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.

What Our Clients Say About The Strides

11-Jul-14, Prestonfield

The strides were amazing and played brilliant music which had everyone up dancing. They had a lovely rapport with us all and I have had so many compliments about them! I woulx highly recommend them go anyone plannin...

Jane Dobson, Glasgow

05-Jul-14, Dunglass Estate

Absolutely excellent band. Played for all ages. Had the dance floor filled all night. Could not wish for a better band!

amy thorburn, dunbar

28-Jun-14, Mansfield Hotel

Wow........The Strides......BRILLIANT BAND!!! And lovely group of guys too!!! They completed our perfect day. I'd highly recommend the Strides to everyone for your wedding. Their song selection is perfect for ensuri...

Sonya Morrison, Aberdeen

21-Jun-14, Napier Uni Craiglockhart Campus

The crowd loved these guys, as did we! they did a brilliant job at the wedding..the music selection was brilliant and had everyone up on the dancefloor all night. Would highly recommend.

Sarah Smith, Edinburgh

07-Jun-14, Ballathie House Hotel

Amazing band. My guests have all been buzzing about the strides and the feedback has been phenomenal. I feel The Strides were a huge part of what made for a perfect wedding.

Alan Sweeney, Perth

02-May-14, Hilton Doubletree

The Strides were amazing at our wedding, they played great music and everyone loved them. Their personalities are great too and nothing was too much trouble.

Carol Walker, Dundee

20-Dec-13, The Old Course Hotel (The Ballroom)

The Strides were very professional and an excellent group. We all had a great time at the Christmas Party. I would not hesitate to use again.

MARGARET DRYLIE, ST ANDREWS

10-Aug-13, Achnagairn House

We had the Srides at my daughter's wedding on Saturday night at Achnagairn House...you guys were absolutely amazing! Anyone looking for a wedding band need not look anywhere else...you will not get any better than t...

Karen

13-Jul-13, St Andrews University

We were more than happy with the strides they made our wedding night one to remember. They were fantastic and we would recommend them to everyone we know.

Leanne Sturrock, Fife

12-Jul-13, Lynnhurst

The band played at our wedding and were absolutely fantastic. From the first dance to the last the dance floor was packed. Everyone commented on how good they were and asked where we booked them from. Great job guys...

Ross Forsyth, Bishopton

22-Jun-13, The Caves

Fantastic band, so many of our guests have commented on how good they were and they made our night perfect! Thank you so much guys x

Caitlin Fraser, Edinburgh

15-Jun-13, Carnbooth House

The Strides were fantastic at our wedding. The dance floor was full all night and everyone is still telling us how much fun they had. The Strides are really nice guys and just a really great band!

Louise Pach, Zurich

17-May-13, Glenbervie House Hotel

The Strides were fantastic, better than I remember when I booked them. They really added to our wedding day by creating truely brilliant party atmosphere at night. They were also extremely well priced compared to ot...

Neil Scobie, bathgate

04-May-13, Loch Lomond Waterfront

The Strides were really fantastic! We could not have had a better band at our wedding reception. So many people commented on how great they thought they were.

Jennifer Park, Glasgow

27-Apr-13, The City Hotel

Thanks – feedback from lots of people at the party was that The Strides were really good. Me and my husband thought they were excellent. 10 out of 10 all round. They were lovely guys – no complaints or negative ...

Jen Hastings

13-Apr-13, Glenskirlie House

The Strides were an excellent wedding band! The dance floor was jumping from start to finish and their choice of music for the audience was great! I would highly recommend them :) Thanks guys!

Lynsey Scott, Hamilton

06-Apr-13, Marcliffe

The strides were amazing we really enjoyed all the music and liked how they got involved with all the guests! Everyone really enjoyed the music!

Jenna Rodgers, Aberdeen

03-Nov-12, Glenskirlie House

It was a real pleasure to have the strides play our wedding. They were absolute gentleman and a class act.

David Leishman, Clydebank

26-Aug-12, The Vu

Graham and I would just like to thank the band for making our fantastic day complete at The Vu. The dance floor was never empty, and all of the guests thought the band were brilliant. The range and quality of the s...

John Baird, Falkirk

25-Aug-12, Stirling Albert Halls

Great band with a wide repertoire of songs that will suit everyone. The dancefloor was never empty all night and all my guests young to young at heart loved them. Friendly and accomodating to any needs you have. ...

Fiona Connor, Blackford

12-Aug-12, moorpark house

We were delighted with all the guys. They were fantastic and everyone at the wedding fully enjoyed themselves. The dancefloor was packed all night long. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!

helen thompson, leeds

07-Jul-12, Thistle Hotel Altens

The Strides were absolutely fantastic. From the moment they started playing the dancefloor was full. Many people have commented on how current and excellent the band were so thanks again guys!

