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Good Clean Fun

Westbury , NY
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Westbury, NY US 11590 (map)

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516-333-1028

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ABOUT US

KEY KEYWORDS: IRISH CELTIC MUSIC, Wedding band group, Long Island, New York, GOOD CLEAN FUN, Irish-American, Nassau Suffolk County, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx,... Read more
KEY KEYWORDS: IRISH CELTIC MUSIC, Wedding band group, Long Island, New York, GOOD CLEAN FUN, Irish-American, Nassau Suffolk County, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx, New York City, NYC, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Boston Massachussets, Rhode Island, Maryland, Cleveland, Indiana, Chicago Illinois, Florida, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Dinner dance, Party.
http://GoodCleanFunBand.com/ | 516-333-1028 | mike@gcfmusic.com

IN THE BEGINNING: Good Clean Fun was created by Mike Bruccoleri (guitar/mandolin/lead vocals/band leader/emcee), in January, 1997 with the simple idea of creating the next great wedding and party band. For the first 2 years, the band performed under various monikers, including Brock & Fogarty (Mike Bruccoleri & Eileen Fogarty), Celtic Reign (directed by Jimmy Cunningham of The Cunningham Brothers), and Band of Gold, until it settled on the name Good Clean Fun in late '98.
http://GoodCleanFunBand.com/ | 516-333-1028 | mike@gcfmusic.com

GOOD CLEAN FUN 2014: GCF is now a full-time multi-piece band, which includes Mike, plus any or all of the following: bass guitar, drums, keys, alto/tenor sax (or full horn section), clarinet, flute, 2nd guitar, female vocalist, fiddle/violin, penny whistle, accordion, bodhrán, bagpipes (Highland or Uilleann), and even Irish Step Dancers!
GCF is not in pubs much anymore, but keeps very busy playing weddings, parties, dinner dances, and concerts.
At your request, GCF can provide any of the above musicians for the cermony and/or cocktail hour, in addition to string quartet, piano, nylon string classical guitar, and jazz guitar.
http://GoodCleanFunBand.com/ | 516-333-1028 | mike@gcfmusic.com

THE MUSIC: PICK A STYLE, ANY STYLE ...
Good Clean Fun, upon request can play 100% party favorites from the last 8 decades, including: Contemporary, Top 40, Pop, House & Dance; R&B, Soul, Motown, Funk & Disco; Classic Rock, Punk, & New Wave; Swing, Big Band, Rat Pack, Great American Songbook Standards & Jazz; Beach Music, Calypso, Reggae & Hawaiian Luau.
Good Clean Fun, upon request can play 100% American Country & AUTHENTIC Traditional Irish/Celtic Music, including: jigs & reels, slip jigs, hornpipes, Irish polkas, marches, waltzes, jives, fox trots, and Irish & U.S. chart toppers.
Good Clean Fun, upon request can play any blend in-between!
http://GoodCleanFunBand.com/ | 516-333-1028 | mike@gcfmusic.com

TRAVEL: Although most of Good Clean Fun’s clientelle hails from NY, the band has also played in CT, NJ, PA, MA, RI, MD, OH, IN, IL, VA, FL, CO, NV, and HI. GCF is also willing to travel abroad, having performed in Ireland, England, Trinidad, and even Phuket Thailand.
http://GoodCleanFunBand.com/ | 516-333-1028 | mike@gcfmusic.com

BAND MEMBER TIDBITS:
Mike, between 2003 and 2012, in addition to performing with his band Good Clean Fun, has performed with many once-famous acts, including: Herman's Hermits ("There's a Kind of Hush"), The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk"), The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and Gary Lewis ("This Diamond Ring"). Mike has also personally been the opening act for The Guess Who ("American Woman") and Paul Revere & the Raiders ("Kicks").
Mike's Irish credentials: Has been immersed in NY's Irish music scene since 1978; Former member of: Mike Carroll & the Black Velvet Band, Steve Hennessey Band, and Derek Cunningham Showband; Has performed with: Paddy Noonan, Carl Corcoran, The Boston Burglars, Tommy Mulvihill Band, and Paddy Reilly; Has personally been the opening act for Black 47 (Funky Céili); Has performed in Ireland on several occasions.
Roger (drums) is a former member of Altantic Records avant-garde band King Missile. He has performed and/or recorded with Joey Ramone, Ronnie Spector, Debbie Harry, Leslie West, The Martinets, The Messyheads, Wide Right, and Laurie & The Sighs, among others, and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and the U.K.
Keith (sax) has recently toured with many famous big bands, including The Glenn Miller Orchestra ("In The Mood"), Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey. He is also a former member of The Micky Dolenz Band (of The Monkees: "I'm A Believer").
Matt (bass), a graduate of Berklee College of Music, has played with many in the big time ... too numerous to list here.
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Band , Ceremony Music , DJ

INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Country, Pop, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal: Men in black tux, ladies in gown.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, video clips on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y30WvevWKtI plus occasional live showcases.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, always at least 1, and occasionally as many as 8.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 - 1? hours.
How much space do you usually require?
Not a very large space: 12' wide by 6' deep.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes, We have a modest, yet effective stage light array, plus a spinning disco ball.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Our male lead vocalist/guitarist, Michael, is also band leader and emcee. The chat is measured and appropriate.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes, we require a 20 minute meal break. MP3's of the couple's choice are played during this time. The couple also has the option of having our pianist stay on during the break.
 Yes, we require that the couple provides meals for the band, but we "kick-back" to them $50 per meal. That's a discount of $300 off the price of our 6-piece band.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, and the selection is provided by the couple. They can provide a disc to us, or we will collect the selections and burn it to a laptop playlist.
What is your overtime rate?
$60 per player per ? hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We'll travel 100 miles away, free of charge ... after which, it's negotiable. The band is very happy to travel. Although most of our weddings are in the NY-Tri State area, we've also traveled to Boston, Philly, Cleveland, Chicago, and even Ireland for weddings. The band has also played other contracted engagements in Trinidad, England, and Phuket Thailand.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What is your usual attire?
Formal.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes. We offer mp3s.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
? hour.
How much space do you usually require?
Not much: 3 square feet per player.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
(this response is the same as for the band)

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
The DJ is extremely experienced in playing weddings. He is a perfect ocmpliment to our band, playing the dance music that the band does not have in it's repertoire, and thus creating the perfect combination ... a musical combo that cannot be "stumped". The best of both worlds ... Band & DJ!
What is your usual attire?
Formal.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We'll do our best to get it. It's rare to not be able to find a song.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Just the one.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
? hour.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Our big specialty is Irish music. We've been involved in NY's Irish scene since the late 1970's. We can flavor a wedding with Irish music, or deliver 6 solid hours of authentic Irish if it's requested.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes, like the band, a modest, yet effective stage light array.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
One hour. A table is appreciated but not required.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
No, the band leader does the emceeing (but the DJ is just as capable).
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
(this response is the same as for the band)
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
No, there is no need ... the band will be playing live while the DJ is breaking. The idea is that the band and DJ will alternate all night long.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Our DJ has a DJ company. If he can't make it, he sends one of his other team members.
What is your overtime rate?
Each ? hr. of DJ overtime = DJ fee, div. by 8.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
(this response is the same as for the band)

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Susan
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow! We were looking for a band for our afternoon wedding reception that could play both American and Irish music. Because we had an afternoon reception, we were particularly interested in hiring a band that could get people dancing before sunset. Good Clean Fun exceeded our expectations. We couldn't believe how many people were dancing...young and old. So many of our guests commented to us afterwards about how great the band was, and how ours was one of the "funnest" weddings they ever attended. Trust me, this was all due to the awesome job Good Clean fun did. We can't wait to do a road trip to see them again sometime.

From the very beginning Michael was extremely professional, courteous, and prompt in his communications. He was very interested in making our wedding reception everything we wanted it to be.

For anyone looking for a band for a wedding (or any other occasion) I would highly recommend them.
Wow! We were looking for a band for our afternoon wedding reception that could play both American and Irish music. Because Read more...
Wow! We were looking for a band for our afternoon wedding reception that could play both American and Irish music. Because we had an afternoon reception, we were particularly interested in hiring a band that could get people dancing before sunset. Good Clean Fun exceeded our expectations. We couldn't believe how many people were dancing...young and old. So many of our guests commented to us afterwards about how great the band was, and how ours was one of the "funnest" weddings they ever attended. Trust me, this was all due to the awesome job Good Clean fun did. We can't wait to do a road trip to see them again sometime.

