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Whether you’re organising your wedding day, planning a large corporate event, hosting a private party or booking for a festival, the Velvet Lounge band are the perfect choice to make your event special.

Featuring Ireland’s top jazz vocalist, Cormac Kenevey and one of Ireland’s hottest and most experienced pianists and arrangers, Cian Boylan, the combination of these two extraordinary talents guarantees music of the highest caliber.

The band was created to offer something interesting and of the highest quality for special events and celebrations, and after ten years we are still at the top of everyone's list.
Cormac Kenevey is the only Irish jazz artist currently signed to an international record label. He has two critically acclaimed albums, and sings at festivals across the world, including one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world - Ronnie Scott’s. Recent performances in Mexico, Dubai, London and in Ireland at the National Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, and The Helix confirm his stature. He holds a First Class Masters in Music Performance.

“Hugely Impressive”

- Sunday Times

“Five Stars”

- Sunday Tribune

For more about Cormac, visit www.kenevey.com.
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Musical Director Cian Boylan has worked on many productions in the National Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, Gaeity Theatre, The Helix, and RTE. As a pianist and producer he has worked with Van Morrison, Duke Special, Jerry Fish, Westlife, Cathy Davey, Paddy Casey, RTE Concert Orchestra, Robin Gibb, Sister Sledge, Leann Rimes, and many more. He holds a First Class Masters in Music Performance.

“Incredible Musicianship, energy, and humour. A virtuosic performance.”

- Hotpress

“One of Ireland's finest pianists and arrangers”

- The Irish Times

For more about Cian, visit www.cianboylan.com.
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All of our musicians are of the highest calibre and perform regularly with the biggest names in music, including Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Take That, Westlfe, amongst many others…

In fact our regular band lineup features two doctors of music, four masters of music, and two degrees in music!

Each of our band members is also a successful artist in their own right. Our regular band consists of:

Guy Rickarby - Drums
Brendan Doyle - Saxophone
Rob Geraghty - Saxophone
Linley Hamilton - Trumpet
Damian Evans - Double Bass
Conor Brady - Guitar
Cian Boylan - Piano/Musical Director
Cormac Kenevey - Vocals/Percussion

If a regular member of the band is unavailable, a replacement of the highest calibre will be sourced.

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We do not operate "secondary" or "B" bands. Cormac has not missed a single commitment in almost ten years!

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A selection of music we perform regularly at weddings, private parties and corporate events. Featuring our versions of great music by Ray Charles, Andy Williams, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Radiohead, Elvis, amongst many others…
Our album “Making Other Arrangements” featuring our own jazz arrangements of pop and rock songs, including tracks by The Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, The Kinks, Moloko, and The Strokes amongst others.
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