The Motherships

Wedding Band & Party Band

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Glasgow, Scotland
£1,289 (avg. price)
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About The Motherships – professional covers band based in Glasgow, Scotland

The Motherships are a 4 piece covers band from central Scotland that entertain at weddings, corporate events and parties.

The Motherships' only aim is for all clients that book them to have exactly what they want, when they want it!

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Culzean Castle in South Ayrshire and Seamill Hydro in West Kilbride.

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If your event has to be a modern upbeat party or whether you need it to have the old Motown classics to swing to, we will be happy to tailor our song list to suit your preferences.

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The Motherships have all their own PA systems, lighting rigs and transport (full details can be given on request). They are also fully covered with full public liability insurance for your own peace of mind. All equipment is PAT tested to the highest safety standards.

We are able to learn any song requests you may have, provided you let us know well in advance of your wedding or event.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Culzean Castle, Maybole
  • Lochside House Hotel
  • Old Course Hotel Resort
  • Glenbervie House Hotel
  • Seamill Hydro, West Kilbride
  • Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
  • Cornhill Castle, Biggar
  • Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel
  • Hopetoun House, Queensferry
  • Elgin, Scotland
  • North Berwick

So if you are in need of the finest wedding band Glasgow has to offer, that are amongst the most reliable and experienced in the business, then look no further than The Motherships band.


At The Motherships, we're suckers for romance. Helping couples to celebrate their wedding day is the most gratifying part of our job.

We aim to deliver a service that is completely bespoke for you and yours, with minimal fuss - leaving you to concentrate on everything else that goes into planning the best day of your life.

We provide everything you need, including set list consultation to get your wedding soundtrack just right, to all of our own sound and lighting equipment, so that you know you can arrive on the day with your guests, relaxed and ready to party.

The band also offers a called ceilidh set, which is a very popular option to include.

We perform all over the UK and take bookings years in advance.

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14 Verified Reviews

"The Motherships played at our wedding and they were brilliant! Lots of my guests commented on how good the music was. Me and my husband were delighted with their version of our first dance song, they played it amazingly. We couldn't have picked a better band for our night. Highly recommend. Thanks again guys!"

Julie Burns, 11 April 2024, wedding in Troon, Scotland
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"David and the guys were superb, from our first dance to their last number they had nearly every one of our guests on the dance floor. The range and depth of their live sets was excellent and just encouraged you to dance and party to their music. If you are looking for a band that can play current, contemporary and the all-time classics then these guys nail it every time. Mark & Jo."

Elaine Thwaites, 14 January 2024, wedding reception at Cornhill Castle
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"We had a fantastic evening having hired the Motherships to play at our wedding at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. Mark was very responsive and friendly over email before the event and they accommodated our first dance request, creating a brilliant atmosphere when we wanted all of our family and friends to join us on the dance floor. Their performance during the night was excellent. They had great energy throughout and kept the dancefloor busy. They guided us through a celiedh despite many of our party never having done one before and it was one of the highlights of the night. If you want a fun, loud, rocky night then I'd highly recommend this group. Thank you guys!"

Olivia Swales, 3 September 2023, wedding reception at Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, UK
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"Thank you so much Mark and The Motherships band you made our night come alive with great music great singing and our dance floor was never empty. We loved the dance off. Can't recommend you's enough. Everyone was asking who the band was as the thought you's were fantastic, love Mr & Mrs Hunter x"

Celine and Brian Hunter, 25 August 2023, wedding at Tudor Hotel, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
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"Hi guys, Just wanted to leave a wee message to say thank you for playing at our wedding last weekend at Carfraemill Lauder. It was an amazing night! You guys have had so many compliments from our guests. We just loved it! Such a great bunch of guys. Hope you had as much fun as we did. Mr & Mrs Rollo."

Naomi and Derek Rollo, 29 June 2023, wedding at The Lodge at Carfraemill, Scottish Borders
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"Now that we have calmed down I would like to thank you guys so much for Saturday!! We had an absolute ball & the band totally made the atmosphere amazing!! Everybody was commenting on how great you were. Thank you again, The Cowans."

