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The Del Cotton Experience


It's with a massive sense of gratitude that we'd like to thank everyone who has booked The Del Cotton Experience over the years.

Sadly, and with mixed feelings we have to announce that the band has now hung up their guitars and microphones and retired from regular gigging.

In the 18 years that the band performed at weddings, corprate events, private parties, pubs and clubs the length and breadth of the country, we've met some wonderful people and been privileged to be part of the wedding celebrations for hundreds of couples. If you were one of them, please accept our heartfelt thanks.

Del is busier than ever with several business interests, among them, this wonderful company, Hireaband which was built on the back of his early bookings. Again, without so many people supporting and booking the band in the early days, there would be no Hireaband.

Jim continues to work with select bands offering his sound engineering skills and years of experience to those with the good sense to take advantage it.

Marianne continues to perform covers and her own material in Scotland and increasingly throughout Europe.

Del would like to say a huge thank you to both Jim and Marianne, the best friends and workmates I could have ever wished for. XX

For old times sake, here's the original blurb;

The Del Cotton Experience are regulars at the most glittering functions throughout the UK from corporate events, such as the Sunday Mail's 'Great Scot Awards', to the most memorable weddings and private functions.

Their success owes as much to their attitude as to the music.

They approach each performance as both professional musicians and client focused business people. This means that not only will the music be outstanding but also the often over-looked aspects such as punctuality, presentation and pleasant personalities make for a slick, hassle free experience.

The three piece line up, featuring outstanding male and female vocals, is compact enough to fit in to small venues but is equally at home on the largest of stages. In fact there is hardly a major venue in Scotland where this band has not performed.

The Del Cotton Experience

The Music:

All the hits from the last four decades, including current chart hits, and even a lively Gay Gordons, with the emphasis on fun and danceability. You'll recognise every song and all age groups will be catered for. From Sinatra to Stereophonics, Tom Jones to Take That, Deacon Blue to Duffy - there really is something for everyone.


The Equipment:

State of the art Bose L1 P.A. and lighting are included in any quote. Importantly their transport is meticulously maintained guaranteeing that this superb band will arrive (and on time).

The Clients & Venues:

This could be a very long list but here are a few of our clients and venues

  • The Hilton Group
  • Sunday Mail
  • AMEC Group
  • MacDonald Hotels
  • Standard Life
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Cameron House Hotel
  • Ernst & Young
  • The National Wedding Show Awards Ceremony
  • Rangers F.C.
  • Celtic F.C.
  • Brig O' Doon Hotel
  • The VOWS Awards
  • Trinity Mirror Group
  • Plus well over a thousand weddings across Scotland

The Del Cotton 'Experience':

  • If playing at a wedding, the band will accommodate, where possible, your choice of first song.
  • Our set up time is a record breaking 35 minutes from access to the venue.
  • Volume is at the discretion of the client.
  • The standard of dress is always appropriate to the event.
  • Requests will be accommodated if possible.
  • For corporate events: unfazed by celebrity guests who are always treated with respect and discretion.
  • Impeccable behavior both on and off stage.
  • Experienced in liaising with any technical staff.

Here's a video clip of the band performing at a recent wedding - our thanks to Anne and Andy for the film.

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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.All Night Long - Lionel Richie
2.All the Lovers - Kylie
3.Always and Forever - Luther Vandross
4.Amazed - Lonestar
5.Angels - Robbie Williams
6.Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
7.Candy Man - Christina
8.Can't get over - September
9.Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross
10.Closer - Ne-Yo

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The Del Cotton Experience

Just a quick note to thank you for Friday night. The music was wonderful and everyone had a great time.., especially my breakdancing nephew...Thanks againClaire & Luciano De Marco

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Boy did you deliver!You were the stars of the evening. I would love to include constuctive negative feedback - but there is none.Since our wedding, our friends and relatives feedback are all without exeption complimentary of your performance. Del please pass on our gratitude to your fellow band members for helping make our day so memorable. I will have no hesitation in recommending you during my working consultations with wedding brides of the future. Charles & Marysia Douglas-Braid Highgrove House

