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Happy – Pharrell Williams
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Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (209)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft, and over 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of rock and pop floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

1000 Years
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Phil Michaels

  • 1
  • (7)

A global performer creating his own arrangements of modern and classic songs to provide a classy, modern and elegant acoustic soundtrack for any special occasion.

Hold On I'm Coming / Call Me Al / One Dance
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Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (69)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

Coin trick
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Magic Steve

  • 1
  • (2)

Fun, exciting and entertaining stage shows and close-up routines from a magician with many years experience both performing and creating magic in and around the North West.

Alright – Supergrass
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  • 3
  • (127)

One of our leading wedding bands in the North West, Hudson are a powerful trio playing everything from uptempo 50s rock'n'roll to last week's number 1. DJ service, extra musicians and acoustic sets for your drinks reception or meal also available.

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
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The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (69)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

Art Boy

Art Boy

  • 1
  • (2)

Impress your guests with incredible and flattering 5 minute caricatures by this charming artist! Perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events.

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The Sonics

  • 4
  • (55)

Phenomenally popular North West wedding and function band, featuring outstanding male vocals, guitar synth and a large set list of danceable rock, soul, reggae and pop music, from The Beatles to The Weeknd. DJ service, trumpet, sax and female vocalist available.

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The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (18)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

Adele – Make You feel My Love
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Natalie H

  • 1-2
  • (13)

Highly-accomplished female singer/guitarist playing an impressive mix of classic and modern hits by artists including Fleetwood Mac and Adele. Natalie uses a vocal harmony pedal to give her performances more depth, creating a full and original sound.

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The Saints

  • 5
  • (50)

Experienced rock, pop, dance and soul band with powerful male vocals and expandable to an 8-piece featuring female vocals, keyboards and brass. Jazz duo also available for mellow background music during receptions or dinners. Midweek discounts available.

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Cherry Hill Duo

  • 2
  • (11)

Experienced acoustic duo featuring superb female vocals backed by guitar & keyboards, with a massive repertoire ranging from classy rock’n’roll to swinging soul. Extra musicians available.

Watch Dog Trick
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Matt Williamson

  • 1
  • (10)

Amazing magician and pickpocket with exceptional sleight of hand. A world class international performer who has entertained guests such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Steven Gerrard.

Medley: I Will Survive / Message To You Rudy / Can't Stop The Feeling / Steamin' Blues / Funky Town
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Steamin Brass

  • 5
  • (31)

A brass band like nothing you've ever experienced before. Trumpets, sousaphone, group vocals and stilt-walking percussionists combine to belt out classic pop tunes from the last 50 years and create an audio-visual spectacle!

Rocks – Primal Scream
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Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (30)

Unbelievably talented male-fronted cover band offering a feel-good, danceable set taking in everything from 60s classics to modern chart! Extra musicians, solo afternoon acoustic set and DJ service also available.

Promo Video
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  • 4-8
  • (29)

Professional and versatile rock, pop and soul function band serving the North West and beyond, covering the very best of rock, pop, funk, soul and jazz across the decades. Highly recommended!

DJ Andy

DJ Andy

  • 1
  • (2)

Experienced DJ who is much in demand throughout the North West, working in small intimate venues right up to large weddings and corporate events.

Promo showcase
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Danny Grey

  • 1
  • (2)

A solo guitarist with over 20 years of playing experience, Danny Grey can offer a mixture of classical guitar music and unique finger-style versions of popular songs.

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The Sakura String Quartet

  • 3-4
  • (17)

Highly professional string quartet based in the North West, specialising in providing live music for weddings, corporate functions and product launches. Impressive repertoire including classical, pop, jazz & folk music.

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The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (35)

Popular, energetic 5 or 6-piece wedding band featuring male vocals and first rate musicians. Afternoon acoustic jazz & swing sets and DJ service available.

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The Real Steel Band

  • 3
  • (10)

Vibrant steel band playing the sounds of turquoise seas, sunshine and swaying palm trees! Huge repertoire of traditional Caribbean music as well as reggae and pop from The Beach Boys to Bruno Mars. Available in larger line-ups.

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Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • 3-10
  • (15)

Youthful and lively party/wedding ceilidh band made up of professional musicians and a caller, performing a repertoire of traditional Scottish dance music. Available additional musicians or DJ service.

Promo Video
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  • 5
  • (17)

Funky soul & Motown band featuring stunning female vocals giving an authentic tribute to the greats of the genre! Additional musicians and laptop DJ service also available.

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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (31)

Lively female-fronted wedding function band with a huge repertoire of party classics and appearances at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival to their name. Optional extras include sax or acoustic background sets for drinks or dinner. DJ service available.

Booking antertainment in Manchester?

We've gathered together the most talented and professional Manchester entertainment for weddings and parties, for your browsing convenience! We offer a vast array of musicians in every genre, from singer guitarists to string quartets aand function bands. Our speciality is wedding bands, and we offer a huge range of bands for hire across the North. Most of our northern bands are based in Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire as well as Leeds and Yorkshire.

We are consistently chosen over other North West entertainment agencies because of our diverse selection of outstanding, good value musicians.

Our price promise means that, if any other Manchester entertainment agency offers you any of our musicians at a lower price, or on better terms, we’ll match their offer. From lavish corporate entertainment for Manchester Conference Centre to classical wedding musicians for Manchester Cathedral – and even indie bands for birthday parties at the Star and Garter – our selection of musical entertainment is scond to none!

It's also worth checking out the listings for our sister entertainment agency in Liverpool. We're headquartered in London.

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