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Formed in Durham during 2005 the Emerald Thieves band incorporates musicians from Northern Ireland and North East England. A group of Glastonbury Festival loving musicians inspired by diverse musical backgrounds to create a unique sound which proved an instant hit in live music clubs around Newcastle and Sunderland. The band became favourites at weddings and corporate functions then progressed to headlining music festivals all around the UK.  Emerald Thieves now have thousands of shows under their belts and over the years have travelled extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Middle-East.



Emerald Thieves care a LOT about quality of sound. The band, all professional musicians with backgrounds in folk, rock, soul, pop, jazz and classical music, carry top-of-the-line instruments and amplification to every performance and are rounded off with a fully qualified sound engineer onboard.

The sound of each show is reinforced by high-end RCF Touring and Theatre speakers and an Allen & Heath SQ6 mixer. This system is compact enough for small, intimate shows and equally capable of filling large rooms for 500+ guests. 

The musicians combine violin, acoustic/electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, Hammond organ, piano, synthesiser, bass and drums to deliver an impressively diverse selection of acoustic & electric hits. As such, the music performed can incorporate singer-songwriter styles, Irish-folk, 1950s to modern rock, pop, country, soul & indie hits. Topping that off with a healthy selection of sing-along anthems leaves no doubt that Emerald Thieves are a natural choice for entertaining any audience.


Background music and personalised disco services can be added in support of any Emerald Thieves show. Professional DJ's can also be hired to work alongside the band.


Daytime music options are also available. If you're contemplating a solo musician, duo, trio or quartet to perform live music at your wedding ceremony or afternoon drinks reception just enquire for further details.

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


Emerald Thieves are available at direct prices via this site. We work on flat-rate fees as much as possible but all enquiries are different so please contact us for a price quotation based on your location and personal requirements.




(Additional songs can be added by request)



Bap Kennedy - Angel is the Devil

Bellowhead - New York girls

Charlie Daniels – Devil went down to Georgia

Chieftains - I’ll tell me Ma

Chieftains - Star of County Down

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

Dolly Parton – Nine to Five

Dougie MacClean - Caledonia

Dropkick Murphys - Shipping up to Boston

Dubliners - Black Velvet Band

Dubliners - Fields of Athenry

Dubliners - Seven Drunken Nights

Dubliners - The Wild Rover

Goats Don't Shave - Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal

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

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

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 Lover

Saw Doctors - N17

Steve Earle - Galway Girl

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Thin Lizzy - The Boys are back in Town

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the jar

Trad reel – Toss the Feathers

U2 - Where the Streets have no Name

Undertones - Teenage Kicks

Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues

Waterboys - And a bang on the ear

Waterboys - A Man is in Love

Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon

Zac Brown Band - Loving You Easy

1960s – 1980s

ABBA - Does your mother know?

Aztec Camera - Somewhere in my heart

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 - Is this Love?

Bob Marley - No woman no cry

Bluebells - Young at heart

Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions

Bruce Channel - Hey Baby (Dirty Dancing)

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark

Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

Bryan Adams & Mel C - When you're gone

Bryan Ferry – Lets stick together

Chic / Nile Rodgers - Everybody dance

Chic / Nile Rodgers - Le Freak (Freak-out)

Cream – Sunshine of your love

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode

Chuck Berry – U never can tell (Pulp Fiction)

Cockney Rebel - Make me smile

CCR – Bad moon rising

CCR - Have u ever seen the rain?

CCR - Proud Mary

​David Bowie - Jean Genie

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

Huey Lewis - Hip to be Square

Jackson 5 – Blame it on the boogie

Jam - Town called Malice

Joe Cocker – You are so beautiful to me

Jonny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

Lynryd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

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

Thin Lizzy - The Boys are back in Town

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 - Jackie Wilson Said

Van Morrison – Have I told you lately?

Whitney Houston – I Wanna dance with somebody

ZZ Top – Gimme all your loving

ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man


Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Avicii - Wake me Up

Ben Howard - Keep your head up

Ben Howard – Only Love

Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Coldplay – Sky full of stars

Coldplay – Viva la Vida

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Dua Lipa - Levitating

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

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

Paolo Nuitini - New Shoes

Passenger - Let her go

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Proclaimers – 500 miles

REM – Losing my religion

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

Sam Fender - Will we Talk?

Snow Patrol – Chasing cars

Snow Patrol - You are all that I have

Stereophonics - Dakota

Tom Odell - Grow old with me

U2 - One

Vance Joy – The fire and the flood

Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Verve – Lucky Man

Walk the moon - Shut up & dance with me

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