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Strange Bru


Strange Bru is a quartet of full time professional musicians, recognised as one of the best wedding and function bands in Scotland.

Strange Bru Scottish Wedding Band

They've come together to create a wedding and function band built from the ground up to offer a polished, exciting, reliable and most importantly, great sounding band.

Gregor, the chap with the distinctive haircut in the picture above has performed all over the world with members of this band and as the original guitar player in The Red Hot Chili Pipers and now with Bags of Rock.

The level of musicianship from the lads is of course of the very highest standard, but Strange Bru care more about filling dance floors and entertaining than in showing off their very obvious musical prowess. They love what they do and it shows in every single performance - no sullen clock watching from these guys.

Strange Bru is the band to hire if you want your wedding to be extra special, your event to run smoothly and reliably and for your guests to have the night of their lives.

The guys are also happy to play a 20/30 minute ceilidh set if required. They affectionately call these sessions 'Ceilidh Capers' as they interact with your guests both calling and demonstrating the dance steps. The sight of Gregor and John skipping their way through a 'Military Two Step' will have all your guests in stitches!

You can hire Strange Bru today. Get an instant quote and availability check right now. At Hireaband we put you in direct contact with the bands you're interested in or we do all the communication for you - whichever you prefer, so contact us today and we'll be delighted to help.

For an instant, free direct price quote fill out the wee form or add the band to your shortlist of favourites. Strange Bru are exclusively available to Hireaband customers. One of the finest bands to hire for your wedding entertainment in Scotland, based right here in Glasgow.

Here's a summary of what the band can do;

  • All necessary equipment included in the price
  • Your choice of first dance (12 weeks notice required)
  • UP to 30 minutes of ceilidh with the dances "Called"
  • A huge range of music for almost everyone from the 50's to current chart hits
  • Available across Scotland (B&B may be required for events more than 3 hours from Glasgow)
  • 100% reliability record - have never missed a booking
  • Friendly and easy to get on with

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Important notice on pricing. Instant quotes are based on events taking place in 2018. We do have a few 2017 dates still available and these will be at a lower price than quoted. We'll automatically contact you with a lower price if your event is taking place in 2017.

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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
1.2010-onwards
2.Shut Up & Dance - Walk the Moon
3.The One - Kodaline
4.High Hopes - Kodaline
5.Once in a Lifetime - Landon Austin
6.Listen To The Man - George Ezra
7.Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
8.Rearrange - Miles Kane
9.Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
10.We Found Love – Rihanna
11.Stay with Me – Sam Smith
12.Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
13.Up – Olly Murs
14.Usher – DJ Got Us Falling in Love
15.George Ezra – Budapest
16.All of Me – John Legend
17.I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
18.Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
19.Sing – Ed Sheeran
20.Forget You – Cee Lo Green
21.Ho Hey – The Lumineers
22.Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
23.Get Lucky – Daft Punk
24.Many of Horror – Biffy Clyro
25.10/10 – Paolo Nutini
26.You & Me - Lifehouse
27.Here with You - Three Doors Down
28.You Make it Real - James Morrison
29.Galway Girl – Steve Earle
30.Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini
31.New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
32.Dakota – Stereophonics
33.Yellow – Coldplay
34.The Scientist – Coldplay
35.Valerie – The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
36.Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
37.Molly’s Chambers – Kings of Leon
38.Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
39.In The Morning – Razorlight
40.Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
41.One Day Like This - Elbow
42.Mr Brightside – The Killers
43.Human – The Killers
44.Somebody Told Me – The Killers
45.All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
46.Greatest Day – Take That
47.Shine – Take That
48.Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
49.Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
50.Life with You – The Proclaimers
51.Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
52.Ne-Yo – Closer
53.I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
54.When You’re Looking Like That – Westlife
55.Closing Time - Semisonic
56.A Minute Longer - Stereophonics
57.Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
58.She’s Electric – Oasis
59.Wonderwall – Oasis
60.The Last to Know – Del Amitri
61.Laid – James
62.Sit Down – James
63.Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
64.Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers
65.Mr Jones – Counting Crows
66.One – U2
67.You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller
68.Just Looking – Stereophonics
69.Everybody – Backstreet Boys
70.White Wedding - Billy Idol
71.Handle me with Care - Travelling Wilburys
72.Nine to Five – Dolly Parton
73.Town Called Malice – The Jam
74.Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
75.Walk of Life – Dire Straits
76.Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
77.Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
78.A Little Respect – Erasure
79.Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
80.Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
81.Footloose - kenny Loggins
82.The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
83.Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
84.Dignity - Deacon Blue
85.500 Miles - The Proclaimers
86.Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
87.Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
88.Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
89.Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
90.I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
91.With Or Without You - U2
92.1970 - 1979
93.Burning Love - Elvis Presley
94.Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
95.The Joke - Steve Miller band
96.Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
97.Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
98.Take It Easy - The Eagles
99.All Right Now - Free
100.Wishing Well - Free
101.Superstition - Stevei Wonder
102.Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
103.Let's Stick Together - Roxy Music
104.Love Machine - The Miracles/Girls Aloud
105.Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
106.Loch Lomond - Runrig
107.Whisky In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
108.Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
109.Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
110.1960 - 1969
111.Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
112.Something - The Beatles
113.Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
114.Bad moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
115.Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
116.Stand By Me - Ben E King
117.Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
118.I'm A Believer - The Monkees
119.Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
120.My Girl - Otis Reading
121.Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett/Commitments
122.Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett/Commitments
123.Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
124.Handbags & Gladrags - Chris Farlowe/Stereophonics
125.Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
126.Jumpin'Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
127.Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
128.Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
129.Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
130.I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gay
131.Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
132.1950-1959
133.Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
134.Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
135.Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
136.Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
137.C'Mon Everybody - Eddie Cochrane

