Manhattan

from£1,230

This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

Manhattan cover a wide range of crowd-pleasing 70s funk, disco and soul by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson as well as modern pop favourites by Bruno Mars and Calvin Harris – guests will be singing out loud, stomping their feet and clapping their hands from the first song!

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £150

With over 40 years of hands-on performance experience between them, the band have toured heavily and enjoy successful music careers in their own right Westlife, Gloria Gaynor, Corinne Bailey-Ray, Kelly Rowland and Will Young are just some of the stars that members of the band have played with.

The band is fantastic and they are all highly talented musicians who put their hearts and soul into it. A pleasure to watch and listen to! Nadine, Private Party, Bradford

Whether your event is a wedding, birthday, charity or corporate event, everything can be tailored to meet your tastes and requirements. Their song list is long and growing and their repertoire varied. Requests are welcomed subject to at least 1 month’s notice.

Options to have a larger line-up are also available to make the night truly yours. Manhattan will offer an amazing, original night of dancing!

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals; guitar; bass; drums; keyboards
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting included (stage lighting only)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add male and/or female vocalist
Add £185
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Add percussion
Add £185
For extra rhythm
Add brass player
Add £185
Two brass players available for extra impact and an authentic soul and funk sound
Jazz background music by duo
Add £370
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Jazz background music by trio
Add £555
As above, by the band's jazz trio (guitar; keys; vocals, sax or violin)
Singing waiter
Add £185 for 1 x surprise song
An exciting surprise for your guests during dinner
Singing waiter
Add £370 for 1 x 30 minute set
As above
Gospel choir
From £1105 for 4 x songs
Impressive vocals from a 4 gospel singers, ideal for a wedding ceremony
DJ service
Add £370
Upbeat, mainstream soul and pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Extra performance
Add £370 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

Full song list

50s & 60s

A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & – Tammi Terrell
Baby Love – The Supremes
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Cupid – Sam Cooke
Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Street
Do I Love You – Frank Wilson
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Hold On I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
I Can’t Get No/Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
I Can’t Help Myself – The Four Tops
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
I’m A Believer – Monkees
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Jumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Knock On Wood – Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Girl – The Temptations
My Guy – Mary Wells
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
Reach Out, I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rip It Up – Little Richard
She Loves You – The Beatles
Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
The Tracks Of My Tears – The Miracles
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Twist And Shout – Isley Brothers
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Uptight – Stevie Wonder
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Really Going – The Kinks
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me, Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson

70s

25 Miles – Edwin Starr
Abc – The Jackson 5
Aint No Stoppin Us Now – Mcfadden And Whitehead
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Best Of My Love – The Emmotions
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste Of Honey
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind And Fire
Carwash – Rose Royce
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough - – Michael Jackson
Easy – The Commodores
Good Times – Chic
He's The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Hold Back The Night – The Trammps
I Can See Cleary Now – Johnny Nash
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
Ladies Night – Kool And The Gang
Lady Marmalade – Pattie Labelle
Le Freak – Chic
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
My First My Last – Barry White
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Rockin Robin – The Jackson 5
September – Earth Wind And Fire
Shake Your Body Down To The Ground – The Jackson 5
Sign Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
That's The Way I Like It – K.C. & The Sunshine Band
The Beat Goes On – The Whispers
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

80s

1234 – Gloria Estefan
Africa – Toto
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Don't Leave Me This Way – Jimmy Sommerville
Don’t You/Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Fame – Irene Cara
Footloose – Kenny Logins
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Going Loco Down In Acapolco – Four Tops
Gold – Spandau Ballet
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston
Last Night A Dj Saved My Life – Indeep
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Maneater – Hall & Oates
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
Night To Remember – Shalamar
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Rhythm Of The Night – De Barge
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Somebody Else's Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Teardrops – Womack & Womack
Venus – Bananarama
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves

90s

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Black Or White – Michael Jackson
Don’t Let Go – En Vogue
End Of The Road – Boyz Ii Men
Free – Ultanate
Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Lady Hear Me Tonight – Mojo
Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai
Love Like This Before – Faith Evans
No Diggity – Blackstreet
No Scrubs – Tlc
Pump And Grind – R Kelly
Relight My Fire – Take That
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Seniorita – Justin Timberlake
Show Me Love – Robyn S
Sing It Back – Moloko
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Waterfalls – Tlc
Would I Lie To You – Charles & Eddie

Rock

All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Bohemian Rhpasody - Queen
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Jonny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Knockin On Heaven's Door - Guns 'n' Roses
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
Use somebody - Kings Of Leon
Voodoo Child slight return - Jimi Hendrix

Indie & Rock

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Bohemian Rhpasody – Queen
Close To You Maxi Piest
Dakota – Stereophonics
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Everybody’s Changing – Keane
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
I Can't Get No//Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
Jonny B Good – Chuck Berry
Knockin On Heavens Door – Guns And Roses
Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Paradise – Coldplay
Ruby – The Kaiser Chiefs
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Sweet Child 'Omine – Guns 'N' Roses
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Voodoo Child Slight Return – Jimi Hendrix
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Cold Play

Swing

Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Beyond The Sea
Come Fly With Me
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Don't Know Why
Fly Me To The Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
It Had To Be You
Lady Is A Tramp
Mack The Knife
Moondance
Mr Bojangles
My Baby Just Cares For Me
New York, New York
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Witchcraft

Modern Pop

24k Magic – Bruno Mars
American Boy – Estelle
Because Of You – Ne Yo
Black & Gold – Sam Sparro
Black Magic – Little Mix
Blurred Lines – Robin Thickle
Boogie Tonight – Tweet
Bright Lights Bigger City - – Ce Lo Green
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Caught Up – Usher
Cheerleader – Omi
Closer – Ne Yo
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love – Beyoncé
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Diamonds – Rihanna
Don’t Mess With My Man – Lucy Pearl
Dynamite – Tiao Cruz
Ever Wanting -To Want – Maxwell
Fast Car – Jonas Blue & Dakota
Feel So Close – Calvin Harriss
Forget You – Ce Lo Green
Genade – Bruno Mars
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hey Yah – Outkast
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
How Do I Breathe – Mario
Human – Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
I've Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly – The Fugees
Kiss Me – Olly Murs
Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
Let Me Love You – Mario
Like I Love Yah – Justin Timberlake
Little L – Jamiroqui
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Losing My Way – Justin Timberlake
Love Like This – Faith Evans
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mercy – Duffy
Money On My Mind – Sam Smith
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Only Love Can Hurt Like This – Paloma Faith
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Single Ladies – Beyoncé
Sorry – Justin Beeber
Sugar – Maroon 5
The Man – Aloe Blacc
This Love – Maroon 5
Troublemaker – Olly Murs
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machines

Dance

Anyway – Duck Sauce
Be Alright – Ariande Grande
Beautiful People – Chris Brown
Breathe – Jax Jones
Dj Got Us Fallin – Usher
Don't Wake Me Up – Chris Brown
Don’t Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Ego – The Saturdays
Fast Car – Jonas Blue & Dakota
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris
Lady – Modjo
Love Me – Roy Rox & Daniel Bovie
Lullaby – Sigala Paloma Faith
Missing – Everything But The Girl
Never Say Never – Basement Jaxx
Omg – Usher
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Rumour Mill – Rudimental
Show Me Love – Robin S
Sing It Back – Moloko
Summer – Calvin Harris
Symphony – Clean Bandit
Turn Up The Music – Chris Brown
Wake Me – Avicii
Waves – Robin S
What About Us – The Saturdays
What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
With Out You – Usher
Without You – David Guetta
Yeah – Usher

Reggae

Everything I Own – Ken Boothe
I’m Still In Love With You – Marcia Aitken
Man Down – Rhihanna
Money In My Pocket – Dennis Brown
No No No – Dawn Penn
One Love – Bob Marley
Red Red Wine – Ub40
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

9

“Manhattan were super easy to deal with and absolutely ripped it up on the night! So many guests have raved about them, and asked us where we found them!”

