Testimonials

brig o doon, 16-Nov-18

The sleekit beasties were amazing. They communicated very well with us and listened to our requests on music. On the night they had the dance floor full the whole night and were great entertainers. The ceilidh was the best part of the night! Exactly what we wanted in a wedding band.

Kerry McConnell, High Maybole Rd, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Melville Castle, 27-Sep-18

Fantastic from we booked. Sleekit beasties played at our wedding in September and I would 100 percent recommend them again. From day one Sam was in touch to plan everything, and ever so patient with me and so accommodating with requests that I made. As for the music it was 10/10 all night - almost six weeks later and guests are still coming to me and coming on how great they were. A good range of music was played - a little something for everyone. The band seemed to be relaxed and enjoying it themselves!

Alannna Garrett, Dalkeith

Brig o doon hotel, 28-Sep-18

Amazing band. Received numerous positive comments from friends and family on how good the band are. They look the part, enjoy the day as much as your guests and play hit after hit all night long. Dance floor was full the whole night! Thoroughly pleased with there performance!

Ross Currie, Ayrshire

West brewery, 13-Oct-18

The Sleekit Beasties are unquestionably the best band I've ever seen at a wedding. They communicated with us easily and regularly (they were clearly more organised than we were!) and were easily able to accommodate our few requests. On the day, the band were also fantastic. They set up quickly, took the time to meet and discuss matters with us and then the absolutely smashed the roof off the place. Seriously, we couldn't have asked for a better band. They pitched between covers and ceilidh perfectly for the night. They called the ceilidh dances clearly and easily, even getting on the floor to demonstrate. Their energy was incredible and we've had no end of compliments for the band from our guests. We're incredibly grateful and so, so happy that they were able to perform for us on our wedding day. I'd have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in future.

Hannes Neugebauer, Glasgow Green

Maryculter house hotel, 22-Sep-18

Brilliant! Did everything we wanted and more! Played to the crowd perfectly and the dance floor was full all night. We saw them play at a friends wedding and chose them because of that. We’ve also had several comments from friends about how good they were.

Kevin Anderson , Aberdeenshire

The Scores, 01-Sep-18

Brilliant band. The music was fantastic on the night and the mash up of pop songs into ceilidh dances was excellent. Everyone on the night loved the band and their ceilidh dances in particular were getting compliments from all the guests on the night. Would highly recommend and a few people were asking who the band were and how to book them.

Michael Ritchie, St Andrews

Colstoun House, 18-Aug-18

Absolutely brilliant. Everyone was up dancing all night. Good amount of ceilidh songs, all well called and everyone was joining in. We requested a song for our first dance which they learnt. It was all just perfect. Thanks so much!!

David Treagus, Haddington

Balbirnie House Hotel, 27-Aug-18

The Sleekit Beasties performed brilliantly. Quality musicians carrying out their playing with panache and very entertaining way. Would we use them again - absolutely, delighted with their overall performance. Very polite and very friendly in all dealings. Arrived and set up on time. Communicated well.

Mike Cowie, Markinch

Glenskirlie castle , 26-Aug-18

The band were amazing, made our wedding perfect and I wouldn't have wanted to choose anyone else.

Katrina Thompson, Bannock

Glenskirlie Castle, 12-Jul-18

Best wedding band i've ever heard!!!! They nailed our first dance to perfection, the ceilidh was amazing, everyone at the 120+ event had nothing but great things to say about the band.

Blair Ritchie, Kilsyth Road, Banknock, Stirlingshire, Scotland FK

Western House Hotel, Ayr, 06-Jul-18

The Sleekit Beasties were totally fantastic and I was so happy that we had them at our wedding. They were extremely friendly and easy to communicate with before the wedding. They also learned our first dance song for us and totally nailed it. Most of our guests weren't from Scotland but the band were super at teaching people how to ceilidh dance and everybody had a great time. We loved their setlist and the dancefloor was full. We had been finding it difficult to find a band that did modern covers as well as being a proper ceilidh band (not just playing recorded ceilidh music). The Sleekit Beasties ticked both boxes and were amazing. Their enthusiasm, passion and talent created a great atmosphere and I would strongly recommend them.

