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

Fantastic band. If i was getting married again id use them again (joke) i would seriously reccomend them to everyone. Peple from the wedding are still speaking about them. Loved our first dance mash up and i hope they had a great night

Kahlia Sodigal, gardenstown

.The band were amazing! Superb combination of ceilidh and modern tunes.

James Addie, East Linton

The sleekit beasties were AMAZING! They were great to deal with before the event – responded to all of my neurotic bride emails quickly and in a professional and friendly manner. On the day, they arrived in plenty of time and got themselves set up without any fuss (even although the stage was tiny…). Their rendition of the Beatles ‘Here Comes the Sun’ for our first dance is one of my favourite wedding memories. They managed to keep the dance floor full all night – playing the perfect mixture of ceilidh and covers – their energy was infectious! They also managed to get loads of our friends who ‘don’t do dancing’ up for a boogie – I think it’s safe to say that they were a massive hit! Can’t recommend them highly enough. Just Amazing.

Rebecca Conacher, Brechin

The guys were truly fantastic, everyone had a ball!

Carol Smith, Wishaw

The Sleekit Beasties were outstanding! All of our guests loved them too, and everyone we speak to tells us how much they enjoyed both the ceilidh and songs. The choices of music suited everyone perfectly and the band judged the crowd very well. The dance floor was never empty and the talent, the quality of the music and interaction with everyone was incredible. Thank you so much for making our wedding that wee bit more special!

Amy Miller, Bonnybridge

'The Sleakit Beasties were absolutely brilliant! They played our wedding in Lincoln and managed to get everyone up dancing for the whole night, including the Ceilidh set and despite half of the guests having never done a ceilidh before. They played a mix of songs throughout the night and kept the dance floor packed until they finished! They were also great before the wedding and we highly recommend them!'

Gareth boyd

Excellent band, learnt our first dance song perfectly, good mix of music and very easy to deal with.

Alison Smith, Denny

The guys were amazing, Friendly, professional and managed to get everyone up on the dance floor. Can't thank them enough.

Craig Du Preez, Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Folk/Traditional

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