Entertainers

The New Brass Kings

The New Brass Kings

Hip-Hop vibes and bangin’ covers guaranteed to get you moving. The New Brass Kings have taken the streets of Dublin by storm. 

The New Brass Kings are very interactive musicians and will engage with guests,  playing songs they think enjoyable and appropriate. Guaranteed fun and good times.

Playing well known hits that will put a smile on any face and get people dancing and in a great mood. The band features Trumpet, Trombone, Alto and Tenor Sax, Sousaphone, and a percussionist with a harness mounted setup.  

Performing wherever and whenever ‘TNBK’ are here to turn it up and bring the noise. Alternative covers and chart topping hits from Led Zeppelin to Bruno Mars along with an ever expanding repertoire of original music is sure to get your head noddin’ and your feet stompin’.

 

To book The New Brass Kings  submit the enquiry form, mail us:  info@carolandassociates.com or call 01 235 2570.

Teresa Mannion

Teresa Mannion

Journalist and broadcaster Teresa Mannion is an experienced host & facilitator. She has worked as a broadcast news reporter since 2000 and is currently the RTÉ News and Current Affairs reporter based in the West of Ireland since 2007.

She became an overnight internet sensation after capturing the hearts of the nation during a news report in the middle of Storm Desmond back in 2015. The weather intensified while she was live on RTÉ and her phrase “Don’t make unnecessary journeys” became a global hit. Her subsequent rise in fame led to her becoming a contestant on the first Irish series of Dancing with the Stars.

Teresa studied media communications in Dublin before joining RTE as a children’s’ television presenter, straight out of college, in the 1980’s. She went on to win a coveted Jacob’s Award for her work on the Youngline programme. The judges said she was “a natural on camera with an ability to put her guests at ease”. Teresa presented several other young people’s programmes before spending a year in New York as a freelance journalist. She returned to RTE in the late 80’s to front the science show Zero.

Teresa joined the RTE newsroom in 1989, reporting and researching across a variety of platforms including Newstime, Morning Ireland, Oireachtas Report and as a news reporter for tv bulletins. During her time in the Dublin newsroom, she covered presidential trips abroad with Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. In 2007, Teresa was appointed Regional Reporter in Galway, working alongside Western Editor, Jim Fahy. As well as news reporting along the Atlantic seaboard, she is a contributor to the Nationwide magazine programme.

To book Teresa Mannion to host your corporate event or to talk to us about your event requirements, either submit the enquiry form, email us: info@carolandassociates.com or call us on 01 235 2570.

Marty Whelan

Marty Whelan

Arguably one of Ireland’s favourite broadcasters, Marty Whelan is a much loved Award-winning radio and TV personality who frequently Hosts and MCs conferences and events all over Ireland.

Marty’s professional and relaxed manner keeps audiences entertained while also taking on the serious business of presenting Awards and keeping your event on track.

As well as charity work, and being seen and heard on RTÉ radio and television, Marty has presented a variety of shows.

Best known as a broadcaster on Lyric FM,  co-host of Winning Streak and a seasoned Eurovision commentator he has alsoMarty Whelan presented Open House, Celebrity Bainisteoir and many more!

Every morning Marty takes the chill out of early morning starts with music, news, weather and travel updates on the popular show, ‘Marty in the Morning’ on RTE Radio. Marty is also a previous winner of the VIP Style Award for Most Stylish Man and recently launched his memoir, ‘That’s Life’ in Dublin.

A  hugely engaging MC, Marty has hosted conferences, awards, competitions and is a safe pair of hands who bring years of experience to and event and massively contributes to  to it’s success on the day!

Past clients:

“Marty was only magic yesterday, he was brilliant.  What I love about him, he gave everyone no matter how young or old, his time very freely.  He always makes our event stand out, so thank you so much!  (Irish League of Credit Unions, Art Competition)

Marty was absolutely brilliant. So much positive feedback from all quarters. I actually don’t think it could have gone any better.”  (ShelfLife Magazine)

To book Marty Whelan to host or MC your corporate event or to talk to us about your event requirements, either submit the enquiry form, email us: info@carolandassociates.com or call us on 01 235 2570.

