Smoking Gunns Hoedown Band

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Based in Glasgow, but travelling far and wide to introduce their signature blend of music and fun to fresh audiences, Smoking Gunns Hoedown Band has been an integral part of the American Country Music scene, performing at various venues all around the UK for the last three decades.

“Grab your Stetson, dust off your dudes, pull on your cowboy boots and get ready for a full-on Wild West Party!”

From ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ to ‘Achy-Breaky Heart’, characterful crooner Colin McInally sings all of those tried-and-tested Country and Western classics. Introduce a tasty electric guitar, excellent backing harmony vocals, stomping bass and drumkit, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a modern version of an All-American-themed party. However, if an authentic Hillbilly Hoedown is more your thing, the band can easily put together the more traditional bluegrass-style acoustic line-up, showcasing striding five-string banjo and a frenetic fiddle-player for a ‘Deliverance’ flavour.

Smoking Gunns tailor the size of the band to the size of the occasion. If you’re organising an intimate event for a small number of people, they can appear as a compact trio comprising vocals, guitar and bass. On the other hand, they can readily put together an acoustically-based line-up for a more traditional feel, or the full five-piece electric band for a larger celebration. Whatever their line-up and whatever the occasion, Smoking Gunns Hoedown Band will conjure up the spirit of the Wild West, providing an ideal accompaniment for a cowboy-themed fun day or party event.

The guys will come dressed to kill in full cowboy regalia and will supply a top-notch PA system ensuring excellent sound-quality. Their specialist ‘linedance-caller’ can be included on request, who will come down onto the dancefloor to demonstrate the steps and moves for each new dance.

Planning a Wild West-flavoured event? Smoking Gunns Hoedown Band present the perfect musical accompaniment and themed entertainment!

  • All-American Country and Western music, acoustic or amplified
  • Can bring along their experienced specialist linedance-caller
  • Flexible line-up from a trio to a five-piece, depending on requirements

Sample Repertoire

  • Achy-Breaky Heart
  • Adalida
  • Ain’t Goin’ Down (Till The Sun Comes Up)
  • All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down
  • Amarillo By Morning
  • American Trilogy
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Call Me The Breeze
  • Chattahoochee
  • Coward Of The County
  • Daytime Friends
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Fourteen-Carat Mind
  • Freight Train
  • Friends In Low Places
  • Galway Girl
  • Gambler
  • Games People Play
  • Gone Country
  • Good-Hearted Woman
  • Guitars, Cadillacs
  • He’ll Have To Go
  • Heaven In My Woman’s Eyes
  • Here Comes My Baby
  • I Just Want To Dance With You
  • I Like It, I Love It
  • Is It Friday Yet?
  • Jambalaya Rollin’
  • Just To See You Smile
  • Lay Down Sally
  • Let Your Love Flow
  • Little Less Talk (A Lot More Action)
  • Lyin’ Eyes
  • Mercury Blues
  • Neon Moon
  • Past The Point Of Rescue
  • People Are Crazy
  • Remember When
  • Ring Of Fire
  • Seven Spanish Angels
  • She Believes In Me
  • She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful
  • Small Town Saturday Night
  • Sunrise
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Tempted Slow Hand
  • Tequila
  • That Summer
  • The Dance
  • The Rose
  • Ticks
  • Toes
  • Tulsa Texas
  • Wagon Wheel
  • When I’m Away From You
  • Who Are You When I’m Not Looking
  • Wild Side Of Life
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • With The Flow
  • You’re My Best Friend
  •                                                          ….and plenty more….

Reviews (3)

  • 5 out of 5

    David & Claire's Anniversary Dance

    January 3, 2015 - 7:55 pm

    We had a fantastic party with Smoking Gunns, who played excellently and even taught us a few steps to dances, much appreciated.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Helen & Mark's Wedding

    November 13, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Just dropping you a quick line to say how grateful we were for your set at our wedding last month. Everybody said how good you were and many people asked for your details. You set the perfect atmosphere.Just dropping you a quick line to say how grateful we were for your set at our wedding last month. Everybody said how good you were and many people asked for your details. You set the perfect atmosphere.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Annie & David's Party

    March 10, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Smoking Gunns provided us with the perfect tone for our party, they knew when people wanted to dance and when people wanted to talk, we were very pleased.

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