Tweed in Bourbon

Tweed in Bourbon are a high energy Folk, Ceilidh, Covers & Americana wedding and live events band, based in Dorset.
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Tweed in Bourbon Details

PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Learn New Songs
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
Ensemble / Group

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals
Male Vocals
Complete Band
Other Instruments

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Pop / Rock
Other Style of Music
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Tweed in Bourbon Full Description
We believe in crafting valuable, long-lasting memories. We're achieving this by challenging traditional misconceptions about Folk weddings & events - providing both ceilidhs and concerts filled with dancing, joy and celebration! Our musical genres range from long-established Irish, Scottish and English folk music and ceilidh tune sets - to Americana classics, modern covers (Mumford & Sons, George Ezra, etc) - and even the occasional bit of Britpop! This is alongside unique covers, 'Live Lounge' style chart hits and sometimes our own unique take on folk. We are one of the few folk bands that offer both ceilidh and concert options; uniquely enabling an exciting mix between the worlds of traditional and modern music. Contact us the learn more and explore availability. Tweed in Bourbon are the recommended ceilidh band for many UK wedding venues including Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire, and recently were featured in articles published by Whimsical Wonderland Weddings ( and The Wedding Community ( Reviews are available on this profile, as well as on our Facebook page @TweedinBourbon. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram! Our sets are carefully thought out to ensure guests are not only entertained but also up and dancing all night. We balance the order and style of songs performed so that everyone is catered for, and customise each gig to suit clients unique bespoke requirements. Available to play at your - Wedding, Ceilidh (including Traditional Scottish), Barn Dance, Birthday, Festival or other celebration. We regularly cater for Burns Night, St.Patrick’s Day & other Special Events.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew Payne
Hi - thank you for considering Tweed in Bourbon for your wedding! Our goal is to tailor every event to your unique specifications. Therefore, if you can please let me know as much as possible about what you're looking for, set times, locations, song requests etc... I can then quote you accurately and support you fully. Looking forward to speaking with you, Matt | TiB


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex Slator
Wedding: January
January 2018
Guest at a wedding
Great fun, great sound! Had people on their feet all night dancing.
Jess & Luka Wakeling
Happy couple married in January
January 2018
New Years Eve Wedding
Thank you so much for your wonderful performances! We loved it. Our guests were raving for days about you guys. Also , thank you for the extra songs you did at midnight. It was one of our favourite parts of the whole day. Many thanks again and a happy new year!
Matthew Lloyd Beckers
Happy couple married in October
January 2018
Teepee Wedding 5*****
We booked Tweed in Bourbon for a Ceilidh at our outdoor tipi wedding and they were absolutely fantastic! They created a great atmosphere with excellent enthusiastic calling and a really refreshing energy. They also played a few of their own songs, which were also brilliant! We would very much recommend them to anyone looking to organise a Ceilidh or book a folk band in general.
Dave & Sarah Jones
Happy couple married in August
January 2018
Private Wedding
Thank you so so much to this incredible band! What with everything running slightly later they performed as agreed to an amazing standard! Thank you so so much for making the wedding reception such a night to remember would recommend you to everyone!
Tweed in Bourbon Location & Contact Details


Poole, Dorset, England

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your most memorable wedding?

Hard not to say my own really... however, as a band I must say, we really enjoyed the wedding we performed just recently for a same sex couple. Playing Auld Lang Syne at midnight on New Years Eve 2017 with confetti cannons exploding and a packed room of guests all singing and dancing to our music, that's the right way to start a year.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Folk. Fun. Energetic. Upbeat. Happy.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being able to create awesome music with my friends - that and the regular supply of hog roasts...

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the process. You'll likely only do it once, stress helps no one and actually, the bits before can be as fun as the day itself.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Mostly we love seeing really personal bits added, like old photos or meaningful additions.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Somewhat organic. Typically a couple will give us an idea of what they want. We'll then go back with ideas, costs etc... and then together we'll reach an agreed plan of action. We then take a deposit, keep in touch until the wedding day and then make sure everything runs smoothly on the day. Simple really.

What makes a romantic first dance?

When the couple forget, for that moment, that anyone else is in that room with them - and just get lost in the moment, together.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Probably either one of our ceilidh tune sets or a song like Mustang Sally or Breakfast at Tiffanies

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Me (Matt) personally, I'd of loved to have toured with the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis, when the music industry was still so new and every sound produced was unheard-of before.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Typically, either some blues-funk like Joe Bonamassa or some acoustic fun from bands like Nizlopi or Mumford & Sons.

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