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Wedding Entertainment at Seamill Hydro

If you’re looking for wedding entertainment at Seamill Hydro then the Ritz Trio could be the special addition for your big day!

The Ritz Trio recently performed their unique blend of swing and pop tunes played in a jazzy style at Seamill Hydro this week for a fabulous wedding on the West Coast of Scotland

This is not the first time the Ritz Trio have provided wedding entertainment and Seamill Hydro having played for opening of the Hotel following the refurbishment.

The wedding got off to a great start with the Trio playing in the bar area before moving through to play a more relaxed set over the wedding breakfast. What a view the guests were treated during the meal as Seamill Hydro is
located on the West Coast of Scotland just seconds from the beach and dominated by stunning views of the Isle of Arran!

The Ritz Trio are popular faces on the Scottish wedding scene and are hired by some of the leading hotels in the country. The Trio specialise in music for wedding ceremonies, champagne receptions, themed events and corporate entertaining. If you would like find out how the Ritz Trio can add a little sparkle to your wedding entertainment find out a little more HERE

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By |2022-06-14T09:06:55+01:00June 14th, 2022|Events, Recent Events|0 Comments

A Great Wedding Drinks Reception Idea

If you are planning your wedding and need a great wedding drinks reception idea then these guys will fit the bill!

Following the Christmas break the Ritz Trio are back to full strength and looking forward to adding a big lift to wedding entertainment in 2022! They are also looking forward to working with the many wonderful venues and wedding suppliers they have got to know over the years.

As you greet your friends, family and guests after the ceremony and welcome them to the celebration of your wedding, there are lots of things you can do aside from serving appetizers and cocktails to entertain them while they wait for your party to get started. The Ritz Trio will definitely serve up something entertaining and are a great drinks reception idea to consider.

These guys have been wowing weddings guests across Scotland for well over a decade and are popular and well respected faces in the Scottish wedding scene.

The Trio always look forward to the moment the wedding party arrive for drinks reception. The guests are always pleasantly surprised to seeing the band performing their uplifting music and it’s not too long before the cameras are brought out, selfies taken and the dancing starts!

So if you want to find out more about this great wedding drinks reception idea and how it could add some sparkle to your wedding drinks reception, we would love to hear from you! The Trio are also available to perform for wedding ceremonies and have special repertoire for this part of the day – we would love to hear about your plans for your wedding ceremony and the atmosphere you are wanting to achieve.

Find out more HERE

This photograph was taken at Balbirnie House in Fife, and regular venue for the Ritz Trio!




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By |2022-01-20T12:10:14+00:00January 20th, 2022|Jazz weddings, Recent Events|0 Comments

Cow Shed Crail Wedding Entertainment

The Ritz Trio headed across to Fife this week for a wedding at the Cow Shed near Crail.

The Cow Shed is located on the outskirts of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife, a beautiful corner of Scotland with stunning beaches, traditional fishing village. The Ritz Trio performed through the wedding ceremony then over the drinks reception.

We look forward to returning to the Cow Shed in Crail as it is provided the perfect backdrop to our entertainment and it really works well as a wedding venue. Thanks to the team for looking after us so well on the day and congratulations to the happy couple!

If you are looking for entertainment for your wedding at the Cow Shed Crail, we would look forward to hearing more about your plans for the day and how we can add a little sparkle to your wedding!cow shed crail wedding band

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By |2021-10-07T13:47:47+01:00October 7th, 2021|Jazz weddings, Recent Events|0 Comments

Elsick House Wedding Entertainment

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Elsick House First Visit

The Ritz Trio made their first visit to Elsick House this week for a post wedding party. Elsick House is  home to the Duke of Fife.

Elsick House is an exclusive use venue, situated a few miles south of Aberdeen and situated within 1500 acres. The picture was taken on the small bridge just in front of the main entrance to Elsick House. The Ritz Trio performed in a marquee situated close to the main building. Other entertainment on the day included a bucking broncho, which provided a few laughs!

