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The Wedding Music Band in Italy,

that gets everyone up and dancing! No stress. Save time. Save money. Surprise your guests with an award-winning, multi-genre, multi-language band with a huge repertory of 250+ songs!
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Our headquarters are in Rome, but we play everywhere in Italy and Europe!

Wow! I can’t say enough amazing things about The Waistcoats!

We looked at so many bands (often for way more money without justification) and none of them had what we were looking for – a group who can play top hits to get your guests going, but also be professional and responsible enough to manage the mood of your evening and a lot of logistical things.

[…] The cultural differences were often difficult to manage for other vendors in our wedding, but never The Waistcoats. I put my full trust in them to manage music, first dance, announcements, speeches, etc. and they were perfect.

I can’t tell you what a relief it was to have them managing things so flawlessly (and we had some pretty specific requests they managed).

Wish we could do it all again!


Callhan & James


The Waistcoats is a wedding music band in Italy with a lot of L.O.V.E! L is for the love, detail to attention and passion we put into our work. O is for our off the charts customer satisfaction here in Italy. V is for the vast amount of songs we can play. E is for an experience, that is unique in an entertainment band from Italy.
For you that means less stress, thanks to our responsive, direct and transparent communication and complete autonomy on your wedding day.

A truly all-international band

While looking for the perfect wedding music in Italy you don’t want to be lost in translation with your band, especially on such an important event such as your own wedding. Our band members have not only lived in New York, Munich, Barcelona, Rome, Dublin and travelled all around the globe.
More important, they have experienced different cultures first hand. Which means, not only do we speak many languages, but we also give you peace of mind, knowing that you are dealing with professionals that understand your needs and expectations that go beyond language skills.

An international curriculum

There aren’t many bands whose members have done voice over work for productions such as “Atomic Blonde” and “The 15:17 to Paris” (Italian version) or that have shared the stage with international stars such as Christy Dignam from Aslan.
Or who have set up the first international Open Mic for artists in Rome. We just love to entertain.
See how we can make your wedding day a big success. We perform everywhere and play wedding music in Italy, from Lazio to Tuscany, from Venice to Sicily.
Also, venues with special requirements (e.g. low-noise) or difficult access (e.g. Ravello) are not a problem (also, our Knowledge Base has a lot of useful information for organizing entertainment for your wedding).
But we also perform abroad, and have played in Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Ireland and many more countries!

Our vast experience allows us to offer you the best value for your money, making sure everything runs smoothly and as planned on your wedding day. You call. We play. You have the time of your life. It really is that simple.

The Waistcoats have won the Couples’ Choice Awards 2019, 2020 on WeddingWire and have won the Weddingsonline Awards 2019 and 2020 in Ireland as “Destination wedding business of the Year”!

The Waistcoats were FANTASTIC! A friendly group with fun stage presence. They provided music for our ceremony, drinks reception and after-dinner dancing. Nothing was too much hassle and they accommodated our every need. Both their drinks reception and after dinner playlists were exactly what we were looking for (classic hits that would getlier so we could have speakers for a BBQ the day after our wedding. Everything was easy with them. 100% recommend. Thank you guys! Dominique and James

Added by Dominique and James

My wife and I absolutely loved the band and the choice of songs by Sal and The Waistcoats. A friendly and very talented group of guys. Our families and friends all thought they were phenomenal and we recommend them for weddings or any party plans. They added a number of songs that we requested as well to their repertoire. They helped to make our wedding better than we imagined. Thanks, Bill and Judy Geoghegan

Added by Bill & Judy

Paul & The WaistCoats from the very beginning where brilliant, we had a vision in mind which Paul helped us realise, his guidance was invaluable in the weeks running up to the wedding, every email answered quickly every idea explored without hesitation, we bounced ideas back and forth and this made the day of the wedding incredible, the guys carried out music for the ceremony, the aperitifs, the dancing and then a DJ set! We couldn’t have asked for more, very professional and very good guys all round. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the WaistCoats..5* service all the way. Kevin & Marian PS. Thanks so much Guys we had the best craic.

