Splendid Gentlemen

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Splendid Gentlemen


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We believe your Wedding or event should make a statement about who you are. Your evenings entertainment should be the jewel in your crown, bringing your whole Wedding dream to a grand finale. Do you really want the same old ‘Wedding Band’ everyone else has? 

Nothing like your standard, cheesy Wedding Band, Splendid Gentlemen are a fresh, contemporary cover band from Glasgow, Scotland. Awarded the 2016 Confetti Award for Best Evening Entertainer, Splendid Gentlemen pride themselves on doing things a little differently.

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  1. Andy Dickson said on 26th September 2016 5:14 pm:

    We got married on the 9th September at the Fenwick Hotel and the band was the only thing I got to have any say in! We went to see the gents in Glasgow first and were blown away immediately – brilliant repertoire, had the dancefloor full all night and genuinely nice to chat to.

    We had an mp3 to play for our first dance due to the nature of the track and the guys were really cool about it. They even learned Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley especially for our wedding and it was absolutely amazing! We couldn’t be happier with booking Splendid Gentlemen, they couldn’t do enough for us and made the time and effort to make sure they played what we wanted; me and my son even went up for a song each with them which made the day even more special 🙂
    At one point a guest passed and said “I don’t feel like I’m at a wedding, it feels like I’m at a gig, this is brilliant” and that for me sums Splendid Gentlemen up – they are a great band that play weddings rather than your standard going-through-the-motions wedding band. We’re already thinking about having a party for our 1st anniversary and getting them back, they were tremendous.

  2. Emily said on 4th November 2016 5:12 pm:

    Me & my husband Scott booked Splendid Gentlemen for our wedding on 5.10.16 and these guys deserve more than 5 stars!
    Not biased because we are old friends from school – I had been following them on social media for a while and got back in touch after years and was send a very professional promo video to get a taster as to what they are like. We booked them straight away! On the night they were just fab! EVERYONE, and I mean everyone was up dancing – grannies, mums, pals, kids, me! Everyone was asking me who and where I found them. They chatted with my guests, and even took a back seat when my husband’s grampa got up to belt out ‘My Way’ haha! Not only was it great to see old pals, they were just on point with reading the crowd and playing the perfect mixture of music. Always communicating in the build up to the day as well, asking if any specific requests etc – nothing was a problem. Highly recommend and make sure you get in early and book them! There is a reason they are so busy…
    Thank you again guys for everything! Emily & Scott xxx

  3. Lindsay said on 9th December 2016 11:54 am:

    Splendid Gentleman played at our wedding in Aberdeen in October. These guys were amazing! The dance floor was never empty and so many guests commented on how good they were.
    Dee was great to deal with in the run up to the wedding, we found him to be quick to respond to emails, helpful, friendly and organised – nothing was too much trouble for him.
    On the day the band were professional, well dressed and most importantly lovely people who took time to speak to both my husband and I during the night. The guys were genuine and I loved the fact they took an interest in us, asking why we had picked our first dance and what some of our favourite songs were.
    We quickly realised all 3 members of the band are very talented musicians, as we asked the band to take quite an up-beat song and slow it down for our first dance. I had no idea what to expect, but I can honestly say we were blown away with the arrangement they came up with. The great thing about Splendid Gentlemen was they were so good at judging their audience – it felt like I was saying “I love this song” every time a song started! We also had a couple of ceilidh dances throughout the evening and again, this is something that worked really well.
    Splendid Gentleman made our wedding, and looking back at photos it is obvious all our guests had a brilliant time!

  4. Brendan McDonald said on 24th April 2017 9:11 pm:

    The Splendid Gentlemen played a great set at our wedding on the 12th of April. They arrived on time, with a quick and professional set-up. The band is genuinely interested in providing entertainment and this came across in abundance, they’re fantastic musicians and lovely guys, too, very easy to keep in touch with. They played the songs we requested with aplomb with lots of people commenting on how good they were (dance floor was never empty!). We were really touched that they made the effort to say goodbye before their drive home and also saying they had enjoyed themselves. Dudes, we thank you!

  5. Laura Goodwin said on 29th May 2017 9:29 pm:

    The band played at our wedding reception on 12th May at Inverkip Marina and were excellent. The dance floor wasn’t empty all night and they were very accommodating with our guests requests on the night. Genuinely nice guys too….wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for your wedding.

  6. Colin said on 23rd July 2017 3:46 am:

    Splendid Gentlemen played our wedding on 6th July 2017 and no review we could do could truly explain how amazing they were. Prior to the big day, the communication with Dee was fantastic. As we live in Australia, we didn’t get the chance to see the guys live and based our decision on the videos on YouTube – although we were never worried about that. From the first dance to the very end the dance floor was full.We also had a few ceilidh dances which the lads were able to explain very well – especially considering it was the first time for half of our guests. During the break the boys were really friendly and happily chatted to everyone. All of our guests gave us glowing compliments about the band and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone else looking for a wedding band!I wish we could afford to fly them over to play at our Australian celebration in a couple of months!

  7. Nikki Walker said on 22nd October 2017 3:40 pm:

    I would just like to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. Splendid Gentlemen were absolutely outstanding! 

    The dance floor was never empty – literally every song there were loads of folk up dancing! I think every one of the 200 guests raved about you and so many said you were the best band they had ever seen and we agree! 

    We cannot thank you enough for creating an amazing atmosphere and finishing off our wedding day in style. Everyone loved that you took requests and you gauged the music type that everyone loved to perfection! What a brilliant night! 

    Thank you again to the three of you! You are amazing singers and phenomenal musicians! We have brilliant memories of our reception to cherish forever. Anyone who manages to secure you for their special date is so lucky!

