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The Big Papas 30 mins ceilidh

The Big Papas

Pound for pound one of the very best cover bands to hit the market in years. The Big Papas have a unique line up, sound and appearance. With the addition of live sax in the band and frankly astonishing live vocals, The Big Papas are the band to book when you really have to impress. Their set list spans the decades, with every genre represented and each tune performed with energy and style. The brass allows them to cover a wider range of tunes more accurately and really brings a different dimension to the sound. As well as being great musicians, they just happen to be some of the nicest guys in the industry. The Big Papas are client focused and pride themselves on exceeding their customers expectations with every performance. Craig from the band said, " We joined Coast as they have an excellent reputation as a company that goes above and beyond for their partners. They have a proven track record of successfully launching new acts into the industry, and as a multi VOWS award winning company, we know our customers will receive the highest levels of service. This means we can focus on what we do best... tearing up dance floors at events up and down the country ".

Songs

  • First set
  • Valarie – The Zutons
  • Black Horse Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash
  • She’s Electric – Oasis
  • Shut Up and Dance With Me – Walk the Moon
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Get Back – Demi Lovato
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Cannae shove yer granny aff a bus
  • Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
  • Wake me Up! – Avicci
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Hey Ho – The Lumineers
  • Feeling Good – Muse
  • Jenny Don’t be Hasty – Paolo Nutini
  • I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gayne
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Ottis Redding
  • Shang a Lang – Bay City Rollers
  • Come Together – The Beatles
  • Stuck in the Middle – Stealers Wheel
  • Jonny be Good – Chuck Berry
  • Second set
  • Cecilla – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Laid - James
  • Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  • Pencil Full of Led – Paolo Nutini
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • 7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
  • I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  • I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Dakota – Stereophonics
  • I'm a Believer – The Monkees
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  • 500 miles / Caledonia – Dougie Maclean
  • Loch Lomond
  • Spare songs
  • Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  • Rock n Roll Medley
  • Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  • Sit Down – James
  • These Arms of Mine – Ottis Redding
  • Have a Nice Day – Stereophonics
  • Friday I'm in Love – The Cure
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Hold Back the River – James Bay
  • Half the World Away – Oasis
  • Fans – Kings of Leon
  • Drops of Jupiter - Train
  • Is this love? – Whitesnake
  • Best Day of our Lives – Gone Baby Gone
  • Who's Got a Match – Biffy Clyro
  • With or Without You – U2
  • Teenage Dirt Bag – Wheatus
  • Kids - MGMT
  • Same Jeans – The View
  • Don't Look Back in Anger – Oasis
  • Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • All These Things – The Killers
  • Let it Go – James Bay
  • Wagon Wheel
  • First Cut is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
  • Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
  • Rocking All Over the World – Status Quo
  • Sometimes - Gerry Cinnamon
  • She's a Belter - Gerry Cinnamon
  • Human - Rag 'n' Bone Man
  • Can You Feel the Love - Elton John
  • Kiss the Girl - Samuel E. Wright
  • King of the Swingers - Krushed & Sorted
  • Bear Necessities - Terry Gilkyson
  • Tale as Old as Time (Beauty And The Beast)
  • You Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman

Reviews

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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 

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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

  

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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!!!

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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

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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 

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Mr & Mrs Ridge, Wedding, 2 September 2017

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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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! 

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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

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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 

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

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

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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 

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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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!). 

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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

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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! 

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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! 

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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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