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The MacDonald Brothers


Although still both in their twenties, The MacDonald Brothers are enjoying a career which would be the envy of many musicians twice their age.  Recognised as one of the very best wedding and function bands in Scotland, you can now book them to perform at your wedding or event exclusively with Hireaband.

The MacDonald Brothers Function Band 

From a start as one of the youngest and most successful acts on the Scottish wedding band circuit, the boys shot to national fame on the UK's most popular talent show "X Factor" back in 2006. They came fourth in the season that was won by the awesome Leona Lewis and shared a stage watched by millions with some of the biggest names in show business.

After the show they released three top ten selling albums, achieving platinum and gold status and are now signed to a major label based in Hong Kong.

They've performed at massive events, including venues like the O2 and have toured with Irish legends, Westlife.

Still based in Scotland, The MacDonald Brothers are booked to perform at the very best events and weddings.

They'll perform hits from their massive repertoire of classic floor fillers with something for everyone. Talented traditional musicians as well as accomplished pop performers, they can deliver an incredibly lively ceilidh set to really get your guests reeling (Doh!)

With all this experience you can expect a really slick and professional show - with superb quality production as standard, but unlike many celebrity acts, these guys are a pleasure to work with, polite, flexible and as everyone knows, immensely talented.

For a very special wedding day indeed, hire the MacDonald Brothers exclusively from their officially appointed agents, Hireaband and get our award winning service plus their fabulous talent in an unbeatable package.

Our very own, very famous MacDonald Brothers! They are based in Ayrshire but are a great band available to hire in Glasgow and across Scotland.

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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.Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
2.All of Me - John Legend
3.Always The Last To Know - Del Amitri
4.Amazed - Lodestar
5.Are You Ready For Love - Elton John
6.Auld Lang Syne - Trad
7.Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
8.Better - Boyzone
9.Better Together - Jack Johnson
10.Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstell
11.Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
12.Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
13.Breakfast At Tiffanys - Deep Blue Something
14.Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
15.Bye Bye Baby - Baby City Rollers
16.Cant Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
17.Cant Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
18.The Cave - Mumford & Sons
19.Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
20.Counting Stars - One Republic
21.Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
22.Cry Just A Little Bit - Shakin' Stevens
23.Dakota - Stereophonics
24.Dance With My Father Again - Luther Vandross
25.Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
26.Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
27.Daydream Believer - The Monkees
28.The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
29.Disco Inferno - The Trammps
30.Does Your Mother Know - Abba
31.Don't Stop Believing - Journey
32.Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
33.Everybody Wants To Rule The Word - Tears For Fears
34.Everything - Michael Buble
35.Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
36.Feeling Good - Muse
37.Fields Of Gold - Sting
38.Flower Of Scotland - Trad
39.Gravity - Embrace
40.Get Down Tonight - KC & Sunshine Band
41.Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
42.The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
43.Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
44.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart
45.Heaven - Bryan Adams
46.Here In Your Arms - Hello Goodbye
47.Hey Brother - Avicci
48.Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
49.Home - Michael Buble
50.Human - The KillersI Believe - Robson & Jerome
51.Hot Stuff - Donna Summers
52.I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
53.I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
54.I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
55.I Run To You - Lady Antebellum 
56.I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
57.I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
58.Im A Believer - The Monkees
59.Im On My Way - The Proclaimers
60.Im Yours - Jason Maraz
61.Iris - Ronan Keating
62.Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
63.Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
64.Labour Of Love - Hue & Cry
65.Last Request - Paulo Nutini
66.Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
67.Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
68.Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Bros
69.Life With You - The Proclaimers
70.Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
71.Love Me Do - The Beatles
72.Love Of A Lifetime - Firehouse
73.Magic - Pilot
74.Mama Tried - The Everly Bros
75.The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script
76.Mandy - Barry Manilow
77.Marry Me - Train
78.Marry You - Bruno Mars
79.Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
80.Moves Like Jagger - Marroon 5
81.Mr Blue Sky - ELO
82.My Girl - The Temptations
83.My Sharona - The Knack
84.One Call Away – Charlie Puth
85.Only Love - Ben Howard
86.Open Arms - Journey
87.Over My Shoulder - Mike & The Mechanics
88.Patience - Take That
89.Photograph - Ed Sheeran
90.Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
91.Rule The World - Take That
92.Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
93.Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
94.Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
95.She's The One - Robbie Williams
96.Shut Up & Dance With Me - Walk The Moon
97.Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
98.Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
99.Sit Down - James
100.Simon & Garfunkel Medley
101.So Young - The Corrs
102.Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
103.Stand By Me - Ben E King
104.Staying Alive - The Bee Gees
105.Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
106.Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
107.Superstition - Stevie Wonder
108.Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynard
109.Take On Me - AHA
110.Tererife Sea – Ed Sheeran
111.The One – Kodaline
112.Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
113.Treasure - Bruno Mars
114.Try A Little Tenderness - The Commitments
115.Turn To Stone - ELO
116.Up - Olly Murs
117.Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
118.Valerie – Amy Winehouse
119.Wake Me Up - Avicci
120.Wake Me Up Little Suzie - The Everly Bros
121.Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
122.When Im Dead & Gone - McGuiness Flint
123.When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
124.Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
125.Wonderwall - Oasis
126.Wrapped Up - Olly Murs
127.You Raise Me Up - Westlife
128.Young At Heart - The Bluebells
129.Your In My Heart - Rod Stewart