Mhairi Louise & John Cowan, 2 April 2023, wedding at Coville Park, Motherwell
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"Fantastic band that everyone was raving about after our wedding. Thanks guys, nothing was a problem for you. Our daughter was made up!"

Helen McIntosh, 22 November 2022, wedding in Glasgow, Scotland
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"Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You kept the guests on their feet the whole night! X"

Susan and James Wallace, 8 August 2022, wedding at Popinjay Hotel, Lanarkshire
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"We would just like to thank you for everything that The Motherships did at our wedding on Saturday we have been flooded all day Sunday with compliments about you guys everyone including us loved you definitely the best band around. Thanks again, Stew & Jas x"

Stewart and Jason Marks, 16 May 2022, wedding at Airdrie Town Hall, North Lanarkshire
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"Thank you The Motherships. Great night and suffice to say... Brilliant band. Highly recommend...."

Alan and Marie Walkinshaw, 3 February 2022, wedding at Ferrybridge Hotel, North Queensferry
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"Such an amazing night last night for our wedding...The Motherships band were amazing!! Thank you so much !! xx"

Pauline and Andrew Gilmore, 17 October 2020, wedding at Avonbridge Hotel, Hamilton
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"Absolutely delighted with The Motherships at our wedding, they made it such a fantastic evening! A brilliant mixture of music and the dance floor was full all night 🤩 couldn’t have asked for a better wedding band👌 think a few of our guests might book yous up!"

Daisy MacDougall, 16 September 2019, wedding in Glasgow, Scotland
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"Just saw them at Whistle Binkies. They are absolutely amazing. Lots of talent and very lively. Made my last night in Edinburgh a memorable night!!!"

Vlora Dervishi, 21 August 2019, party at Whistle Binkies, Edinburgh
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"Absolutely fantastic band. My son and daughter-in-law's wedding was superb. Thank you."

Jacqui Diamond, 11 August 2019, wedding in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Set List


Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Boss Hoss - Word up
Coldplay - Yellow
heartland - I loved her first
The Strokes - Last Night
Kasabian - Fire
The Zutons - Valerie
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
The Coral - Dreaming of You
The black keys - Gold On The Ceiling
The black keys - Lonely Boy
Noel Gallagher - What a Life
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Paulo Nutini - Candy
Franz Ferdinand - Take me out

00's Continued

Rihanna/Calvin Harris - We found love
The Arctic monkeys - Look good on the Dance floor
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give up
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
The Killers - Human
Steve Earl - Galway Girl
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Paolo Nutini - Ten out of Ten
Stereophonics - Dakota
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
Mark Ronson Feat Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

50's & 60's

The Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Ottis Redding - Dock of the Bay
The Band - The Weight
The Beatles - I saw her standing there/Get Back
The Beatles - Hard Days Night/Twist n Shout
James Brown - I Feel Good
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary/Bad Moon Rising
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
The Kinks - You really got me
The Temptations - My Girl
Ben E King - Stand by Me
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you


Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Chic - Le Freak/Good Times
The Doors - Roadhouse Blues
The Eagles - Take it Easy/Lying Eyes
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Wild Cherry - Play that Funky music
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the jar
KC and the sunshine band - Get down tonight
Al Green - Let's stay together
T. Rex - Twenty Century Boy


U2 - With Or Without You/Pride
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Tom Petty - Won't Back Down/Free Falling
R.E.M - The One I Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
The Waterboys - Fisherman’s Blues
U2 - The Streets Have no name
Soft Cell) - Tainted Love
David Bowie - Lets Dance
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
Halls and Oats - Maneater
Erasure - A Little Respect
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
Prince - Kiss
Deacon Blue - Dignity


Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet
Greenday - Good Riddance/Time of Your Life
Oasis - She's Electric
Dougie MacLean - Caledonia
Mama Freedom version - No Diggity
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
U2 - All I want Is you

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Audio samples

Shut Up and Dance
Hot Stuff
Do You Love Me / Wipe Out
Ain't No Sunshine
Hard Days Night / Twist and Shout
Lyin' Eyes
Nothing Compares
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
Forever You & Me by The Teskey Brothers
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