Thainstone House Hotel, 05-Sep-15
The band for our wedding was an important decision for us and one of the first that we made. We liked the samples of The Strides on the website and their repertoire looked to be just right, providing a mix that could appeal to all our guests, without including anything that either of us wouldn't have been keen on.
In the run up to the wedding the band were very accommodating with our requests for first dance and a couple of extra requests.
On the night everything went off without a hitch. We loved every minute of the evening and so many guests commented on how good the band was, which was reflected in there never being an empty dance floor.
Overall The Strides did the perfect job of ending our wedding day and we are both extremely grateful for it!
Kenneth Brownlie, Newmachar
Carberry tower, 29-Aug-15
The Strides were excellent. The music was great and they kept everyone up dancing all night. They were all very professional and the service provided was great. Would definitely recommend the strides and music for Scotland to anyone looking for a band.
Leah Turner, Edinburgh
Loch Ness Country House Hotel, 20-Jun-15
The strides were absolutely fantastic. catered to our need brillaintly, learned our first dance song to perfection (better than original) would highly recommend them to anyone.
jamie morrison, lairg
Huntingtower Hotel, 11-Jul-15
We had the strides for our wedding on 11th July 2015, they were absolutely fantastic. Dance floor was packed all night, everyone commented after on how good the band were, lovely guys too we couldn't have asked for anymore, brilliant all round!! Thanks again guys, Julia and Stewart Hunter xxx
Julia Scott, Carnoustie
Highly recommend this band, they played at our wedding at Achnagairn near Inverness and were fantastic. .They played a great selection of songs to suit all ages and had our guests up dancing all night.
Brilliant band and we had so many guests comment on how good they were which was great for us to hear too.
Gillian Brown, Nairn
Glencorse House, 30-May-15
The band were fantastic and kept the guests on the dance floor. I cannot thank them enough we had a great night.
Natalie Moyes, Edinburgh
Haddo House, 18-Apr-15
You guys were absolutely brilliant!
Great song choices, played and sung amazingly well. A good ceilidh set too. You had the dance-floor full for the whole night.
Can't thank you enough, we would recommend you guys to anyone and everyone.
The Caves, 25-Apr-15
Awesome band, we got so many compliments from
guests about the music. The dance floor was full all night that says it all
Sam Hill, EDINBURGH
Ingliston Country Club, 09-May-15
The Strides were a pleasure to deal with during the preparations for our wedding. And, more importantly, they really delivered on the night! We received so much positive feedback about them from our guests. Even my mum, who wanted a ceilidh only, said that they were great!
It was a shame that we weren't able to enjoy EVERY song, but we had to do a bit of mingling with our guests. We wish that the videographer had stayed around for the whole evening, so we could see the bits we missed. However, we're already planning to address this by arranging a night out to one of their future performances!
Russell Sneddon, Barrhead, Glasgow
panmure hotel, 28-Mar-15
Brilliant band, very friendly guys...played lots of great songs and many of my guests have commented on how good they thought they were.
Thank you so much for an excellent, entertaining evening. Would highly recommend
angela robbie, edzell
Buchanan arms, 16-Aug-14
Cant thank the strides enough for playing at our wedding made the night, everyone has been raving on about how great they were. Great musicans,great variety of music genres to suit everyone. Amazing!!
Esther Lynam, Hitchin
The strides were amazing and played brilliant music which had everyone up dancing. They had a lovely rapport with us all and I have had so many compliments about them! I woulx highly recommend them go anyone planning an event. Lovely band members as well, relaxed ans friendly while still professional - I felt like I was at a concert!
