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Amy & Dave Gardner

Lodge on Loch Lomond

19/10/23

Amy & Dave Gardner

Hello, Firstly, I apologise for the delay in this. We got married back in October 2023 at the Lodge on Loch Lomond. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, our guests all said how fantastic you sounded. For me, you exceeded all great expectations we had of you on the night, both in terms of your performance and also your communication and courtesy to everyone. Each time I went to sit down (and many others would agree I’m sure), you started playing another absolute banger, and I got up dancing again because I didn’t want to miss a minute of it. Thank you so much for being so great, would definitely recommend you to others(as you were recommended to us) and we’ll be looking out for any other events that you are playing at again so that we can try to be there.

Amy & Jack

Loch Lomond Arms

28.10.23

Amy & Jack

What an amazing band! We are so so happy we were able to book The Big Papas for our wedding at the Loch Lomond Arms 28.10.23. So many if our guests have said they are the best wedding band they have seen! The guys are just so lovely, amazing vocals and they happily played the songs we requested! Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking! Thanks so much! Amy & Jack

Jenni McIver

Forbes of Kingennie

06/10/2023

Jenni McIver

What a night! Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was literally bouncing. We added the Ibiza sax set and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We all had great fun - thank you so much

Alanna MacLeod

Lodge on Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond

18/08/23

Alanna MacLeod

I just wanted to reach out to say The Big Papas we’re absolutely phenomenal on our wedding day. Everyone at our wedding continues to speak about how good they were. They had the dance floor full all night and really read the room, no need for any requests as every song was unreal! I don’t think anyone had a voice the next day from all the singing.

Aileen Buchan

Finzean Hall

16/9/2023

Aileen Buchan

Absolutely brilliant band. Hand folks on the floor from start to finish. They just play everything and so talented. Thank you so much 💓

Kirsty & Ryan Hardie

Turin Castle

02/09/24

Kirsty & Ryan Hardie

This is fantastic! You guys nailed our first dance! 😍 thank you again soooo much!! All of our friends and family have been saying how great you guys were, from the gorgeous afternoon set outside while they were having their drinks and canapés, to the dance floor where they just didn’t stop dancing all night! Can’t thank you enough for setting the vibe and keeping the party going! 🙏🏽😍 And it was lovely to blether to you at the end of the night, your a swell bunch of Gents! 🥰 Kirsty & Ryan

Emma and Euan McCormack

Enterkine House Hotel

24/08/2023

Emma and Euan McCormack

You must have the Big Papas at your wedding. We booked after seeing them at a friends wedding and instantly knew we couldn’t have anyone else. Not only are they the most lovely, warm people in the world, they are also incredibly good at what they do. The dance floor was always full, the crowd absolutely loved them and we were getting comments all night about how The Big Papas were the best wedding band they had ever seen. We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding so special. Love, Mr and Mrs McCormack x

Aiden & Lyesha McKenna!

Falside Mill

26/08/23

Aiden & Lyesha McKenna!

Hey guys!! We just wanted to say a massive thank you. You guys are honestly amazing. We were so excited for you guys to play for us, and you definitely did not disappoint. I genuinely have the most hoarse and husky voice from singing along with you guys. We had quite a few seat boppers rather than dance floor divas but everyone absolutely LOVED you. We have honestly had so many compliments about you guys. It has been so nice to meet you a few times now, you are all genuinely so talented and the soundest of guys. Hopefully we can find an excuse to book you again. Thank you again for the most smashing night. 10/10 would most definitely recommend. Lots of love, Mr & Mrs McKenna.

Kathryn & Liam Ferris

Meldrum House

25/08/23

Kathryn & Liam Ferris

We can not thank yous enough! Yous were absolutely amazing. We had the best night… the dance floor was never empty!. Everyone commented on how great you were! Thank you so much for making our wedding so fun!