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Strange Bru

I can't thank you and the guys enough. Everyone thought you were amazing and had a brilliant night.

I had the best day ever and didn't want it to end. I'm so glad I booked you for our wedding.

Thanks so much.

Strange Bru

Great day and night had by all and it doesn't get any better than having a band happy to get involved and become part of the occasion. No pretenses, no problems, just good old fashioned fun throughout!

Can't thank you guys enough for the set you played and the way you helped us celebrate our wedding day!

If you ever need or want any feedback or testimonials then me and Emma plus about another 100+ guests would be more than happy to oblige!

Thanks again for your input, and thanks to G-Man for extending the party too!'

Strange Bru

Absolutely phenomenal band! My wedding reception was made by these guys - got the party started and kept it going! So many of my guests said how fantastic they were. Loved every minute! They were thorough and on point playing the right blend of oldies, classics and newer stuff! Would highly recommend.

Strange Bru

You guys were amazing! I was determined to dance all night and I am not sure I left the dance floor at all, in fact the dance floor was full all night! Thank you for making our reception exactly what we wanted it to be, a bloody great party.

Strange Bru

Absolutely brilliant!

From the booking and the Hireaband staff to the band on the night, everything was perfect. Could not be happier with our choice, the dance floor was full all night and the guys played a perfect mix of songs that had everyone dancing and singing along including a couple of requests, and our first dance song!

Would not hesitate to recommend Hireaband or Strange Bru to anyone looking to book entertainment!

Strange Bru

Absolutely brilliant!

From the booking and the Hireaband staff to the band on the night, everything was perfect. Could not be happier with our choice, the dance floor was full all night and the guys played a perfect mix of songs that had everyone dancing and singing along including a couple of requests, and our first dance song!

Would not hesitate to recommend Hireaband or Strange Bru to anyone looking to book entertainment!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were absolutely terrific. Our dance floor was mobbed all night and everyone has commented on how good they were.

A very talented set of guys and we are delighted that we chose them to play on our special day - thanks guys.

Strange Bru

We want to give a massive thanks to you and the boys for your performance. Everyone loved the music and you really made the party! We'll definitely be recommending you guys.

