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String Infusion

String Infusion managed by Emma Rushworth National and International String Ensemble. String Infusion all female vibrant string group ranging from 1-20+ offering any ensemble size from solo, duo, trio, quartet or beyond. We are musicians offering acoustic or electric performances.Our musicians are professionally trained at top Music Conservatoires. Together with choreographed moves, an eye for fashion and captivating output we entice audiences of all ages on a global level. We can play acoustic by day and electric by night whatever atmosphere you wish us to create it will be delivered. As well as quality performers we are versatile and adapt to any style of music. We benefit from repeat work through client recommendations offering a unique performance for every event Our bespoke service ensures we exceed our clients expectations. CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS BELOW: Can’t begin to tell you how overwhelmed we were by the girls’ performa...

Available in Manchester from £200.00

Verified bookings 5
Reviews 2

Breaker Live

Top quality live music from a very talented four piece band! Playing classics to modern hits, Breaker Live keep blowing crowds away!

Available in Manchester from £850

Verified bookings 16
Reviews 6

Mikado Grande

Mikado Grande are the Ultimate Party Band. They guarantee a performance packed with floor-fillers from each decade to make your special event one you will never forget. The 4-piece group formed 2 years ago and built a name for themselves on the local music scene. It wasn’t long before the bookings started coming in. From modern mashups to classic rock, Mikado Grande have a wealth of experience turning up the fun dial and bringing parties to life! They have been invited to play at festivals, weddings and birthdays all over the UK. This band can cater for any crowd with their extensive repertoire from 1960’s to the present day. Mikado Grande need no extra equipment so no stress at your event. Just sit back and let the lads take care of the entertainment. They are pros at creating a fun party atmosphere that's sure to get your guests singing and dancing! Contact them today for a quotation. Now taking bookings for Spring 2018

Available in Manchester from £675. Based in West Midlands

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Classique

Classique are the Northwest's premiere Function / Party Band - formed in 2001 they have the same same 6 piece line up with Male and Female Lead vocalists and play a mix of Dance floor filling classics from the last 5 decades. Classique are reliable and professional and are sure to make your event a truly memorable one. They have flexible line up; 4, 5, 6 or 8 piece with Horns and a large repertoire to suit any occasion.

Available in Manchester from £800

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Funk Soul Family

Funk Soul Family are Manchester’s finest party band so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to throw some shapes on the dance floor! We know how to pick tunes that will get you singing, dancing and losing yourself in the music. If that sounds like what your event needs then drop us a line. As standard we provide: - The incredible Funk Soul Family professional band. - Up to 2 hours of live music divided into sets as required. - An unrivalled repertoire of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers guaranteed to get your guests singing, dancing and losing themselves in their favourite tunes. - Bespoke arrangement and performance of your first dance. - Tailored DJ service – up to 3 hours of your choice of music, catering for your entire evening’s entertainment. - Full PAT tested sound system, stage and dance floor lighting. - Public liability insurance for the band at your event.

Available in Manchester from £1200

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Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band

We are Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, a travelling troupe of musicological minstrels, peddling our unique good-time tonic to all four corners of the land. Made from a secret combination of early blues and jazz forms, a sprinkle of ragtime, a dash of hot swing, the essence of sweet spiritual, a pinch of the oldest of old-timey melodies and a teaspoon of Vaudevillian and Music Hall showoffery, all whisked together with the most esoteric of folk rhythms. The result is a surpassingly melodious music which is replete with tones of joy and fulfilment. This harmonic medicine is a natural aid to titillation and is a guaranteed restorer of vitality, vim and vigour. Allow us present to you our good-time rags and reels, show stoppers and sight stealers; music for foot stomping and toe tickling that joins hearts with flesh whilst invigorating the thinking mind. We stand before you as harbingers of gentility, bearers of ingenuity, possessors of con...

Available in Manchester from £250

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Reviews 3

LeFunk!

A popular Manchester based function band playing covers of classic pop, funk, soul and disco hits, we provide unbeatable quality and value for money with a dancefloor driven repertoire honed through years of playing weddings, birthdays, festivals, corporate events and clubs. Party & Wedding DJ Service and PA In addition to the live band, we can provide all the recorded music you'll need, a DJ service, disco and stage lighting and your own microphone for speeches and announcements. We'll build your ideal playlists in advance, and also bring thousands of hits to satisfy your guests’ requests on the day. Wedding First Dance or Special Requests If you would like us to perform a song that isn't in the band's current repertoire, this is almost always possible. This could be your first dance, or a special song for the occasion. Public Liability and Emergency Cover We have deputy musicians who rehearse with us and can usually cover ...

