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.