5 Second Rule

Why book 5 Second Rule?

Toe-tapping fiddle tunes, poignant original songs and pop tunes mixed with traditional Celtic styles are the trademarks of this new acoustic band based in Dallas. *** Rated #1 Celtic Band in D/FW by ReverbNation.com! ***



Verified Review

Great For Our St. Patrick's Day Party!

5 Second Rule played at our corporate St. Patrick’s Day event, and they were wonderful! Our guests enjoyed listening to their Irish tunes, and we received many compliments on their performance. They were the perfect addition to our party! Their repertoire varied between pub songs and hits like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl.” The band was easy to work with before, during, and after the event—we highly recommend them for any upcoming function!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Danielle K.
Event: Corporate Event in Dallas, TX
Event Date: Mar 11, 2013
Hired As: Celtic Music, Irish / Scottish Entertainment

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 90 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English


High-quality acoustic performances - powerful 3 and 4-part male vocal harmony - thick, full, danceable sound in small and large venue - funny stage banter - audiences singing along with Irish and classic rock favorites!

Additional Booking Notes

5 acoustic musicians with vocals. Prefer around 20 channels but can usually work with 16 or less. Full drum set and percussion for larger gigs, world percussion only (bodhran, djembe, cajon) for smaller venues. Contact us for complete stage plot. We can provide our own sound for audiences up to 300 people.

Past Booked Events

07/26/13 Red Caboose Winery, Meridian, TX
06/21/13 Trinity Hall, Dallas
06/15/13 Private event, Dallas
04/19/13 Trinity Hall, Dallas
03/17/13 Flying Saucer, Fort Worth TX
03/16/13 Red Caboose Winery, Clifton, TX
03/15/13 Bennigan's, Plano
03/11/13 Southwest Airlines
03/02/13 North Texas Irish Festival
12/21/12 Trinity Hall, Dallas
10/19/12 Private Party, Arlington
08/31/12 Trinity Hall, Dallas
06/29/12 Wedding, Grapevine

5 Second Rule

Delighting audiences with acoustic creativity at pubs and festivals around the Southwest since 2008. Traditional Irish & Celtic music, classic rock, bluegrass, world music and more!

The team providing the talent:

David Lovrien

whistles, sax, keyboards

Mike Tidwell

vocals, guitar, bouzouki

Paul Dryer

vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo

Michelle Feldman


Rick Holt

bodhran, drums, percussion

Set List

Sets are mostly high-energy Celtic songs and instrumentals. 1-2 lyrical (slower) songs per set. Many songs are medleys of Irish jigs and reels mixed with classic rock or bluegrass favorites.

Influences & Inspiration

Solas, Tim O'Brien, Celtic Thunder, Great Big Sea, The Chieftains

Setup Requirements

16-20 audio channels

4 vocal microphones


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