Debbie and Lindsay mathewson

Rowallan castle

23/6/23

Debbie and Lindsay mathewson

Absolutely amazing. Everyone loved them. Really got the party going and nice down to earth guys. Wish we could do it all again x

Calum & Steph Erskine

Carlowrie Castle

27/07/23

Calum & Steph Erskine

The Big Papas, Guys - honestly a massive thank you for being part of our wedding day at the Carlowrie Castle. You did come highly recommended but we are delighted we followed through with that decision! That you for being so accommodating to our date changes from the original date in December 2020 - it was well worth the wait! From the carnage that was the Scottish ceilidh to the tunes towards the end of the night (Loch Lomond has us in tears every time now) - thanks a lot. Big love, Calum & Steph (The Erskine's 🙂)

Nicole + Neil

Falside Mill

18.07.2023

Nicole + Neil

When deciding on a band to provide the entertainment for our wedding day it didn’t take us long to decide on The Big Papas! They seemed incredibly popular and we also had some personal recommendations for them too. Craig and the guys are so friendly and talented. We decided on a daytime acoustic set with saxophone which set the tone perfectly for our courtyard reception drinks. And into the evening they kept the party going until the very end, the dance floor was never empty. Everybody had a great time and we can’t thank you enough.

Jason & Lauren Addicoat-Smith

Logie Country House

19/07/23

Jason & Lauren Addicoat-Smith

It was an absolute blast!! You guys were nothing short of spectacular, thank you so so much! We can’t recommend you guys enough.

Stuart & Emma Airzee

Le Petite Chateau

06/03/23

Stuart & Emma Airzee

Hey guys! Emma and I would like to sincerely thank you for taking our wedding day to the next level! Everybody was absolutely raving about you all and how talented you all are. You included so many amazing surprises like the dance off, the Disney songs and personally demonstrating the fantastic ceilidh! Thank you so much for letting me play bass on Superstition. I'm still buzzing about that! Also thank you for the kind words you put on your post about our wedding. The group shot is fantastic! We will be recommending you at any chance we get. Can you please provide an address we can send something to? Lots of Love, from Stu and Emma.

Mhairi Mclaughlin & Naveed Hakeem

Cornhill Castle

25/03/23

Mhairi Mclaughlin & Naveed Hakeem

Hey Craig, Naveed and I want to say a massive thank you to you guys for creating such an amazing atmosphere the dance floor was jam packed all night!!!Everyone has been singing your praises and raving about how excellent the band was. Yous truly made our wedding # Mhairi & Naveed

Chloe & Ross Sangster

Barn at Barra Castle

02/06/23

Chloe & Ross Sangster

We honestly cannot thank you all enough! What a band, the best we've ever heard!! the compliments we've received about how talented you all are has been so lovely to hear! Our dance was exactly what we hoped for and more - a proper party!! Lots of love guys, we'll certainly keep in touch! 🪩🕺🏻

Amy & Ben Samson

Balbirnie House

11/07/23

Amy & Ben Samson

Hi guys!! You played our wedding on the 11th at Balbirnie House. I just wanted to drop you a message, as didn't get to say goodbye on Tuesday. You guys absolutely smashed it, you were beyond incredible. It makes me emotional thinking about it!!! Playing your instruments on the dancefloor, the ceilidh, and all my pop punk requests, it was just amazing. We can't thank you enough! Our guests can't stop talking about you!

Hannah McKenna

Cornhill Castle

30/09/2022

Hannah McKenna

Wow! Just wow! The Big Papas were incredible, from Baby Shark to our first dance song - Conversations in the Dark, The Big Papas had everyone dancing the entire night. Everyone commented on how brilliant they were, we are trying to think up the next occasion we can book them. Absolutely amazing!

Ryan Waters

The Busby Hotel

25/11/22

Ryan Waters

Can't thank the guys enough. Made Kirsty's and I day so special and played music for everyone. We enjoyed your set so so much and thanks for the zz top off. Deffo a highlight of the night! Definitely recommend these guys to anyone. Great job!

Aaron Moffat

Dalmeny Park House Hotel

18/11/2022

Aaron Moffat

The Big Papas done a great job at our wedding! The dance floor never emptied & everyone had so many compliments for them. Not only are they nice guys but they played all our requests and even practiced the song we wanted for our first dance! Would highly recommend and I hope this isn’t the last time I hear them play!

