Trotters Wake

Irish Band from Glendale, AZ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$250 - $2500 per event
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About
We have more fun playing Irish music than should be legal, and we want your guests to be a part of the experience. Our tag line says it all: Trotters Wake ...bringing the pub to your party! TM

Trotters Wake is a 2-7 piece acoustic Irish band, playing in the Phoenix-Metro area and beyond. Our instrumentation includes guitar/mandolin, electric or upright bass, fiddle, banjo, penny whistle, keyboard, bodhran (Irish hand drum), and vocals. We play a high energy mix of Irish drinking songs, rebel songs, ballads, and traditional instrumental tunes.

We have played at large venues such as The Herberger Theater Center, Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party, The Phoenix Heart Walk, and Indian School Memorial Hall, and the Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Faire to name just a few. Aside from standard pub or restaurant performances, we can enhance any event or program. Here are some suggestions:

Weddings - Getting married? Check out our Weddings page. How about an hour of Irish music to keep your guests entertained before or after your wedding ceremony while your pictures are being taken. You'll even receive some free/discounted CD's as gifts for your wedding party or other special guests. We've also done ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and full receptions.

Corporate - Ballads and Instrumentals as background music during a lunch or dinner, followed by some audience participation. In true corporate form, we can also provide a PowerPoint presentation for the sing-along selections if desired.

School/Civic/Community Events – Trotters Wake has several hours of material suitable for such events.

Church - Trotters Wake is uniquely positioned to provide entertainment to churches, since two of our musicians are Christian praise leaders and two others play on praise teams or Christian bands. Like corporate events, we can provide music during a meal, and some sing-along, but with praise music before or after your program.

Funerals/Wakes - Wakes are becoming a more common way to send off our loved ones. We can provide a party atmosphere, sentimental tunes, or spiritual music to best suit your situation.

Private Party - Duo, Trio, or Full Band to suit your budget

Trotters Wake …bringing the pub to your party! TM
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Trotters Wake made my birthday party amazing! We had an outdoor space, and they set up on time with professional lights and sound level mixing. The music was wonderful, and the band engaged the guests in the experience throughout the night. I was blown away by the level of musicianship as well as with how much entertainment they brought to the party. Thanks again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The band as a whole who played for our event were amazing. They were kind, professional and fun. Their overall talent was superb. Their musical talent was exceptional and fun. Our whole party was impressed and had a blast listening to them. I highly suggest them and will use them again when the time comes.

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Wedding Reception

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The mighty Trotters Wake were brilliant! The sound was excellent, and the mood was perfect. I am still getting compliments for them from friends and family. True fighting Irish music! Fun, touching, and a little rebellious! Highly recommend them even if your not Irish. Thank you Drew and crew.TW Mark

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Celebration

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Trotters Wake came and performed as a duo for an Irish event at our dementia campus on this past Friday. They were PHENOMENAL!! Our residents and families had a BLAST!!! They are two very talented men! The residents got kick out of seeing their kilts! Drew and his partner really knew their audience..........they had audience particaption which our residents LOVE....They played fun livley music so our resdeints could dance...Can't wait to book "Trotters Wake " again!!!

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Private Party

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Everyone at the party loved this band! They enjoy what they do and it shows in their performance and with their interaction with the crowd. Great music and great fun! I would certainly hire them again.

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Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate it! Best of luck in your new endeavor.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I/We could not have been more pleased with the band Trotters Wake: their easy-going, go with the flow approach, willingness to work with limited space, desire to please and not to mention their musical talents was everything I/we wanted and more! Sandy, Drew and April can darken my/our door anytime....thank YOU! D Schager

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Wedding Reception

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Trotter's Wake was incredibly accommodating and professional! We requested some special songs for our wedding and Drew and his crew were more than happy to oblige. They even stayed overtime when we got behind schedule. The music is fun and lively and I would recommend them for any wedding looking to honor their Irish background, love of pubs, or just something new and fun! Thank you Trotter's Wake for joining us on our big day and helping make it fun and memorable for all!

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Corporate Function

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Thorough authentic Irish band! Added such a great touch to our st. Patty's day reception!! Cheers

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Trotter's Wake performance at our wedding reception set the tone for the entire event. Many of my family and guests commented to me that night and since how much they enjoyed the band. They learned a song for our first dance and nailed it. They were also exceptionally professional and easy to work with. I would recommend Trotter's Wake to everybody!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Loved the music and the members of the band. They made my moms 80th birthday very special. I'd love to hire them again. Very professional and very nice people.

