienced, the band has no problem adapting their performance on the night in response to their audience.

Renowned for their versatility, not only can the band tailor their set lists to suit your needs, they also offer a range of line-ups and packages making them the perfect choice for events large and small; from an instrumental duo comprised of a pianist and guitarist, right up to a full party band.

In high demand not only across Ireland but internationally, the band have performed at events for high-profile clients such as Sue Ann McManus, Aviva Insurance, Microsoft, Ebay, KPMG, Twitter and Ryanair.

So whether you’re looking for mellow background music to build atmosphere or a high-energy party set that will keep the dance floor packed all night, our versatile function band will be the perfect addition to your event!

  • Chart Hits:
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
  • Roar – Katy Perry
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  • I Gotta Feelin – Black Eyed Peas
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
  • You’ve Got The Love – Florence And The Machine
  • Single Ladies – Beyonce
  • Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
  • Pound The Alarm – Nicki Minaj
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera
  • Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Regulate – Warren G / Nate Dogg
  • Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap
  • No Limit – 2 Unlimited
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • 80′s:
  • 99 Red Baloons – Nena
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Walking On Sunshine – Katriona And The Waves
  • Time Of My Life ( Dirty Dancing ) – Bill Medley
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine – Gun’s ‘n’ Roses
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll:
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis
  • Shout – LuLu
  • Johnny Be Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Waterloo – Abba
  • Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine – Gun’s ‘n’ Roses
  • Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  • Land Of A Thousand Dances – Wilson Picket
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkee’s
  • Soul / Funk:
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
  • Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  • Everybody Needs Somebody – The Blues Brothers
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Sinatra
  • New York New York – Sinatra
  • My Way – Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet
  • Night And Day – Cole Porter
  • Moon Dance – Van Morrison
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
  • All Of Me – Billie Holiday
  • Smile – Charlie Chaplin
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • I’m Your’s Jason Mraz
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • This Year’s Love – David Grey
  • Fields Of Gold – Sting
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks
  • Lost – Michael Bublé
  • The Dance – Garth Brooks
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
  • When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
  • You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
  • With Or Without You – U2
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer
  • Galway Girl – Mundy
  • Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter
  • Irish Rover – The Pogues
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  • Stop The World And Let Me Off – Declan Nurney
  • Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Red Rose Cafe – David Arthur And The Fury Brothers
  • Black Velvet Band – The Dubliners
  • Spancil Hill – The Wolfetones
  • Piano Man – Billy Joel
  • Nella Fantasia
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • Time to say Goodbye
  • The Water is Wide
  • Everything I do
  • Abide With Me
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Christ be beside me
  • Faith of our fathers
  • Hail Queen of heaven
  • The Hiding Place
  • Se an Tiarna m’Aoire
  • Down in the River to Pray
  • Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
  • You Raise Me Up
  • Pie Jesu
  • Soul of my Saviour
  • I Watch the Sunrise
  • Songbird
  • All I Ask Of You
  • Feels Like Home
  • Ceile:
  • Father Kelly’s Reel
  • The Walls of Limerick
  • The Blackthorn Stick
  • Boys of Blue Hill
  • The Write of Man
  • Chief O’Neills Favourite
  • The Shannon Breeze
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • We Are Young – Fun
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
  • Scream And Shout – Will I Am / Britney Spears
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • Umbrella – Rihanna
  • Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  • Human – The Killers
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • Grenade – Bruno Mars
  • Titanium – David Guetta / Sia
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Gold Digga – Kanye West
  • Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adelle
  • Call Me Maybe – Carley Rae Jepsen
  • Empire State Of Mind – Jay-z / Alicia Keys
  • 90′s:
  • Everybody Dance Now ( gonna make you sweat ) – C&C Music
  • Jump Around – House Of Pain
  • What Is Love – Haddaway
  • Mr Vain – Culture Beat
  • Park life – Blur
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
  • Material Girl – Madonna
  • Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  • Take On Me – Aha
  • Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
  • Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
  • Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
  • Hound Dog – Elvis
  • Twist And Shout – The Beatles
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
  • Dancin In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy
  • Mama Mia – Abba
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Long Train Runnin – The Doobie Brothers
  • I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  • Play That Funky Music White Boy – Wild Cherry
  • Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Get Up Off Of That Thing – James Brown
  • Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • Jazz & Swing:
  • It Had To Be You – Sinatra
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Sinatra
  • How Insensitive – Sinatra
  • Summertime – Abbie Mitchell
  • Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
  • Moonlight Serenade – Glen Miller
  • The Lady Is A Tramp – Tony Bennet
  • Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole
  • Stella By Starlight – Ella Fitsgerald
  • 1st Dance / Slow Set:
  • Better – Tom Baxter
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adelle
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Flying Without Wings – Westlife
  • Home – Michael Bublé
  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  • Someone Like You – Van Morrison
  • The Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Close To You – The Carpenters
  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray La Montagne
  • The Way You Look Tonight – The Beatles
  • Irish / Country:
  • Joyce Country Ceili Band – The Saw Doctors
  • Good Looking Woman – Joe Dolan
  • Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzy
  • Wild Rover – The Dubliners
  • Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  • Waltzes:
  • One Day At A Time – Cristy Lane
  • Wild Rover – The Dubliners
  • Amore – Dean Martin
  • Church Music:
  • Panis Angelicus
  • One Hand, One Heart
  • The Prayer
  • Ave Verum
  • In the Arms of the Angel
  • Ag Criost an Siol
  • The Lord’s My Shepherd
  • Lady of Knock
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Here I Am Lord
  • Song of Ruth
  • Ave Maria
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Panis Angelicus
  • I Dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls
  • Amazing Grace
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Fields of Gold
  • A Thousand Years
  • The Voyage
  • The Mountain Road
  • The Morning Dew
  • The Irish Washer Woman
  • The Donnybrook Fair
  • Galway Hornpipe
  • Off to California
  • Seige of Ennis