Strange Bru

The band were amazing and really helped make the night what it was!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru definitely didn't disappoint us they were fantastic! The guys were great and played a range of songs to suit all ages at our wedding. Everyone said how fab they were and how a band makes a wedding. Strange Bru definitely made our wedding one to remember they even took requests from the kids and sang I've got a feeling by Will I Am much to my 6 year old twins delight ! We would recommend them and were sad to see them play their last song of the night :(

Strange Bru

Thank you guys! We have had so many comments from people telling us how great they thought you were, so really can't thank you all enough for keeping everyone entertained and dancing all night! It was a perfect night to a perfect day!

Will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in search of a wedding band, and will give a glowing review on Facebook and to Hireaband also. Thank you again :)

Strange Bru

Thank you guys! We have had so many comments from people telling us how great they thought you were, so really can't thank you all enough for keeping everyone entertained and dancing all night! It was a perfect night to a perfect day!

Will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in search of a wedding band, and will give a glowing review on Facebook and to Hireaband also. Thank you again :)

Strange Bru

'Wow... You guys were truly awesome performing at our wedding on Saturday at the Eglinton Arms. Special thanks for learning our first 2 dances. It meant a lot to us, they were spot on. We had so many compliments from friends and family on how amazing you guys are. You kept the dance floor busy all night with a great mix of music. Our guest and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a band for their special day.

Our love

Scott and Emma Kennedy

Strange Bru

'Thank you so much for last night. You guys were amazing. All my guests have been raving about you all day! I think you might get another invite back down next year for a very impressed couple's wedding!'

Strange Bru

Just a note to say that Strange Bru were absolutely great at our wedding - the floor was jumping all night. Great song selections and very professional. Would highly recommend this band!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were an absolute pleasure to have play at our wedding. I had great communication from John via email over first dance songs etc, the guys were punctual, looked great and all very friendly as I was lucky to have a wee chat with all four of them during the break. So many of my guests have been raving about how fantastic the band were! They played all the right songs, the dance floor wasn't empty the whole night and the only complaint I've heard was from my 70 year old father in law who said they were "a bit loud"! However every other guest is understanding that a band should be loud! I would recommend Strange Bru to anyone looking for an amazing party atmosphere at their wedding.

Strange Bru

We had a fantastic experience with hireaband. We arranged our wedding from China and they made the whole process simple and swift. The band we ended up using, Strange Bru were outstanding and totally made the evening for us.

Strange Bru

Oh thank you so much we had an amazing evening and you guys def helped make it the night we wished for. I'll be sure to recommend you, everyone was so impressed with you all. Good luck!

Strange Bru

The guys were absolutely fantastic. I cannot praise them highly enough. Right from the first contact to the last email thanking us for booking them (no thanks needed!), the guys were nothing short of professional and polite but also really friendly and seemed up for a laugh. All of our guests commented on how great they were and the choices of songs they played. If we're ever in need of a live band again we will definitely be in touch. Thanks again guys!

Strange Bru

Absolutely fantastic night and you guys were top notch. Everyone was full of praise for the band and we are delighted we chose you as our wedding band. Also a huge thanks for allowing Davie to sing with you, it's an ongoing tradition and we couldn't pass up the opportunity.
A massive thanks again and all the best in the future.

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were outstanding. The guys were amazing from start to finish and are the nicest guys you could ever meet. We loved every minute of their performance and it is definitely a night we will never forget.

Strange Bru

To you and all the band - we can't thank you enough!! We had a phenomenal night - the dancefloor was packed and we received endless compliments on how fantastic you were. Also - good shout on the ceilidh!
Thank you so, so much again for making our reception so much fun!!

Strange Bru

Strange-Bru!!! Thank you SO SO much for playing at our wedding on Saturday at Aswanley. You were ABSOLUTELY brilliant! You couldn't have done a better job for us. We don't think the dance floor was ever empty whilst you were playing. You really made it such a special evening and our guests have been raving about you. THANK YOU AGAIN!! X

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were fantastic, really made the night. The dance floor was never empty and I can't recommend them enough. Thank you!

