Our Team

This business is a people business. Events work well when good
people are running them.

Our team is one of the most experienced and qualified in the country. We have both complementary and overlapping skillsets, allowing us to add value in a wide variety of areas at events.

You can find out a bit more about each of us below. Use the arrow on the right to see the rest of the team. 

THE CUCKOO EVENTS TEAM

  • Mark

    20
    YEARS EXPERIENCE

    of dreaming up and running events, ensuring people at them are happy & safe, constant learning and smiling. Lots of smiling.

  • Martin

    27
    YEARS EXPERIENCE

    booking acts, managing tours and, these days, looking after all things production & safety for events of all sizes.

  • Mags

    16
    YEARS EXPERIENCE

    of being involved in some type of event madness in some capacity. Lots of sunburn!

  • Elaine

    12
    YEARS EXPERIENCE

    of project managing and designing.

  • Charli

    5
    YEARS EXPERIENCE

    working on everything from college gigs to Pride and Wild Lights

  • Rob

    16
    YEARS EXPERIENCE

    working in a wide range of roles in the industry, specialising in Event Safety.

SPECIALIST SKILLS

  • Event Planning, Event Safety, Training & Stakeholder Management
  • Event Production, Event Management and Event Safety
  • Event Safety, Event Planning, Event Management & Training
  • Event Management, Event Production, Project Management & Design
  • Graphic Design, Digital Content and all-things Admin
  • Health & Safety, Transport Management, Systems Design

FAVOURITE GIG WORKED

  • LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
  • EUROPEAN CONTROLLERS CUP 2013
  • London Olympics 2012
  • DUBLIN PRIDE 2015
  • Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo
  • UL Kollege Week 2000.

FAVOURITE GIG ATTENDED

  • LOVEBOX 2008

    I danced on stage with Pharell Williams. No biggie.

  • ELECTRIC PICNIC 2008

    And I've been to ALL the EPs. 2008 was epic.

  • Eric Clapton 1991

    Phil Collins on drums. They sang happy birthday to him!

  • NYE 2001, Millenium Dome

    Incredible production. Complete Madness!

  • Body & Soul 2014

    Good music, good weather, good people.

  • UEFA European Championships, Poland & Ukraine 2012

MY STRENGTH

  • Marian reckons I'm good with people. I am, I guess.
  • According to Mark, I'm NEVER stressed. Stress is pointless.
  • I am very patient!
  • Attention to detail. I'm not OCD, I swear!
  • I'm a calm clam
  • I’d like to believe I don’t panic in stressful situations. I’ve been told so anyway.

IN MY SPARE TIME

  • I like to drive a very fast motorbike.

  • I love to sleep.

  • I walk the beach a lot.

  • Anything to do with Irish and ancient history.

  • I work in a theatre.

  • Lots of sports. More watching than playing.

MY QUIRK

  • I collect tattoos. Yes, you can 'collect' tattoos.
  • I find it hard to stand still. Like, seriously.
  • I have lots of lip balms!
  • I have an unyielding hatred of jam... shudder!
  • My accent changes depending on my mood!
  • Supposedly at events I wear t-shirts that are too small for me. I don’t believe it though.

MY SECRET

  • I want to be a women's clothes designer.

  • It's a secret. Duh.

  • I am ambidextrous!

  • I love listening to strangers conversations in cafés...in a non creepy way.

  • I can't turn left

  • Now it wouldn’t be a secret if I told you!

IF I WERE A SUPERHERO...

  • I'd spend way too much time designing my costume.

  • I'd be Radioactive Man.

  • Wonder Woman....love those shorts!!

  • I'd be She-Ra, Princess of Power….I am Sheee-Raaa!!

  • I'd be Buffy the Vampire Slayer... my hero growing up!

  • Earthworm Jim … just cos he’s funny!

I'M HAPPIEST WHEN...

  • Looking out on a crowd of happy people at an event we've helped make happen.
  • I've a paper and a pint of Guinness at the end of a long day.
  • When the last person leaving switches out the light.
  • In the car, pizza on order, beer in the fridge, after the longest day on site, feeling pretty deadly!
  • With my friends
  • Sitting by a beach having an ice cold beer. That’s probably because it’s what I’m doing right now!

MY SONG

  • Hotel California
  • Banda Sonora Guitarra G
  • Detail's in the Fabric
  • Killing In The Name Of
  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman
  • Anything by The Police, David Bowie or Thin Lizzy

ALWAYS ON MY RIDER*

  • Magazines. I'm a sucker for colouredy magazine covers.

  • 26 blue M&Ms and 4 sticks of rock from Bray.

  • Proper coffee and fruit...lots of fruit ...oh and jellies... :)

  • Cheese toastie, crisps and a long neck bottle of Guinness.

