Restless Band

Welcome to Restless Band!

We formed 10 years ago but have many more years of experience in the music business. We love our jobs, and understand how much of an impact the band can’t make on your day. We always ensure we provide the most professional service and tailor our experience to your needs.

 

We comprise of a five piece band, playing over 10 instruments on stage, from fiddle to steel guitar and to banjo to bass guitar!

 

So what makes us different from all the rest you ask...Well we do NOT use backing tracks, we only play 100% live music. We also have 5 permanent band members, meaning we do not substitute our players from gig to gig.

 

We are a regular fixture at The Royal Theatre Castlebar playing after acts such as Imelda May, Hozier, and comedian Dara O'Briain.

 

We annually play the GAA All Stars Awards in Citywest, Dublin, and have been booked to play such events the the INTO (Irish National Teachers' Organisation) and the Gala Ball at the Galway Oyster Festival.

 

  • Vinnie

    Vinnie Mongan
    Lead Vocals and Guitar

    With over 30 years in the music industry, Vinnie has played with some of the best players the west has to offer. Vinnie knows how to engage with a crowd to ensure the dancefloor stays full and everyone is having a great night.

  • Gert

    Gert Nungesser
    Lead Guitar, Dobro and Vocals

    Gert has played with all the top bands on the Galway scene for over 15 years, and has a unique style of play.

    Gerts style is rock n roll all the way to modern.

  • Johnny

    Jonny Harty
    Bass Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin

    Jonny is well known on the trad scene and adds a whole new dimension to the band.

    He is a skilled bass, madolin and banjo player.

  • John

    John O'Brien Fiddle Keyboard Player
    Keyboard, Fiddle, Vocals

    Tipperary native John, is a big name on the music scene and is one of the top fiddle players in Ireland.

    His roots are based in country music which gives great diversity to the band.

  • John

    John Varley Drummer
    Drums and Vocals

    With his energetic personality, excellent drumming and vocal abilities, John is the backbone of the band.

    John's aim is keep your guests on their feet all night.

More about us

Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band

Restless have invested in a brand new top of the range sound system which along with their state of the art lighting system and stylish new tailored suits, the band will make your wedding or event memorable.

Restless can also provide a top class DJ service which offers a seamless changeover from the live music.

The band are based in Galway but we have no problem travelling to Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Cork, Tipperary....in fact anywhere over the Island of Ireland!

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  • Vinnie Mongan Wedding Couple
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  • John OBrien playing the fiddle
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band
  • Vinnie Mongan and Restless Band

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