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Tweed in Bourbon

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Everything we do, we believe in creating memories. We do this by challenging traditional misconceptions about folk music, and crafting wedding performances that fill venues with dancing & celebration!
Pricing & Costs

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Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group
Function Band

Style of Music

Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Ceremony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Other Style of Music
Pop / Rock
Reception Music

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band
Male Vocals
Other Instruments

Additional Services

Disco Lighting
Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Full Description
Tweed in Bourbon - Full folk wedding & ceilidh band. Our musical genres range from long-established Irish, Scottish & English folk music and Ceilidh tune sets - to Americana classics and modern folk tracks inspired by the likes of Mumford & Sons. This is alongside unique covers, ‘Live Lounge’ style chart hits and even our own unique take on Folk. Our sets are carefully thought out to ensure guests are not only entertained, but also up and dancing all night. We balance the order and style of songs performed, so that everyone is catered for; and customise each gig to suit clients unique bespoke requirements. Available for: Wedding ceremonies Daytime entertainment Atmospheric dining Your first dance Evening performances Ceilidh / Barn dances DIY Disco services Festivals, pubs, parties and more.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew Payne
Hi - thank you for considering Tweed in Bourbon for your wedding! Our goal is to tailor every event to your unique specifications. Therefore, if you can please let me know as much as possible about what you're looking for, set times, locations, song requests etc... I can then quote you accurately and support you fully. Looking forward to speaking with you, Matt | TiB


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Dave & Sarah Jones
Married in August 2017
January 2018
Private Wedding
Thank you so so much to this incredible band! What with everything running slightly later they performed as agreed to an amazing standard! Thank you so so much for making...
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Alex Slator
Wedding: January 2018
January 2018
Guest at a wedding
Great fun, great sound! Had people on their feet all night dancing.
Matthew Lloyd Beckers
Married in October 2017
January 2018
Teepee Wedding 5*****
We booked Tweed in Bourbon for a Ceilidh at our outdoor tipi wedding and they were absolutely fantastic! They created a great atmosphere with excellent enthusiastic calli...
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Jess & Luka Wakeling
Married in January 2018
January 2018
New Years Eve Wedding
Thank you so much for your wonderful performances! We loved it. Our guests were raving for days about you guys. Also , thank you for the extra songs you did at midnight. ...
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Location & Contact Details


Poole, Dorset, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Hard not to say my own really... however, as a band I must say, we really enjoyed the wedding we performed just recently for a same sex couple. Playing Auld Lang Syne at midnight on New Years Eve 2017 with confetti cannons exploding and a packed room of guests all singing and dancing to our music, that's the right way to start a year.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Folk. Fun. Energetic. Upbeat. Happy.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being able to create awesome music with my friends - that and the regular supply of hog roasts...

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the process. You'll likely only do it once, stress helps no one and actually, the bits before can be as fun as the day itself.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Mostly we love seeing really personal bits added, like old photos or meaningful additions.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Somewhat organic. Typically a couple will give us an idea of what they want. We'll then go back with ideas, costs etc... and then together we'll reach an agreed plan of action. We then take a deposit, keep in touch until the wedding day and then make sure everything runs smoothly on the day. Simple really.

What makes a romantic first dance?

When the couple forget, for that moment, that anyone else is in that room with them - and just get lost in the moment, together.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Probably either one of our ceilidh tune sets or a song like Mustang Sally or Breakfast at Tiffanies

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Me (Matt) personally, I'd of loved to have toured with the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis, when the music industry was still so new and every sound produced was unheard-of before.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Typically, either some blues-funk like Joe Bonamassa or some acoustic fun from bands like Nizlopi or Mumford & Sons.

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