The favourite places of Edinburgh - Scotland
and live music

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St-tams-ceilidh-band.co.uk A community ceilidh band made up from pupils, teachers and friends of St. Thomas of Aquins school in Edinburgh.
This band is alas no more but it has metamorphised into a new vibrant community ceilidh band called Scotus-ceilidh.co.uk

HLI Ceilidh band Small Cheilidh band widely known for their professionalism and value.

Eight Lives Left are an up and coming Edinburgh based band
Their brand of music has been likened to the Goo Goo dolls, Feeder, Lemonheads and countless more.

Press here for some fotos from the Burns Night at the Edinburgh Folk Club on the Pleasance where live music is celebrated every wednesday @ 8pm.
See www.edinburghfolkclub.org.uk for details

Coda music on the Mound suppliers of great sounds.

Da Hooley ceilidh band are a lively energetic band based in Edinburgh, and have been getting dancers on their feet since 1995.

Fiery Jack is a 6 piece band who's style draws on a number of influences from Alex Harvey to Nick Cave and The Pogues, with a bit of good old Scottish traditional thrown in.
Check them out at www.fieryjack.2cuk.co.uk or hear them in mp3 format at www.mp3.com/fieryjack

Calvin are an unsigned band hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland. Blending a style of thoughtful, intelligent music to a pop/rock beat. The band have been likened to artists such as Barenaked Ladies, Coldplay and David Gray. Check them out at www.calvin-music.co.uk

Out Of The Bedroom is an open mic night run by musicians for musicians.
Since November 2001, over 100 of Edinburgh’s finest musicians have walked up the stairs to the theatre of dreams. Singer-songwriters armed with 15 minutes worth of original material will make you laugh, cry and sometimes smile contentedly.
Checkout the Waverley Bar,3-5 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, Every Thursday from 9 pm to midnight.Free to both audience and musicians
See website at www.outofthebedroom.co.uk for details

Snooky all previously from dumfries and galloway .Now two live in edinburgh,2 back in gretna and one in glasgow.Their music is a melodic blend of crunching guitar choruses,brandon boyyd vocals,highly inspired lead riffs and crazy drumming.

Mutterfly are a four piece band based in Edinburgh, Scotland who are gathering a continually growing following across the country.
Having played gigs in venues such as The Liquid Rooms, King Tut's, The Venue, Attic, Cathouse and Glasgow Barrowlands and been aclaimed in the local press, it won't be long before they are receiving the adoration of millions of fans all over the world

Annasach Ceilidh Band
Edinburgh based Ceilidh Band providing an energetic, vibrant sound. Available for all occasions!

Edinburgh Concert Band are a community wind band who rehearse weekly in Boroughmuir School Annexe (St Oswald's Hall) Montpelier Park, Edinburgh on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We have over 50 musicians but need more Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players - S5, S6, Student, working or retired!

The Marwicks Ceilidh Band
Available for your function or event...Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Church socials, Corporate fuctions, Social clubs, Charity and Student events. From music for diners at Gleneagles, to the opening press conference of Celtic Connections

Auld Reekie Ceilidh Band Fiddles, piano, guitar, mandolin and dance caller.
Very experienced band who have been playing for weddings, parties and public events in and around Edinburgh for 10 years.

Bob Peter Big band It dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing.Need the big band sound? Then check out this website.

More big band sounds from The Radio Big Band. This band has worked with artists as varied as Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole to namne but a few. Check out their sounds on their website at www.swingrecords.co.uk.

The Jackals,have revived the Old Town Jackals Club at the Peppermint Lounge, playing the Bandstand again and are due to start recording an album in September. See their website for details

Contraband are an Edinburgh duo consisting of guitar, trumpet, keyboard and vocals. Please visit website for more details.

Direction is a band for all occasions.A major function band catering for all styles at weddings, etc. The Band come from Edinburgh and have been working EVERY WEEK since 1978. Currently part resident at the Hotel Hydro at Peebles. Please visit website for more details.

Stocious are an Edinburgh band who recently won the Scottish Battle of the Songwriters competition from 24 acts, through in Glasgow. Checkout their website at www.stocious.com

Unnecessary Surgery are a two piece techno/jungle/punk band from Edinburgh in the Prodigy, Nine inch nails, Pitchshifter vein. They've been going for about 18 months and have played their truly insane gigs at Bannermans, the Venue, Pop rokit & the subway. You haven't lived until you've seen two men crowdsurfing shouting through megaphones. Check Them Out.

The Weapons of Mass destruction A.K.A WMD, are a four piece band from Edinburgh. Consists of Drums, Bass, Guitar and Vocals. Bending indie, rock and punk melodies.See website

Jakil are a young band looking for bigger and bigger gigs and playing mainly rock music, influenced by the Calling, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson and Pink Floyd. Members include:-
Jamie Robertson - Rhythm guitar , Mikay McT - Drums, Kieran O'Brien - Lead vocals, Iain Downie - Bass,Liam Narrie - Lead Guitar
So if you need a band for support or main act email the guys.

