The Foley brothers will take you on an instrumental odyssey through a vast range of alternative and popular classics. The music flows through different genres and eras, the melodic sounds of the electric banjo are driven along by the skilled guitarist. They create an ambient atmosphere that can transform into an upbeat party vibe.
The Foley Artists are known for their unique blend of celtic, bluegrass, jazz and classic hits with an emphasis on improvisation. The driving rhythm of guitar and banjo allow the amazing fiddle to mesmerize audiences. In addition to high octave instrumental, the band members have voices to enchant. If you are looking for a band to exhaust audiences dancing to the lightning speed of traditional tunes or relaxing and romantic background music, this is the band for you.
The Foley brothers seek to create that feel-good atmosphere where the groove is infectious and always right. They play sets that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realising it, regardless of genre or release date. Weaving in live electric guitar, the atmosphere is joyous. Creating personalised playlists, they will intertwine the music that is meaningful to you and your guests.
DJ & Sax
Just when you thought The Foley brothers heaving dance floor could not get any better ’ Uncle Keiron ‘K-Dogg’ Foley can now join them on the sax to mesmerise guests, K Dog brings energy to both the musicians and all on the dance floor. When K-Dogg is on deck the mellow DJ set features the Axe and Sax weaving within songs and is a delight to witness.
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you. You were the best and we had so many comments about how fantastic you were! We knew you would be, after 6 weddings last summer you guys were the standout vendor and we planned our wedding date around your availability knowing you would set the perfect tone for the day, which you absolutely did!”
“We’ve re-written this thank you about ten times by now. Whatever we seem to write doesn’t seem like enough. Hannah, Declan & Hugh (and Erin & Roadie Russ), you are simply incredible. Years ago, when we were talking about getting married in Tassie we did a trip down here and saw you perform ‘Tamlin’ at The Whaler. We looked at each other and said “that’s exactly what we want”. To hear you play our favourite songs, and then absolutely nail the Irish brief was incredible. After you finished The Auld Triangle, Conor’s best friend and brother-in-law hugged for an awkwardly long amount of time (like legitimately three minutes) because you had made them so happy and yet homesick too! You captivated our guests and we are forever grateful. Our favourite memories from the best day of our lives have you as the soundtrack. That’s really special. We consider ourselves so lucky that you played our big day.”
“We had Hugh and Declan play at our wedding in mid December 2019. I can honestly say that they were one of the main contributing factors to what made our wedding such a success. These guys managed to entice nearly all of our 150 guests to the dance floor and keep them there all night which was nothing short of a miracle.
We saw them play at another wedding and asked to reserve them there on the spot. Their amazing versatility means that they can entertain for the entire duration of the wedding and we never had to even think about organising any other music. As an added bonus they are some of the nicest guys you’ll meet.
You will not regret booking these guys for your wedding.”
“We had Declan and Hugh play at our wedding in February 2021, and they were the perfect soundtrack to our day! We have had so many guests rave about their acoustic set, and they managed to get so many of our guests up and dancing. It was such an amazing feeling that nobody wanted it to end, and after having to postpone once due to COVID, we were all well and truly ready to let our hair down. Thank you so much for helping make our day such a success, I would absolutely recommend The Foley Artists to anyone in a heart beat. Absolute legends!!”
“We had the best day! The songs we requested the boys to play at the ceremony were amazing. As for the reception, the boys kept the dance floor pumping all night. So many of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed the music, the dance floor, and the atmosphere. The Foley Artists had a big part in that. Thank you for being part of our day.”
“We presented the Foley Brothers with a challenge. An eclectic group of guests, ranging in ages, musical tastes, personalities and to make things difficult, cultural differences. The Foley Brothers rose to this challenge and surpassed all of our expectations.
Their set following the ceremony was elegant and well thought-out, managing to strike a balance between grace and subtlety and down-right awesome.”
“They produced an enchanting “aether” of music that reached out and connected the soul of each guest and made everyone feel that warm fuzzy feeling: love.”