Lyndsey Miller, Aberdeen

27-May-12, Airth Castle

We hired the Strides for our wedding band and they were FANTASTIC!!! we can't express how happy we were with them, we have had loads of comments from guests about how great our band were and i definately be happy to...

cheryl aitken, Hamilton

19-May-12, landrick estate

Excellent band. They judged the music to the guests present and it was perfect! Fantastic choice of varied music and the ceilidh was great too. On the run up to the wedding the band were also very quick to respo...

sarah mingay, auldearn

11-May-12, Glenskirlie castle

The Strides were fantastic, had everyone up on the dancefloor all night and the quality of the music was superb start to finnish. Would highly recommend the strides to everyone!

Scott Weir, Forfar

05-May-12, Hamilton Racecourse

We like to think of ourselves as real music fans so the range of songs and quality of performance were really important for us when booking a band for our wedding, we have to say the guys were absolutely brilliant a...

Tony Murphy, Coatbridge

28-Apr-12, Apex Waterloo Place

The Strides were just awesome!! Our guests are actually still talking about just how good the band were. They played something for everyone and even managed to play our special request 'Down Under' by Men At Work....

Fiona Carson, Australia

24-Mar-12, St Andrews in the Square

Fantastic service, learned two songs for us and were fabulous. Made the night, people were up dancing the whole night.

Jocelyn Beattlie, Glasgow

10-Mar-12, Mar Hall

The boys were fantastic. Everyone was talking about how great the band were. Don't think i have ever beed to a wedding were a encore was requested.

Lisa McElveen, Dubai

01-Oct-11, The Cairn Hotel

The strides were absolutely fantastic and exactly what we were looking for in a band. From their performance to the variation in the play list they cannot br faulted. There were a few of our guests that have asked f...

Emma Cox, West Lothian

24-Sep-11, Strathearn Hotel, Kirkcaldy

We were very impressed with the strides, they were fantastic! They learned both songs we requested and played them brilliantly. The dancefloor was packed all night and many guests commented on how great the band were.

Paula Taylor, Fife

23-Sep-11, Rufflets House Hotel

We were absolutely over the moon with the Strides. The dance floor was never empty. Absolutely perfect, we would recommend them to anyone.

Rhoda Caird, London

02-Sep-11, Loch Green House

The Strides were phenomenal. The dance floor was full from the first moment and everyone has been asking about the band and commenting on how great they were...oldies and young folk alike. Thanks guys, it really h...

Luciana Longo, Cathcart

05-Aug-11, Pittodrie House Hotel

Absolutely LOVE The Strides!!! They were amazing at our wedding last month, all the guests have commented on how much they enjoyed them as well. I especially loved it when they wore the take that masks for their p...

Claire Reid, Inverurie

16-Jul-11, Balbirnie House Hotel

There are just not the words to describe just how amazing the Strides are. From start to finish they were incredible! While they helped to give us the best reception we could ever have dreamed of they also allowed u...

Jaie Lawrie, Arbroath

09-Jul-11, Glenskirlie Castle

The Strides were fantastic!! We were looking for a wedding band that would play a variety of music to cover the musical tastes of our guests - and the band certainly delivered on this. The dancefloor was packed fo...

Debbie Barcley, Edinburgh

07-Jul-11, Glenskirlie Castle

They were a very very good band who knew to play the right type of music to the age of the wedding guests. Perfect!

Gillian Irwin, Glasgow

21-May-11, Glenbervie house Hotel

The Strides have been hailed one of the best parts of our wedding day! Everyone spoke about how awesome they were. We feel so fortunate they were part of our day. We really can't say enough good things about them. T...

Dionne Mackison, Stirling

07-May-11, Brig O Doon

The Strides were absolutely fantastic!!! We hadn't seen them perform before the day and made the choice based on the on-line video, which we thought was a little risky but we were not disappointed. Colin and co. wer...

Martina Rossi, London

24-Apr-11, Lochside House Hotel

Wow, these guys are fantastic, could not have asked for better! really really talented guys, lovely to deal with aswell. The compliments from our guests have been amazing too, huge huge hit!!! I Would definately ...

katherine simpson, Darlington

08-Apr-11, Airth Castle

The Strides were absolutely fantastic! They played a great range of music to suit all tastes and the dancefloor was busy all night. Everyone commented on the band at the wedding, many guests were asking for their de...

