Welcome to Emerald Entertainment

As well as being home to the unstoppable Emerald Thieves we have a variety of live music acts to suit every event and occasion. If you're looking to hire live party bands, a professional wedding band or need party entertainment in Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Darlington or even outside the North East region then please get in touch. Emerald Entertainment and Avalon Bride are here to help you plan perfect music for your ceremony, entertain your guests during afternoon drinks and then find the right evening function band to match your budget.

Established in 2005 by dedicated musicians from Belfast, Durham and Newcastle, Emerald Entertainment is now proudly entering its tenth year. Our talented bands have been lucky enough to travel worldwide performing at a variety of amazing events and in 2012 Anna from Emerald Thieves even had the honour of playing fiddle for Her Majesty the Queen at Durham Castle. Very proud of that.

A North East company run by musicians who are passionate about music.

  • Wedding bands
  • Irish Music
  • Festivals
  • Corporate shows
  • Background music for receptions
  • Private parties
  • Classical and modern string quartets
  • solo pianist
  • Acoustic bands
  • PA and live sound hire
  • Club and pub entertainment

All acts carry public liabilty insurance, PAT certificates and will travel nationwide

A £100 reservation fee is required to hold a date in our diary. This fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation or change but £100 will be deducted from the balance when final payment becomes due.

General enquiries: enquiries@emeraldentertainment.co.uk

New bookings: andrew@emeraldentertainment.co.uk

 Bespoke Wedding music: contact@avalonbride.co.uk

Terms and Conditions

1) Should you (The Hirer) wish to cancel or change the date of your booking

written notice must be given and you agree to be bound by the following

sliding scale of cancellation charges. These charges enforced by the Musicians

Union reflect the likelihood of replacing scheduled bookings at short notice.

0-30 days = 100% of agreed booking fee

31-60 days = 75% of agreed booking fee

61-90 days = 60% of agreedbooking fee

91+ days = £100 reservation fee will be retained

2) Cancellations should be notified in writing by registered post to Emerald

Entertainment, 16 Red Courts, Durham, DH7 8QN.

3) In the unlikely event of cancellation by the band or any of our musicians

all payments made by you will be refunded in full.

4) Balance payments for wedding and corporate events are due one

calendar month before the booking.


Latest events

Friday 30th September 2016

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Saturday 1st October 2016

Emerald Thieves wedding band Papplewick & Linby Cricket Club


Sunday 2nd October 2016

Emerald Thieves wedding Swinton Park Ripon HG4 4JH


Thursday 6th October 2016

N/A gig


Friday 7th October 2016

Emerald Thieves Ellen Timney Charity Ball Hardwick Hall