“And then came the dance floor. Set under the stars amongst an enclave of trees, on a checker-board floor, the Foley Brothers entertained a very complex crows. Their academic musical knowledge allowed them to juxtapose Aussie pub rock classics with traditional Sri Landan Baila dance tunes; so what followed was a sprawling multicultural mess of limbs on the dance floor that refused to dissipate.”
“It was the best damn day. We and all our guests had so much fun and everyone still raves about how flipping awesome all of the details were, especially you guys.
You have given us the memories that are so incredible for the rest of our days.”
“The Foley Artist where outstanding! The acoustic songs they preformed with the fiddle, banjo and guitar was breathtaking both at the reception and ceremony. When it got to the dance floor they came into their own and had the crowd craving more. Communication from start to end was seamless and they were more than happy to accommodate requests. They are fun and relaxed professionals, and we could not have been happier with their performance.”
“Had the Foley Artists perform for pre-ceremony drinks and post-ceremony canapés. Booking process was straight forward and they kept in touch regularly prior to the weddings. The boys were happy to learn several special songs for us and their other song selections were great. Really happy with them and would recommend highly.”
“We could not have been happier with choosing The Foley Artists for our wedding day. The boys were relaxed but professional and were accommodating to all our requirements. The whole process from our initial enquiry and first meeting with Russell and the boys, to the ongoing communication in the lead up to the wedding was seamless.
We opted to have the boys for the whole day and night, starting off with their acoustic duo and finishing with an epic DJ set. Countless guests commented on the boy’s talent, saying it was the best music they’ve enjoyed at a wedding. We can’t recommend them highly enough for any function!”
“We had our wedding an hour out of Hobart and the boys were amazing! They were at the venue and set up by 11 – the staff at the venue said how amazing they were as well.
The music played was perfect, at our request we let them play what they wanted and we couldn’t find fault. Our guests loved the relaxed style and appreciated that Declan and Hugh were so personable.
The music, vibe and attitude really was more than we could have asked for and definitely felt like they were part of our friends within minutes. I would strongly recommend if you want local talent, that can give you the ultimate chill, fun but also pop music acoustic vibe that you look no further than the Foley Artists.”
“The Foley Artists were the perfect choice for our wedding day. They learned and included our chosen songs and helped out with some suggestions for particular parts of the day. We all danced the night away to a brilliant DJ set. Everyone had the best time. I will forever smile when I think of our wedding day.”
“The Foley Artists and their team are amazing to work with. Planning our wedding from interstate threw up a few challenges, and choosing the musical entertainment was certainly one of those. Once we had contacted the band, any nerves were quickly calmed by Russell’s prompt and informative communications. When the big day came around, Hugh and Declan absolutely nailed it. Their acoustic set during dinner thoroughly impressed our guests (and us!) and their song choices for the DJ set were spot on. We had such an incredible time and The Foley Artists were a huge part of that.
Thanks again guys!”
“The Foley Artists were exactly what we wanted when it came to music for our wedding. They were able to achieve the relaxed vibe we were going for. They took care of all the logistics so we didn’t have to worry about anything.
Everyone had a fantastic time and the guys knew exactly what type of music to play to suit our guests as the evening went on. Highly recommended!”
“Declan made the dance floor at our wedding the place to be… all night long!
From the moment we walked in, the vibes were excellent and he basically timed everything for us on the day, with the help of our celebrant – who needs an MC?!
The tunes were killer, the dance floor started early and went well into the night! We had so many comments about the music and how epic the dance floor was, and reflections on how much fun everyone had, in the days following.
Atmosphere is so important and Declan absolutely nailed it!
Thanks again guys!”
“We had the Foley Artists at our wedding, and I lost count at the reception and even in the weeks that followed just how many guests raved about how awesome they were. Eg ‘They were playing Dylan as we got off the boat. Now they are the DJ’s’.
