Graham Geddes (Biography courtesy of the Artist's site, 2006)
Graham started to study the accordion seriously in 1975 when he was 14. Progression was swift and he formed his own Scottish dance band in 1976. In 1978 he won "Junior Scottish Accordion Player" in Inverness. In 1979 he won the "Scottish Pipe Music Accordion Championship".
Graham and the band soon became well known when they played on Grampian T.V. on a weekly basis and also on B.B.C. Radio Scotland's "Take the Floor". In 1981 the band became resident at the Beach Ballroom. This arrangement lasted until 1993, and it was here that Graham developed into a good vocalist, key board player, and finally took up the saxophone, all of which he taught himself. From this format developed the Wedding Band, which continues to be very successful, with bookings taken up to 2 years in advance.
The Wedding Band consists of Graham on vocals, saxophone and accordion; David Little on keyboards; Tommy Sutherland on drums; and John Anderson on vocals and acoustic guitar. All have been with Graham a long time.
The Band are well travelled, having visited Cairo, Dubai, Bogota and Norway to name but a few. They also regularly travel to Bangkok, this year being their 11th visit for the St Andrew’s Night Ball. While there they always visit various charitable centres to entertain the children, and have raised a sizeable amount of money at a recent Stovie dance in Aberdeen.
As part of the Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations Graham helped organise "A Truly Scottish Evening" at Balmoral Castle which he performed at with his band in aid of the Antony Nolan Trust.
Over the years the band have produced many CDs.
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