Available in Manchester from £510

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Trip Hazzard

We are a 4 piece Classic Rock covers band which includes Bass, Female Singer, Keyboards and Drums available most weekends for Pub Gigs and larger venues. We have experience of doing New Year's Eve, Birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc travel not a problem.

Available in Manchester from £250

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Reviews 5

Cherry Valentine

Cherry plays a mixture of pop, rock, ska and motown covers both acoustically and full band. Cherry has been in bands since she was the age of 15 but has become even more popular now she has started playing acoustically. She also performs as a duo with bass player Ste Ryder and as a an acoustic trio and quartet with various professional musicians. Cherry now also plays with a full band. Called Feel Good Inc, you can find them on Facebook they play a mixture of ska, pop, indie and Motown.

Available in Manchester from £165. Based in Cheshire

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Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band

The Tartan Trio are one of the UK's finest professional ceilidh bands available for weddings, functions and corporate events. Delivering fantastically energetic ceilidh sets, you're guaranteed entertainment from the first note to the last. The band performs all over the UK and is in high demand with a busy schedule. As one of only a handful of professional Scottish Ceilidh bands, the members are young and extremely talented musicians. Having trained at both the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, each member maintains a busy freelance career and have performed with a variety of artists and leading UK orchestras ranging from indie-folk band Belle and Sebastian to singing sensation Andrea Bocelli. A typical evening of dancing with the Tartan Trio includes a good mix of well known Scottish Ceilidh standards with wee modern hints. All dances are expertly guided by our enthusiastic dance caller ensuring ev...

Available in Manchester from £650

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ETTA - Piano and Saxophone Duo

ETTA is an energetic, versatile and experienced piano and saxophone duo based in Greater Manchester and available to hire across the UK. Emily (piano) and Hannah (saxophone) specialise in performing a wide repertoire of live jazz and pop music for any event or occasion with the utmost professionalism and taste. (Scroll down to read our reviews) Whether it's chilled out jazz for a drinks reception, party tunes or background music for a wedding ceremony, your entertainment is in safe hands. Our tailored set lists ensure that our music is impeccably suited to the event in question and we are always happy to include your requests. We pride ourselves on providing the perfect finishing touches for your special occasion. ​ No problem if your chosen venue doesn’t have a piano- we can bring along a state-of-the-art keyboard with an incredibly accurate grand piano sound to set up instead. ​ The inspiration for our name comes from the iconic ja...

Available in Manchester from £230

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Reviews 1

BAND of COVERS

*Nominated in the Great Northern Wedding Awards 2016* BAND of COVERS started out in the summer of 2012. They're all friends, born and raised in Wigan, Greater Manchester. BoC play classic Rock/Indie songs that you won't normally see played live. BoC don't always play the songs you expect. You won't hear "Brown Eyed Girl" or "Sweet Caroline" That's for sure! (No offence intended) They aim to please but they do so with the goal of keeping the listener guessing what is going to come next. They only play songs that they LOVE. It's this honest passion for the music that creates the atmosphere that makes a live gig special. BAND of COVERS play among others, songs by Oasis, Mumford & Sons, James Bay, Paul Weller, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Killers, The Verve, James, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, The Kinks, and many more. If you are looking for an authentic band and are tired of hearing the same songs played at every wedding or birthday ...

Available in Manchester from £1000. Based in Wigan

Verified bookings 9
Reviews 1

Ragtag Ceilidh Band

A lively ceilidh band available for all occasions including weddings,birthday parties, social functions and corporate events. Ragtag supply fun entertainment and dancing which can be customised to your requirements and function Provides lively ceilidh music for dancing with a caller Customise our service to meet the needs of your function Play ceilidh music, Scottish, Irish and English traditions

Available in Manchester from £550.00. Based in Chester

Verified bookings 2
Reviews 2

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger, a name taken from the prohibition-era secret bars, is a band who reinvigorates contemporary songs with a cool, quirky twist. Imagine a shot of jazz, a splash of latin, a glug of 1950s New York, and you'll be getting into the swing of things. All members are experienced musicians hailing from America to Accrington, and have worked professionally with artist such as; KT Tunstall, Ed Sheeran, Turin Brakes, Curtis Stigers, Grammy award winning songwriter/producer Eliot Kennedy (Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Spice Girls), The Animals, Steve Cropper (Booker T and The MG's), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Plan B, Spencer Davis, Eric Shenkman (Spin Doctors), Janet Devlin (X-Factor), an appearance on Later with Jools Holland and most recently, live on Blue Peter with The Mend! Smaller line-ups are available on request (i.e. 2/3/4-pieces). Please get in touch with your ideas, thoughts or queries; we'd be happy to discuss your unique arrangements!

