THE CONTROVERSIAL ALL-STARS Wedding Band

The Controversial All Stars are a wedding band in Ireland led by Dave Browne of Irish power-pop band PICTUREHOUSE fame. Dave has played live to over one million people worldwide and has racked up 12 top twenty hits in Ireland, including; SUNBURST, HEAVENLY DAY and EVERYBODY LOVES MY GIRL. He has also headlined the Irish football teams homecoming gig to 100,000 people in the Pheonix park Dublin and has played with Bono, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) and Tom Jones whilst he has toured the world with Meat Loaf, The Corrs, Bon Jovi and Texas, to name but a few. They also boast the female vocals of the voice of Ireland finalist Ingrid Madsen. She has also toured the world with the hit Irish show The women of Ireland. The rest of this fantastic band are made up of Ireland’s premier musicians all of whom have toured the world with the likes of The Lord of the Dance, Cathy Davy, Mundy, Van Morrison, The Corrs. The Controversial All Stars play in Bruxelles Bar off Grafton Street every Monday night. Please call us in advance just to double-check as sometimes we play on weddings on Monday.

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WHAT OUR HAPPY COUPLES SAY

Eimear & Richard

- Thank you so much for the wonderful part you played in our day! I hope my cousins didn't lead you too far astray. We're just settling back after the honeymoon and all feedback from the day is fab, can't wait to hear the music from the church when we get video - its all a bit of a blur! Thanks again to you, Ingrid and the rest of the lads.

Olivia & Owen Stynes

- Dear Dave, Ingrid and the rest of the Controversial Allstars crew. Sorry it's taken so long to get this to you. Owen and I wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job you did for us. From the flawless and beautiful singing in the church to kick starting the best party we've thrown, you helped us have an amazing day and had the dance floor in Knockranny House Hotel heaving all night! You are the best wedding band out there -without question - and every single one of our guests agree!!

Aisling & Ger

- Hi Dave, I just want to say a huge thank you to yourself and the rest of the band. The dancefloor was full all night long and everyone couldn't stop telling us how great you were!! You really got the crowd going and I couldn't of asked for anything more. Thanks again, Aisling & Ger

Tracey and Owen

- Dave, Ingrid and all of the gang, Just wanted to say thank you all so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding in Clonabreany on the 21st of November. The church music was absolutely fabulous and all of our guests were talking about how beautiful it was! Then you managed to keep the dance floor full all night and played a great mix of songs, which kept everyone happy! We were delighted with it all and will definitely be recommending you! Thanks again, Tracey and Owen

Mary & Fran

- Dave & Ingrid - Just want to thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding on 4th September 2014. The church music was amazing and you had the dance floor full for the entire night. Thanks again for everything you were a pleasure to deal with. Will definitely recommend you

Craig & Jane

- Dave & Ingrid, Just like to say thank you soo much for making our wedding day so special. Ingrid you are seriously an amazing singer, everyone commented on how good you were in the church and the band did just as good a job with all the same comments from the guests, saying how good you were and how much everyone enjoyed the evening/night. So thank you again and we will be recommending you to all.

Kevin & Jenny

- Hi Dave and Ingrid, We just can’t thank Controversial All Stars enough. They played at our wedding last June in Adare Manor. We live in England so we never got the chance to hear the lads play before our wedding. The music at the wedding is quite important to us. We booked the band from the drinks reception right up to the end of the night. We had the 3 piece Jazz band, the Wedding band, the DJ and the Sing along after the DJ. It was at the back of my mind coming up to the wedding, that I hoped it wouldn’t be too much of the same type of music. But I can’t stress enough how perfect they were for our wedding as they kept the party going right up to the early hours of the next morning. We knew the minute the band started that they were going to be just right for the crowd at our wedding. They played all up to date music which as a result the dance floor was full for the entire night. We would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again!!

Peter & Deirdre

- Just wanted to say a big thank you again for playing at our wedding in August 2009. Everyone was delighted with the entertainment and we had lots of comments from our guests as to how professional you were. You definitely helped keep the party going and ensure it was a day we will never forget

Eoghan and Kelly Ryan

- Dear Dave, Ingrid, and the Allstars We're just finishing up all our Thank You notes for our wedding guests and we just couldn't forget you guys! Thank you all so so much for putting on an amazing show. And I say "show" because it was so much more than just a wedding band going through the motions. It was a fantastic performance by a wonderful group of professional musicians. The dance floor was never empty the entire night and all our guests commented on how great you guys were and how much they enjoyed themselves. Hope to see you all in Bruxelles sometime soon! Kind regards,

Michelle & Cian

- Hi Guys, We just wanted to drop you a note to tell how amazing you were on our wedding day! You are a very talented bunch of people and all our guests were raving about you. I was asked on numerous occassions who you were and where you came from. Everybody was commenting on how beautifully Ingrid sang at the church and how you guys got the crowd going at the reception! You were so easy to deal with and I left the song choices in your capable hands which definitely a good call as you did a wonderful job. We can't thank you enough and I would highly recommend you to anyone in the future. All the best, Michelle & Cian 28th April 2012 Fota Island Hotel Ps: please feel free to use this comment as a testimonial on your website!

Nessa and Evin

- Dave & Ingrid, We just wanted to send you an email to say thanks so much for singing at our wedding on the 11th of August. The church music was fabulous and it was also so nice to listen to our guests afterwards say how much they enjoyed it. You made our ceremony very special. The band was also fantastic and i dont know if you noticed but we were both on the dancefloor for the entire night (Nessa in particular!). You played a great combination of songs and our parents and their friends really enjoyed the dancing aswell, its always hard to keep the young and the old people entertained but you did a great job. Everyone was raving about you afterwards. We were so delighted with the band and will be highly recommending you to all our friends. Thanks again. Hopefully we will see you soon in Bruxelles! Nessa & Evin

Emma & Rory

- Hi Dave, Just back from honeymoon and myself and Rory just want to say thanks a million for playing at our wedding on 20th September. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and were saying how good the band was. You played a great mix of music and kept the floor full all night. Thanks to yourself and Ingrid for singing in the church, it was beautiful and we really enjoyed it. You were very easy to deal with and it was great to be able to relax knowing that the music was in good hands. Hopefully we will see you in Bruxelles soon. Thanks again, Emma & Rory

Catherine and Patrick

- Hi Dave, Ingrid and gang, A somewhat belated but no less sincere THANK YOU for the fantastic music for our wedding in December. The church ceremony was wonderful and everyone commented on the marvellous atmosphere the music and singing created. We will hopefully have the video this weekend so we will get to appreciate it all over again. In the hotel, you kept the party going and again there were great reviews from the guests. Thank you so much for helping to make our day such a memorable and fun occasion. Catherine and Patrick

David Hennebery

- Just want to thank ye for the amazing job ye did at our wedding last weekend. The church music was stunning and the dance floor was full all night. We couldn’t have been happier.. Thanks again Dave, Ingrid & co.

Laura Graham

- Dave & all the gang, you were absolutely incredible at our wedding on Saturday, thank you so much for an amazing time, pleasure to deal with, guests loved it! would highly recommend you to any couple!! :) x

Diana Ross

- Dave, Ingrid & the gang. Thanks so much for the brilliant show at the wedding! I don’t think there was a second when the dance floor was empty! The transition from band to dj was seamless & us read the crowd so well with the music choices!!! I couldn’t leave the dance floor all night. People are still talking about the medleys. Church music was perfect! And little did ye know that after playing our first dance song choice, you followed with the other one we had been toying with as a lively version. Defo recommend!!

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