Prior to performing the chaps enjoyed a walk through the walled cottage gardens – great inspiration!

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By |2021-08-18T14:47:31+01:00August 18th, 2021|Events, Recent Events|0 Comments

Wedding Entertainment Post COVID

At last wedding entertainment post COVID can start to take place in Scotland, albeit it with restrictions. Whilst we are able to all enjoy a little more normality, COVID is still with us and is likely to be part of our lives for some time to come!

With hopefully the worst of COVID pandemic behind us, the Ritz Trio are delighted to be back out playing again! Over the last few weeks the Ritz Trio have been asked to play music for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions although with guest numbers limited. The group have also seen an increase in bookings to play background music for evening receptions, most recently at Balbirnie House in Fife. It was a fabulous day with a very relaxed atmosphere. Just prior to the wedding breakfast the guests gathered on the lawn to watch the newly weds have their first dance – “Moondance”.

A number of couples have opted for a more laid back cocktail bar feel to the evening, whilst this is not new to the Ritz Trio it is good to see more people considering this approach to the evening which allows friends and family the opportunity to talk and catch up and be heard! We do however look forward to restrictions being fully lifted in the future to allow for dancing. see the latest guidance below for wedding receptions in Scotland.

With over a decade of experience the Ritz Trio have established themselves as one of the best wedding bands in Scotland specialising in performing background music for drinks receptions and wedding ceremonies in Scotland. Find out more about the Ritz Trio HERE

Latest Update To Weddings From 28th June

Music and Entertainment

Focused, live entertainment can take place.  Guests must remain seated.

There should be no singing or dancing apart from:

  • the couple’s ‘first dance’
  • a dance between the couple’s parents provided they live in the same household

Suppliers included in guest numbers

All suppliers and all those working, including those employed by the couple, and for the venue, are excluded from the numerical caps.

Numbers of guests and seating arrangements

As above – no change

For Weddings From 19th July

Music and entertainment

As from 28 June – no change

Suppliers included in guest numbers

As from 28 June – no change

Numbers of guests and seating arrangements

As from 28 June – no change

Physical distancing

Restrictions on physical distancing are also due to be lifted on 19th July, (subject to confirmation) This means that no distancing will be required in outdoor spaces at weddings.  Indoors, physical distancing is due to be fixed at 1 metre across all venue types. This means that only 1m distancing will be required at ceremonies.

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By |2021-06-23T10:43:09+01:00June 17th, 2021|Events, Recent Events|0 Comments

Balbirnie House Hotel – Our First Engagement Since Lockdown

Balbirnie House wedding band the Ritz Trio performed their first engagement at Balbirnie  following the COVID lockdown.

The Trio have been regular faces at the venue in Fife for more than a decade. The Ritz Trio are delighted that they have been able to accommodate most weddings which transferred from 2020 to 2021. So next year looks like being a busy time. In the meantime the Trio are adding new foot-tapping songs and arrangements to the repertoire!

By |2020-08-10T11:47:26+01:00August 10th, 2020|Events, Recent Events|0 Comments

Themed Events Ideas

Themed Events Ideas

The Ritz Trio were delighted to be asked to play again at the lavishly themed Glasgow University Vet Ball which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

The theme chosen this year for the event was “Vintage Hollywood” and the Ritz Trio looked the part in their white dinner jackets.

Themed events are becoming more and more popular especially for weddings, corporate events and private parties. The Ritz Trio have taken on a number of guises recently ranging from vintage mechanics for a car launch to Peaky Blinders and Great Gatsby.

You can of course mix your themes.  Recently the Trio played at a wedding which used their services to help create the 1920’s and later in the day another band moved things on to the 1980’s complete with leg warmers!

Some Themed Events Ideas

Peaky Blinders Trio

Spurred on by the recent success of the Peaky Blinders film, the Ritz Trio hang up their white tuxedos for overcoats and step back in time to cobbled backstreets, three-piece suits and peaked caps! Bring on the beer, Irish whisky, gin, spiced rum and champagne!

