Artist Area

The Central Entertainment Bureau Ltd. supplies clients with entertainers of all genres and budgets. Generally our customers are Irish publicans but our client base boasts Diageo, The Ryder Cup, DHL, AIB, Bank Of Ireland, Murphy Brewery, Clockwork Management, to name a few. Remember that this company was set up by musicians and runs more than nine thousand shows every year (and rising)

Although we predominantly offer a service to those making the booking, we like to make sure that the band is taken care of also. It is, after all, a two way street. We've always maintained that the best way to avoid confusion is to establish our terms and conditions before offering work to anyone. That way you know what we expect from you and what you receive in return.

The Main Points Are Covered Here

Payment: The Irish pub department pays all musicians electronically on the tenth of each month (or following business day). If you have accepted work you will need to download both our terms and conditions and bank form here.

Note: We are AIB customers. Once a payment is made from our bank there is no 'waiting time' for other AIB customers. If you bank with somebody else please allow 2-4 days for your payment to arrive.

If you are an artist then please register here.

If you are a client then please register here.

Tax: CEB are a VAT registered limited company. We make annual returns to the Revenue Commissioners. We make no TAX deductions from your payment (see Terms and conditions).

Cancellations: Every now and again the unexpected happens. This might result in a venue making a mistake or a band making a double booking. All of our shows are 're-confirmed' (you are obliged to contact the office during the week prior to any performance to re-confirm the booking) before the event. This takes care of the 'human error' which plagues all of us. By contacting us we can double check against double bookings etc so make sure you do. In the event of a customer making an error we try to facilitate both parties as fairly as possible. Generally speaking if the error is found in good time we can relocate the act or secure a new booking as compensation.

Queries: If you have any queries relating to our contracts or modus operandi please mail us here We'd be happy to answer your questions.

Special rates to CEB artists in our studio here.


The Riptide Movement

A great pleasure working with Andrew and CEB at Irish festivals. Stage management and hospitality were top notch.
– Gerry Brady – FOH Riptide Movement

Riptide Movement

The Wolfe Tones

The service provided by CEB is superb. The Wolfe Tones look forward to working with Andrew and the team on both national and international shows in the future.
Tommy Byrne – The Wolfe Tones

The Wolf Tones

Pump Up The Jam

We’ve had Andrew and Steve at CEB book many gigs for us over the years. CEB are a pleasure to deal with and always a bit of a laugh too! All gigs are contracted and business is dealt with honourably.

Highly recommended

Manager – Pump Up The Jam

pump up the jam

Jack L

Only good things to say about working Internationally and domestically with Andrew and CEB. As a musician himself Andrew has a great understanding of all sides of the industry. Artists are employed to do their work in a professional manner and should be treated accordingly in return venues are expected to pay promptly and in full for these provided services. In essence its sounds simple but in practise it rarely is. CEB ensure that this happens smoothly, regularly and efficiently. A minor miracle!

Martin Clancy – Jack L Management

Jack L


“We have been working for CEB for the last 3 years, in this time we have found CEB a pleasure to deal with, the work is consistent and the payments are always on time. The level of professsionalism from the CEB Team is second to none. We look forward to our future going forward with CEB.”


Rattle & Hum

“Rattle and Hum have dealt with CEB for many years and we have found them to be an absolute pleasure to deal with from enquiry to gig completion. We would recommend CEB to all bands no matter how big or small.”

Rattle and Hum

Damien Dempsey

“Howyiz!! Just want t’drop yiz a line to say thanks to Andrew at CEB from myself and the band for lookin’ after us at the Bray Festival… it was a tricky one, with the seafront road runnin’ thru the gig… but all went very well for both the band and the two crowds!! The one at the gig, and the one across the street..! Ha! A pleasure workin’ with yiz, we’ll do it again deffo… GERRUPP!!”

Damien Dempsey

Celtic Gypsys

“The Gypsys enjoy working with CEB, they are descent guys running a great service both to venues and bands. we have found them effecient, helpful, easy to work with, the only agency that we allow book for us, we hope to retain our working relationship for many years. Sound lads juggling a very large jigsaw with ease, wit and a genuine love for music.”

The Gpsys