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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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (213)

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! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£1,685

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.

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from£895

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.

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (49)

Dynamic and trendy Motown, pop 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£750

Hudson

  • 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.

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from£2,480

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!

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from£1,355

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (55)

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£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (51)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,030

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (51)

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.

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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£830

Skylight

  • 3
  • (37)

Skylight are a powerful trio, ready to get your party rocking! With a diverse songlist which will surprise and delight and keep your guests dancing and singing along.

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from£1,170

The Flavours

  • 4-5
  • (26)

This rumbunctious bunch of likely lads are like no wedding band you've heard before! They blend acoustic and electric instruments for a fresh, quirky spin on your favourite tunes, from classic Motown to 90s hip hop and current pop. Video currently in production.

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Steamin Brass

  • 5
  • (41)

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!

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from£1,045

Radio Club

  • 4-6
  • (15)

One of Manchester’s finest function and party bands with a superb repertoire of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers. Available from a 4-piece to a 6-piece line-up.

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from£1,230

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (53)

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.

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from£665

The Alternatives

  • 4
  • (35)

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£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.

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from£740

Four Kicks

  • 3
  • (15)

The complete package band to cover a wide range of ages and tastes for your party or occasion, playing a range of hits from the Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds of the 50s/60s, through to the more modern classics of popular indie bands.

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from£985

East River

  • 4-10
  • (37)

Take your event the full distance and let East River carry you away with all your favourite tunes late into the night! Acoustic background sets also available.

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from£1,970

Hardcore Horns

  • 10
  • (1)

Made up of the North’s finest horn players, pushing the boundaries of brass, this funky horn juggernaut brings you hard hitting covers and their own brand of riot-prog.

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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.

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from£985

Kid Charlemagne

  • 4
  • (6)

With over 300 weddings under their belt and two wedding entertainment awards, these mates, brothers and band members specialise in authentic, festival style, live music.

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from£985

The Saints

  • 5
  • (51)

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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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£740

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.

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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?

The city that witnessed the creation of Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Chemical Brothers, Simply Red, Take That and M People demands the best music to party to for your wedding celebration.

Whether your hosting at Worsley Park, King Street Townhouse, Great John Street, The Castlefield Rooms, The Lowry, Albert's Restaurant & Bar or Didsbury House Hotel, our wedding bands are set to help you dance the night away.

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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