Will Lawton

Raemoir House

Wedding 22/10/2022

Will Lawton

These guys are absolutely amazing!! From playing our first song; which was an incredible cover, to playing some absolutely amazing songs getting everyone up and enjoying the night these guys were brilliant. Get these booked for your day, big memory of the night was suddenly realising these guys were on the dance floor with us all dancing along whilst playing, legends! 10/10 recommend!

Hannah McKenna

Cornhill Castle

30.09.2022

Hannah McKenna

The Big Papas are INCREDIBLE! We chose to have them playing during the day and at our evening reception and wow, everyone was saying how incredible they were! Our first dance song was amazing, they played a blinder and we couldn’t be happier!

Claire Powell

Gg’s Yard

21.8.22

Claire Powell

The Big Papas played a set for our drinks reception in the afternoon and for the evening entertainment. They were phenomenal, all our guests commented on what a great band they were. They were great at getting people up, dancing. They were fun and created a fantastic atmosphere. Fully recommend them!

Nadia Strilciw

Kinmount house

11.08.2022

Nadia Strilciw

Omg! These guys were spot on. Played amazing song after amazing song. Their fun, interaction and general talent was perfect for my cousins wedding. The dancefloor was packed all night. Highly recommend them for all events.

Ashley
29th June 2022

Ashley

We were over the moon when The Big Papa’s could do our postponed date. If you are even thinking about booking these guys DO IT! They were AMAZING. The dance floor was full and bouncing all night. Jamie also did an acoustic set for our drinks reception and had people dancing before the meal even started. Everyone has commented on how fantastic they were! Just nice, down to earth guys who know how to get the crowd going!

Elaine & JP
18/05/19

Elaine & JP

We can’t thank the Big Papas enough for making our wedding day so perfect! The contact beforehand was amazing, so professional, and helped with song ideas. The guys were absolute dreams to have around on the night. If you get a chance to see them at a showcase you won’t be disappointed - they are so talented! We honestly didn’t stop dancing the whole night, there was no awkward ‘quiet dance floor’ at the beginning of the night either (which we were dreading!). Can’t recommend them enough. Thank you!

Shannon & Ricky Hunter

Enterkine House Hotel

20/06/22

Shannon & Ricky Hunter

We booked our band really early on in the planning process. We knew we wanted a f and after seeing a video of them playing a Disney compilation we knew ther were the band for us! The guys were amazing, fantastic voices, and so talented on their instruments. We had my brother and sister sing our first dance and the guys were so accommodating of this, letting them use their equipment and gave them thunderous applause. Lovely to see showmen happy to share their stage! After I got changed and the guys found out we had gotten engaged at Be Our Guest in Disney world, they invited us up for a second "'first 99 dance (which was easier in second outfit!) Everyone raved about our entertainment and we couldn't agree more; the band were the perfect fit for us!

Christine & Colin

Piersland House Hotel

10/07/22

Christine & Colin

Hi Kerri, hope you are well. I’m just emailing to say how absolutely delighted we were with the Big Papas playing at our wedding yesterday. They were just terrific and added to our whole day. Everyone loved them and we can’t recommend these lovely, talented guys highly enough. Best wishes Christine and Colin

Sara Fitzpatrick

Forbes of Kingennie

25/03/2022

Sara Fitzpatrick

Wow. We found the big papas online during lockdown, their videos are excellent but not a touch on how amazing they are in real life. They absolutely smashed our first dance song and all the rest. Few ceilidh dances to get everyone going and then requests all night along with their own set. These guys do everything from dance music, to country, pop, rock the list goes on. The dance floor was full all night and people haven’t stopped talking about the big papas. Absolutely amazing, thank you so much. Sara and Michael x

Abi & James Schubert

Tor Na Coille, Inchmarlo Rd, Banchory, AB31 4AB

26/02/22

Abi & James Schubert

Just wanted to send a wee email to say thanks for your help with choosing our wedding band. 

