The one and only Roaring Forties are Jazz Festival Favourites, The Best Swing Wedding Band Cork, Jazz and swing Band Ireland

Number eight in the Album charts with their last album, Cornerstone of many festivals over Europe, best band awards over a 15 year career from many companies and magazines in many countries.  a premier band without a doubt........ Based in Cork Ireland they are an exceptionally good, fun swing band and an entertaining swing band. this band are The swing cats of Ireland

WELCOME TO THE ROARING FORTIES.  


WE ARE THE ROARING FORTIES 

Sponsored by Guinness Diageo, Ireland

The Roaring Forties play Locally, nationally and internationally at festivals, corporate functions, clubs and pubs and are asked to play at a lot of weddings. The Roaring Forties are Fine purveyors of Swing, Jazz, Jump Jive and Rock n Roll with a few old golden oldies thrown in there for good measure, They make any Festival or gig, fun and personal.    

Photos by Alex Telfer. Portraits feature. 


 Vocals, Harmonica / Sax. George PattersonKeyboard, / Tony Corbet, Paul Seymour, Brenda GriffinAnth Kaley.. Trumpet / Roy Kelleher, Rick Swann. Saxophone / Ken Marshall, or Karl Rooney or Richie Buckley. Guitar/ Drazden Derek or John McGrath.

The Roaring Forties consistently produce music that "pushes the  boundaries of what music could/should be."      Hot Press Magazine.

PLEASE CONTACT US  ABOUT ANYTHING

Festival Band, Wedding Band, Corporate Band. 

The Roaring Forties are a top ten album charting swing rock band with a reputation as a favourite Festival band, best wedding band: Rsvp Magazine, HotPress, Southern Brides, Cork Jazz Festival Derry Jazz Festival and more. 

ALBUMS ALL AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

All of the Roaring Forties Albums are available on iTunes 


 

 

NOT YOUR USUAL WEDDING GROUP


ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYS OF YOU LIFE

We are not going to tell you we are the hardest working band in the country, or the best, or any of that  annoying rubbish. we will help make your day special, To start with, most venues finish at 0200hrs, ask the question:- can you play music afterwards, is there a continuing bar, can friends bring acoustic instruments, so you can continue on quietly, Myself and my wife forgot to ask that and at about 3 o'clock the Local Police where called, Great memories.  Negotiate everything


If you have a guest who wants to sing, great, George will teach your guests to dance to the siege of Enis in the break, this is hilarious, we will help you throw the bouquet and anything else you want, Your day is very special to them.

We play extra songs for wedding days but only if you want us too, tell us songs you don't want and we won't play them

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU TWO, (but we know it's really about the bride)

MAKE SURE YOU ENJOY THE BUILD UP TO YOUR WEDDING DAY, PLENTY OF CELEBRATING AND MEMORY MAKING


CHURCH MUSIC:  Various

DRINKS RECEPTION:  Pianist / 2 piece / 3 piece.

AFTER DINNER BAND:  5 piece Band or 6 or 7

DJAY: 60's 70's 80's, 90's 00's and up to date

NEXT DAY BAND: 3, 4 or 5 piece.


TESTIMONIALS

https://rsvpmagazine.ie/wedding-directory/director...

Guests are still talking about you at our wedding, you were perfect, four of our friends have booked you, we are looking forwards to reliving our day with you over again, thank you, thank you. 


Thank you soooo much, after you played at our wedding  we saw you at a friends wedding and you played our first dance for us so we could have a bit of it back, you made me cry, we love you, your band, your interaction with everyone and the brilliance  of your musicianship, we will forever remember what you did for us.xxx


There is no one like you The Roaring Forties,  you stand out in a crowd of brilliant bands without a notion that you are that good, you just do it. egoless and great .


The music created the perfect atmosphere and suited the crowd down to a tee! Thank you for your amazing version of our first dance song, we loved it, it was really brilliant and got everyone else dancing merrily too. It really got things going.  The siege of Ennis was SO much fun. You did an amazing job at co-ordinating an extremely rowdy rabble, most of whom were not Irish. The Russians got a great kick out of it! The photos are completely hilarious! Talk about bringing people together! The whole day was so brilliant and was rounded off perfectly with your brilliant music and singing. Thank you for making it so much fun. Laura & Nick 14th nov 2015


Our Amplification system and lights are set up and ready to go, it may make sense to  save the extra set up time for another D jay and ease the transition by using our own DJay who by now knows your guests.

