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The Emerald Thieves

"The Emerald Thieves are hands down the best wedding band EVER! I love my live music but I have never seen any band play such a wide variety of styles so convincingly."

Capitalising on the hugely in-demand and super-cool trend for 100% live, honest, folk, pop and rock music, Glastonbury Festival regulars The Emerald Thieves take this highly popular genre by storm.


There have been imitators, but nothing else has been so successful and stood the test of time like this band. As well as ticking all boxes for fans of Mumford & Sons, vintage acoustic folk and traditional Irish music they have an electric rock and pop repertoire to die for, make sure you check it out on the set-list tab above, they'll have every single person in the room on the dance-floor!

The Emerald Thieves are a storming 5-piece, multi-instrumentalist line up of male vocals & guitar, violin & female vocals, bass, keyboards, mandolin and drums. This definitely isn't your average pub band, but instead an extremely highly-polished professional group of musicians with incredible experience whose passion is in delighting their audiences time after time after time.

Specialising in weddings, private functions and corporate events, The Emerald Thieves demonstrate unrivalled attention to detail at each and every booking they take. State of the art sound and lighting equipment comes complete with the band as standard, as do 2 hrs of the most amazing live music entertainment you'll find anywhere UK-wide, plus a disco playlist service when they're not performing.

Here at Hireaband, we'll only work with the very best, as you can see. So if you want to book the finest band the North East has to offer then don't hesitate to get in touch today! If you can't wait, get an instant quote and availability check right now by filling in the quick enquiry form on this page.


Set list


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

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 & Dolly Parton - 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 Love Her

Saw Doctors - N17

Sinead O’connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

Steve Earle + Sharon Shannon - Galway Girl

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Thin Lizzy – Boys are back in Town

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

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 – You never can tell (from 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

Johnny 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 – Sympathy for the Devil

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 – Signed, sealed, delivered

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

T Rex – Get it on

Thin Lizzy – The boys are back in town

Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the Jar

Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Travelling Wilburys – Handle with care

Undertones – Teenage Kicks

Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl

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

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

James - Sit Down

Killers – Human

Killers - Mr Brightside

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

Paolo Nutini - 10/10

Paolo Nutini – Candy

Paolo Nutini - New Shoes

Pharrell Williams – Happy (from Despicable Me)

Proclaimers – 500 miles

REM – Losing my religion

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

Sam Fender - Will we Talk?

Snow Patrol – Chasing cars

Stereophonics - Dakota

Tom Odell - Grow old with me

Vance Joy – The fire and the flood

Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Verve – Lucky Man

Walk the moon - Shut up & dance with me

Reviews (26)

The Emerald Thieves

The band were simply magnificent! They played a fantastic set and were the talk of all our guests on how good they were and the entertainment they provided. We were absolutely delighted with both the service provided by Hireaband - The Entertainment Experts and the band The Emerald Thieves. I have and will continue to recommend you guys to any friends/relatives.

The Emerald Thieves

Fantastic band - all of our guests commented on how good they were. A good variety of song choices for guests of all ages. Cannot thank you guys enough - you were amazing!

The Emerald Thieves

Saints & Sinners were an absolute dream! They created a personalised cover of Cosmic Girl for our first dance which was just perfect. We adored the Irish music, as did our guests. They drew people onto the dance floor instantly and the whole experience was unforgettable both vocals and musicians. I truly felt like I was in my beautiful home country but in rural Northumberland. Robert was so helpful and communication was great. We also had the manned DJ set after the band played which was hijacked by a few of our guests for a sing song! Highly recommended!
Mary & Gareth X

The Emerald Thieves

The band were just brilliant. Arrived in plenty of time, introduced themselves and set up without affecting our guests. The music was phenomenal and our guests all commented on how much they enjoyed the band and the set list they played. Even those who don't dance were on the dance floor! We could not fault them and would highly recommend them to anyone. We would like to thank them for making our wedding night a fantastic experience.

The Emerald Thieves

I just wanted to say a huge thank you from my husband and I for helping to create the most magical wedding day that we could have wished for. The first dance arrangement of Titanium was completely perfect, and so many people commended us for picking an Irish band too! We loved being able to get up and join in the singing and (I think) the guests seemed to enjoy our performance!!

Once again, thank you ever so much and I hope we get to dance to your brilliant music again sometime soon!

The Emerald Thieves

Can I just pass my on a massive thank you to you and the band. You guys surpassed my expectations of wedding bands! Guests were complimenting you and even the staff at the venue were impressed. We had an absolutely brilliant time and will be recommending you guys. One last thing, the first dance song (‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift) I couldn’t believe how amazing it was, it was beautiful and Anna was so good at singing it! Thanks again x

The Emerald Thieves

Saints and Sinners were absolutely excellent. Myself, Ross and all our guests thought they were great. My friends were asking who they were and how I found them. Thanks very much!
I could not have asked for better for our wedding. 100% recommend them.

The Emerald Thieves

We thought the band were absolutely excellent. Great set list and very professional.
Would definitely recommend them or have them again!

The Emerald Thieves

Hireaband made the whole band booking process so straightforward. Thank you so much Irving for your help and patience.

We absolutely loved Saints and Sinners, we just sent them an email, pasted below FYI.

