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The Scoundrels


A truly unique sound and feel from the master blenders of traditional Irish and Scottish music with a pop/rock twist. We don't really know what to call it, but we love it!

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If having a cheesy pop band or a bunch of kids just out of school perform at your wedding or event is your idea of hell, then here's the alternative - Ladies & Gentlemen, Scotland's favourite agency is proud to present The Scoundrels.

This is a proper band made up of experienced and talented musicians who know how to fill a dance floor. In fact there's hardly a corner of Scotland that hasn't been rocked by this fantastic band. Impossible to pigeon hole, you're as likely to hear a traditional Irish drinking song as you are a tune from the current top ten, but their sound is 100% authentic with no tolerance for pre-recorded nonsense from these lads.

Combining drums and cajon, bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo and the raspy vocals of one of Scotland's finest singers, you'll have an experience with The Scoundrels you and your guests will never forget.

On the practical side, the band is compact, requiring minimum space, have no issues with sound limiters and are totally and completely reliable. They're also a breath of fresh air off stage as well as on - you simply won't meet a nicer (and funnier) bunch of musicians anywhere.  So if you're planning a wedding but refuse to have the same old wedding band, if you're planning a corporate event and want an authentic gritty sound with a real flavour of Scotland and Ireland, or if you're just having a hooley for the sake of it, we can't recommend The Scoundrels enough.

You can check if the lads are available and even get an instant quote by simply filling in the quick enquiry form.  If you'd rather we checked for you just email Gaye@hireaband.co.uk and we'll get back to you on the same business day.  One thing we guarantee, you won't be disappointed by one of the finest bands Scotland has to offer.

