The Ritz Trio

The Ritz Trio

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Fabulous Jazz trio based in Scotland playing all the great jazz standards, plus Latin and Swing, Rat Pack and 20s...

With over twenty years of experience providing quality jazz music in Scotland, the Ritz Trio will make your event a truly unique, special and memorable day.

Dressed in their stylish white DJs and with a sound to match these guys are really about “Puttin' On The Ritz”.

The Trio regularly perform their unique jazz at prestigious venues in Scotland and further afield including Edinburgh Castle, Skibo Castle, Gleneagles Hotel, Balbirnie House, The Old Course Hotel, Balmoral Hotel, Hopetoun House and Duns Castle to name a few!

The Ritz Trio play an extensive list of familiar Jazz standards such as "Fly me to the Moon", "Have you met Miss Jones", as well as a number of well-known Latin tunes such as "Sway", "Besame Mucho" and “The Girl From Ipanema”. The guys are more than happy to play specific requests with prior notice.

Why not consider using the Trio to play for your ceremony. The band has serenaded many brides down the aisle and the group's guitarist, Marcus Ford, is able to play appropriate solo pieces to add variety and change the mood during the signing of the register.

Following on from the ceremony the drinks reception. Lively foot tapping continental style jazz, classic jazz ballads and smooth Latin tunes played by the Trio at an appropriate volume all help to create a memorable experience. Mellow sounds to keep the conversation flowing guaranteed!

Evening Reception Band

Looking for something different to dance to? Then The Ritz five piece swing and dance band could be just the thing. All the musical ingredients to make your event truly remarkable, right from the very first note.

The band play at a level which will enable your guests to talk to each other comfortably. When the Trio play on the Royal Yacht Britannia guests are often seated only a few feet from the band and are able to enjoy their evening together as well as the music. If the band are required for dancing the level can be taken up but will still be at an acceptable level.

Can the band play during my wedding ceremony?

Yes, the band do from time to time play at wedding ceremonies and select appropriate pieces in liaison with the bride and groom. The guitarist in the band also performs solo guitar which can be very effective during a ceremony.

Does the band have a singer?

Yes, the band does have a singer who joins them as and when required. The band can also be increased to a six piece by adding keyboards, drums and another brass instrument. The group also play as part of a larger nine piece big band. Here's a clip with the band featuring vocalist Moray Innes;

Who are the musicians?

The group is made up of professional musicians who have very many years of experience. They are all very guest-friendly and enjoy their music and previous testimonials have shown the guests not only remember the high quality of music performed but also the friendliness of the band members. Whilst individual musicians pictured here may not attend every event, you can be assured that the same standards are maintained in both the quality of the music and their appearance.

How much space do they require?

The band normally requires about 2x3 metres for the trio (but have played in smaller places!). Setting up time only takes around fifteen minutes for the Trio.

Playlist..

Ain't Misbehaving
A Nightingale Sang
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
April In Paris
Autumn Leaves
Begin The Beguine
Besame Mucho
Bluesette
Black Orpheus
Beyond The Sea
Body And Soul
Bernies Tune
Bye Bye Blackbird
Corcovada
Caravan
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Cry Me A River
Days Of Wine And Roses
Dancing Cheek To Cheek
Darn That Dream
Don`t Get Around Much
Desafinado
Embraceable You
Fly Me To The Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Honeysuckle Rose
How High The Moon
Its Only A Paper Moon
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Got Rhythm
I Thought About You
It Had To Be You
I'm Beginning To See The Light
If I Only Had A Brain
It Don't Mean A Thing
(If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Lil Darlin
Lady Is A Tramp
Mack The Knife
Misty
 Moondance
Makin Whoopee
Moonlight In Vermont
Misty
My Funny Valentine
My Favorite Things
Nature Boy
On A Clear Day
One Note Samba
Over The Rainbow
Limehouse Blues
Lady Is A Tramp
Let There Be Love
Night And Day
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Paper Moon
Round Midnight
Sway
Sweet Lorraine
Satin Doll
Sunny
Shiny Stockings
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Stormy Weather
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Summertime
Take The "A" Train
The Nearness Of You
The More I See You
The Shadow Of Your Smile
That Old Black Magic
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
You Go To My Head
Undecided
Unforgettable
What Is This Thing Called Love
Wave
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
When You’re Smiling

“The Trio is a regular act on board The Royal Yacht Britannia, creating a wonderfully relaxed environment throughout the evening. They have the unique ability to make our guests unknowingly tap their toes and smile yet still remaining unobtrusive. They are extremely reliable and a pleasure to work with”.

Angela Robertson Head of Corporate Events, The Royal Yacht Britannia

I can honestly say that you really made the day for me personally. Just to hear you in the background was so lovely and provided exactly the atmosphere I was hoping to achieve. You have a fabulous talent and I could listen to you for hours.

So many of our guests were asking about you too, most of them saying how nice it was to have such fabulous background music whilst enjoying their meal. It completely relaxed people and removed any nerves or awkwardness that can happen when you meet new people at first. I kept leaning over to my dad and saying “Oh…listen to this song!” “Oh dad, I love this song!” or pretty much just singing the song right through the meal! Anyway…I don’t want to ramble on too much but thanks again, so much for making my day! You and the guys are just fantastic and I have no reservations about recommending you to anyone!” 