The big papas were absolutely PHENOMENAL, our little drinks reception acoustic set was so lovely and romantic, then the whole band smashing out brilliant tunes all night had everyone up dancing their asses off! 
5 stars for the big papas! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thanks again
The Schuberts ❤️

Jessica & Steven Adam

Thainstone House Hotel

19/11/21

Jessica & Steven Adam

Hi Craig! I just wanted to send you guys a message thanking you for such an amazing performance at our wedding on Friday! We could not have picked a better band, the amount of people who came up to us and said you guys were the best band they had ever heard was unreal, they all loved you just as much as we did and the dance floor was never empty! Hopefully we get to hear you guys play Again soon, maybe we should have a 1 year anniversary party just to get you guys to play at it haha😂 we will be recommendimg you to everyone! We can't thank you guys enough☺️

Claire & Stewart McGowan

Dalmeny Park Hotel

08/08/21

Claire & Stewart McGowan

Only me and Stewart could have our band cancel on the wedding morning (pandemic problems🙈) Thanks so much to The Big Papas for stepping in and making it even more amazing than we could have wished for ❤️💃🏼

Nichola Haywood

Brig O'Doon

18 January2020

Nichola Haywood

The Big Papa's were absolutely fantastic. Everyone had such a great night and commented how great the band were. The Big Papa's were very accommodating as people were requesting songs on the spot and the band just played them. They are very talented and I would highly recommend them. Our 40th Anniversary will be one we will remember for a very long time. Thank you Big Papa's!

Albert, Wedding, September 2019

Albert, Wedding, September 2019

The guys were tremendous on Sunday. They have added to their fan base. Nothing was too much trouble. They were excellent. Super talented.  There were Swedish and Belgian pro golfers as guests who simply loved them, as much as we did.
The crowd dwindled but mainly down to the drink prices. The remainder were Scots and Geordies.
The happy couple were chuffed with the genuine attention the guys gave them.
Fabulous day made even more special by the Big Papas 

Elaine & JP, Wedding May 2019

Elaine & JP, Wedding May 2019

We can’t thank the Big Papas enough for making our wedding day so perfect! The contact beforehand was amazing, so professional, and helped with song ideas. The guys were absolute dreams to have around on the night. If you get a chance to see them at a showcase you won’t be disappointed - they are so talented! We honestly didn’t stop dancing the whole night, there was no awkward ‘quiet dance floor’ at the beginning of the night either (which we were dreading!). Can’t recommend them enough. Thank you!

Fraser and Rachel Turpie. Wedding, 12/7/19, House For An Art Lover

Fraser and Rachel Turpie. Wedding, 12/7/19, House For An Art Lover

We want to say a quick thank you for organising The Big Papas to play at our wedding.The guys were absolutely fantastic and put on a real show and made our wedding the party we wanted. They were also so easy to get on with and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will be recommending them to our friends so we can hopefully party with them at another wedding!We wish Coast and The Big Papas continued success in the future

Lynn, Wedding, August 2018

Lynn, Wedding, August 2018

Hi I would just like to say a massive thanks to Big Papas!! 
They were absolutely mazing!! Made our wedding complete. Every guest was complimenting all night how great they were. Dance floor was full all night! 
Thanks x 

Lisa and Stuart, Wedding, May 2018

Lisa and Stuart, Wedding, May 2018

We just wanted to get in touch to say A BIG THANK YOU for performing for us last weekend at our wedding.
Firstly: SORRY! I was a disgraceful Bride! Oops. I got very drunk and the evening reception was carnage (in a good way?!) LOL. An unforgettable day! We had SO MUCH FUN.
You guys were a lot of fun and put up with a lot (from a Bride who wanted to be inappropriate on the mic ALL THE TIME). You were very accommodating with us during the planning process too. Thank you for learning our first dance (I Wanna Dance With Somebody) – very enjoyable! You made the night for us.
Our guests LOVED YOU! They loved the fact you joined in with the ceilidh dancing too.
Once we have our professional photos in around 6-8 weeks, I am happy to forward you some of the relevant ones.
Thanks again.
Mr & Mrs Hay x
  

Laura and Ross McLeod, Wedding, March 2018

Laura and Ross McLeod, Wedding, March 2018

Not just a brilliant wedding band but a brilliant band full stop! Everyone loved them, they got the crowd going and everyone on the dance floor. We loved every minute of them! They made the wedding reception a party!!!! Loved it!!!

