The Upbeats are a 4-piece band from Glasgow who perform rock and pop music from the 1950s to current chart hits. We are available for weddings, corporate events and functions across the central belt of Scotland.

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The Upbeats rubbing Shug's head for luck

Featuring four talented musicians on vocals, guitars, piano, bass and drums, each member has over 10 years experience performing live. Catering to all musical tastes, we can also provide a ceilidh service should you require it.

We offer three lead singers, complementing the many styles of music we play. This gives us the freedom to perform every song to its full potential, and to create fantastic harmonies.

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The Upbeats Live at Classic Grand - Adam Breckenridge

Should you choose The Upbeats we guarantee a unique, unforgettable and 100% live music experience for your occasion. We always have a great time when we play, and it's our job to make sure you and your guests have one too!

We stake our reputation on providing a seamless, stress-free and professional service from the moment you contact us. Our goal is to offer you the best possible entertainment that your money can buy.

Our Repertoire

We pride ourselves on reading our audience to make sure everyone has a great time! To do this we play everything from 50s rock n roll, 60s soul, 70s funk, 80s new-wave, 90s britpop, 00s alt-rock, modern pop hits and pretty much everything in between. If your favourite song isn't here, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate!

We're constantly adding new material but to give you an indication of what you can expect, here's a selection from our ever-expanding repertoire:

  • A
  • AC/DC - Highway to Hell
  • Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
  • Avicii and Aloe Black - Wake Me Up
  • B
  • Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love
  • Bay City Rollers - Shang-A-Lang
  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
  • The Beatles - Help
  • The Beatles - I Feel Fine
  • The Beatles - Twist and Shout
  • Blink 182 - All the Small Things
  • Bob Seger - Old Time Rock and Roll
  • Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
  • Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
  • Bruno Mars - Locked out of Heaven
  • Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
  • Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
  • Busted - Year 3000
  • C
  • Cee Lo Green - Forget You
  • Cheap Trick/Letters to Cleo - I Want You to Want Me
  • Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
  • The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
  • Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
  • The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
  • D
  • Daft Punk - Digital Love
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky
  • Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday
  • David Bowie - Let's Dance
  • Deacon Blue - Dignity
  • Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Del Amitri - Roll to Me
  • Dion & The Belmonts - Runaround Sue
  • Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
  • Dougie Maclean - Caledonia
  • Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
  • E
  • Ed Sheeran - Perfect
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
  • Ed Sheeran - Sing
  • Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Elton John - I'm Still Standing
  • Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
  • Elvis - Can't Help Falling in Love
  • Elvis - Hound Dog
  • Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
  • Erasure - A Little Respect
  • Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
  • F
  • Feeder - Buck Rogers
  • Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
  • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
  • Florence and the Machine - You’ve Got the Love
  • Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
  • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
  • G
  • George Ezra - Blame It On Me
  • Girls Aloud - Love Machine
  • H
  • Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True
  • J
  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • James Bay - Hold Back The River
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • Jimi Jamieson - I'm Always Here (Theme From Baywatch)
  • Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
  • John Denver - Country Roads
  • John Legend - All of Me
  • Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  • Justin Bieber - Sorry
  • K
  • Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
  • Katy Perry - Hot n’ Cold
  • Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
  • Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
  • Ke$ha - Timber
  • The Killers - Human
  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside
  • The Killers - Somebody Told Me
  • The Killers - When You Were Young
  • Kings of Leon - Molly’s Chamber
  • Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
  • Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Kodaline - The One
  • The Kooks - Naïve
  • The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way
  • KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
  • L
  • The La’s - There She Goes
  • Lionel Richie / The Commodores - Easy
  • Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • M
  • Maroon 5 - Sugar
  • Maroon 5 - This Love
  • The Mavericks - Dance the Night Away
  • Mcfly - Obviously
  • Michael Bublé - Haven’t Met You Yet
  • Michael Jackson - Black or White
  • Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
  • The Monkees - I'm A Believer
  • Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
  • Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
  • O
  • Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
  • Oasis - Roll With It
  • Oasis - She's Electric
  • Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
  • Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
  • One Direction - Perfect
  • Orson - No Tomorrow
  • Outkast - Hey Ya
  • P
  • Paolo Nutini - Candy
  • Paolo Nutini - Last Request
  • Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
  • Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full of Lead
  • Passenger - Let Her Go
  • The Platters - Only You
  • The Police - Every Breath You Take
  • The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  • Proclaimers - 500 Miles
  • Pulp - Disco 2000
  • Q
  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Queen - You're My Best Friend
  • R
  • Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack
  • The Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You
  • Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
  • S
  • Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
  • Shawn Mendez - Stitches
  • Shawn Mendez - Treat You Better
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Snow Patrol - Run
  • Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle
  • Stereophonics - Dakota
  • Steve Earl - Galway Girl
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - The House is Rockin'
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • The Strokes - Last Nite
  • T
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • Take That - Rule the World
  • Taylor Swift - Trouble
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
  • Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
  • Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  • Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
  • Tom Petty - Freefallin'
  • Tony Christie - Amarillo
  • Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Traditional - Auld Lang Syne
  • Traditional - Loch Lomond (Runrig Version)
  • Travis - Flowers in the Window
  • Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me
  • U
  • U2 - With or Without You
  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  • V
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • W
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
  • Weezer - Buddy Holly
  • Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  • Z
  • The Zutons - Valerie

Live Showcases & Events

We take professionalism very seriously and as such we will never ask couples to gatecrash your wedding or function. Because of this, throughout the year we organise public and private showcases, where you can come along and see the band perform to help you decide whether The Upbeats are perfect for your occasion.

Where possible we strongly recommend coming to see us in a live setting, so you can really get a feel for how we perform and interact with an audience!

Based on demand we frequently run small, private showcases from our rehearsal studio. Please feel free to contact us to find out when our next one will be!

Upcoming Shows

Please check our Facebook events page for upcoming shows


We're currently in the process of preparing a full testimonials section however in the meantime you can check the Reviews section of our Facebook page!


If you have any other questions which aren't covered here please feel free to contact us and we'll happily get back to you as soon as we can.

Where are you based and are you willing to travel?

We are based in Glasgow and we frequently play throughout Central Scotland. As a guide, we are willing to travel approximately 70 miles to play. We may be willing to travel farther, so please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Can we see you perform prior to booking?

Yes, we perform at showcases throughout the year where interested parties can come and see us. We are also happy to invite you to our rehearsal studio where you can watch us play.

How long do you play for?

Our set typically starts at 8pm and ends at midnight, taking a half hour break during the buffet.

Can you learn our first dance for us?

Yes, we are more than happy to take requests for the first dance. We ask that your song choice is given to us at least 6 weeks before the wedding.

What happens during your break?

During the break we will play music from a CD or iPod at a moderate volume, allowing your guests to converse and enjoy the buffet. If you wish to provide a CD or iPod to be played during the interval we are happy to accommodate.

What happens if one of the band members falls ill?

In the unlikely event that a member of the band is unable to play, we have numerous experienced musicians from other wedding bands who could stand in.

How long do the band require to set up?

We always arrive at least an hour before we are due to start playing. Being a live act, we will require 45 minutes to set up.

Can the band provide a Ceilidh set?

Yes, we can provide a short Ceilidh set and also call the dances. Normally the ceilidh takes place after the buffet and while being entirely optional, we've found that having a short ceilidh is great for getting the guests back up dancing after eating.


If there's any information we haven't covered elsewhere on the site or you would like a quote, please contact us using the details below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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