Dáithí Ó Sé

Dáithí Ó Sé

Dáithí Ó Sé is one of RTE’s biggest television hosts.

He hosts  RTÉ One’s Today, alongside Maura Derrane, is the host of the Rose of Tralee.  

Dáithi is also an award-winning TV Personality of the Year.  Starting out as a continuity and weather presenter he quickly became a hit with the viewers. By 2001 he was full-time with TG4 and one of the most recognisable presenters at the station.  In 2002 he presented a ten-part summer festival series called Féilte, which also featured two Christmas specials from New York and Boston. In 2003 a second series of Féilte aired. He continued to host a variety of programs such as Cleamhas, a blind dating style show.

Then in 2005 he showed how versatile a presenter he was in Coinne le, a Saturday night chat show. He also was well known for his live coverage at the Galway Races. Ó Sé also was on the judging panel for the Regional International Rose of Tralee festival in 2005-2006. In 2006 he fronted Glor Tíre one of the top rated shows at the station. The country music talent show would be his post for the following three season. That same year he took part in Charity You’re a star on RTÉ One. This programme helped to put Dáithí on the main stage.

As Daithi’s popularity grew so did his schedule.

In 2007 he appeared on Celebrities Go Wild an RTÉ One television show. It was a reality based show about eight celebrities who had to fend for themselves in the wilds of rural Connemara. That summer he headed stateside to film Dáithí ar Route 66. A travel programme about his journey along one of the famous US high way. This became an instant hit with viewers. In 2008 Dáithí ar Highway 61 was filmed. This followed Dáithí along the blues highway. The series saw him interview legends such as Paul Simon, Buddy Guy, Chuck Barry, Persey Sledge, Ben E. King and B.B King.  When he returned from the states Dáithí was a judge on the International panel of the Rose of Tralee which aired on RTE1.  Following the success of his 2008 summer series he headed off in 2009 to film Dáithí ar thoir.

This series followed him track the lives of country music legends such as Dolly Pardon, Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams. He managed to secure interviews with two of country music super stars Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard. This was another hit for Dáithí.  That same summer is he was the chair person of the 50th Anniversary of the International Rose of Tralee judging panel on RTÉ One.  In the autumn of 2009 he became a judge on RTÉ1 The All-Ireland Talent show.  Being the mentor for the West he saw his group the Mulkerrin Brothers from the Aran Island scoop up the 50,000 euro prize to win the series.

In 2010 Ó Sé set off to film his new series Dáithí ar Rt 1. The ten-part series started in Fort Kent Maine on the Canadian border and headed along the East Coast ending in the Florida Keys. The series finale included an interview with Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. In May 2010 it was announced that Dáithí would be the first Kerryman to host the International Rose of Tralee festival on RTÉ One.  It was an honour for Dáithí to be chosen as the eleventh host.  In the autumn of 2010 saw big changes for Ó Sé. He left his position at TG4 to make the permanent move to RTÉ One.  He began presenting an afternoon chat show with co-presenter Claire Byrne.  The Daily Show was a lifestyle magazine show. It featured a panelist and celebrity guests.  He presented the show for two seasons with Claire. He continued his stint as  a judge again on the All- Ireland Talent show and ending the summer hosting the Rose of Tralee.

In 2012 Daithi started presenting the afternoon show Today on RTÉ One with co- presenter Maura Derrane. The show is a magazine lifestyle show based out of RTÉ Cork. Daithi continues to host the International Rose of Tralee festival and the Today Show.

Dáithí Ó Sé is a highly experienced presenter – and one of our most popular hosts!

Awards:

2007

  • Winner: Television Personality
  • Oireachtas Media Awards 2007
  • Sexiest TV Personality 2007.
  • TV Now ! Awards (Public Vote!)

2009:

  • Winner: Television Personality Oireachtas Media Awards

2010:

  • Gael Gala na Bliana Gradaim Chumarsáide Oireachtas na Gaeilge(public vote)
  • VIP Stylish Man of the year (public vote)
  • Kerry Person of the Year

To book Dáithí Ó Sé to host or MC your corporate event or to talk to us about your event requirements, either submit the enquiry form, email us: info@carolandassociates.com or call us on 01 235 2570.

