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  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,041

    The Haggis Chasers

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Haggis Chasers are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    3 piece Ceilidh band consisting of some of the most talented musicians in the Ceilidh & Traditional music scene. Repertoire includes a mixture of Ceilidh; Scottish Traditional music; Continental Music and Jazz. Ceilidh/DJ also an option!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,282

    Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended 5 Customer Reviews

    Dance the night away to an eclectic mix of traditional ceilidh and contemporary music. The Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band feature a personable caller, are suitable for all ages and are available for any special occasion - weddings, parties, functions.

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,385

    Groove Station

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Groove Station are Highly Recommended 15 Customer Reviews

    The act to book if you really want to impress! With talented musicians & 1st class vocals, Groove Station offer a fantastic selection of foot stomping classics & contemporary cover tunes guaranteed to have your guests dancing all night long!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,731


    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - Fantasma are Highly Recommended 38 Customer Reviews

    Fantasma are one of Scotland’s finest and most successful wedding bands. 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.

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,539

    Last Dram

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Last Dram are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    A high energy Scottish Ceilidh band that guarantee to make your event a sucess. Available in a range of line ups and including a caller as standard, Last Dram are a popular choice bringing great entertainment and most of all 'great fun' to all!

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  • Fee for Aberdeen £3,591

    In The Red

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 6 5 stars - In The Red are Highly Recommended 23 Customer Reviews

    A professional, in demand band with experience, style & energy! With an amazing show full of the very latest party favorites plus unforgettable classics, In The Red guarantee you and your guests a night to remember!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £2,151

    The Front

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Front are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    The Front are a professional 5 piece band with a wealth of experience! Their exciting repertoire offers something for everyone with dance floor fillers, chart hits, ballads, Motown medleys, 60s & 80s medleys and Scottish classics!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £2,133

    The Ceilidh-oots

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Ceilidh-oots are Highly Recommended 21 Customer Reviews

    The Ceilidh-oots are amongst the UK's finest ceilidh bands. They perform the most exciting, toe-tapping ceilidhs for weddings, parties, celebrations & corporate events. Previous engagements include performing at the 2012/13 BBC Scotland Hogmanay Celebration!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £2,052

    The Silver Kings

    Wedding Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 5 5 stars - The Silver Kings are Highly Recommended 6 Customer Reviews

    Ready to entertain, The Silver Kings of one of Scotland's leading party bands! A professional 5 piece with a fantastic live sound, this band performs music across the ages from Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran to Stevie Wonder and the Beatles. Your dance floor will be packed!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,539

    Beat Surrender

    Rock and Pop Trio Aberdeen
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - Beat Surrender are Highly Recommended 14 Customer Reviews

    Beat Surrender are a young, energetic and highly talented function band. With a repertoire full of dance floor fillers, and a tight, powerful sound far bigger than their 3 piece lineup suggests; they're guaranteed to bring the house down at your party!

Our Guide to the Best
Wedding Bands Aberdeen has to offer

Fit like? The UK’s Granite City has created a range of artists, from former Eurythmics front-lady, Annie Lennox OBE, and electronic dance band The Shamen, to Polar Bear’s drummer and bandleader Seb Rochford, and The Jasmine Minks. Emeli Sande lived in Aberdeen during her youth, and S Club 8’s Calvin Goldspink was schooled here, and – now living in London with her X-Factor star husband, Steve Brookstein – Eileen Hunter is a successful jazz singer who hails from Aberdeen.

Scotland’s third largest city, Aberdeen is used to hosting some of the best that music has to offer, with a range of grand and intimate venues to suit the scene. The iconic His Majesty’s Theatre is so beautiful, it’s been described by comedian Billy Connolly as like ‘playing inside a wedding cake’. The Music Hall reopened in 2019, following a multi-million pound transformation. The 1929 art deco Beach Ballroom features a dancefloor with real bounce – thanks to thousands of fixed steel springs! Krakatoa is a tiki dive bar and grassroots music venue. The Tunnels occupies two tunnels under the city, hosting live evening entertainment in their ‘subterranean rave cave’.

Aberdeen is home to a range of music festivals, including the urban music of True North, the University’s May Festival, Aberdeen Jazz Festival, and Sound – a daring and adventurous festival of new music.