Hi everyone in Saints and Sinners,

Thank you so, so much for making our wedding so incredible on Saturday. Absolutely everyone has told us how phenomenal you were, we’re so happy we chose you guys and even happier that you agreed to come all the way down to Bucks for us. Some people have commented they’ve never danced so much at a wedding, and that’s all down to you. Thank you.

Thanks also for your patience with the endless emails over set lists and surprises etc, we hope you didn’t mind too much.

We’ve had a sneak peek at our wedding photos, nothing of you guys just yet but as soon as we have the rest, we’ll share them with you in case you’d like to nab any.

Thanks a million and we hope we get to dance to your tunes again!

Sinead & Ciaran xxxxx

The Emerald Thieves

Simply brilliant. Great set list. Talented musicians and great style. Learnt our chosen songs at short notice which meant a lot. Even more so that they let me sing with them and even set up an iPad with my lyrics. So flexible and accommodating...I know for a fact that they went above and beyond compared to other wedding bands.

Also really laid back and flexible in terms of performance times.

Highly recommend.

The Emerald Thieves

They were absolutely amazing they made our night so special and a lot of our guest said they were really good.

The Emerald Thieves

Saints and Sinners played our wedding and they made the night! Their sound is fabulous and their range of music is just amazing. They are such a lovely, friendly group too. I would really recommend them!

Thank you so much x

The Emerald Thieves

Excellent band - Dance floor was full the whole time and received many positive comments about all the band. Would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a fun, party band for any occasion.

The Emerald Thieves

Saints and Sinners were incredible from start to finish! They truly helped to make the evening amazing and all our guests commented on how fantastic they were.
They were a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them.
To everyone at Hireaband thank you for helping us choose and organise a brilliant band.

The Emerald Thieves

This band is AMAZING!!!!!! Saints and Sinners are well worth the money, guests said it was the best band they had heard in years. Wish we could have carried the party on into the night, the dance floor was packed from start to finish :)

The Emerald Thieves

Saints and Sinners set was absolutely superb, we loved every minute of it!!! We've had so many fantastic comments about you all saying that you are the best band they have ever heard!! Superb in every way :)

The Emerald Thieves

Wow, you guys are incredible, was great talking to you. We've been to so many weddings on both sides of the pond and Saints and Sinners are hands down the best wedding band EVER! I love my live music but I have never seen any band play such a wide variety of styles so convincingly. You were so authentic with the Irish stuff we actually thought you'd travelled over from Ireland especially to play the wedding. We're now heading back to Dublin with a handful of Saints and Sinners business cards to recommend them to everyone we know getting married back home. Really, THAT GOOD.

The Emerald Thieves

The best band I have ever seen, bar none. I booked them for my 50th. What a fiddle player. Awesome.

The Emerald Thieves

Just back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you for the wedding music. Saints and Sinners were absolutely amazing and everyone has been raving about you since. A few people have asked whether you sell CD's and how they can go about getting one? Thanks again.

The Emerald Thieves

It was very easy to book Saints and Sinners through Hireaband, and throughout the whole booking process, Hireaband were very helpful, professional and quick to respond to any concerns. The band themselves were excellent, we had a lot of positive feedback on how good they were from our guests! I would definitely recommend Hireaband and Saints and Sinners. It was the most stress-free aspect of wedding planning! Thank you!

The Emerald Thieves

Hi, we would just like to say a huge thank you for the superb entertainment on our Wedding Night. The feedback has been excellent from all the guests and you definitely made the night. No doubt I will be coming to see you again soon. Thanks again!

The Emerald Thieves

We watched Saints and Sinners on a few occasions before finally approaching them and were delighted when they agreed to play at our wedding. We shopped around quite a bit beforehand (as you do) and while some bands offered cheaper quotes, many were a lot more expensive but for us, none were able to offer us anything close to the show supplied by Saints and Sinners. It was like having two completely different bands for the price of one. The Irish music got everyone right in the party mood and the rock and pop songs had the dance-floor crammed. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you for helping make our big day so special.

The Emerald Thieves

I booked Saints and Sinners for a St Patrick's Day show plus a meal at the hotel this year expecting around 120 guests to attend. We ended up having to add extra tables when 270 people turned up! It was a fabulous night. Delighted.

The Emerald Thieves

I cannot recommend Saints and Sinners highly enough. I booked the band for a charity fundraising event that I was organising and asked them to put together a couple of sets – one Celtic and one rock and pop. For events like that, having top quality entertainment on the bill both helps sells tickets in advance and makes a big difference on the night, putting people in a party mood and loosening their purse-strings when they’re being asked to donate a little bit more to the good cause. Saints and Sinners were fantastic. Musically, they were outstanding; more than that, they really got the room jumping and interacted brilliantly with my guests. The event was a bigger success than I expected and the band played a major role in making that happen. Book them now!

The Emerald Thieves

Fantastic band, dance floor was always full. Professional, patient and polite. Have already recommended to others!

The Emerald Thieves

The band was amazing. There is nothing else that needs to be said. Simply amazing. A fantastic day that was made ten times better by such a fantastic band. Every single person up dancing, singing and clapping. The band was incredibly understanding to our needs and pulled out all the stops at a very busy period for them and with only 2 weeks notice. We can not recommend this band highly enough. Booking this band is a sure fire way to guarantee an incredible night that no one will forget in a hurry. Thank you all so much. We had the best night of our lives.


  • Default Line Up

Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Early Arrival
  • Manned DJ Service

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Able To Work With Sound Limiters
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

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