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The Strides

The Strides have an exciting sound from a broad range of influences, their repertoire is extensive and the band can tailor their playlist to your specific requests and requirements for any type of event.


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Quite simply one of the best wedding bands around , the strides posses the enviable ingredients of youth, experience and unrivalled musical ability.

Their energised performances contain  a  superb collection of music from the The Killers and Kings of Leon to The Beatles and Sinatra, all performed with ultimate style and class that guarantees a fun time for all. The Strides have the unique ability to appeal to audiences of all ages and once they have they have got you on the dance floor they are guaranteed keep you there!

The Strides  provide all of their own equipment in the form of a PA system with lights, a full disco facility between their sets and also have the facility to do up to 30 minutes of ceilidh with caller.

Upon request they can also hire in an accordion player should the client be looking for a longer period of ceilidh. The Strides will also learn first song requests providing that they are given a minimum of six weeks notice. Facebook

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What Our Clients Say About The Strides read full testimonials

The strides were fantastic, with only 10 days to prepare, they gave us exactly what we asked for. Would highly recommend.

Susan Kierzkowski, Newbattle road, Newtongrange

Excellent band, we made some requests from our guests and most of these were met. As far as I remember the dance floor was never empty. Great atmosphere and good fun, exactly what we wanted for our wedding.

Deborah Porteous, Carnoustie

The guys were amazing, everyone had such a great night but what came across most of all was that they were having fun themselves!

Ian Kent , South Queensferry, Edinburgh

The Strides were just fantastic, from the first dance to the last the dance floor was full, great energy and the music was just brill. Loved them!

Jennifer Kieran, Warwick on Eden, CA4 8PG

The Strides played at our wedding on July 1st 2016 and they were excellent to deal with from the booking date to the last song on the night. The were very accommodating with our song requests before the wedding and ...

Richard Manning, Eaglesfield Lockerbie

Excellent band with great variety of songs, really got the wedding rocking with everyone on the dance floor .

Jamie Dougall, East Lothian

We booked The Strides for our wedding reception. The band were fantastic, They played all the songs on our 'must play' list and they kept our dance floor full throughout the evening. At one point Chris even climbed ...

Dawn Melville, Linlithgow

The Strides were brilliant from start to finish. In the planning stages, they were approachable, professional and quick to respond to questions. On the night itself, their music was magnificent, the dance floor was ...

Elizabeth Templeton, Aberdeen

The Strides Songlist


A Team - Ed Sheeran
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Chocolate - The 1975
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Dreaming of you - The Coral
For The First Time - The Script
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Good Riddance (Time Of Our Lives) - Green Day
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Human - The Killers
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Jenny Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Last Night - The Strokes
Life Is A Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
One Day Like This - Elbow
Read My Mind - The Killers
Rule The World - Take That
Run - Snow Patrol
Same Jeans - The View
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Take Your Mamma Out All Night - Scissor Sisters
Taste It - Jake Bugg
There She Goes - The La's
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons
Wake Me Up - Avicii
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You're All I Have - Snow Patrol


Amazed - Lonestar
Babylon - David Gray
Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
It Must Be Love - Madness
Laid - James
Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
One - U2
Place Your Hands - Reef
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
Sit Down - James
Song 2 - Blur
Talk Tonight - Oasis
The One I Love - R.E.M.
Weather With You - Crowded House
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
Wonderwall - Oasis


500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Baby I Love You - Ramones
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Sunshine On Leith - The Proclaimers
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC


Alright Now - Free
Amarillo - Tony Christie
American Pie - Don Mclean
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Country Roads - John Denver
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
Hot Love - T Rex
I Fought The Law - The Clash
Lying Eyes - The Eagles
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock 'N Roll - Led Zeppelin
Rockin All Over The World - Status Quo
Ruby - Kenny Rogers
Shang A Lang - The Bay City Rollers
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles


Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ballad Of John And Yoko - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Of You - Frankie Valli
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Miserlou - Dick Dale
My Girl - The Temptations
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
That's Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me - The Kinks


I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry


Caledonia - Dougie McLean

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