Anna Kordeczka, Ayr, Scotland

House for an Art Lover, 22-Jun-18

The Sleekit Beasties were an awesome choice; they sounded great, looked the part, and were actively involved with the people dancing while keeping the focus on the bride and groom when necessary. Their assistance in calling the ceilidh was great, and much appreciated by the many guests from overseas. We would recommend them (and already have) to anyone.

Ian Thomson, Glasgow, Scotland

Lochside House Hotel, 05-Jul-18

The Sleekit Beasties were amazing. They kept in contact well in the build up to our big day and answered all our questions quickly. On the night they were fantastic. The dance floor was never empty and played a great variety of songs. They called all the ceilidh songs well to make sure everyone understood the dances. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the band were and we are still smiling from our perfect day topped off with the Sleekit Beasties.

Jamie McCutcheon, Ayrshire

Manderson House, 30-Jun-18

The Sleekit beasties were absolutely superb.... we loved every minute. Way beyond our expectations. Special shout out to Sam who played the harp beautifully. We have had many compliments from our guests on both Sam and the band.

Alexandra Christie, Duns

Barra castle , 16-Jun-18

We are so glad we booked the Sleekit Beasties for our wedding. They kept the dance floor busy the whole evening and catered for all tastes in music. We have had many nice comments from guests about them too. They were brilliant to deal with from start to finish and were quick to respond to any queries we sent them directly. A lovely group of people - thank you again!

Kerrie Clyne , Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

Lodge on the Loch , 02-Jun-18

The best band ever. From start to finish they were extremely professional they checked I was still happy with first dance and final dance and offered some ceilidh mixed in and refreshed as well as taught us new dances. They are a great band my whole wedding party kept commenting how good they were they sound fab and keep you entertained the whole night that you want to get up and dance to them. I really hope to see them play again. Don’t ever change you guys are great. Mr&Mrs Robertson 2nd June 2018 Loch Lomond.

Ann-Margaret Paterson, Loch lomond

Balbirnie House , 11-May-18

The band were amazing! Before the wedding I was in contact with Sam from band who was very helpful and easy to get in touch with. On the night I couldn’t fault them they doubled checked everything on the night with how we wanted the first dances to go and made sure everything was right before starting. The music they played was perfect and they were very helpful in instructing people in how to do the cèilidh dances. Ever since the wedding everyone has commented on how impressed they were with the band and I could recommend them enough for any one else’s wedding or event. Thank you!

Craig Sanderson, Glenrothes

Atholl Palace Hotel , 06-May-18

The band were fantastic... They bring such a lovely relaxed atmosphere whilst performing full of energy. Our guests had a ball! Thank you!

leigh archibald, Pitlochry

Kirknewton House Stables, 21-Apr-18

The band were fantastic, a friendly bunch who kept everyone entertained and on their feet from beginning to end. Couldn't have asked for a better band to play at our wedding!

Victoria Camus, Kirknewton

Edinburgh, 20-Apr-18

This is the second time we have hired Sleekit Beasties to perform for us at our charity ball. We were very happy with the performance this year, especially the celildh! The band managed to lead the celildh with it being slightly challenging as a lot of guests were newbies to some of the dances. Sam was easy and fast to communicate with prior to the event. Would not hesitate to book the band again and recommend to friends and family for events/ weddings. Thanks again guys!

Beatrice Reid, Edinburgh

Maryculter House Hotel, 31-Mar-18

We are so glad we booked The Sleekit Beasties to play at our wedding. We had so much fun and all of our guests were commenting on how fantastic the band were! They certainly made the evening what it was & kept the dance floor busy. Sam was great and so easy to communicate with in the lead up to the wedding. The variety and combination of music/songs played was great - our guests of all ages were up on the dance floor. And we absolutely loved the ceilidh music and how they incorporate modern songs into the traditional dancing.

Erin Ritchie, South Deeside Road, Kirkton of Maryculter, Aberdee

Rufflets, 02-Dec-17

The Skeekit Beasties performed at our wedding in December 2017. They were so easy to deal with and a fantastic group who despite giving 110% also spent time talking to us and had obviously given our requests some thought before hand. There Scottish country dancing with a twist was phenomenal and everyone won’t stop talking about it. Thankyou for Making our wedding you made it such an amazing day!

