Reviews of Seán Brady's live gigs
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“Hi Sean, Thank you so much for playing at my mums birthday party especially in such stressful weather conditions you were so flexible and accommodating. You and the songs you sang were amazing. Such a varied great selection you got all of us up dancing and everyone had an amazing day, especially my mum and it was all thanks to you. Really hope we get a future opportunity to have you back again. Thanks again”. Sharon C.
“Hi Sean, I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday. Your singing and playing at Mums funeral was beautiful. She would have loved it. It made a sad day a very special one”. Karen F.
“Sean got our party off to a perfect start – he was a huge hit. Extremely professional and a great musician. Thank you very much!” Christopher.
“Many thanks to Sean and his merry gang who had us all jigging along till we were exhausted. Particularly enjoyed the young lady who sang a beautiful Irish lament”. Jim C.
Sean’s singing at your mothers funeral was perfect, lovely voice”.
“I just wanted to say Thankyou for making the funeral service for my mother so beautiful with your singing. You really added to the service on this sad occasion. Your voice and song choice brought out happy memories of a mother so dearly loved”.
“What can I say Sean, voice was wonderful, both in the church at the graveside”.
“The music and voice of Sean at your mother’s funeral was perfect for a lady who will remain forever in our hearts. Thankyou”.
All of the above are excerpts from individual attendees at a recent funeral service and graveside performance in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
“Thank you Sean & James for keeping all of our guests entertained at Nurstead Court yesterday for my mums surprise birthday lunch. Everyone had an absolute blast you were both amazing”. Michelle.
“Hi Seán, I hope you’re well! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing at our St Patrick’s Day event last Thursday, everybody has said how much of a wonderful time they had! Your performance was excellent, as was your communication from the moment I enquired. We’d love to have you perform back at our golf club in the future 😊 Yours Ever”, Chelsea S.
“I hired Sean & his band for my mums 70th birthday party. They where absolutely brilliant from start to finish and really got the guests up and dancing. Our only wish , they could have played for longer ! Thank you so much Sean for the brilliant entertainment, would not hesitate to hire you again for any future functions. Best wishes”, Caroline.
“Hi Sean, I knew you and the boys would make the night for us and I was not disappointed. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the range of songs you played and the music the three of you produced. Thanks for letting us sing with you as well. Lots of positive comments being received on social media this morning on how much people enjoyed the evening and you made a big contribution to that. I am hoping some of my golf friends attending will influence the Management Committee to bring in performers like you at the big events we hold during the golfing year. Thanks again Sean. Lovely to meet you and the boys and hear you sing and play. Hopefully we will meet again. Best regards”. Liam.
“I would like to thank Seán Brady and his Uilleann piper for their brilliant performances at my Mother’s recent funeral and wake. They were both very professional and very respectful in every way and excellent musicians. They helped so much to make the day a memorable one. I cannot thank them enough and would not hesitate to recommend them. Look them up on You Tube, you will not be disappointed. Thank you both so much”. Barbara T.
“They were punctual, friendly, smartly presented and they set up very quickly. They were absolutely top quality and enjoyed by all! Sean asked my dad (the birthday boy) what his favourite songs were and he sang and played them beautifully. He was great at getting all the crowd involved and played a good mix of songs. I can’t thank them enough! We were kept entertained all from start to finish. We will definitely be booking them again in the future. Thank you! ” Rebecca.
I just wanted to thank you & the band for your performance at our party on Saturday, it was everything I had hoped for, Michael had a great evening & everyone remarked on how much they enjoyed the music. Best wishes & thanks again”. Julie.
“Thank you will never be enough for all you have done to make this morning so so special. Please have a safe journey back down south. Huge thanks again, let me know if there is anything I can do (a review or something), it’s not fair if the rest of the world misses out on your talents. I feel so grateful to have found you for this!”. Annie G.
“We booked Sean for a garden party to celebrate my Dad’s 50th birthday, we’re thankful and feel genuinely blessed to have shared this experience with Sean. Prior to the gig Sean reached out to discuss the set, we discussed his repertoire and some specifics in relation to the venue, throughout this conversation it was obvious Sean’s primary aim was to ensure the day was a success. He welcomed our input, showed an interest in our family story/journey as second and third generation Irish folk and made relevant song suggestions. Sean delivered renditions of our favourites by Christy Moore, Luke Kelly, Wolfe Tones, Daniel O’Donnell’s Destination Donegal (to Granny’s delight) and suitably topped up with some Neil Diamond and Van Morrison for good measures! Anyone that spends 10 minutes with Sean will soon understand not only is he a committed entertainer but a passionate member of the Irish Diaspora and learned student of Irish history. We will be inviting Sean back to play for us in the future and we’re keeping a close eye on gigs open to the public too”. Go raibh maith agat mo chara. Kieren M.
“Hi Sean, thanks for the performance on Wednesday at moms funeral. You did a great set and everyone loved it. The only one problem was we didn’t want you to stop! We carried on for a good while after and had as good time as anyone can at a funeral. Also enjoyed the few conversations we had about our history, parents, etc. Thanks again”, John G.
