Cool Reception

Live Band

Cool Reception is one of the most flexible and professional function bands you are ever going to come across. The band always performs as a three piece act but they have a sound and show that is amazing and manage to fit into many venues where 4 or 5 piece bands just can’t. Professionalism and reliability are the main requirements for any function band and Cool Reception’s record speaks for itself. Since the band was formed in 1989 they can proudly boast a 100% attendance record for every function they have ever accepted a booking for.

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Experienced musicians and vocalists are so important when it comes to entertaining guests of all ages and Cool Reception have evolved into a small core of very talented vocalists and musicians who have been performing together on a rotational basis for a number of years now, ensuring a tight sounding professional performance at every function.

If you were to add up the years of experience that all the members of Cool Reception have accumulated gigging and entertaining clients the figure would be well over the 100 year mark! This along with the professional service they have consistently provided since 1989 helps explain why they are so popular throughout Scotland for weddings, parties and other events.

Decade Artist Song
50’s Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea
50’s Bobby Darin Mack the Knife
50’s Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight
50’s Richie Valens Labamba
60’s The BeatlesI Saw Her Standing There
60’s The Beatles Twist and Shout
60’s CCR Bad Moon Rising
60’s Chris Montez Let’s Dance
60’s The Contours Do You Love Me
60’s Diana Ross & The Supremes Baby Love
60’s Diana Ross & The Supremes Where Did Our Love go
60’s Etta James At Last
60’s Fontella BassRescue Me
60’s The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
60’s The Four TopsI Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
60’s Jeff BeckHi Ho Silver Lining
60’s The Mamas & The PapasDream A Little Dream Of Me
60’s The Monkees Day Dream Believer
60’s The Monkees I’m A Believer
60’s Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
60’s Otis Redding Can’t Turn You Loose
60’s Patsy Cline Crazy
60’s Roy Orbison Pretty Woman
60’s The Shirelles Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
60’s The Shocking BlueVenus
60’s The Temptations My Girl
60’s Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
70’s Abba Dancing Queen
70’s Abba Mama Mia
70’s Abba Waterloo
70’s Alicia BridgesI Love The Nightlife
70’s Barry White My First My Last My Everything
70’s Bay City Rollers Shang A Lang
70’s Billie Jo Spears Blanket On The Ground
70’s Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts
70’s Blondie Sunday Girl
70’s Bob Segar Old Time Rock And Roll
70’s Brian Ferry Let’s Stick Together
70’s Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free
70’sDaniel Boone Beautiful Sunday
70’s Dawn Candita
70’sDonna SummerBad Girls
70’sDonna SummerHot Stuff
70’sDr HookA Little Bit More
70’sEric ClaptonWonderful Tonight
70’sThe Four SeasonsDecember 63 (Oh What A Night)
70’sFleetwood MacDon’t Stop
70’sGloria GaynorI Will Survive
70’sJohn Paul YoungLove Is In The Air
70’sLeo SayerThunder In My Heart
70’sLynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama
70’sMcFadden & WhiteheadAin’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
70’sThe O’JaysLove Train
70’sQueenCrazy Little Thing Called Love
70’sRolling StonesBrown Sugar
70’sStatus QuoRockin All Over The World
70’sSteelers WheelStuck In The Middle
70’sSteve Harley & Cockney RebelMake Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
70’sSutherland Brothers & QuiverArms Of Mary
70’sThe TrampsDisco Inferno
70’sTony ChristieIs This The Way To Amarillo
