Entertainers

Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas

Find the perfect Christmas party entertainment for your event. We provide the best entertainment for corporate Christmas parties and other events.  See what we have on offer this year: 

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The VIPS

The VIPS

The VIPs can start any party with a bang !!  We are a fully live wedding band playing Dublin and country-wide weddings and corporate functions every week of the year.  We will keep your dance floor heaving from start to finish. We have BOTH male and female singers out front, so that you will have every genre catered for. Our playlist is exciting and geared to keep you dancing,  The VIPs wedding band Ireland cover all the best contemporary chart tunes, 80s and 90s dance anthems, as well as popular wedding classics to keep all ages happy. Not only do we provide a band with the wow factor – our DJ will keep the party going until the wee hours.  The VIPs provide Ceremony and Pre Dinner reception music and have various options to offer you. We will work closely with you from time of booking, through to your wedding day.

Damian Browne

Damian Browne

Damian Browne is an extreme adventurer, peak performance athlete and International keynote speaker from Galway.

He recently completed the gruelling challenge of rowing from New York to Galway, becoming the first person ever to do so.

During a 16-year career as a professional rugby player, Damian donned the colours of some of rugby’s European elite, including Northampton Saints & Leinster; where he won club rugby’s biggest prize, The Heineken Cup.

Since retirement from professional rugby, Damian has become one of the World’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet, including the 257km Sahara Desert ultra marathon, The Marathon des Sables, rowed solo and unsupported, 5000km across the Atlantic Ocean and has currently climbed 5 of the 7 Summits, a renowned mountaineering feat. Damian’s drive to explore his physical & mental limits is not exclusive to ultra endurance events and he is a multi-time Irish indoor rowing champion, holding all-time, all-category records for the 500m and 1000m distance.Damian Browne

His purpose in life is self actualisation and goal is , “To live an extraordinary life. A life full of challenge, extremes, learning, courage, growth, reality and fulfillment. Driven by responsibility, integrity and discipline. My life will be my masterpiece”.


For 25 years Damian has pursued his human potential, relentlessly pushing his body & mind to their perceived limits; forging himself & his character in what he deems “a crucible life”. Damian has shared his unique story, incredible experiences and deep learnings with multinational corporations, tech giants and World class sporting environments including NFL teams and International Rugby XVs.

As a former professional rugby player, Damian Browne played for European elite Leinster Rugby, winning some of club rugby’s biggest prizes the Heineken cup & Pro 14. Damian is a highly respected professional, known for his work rate and leadership. He also played in the English Premiership for Northampton Saints and in the French TOP 14 with Brive & Oyonnax during a 16 year career.

Damian’s mantra is, ‘To live an extraordinary life. A life full of challenges, extremes, learning, risk, growth and fulfilment. Driven by self-awareness, integrity and courage. Since retirement from professional rugby in 2015, Damian has embraced the life of an extreme adventurer. From a three week expedition into the Pamir mountains in Afghanistan to summiting Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso, Damian has visited over 60 Countries on six continents. In April 2016, Damian completed the six day, 257km Marathon des Sables, across the Sahara Desert also known as ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth’. In 2018 he achieved the extraordinary, when he successfully crossed the Atlantic ocean in a rowboat, .. alone, joining a very exclusive group of less than 60 people to ever achieve the feat. In fact, more people have been in space than rowed the Atlantic solo! He endured nine-meter swells, deep lacerations on his head, and complete steering system failure. He came close to death when his boat capsized, getting trapped underneath it and was almost destroyed by an oncoming cargo ship. However, after 63 days, 6 hours and 25 minutes he officially crossed the Atlantic Ocean, 28kgs lighter.

Damian’s rowing prowess doesn’t stop on the ocean, he is also a multi time Irish indoor rowing champion and currently holds the all-time records for the 500m and 1000m distances. Damian regularly shares his experiences and learnings with companies like EY, Facebook and Bank of Ireland. He has written and presented talks entitled ‘Drive not motivation’, ‘Ownership and Commitment are the keys’, ‘Extreme challenge, why?’, ‘Mental preparation – processes, strategies and tools’ and ‘The success lies in the preparation’. He has given a TEDx talk entitled ‘The hidden values in pushing your body to it’s limits’ and had the honour of addressing the Irish Rugby squad and staff before their historic victory over the All Blacks in Dublin, November 2018.

