Scott Leslie began playing
drums in his Dad John Leslie's band at the age of 12 before moving onto accordion. He formed his own band
at the age of 16.
Scott has performed in
various scottish variety shows in venues such as The Tait Hall, Kelso, The City halls, Perth, The Edinburgh
Playhouse and the Kings Theatre, Glasgow.
With the resurgence of ceilidhs
in the mid-90's the band began to work with a caller and did so until Scott assumed that role in the late 90's. With
the introduction of a keyboard player in 2009 the band now perform regularly as a 4 piece band although
still play as 3 piece band when space or budget dictates.
In October 2009 the band were invited to perform at the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival in Lerwick. Scott
and two other members of the band also perform at the world famous “Up Helly Aa”
celebrations in Lerwick each January. Scott has also broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland including the flagship traditional
music programme “Take The Floor”
and on Radio Forth (Forth One).
The band has performed at a number of great venues throughout
the country, most notably the Edinburgh Corn Exchange where the band perform
at “The Hogmanay Hoot” to over 1000 revellers each Hogmanay
and St. Columba's Hospice Burns Supper where the band provided the ceilidh from 2011 to 2013. The band first performed
at “The Hogmanay Hoot”
in 2002 and did so for 6 years. They have been privileged to have done so again since 2009 and in 2018 will once
again provide the music for the ceilidh dancing.
Other venues include The Carlton Hotel, Atholl Palace, Gleneagles Hotel,
Fairmont Hotel (formerly St. Andrews Bay), The Old Course Hotel, St.Andrews, The Balmoral, Caledonian Hilton, Edinburgh Castle,
Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow University, Edinburgh University, Mount Stuart House, Bute, The Queens Hall & George Watson's
College to name but a few.