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Emily and the Fedoras



  • Soul, Motown and Classic Rock band with a vintage style
  • Brilliant repertoire of retro hits as well as some modern artists in the mix
  • Perform as a 6 piece big band with horn section


The band are based in Edinburgh and gig regularly in the city as well as throughout the Lothians, the central belt and the borders of Scotland.

They're happy to travel anywhere in the UK too!

Standard Set Times

  • Three 45 minute sets with 15 minute breaks.
  • 1 hour DJ set on request

About this Act

Edinburgh based six piece band Emily and the Fedoras are a big party band with a big, soulful sound. This big band includes horns and backing singers. Their repertoire is a back catalogue of classic covers from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse and Otis Redding. The band will take you back to an era where the beats were as cool as the style.

They will ensure that your dance floor is filled and will inject a whole lot of fun into your event. As well as having a slick, professional sound they are passionate about creating a party atmosphere, radiating enough energy to light up any event. 


"The guys played my 40th birthday party upstairs at the golf tavern and they certainly had the place jumping, Emily and I collaborated over the 2 set lists and the funky horn section really brought out everyone's dance moves! I recommend you put some soul into your next party!"

Sam Peachey

"Had an amazing night seeing Emily and the Fedoras. Didn't leave the dance floor once, great fun - band belting out crackers! Will be seeing you guys again soon."

Cian Conlon

"Had the pleasure of seeing Emily and the Fedoras on Friday night in the Cowgate.... Wow, what a fantastic gig!! So much talent on one stage, rocking out some mega classics.Really looking forward to seeing you again."

Cathy Moran

"Having invited Emily and The Fedoras to perform at two charity gigs I was so pleased and impressed with them as the headline act for the nights. They stormed in with great musical aplomb and got everyone on their feet dancing. This is the kind of musical talent that gets the place jumping and I would wholeheartedly recommend them for all sorts of occasions."

Cerin Richardson

Learning and Participation Manager, Festival City Theatres Trust

"Emily and The Fedoras are a great band who we see regularly rehearsing at The Wel. They are always punctual, always polite and always working hard on their performance. Not just your average covers band, Emily and The Fedoras have a great image and great personalities that make them stand out on any stage. Their image alone makes you feel you’re part a special event, and they back it up with talent and a real desire to give you a special performance. We’re certain they are destined to become a popular act on the events circuit."

Keith Easton

Manager, The Wel – Edinburgh Rehearsal and Creative Facility

Set List

Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam and Dave
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out – Bruce Springsteen
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Mr Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Leave Your Hat On – Tom Jones
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Dude Looks Like A Lady – Aerosmith
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Tell Mama - Etta James
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Valerie - Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
I Put A Spell On You – Screaming Jay Hawkins
Big Bad Handsome Man – Imelda May
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
Dancing In The Street - Martha and The Vandellas
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Al Green
Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay - Otis Redding
Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks
One Vision - Queen
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book


  • 6 piece band: lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, drums, plus alto and tenor saxophone.


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