  • Barry John's Curry Sausages. I can live without them but I'd rather not.

  • Ice cold can of Coca-Cola.

* just in case you were wondering, a rider is the list of stuff artists demand when you book them to perform
20
YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • specialist skills

    Event Planning, Event Safety, Training & Stakeholder Management
  • favourite gig worked

    LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
  • favourite gig attended

    LOVEBOX 2008

    I danced on stage with Pharell Williams. No biggie.

  • My Strength

    Marian reckons I'm good with people. I am, I guess.
  • In my spare time

    I like to drive a very fast motorbike.
  • my quirk

    I collect tattoos. Yes, you can 'collect' tattoos.
  • my secret

    I want to be a women's clothes designer.
  • if i were a superhero...

    I'd spend way too much time designing my costume.
  • i'm happiest when...

    Looking out on a crowd of happy people at an event we've helped make happen.
  • always on my rider

    Magazines. I'm a sucker for colouredy magazine covers.
27
YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • specialist skills

    Event Production, Event Management and Event Safety
  • favourite gig worked

    EUROPEAN CONTROLLERS CUP 2013
  • favourite gig attended

    ELECTRIC PICNIC 2008

    And I've been to ALL the EPs. 2008 was epic.

  • My Strength

    According to Mark, I'm NEVER stressed. Stress is pointless.
  • In my spare time

    I love to sleep.
  • my quirk

    I find it hard to stand still. Like, seriously.
  • my secret

    It's a secret. Duh.
  • if i were a superhero...

    I'd be Radioactive Man.
  • i'm happiest when...

    I've a paper and a pint of Guinness at the end of a long day.
  • always on my rider

    26 blue M&Ms and 4 sticks of rock from Bray.
16
YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • specialist skills

    Event Safety, Event Planning, Event Management & Training
  • favourite gig worked

    London Olympics 2012
  • favourite gig attended

    Eric Clapton 1991

    Phil Collins on drums. They sang happy birthday to him!

  • My Strength

    I am very patient!
  • In my spare time

    I walk the beach a lot.
  • my quirk

    I have lots of lip balms!
  • my secret

    I am ambidextrous!
  • if i were a superhero...

    Wonder Woman....love those shorts!!
  • i'm happiest when...

    When the last person leaving switches out the light.
  • always on my rider

    Proper coffee and fruit...lots of fruit ...oh and jellies... :)
12
YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • specialist skills

    Event Management, Event Production, Project Management & Design
  • favourite gig worked

    DUBLIN PRIDE 2015
  • favourite gig attended

    NYE 2001, Millenium Dome

    Incredible production. Complete Madness!

  • My Strength

    Attention to detail. I'm not OCD, I swear!
  • In my spare time

    Anything to do with Irish and ancient history.
  • my quirk

    I have an unyielding hatred of jam... shudder!
  • my secret

    I love listening to strangers conversations in cafés...in a non creepy way.
  • if i were a superhero...

    I'd be She-Ra, Princess of Power….I am Sheee-Raaa!!
  • i'm happiest when...

    In the car, pizza on order, beer in the fridge, after the longest day on site, feeling pretty deadly!
  • always on my rider

    Cheese toastie, crisps and a long neck bottle of Guinness.
5
YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • specialist skills

    Graphic Design, Digital Content and all-things Admin
  • favourite gig worked

    Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo
  • favourite gig attended

    Body & Soul 2014

    Good music, good weather, good people.

  • My Strength

    I'm a calm clam
  • In my spare time

    I work in a theatre.
  • my quirk

    My accent changes depending on my mood!
  • my secret

    I can't turn left
  • if i were a superhero...

    I'd be Buffy the Vampire Slayer... my hero growing up!
  • i'm happiest when...

    With my friends
  • always on my rider

    Barry John's Curry Sausages. I can live without them but I'd rather not.
16
YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • specialist skills

    Health & Safety, Transport Management, Systems Design
  • favourite gig worked

    UL Kollege Week 2000.
  • favourite gig attended

    UEFA European Championships, Poland & Ukraine 2012
  • My Strength

    I’d like to believe I don’t panic in stressful situations. I’ve been told so anyway.
  • In my spare time

    Lots of sports. More watching than playing.
  • my quirk

    Supposedly at events I wear t-shirts that are too small for me. I don’t believe it though.
  • my secret

    Now it wouldn’t be a secret if I told you!
  • if i were a superhero...

    Earthworm Jim … just cos he’s funny!
  • i'm happiest when...

    Sitting by a beach having an ice cold beer. That’s probably because it’s what I’m doing right now!
  • always on my rider

    Ice cold can of Coca-Cola.

How do we know
when we do good work?

Happy people,
that's how.