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The Nicholas McDonald Band

You asked for it, so here it is. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Nicholas McDonald Band!



You asked for it, so here it is. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Nicholas McDonald Band!


Nicholas took the UK by storm when he featured in the nation's biggest TV talent show X-Factor, reaching the finals in 2013 and coming runner up to winner Sam Bailey. 

After the show he signed to RCA and toured successfully, performing in massive venues across the UK. He's been busy with solo performances up and down the country, but we're constantly asked if he could perform at weddings and events with a band.

Now, after months of auditions and hard work, we can reveal that The Nicholas McDonald band is now available to book exclusively with Hireaband - Scotland's favourite entertainment agency and one of the biggest in the UK.

We've brought together the cream of Scottish musical talent to support Nicholas and quite frankly they sound fantastic. The videos on this page are 100% live and done in 1 take. No fancy autotune here - this is exactly how Nick and the band sound live. 

We expect this sensational band to sell out fast, so if you're planning a wedding or event, no matter when it's taking place, get an instant quote right now by submitting an enquiry. 

Set list

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) - Jackie Wilson
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Never Too Much - Luther Vandeross
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
17 Going Under - Sam Fender
Paradise - George Ezra
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
As It Was - Harry Styles
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Get Lucky - Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams
Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Forever In Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Shut Up And Dance - WALK THE MOON
Belter - Gerry Cinnamon
Canter - Gerry Cinnamon
Discoland - Gerry Cinnamon (TRNSMT Version)
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Came Here For Love - Sigala, Ella Eyre
Life With You - The Proclaimers
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Freed From Desire - Gala
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Loch Lomond - Runrig
Dakota - Stereophonics
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
YMCA - Village People
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Purple Rain - Prince
Bits and Pieces - GBX, Sparkos
You're A Superstar - Love Inc., Simone Denny
We Found Love - Rihanna, Calvin Harris
Feel the Love - Rudimental, John Newman
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
Shang A Lang - Bay City Rollers
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
We Found Love - Calvin Harris, Rihanna
Head and Heart - Joel Corry, MNEK
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Pencil Full of Lead - Paolo Nutini
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

Reviews (8)

The Nicholas McDonald Band

The band, The Nicholas McDonald band, played at my daughter's wedding and I must say we were all very impressed. The music was fantastic and the volume was just right too which was very important to me as we had some older guests who normally don't enjoy live music. Nicholas as so nice to everyone and the band were real gentlemen. They sounded great and really added to Claire and Phillip's big day.

The Nicholas McDonald Band

When we found out you were available for weddings we were desperate to see if you were free on our date. Hireaband was brilliant and confirmed straight away that we could book you. To say we were delighted with the whole day, but especially the reception party is a massive understatement. Our wedding was perfect and The Nicholas McDonald band played a massive part in that. Thank you all so, so much.

The Nicholas McDonald Band

Despite the problems we were having wit our timing, the band were very patient and easy to talk to. Once they got started (our fault) people made up for lost time and we couldn't believe it when we saw the dance floor. Rammed all night. Just brilliant and all we wanted and more. Thanks boys - you were awesome.

The Nicholas McDonald Band

Sorry it's taken so long to send this but we both wanted to say how much we loved The Nicholas McDonald Band. They were so easy to deal with and so flexible. Their version of our first dance had us both nearly in tears, my mum was a mess :-)
We had a fantastic time and all our guests were asking how we got him. I've passed on your contact details to them. I hope that's OK?

The Nicholas McDonald Band

Top band and lovely guys. Our first dance wad gorgeous and they were sooo nice to talk to. Nicholas was really patient with everyone that wanted their photo taken with him. I had to tell them to leave him alone so he could get back on the stage after the buffet. 10 out of 10 from us.

The Nicholas McDonald Band

Brilliant band, brilliant night. Highly recommended.

The Nicholas McDonald Band

Please pass on our thanks to Nicholas and his band for a wonderul performance at our wedding on Friday. They totally filled the floor all night long. I've never been at a wedding where the dance floor was never empty like ours. They just kept playing hit after hit and we were knackered by the end! I'm so glad they're now doing weddings and that ours was one of the first they played at. Dead chuffed and dead happy.

The Nicholas McDonald Band

What a night! We knew Nicholas and the boys would be good, but they blew us away. We kept who our band was a secret. It was great to see folks faces when Nicholas came on with the boys and did our first dance (which they did beautifully by the way). Lovely guys and great fun too. Thanks again.


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Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Early Arrival
  • Daytime Entertainment Options Available
  • Late Finish (After Midnight)

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Ceilidh Set (with the assistance of backing tracks)
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

Check availability and price for The Nicholas McDonald Band

To find out if this act is available and what it would cost to hire them, please fill out the form.

To ensure the quote is as accurate as possible, remember to tell us the postcode or nearest town to your venue. Good Luck!