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EMERALD THIEVES BIOGRAPHY 

History

Formed in Durham during 2005 the Emerald Thieves band incorporates musicians from Northern Ireland and North East England. The group of fun-loving, Glastonbury Festival regulars made a unique sound which proved an instant hit on the live music circuit in Newcastle and Sunderland. Perfectly at home performing at weddings, clubs, festivals and private parties Emerald Thieves quickly notched up hundreds of bookings and became a successful North East export with a solid international reputation built upon numerous performances throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Middle-East.

 

Style

With many years spent perfecting folk, rock, soul, pop, jazz and classical music sounds the band members combine electric fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukelele, Hammond organ, piano, bass and drums to deliver an unbeatable selection of acoustic & electric hits which span singer-songwriter styles, Irish-folk, 1950s to modern rock, pop, soul & indie hits. Top that off with a healthy selection of 1970s classics and you are left in no doubt that Emerald Thieves are a natural choice for entertaining eclectic wedding audiences and corporate clients alike.

 

Guests will be amazed at Emerald Thieves ability to jump between authentic traditional Irish sounds, Mumford style folk and classic to modern era indie/rock/pop hits, delivering a variety of music usually only achievable by hiring multiple bands. Background music, professional DJ's and personalised disco services can be added to any Emerald Thieves booking.

"A refreshingly honest band aimed at genuine music lovers. 100% live. No miming, no backing tracks, no cheating!'

Availability and booking

Emerald Thieves are available at direct prices exclusively via this site. All enquiries are different so please contact us for a price quotation based on your specific requirements.

 

 

Standard Wedding Package

 

  • Band arrival: 6pm

 

  • Set-up and sound check completed by 7pm

 

  • Emerald Thieves will learn your first dance or one special song request.

 

  • 100 minutes of live music performed between 7pm and midnight. This can be delivered via 2x 50 minute sets with a break or 1x 100 minute party set played either before or after the evening buffet.

 

  • Background & disco music supplied if required. This music can be mixed from the clients personal playlist.

 

  • Midnight close

EMERALD THIEVES SONGS

IRISH - COUNTRY - FIDDLE

 

Bellowhead - New York girls

Charlie Daniels – Devil went down to Georgia

Chieftains - I’ll tell me Ma

Chieftains - Star of County Down

Dolly Parton – Nine to Five

Dougie MacClean - Caledonia

Dropkick Murphys - Shipping up to Boston

Dubliners - Black Velvet Band

Dubliners - Fields of Athenry

Dubliners - The Wild Rover

Horslips - Trouble with a Capital T

John Denver - Country roads

Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

Lonestar – Amazed

Levellers – One way of life

Levellers – What a beautiful Day

Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel

Pogues - Dirty old town

Pogues - Fairytale of New York

Pogues - Fiesta

Pogues - Irish Rover

Pogues - Sally MacLennane

Pogues – Streams of Whiskey

Saw Doctors - I Useta Love Her

Saw Doctors - N17

Steve Earle - Galway Girl

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the jar

Trad reel – Toss the Feathers

U2 - Where the streets have no name

Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues

Waterboys - And a bang on the ear

Waterboys - A man is in love

Waterboys - The whole of the moon

1960s – 1980s

Beatles - Come together

Beatles - Hey Jude

Beatles - I Feel fine

Beatles - I saw her standing there

Beatles – Twist & Shout

Bill Withers - Lovely Day

Bob Marley - No woman no cry

Bluebells - Young at heart

Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions

Bruce Channel - Hey Baby (from Dirty Dancing)

Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

Bryan Ferry – Lets stick together

Chic - Le Freak (Freak-out)

Cream – Sunshine of your love

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode

Chuck Berry – You never can tell (from Pulp Fiction)

Cockney Rebel - Make me smile

Creedence C – Have u ever seen the rain?

Creedence Clearwater - Proud Mary

​David Bowie – Lets dance

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Deacon Blue – Dignity

Deacon Blue – Real gone kid

Dexys Midnite Runners - Come on Eileen

Dire Straits - Money for nothing

Dire Straits - Sultans of swing

E L O - Mr Blue Sky

Eagles - Take it easy

Elton John – Your Song

Elvis Presley – Hound dog

Fleetwood Mac – Go your own way

Hollies – The Air that I breathe

Jackson 5 – Blame it on the boogie

Jam - Town called Malice

Joe Cocker – You are so beautiful to me

Lynryd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

Kinks – Sunny afternoon

Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the sky

Pink Floyd – Wish you were here

Prince – Purple Rain

Prince Buster - Enjoy yourself

Ray Charles - Shake a tail feather

Rod Stewart - Maggie May

Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman

Rolling Stones - Brown sugar

Rolling Stones – Start me up

Spencer Davis - Gimme some loving

Status Quo – Rockin’ all over the world

Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the middle (from Reservoir Dogs)

Steely Dan - Reeling in the years

Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster

Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

T Rex – Get it on

Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Tina Turner – The best

U2 – Where the streets have no name

Undertones – Teenage Kicks

Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl

Van Morrison – Have I told you lately?

Whitney Houston – Wanna dance w/ somebody

ZZ Top – Gimme all your loving

ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man

90s ONWARDS

Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Avicii - Wake me Up

Ben Howard – Only Love

Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Coldplay – Sky full of stars

Coldplay – Viva la Vida

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud

Edwin Sharpe – Home

Elbow - One day like this

Ellie Golding – How long will I love you?

George Ezra - Budapest

George Ezra - Blame it on me

George Ezra – Shotgun

Imagine Dragons – On top of the world

James - Sit Down

Killers – Human

Killers - Mr Brightside

Kings of Leon – Beautiful War

Kings of Leon – Sex on fire

Kings of Leon – Use somebody

Kings of Leon – The Bucket

Kodaline – The One

Levellers – One way of life

Levellers – What a beautiful Day

Lonestar - Amazed

Lumineers - Ho Hey

Lumineers – Flowers in your hair

Mumford & Sons - I will wait

Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man

Nick Cave – Red Right Hand (from Peaky Blinders)

Oasis – Wonderwall

Oasis – Don’t look back in anger

Oasis – She’s electric

Of Monsters and Men - Little talks

One Republic – Counting Stars

Paolo Nuitini - 10/10

Paolo Nuitini – Candy

Paolo Nuitini – Last request

Passenger - Let her go

Pharrell Williams – Happy (from Despicable Me)

Proclaimers – 500 miles

REM – Losing my religion

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

Snow Patrol – Chasing cars

Snow Patrol - You are all that I have

Stereophonics - Dakota

Tom Odell - Grow old with me

Train – Marry me

U2 - One

Vance Joy – The fire and the flood

Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Verve – Lucky Man

Walk the moon - Shut up & dance with me