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This is just a flavour of the style of music we play. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.All about that bass - Megan Trainor
2.Another brick in the wall - Pink Floyd
3.Another one bites the dust - Queen
4.Anything could happen - Ellie Goulding
5.Baby one more time – Britney Spears
6.Bad moon rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
7.Be my baby - The Ronettes
8.Beautiful day - Levellers
9.Beautiful Sunday (the Slosh) - Daniel Boone
10.Billie jean acoustic - Michael Jackson
11.Black magic - Little Mix
12.Blame it on the boogie - Jackson5
13.Budapest – George Ezra
14.Build me up buttercup - The Temptations
15.Burning love - Elvis Presley
16.Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
17.Cant help myself - Four Tops
18.Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
19.Cheerleader - Omi
20.Copperhead Road - Earle Steve
21.Cotton eyed joe - Rednex
22.Country roads - Ben E.King
23.Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
24.Dancing in the dark - Bruce Springsteen
25.Dancing on my own - Calum Scott
26.Don't look back in anger - Oasis
27.Don’t stop believing - Journey
28.Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
29.Fast car - Tracy Chapman
30.Fishermans blues - Waterboys
31.Flowers and football tops - Glasvegas
32.Folsom prison blues - Johnny Cash
33.Footloose - Kenny Loggins
34.Free falling - Fex Rossi
35.Galway girl - Mundy
36.Get back - The Beatles
37.Get lucky - Daft Punk
38.Going Down South – Kings Of Leon
39.Half The World Away - Oasis
40.Hallelujah - Bon Jovi
41.Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
42.Help - The Beatles
43.Higher and higher - Jackie Wilson
44.Hit the road jack - Ray Charles
45.Ho hey - Boyce Avenue
46.Hold back the river - James Bay
47.Honky tonk woman - Rolling Stones
48.Hooked on a feeling - Blue Swede
49.Hungry eyes - Eric Carmen
50.I still haven’t found what im looking for - U2
51.I wanna dance with somebody - Scott Matthew
52.I Want To Break Free - Queen
53.I will wait - Mumfordand Sons
54.Im on fire - Bruce Springsteen
55.In hell i'll be in good company - The Dead South
56.Ive had the time of my life - Bill Medleyand Jennifer Warnes
57.Jambalaya - Creedence Clearwater Revival
58.Jersey girl - Bruce Springsteen
59.Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
60.Jolene - Dolly Parton
61.Knock three times - Tony Orlando
62.Knocking on heavens door - Bob Marley
63.La bamba - Canciones Populares
64.Laid - James
65.Land down under - Men At Work
66.Last night - Strokes
67.Last thing on my mind - Tom Paxton
68.Let it go - Idina Menzel
69.Living next door to Alice - Smokie
70.Losing my religion - R.E.M.
71.Maggie may - Rod Stewart
72.Midnight train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
73.Misirlou - Dick Dale
74.Mmm Bop – Hanson
75.Moody blue - Elvis Presley
76.Mr Brightside - The Killers
77.Mr Rock & Roll – Amy MacDonald
78.Mustang Sally – The Commitments
79.My girl - The Temptations
80.Need Never Get Old – Nathanial Rateliffe
81.Need you now - Lady Antebellum
82.Old time rock and roll - Bob Seger
83.Ooh la la – Faces
84.Paradise – George Ezra
85.Perfect - Ed Sheeran
86.Please Mr Postman - The Marvelettes
87.Proud mary - Tina Turner
88.Purple rain - Prince
89.Radio gaga – Queen
90.Rewind - Paolo Nutini
91.Rhythm of my heart - Rod Stewart
92.Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
93.Rocket man - Elton John
94.Rolling in the deep - Adele
95.Run - Snow Patrol
96.Runaround sue - Dion and the Belmonts
97.Save the last dance for me - Drifters
98.Sex on fire - Kingsof Leon
99.Shang a lang - Bay City Rollers
100.Shiny happy people - R.E.M.
101.Shut up and dance – Walk the Moon
102.Sing - Travis
103.Sit down - James
104.Sittin’ on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
105.Skin - Rag'n'bone Man
106.Sloop john b - The Beach Boys
107.Slow hands - Niall Horan
108.S.O.B - Nathaniel Rateliff
109.Sound of silence - Simon&Garfunkel
110.Squeeze box – The Who
111.Sugar - Maroon5
112.Suspicious minds - Elvis Presley
113.Sweet caroline - Neil Diamond
114.Sweet child o mine - Guns N'Roses
115.Sweet dreams - Eurythmics
116.Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
117.Sylvia’s mother - Dr. Hook
118.Take me to church - Hozier
119.Teenage dirtbag - Wheatus
120.That’s how I got to Memphis - Tom T Hall
121.The boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
122.The dance - Garth Brooks
123.The Free Electric Band - Albert Hammond
124.The gambler - Kenny Rogers
125.This train is bound for glory - Woody Guthrie
126.Tonights the night - Rod Stewart
127.Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
128.Town called malice - The Jam
129.Trump Card - Bagatelle
130.Uptown funk - Bruno Mars
131.Uptown girl - Billy Joel
132.Valerie - Zutons
133.Wagon wheel - Darius Rucker
134.Wake me up - Avicii
135.Walk of life - Dire Straits
136.Walkaway - Cast
137.Waterloo – Abba
138.When your in love with a beautiful woman – Dr. Hook
139.Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
140.Whole of the moon – Waterboys
141.Wings - Birdy
142.With or without you - U2
143.Wonderful Days -Gerry Cinnamon
144.Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
145.You shook me all night long - Ac/dc
146.You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
147.First Dances
148.All of me - John Legend
149.Arms of an angel - Sarah Mc Lachlan
150.Cant help falling in love - Elvis Presley
151.Cry to me - Solomon Burke
152.Fields of gold - Eva Cassidy
153.Kiss the girl - The Little Mermaid
154.Make you feel my love - Garth Brooks
155.One Day Like This – Elbow
156.Perfect – Ed Sheeran
157.Share the darkness - Saw Doctors
158.She’s like the wind - Dirty Dancing
159.Songbird - Eva Cassidy
160.Stand by me - Ben E.King
161.Sway - Bic Runga
162.The first time ever I saw your face - Elvis Presley
163.The promise - Sturgill Simpson
164.Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
165.Wherever you will go - The Calling
166.Your Song - Ellie Goulding
167.Youre still the one - Shania Twain
168.Folk / Scottish / Irish
169.500 miles - Proclaimers
170.A bang on the ear - Waterboys
171.Amazing grace - Misc Traditional
172.As I Roved Out - Christy Moore
173.Auld lang syne – Misc Traditional
174.Black is the colour - Christy Moore
175.Black Velvet Band – Irish Traditional
176.Bonnie lass of fyvie'o - Corries
177.Boots of spanish leather - Bob Dylan
178.Braes o killiecrankie - Corries
179.Caledonia - Dougie Maclean
180.Cavan girl - Dubliners
181.Dirty old town - The Pogues
182.Flower of Scotland - Corries
183.Galway shawl - Traditional Irish
184.Home to donegal - Mick Flavin
185.I useta love her - Saw Doctors
186.Ill tell me ma - Traditional Irish
187.Irish rover - Dubliners
188.Loch Lomond - Runrig
189.Molly Malone - Dubliners
190.Oh i loved the ground – Dubliners
191.Raggle taggle gypsy - Waterboys
192.Ramblin rover - Silly Wizard
193.Rare old mountain dew - Dubliners
194.Rattlin bog - Irish Descendants
195.Redemption song - Bob Marley
196.Ride on - Christy Moore
197.Seven drunken nights - Dubliners
198.Star Of The County Down - Traditional Irish
199.Summer in Dublin - Bagatelle
200.Sunshine on leith - Proclaimers
201.The craic was 90 in the isle of mann - Paddy Reilly
202.The night visiting song - Christy Moore
203.The wild mountain thyme - Corries
204.Wild rover - Misc Traditional
205.Will ye go lassie go – Traditional Scottish
206.Ceilidh Set
207.Strip The Willow
208.Dashing White Sergeant
209.Canadian Barn Dance
210.Gay Gordons
211.Virginia Reel
212.Military two step
213.Eightsome Reel

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The Scoundrels

The Scoundrels… absolutely awesome! This band made our wedding, the best decision we could have made! A mix of traditional and modern music with a Celtic edge.

