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The Duffys

In Brief: 
4-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

About The Duffys

Originally from the west of Ireland but now based in England, The Duffys are a four-piece band performing a wild and intoxicating mix of pop/rock covers, Celtic jigs and traditional Irish songs, rock and roll, Motown, and country and western. Performing a wide range of music is one thing, but performing it well is another! In this sense, The Duffys stand out for their universally high musical standards. Multi-instrumentalist, John Duffy is a charismatic and engaging lead singer whose voice is both crystalline enough to tackle any girl band ballad yet gritty enough to blast through a classic rock song. John also plays acoustic guitar, accordion, banjo and keyboard backed by top class musicians on guitar, bass and drums. Our normal quoted price is for the four-piece but the band is also available as a five-piece adding a fiddler.

A highlight for the band was playing at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 opening ceremony in Jamaica. The band have also toured in Ireland, Britain, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Middle East and America and have appeared on countless regional and national radio interviews and television broadcasts including “The Late Late Show” on RTE, “The Tonight Show” ITV, “The Warehouse” on Carlton and the Fleadh Festival live on Sky. They recorded their debut original album with producer Kurt Wallinger who wrote “She’s The One” for Robbie Williams and produced albums for Prince, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger and Peter Gabriel. These appearances are combined with their function work, where they are an extremely popular attraction at weddings, parties and corporate events, particularly where an Irish flavour is required.

The band will normally play for up to two and a half-hours and the quoted price includes the provision of a full professional PA and lighting system and recorded music during their breaks.

Price from: £1,190

Travel and cost: 
The Duffys are based in Gloucestershire. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

"Just as we wanted and indeed expected."
Richard Durance - wedding reception - Nottinghamshire - April 2015

"After much searching I decided to book the The Duffys for our wedding. They were simply brilliant. I saw so many guests I know dance and dance like they have never danced before, and guests who never dance, dance! It was wonderfully impossible to sit down with everyone having so much fun. True professionals who knew after just a few songs what worked best and made it such a special evening. Many many thanks guys."
Alan Martin - wedding reception - Hampshire - February 2013

"I would just like to let you know that everyone who was at our wedding is saying how great the band were. If you want a band that gets people up dancing this is it. You made our night very special."
Dermot Tobin - wedding reception - Staffordshire - December 2011

"Fantastic performance and great rapport with guests."
Molly Jackson - wedding reception - London - August 2011

"John and the rest of the band were excellent and I hope they move on to bigger and better things. All my guests commented on what a great band they were."
James Fleck - wedding reception - Guildford, Surrey - September 2010

"The Duffys were fabulous - they exceeded our expectations and couldn't have been more helpful. Arriving and setting up before the reception and providing a microphone for speeches. The dance floor was packed all evening."
Caroline Arblaster - wedding reception - Daventry - September 2009

"We found Function Junction to be extremely professional. You were always helpful and organised. The service was fantastic. The Duffys were absolutely brilliant and really made our day. Thank you so much."
Briony Grant-Parke - wedding reception - Essex - November 2009

"First class"
Lucia Walshe - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - October 2009

"Our guests (and of course us too) absolutely loved the Duffys and commented that they were the best band they'd seen at a wedding. Everyone danced from start to finish."
Claire McLaughlin - wedding reception - London - August 2008

"The music was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance."
Anne Wilson, Bicester Town Council - summer fun day - Oxfordshire - July 2008

"The Duffys were fantastic. They really made our 40th birthday party an evening to remember, and lots of the guests have commented on how brilliant the band was. Thank you"
Charlotte Holmes - birthday party - Buckinghamshire - June 2008

"We would highly recommend The Duffys, you were 1st class !!!"
Jane Bowsher - wedding reception - Alyesbury - May 2008

"The band were amazing, they really made the reception for us. Everyone at the wedding commented on how great the boys were. I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you - Thank you - Thank you!!"
Paul Markham - wedding reception - Berkshire - September 2007

"The Duffys were fantastic - totally professional and great fun, and they really did make the night. Everyone was up dancing and we even had people from a nearby wedding coming over "as the band was so much better than theirs" A great bunch of lads and highly, highly recommended"
Paul Newton - wedding reception - E Sussex - August 2007

"The Duffys performed at a wedding I co-ordinated on Saturday and they were fantastic. All the guests, young and old, enjoyed their music and they were lovely and friendly too. An absolute pleasure to work with - I will definitely be recommending them to other brides in the future."
Debbie Diggle - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - July 2007

"The Duffys were excellent and really made our night. They were loved by all ages and had everyone up dancing."
Clare McLaughlin - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - June 2007


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Songs List: 

50s to 60s
A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
Drive My Car (The Beatles)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis )
Good Golly Miss Molly (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Hard Days Night (The Beatles)
Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Jail House Rock (Elvis Presley)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Mr Tambourine Man (The Byrds)
Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)
You Really Got Me (Kinks)

70s to 80s
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Alright Now (Free)
American Pie (Don McLean)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Cotton Eyed Joe (Nina Simone)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Devil Went Down To Georgia (Charlie Daniels )
Everybody Needs Somebody (Blues Brothers)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Hotel California (Eagles)
I Want You Back (Jackson Five)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Summer Of ‘69 (Bryan Adams)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns n’ Roses)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers)
There She Goes (The La’s)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Your Song (Elton John)

90s to 00s
All About The Bass (Meghan Trainor)
All I Want Is You (U2)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (Artic Monkeys)
Candy (Robbie Williams)
Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)
Country Girl (Primal Scream)
Dance The Night Away (The Mavericks)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hey Ho (Lumineers)
I Gotta Feelin (Blackeyed Peas)
Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Little Lion Man (Mumford And Sons)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Mercy (Duffy)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
To Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Toxic (Britany Spears)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating)
You’re Still The One (Shania Twain)


Traditional Irish and Country & Western
Cotton Eyed Joe (Traditional)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Dirty Old Town (Pogues)
Fiesta (The Pogues)
Fisherman’s Blues (Waterboys)
Folsome Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
I Used To Love Her (Sawdoctors)
Irish Rover (Pogues)
Lark In The Morning Jig
Masons Apron Reel
N17 (Sawdoctors)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Sally Gardens Reel
Seven Drunken Nights (Dubliners)
St Patrick’s Day Jig
Tell Me Ma (Traditional)
The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers)
Whiskey In The Jar (Traditional)
Wild Rover (Traditional)