Big City Rovers

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    Big City Rovers
    in Brief:

    • Folk-Infused Acoustic Trio
    • Two Incredible Male Vocalists
    • Vocals, Guitar, Banjo/Guitar and Violin
    • Rock & Pop Covers with an Irish Folk-Style Twist
    • Over 25 Years of Professional Experience
    • London based, available nationwide
    • Happy to learn 2 special requests
    • 2x60 minute sets of live music
    • High Quality Lighting provided if required
    • Fully PAT tested PA System available for a fee
    • Excellent reviews from previous clients

    Big City Rovers

    If you're looking for a vibrant band for your drinks reception who'll deliver the unmatched magic of Irish music fused with the perfect mix of rock and pop covers - all performed with an irresistible Irish twist, you'll love Big City Rovers!

    This energetic trio combine the warm and uplifting tones of two acoustic guitars with the impeccable fiddle skills of their incredibly talented violinist. The ideal accompaniment to your lively daytime celebrations, Big City Rovers know how to create a feel-good vibe reminiscent of a foot-stomping afternoon on the Emerald Isle. If you want the fun to continue into the night, or even the early hours of the morning (they're available until 1am), you can hire them with a PA and manned DJ service - a sure-fire way to treat your guests to an evening they'll never forget.

    Big City Rovers have been playing together for over 15 years and the two guitarists have been performing since they were able to speak - hardly surprising when you learn that they are Elvis Costello's brothers and the sons of Ross MacManus, known for his time with the Joe Loss Orchestra and also the voice of the famous R Whites Lemonade advert song "Secret Lemonade Drinker!"

    The band have performed live on Fox TV, Sky Sports, ITV, The One Show and extensively throughout Europe and the USA. They've played on the pitches of Celtic Park on numerous Champions League nights, Twickenham Stadium for the Heineken Cup Finals and for many years at London Irish Rugby Club. Festival appearances include the world-famous Glastonbury and they've supported former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon and his band Public Image Ltd at London's O2 on several occasions as well as The Cranberries, Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, Christy Moore and American punk band The Dropkick Murphys. On top of this they've also recorded with Russell Crowe, Elvis Costello and Shane MacGowan to name but a few! This musical pedigree and extensive experience means that their performance is absolutely top-notch and guaranteed to have the audience hooked.

    For an extra special touch, Big City Rovers are happy to learn not one but two requests for you to help make your day totally unforgettable. Lighting is included in the price of your booking and a PA for larger venues and your evening reception are available as an upgrade.

    Get into the party spirit and make sure the craic is top-notch at your event when you hire Big City Rovers!

    Big City Rovers

    • Irish Traditional
    • Rock / Pop / Country
    Irish Traditional
    Irish Rover - Pogues
    Grace - Dubliners
    Rainy night in soho - Pogues
    Fairytale of New York - Pogues
    McAlpines fusiliers - Dubliners
    Beeswing - Christy Moore
    Fisherman’s blues - Waterboys
    Dirty old town - Luke Kelly / Pogues
    Whiskey on the jar - Dubliners
    Sally McLennane - Pogues
    Streams of Whiskey - Dubliners
    N17 - Saw Doctors
    I Useta Lover - Saw Doctors
    Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal - Goats Don't Shave
    Eyes - Goats Don't Shave
    Ordinary man - Christy Moore
    Galway girl - Steve Earle / Mundy & Sharon Shannon
    Wagon wheel - Old crow Medicine Show / Nathan Carter
    Spancil hill - trad.
    Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
    Viva la Quinta brigada - Christy Moore
    Lakes of Ponchartrain - Paul Brady / Christy Moore
    Banks of the Roses - Dubliners / Nathan Carter
    Homes of Donegal - Paul Brady
    Dublin in my Tears - Patsy Watchorn / Dublin City Ramblers
    Ringsend Rose - Patsy Watchorn / Dublin City Ramblers
    Nothing but the same old story - Paul Brady
    Rare old times - Dubliners
    Green fields of France - The Fureys
    Streets of london - Ralph McTell / The Fureys
    From Clare to here - Ralph McTell / The Fureys
    The island - Paul Brady
    Ride on - Christy Moore
    Raglan Rd - Luke Kelly
    The Galtee Mountain Boy - Wolfetones
    School days over - Luke Kelly
    Viva la Quinta brigada - Christy Moore
    The Old Man - The Fureys
    Song for Ireland - Luke Kelly / Mary Black
    Fields of Athenry - Paddy Reilly
    Galway Shawl - Dubliners
    Slievenamon - Paddy Reilly / Wolfetones

