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...
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...
Neon Kites
From £1170
With a set list jam-packed full of modern and classic hits, Neon Kites are guaranteed to be the highlight of your event. This versatile 4-piece function band offer a...
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...
Northern Revival
From £1750
Northern Revival bring classic hits to life with their unique arrangements and three part vocal harmonies. This premium northern based...
The Answer Tones
From £1195
Powerful vocals accompanying a soulful strut; The Answer Tones are the ultimate Motown, soul and pop band! The Answer Tones offer...
The Retro Jets
From £1095
The Retro Jets are a chic, retro & folk function band performing favourites from the 50s onwards alongside an array of contemporary hits in their own unique...
The Beat Roots
From £1195
The Beat Roots are a charismatic and energetic party band covering classic soul and modern pop for the ultimate musical backdrop. The Beat Roots are a quirky...
Swing Groove
From £2340
Swing Groove is a Swing Band and a Soul Band, covering all the party classics from Sinatra, Buble and Elvis through to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and more! With an...
Redwoods
From £715
Redwoods have burst onto the scene with their infectious three-part harmonies, folk/pop fusion and unparalleled talent! Based in the North West, this charming acoustic...
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Swing Street Trio
From £750
Jumpin' 3-piece swing band bringing back the sound of 1920s New York. Swing Street Trio perform all the hits from 1920s prohibition...
Solstice
From £1755
Dance anthems, chart toppers and old school classics - Solstice are the ultimate party starters! Turning every event into an unforgettable night is the band's end...
Black Jeans
From £1940
Black Jeans are a slick and undeniably cool indie rock function band performing hit smashers and contemporary classics with flare and style; indie is the new black!...
Boom Shake The 90s!
From £1345
Boom Shake The 90s! are the ultimate 90s tribute act performing indie anthems and dance floor fillers from the decade. With a carefully...
Daylight
From £1795
Daylight bring an intense indie rock sound that's fuelled by gritty guitars, rumbling bass and sonic drum sounds that'll leave your guests blown away; not to mention...
The Cosmic Rays
From £685
Watch as The Cosmic Rays soar through the atmosphere and whip the night into a rock 'n' roll frenzy! A professional Postmodern Jukebox /...
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

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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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