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The Dirty Martinis

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About The Dirty Martinis

Wedding band
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Dirty Martinis are the perfect live corporate or party band in Edinburgh or anywhere in Central Scotland. Playing a wide range of classic and dance floor fillers. Plus with our own Ceilidh caller we can play live a selection of traditional Scottish Ceilidh dances. Here’s what you get: From initial enquiry right through to your big day or event you deal directly with a band member. Fully live band. Live music between 8pm-12pm with short break. IPOD/ backing music – No need to hire DJ. Ceilidh – Scottish Dances played live and called by the band. State of the art sound and lighting equipment for up to 300 people. Full PAT test and public liability insurance. Professional and smart appearance with reliable service and attention to detail. The dance floor will be packed as you are presented with hit after hit from artists such as ABBA, Ed Sheeran, and Stevie Wonder. Recommended on many of Scotland’s top hotel lists, including award winning wedding hotel Balbirnie House Hotel. Ceilidh Our Ceilidh section is played live by the band no backing tracks and we call the dances, guaranteed to get your guests up on the floor. With experience of playing at hundreds of Corporate events and parties and countless five star reviews you are in safe hands from start to finish.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Pop, Disco, R&B, Soul, Funk, Covers, Top 40
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Event types:
Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

New School / Party Classics
There’s Nothing Holding Me Back – Shawn Mendes
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Kickstarts – Example
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Rock DJ – Robbie Williams
Slow Hands – Niall Horan
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Parklife – Blur
There She Goes – The La’s
She’s Electric – Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Rock n Roll Star – Oasis
Live Forever – Oasis
Sit Down – James
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Move Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Human – The Killers
Rule The World – Take That
One Day Like This – Elbow
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Read My Mind – The Killers
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Dakota – Stereophonics
Rocks – Primal Scream
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lady – Mojo
Step On – Happy Mondays
Old School
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
We Will Rock You – Queen
Does Your Mother Know – ABBA
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Tainted Love – Soft Cell / Gloria Jones
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Hooked On A Feeling – Blue Swede
All Right Now – Free
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Hi Ho Silver Lining – The Jeff Beck Group
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
My Girl – The Temptations
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
Le Freak – Chic
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Stuck in the middle – Stealers wheel
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
Forever In Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond
Shang-a-Lang – Bay City Rollers
Loch Lomond – Runrig
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Real Gone Kid – Deacon Blue
Dignity – Deacon Blue
A Little Respect – Erasure
Kiss – Prince
All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
First Dance / Slow Songs
Just You And I – Tom Walker
Angels – Robbie Williams
A Million Dreams (piano/vocal) – The Greatest Showman
The Way You Make Me Feel – Ronan Keating
Your Song – Elton John
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Lay Me Down – Sam Smith & John Legend
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
You Are The Reason – Calum Scott
Better Together – Jack Johnson
All About You – McFly
Photograph / Tenerife Sea / Perfect / Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
The One – Kodaline
Life With You – The Proclaimers
Little Things – One Direction
Talk Tonight – Oasis
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
INXS – Never Tear Me Apart
All Of Me – John Legend
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Amazed – Lonestar
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
With Or Without You – U2
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Hey Jude – The Beatles
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Yellow – Coldplay
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Stand By Me – Ben E King
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Gravity – Embrace
Scottish Dances
Dances called and played live by the band.
Gay Gordon’s
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip The Willow
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

YES, Always.

Do you have different line-up options?

Sorry, we always go out as standard 5 piece.

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

We always arrive at your venue for 6:30pm and can start anytime after 8pm.

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

Yes, no problem.

How much time do you need to set up?

We always arrive at your venue for 6:30pm this allows us 1.5 hrs to set up / soundcheck.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 4sqm by 4sqm space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to learn your first dance request and play live. We ask for 3 months notice for any song not on our current playlist.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Wide range of floor fillers we perform, guaranteed to get any room bouncing!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Formed in 2013 and played hundreds of weddings all over Scotland. Not many venues we have not yet played.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

James Brown, U2, Paul Weller, Queen, Chic too name a few.

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

We have performed at some very exclusive private weddings and also corporate work for large companies.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1750
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£1750


From customers:

Client, 2 years ago

The band played at my son and daughter in law’s wedding on Saturday. We had a lot of positive comments from the guests saying how good they were. Comments included how they sounded like the original singers/ bands whose tracks they were covering. The dance floor was full all night and included a ceilidh section. Would definitely recommend. Thank you to all the band members for contributing to their special day.

Mother B, 2 years ago

Played at Daughters wedding on Saturday 7th Sept 19 at Keavil House Hotel Dunfermline. What a great band, music spot on Guaranteed floor fillers , A big thank you for helping create a memorable night.

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