Simon Delaney

Simon Delaney

SIMON DELANEY

The much loved Simon Delaney has been working as an actor, director, writer & producer for 20 years in Ireland, the UK, and the US.

Simon is a popular and engaging MC, who is perfect for all types of corporate and private events.  He has hosted a number of high profile Awards, such as the IFTAs and the first ever Irish Student Drama Awards in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.Book Simon Delaney

Since August 2015 Simon has anchored Ireland AM a live, three-hour weekly magazine tv series for Virgin Media. He has also presented a number of documentary series including How’s Your Driving? (RTÉ) Chain Reactions (RTÉ) Sex and Sensibility (RTÉ) The Green Devils (MUTV) and Tales of Irish Castles (TV3/Discovery). 

  MOVIE CREDITS

 Recent movie credits include The Conjuring II which filmed in Los Angeles and London.  Other recent     US screen credits include Delivery Man (Dreamworks), Begin Again (The Weinstein Company) The Good  Wife (CBS) and Touch (FOX).

 Simon played opposite Sean Penn in the feature This Must be the Place.  He played the title role in John Carney’s feature film, Zonad which was nominated for 6 Irish Film & Television awards and was a huge hit at the Tribeca Film Festival, receiving a 5-star review from Variety magazine. 

  

EUROPEAN SCREEN WORK

Other European screen work includes the Emmy Award Winning  Moone Boy Series 1, 2 & 3 (SKY TV), Alpha Papa – The Alan Partridge Movie (Baby Cow Productions), Bachelors Walk (RTE/BBC) for which he received two consecutive IFTA Best Actor nominations. Happy Ever Afters (IFB/Newgrange Pictures) also saw Simon claim an IFTA Best Actor nomination; Roy for CBBC went on to win two BAFTA’s. Pulling Moves (BBC) saw him receive his 4th IFTA Best Actor nomination and he also featured in the highly successful The Fall with Gillian Anderson.

AWARDS

Simon has received 4 Irish Film and Television Academy Best Actor nominations and went on to host the event for 4 years, live on RTE television.

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Away from the cameras, Simon’s passion is food; a passion which saw him make the final of Celebrity Masterchef.    In 2017 he released his first book ‘Simply Simon’s – the Diner Cookbook’ published by Black & White publishing in Edinburgh.

 THEATRE CREDITS

Theatre credits include;  Jimmy Rabbitte in The Snapper at The Gate Theatre, Mrs Brown’s Boys at the 02 Arena London, Stones in His Pockets (Charlie Conlon) at The New Ambassadors & Duchess Theatres in London’s West End, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (R.P McMurphy), Glengarry Glenross (Richard Roma), The Odd Couple (Oscar Madison), The Boys in the Band (Michael) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Le Vicomte de Valmonte).  Simon performed the Irish premiere of the Broadway smash hit Defending the Caveman at The Tivoli Theatre in 2007.

 

To book Simon Delaney or to discuss your event requirements, please submit the enquiry form or call +353 (0)1 235 2570

Anton Savage

Anton Savage

Anton is a highly experienced presenter – one of our most popular hosts, and a regular MC at AGM’s, award ceremonies and conferences. His easy presenting style and wonderful ability to inform and communicate important conference messages to an audience transfers flawlessly into the corporate sector.

With many successful events under his belt for clients including Vodafone, Bank of Ireland and Barry Group, he can bring real charisma and charm to your event, engaging your audience with ease throughout.

In recent years, he has presented TV and Radio Shows including Ireland AM, The Seven O’Clock Show, The Apprentice, You’re Fired! The Sunday Business Show, and The Anton Savage Show (for which he won the PPI Award for Best Magazine Show), in the show’s inaugural year.Book Anton Savage

Engage your audience with ease

As a journalist and published author too, Anton knows how to tell a story and can engage your audience on both light-hearted topics and serious issues.  No doubt your attendees will be familiar with his writings in the likes of The Irish Independent, The Examiner, The Mail and Mail on Sunday and he has been a columnist for both The Sunday Independent and Herald. And many will be aware of his first book Spin and Win – how Irish politicians get elected, which was published in 2007 to positive reviews – but ‘almost no sales’ as he tells us himself!

