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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Choosing a Wedding Band/Disco in Edinburgh

As I mentioned earlier I am concentrating on sorting out all the big things for the wedding just now - that is the band, the photographer, videographer and the dress.

Stuart and I have just spent the last couple of hours tonight listening to bands online. What would we do without the internet? Well, I imagine we'd have to pour over the Yellow Pages, phone lots of people, ask for their demo CD, wait days or weeks for them to arrive and then make the decision.

Instead we just sat on the sofa and listened to almost every wedding band listed on Hire a Band. This site is a great resource, listing over 50 wedding bands, along with their photo, information about the band, their setlist, testimonials and most importantly some sample tracks.

It took a while but we made a shortlist of the 5 that we liked best (from the 2 & 3 piece bands) and sent an enquiry off to find availability and price.

I'll make another post here when I have more news on that front. At the moment I am dying to tick something off that big to do list of mine, but a band needs very careful consideration - after all they will be playing for your guests for the whole evening, probably 4 hours or more. So I am not going to rush into a snappy decision.

Other obvious ways to find a band apart from this website are:

- Check the Yellow Pages (or Yell)
- Search Google or Yahoo for "Wedding Bands", "Wedding Music", Wedding Entertainment" or "Wedding Discos" in Edinburgh/Scotland (or wherever you are)
- Visit a Wedding Fair - there are usually a few bands giving out their contact details/CDs
- Ask your friends - sounds obvious, but most people have been to a wedding recently or know someone who has
- Check out the ads in the Scottish Wedding Directory

If you know of a good band, please feel free to post a comment here too!

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4 Comments:

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Clare x said...

hiya, am also getting married in Edinburgh later on in the year and am using this company, they are very good and am delighted I found them.

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger Lee Live said...

I also have music and videos that you can access on my website
wwww.lee-live.com
Lee Live (Wedding Singer & Mobile DJ)

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger info said...

When you are looking for a wedding band or duo on the internet always check to see if the audio clips are
a) up to date
b) live recordings or studio demos, as studio demos don't always give a true representation of the acts live performance
c) are they happy for you to come and hear them play live somewhere, if not, ask yourself why

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Mick Sterbs said...

Hiya,

We got married at the Point Hotel last year - fabulous views!! Anyway the band we used were called Blue Express and they were just fantastic. After checking out the reviews on their website and then going to see them ourselves we had no doubts...and they were reasonably priced to we thought. The website is www.blueexpress.co.uk i think or maybe .com

 

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