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2019
Sep
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Cornville, AZ
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
9
Private Party
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Apr
26
Private Party
Phoenix, AZ
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Feb
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Goodyear, AZ
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
15
Wedding Reception
Scottsdale, AZ
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
May
5
Wedding Reception
Sedona, AZ
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Apr
27
Celebration
Phoenix, AZ
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2017
Apr
29
Private Party
Cave Creek, AZ
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Nov
15
Community Event
Tucson, AZ
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2016
Oct
22
Wedding
Tucson, AZ
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Mar
26
Birthday Party (Adult)
Phoenix, AZ
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Wedding Reception
Payson, AZ
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wedding Package... You already have too much to plan. Relax, and let us handle the music and sound...
Starting at $900
  • 30min of pre-ceremony music
  • Processional, bride's entrance, recessional
  • Microphone for ceremony amplification
  • 60min of Irish pub music for cocktail hour
Birthday Party Package... Your loved one will never forget the great time they had at this party!
Starting at $700
  • 2hr of live Irish music (with two 15min breaks) with 5 piece band
  • 1 screen printed t-shirt from our existing stock
  • 2 copies of our CD, A Decent Dowry
  • 1 song booklet as a memento
Step It Out Mary
Whiskey in the Jar
Mermaid (Ocean Waves)
Tell Me Ma
Black is the Colour
Foggy Dew
Unicorn Song
Irish Rovers
Tommy Shaunessy
Original
Seven Old Ladies
Ferryman
The Scotsman
Back Home in Derry
Christy Moore
Black Velvet Band
Irish Rover
Wild Rover
Hare's Lament
Susan McKeown/Lowlands
Rocky Road to Dublin
Jolly Beggarman
Cockles and Mussels
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
Flogging Molly
City of Chicago
Christy Moore
Three Drunken Maidens
Galway Races
Seven Drunken Nights
Lanigan's Ball
Erin-Go-Bragh (Traveler)
Jim Malcom
Finnegan's Wake
Orange and the Green
Irish Rovers
Drunken Sailor
Mermaid (Tail)
Great Big Sea
End of the World As We Know It
R.E.M.
Come Out Ye Black & Tans
Crooked Jack
Let Mr. McGuire Sit Down
Mush Mush Mush Tural-i-addy
All for Me Grog
Emigrant
Five Bridges to Cross
The Battlefield Band
Jolly Tinker
Ballad of an Ordinary Man
Christy Moore
In the Valley O
Bold O'Donahue
From Clare to Here
Rare Ould Times
Snows They Melt the Soonest
Susan McKeown/Lowlands
Town I Loved So Well
Green Fields of France
Come In
Star of the County Down
Lass of Glenshee
In Your Head
Original
Fields of Athenry
Mountain Dew
Bridgette Flynn
Mick McGilligan's Ball
At McCarthy's Party
Danny Boy/Londonderry Air
Spancil Hill
Wild Colonial Boy
Roll Out the Barrel
Johnny Be Fair
Scarborough Fair
Simon & Garfunkel
Fiddler's Green
Whistling Gypsy Rover
Quare Bungle Rye
Women Are Worse Than the Men
Nightingales Sing
Mrs. Murphy's Chowder
Noone as Irish as Barack Obama
Jigs: Father O'Flynn / Kesh / Morrison's
Jigs: Road to Lisdoonvarna / Blarney Pilgrim
Jigs: Haste to the Wedding
Polkas: Peg Ryan's/Ballydesmond 1 & 2
Slides: Joy of Life/Trout in the Bath
SlipJigs: Fox Hunters/Butterfly
Air: The Dark Island
Air: Father
Air: Air Tune
Air: Ashokan Farewell
Air: Silver Strand
The Corrs
Reel: Toss the Feathers
Reel: Tam Lin
Reel: Dunmore Lasses
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
Man on the Moon
R.E.M.
Kiss Me
Sixpence None the Richer
Sister Golden Hair
America
Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles
Hold My Hand
Hooty & the Blowfish
Wicked Game
Chris Isaak
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Come Monday
Jimmy Buffet
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
I Like Being Left Alone
Robbie Fulks
Green Eyes
Coldplay
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Beatles
As the Raven Flies
Dan Fogelberg
In the Palm of Your Hand
Alison Krauss
What Was I Thinkin'
Dierks Bentley
Size Matters
Joe Nichols
Andrew's Lullaby
Original
Rhythm of the Rain
The Cascades
Volcano
Jimmy Buffet
Walkin' Back to Georgia
Jim Croce
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Jimmy Buffet
Big Jim
Jim Croce
I Will Be Here
Steven Curtis Chapman
Marry Me
Train
First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes
Love Potion #9
The Wexford Carol
The Boar's Head Carol
Personent Hodie
Gaudete
Babe in the Straw
Caedmon's Call
Light of the Stable
Selah
And On That Day
Phil Keaggy
Galway Girl
From P.S. I Love You
Dirty Old Town
The Pogues
Jigs: Up in the Air / Across the Black River / All in Good Time
Celtic Fiddle
Fisherman's Blues
The Waterboys
A Man is in Love
The Waterboys
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note Trotters Wake will also travel to Phoenix, Peoria, Sun City, Tolleson, Youngtown, El Mirage, Sun City West, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Paradise Valley, Goodyear, Laveen, Scottsdale, Waddell, Wickenburg, Tempe, Cashion, Mesa, Wittmann, Chandler, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Buckeye, Fountain Hill, New River, Morristown, Sun Lakes, Fort Mcdowell, Palo Verde.
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