“Hello Sean and happy Easter to you. Just a short note to say a huge thank you for performing at our mum’s funeral. You were so professional from the first point of contact and made life very easy for us when that really mattered. Your performance was exactly what we wanted and set the tone beautifully for the service. All our relatives and friends, many of whom had flown in from Ireland, commented on the beautiful music. We would certainly not hesitate to recommend you. Many thanks again and all the best Sean”, Maggie B.
“Our family & friends really enjoyed Sean’s performance. Great mix of music, something for everyone, great voice, great banter to get everyone involved. Booking process was simple, any e-mails I sent were answered straight away, couldn’t have been easier. Highly recommended.” Dee.
“Sean, I’d just like to say a big thank you for your performance at my sisters 50th. Turned up in plenty of time and was set up for a prompt start. 4 x 1 hour sessions, with a huge choice of songs, even allowing guests to sing. You really made it a memorable night and your performance was talked about by everyone the following day. We would highly recommend you for anyone looking for a live artist. Thanks”. Barry M.
“Seán arrived on time and was very patient with all of our song requests. He is a great singer and we had such a fun evening thanks to him and his guitar. Would highly recommend.” Alice K.
“Sean played at my Mums funeral. The music was beautiful and made a hard day feel very special. Thank you.” Frances.
“Sean, sorry for the delay in sending this but just wanted to thank you and the lads for putting on such an amazing set. The songs and music by the graveside will never be forgotten.You do what you do well so thank you so much. No hesitations in recommending to friends and family. Thank you again”. James.
“You and your band made my late Mothers funeral the most wonderful occasion I wanted it to be. Without you it would have been nice but you added a very special dynamic. I will be booking you again Sean but for a happier occasion. Take care and thanks”. John H.
“Hi Sean, Just a note to thank you for playing on Saturday night. The music was perfect, creating just the atmosphere I wanted. I particularly want to thank you for learning and singing Wonderful Tonight, it was lovely for my husband and I to be able to dance to it. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your performance. Many thanks”, Christine.
“Hi Seán – Just a quick message to thank you and your fellow musician for your wonderful duo performance at Waverley Arms. It was much appreciated and enjoyed. Once again thank you for your professionalism”. Claire.
“Been away for a while, just like to say thanks to you and the boys, it was fitting for dear old Dads send off. Thanks a million, Kind regards”, Mark.
“Sean – all my family and I would like you to know and for you to pass on to the band that they were fantastic at my mother’s wake yesterday – they made it the perfect send off for her for her family and friends all of whom have been steeped in the traditional music and the ballads and songs of Ireland – can’t praise them enough – they made the day – thanks, and thanks again” – Stephen.
“Hi Sean, Just wanted to drop you a short line to say how much we all enjoyed yesterday for my Dad’s birthday.
We all know he enjoyed it as he was chatting about you both when the nurses were putting him to bed.
Hope Larry enjoyed the rest of his birthday. It was good to meet you and hopefully we will meet again in the future.
Kind regards”, Gerry M.
“Hi Sean,Many thanx for entertaining us at our wedding reception on Saturday afternoon, everyone enjoyed it so much. Really liked your choice of songs, a good mix, something for everyone. Hope your evening gig was enjoyable, Kind Regards”, Darryl.
“Hi Sean, many thanks to you and Emma for the set yesterday. It really made the day for Mum. See you for the 90th! Kind regards”, Dermot.
“Hey Sean, just to say thanks again for yesterday – you were really fantastic. Everyone talking about how great you both were. We raised over £2,600. We’ll definitely do this again next year and book you again”. James (Our Lady of Victories Club)
“Sean, I just wanted to say, sincere thanks to you guys for making the Wake on Friday a fantastic celebration for my Mum. You were the icing on the cake for us and we’re very grateful! Also I hope Millwall have a good season.:-) Cheers”, Kevin.
“Dear Sean, I would like to thank you and your fellow musicians for the great send off that you gave to my father, the comments that I have received have all been how great the music was and how much my father would have approved and to see my mother happy at the end of a sad day for us all is a testament to you and your band. I will always remember that day and if I am ever asked do I know of a good Irish band I will have no hesitation to mention you.Once again on behalf of my family I thank you and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Many Thanks”, Raymond.
“Hello Sean, Just a quick note to say thank you for Saturday – you went down a storm as you could probably tell and thank you for doing your bit to include the Americans. C**** and T**** (bride and groom) were delighted. If you ever require more formal feedback for website, promotion or whatever do let us know as we’d be very happy to help. All the very best and who knows, may be in touch for the next wedding”. Sue.
“Hi Sean, Thank you very much for last Saturday, people had a great time and really enjoyed the music”. Steve.
“Greetings From The Land Down Under! I have just received my three CD pack ordered from your website – thank you! I was a cruise tourist Finland/Stockholm and heard you and your band. It was a memorable evening. You sang two Eric Bogle songs ‘on request’ which I thought was pretty amazing. Anyway, it made a homesick Australian very happy and I thank you for your powerful performance that evening. Have you toured in Australia? If you have, I’m sorry we missed you; if not when then? Keep singing! Best regards, and best wishes”. David T.