I can not recommend them more highly. I would hire them again in a heart beat. So easy to work with, including a lot of uncertainty with COVID. Plus, how cool do they look?!
Thanks for helping to make our day so much fun team Foley’s.”
“It was so much fun having the boys at our wedding party in April! They did an incredible job acoustically as well as DJing and so many of our guests have said how great the boys were. So easy to deal with and it was just like having 3 more guests at the wedding- thankyou for being a part of our incredible day!”
“If you want to guarantee a packed dance floor – you need the Foley’s! They took our extremely eclectic suggestions and turned them into a seamless playlist. The vibe they created could not have been more perfect – from the chilled relaxing acoustic set for the ceremony and pre-dinner drinks to the perfectly timed ‘kick off your heels and dance the night away’ DJ set after dinner. We have had so many compliments it’s ridiculous! P.S We’re really sorry for blockading the exits as you tried to pack up but you really were so good that we didn’t want the tunes to stop…”
“We recently engaged Hugh and Declan, ably supported by Jen “roadie” to play at our wedding at Port Arthur. We heard them play at Derwent Estate Winery back in Feb / March this year and we were sold. Very talented musicians and delightful young men as well. We were so pleased with the acoustic sets and the DJ playlist. Highly recommend this talented family and both Roadie Russ, Jen and Erin are a delight to work with as well. Thank you Five Stars *****”
“The Foley Artists Duo were such a big part of making our day as special as it was. Our aisle and signing songs were perfect, the acoustic music to start with was great and they kept nearly all of our guests on the dance floor all night with the DJ set! Nothing was too much to ask, and they entertained all our crazy song choices! We had a seperate ceremony and reception location, and the transition was seamless between the two. So many of our guests told us in the following days how great the music was! Thank you so much Declan, Hugh and Russ! Couldn’t recommend you any higher! :)”
“Planning a wedding during a pandemic is extremely difficult but The Foley Artists made it so easy for us. From the initial phone call through to the actual wedding day, the process was quick, simple and no fuss. Initially we only booked Declan and Hugh for a DJ set for the reception but because they had set up early, they were extremely generous and offered to play an hour acoustic set. They blew us away! They are so talented and really set the good vibes for the night. They’re so fun and are great at reading the room, playing great songs that got everyone onto the dance floor….Thank you so much for joining us and bringing such good energy! You really made our night unforgettable and we can’t wait to see you guys again.”
“The Foley Artists helped make our special day even more wonderful than we could have imagined. Their acoustic songs in the garden to the great dance tunes later on in the night, everything ran smoothly and perfectly. The whole crew were more than willing to listen and adapt to any requests we made, as well as learn songs for us. We are so glad and thankful that The Foley Artists were the entertainment at our wedding. All of our guests loved them and they helped make the positive, loving atmosphere that we only dreamed would be present with all of our loved ones. Thank you guys, we could not recommend you more highly xx”
“The Foley Artists were the first vendor we booked. We loved their style, vibe and most of all their music. After two years in lockdown, we wanted to throw the biggest party ever and it was a must that everyone was on the dancefloor. The Foley Artists delivered that plus some. I had a friend say to me “one of my highlights of your wedding was the music at the ceremony, it hit different being live”.
We are so grateful and we cannot recommend these guys enough, we actually made a playlist with their song choices at the reception so we can relive it over and over. To any future bride and groom, do not waste a second booking them in!!
Absolute A team. X”
“Declan and Hugh played at our wedding on the 28th of December 2021 and we only have praise for the boys. We had so many guests on the day and the days following comment on how great they were acoustically (everyone loved the covers and the banjo!) and also as DJs. The dance floor was heaving and every guest was dancing their little hearts out at once stage! The boys agreed to play an extra couple hours for the after party which kept the party going. They also streamed the ceremony, speeches and first dance so our loved ones could join in on the day remotely. Thanks Declan and Hugh, you’re the best!!”
- Based in Hobart, Tasmania but can travel upon request
- (+61) 417-574-219 [Roadie Russ]
- [email protected]