Manchester wedding bands

Hire an exceptional live wedding band in Manchester to play upbeat rock, pop and soul covers to fill your dancefloor.

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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
  • (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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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.

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Manchester wedding band booking guide

What sort of music do your Manchester wedding bands play?

Our line-ups range from rock bands playing the latest chart hits, to dance-along soul, funk and Motown bands playing James Brown stompers. If pop music isn’t your thing, we have wedding ceilidh bands for a proper knees-up as well as Manchester wedding jazz bands for Gatsby glamour.

Where do your Manchester bands perform?

Our Manchester wedding bands have played at events throughout the city, including Bolton, Sale, Rochdale, Stockport, Salford, Wigan, Oldham, Bury, Atherton, Altrincham, Trafford, Piccadilly, Hulme Rochdale, Glossop, Cheadle and Eccles. You can hire a Manchester band to perform anywhere in the UK wide and internationally.

Can you provide music for the daytime as well as the evening?

The bands listed here are ideally suited to evening celebrations, where dancing is a must. If you’re after Manchester wedding music for your ceremony or reception, we can do that to! Hire Manchester wedding musicians to serenade you down the aisle, or book a wedding singer to break the ice during the wedding banquet. From your wedding vows through to the last limo of the night, we’ve got you covered!

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our Manchester wedding bands all come fully equipped for your event, though it’s worth getting in touch if you are expecting your event to exceed 200 guests, as extra equipment could be necessary. For the performance itself you will need to provide the band with a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – add an extra meter per band member as applicable. The band will also require a power source for their equipment and a raised stage is preferable.

What kind of time should we plan for the band to perform?

Definitely get in touch with your preferences but, assuming you want the band for after-dinner dancing, two 60-minute sets starting at 9:30pm is a fairly normal timetable to work to when you’re planning your evening. With a 30-minute interval half way through, you’ll be looking at a midnight finish. Please note that if the band or their DJ services are required after midnight, late fees can apply.

Will the band need to soundcheck when they arrive?

All Manchester bands will require a soundcheck and a 5pm-6pm arrival time and a 60 to 90-minute soundcheck is typically workable. It’s generally best if the performance space is free of guests at this point, but most bands can arrange a ‘silent’ line-check to keep the volume down if this isn’t possible.

What happens when there is an interval in the band’s sets?

During the break, all of our bands can supply music through their PA system to keep your guests dancing. Some Manchester bands can also provide proper DJ sets before or after their performance – check their profile for more details.

Can your wedding bands learn our first dance?

Let us know if you have a request and, more often than not, bands will be able to play it! If the band’s line-up or preparation time mean that it isn’t possible, they’ll be more than happy to play your first dance from an mp3 or Spotify through their own PA system.

Is there anything else we need to prepare for our wedding band in advance?

Performing can be hungry work, therefore our bands request food and drink on the day. Details of this are included on your booking contract.

How can we save money on our wedding band?

  • Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your wedding band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.
  • If you haven't yet set your wedding date, consider booking a midweek or winter wedding to take advantage of the most competitive rates.
  • Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have wedding music bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

Live wedding music bands in Manchester and the UK

Function Central is Manchester's leading wedding music and band booking agency, offering 5 star customer service, competitive rates, secure contracts and a 24/7 emergency support line. We can provide exceptionnal live wedding bands and musicians both in Manchester and in almost every town and county in the UK. Use the menu below to find an act near you.

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