The Roaring 20’s

Roaring 20’s weddings remain popular and the Ritz Trio have been asked to play at a number of Gatsby themed events in Scotland. The Gatsby theme affords great possibilities for dressing the venue not to mention the guests! Gatsby feathers, headbands, long pearl necklaces, cigarette holders and spiffy pinstriped suits all look great!

The Trio have a special programme of tunes from the roaring 20’s including “The Charleston” and of course “Putting On The Ritz”. Other well known tunes include Bye Bye Blackbird, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue and The Sheik of Araby. Guests will be sure to have a roaring great time -this one of our favourite themed events ideas!

James Bond Themed Events

This is one theme that the Ritz Trio very easily fit into with their white dinner jackets! A James Bond-themed party has it all, from the initial impact of the famous James Bond silhouette and flickering flame lights to a sophisticated bar layout with, of course, the vodka martinis!

Add in the  incredible soundtracks, which the Ritz Trio enjoy playing and you have a perfect themed event.

And just in case you can’t remember any songs from James Bond movies here are some of our favourites; Diamonds are Forever, You Only Live Twice, Nobody Does It Better, Goldfinger and We Have All The Time in the World.

If you are looking for themed events ideas and would like to find out more about about hiring the Ritz Trio for your event, we would love to hear from you!

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By |2020-02-18T22:15:20+00:00February 18th, 2020|Recent Events|0 Comments

Logie Country House Wedding

Logie Country House wedding – One of the Ritz Trio’s Favourite Places to Perform.

The Ritz Trio recently provided background music for Shannon and Jacob at their Logie Country House wedding.

It was fabulously happy and relaxed occasion and a great way to end a busy 2019 wedding season for the Ritz Trio which saw them play at over fifty weddings and numerous corporate events.

Apart from the great facilities, Logie Country House has very friendly and efficient staff who always make guests feel welcome and as performers the Trio are always made to feel part of the team for the day.

The Ritz Trio, who specialise in music for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions have made many visits to Logie Country House wedding venue in recent years. When the weather is fine they usually play out in the courtyard opposite the House which provides a great acoustic for their foot tapping entertainment.

The Trio are very versatile and whilst they are often referred to as a jazz band, the repertoire is much wider than that and even includes some fun renditions of pop covers, sure to keep guests entertained during the drinks reception.

For clients wanting a more formal or traditional wedding ceremony the Trio often enlist the services of a violinist to play with them. The ceremony repertoire includes most of the popular wedding music choices such as Pachelbel Canon, A Thousand Years (Perri), All You Need Is Love and Everything (Buble).

Logie Country house wedding guests with the Ritz Trio

Ritz Trio with guests at Logie Country House

Normally they would play whilst guests are arriving for the ceremony, then for brides entrance, for the signing and then finally for the recessional.

Following the ceremony the Trio are able to quite easily move from playing for the ceremony to either the enclosed Courtyard or Main House for the drinks reception.

The Ritz Trio have been playing together for over a decade and during this time they received great feedback from happy couples. Visit their Testimonials page HERE to read them.

If you would like the find out more about the Ritz Trio playing at Logie Country House wedding venue visit the Ritz Trio website HERE

Or make an enquiry HERE

Ritz Trio at Logie Country House

Logie Country House General Information

Set at the foot of Bennachie on estate lands dating back to 1492, Logie Country House is one of our favourite wedding venues.

The new Aberdeen Bypass, which opened in 2019, makes getting to Logie Country House so much easier when travelling from the south – no need to across Aberdeen city centre anymore

The house provides extremely luxurious, relaxing, unpretentious, warm and comfortable well thought-out accommodation. With an indoor swimming pool, cinema room, two outside hot tubs, courtyard, a large ballroom and even its own private island.