Aimee & Mark Eadie, Wedding, March 2018

Aimee & Mark Eadie, Wedding, March 2018

You were absolutely amazing! The dance floor was never empty and so many of our guests have been talking about how great you were with a brilliant selection of songs. Loved every minute of it! X

David & Jenny Rudken, Wedding, December 2017

David & Jenny Rudken, Wedding, December 2017

We knew you would be good but you surpassed all expectations - everyone is still talking about the boys v girls dance-off! We had an amazing day and you kept the dance floor jumping all night. Thank you x 

Mr & Mrs Ridge, Wedding, 2 September 2017

Mr & Mrs Ridge, Wedding, 2 September 2017

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545}Hey guys, just wanted to send a message to say a massive thank you!! You were awesome at our wedding and couldn’t have asked for a better band!

Jordan and Emma Gunn, Wedding, May 2017

Jordan and Emma Gunn, Wedding, May 2017

The band were absolutely fantastic. They arrived in plenty of time and looked really smart with the waistcoats which helped add to the atmosphere. We had been in touch asking beforehand discussing our first dance song and although we did get sent a preview the performance on the night absolutely knocked it out the park. It was exactly what we wanted. 
The set list was amazing and the band had a really great energy. Everyone was dancing all night and our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed the music. I got to talk to the guys when the music stopped for the buffet and they were all genuine nice guys who seemed to to really enjoy what they do which definitely came across in their performance. 
Lastly I'd just like to say a special thank you for the moment you gave my wife and I when you played "Beauty and the Beast". We are both huge Disney fans and I thought the bridesmaids or someone had requested the band to play that song, but it turns out that they had just seen our wedding cake and thought we would like it. It was an amazingly thoughtful gesture and one of my fondest memories of our wedding day. 
I couldn't recommend the big Papas highly enough and hope my wife and me will get to see them perform again soon. 

Matthew and Natasha Quayle, Wedding, 20/05/17

Matthew and Natasha Quayle, Wedding, 20/05/17

Hi "The Big Papas",
Now the dust has settled and we're getting back to normal life following our wedding we'd just like to drop you a quick message to say Thank you so much.
You were absolutely incredible and we would highly recommend you to anyone!
We have had so many comments from our guests about how brilliant you are. We hope you all weren't too tired from traveling up and back to Aberdeen.
We hope you have many more years success!
All the best. 

Natalie & Michael Wedding 14/04/17

Natalie & Michael Wedding 14/04/17

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding in Inverness on Friday 14th. You were truly amazing & worked the crowd well. We had loads of comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed you, and it just made the whole evening wonderful. A special thanks for playing Brad Paisley, that was a true moment.

Kirstie & James Perrie wedding 13/04/17

Kirstie & James Perrie wedding 13/04/17

Hey guys, thank you so much for playing at our wedding, we had so many people complimenting you. It's always a good sign when the dance floor is never empty and there was wide selection of music to cater for the whole room. Hope you get through this busy week and good luck for the crazy wedding season. 

Emma & Johnathan Wedding 01/04/17

Emma & Johnathan Wedding 01/04/17

Thank you so much for last night boys! Absolutely fantastic! If you are thinking of booking these guys, stop thinking and get booking. You will not be disappointed! 

Adam & Fionnuala wedding 11/03/17

Adam & Fionnuala wedding 11/03/17

Thank you so so much for putting on such a great evening for everyone!Amazing from start to finish, Adam and I could not have been happier!!Want to do it again

 Emma & Matthew wedding - 04/03/17

Emma & Matthew wedding - 04/03/17

Thank you so much for an amazing show!!! You guys were brilliant and the Scottish dancing was so much fun! Everyone loved it - big thank you!! Xx 

Jane & Chic 25th anniversary - 24/02/17

Jane & Chic 25th anniversary - 24/02/17

Fantastic night thank you guys you were absolutely brilliant, everyone are still raving about you guys 

Craig & Lynne wedding - 31/12/16

Craig & Lynne wedding - 31/12/16

You guys were amazing.  Everyone we have seen since keeps saying how fantastic you's were!  Thank youuuuuuuu! x x x 

Lesley Cartwright - Wedding 31/10/16

Lesley Cartwright - Wedding 31/10/16

Cannot recommend these guys highly enough! Fantastic from beginning to end at our wedding on Saturday! If you need a band these are the guys! Thank you so much!

