Big, small, country, city; we do them all. We know thousands of tunes, and will learn a song or two for your special day. The Mercenaries are not your run-of-the-mill wedding band; but you’re probably not your run-of-the-mill couple ‘bout to get hitched. Want to sing a specail song backed by a killer band on your day, No problem. Need a bagpiper, we have you covered.
Are you looking for an irreverent, fun loving band who will help you let loose and get your freak on without letting you down or freaking you out? The Mercenaries are the band of your dreams -- professional, consummate musicians who come ready to take requests, improvise, and hype the crowd. The Mercenaries make it their mission to inject fun and energy into any occasion -- from intimate (yet safely distanced!) house parties, to corporate events in need of serious amplification. Plus they dig Boomers, X-ers, Zeds, and Millennials. That’s just facts, fam.
As champions of community and alchemists of song, Ian and “Toronto’s Greatest Dance Band”, The Mercenaries, have been expertly guiding humans to supreme levels of fun for over eight years. When it comes to crowd-pleasing and creating an unforgettable event, Ian Goodtimes is your man. If you’re looking for something extraordinary, hire the entertainer’s entertainer. This guy lives up to his name with humour and huge heart. AND Ian plays bagpipes too!
The Mercenaries are the best! Amazing musicians and super professional. Always my number #1 recommendation for clients looking for a live band for their event. Hire them, you won't regret it.
We wanted music to be a major focus of our wedding. The Mercenaries kept everyones energy up all night long as they masterfully played through all of our favourite songs. An added bonus was how easy and stress free they made the entire process. Thank you for making our special day everything we dreamed of.
The Mercenaries were the highlight of my wedding - Amazing musicians, best songs, and great vibes that kept our dance floor going all night. Lead singer, Ian, was a breeze to plan and coordinate with. Made the day of feel extra special and exactly what I was hoping for. Highly recommend!!
The Mercenaries rocked an all 80's theme for my 50th birthday for a crew of 80 people (pre-covid of course). They are totally engaged in the whole gig, and are truly great entertainers! I highly recommend!
Ian Goodtimes and his projects have been a huge part of my businesses The Dakota Tavern and The Hayloft Dancehall. Ian and his Mercenaries held down the coveted Sunday night residency slot for 6 years. At the Hayloft he played every opening weekend and most of our long weekend special events. The reason is simply he is consistently the hardest working and most entertaining man I know. Ian is a community builder in a community that needs more leaders and gig bosses like him. His genuine love for performing and entertaining attracts some of the country's best musicians who all want to play on his stage. What that does for a venue is create a spectacle vibe at every show that is invaluable to the story of the venue. I'm proud to have been part of Ian's story and grateful he is part of mine.
Deals & Packages
What services are included with this Package:
- Contact-less and socially distant backyard responsible rock & roll wedding party in your backyard! We even provide our own power
Here’s the Fine Print:
- Artist to provide 5 peice band featuring guitar, bass, drums, keys & female vocalist artist is to provide all sound, lighting and background music for the night.
- This package is exclusive to EventSource.ca visitors. To redeem, you must mention you found this package on EventSource.ca.