Meet the wedding expert: we chat to one of the names behind Hireaband, one Scotland’s leading entertainment agencies

Juggling thousands of wedding bookings and running an agency that represents some of the best wedding bands and entertainment acts in the country is no mean feat, but Rachel Cotton of Hireaband is more than up to the challenge

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Rachel Cotton of Hireaband
Rachel Cotton is the second generation to be involved in the running of Scottish entertainment agency giants Hireaband

“The business was started by my dad back in 1999 while he was singing in his own very successful wedding band,” says Rachel. “I was born in 1998 so the business is nearly as old as I am and something I’ve been aware of all my life. Now I’m studying for my degree in Business Management at Strathclyde while working full time alongside both my mum, dad and two incredible wedding entertainment experts, Gaye Young and Karen Cunningham at our offices in the lovely village of West Kilbride.”

“I have particular responsibility for marketing but when we’re as busy as we are now, everyone chips in to make sure our clients get the best of our award winning customer service,” she continues.

Chart Society Wedding Band
Available to book via Hireaband, Chart Society Wedding Band are ‘a proper rock n roll band that just happens to play at private and corporate functions’

Hireaband is proud to exclusively represent most of the busiest and best wedding bands and entertainers in Scotland who between them perform at almost 2,000 Scottish weddings every year. “Our website allows couples the chance to see our bands in action via HD videos, read real reviews and get instant quotes. There’s also a live availability checker so you’ll only get quotes for bands that are actually available on your date,” says Rachel. Handy.

“We’ve just celebrated our 23rd birthday and now that Covid is behind us, we’re busier than ever. Have a look at the brilliant bands on our website and find the perfect entertainment for your wedding today.”

Cassien Wedding Band
Another Hireaband fave, Cassien Wedding Band is the product of five extremely talented musicians joining forces with one goal in mind: to make your event unforgettable