With fifteen years of experience, playing for weddings and private functions all over North East Scotland and the Highlands, Maximum Bob are always ready to bring their mix of pop standards and authentic ceilidh dancing to your party.
Featuring two strong lead singers, guitar, bass and drums, with the addition of fiddle, accordion and pipes when needed, the band works hard to make the night go with a swing.
Last year our gigs varied from large marquees, working as a five piece, to small marquees- we played unplugged, as a duo, for a wedding ceremony in deepest Deeside. More often we played as a four piece, with either fiddle or box, from Aberdeen to Invernesss and beyond.
As well as offering a broad range of pop standards, and as much ceilidh dancing as you can stand, we are always happy to learn special requests.
What people are saying ...
“We just wanted to say thanks, from the bottom of our hearts, for the great music you played on our wedding day. So many people had a fantastic time dancing. The ceilidh music was superb ... everyone was wonderful.”
Laura and Stuart (Elgin)
“Thanks for great Hogmanay. Feedback from our members was very positive.”
Skibo Castle (Highlands)
"Maximum Bob" played at my 60th birthday and retirement party in November 2011. I had requested mainly 60s music with some ceilidh and modern dance music. Everyone at the party raved about the band ! They really were fantastic, so professional, playing exactly what I had asked for, an excellent variety of music to get people up on the dance floor. Very versatile, brilliant musicians and I would highly recommend Maximum Bob to anyone looking to book a band for any occasion.
Lynne Herbert (Moray)
Mike and I booked Nigel and his band 'maximum bob' for our wedding in June 2012 off the back of a friends recommendation and we couldn't have been more pleased! The music provided was excellent and their laidback style and talent really added to our day. The band played a perfect mix of ceilidh, folk and modern music and there wasn't a time when the dance floor was empty, always the sign of a good party!!
Nigel and his band were extremely accommodating, 2 band members came early on the day to play me down the aisle and provide music for our guests and the rest of the band joined us for the evening reception. They learnt a number of our favourite tunes and incorporated them into our day. A nice touch was that Nigel sent us through a demo cd which he'd recorded our requested songs onto, which filled us with confidence that the music on the day was going to be great quality and I also have all those songs on cd now for if I want another reminder of the day!!
We got lots of great feedback from our guests and almost everybody commented that they hadn't done that much dancing in a long while. maximum bob were a brilliant wedding band, lots of fun & energy and I'm glad we asked them to play on our special day!
Keira Morrison (Aberdeenshire)
"Had been looking for a wedding band in the Aberdeen and Huntly area when someone suggested Maximum Bob and we really can't thank them enough. Everyone was raving about it. Many of the guests hadn't done any ceilidh dancing before but the band did a great job of getting everyone up on the floor. Special thanks to Nigel for the expert directions on 'Strip the Willow' which was fabulous from start to finish. Terrific selection of songs. When the CD arrived we put it straight on the car stereo and it's been playing ever since. A wonderful reminder of a wonderful evening. A major thanks to all the band members."
Paul & Kirsty Lorimer (Huntly)