Jane Dobson, Glasgow
Dunglass Estate, 05-Jul-14
Absolutely excellent band. Played for all ages. Had the dance floor filled all night. Could not wish for a better band!
amy thorburn, dunbar
Mansfield Hotel, 28-Jun-14
Wow........The Strides......BRILLIANT BAND!!! And lovely group of guys too!!! They completed our perfect day. I'd highly recommend the Strides to everyone for your wedding. Their song selection is perfect for ensuring the dance floor is never empty and all our guests were commenting how great the band was too. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much, Sonya & Dani
Sonya Morrison, Aberdeen
Napier Uni Craiglockhart Campus, 21-Jun-14
The crowd loved these guys, as did we! they did a brilliant job at the wedding..the music selection was brilliant and had everyone up on the dancefloor all night. Would highly recommend.
Sarah Smith, Edinburgh
Ballathie House Hotel, 07-Jun-14
Amazing band. My guests have all been buzzing about the strides and the feedback has been phenomenal. I feel The Strides were a huge part of what made for a perfect wedding.
Alan Sweeney, Perth
Hilton Doubletree, 02-May-14
The Strides were amazing at our wedding, they played great music and everyone loved them. Their personalities are great too and nothing was too much trouble.
Carol Walker, Dundee
The Old Course Hotel (The Ballroom), 20-Dec-13
The Strides were very professional and an excellent group. We all had a great time at the Christmas Party. I would not hesitate to use again.
MARGARET DRYLIE, ST ANDREWS
Achnagairn House, 10-Aug-13
We had the Srides at my daughter's wedding on Saturday night at Achnagairn House...you guys were absolutely amazing! Anyone looking for a wedding band need not look anywhere else...you will not get any better than these guys.They played for everyones taste and the floor was filled all night. ......I hope we entertained you as much with our skipping rope trick and all our other antics as you did us!!!! Thank you so much to all of you. I hope you had a safe trip home on Sunday. From a delighted mother of the bride....Karen
The band played at our wedding and were absolutely fantastic. From the first dance to the last the dance floor was packed. Everyone commented on how good they were and asked where we booked them from. Great job guys thanks
Ross Forsyth, Bishopton
St Andrews University, 13-Jul-13
We were more than happy with the strides they made our wedding night one to remember. They were fantastic and we would recommend them to everyone we know.
Leanne Sturrock, Fife
The City Hotel, 27-Apr-13
Thanks – feedback from lots of people at the party was that The Strides were really good. Me and my husband thought they were excellent. 10 out of 10 all round. They were lovely guys – no complaints or negative comments whatsoever. The booking process and the lead up to the party was also faultless.
Many thanks – will happily recommend. Regards,
The Caves, 22-Jun-13
Fantastic band, so many of our guests have commented on how good they were and they made our night perfect! Thank you so much guys x
Caitlin Fraser, Edinburgh
Carnbooth House, 15-Jun-13
The Strides were fantastic at our wedding. The dance floor was full all night and everyone is still telling us how much fun they had. The Strides are really nice guys and just a really great band!
Louise Pach, Zurich
Loch Lomond Waterfront, 04-May-13
The Strides were really fantastic! We could not have had a better band at our wedding reception. So many people commented on how great they thought they were.
Jennifer Park, Glasgow
Glenbervie House Hotel, 17-May-13
The Strides were fantastic, better than I remember when I booked them. They really added to our wedding day by creating truely brilliant party atmosphere at night. They were also extremely well priced compared to other wedding bands that, in my opinion, weren't as good.
Neil Scobie, bathgate
Thistle hotel, 11-May-13
really pleasant guys who put on a great show and keep the dance floor rocking
Steven Friel, East Kilbride
Glenskirlie House, 13-Apr-13
The Strides were an excellent wedding band! The dance floor was jumping from start to finish and their choice of music for the audience was great! I would highly recommend them :) Thanks guys!
Lynsey Scott, Hamilton
The strides were amazing we really enjoyed all the music and liked how they got involved with all the guests! Everyone really enjoyed the music!
Jenna Rodgers, Aberdeen
Glenskirlie House, 03-Nov-12
It was a real pleasure to have the strides play our wedding. They were absolute gentleman and a class act.
David Leishman, Clydebank
Stirling Albert Halls, 25-Aug-12
Great band with a wide repertoire of songs that will suit everyone. The dancefloor was never empty all night and all my guests young to young at heart loved them. Friendly and accomodating to any needs you have. All I could have asked for.