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Hi Del, just wanted to thank you all for Friday as we didn't get a chance before we had to leave. You were fantastic and everyone commented on how good you were. Thanks again, Corrine x Brig O Doon

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Dear Del I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for the wonderful music we enjoyed at Andrew and Anne's wedding on 3rd June. It was a truly special evening and all our guests enjoyed it very much. My sincere thanks to you again for a truly magical evening. Best wishes to you all for the future. Yours Sincerely Sheena Stewart, Mother of the Bride - Crutherland House

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Hi Heather. can you please pass on my thanks to Del and his band for helping to make Susan and Colin's wedding just perfect. I said when we booked that band that I didnt think we had any dancers, and for them not to try and get folks up, so they just played a variety of music, and I couldnt believe how many folks got up to dance. So please tell them I really appreciate their effort on our behalf. I would recommend them to anyone - they were fab! And so professional.Anne Forrest Cromlix Hous

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Del, Thank you so much to you and the rest of the band for making our wedding such a success. All of our guests were still raving about how fantastic they thought you were. The set list was really varied and all absolute winners, I have never seen a dance floor so full from the beginning of the night right through to the very end. One small gripe - my feet still hurt.....! Thanks for everything, honestly I will be recommending you guys at every opportunity -might even get you on to Arab turf!!!Jenny & Scott Lee - Cromlix House

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Hi Del, Just wanted to e-mail you and say thanks for Saturday night. Loved every minute of it. You were great. Thanks for everything. Claire & Craig Scott Duck Bay, Loch Lomon

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Hi Del, Craig and I just wanted to thank you and all the band for such a wonderful night last night. Everyone had a great night and all commented on the great music and vocals!! You catered to everyone's tastes and we would recommend you to all family and friends. Thanks again!!Nicola & Craig Dick

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Hi Del, thank you so much for a brilliant night at the Shawlands Park. You made our wedding special. A number of our guests were asking how to book you, we were happy to pass on the (hireaband) web site. Thanks againBilly and Michelle

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Hi Del, Just want to say a huge Thank You to you, Jim and Marianne for helping to make my 50th such a fabulous night! Everyone commented on how great the music was and what an amazing singer Marianne is.Thanks Again, Pauline. Brisbane Hotel Largs

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Hi Nicola, Just a quick email to say thank you to you guys and to Del Cotton for a wonderful service and a great night of music! Our wedding dance floor was full all night and everyone had a fab time. We appreciate the smooth service in the run up to our special day and on the day itself. This band is just perfect for a night of great music and brilliant vocals. Please pass our thanks to Del and the band! Thanks again, Magda and Colin. House for an Art Lover

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Del, just to say thanks for a great night last night and thanks for playing on a bit extra for us - sorry for the late start. Everyone had a fantastic night and I'll definitely be recommending you to friends.Louise & Anthony Conetta - Wedding, Glasgow Grosveno

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Dear Del & Co, Thank you all so very much for making our silver wedding party such a brilliant night!

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Just a note to say thank you for helping to arrange the Del Cotton Experience at short notice to play at my daughters wedding on the 22nd of August 2009.

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We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Del Cotton Experience who were fantastic at our wedding.

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Just a quick note to say a massive thanks for Friday night.

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Please pass on our regards to Del and the other members of the band, they were excellent, an all round party band.

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Hi Del,

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I'd like to thank Del Cotton for making our night so special.

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The Del Cotton Experience were absolutely amazing and many of my guests are still commenting on how fantastic they were.

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From booking to the event, they were excellent and fabulous on the night with a mix of music to suit everyone.

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Del Cotton were excellent and even accommodated our friend singing and had to learn our second song - great band!!

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Del, we just got back from our Honeymoon and wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much for everything.

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I received excellent comments about

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The Del Cotton Expereince were absolutely fantastic.

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The Del Cotton Experience performed at our wedding on July 9th at the Popinjay Hotel.

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We would just like to than Del Cotton for a great night, he was superb & was enjoyed by everyone between the ages of 8 and 80 years old!!!

