Needless to say, at this time of year, not too many people want to spend money on a wedding band (although some brave souls are forking out) but the enquiries are still coming in thick and fast for our Scotland based wedding bands and acts for hire via Freak Music.
Scottish wedding band The Silver Kings (above) are Scotland’s hottest covers band. Based in Fife, they cover Edinburgh and Glasgow and are able to perform all over Scotland. The Silver Kings pride themselves on providing a fully live experience catering for your big day or event! Playing songs from the latest hits and throughout the decades The Silver Kings play songs which are instantly recognisable. Available for Weddings, Corporate Events and Private Functions you will also find The Silver Kings in a select number of favourite venues. The Silver Kings welcome you to come along and view the band and happy to supply the latest dates and venues near to you for you to go and see them.
Formed in February 1997, The Picts have become one of the most popular live acts on the folk rock and concert scene. They have reached out with their unique brand of celtic rock and captivated hundreds of audiences both at home and abroad. There is a considerable influence of original material combined with the traditional. The songs and instrumentals are upbeat, powerful and irresistible for dancing, yet retain their original sentiment, feeling and intimacy. These days the band are never far from the limelight. They have headlined the Hogmanay bash at George Square, Glasgow in front of 40,000 people and regularly play at at Scotland’s biggest music festival ‘T in the Park’ but they are also happy to play for weddings and corporate events though, get in touch for a quote.
For the more laid back part of the day, look no further than Peter Katona. This Aberdeen based guitarist performs jazz, latin standards and pop songs. The uniqueness of his performance is his ability to play the walking bass, and harmonies accompaniment with his guitar on top of singing and scat improvising. Having studied classical music in his native Hungary for many years Peter abandoned Bartok for Beatles on leaving University and formed his own band playing his own music. A growing interest in Jazz prompted the development of his current style which is an unusual combination of walking bass and harmonies on guitar while singing lyrics or scat, ideal music to make your special day that bit more special.
For the more off the wall wedding, and there are plenty of them, I give you The John Langan Band (right). These guys are an exciting three piece outfit and offer a unique sound emerging from a mix of Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing, and progressive music although I doubt they mean 70s prog. With a Celtic bias and a high energy delivery, they present an extravagant, eclectic package that, though contemporary, has a traditional, acoustic aesthetic, and a remarkably big sound for a three piece. Since Winning the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2008, The Band have come into their own and have built a fan base of people of all ages, walks of life and musical interests. Highlight performances include supporting Show of Hands in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections, supporting Capercaillie at Lomond Folk Festival and main stage slots at festivals such as Eden, Knockengorroch and the Big Tent Festival. Their debut E.P was among the best-sellers at the Coda Music Stall in The Royal Concert hall during Celtic Connections 2009.