Hello, my name is Andy Donnelly, together with my wife Leigh and a few Coastettes we run Coast Entertainments Ltd. I thought I would take a few minutes to let you know a bit about us and how we got involved in the wacky and wonderful world of show business.
For the last 8 years Leigh and I have been performing in the country’s busiest wedding duo Coast, playing at over 100 of the country’s most glittering events each year. Because we could only be playing at one event on the one night, it got to the stage where we were turning away or recommending other bands for 80% of our incoming enquires....and then one day we had a brainwave....Don’t sound so surprised! We decided we would recommend our friends in the industry to clients and charge them a modest commission for obtaining the booking and dealing with all the paperwork.
Pretty soon the word spread and within a short period of time we were inundated with clients looking for advice on bands and bands looking for extra gigs...
...and so Coast Entertainments Ltd was born.
Wedding Entertainment is our passion...
Well that and eating out! We provide you with the industry’s best media for the country’s most sought after acts, many of whom are exclusive to us. As industry innovators, not only were we the first guys in on HD Video media, we have also developed the industry’s first video blog “Backstage Pass” This give you unparalleled insight into our acts and the people within them. With the legacy agents in decline and with bands and clients joining the Coast revolution in droves, we’re excited about the future.
Don’t leave the most important night of your life in the hands of amateurs, when it absolutely, positively has to be right - book through Coast!
That was 6 years ago, although in truth it feels like last week! From modest beginnings we have grown to become one of the most trusted names in the industry, organising entertainment for almost 2200 weddings per year.
These days Leigh and I do a lot less on the performing side as we get a much bigger buzz now matching engaged couples with the perfect band or disco for their wedding. We could wallpaper the office 100 times over with cards and letters of gratitude we have received from clients and we still get that warm fuzzy feeling every time another one drops through the letterbox.