Professional party band 

Available to hire for wedding, corporate and festival events in 
Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding areas.

Emerald Thieves can perform anything from Irish music to rock and pop with many flavours in-between. The band and its individual members have performed in UK, Ireland, Europe and the Middle East Thet have been named festival headliners at Stormin' the Castle, Keswick Beer Festival and Gateshead Beer Festival, performed alongside The Zombies and supported Jools Holland. In 2012 founding member Anna Millar performed violin for Queen Elizabeth during the Royal visit to Durham Castle.


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"



Bookings Update...

Emerald Thieves Saturday diary is now full for 2022 but we still have limited availability Sunday - Friday.  It is still worthwhile getting in touch, even if your preferred date looks unavailable in our diary. Date changes and cancellations occasionally happen.

We are extremely grateful to our clients for the ongoing support and wonderful variety of wedding, corporate, fundraiser, festival, music venue and private party events we have to look forward to this year. We are very lucky and can't wait to see you all having a great time.


We will continue to perform public showcase gigs when we have space between advance bookings. These dates at Stack in Seaburn and a rotation of our favourite North East pub, club and music venues will be advertised weekly on our availability calendar​ and supported via website blog, Facebook and Instagram.


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



Our music services can be secured in advance. An administration fee of £100 is all that is required to secure a date for your event. Please get in touch early to avoid disappointment.

















Musicians Union Members.

£10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance cover.

All electrical equipment is Portable Appliance Tested.

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.