navigation contact search enquiry list

Edinburgh wedding bands

Get grooving in Auld Reekie and beyond with our fine selection of ceilidh and wedding bands in Edinburgh!


500 reviews on

To check availability, please add your event date to the menu above.



  • 2

Popular jazz-infused acoustic duo with female vocals and a large repertoire covering jazz, bossa nova, pop, country and rock'n'roll.

The Melrose Ceilidh Band

The Melrose Ceilidh Band

  • 3
  • (8)

Animated and up-tempo Scottish ceilidh band with an energetic and contemporary approach – ideal for dancing at weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties or community parties. Caller included. DJ service available.

Play 'video'

The Caledonians

  • 2-4
  • (6)

Fun and lively ceilidh duo, whose unique line-up includes a mix of instruments, dances, and folk songs. A caller is included and a four piece line-up upgrade is also available.

Play 'video'

David Paul

  • 1
  • (18)

Experienced event and wedding guitarist with a large repertoire of popular music by vintage artists such as Eric Clapton through to modern troubadours like Ed Sheeran.

Play 'video'

In A Sentimental Mood

  • 2-7
  • (1)

Young yet experienced jazz duo, playing their own carefully crafted arrangements of classic jazz tunes. Solo guitar sets or larger line-ups available.

Play 'video'

The McCeilidhs

  • 3
  • (10)

Fresh and dynamic Irish and Scottish ceilidh band with tons of experience playing at weddings, parties and celebrations. The band can call the dances if required and will have you whirling around the dancefloor all night!

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band

  • 3-4
  • (2)

Nationally cherished Scottish ceilidh band who have featured on BBC's Monarch of the Glen and STV's Heartless! Additional ceilidh horn section, caller and DJ services are all available.

The Echoes

The Echoes

  • 3
  • (23)

Great value party and wedding band in the North East who've supported The Klaxons and Turin Brakes and bagged the coveted XFM unsigned band award. Large rock and pop song list spanning seven decades of covers! DJ service available.

Play 'video'


  • 3
  • (8)

Fun, energetic 3-piece band providing top tunes to top people at weddings, functions and parties throughout the North East.

Play 'video'

The Graduates

  • 4
  • (15)

Impressive male-fronted rock and pop wedding covers band from the North East. Book the band with female vocalist, brass section, DJ service or acoustic afternoon sets.

Play 'video'


  • 3-6
  • (52)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more!

Play 'video'

Capital Soul

  • 5-7
  • (17)

Superb rock, pop and soul party band featuring female or male vocals and drawing on a wide repertoire of tried and tested classics. Optional brass section, Jewish songs, cocktail piano, jazz duo and DJ sets!

Play 'video'

The Northern Rigs

  • 2
  • (14)

North East based acoustic duo featuring male vocals, keys & guitar, and perfect for wedding ceremonies, dinner and background music. Option to add backing tracks for evening entertainment and DJ service available.

Play 'video'

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (233)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft!

Play 'video'

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (75)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B.

Play 'video'


  • 6-12
  • (19)

Brand new luxury 6 to 12-piece show band featuring some of the most outstanding musicians in Manchester, who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

Play 'video'

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

Play 'video'

The Saints

  • 5
  • (55)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

Play 'video'

The Kingpins

  • 4-6
  • (17)

Sensational, young and energetic 4 to 6-piece party band featuring superb female vocals and a dynamic and varied set list. Extra musicians, professional DJ and acoustic afternoon sets available.

Play 'video'

Bavarian Brass

  • 5-7
  • (8)

From Prince and Queen blasted on brass to traditional Oompah tunes, you won't find entertainment as varied and unique as this anywhere else! Flamboyant compere and interactive games also available!

The easy way to hire wedding bands in Edinburgh

  • Handpicked wedding bands in Edinburgh for hire
  • Expert advice on booking Edinburgh wedding music
  • Low fees and fast customer service
  • Comprehensive band contracts for your peace of mind
  • 24/7 emergency support and live music guarantee

Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Edinburgh

What styles of music do your Edinburgh wedding bands play?

Whether you’re looking for a soul band to serenade you at the castle or a rock, pop and indie band for the Royal Botanic Gardens, we have the right Edinburgh wedding band for you!

Our acts can perform most genres, including jazz, funk, Latin, Motown, soul and swing.

Do all your wedding bands bring their own sound and lighting equipment?

All our bands for weddings are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments. This works really well for most marquee or indoor weddings.

But let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the band’s system is large enough. Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Check the act's individual profile for more details and optional add-ons to enhance the show!

Can your wedding bands learn a special song for our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Can you also provide Edinburgh wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

We have a range of Edinburgh wedding musicians including jazz bands that can play mellow background music at your reception, or take it up a notch later on, with swinging big band numbers and pop songs in a vintage style.

If you're planning a summer reception, how about hiring a local act that doesn't require a power supply, such as a steel band or string quartet.

Where in the Edinburgh area do your wedding bands perform?

With it's dramatic scenery and quirky, historic streets, Edinburgh promises a memorable location for any wedding celebration.

Whether you're planning a reception party at Barnbougle Castle, Cairns Farm Estate, Glencorse House, The Hub, Melville Castle, Newhall Estate, Norton House Hotel, Oxenfoord Castle or The Merchant's Hall, our bands always look forward to putting on a good night in Scotland's capital.

Our local function bands have played in almost every corner of the city and surrounding area, including Holyrood, Leith, Haymarket, Falkirk, Lothian and Fife.

Can you provide other genres of function bands in the Edinburgh area, such as ceilidh, steel pan or jazz bands?

Our Edinburgh function bands come in all shapes and sizes: we have basic and compact bands for tight budgets and pigeonholes to premium bands for larger venues.

If you would like to impress your guests with sophisticated entertainment, how about hiring a swing band?

If you’re looking for family entertainment, hire an Edinburgh ceilidh band – it's our most popular choice for live music in the area.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your wedding band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set a date, consider booking a midweek or winter celebration to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

The best live wedding music bands in Edinburgh and UK wide

Function Central provide Edinburgh bands, DJs and entertainers for events throughout the UK and internationally. We're the leading local wedding music booking agency, with 5 star rated customer service, unbeatable prices, secure contracts and outstanding quality.

Search for a live band anywhere in the UK using the menu below.

Back to top