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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
  • 3 or 4 piece acoustic options available
  • Request welcomed


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. 

As well and the full Monty, they can also provide either a 3 or 4 piece acoustic act for background events or a non-acoustic 4 piece if you require a bit of oomph. 


"Emily & The Fedoras played our wedding at The Rowantree, Edinburgh...get this band for your wedding, your birthday, your night out, your whatever!! They were fabulous!!!! Cannot thank them enough for making our special day even more special. Hope to see yous again soon. Arly Bassett, Wedding, Rowantree, Edinburgh
Emily and The Fedoras were the band at a wedding I recently attended. They were fantastic, created a great atmosphere and everyone was up on the dance floor. Can't recommend them enough and definitely want to see them again in the future. Proud Mary and Son of a Preacher Man were definitely the two that did it for me! Thanks guys for a great night!"

Sophie Reymbaut, Wedding, Edinburgh, July 2016

"Couldn't be happier with Emily and the Fedoras! Emily was professional and organised and responded to all my emails very quickly. The band learned a new song for our first dance and nailed it! Our guests loved the music and were dancing all night long. Guests are still talking about how good the band were two weeks after the wedding! Would highly recommend this band- they're awesome!"

Angela Lindsay, Wedding, The Secret Herb Garden, July 2016

"Just want to say a big thank you for your bands amazing performance on Friday 8th July at our daughter & son-in-law fabulous wedding! You & the band were amazing, We wish you all the luck."

Kate Oliver, Wedding, Oran Mor, July 2016

"We were over the moon with our choice of band for our wedding. Emily was fantastic in the run up to the wedding and was great at keeping us right. She was incredibly organised. The evening itself was brilliant and everyone had an amazing time. The dance floor was full from the start of the evening right until the end! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Emily and The Fedoras as a wedding band to anyone. Thanks guys."

Blair Geddes, Wedding, Killearn Village Hall, June 2016

"You guys were epic, glorious vocals and musicality! Such an amazing band, thank you so much for a fantastic performance at our wedding...the dance floor was hopping all night!"

Niamh Wilkinson, Wedding, George Hotel, March 2016

"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 - Louis Prima/The Jungle Book


  • 6 piece band: lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, drums, plus alto and tenor saxophone.
  • 4 piece background (non-acoustic) line up - vocals, alto saxophone, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • 3/4 piece acoustic background line up - vocals, alto saxophone, acoustic guitar, with or without percussion


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