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The Bag Rockers

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About The Bag Rockers

The Bag Rockers - a high-energy blend of bagpipes & rock guaranteed to get your event rocking! Experience the unforgettable. Book now!
Folk-rock band
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Striking a match between the sounds of the Great Highland Bagpipes and classic rock, the Bag Rockers bring the house down with their unmistakable brand of entertainment. Their mix of Scottish tradition with a modern and playful twist sets them apart, establishing them as one of the most in-demand acts on the entertainment circuit. No event is too grand, and no stage too small – when you book the Bag Rockers, you're guaranteed an electrifying performance that gets the crowd rocking! The Bag Rockers' high-octane performances have taken them from Kyiv to Kuala Lumpur and beyond, earning them rave reviews from audience members and critics alike. Their unique style and infectious energy even charmed the infamously critical Simon Cowell, who praised them as 'Great Ambassadors for Scotland'. Their ensemble features the wild frontman/guitarist Gregor "G-Man" James, formerly of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, backed by a top-tier piper and a world-champion snare drummer. As a five-piece, they incorporate professional acrobatic dancers, adding an extra level of spectacle and Scottish flair. The Bag Rockers know how to adapt to your event's specific needs. Their use of pre-recorded material produces the rich, full sound of a Celtic rock band without the logistical challenges of a stage crowded with equipment. This flexibility and efficiency make them an ideal choice for featured acts at award ceremonies and other space-sensitive events. For weddings and full-day entertainment occasions, the Bag Rockers deliver a comprehensive package. From meet-and-greet duties and top table pipe-ins to DJing and Ceilidh dance calling, they offer a seamless, unforgettable day of high-energy entertainment. Their impressive client list includes renowned organizations such as BBC Scotland, Hard Rock Café, and Visit Scotland, as well as numerous district councils, hotels, and events, from local to international. The feedback is consistently effusive, with ITV's USA Entertainment Correspondent Ross King describing their show as "sensational", and Alesha Dixon hailing them as "pure Dead Brilliant!" The Bag Rockers are not just an act, they're an experience. They have made a splash on the entertainment scene with their tongue-in-cheek humour, boundless energy, and remarkable musical prowess. Their ability to infuse traditional Scottish music with a rock-n-roll edge has made them a beloved act for a wide range of audiences. Whether you're planning a corporate event, a wedding, or any celebration that could use a dash of unforgettable entertainment, don't hesitate. Get in touch and book the Bag Rockers now – it's guaranteed to be a performance you'll be talking about long after the last note fades!

The Bag Rockers' Reviews

From customers:

Simon E
1 year ago

Obviously very talented musicians, great ambassadors for Scotland.

Donald H
1 year ago

Great show, great talent!

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The Bag Rockers' Song list

Sets include traditional Scots classics and Rock tracks such as...
Flower of Scotland
Loch Lomond
500 Miles
Rock'n'roll medley
100 Pipers
Highland Cathedral
Scotland the Brave
The A-Team
Take me Out
Bohemian Rhapsody
We Will Rock You
Smoke on the Water
Black Betty
Whiskey in the Jar
The Final Countdown
Auld Lang Syne

The Bag Rockers' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1500
Corporate Package3 musicians
30/40 minutes Sets. Travel/Accommodation might be added on top.
All-day Wedding Package3 musicians
Includes: - Meet-and-greets - Walking the bride down the aisle - Background music - All-day DJ set - Ceilidh dancing - 30/40 minutes sets Travel/Accommodation might be added on top.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our high-energy, tongue-in-cheek performances that fuse the Great Highland Bagpipes with classic rock. Our unique style, charisma, and world-class musicianship stand out, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed at a wide variety of venues, from the Hard Rock Café in Edinburgh to the SECC in Glasgow, and international locations like the Scottish Club in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the St. Andrew's Society in Kuala Lumpur.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

While we draw inspiration from the traditional sounds of Scotland, our unique sound and style have been influenced by a range of rock bands, and notably by Gregor's previous stint as the guitarist for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We've performed at a host of high-profile gigs, including the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and numerous prestigious corporate events. We've impressed personalities such as Simon Cowell and Ex-President Donald Trump with our performances.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our standard line-up is a trio featuring a frontman/guitarist, a grade-one piper, and a marching snare drummer. Occasionally, for larger stages, we can add two professional female dancers to the performance.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We understand that event timings can change and we're highly flexible. However, please let us know as soon as possible to ensure we can adjust our schedules accordingly.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, our frontman "G-Man" takes care of DJ services before and between sets. This is included in our packages.

How much time do you need to set up?

To ensure the best performance, we like to have a set-up time of at least an hour before the event. This allows us to check our equipment and acclimate to the venue.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Given the nature of our act and the instruments involved, our performance is typically stage-based. However, our pipers and drummer can perform meet-and-greets and other interactive parts of the event.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our performances are specially curated to provide the best entertainment experience. However, we're open to discussing any specific song preferences you may have.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, our quote includes all necessary equipment, such as PA system and lighting. Our aim is to make the event as seamless as possible for you.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We pride ourselves on our ability to entertain and are always open to learning song requests. However, we ask for sufficient notice to ensure we can give the song the Bag Rockers treatment!
Folk rock, Rock
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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