From the very beginning Michael was extremely professional, courteous, and prompt in his communications. He was very interested in making our wedding reception everything we wanted it to be.

For anyone looking for a band for a wedding (or any other occasion) I would highly recommend them. Read less
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c0582
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
good clean fun made my wedding! they are great and play a wide range of music, my guests were dancing the entire time to the very end!
good clean fun made my wedding! they are great and play a wide range of music, my guests were dancing the entire time to Read more...
good clean fun made my wedding! they are great and play a wide range of music, my guests were dancing the entire time to the very end! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Deirdre
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.8/5.0
GCF did a great job for our wedding, they kept people dancing all night and chose great music to keep things going.
GCF did a great job for our wedding, they kept people dancing all night and chose great music to keep things going.
GCF did a great job for our wedding, they kept people dancing all night and chose great music to keep things going. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Christina
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Good Clean Fun play at our wedding ceremony, coctail hour and receiption. They were INCREDIBLE! They certainly knew how to get everyone up dancing and having a good time. Our wedding had people of all ages, nationalities and various tastes in music - they took all of that into account. As music lovers my husband and I had an idea of what we wanted played throughout our day. We thought the music list GCF provided gave the band an idea of our favorites and they integrated other songs througout the day to get people to enjoy the festivities. We loved that the volume was not too loud and that people could talk to those sitting next to them; but loud enough to party! The band went over everything in detail with us in the weeks leading and day of our wedding. The band was very professional, dressed appropriately. We felt that the MCing was the perfect combination of humor and respect. Everyone commented on how great GCF throughout the day. We highly recommend this band and give them 5+++++..... star review!
We had Good Clean Fun play at our wedding ceremony, coctail hour and receiption. They were INCREDIBLE! They certainly knew Read more...
We had Good Clean Fun play at our wedding ceremony, coctail hour and receiption. They were INCREDIBLE! They certainly knew how to get everyone up dancing and having a good time. Our wedding had people of all ages, nationalities and various tastes in music - they took all of that into account. As music lovers my husband and I had an idea of what we wanted played throughout our day. We thought the music list GCF provided gave the band an idea of our favorites and they integrated other songs througout the day to get people to enjoy the festivities. We loved that the volume was not too loud and that people could talk to those sitting next to them; but loud enough to party! The band went over everything in detail with us in the weeks leading and day of our wedding. The band was very professional, dressed appropriately. We felt that the MCing was the perfect combination of humor and respect. Everyone commented on how great GCF throughout the day. We highly recommend this band and give them 5+++++..... star review! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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debra
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was wonderful to work with. He asked all the right questions regarding my needs and was very flexible with my last minute requests. He just did a fabulous job not only DJing but playing the role of MC for the night! Thanks Michael!
Michael was wonderful to work with. He asked all the right questions regarding my needs and was very flexible with my last Read more...
Michael was wonderful to work with. He asked all the right questions regarding my needs and was very flexible with my last minute requests. He just did a fabulous job not only DJing but playing the role of MC for the night! Thanks Michael! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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nefwdiane
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.8/5.0
AWESOME BAND! The parents AND the Bride and Groom all agreed the band was great!
AWESOME BAND! The parents AND the Bride and Groom all agreed the band was great!
AWESOME BAND! The parents AND the Bride and Groom all agreed the band was great! Read less
Services Used: Band
Good Clean Fun responded with the following comments:

Hi Leslie-Ann & David,
We absolutely loved playing your wedding!!! What a beautiful setting, what a beautiful memorable day!
Thank you for asking Good Clean Fun to be a part of it. And thank you for providing the overnight accommodations!
All the best to you both!
Michael
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leah1615
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
These guys were absolutely perfect. The live band may have been the best part about the whole wedding. Much classier than a dj. They played a good mix of the songs I selected from their wide repertoire and they even learned a song for our first dance, which they played beautifully ("feels like home" by randy newman). good price, good value, highly recommended. oh, and the classical guitarrist for the ceremony and cocktail hour was fabulous as well.
These guys were absolutely perfect. The live band may have been the best part about the whole wedding. Much classier than Read more...
These guys were absolutely perfect. The live band may have been the best part about the whole wedding. Much classier than a dj. They played a good mix of the songs I selected from their wide repertoire and they even learned a song for our first dance, which they played beautifully ("feels like home" by randy newman). good price, good value, highly recommended. oh, and the classical guitarrist for the ceremony and cocktail hour was fabulous as well. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Good Clean Fun responded with the following comments:

