White Doves

Castle On The Hill
Real Gone Kid

White Doves

Wedding bands in Scotland do not get much better than the White Doves. In high demand, this live band is cool and modern, with a set list of ranging from funky, contemporary hits to epic classics. The White Doves guarantee to keep the dance floor busy.

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About White Doves

The White Doves are an effortlessly cool Scottish wedding band, with a set list of songs that everyone will love. With modern day classics making them fresh and exciting alongside some well-chosen hits of yesterday this ceilidh and covers band will ensure everyone has a good time.

With their incredible music and vocals, White Doves play the biggest rock and pop hits that keep the dance floor filled from the first note until the final encore. Their show has been developed for both weddings and corporate functions to ensure that you and your guests get the best party band around. Ranging from cool ballads such as  "Stay"  by  Sam Smith to  Motown Classics  and the  faithful  recreation of indy hits such as the  Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire”  and  “Human” by The Killers, White Doves know how to get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there all night .

White Doves  are a band of 6 cheerful and easy going  musicians who, working exclusively with Music for Scotland, can be guaranteed to be flexible and obliging to the end. If you have any additional requests please feel free to ask our Music for Scotland team and we will do our best to accommodate you.

White Doves offer:

- A varied set list, covering floor fillers from across the decaded

- Additionally, first dance requests can be learnt prior to your event as long as the  band are given at least 6 weeks notice

- White Doves can also provide background music between sets free of charge

- You can bring along a compilation CD or MP3 player to play through their sound system

- A DJ service is also available on request, please ask Music for Scotland for more details on this. 

- In addition, the band can also provide up to 45 minutes of ceilidh including calling . 

Enquire early to avoid dissapointment!

What our clients say about White Doves

White Doves were fantastic at our wedding! they had the dancefloor jumping all night, and were happy to learn our first dance request. They also adapted the setlist to suit our party which was great. Amy was easy to deal with and had a terrific voice. Nothing was too much trouble. Our guests are still going on about how good the band were. Thank you so much.

Mary & Jonathan Campbell

Thank you so much to White Doves you guys were Awesome!! My hubby and i still have sore feet from dancing all night, We were amazed at the bands repertoire as they kept the dance floor full all night. We had an unusual first dance but this was no problem for them they did an excellent job of learning it for us. Highly recommend this band. Great job guys!! Thank you xx

Lianne and Barry Grant.

Great Great Great band!! Highly recommend this band our guests are still talking about them x Thank you Amy for singing our first dance you were Amazing! Perfect end to a perfect day! Cant wait to hear them again! Thank you

Nicola & Andrew Mitchell.

White Doves performed at our wedding and were very professional to deal with. They had a extensive repertoire which kept our guests dancing all night. We have received so many compliments from our guests on the band asking where they can go along to hear them play again! Thank you to Amy and the rest of the band for a great night! xx

Diane & Evan Porter.

Thank you White Doves for helping make Elaine and my wedding day go so well.Many of our guests commented on how great the band was, musically and with the variety afforded by your mixture of vocal talents as well.There have even been comments from guests that they wish to hire the band too! We are still on our honeymoon in Venice, but are delighted to take a moment out to give this feedback. Thanks again folks!

James Clark, Maddiston

Amy was very easy to deal with before the event and fully answered all of our questions in the lead up. The band were brilliant and kept the floor busy all night with a wide range of songs for all tastes. They did a brilliant version of 'Is this Love' by Bob Marley and the Wailers for our first dance which Julia and I both absolutely loved. We can't thank them enough and would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends,

Ewan Stark, Edinburgh

Hi Amy, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for making our wedding a fantastic night. You were brilliant and I know that everyone thought you were amazing! Thanks Emma .

Emma Todd

Hi Amy, Sorry it has taken almost two weeks to get in touch with you guys. It has been a busy fortnight! Julia and I just wanted to say a massive thanks for playing at our wedding on 10 October at Craiglockhart. We had a great time and loved the band. Our guests have all had nothing but positive things to say about the music and you even managed to get a few folk up who I never thought I would see dance in my life so well done for that! Thanks for singing 'Is this love' for our first dance too - we absolutely loved it! Julia and I hope to get down to the old chain pier for one of your gigs there soon as we just live 5mins away. Thanks again, all the best Ewan and Julia :)

Ewan Stark

Audio Demos

Real Gone Kid
White Doves
  • Real Gone Kid
  • This Girl
  • Castle On The Hill
  • Empire State Of Mind
  • Proud Mary
  • Ghost
  • All About That Bass

Frequently Asked Questions

What time can we expect you to arrive on the night?

We require 45mins to 1 hour to set up, so we arrive just over an hour before our performance is due to start, link in with the venue manager and await entry. We don't require a sound check as such but it is helpful if the room is empty (aside from staff) as we run a piece of technology, which generates unpleasant feedback for a minute in order to calibrate the PA system.

Will you learn our first dance?

Yes, we learn one song per customer and we require 4 weeks’ notice of the first dance. This is so we can arrange suitable time to rehearse your dance and all the other requests from other customers.
Alternatively, we can play your first dance from MP3 if you would prefer it.