Linda and Clifford Wands - Wedding 26/3/16

Linda and Clifford Wands - Wedding 26/3/16

Thank you so much for the service you provided me for my wedding. Staff were extremely helpful, especially since my original wedding band had been double booked. You made a stressful situation disappear and your band suggestion was top notch. My band "The Big Papas" were truly amazing. Everyone commented on how fantastic they were. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even when one of my guests, my 5 year old friends daughter, joined them on stage with her inflatable saxophone ! Superb band, can't recommend them enough.

Laura & Craig Douglas - Wedding 9/6/16

Laura & Craig Douglas - Wedding 9/6/16

Excellent service from Coast! Thanks for introducing us to the big papas they where incredible and really got the crowd going at our wedding on the 9th of June thanks again x

Tracey Newcombe Wedding 18th June 2016 Archerfield House

Tracey Newcombe Wedding 18th June 2016 Archerfield House

Thank you so much for playing at our Wedding. As well as being outstanding musicians, you're all outstanding human beings too. It really was the perfect end to the perfect day. You've created so many fantastic new memories for us and we have songs that every time we hear them will remind us of The Big Papas at our Wedding. Big love and thank you to you all, from The Newcombes. Xx

Lori Delaney Wedding 17th June 2016 Dalziel park

Lori Delaney Wedding 17th June 2016 Dalziel park

We got married at Dalziel Park on Friday the 17th June. Our wedding fantastic, particularly at night. We had The Big Papas play and they just created such an amazing atmosphere. Everyone was up on the dance floor and at one point we even had a dance off between the guys and the girls. It was hilarious, fun and exciting! Jamie, the lead singers voice was just sensational!!! The few days after the wedding, i couldn't believe how many of my guests were commenting on how amazing the band were and everyone was asking where we found them. What a night! Just absolutely extraordinary, and these guys made it. So warm, bubbly, fund and unbelievably talented. 

Angie Christie, Event Co-ordinator, CLAN May 2017

Angie Christie, Event Co-ordinator, CLAN May 2017

I can't thank you guys enough. Our CLAN summer masked ball was a huge success - You were amazing! You did exactly what you said you would do...kept everyone dancing the whole night through. From the moment i booked you, i knew we were in great hands. Looking forward to having you back in Peterhead in 2017. 

Lee Fitzgerald - Fundraiser Friday 3rd June 2016

Lee Fitzgerald - Fundraiser Friday 3rd June 2016

The big papas were incredible from start to finish, their range of music had the whole room up on their feet all night dancing! Most importantly the guys were easy to deal with. Would definitely recommend them and will be looking for the earliest opportunity to hire them again!

Stu and Emma Miller Wedding May 2016

Stu and Emma Miller Wedding May 2016

We booked The Big Papas after seeing them at a showcase performance. Jamie's massive bluesy voice instantly stood out, as did the inclusion of a saxophonist giving the cover songs a very welcome and interesting twist. Feeling very impressed by the performance we went ahead and booked. From the point of making the booking, the band were total professionals and we had all of the arrangements in place really quickly (which was relieving given the million and one other things we still had to organise).On the night itself we couldn't be happier. The band kicked off with our first song, a brilliant version of "Need your love so bad" in the style of Fleetwood Mac. Even by the end of the first song the whole dance floor had filled up and it remained this way for the entire evening. The Big Papas kept the dance floor alight with a blend of classic and contemporary covers that kept our guests from ages of 6 to 76 bopping away all night. They had great stage presence and their good sense of humour shone throughout their performance. At the end of the night the guys told us they were absolutely gutted the night had ended so soon (we only had the venue until 11.30pm) and wished they could have played on longer! This was a feeling shared by all in attendance! Since the night of the wedding we have received nothing but total praise about The Big Papas from a large number of our guests. We would happily (and indeed effusively!) recommend The Big Papas to anyone planning their big day, these guys are a pleasure to work with and most importantly they really know how to rock out!" -Giffnock 28th May 2016.I deliberately didn't mention our little performance because I imagine that isn't something you'd necessarily encourage at all of your gigs! Thanks so much for being cool about us going up and giving it a wee shot ourselves! And thanks once again for an amazing performance on the night, as mentioned in the testimonial so many of our guests have given you guys a lot of praise when reflecting on the night, and we really hope to run into you guys again soon (regrettably we've got no Scottish based weddings lined up to attend - but we could always wedding crash!). 