Ashleigh Kaluzny, Cumbernauld

31-Dec-10, Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh

A fantastic performance. People loved the music and were up dancing all night. The Strides are first class entertainment. I would recommend them.

Stephanie Taylor, Edinburgh

22-Dec-10, Gleddoch House

Cannot praise The Strides highly enough. We absolutely loved the music they played on the evening of our wedding, as did all of our guests. Several guests commented that they were the best wedding band they have eve...

Brian McBride, Glasgow

26-Nov-10, Atholl Place

so glad we chose them for our wedding!! top class band. not a single bad thing to say about them!! all good!! every song was brilliant. will definately recommend them to others.

Graham Bloice, Perth

02-Oct-10, Royal Scotts Club

Ourselves and all of our guests could not falter The Strides in any way, and they contributed hugely to an enjoyable and successful evening.

Kevin Fallon, Edinburgh

14-Aug-10, 29 Royal Exchange

Th Strides really made the night for us! Colin was excellent from initial contact before the wedding to the actual day, nothing was too much hassle for them. It was great that they could play for an extra hour to 1a...

Hazel Milne, London

06-Aug-10, Lodge On Loch Lomond

Really nice guys, great band, all our guests loved the music. Had everyone dancing. Have already recommended them on the Scottish wedding directory.

Clare Connolly, Dublin

23-Jul-10, Signet Library

We just arrived back from honeymoon late last night, I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and the rest of the guys. You completed exceeded my expectations on my wedding day. The set was brilliant, fantastic ...

William Halliden, Belgium

18-Jul-10, Ingliston Equestrian Centre

The Strides were fantastic from start to finish. We were able to email them with a few questions and requests in the run up to the wedding. The band answered all our questions and were able to meet our requests. On ...

Cheryl Rice, Glasgow



Good morning Colin, Myself and Deborah just wanted to thank yourself and the band for the fantastic performance at our wedding at Glenskirlie Castle on the 17th October 2009. We really were so impressed with how g...

Mr and Mrs Don



Hey there, thanks again for last night, you guys were fantastic, really made our night!! just wish I was able to get up and dance more!!!! thank you so so much, different class altogether!!!

Katie.



Hi Colin Sorry it's taken us so long to write this email, but we wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much to all The Strides for your supremely awesome performance on our day. Even my 86 year old Papa s...

Zoë & Neil



Hi Colin, I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding last Friday 28th May 2010. We had an amazing day and everyone loved the music and it was great to see everyone on the dance floor - we've had alot of...

Sally & Ross Wilkie



Hi Colin, Jo and I just wanted to thank you and the guys for a fantastic performance last night - it made for an awesome party which is exactly what we wanted. Thanks also for getting Jive Talking on the playlist....

Dan



Hi Colin, Meant to email you a while ago now! I wanted to say on behalf of Michael and I, thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The Strides are absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was busy all night ...

Emma & Michael Walton



Hi Colin, Sorry it’s taken a while to write but we just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and the rest of the Strides for the great job you did at our wedding on 12th December at Solsgirth. We had a fantastic day...

James & Morna.



Hi Colin, Thank you so much for a fantastic evening. You were incredible. You really got the party started and kept it going all night long! We've had quite a few comments from guests saying how brilliant you were.

Stephanie Taylor



Hi Colin, We had The Strides playing at our wedding on 12th February 2010 at Glenskirlie Castle and just wanted to say a big thanks to you and the rest of the band members, firstly for learning our first dance song...

Ross and Lorna



Hi Colin, It's gayle here form the wedding on Friday 26th June 09 Dundas castle Just to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the band for making it such a good night! everyone had such a great evening and have...

Gayle.



Hi Colin, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the guys from the band for playing an amazing wedding set for us! I'm really sorry that I didn't get the chance to chat to you, but I was so busy running arou...

Louise & Brian



The Strides done an amazing job at our wedding. The music suited all ages and everyone was up dancing! I would recommend them to any bride or groom who were after a really amazing band! They done an amazing job! ...

Sarah Sheridan, North Berwick



The Strides played at our wedding on the 17th of October 2010 in Aberdeen and they were unbelievable! The crowd went wild for them!They played a variety of music including a Ceilidh section at the start and towards ...

Laura and Andrew Purdie.



The Strides were in touch with us prior to our wedding to go over our music selection. Our first dance was a song they didn't play but they made the arrangements to have the song play on their iPod. All the band mem...

Paul Horsley, Hartlepool

The Strides Songlist

Noughties-Present

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

90s

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

80s

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

70s

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

60s

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

50s

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

Folk/Traditional

Caledonia - Dougie McLean

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