Live music on the Royal Scotsman

live music for luxury events

We’ve been enjoying some fabulous live music bookings onboard the luxury 5* Royal Scotsman train.


Working with the wonderful team at Belmond, we provide intimate live music performances for parties of 20-30 people in the stunning observation car of the Royal Scotsman train. Belmond trains define elegance. From the decor to the service, the experience is one of true luxury, but without any stuffiness or pretension. Guests and crew are relaxed and friendly and create a warm and welcoming environment.

Java Duo have a wide repertoire so we can be very flexible when it comes to the performance itself, allowing guests to either sit back and enjoy jazz standards, or stand up and dance – below they’re slow-dancing to ‘Let’s stay together’.


We’ve done several acoustic duo performances on the trains now and are looking forward to more bookings in the new year. Dressed in our best, we tend to board the train at Nene Valley Railway, just north of Peterborough, and play a mix of pop, soul and jazz songs for guests as the train makes its way north. We’ve provided live music for Belmond guests from all over the world, from couples celebrating a special anniversary to a carriage full of colleagues on a work treat.

Our most recent booking took us to Scarborough, where we stayed overnight, and were able to enjoy a glorious sunny morning in the town. Hajar made her way round Scarborough Castle, while Jon had a little surf (and met a seal).


The Royal Scotsman’s season starts again in April and we can’t wait to perform again.

Thanks to the superb crew for looking after us so well and special thanks to operations manager Susan Bagnall, train manager Fred, and hosts Mark and Mike.

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