" Now that the wedding is over, we've had time to reflect on what an amazing day we had. We wanted to express our sincerest thanks for the great entertainment that you guys provided. Our friends and family were boogieing all night. Lots of people have mentioned how amazing you guys were and how diverse the music selection was. Rhythm Is A Dancer and Guns n roses in the same set - amazing. Also, thanks for the excellent rendition of ‘We're Going To Be Friends' for the first dance. Once again, THANK YOU! "

Aidan & Julia, May 24th 2015 Fernhill Clonakilty

" Steve and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. Ye guys were amazing! The dance floor was jam-packed all night and being the seasoned wedding goers that we are, we can safely say that you don't see that very often! We are on honeymoon at the moment but we've received lots of messages from our friends saying how great ye were and talking to my mum yesterday she was still raving about ye! So you definitely appeal to all ages! Also we really appreciate you playing for so long, especially as you didn't get going until later than anticipated, what with the speeches etc.,so thanks for that. Thanks for all your help and for making our wedding night such a super party! "

Kate & Steve Ruan, June 6 2015 mount juliet

" I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you!! We booked you straight after your showcase in Duffy, - you sounded brilliant, you had a great range of songs and you seemed to be having a great time, exactly what we wanted for our guests! From the church, to reception music, band and Dj you were just fantastic - Thank you!! You were so professional and helpful, not just on the night but right from the outset. The dance floor was full the whole night long, infact two couples who attended our wedding, have made enquiries with you! Wishing you and the band all the best for the future. "

Breda and Eoghan, February 21 2015 Breaffy House Mayo

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Grace Henley

Creative Content Executive grace.h@scarlettentertainment.com 01626 572194

Creative Content Executive, Grace, is a copywriter and digital content curator with experience in B2B marketing, communications and PR. With a love for the dramatic arts, Scarlett Entertainment’s diverse roster of talent immediately caught Grace’s eye.

Since joining the team, Grace has worked across multiple departments, liaising with both artists and clients to build relationships and create memorable entertainment experiences. Grace collaborates with artists to put together impressive promotional material and creates insight-driven copy for the company’s website and social media channels.

Grace Henley

Grace Henley

Creative Content Executive grace.h@scarlettentertainment.com 01626 572194

Creative Content Executive, Grace, is a copywriter and digital content curator with experience in B2B marketing, communications and PR. With a love for the dramatic arts, Scarlett Entertainment’s diverse roster of talent immediately caught Grace’s eye.

Since joining the team, Grace has worked across multiple departments, liaising with both artists and clients to build relationships and create memorable entertainment experiences. Grace collaborates with artists to put together impressive promotional material and creates insight-driven copy for the company’s website and social media channels.