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Dead Man's Shoes - Hire A Band

Dead Man’s Shoes (DMS) at the Hire A Band website – Image by Colour Wheel Media

Dead Man’s Shoes (DMS) is the Wedding & Function band I am a part of. We play regularly in Arta (Glasgow) and also sometimes in Ghillie Dhu (Edinburgh), as well as being available for private hire for weddings and any other functions through the Hire A Band agency all over Scotland and sometimes beyond! All of the DMS gigs (excluding private functions) are listed in the Live Dates section, if you want to come and see us. The current lineup of the band is:

  • Madaleine Pritchard (Lead Vocals)
  • Stephen Maxwell (Electric Guitar and Backing Vocals)
  • Kevin Kerr (Keyboards and Backing Vocals)
  • Jay Kilbride (Electric Bass)
  • Chris Whitehouse (Drum Kit)

Check out our promotional Hire A Band video

Filmed by Colour Wheel Media

Our repertoire ranges from Motown to classic rock to contemporary pop and Rn’B. We can also include several ceilidh dances on request and provide a jazz set during the meal as background music, for example.

We have had some lineup changes over the time that I have been part of the band, and I have been lucky to play with a lot of great musicians.


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Below are some of the videos from the first video shoot, and here is my video shoot blog post.

Dead Man’s Shoes – Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)


Dead Man’s Shoes – Next To Me (Emeli Sandé)


Dead Man’s Shoes – All Of Me