No, Brendan Murphy would not need the jacket that night. Not outside, on a warm 12 August evening in 2011. And certainly not inside, at "Whelan's", Dublin's upscale concert venue cum bar.
Brendan, frontman, singer and guitar, and his brother Declan, guitars and base, two of the "4 of us", were warming up backstage, while my friends and I took our seats, front row and centre, in anticipation of what was ultimately going to be our gig of the year.
Since it might be very difficult to get Brendan and Declan to play at your private party, can I suggest you contact John Walsh, Flamenco & Classical Guitarist, instead? He's a truly excellent musician and entertainer, and has widely played in Dublin and elsewhere, including at hallowed venues. Check out his LinkedIn or Facebook profile and homepage if you consider having live entertainment at your event.
This particular photo an exhibition print at Allianz ArtForce4, Munich (10-12/2015). Allianz ArtForceX is an exhibition of all types of art, including music (e.g. to be played at the opening event), and where Allianz employees can submit up to four items for judgement and selection by an external jury. Accepted items are being shown during c10 weeks between mid October and Christmas of the same year in a central location at the Allianz SE premises in Munich-Schwabing, Germany. Photo copyright Joachim Schroeter