    Various sets of Reels, Jigs and Polkas
    Rock / Pop / Country
    Stuck in the middle - Stealers Wheel
    Whole of the moon - Waterboys
    Dancing in dark - Bruce Springsteen
    Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
    Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
    Losing my religion - REM
    Dakota - Stereophonics
    Walk of life - Dire Straits
    Suspicious minds - Elvis Presley
    Honky tonk women - Rolling Stones
    Like a Rolling Stones - Bob Dylan
    Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
    Daydream believer - The Monkees
    I’m a believer - The Monkees
    A little respect - Erasure
    Spirit in the sky - Norman Greenbaum
    Parklife - Blur
    Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
    Wake Me Up - Avicii
    Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
    Proud Mary - Tina Turner / CCR
    Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Freed from desire - Gala
    Mr brightside - The Killers
    Folsom prison blues - Johnny Cash
    Stand by me - Ben E King
    Mustang Sally - The Commitments
    Twist and shout - The Beatles
    Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
    Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Greenday
    Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
    Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson
    Have you ever seen the rain - CCR
    Leaving on a jet plane - John Denver
    Desperado - The Eagles
    Bad moon rising - CCR
    Into the mystic - Van Morrison
    Brightside of the Road - Van Morrison
    Three little birds - Bob Marley
    Wonderwall - Oasis
    Live Forever - Oasis
    Half the World Away - Oasis
    Save tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
    Take it Easy - The Eagles
    She moves in her own way - The Kooks
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
    Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
    Maggie May - Rod Stewart
    Sit down - James
    Time of your life -
    sweet child o mine - Guns n Roses / Sheryl Crow
    Human - The Killers
    Won’t back down - Tom Petty
    Peace Love & Understanding- Elvis Costello

    Big City Rovers
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    3 Piece Band: Male Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Male Vocals and Acoustic Guitar/Banjo, Violin
    Prices are inclusive of 2x60 minute sets of live performance. Approximately 30-45 minutes are required for the act to set up and sound check (depending on access to the performance area). Alternative timings also available.
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    "Ronan is aways a pleasure to work with, not just as a performer but as a creative mind. Over the many years we have worked together he has been a firm favourite with supporters, whether performing solo or with one of his bands. The essence of the Irish in London"
    Kelly - London Irish RFC - Corporate Client
    "We were recommended to Ronan & the band and everything from time of booking to the wedding day was very smooth. The band were BRILLIANT, the dance floor didn't have one second where it was empty. They really made the night and we have had so many people asking who they are and telling us how amazing they were. Would HIGHLY recommend and will certainly be booking them again!"
    Christine - Wedding
    "Having honed his talent over the past 4 decades, Ronan has the talent and charisma to seduce any crowd with his outstanding sets ranging from old school to new material and classic folk to his own twist on indie rock. Have booked multiple times before and many more to come!"
    Rob Henderson - Ex-Professional Rugby Player
    "Having followed and loved the band for many years they were an obvious choice for our wedding band! The boys always put on such a great show and I have to say they truly got the party started at our wedding! They played a huge variety in music and there was something for everyone. The dancefloor was packed, everyone had a great time and i've even had a few future brides ask for their contact details! As always you did not disappoint, thanks for being such a huge part of our day!"
    Danielle - Wedding

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