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Letitia&Brian here!

The day of our wedding was made even more special with the music Vinny Thorpe played. Everybody at our wedding were so impressed with him. He even took requests. Thanks Vinny for a lovely day.

(Brian & Letitia Proctor, Kilashee House Hotel, County Kildare)

Hello Vinny Just back from a lovely honeymoon! We were truly delighted with yourself and the band and would be happy to recommend you far and wide. In fact you were so good the poor DJ had a tough time trying to keep the crowd dancing when you finished – they were all danced out! Vinny you and The Decades did a fantastic job at our wedding. You have a very rich live sound with 2 great vocalists and music to suit all tastes. Our only problem was that the dance floor was too small, as the whole crowd was up dancing! Our guests just loved you too. The pre-dinner music provided by you Vinny was wonderful too – it added a real touch of class to our drinks reception. Best wishes and Thanks again for playing your part in helping make our wedding the fantastic day it was!

(Karen & Adrian, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin City)

Vinny and his band played at our wedding and we couldn't recommend them highly enough! From the time we heard them in the Seven Oaks, it was a case of book them and then don’t worry any more about the music. A lot of people commented on the sax playing for the pre-dinner drinks – made for a lovely atmosphere without being intruding or loud and just added that perfect touch to the reception area – several people commented on how nice it was to be greeted by music when walking into the hotel and then asked what happened to the lovely music when he went on his break!

The band were very good on the night, both male and female singers and their interaction with the crowd was brilliant! We had an added request that we have our first song outside, and all we had to do was give them the name of the songs and it was done!

 They had the song learned off – nothing is too much trouble for them and Vinny is always quick to reply to any queries. Everyone was up dancing (some people never sat down!!) Everyone was asking where we found the band as they were VERY impressed with them and said that it made the evening just perfect. We got the video back and the dance floor is never empty – we even saw people up dancing who NEVER dance! Extremely good value for money too – I think they have underpriced themselves!

(Maureen and Ken, Clanard Court Hotel, Athy)

My sister got married on NYE 2011 she booked the Decades, absolutely brill – the floor was full all night. Vinny and his crew learned the song they wanted for their first dance, he even played the drinks reception music! Vinny played sax and keyboard during the drinks reception, absolutely fab! Band priced very reasonable – give them a bell couldn’t recommend them highly enough! They had the floor packed all night and we had 20 teenagers!

(Gwendolen, Berkeley Court Hotel, Dublin City)

Myself and Elizabeth would like to thank you and the Band for making our special day even more Special. We and our guests just loved all the music that the band played. Many of our family members did comment that they were never at a wedding with so many people up dancing constantly. The songs suited everyone’s taste and allowed them to Dance the night away. We also loved that you could play a couple of Christmas songs to match the theme of our wedding. We thought that the music at the drinks reception was fantastic and really brought a luxurious ambience feel to the room. We would highly recommend the Decades Dance Band to anyone who would be thinking of using them for their special day. We would personally like to thank you Vinny for all your help with all the consultation and helping putting our mind at rest while we concentrated on other preparations for the wedding. I wish you all the success in the future and please be reassured that I will be recommending you to anyone looking for a wedding band. Who knows in 10 years time we might have a little 10 year anniversary party and get you guys back for that as well…LOL. Wayne and Liz

(Wayne & Elizabeth, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin City)

The Decades Dance Band provided the drinks reception and post meal musical entertainment for our wedding at Dromoland Castle on December 30th, 2010. From the outset they were professional and a pleasure to deal with. Their music was great, they read the crowd well and had even the most reticent of guests on their feet ! Having both female and male vocalists is a real bonus as is their broad repertoire. They are a talented bunch and obviously enjoy what they do. No hesitation in recommending them.

(Peter & Bernadette Murphy, Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare)

We had our wedding yesterday and had a fantastic day. The Decades Band played at the wedding and were absolutely fantastic and can’t recommend them enough. Vinny the male singer of the band was a pleasure to deal with and incredibly professional. The dance floor was full all night which is exactly what we wanted. The music was loved by everyone there with an age range of late 70′s to 4 year olds. Vinny also played the pre-reception music and everyone remarked on him, great job Vinny and thanks so much! Denise and Kieran x

(Denise and Kieran, Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin)

Hello Vinny,

I want to write you this email to thank you for playing at the wedding on 9th August.

Firstly the booking and communication from you was excellent. You made the whole process easy and you certainly know your stuff. Vinny also played the arrivals music which quite a few guests commented to me on how good it was. Once the meal was over the band set up very quickly leaving no time wasted. They did all that we requested. They were just excellent and the music they choose to play sat well with all guests from my 81 year old granny to my 4 year old daughter. Everybody at the wedding commented on how good they were and were up dancing all night! I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you so much.

(Hannah & Stephen, Talbot Hotel Wexford)

Hi Vinny

Just a few lines to thank The Decades for playing at our wedding in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. We were very grateful to The Decades for helping to make our wedding day extra special. The evening started brilliantly with a specially prepared version of “Kentish Town Waltz”. From then on everyone danced the night away till the early hours. And finally a big thank you to Vinny for being so helpful and accommodating while preparing for our wedding. Indeed such was the confidence that Vinny instilled in me as soon as I meet him that I knew the night would be complete success

(Brendan & Marie, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, County Westmeath)

We booked them for next April after hearing them in the Seven Oaks – the dance floor was never empty when we were there and all the songs I heard I liked and would get up to dance to. I found Vinny VERY nice to deal with – always responds to emails and voice messages very quickly and is learning the words/song to our first dance as it’s not one of the usual suspects (Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce) Looking forward to having him on our day. Would recommend him so far – I feel like I don’t have to worry about that end of it, and anything that I can get done that isn’t stressing me out is a good thing in my book!

(Maureen Dillon,

The Decades Dance Band from Kildare are exactly who you need!

We wanted exactly the same as you, and they were fantastic at our wedding – they impressed everyone, of all ages!


We went to see them at a wedding before we booked them and were happy with what we heard. Also, unlike a lot of the suppliers I have dealt with, Vinny is very prompt on replies and contact which is great.


I have to say, the Decades band are FANTASTIC. We went to see them at a showcase recently (for my sister) and they were brilliant. We’ve seen other bands perform and they are by far the best. There’s great banter between them when they’re on stage and their play list is huge. I’d recommend them to anyone and everyone.

(Olivia McGrath, Clondalkin, Dublin)

Hi Cyril Fox of video me productions here, filmed the wedding of Olivia & Hugh in Killashee on the 17th July and just to say the band were fantastic, so it made my job that bit easier. Look forward to working again with you soon.

(Cyril Fox ‘video me productions’ (then click the tab ‘Decades and others)

Hi, I had a birthday party recently in Hotel Keadeen, County Kildare and I hired The Decades Dance Band. From the start to the finish they had a repertoire that suited everybody full of life, fun and happiness for all. Everybody felt at the end of the night that they would like to book that band for their party! Thanks Vinny, take care and best wishes!

(Noel Smith, Newbridge, County Kildare)

Hi Vinny…just about recovered now though the knees are still complaining about all the dancing!!!! Gerry and I had a brilliant night and certainly one to remember for all sorts of reasons. The band was brilliant and everyone certainly enjoyed the music… I have had a lot of my guests asking me where I found you and I said I would have no hesitation in recommending you for any function. You certainly have the knack of being able to read the crowd and had them all up hopping about and enjoying the night. Thanks to you and all the team for making my night a very special memory.

(Kate & Gerry, Keadeen Hotel, County Kildare