What Our Clients Are Saying
Check out what some of our clients have had to say about us.   Most of these reviews came in on the two booking sites we list on, GigMasters and GigSalad.
A Hundred Thousand Thank-Yous to Alehouse Fire!!!! Slainthe
80th Birthday Party
By Dustin S. on October 16, 2016
There is an Irish expression of hospitality of “Cead Mille Failte” which means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’…well from our Irish family we say to Alehouse Fire ‘ a hundred thousand thank-yous’…

I am so pleased to write about my experience with Alehouse Fire. Succinctly, as a professional marketer who produces many events, I wholeheartedly recommend Ale House Fire when looking for a professional and talented group of Irish musicians. However, the praise does not end there, as I hired them not for a private client, I hired them for my Mother’s 80th birthday celebration. To say Alehouse Fire made the party even more memorable is an understatement.

We wanted to mark a special birthday for my Irish mother who raised four boys (God bless her). Upon hearing my brothers volunteered my house for the event (thanks guys) I started to get to work on what would be a great festive party. As such, honoring our Irish heritage was important, so my search ensued. From the moment Nate returned my inquiry I knew from his tenor and tone this would be a great band to work with. Accommodating, communicative and flexible is what I found. Moreover, and most importantly, Alehouse Fire is talented and fun. They read the mood of the event and played accordingly. 

I love musicians who can share their creative talents through music to a wide audience. Ale House delivered. Hiring a band is a bit of a gamble, kind of like a blind date. They sound good from the telling, but you just don’t know until you’re face to face. With Alehouse Fire, get on to planning your party and don’t worry, they’ll treat you right. We invited them into our home with open arms and would do so again in a heartbeat. If you are in search of a great Irish band with talented, hard working musicians with easygoing personalities, look no further. If this professional event director can trust them with my Mother’s 80th, you can trust them with your event. My mother still tears up thinking about some of the songs they played…Bless their heart! Feel free to contact me if you have any reservations…better yet, contact them and start planning your event!

Great to Work With & Great Band!
70th Birthday Party
By Marianne B. on September 17, 2016
Alehouse Fire was on fire at my 70th Irish Birthday party. It was my first time hiring a band and they made the process smooth and easy, very good communications. I and my guest all enjoyed the Irish music and their upbeat enthusiasm by getting in the crowd and helping with our singing. Everyone asked where I got the band; they are so good, enjoyable and lots of fun. I would hire them again.

Alehouse Fire - Great Band!
Private Party
By Malcolm D. M. on July 5, 2016
We hired Nate and guys to perform for a yacht club men's party. The party theme was an Irish pub. They were great. First - very flexible since the party was on Catalina Island at a rural camp with power coming from a generator, they set up under a tree (and they had to come over and go home on one of our members boats). The music was perfect - Irish pub songs, Jimmy Buffet, country western. Guitar around the camp fire at the end of the evening. The guys were very professional, fit in well with our group, and everyone thought they were terrific. I highly recommend Alehouse Fire.

A Great Band!
Corporate Event
By Anthony B. on June 18, 2016
My firm was celebrating a new contract with a large Irish client so we decided to put on a Irish party!  I'm not Irish, and know very little about the music but Nate and I talked and I knew this band would be great and they didn't dissapoint.  My firm has 3 partners, who all think they know everything about everything but Nate met with them and worked through all the details like a total pro.  The band was great, and totally professional at every step.  I can't recommend Alehouse Fire enough!

Wonderful Band
Community Event
By Linda F. on March 20, 2016
They were great, everyone really enjoyed their music. I would definitely recommend them. They not only played irish songs but threw in a few country ones. Great time had by all!

Total Professionals
Corporate Event
By Mike P. on May 2015
I hired Nate and Steve to perform some Irish tunes at my brewery's release party for a new Irish Ale we recently began marketing.  I'm not Irish and know nothing about Irish music but my Marketing Director said it would make the party more fun and man he was right.  He knows Nate from their time together at USC.  They were a great addition to our party and all the executives there loved them.  Made me look like a hero to my boss too!  Thanks guys!

Great music and easy to work with!
Play Opening

By Steve P. on April 2014
I hired Alehouse Fire (FKA West of Cork) for the opening of a play at our local community playhouse.  We were debuting a new work by an Irish author and the setting of the play was Ireland at the turn of the last century.  Nate put together a small ensemble that was perfect for our event.  They played acoustic during the opening reception and during intermission and then played back at my house for the after party.  What a great and talented group of musicians.  Couldn't have asked for anything better!  Thanks!

Incredible musicians made for a great party!
​Anniversary Party
By Patty M. on January 14, 2014
We hired this band for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary party after seeing them at our daughter’s preschool. The guitarist’s daughter also attends that preschool and his group apparently does some volunteer work, including playing at schools around St. Patrick’s Day. They were totally professional in all our pre-party dealings and were a wonderful addition to our event. They’re clearly all professional musicians and were just incredible to watch and listen to. My mother is Irish so she loved the traditional songs that she could sing along with and the band encouraged her and did a great job accommodating our requests. I can’t recommend these guys enough!