The Distillers Party Band are an international five-piece freelance band based in Dubai, UAE, playing everything from chilled jazzy grooves to the best in Top 40 party anthems, rock, and pop!
The bands members are musicians from one of Dubai’s most successful studio groups “The Ghost Crew” best known for three number one album releases in The Middle East. This group make up the core of The Distillers and bring with them the experience and ability to perform authentic versions of songs in any genre.
With musicians from Australia, Canada, The UK and Scotland and with more than 20 years collective experience on the Middle East club and function circuit, The Distillers Party Band can provide the best atmosphere to ensure your event is a success!
In 2016, the band were awarded “Highly Commended Resident Band” by TimeOut Abu Dhabi for their lauded shows at McGettigans AUH as well as TimeOut Dubai, winning best music venue for Indie Bar featuring The Ghost Crew.
The band’s members have supported huge acts and events such as 30 Seconds To Mars, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stereophonics, Dubai Rugby 7’s, Abu Dhabi Beats On The Beach main stage, Party In The Park, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, and many more!
Dubai Party Bands work with the best bands for private parties, events, corporate occasions, launches and gatherings across the Gulf region. These guys are one of the most highly rated. They can play a huge variety of music and are guaranteed to rock any party. If you’d like to check them out live, The Distillers Party Band perform at many residencies regularly in the UAE and we will gladly guide you to where you can catch their next live performance.
Contact Dubai Party Bands today, by phone, WhatsApp or email to discuss your event entertainment requirements.
The big day! Don’t spoil your big day by hiring amateurs! Nobody remembers the food or the drink but everyone remembers how great the entertainment was, or at least they should. Recently in a survey over 90% of brides said they would spend more time and money on their wedding entertainment if they were to do it all again. It really makes the day special when your guests leave after an amazing evening of entertainment.
For a truly special day Dubai Party Bands know how important it is to get your wedding band, wedding DJ, wedding singers, wedding reception music right. It is a the vital component of your wedding day. We work with a variety of entertainers that will cater for all your wedding entertainment needs, wedding ceremony music, wedding reception music and entertainers to mix and mingle, wedding dinner music and the main event the wedding party band and DJ.
You want a night to remember! A night where your friends and family dance the night away and wake up with sore feet from being on the dance floor. Some of our recommendations include:
Acoustic duo, Pianist, Gospel Choir, Violinist, Saxophone Player, Vocal Soloist, Tenor, Jazz Trio and more.
Wedding Entertainment & Musicians
Swing Band, Jazz Band, Mix and Mingle Characters like Magicians, Caricaturists, French Chanson Singers, a Vocal Group or Barbershop Quartet plus many others that can be discussed.
Wedding Dinner Entertainment:
To avoid the lull towards the end of dinner we recommend some light entertainment. Singing Waiters are a favourite but we also offer artists like Graffiti Classics, String Fever and much more. Interactive and fun wedding entertainment just before the party kicks off.
Wedding Party Entertainment:
Dubai Party Bands know how important it is to get your wedding band, wedding DJ, wedding singers, wedding reception music right. It is a the vital component of your wedding day. We work with a variety of entertainers that will cater for all your wedding entertainment needs, wedding ceremony music, wedding reception music and entertainers to mix and mingle, wedding dinner music and the main event the wedding party band and DJ.
Get the party started with a live band that will strike a note with your audience from the first chord. Get your guests to the dance floor and party into the night. We have a variety of wedding entertainment and party bands to cater for all tastes and budgets. Some of our acts are international and these unfortunately aren’t for the budget conscious!
Dubai Party Bands work with some of the best wedding entertainment and unique entertainers in the world who have also performed for royalty, celebrities and several other high profile weddings and events.
Give us a call on +971 568 347 487 or email info (at) dubaipartybands.com.
Sometimes you don’t want a full scale party band yet you want to set the mood and create a nice ambiance for the evening. There is no better way to do this than with some live acoustic bands performing laid back relaxing music, particularly early in the early evening. As the evening progresses the performers will raise the tempo as required. They will mix and mingle or just stay in one desired location or on stage.