 

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU BOOK THE ROARING FORTIES

The Roaring Forties have been on the scene for 15 years and played a lot of festivals, corporate functions and of course weddings. you book them and they will be there, they have won awards, are festival favourites and have played all over the World, their last album went to number 6 in the Irish charts. 

For weddings they play waltzes, swing, jive, 

rock n roll, sweet Caroline, Beatles, Sinatra, See below for full set list.

1. 5 great musicians. 2. Two hours play time plus a bit normally. 3. The Siege of Ennis with tuition for those who don't know it. 4. Djay if required. 5. Reception Drinks.  6. 24/7 contact, nothings too much on this day.  7. Next Day Party Band.

No worries.

The band play for two hours, and break for sandwiches etc after the Siege of Ennis, if you want a member of the family to sing a song then that is not a problem, everything is about you on that day, 

Apply for prices.

2 piece drink reception for two hours. Piano, singer or Sax or Trumpet.

3 piece drink reception for two hours. Piano, Singer and Sax or Trumpet.

4 piece drink reception for two hours. Piano. Singer, Sax & Trumpet / Sax  & Drums / Trumpet & Drums.  

AFTER DINNER

4 piece main event  evening band two hours:- Piano. Singer, Drums, Sax or Trumpet.

5 piece main event  evening band two hours  Piano. Singer, Drums, Sax & Trumpet.

6 piece main event  evening band two hours  Piano. Singer, Drums, Sax, Trumpet, & Drums plus second sax or guitar.

7  piece main event  evening band two hours  Piano. Singer, Drums, 2 x Sax, Trumpet, Trombone or guitar.

DJAY 2 hours  

Next Day Party band

please send us your address and we will send you our last cd

 

The Roaring forties has a loved following of friends throughout Europe, Pure undiluted Roaring Forties. 

You won't go far wrong coming to see these guys these guys. contact them and check their availability. 

Festivals they play at:- 


DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL

SILDA JAZZ FESTIVAL

CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL

EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL

DUBLIN DOCKLANDS FESTIVAL

STAVANGER JAZZ FESTIVAL

ELECTRIC PICNIC

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

GREENWICH JAZZ FESTIVAL

NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL

LIMAVADI JAZZ AND BLUES

BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL

A TASTE OF DUBLIN

OYSTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

THE KENNEDY CENTRE WASHINGTON

CHEVY'S NEW YORK

AND MANY OTHER ONE OFF FESTIVALS


HOT PRESS MAGAZINE:

HI OCTANE CORK SWING -  JAZZ"  It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" This lot certainly have that swing, in spades, Inspired by the jump / swing era of the 40s (Louis Prima, Louis Jordan etc) and updated to a sound more reminiscent of a style popularised in the early 80s by Joe Jackson and his Jump'n Jive Album, The Roaring Forties blaze through a set of Jazz standards and a couple of originals with equal parts technical chops and sheer joyous enthusiasm.


With regular Radio Play across Europe and America coupled with tv  and frequent newspaper reviews The Roaring Forties are without doubt the number one swing-rock band in Ireland. The level of musicianship and tightness of their live performances is  as good as it gets.  Their music continues to enthral and enliven audiences far and wide. 

Based in Cork Ireland with a number 6 in the album charts  “There ain't nobody here but us Chickens” in August 2012, the band travel internationally but remain egoless, easy to work beside and very entertaining, making every show very personal.


Scroll Down for Set List 

THE SONGS.

info@theroaringforties.com

tel:- 00353861282435


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GIGS. 