70’sVan MorrisonBright Side Of The Road
80’sAztec CameraSomewhere In My Heart
80’sBilly OceanWhen The Going Gets Tough
80’sBrian AdamsSummer Of 69
80’sCaptain and TennilleDo That To Me One More Time
80’sDanny WilsonMary’s Prayer
80’sDaryl Hall & John OatesYou Make My Dreams Come True
80’sDeacon BlueDignity
80’sDeacon BlueReal Gone Kid
80’sDel AmitriKiss This Thing Goodbye
80’sDire StraitsThe Walk Of Life
80’sDoctor & The MedicsSpirit In The Sky
80’sErasureA Little Respect
80’sFairground AttractionPerfect
80’sFruits Of PassionEverything I Ever Wanted To Be
80’sGeorgio Moroder and Phil OakleyElectric Dreams
80’sGuns ‘N RosesSweet Child of Mine
80’sJourneyDon’t Stop Believin
80’sKC and the Sunshine BandGive It Up
80’sRoachfordCuddly Toy
80’sThe Pointer SistersI’m So Excited
80’sThe PretendersBrass In Pocket
80’sTiffanyI Think We’re Alone Now
80’sTina TurnerSimply The Best
80’sTom JonesKiss
80’sVan MorrisonHave I Told You Lately
90’sAce Of BaseAlways Have Always Will
90’sAerosmithI Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
90’sBrian Adams and Mel C When You’re Gone
90’sThe CommitmentsMidnight Hour
90’sThe CommitmentsMustang Sally
90’sThe CommitmentsTake Me To The River
90’sThe CorrsSo Young
90’sD-ReamThings Can Only Get Better
90’sDivinylsI Touch Myself
90’sGabrielleGive Me A Little More Time
90’sLeAnn RimesHow Do I Live
90’sM PeopleSight For Sore Eyes
90’sMartine McCutcheonPerfect Moment
90’sThe MavericksDance The Night Away
90’sOasisShe’s Electric
90’sRonan KeatingWhen You Say Nothing At All
90’sShania TwainFrom This Moment
90’sShania TwainStill The One
90’sShania TwainThat Don’t Impress Me Much
90’sSixpence None The RicherKiss Me
90’sStingFields Of Gold
90’sVanessa WilliamsSave The Best For Last
90’sWet Wet WetLove Is All Around
00’sAdeleMake You Feel My Love
00’sAmy StudtMisfit
00’sAmy WinehouseValerie
00’sAnastasiaI’m Outta Love
00’sAtomic KittenWhole Again
00’sAvril LavigneSk8er Boi
00’sBlack Eyed PeasI Gotta Feelin
00’sCorine Baily RaePut Yor Records On
00’sThe CorrsBreathless
00’sDavid Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland When Love Takes Over
00’sDB BoulevardPoint Of View
00’sDJ SammyHeaven (The Candle Light Mix)
00’sDuck SauceBarbara Streisand
00’sDuffyWarwick Avenue
00’sThe FeelingI Love It When You Call
00’sFree MasonsUninvited00’sGabrielleOut Of Reach
00’sThe HoosiersGoodbye Mr A
00’sKaty PerryFirework
00’sKaty PerryI Kissed A Girl
00’sKings Of LeonSex On Fire
00’sKylie MinogueSpinning Around
00’sLemarIf There’s Any Justice
00’sLucy SilvasBreath In
00’sMichael BubléEverything
00’sMichael BubléHollywood
00’sMichael BubléHome
00’sPinkWho Knew
00’sPaolo Nutini10/10
00’sPaolo NutiniLast Request
00’sRobbie WilliamsAngels
00’sRobbie WilliamsLet Me Entertain You
00’sRobbie WilliamsShe’s The One
00’sRonan KeatingIf Tomorrow Never Comes
00’sS Club 7Reach
00’sSadeBye Your Side
00’sSheryl CrowThe First Cut Is The deepest
00’sShape ShiftersLola’s Theme
00’sSnow PatrolChasing Cars
00’sSophie Ellis-Bextor Murder on the Dancefloor
00’sThe KillersHuman
00’sThe KillersMr Brightside
00’sThe SugababesPush The Button
00’sTrainDrops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)
10’sAdeleSomeone Like You
10’sBruno MarsLocked Out Of Heaven
10’sBruno MarsMarry You
10’sCarly Rae JepsenCall Me Maybe
10’sCee-Lo Green Forget You
10’sClean Bandit Rather Be
10’sEliza DoolittlePack Up
10’sJessie JDomino
10’sJohn LegendAll Of Me
10’sEd SheeranThinking Out Loud
10’sEmily SandéClown
10’sJess GlynneHold My Hand
10’sKaty PerryCalifornia Gurls
10’sLady GagaBorn This Way
10’sMeghan TrainorAll About That Bass
10’sMagic Rude
10’sMark Ronson Ft Bruno MarsUptown Funk
10’sOlly MursWrapped Up
10’sPinkRaise Your Glass
10’sRhiannaOnly Girl in the World
10’sStooSheBlack Heart
10’sWalk The MoonShut Up and Dance
10’sZedd ft Hayley WilliamsStay The Night