Fiona Connor, Blackford
moorpark house, 12-Aug-12
We were delighted with all the guys. They were fantastic and everyone at the wedding fully enjoyed themselves. The dancefloor was packed all night long. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!
helen thompson, leeds
The Vu, 26-Aug-12
Graham and I would just like to thank the band for making our fantastic day complete at The Vu.
The dance floor was never empty, and all of the guests thought the band were brilliant. The range and quality of the songs meant there was something for everyone.
John Baird, Falkirk
Thistle Hotel Altens, 07-Jul-12
The Strides were absolutely fantastic. From the moment they started playing the dancefloor was full. Many people have commented on how current and excellent the band were so thanks again guys!
Lyndsey Miller, Aberdeen
Airth Castle, 27-May-12
We hired the Strides for our wedding band and they were FANTASTIC!!! we can't express how happy we were with them, we have had loads of comments from guests about how great our band were and i definately be happy to recommed them in the future.
cheryl aitken, Hamilton
Hamilton Racecourse, 05-May-12
We like to think of ourselves as real music fans so the range of songs and quality of performance were really important for us when booking a band for our wedding, we have to say the guys were absolutely brilliant and didn't let us down.
Their set list is brilliant and we didn't feel the need to ask for any special requests or give them any songs we didn't want played.
They play so well and the lead singer has an amazing voice, those two things combined made every song sound great.
A real highlight for us was seeing our guests for wild for a bit of Johnny Cash, that set the scene and the dance floor was packed the rest of the night.
We can't thank the guys enough for helping make our wedding so memorable, everyone was talking about the band which is a great compliment.
Thanks again from both of us.
Tony & Lorna
Tony Murphy, Coatbridge
landrick estate, 19-May-12
Excellent band. They judged the music to the guests present and it was perfect! Fantastic choice of varied music and the ceilidh was great too. On the run up to the wedding the band were also very quick to respond to any questions and very happy to learn our first dance song! I would use this band again without any hesitation.
sarah mingay, auldearn
Glenskirlie castle, 11-May-12
The Strides were fantastic, had everyone up on the dancefloor all night and the quality of the music was superb start to finnish. Would highly recommend the strides to everyone!
Scott Weir, Forfar
Apex Waterloo Place, 28-Apr-12
The Strides were just awesome!! Our guests are actually still talking about just how good the band were. They played something for everyone and even managed to play our special request 'Down Under' by Men At Work. We would definitely book them again and recommend them to anyone looking for an unbelievably good band!
Fiona Carson, Australia
Mar Hall, 10-Mar-12
The boys were fantastic. Everyone was talking about how great the band were. Don't think i have ever beed to a wedding were a encore was requested.
Lisa McElveen, Dubai
St Andrews in the Square, 24-Mar-12
Fantastic service, learned two songs for us and were fabulous. Made the night, people were up dancing the whole night.
Jocelyn Beattlie, Glasgow
The Cairn Hotel, 01-Oct-11
The strides were absolutely fantastic and exactly what we were looking for in a band. From their performance to the variation in the play list they cannot br faulted. There were a few of our guests that have asked for their details for different functions. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night.
Emma Cox, West Lothian
Rufflets House Hotel, 23-Sep-11
We were absolutely over the moon with the Strides. The dance floor was never empty. Absolutely perfect, we would recommend them to anyone.
Rhoda Caird, London
Strathearn Hotel, Kirkcaldy, 24-Sep-11
We were very impressed with the strides, they were fantastic! They learned both songs we requested and played them brilliantly. The dancefloor was packed all night and many guests commented on how great the band were.
Paula Taylor, Fife
Pittodrie House Hotel, 05-Aug-11
Absolutely LOVE The Strides!!! They were amazing at our wedding last month, all the guests have commented on how much they enjoyed them as well. I especially loved it when they wore the take that masks for their performance of greatest day, this was so appropriate since my hen was to see take that!!
