The Sleekit Beasties

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The Sleekit Beasties

The Sleekit Beasties are famous across Scotland as THE ceilidh and covers band - with a modern twist. These VOWs awards nominees are in demand year round for weddings, functions as well as high profile events like the Edinburgh Hogmanay Party. Book now!

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About The Sleekit Beasties

The Sleekit Beasties stand out as an exceptional choice when it comes to live wedding bands in Scotland, particularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This contemporary and lively Scottish Ceilidh and Covers Band, based in Edinburgh, brings a refreshing twist to traditional ceilidh music. Comprising a talented 4-piece ensemble featuring male vocals with impeccable harmonies, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass, Fiddle, and Drum Kit, The Sleekit Beasties seamlessly blend the richness of Scottish musical traditions with chart-topping covers from artists like Ed Sheeran, John Legend, The Killers, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Renowned for their infectious energy and modern approach, The Sleekit Beasties are highly sought after for events throughout Scotland and the North of England. They have graced prestigious venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow, earning a reputation for delivering unforgettable ceilidhs in diverse settings. Whether it's a wedding, birthday, graduation, or any other celebratory occasion, The Sleekit Beasties thrive in creating memorable experiences.

Passionate about their craft, The Sleekit Beasties bring boundless enthusiasm to every performance. Their dynamic delivery of both ceilidh and covers ensures a packed dance floor. In fact, their spirited performances have even ignited the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, captivating locals and visitors alike. Rest assured, your event will be a joyous celebration, filled with wall-to-wall fun.

The Sleekit Beasties offer a comprehensive range of services, including varied Ceilidh/Cover sets of different durations to suit any occasion. From traditional dances to unique moves for the more experienced dancers, they cater to all preferences. Additionally, the band provides background music for breaks and the flexibility of both ceilidh and popular music sets. Their versatility extends to an experienced Caller who adapts to all levels of dancers, ensuring everyone at the event has a fantastic time and can actively participate in the festivities.

To elevate your event with a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, consider The Sleekit Beasties – a live wedding band that guarantees an exceptional and unforgettable experience in Scotland, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

For more information or to inquire about booking, visit Music For Scotland and submit your inquiry here.

The Sleekit Beasties are everything you need for an amazing night of entertainment, and with modern ceilidh tunes as well as classic pop songs everyone loves, The Sleekit Beasties will make your event, and unforgettable one.

The Sleekit Beasties are..  

Matt Dunn Voclas & bass

Sam Macadam - Fiddle & Keyboards

Andrew McDowell - Guitar & Ceilidh Calling

Chris Anderson - Drums

What our clients say about The Sleekit Beasties

The Sleekit beasties were amazing! Everyone was up dancing and they really made the night!

Angela Grey, Fife

We were delighted with the band. We found the emails from them before our wedding very helpful and reassuring. They really listened to what we wanted played. Before they started playing they talked to us about the evening and their plan. Highly professional in all aspects.. they read the room. We’re fantastic at getting everyone up ceildh dancing. Having the caller out on the floor was excellent. Greatvalue for money. The evening music can make or break your event. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough

Fiona Grant, Biggar

The band were brilliant, the guitar and fiddle duo for our ceremony were lovely and we felt it created a relaxed atmosphere. Some of the guests had said they liked the songs that had been played as they were arriving, thinking that we had picked them but unfortunately we couldn't take credit for that ?? they were great at the evening reception, particularly as our guests were difficult to get up for a ceilidh dance... But we loved the ceilidh calling and the fact that a band member was on the floor demonstrating too. All in all, we were really pleased we picked the Sleekit Beasties and our guests commented on how great they had been. They did everything we asked for, Sam was great to communicate with too before the day and they were so friendly at the wedding. I would highly recommend them to other couples! Thank you for a great day.

Phoebe Warner, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

The Sleekit Beasties were incredible!! The music was amazing and they performed our first dance song perfectly! The band were so welcoming and really kept the energy going. It was a wedding full of English people and I was concerned about getting people up to ceilidh but the band taught us step by step and made sure everyone wanted and felt able to get involved! Best band ever!

Bryony Sweet, Peebles

Absolutely amazing. Brought the most excellent energy to our wedding. The ceilidh calling was very clear - essential for an international guestlist! Would 110% recommend and/or book again. Really brilliant.

LUCY DEPLA, Pathhead EH37 5UB

The Sleekit Beasties by far are the best live band I have seen/heard at a wedding reception ever. Their constant interactions with the guests and get up and go attitude is unprecedented. One of our older generations at the wedding said it was fantastic to see the band teaching the ceilidh to all the guests who didn’t know how to do it. Everybody danced at some point which is unheard of. From the band arriving to the very end they were very professional but also felt like we had known them for a long time. We will 100% pass on their recommendation, we have already had a request to who they were from one of our guests. I would like to thank The Sleekit Beaties for a fabulous night, you certainly made our wedding reception memorable. Thank you.