Traditional Ceilidh Dance Britannia Two Step
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Canadian Barn Dance
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Dashing White Sergeant
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Eight some Reel
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Gay Gordon’s
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Pride of Earn Waltz
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Military Two Step
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Mississippi Dip
Traditional Ceilidh Dance St Bernard’s Waltz
Traditional Ceilidh Dance Strip The Willow (Nips ‘O Brandy)

Hi Iain, What a fabulous night you created for my sons reception at the Bentley Hotel Motherwell. Everyone, and I mean everyone thanks to the band, had a wonderful evening and Sylvia and Alistair have asked us to thank you on their behalf, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Many thanks again, Regards George. – Bentley Hotel Motherwell
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for making our evening reception so entertaining!
Also a massive thank you for allowing Gary to play on your drums. Our guests thought that was amazing (and thanks to you he now wants a drum kit for Christmas). You took care of everything, getting everyone dancing and accommodating all our requests (even dads dance lol). There was a brilliant mix of songs for all age ranges too, we couldn’t have asked for more.

All our love, The new Mr and Mrs Newlands (still feels weird writing that) – Garvock House, Dunfermline
Just a short note to say thanks for you truly superb performance on our wedding day. The music suited the occasion
down to a tee and i have never seen so many smiles in one room before!!!
I will certainly recommend Cool Reception whenever i get the chance.

Many thanks, Chris Wood, – Archerfield, East Lothian
What can I say, my initial band cancelled on us 16weeks before our wedding, I sent you an email not holding out much hope that you (or any band for that matter!) would be available but you phoned me 10minutes later and you’d had a ancelation just 2weeks previously for the same date – luck was on our side!I clearly remember you stating “don’t worry we will be better than your original band” and you weren’t wrong – everybody thought you were fantastic, Gavin and I, all our guests and even the hotel staff stated the music was great and they couldn’t help but sing along.
The dance floor was never empty and you played for the guests – you were absolutely fantastic and can’t thank you all
for “saving our day” definitely recommend and hope our paths meet again sometime!

Best Wishes, Tracy & Gavin – Forth Bridges Hotel, Fife
Glad to see you guys finally have a place where extremely satisfied customers can let any potential new ones know how good you really are! Having previously attended a wedding where you were playing, we were in no doubt that we
wanted you to play at our wedding in December last year.Needless to say Cool Reception did not disappoint. We had a number of guests who are “proper” dancers and you managed to satisfy them, as well as the social dancers fantastically. You are professional, flexible and easy to deal with. Would definitely recommend you to anyone, and
would most definitely book you for any future functions we have!

Best of luck for the future, Amanda & David Hancock – Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh
Just wanted to thank you for your fantastic performance for my Wedding on the 19 June. You had the dance floor
filled all night and played such a variety to suit everyone there.
I cannot thank you enough for such a fantastic night. You were were more than i had ever hoped for.

Jennifer – The Lodge Carfraemill
Thank you for a fantastic night at our wedding reception. Everyone absolutely raved about your performance and said it was one of the best bands they had ever heard! The dance floor was never empty, even the first song had everyone jumping around! Thank you again – top class band and would definitely recommend them to anyone having a
wedding or special function.