Hi Leah and Mark,
Thank you for the marvelous review!
The classical guitarist is my cousin John. Classical guitar is all he does, and he is a genius.
Thank you for having my band at your wedding reception.
And you nailed, a live band is just classier than a DJ!
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kjm24
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike and Good Clean Fun were the reason people had sooooo much fun at my wedding!! They are not your typical wedding band. . .in a GOOD WAY! They are not like many of those enormous, loud and somewhat cheesy wedding bands you have seen time and time again. They are real musicians and their sound is amazing!! They know how to read a crowd and keep EVERYONE dancing! I have never seen a wedding where NO ONE was sitting because the band kept everyone on their feet all night! They even learned the song my husband and I picked as our first dance. . .and when I asked them to try and play and "acoustic, slower" version of the song they had picked, they delivered with a version i WISH i had a recording of!!
I can not thank them enough for the amazing job they did!
Mike and Good Clean Fun were the reason people had sooooo much fun at my wedding!! They are not your typical wedding band. Read more...
Mike and Good Clean Fun were the reason people had sooooo much fun at my wedding!! They are not your typical wedding band. . .in a GOOD WAY! They are not like many of those enormous, loud and somewhat cheesy wedding bands you have seen time and time again. They are real musicians and their sound is amazing!! They know how to read a crowd and keep EVERYONE dancing! I have never seen a wedding where NO ONE was sitting because the band kept everyone on their feet all night! They even learned the song my husband and I picked as our first dance. . .and when I asked them to try and play and "acoustic, slower" version of the song they had picked, they delivered with a version i WISH i had a recording of!!
I can not thank them enough for the amazing job they did! Read less
Services Used: Band
Good Clean Fun responded with the following comments:

K & D,

Thank you for the rave review, it means alot to me.

Your wedding was great ... from the beautiful ceremony at the edge of the vineyard at sunset, to the all-Beatles classical guitar cocktail hour, to the rockin' reception! Thank you for having "Good Clean Fun".
Michael
http://www.GoodCleanFunBand.com/
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Smalltownjuliet
Wedding:
3/28/2008
5.0/5.0
AMAZING band.
we used them as a 6 piece band and used their dj as well, but they are available as a 3 piece and up.

Mike was amazing to work with.
The band had everyone dancing all night.

They managed to play all of our requests and learned some songs just for us last minute.

They had my 70 year old dad dancing to Jump Around!

We did a "surprise" first dance, where we mixed Storybook Love with Apache and they did it just right! Mike didn't tell anyone else in the band what was happening so when the music skipped they all looked horrified as well, which helped fool our guests.
Mike even did the intro to Apache as seen in the episode of Fresh Prince.

It was amazing.
The band was great and people are still talking about them!
AMAZING band.
we used them as a 6 piece band and used their dj as well, but they are available as a 3 piece and Read more...
AMAZING band.
we used them as a 6 piece band and used their dj as well, but they are available as a 3 piece and up.

Mike was amazing to work with.
The band had everyone dancing all night.

They managed to play all of our requests and learned some songs just for us last minute.

They had my 70 year old dad dancing to Jump Around!

We did a "surprise" first dance, where we mixed Storybook Love with Apache and they did it just right! Mike didn't tell anyone else in the band what was happening so when the music skipped they all looked horrified as well, which helped fool our guests.
Mike even did the intro to Apache as seen in the episode of Fresh Prince.

It was amazing.
The band was great and people are still talking about them! Read less
Services Used: Band
Good Clean Fun responded with the following comments:

Hey Mr. & Mrs. H,
I've said it before and I'll say it again ... you guys rock!!!
Thanks for the great review.

Michael
http://www.goodcleanfunband.com/

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