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The MacDonald Brothers

The guys were exceptional, incredibly organised and helpful leading up to our wedding also. Could not recommend them enough. Every wedding we have been to since friends always say, "not as good as the MacDonald Bro's"

Very happy day made all the more special! 10/10

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely amazing at our wedding! We have had so many comments from our guests as to how good they were. They sang a variety of music catering for all ages at the wedding in addition to the ceilidh set - truly talented musicians!
The guys themselves are a pleasure to deal with both via email prior to the date and on the day itself. We had a few requests which were no problem to them and they also learnt our first dance song. On the day the were happy to pose for photos with guests and were lovely to chat to.

Overall delighted with the band and also the service received from Hire A Band and would more than recommend them!

The MacDonald Brothers

The Macdonald Brothers were fantastic!! Everyone commented on how amazing they were. Songs flowed one into another meaning the dance floor was always busy!

The MacDonald Brothers

Absolutely fantastic band! Craig & Brian are positively lovely and were very accommodating with our schedule. Everyone commented on how great they were and were asking us how we found them. Would highly recommend.

The MacDonald Brothers

They were fantastic. The floor was full the entire night. Many thanks.

The MacDonald Brothers

I was hoping that you could pass on my thanks to the boys for the part they played in making our day so special, so many of our guests commented on their performance. The ceilidh section of their set was particularly popular!
I would like them to know all that they did was very much appreciated.

The MacDonald Brothers

I cannot stress strongly enough how fantastic The MacDonald Brothers were. They helped continue what was already an amazing day through into the evening, with all our guests up dancing and singing for the entire evening reception. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests and would readily recommend them to anyone who is looking for an upbeat wedding band with a great mix of pop and Scottish country music. The boys were polite to all our guests and handled the initial onslaught of requests for photos in a very professional manner!

The MacDonald Brothers

Hello Craig, Thank you so much to you and Brian for playing at Ashleigh and Grant's wedding. You really made the whole thing so very special. What a surprise they got, and so did all the other guests. Everyone is still talking about it, saying it's the best wedding they have ever been to and they can't believe they have seen and met "The MacDonald Brothers". I have had so many guests say that they wish they could do it all over again very soon. You made is so Magical for them!!! Thank you guys so much once again. Take care on your travels.

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were the icing on the cake of the most perfect day we could have ever asked for. The guys were polite, very friendly and put on a first class performance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a top band for their wedding.

The MacDonald Brothers

The band where outstanding and definitely made a happy day even more enjoyable, i would recommend them to anybody. Hireaband is a great site giving easy access to all the wedding bands out there making it easier to choose and saving a lot of time.

The MacDonald Brothers

Hi, the whole experience from booking to the MacDonald Brothers performance was first class! We had a number of people call us after the event who thought that the band were fantastic! Thanks to everyone for what turned out to be a great night!

The MacDonald Brothers

The McDonald Brothers were the perfect choice for our wedding. They played a great range of music and despite the relatively small numbers we had at the wedding, they successfully managed to keep the dance floor packed and the party going all night. The ratio of traditional Scottish music to modern, retro and classic party tunes was perfect, and they even took the odd request - including finishing the night with Auld Lang Syne at our request. Polite and friendly guys providing GREAT entertainment - they will be our first stop for our next big party. Thanks boys - it was all just perfect.

The MacDonald Brothers

Hello Del - I just wanted to thank you and your team for all the assistance you've given me in getting the concert together. My friend Theresa said it was a great day and that The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely fantastic. The girls all had a great time and they got what we hoped for - a mountain top moment- as we say in Guiding. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Brian and Craig for helping make the occasion such a success. Many thanks again Del

The MacDonald Brothers

Dear Mr. Cotton - As you know we booked The MacDonald Brothers for my daughters wedding on the 14th November. I would like you to let the boys know that everyone who attended thought they were fantastic. They catered for all tastes and the time they spent with the guests afterward was greatly appreciated. Their contribution helped to make the wedding a great success and I would like you to pass on to them my thanks. Thank you so much.

The MacDonald Brothers

From the moment I contacted Hireaband, I was well looked after. Knowing Brian & Craig personally there was no doubt I wanted them to sing at our wedding. Gaye was an absolute gem liaising with the guys to get it booked nearly 2 years in advance. The guys were an absolute hit, our guests had the best night and most said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The dance floor was never empty. Thank you!

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