Default lineup: 2 members
Duo: Male and female lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, backing tracks
* Professionals with over 20 years' experience
* Strong male and female vocalists
* Vast repertoire of classic songs from Nina Simone to KT Tunstall Elvis to Snow Patrol and everything in between.
* Scottish dances and ceilidh if required FREE of charge!
* Virtuoso guitar and mandolin playing
* Disco included FREE of charge!
* With at least one month's notice The Professionals can learn a request if you can't see "Your Song" on the repertoire list below
* Winners of the Music and Entertainment VOWS Award 2011/2012 and Scottish Wedding Award 2013!
* Available in the whole of Scotland
A fantastic enthusiastic duo who will keep all your guests dancing throughout the night. An amazing selection of music from literally all genres styles and eras. Disco and ceilidh included. Definitely one of the few great all-round function bands.
Professionals since 1993, THE PROFESSIONALS are Steve Brown on vocals electric acoustic and slide guitar and mandolin and Claire Innes on lead vocals.
State-of-the-art backing tracks the revolutionary BOSE L1 PA sound system and lights ensure a quality performance at every event from intimate hotel foyers to marquees and village halls. The styles they play include pop, rock, country, soul, motown, RnB, Scottish and ceilidh.
Steve has played guitar all around the world since leaving school. Starting with his first European tour in 1987 and including stints in Japan and Australia. Closer to home he’s also played Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. A personal highlight was playing in the White Room at Abbey Road Studios for the legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin. Full-time musician Steve also teaches guitar and piano for Associated Board of the Royal School of Music exams.
Proof of the band’s ability to cater for all ages 2017 was the fourteenth consecutive year where THE PROFESSIONALS played at Fort William’s family Hogmanay celebration at the 1500 capacity Nevis Centre.
With their vast repertoire they can guarantee to match your exact requirements. They will contact you a few weeks before your event to finalise all arrangements and confirm any special requests such as the song for your first dance. With enough notice they will learn any songs for your occasion.
Where have The Professionals played before?
THE PROFESSIONALS have played wedding dances birthday parties anniversaries and corporate functions at Eilean Donan Castle, Thainstone House, Fife Lodge, Banff Springs, Ben Nevis, Alexandra, and Moorings Hotels Fort William, Pittodrie Stadium, Glenfinnan House Hotel, Fyvie Castle, Glenspean Lodge, Roman Camp Callander, Inchyra House Falkirk, Mansion House Elgin, Waterside Inn Peterhead, Lochardil House, Columba, and Drumossie Hotels Inverness - all in the past year alone!
Corporate clients have included Renault Formula 1 UK, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Co-op, Morrisons, Green Welly Stop, Lochaber College and Inverness Nursing College (now THAT was a ball).