The Drive Through
From £3495
Versatile 80s rock and contemporary pop band The Drive Through are ready to crash the party - all the way back to the future! Shoulder...
The Takeover
From £1640
The Takeover set their sights and aim to provide a fun filled, music packed extravaganza, guaranteed to get the party started. With a smorgasbord of both classic and...
Floral Moustache
From £1640
Floral Moustache are passionate about getting the party started, from Bowie to Bruno Mars there’s something for everyone! More than...
Indiana
From £1795
Indiana are a high-energy vintage wedding band performing a combination of contemporary party songs and folk renditions of popular modern classics. With their...
Listen Up!
From £1520
With a wealth of experience, Listen Up! offer an exciting, high-energy performance for every generation. Having spent years in the music industry performing alongside...
The Rendition
From £1640
The Rendition are an entertaining and vibrant wedding band driven by powerful and soulful vocals. Dedicated musicians at heart with a passion for performing, The...
The Rock 'n' Roll Kings
From £1170
Rock around the clock all night long with this explosive 3-piece band, guaranteed to pack a punch and leave audiences grinning from ear...
The Squires
From £1520
Well rehearsed harmonies and killer song choices make The Squires the obvious choice for your event! The Squires consist of four talented musicians whose passion for...
The Pranksters
From £1575
The Pranksters are a jump and jive 1940s swing band with exuberant spirit! A swing band like no other, The Pranksters welcome you to their unique vintage swing band,...
The Vacation
From £1495
An exhilarating function band that will keep the music flowing and guests smiling from start to finish. An exciting and enthusiastic band that deliver a wide range of...
Violet 54
From £2070
Channelling the Studio 54 era and the 70s grooves, Violet 54 are the band to boogie on down with! Violet 54 are the ultimate boogie-wonderland party band to bring all...
Violet Soul
From £2070
A spectacularly soulful & vibrant party band with immense vocals, irresistible grooves and infectious rhythms to get the party started! Violet Soul are a dynamic...
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The Young Vinyls
From £1795
Shake your tail feather to The Young Vinyls, offering a variety of Motown classics, popular chart hits and everything else in between. An...
Horizon
From £935
An electrifying group of young musicians with plenty of enthusiasm to match. Horizon present their own impressive take on modern and classic songs for an unforgettable...
Unity
From £880
Luxurious vocals showcase the smooth and distinctive style of RnB in all its glory. Distinctive and impressive, Unity features three highly-talented vocalists whose...
Weekenders
From £1170
High-energy party band in the South West. The Weekenders are a stand-out 3-piece band that utilise high-quality backing tracks, drum triggers and MIDI-controlled...
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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