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Edinburgh wedding bands

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The Melrose Ceilidh Band

  • Berwickshire
  • 3
  • (14)

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.

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from£470

The Caledonians

  • Fife
  • 2-4
  • (11)

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.

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from£305

In A Sentimental Mood

  • Glasgow
  • 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.

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from£1,095

The McCeilidhs

  • Glasgow
  • 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!

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from£1,495

The Graduates

  • Durham
  • 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.

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from£700

The Northern Rigs

  • Newcastle
  • 2
  • (16)

North East based 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.

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from£920

The Gleneagles Ceilidh Band

  • Stirlingshire
  • 3-4
  • (12)

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.

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from£900

The Echoes

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (27)

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.

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from£1,045

Revolution

  • Newcastle
  • 3
  • (22)

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

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from£1,750

Manhattan

  • Leeds
  • 5-10
  • (75)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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from£1,180

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (250)

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.

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from£1,995

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (114)

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.

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from£960

Skylight

  • Sheffield
  • 3
  • (83)

Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,325

Century

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (55)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

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from£1,120

The Different Lights

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (102)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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from£880

The Aviators

  • Manchester
  • 3-4
  • (25)

With a repertoire spanning six decades, this dynamic party band sings everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk, promising a hassle-free, all-inclusive celebration with top-notch PA and lighting.

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from£1,130

The Vendettas

  • Liverpool
  • 4-5
  • (65)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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from£995

The Alternatives

  • Leeds
  • 4
  • (47)

Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (156)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1.


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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.


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