9

“Just want to say a massive thank you for all you did to make our wedding day extra special. The professionalism of the band was amazing from start to finish. We had looked at a few wedding bands in the run up to the wedding and I can safely say you smashed them out of the park. People are still talking about 'that band' so extra thanks there! Also a special thank you to you for taking on our request for our first dance song and executing it perfectly! I think the Script would have been proud! All the best for the future and again THANK YOU!”

9

“With vocals that manage to tingle the hairs on the back of your neck and excellent musicianship, Manhattan don't fail to impress. From the uplifting groovy tunes to the atmospheric ambient sounds at the other, Manhattan manage to leave a lasting impression. With their own unique takes on classics such as Oasis' 'Wonderwall' to James Brown's 'Get Up', it is clear to see the sheer talent this band possess. Manhattan is definitely a crowd pleaser and an excellently put together band. I highly recommend this band to anybody who enjoys real, pure talent as well as being able to dance the night away.”

9

“I book bands every Friday night and had the privilege of booking this band for a gig at our local public house. The band exceeded all our expectations and in my opinion were one of the best bands we have had. They are talented musicians in their own right but together something very special happens. The night was a complete success and I had many people congratulating me on booking the band and how much they are looking forward to them returning. I booked the band again immediately the following morning, which is something I don't ordinarily do. The band did amazing covers of well loved songs and at one point it seemed like the whole pub was up singing and dancing! As well as the fabulous music the band bring such a great vibe with them. It is without hesitation that I would wholeheartedly recommend this band and if I were having a private party of any description it would be this band I would book.”

9

“Manhattan band were FANTASTIC! From start to finish they were amazing and the crowd loved them. Sam was very easy to get on with and welcomed all of our requests and changed the routine to suit what was required, can't recommend them enough!”

9

“We loved Manhattan. They played a background set during desserts and coffees and then turned up the tempo for the rest of the night, everyone was up dancing and the band were really interactive!”

9

“If you enjoy live music Manhattan is a must! The band is fantastic and they are all highly talented musicians who put their hearts and soul into it. A pleasure to watch and listen to, watch out for the amazing reggae version of Valerie!”

9

“Thanks again for performing at our wedding! I'm so happy we managed to get you guys-we really couldn't have asked for a better band and one more perfect for us!Please thank the rest of the band, you guys made our night. We had the most amazing wedding and couldn't have hoped for a better end to the day! Everyone was asking who you were and where we found you. One friend said that when you started singing our first dance, she had to do a double take as she thought we'd actually brought John Legend in! I hope you go from strength to strength and we won't hesitate to recommend you and if we have another celebration. You'll be the only band we call on! Thanks again and best wishes.”

9

“Just wanted to say now we're settling down after our honeymoon and the mayhem that we were delighted with you and the group at our wedding. All the guests thought you were all brilliant and the way you get the crowd motivated was fantastic. Keep up the energy and stay cool, unlike my dancing.....”

9

“One of those nights that I wont forget for all the right reasons. Band were amazing, the music was great, all in all a fantastic night!”

9

“The band excellently entertained and were highly professional and incredibly versatile. They played at our daughter's wedding: firstly a set of acoustic jazz (no vocals) during the reception drinks as a background, and in the evening they really got the party started. They played for the newly married couple's first dance and then went for it, starting with James Brown's 'I Feel Good', and later, their version of Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' was completely brilliant. They got everyone up dancing straight away (not that they needed much encouragement to be fair) and the floor was full right up to the end when we didn't want them to stop playing! The band members were lovely - they arrived punctually, were polite and attentive and willingly complied with the venue's requests in relation to decibel level and finishing time. We could not have wished for a better band to play on a very special day in all our lives. We would give them the highest recommendation and send them all our warmest thanks.”

9

“Just want to thank you guys for a FABULOUS!!! night last Friday. Loved your selection of songs from Luther Vandross to rocking it to Kings of Leon. So looking forward to seeing you again to dance the night away.”

9

“Thank you for an amazing night on Friday! Such an unexpected night with a wide selection of songs, loved them all especially Never Too Much Luther Vandross, had us dancing all night!”

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