ABOUT US

We at Velvet Five are a group of dedicated musicians and friends who truly enjoy what we do. This comes across in every performance, every time.  We have learned from our extensive experience playing at both weddings and corporate events exactly what it take to put on the perfect top-tier performance.  To give our clients complete peace of mind we have compiled ten of the most important factors which are essential to provide the perfect event.

10 POINT PROMISE

  1. We will be set up and be ready to play at your designated time.
  2. We will play your first choice wedding song, and play it well.
  3. We only use top quality P.A.T tested equipment, including a QSC P.A. / Nord Keyboard / Fender Hot Rod Amp / Ashdown Bass / Gretch Drums.  The best in the business.
  4. We will have a designated band member as your point of contact throughout your big day.  They will always be available.
  5. We will have music playing through the buffet break, with a music genre of your choosing.
  6. If you have chosen a disco set for after / before the live music it will be mixed properly! (not just a CD playing).
  7. We can accommodate guest singers / musicians.
  8. We customise our volume for each wedding - we will never be too loud.
  9. We will always be polite, friendly and approachable.
  10. We understand that this is your big day and will strive to make it absolutely perfect.

VELVET FIVE BIOS

Colette Neill

Colette has been singing from an early age, audiences have always been amazed with her unique voice and presence as a singer. A music enthusiast, adamant that performing would be her craft, she went on to train at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as performing in countless Musical Theatre productions. Colette has also performed in many of Glasgow's music venues, including the O2 Academy and the ABC which she played as the headlining performer in April 2010. She has also spent almost 3 years performing in Asia from March 2011 as a lead artist, most notably in the Venetian Casino Resort Hotel in Macao and Vietnam's up and coming Grand Ho Tram Strip.

Stephen Murphy

A truly exceptional guitarist, plucked straight from Glasgow's music scene; he is a talented, energetic and a dedicated musician.  His drive toward perfection, coupled with only the best equipment, ensure every performance is to the highest standard, every song, every time.  Stephen uses a 2013 Fender Telecaster Deluxe, a 2005 Fender USA StratocasterLAG L4S200DCE Acoustic, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp and Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeller.

Richard Smeaton

Richard is a very experienced drummer and has been playing for 8 years.  During this time he has been a teacher at the Academy of Music & Sound and played in venues all over the U.K including Soundhaus, Maggie Mays, King Tuts and even the O2 Academy.  With a great understanding of most styles, Ricahrd is an invaluable member of the band.  Gear: Gretsch Catalina Club Kit, Dream Ride Cymbal, UFIP Ride Cymbal and Meinl Byzance Sand Hats and Shure Drum Mics.

Marc Carruthers

Having played in various bands since he first picked up a bass nine years ago, including a band with current members of Velvet Five, it has taken him up and down the country playing at many different venues and festivals. He plays a Musicman Stingray and an Ozark electro-acoustic.

David Mitchell

Bio coming soon...

AGENCIES

We are proud to be the only band represented by the three biggest agencies based in Scotland.​​​

Coast Entertainments

Velvet Five have a long and happy relationship with the owners of Coast Entertainments.  Andy and Leigh are the dream team.  They are always readily available and extremely experienced.

Elite Promotions

Based in Aberdeen, Elite Promotions are the largest and most experienced agency in the North of Scotland.  Kathleen, John and the team will always be on hand to help you hold the best event possible.