Welcome to The Midnight Specials Band

The Midnight Specials are a top end rock, pop and funk band from Edinburgh whose repertoire stretches back to the halcyon days of the 50s R ’n’ R days, taking in such artists as Eddie Cochran and Chuck Berry, meanders through 70s pop and funk acts such as Hall and Oates and KC and the Sunshine band and also includes more modern artists like Adele and Daft Punk.

The band boast one female and two male singers who all share duties in that department and are ably backed by one of the best rhythm sections around and are one of the most in demand wedding bands in Scotland. As well as hiring them for the main evening event, they are available to play background sets in the afternoon, a particularly popular line up for that being two guitars and Ian the drummer on washboard.

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Booking Options…

The band are available as a 5 piece as standard and this comprises one female singer/guitarist/ukelele/keyboard player, two male singers/guitarists, bass player and drums/washboard player. They are also available as duo or trio for smaller events or for background drinks receptions and can provide a solo ceremony singer too.

The band can also provide a small called ceilidh section and one thing they are finding extremely popular is their “Bandeoke” set which is available with the main band option.

What do they play?

The band’s ever expanding repertoire covers 50s rock and roll, 60s pop and rock, 70s funk and pop from the 80s until today. With three part harmonies and one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business they do justice to all genres. Aside from their standard set list they’re happy to learn new songs on request too.

Blame It On The Boogie  – Jackson 5

Happy – Pharell Williams

One Way Or Another – Blondie

9 To 5 – Dolly Parton

Sweet Dreams – The Eurythmics

Ho Hey! – The Lumineers

20th Century Boy – T.Rex

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Mamma Mia – Abba

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Material Girl – Madonna

Hound Dog – Elvis

Tainted Love – Gloria

You Can’t Hurry Love – Diana Ross

Do You Love Me

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

I Like To Boogie – T.Rex

Gimme Some Lovin – Blues Brothers

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Clapping Song

I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles

Mr Bluesky – ELO

20 Flight Rock – Eddie Cochrane

Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet – Turner Bachman

Baby Give It Up – KC & Sunshine Band

Bad Moon Rising – CCR

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochrane

Maggie May – Rod Stewart

Celebration – KC & Sunshine Band

Does Your Mother Know – ABBA

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash

Get Down Tonight – KC & Sunshine Band

Got My Mind Set On You – George H.

Eight Days A Week – Beatles

Heartbeat – Buddy Holly

Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson

Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones

I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates

I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Beatles

I’m A Believer – Neil Diamond

Last Nite – The Strokes

Let’s Work Together – Canned Heat

Let Her Dance – Bobby Fuller

Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

Lucille – Little Richard

Midnight Special – CCR

Money – Beatles

My Girl – The Temptations

Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly

Oh What A Night – Frankie Vallie

Proud Mary – CCR

Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cashķ

Rip It Up – Little Richard

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheels

Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochrane

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Suspicious Minds – Elvis

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd

That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly

Think It Over – Buddy Holly

Twist & Shout/La Bamba

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Walking On Sunshine

You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon

You Got It – Roy Orbison

You Really Got Me – The Kinks

You Really Got A Hold On Me




Make You Feel My Love – Adele


Keep The Customer

Nowhere Man

Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everley Bros

Every Breath U Take – The Police

A Thing Called Love – Johnny Cash

Alabama Song – The Doors

Bye Bye Love – Everley Bros

Calico Skies – Paul Mccartney

Cocaine – JJ Cale

Dream Baby – Roy Orbison

Girl – Beatles

Handle Me With Care – George Harrison

I’ll Follow The Sun – Beatles

In Dreams – Roy Orbison

Lookin Out My Back Door – CCR

Old Man – Neil Young

The Devil And The Deep Blue See

Till There Was You

Witchitaw Linesman – Glen Campbell

You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles

You Send Me – Sam Cooke