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

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Agent Smith

  • 4
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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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from£1,650

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (63)

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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from£925

Skylight

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

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from£1,690

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (82)

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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from£1,295

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (83)

Outstanding wedding band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound!

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from£1,170

The Sonics

  • 4
  • (60)

Phenomenally popular party & wedding band in the North West, 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.

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from£875

Hudson

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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.

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Gallery

  • 4
  • (1)

Fresh-faced, high-energy 4-piece band featuring both male and female vocals and playing all of the nation's favourite dance floor fillers – from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Blondie to George Michael, Dua Lipa, and The Arctic Monkeys.

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from£1,450

The Rumours

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Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,550

The Northern Lights

  • 5-6
  • (73)

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£1,380

Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (62)

Soulful, danceable pop from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Clean Bandit.

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from£2,900

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (56)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

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from£1,475

The Misfits

  • 5-8
  • (60)

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£995

The Alternatives

  • 4
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Guitar-led wedding and party band playing infectious renditions of all your favourite party hits, The Alternatives will have you singing along until closing time!

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from£1,010

The Vendettas

  • 4-5
  • (52)

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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from£1,530

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
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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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from£750

The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (48)

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£1,720

Dr Funtimes

  • 6
  • (40)

Dr Funtimes mix the perfect amount of on-stage silliness with the highest levels of talent and professionalism! Expect party anthems from artists as diverse Michael Jackson, The Proclaimers, Kool & The Gang and Calvin Harris.

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Brass AF

  • 5
  • (17)

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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from£830

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (31)

Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in Manchester

What sort of music do your Manchester wedding bands play?

Our Manchester wedding bands 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 ceilidh bands for a proper knees-up as well as Manchester 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 other genres of function bands in Manchester?

The bands listed here are ideally suited to evening celebrations, where dancing is a must - but if you’re after a Manchester function band for your ceremony or reception, we can do that too!

Hire classical 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 your performers 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 you also provide Manchester wedding musicians for our ceremony or drinks reception?

All bands listed above are suitable for dancing at early evening receptions.

But if you're after music earlier on in the day as well as the evening, our selection of Manchester wedding musicians is second to none.

Hire a harpist or string quartet for your bridal procession and photos, as well as acoustic musicians for your wedding drinks or banquet.

In fact, from your bridal entrance through to the last limo of the night, we’ve got your entertainment covered!

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 date, consider booking a midweek or winter celebration 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 acts based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


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The best live wedding music bands in Manchester and UK wide

Function Central is Manchester's leading wedding music booking agency, offering 5 star customer service, competitive rates, secure contracts and a 24/7 emergency support line. We can provide exceptional live bands in almost every town and county in the UK.

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