The Rear View Story

The Rear View Band was set up by guitarist Jamie Turnbull with one goal; to offer a wedding band experience like no other.

To achieve this the band had to be different, unique, offer something more than just your average wedding band; it had to pop!

Having spent time researching and understanding their market, one thing became clear; most wedding bands played music....Rear View, would perform it.

By focusing not only on the quality of the music they provide but also the performance of the music itself; Rear View would have their pop! - now it was time to form the band.

It was extremely important that each player in Rear View was at the top of their game; skilled, talented, professional and above all - passionate about music and performing.

Singer Dion has performed extensively in his home city and was well known throughout the local circuit for his powerful voice. 

Singer and Fiddle Player Gillian studied music in Edinburgh and has performed all across the UK in many different bands, as well as being one of Edinburgh’s top vocal coaches.

Guitarist Jamie has been performing in bands for over 20 years and has literally 100’s of gigs under his belt.

On bass, Thornton has been performing since he was a child and is well known for his virtuoso playing and being influenced by some of the world top bassists.

Keyboard player David is a highly respected classically trained musician and composer and has played up and down the country. 

Finally, drummer David is a well known gun for hire holding a degree in the coveted world of Jazz drumming and lending his skills to bands of all genres from Jazz to metal.

With the band in place it was time to create a set list.

This was as important to Jamie and Gillian as the band itself. The set had to create an experience like no other, catering to all tastes, whilst ensuring the dance floor was never empty. This meant straying away from the same old tried and tested sets of old and instead focus on bringing the wedding band routine firmly into the 21st century! 

The result was a set comprised entirely of genuine floor fillers 

After several months honing their sound and performance, Rear View opened its diary for bookings. Word soon spread of the bands energetic performances and professional attitude, which lead to more and more bookings.
Six years on and Rear View is now widely regarded as Scotland's premier wedding band, performing at weddings across the UK all year round. 

Having racked up hundreds of positive reviews and testimonials one statement always reoccurs:

Rear View are "one of the finest bands you will ever see".

Music Scotland

Rear View Music
Western Terrace
EdinburghEH12 5QF
Phone: 0845 64 34 786


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