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Function Central is the most trusted entertainment agency servicing the Manchester area.


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Agent Smith

  • 4-6
  • (255)

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.

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Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (117)

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.

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DJ Will David

  • 1
  • (15)

A versatile, high energy DJ with nearly a decade of experience of entertaining guests at both weddings and private events.

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The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (43)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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Phil Michaels

  • 1
  • (19)

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.

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  • 4-5
  • (55)

With joint female and male lead vocals and a backing band of unrivalled funkmeisters, Century put on a fun, rip-roaring show that your guests will never forget.

Mark's Caricatures

Mark's Caricatures

  • 1
  • (9)

Superb caricaturist with 10 years experience performing live at weddings, birthdays, corporate events, school fairs, exhibitions, awards ceremonies.

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The Sakura String Quartet

  • 3-4
  • (26)

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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  • 5-10
  • (78)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

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The Mobiles Roaming Band

  • 5
  • (17)

The Mobiles are a completely unplugged roaming band featuring sax - they'll will wander around your event playing golden oldies as well as fresh hits, bringing an intimate, one-on-one performance to your guests.

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Sax Moods

  • 1
  • (10)

Sax Moods is an award-winning saxophonist and DJ with a versatile repertoire and extensive experience performing at weddings across Europe.

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  • 3
  • (85)

Powerful party and wedding band, ready to get your party rocking! The band have a diverse songlist which will surprise, delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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Natalie H

  • 1-2
  • (14)

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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Brass AF

  • 5
  • (37)

Brass AF's huge sound - a melting pot of drum beats, pumping bass lines and roaring horn parts - will get even your shyest guests onto the dancefloor!

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The Retro Pops

  • 4-6
  • (47)

The Retro Pops re-interpret classic pop songs from the 1970s to the 2020s in a variety of other genres, from jazz and blues to calypso. A fresh approach to the traditional party band format.

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Boutique Sax

  • 1-2
  • (10)

Electrifying female saxophonist with a captivating repertoire spanning soul, chart, Motown, Ibiza, dance, and more.

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The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (65)

Exciting female-fronted wedding band playing the biggest party hits, from modern pop, 80s and 90s, disco/funk to rock, Motown and soul. The band have performed at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival.

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Elinor Jane

  • 1
  • (3)

Award-winning harpist delivering a stunning classical and modern repertoire. Extra musicians available to form a duo or trio.

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Mista Jay

  • 1
  • (12)

A multi-genre DJ who specialises in bringing an energetic club atmosphere to any event. Previous clients include Sky, BBC, Mercedes Benz, Living Ventures, Stonegate and many others.

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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.

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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