2018

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Saturday 3rd: Thomond Bar Cork 10pm-12

MARCH

Saturday 3rd: Meyrick Hotel Galway. 10-12pm

Saturday 17th: BDSM Cork 2-4


APRIL 

Saturday 21st : Thomond Bar Cork 10-12pm


MAY

Thursday 3rd: Derry Jazz Festival 

Friday 4th:Derry Jazz Festival

Friday 4th:Derry Jazz Festival

Saturday 6th: Derry Jazz Festival

Saturday 6th: Derry Jazz Festival

Sunday 7th: Derry Jazz Festival

Sunday 7th: Derry Jazz Festival

Monday 8th: Derry Jazz Festival

JUNE

Saturday 2nd: Thomond Bar Cork10-12

Wednesday 27th Clayton Hotel, anti Drugs 9pm

Saturday 30th:  Dromquinna Manor 3.30



JULY 

Friday 6th ENQUIRY VIENNA WOODS

Saturday 7th Perry Hotel Limerick 9:30 - 11:30pm

Saturday 21st: Cork week, Crosshaven 9.00pm

27th.

28th.

29th.

AUGUST

Thursday 2nd: Titanic Bar Cobh 9.0 -11.0pm & DJ

Friday 4th: Enquiry

Saturday 4th: Thomond Bar Cork10.0-12.0 

Saturday 18th: Muckross House 4 piece: 3-5.30

Friday 24th: Dromquinna Manor 4 piece. 4.0 - 6.0pm

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 22nd: Metropol. 10.30 - 12.30pm

OCTOBER

6th: Castle Martyr.  1.30 -5.30pm 

Saturday 20th Vienna Woods

JAZZ FESTIVAL

Friday 26th: Cork Jazz Festival

Saturday 27th Cork Jazz Festival

Sunday 28th: Cork Jazz Festival

Monday 29th: Cork Jazz Festival

NOVEMBER

Saturday 3rd: Silversprings Business awards 11-1am

Saturday 24th: Silversprings Style awards 10.30pm

DECEMBER

Saturday 1st:?

Sunday 2nd: Ballymaloo  4.0 -6.0pm

Sunday 2nd: Barrys Douglas 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 8th:?

Friday 14th: Parc n Cilla 10.pm

31st: Hayfield Manor 11-1am


2019

June

Friday 28th: Castle Martyre.  

Saturday 29th: enquiry

july 16th dromquinna manor 4-6

August

10th:  Longueville House in Mallow: 10





2017 TO FOLLOW



SET LIST

Weddings / Parties only

(IF YOU WANT THESE SONGS THAT IS)


Valerie

Such a good looking woman

Annies song (waltz)

Amore (waltz)

Delilah (waltz)

Sweet Caroline

She

Show me the way to Amarillo

Saw her Standing There (Beatles)

All you need is Love (Beatles)

Don't you want me baby

the rumba.

Quando Quando Quando.

Jonny B goode.

Rock around The Clock.

Hound dog.

Shake Rattle and Roll

Great Balls of Fire

Mumbawaya




The Roaring Forties Set List


Buona sera.

The way you look tonight

Your just too good to be true

chatanooga choochoo

Hollywood

Fly me to the moon.

L.o.v. e

Dont mean a thing.

My baby cares for me

Just a gigolo.

On the street where you live

Black Magic

Don't you want me baby

the rumba

Quando Quando Quando

You make me feel so young

Dream of you

My baby just cares for me

Destination moon

Almost like being in Love

All you need is Love (Beatles)

Your just to good to be true

Bring me Sunshine

You dont know me

I get a kick out of you

I've got you under my skin

Route 66.

Mac the knife.

Hollywood

Choo choo cha boogie.

Is you Is.

Aint nobody here but us chickens

5 months 2weeks 2 days

On the street where your live

Nagasaki.

Straighten up and fly right

Summertime.

Autumn leaves.

5 guys named mo.

I got rythm.

As long as i'm singing

Shake rattle and roll.

Hound dog

Jonny B goode

Rock around the clock

Jump jive n wail.

You rascal you.

Rock this town.

King of the swingers.

The Sheik of Arabi.

When your smiling.

Pennies from heaven.

Lady b good.

Cheek to cheek.

Sweet Sue.

Sweet Georgia Brown.

Oh Marie.

Angelina.

Paper moon.

Banana splits.

Undecided.

St James's infirmary.

Georgia.


CHRISTMAS SONGS

Let It Snow.

Winter Wonderland.

Santa Clause is coming to town.

Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire.

Sleigh Ride.

Are you ready to rock.



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GALLERY

Contact:  

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Ireland and UK 2004