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The Essentials


The Essentials are an Ayrshire Wedding Band that performs to great acclaim right across Scotland. With probably the best male singer in the country and a compact size perfect for any venue, this is a band you must consider if you're serious about giving your guests a great time.

The Essentials Wedding Bands Scotland

What makes a great Scottish wedding band? Talent? Of course. Professionalism? Without a doubt. Experience? Yes please. But there's something more that separates the very best from the rest. It's hard to put your finger on it, but there's a certain confidence required that is earned over thousands of successful events. If ever a band had the complete package, the confidence that they'll give you a night to remember no matter what, it's this band, The Essentials.

So what do you get when you book The Essentials? Apart from the obvious talent, which includes live sax and Stewart's unmatched vocal ability you get two talented guitar players working with specially commissioned backing tracks.

The compact size of the band means that they'll fit nicely into venues where space can be an issue but don't think they'll be lost on a big stage; give them the room and they'll fill it. In fact the lead singer has appeared at some of the UK's biggest venues including Wembley Arena.

Fancy a wee bit of ceilidh? No problem, the band can take care of this too and each dance can be "called" or explained by the band before you start so that even your English guests will be reeling across the floor in a Gay Gordons frenzy!

Enquire Now and get an up to date quote and availability check. Then relax in the knowledge that your guests, no matter what age, will be guaranteed a great night out and that they'll be talking about your party for months to come.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.1st, last my everything
2.500 Miles
3.A Little Respect
4.Aint No Stopping Us Now
5.Aint That A Kick In The Head
6.Amarillo
7.Amazed
8.Angels
9.Anniversary Waltz
10.Are You Ready For Love
11.Babylon
12.Beatles Medley
13.Beautiful
14.Blame It On The Boogie
15.Boys Of Sumemr
16.Brown Eyed Girl
17.Build Me Up Buttercup
18.Bye Bye Baby
19.Can you Feel The Love Tonight
20.Car Wash
21.Celebration
22.Chasing Cars
23.Common People
24.Country Girl
25.Country Roads
26.Crazy Little Thing Called Love
27.Crocodile Rock
28.Dakota
29.Dance The Night Away
30.Dignity
31.Disco Inferno
32.Dock Of The Bay
33.Does Your Mother Know
34.Don't Take Away The Music
35.Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
36.Drops of Jupiter
37.Escape
38.Eternity
39.Evergreen
40.Everlasting Love
41.Everything I Do
42.Father And Son
43.Fix You
44.Flying Without Wings
45.From This Moment
46.Going Gets Tough
47.Gravity
48.Handbags and Gladrags
49.Have I Told you Lately
50.Heaven
51.Heaven Must By Missing
52.Hello
53.Hero
54.Hero (Dance Remix)
55.Hey Baby
56.Higher and Higher
57.Hippy Shake
58.Home
59.Honky Tonk Woman
60.I Don't Wanna Be
61.I Get A Kick Out Of You
62.I Predict A Riot
63.I Want Love
64.If Tomorrow Never Comes
65.If You're Not The One
66.In The Morning
67.Just The Way You Are
68.King Of The Road
69.Less Conversation
70.Life With you
71.Loch Lomond
72.Love Generation
73.Love Is In The Air
74.Love Really Hurts
75.Love Train
76.Mack The Knife
77.Make Love
78.Miss Jones
79.More Than Words
80.My Girl
81.New Shoes
82.Not In Love
83.Now You're Gone
84.Out of Reach
85.Point Of View
86.Pretty Green Eyes
87.Pretty Woman
88.Right Here Waiting
89.Rivers Of Babylon
90.Rock DJ
91.Ruby
92.Sail Away
93.Sexy Back
94.Shangalang
95.She Bangs
96.Shine
97.Sin Sin Sin
98.Sit Down
99.Somebody Told Me
100.Songbird
101.Spirit In The Sky
102.Stuck In A Moment
103.Stuck In The Middle
104.Stuck On you
105.Superstition
106.Suspicious Minds
107.Take Me Out
108.Teenage Dirt Bag
109.Thank You
110.Than You For Loveing Me
111.That's The Way (I Like It)
112.The Dashing White Sergeant
113.The Gay Gordons
114.The Lady In Red
115.The Lady Is A Tramp
116.The Reason
117.The Way You Look Tonight
118.The Way You Make Me Feel
119.This I promise You
120.This I swear
121.Three Times A Lady
122.Truly
123.Unchained Melody
124.Under My Skin
125.Vida Loca
126.When You Say Nothing At ALl
127.Wind Beneath My Wings
128.With Or Without You
129.You Give Me Something
130.You Got It
131.You're In My Heart
132.You've Got A Friend
133.Your Beautiful
134.Your Song

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The Essentials

Thank you everyone! We really enjoyed the Essentials at the wedding, the music was good and family and friends enjoyed it as well. A big thank you to the band!

The Essentials

Thank you everyone! We really enjoyed the Essentials at the wedding, the music was good and family and friends enjoyed it as well. A big thank you to the band!

The Essentials

We thought the Essentials were outstanding at our Wedding. They had the dance floor filled all night and our guests are still raving about them.

We were so impressed with their professionalism and reliability it was great to be in safe hands. They were delighted to learn a new song for our first dance and the version was brilliant, we thought they were amazing musicians who raised the quality of our wedding!! We particularly enjoyed that in addition to guitars they even played a saxophone on some of the songs. Their voices were consistently great on every song and we were so happy to have such a talented band.

I'd recommend to anyone to hire them for their wedding!!

The Essentials

The band was amazing and really made our night. I was so happy with the service I received from yourselves as you helped me from the start to pick the right size of band for my venue and they were perfect. I have told everyone I know who is looking for a band to check you out.

The Essentials

We were well pleased with the service we got from Hireaband and The Essentials were excellent.

The Essentials

Mark and I would like to thank you very much for providing the entertainment for our wedding reception. You really made our night and all of our guests have commented on how great our band was. If we hear of anyone looking for a band for their wedding we will be sure to pass your details onto them. Thank you and many regards.

The Essentials

What a night! Everybody had a fantastic time. Thanks for making the place rock!

The Essentials

You played at our daughter's wedding last year; all our guests thought you were fabulous; you certainly made it a great night. So much so that we would like to book you for our other daughters wedding! If anybody asked us to recommend a band without a doubt we would recommend you.

The Essentials

More than happy with our choice of the Essentials. We would definitely recommend them and Hireaband.

The Essentials

You played at our wedding at Comlongon Castle, just a quick note to say thank you. You were both fantastic, and we have heard nothing but praise from all our guests, you managed to keep the dance floor full all night. We will definitely recommend you to anyone else getting married or having any party in Scotland. Thanks again.

The Essentials

Just a note to thank The Essentials for a great night at the Gailes on the 4th. The range of music was excellent. Many of our guests commented on how good you both were and what a great voice Stewart has. It was a perfect finish to our day.

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