Available in Manchester from £650

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Big Phat Phunction Band

The Big Phat Phunction band is a unique function band due to its adaptable line-up (5-12 members) and wide-ranging repertoire. As well as playing favourite function songs (Brown Eyed Girl, Happy etc), we specialise in soul classics (Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin), Hippy tunes (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin) and 80s cheese! With close to 100 songs in our repertoire and a band of professional musicians based at the RNCM we can accommodate virtually all function events. Whether you want a small five piece band or the full twelve piece with four piece horn section, we are happy to provide hours of entertainment and can tailor the set to include personal favourites. We have previously performed at a post-concert gig for Courtney Pine and have played various function gigs across Manchester including several headline gigs at the RNCM and a number of weddings. The band’s members can also be hired out for more intimate events if preferred (e.g. jazz/...

Available in Manchester . Based in Greater Manchester

Verified bookings 4
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The A:T's

The A:T's are a North West 80s wedding and function band, playing all your favourite tracks from the greatest decade of pop. Our sound has to be heard to be believed as we take you back to when pop truly ruled. If you loved the 80s and want to dance all night to the songs from way back then, book The A:T's now! Weddings. We can't help you with the best man's speech but we can whip your guests into a frenzy and give them a night they will never forget. This is your special day and we would love to be your memorable entertainment. The A:T's make every effort to make your celebrations a hit with all of your guests, preparing and presenting our ideas to you weeks in advance. Pick your favourite songs from our set list and if there are songs that you specifically require, we will learn them for you! We take pride in our appearance and love to put on a show. We understand that each wedding is different and work with you to make sure you ge...

Available in Manchester from £500. Based in Lancashire

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The Smiths Ltd

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths. After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and The Smiths Ltd now play at venues and festivals all over the UK. If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again. Committed to getting the same energy that Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce had onstage together, the band are obsessed about getting that live sound right. With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute. The Smiths meant everything to a generation... To us they still do.

Available in Manchester

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James Norton - Neil Diamond tribute

As one of the countries brightest new talents, James Norton amazes audiences with a superb combination of classic big band swing and modern contemporary Jazz. He is also known for being the No 1 Neil Diamond tribute in the UK. With a real passion for music and a unique talent for performing, James is the perfect choice to entertain your guests and make your occassion truly memorable. James will dazzle your guests when performing songs from the swing era including incredible renditions of hits from legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett and contemporary artists such as Michael Bublé. James’s set is thoroughly entertaining and is sure to include your guests' favourite tracks. With experience performing at private parties, weddings, corporate events and gala dinners he knows what is required to make each event outstanding, distinctive and totally unforgettable.

Available in Manchester

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Stirling Austin Swing and Soul Band

With a vast repertoire covering Swing, Jazz, Rat Pack, Soul, Motown and Pop, we offer you a fabulous musical mix spanning seven decades of party music. From Sinatra and Buble to Stevie Wonder and Beyonce, there's something for everyone! We provide top-class musical entertainment for every part of your event, from a background Jazz Duo to a sensational 10-piece Swing and Soul "Mini Big Band" guaranteed to keep your party buzzing with energy! We are a professional function band with over 8 years experience of playing weddings, parties, corporate functions and awards events. Band members are all full time musicians who have worked with a wide range of artists such as the BBC Big Band, Martha Reeves, Tom Jones, The Rat Pack Productions, The Magic of Motown and many other celebrities. Our music has been specially arranged to get an authentic “mini big band” sound that most other swing bands simply cannot achieve. With a long list of...

Available in Manchester from £1750

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Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers

Grab your dancin’ shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay! Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers is a roaring seven-piece vintage jazz band featuring award-winning musicians from The Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester. Performing music from the illegal speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era, the band has had audiences jumpin’ and jivin’ on dance floors across the country. They have been steadily building a reputation as one of the hardest working swing bands in the north of England with appearances at Manchester, Brecon and Marsden Jazz Festivals, Spinfest, Buxton Festival & Manchester Day. Whether it’s a wedding, festival or social dance, Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers can provide the perfect swinging accompaniment to suit any occasion.

