Where to find the BEST wedding Band or DJ

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Choosing the right wedding band or DJ for you.

Music is undeniably a factor that makes or breaks a wedding.  It can elevate the atmosphere of a wedding, making it an unforgettable party, or kill the mood entirely (if your DJ or wedding band has the charisma of a fire extinguisher).  Luckily, if you’re looking for the best wedding bands Scotland has to offer, Music For Scotland will be able to cater to all of your requirements.  With almost a quarter of a century’s worth of experience, this music agency has a true passion for music.  They don’t believe in just throwing some people and musical instruments together to call them a “band”- they produce all of their live groups, guaranteeing that X factor that transforms musicians into bonafide entertainers.

Music For Scotland’s bands have played at wedding venues, functions and festivals up and down the country – as well as abroad – performed with the likes of Paulo Nutini, brought in the new year at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party, accumulating 5 star reviews wherever they go.  Covering everything from rock, pop, ceilidh and covers, jazz, blues, ska – there’s something for everyone.

Music For Scotland like to hold regular showcases and have taken the time to create high quality, HD videos of their performers to help customers pick their dream band. But what do you need to consider when selecting your wedding or function band?  We’ve got a quick guide to help you with the decision making process.

Sound Check

Make sure you like the band’s sound, setlist and that their music suits your style – there’s no point in hiring a band that will play music that’s not to your taste.  Having said that, consider your guests too.  You may well like heavy metal all day, every day but will your gran?  Whilst your wedding day is naturally all about you, don’t forget that you’re reliant on your guests’ enjoyment of your big day to create those unforgettable memories and have an incredible party.  See the band live if you can or find a video of them in action to make sure they’re right for you.

A wedding band performing live


Not every band has insurance to safeguard you from those unavoidable situations like illness, accidents etc that’s why going with a music agency is usually the safer option.  They have all of the safety nets built in to protect you from circumstances beyond your control.  This means that if the unplannable happens and your band can’t perform, you’ll get a replacement band without having to panic or add yet another thing to your list of things to sort out.

Read the Reviews

The best way to know whether a band has rocked or tanked the functions they’ve played at, is by reading honest reviews from previous clients.  Check out their social media pages, website and Google reviews or ask the music agency you’re booking through to send you some recent feedback.  That way you’ll get a good idea of how the band’s been received in the past. 

Ready to do your research?  Start here https://www.musicforscotland.co.uk/ and see if we can make your wedding, the event of the year.