To book Damian Browne for your conference or event or to talk to us about your event requirements, please submit the enquiry form or call us on 01 235 2570.

The Camembert Quartet

The Camembert Quartet

One of the best-loved bands in the country, performing on TV as “The Late Late Show” House Band, they continue to play Weddings, Festivals, Corporate gigs, Conferences, Awards Ceremonies, Charity Auctions and Christmas Parties all over Ireland. Their commitment to the highest quality of musicianship guarantees a superior performance- every time. Combine this with a great sense of humour, bundles of energy and lots of audience interaction and you have a band who will simply make your event.

To book The Camembert Quartet or to talk to us about your event requirements, please submit the enquiry form 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.

Oliver Callan

Oliver Callan

It’s been our delight to work with Oliver for many years!  One of Ireland’s most sought after comedians and voice actors, Oliver Callan is an award-winning comedy satirist , who has an excellent track record at entertaining both large crowds and smaller intimate events.

Not just an award-wining satirist

Book Oliver Callan

While Oliver shot to fame through his repertoire of impersonations, ranging from Barack Obama to Leo Varadkar, Boris Johnson, Trump, and an array of public figures, he is much more than a comedian. 

He is also a regular columnist in The Irish Sun and The Irish Times and a busy voiceover artist who has starred as dozens of characters in the hit Nickelodeon series Day Henry Met, as well as in hundreds of commercials.

Callan’s Kicks

He is the creator of Callan’s Kicks, a hit weekly radio satire show with TV specials, comedy albums and DVDs which have gone platinum, and his live comedy shows have sold out at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, the Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House, winning a National PPI Award along the way. 

It is also a hit podcast, with one million listeners downloading the show in Spring 2019 alone and he a staple feature on Irish television including the world’s longest running chat show, The Late Late Show.

Oliver is best known for his sharp parodies of national and international political, social and entertainment figures. His acerbic wit and talent for mimicry has made him a household name as well as a respected commentator and writer.

 

To book Oliver Callan for your event submit the enquiry form, mail: info@carolandassociates.com or call us on 01 235 2570.

Derek O’Connor

Derek O’Connor

 

Derek O’Connor or ‘Doc’ as he’s better known is Ireland’s number one first call session saxophonist to all the stars.

Derek’s ability to blend into any musical surrounding coupled with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist has led to him being regularly chosen to perform with many well-known artists. Derek has toured, performed and recorded around the world with Wet Wet Wet, Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, The Commitments, Paul Brady, Van Morrison, Chaka Khan, Imelda May, Heartbeat of Home, and Jeffrey Osborne to name but a few. He has worked with many of Ireland’s top country, pop and rock stars over the years. He was house saxophonist on Tubridy Tonight and The Late Late Show for the past 16 years as a member of The Camembert Quartet.

His current DJ and Sax show is receiving huge praise on the international scene and the local corporate scene, which has recently seen him play in South of France, Spain and Italy.

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.

Christmas Carol Singers

Christmas Carol Singers

Ireland’s Only Victorian Costumed A Cappella Carolers!   Watch Video Merry Voices

The Merry Voices Christmas Carol Singers deliver a touch of nostalgia, and a heap of Christmas joy to your Christmas party or promotional event.

 These professional singers with 20+ years of experience on stage and television perform a stunning four-part harmony acapella of well-known Christmas favourites, along with a few surprises thrown in! 

Carol Singing

The Victorians made door-to-door caroling fashionable before there was any mention of social distancing!   The Merry Voices can  sing outdoors.  Create the perfect surprise for clients, or your corporate teams with a carol singers performance on their doorstep.  The group can also travel to nearby locations to sing 3-4 songs.

After Dinner Entertainment

When restrictions are eased, the singers can move freely throughout your event, as no instruments are needed.   Then guests are given a Merry Voices songsheet to join in the fun with a Merry Christmas Sing-a-Long, along with a “12 Days of Christmas” Sing Off between tablesPerformances continue for approximately an hour.

Merry Voices Solo Artist

A Group to Fit your Event and Budget

The Merry Voices Quartet is the most popular choice, and highly recommended.  Four amazing singers in four part harmony: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.  For smaller budgets, a trio can sing in three part harmony, and for larger scale events a group of up to eight singers can be arranged.

 

To book The Merry Voices or talk to us about your event requirements, complete our enquiry formor call 01 235 2570.

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.