They were so helpful in the run up to the wedding too, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Great band and overall great guys!
Claire Reid, Inverurie
Loch Green House, 02-Sep-11
The Strides were phenomenal. The dance floor was full from the first moment and everyone has been asking about the band and commenting on how great they were...oldies and young folk alike. Thanks guys, it really helped make the day.
Luciana Longo, Cathcart
Sorry it's taken us so long to write this email, but we wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much to all The Strides for your supremely awesome performance on our day.
Even my 86 year old Papa said you guys were the best wedding band he'd ever heard – and he's been to a lot of weddings. ;)
Thank you so much for finishing our day off with some truly excellent music (a brilliant playlist!), for learning two songs for us, and for generally being so much fun and so nice.
We'll be recommending you guys to everyone... whether they need a wedding band or not! ;)
Zoë & Neil
Glenskirlie Castle, 09-Jul-11
The Strides were fantastic!! We were looking for a wedding band that would play a variety of music to cover the musical tastes of our guests - and the band certainly delivered on this. The dancefloor was packed for the whole evening and the band played to the crowd. All of our guests have commented on how good the band were and that the music was fantastic. The Strides really made our evening reception unforgettable and I have never been to a wedding where the dancefloor was so busy all evening. Even as the bride and groom we were on the dancefloor all night!! The guys were really nice and were happy to chat to us and the guests. I could not recommend them highly enough.
Debbie Barcley, Edinburgh
Glenskirlie Castle, 07-Jul-11
They were a very very good band who knew to play the right type of music to the age of the wedding guests. Perfect!
Gillian Irwin, Glasgow
Balbirnie House Hotel, 16-Jul-11
There are just not the words to describe just how amazing the Strides are. From start to finish they were incredible! While they helped to give us the best reception we could ever have dreamed of they also allowed us to feel very cool, having the best wedding band our guests had ever seen. Every guest, some musicans themselves, commented on how brilliant they were. They were just outstanding and we would highly recommend them.
Jaie Lawrie, Arbroath
Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum, 20-May-11
Brilliant band, great selection of songs, everyone enjoyed the music.
Jennifer Carmichael, Dunfermline
Glenbervie house Hotel, 21-May-11
The Strides have been hailed one of the best parts of our wedding day! Everyone spoke about how awesome they were. We feel so fortunate they were part of our day. We really can't say enough good things about them. They arrived early, set up quickly, looked great, their set was fantastic, played late - beyond impressed!
Dionne Mackison, Stirling
Brig O Doon, 07-May-11
The Strides were absolutely fantastic!!! We hadn't seen them perform before the day and made the choice based on the on-line video, which we thought was a little risky but we were not disappointed. Colin and co. were outstanding and well worth the money. It seemed like quite a lot initially but with hindsight, worth every last penny. All our guests have been raving about them and i'm sure they will be hired by friends who have weddings coming up in the next couple of years. Their song choices were spot on and had old and young dancing all night. I'm sorry I never got a chance to thank them in person at the end of the night but please pass on a MASSIVE thank you. It really was one of the highlights of the wedding. An extra special thanks as well for learning our first dance song. They played it brilliantly.
Martina Rossi, London
Lochside House Hotel, 24-Apr-11
Wow, these guys are fantastic, could not have asked for better! really really talented guys, lovely to deal with aswell. The compliments from our guests have been amazing too, huge huge hit!!! I Would definately recommend them, guaranted to have a fantastic night - thank you so so much!
katherine simpson, Darlington
Airth Castle, 08-Apr-11
The Strides were absolutely fantastic! They played a great range of music to suit all tastes and the dancefloor was busy all night. Everyone commented on the band at the wedding, many guests were asking for their details to possibly play for them at future weddings and events. We will definitely be recommending the Strides in the future.
Ashleigh Kaluzny, Cumbernauld
Hey there, thanks again for last night, you guys were fantastic, really made our night!! just wish I was able to get up and dance more!!!! thank you so so much, different class altogether!!!