Aberdeen is committed to emerging talent, with music taught at the North East of Scotland Music School, and Aberdeen City Music School at Dyce Academy.

Aberdeen Wedding Bands on Alive Network

Our bands are available to hire in every area of Scotland including:

Alive Network is home to the very best wedding bands who are available to hire for weddings taking place within the area.

Hiring Wedding Bands in Aberdeen

How much does it cost to hire a wedding band in Aberdeen?

The cost of wedding bands varies, depending on the line-up, and the options each band offers. In the last 12 months, the average price of a 5-piece band is around £1,600.

The table below shows the range of fees for different types of wedding bands:

Type of Artist Cost Range
Rock and Pop wedding party bands £670 - £960 (3-piece)
£980 - £1,550 (4-piece)
£1,050 - £1,380 (5-piece)
£1,570 - £2,160 (4-piece)
Upbeat and Dixieland Jazz bands £460 - £1,210 (3-piece)
£700 - £2,700 (5-piece)
Acoustic and Roaming bands £330 - £720 (2-piece)
£480 - £1,630 (3-piece)
£600 - £1,630 (4-piece)
Soul Bands £820 - £4,500 (4-piece)
£960 - £2,420 (5-piece)
£1,090 - £3,500 (6-piece)
£1,210 - £7,500 (larger bands)
Rat Pack and Swing bands £1,060 - £1,940 (5-piece)
£2,120 - £2,904 (7 to 9-piece)
£2,900 - £3,020 (10-piece+)

Booking a band who are local to your venue is a great way to reduce cost, as any travel fees will be minimal. The home town of all Alive Network wedding bands are included on their profile pages, and your Entertainment Coordinator can recommend the best bands near to your venue. However, you don’t need to limit your search to just local bands – your perfect band maybe willing to travel at nominal cost!

How much space will they need?

The table below shows approximately how much space wedding bands of different sizes require:

Size of Wedding Band Performance Space Required
   3-piece band 3 x 3 metres
    4-piece band 4 x 3 metres
     5 and 6-piece band 5 x 3 metres
       7-piece band and bigger 5/6 x 4 metres

How long will they take to set up & soundcheck?

Depending how close to the performance space a wedding band can park, unloading, setting up and performing their sound-check will take around 60 – 90 minutes.

Some busy city hotels require bands to load in via a supplier’s entrance, using a shared staff elevator, which can increase set up times.

Following their performance, it takes around 45 – 60 minutes to pack down and load out.

How long is a typical wedding band set list?

Our bands usually offer two 60-minute performances, though many can perform for longer if needed. You could spread out a two-hour performance by splitting it into three 40-minute sets. Most bands are flexible to fit in with your evening, and will usually take a break of around 15 minutes between sets, during which time they will provide background music from an MP3 player or laptop.

If providing the evening entertainment, a wedding band would typically arrive at 6pm, get set up and perform that all-important sound check by 7.30pm to 8pm, get changed and ready to start the first performance by around 9pm. The second performance would then start around 10.30pm, until a normal curfew of midnight. Many wedding bands offer longer performances or DJ sets at an additional cost, including finishing times of 1am and 2am. You can find the booking options on each wedding band’s profile page. These times serve as an example – the band will always liaise with you and will tailor what they are doing on the night to your particular needs.

Find The Perfect Wedding Band Aberdeen Has To Offer!

Check out these reviews of Aberdeen wedding bands to help you find the perfect band for you.

Local Aberdeen Wedding Venues

We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Aberdeen including: Raemoir House Hotel, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Rox Hotel, Elsick House, Meldrum House Hotel, Falls of Feugh Restaurant, Holiday Inn Aberdeen - West, Macdonald Pittodrie House, The Kastille and many more.

If you want any advice on suitable entertainment at your chosen venue, just let us know where you’re planning to book and we’ll share what we know, who we’ve booked there in the past, which of our bands are most suitable and any other key information about entertainment at that venue that we think you might want to be aware of.

UKAWP Wedding Planners in Aberdeen

As a proud supplier member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, we are happy to recommend their members who abide by the UKAWP Code of Business Practice.

The following UKAWP wedding planners cover Aberdeen and the surrounding areas: Kook Events, Fin Flükra and Weddings By Sara Jane.

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