Edinburgh’s many venues as well as it’s world famous skyline have formed the backdrop to some pretty big events over the years (not to mention the equally world famous Fringe Festival) and as such it has become a popular location for weddings of all shapes and sizes. The Edinburgh wedding band and act scene has also evolved accordingly and there is a lot of home grown talent in the capital available for hire.
If you want a top end party act to cover all genres and decades then look no further than the Jenni Gibb Band. This 6 piece band have been around for over ten years and can also cater for the more adventurous clients who require a Ceilidh too. All called of course. However if you and your guests are after something a little more off the wall, the Homecoming String Band also offer a Ceilidh set but have pioneered a new style of event which they call Bluegrass Ceilidh which brings some of the best music back over the Atlantic to find its roots. Old Time songs, ballads from the Appalachian mountains and foot stomping Bluegrass tunes are given a warm welcome.
On the simpler side of things, if you only require a bit of background for a drinks reception after the ceremony, you can’t go wrong with Orcadian solo guitarist/singer Allan Skea. Allan regularly plays at wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions and can provide a few special tunes or create a chilled out atmosphere to relax family, guests and of course the bride and groom.
However, if you wish to really push the rawk boat out check out Schtick of Rock. Not your standard wedding fayre by any means but they are proving to be popular at weddings, though perhaps not one for the grannies to bop to.