Black Rose With a history of ten years in the music business, Black Rose, a thin lizzy tribute band, have rocked out and shaken up countless venues throughout Scotland, strengthening and expanding their army of followers.Check them out at their website

Tam Lin is a Female fronted 5-piece alternative folk swished with colourful indie sounds.See website for all details.

Waa Sylla African djembe drum and dance troupe with stunning live show and hypnotic, infectious music inspired from Guinea.Check out their website

Ronak Baja combines both Indian and Scottish sounds to produce something totally different. They were set up in June 2003 with their first public performance being the Edinburgh Mela, and since then have played at The Glasgow Dushera & The Edinburgh Night Afore Festival. The ensemble specialises in combining Indian Bhangra and Scottish Folk music. Check them out at Ronak Baja Website

Sugarhouse are a 4 piece band from Edinburgh who play covers of classic rock songs from bands such as Thin Lizzy, Free, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynrd. Checkout website foe details.

Not Edinburgh based but many of the musicians from Edinburgh and they play here regularly, The Jiggers Ceilidh Band are an experienced Scottish Ceilidh band, with a great caller and some really funky tunes! Checkout their website

Stranded Records is a great site for inspiration for young bands. Checkout the website and see if Stranded Records can be a partner for your band.

APOCALYPSE JONES Classic rock band covers inc pearl jam deep purple green day rem nirvana and more we are a edinburgh based band. Checkout their website email william@wwylie.wanadoo.co.uk

Edinburgh 6 piece band called unknown hagana.Their style has been compared to the kinks,the coral,and even pink floyd.Together for about a year and have played gigs at the venue,banermans,subway,opium,also done a mini three day tour of the borders. contact leofox1001@yahoo.co.uk for details

Abracadabraband are a five piece function band with female singer, based in Edinburgh, who do mainly Weddings. All types of music including ceilidh, and can be accessed through website

Jukebox are a three piece band (with a female singer), specialising in providing entertainment for weddings, birthdays and any special occasion. Their set ranges from the fifties right up to the present date.

Lyndsay has been active on the club and functions circuit for four years, she is also an experienced studio artist and is the female singer with Jukebox above and Soul Inferno.

Cool Reception Are a three piece function band specializing in Weddings, Parties, etc. Established 1988 covering a wide spectrum of music from ceilidh to current chart songs. See website for details

The Signsare a 5 piece rock/pop covers band who play cover versions for parties,gigs & weddings.See website for details.

ÅsAEdinburgh's premier groove and chill electronic trio .Stunning debut album available now. See website for details.

Graystar were formed in the Autumn of 2003 by singer-songwriter Dominic James and spent much of last year gigging in Edinburgh evolving as a four piece indie band. See website for details.

Alextronic Records uk chill and electronic music label. See website for details.

My Next Girlfriend has recently exposed herself to the British rock scene. For the past three years the five piece rock band has built their following in Edinburgh with ever increasing momentum. See website for details and gigs

Lee Live: Wedding DJ is an Edinburgh-based Professional Wedding DJ.

Sub-Opt were awarded the Best New Band prize in April by Fresh Air Student radio. Progressive funk, with a lot of rock. To hear them visit www.sub-opt.com

The Feather Company is an Edinburgh based grunge rock band with influences such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Dinosaur Junior and Modhoney. Email euan555@hotmail.com for details.

Three mile island is a five piece band have been going, on and off, now for what seems an eternity! They have many influences in what is, predominantly, a indi-rock band, with some blues and melodic stuff. To book and for gig details contact Seth on 07956531489.

Re-aline ia a High energy, young Rock band . Been together for 3 years. Write mainly origional material,but also do cover Led Zepp-Whole Lot of love , Green day and Red Hot Chiilis . To get in contact with us e-mail davidkennedy567@hotmail.com.

Recreational Homicide are a new rock/metal band from Leith/Portobello. They have a few original songs and do a lot of Metallica covers. Looking for any unsigned random gigs to play at, contact email address givememoneyplease@hotmail.com.

