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  • Fee for Edinburgh £872

    Groove Station

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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 Edinburgh £1,193

    Fantasma

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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 Edinburgh £1,026

    Aye Say Ceilidh Band

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Aye Say Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    Any event or place that wants to enjoy an evening of merriment, with traditional ceilidh music with an exciting modern twist, look no further! Aye Say Ceilidh Band will make sure everyone is up on their feet and dancing all night long!

  • Fee for Edinburgh £1,041

    The Haggis Chasers

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    Number of members: 3 5 stars - The Haggis Chasers are Highly Recommended 4 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 Edinburgh £3,334

    In The Red

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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!

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  • Fee for Edinburgh £1,652

    The Front

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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 Edinburgh £994

    Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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 Edinburgh £1,103

    Last Dram

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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!

  • Fee for Edinburgh £1,795

    The Silver Kings

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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 Edinburgh £1,157

    The Ceilidh-oots

    Wedding Band Edinburgh
    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!

Our Guide to the Best
Wedding Bands Edinburgh has to offer

With a musical heritage that covers ceilidhs to punk and folk to hip hop, Edinburgh’s the origin story of many a musician. The seventies saw the new wave punk of The Rezillos, the pop of tartan-clad Bay City Rollers, and the folk music of Silly Wizard. Garbage’s Shirley Manson, electronic singer Dot Allison, and the multi-award-winning KT Tunstall are all Edinburgh lassies. Auld Reekie also nurtured alternative indie bands like Idlewild, and Broken Records, and award-winning hip hop band Young Fathers.

Home to Scotland’s oldest concert space, St Cecelia’s Hall on Cowgate, and some of the UK’s biggest summer city destination festivals – the International Festival and the Fringe – Edinburgh has a wide range of music venues large and small – from grand opera halls to intimate bars, including The Jazz Bar, Cabaret Voltaire, the Corn Exchange, the Usher Hall and the Festival Theatre. You’ll easily find great live music on any night.

Edinburgh’s home to several music institutions, developing the next generation of emerging talent, the oldest being St Mary’s Music School, which was founded in 1880. It also boasts one of the UK’s only bagpipe academies – the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming, based on a barracks in the South West of the city.

Edinburgh Wedding Bands on Alive Network

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


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


    Hiring an Edinburgh Wedding Band


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

    The cost of a wedding band 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 Edinburgh Has To Offer!

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



    Local Edinburgh Wedding Venues

    We work closely with some amazing wedding venues in Edinburgh including: The Balmoral Hotel, Prestonfield House, Norton House, The Glasshouse Hotel, Caledonian Hall, Borthwick Castle, Dynamic Earth, The West End Hotel, Royal Highland Centre 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 Edinburgh

    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 Edinburgh and the surrounding areas: Kook Events, Fin Flükra and Weddings By Sara Jane.

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