Available in Manchester from £1,050

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PIK&MIX PARTY BAND

A live music party band with an extensive repertoire suitable for all ages and venues and occasions... fronted by two female singers . We also offer a bespoke service whereby you can pik your favourite song/songs and we will mix them into our performance (notice would be required for this service)

Available in Manchester from £TBA

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Available in Manchester from £600

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Thomas Brian

Hi my name’s Thomas Brian. I’m originally from Leicester but I’ve lived in Greater Manchester since 2007 when I moved up north to study music at Salford University. Since then I’ve been very active in the Manchester music scene, playing in a variety of function bands, originals bands and acoustic ensembles. in the summer of 2015 I spent several months as the resident guitar vocalist at Caldera Palace, a 5* Thomson resort in Crete. This was a big learning curve for me as it allowed me to improve my playing, having to perform up to four sets a night, six nights a week to a widely varied audience. Alongside playing function events as a guitar vocalist, I'm also the bassist in The Robbers, a three piece function band based in Manchester.

Available in Manchester from £150

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Reviews 4

Theblackmarcs

Theblackmarcs are a fantastic duo based in the North East of England but available to perform all over the country. They offer a wide variety of music ranging from the 50s right up to the latest chart releases. This includes hits from some of your favourite artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, U2, The Killers, The Stereophonics, Kodaline, Marvin Gaye, The Lumineers and many more. They provide a live band sound within a compact area.

Available in Manchester from £200. Based in Thirsk

Verified bookings 5
Reviews 2

Andy King of Swing

Andy Bayley is a professional singer covering original songs from legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and many more. With his dedicated Rat Pack & Swing style, Andy will liven up any event and successfully performs his unique tribute at major events, weddings, functions, hotels, casinos and corporate events as well as appearing at numerous premier sporting events and post-event parties. Andy’s clients often comment on his authentic sound and how much like the original recordings Andy’s performance is. His vocal style is perfectly suited to the swing and Rat Pack sound and his Rat Pack tribute is second to none. The songs he sings are all classics and are easily recognised and enjoyed by young and old alike. Based on the Wirral, he is ideally located to cover the North West of England, North Wales and frequently performs throughout the whole of the UK. Whether it’s a laid back perfo...

Available in Manchester from £265. Based in Wirral

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We had an amazing evening at our October wedding - thanks so much for being there! You made it an even more special party on our big day, and our family and friends appreciate your effort so very much. We've had lots and lots of positive feedback about your energy and how good you made everyone feel. Our guests came from a really wide range of backgrounds and had very diverse interests, so we needed music that everyone could enjoy. A special thank you to Natascha for that dance - you know the one I'm talking about! - and for doing the requests.


Excellent, Monika and the band provided the perfect atmosphere to our party and help set the evening off in style.


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How to choose a wedding / function band



If you're looking to hire a Function & Wedding Band for your wedding, corporate or private celebration in Manchester, take a look at our extensive catalogue to find the best option for your event. You can filter Function & Wedding Bands by price and location, and compare reviews, images and videos to help you make the right choice. When choosing a Live music band it's important to consider:

Importance of the right kind of music cannot be overlooked in any function, especially in a wedding. This is because; in such celebrations, guests look forward to enjoy and dance. So, if you are losing all patience and cannot decide which band to go for, then do read on. For you convenience, here are the best ways to choose a suitable band from the many Manchester function bands or Manchester wedding bands.

Wide Repertoire

When choosing a band, you have to make sure to see if the band has a varied and extensive repertoire. This is because; a wide repertoire means that the band will be able to connect with everyone from the youngest generation to the oldest generation present in the party. There are many function or wedding bands in Manchester providing a playlist which will be a mixture of songs from the 50’s to the 00’s ranging from classic to indie to rock. So, all you have to do is search for such a band and talk with the band or the band manager to decide on a playlist which will keep everyone on the dance floor.

Option of Acoustic Set

It is true that in a celebratory function or wedding people love to dance. But, there is one time when the music needs to turn down. As you are planning for a wedding, you are quite familiar with the father-daughter dance or the bride-groom’s first dance. During this time, Acoustic version of the appropriate song will be perfect whereas dance music will kill the mood. So, when looking into function or wedding bands for hire in Manchester, do make sure that they can provide the option of dance numbers along with appropriate acoustic set making hiring them a budget-friendly decision.

Professional Instruments and Equipments

As wedding and function means a large number of invited guests and big venues. So, it is very important that the band you want to hire has the apt and professional instruments as well as equipments needed during a performance. It won’t matter how good your hired band is, as if the right equipments are not there then they won’t be able to hold the attention of the large number of guests sitting in a big banquet hall.

So, now you can see that choosing a qualified band from the many function or wedding bands for hire on Manchester is actually quite easy. So, while searching for one, keep these three vital points in mind and you will definitely be able to select a suitable one.

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