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Twelve Strings

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Hailing from the bustling streets of Manchester, Twelve Strings are a folk, pop girl group comprised of two (or three!) really good friends with a mutual love of music.

Twelve Strings all met a few years ago after running in the same musical circles in and around Manchester and quickly discovered they had similar musical interests (and a shared love of sequins). They soon got to writing original music together, as well as learning covers of all genres, from folk to rock, to perfect their skills.

They’re a real joy to watch, their infectious energy sealing the deal for anyone not already utterly charmed by the disarming nature of the songs. Even The Stars

With influences as broad as Dusty Springfield and Daft Punk, they have mashed all of their inspirations together to come up with their own unique take on music. Whether it's playing their own original music or covers, they have a distinctive sound which is fuelled by live instruments and three part harmonies.

In between playing various venues around Manchester and the UK, as well as weddings, private functions and parties, they can often be found in local cafes, drinking tea, eating cake and chatting nonsense.

Performance info

Line-up Guitar/vocals; guitar/vocals
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets

Booking options

Create the trio!
Add £275
Add percussion/vocals for our best line up
Extra musicians
Add £275 per musician
Add bass and/or violin for a fuller sound
Extra performances
Add £70 per extra half hour per musician
Keep the music going for longer!

Show reel

Pre-1960s to 1970s

20th Century Boy – T Rex
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Day and All Night – Kinks
All Shook Up – Elvis
Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival
Ben – Michael Jackson
Boardwalk – Drifters
Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
California Dreaming– The Mamas & the Papas
Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes
Chic – Le Freak
Cupid– Sam Cooke
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Dreaming – Blondie
Everybody's Talking – Harry Nilsson
Heart of Glass– Blondie
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
I Feel Love – Donna Summer
I Got a Woman – Ray Charles
I Shall be released – Bob Dylan
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
I'll never be free – Ella Fitzgerald
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Miss You – Rolling Stones
Mojo Workin'– Muddy Waters
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Natural Woman– Carole King
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Not Fade Away– Rolling Stones
Oh Darling– The Beatles
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Sitting in the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Somebody to Love– Jefferson Airplane
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Spooky – Dusty Springfield
Stand by Me – Ben E.King
Staying Alive – Bee Gees
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Twisting the Night Away – Sam Cooke
Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley
Wild Thing – The Troggs
You Sexy Thing– Hot Chocolate
You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

1980s

Don’t Leave Me This Way – The Communards
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Dr Beat – Gloria Estefan
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
I drove all night – Cyndi Lauper
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Love Cats – The Cure
Love will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
Must Be Love – Madness
Purple Rain – Prince
Raspberry Beret – Prince
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
Rush Hour – Jane Wielden
Should I Stay of Should I Go – The Clash
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
Sweet Dreams – The Eurythmics
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Teenage Kicks – Nouvelle Vague
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Tiffany – I think we're alone now
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Venus – Bananarma
Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
When Doves Cry – Prince
Word Up – Cameo

1990s

Blur – Song 2
Book of Love – Magnetic Fields
Circle – Ocean Colour Scene
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine
Jump Around – House of Pain
My Lovin’ – En Vogue
No Diggity – Black Street
Rhythm is a Dancer – Snap!
Rhythm of the Night – Corona
Two Can Play That Game – Bobby Brown
Waterfalls – TLC
What’s Up? – 4 Non–Blondes
Zombie – Cranberries

2000s

Adele – To Make You Feel My Love
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
Gold Lion – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Good Luck – Basement Jaxx
Heartbeat – Robyn
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Kids – MGMT
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Mercy – Duffy
Ohh La La – Goldfrapp
One Day Like This – Elbow
Romeo – Basement Jaxx
Say My Name/ Cry Me A River – Destiny’s Child/ Justin Timberlake
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
Use Somebody – King Of Leon
Valerie – The Zutons

2010s - present

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
All Of Me – John Legend
A Team – Ed Sheeran
Budapest – George Ezra
Dancing on my own – Robyn
Fall at your Feet – Boy and Bear
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Pack Up – Eliza Dolittle
Read All About It – Emilie Sande
Riptide – Vance Joy
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Send My Love (To your new Lover) – Adele
Sloom – Of Monsters and Men
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Shake It Out – Florence & the Machine
X’s and O’s – Elle King

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.

“Twelve Strings are extraordinary artists. My 40th garden party was complete with them both playing a wonderful selection of music old and new in an outdoor setting in May. Everyone loved them. Lots.”

Lucia, Birthday Party, Manchester

“Just wanted to say Twelve Strings played at our engagement party, and we were both really pleased we decided to book the girls. We saw them perform at the Botanist and instantly liked them. They really complimented the night and everyone enjoyed their performance, thank you again.”

Ritchie & Lorna, Engagement Party

“We were looking for a band to keep our fairly boisterous friends and families entertained for the last couple of hours of our wedding at the Bowdon Rooms, Manchester, where we wanted to make the most of the sprung dance floor. Twelve Strings stepped up, delivering all the songs we'd asked for and more, in a style that got everyone up dancing and feeling involved. Great harmonies brought the songs to life in new ways and you couldn't wipe the smile of our faces or the rest of the dance floor. A pleasure to work with. Hire them, relax, and enjoy!”

Anna & Dan, Wedding, Manchester

“I hired Twelve Strings for my 40th birthday after watching them play at a local venue in Manchester. They were superb and exactly what I was looking for: great musicians playing an eclectic range of songs and very pleasant/easy to make arrangements with. All my party guests commented how good the band was, I would definitely recommend them, they were brilliant.”

Paul, Birthday Party, Manchester

“I first heard Twelve Strings perform at the Oast House in Manchester. I thought they sounded brilliant and enjoyed their choice of playlist because it was a mix of modern and older popular songs. I knew they would be perfect for our festival themed wedding and luckily my husband to be agreed when we were able to get to one of their other manchester gigs together. Throughout the process they were lovely, friendly and professional. They sent us a list of possible songs, but we were quite flexible as we liked most of the songs on the list, so bar a few requests we left the music choice up to them. During the wedding we had a lot of compliments on their perfomance from our wedding guests. Such lovely and talented people, I would highly recommend them.”

Anna & Mark, Wedding, Manchester


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