The Strides were in touch with us prior to our wedding to go over our music selection. Our first dance was a song they didn't play but they made the arrangements to have the song play on their iPod. All the band members were very professional and performed to our expectations. They really had everyone on their feet dancing all night and during their breaks they played songs on their iPod which everyone enjoyed. They were friendly with all of our guests and even played an encore for us. All of our guests, young and old, commented on how much they enjoyed the band. We feel that the band was a high point of our day and made our reception evening complete. We would definitely recommend The Strides to anyone looking for a band without a second thought.
Paul Horsley, Hartlepool
Gleddoch House, 22-Dec-10
Cannot praise The Strides highly enough. We absolutely loved the music they played on the evening of our wedding, as did all of our guests. Several guests commented that they were the best wedding band they have ever heard, and having been at a few weddings this past year ourselves, we have to agree! Very professional from start to finish - there on time even during the bad weather in December.
Thanks lads - the wedding wouldn't have been the same without you!
Louise & Brian
Brian McBride, Glasgow
Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh, 31-Dec-10
A fantastic performance. People loved the music and were up dancing all night. The Strides are first class entertainment. I would recommend them.
Stephanie Taylor, Edinburgh
Hi Colin, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the guys from the band for playing an amazing wedding set for us! I'm really sorry that I didn't get the chance to chat to you, but I was so busy running around trying to ensure I had spoken to all our guests. Just a pity I didn't get to spend more time on the dancefloor. Everyone had a ball and commented on how great a band you were! Thanks again.
Louise & Brian
Atholl Place, 26-Nov-10
so glad we chose them for our wedding!! top class band. not a single bad thing to say about them!! all good!! every song was brilliant. will definately recommend them to others.
Graham Bloice, Perth
The Strides played at our wedding on the 17th of October 2010 in Aberdeen and they were unbelievable! The crowd went wild for them!They played a variety of music including a Ceilidh section at the start and towards the end there was a bit of audience participation which was hilarious. They took requests and provided music on i pod whilst they were on their breaks. Most of the guests at the wedding were late 20s so it was essential that we had a modern band that played up to date music. The band had a laugh with the guests while remaining professional. They were friendly, easy to talk to and they even enjoyed a drink in the bar with us after the night was over. We couldn't have asked for any more and would love to see them again sometime. We have had friends say that they will want them for their weddings in the future! Thanks a lot guys...it wouldn't have been the same without you.
Laura and Andrew Purdie.
Royal Scotts Club, 02-Oct-10
Ourselves and all of our guests could not falter The Strides in any way, and they contributed hugely to an enjoyable and successful evening.
Kevin Fallon, Edinburgh
Meant to email you a while ago now! I wanted to say on behalf of Michael and I, thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The Strides are absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was busy all night and everyone commented on how brilliant a band you were. We had an absolute blast! Thanks also for letting Jamie Afro sing with you, that was really funny! We have some fantastic pictures and dvd of the night, I have attached a photograph of the band and Jamie AFro which is quite funny! Jamie Afro was loving the attention! Thanks for letting myself and some of the other girls mess around with the drums/mic's etc, that was really good fun, and another highlight of the night. We will certainly be recommending you to anyone who asks, and I work in events and will certainly keep you in mind for any future events. Thanks again,
Emma & Michael Walton
I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding last Friday 28th May 2010.
We had an amazing day and everyone loved the music and it was great to see everyone on the dance floor - we've had alot of great feedback about the music so thanks for helping to make our day so special.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone so thanks again for a great job!
All the best.
Sally & Ross Wilkie
Sorry it’s taken a while to write but we just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and the rest of the Strides for the great job you did at our wedding on 12th December at Solsgirth. We had a fantastic day and the evening’s entertainment really was another highlight for us and our guests. Many of them have commented since on how great the music was (so we know they weren’t just being polite)!
Best of luck in the future,
James & Morna.
Good morning Colin,
Myself and Deborah just wanted to thank yourself and the band for the fantastic performance at our wedding at Glenskirlie Castle on the 17th October 2009.