You’re in safe hands

Other specialist events he has MC’d include the prestigious European People’s Party European Convention, which was addressed by the heads of dozens of EU Member States. Anton has also hosted unique ‘Audiences With’ events, which involved chatting with a range of guests, from Sir John Sawyers (former head of MI6) to Jeremy Paxman, to IKEA Global Chairman Lars-Johan Jarnheimer. 

In his day job as Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, one of Ireland’s leading communications training and advisory companies which he co-founded in 2008, he advises many clients on communications issues and strategies. And it is this insight gained from years of experience that will help him to bring an extra dimension to your next event.

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“This was our fourth time engaging Anton to facilitate our annual principals’ conference, and we have asked him back for our event in January 2019 for a reason. He is the consummate professional – completely on top of his brief and very credible in his questioning of our keynote speakers – including Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills. He is also very engaging and charming, attributes that definitely added to the atmosphere of the event, as our member feedback confirms. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Anton for similar engagements elsewhere, except where they clash with our conference, of course!”

Páiric Clerkin, CEO of IPPN – the Irish Primary Principals’ Network

“Anton Savage is a ‘pro’ – a gentleman to his fingertips and the ‘best there is’ in my opinion!”

Barry’s Group 60th Anniversary, 2015

To book Anton Savage either submit the enquiry form, mail:  info@carolandassociates.com or call  01 235 2570.

Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy

An excellent MC and Host, Mary Kennedy ensures your event is enhanced with a professional approach.

One of Ireland’s most popular broadcasters, Mary Kennedy began her RTE career as a continuity announcer. She soon became a Newscaster and came to national prominence presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995.

Since then, Mary has presented many programmes including a successful six year run of Open House, People of the Year, Up for the Match, Nationwide and RTE’s Christmas Carols.

Mary regularly works as a commentator on high profile RTE television events such as the funeral of Mother Teresa, the marriage of Prince William, the visit of Queen Elizabeth, and State funerals. She provided the commentary for the funeral of Gay Byrne.

Following her retirement from Nationwide at the end of 2019, Mary continues to present the RTE Christmas Carols programme and to commentate on state occasions.

Mary has also appeared regularly as a guest on shows including The Late Late Show, Tubridy Tonight, Today and has published five books – Paper Tigers (2002), Lines I Love (2007) and Lines for Living (2011), What Matters, Reflections on Important Things in Life, (2015) and Home Thoughts from the Heart, (2018).

In 2020 Mary thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Dancing With The Stars, presented a series for TG4 called Guaranteed Irish, and was asked by singer/songwriter, Don Mescall to record a charity single, “Life is a Beautiful Dance.” She writes a monthly column for two magazines, Ireland’s Own and The West Cork Opinion and has presented a series of podcasts for Senior Times magazine, interviewing Irish women writers.

Mary works regularly as MC, presenter and interviewer at corporate events and at webinars. She speaks fluent French and Irish. She hosted the launch of The Gathering in 2013 for the Irish Government, international conferences for Irish Distillers and the ESB, and Entente Florale for the International Tidy Towns Committee.

Mary has been extensively involved in fund raising for GOAL, Self Help and To Children with Love and has travelled to Russia, India, Malawi, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka to raise awareness and money. She is patron of Family Carers Ireland.

To book Mary Kennedy to host or MC your corporate event or private party, please submit the enquiry form or call us on 01 235 2570.

Sean Boland

Sean Boland

One of Ireland’s most sought after solo vocalists for weddings and corporate events,  with his silky smooth voice and effortless style Sean Boland is the perfect choice to make any event hit that special note.

By bringing that extra layer of 5* luxury to any occasion or event, Sean has become the solo performer of choice for some of Ireland’s most prestigious venues, notably entertaining guests at a nightly residency in “The Lord Mayor’s Lounge” in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.

Sean Boland sings the classics in a timeless style.

Sean Boland

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His vast repertoire includes classic artists Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin along with contemporary artists such as Michael Bublé and Gregory Porter. Mixing these with a selection of smooth, jazz versions of some 70s/80s/90s classics, Sean creates a perfectly subtle and top class performance – every time. 

