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Manchester Wedding Bands

Manchester Wedding Bands

Celebrate in style with one of our fantastic Manchester wedding bands. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, we only represent the very best live wedding bands Manchester has to offer.

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Hire a Wedding Band in Manchester

We work alongside only the biggest and best live wedding bands across Greater Manchester, from rockin' 3-piece indie bands to epic 10-piece rock and pop party bands. Whatever style of music you're looking for, you'll be sure to find the perfect live wedding entertainment to suit your occasion.

We've spent years putting together a roster of Greater Manchester wedding bands that meet our exceptionally high standards. From outstanding vocals and top-notch musicianship to an engaging on-stage presence, our live bands have got the goods to make your wedding party an evening to remember.

Tailor & Co
From £995
Keeping the rhythm and soul flowing are Tailor & Co; a North West trio bringing together the very best of soul, rock 'n' roll and...
The Audiotones
From £1170
Hailing from the North West - The Audiotones are an incredibly versatile function band performing hits spanning multiple decades. With each member of the band having...
The Highways
From £1395
Fully armed with a set crammed with high energy party tunes! This fun and friendly band are certain to provide an unforgettable night of entertainment for you and your...
Pop Club
From £950
Inspired by legendary icons of pop, Motown and soul, you can expect to hear everything from Michael Jackson and Prince to Madonna. With their mutual appreciation of...
The Lost Keys
From £1095
This all-rocking indie quartet is guaranteed to set your party off with a bang! Smart haircuts, smart shirts and even smarter tunes are what await your guests when you...
Dig That Band
From £1050
Dig That Band performs timeless hits from classic to contemporary with a 'get up and dance' energy! Drawing from several performance styles, Dig That Band offers a...
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
Version One
From £1395
An explosive function band with an infectious enthusiasm to keep your guests dancing all night long! A truly exciting performance from start to finish, Version One...
Brothers In Arms
From £1450
Brothers In Arms are a uniquely diverse function band who offer a variety of classic and contemporary hits to get the party started. With...
Pop Twist
From £1170
Pop Twist reimagine popular songs in the style of Calypso, Swing & Jazz! With jazzy arrangements galore, this band stop at nothing short to deliver a truly...
The Makers
From £1285
Ready to rock out with party classics from every era, this vibrant young band are the perfect party starters! The Makers leave no genre left unturned with their...
The Overloads
From £1245
With a repertoire jam-packed full of rocking indie anthems, The Overloads guarantee to bring a little bit of indie-rock 'n' roll excitement to your evening's...
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Gypsyland Jazz
From £440
Gypsyland Jazz are a collective of professional musicians with a carefully crafted repertoire of popular songs with a gypsy jazz twist! If you're looking to create...
Old School Disco
From £1395
Relive your favourite 90s moments with this larger than life pop disco outfit! These six incredibly talented musicians bring your...
The Poets
From £1170
Highly energetic and thoroughly engaging, The Poets bring professionalism and entertainment to each and every event. The Poets are an experienced 5-piece wedding...
Just Dance
From £1405
Young and fresh, Leeds based Just Dance cover classic RnB, soul and modern floor fillers to keep you dancing all night long! Based in the North, this vibrant and...
Neon Kites
From £1170
Neon Kites are an exceptionally talented party band based in the North of England. With a set list jam-packed full of modern hits and classic songs throughout the...
Something Blue
From £1285
Made up of six exceptional young musicians in the Midlands, this charismatic function band are the perfect recipe for a party! With hundreds of weddings, parties and...

Manchester Wedding Band FAQs

If this is the first time you've hired a Manchester function band, you're bound to have some questions. Here we've put together some important bits of information you'll need to know before booking a live band.

What type of music do Manchester wedding bands perform?

Our bands in Manchester perform a varied repertoire of party tunes to cover music from across the board. With a broad audience to please, you'll find a lively mixture of everything from 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, soul, Motown and swing to indie rock and modern pop/chart music.

If 90s Britpop and indie rock is your thing, you'll find a whole host of wedding bands performing classics from iconic Manchester legends such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Smiths.

For a party band that focuses on a particular style or genre, you'll find a range of indie wedding bands, soul wedding bands and 80s tribute bands on offer.

How much does it cost to hire a wedding band in Manchester?

We represent live bands to cater for a range of budgets. A function band in Greater Manchester typically ranges from £1000 for a 3-piece party band to £1200-£1500 for a 4-piece band.

Our guide prices are typically the band's starting fees in their local region and may increase with travel costs. Please email over your enquiry, and we'll send you a tailored-made quote.

How long does a Manchester wedding band play for and what's included in the price?

Most Manchester wedding bands offer 2 hours of live music split into either 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets. In addition to this, your function band will provide playlists throughout the evening until midnight to keep guests on the dance floor.

All quotes for evening party bands include PA system (speakers, mixing desk and power amps), backline (guitar amps), lighting and travel expenses as standard.

How many musicians are there in a wedding band?

Our wedding bands in Manchester come in a range of shapes and sizes, from a 3-piece indie wedding band featuring guitar, bass, drums and vocals to larger cover bands incorporating both female vocals, male vocals and a brass section for that extra added oomph!

How long is the band's break?

Most function bands will need a 15-20 minute break between sets, but this can be extended to suit your evening schedule.

If you're having an evening buffet, you may prefer to leave 30-40 minutes between sets to ensure the band aren't performing while guests are eating.

Will the wedding band learn our first dance?

Most wedding bands in Manchester will be more than happy to learn your first dance song. Please let us know what song you'd like, and we'll run it past the band to make sure it works with their line-up.

Most wedding music bands include a song request in the price, although some bands may charge a small fee to cover their rehearsal and studio time.

Will my Manchester wedding band provide a DJ service?

All of our Manchester wedding bands offer free playlists between sets to keep your guests dancing through the night.

Many of our live wedding bands also offer a DJ package; not only does this work out cheaper for you, but it also saves on precious venue space.

Where in Greater Manchester do your bands perform?

Our Manchester function bands are available to hire throughout the North West and Greater Manchester including Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

If you find a band you love based outside your lock area, please do get in touch as our bands are often happy to travel if their additional time and expenses are covered.

How do I book a Manchester Wedding Band?

We make hiring a band for your weddings a stress-free process. Simply follow the steps below to make your booking:

  • Step 1. Browse through our wedding bands in Manchester and enquire through the band's page.
  • Step 2. We'll check availability and send you a bespoke quote based on your event location.
  • Step 3. If you have any questions, just let us know, and one of our team will be happy to answer your queries.
  • Step 4. Once you're ready to book, we'll send you a booking contract to sign online and an invoice for a small deposit of approximately 20%. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer.
  • Step 5. From here, we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know.
Manchester Wedding Entertainment

Along with our local Manchester function bands, we also offer a range of live wedding music options to cover every aspect of your big day. From wedding musicians for your ceremony to background music during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast, browse through our range of wedding entertainment ideas below.

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Manchester Acoustic Bands

From laid back acoustic singers and duos to acoustic roaming bands.

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Manchester Jazz Bands

A wide range of Manchester jazz musicians including trios, quartets and swing bands.

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Manchester String Quartets

Make a grand entrance with one of our elegant wedding string quartets.

Why hire a Manchester wedding band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All Manchester wedding bands hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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