"We believe weddings deserve quality, joyful folk music... and lots of dancing!"
Tweed in Bourbon - A Wedding, Ceilidh & Events Band
Typically the band consists of four members. A three or two person line-up can be available upon request. We also work with substitute musicians and a community of callers, as required. If a larger sound is required we bring in dep musicians on a case-by-case basis. We offer songs and tune sets for;
Background music and entertaining guests | Entrances and walking down the aisle | Signing the register | Grand exits | Atmosphere after the ceremony.
Guest reception | Between day activities | During photographs | Socialising | Filling the gaps.
Peaceful, happy eating | Non-interruptive background music | Transitioning the tone from daytime to evening | Entertaining guests.
Creating a memorable moment of happiness | Bespoke to your requirements | Songs learnt to your specifications | Band happy to attempt any song requests.
Dancing, Singing, Audience Involvement, Excitement, Joy! | Sets performed as-per our core set lists, but confirmed with clients and tailored to their requirements/preferences.
Dancing and crowd participation | Simple clear instructions provided by a highly experienced caller | Suitable for all ages and abilities | Tailored to clients event attendees, venue requirements and musical preferences | Huge variety of dances available, including traditionally requested favourites | We work with a number of quality callers who can be used for specific themes.
The option is available to rent our mixing desk and speakers for a post-performance disco. We do not claim to be DJ's but we do have high quality equipment, capable of providing a room filling late-evening. Spotify is commonly used, but any playlist that can be put onto a device with a headphone output can be used. A band member will remain with the equipment throughout the event for tech support.
For large audiences, sets that get crowds involved, amazing atmospheres and 'stop to listen', attention grabbing music | Reliable musicians, easy to work with, quick to setup and able to collaborate positively with sound engineer.
Pub / Club / Party Booking
For varying venue sizes and styles, varying occasion demands, adaptable to varying audience types to make for a memorable performance | Fun, happy, non-offensive, family friendly, some sing-alongs and classics | Perfect for Folk dates including St.Patricks Day and Burns Night | Ideal for mini-festivals and seasonal events.
We make every wedding and event bespoke to our clients. We start by learning needs, wants and requirements - from start and end times, to specific songs, styles and themes, locations and equipment needs. Based on availability we then provide a quote, which if accepted, is followed by a booking confirmation form and non-refundable deposit info; normally £100 or 10% of the total quote.
We then learn any songs requested, plan out set lists, plan out travel, request event-day contact details and follow up with clients prior to the event date - ensuring that on the day, everything goes smoothly.
On the day we'll be in communication with the contact provided. We always aim to arrive early, and will start setup immediately (usually an hour is required for this). We'll then perform as agreed, make your event amazing, pack up quickly and allow you to end the event with massive smiles on your faces. As for payment, we ask that this be provided in full on or before the event date.