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  • About Us
  • Request a Quote
  • Music Samples
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  • Corporate
  • Legal Disclaimer
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    Welcome to Bigdaymusic.net: providing a whole day of quality musical entertainment for your ideal Scottish wedding.

    We will organise all the musicians and groups for your wedding, ensuring a perfect soundtrack from start to finish. A selection of hand-picked musicians will deliver music to impress and entertain you and your guests, making your wedding into a truly memorable occasion.

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    Special offers

    We often run special offers, including discounts and bonus packages throughout the year. In order to be eligible for these, please sign up to our Special Offers "e-newsletter". Don't forget to vote for us in the Vows Awards (£1000 prize!)

    If you are unable to use the form on our Special Offers page, please email us to join. Remember to tell us your name!


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    Weddings
    It's a well-known adage that wedding guests will rate your wedding day primarily on three things: the dress, the meal and the music.

    Why not consider one of our special wedding packages below for your event, and sort out that last one with one phone call?
    Silver Gold Platinum

    Silver Package
    Arrival/Ceremony : Flute and Piano
    Meal : Jazz Pianist
    Evening : 3 piece ceilidh band + DJ (inc. lighting)
    Silver Gold Platinum
     

    Gold Package
    Ceremony : Classical Trio
    Hotel : Bagpipes
    Meal : Jazz duo
    Evening : 3 piece ceilidh band + DJ (inc. lighting)
    Silver Gold Platinum

    Platinum Package
    Arrival : Bagpiper
    Ceremony : String Quartet
    Hotel : String Quartet
    Meal : Jazz trio
    Evening : 3 piece ceilidh band + DJ (inc. lighting)

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    About Us

    Our Passion
    At Bigdaymusic.net, our passion is to provide you with first-class live music and to be a company with whom it is a pleasure to do business.

    We invite all our customers to fill in a customer satisfaction form to help us improve. Scroll down or click the links on the left to find out more about us.
     

    Our Clients
    We understand that good quality live music at your event will leave its mark on you and your guests. The majority of our bookings do come from people having a Scottish wedding, where our adaptability is key in ensuring great results.

    We also provide musicians and groups for all types of events, including parties, student events, churches, and particularly restaurants and corporate events.
     

    Our Area
    Just some of the venues we've played:
    Glasgow George Square, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Hilton,Glasgow Marriot,Trades Hall,Glasgow Green,Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, Edinburgh Hilton, Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Loch Lomond Lodge, Cameron House, Ross Priory, Dundee Apex City Quay Hotel, Dalhousie Castle, Culzean Castle, The Glasgow Piping Centre, Crutherland House Hotel, Mar Lodge Braemar, Turnberry Hotel, Glasgow College Club, Glasgow University Union, Crossover festival, House for an Art Lover Bellahouston Park, Barony Hall Glasgow, St Andrews Bay Hotel, The Maid of the Loch boat, Crieff Hydro, Airth Castle and many more, far and wide!

     

    Our People
    The Bigday team is led by manager Greg de Blieck, who is responsible for selection of musicians and corporate policy. Events coordination is handled by Jake Bingham.

    As music graduates and professional 'gigging' musicians (across a variety of styles and instruments), the Big Day Music team are in a strong position to understand a client's unique requirements, and provide musicians who are exactly suited to the event. We're also really nice people: feel free to phone us for a chat!



    Our Players
    We have an extensive network of first-rate musicians many of whom we perform alongside on a regular basis.
    This crucial first-hand experience means that we can put our seal of approval on every musician or group that we send out to your event. Our roster of musicians includes players from the RSNO and Scottish Opera to in-demand session musicians and even members of famous mainstream bands. We can provide music in a variety of styles, from ceilidh and folk to jazz and classical. The musicians we provide are always professional gigging musicians of the highest caliber (not hobbyists), and can be relied on to: - arrive on time
    - dress appropriately
    - play sensitively
    - impress your guests
    - and add a real sense of class to your event.
     

    Our Equipment
    Our experience in live-sound technology means that we can assure that any equipment used is entirely suitable for your event, and with a secure and reliable computerized booking system, we will never lose your engagement or over-subscribe a date.

     

    Our Promise
    We want your event to be successful: we can help make it successful.

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    Request a Quote
    If you email us with the following essential information we will contact you with a quote:
    Your Name:
    Your Email:
    Any message:
    An indication of whether you wish to be added to our special offers mailing list.