“Hi Sean, May we first say how pleased we were with you’re performance at my Dads funeral. We were especially pleased with the song Mother Ireland “Come Home Paddy” that you learned for the day, it was one of my Dad’s favourite songs. You helped to make a sad day very special. All who attended commented on how good you were, we will track you down and come and see you in the future. All the best”, Ken & Mairead.
“Thank you, Sean, for your wonderful afternoon performance at the Chickenshed theatre last Saturday. Your humour and excellent playing were a big hit with my guests, who have been singing your praises and all had a wonderful time. I will look out for any of your public performances in the London area and would certainly recommend you to any friends looking for high quality Irish musical entertainment.
Many thanks once again”. Linda R****.
“Hi Sean, Thanks ever so much for the fantastic performances, I overheard a few members talking about it the next day and you received rave reviews. Kind Regards”, Kirsty M. Social Events Co-ordinator
“Hi Sean, Would just like to thank you in contributing to a great night, hope you enjoyed it as well. Got some great feedback on your performance, thanks again. I’d like to add that after my uncle passing away 3 months ago, listening to you perform his favourite song the town I loved so well brought an outpouring of emotion, it was a beautiful moment, Cheers”, Dave.
“Hi Sean, Just a quick line to say thank you for a great time on Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed themselves and Richard and myself are just about recovering now. My mother thought you were a great band so that’s half the battle won. Thanks again to you and the boys.
Best Wishes”, Vivienne and Richard.
“Hi Sean, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help with arrangements, coming up to the event with your band and giving us a brilliant performance on the Cruise night. From the feedback everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, a truly memorable part of the evening. I will be highly recommending the performance and passing on your contact details to a few colleagues from Brunel, if that is ok with you?.
I am going to send some photos of you from the evening via the Universities drop-off facility as the files are too large to send via email.
Thank you again for all your help, hopefully work with you again in the future. Many Thanks,” Becca B.
“Hi Sean, Would like to say a big thank you to you and your band for making Mum’s wake a great celebration, she would be thrilled with the music and I am sure she was tapping away to the play list. Once again a big thank you from all the family for making the day a true celebration. Kind Regards,” Leo P.
“Dear Sean, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for playing at our event yesterday – you guys really were great and its highly appreciated that you made the time for us on the busiest day of your calendar year. With kind regards”, Darren *********. MREC Cert RP Chief Executive
“Hi Sean, Hope you are well. I want to thank you so so much for the wonderful job you did for me on my wedding day. You were truly wonderful and really kicked off the day in style for us. All the guests loved your set and have been full of compliments for you. You were perfect, I couldn’t have been happier. Many thanks again”. Sarah.
“Hi Sean, I didn’t see you leave yesterday, so I am just emailing to say a huge thank you and let you know that your entertainment was perfect for my Grandad’s 100th birthday and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you very much on behalf of my parents too, they were really pleased, you were exactly what they had in mind for this occasion. All the best. Kind regards”, Megan ******.
“Dear Sean and Band, Thank you very very much for a fantastic set. I really enjoyed myself and so did my friends and family. Unfortunately some of them just won’t dance whatever the situation however they all loved listening to you. I hope you didn’t mind my dad staying on the mike for so long, he is terrible at getting off the stage! It was lovely all the same to have him sing at my wedding. We sorted the speakers out as well so all and all a great day. Once again thanks a million and hopefully we’ll meet again one day soon. Take care, Regards”, Louise & R.
“Thanks for a great evening! Really appreciate it. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Good luck for the future”. Lesley W.
“Sean, Thanks for putting on a great show yesterday, and including some of my favourites. We got loads of compliments from our guests and what you played was just right for a sunny Saturday afternoon. Hope you made the evening gig in plenty of time, Cheers”, Steve and D.
“Hello Sean, Thank you very much for Saturday night, we were so impressed and can recommend you highly. Many thanks”, Joanne.
“Dear Sean, We refer to the event held at ****** ****** and Social Club on Friday 2nd May 20** and our subsequent telephone conversation on Tuesday 6th May 20**. We write to affirm our complete satisfaction with the service provided by the Sean Brady Duo. The mix of Irish Music and Song was well chosen and seamless. The performance was unbelievably professional and many of the attendees also enjoyed the somewhat dry humour and joshing remarks made in-between dances, most especially “John Travolta & Olivia Newton John”. More quips and sarcastic remarks would have gone down well but all in all this was a faultless performance by two very professional gentlemen. We would most certainly hire their services at any forthcoming functions that our Company might arrange, either privately or on a Company basis. Regards”, Vicky L. – Financial Director
“Dear Sean. Thank you very much for last night . A great success. Maybe not what you usually do ! But everyone enjoyed it enormously and there were no problems. Hope to see you at the Piccadilly event in December! Many thanks”, Simon ******.
“They had a great time thank you, your band was great – and thanks for being so flexible with them all wanting to get up and sing! That was quite an interesting experience. I have passed your details on to the team too for future reference”. Many thanks, Charlie.