MEET MATRIMONY

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DECLAN

Lead Vocals

Declan is a native of Co. Down and has been a professional touring musician and session player for over 20 years. Over that time he has played for many of Ireland’s top entertainers and has performed all over Ireland, England and Scotland. He has also played in America, Spain and Canada including numerous Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises.

Some of the artists he has performed along side include, Brian Kennedy, Ronan Keating, Nathan Carter, Jimmy Buckley, The Three Amigos, Derek Ryan, Daniel O’Donnell, Michael English, Charlie Pride and Mike Denver in both live gigs and studio recordings. He has performed on numerous TV and radio shows including The Late Late Show and Glor Tire and has been a member of the house band for the TG4 show Opry Le Daniel for the last 7 years. He was also involved in the Country Roads concert in The Marquee in Cork, where he played guitar with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

JAMES

Bass Guitar & Vocals

James has been playing and singing music for over two decades, starting off on guitar before eventually moving on to bass.
 
During the past 17 years he has toured and shared the stage with some of Ireland’s biggest country acts,  including Jimmy Buckley, Michael English and Daniel Donnell. This saw him perform in countries such as America, Canada and Australia, as well as appear on countless TV shows including the world's second longest running talk show The Late Late Show four times.
 
When James isn’t touring he can also be found in the recording studio playing guitar and providing backing vocals for other artists.
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DERMOT

Drum & Vocals

Dermot hails from Co.Cork, and began his music career at the young age of ten, after watching his mother, Irene, and her band playing local venues and clubs. It was here he realised his passion for live music.

After a few years Dermot joined his father, Dermot Snr., and his grandfather, Donal Ring, to have three generations playing music together where many years of experience, discipline and knowledge of music was handed down from generation to generation, helping him master his trade as a young drummer and vocalist.

Since then Dermot has toured Ireland, the UK, Europe and America with some of Ireland’s top acts such as Robert Mizzell, Jimmy Buckley, Patrick Feeney and many more.

For over three decades he has provided fantastic swing and beat to ensure the dance floor is full all night long no matter what the occasion - your wedding will be no exception

MARTIN

Piano, Keyboard & Vocals

Martin hails from Co. Fermanagh, but he moved to London at the tender age of 5 and it was here that he began his journey into music. He enrolled in piano lessons with a local tutor and progressed at such a rapid pace that by the age of 11 he was performing with a host of acts from every genre of music across London. He then went on to accept a place at the world-renowned RAM (Royal Academy Of Music) where he was awarded a BMus (Bachelor Of Music) degree.

 

In 2005 Martin relocated to Sweden where he forged a very successful career as a session musician, performing and recording with some of the country's biggest acts. In 2017 he moved back to his native Fermanagh and we are delighted to now have him as part of the Matrimony team.

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