    In addition, providing the information listed below will greatly speed your enquiry with us, though you may send your comments now. Please include as much information as you know:

    Daytime(9-5)Tel:
    Evening tel:
    Address:
    Date of event (dd/mon/yyyy):
    Type of Event:
    How formal:
    Venue name:
    Venue location/postcode:
    Venue Tel:
    Number of Guests expected:
    Wedding package:
    Services required:
    Time of day:
    Start time:
    Finish time:
    How did you hear about us:

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    Music Samples

    Clip 1: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    The Jiggers Ceilidh band is our most popular band, regularly booked months and years in advance. Great musicians with a fantastic caller to instruct the dancers where explanations are required. The Jiggers perform either as a 3, 4, or 5 piece band, and offer DJ and lights as an optional addition to the celebrations.


    Clip 2: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    The Jiggers Ceilidh band is our most popular band, regularly booked months and years in advance. Great musicians with a fantastic caller to instruct the dancers where explanations are required. The Jiggers perform either as a 3, 4, or 5 piece band, and offer DJ and lights as an optional addition to the celebrations.


    Clip 3: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    Our first call 'Mr Smooth', Andy is a renowned session musician in both the rock and jazz scene in Scotland, a member of one of Scotland's biggest bands (we won't stoop to namedropping!) He offers solo, duo, performance and background jazz and latin music, sensitively tailored to his client's requirements.


    Clip 4: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    Our first call 'Mr Smooth', Andy is a renowned session musician in both the rock and jazz scene in Scotland, a member of one of Scotland's biggest bands (we won't stoop to namedropping!) He offers solo, duo, performance and background jazz and latin music, sensitively tailored to his client's requirements.


    Clip 5: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    Our flautists Jenny and Katie have a wide repertoire of popular wedding music, from classical to jazz and film music. When you book them for your event they will contact you to discuss exactly what music you'd like, make suggestions and be generally very helpful and nice!Wherever keyboards are required, we usually arrange for a quality digital piano to be used, so all we need is a plug-point, rather than a firm of piano movers!


    Clip 6: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    Our flautists Jenny and Katie have a wide repertoire of popular wedding music, from classical to jazz and film music. When you book them for your event they will contact you to discuss exactly what music you'd like, make suggestions and be generally very helpful and nice!Wherever keyboards are required, we usually arrange for a quality digital piano to be used, so all we need is a plug-point, rather than a firm of piano movers!


    Clip 7: Ceilidh Band (The Jiggers) ......... Mp3
    Award winning piper Donald offers a selection of bagpipe options for various sizes of event. Small pipes for wee events, highland pipes for larger ones. Dressed in the full Scottish regalia, he will not only sound great, but will look the part too!


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    Audio Help
    In order to hear the audio samples, you need the following:

    1. A computer that plays back audio (ie you have speakers and a soundcard: and can hear other audio sounds from it like music or windows sounds.)

    2. A media player capable of playing Mp3 files installed (most computers have something already eg windows media player/quicktime)

    3. A web-browser that is 'allowed' to download mp3 files. Some office networks or firewall programmes are set to prevent this.

    If you have a slow internet connection (eg 56k dial up) then each track is likely to take around a minute or two to download entirely. If you want to hear the track without it "stop-starting", you should right click the link, select "save target as" and then save the file to your computer. This will start downloading the file, where you can open it from your hard disk at your leisure.

    Broadband users should only have to wait a few seconds before the track starts to play once clicked.

    We are happy to send out audio CDs with the same samples included if you are still having trouble! Just contact us to arrange this.


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    Restaurants
    Bigdaymusic.net provides soloists and groups for restaurants, coffee shops and other establishments all around Scotland.
    We guarantee excellent performers; sensitive to their surroundings; punctual and friendly. Bigdaymusic.net's Live music packages can do the following for your restaurant:

    - Improve ambience
    - Encourage returning customers
    - Set you apart from your competitors
    - Attract new customers

    We can provide musicians for venues large or small, whether sleek, stylish, earthy or elegant! We would love to talk to you and provide you with a tailored quote. Please use the  contact form  or if you have difficulty with this, email us, or call the office (0141 419 9558) to discuss options.


