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Bands in Red Bank,
(732) 741-7798

About Us

Brian Kirk & the Jirks are an energetic, interactive 8-12 piece celebration band hailing from the Jersey shore.  Brimming with talent and charisma, our song list is limitless and spans from today's hits to traditional classics- and we play continuous music throughout your entire wedding.  We offer unparalleled services to customize your wedding- from your ceremony and cocktail hour to your wedding reception. We will learn songs specifically for your wedding, making your special dances extraordinary!  With our full production of lighting and sound, your wedding will be nothing short of an exclusive concert.

Band leader & front man, Brian Kirk has been engaging audiences for over 2 decades!  Brian will act as your Master of Ceremonies throughout your entire wedding, creating smooth transitions and hand picking the songs that get and keep your guests dancing all night long!  BK&J have enlisted an all star cast of musicians that play with experience, boldness, accuracy and pure love of the art form.  Along with Brian are the incredible vocals of Steve Johnson, David Pershan and Kristin Cochran, backed by thick vocal harmonies and multiple instrumentation including a 3-piece horn section.  BK&J have the ability to play an extremely diverse repertoire of songs complete with great groove and accomplished solos, from rock, funk, pop, hip hop/rap, country, swing, jazz, oldies, or modern songs.  Whatever the style, Brian Kirk & The Jirks play it and play it well!

When you book BK&J for your wedding, you get the full attention of not just our band leader, but our entire professional staff.  All of our clients get the one-on-one attention they deserve with their own personal events coordinator, who is available at all hours of the day to answer your questions and put your mind at ease!  Furthermore, with Brian's 2 decades of experience comes an abundance of knowledge, expertise, attention to the smallest of detail and his calming disposition.

Brian Kirk & the Jirks are the perfect balance of chic and elegance and are one of the top bands in the tri-state area.  We have been rated by The Knot, Wedding Wire, Bride's Choice Awards and most importantly our clients (read their testimonials here).  Our reputation speaks for itself.   Come meet the band and delight in the experience BK&J has to offer.  And we'll see you on your big day!  

Contact us today for a personalized quote and to speak with our events coordinator, Nicole: [email protected]

 

CEREMONY:

We offer several unique options for your ceremony. Each option gives you the ability to choose from traditional ceremony music (“Wedding March” or “Canon In D”) to contemporary music (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “I’m Yours,” or “Beautiful Day”)- or a mix of both! Set the mood with an endless amount of song possibilities. We’ve even had the privilege to help replicate the recessional song scene from the movie “Love Actually” (view that scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzt9TbiVVc)! 

Ceremony Options:

  • DJ
  • Pianist
  • Violinist
  • Acoustic Guitarist
  • Upright Bass
  • 2-piece ensemble
  • 3-piece ensemble
  • 4-piece ensemble

 

COCKTAIL HOUR:

From elegant piano to soulful jazz ensembles, your options are limitless for your cocktail hour!  We offer an acoustic guitarist perfect for beach-themed music, a saxophonist to create the mood of New York City, a DJ for your favorite top 40's or a violinist perfect for Vitamin String Quartet replicas.  Our ensembles can provide any genre you desire, including a Mardi Gras themed cocktail hour!

Cocktail Hour Options:

  • DJ
  • Pianist
  • Acoustic Guitarist
  • Violinist
  • Saxophonist
  • Upright Bass
  • Female Vocalist
  • Percussionist
  • 2-piece ensemble
  • 3-piece ensemble
  • 4-piece ensemble

 

RECEPTION:

Brian Kirk & the Jirks have entertained Brides and Grooms and their guests at over 60 weddings a year for the past 2 decades.  We perform with the same high energry that we would if we were playing to a sold out arena.  We customize your wedding to fit your personality- including but not limited to the song selection, attire and layout of the evening.  We provide the experience that leaves you and your guests saying "that was the best wedding I have ever been to!"  

Band Options:

  • 9-piece band: female vocalist, 2 guitarists/vocalists, bassist/vocalist, keyboardist/vocalist, drummer, saxophonist/rapper, trumpeter, and trombonist DJ
  • 10-piece band: female vocalist, 2 guitarists/vocalists, bassist/vocalist, keyboardist/vocalist, drummer, saxophonist/rapper, saxophonist, trumpeter, and trombonist DJ
  • 11-piece band: female vocalist, 2 guitarists/vocalists, bassist/vocalist, keyboardist/vocalist, drummer, saxophonist/rapper, saxophonist, 2 trumpeters, and trombonist DJ
  • 12-piece band: female vocalist, 2 guitarists/vocalists, bassist/vocalist, keyboardist/vocalist, drummer, saxophonist/rapper, saxophonist, 2 trumpeters, and 2 trombonists DJ

Contact us today for a personalized quote and to speak with our events coordinator, Nicole: [email protected]


Mary kate Hynoski

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3 out of 5
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  • Honestly, i was so excited to make them happen. When they were available for my new date post a covid postponement, i was very excited. However, they are very overpriced for questionable value. In addition, i was communicating with someone who was being accomodating and flexible for the pricing and what we'd get, got my hopes up, and then they came back saying Brian said no and that they'd suggest alternate bands. It wasn't like they were then willing to work with us or revisit with alternate options, he just decided he got a better offer or didn't want to deal with us. It was pretty disappointing after I have followed them around down the shore. When I told more people and vendors this story, they all said how he isn't the same and is way expensive anyway.

    responded with the following comments.

    HI Mary Kate, I wanted to extend my sincere apologies that we were unable to play your wedding. The band and I appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Accommodating you would have meant that certain members of the band stay home. Due to this unfortunate environment, we cannot do that to our band members - they all need to work equally. We do hope to see you at a show soon - please come up and say hello! Stay safe and congratulations! -Brian Kirk

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 10,000.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?

    Band

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7+

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Acapella, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Karaoke Services, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System



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