We really were so impressed with how good you guys were and we honestly couldn't praise the band enough. All your covers were superb (from old to new), especially the ones of KOL. Use Somebody really was outstanding way to finish the night and our guests loved your version!!!! It was different but absolute quality.
Everyone at our wedding has commented on the band and people were truly impressed with the range of songs and the quality. Many of our guests have said it's the best band they've seen at a wedding and myself and Deborah agree.
Thank you so much to everyone in the band for giving us the perfect night. We would highly recommend you to anyone we know who hasn't already booked you for their wedding, or for any other big event.
Mr and Mrs Don
Jo and I just wanted to thank you and the guys for a fantastic performance last night - it made for an awesome party which is exactly what we wanted.
Thanks also for getting Jive Talking on the playlist. It was excellent. All the best,
We had The Strides playing at our wedding on 12th February 2010 at Glenskirlie Castle and just wanted to say a big thanks to you and the rest of the band members, firstly for learning our first dance song and secondly for putting on such a good show. The dance floor was full all night and we've had a lot people since telling us how good they thought the music was.
Ross and Lorna
Hi Colin, It's gayle here form the wedding on Friday 26th June 09 Dundas castle Just to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the band for making it such a good night! everyone had such a great evening and have been raving about the band ever since.
We couldn't have had a more suited band. We've had a few people asking for your details so i have given them the Music for Scotland site address so hopefully we will get to see you at another wedding real soon.
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening. You were incredible. You really got the party started and kept it going all night long!
We've had quite a few comments from guests saying how brilliant you were.
Balado Park, 20-Aug-10
they are a class act value for money
William Martin, Edinburgh
29 Royal Exchange, 14-Aug-10
Th Strides really made the night for us! Colin was excellent from initial contact before the wedding to the actual day, nothing was too much hassle for them. It was great that they could play for an extra hour to 1am and even then it was a shame that they had to stop! Unfortunately we didn't get to say goodbye or thank you to them all at the end of the night.
All our guests have been raving about them - we had a great night!!
Hazel Milne, London
Lodge On Loch Lomond, 06-Aug-10
Really nice guys, great band, all our guests loved the music. Had everyone dancing. Have already recommended them on the Scottish wedding directory.
Clare Connolly, Dublin
Signet Library, 23-Jul-10
We just arrived back from honeymoon late last night, I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and the rest of the guys. You completed exceeded my expectations on my wedding day. The set was brilliant, fantastic selection of songs, the energy was sustained right throughout the night until the final encore at the end!!. It was great cross section of tracks from the late 50’s stuff right up the current material which really got everybody up dancing & going crazy & enjoying the night.
Thanks again for learning specially for us Ain’t no sunshine & dancing in the dark & a HUGE thank you for learning Soho for me. This was a complete surprise & really made my wedding day so special, & also brought back a lot of nostalgia for me! I really appreciate that you guys took the time out of your busy schedule to learn one of my old Potbelly tunes! Everybody commented on how good guys & I think it was clear at the end of the night when everybody was shouting “one more tune”!!!
Anyway, please pass this praise on to the rest of the guys!! Thanks again & keep on rocking!
William Halliden, Belgium
Ingliston Equestrian Centre, 18-Jul-10
The Strides were fantastic from start to finish. We were able to email them with a few questions and requests in the run up to the wedding. The band answered all our questions and were able to meet our requests. On the night The Strides were amazing (very professional, on time, etc etc). The dance floor was full all night and everyone commented on how good they were. (A friend has since tried to book them for her wedding but they were already booked!). I am delighted with how well our evening reception went - this was mainly due to the quality of the band!
Cheryl Rice, Glasgow
The Strides done an amazing job at our wedding. The music suited all ages and everyone was up dancing! I would recommend them to any bride or groom who were after a really amazing band! They done an amazing job!
Can't wait to see them again when my wedding is on TV for Four Weddings!
Sarah Sheridan, North Berwick