Route 66 were the very first band to the Showcase Wedding Bands management and have firmly established themselves as one the best wedding bands in Ireland today. Leading the band you will find the excellent combination Dave and Mary. Dave plays lead guitar as well as shares the lead vocals with the very talented Mary and between them they cover a huge repertoire of the most well known songs created. The band features an extremely experienced and quality line up. Aaron is on the Drums and is one of the finest about with the added bonus of being a great vocalist. The line up is completed with the highly skilled Ray on Bass and John on Keyboards, both of whom sing ensuring some excellent harmonies within the set.Experience, excitement, professionalism and entertainment just go a little way into describing what Route 66 bring to each and every performance.

Introducing ROUTE 66…..
Dave (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals)
Mary (Lead Vocals)
Coughlan (Drums and Vocals)
Pat (Bass Guitar and Vocals)


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Friday 10th June

Thursday 30th June

Route 66 have built up a huge repertoire of music over the last 10 years, performing at hundreds of weddings and functions across Munster. The vast experience this has provided us, along with our professionalism and expert musicianship, allows us the ability to ‘read’ the audience. We never have a specific playlist as every crowd is different – age group, demographic, geography, background etc. An important part of our job is to adapt and adjust the set to suit the audience on the night to maximise the enjoyment and heighten the atmosphere!

Below is the array of music we play, from classics to current chart hits.

1950s, 1960s, 1970s Classic Memories:
We regularly play hits by Abba, The Beatles, The Monkees, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Van Morrisson, Tony Christie, Otis Redding Elvis, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Joe Dolan, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Andy Williams, Fats Domino, Smokie, The Eagles, John Paul Young, Donna Summer, Lulu and many more……

1980s Classic Hits:
Number 1s from Journey, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson, U2, Dire Straits, Paul Simon, The Pretenders, Tiffany, Toto, The Proclaimers, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, A-ha, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, AC/DC, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, John Denver, Eric Clapton and many more……

1990s Chart Toppers:
90s Dance Classics – Rhythm is a Dancer, What is Love, Boom Boom Boom, Mr. Vain, Freed From Desire and many more …..
We also play ‘New Classics’ from Oasis, Tina Turner, Aslan, Garth Brooks, Mavericks, Snap, Bloodhound Gang, Gala, Haddaway, Vengaboys, Culture Beat, Eagle Eye Cherry, Outhere Bros. and much more………..

Floorfillers from 2000 to Current Chart Hits
Top chart hits from The Killers, Snow Patrol, Mundy, Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons, Olly Murs, Lykke Li, Jason Mraz, Kings of Leon, Robbie Williams, Elbow, Take That……
More recent

Fun – We Are Young
Nathan Carter – Wagon Wheel
Rihanna – We Found Love
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Ed Sheeran – Thinkin’ Out Loud
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
The Lumineers – Ho hey
Jess Glynn- Hold My Hand

This list is continually updated when we add new songs to our catalogue

Waltzes and Irish:
In order to cater for the more ‘elderly’ guests, as well as the ballroom dancers, most modern Irish weddings will have a set of waltzes/irish at some point during the night. Route 66 are very experienced in this area – we know what to play, and when to play it to keep as many guests as possible on their feet!

Some song examples are: Annie’s Song, Que Sera Sera, Red Rose Café

We are not trad musicians and so we do not play the Siege of Ennis. However we are happy to play the Siege on MP3 for you. A good time for this is during the band’s break, just after teas and coffees have been served. Alternatively, if you have booked your DJ with Route 66, the Siege also goes very well at that stage of the night.

First Song:
Your first dance is a very important and enjoyable part of the evening. All your guests will be around you, the atmosphere will be electric and everyone will be excited and happy to be part of your celebrations. The first song is a very personal choice for you and your new spouse. Remember, it does not have to be a slow song! Route 66 recommend you choose a song that you both like and are comfortable dancing to.

A list of first song suggestions is available on request. Route 66 would be happy to learn a new song for your first dance if it is not already part of our repertoire.

Also, we are happy to play the original MP3 version of a particular song, should you prefer.

By tailoring our set to suit your guests, as well as including both your tastes and favourites, we guarantee to provide music for your wedding that will have you and your guests on the dance floor until the small hours!

Route 66 always contact wedding couples before the big day to discuss and finalise things in more detail.

We had Route 66 for our wedding in August – they did a fantastic job and I couldn’t recommend them enough. Dave contacted me a couple of weeks before the day and went through everything with us. He was happy to accommodate some of our random ideas and put alot of thought into the choice of song for the Anniversary Dance – which was one of my highlights of the night. They did a fab job on the first dance song and the transition to the DJ set was perfect….. We loved choosing the songs from our younger days and we had great fun testing Dave’s library of music!! There was nothing it didn’t have!!! Overall a fantastic night of dancing and we hope to see Dave and co at many weddings in the future

All i can say about Route 66 is amazing!!!!!I have heard them in pubs but at our wedding they were brilliant. They had the crowd up on the dance floor from the first song to the last…Dave was great to deal with and met up with us to go through the first dance and other songs we would of liked to be played. To this day people that were at the wedding are still commenting on how good they were…I would defo recommend Route 66. Thanks to Dave and Route 66 for making the night a memorable one. Rob & Edel

We had Route 66 for our wedding in July and you couldn’t get a more professional yet friendly group. First dance was amazing! My friend was at the door of the room when the first dance instumental music started and he genuinely thought it was a cd that was playing because it was so good, but then the drummer started to sing and he could see the band play and it was obvious that they were just a fantastic band that were as good as any I’ve ever heard!! This set the tone for the whole night, every song was fab, the mood was brilliant and they read the crowd brilliantly. I can’t recommend this group enough…book them!!


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