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Mar 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 27
Brian Mc Dermott / Steve Clifford

Top 4 reasons people book Flog The Dog (2021)

Flog The Dog are a Kerry Wedding Band but they perform for weddings all over Ireland.
In this episode of The Wedding Band Show, I caught up with Steve from the band to talk about the top 4 reasons people book Flog The Dog for their wedding.
 
Reasons To Book Flog The Dog?
1 - Music Style
2 - Crowd Interaction
3 - Reviews
4 - Easy Booking Process
 
Not Just A Kerry Wedding Band!
Even though the band originates from Co. Kerry the members are based all over Ireland and perform at weddings in every corner of the country. The current lineup of the band includes Steve on Guitar & Vocals, Ciara on Fiddle & Keyboards, Mick Ivory on Bass & Vocals, and Brian Harte on Drums. 


Flog The Dog Music Style?
When asked Steve would explain the band’s wedding setlist to a couple as “we play modern music and tradify it”. Most of the heavy guitar in popular songs like ‘Sex On Fire’ by Kings Of Leon are replaced by acoustic guitar and fiddle parts. The band is probably best known for its interaction with the crowd and this has lead to numerous great wedding reviews. Steve says that wedding couples love when the band calls out guests and has fun with them during the night.


Wedding Setlist
The band is extremely flexible with their setlist and loves to have couples make requests. Steve acknowledges that the band can’t do every cover of a first song justice with a tradify approach so he will consult with couples before the big day. If he feels that the band might murder a song he will present several other options of songs that they do really well. If the couple still can’t decide on a first dance the band can always play it using Spotify through the PA system. Playing a first dance song on a CD is never a bad thing because most guests don’t even notice! You can check out more on this issue in another episode here
 Steves talks about how every wedding is different and that’s the main reason Flog The Dog are so flexible. Some wedding couples might ask the band not to play a ‘Siege Of Ennis’ and then the next wedding might love when it’s included.
 The band has started putting together a ‘90’s set which they will have ready for their next live gigs.


Siege Of Ennis At Weddings?
Steve explains the Siege Of Ennis is most popular for weddings in Kerry, Cork, Clare and a little bit of Limerick. The band has played it for guests from the UK and Australia and has had great fun explaining to the guests how it’s done as they haven’t a clue what’s going on!
 

Wedding Packages?
Flog The Dog have 4 wedding packages including,
- Ceremony Music
- Drinks Reception
- Band
- Disco
They can’t always source other musicians and if a couple would like a DJ & Sax option they can supply that too. Sometimes they might not be able to take a booking for the full day if they have another full day package far away the day before so make sure to contact them as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

 
For information on the Flog The Dog Wedding Band use these links,
Website - https://www.flogthedog.com/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOXWHxFlC43w37NCSY0xaQ
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/flogthedog/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/flogthedog/
Email - [email protected]
Call - 0863913082
 
To find out more information about The Brian Mc Dermott Band use these links,
Wedding Band - https://thebrianmcdermottband.ie/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thebrianmcdermottband/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brian_mc_dermott/
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