Can we choose the set list?

The band hold full discretion over the music we play on the night. We work from a tried and tested set, which caters for all genres, we watch your guests and respond to their actions to ensure they are on their feet. By all means visit our song list to get an idea of the songs we play and have played in the past and let us know your favourites and we will do our best to get them in there.

When is the final balance to be paid?

We request that the bandleader is paid in cash on the night before we start. If we can request that the balance includes some 10’s and 20’s that will help the bandleader pay the rest of the band on the night.

What kinds of equipment do you use and how loud do you play?

We are a self-contained 6 piece band, so we only require power sockets. We consist of Drums, Keyboard, Saxophone, Bass, Guitar and two singers, we bring a full PA system that caters to a venue that holds up to 300 people, so volume is never a concern, we play to the dance floor so everyone can still talk and your guests are not deaf by the end of our performance. We also bring lights, which are adequate to light the band and the dance floor.

For marquee set ups- we require adequate 13amp power within 5 metres of the stage. If you are hiring in a stage, we need a stage with minimum dimensions of 24ft wide by 12ft deep.

Can you play ceilidh music?

We can supply a small ceilidh section and give instructions to your guests. We can provide the traditional Dashing white Sergeant, Gay Gordons etc. We work from an iPod in our Scottish section to ensure that a traditional atmosphere is created and we recommend doing this before the buffet so your guests can get a chance to catch their breath. We also can provide a live accordion player if you wish to have live ceilidh. Please be advised, there is an extra fee for this service.

When do you take your breaks?

Generally we get booked from 8 till 12, we start at 8 and play till the buffet, which normally is 9.30, we take our break when the buffet arrives and hit the stage again at around 10.10 till 12. We may take a small 10 minute break later in the night as we have found 90 minutes of live music is all people want to hear in one sitting. We are however happy to tailor our break to fit the night if times are different.

Will the band expect food and drinks?

No. We don’t expect this at all, however I have never heard any of the band say no if we are invited to join the buffet!

When the band is not playing will there be music?

Yes, we ensure that from the moment we arrive till the end there will always be music playing, during the buffet we play music that is a little more relaxed. Some of our clients like to bring their own iPod and plug it into our system at the breaks but if not, we have it all covered. We can also provide a DJ set until 1am. This includes an extra fee if this is something you wish to include.

Does the band have PAT certificates and public liability insurance?


White Doves Songlist

  • 20s

  • About Damn Time - Lizzo
  • 10s

  • Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth/Emeli Sandé
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
  • Forget You - CeeLo Green
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Price Tag - Jessie J
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Next To Me - Emilé Sande
  • All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
  • Ghost - Ella henderson
  • Stay With Me - Sam Smith
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
  • Sugar - Maroon 5
  • Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
  • This Girl - The Kungs (remix)
  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
  • Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • Glitterball - Ella Henderson
  • Roar - Katy Perry
  • From The Ground Up - Dan and Shay
  • Feels - Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry
  • Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga
  • Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
  • Juice - Lizzo
  • Levitating - Dua Lipa
  • 00s

  • Candy - Paolo Nutini
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Everything - Michael Bublé
  • Hey Soul Sister - Train
  • Human - The Killers
  • I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • Run - Snow Patrol
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Valerie - Mark Ronson
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
  • Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
  • Last Night - The Strokes
  • This Love - Maroon 5
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
  • You're The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
  • Drops Of Jupiter - Train
  • I Loved Her First - Heartland
  • Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
  • I'm Outta Love - Anastacia
  • 90s

  • Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
  • Iris - The Go Go Dolls
  • Mustang Sally - The Commitments
  • One - U2
  • Simply The Best - Tina Turner
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  • Amazed - Lonestar
  • Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
  • Song Bird - Eva Cassidy
  • Still Haven't Found - U2
  • Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner
  • A Little Respect - Erasure/Wheatus
  • Smooth - Santana
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Wannabe - The Spice Girls
  • Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • 80s

  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Dignity - Deacon Blue
  • Don't Stop Believing - The Journey
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Sunshine On Leith - The Proclaimers
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  • Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Faith - George Michael
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Nine to Five - Dolly Parton
  • Perfect - Fairground Attraction
  • Careless Whisper - Wham!
  • Let's Dance - David Bowie
  • Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
  • Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
  • Africa - Toto
  • Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
  • Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  • The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • Everywhere - Fleetwood mac
  • Call Me Al - Paul Simon
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • 70s

  • Alright Now - Free
  • Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
  • I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
  • Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • You Got A Friend - Carole King
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • September - Earth Wind And Fire
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • Sex Machine - James Brown
  • Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • 60s

  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
  • Can't Take My Eyes Of You - Frankie Valli
  • Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
  • La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
  • Lets Stay Together - Al Green
  • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
  • It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Knock On Wood - Otis Redding
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • December '63 - Frankie Valli
  • Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
  • 50s

  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Folk/Traditional

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Loch Lomond - Runrig
  • Caledonia - Dougie McLean

The live lounge

White Doves performing live at a Music for Scotland Showcase

About Damn Time
Natural Woman
This Girl

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