Playing recognisable songs in a Celtic way... this was great as many of our guests were from the South so they could enjoy the Scottish theme while knowing many of the songs. They also played some traditional songs that went down an absolute storm.

The ceilidh was a great addition and really good way of adding something different to the evening. It wasn’t too serious and the guys organised it really well so everyone could join in. They managed the tempo of the evening really well, moving from the slow 1st dance to full-on party time to get things going.

The guys worked hard all night and kept the dance floor busy all evening, they even got the guests involved, creating our own little band (No hope). We loved the fact they didn’t take themselves too seriously and wanted to keep us entertained, at one point Gerry the lead singer came out to the garden to get people back onto the dance floor, the guests were happy to oblige!

Having spent the last 2 years attending weddings with many of our friends I can honestly say these were the best band we have seen, these were also the words of our guests and not just Hannah and I, as we might be slightly biased.

We couldn’t have asked for more from the Scoundrels, the band evening makes or breaks a wedding and these guys certainly made our wedding day for us.

We will be seeing them again at some point as people are asking me for their details to bring them down South!

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We just wanted to thank you again for playing at our wedding, the music was outstanding and the setlist was great!

The cover of tougher than the rest was amazing! Everyone loved you guys and we have heard people say one of the best bands they have seen at a wedding. You were great at getting people up and dancing and Blair was a fab caller for the ceilidh dances, so much fun!

We hope to see you perform again at some point

The Scoundrels

Absolutely amazing! You made our day thank you so much!!! Everyone was raving about you guys and Discoland was special to say the least. Learning to play Indian Summer for our first dance was fantastic and you did it more than justice. We couldn’t be happier with you honestly it was a belter everyone has mentioned how good you were ESPECIALLY when the generator ran out and you did an intimate impromptu set on the middle tables. We definitely will be seeing you again

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Once again, thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We loved every minute of it. Thanks to you guys and all our guest were raving about your music! What an atmosphere you created! I highly recommend to anyone looking for something a bit different for their big day! Thank you so much!

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I just wanted to take this time to thank you and the rest of the band for the wonderful set you played at our wedding last week.
The music was truly amazing and we loved listening to you.
We have heard rave reviews about you from our guests who loved it every bit as much as we did! I can't remember a song that didn't have the dance floor rocking!
Add the music to your willingness to listen and perform any requests plus the fact you are all-round nice guys means I would thoroughly recommend The Scoundrels to anyone who wants a lively and excellent band for their big day. Thanks again, lads!

The Scoundrels

I found both The Scoundrels and Hireaband so professional and easy to work with as they got back to me very quickly and nothing was too much hassle. On the night, the band were fantastic, the dance floor was never emptied and they created such a good atmosphere for our wedding.

The Scoundrels

An amazing band! So glad we found them. Even in such short notice, they played our first dance song as requested and it was perfect. Thank you very much!

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Absolutely delighted when we found out that The Scoundrels were available for our wedding at Kincraig Castle House hotel last Saturday, and man they didn’t disappoint! We had an absolutely amazing time and our day was made even more special by the band who delivered a brilliant performance.
So receptive to our track list and they even learned our first dance so that we could have it performed live.
Very talented musicians and every one of our guests loved them and were on the dance floor all night.
If you're looking for a wedding band with an amazing sound- This is it!!!
Thanks again Gerry and the band we’d love to book you guys again in the future.

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We got married on Saturday and we chose the Scoundrels as our wedding band. In the lead up to the wedding, Gerry was easy to get in touch with and very accommodating. On the night, the band were absolutely fantastic- everyone is still talking about what a great job they did. They are professional, fun and very talented; three things that don’t come together very often in life

The Scoundrels

The band were amazing and were very professional. The whole evening was fantastic, playing a very good range of music. I would just like to say a very big thank you to Gerry and the rest of the band and would definitely book you again (if you will have us!). Thank so much once again for contributing to a special night for William's 60th.

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I would like to say that the Scoundrels were perfect for the party on Sat 13th Oct 2018. They arrived in plenty of time and had setup and sound checked for the first guests arriving. They were happy accommodating our timings with the surprise and were the perfect party hosts with good rapport and chat with the guests.

Their music was fantastic and sounded excellent, many of the guests made comment on this. They played the requested songs as well as some more up to date covers and had the dance floor filled right to the last song. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Scoundrels for any occasion and will definitely keep them in mind for any future parties.

Please pass on my regards to the band and thanks to all the team at hireaband.

Kind regards
Tony

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We hired The Scoundrels for a corporate function in march this year 2018,

We found the band to be good value for money in a few instances, Music range was great and played to the crowd. Requests were taken and every instruction was followed and carried out by Gerry. As you can imagine there is a lot of goings on and starting and stopping which goes on but nothing was any trouble.

Gerry even carried on throughout the night (we had booked out a whole hotel) playing in the bar until the last man was standing which for me is great customer care and ensuring that it was a night to remember.

I would highly recommend The Scoundrels to any event and would hire them again in a heartbeat as all my colleagues loved it. So if you are thinking of hiring them it’s a no brainer

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