Live bands at weddings can be the make or break element, your guests will more likely talk about a bad band than a good one, apparently. No such worries with the acts below. Freak’s list of live wedding acts for hire in Scotland is closely vetted before inclusion on our books.
Ghost are one of Scotland’s finest and most successful wedding bands. Performing together for almost a decade, they have entertained audiences in some of the largest and most prestigious venues available, as well as raising the roofs of more intimate settings. A wealth of experience, professionalism and musical ability combined with a truly infectious joy and pride in performance make Ghost the perfect musical choice. Ghost’s catalogue covers everything: high energy pop songs, traditional standards, current chart hits, classic rock, live céilidh – complete with callers and demonstrations if required – you name it, they play it! And they will happily learn any song outwith their extensive repertoire, given enough notice. Their reputation for filling any floor with dancers of all ages (and abilities!) is second to none, as is their courteous and professional manner – not to mention their boundless energy and enthusiasm! Book Ghost for a unique and incredible party atmosphere – they never fail to entertain.
Corra started life as a Celtic band in 2004 and over the years have evolved into an all encompassing ensemble playing a wide repertoire of soul, funk, rock n roll, disco and contemporary pop tunes without losing their traditional Celtic/Ceilidh roots. This hugely talented band is comprised of some of the countries’ best musicians and vocal performers and can seamlessly switch between all of the above genres keeping your guests on their toes as well as their feet… Corra also deliver a very personal service which aims to satisfy the individual needs of clients. Nothing is carved in stone and they don’t believe in set-lists, and are well versed in reading the crowd on the night which keeps things fun, interesting and above all, different every time.
Blu Velvet (below) play and sing classic jazz and modern songs to a high quality. They delve into the great American Songbook and emerge with tasteful modern arrangements; they cherry-pick the best modern songs from the great female singers such as Ella, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy, Caro Emerald, and Eddi Reader and Tom Waits. They also perform traditional and contemporary jazz songs, as well as delightful acoustic versions of Burns, Scottish and other genres as requested. The band features Carol Stirrat on vocals and has delighted audiences with her jazzy/bluesy style and interpretations. The musical arrangements behind her come from Sandy Rosie (keyboard / guitar), supported by top-flight experienced musicians (usually double bass, guitar, and drums). Their maturity and wide musical experience complements Carol’s exciting new talent.
Cruise specialise in weddings, parties and functions. With experience ranging from the the Scottish Wedding circuit to abroad for Thomson Holidays and Royal Caribbean you can be sure this band will add that ‘sparkle’ to your night. State of the art PA and lighting with a modern up to date set list including ceilidh and swing. Cruise’s clients can be sure that they are hiring professional musicians to entertain them. Cruise’s members also have theatre and show production experience This includes being the musical director for Darius Campbell and Barbara Rafferty in The King’s Theatre’s production of Snow White in 2010. Pam also is a music lecturer at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and they also own their own music school based in Clackmannanshire.