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The Robbers


Function & Wedding Band Pop Party Band

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from £ 600

A local event (generally in the North West of England) will usually cost between £600 - £700.

The band do travel further afield and will add on some travel expenses for events over 50 miles away from Manchester.

For any events over 100 miles away from Manchester the band are also likely to need overnight accommodation, which can either be sorted out by the client or can be added onto the band fees.

Contact us with the details of your event for an accurate quote.

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Matt Bolter – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Matt is a self-taught musician and can play guitar, bass and drums as well as being able to tinker on the piano / keyboard. For over 15 years he played with the 5 piece covers band, The New Originals – a name borrowed from the cult film Spinal Tap.

He has his own recording studio at home and as well as playing covers he has spent much of his life writing and recording original music. He made two albums with the band Turn to Flowers, on the same record label as The Mock Turtles and Inspiral Carpets and shared the bill with those bands as well as The Stone Roses, Northside and The Soup Dragons at various venues. With the band, Fat Black Cat, Matt toured the UK three times (with the Australian Doors) and a TV programme was made about them by Granada Television.

Matt still gets a huge buzz out of playing live and continues to write his own material with the band StateDancer. If you wish to engage him in conversation then he’ll happily talk about anything to do with music or second world war planes!

Nora King – Bass & Vocals

Nora’s first instrument was the violin which she began learning at the age of 7. From there she made her way through many other instruments including the piano, flute, upright bass and the guitar, but it was the bass that she was most passionate about and it’s what she plays best.

She’s performed with all sorts of great function, folk, rock and soul bands over the water in Ireland where she’s from, but her dulcet tones are now delighting audiences in England.

She claims to have played a game of cards with Dave Lovering of the Pixies and once sang a song with Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac – but that was in a pub, after a lot of Guinness!

Nora has a tremendous fear of fish but is a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so when she’s not involved in music she can generally be found looking for ways to endanger her own life.

Stuart Woolfries – Drums & Vocals

Stuart is another multi-instrumentalist and although he sits at the back behind the drums he can also play the guitar and bass. He even has a music degree to prove it.

He plays in a number of bands including the Big Shot Swing Orchestra, Soul Bandits and Brass Routes and in the past has played with the Casino All Stars and The Groove Merchants -a pun-tastic collection of bands I’m sure you’ll agree!

He now passes on his drumming expertise by teaching. He has an eclectic musical taste and says that he likes most genres from metal to jazz and everything in-between, although his biggest influence on his drumming has probably been Vinnie Colleuta, the drummer for Frank Zappa.

Welcome to the covers band The Robbers – playing the best music from the 1960s to the present day. The band has a great rapport with an audience and always attempt to live up to their cheesy tagline – ‘stealing the show’.

Based in Manchester and playing throughout the North of England, the Midlands and most of Wales, the band are available to book for weddings, birthdays, corporate events or any other celebration. Whatever the event your guests are bound to have a great time as they dance the night away.

The band features Matt on lead vocals & guitar, Nora on bass & vocals and Stuart on drums & vocals. They have worked hard to create a big sound, with 3-part vocal harmonies and great musicianship.

The Robbers are usually asked to play 2 x 45 or 2 x 60 minute sets but can tailor the length and number of sets to your event. They can also play recorded music through their PA between sets if that’s desirable, saving you the cost of a DJ.

For performances they generally dress in black and white stripy T-shirts which makes them really stand out from the crowd although, as you can see from the images, they can dress more formally should the occasion call for it.

The Robbers are great value for money. Request a quote, tell us a bit about your event and what would work best for you.

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Stand By Me – Ben E. King – 1961
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles – 1961
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles – 1963
Twist and Shout – The Beatles – 1963
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles – 1964
You Really Got Me – The Kinks – 1964
Can’t Explain – The Who – 1965
I Feel Good – James Brown – 1965
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown – 1965
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett – 1965
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones – 1965
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye – 1966
Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkeys – 1966
I’m A Believer – The Monkeys – 1966
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix – 1967
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix – 1967
Back In The USSR – The Beatles – 1968
Delilah – Tom Jones – 1968
Revolution – The Beatles – 1968
The Snake – Al Wilson – 1968


Get Ready – Rare Earth – 1970 (originally The Temptations – 1966)
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel – 1972
Do You Love Me – Mud – 1973 (originally The Contours – 1962)
Take Me To The River – Al Green – 1974
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac – 1976
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry – 1976
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac – 1977
Lovely Day – Bill Withers – 1977
She’s Not There – Santana – 1977 (originally The Zombies – 1964)
Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers – 1978
David Watts – The Jam – 1978
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight – The Jam – 1978
Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks – 1978
Pump It Up – Elvis Costello – 1978
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones – 1978
My Sharona – The Knack – 1979
Monkey Man – The Specials – 1979 (originally The Maytails – 1969)


Baggy Trousers – Madness – 1980
Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Blues Brothers – 1980 (originally The Spencer Davis Group – 1967)
Turning Japanese – The Vapors – 1980
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police – 1981
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode – 1981
Tainted Love – Soft Cell – 1981
Town Called Malice – The Jam – 1982
Happy Hour – The Housemartins – 1986
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles – 1986
Word Up – Cameo – 1986
The One I Love – REM – 1987
All Day And All Of The Night – The Stranglers – 1988 (originally The Kinks – 1964)
Love Shack – B-52’s – 1989


Hard To Handle – The Commitments – 1991 (originally Otis Redding – 1968)
Mustang Sally – The Commitments – 1991 (originally Wilson Pickett – 1966)
Mrs Robinson – The Lemonheads – 1992 (originally Simon & Garfunkel – 1968)
I’ll Be There For You (theme from Friends) – The Rembrandts – 1994
You and Me Song – The Wannadies – 1994
Common People – Pulp – 1995
Cum On Feel The Noize – Oasis – 1995 (originally Slade – 1973)
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Tom Jones – 1997
Beautiful Stranger – Madonna – 1999

2000 and beyond

Molly’s Chambers – Kings of Leon – 2003
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs – 2004
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand – 2004
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys – 2005
Boys Will Be Boys – Ordinary Boys – 2005
Valerie – Amy Winehouse / The Zutons – 2006
Shine – Take That – 2007
New Shoes – Paolo Nutini – 2007
Mercy – Duffy – 2008
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon – 2008
Stone Cold Sober – Paloma Faith – 2009
Love Machine – Arctic Monkeys – 2009 (originally Girls Aloud – 2004)
Rolling In The Deep – Adele – 2010
Forget You – CeeLo Green – 2010
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars – 2011
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 – 2011
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson – 2012
Happy – Pharrell Williams – 2013

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