After their great success at last years event Ducks have invited Cool Reception back again this year to end our year on a high note. We personally think they are amazing as do our previous guests and judging by comments below as do many others.
Cool Reception is a dynamic three piece live wedding and function band from Central Scotland featuring both female and male lead vocals and have performed at thousands of wedding receptions now for over 20 years. The band comes equipped with their own top class sound system and light show.
“We’ve never seen a dance floor full all night before!” (Melanie & Steve, wedding Berwick Upon Tweed)
Cool Reception – one of the most popular wedding bands Scotland has
The reason they are so popular for wedding entertainment is they cover all types of music from authentic Scottish ceilidh dances to the current charts, and are sure to keep your guests dancing the night away with hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today!
“Every one of the guests have raved about Cool Reception!”
(Alison & Douglas Boocock, wedding Norton House, Edinburgh)
So who are Cool Reception??? well here is a quick introduction to the band below…..
Iain – Drummer & Vocalist with Cool Reception
Self taught, Iain started drumming aged nine with two pieces of dowelling and a load of biscuit tins. Around 18 months later he was given access to an acoustic guitar which he managed to get a tune out of and taught himself guitar and then bass, forming his first band with some friends. Aged eleven and now guitarist and vocalist with the band, they entered and won their High School “Opportunity Knocks” competition.
The next few years were spent gigging locally, still with the band formed at school, and at the same time DJ-ing with the family mobile disco until he decided aged 16 to return to his preferred instrument, THE DRUMS!
He then spent a few years gigging with a different bands playing soul, blues and pop covers and also some projects recording original material. Iain joined his first function band in 1985, a talented trio who quickly became a favorite act performing on the local club circuit for a few years.
Wendy – Lead Vocalist & Percussionist with Cool Reception
Wendy has been singing since primary school and is also an accomplished dancer.
Following a successful spell on the Karaoke circuit in the early 90s (which helped fund a few nights out in her University days!) she found her way onto the live circuit in her home town of Penicuik.
Having joined a band performing covers and original material she then spent a few years gigging in and around Edinburgh singing both lead and backing vocals, including a few recording studio demos. During this time she developed into a mean tambourine player and now can shake it with the best of them!
Campbell – Guitarist & Vocalist with Cool Reception
After commencing a comprehensive instruction course in all styles of guitar playing at the age of twelve Campbell has been gigging since the mid 70’s with all types of bands including rock,pop, rock and roll, soul, funk and even punk rock.
In the 1980’s most of his work was in playing clubs and pubs covering well known pop and rock songs which helped fund him through University.Wedding and corporate function work was covered in the 1990’s with a couple of well known local bands.
He has been a member of Cool Reception since July 2006.
Sharon – Lead Vocalist with Cool Reception
Sharon began her singing career at the age of 6 treading the boards with her local drama company.
At the age of 20 she moved to the island of Jersey and began singing in the pubs and clubs to support her income. After 4 years she returned to her home town of Berwick Upon Tweed and after recording a charity CD was invited to join a popular Borders duo.
After 10 years with the Berwickshire duo she joined an East Lothian duo spending another 4 years gigging all over Scotland and the
Scottish Borders and as if she wasn’t busy enough during these 14 years, she managed to get married and have her two children!