Strange Bru

Just a massive thank you for making our night so special and memorable!
You were fantastic and we had a ball!
Our first dance was absolutely amazing and everything we had dreamed it would be, as was the entire evening from start to finish!
Everyone is raving about how great you were and how much fun was had.
The dance floor wasn't empty the whole night!
Lovely and great bunch of guys!
Totally professional too!
If you were ever live anywhere we would be first in queue. Thanks again.

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were absolutely brilliant - they made our wedding reception perfect, the dance floor was never empty and everyone had a great time. Hire a band were so friendly and helpful right from the start and I would recommend them to anyone looking to book entertainment. Thank you very much to you all.

Strange Bru

Excellent band, had our guests dancing all night. Even learned our first dance and done an amazing rendition. Everyone has said how great they were. Thank you guys!

Strange Bru

Thanks to yourself and the rest of the boys for making the night so amazing for ourselves and all our guests! Everyone had an absolute ball and you guys had the dance floor full all night!
Your version of our first dance song was better than we could have dreamed of and thank you so much for learning it for us!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were fantastic at our wedding. They had good banter with the guests and accommodated a few late requests on the night. We really enjoyed having them play at our wedding and would thoroughly recommend to other couples.

Strange Bru

We can't rate Strange Bru highly enough. They were fantastic!!!
Unfortunately, our wedding service/meal etc ran on so I'd like to apologise for keeping the boys waiting to start.

Strange Bru

We absolutely loved having Strange Bru as our wedding band and have only heard positive comments from our guests about how good the band were. They played a variety of music to suit everyone and were very well liked. They got everyone on the dance floor and enjoying themselves.

Strange Bru

We were delighted with our choice of wedding band - Strange Bru were fantastic! Our guests loved them and they really got the party started and kept the dance floor full. Great banter and talented musicians.

Strange Bru

From booking to day of the wedding, everyone was really helpful and nothing was to much of a hassle. Strange Bru did an excellent job on the night and went out of their way to make sure that we where both happy with everything, which just made it the perfect night to a perfect day. The dance floor was never empty. Thanks again everyone.

Strange Bru

Everyone had an absolute ball and we had nothing but compliments about you guys - my dad especially was completed bowled over by how good you were!
We honestly couldn't have had a better night and we're so grateful to you keeping the dance floor full!
We'd love to do you a proper testimonial and we'll get a review on Facebook too once we're back from honeymoon!
Take care!

Strange Bru

We were over the moon with Strange Bru at our wedding reception! The guys were lovely, really friendly and so good at what they do. We'd seen them at a friend's wedding so had high expectations, and they didn't disappoint! The dance floor was full from start to finish, with a brilliant mix of older, newer and classic songs! We loved the ceilidh set, it went down so well, and they took requests in their stride! We couldn't have had a better night :)

Hireaband were really professional, Gaye was so helpful throughout the process and Del was great at getting back to us too - thanks so much for all your help!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were absolutely amazing at our wedding. They learned a song for us at the brides request that they had never played before and it was fantastic. We loved their fun energy and I don’t think the dance floor was empty when they were playing. We even had a ceilidh for around 15 minutes which was great fun and got everyone up dancing! They were all really friendly and I would definitely recommend to anyone!

Strange Bru

Hi Guys. You were absolutely brilliant!! We had so much fun and you kept us on the dancefloor the whole night!! Loved it - thank you x

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were superb. They really got everyone dancing from the start of the evening (even the non-drinkers in the family were on the dancefloor by 8.30!!).
They did a great job with the first dance (though our dancing wasn't too hot :)) and a bit of the Gay Gordons which the overseas visitors loved.
They played some great tunes. Their lively performance really made a difference and magically they played some of our favourite songs. We couldn't stay off the dancefloor and lost count of number of guests who kept saying how great the band was
If you want a wedding band who delivers a great night - don't hesitate - book these guys :) Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were fantastic when they played at our wedding. They had everyone on the dance floor for the whole night. Couldn't fault them and I would recommend them to anyone.

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were a fabulous band, they learned our first song for us which was spot on. Wish I could live the night again so I could have danced more to the excellent tunes. Most of our guests commented on how good the band were and how they were constantly on the dance floor. Thank you.