Sandblasted are a Pantera Tribute act who have a growing fanbase based in and around the city of Edinburgh.Prepared to play all over Scotland to bring Pantera's music to their legion of fans. Site address

Soul Inferno, a six-member band, are one of Edinburgh's grooviest soul and funk band playing the tunes to make you boogie from the 70s to today. Available for weddings and corporate functions. See website

The Void Are an eEdinburgh xplosive and energetic young 4 piece punk rock band who are looking for as many gigs as possible. They have played The Bongo Club, Queens Hall and Liquid Rooms.Check website for details

Noise Kontrol are an up and coming youth band based in east Lothian. with 4 members and a huge set list constructed of original material and covers that can be adapted to suit any venue.Check website for details

SILK are a Wedding Duo playing music to suit everyone from the sixties to the current UK/US charts.Check website for details

Rayne 5 piece rock band formed in 1997 play a mixture of original rock music and rock covers. Play throughout central Scotland and Northern England. See website for details

Tradlab are a dynamic young trio from the south east of Scotland and the line-up consists of accordion, fiddle and piano. Available for all functions. Please email paul@theaccordionist.com for details.

Ben MacDonald trio/quartet/quintet -- cool swinging and funky jazz from some of Scotland's top players. Based in Edinburgh and Central Scotland.
Acoustic2 Jazz guitar duo perfect for hotels restaurants functions and small venues to set a relaxed ambient mood.
Funkafize Scotland's top Funk band brings you Classic Funk and soul from james Brown, Stevie Wonder, Parliment, Marvin Gaye.
contact b_macd@hotmail.co.uk or 07817869318 for details on above 3 bands.

Bedford Falls, play excellent covers including Crowded House, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen... too many to mention and create a wonderful atmosphere where ever they play.For further information click on the website

Elephantine are a stoner/party metal band who have been together three months or so and have been gigging around Edinburgh. Their sound is like a cross between Load/Re-Load Metallica and The Stooges. See website for contact details

Ceilidh Experience are a professional young Edinburgh ceilidh band with caller. Standard line up: Accordion, fiddle & drum kit. Additional instruments include bass, twin fiddles and guitar. All line ups available with disco combination. For more information see Ceilidh Experience website

Left At The Lights are a talented pop-rock group from Edinburgh who are currenty gigging around Edinburgh and looking for even bigger gigs. For more information see website or contact left_at_the_lights@msn.com

The Axidents Adrenaline-fuelled rock n roll from Edinburgh. Skillfully merging ingredients of classic punk/pop, i.e. raucous riffs + melody. If you liked the experimental side of punk - Gang of 4, Warsaw, Punilux, Wire, Metal Urbain - but also enjoyed noise - Pistols, Kennedys, Eater, Fugazi listen to www.myspace.com/theaxidents or bio/blogs at www.ubl.com/theaxidents

Recreational Homicide are a five-piece heavy rock/metal band from around Edinburgh. Originally formed as Beyond The Void in August 2004 the band are available. See www.rechom.tk for details and contacts.

Live-event recording and music video production for bands and artist. Based in Edinburgh. Check out website for details.

The Canongate Cadjers are one of Scotlands best known and busy Ceilidh Bands. Specialising in Ceilidh Weddings and offering great evenings entertainment of music, song and dance, the band is available as a 3 / 4 or 5pce pce outfit and travel througout the Uk and abroad. See website for further information on how to book the band.

Strange Affair Scotlands only Tribute to Wishbone Ash who also play covers of Free, Thin Lizzy, The Who, Zutons, Chilli peppers etc. The band members are wide spread from Loch Lomand to Linlithgow and gig regularly throughout the central belt. For more information please visit: www.strangeaffair.webeden.co.uk

Dead on the Live Wire are an unsigned Edinburgh band - stylish two-piece electro rock/punk. Demo is available online at www.myspace.com/deadonthelivewire

BarricksIrish 3 piece with good craic and a melodic new sound - "Folk Break Rock at its best"
See website for details or contact whataloadofbarricks@googlemail.com

Lively ceilidh rock from 'The Parrots' who play weddings, ceilidhs, festivals and functions throughout Scotland's central belt and beyond. Their friendly dance caller will help with the steps to ensure that everyone can join in and the band will even throw in a few pop/rock classics. See www.madparrots.co.uk for details.

The Copycats One of Scotland's finest live function bands specialising in weddings, corporate events & private parties & performing a wide mix of classic rock, pop, soul & funk as well as a selection of called Ceilidh dances. Also available as a 7-piece band with live horn section!

Jaded Playboy formed in January this year have a raw indie/punk/grunge sound. Based in Edinburgh checkout tunes and info on website

Freak Music Edinburgh Hire a band, DJ or entertainer with Edinburgh's leading entertainment agency.See website for details.

Hud Yer Wheesht are an experienced 5 piece ceilidh band playing modern and funky ceilidh style. Great for conferences, private parties, charity events, weddings etc. See website for music samples

Paul Hartill up and coming 24 year old singer songwriter from Edinburgh. Please contact for gigs.

