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Professional party band 
Available for wedding, corporate and festival events in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and nationwide by request.

Emerald Thieves can perform authentic Irish music, Mumford style indie-folk, classic rock, 70s to 90s hits and many flavours in-between. The band have now performed for thousands of wedding and corporate clients in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Middle East.

In 2012 founding member Anna Millar performed violin for Queen Elizabeth II during the Royal visit to Durham Castle.


The Thieves have appeared at Lindisfarne Festival, Stormin' the Castle, Keswick Beer Festival, Gateshead Beer Festival, Hardwick Oyster Festival, Little Lindi and Blyth Live in addition to numerous VW and /biker rally appearances around the United Kingdom.


In 2022 the Emerald Thieves proudly performed hit single 'She's not there' onstage with UK Rock legends The Zombies, we are huge fans so that really was a thrill. The band and individual members are equally honoured to have shared the same bill as BoyzLife, Gabrielle, Heather Small and Jools Holland.


Dan and Siobhàn Benson
North East Wedding Clients
Durham Castle - April 2022

"Job very well done at Durham Castle everyone 

Robert and the Emerald Thieves absolutely made our wedding... especially considering we took a gamble by booking a band we had never heard live. They were absolutely fantastic!


Soooo many guests have said you were brilliant, outstanding!

The mix of Irish and modern music was quality. We had the best day and were never off the dance-floor!!... that's because of you and the rest of the band.

You surpassed all expectations.

From the new Mr and Mrs Benson we want to send out heartfelt thanks for making our day the most wonderful day we could have ever asked for."


Lorraine Weightman, Author
Junior VP - Consett Rotary
St. Patrick's Hall - May 2022

"I booked this amazing band for an event in Consett. They are brilliant musicians and lovely, friendly people, who accommodated our needs, going out of their way to make the night special and one to remember. 

I highly recommend Emerald Thieves to anyone who wants the best fun dancing to lively, exceptional music.

Our folks were on the dance floor from beginning to end and I can’t wait for the next event.

Emerald Thieves bring the party to the party!"

Colin Blunstone / Rod Argent
The Zombies - UK Rock Band
Askham Hall - June 2022


"A fantastic band of great players, with a cool sound" 

"We really enjoyed watching (and playing with) you guys. 

We've been up dancing tonight, but listen... I've been in a band with Rod for over sixty years and I had never seen him dance before now!

...that's saying something"

Throughout the year Emerald Thieves endeavour to perform public showcase gigs when we have time between wedding and corporate bookings. Shows at Stack in Seaburn and our favourite North East pub, club and music venues will be advertised on our availability calendar​ and via Facebook Event announcements.


Thanks again for following, we'll see you all soon.



Our music services can be secured in advance. An administration fee of £100 is required to secure the date of each event. The payment can be made using the PayPal link below, or via BACS (bank details on request)

  • Emerald Thieves are registered Musicians Union Members.

  • £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance cover. (PLI)

  • All electrical equipment is Portable Appliance Tested. (PAT)

  • PLI and PAT certificates forwarded to venues upon request.


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Bookings and Cancellations

Emerald Thieves operate an advance booking system which allows our clients the convenience of planning ahead and securing our services for special events. All verbal and written agreements are legally binding. Clients agree to pay the reasonable compensation fees outlined in our terms should cancellation occur 90-days or less from the date reserved.
Cancellation requests must be notified & acknowledged in writing.

If you need to discuss a booking, cancellation or postponement please get in touch as soon as possible, we are always here to help. Thank you.



Billy Lights 22/06/53 - 02/02/23

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