With his charming personality, Sean has been central to in-store entertainment for shoppers in Brown Thomas for a decade.  A visit to hear Sean the Doorman perform smooth Christmas classics has become a tradition in its own right for “kids from ages 1 to 92…”

In addition, Sean has made countless appearances on national radio and TV.  Including , ‘The Last Singer Standing’, ‘The Voice of Ireland’ and ‘The Late Late Show Christmas Special’ to name a few.

Sean BolandPerfect for corporate and private events, Sean travels nationwide and abroad to entertain newlyweds and corporate guests, and is both professional and flexible when working with his clients.

Sean is also an experienced MC and host and has a portfolio of events to his credit which extend beyond his vocal ability.

To book Sean Boland or to talk to us about your corporate entertainment needs please submit the enquiry form or call us on 01 235 2570.

Mario Rosenstock

Mario Rosenstock

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The much-loved multi award winning satirist, mimic and comedian Mario Rosenstock always guarantees a night of superb entertainment in the world of corporate events.

Mario Rosenstock is a multi award-winning comedian and one of Ireland’s leading satirists and mimics. The creator and voice behind ‘GiftGrub’ on the Ian Dempsey breakfast show on today FM since 1999.

Mario has sold over 500,000 comedy albums in Ireland while his one-man stage show ‘Mario Rosenstock live’ has broken box office records selling over 200,000 tickets.

Highlights include five sold-out nights at the Bord Gais theatre, 11 straight nights in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and a sold out performance at the Marquee in Cork.

Mario has won a PPI National radio award 10 times and was inducted into the Radio hall of fame in 2012. On TV ‘The Mario Rosenstock Show’ was RTE 2’s no.1 rated show for 2 seasons before transferring to RTE 1. He is also the creator and voice behind the satirical football puppet show ‘Special 1 TV’ which ran on BBC 3 for 2 seasons. Mario completed his Latest tour ‘Mario-in your Face’ 2018, selling out the Gaeity for 6 nights.

Testimonials:

Mario Rosenstock

‘Mario was fantastic last Thursday! He clearly put an awful lot of effort into his preparation and this was reflected by how much the audience enjoyed the performance. Both Joe and I (and our wider team) found the whole experience brilliant! His sketches were hilarious! Everybody in attendance always knew how good he was on the radio but all felt that seeing him in real life was even better! Hard to believe I know 😊. After a heavy day of presentations, Mario was just what the audience needed. Some people were actually crying with laughter!’ (BASF)

Mario Rosenstock was fantastic last Thursday! He clearly put an awful lot of effort into his preparation and this was reflected by how much the audience enjoyed the performance. The team found the whole experience brilliant! His sketches were hilarious! Everybody in attendance always knew how good he was on the radio but all felt that seeing him in real life was even better! After a heavy day of presentations, Mario was just what the audience needed. (Musgraves Awards, February 2020)

So, go on – let Mario embrace the characters in your company through laughter!

“Mario was fantastic! He clearly put an awful lot of effort into his preparation and this was reflected by how much the audience enjoyed the performance. We all found the whole experience brilliant! His sketches were hilarious! Everybody in attendance always knew how good he was on the radio but all felt that seeing him in real life was even better! After a heavy day of presentations, Mario was just what the audience needed. Some people were actually crying with laughter!! “(BASF)

 

To book Mario Rosenstock or to talk to us about your event requirements, please submit our enquiry form or call  01 235 2570.

Henry Shefflin

Henry Shefflin

Henry Shefflin  is an Irish hurler who played as a centre-forward for the Kilkenny senior team who speaks about team work and what it takes to be a winner in business and sport.

Henry is widely regarded as one of the greatest hurlers in the history of the game, with many ranking him as the number one player of all-time. During his playing days he won a record-breaking eleven All-Star awards, as well as being the only player ever to be named Hurler of the Year on three occasions. He has been repeatedly voted onto teams made up of the sport’s greats, including in 2009 when he was picked on a special Leinster team of the past twenty-five years as well as being named in the top spot on a special list of the 125 greatest hurlers of all-time.

To book Henry Shefflin to speak at your corporate event or to talk to us about your event requirements, either submit the enquiry form, email us:  info@carolandassociates.com or call us on 01 235 2570.