Michael Gray, St Andrews

Fingask Castle, 02-Mar-18

Fantastic. Really got people moving and the ceilidh dancing was terrific. I really appreciate their coming at all given the weather. They really made for a fantastic night and I can’t thank them enough.

Alistair Steele, Rait, Perthshire

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 10-Nov-17

they were professional and friendly. All our delegates loved having the band playing at the social event, it really helped to provide the party atmosphere. Sam was quick to communicate and very helpful when announcing our Executives to the stage which was great. Would definitely recommend to others.

Gill Daniell, Edinburgh

Glenskirlie Castle, 28-Oct-17

Really friendly and outgoing bunch. Loved every minute of the performance had lots of friends and family come back and say how much they enjoyed themselves dancing to the ceilidh music!

Linzie Mackenzie, Banknock, Stirlingshire, Scotland FK4 1UF

Jack McTurk, 17-Oct-17

The Sleekit Beasties played our wedding on the 17th of October 2017 and were a fantastic wedding band. Right from the word go they were in regular communication with us and answered any questions that we had on the build up to the big day. We also requested an unusual first dance which they were more than happy to accommodate for us. They had the guests up and dancing all night and all guests were commenting on how great the songs were and the ceilidh was. We would definitely recommend the sleekit beasties to anyone looking to hire them for their event. Thanks again guys! From Jack McTurk & Kayleigh Anderson

Jack McTurk, Inverurie

Bogbain Farm, 30-Sep-17

The Sleekit Beasties have been outstanding! They did our first dance track live and it was perfect. So friendly and great communication throughout, answering all of our questions fully and promptly. Amazing on the night and got everybody up and dancing. Everyone who was there commented on how brilliant they were, thank you so much! Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Maz Campbell, Inverness

The George Hotel,, 07-Jul-17

The band were fantastic and their energy up until the very end was amazing! We had lots of comments about how good they were, would highly recommend them!

Jenny Ralston, George Street Edinburgh

Cuddystone Hall, College Valley, Wooler, Northumbe, 27-Aug-17

We love the Sleekit Beasties! The music was amazing, not only do they have a great taste in music, they can play too! Their craic with our guests was funny and kept everyone involved and their calling for the ceilidhs made sure everyone could join in, the english contingent in particular appreciated this. Sam's communication in the run up to the day was perfect and ensured we got everything we wanted. Thank you so much for making our day.

Gareth Black, Cuddystone Hall, College Valley, Wooler, Northumbe

Achnagairn Castle, 17-Aug-17

Excellent

Martin Dundas, Kirkhill, Inverness

Archerfield , 12-Aug-17

The Sleekit beasties were fantastic. We booked them online for our wedding at Archerfield House and hoped for the best - we didn't really know what to expect. They completely surpassed our expectations - they were brilliant. Really friendly, prompt and professional. We had so many complements - all our guests loved them. We would 100% recommend. From Kate and Iain

Kate Beaton, East Lothian

Dalhousie Castle, 23-Jun-17

Thank you so much the sleekit beasties. You absolutely made our wedding reception! We had the best night and so did all our guests. We appreciated the ceilidh caller, particularly coming into the dance floor. We loved the variety of tunes played, covers as well as ceilidh. We will definitely be recommending you to friends.

lucy mcnally, Edinburgh

Blair Castle , 17-Jun-17

We absolutely loved the sleekit beasties, from day one they've been very responsive and helpful. Not only that but they were incredible on the day, we really couldn't have asked for a more amazing wedding band and can't recommend them enough.

Claire Hurn, Blair Atholl Pitlochry Perthshire PH18 5TL

Ellingham Hall, 25-May-17

Fantastic energy and brought a real party atmosphere getting everyone up dancing. Great mix of music with some ceilidh blended through which everyone loved, and the caller was able to teach the steps well too. The band were able to accommodate a last minute change in our first dance too which was fantastic. Will definitely recommend them to others as a wedding band, or for any other party they'd be great too! Thanks to you all for making our wedding reception so great.