Claire and Thomas Clark: Crear May 21st 2016

Claire and Thomas Clark: Crear May 21st 2016

Thomas and I couldn't have been happier with our choice of wedding band, The Big Papas, for our big day on May 21st, 2016. We picked them after looking through and listening to many, many different bands  - the vocals of lead singer Jamie really stood out, and they gave the impression of a group of nice guys, having fun. On the day, Jamie sang an acoustic set for our reception and the band arrived in plenty of time - not the easiest feat as our wedding was in the middle of nowhere. We were off doing post-ceremony photos, but many guests remarked to us that it was the perfect background for the reception. Quiet enough to talk, but still engaging. For the main event, we asked The Big Papas to do some ceilidh with calling and then their normal set for the rest of the night. Our wedding was full of international guests and the band did a great job of instructing them what to do, all with a great sense of humour. Everyone loved it! As for the band's main set, it was brilliant. A great mixture of old and new, and when the dancing took a little while to get going (as with every wedding) the band definitely knew their tricks to get people up and moving. For the rest of the night, the floor was filled. We left the song decision up to the band (they're the experts) and we're glad we did as they knew what they were doing. We can fully recommend The Big Papas - friendly guys with a fantastic sound and a great sense of humour. They were really professional (Craig responded quickly to every email) and the saxophone player was amazing too - everyone has been raving about them since

Jessica Thomson Fundraiser Event May April 2016

Jessica Thomson Fundraiser Event May April 2016

I just wanted to say thanks and well done to a fantastic entertainment choice for our fundraising event. The Big Papas had great energy, played fabulous songs and really created an upbeat element to the event. We had a very large crowd of discerning people who payed a lot of money for their tickets, and the feedback from them has been amazing. Received nothing but compliments about hiring The Big Papas. Many thanks to you boys, you were amazing! 

Claire and Ray Wedding 14th May 2016

Claire and Ray Wedding 14th May 2016

After a lot of auditioning on youtube. We decided to book " The Big Papas " for our wedding. We were both so excited to meet and hear the band perform at our wedding on the 14h May 2016. We though the unique sound of their voices along with accompanying sax was right up our street. The guys thoroughly entertained us and our guests throughout the course of the evening....wish they could have stayed longer! We've just arranged our 1 month anniversary party (any excuse) and if only we had the funds we'd have them back in a heartbeat. Loved you guys and hopefully see you again soon. Xxxx

Linda and Clifford Wands. Wedding April 2016

Linda and Clifford Wands. Wedding April 2016

Thank you so much for the service you provided me for my wedding. Staff were extremely helpful, especially since my original wedding band had been double booked. You made a stressful situation disappear and your band suggestion was top notch. My band "The Big Papas" were truly amazing. Everyone commented on how fantastic they were. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even when one of my guests, my 5 year old friends daughter, joined them on stage with her inflatable saxophone ! Superb band, can't recommend them enough.

Adam and May McIntosh (Daughters 21st Birthday) April 2016

Adam and May McIntosh (Daughters 21st Birthday) April 2016

Hey Craig, just a quick message to thank you and the rest of the lads for a fantastic night at Hannah's 21st Birthday Party. The music and dancing were fantastic, really made the night. You should be proud of yourselves for a very impressive and professional performance. Cant thank you enough!

Lorna McGinn, Booked at Wedding Band Showcase Jan 2016

Lorna McGinn, Booked at Wedding Band Showcase Jan 2016

Hi, it was fantastic to see you tonight at the showcase, we were absolutely delighted we managed to book, you were absolutely outstanding!

Steven & Kayleigh

Steven & Kayleigh

The singer from The Big Papas is honestly one of the best I've ever heard! Blew us away. Can't recommend these guys enough. They played a whole mix of songs and have a lot of soul! Fantastic night had by all! 

Scott Cassidy

Scott Cassidy

Just want to say we had an absolutely brilliant night. Thank you so much to the band, they were amazing. Everyone commented on how good they were after the show! "

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