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To The Del Cotton Experience - Thank you so much for making our wedding reception such a fantastic evening. The music was fantastic, the dance floor was packed and everyone has raved about you. I've already been asked for your details several times. I would highly recommend you. Thanks again!Donna & Alan Porter

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Dear Hireaband, We had our wedding at The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh on Saturday and Del Cotton was the band we hired. Could you please pass on to Del our sincere thanks. He and his band were absolutely brilliant. All of our guests were raving about him and we had a brilliant night dancing away to the music. Del really is fabulous so please thank him a million for us. He helped make it an even more special night for us. Thanks again.Stuart & Sarah. Wedding - Balmoral Hotel

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Dear Del Cotton Experience,We didn't get the chance to thank you very much for helping make Sheila and Peter's wedding a great success. Everyone I have spoken to commented on the brilliant band. The music played suited all tastes and was very professional. We wish you every success in the future. Many thanks again.Diane and James Harrison Hi Elizabeth, could you pass on to Del our thanks for an absolutely fantastic night on the 31st, they were really fantastic and all our guests thought so too. Thanks again. Lynnet ? The Dalmeny ParkThank you so very much for making our wedding reception extra special. You were brilliant and all our guests loved the night. The songs and the voice of ?Del Cotton? were amazing and we are so glad that we picked you for our special day. All guests ? young and old ? loved your set and we couldn?t have hoped for anything more. Myself, friends and family will highly recommend you. Many thanks, Clair & BarryJust a quick word regarding my daughter?s wedding at the New Lanark Mill Hotel ? Dell really made it a perfect ending to a great day with the way he went about his business that night. He had a wide and varied choice of music covering all age groups ? a really great night. Thanks mate.Wedding

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We would like to thank you very much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. It was a brilliant night. Thank you Louise & Fraser- Torrance Hotel, East KilbrideThank you both for playing at our recent wedding at the Winter Gardens. The music was fantastic and everyone has mentioned how they enjoyed hearing you peform. Thanks again for keeping the dance floor packed ? there?s nothing worse than a wedding where no one dances! Thanks and best wishes Gillian & Graeme Winter Gardens, Glasgow

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The Great Scots 2002 was a fantastic success and ?The Del Cotton Experience? contributed greatly to this. So please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band. We will be in touch regarding next year?s awards as soon as the date and venue has been decided upon.First Press Events - The Great Scot Awards- Hilton GlasgowHi there, it?s just the bride from the party in Nairn here just to say thank you very much for the night, it was superb. Everyone kept commenting on you both all night and for this last week. I will pass on your name if anyone is needing a band in the future as you really were great. Thanks again.Elizabeth & Colin Just a wee note to thank you for performing at our wedding. We both feel that you helped to make our day one we'll never forget. We have also lost count of the number of guests who have commented on the "fantastic" band we had. Thanks Iain & Julie - Montgreenan Mansion House HotelYou played at our wedding on Saturday 27th December at Keavil House Hotel in Dunfermline. We would like to say a great big thank you for such a fantastic evening. We both wanted a fun, informal and lively wedding reception and we certainly got that. The music played suited everyones tastes and all my guests were exhausted by the end of the night not to mention the sore feet!! Paul and I had a ball. In fact we neglected a lot of our guests in the name of a dance. Well you did play songs that we couldn't help but dance to! Well, if we decide to relive the day I'll give you a call. Maybe you'll be available for our 25th wedding anniversary! Once again thank you for a great night.Sharon and Paul

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Del, just a quick note to say thanks for helping make our party a fantastic event. You put on a great show. If you ever need a customer endorsement I would happily tell everybody just how professional you were.Paul Goodwin- Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

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Del , just a quick note to thank you for making our wedding reception great.

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Just a quick email, now that we are recovering(!), to say a huge thank you for am awesome night at our wedding.

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I?m just writing to thank you very much for the entertainment you gave to us at the Seamill Hydro for our daughter?s Wedding Reception.

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Del was excellent in every way, since our wedding two couples who were at our wedding have booked him for their wedding so he must be doing something right!! Thanks again. Wedding, Paisley Town Hall

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Del - we would both like to thank you so, so much for helping turning our wedding reception into a night to remember for everyone - you were both FANTASTIC. Janette and Paul - Wedding

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