Weddings and events

Ready to make your wedding reception the party of the year? You’re in the right place. After a combined hundreds of weddings across 11 states over 14 years, we know what a difference the right band can make. Imagine what it will feel like when everyone hits the dance floor, from the ringbearer to your grandma. Our band focuses on the details as your plans come together, to help ensure your big day goes smoothly. The comment we hear the most often? “The band made it a party.” ‘Nuff said.

"Without Scott Slay and the Rail, our reception wouldn't have been as fun!" - Morgan W. -Washington, D.C.
"In 30 something degree weather- these rad dudes played for hours at our wedding just last weekend [October, 2017)! THE MUSIC IS SO GOOD! Learning not one, but several songs we requested for dances, I’ve never felt so lucky to have found a group of musicians that were so true to their craft. Scot Slay & the Rail, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDING YOUR FANTASTIC MUSIC TO OUR WEDDING.  I’m still smiling as I look back on videos. You can’t go wrong with these dudes! I’ll be finding them at local shows in the future, maybe when it’s indoors and not so chilly I’ll dance more! 🤘🏻 - Katie L. - Golden, CO
"Scott did an amazing job playing and singing at my wedding last summer. He played all of our ceremony music and our first dance at the reception. Everything was beautiful and just as we had planned! He worked with me beforehand to ensure it was exactly what I wanted. Ben was very kind, professional, and was even willing to learn the songs I asked. He also had some great suggestions, too. I highly recommend! Very talented!" - Leila S. -Denver, CO
"Scott picked out the most beautiful instrumental for our ceremony. Our guests were so impressed with the sound of having a live mandolinist while we said our vows." - Jessica and Mark L. -Norfolk, VA

wedding setlist

We’ve compiled a massive (and I do mean massive) list of wedding songs to help you pick music for every key moment of your wedding, without digging through a million posts and a zillion comments to find the best stuff.


Tips on hiring a band 

From Martha Stewart Weddings, "Music will be the rhythm of the wedding celebration, so it requires special attention during the planning stage. Certain rules apply to the hunt for the perfect band—no matter what sound you’re looking for."


book scott slay to play your wedding or event

Here's everything you need to know to hire the right music maker for your day.

All events are locked in by contract and we provide everything you need for live music in any size space. We provide a worry-free experience. All you have to do is show up.