This type of entertainment can be lighter on your budget than a full scale band bringing a full band with five or six musicians, sound system, lighting system etc. It can release some of your budget for other areas like other mix and mingle walkabout entertainers, although we never recommend cutting back on the entertainment as this is the life and soul of any party. Nobody remembers the food or the decor. The entertainment will be remembered as they set the mood for the evening and enhance your guests memories.
We have acoustic performers that will work as a duo on guitars or even pianos, duelling pianos to be precise, as seen in Las Vegas many times. Hear the hits from a two piece acoustic band performing The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Crash Test Dummies, Bryan Adams, Extreme, Hozier, Rod Stewart, Prince, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, The Beatles and many more. Later in the evening the tempo is raised with sing a long hits and a finale to leave everyone singing a hit like Hey Jude or Day We Caught The Train.
In the right environment and the correct setting, there is no better entertainment. It works in a rustic setting, on the beach or in a cozy room with attitude. It is possible to have this type of entertainment in a hotel ball room with sound system, it works but this is where we recommend using sound system, lighting and a full scale party band similar to Bogus Brothers, Dov Amiel Orchestra or MapleJacks.
DJ’s and MC’s can be the life and soul of your party. Don’t book on the cheap and ruin the evening!
Party and wedding entertainment, particularly DJs, can enhance or destroy your event. With so many options and many DJ’s now available with the new laptop generation, it can be a tough decision. You need to consider how professional they are, the experience they have acquired, equipment they provide, communication skills (if they can’t communicate over the phone then it’s a sign how the evening may progress!) etc. You need an experienced DJ that can read the room and keep the dance floor full all night long.
Corporate events with a variety of nationalities can be difficult so a DJ with a variety of music covering many eras and regions is vital therefore all of our corporate event DJ’s and MC’s have over ten years experience as a minimum requirement. This has given them the time required to build on their abilities and presentation as a basic requirement.
Some of our DJ’s are also professional MC’s and have hosted many large scale events including celebrations for Google, Apple, Microsoft, Diageo, BMW plus many more big brands. Our DJ’s and MC’s are experienced and can host an evening of party games and challenges, quiz nights, theme nights or award ceremonies giving you the flexibility to have our DJ and MC on site for the evening should there be a music or hosting requirement at any time. Perfect for an evening that may need that flexible approach.
Dubai Party Bands will provide you with the best DJ’s and MC’s available. As usual, the earlier you book the higher the possibility of getting the best. Maybe you want a presenter from radio or TV, we work with these and even if you want a DJ from a well known band, believe it or not, some of the members of One Direction and other well known bands will DJ at your event. Maybe ou prefer old school and want one of the members of Blue.
Our packages vary and and start with a basic DJ for two hours to a full day package including sound, lighting, decor, DJ to play music and an MC to host the evening or create an interactive environment and hold games to engage your guests. We provide many leading companies, Fortune 500’s, several event management companies, respected hotels and wedding planners. We provide hotels with their DJ’s and MC’s plus other entertainment packages so you can be happy in the knowledge that you are dealing direct with professional and experienced entertainers.
Distance is not a problem, we can supply DJ’s and MC’s, artists and entertainers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE and across the Middle East. We can supply further afield also if required as many of our acts come from Europe, UK, Ireland and America.
Some of the DJ’s and MC’s with extra entertainer that we recommend are:
DJ with Saxophone combo
DJ with Drummer combo
DJ with Flute combo
DJ with Violinist combo
Silent Disco with two DJ’s performing on separate channels
Latin Party DJ
Karaoke DJ and MC
Female DJ playing House, Funk, Soul and RnB
Event host MC and DJ
A mix of any of the above together
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From start to finish we will work through your event and discuss what will work best for your party. We have several clients, regular and one off clients, that will gladly give testimonials to recommend our services and entertainers, DJ’s and MC’s, bands and unique entertainment. We do recommend allowing the professional entertainers work their magic. We advise on music selections and ideal tracks that will work best for your guests. We tailor our packages to suit your party as well as the DJ’s and MC’s most suitable for your event.
