Meet The Band
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We all believe that music touches the soul and lifts the spirit. Whether we are dressed to impress in our dapper grey suits, or in our loud pink costumes and matching make-up, we’re all about entertaining you and your guests.
We really want to help you to create unique and fun memories that will have you and your guests smiling (and maybe blushing!) for years to come. We want to help you dance together, laugh together and have fun together!
Meet The Band
So who are we?
Collectively we have been playing in the music industry for over 20 years. Some of us have rubbed shoulders with Irish legends U2, Def Leppard and our very own Imelda May. We have joined forces to bring the best of our talents to weddings and events all over Ireland.
From performing for the president of Ireland to rocking it out for world music legends U2, the stage is where Rob Vickers is at home. With over 18 years experience as one of Ireland’s greatest entertainers, Rob’s skills as a musician, top professional frontman and solo artist has seen him perform in Europe and America and as far away as Australia, including 3 years spent starring as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in the West End. In Christmas 2012, Rob Vickers received worldwide success with “A Song for Lily-Mae” Tiny Dancer. The single went Multi-Platinum and charted number #1 for 3 weeks in the Irish and International download charts.
Rob has been involved with Tickled Pink from its very inception and with his incredible talent and wealth of experience, Rob has helped craft the band into what it has become today.
Johnny started his musical career with No Sweat, an Irish rock band, in the early 1990s. Best remembered for their hit single, “Heart and Soul” (produced by the Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott), which topped the Irish Singles Chart in 1990, No Sweat, their self-titled album went on to achieve gold status in sales in Ireland.
Not much has changed about Johnny’s performance over the years, he is still an energetic and dynamic bass player with a zest for life that is infectious to those who see him perform, and he is as comfortable on stage as he is jumping in with the audience on the dance floor.
His love for the stage and musical extravaganza has lead Johnny to create his own productions for the Irish entertainment industry with acts characterised by their energy, fun and audience interaction such as The Glitterbugs, Charlies Angels, Funky Nights and now Tickled Pink!
Conor formed his first band at the age of 12. And since then he has been performing with the top bands in the country. Conor is a sought after guitar player by bands in the industry, only recently performing on the Late Late Show with Conor McKeon and the Crooks. Conor has been a proud supporter of local talents, not only by tutoring young musicians, but also performing in musical theatre himself.
Conor’s stage performance is second to none. He is one of those musicians who makes hard work look incredibly easy. He exudes personality both on and off stage and he is a big asset to Tickled Pink stage shows.
Graham Carey has over 20 years of experience as a professional musician and tutor. Over the years he has played extensively throughout Europe and North America sharing stages with acts such as The Beautiful South, Gerry Fish and The Mud Bug Club and Ronan Keating. He continues to play gigs weekly with many of Ireland’s most popular acts including Jack L, The Camembert Quartet (The Late Late Show Band), Boogie Nights, The Firm, The Hit Connection, 20th Century Gold, Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Tribute), Hard To Touch, The Glitterbugs, Perfect Day and many, many more.
Graham brings a wealth of experience and talent to Tickled Pink, not only as a superb musician, but as creative person behind the scene also.
What They Say
“The only hesitation we had was that they were a brand new band so we were taking a risk.
But it paid off! The dance floor was packed all night with people dancing.
We liked the costume change and how they interacted with the crowd.
We would 100% recommend this band! Everybody loved them, they were different from any other band.
They were great. Everybody was raving about them.”
(Tinakilly House, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow – August 2014)
“Fantastic band, just can’t fault anything. I would defiantly recommend these guys to all our friends and family. I had no hesitation in booking these guys as I had been to a wedding they played and loved them. All my guests were raving about them, the guys were so nice! Everyone was up dancing all night and the guitar solo on the table was the funniest thing ever! Great selection of songs. We had such a great day, thank you so much for being part of it, our guests just loved you. Wish we could do it all again.”
(Roganstown Country Club, Swords, Co. Dublin – December 2016)
“Most definitely would recommend and have done so. Great communication with Johnny in the lead up to the wedding. The band performed a song for our first dance which was not on their playlist. Went above and beyond to make our day special.
No hesitations at all after seeing Tickled Pink playing at a wedding fair and then at a showcase. Brilliant band.
I cannot thank the band enough for enhancing our wedding day. Brilliant band and great guys. Thank you so much!.“
(The Westin Hotel, Westmorland Street, Dublin – April 2018)
“It was tremendous fun. We danced and laughed the whole night. A certain party atmosphere was injected into the room by the talented men in pink suits. The interaction with the crowd was brilliant, people enjoyed themselves and felt involved. I liked the music selection, the pink suits and how the band appeared to be really enjoying themselves. I recommend them to other couples who get married as they know how to get a party started.”
(Fallon & Byrne, 11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 – Valentines Day 2019)
“I had won a competition at the bride of the year show and we kinda thought it was meant to be, so booked them and hoped for the best!!
Everyone was amazed! Their energy is just unbelievable!! It was just so much fun from the minute they started.
Highly Highly recommend Tickled Pink!!
If you want a performance that’s going to leave your guests amazed, and your wedding night talked about for months after these are the guys to get!! You will not be disappointed I can promise you, If you want your wedding night to be the most memorable one then please book these guys.”
(Lord Bagenal Hotel, Main St, Ballyknockan, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow – August 2019)
“They were brilliant fun and really got the guests going great with the interaction with the guests…Love the costume change…. and the way they dance around getting everyone up and dancing. Love the way they brought all the bridal party on stage.
Yes, they’re brilliant and great fun, best band I’ve heard at a wedding in a long time.
No hesitation what so ever in recommending these guys!”
(Ballykistine Hotel, Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary – April 2019)
“Great music choices and a very engaging show that got the guests involved. They made the night what it was.
Anyone of the guests I spoke to were full of compliments regarding the band. What I liked the best was the fact that there was a ‘half time’ & in the second half, with the change of costumes came a change in tempo. It was certainly a night to remember. The hotel were asking about them. I would highly recommend the band for all the reasons above!”
(Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Rd, Marlinstown Bog, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath – October 2014)
“They really engaged with the crowd. Everyone felt they had good charisma and the lead singer had an awesome voice! Also the wireless instruments
allowed them to join the crowd! The price was a bit above our budget, but we were assured that they would deliver good entertainment. And they did!
I have recommended them to others already.“
(Amber Springs, Gorey, Co. Wexford – June 2017)
“Everyone loved the band and were talking about ye the next day. Loved the crowd interaction, your energy and keeping people on the dance floor.
We would highly recommend the band and have mentioned your name to other couples already.
No hesitation in booking you guys once we saw you live.
Keep up the good work. 10 out of 10!”
(Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Kinnitty, Co. Offaly – December 2015)