Scottish Borders based Wedding Band: About Us

Pulse are a 100% live 5-piece band, with a vast amount of experience.  We guarantee to get your crowd up dancing, singing along and having an amazing time!  

Equipped with everything needed to make your night perfect, Pulse own a high-spec german-built HK soundsystem, plus have a passion for can create an excellent on-stage ambience and an exciting dancefloor display - something that can intice even the shyest of guests up for a boogie!

Meet Our Wedding and Function Band...

Lead Vocals - William Christison

William (a founding member of Pulse) has always been right at the heart of Pulse - leading from the front  

Guitar / Vocals - Chris Fairbairn

Chris has been with Pulse for more than a decade having joined at the tender age of 17 and has become the ceilidh caller, backing vocalist and compere to boot  

Bass / Vocals - Jack Brown

The backbone of the band, Jack has been playing with Pulse for five years, having joined after graduating with a degree in music

Keyboard / Synths - Paul Terras

Paul (the other remaining founding member) is an experienced adept and vital player in Pulse - helping us grow into a wedding band serving the borders and beyond from our base near Dunbar

Drums - Duncan Neilson

Duncan, (now a professional drummer) has recently stepped in to the permanent percussionist position. Fair to say he loves playing - and is also adept at the Scottish ceilidh tunes too

Accordian - Struan Young

Struan, joins the band for the ceilidh option and is an extremely gifted musician - who along with Duncan provides the fully live scottish music

What can Pulse offer you?

Example A: The Big Night Special

2 x 1 Hour live sets, full PA provided and stage and dancefloor lighting.  1 Hour Disco and backing music before the band start. 4 hours entertainment, 8pm-12am

Example B: The Ceilidh Included

2 x 1 hour live band sets, a 40 minute live ceilidh set with an accordianist joining the band, up to 1 hour background music before 1st set, 30-40 min disco interval.  Full lighting (stage and dancefloor) and PA system included. 7:30/8pm-12am

Example C: The Reely Big Deal:

The same as the ceilidh deal but with an extra 40 minutes of band time and extra disco - a full 5 hours of entertainment provided, 8pm-1am / 7pm-12pm

Please note, these are purely examples - we can tailor what we do to make your big day unique. 

  • Scottish Borders Band Celebrate the Flying Scotsman. 05 January 2017 | View comments

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    A PARTY at the National Railway Museum, to celebrate the rebirth of the world’s most famous train, was rocking - thanks to the music of a  Scottish Borders wedding and function band.  

    On Saturday (30th July), ‘Pulse’, a five piece outfit were tasked with bringing entertainment worthy of the Flying Scotsman, for the final day of its stay at the National Railway Museum, in Shildon County Durham.

    The ‘Shildon Shed Bash’ closed a week of celebration, with enthusiasts travelling from across the country to see the historic locomotive – providing the band with once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities with the renowned train engine.

    Selkirk based Drummer, Duncan Neilson said: “It’s been a great year for us so far and we’ve had some great home gigs including the Selkirk Appointment Dance and the Duns Reivers Ball.

    “So to add to that this amazing gig to celebrate the Flying Scotsman is a real honour and privilege.

    “We learned quite a number of early 60’s songs specifically for the big night and we simply had to play Locomotion!

    “But it wasn’t just a day to celebrate old music and historic trains – the new renovation of the Flying Scotsman meant we also had license to play some up to date tunes too.”

    The fully live band, which has played in various guises for over two decades, has in the last five years become a specialist function and wedding band - playing music from the 50’s to the present day and even providing a live ceilidh option – and is available for 2016 and 2017 bookings.

    Duncan added: “It was a great night and the guys loved the opportunity to climb aboard the beautiful engine and get some unique photographs that we’ll all treasure and look back fondly on.”

    Willy Christison, lead vocalist, said: “To play a party in the presence of the Flying Scotsman was something I and the rest of the band will never forget.

     “Our stage for the evening was flanked by stunning trains from throughout the ages – making for a dramatic backdrop quite unlike anything we have ever played.

    “The crowd of nearly 200 enthusiasts were well up for a party too and kept on dancing throughout!”

    Highlights of the evening included a large ‘human’ train making its way around a temporary dancefloor to ‘Locomotion’ originally by Little Eva and made even more famous by Kylie Minogue.  

    Band members are: Willy Christison (vocals); Duncan Neilson (Percussion), Chris Fairbairn (guitar); Paul Terras (Keys); Jack Brown (Bass).

    For further information on booking one of the leading wedding bands in the Scottish Borders, Lothians and Northumberland, visit or contact
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