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Happy – Pharrell Williams
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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (198)

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 almost 200 positive reviews! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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from£2,760

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!

Hold On I'm Coming / Call Me Al / One Dance
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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (67)

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.

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • 3
  • (125)

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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from£895

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (68)

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.

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (38)

Dynamic and trendy pop, Motown and soul band with impressive industry credentials and a vast playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (25)

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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from£1,030

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.

Promo Video
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from£1,240

The Misfits

  • 5-7
  • (52)

Stylish corporate and wedding band, featuring female lead vocals and a large set list of pop, Motown, soul, jazz, jive and vintage rock'n'roll. Booking options include male vocalist, brass section, afternoon/dinner jazz sets and DJ service.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor / Shut Up And Dance / Cake By The Ocean / Superstition / Angels / Get Lucky
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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (15)

With guitar-led energy and infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will always bring an electric atmosphere to your event.

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from£985

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.

Proud Mary – Tina Turner
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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (41)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£1,000

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.

Rocks – Primal Scream
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from£740

Super Mario

  • 3-4
  • (20)

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.

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from£615

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.

Party Band – No Scrubs
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from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (16)

A rumbunctious bunch of likely lads blending acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh spin on your favourite tunes. From classic Motown and soul to 90s hip hop and R&B through to current pop – all merged into mind-bending medleys! Afternoon background music available.

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from£1,365

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.

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from£580

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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from£735

The Resets

  • 3-5
  • (20)

Quirky and retro acoustic trio and band playing modern pop songs in a gypsy jazz style. Available as a quartet and quintet with stunning female vocalists and percussion. Free laptop DJ service.

Mr Brightside / Riptide / Castle On The Hill / Waiting All Night
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from£585

Skylight Duo

  • 2
  • (11)

Recreating a full band sound with their impactful, multi-instrumental talent, this duo are ready to get your party started! Their diverse songlist will surprise and delight you - and keep your guests dancing and singing along!

Promo Video
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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (27)

High energy party band with a big sound that’s perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. They feature superb male vocals and sax, but also offer stripped-back line ups, afternoon acoustic or jazz sets, stage hire and DJ service.

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from£1,095

Wireless

  • 4-5
  • (19)

Experienced male-fronted party and wedding band with a fantastic live show and a song list covering rock and pop music from The Beatles and Elvis to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Extra musicians, afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service available!

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from£1,230

The Boogie Bugs

  • 6
  • (4)

Top wedding & party band with male and female vocals as well as sax! Acoustic sets and DJ service available.

Promo Video
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from£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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from£980

Acceptable In The 80s

  • 4-5
  • (4)

A superb 80s tribute band with male vocals and featuring retro-synth sounds, capturing the spirit and dubious fashion sense of the 80s. A retro show that's second to none! Available with female vocals.


Booking antertainment in Manchester?

We've gathered together the most talented and professional Manchester entertainment, for your browsing convenience! We offer a vast array of musicians in every genre, from singer guitarists to string quartets. Our speciality is live bands for hire across the North West, from Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire to 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 means you’ll never need to refer to any other entertainment agencies in Manchester or the North West!

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