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Our Clients Say It Best

"If you want to throw the best party of all time - hire Brian Kirk & the Jirks! We had them for our wedding band and the dance floor NEVER emptied & people danced all night long! They played the best music & the talent in the band is unmatched! I can’t imagine not having them at our wedding! We would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or event!" -Alyssa P. (4/8/21 wedding)

"BRIAN KIRK & THE JIRKS WAS THE ONLY WEDDING BAND WE EVER CONSIDERED!!! My now husband and I picked our wedding date on Brian's availability and I am so glad we did. After going to a few weddings with them as the band it was a non negotiable from minute one. We wanted to have the time of our lives and have all our family and friends talking about our wedding forever. Brian truly didnt disappoint. EVERY person after our wedding said THAT WAS THE BEST BAND EVER!! We are so thankful we were able to still have our 2020 wedding and couldnt imagine it without Brian Kirk & the Jirks. THANK YOU BRIAN FOR EVERYTHING AND MAKING OUR DAY SUPER MEMORABLE. We look forward to supporting you in Hoboken and Jenks soon!" -Allison B. (11/07/2021)

"I really have no words to describe how incredible Brian Kirk and the Jirks are and how special he made our wedding. I was a fan before and then we thankfully got to sneak into their insanely packed calendar for our wedding and now we are life long fans - as is every guest who attended our wedding. Everyone came up to tell us how amazing the band was, and even ask them to play their own wedding / event. Brian, his band, and his team are true pros. With how busy Brian is he went out of his way to take multiple calls from me answering my every question and granting any special request. Nicole from his team was so responsive and a joy to work with. Brian made our wedding so special and made sure we were happy throughout the night. Besides being an amazing musician, Brian is also an amazing MC. He made our wedding the most fun party and had people of every age dancing all night. At some point I was literally hoping he'd play a song I didn't like so I could take a break lol! If you get lucky enough to have your wedding line up with one of Brian's FEW open dates, DO NOT HESITATE, book immediately. They are worth every single penny and then some." -Jessica C (wedding 8/23/20)

Musical Styles

Brian Kirk & the Jirks perform a unique mix of music spanning many decades and styles. Our song list can be customized for each event, to meet the needs of our clients and your guests.  For our complete song list, please head to Our Song List.

Why do I need to market specifically to this community?


Statistics Canada's 2016 census shows that there are approximately 20,000 Mandarin-speaking Chinese Canadians on Vancouver Island, mainly in Victoria and Nanaimo. However, many Chinese real-estate agents believe that the total Chinese population has in fact reached well over 50,000 when including students and those who live on the Island seasonally as tourists.
That equals to more than HALF of the Nanaimo population! You can now get access to this market with little difficulty and great ease, with assistance from us!




Why is VI Weekly a better Choice?


Our online platform alone is now able to reach an audience of more than eighty percent of the Chinese residents on the island, almost instantly. This is mainly through our website and our social media channels including news feed subscriptions, postings and chat groups. Most of all, no worry about cost as it starts from zero! And we also have much more low-cost and more flexible payment options if you plan to target this community a bit more.




What if my Chinese customers can not speak English very well?


Most of the Chinese Canadians on the island can speak and understand English, more or less. Most of the time what you need may be just a bit more patience. If there does exist communication obstacles, either you or your customer can resort to the free Google Translation robot in your mobile phones. That tool is already very AI, very smart and very handy now. Learn how here




What if misunderstanding or even dispute arises?


On the product-purchase side, it would be much easier as the purchase and sale process involves less language communications. However on the services side, according to our past experiences, a lot of misunderstandings and informational gaps exist between local businesses and Chinese customers. Sometimes it IS difficult for the Chinese customers to understand how you process your services or what the usual industry practices are like locally, as they are from a totally different cultural background. In this case, there is always a solution as an old saying put it, ‘Do What Romans Do in Roma.’ Please let us know if there are any business practices or industry knowledge you would like to be better understood by the Chinese community. We can surely and will be very pleased to pass on that message to our readers. That is our job!




What's special about this ethnical community?


Most minority people prefer to mingle within their own ethnic community, simply because it’s always somehow more convenient and easier, although most of them can speak or read in English to varying extent. While both the provincial and national governments promote a multicultural concept as part of the nation's foundemental strategies, the minorities still feel or encounter hatred, prejudice and isolation issues/incidents from time to time. Simply by becoming a vendor and making your products/services more accessable to the ethnic group, you can help build dialogues and communication with this social segment and therefore further help them get more integrated to the whole nation, instead of being isolated.





Ceremony

Whether you'd prefer traditional classical songs or a more modern approach, we want to help. We offer many different options from an elegant string duo to a simple acoustic guitarist.  We've even had the honor of replicating the ceremony scene from "Love Actually" [view that here].
Instrument Options:
Below are some examples of popular ceremony setups.
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Pianist
  • String duo
  • Acoustic Guitar + Pianist
  • Pianist + Saxophone
  • Acoustic Guitar + Female Vocalist
  • Pianist + Violinist
  • Acoustic Guitar + Pianist + Violinist

Cocktail Hour

From smooth jazz to toe-tapping modern hits, set the mood with an endless amount of song possibilities and musical styles. 
Instrument Options:
Below are some examples of popular cocktail hour setups.
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Pianist
  • Saxophone
  • Classical String duo
  • Acoustic Guitar + Pianist
  • Pianist + Saxophone
  • Acoustic Guitar + Female Vocalist
  • Acoustic Guitar + Pianist + Saxophone
  • 3-piece Jazz Ensemble with pianist + bass + saxophone

Reception

Your Night, All About You

Brian Kirk & the Jirks have a reputation for providing the perfect soundtrack to the best night of your lives. From the first note to the last song, we can guarantee that your guests will dance the night away. Plus Brian Kirk's warm, personal manner makes him an incredible MC, centered around you.
When you book us 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 to answer any questions you have and put your mind at ease. From your first dance to the tiniest of details, we strive to help you create the wedding you've always dreamed of.
 
Band Size Options:
Below are some examples of popular band configurations.
  • 9-piece band:
2 guitars/vocals, female vocals, bass/vocals, keys/vocals, drums, sax, trumpet, & trombone + DJ for breaks
  • 10-piece band:
2 guitars/vocals, female vocals, bass/vocals, keys/vocals, drums, 2 saxes, trumpet, & trombone + DJ for breaks
  • 11-piece band:
2 guitars/vocals, female vocals, bass/vocals, keys/vocals, drums, percussionist, 2 saxes, trumpet, & trombone + DJ for breaks
  • 12-piece band:
2 guitars/vocals, female vocals, bass/vocals, keys/vocals, drums, percussionist, 2 saxes, 2 trumpets, & trombone + DJ for breaks

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