Playlists can be created and we will work with you through the music selection. We do recommend going through your playlist, keeping in mind that you will have a mix of guests. For weddings in particular a good mix of all music is usually best. We recommend covering many genres so nobody leaves disappointed. Based on years of experience we know what works and what doesn’t while including your favourite tracks.
A question we are asked regularly is how many tracks will you play in an hour, the answer is most DJ’s will play approx. 20 songs per hour so this gives you a start on how many songs you will need for your entire party.
Paddymn, a full time entertainer (from Ireland) based in Dubai, UAE. Paddyman performs a mix of high energy music (vocals, guitar & harmonica) and comedy (jokes, stories and funny songs). He has shared the same stage as other notable Irish acts such as The Saw Doctors, Sharon Corr and Sharron Shannon.
The name PADDYMAN came about as a result of wanting to perform some funny jokes / stories and songs as part of his act. He wanted to visually differentiate this from the singalong / Irish & high energy dance songs he performs. Paddyman was also conscious of ways he could reduce the risk of possibly unintentionally offending people in the audience (esp. in UAE) with some of the songs. Therefore, he started wearing a leprechaun hat & beard for these parts of the act. This immediately became very popular as people could clearly see that he was about to perform some funny material and they listened! The original (and some cover) comedy jokes and parodies that he has performed have since become his trademark and Paddyman continues to grow that part of the show.
He performs weekly at the largest bar in the Middle East (Barasti), the #1 Real Irish Bar (Fibber Magees) and #1 Irish Bar in Abu Dhabi (PJ O’Reilly’s). Besides these he regularly performs for weddings, corporate events, private parties, festivals & in Irish bars all over the world, (From Hong Kong & Bahrain to Ireland & Canada)
A story from Paddyman.
I’m often asked how I ended up in Dubai, playing funny songs and Irish music in bars and at weddings etc. Here’s my story in brief:
I started playing guitar when I was about 15, inspired by my father’s love of music and his accordion playing. After about 6 months of practicing at home, Dad came home one night and announced that we had our first gig in the local pub – The BELLYARD in Monasterevin, Co Kildare – as the group that was supposed to play had cancelled! On the night we turned up in matching shirts and set up some speakers he’d rented.
I played very basic chords on the keyboard & guitar and my Dad did all the singing, accordion playing and entertaining out front. It wasn’t long before the pub started to empty! After about an hour, the only people who stayed in the place were the local travellers because they knew they wouldn’t be served anywhere else.
Despite this, there was one drunk fella who stood up to leave and loundly announced to the bar “These are the worst piece of shite band that I’ve heard in all me jaysus life!” My Dad just laughed it off and winked at me as if this was normal behaviour to be learned from. He later said “When something like that happens you have to remember – Don’t Stop Playing No Matter What Happens! Even if the tinker started a fight you just keep going.”
Undeterred by the lack of appreciation for our craft, he then orgainised a regular gig in the HARP BAR in Kildare town. This one was just a sit down, unplugged session beside the open fire. He said the reason we’d been booed in Monasterevin was because of the equipment, so we’d better build up a bit of confidence playing without mikes first before we re-launch the act. And so we did! I sang my first song (Sonny Don’t Go Away) with my Grandad & Dad beside the fire as the ladies in the pub threatened to punch anyone who kept talking while the young lad had a go. I’ve been playing ever since!
One of the songs I learned around then (nearly 20 yrs ago!) was the great song by Shane McGowan of the Pogues – Fairytale of New York see link below for a performance of this on MBC plus several other videos.
Since then I have had the pleasure of playing music all around the world including North America (I was based in Canada for 6 years), Europe (Ireland, France, Italy), Asia (UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Hong Kong etc). These gigs vary from small intimate gigs for a few kids in the desert (or at fibbers for Xmas) to larger gigs for thousands of people Festivals or alongside well known Irish performers like the Saw Doctors, Sharon Corr, The Commitments, The Wolfe Tones, Aslan, Damien Dempsey, Ardal O’Hanlon (comedian), Sharon Shannon etc. Music is a great gift and I hope to continue singing, joking and playing music for many years to come!