Stephanie Leid, Kelso

Fantastic band. Very friendly and helpful. Got everyone on the dance floor. Highly talented. All our guests commented on how good they were. Highly recommend.

Jennifer Breen, Dundee & angus

They were amazing! Kept our dancefloor full all night - would highly recommend! We asked them to learn a song and they absolutely nailed it.

Jenna Hendry, Newmachar, Aberdeen

Audio Demos

Folsom Prison Blues
The Sleekit Beasties
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Hey Ya
  • Paradise
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Virginia Reel
  • Strip The Willow
  • Waltz

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will you play for?

We typically play from 8pm - 12 pm, and stop for 45 minutes during the buffet. We understand that some weddings have different timings than this, so feel free to ask us about extending/changing timings.

How long do you need to set up?

We take 60 minutes to set up, from the moment we have access to the space we'll be performing. We arrive earlier than that to the venue so that we're ready to start loading from when we get access.

For a small fee we can set up earlier than our booked time, feel free to ask us about that.

What will the band wear?

The lads all wear their finest kilts and blend in perfectly with your Scottish wedding. Sam doesn't wear a kilt, but she still looks fancy!

Will the band play the first dance?

We love learning first dances. We require at least one month's notice so we can learn it perfectly. We can offer advice on what first dances work, and more importantly - if it suits the set up of our band.

Will the band provide background music during their break?

Yes. We're happy for you to bring a playlist of your own if you prefer to create one to suit your tastes.

Can the band provide Ceilidh music?

Yes - we can do a full evening of ceilidh if you so desire. One of our strengths is how flexible we are - we can do a 4 hour set of either pop, ceilidh, or a mixture. This allows us to read the dancefloor and tailor the evening specifically to the guests and you.

Does the band have PAT certificates and public liability insurance?

Yes! We're happy to liaise with wedding coordinators and venues if so required.

Does the band provide lighting?

We have a selection of disco lights that light up the band and add a party atmosphere. If you would like something more intense than that, or focussed on the dancefloor, then we'd suggest hiring from a speciality company or talking to your venue.

The Sleekit Beasties Songlist

  • 20s

  • As It Was - Harry Styles
  • Forget Me - Lewis Capaldi
  • 10s

  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Let Her Go - Passenger
  • Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • Budapest - George Ezra
  • Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
  • The One - Kodaline
  • Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
  • Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
  • Belter - Gerry Cinnamon
  • Shotgun - George Ezra
  • Paradise - George Ezra
  • Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
  • Still Into You - Paramore
  • Just You And I - Tom Walker
  • Hold My Girl - George Ezra
  • Take My Hand - Skerryvore
  • Lover - Taylor Swift
  • Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
  • 00s

  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
  • Candy - Paolo Nutini
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Galway Girl - Steve Earle
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
  • Human - The Killers
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Life With You - The Proclaimers
  • Last Night - The Strokes
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
  • You're The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
  • Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
  • Baby I'M Yours - Arctic Monkeys
  • Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
  • Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus
  • All About You - McFly
  • 90s

  • Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • All The Small Things - Blink 182
  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
  • Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
  • Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Live Forever - Oasis
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Man I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Wannabe - The Spice Girls
  • How Long Will I Love You - The Waterboys
  • Believe - Cher
  • 80s

  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  • Dignity - Deacon Blue
  • Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Nine to Five - Dolly Parton
  • A Little Respect - Erasure
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Perfect - Fairground Attraction
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Ashley
  • Don't Stop Believing - The Journey
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • Sunshine On Leith - The Proclaimers
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  • Take On Me - A-ha
  • You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oats
  • I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
  • The Whole Of The Moon - The Waterboys
  • 70s

  • Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • I Want You Back - Jackson 5
  • Country Roads - John Denver
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • YMCA - Village People
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed
  • Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool
  • 60s

  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
  • Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  • With a little help from my friends - The beatles
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • 50s

  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Folk/Traditional

  • Canadian Barn Dance
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Gay Gordons
  • Strip The Willow
  • Caledonia - Dougie McLean
  • Loch Lomond - Runrig
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Circassian Circle
  • Eightsome Reel
  • Orcadian Strip The Willow
  • St Bernards Waltz
  • Virginia Reel
  • Military Two-Step
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Highland Schottische
  • Hava Nagila / The Hora - Jewish Folk Song

The live lounge

The Sleekit Beasties performing live at a Music for Scotland Showcase

Wagon Wheel
A Little Less Conversation
I Want You Back

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