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  • Irish Band from Bethlehem, PA
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  • Starting at $300 per event

27 Reviews for Poor Man's Gambit

Review by Michael G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 29, 2017From Middletown, NJ

Couldn't be happier with Poor Man's Gambit!!! They played for my Dad's 90th Birthday and went out of their way to accommodate requests. They sounded great and I received numerous compliments for choosing them. They graciously dealt with an unforeseen change in weather and stayed passed their scheduled time to complete their promised final set. Highly recommend them! Hope to have them play for Dad's 100th Birthday!!!

Review by Amanda M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 6, 2017From Randolph, NJ

Poor Man's Gambit was awesome! They played for the first hour of our wedding reception as guest's arrived and everyone had nothing but great things to say about their performance, as well as enthusiasm. They were so friendly that we invited them to stay, eat, drink and dance with us! Loved everything about working with them - they are super responsive and accommodating. Thank you all again for a great night!

Review by Elizabeth T.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on March 11, 2017From Parsippany, NJ

Poor Man's Gambit performed an incredible show! They showed up a few minutes early to set up, were very respectful and kind, and were extremely talented. Leading up to the day of our event, my main contact, Corey Purcell, the lead, was very attentive to my email questions and requests. He always responded in a timely manner, and continued to be considerate and humble throughout. The group was a perfect addition to our corporate event, and I highly recommend them! We had an Irish Pub Night; however, they would be an exceptional addition to any event.

Review by jackie d.

CelebrationReviewed on March 16, 2017From West Chester, PA

Poor Man's Gambit was excellent! We've heard so many compliments from the attendees of our event. We highly recommend!!

Review by David S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 25, 2016From Manahawkin, NJ

Had a last minute issue with a band I booked nearly a year ago. Poor Man's Gambit responded immediately and got on the phone and showed up to my wedding in 3 days, awesome guys and very professional.

Review by craig m.

Saint Patrick's Day PartyReviewed on March 9, 2017From Slatington, PA

The guys were amazing. They carried everything up 3 flights of stairs with no complaints to get to our social hall. Everyone loved the music and they played even longer than the agreed time. Excellent musicians and great people. I highly reccomend them and will be going to see them play again.

Review by Faye F.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 5, 2016From Wayne, PA

A wonderful addition to my husbands surprise 50th birthday party. Everyone was raving about the musicians...added such an amazing atmosphere...would definitely consider hiring them again...thanks guys!!!

Review by Jamie B.

WeddingReviewed on June 3, 2016From Woodbury, NJ

Poor Man's Gambit played our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on 6/3/16. My husband loves Irish music and I wanted to surprise him and he absolutely loved it... everyone did! The ceremony music was beautiful! Corey was responsive to my numerous email questions and requests and everything went seamlessly day of! Thank you, Poor Man's Gambit!

Review by Leslie R.

School AssemblyReviewed on March 23, 2016From Lebanon, PA

Poor Man's Gambit performed for a whole school assembly at my elementary school. Students ranged in age from Kindergarten to fifth grade students. The students loved the performance. I appreciated their willingness to talk about the different music and instruments they were playing. They were very accommodating and easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend having them play at your event.

Review by Adrian O.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 25, 2015From Downingtown, PA

wonderful band! All of us loved hanging out into the wee hours of the morning. Will be calling on these guys again!

Review by Deirdre T.

FuneralReviewed on July 25, 2017From Yonkers, NY

This group played at a reception for my dad. They were very professional and the Irish music was liked by all. It was a great day.

Review by Gabriel N.

Private PartyReviewed on April 2, 2016From New York City, NY

I can't recommend Poor Man's Gambit highly enough, I would definitely book them again for future events and will suggest them to any friends looking for a band.

Review by Debbie D.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 24, 2017From Bethlehem, PA

Review by Kayla H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on October 15, 2021From Atlanta, GA

PMG was such a crowd pleaser for our virtual event! They were engaging, conversational, well prepared and SO TALENTED! They even did a q&a for us. Highly recommend - wish I could have kept listening for hours

Review by Mary H.

FuneralReviewed on June 5, 2021From Stamford, CT

They were so well prepared, every song was so spot on! They were a delight to deal with, so accommodating, so professional, polite, well groomed, respectful and I can't wait for another event to hire them again!

Review by Julie M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 28, 2021From Orlando, FL

They sounded great in our virtual event. They played well with the birthday boy. Very easy to work with. I would highly recommend.

Review by Eric M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 10, 2020From Philadelphia, PA

They were super organized, very communicative, and incredibly accommodating. My husband and I were so happy they were there for our wedding day and guests were so impressed. We asked them to play for our cocktail hour and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Highly recommend!

Review by Adam R.

WeddingReviewed on August 24, 2019From Garrison, NY

Absolutely wonderful. Poor Man’s Gambit helped make our wedding uniquely memorable and we’ve received many compliments about the band from our guests, ranging from a 3-year old to those in the seventies — everyone loved them. Highly recommended. We would hire them again and are in fact thinking of future parties we might have as an excuse to ask them back. I’ve been listening to their albums since they performed.

Review by Sharon S.

Grand OpeningReviewed on May 17, 2019From Walnutport, PA

Review by Shawn G.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on January 25, 2019From Hamilton, NJ

Communication with the band was excellent and they arrived on time for the wedding. Everyone loved their performance and I would recommend and use them again in the future.

Review by Anya K.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on October 29, 2018From Bethlehem, PA

We booked Corey and Poor Man's Gambit for a cocktail hour reception at an offsite sales meeting and they could not have been more professional, prompt, independent and entertaining. They're talented musicians that kept everyone dancing! Highly recommend booking this band!

Review by Somie P.

Happy HourReviewed on March 14, 2018From New York City, NY

BOOK THEM NOW. Poor Man's Gambit came to play at our corporate "St. Patrick's Day-themed" happy hour event in Manhattan and they are absolutely amazing. Corey is incredibly helpful and professional from start to finish. He accommodated my request for a fiddle player when we went with the duo option :) They were phenomenal. Sound was great and our employees loved it. PMG played a great mix of fast and slow. All around amazing! Can't express that enough! Will keep them in mind for future events!

Review by Erin N.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 3, 2018From Harleysville, PA

Review by Kat P.

Family ReunionReviewed on December 1, 2017From New York City, NY

They were awesome!

Review by Bruce M.

FuneralReviewed on November 30, 2017From Willow Grove, PA

Very professional, very well organized,
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