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Happy – Pharrell Williams
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from£995

Agent Smith

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (188)

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.

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

Downtown Underground

  • Manchester
  • 6-7
  • (55)

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.

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from£985

The Saints

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (49)

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.

Alright – Supergrass
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from£750

Hudson

  • Liverpool
  • 3
  • (123)

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.

Promo Video
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from£1,240

The Misfits

  • Cheshire
  • 5-7
  • (45)

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.

Promo Video
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from£980

Supertonic

  • Cheshire
  • 4-7
  • (28)

Polished and versatile party and wedding band playing pop, soul, dance, electronic and R&B music. Additional musicians also available.

Promo Video
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from£1,230

Dr Funtimes

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (13)

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.

Proud Mary – Tina Turner
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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • Cheshire
  • 3-4
  • (30)

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.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
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Drum n Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (23)

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

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from£1,000

The Sonics

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (54)

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.

Promo Video #1
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from£1,230

The Kingpins

  • Manchester
  • 4-6
  • (8)

Sensational, young and energetic 4 to 6-piece party band featuring superb female vocals and a dynamic and varied set list. Extra musicians, professional DJ and acoustic afternoon sets available.

Promo Video
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from£3,250

Elix

  • Manchester
  • 8-12
  • (8)

Brand new luxury 8 to 12-piece show band featuring some of the most outstanding musicians in Manchester, who have performed alongside artists such as Paloma Faith, JLS, James Morrison and The Script.

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from£440

Luis Ocon

  • London
  • 1
  • (3)

Enchanting solo guitarist whose repertoire includes a variety of genres including classical, Latin, pop, jazz and traditional wedding music such as Wagner’s Bridal Chorus.

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from£315

Amelia Marie

  • Manchester
  • 1
  • (5)

Gifted solo violinist, with a wide and varied range of repertoire with all your favourite classical, film, musical, jazz, pop, gypsy Bollywood and Latin tunes! Amelia is able to arrange songs for an additional fee.

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from£735

The Resets

  • Manchester
  • 3-5
  • (10)

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.

A Message To You Rudi – The Specials
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from£1,445

Nightboat To Skaville

  • West Yorkshire
  • 6-7
  • (9)

Lively and entertaining professional ska band with an authentic look to match their energy & charisma! Additional trumpet player also available.

Sambalanco
from£1,230

Sambalanco

  • Leeds
  • 4-7
  • (3)

Lively male-fronted band paying homage to the legendary artists of Afro-Brazilian jazz, samba and bossa nova. Smaller line-ups available.

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from£580

The Real Steel Band

  • Manchester
  • 3
  • (9)

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£615

Allemande Ceilidh Band

  • Manchester
  • 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.

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from£1,230

The Brass Project

  • Sheffield
  • 5-10
  • (6)

Brass ensemble performing a huge range of material – Bach to the Beatles, Handel to Hendrix, Beethoven to Bacharach. Various line-ups available.

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from£310

Caro Sings

  • Manchester
  • 1-6
  • (4)

Exquisite female singer pianist, performing powerful arrangements of pop classics with generous helpings of jazz, gospel and soul. Extra sets and DJ service available.

Jay B
from£260

Jay B

  • Liverpool
  • 1
  • (5)

Proficient background jazz and classical pianist who has played all over Europe. With a wide-ranging collection of songs from Michael Jackson to Mozart, Jay has the music to suit any occasion.

Jamie W
from£240

Jamie W

  • Leeds
  • 1
  • (6)

Skillful and accomplished pianist who's toured with famous acts including Kasabian, Soft Cell and The Magic Numbers. Jamie plays jazz, pop and classical tunes, plus songs from musicals, TV and film.

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from£1,230

Bertie And The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (11)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead! DJ laptop service available on request.

Dan G
from£210

Dan G

  • Newcastle
  • 1-2
  • (4)

Stylish acoustic singer guitarist, performing a set of rock and pop from the Beatles to Amy Winehouse. Suitable for bars, clubs, wedding receptions, parties and corporate events. Additional cajon player also available.


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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