Added by Kevin Fleming

What we offer

We love to take care of the reception party at your wedding and get everyone up and dancing, but we also offer our popular ceremony service (from classic songs to modern music). If you love background music during the aperitifs, then take a look at our aperitif/cocktail-hour section. Take a look at our services section in the main menu above to see which services we can offer for your event.

Lots of experience, great reviews!

We’ve played virtually everywhere in Italy and we are proud of our outstanding customer reviews, thanks to our easy communication, professional organization and perfect execution of our music services!

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    The Waistcoats is a wedding band with real character! You can listen to a few samples and watch videos by clicking on the video section.
    We have collected testimonials from different sources, e.g. weddingsonline.ie, facebook etc. on our testimonials page.
    If you need us to organize the entire music entertainment for your wedding in Italy, we can take care of everything: from the ceremony to the wedding DJ. Find out more on our services page.
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    Should you just getting starting to plan your wedding in Italy, head over to this page and download our free guide “Getting married in Italy”, with useful tips, different venue suggestions from the North to the South, a useful checklist and legal requirements for civil and religious weddings in Italy.

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    What music does your band play?
    Thanks to our international setup, each band member comes from a different musical background, which allows us to cover many genres, including (but not limited to): Irish folk, Irish rock, Rock, Rock’n Roll, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Americana, Ska, Jazz, Lounge, German Pop, just to name a few and of course we can learn songs on request, for example for your first dance!
    Can we have a list of the songs you play?
    Sure, here is an excerpt of the songs we play. To get the latest (and complete) version of our playlist, please get in touch.


    • The wild Rover
    • The auld Triangle
    • The Fields of Athenry
    • Dirty old town
    • Drunken Sailor
    • The Irish Rover

    Rock’n Roll

    • Jailhouse Rock
    • Johnny B. Good
    • Mustang Sally
    • Tutti Frutti
    • Twist & Shout
    • La Bamba
    • Do you Love Me


    • (Is this the way to) Amarillo
    • Dancing in the moonlight
    • Daydream believer
    • Don’t stop believing
    • I’m gonna be 500 Miles
    • Billie Jean
    • Disco 2000

    Folk,Country and Americana

    • Folsom Prison Blues
    • Ring of Fire
    • The River
    • American Pie
    • Wagon Wheel
    • Hit the Road Jack
    • Pay me my money down


    • Can’t help falling in love
    • Everybody loves somebody sometimes
    • Hallelujah
    • Imagine
    • Janey don’t you lose heart
    • Let it be
    • Sad eyes
    • Stand by me
    • Sweet Home Chicago
    • That’s amore
    • Then she kissed me
    • Castaway
    • Fly me to the moon
    • O sole mio
    • Guantanamera
    • Love
    • Suspicious minds
    • Godfather theme / speak softly
    • love
    • When the saints go marching in
    • My way
    • Bamboleo
    • The Temptations – My girl


    • Die Biene Maja
    • Ein bisschen Spaß muss sein
    • Griechischer Wein
    • Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht
    • Schön ist es auf der Welt zu sein
    • Über den Wolken
    • Verdammt ich lieb
    • Zwei kleine Italiener dich

    And many more! Request the complete playlist now, get in touch here.

    What languages do you speak?
    We speak native English, Italian, German and can also entertain in Spanish and French!

    Can I have a quote?
    Absolutely! Let us know the date and the location of your big day, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours! You can use our contact form, or send an email directly to [email protected]
    How many people are in your band?
    We are four musicians, and we all sing and play guitar, bass, piano/keyboard, drums and the mandolin. If you have any special requests (e.g. an extra horn section) or you would like to add a DJ service to our performance, we will be glad to offer a solution for you.
    Can you also play for a church ceremony?
    Yes, absolutely. Want a classic entrance to an organ/piano sound? No problem. Our pianist is a musician with a classical background and a degree at the conservatory of Avellino, Italy. You prefer an acoustic duo, with two acoustic guitars playing in the background? Consider it done. But even if you would like something different, say, a female voice accompanied by a harp player, we can offer you various solutions, thanks to our vast network in this business.
    I have more questions!
    We’ll be glad to answer all of them! Simply contact us through the contact form or send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you asap!

    International musicians in Italy!


    Including islands and less accessible areas in Venice etc.


    In native English, Italian, German and even Spanish and French!



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