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YOUR WEDDING DAY WITH THE ROARING FORTIES

Photograph Courtesy of  Vicky and Frank 2013 .

A popular choice is the all day package which covers everything including your ceremony music, drinks reception and evening show. An after show two hour disco is included  as well as background music during the day and a radio mic for your speeches. All the equipment required to cover your event lighting, sound systems etc are provided and managed by the band.

For weddings we can play additional songs outside our normal parameters of swing and jive to help cater for all tastes, songs from Van Morrisson, The Police, Blues Brothers, Micheal Buble and others.

We have abandoned the break and now like to play the siege of ennis which of course is great fun.

The ceremony is performed by our pianist and either clarinet, saxophone or Trumpet, classical arrangements of religious and/or popular music, we can provide a female singer for this if required

The drinks reception lasts for 1- 2 hours and is again The Duo or trio from the ceremony

The evening show is for up to 2 hours 15 mins where The Band play selected songs from a sample setlist below

CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL 23rd – 27th October

Set list

The way you look tonight
love
Have I told you lately
My baby just cares for me

Buona sera.
L.o.v. e

Dililha
Moondance

Pencil full of lead
big house in the country blurr
Choo choo cha boogie

SOUL SET.
every body needs some body to love
Valerie
Soul Man sam & dave
I feel good
sweet soul music

SKA SET
Rudy
baggy trousers
One step beyond
Special brew
Madness

Middle of the road set. (swung)
Crazy little thing called love
Brown eyed Girl.
Every little thing she does is magic

Spanish set.
Quando quango quando
Dont you want me baby Mariachi band style.
la bamba
Volares

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George Patterson

Singer: The Roaring Forties, father of two and soon to be husband. send him money please, and fight the system that treats you all so meanly

Available on line or from gigs, this album is great.
REVIEW OF THE ROARING FORTIES NEW ALBUM: HOT PRESS
There Ain’t Nobody Here But us Chickens

NUNMBER 6 IN THE IRISH ALBUM CHARTS

BY COLM O’HARE

HI OCTANE CORK SWING – JAZZ
“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” This lot certainly have that swing, in spades, Inspired by the jump / swing era of the 40s (Louis Prima, Louis Jordan etc) and updated to a sound more reminiscent of a style popularised in the early 80s by Joe Jackson and his Jump’n Jive Album, The Roaring Forties blaze through a set of Jazz standards and a couple of originals with equal parts technical chops and sheer joyous enthusiasm.

Vocalist George Patterson leads the band through lively and superbly performed versions of familiar numbers such as ‘under my skin’, ‘That old black Magic’ , ‘Lady is a tramp’, Route 66 and the Gorgeous Ray Charles ballad ‘You don’t know me’.

The playing and arrangements are impeccable,
tenth anniversary celebration of a terrific outfit.

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After noon shows are the way to go,

not up late, time to go home

not hanging about in that drunken orgy

that late night revelers cannot escape

THE ROARING FORTIES …….. PROBABLY THE BEST FORTIES IN THE WORLD