Shiona Paterson, Chathill, Northumberland

Hilton Grosvenor, 21-Apr-17

Great band,, our guests thoroughly enjoyed!

Standard Life, Edinburgh

Comrie Croft, 22-Apr-17

Sleekit Beasties were very professional and created a fantastic atmosphere at our wedding. They did a great job of "calling" the Ceilidh dances and had a good awareness as to when to mix this in with their own repertoire. We were really happy with their rendition of our first dance song and their communication was brilliant in the lead up to the wedding.

Stephanie Millar, Comrie, Perthshire

Carnbooth House Hotel, 19-Mar-17

The Sleekit Beasties were fantastic and judged the mixture of covers and ceilidh perfectly! We had a brilliant night and got lots of comments from our guests on how great the band were. Would definitely recommend them to others. Sam playing the harp earlier in the day was also brilliant, just what we wanted :)

Fiona McNamee, Busby, Glasgow

The Roxburghe, 25-Mar-17

The Sleekit Beasties were very professional and had the dance floor full all night! The help with ceilidh was much appreciated, since half the people had no clue!! Thanks!!

Kim Ferris, Kelso

Near Edinburgh , 18-Mar-17

Music was fantastic. The band tailored the performance to us, Exceeded every expectation and made our wedding all the more special. I cannot recommend them enough.

Ben Hunter , Scotland

Carlowrie Castle, 11-Feb-17

An excellent band who judge the atmosphere and audience extremely well and who put on a superb performance. We had great feedback from our guests.

Richard Eakin, Kirkliston

Ballathie, 05-Nov-16

The band were amazing, they turned up promptly and set up with no issues. The music itself was fantastic, the choice of songs and the quality was brilliant. We loved the ceilidh dancing, and thanks to a very patient caller we didn't get too much wrong. I am so glad we chose the Sleekit Beasties, they definitely made the night and everyone has since commented how fantastic they were.

Kelly Thomson, Stanley, Perth

Drumtochty Castle, 29-Oct-16

Excellent band. Everyone loved them. Ceilidh was great. The dance floor was full all night. The sign of a great band. Highly recommended.

Finlay Duff, aberdeenshire

Elphinstone Hall, 13-Aug-16

Fantastic band from start to finish! Great selection of music and many great comments from the guests! Highly recommend!

Katie Pirie, Aberdeen

Crowwood House Hotel, 06-Aug-16

Amazing band, amazing music. So easy to communicate with to organise the details such as first song and times and locations. Everybody was raving about how good the band were for my wedding and we could not have asked for anything better as I'm pretty sure that would be impossible. Cant thank them enough.

Lewis Gardner, Glasgow, Cumbernauld

Traquair Village Hall, 04-Jun-16

The Sleekit Beasties were incredible. The band were very professional and helpful in the lead up to and on our wedding day and their music and performance was fantastic on the night. It is without word of a lie when I say that nearly every single person at our wedding has commented on how great they were and asked how we found them. Their music was diverse and so fun. I loved how they added a modern twist to the ceilidh dances and they got the balance between ceilidh, and the old and new songs just right. Everyone was up dancing all night at our wedding, which is exactly what we wanted and this was definitely in part down to how good the Sleekit Beasties were! One of my favorite moments of the night was when they were singing Mumford and Sons, the lead singer had his sun glasses on, as the sun was beaming into the hall, the band were having fun and everyone was dancing like crazy; it was just amazing! I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to get their guests up dancing for the night!

jenny Jack, Traquair (by Peebles and Innerleithen)

Dalmahoy Marriot, 03-Jun-16

All our guests absolutely loved the band and so did we. They did a great job getting everyone up to dance especially the ceilidh.

Fiona Graham, Edinburgh

Macdonald Marine Hotel, 24-Apr-16

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

Cornhill House Hotel, 29-Jan-16

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

Alison Smith, Denny

The Old Palace, 28-Dec-15

'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

Winton House, 01-Aug-15

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

Ardnaseig, 05-Sep-15

The guys were truly fantastic, everyone had a ball!

Carol Smith, Wishaw

House of Dun, 15-Aug-15

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

Dunglass Estate, 25-Jul-15

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

James Addie, East Linton

Banff springs, 08-Aug-15

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