Alistair and Jenifer Lawrie (Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow)
Booked Splendid Gentlemen for my wedding (Feb 2014). I went to see the band in a pub and right away I could tell these lads could play their instruments. No backing tracks, they are a 3 piece but by far and away one the best bands that I'd looked at for my wedding. I booked them more or less on the spot (without the mrs seeign them)
The band turned up very promptly on the day and were really quick to get set up. They happily learned our first dance number (which was more of a leftfield request) and I was super impressed at how tight a band they were (given they only practiced the week before). Dee has a great voice, the drummer was a class act and its rare in this day and age to find a bassist that plays proper bass (muse- hysteria should be played at all weddings as standard!).
I saw a few bands in the run up, Splendid Gentlemen were easiliy the freshest band I saw, they had good energy and looked to be enjoying themselves (a lot of other wedding bands just looked stale from doing the same set for x years)- these guys are relatively new on the scene and looked hungry and eager to put on a good set and please the audience
They played a great set (they were happy for me pick songs on their setlist), which they tailored to the audience and the dancefloor was full all night. We had an issue with the dress just before the first dance- they were happy to play some hendrix-redhouse until the dress issue was resolved.
I really couldn't fault the lads at all. Easily the bargain of the century.
Great band, great performance, great communication in the run up and really friendly guys and loads of guests (most of whom play instruments) said they were one of, if not the best wedding band they had ever seen
Thanks guys made the night”