Recent additions to the Scottish wedding band roster.


The Brand New Originals
The Brand New Originals

At this time of year most Scots are preparing for the liver bashing fest that is New Year’s Eve, especially in Edinburgh, but the Scottish Wedding band industry is still expanding at a rate of knots:

The Brand New Originals (above) are a coming together of five fantastic musicians with a passion for the various golden eras of rock n roll, Funk and Disco. Specialising in music of the 50s, 60s & 70s the band quickly get a groove going and keep the dance floor bubbling all night. Tight 3-part harmonies and interweaving guitars sit on top of a solid rock rhythm. They play faithful and spirited renditions of all your favourites and stand out as more than just a band at your event. With witty stage banter and a glimmer in their ten eyes they become a character in the drama unfolding. Not just a band, but the life and soul of the party!

Deborah Shaw is professional female pianist/vocalist with a broad range of experience in performing at all types of functions and in restaurants and bars. She can either perform purely as background or cocktail entertainment creating an elegant ambiance at your event, or she can take a more central role singing and playing, interacting with guests and creating a livelier up-beat atmosphere at your event. Her repertoire Includes Jazz and Pop standards – The Beatles, Elton John, Peggy Lee, Norah Jones, Adele, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton, Snow Patrol as some examples as well a more classical repertoire.

Jessica Burton is based in Scotland and is available to play for weddings, functions and concerts helping to create the perfect atmosphere for any event. She is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied under the tuition of Wendy Stewart and Hannah Phillips. She plays a Starfish Mamore, a 37 string clarsach that is portable enough for any location. In 2011 she received the Clan Currieaward for Clarsach, and is the 2012 winner of the Orkney Folk Festival Open Stage.

Serenity Singers
Serenity Singers

Serenity are a classically trained singing duo trained to the highest standards. They specialise in classical and opera repertoire, and their beautiful voices can add magic to any occasion. The girl’s repertoire also covers everything from musical theatre and cabaret to folk song and popular music, sounding enchanting whatever the style. Any type of event can be catered from large weddings and corporate events, to more intimate concerts and parties. Whatever atmosphere is desired, Serenity will work closely with the client, allowing them to tailor their performance to perfectly compliment the event. Charismatic and elegant, Serenity can bring a real spark to your event, enthralling your guests and making it a day to remember.

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