Strange Bru

The band were fantastic. Would recommend them to anyone who has a wedding or just wants a function band. The guys couldn't have been friendlier. Worth every penny too!

Strange Bru

Thank you so much guys, all our guests said you were one of the best wedding bands and we would agree!! Our dance floor was occupied all night and even the oldies enjoyed the mix of music eras.
Having booked you from just your online demo we were not disappointed and would recommended any couples out their to do the same. Thank you once again.

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were an amazing live band, they were kind enough to learn our first dance song and many of the people in attendance at the wedding, are still talking about them. Some of Louise's friends are actually recommending them for future weddings on the basis of what they heard that night. We couldn't have asked for more from the band, and were easily contacted after your initial handover to them. They are a nice group of guys, warm and friendly, we actually took time out after they finished playing as we felt they did an amazing job and we hope to see them in the future at 1 of their own gigs. Would highly recommend.

Strange Bru

From start to finish, we couldn't be happier with our choice of band as Strange Bru and booking through Hireaband. Everything was really smooth which made things easier for us having a lot to organise at the same time. The band are a great bunch of guys, all really friendly and helpful - and they can play a bit too! We were pretty sure before seeing them live we wanted to book them and we're really happy we did, they were brilliant on the night and all our guests loved them! They were open to learning and playing our first dance which was a new song for them so a big thanks for that. We have recommended them to friends already and hope to see them again soon at other weddings!Thanks to Hireaband for helping us and making our booking a pleasant and straightforward experience.

Strange Bru

Hi Del, I just wanted to say Strange Bru were absolutely brilliant on Saturday! They went down a storm and what a great bunch of guys. Thanks so much for recommending them. Can I stick a wee date in their diary please? 27th September for the same gig in Aberdeen?

Strange Bru

Excellent service from both Hireaband and Strange-Bru

Strange Bru

We had an amazing night out thanks to Strange Bru - we would highly recommend them! Thanks again!

Strange Bru

Fantastic band, sounded great and had a really good mix of songs that kept the dance floor full all night. Would not hesitate to recommend, thanks again.

Strange Bru

We most definitely want to thank you and the boys for the most brilliant party!! You were absolutely fabulous and we loved it from start to finish. The guests were indeed up to party and you made sure they did - so thank you! We've had so many comments on how great the band was and you really did make the day for us. Strange Bru were quite simply absolutely fantastic!! Thank you again.

Strange Bru

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you to you and the band for an amazing wedding! All our guests and family have been raving about you guys and we can't thank you enough for everything you guys have done for us on the run up to the day and making the night so lively and entertaining! Cheers Guys

Strange Bru

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band thought your set was superb and you most definitely got the crowd going and kept them fully charged for the whole night. Thoroughly enjoyed all the capers and the "taps aff" for the guy guests they lapped it up. Cheers for a fantastic nite.

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were amazing, they were great at interacting with the guests and keeping everyone on their feet all night. And they did an awesome job on our first dance song. People are still saying how much they loved them several months on!

Strange Bru

Strange Bru were amazing everyone was up on the dance floor from the first song and commented on how good they were. We are really pleased with our choice and had a truly great night. Would recommend both Strange Bru and using Hireaband who were also really helpful from first contact.

Strange Bru

We have had an absolutely fantastic experience with both Hire a Band and the boys from Strange Bru. From the minute we booked at the showcase night to the wedding, the service has been efficient and organised. On the night the band were brilliant, our guests have raved out them and the dance floor was full all night. I particularly liked that they offered to do a few ceilidh songs as we had such a good crowd up dancing. Thank all for making out wedding day such a success.May 2014

Strange Bru

Strange Bru are the wedding band for you!!! They had our venue rocking from the get go...They work the crowd...They are easy to deal with....And sound truly awesome!!! So many of our guests have asked for more info about them! ....We cant praise this band enough!! Thanks guys!

Strange Bru

Thanks again for playing for us. Everyone loved the band. You were superb!

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