We find when performing around at different weddings that smaller intimate weddings often have a more relaxed feel to them and Logie Country House is definately best suited to these smaller celebrations. The 15 bedroom Scottish Castle can accommodate 42 guests. The new purpose built ballroom can accommodate larger weddings and offers the venue much more flexibility.

Steeped in history, Logie Country House was originally a fortified Castle built in 1680 on estate lands dating back to 1492. The house was extended and modified in the seventeenth century and completely renovated in 2006 to give the beautiful, warm and cosy house you see today.


Elphinstone Estate, A96, Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5EE

Logie Website HERE

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By |2020-01-07T14:58:16+00:00December 14th, 2019|Jazz weddings, Recent Events|0 Comments

Kinblethmont House Wedding

The Ritz Trio performed at a Kinblethmont House Wedding celebration recently.

Kinblethmont House is an imposing Victorian House set on Scotland’s sunny East Coast,  roughly 4 miles from Arbroath. This is the first time the Trio have performed at the venue and they hope it won’t be the last, as it was a wonderful afternoon! The house is surrounded by some lovely woodland walks which the guys from the band where able to enjoy before performing.

The House also has some history  as the first recorded human activity on Kinblethmont is a 3000 year old sun engraving on a stone that the Picts then adorned with their images 2000 years later. It stands in the atrium in Kinblethmont House.

The Drinks Reception

The wedding ceremony took place in the marquee following which the guests came out into the garden for the champagne reception accompanied by the wonderful sounds of this hugely entertaining and it must be said, very smart Trio!  The first song they played as the couple entered and as confetti rained down was “Isn’t She Lovely”. Later on in the afternoon some of the guests danced to a very laid back version of “Just The Way You Look Tonight”.

The Ritz Trio  offer music for both wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, with the music providing a relaxing, swinging and often moving, backdrop to the day. Most recent choices for wedding ceremonies have included “Dream A Little Dream Of Me”, “Highland Cathedral” and  “Pachelbel Canon in D – with a violinist joining the Trio.  A happy couple recently had the theme from “Game Of Thrones” for the recessional!  

More Information

If you are planning a Kinblethmont House wedding and would like to find out more about the Ritz Trio and their music visit the website HERE

To find out more about Kinblethmont visit their website HERE


By |2019-11-25T20:01:35+00:00October 8th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

Ferrari Event Scotland

As car lovers members of the Ritz Trio band were delighted to be asked to perform at a special event held at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrew’s this week.

The event which welcomed Ferrari owners from around the UK featured a number of examples of this prestige brand including this stunning new V8 GT Portofino.

The Ritz Trio have performed at numerous car launches across the UK in recent years and it is hoped they will be playing at Silverstone for the F1 event in July 2020.

If you are planning a car launch in Scotland and need some background entertainment then contact the Ritz Trio

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By |2019-11-28T11:27:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

Corporate Event at Hopetoun House

Corporate event at Hopetoun House - Ritz TrioCorporate Event at Hoptoun House - Ritz TrioThe Ritz Trio performed at a corporate event at Hopetoun House recently for their regular client, Petroleum Experts. Always a great group to play to, full of music lovers and nice people! The Trio have played at numerous events throughout Edinburgh for Petex in recent years and look forward to more!

A corporate event at Hopetoun House is always a lavish event with fine interiors, dating from the late Georgian period through to the Edwardian, and set in 100 acres of gardens and rolling parkland. Many of the guests came from overseas and the House certainly impressed!

Petroleum Experts has over 420 clients worldwide and the company is recognised across the international oil and gas industry as the technical market leader within its area of expertise. The Ritz Trio are delighted to have a long established working relationship with a major company. Contact the Ritz Trio today to find out more about our music and services in relation to corporate entertaining in Scotland.


Good afternoon Marcus, Myself, and everyone at Petex, just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ritz Trio for such a lovely evening last week. Everyone had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed your performance. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sharon McBean, Marketing Manager Petroleum Experts Ltd. UK


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By |2019-11-25T20:15:00+00:00June 19th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

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