    Thanks again,

    Nikki and David x

  8. Martyn and Chloe Emslie said on 28th November 2017 11:39 pm:

    I got married on 25th november 2017 at the Torrance Hotel, East kilbride. Me and my wife chose Splendid Gentlemen as we had been recommended by a friend.

    The band were very professional from the moment of enquiry to the actual event. Communication with Dee was brilliant, any questions we had were answered quickly.

    We have had nothing but compliments from those who attended our Wedding. Everyone was impressed by the variety of songs played. Vocally the band is pretty spot on and the dance floor was not empty the whole night. The band’s repertoire is very impressive and that shows how serious Splendid Gentlemen take their music. I honestly cannot think of anything I would have changed from the whole experience.

    Keep up the good work guys and I will be recommending you to everyone. Thanks again for topping off a wonderful day.

  9. Allan Davidson said on 14th March 2018 5:03 pm:

    Splendid Gentlemen played at our wedding at Crear in 10/03/2018. Having been given the responsibility of choosing the band the pressure was on.
    I stumbled across Splendid Gentlemen and after hearing them at gig I booked them straight away knowing that a delay could mean us missing out.
    In the lead up to the wedding I was in contact with Dee on a couple of occasions, confirming he knew the venue and 1st dance song, his replies were always prompt and nothing seemed like too much trouble.
    On the night the guys turned up very prompt, they had a brief chat with my wife and I and then got to work.
    After our first dance they just played one cracking song after another, every cover was absolutely spot on.
    The guys play music with passion and are complete opposites to many a wedding bands I have seen who are too busy giving it big fake smiles and cheesy dance moves.
    Our guests all loved the band and the staff at the venue were also very complimentary.

    If you are thinking of booking Splendid Gentlemen then do it. You will have no regrets and can thank me later.

    Fantastic musicians and great guys.

    Thank you very much.

    Allan and Lisa

  10. Andy said on 23rd May 2018 12:16 am:

    Dee, Craig and Scott were absolutely fantastic!

    Quick to respond when we were planning, super flexible with our requests and really took the time to understand of what kind of music we wanted to hear.

    On the day, they read the small crowd brilliantly and kept the classics coming and the dancers dancing.

    Couldn’t have been happier with our choice!

  11. Paula Christian said on 7th October 2018 4:26 pm:

    Splendid Gentlemen played at our wedding at Pollokshields Burgh Hall on September 1st 2018. They were the very first vendor we booked after the venue as music is such a big priority to the both of us! Communication with Dee was great and we always had swift replies with nothing being too much trouble and noting our song requests.

    On the day we both can’t thank the guys enough. You really made our night, catering to our rockier tastes, some celidiah and also some more wedding traditional songs. The dance floor was busy all night. The Offspring (twice), Angus Young guitar moves during AC/DC and Purple Rain are the favourites! The guys really know how to work with the crowd they’ve got on the night. We’ve had nothing but great feedback from our guests. Really friendly guys who were happy to chat away with us and the guests.

    Thanks guys you made our night and hopefully catch you at one of your gigs some time. Paula & Andy. 🙂

  12. Karyn Sherriffs said on 2nd November 2018 10:09 am:

    Splendid Gentleman played at our wedding at Banchory Lodge (Aberdeen) on October 21st and did an AMAZING job!!! We hadn’t seen them live before but after reviewing their videos online we knew they would be great and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Everyone commented on how good they were and the dance floor was hardly every empty! They did a great range of song to suit everyone and all the guys were really lovely too! Would absolutely recommend them to anyone and we’re so glad we chose them!

    Thanks again Karyn and Alan x

  13. Fionnuala O'Donnell said on 24th September 2019 11:02 am:

    Splendid Gentlemen played for our wedding in Inverness on the 12th September and they were fantastic. I was slightly worried as it was quite a small wedding in a fairly big room though it might feel empty but Dee and the guys played such a fantastic range of songs that everyone was up dancing at some point. They were really friendly and happy to take requests. All our guests thought they were brilliant and we’ll definitely be going to see them when they play in Glasgow again.
    It’s always a chance when you book a band you’ve not heard play before but it’s definitely a chance worth taking on these guys. Highly recommended.

  14. Joanne Mackie said on 16th October 2019 9:28 am:

    I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and the rest of the band for being so amazing at our wedding at the Dalmahoy on Friday 4/10/2019. You guys had so much energy and kept the dance floor full all night!

    So many of the guests commented both on the night and the next day how great you guys were. You had a varied repertoire and managed to fit in a lot of our favourites which was great. You also did a bit of ceilidh which our guests loved!

    Thanks again! We will certainly recommend you guys.

  15. Kirsty said on 13th November 2019 1:24 pm:

    We had Spendid Gentleman play at our wedding on 08.11.19 at the Lodge on the Loch and can honestly say they were amazing. They were lovely guys and the music was exactly what we wanted! A good mix and played loads of requests. The dancefloor full all night so our guests loved them as much as us! Would recommend to anyone and would definatley book again. They are brilliant 🙂 x

  16. Colin & Rachel Stewart said on 7th December 2019 2:35 pm:

    We booked Splendid Gentlemen for our wedding having seen them live at Maggie May’s. Their style and set list suited our taste in music perfectly and the guys clearly love what they do.

    We couldn’t have asked for a better night thanks to the band. The song they learned especially for us was extra special.

    Everyone had an amazing time, from floor fillers to our favourite tunes. A number of our guests travelled from outside of Scotland and so the ceilidh music went down really well and there was something for everyone.

    The dance floor was full all night and guests kept commenting that the band were so good that the songs sounded like the original artists playing.

    Thanks so much guys, we’re already on the lookout for your next gig venues!