Thanks again, Hayley & Ryan Hedley – Mansfield House Hotel, Hawick
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding at Keavil House on 24th July! We had an amazing night and our guests are still raving about how good the band were!
Thank you Cool Reception for make our wedding reception great!

From Karen and Daniel Lane – Keavil House, Dunfermline
I just wanted to let you know how great we thought the band was on Saturday night. Everyone I spoke to said how much they enjoyed the music and I think how busy the dance floor was backs this up! Could you please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band, we had a ball!

Regards, Carol & Darren Irving – The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm
Thank you so much for making my party such a wonderful evening!

The music was fantastic and I think the fact the dance floor was buzzing all night says it all. A great night had by all and I have had many compliments on your behalf.

Roll on the next one!

Shona Playfair – Maitlanfield House Hotel, Haddington
Fraser and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you all for playing at our wedding reception. We had an absolute ball and the feedback from our guests as to how excellent you were has been amazing. I don’t think there was ever a moment when the dance floor was empty. We only wish our night could of gone on longer the
atmosphere was buzzing.

Cool Reception definatley made our wedding memorable. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Sarah-Jane & Fraser Howat – Maitlanfield House Hotel, Haddington
A huge thank you from us, our wedding reception on 2 July was amazing dance floor was never empty! Everyone has commented on how amazing the band were. We would recommend cool reception to anyone.

Thanks again, Grant and Claire – Volunteer Hall Duns
Juts a quick email to thank you for playing at our wedding on 23rd July at Dalmahoy. I think we can definitely say it was a successful night. I have received great feedback on you, the dance floor was never empty and one guest said “I danced until my feet hurt that much they were numb!” Comments from both male and female’s which is always a
good achievement.
Many thanks for a superb evening.

Regards, Kirsten & Michael Warden – Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Hi Iain and co, many thanks for playing at our wedding at The Old Manor a couple of weeks ago. We had a fantastic time, the music was great – at times we thought it was the real singer (ie you were playing cds) because you were all so good. Thank you for fitting in all the special requests too.

Lighting and sound was fab, you come highly recommended!

Elaine – The Old Manor Hotel, Fife
Hi Iain, just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of Cool Reception for making our wedding reception on 9th September at The Cross Keys in Kelso fab. We had a fab day, and the evening reception completed that fab day.

The day passed so quickly, and now we are back to normal again!

A huge thank you again, for making our day memorable!

Karen and Stuart – Cross Keys, Kelso
Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for the amazing music last night, everybody has been asking for your details,it covered a huge manner of ages and taste. My next mission is to do a huge fundraiser for Brain Tumor awareness so
will hopefully be in touch sooner rather than later when we have an idea of dates for next year.
I felt that the atmosphere of the whole evening and the lack of space on the dance floor showed a great tribute to your band. ‘ The singers voice was amazing’ was said over and over again to me last night and today. Please send my
gratitude to all.

Thanks again for helping to make our evening so special

Pam xx – Esk Mills Function Suite, Musselburgh
Dear Cool Reception, just wanted to thank you again for Saturday Night at Kinmount it was a wonderful night and your band was amazing, mentioned by a lot of the guests and thank you for the song “At Last” you did it proud and I’m sure this will go down well at other weddings , thanks again to you all!

Liz Earl – Kinmount House, Annan
To Cool Reception

We just want to say thank you for playing at our party. We were very impressed with the range of music you played
and the sound of the band, your singer and all. Many people have asked about you and we are happy to recommend
you as a great asset to a party.

With thanks and kind regards, Maria Ginnerup

On behalf of St Clair Centre members and staff, Kircaldy, Fife
Wow what can I say! I can’t thank Iain and the rest of the band enough for the fab performance at our wedding on the 14th July 2012 at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso! We both had an amazing time and our guests were full of
compliments about our band! Sharon you were just great and Ross and I will both never forget our first dance.
I would recommend Cool Reception to anyone!!!

Thanks Again, Ross and Sharon Irvine – Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso


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