Meet the Band

Welcome to Shoestring Ceilidh and Covers band.  We come from a variety of musical backgrounds, each with our own diverse interests, which helps to create the distinctive Shoestring ceilidh’n’covers sound.

We love playing together and will deliver a great, fun Ceilidh with style and energy. From Wedding receptions to Graduation balls, corporate events to Christmas and Hogmanay bashes we can make your event go with a swing.

Contact us to see how we can make your event a day to remember...


(Caller, Guitar, Vocals)

Clark is the band’s caller, guitarist and vocalist. Clark has been involved in music and bands for years too numerous to mention.  Clark calls all our dances and is never content with a sparse dance floor. You can be sure that your event will be a success from the first notes.


(Fiddle, Bass)

Gillian is the ‘reel’ boss of the band (we let her believe that) and had her first music lessons age 7.  From a more classical background she’s really enjoyed playing ceilidh since joining Shoestring.  Gillian is also the Director of East Glasgow Music School, a long-running charity which provides music lessons to children in the East End of Glasgow.


(Rhythm Guitar, Vocals)

Lauri has been entertaining since the age of 12 and has played in several bands over the years. Having played in ‘The Park Tops’ at the tender age of 15 and ‘Granny and the Cough Drops’ through his college days, Lauri is finally happy to be playing in a band with a sensible name…



Steve is the youngest member of the band and our most recent addition. Some say he looks like ‘Animal’ from the Muppets. Some say he is ‘Animal’ from the Muppets. All we know is he’s called Steve….



Iain "the Boss" got his first piano at the age of ten and has played ever since.

Iain handles all the bookings for the band and will offer advice and Shoestring's extensive experience as you plan your celebration or event.

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