The O'Marleys are one of the best folk bands available to book. Taking traditional Irish and Scottish music, The O’Marleys add a modern twist to create new, innovative and vibrant versions that never fail to excite audiences. With their medley of Celtic folk and Jazz, audiences can't help but get up on their feet and sing along.
They area a tremendous act, who can add an extra dimension to any occasion, The O’Marleys are the ideal band for a wide range of events, including weddings, festivals and corporate parties. In the rhythm section, there is the wild and enigmatic Bodhran playing James King, complimented with his gravel voice and percussion. On the top line is premier fiddle player Mackenzie (AKA Mac) Moulton, who flows from Irish dances into the jazz style of Stephan Grappelli with ease.
The central figure of the band is the extremely popular 12 string guitarist, John Fitzsimons. His playing is a captivating combination of cross-rhythms, jazz chords and countermelodies, that produce completely original arrangements of the songs. With a background on the London music scene, John brings many diverse influences to the band. All three members of the band sing, creating rich vocal patterns and harmonies.
The band are as at home raising the roof at weddings, parties and festivals as they are at corporate events, where you want something completely different from the norm. Headlining a selection of festivals since their inception in 2007, The O’Marleys have gone from strength to strength, their popularity grow significantly. A brilliantly entertaining addition to any occasion, the band reminiscent of The Dubliners, The O’Marleys are able to hire through their booking agent, Champions Music & Entertainment.