And a few more recent testimonials…

“Peter and Serena have gone off on their honeymoon but I just wanted to let you know how delighted we were with your contribution to the wedding on Sunday.   The music was wonderful and undoubtedly added to the general atmosphere that I know Peter and Serena were hoping for.   We certainly all had a fabulous time so thank you so much.   I hope you both got home uneventfully and that you thought it was worth making the journey to the wedding.   I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you.   Thanks again” . 

Heather Law -Wedding at Monchle Mhor, Nr Baquidder May 2013

Thanks so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We absolutely loved it. We will definitely recommend you. Thanks for Besame Mucho and ABBA especially!

Wedding at Glencorse House, June 2013

 Just a quick note to say thanks for providing a flawless soundtrack to our day at Solsgirth House. The Star Wars Theme (and Shrek) numbers were awesome!

Bob and Emma Hanlon,  Solsgirth House, July 2013

Just a tiny message to say a huge “Thank you” for making our celebrations so very special. Like our guests, we thoroughly enjoyed your professional , yet friendly style and your lovely choice of music which was so appropriate to the occasion. Our friend Viola took some photographs of the proceedings so we have a super shot of the three of you in action, which will make a splendid addition to our album.

Wedding at West Brewery Glasgow, 16th November 2012

A big thank you from Mark and myself for Saturday . The Trio and Stephen Duffy were fantastic , just perfect for what we wanted ,and ,I think suited the venue very well .

We have had loads of compliments from our guests about you and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you, as well as using you again in the future .

Jane Coupar, Wedding at Blytheswood Hotel, Glasgow. April 2012

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding reception. The music was fantastic and everyone who came said they had such a great time. It was wonderful to have something a bit different and in keeping with our “Old Hollywood Vintage Theme”! Thank you especially for putting up with all of the song requests! My dad especially loved to me able to dance to his all time favourite song with his daughter

Lauren Hay and Stephen Harrison – Dunblane Hydro 2012

 Just a quick note to thank you so much for your contribution to Caitlin and Lee’s big day on Friday at Balbirnie. You received numerous words of praise – the Trio was exactly as I had hoped, professional and so very talented. Rest assured you will be widely recommended

Lesley Jenkins (Wedding Balbirnie House April 2012)

The biggest heartfelt thank you for making our wedding so special. It meant the world to me that you played me down the aisle on the biggest day of my life. We had so many compliments on the music with friends of the family asking about you.

Jo & Rich, Wedding at Northbrook Park, Farnham, Surrey. May 2012

A note to thank you so much for your contribution to Caitlin and Lee’s big day on Friday at Balbirnie. You received numerous words of praise – the Trio was exactly as I had hoped, professional and so very talented. Rest assured you will be widely recommended

Lesley Jenkins (Wedding Balbirnie House April 2012)

“Thank you for playing at our wedding at Achnagairn House. The music for the ceremony and reception was beautiful and complimented the setting perfectly. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were and we look forward to hearing you playing for our 25th wedding anniversary party!

Lindsay & Hugh Hesketh, Achnagairn House, August 2011

As for The Ritz Trio – they were absolutely brilliant! We were delighted with their performance and such lovely guys. The Ritz Trio were a highlight of our wedding day not only for us but our guests too. Many, many thanks guys.

George Hotel Edinburgh, Lyndsay & Mac McGinn. Sept 2011

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday at Glencorse House. You were absolutely fantastic and you’ve had massive compliments and enquiries from our guests! Also thank you for playing Bare Necessities for Lee it tickled him!!!

Gillian & Lee Blakie, Glencorse House June 18th 2011

Many thanks to you and the guys for playing at my daughters wedding. The setting and weather combined with the great tunes made for a perfect day. Nearly all our guests spoke with me expressing how impressed they had been with your music. When my next two daughters tie the knot I would have no hesitation in booking you again!

The Vue near Bathgate. Dave Pugh 29th July 2011,

“I just wanted to say thanks so much for the performance you gave us at our wedding at the Signet Library – you were fabulous!”  

Sara Ferrier Sept 2011 (Wedding at Signet Library Edinburgh)

I can honestly say that you really made the day for me personally. Just to hear you in the background was so lovely and provided exactly the atmosphere I was hoping to achieve

Sarah Leigh, Cromlix House, Sept 2010

“…we loved returning back to the Castle after the ceremony to the lovely sounds of the band…you are blessed with wonderful talents and we appreciate that you shared them with us”.

Muriel & Brett, USA wedding at Skibo Castle

“…your music suited the atmosphere perfectly and many of our family and friends have commented on how wonderful the trio were…thanks for a superb performance”.

Georgina Gowans & Ed Rhodes (Wedding at House For An Art Lover Glasgow)

“Special thanks to the Trio for adding that extra sparkle to our event. We were looking for musicians that performed rather than entertainers and that’s what we got. A superb group that will undoubtedly go from strength to strength”.

Kate Tilling, 360 Design Limited

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Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

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