My Fallen Idea is a four-piece rock/punk band hailing from dundee, now living in Edinburgh.A unique, melodic, Scottish sound and have been likened to Biffy Clyro, Idelwild and Jimmy Eat World. To check them out see their website

Will Marshall Music is an accordianist extraordinaire who covers ceilidh (contemporary and traditional) . To check him out see his website

Main Street Blues are a four piece blues band performing a great range of classic blues material with a good Jazz/Swing blues influence.Check them out at their website

The Offenders are Edinburgh's most dynamic young band, bringing you select cuts of traditional and contemporary rhythm and blues mixed in with funk, jazz, rock, mash-ups and jams. Check them out at their website .

Òr Scottish Music are a dynamic young ceilidh band based in Edinburgh who play traditional Scottish music with energy and drive that will have you dancing all night long. Check them out at their website .

Limelight are a versatile and popular four piece dance band based in East Lothian.They have been playing at weddings, dances, birthday parties, anniversaries in the Edinburgh and East Lothian vicinity for many years and have a wealth of experience. Check them out at their website .

The Workshop Rock & Blues Band Promises a quality evening's entertainment, covering songs from Pink Floyd, ACDC, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and many more classic rock bands. Check out their website .

Crowed Hoose Scotlands top tribute to Crowded House. As well as sounding very much like their idols there is an eagerness to perform in both their look and personality on stage. Available for gigs throughout Scotland. Check out their website for more information.

Singer-songwriter Colin Asquith based in Edinburgh, mainly making guitar based music of his own, but also doing a few covers in interesting ways. Recently recorded a tragic (non-disco!) version of Take a Chance on Me by ABBA, which you can find on his website

Flatoot are a lively and loud, female fronted alternative rock covers band. Available for gigs. Play a wide range of material eg, ACDC, police, skunk anansie, hole, cult, nirvana, doobie brothers, wolfmother etc. Have own PA and lights, so can come as a complete package. please contact website

Coila Ceilidh Band Professional Scottish ceilidh band available for weddings and events in Scotland and abroad. Coila features a combination of award-winning musicians and an expert dance caller. The band has been performing for 21 years and plays in Edinburgh regularly.

Hit the Brakes4 piece band based in Edinburgh who are all studying popular music at University and college in Edinburgh, Influences: Led Zeppelin, The Strokes. Check them out at their website

InspiredYoung band playing Alternative, Indie, Rock in and around Edinburgh. Checkout their sound and photos at their myspace site

HotScotch Ceilidh Band offer a vibrant blend of traditional and contemporary Scottish dance music for all events. An exciting mix of accordion, fiddle, and drums will provide just the right atmosphere for a cracking night!

Mad Hatman Disco & lights.Party classics, Ceilidh music or the latest dance sounds. Great for Weddings, Anniversaries, Corporate charity events and even kids parties. see website for details.

Windmill Sound Edinburgh Recording Studio offering a full production service to bands and musicians, and specialising in acoustic music. See website for details

Wedding DJ Edinburgh When you're booking a DJ for your function, whether it's a children's party or a wedding, you will want to book the best DJ available!

Funk Conspiracy Wedding Band Funk Conspiracy are a North East based wedding, function and party band. Playing classics from the 70's to 00's and beyond. Genres are a healthy mix of dance generating Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock and Pop.

Reel time ceilidh band funky Scottish ceilidh music. Ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. 3 or 4 piece. Wedding and event ceilidh music specialists

Umbilical chord are a three piece Indie / Alternative band from Aberfeldy in Scotland,driven by guitar riffs,hard hitting drums and smug bass lines.

Justified Sinners are a 5 piece band based in Edinburgh. thee play both 70's & 80's covers and original material. They are all Biomedical Scientists employed in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The Big Shoogle Scottish ceilidh band have over 16 years experience playing at weddings and countless events in some of the most prestigious venues at home and overseas and appear regularly in Edinburgh

Clappy Doo Ceilidh Band and Disco play traditional style with accordion, keyboards and drums. They are one of the most experienced ceilidh bands in Scotland

Blame Culture a 5-piece classic hard rock covers band,work throughout Scotland throughout Scotland are professional, reliable and versatile with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60s to modern, but mainly in the hard rock vein. Check them out at blame-culture.co.uk

RedCuillin Ceilidh Band play Button box, Uilleann pipes, Bouzouki, Fiddle, Clarsach to name but a few.They have a great caller who is brilliant at getting people on their feet! See website for all contact details

The Borders Ceilidh Band are a three piece band consisting of accordion, fiddle and drums plus dance caller. The band performs at weddings, ceilidhs, parties and corporate events throughout the UK and abroad. See website for more details.

Funktion Sweet are a professional function/party band based in West Lothian covering Scotland. See website for more details.

TaylorMadeMusicOpen Mic Host, Solo Artist, Wedding Singer, also aranging Showcase nights for up and coming Acoustic acts. Visit Website or email taylormademusic@gmail.com for details.

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