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    Corporate
    We have provided tailored corporate packages for clients across Scotland, including: Scottish Outdoor Advertising Group, Lloyds TSB, Maxxium Worldwide, The Southwestern Company, Glasgow Art Fair, ARTP Medical Conference and many others.
    We come highly recommended by many of Scotland's top resorts, and provide an impeccable and assured standard of service. Why not consider our popular "Scottish Theme Night" where we can arrange any or all of the following:

  • Bagpiper in traditional Scottish regalia to welcome guests / pipe in the haggis.
  • Folk Musicians to play a "session" as guests mingle.
  • Scottish Storytellers/historical figures in traditional attire.
  • Wild Jacobite Warriors (to stage breathtaking swordfights in between courses!)
  • Pipe band and traditional Scottish dancers.
  • Scottish poetry recitals or songs (eg address to the haggis/ Tam o Shanter)
  • Consultation on correct procedure for Burns' suppers, including dress code and running order.
  • Fast and furious 5-piece Ceilidh band with fantastic 'caller' and demonstration dancers.
  • Party DJ for later in the evening
  • On-site entertainment co-ordinator.

  • We are also able to organise your event lighting, conference audio/visual and even fireworks, if you'd like to outsource everything for great results and minimum stress!

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    Legal Disclaimer

    Please note that requesting a quote incurs no obligation from either you or bigdaymusic.net. Availability and booking of musicians is only confirmed once the client has requested, received and returned a confirmation of booking, and paid any relevant deposit.

    CANCELLATIONS

    Bigdaymusic.net take their obligations seriously, and will make every reasonable effort to provide the agreed service. So far we have never cancelled a booking after officially confirming it and we fully intend to maintain our impeccable record. Please contact us if you would like details of our cancellations policy. The information on this website is subject to change by bigdaymusic.net without prior notice. All contents of this site, including images, text, code, and sound samples are copyright © 2005 Bigdaymusic.net all rights reserved. Website by www.sibrod.com. Additional graphics by Iain Campbell www.a3online.co.uk


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    Musicians Wanted
    Are you a professional musician looking for more work? We are always on the lookout for players who are both reliable, friendly and confident performers.

    Please email us with the details below and we will contact you to arrange an audition.

    Your Name:
    Your Email:
    Daytime(9-5)Tel:
    Evening tel:
    Mobile tel:
    Web Address:
    Address:
    Instruments:
    Styles covered: eg folk, jazz, classical, pop
    Are you looking for pupils:
    Do you drive own car:
    Can set up PA system:
    Further information about your musical background:
    How did you hear about us:
    Musical hero:


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    Contact Us
    We love to hear from you. Please either user our contact form, or if that causes you difficulty, email us, or telephone us (0141 419 9558).   

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    Links
    Here are some sites useful to Scottish brides, grooms, mother of the bride, great aunt of the page-boy: in fact anyone involved in the organisation of a wedding in Scotland!

    Press Ctrl + D to bookmark this page.

    Sweet Chestnut Designs Handcrafted Tiaras and accessories
    Princess for a Day DIY Wedding Stationery
    Hazey Designs Handmade Designer Jewellery
    Panache Video Wedding Videos
    Kyle Keepsakes Handmade wedding invites & favours
    Away with Words Speech writing
    Sovereign Select Saloons, Limousines and People carriers
    The Jiggers Ceilidh Band Scotland's finest Ceilidh Band with DJ and dance "caller"
    www.toptabletoastmaster.co.uk Have gavel, will travel!
    www.21stcenturycelebrations.co.uk Professional and DIY pyrotechnics displays.
    Get your wedding online with www.sibrod.com

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    Vows Awards
    We want to provide an exceptional service to all our clients. If you are happy with the service we provide, why not register a vote for us in the Scottish Wedding Directory Vows Awards, and you could win £1000!

    You will need the following information:
    Company name : 'bigdaymusic.net'
    Category: 'Music/Entertainer Eve'
    Tel: 0141 419 9558
    And your vote!



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    Customer Satisfaction/Feedback
    We are always pleased to receive feedback from our customers and we are most interested in how you feel about the services your received from us. Please complete our Customer Satisfaction Form. If this proves difficult for you, please email us, or telephone us (0141 419 9558).

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    VISUAL PROBLEMS
    If you have trouble viewing this site, please accept our apologies. It is very difficult to ensure a site is compatible with all browsers and operating systems. If you would like to contact us, please call Glasgow 419 9558. If the site text is too small, try adjusting the size using your browser's "text size" function, found in the "view" menu if you are using Internet Explorer.

    Regards, The Bigdaymusic team

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    Email Us
    Email us at Support@bigdaymusic.net Please note that using the enquiry form for initial enquiries will ensure a faster response.

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