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Dark Horse


Dark Horse is a Scottish Wedding and function band based in the Highlands of Scotland. Our mission is to bring a fresh, exciting, current sound to weddings and events in the Highlands but with a respect for the classics and of course the traditional music of our homeland.

Dark Horse Wedding Bands Scotland

We've all been involved in major Scottish bands in the past but have come together to bring the sound we've developed in those bands to the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.

We play soul, funk, pop and rock songs with energy and passion and although we're not a ceilidh band we're not daft enough to ignore the traditional music of Scotland so we'll play a storming ceilidh set of up to 30 minutes on request (we bring in another musician for this which is why we need to know in advance - it also means a slight increase in fee).

We offer male and female vocals, so there's no song we can't cover. Obviously we'll learn your first dance, even if it's not one we already do, just give us 12 weeks notice and you can pick whatever first dance you like.

We have all our own equipment which is brand new and meticulously maintained. We live in the area and know the most popular venues inside out (and some of the more obscure ones too) and most of all, we love to see a busy dance floor. We think we're nice people and easy to get on with; we'll be as flexible as possible with your requirements and we'll even learn your first dance if it's not one we do already.

Thanks for taking the time to read our page. We hope to be entertaining you and your guests very soon.

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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
1.1. Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
2.2. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
3.3. Katy Perry – Firework
4.4. Meghan Traynor - All About The Bass
5.5. Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse – Valerie
6.6. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
7.7. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
8.8. Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
9.James Bay - Hold Back The River
10.Ike & Tina - Proud mary
11.Erasure - A Little Respect
12.Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
13.Michael jackson - Beat It
14.Jackson 5 - Blame It On The Boogie
15.Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
16.GnR - Sweet Child Of Mine
17.Journey - Don't Stop Believing
18.Stevie Wonder - Superstition
19.Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
20.Pharrell Williams - Happy
21.David Guetta - Titanium
22.Jessie J - Domino
23.Rihanna - We Found Love
24.Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
25.Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
26.John Legend - All Of me
27.Adele - Rolling In The Deep
28.Adele - Make You Feel My Love
29.Adele - Someone Like You
30.Candi Staton - you Got The Love
31.Aretha Franklin - Respect
32.Duffy - Mercy
33.Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
34.Beyonce - Crazy In Love
35.Moloko - Sing It Back
36.Modjo - lady
37.Dee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
38.Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
39.Blondie - Atomic
40.Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
41.Alanah Myles - Black Velvet
42.ABBA - Dancing Queen
43.ABBA - Mama Mia
44.Bee Gees - Stayin Alive
45.Outkast - Hey Ya
46.Maroon 5 - Sugar
47.Mehan Traynor - Dear Future Husband
48.Olly Murs - Dance Tonight
49.Magic - Rude
50.Train - Hey Soul Sister
51.The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
52.Avicii - Wake Me Up
53.Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
54.Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
55.Kook & The Gang - Celebration
56.Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
57.Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman
58.Madonna - Holiday
59.Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
60.Chic - Good Times
61.Grease - You're The One That I Want
62.Grankie Valli - Grease
63.Kenny Loggins - Footloose
64.Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
65.The Four Seasons - December 1963
66.The Ronettes - Be My Baby
67.The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
68.Stereophonics - Dakota
69.The Killers - Mr Brightside
70.The Killers - Human
71.Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
72.Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
73.Van Morrison - Brown Eye Girl
74.Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
75.The Jam - Town Called Malice
76.Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
77.CeeLo Green - Forget You
78.Lynnrd Skynnrd - Sweet Home Alabama
79.The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
80.U2 - Still Havn't Found What I'm Looking For
81.U2 - With Or Without You
82.Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
83.Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
84.Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
85.Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
86.Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
87.Steve Earle - Galway Girl
88.The Contours - Do You Love Me
89.The Beatles - Twist and Shout
90.The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
91.The Beatles - She Loves you
92.The Beatles - Help
93.The Beatles - Hey Jude
94.The Beatles - Let It Be
95.The Kinks - You Really Got Me
96.The Kinks - All Day and All Of The Night
97.The Eagles - Take It Easy
98.Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
99.Rolling Stones - Jumpin Jack Flash
100.Al Green - Let's Stay Together
101.Al Green - Take Me To The River
102.James Brown - I Feel Good
103.Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
104.The Temptations - My Girl
105.FREE - All Right Now
106.Bad Company - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
107.AC-DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
108.AC-DC - Highway to Hell
109.Queen - Don't' Stop Me Now
110.Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
111.The Police - Every Breath You Take
112.The Police - Message In A Bottle
113.Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
114.Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
115.Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
116.Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
117.Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
118.Bob Seger - Old Time Rock n Roll
119.Bob Marley - 3 Little Birds
120.Bob Marley - Is This Love
121.The Doors - Roadhouse Blues
122.Lonestar - Amazed
123.Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
124.Scottish Music
125.Deacon Blue - Dignity
126.Proclaimers - 500 Miles
127.Dougie McLean - Caledonia
128.Runrig - Loch Lomond
129.Paolo Nutini - Candy
130.Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
131.Texas - i Don't Want A Lover
132.Simple Minds - Don't You
133.Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
134.Fairground Attraction - Perfect
135.Rod Stewart - Maggie May
136.Traditional Scottish Ceilidh Dances
137.Gay Gordons
138.Dashing White Seargent
139.Canadian Barn Dance
140.Strip The Willow
141.St Bernard's Waltz

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I just wanted to say thank you so so much to you all for Saturday! Every time I've spoken to someone all they've said is how amazing the band were!

So please pass on to everyone and let them know you guys definitely made our wedding, it wouldn't have been the same without you! I don't think there was one song where the dance floor was empty!

Simply amazing and so professional! I will be recommending you to everyone!

Thanks again for all your hard work!!!

Dark Horse

Dark Horse were absolutely superb. The mix of songs that they played was quality and catered for everyone. All our guests kept asking about them. They did an amazing job.

Dark Horse

This is the second time we hired this band - yet again they were excellent. We are recommending them far and wide.
We will book them again in the future.

Dark Horse

Dark Horse - you were brilliant! The crowd loved it. So pleased, we couldn't be happier. Thankyou!

Dark Horse

Fabulous band are Dark Horse!

Dark Horse

You guys were honestly absolutely amazing last night! I will be highly recommending you to everyone! x

Dark Horse

I was very impressed by both the high level of musicianship and the excellent way the band went about its business at our party at the weekend. Everyone seemed to enjoy them immensely. I was surprised to find a band as good as this at such short notice.

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