So, what's in the name? Believe it or not, nothing at all to do with a dog! "Flog The Dog" is an old seafaring term used to reference the heavy workload undertaken by the junior members of the ship in early 1900’s. When the band was formed we felt this theme reflected our passion and commitment; a fitting name to marry with the quality of the musicians in the band.
Flog The Dog are a Wedding Band based in Kerry and provide Wedding Music & Entertainment throughout Munster and Nationwide. Flog The Dog showcase their Wedding Music across venues in Kerry (Killarney, Tralee etc.) and invite you to find out more about the Wedding Music and Entertainment we can provide for your Wedding Day.
Flog The Dog are runners up of the 'Brides of Kerry Awards 2018' and finalists of the Weddings Online Awards as 'Wedding Band of the Year' 2018.
Wedding Band and Wedding Music in Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Munster and Nationwide.
Steve joined the band as lead vocalist and guitarist, as well as taking up the role of musical director. He brought with him energy, experience & a love of music from years of playing in bands across Cork & Kerry. He began his musical career at an early age and over the years he has developed his musical style to blend through a variety of genres.
Glen Hansard, Foy Vance, Luke Kelly and Chris Martin are inspirations for Steve's vocal style and showmanship. Backing vocals were the start point for his singing ability. Through regular rehearsal along with continued practice and development, his voice airs on the likeness of his influencers.
Steve holds a BA (Hons) degree in Music Technology. Flog The Dog have a unique and powerful sound thanks to the engineering methods Steve studied and continues to develop.
Paul is a man of the Cajon and percussion is his true passion. On his travels he has collected ethnic drums, percussion instruments and sounds from Goa, Gambia, Ireland, Spain, and the UK.
He is influenced in his style from the Punk and Ska of his youth through to the likes of the Levellers and late introduction to Irish trad/country scene, to contemporary music scene. His on stage energy and interaction with the music is notable not only by his trademark flat cap, but in his enjoyment of playing for the audience.
Flog The Dog are proud to feature a wealth of talented guest musicians, each bringing a unique skill set and energy to the bands performances. These are musicians with years of experience through numerous bands and help Flog The Dog produce a show that you always remember!
John hails from West Limerick. John is the bands double keyboard player and accompanies Flog The Dog at weddings, parties and other functions. He can also plays left-handed bass which is a skill he prides himself on. John is a music teacher based in Limerick.
John has played with various bands around the country from 'Harlequin' to 'Route 66' while also offering his services as a pianist in hotels across Limerick, Kerry and Cork.
Neil Sankar has led a life that has evolved around music. From early years, he would regularly browse his brother’s record collection, listening endlessly to the songs he would reference to his subsequent development as a musician over the years.
He got his first taste of a musical instrument by playing tin whistle in his school’s band. This eventually led to an introduction to the drums before, at the age of 15, he picked up bass guitar and never looked back. Since then, Neil has forged a path as a cover and original artist, supporting music acts such as JLS and Walking On Cars along the way. Neil is a holder of a Grade 8 Distinction in Bass Guitar with the University of West London(RGT).
Ciara, originally from Fermoy, Cork, has been playing fiddle from a very young age. She grew up with a love of music, especially Irish music. She has spent the last 7 years performing live in various venues and for multiple events. She has also been involved numerous musical projects and bands in that time. Ciara plays the fiddle, whistle, banjo and keyboard which brings a wider variety of instrumentation to the band.
With strong music influences from both sides of the family, Susie began playing music at a young age. As she has journeyed through solo competitions, duets, trios, céilí bands and grupí ceoils, her love for music grew. Although, traditional music was her first love, she has broadened into other genres, where she especially enjoys playing American and Irish Country Music. Susie is currently studying arts in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and teaches music in ‘An Ceolann’, Lixnaw part time, near her native Abbeydorney, Kerry.