On your big day, only the best will do. If you want your Manchester wedding reception to be filled with the best music, the busiest dancefloor and the most fun, but you’re not sure where to start looking, don’t fret. This list of the hottest local talent with the coolest creds, oozing passion and experience, will get you partying into the night. From acoustic, soul and swing to brass, indie-rock and retro, they live and breathe it, and they know how to make sure your party will be remembered for all the right reasons. All you need to do is check out their samples, see what their previous clients thought, book ‘em in and get ready for the party of your lives!

 

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The 45s

If you need some quirky retro chic style on your wedding day, The 45s have it in spades. This four-piece is made up of some of the best jazz musicians in the North West, and their uber-cool take on modern chart hits and classic tracks instils the music with their unique style – think gypsy jazz, northern soul, Motown and disco, with a beat that’s sure you get everyone moving.

 

“…by far the most perfect band… It was like having friends play for us on our most special day! I can highly recommend The 45’s for anybody who wants a party to remember, have something different for their special day and music that suits all generations. … We are just so glad we got you!”

Wedding Client

 

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The Firebirds

If you like your rock and pop with a cool vintage twist, from a band with amazing creds… meet The Firebirds. They’ve played across the globe, touring with Simply Red, and appeared in Paolo Sorrentino’s film Youth, starring Michael Kane and Harvey Keitel, so they’re in high demand. A tight-knit group with natural chemistry and a fresh-modern sound – the quintet are made up of both female and male vocalists, meaning they can rock any tune in their own inimitable style.

 

“The Firebirds were fantastic at our wedding, they tailored and performed our first dance better than we could have dreamed of! Their music got everyone on the dance floor, even my Nan…!”

Wedding Client

 

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The Quills

This four-piece are a Manchester-based alternative rock band, who’ve held après-ski residences at resorts across the Alps, where they’ve won Band of the Season awards. Their repertoire is made up of old and new indie and rock classics to get your dancefloor jumping and your party pumping. Plus their acoustic performances offer a more laid-back feel at your wedding, so you can choose your perfect vibe.

 

“MASSIVE thank you for Saturday at our wedding you were brilliant, all the guests have commented on the ‘fantastic’, ‘brilliant’, ‘awesome’, ‘incredible’, ‘talented’ band that played at the reception thank you so much for making our day incredible!!”

Wedding Client

 

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The Silks

These five fellas are an award-winning band with over ten years’ experience, fronted by powerful vocals and exceptional musicianship, and delivering everything from the ‘50s to present day, all with fantastic full force for 100% party. They’ve performed at Wayne Roonie’s 18th, for a range of football clubs, and the Grand Prix, so they’re party-starters. Think high-energy mash-ups and true crowd-pleasers, they offer a real show that you’ll find hard to resist!*

*Beards optional.

 

“You guys were … absolutely sensational, and we hope that everyone’s reaction and mental dancing were testament to just how good you are!”

Wedding Client

 

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BrassWerk

A brass fusion ensemble is the perfect antidote to a dull wedding, and festival favourites, BrassWerk are a brilliant and unique brass ensemble. Members are all virtuoso graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music, performing exciting and energetic takes on chart hits and modern anthems, from Beyonce to The White Stripes, and with era and artist-based mash-ups, you won’t be able to stand still!

“You made our night… your performance was just the icing on the cake. The guests were blown away and I’m already looking for parties where I can use you guys again!”

Wedding Client

 

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Alex and Suzy

For a chilled, intimate and laid-back wedding, acoustic duo Alex and Suzy will perform a bespoke unplugged set taken from their extensive repertoire, totally tailored to you. With both male and female vocals and accompanied by the warm voice of an acoustic guitar, they’re the perfect light entertainment for your ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast, and can even perform into your evening reception. They’re true professionals, and even have our favourite cartoon mouse’s seal of approval, performing on Disney’s Dream Cruise Lines and winning their Musician of the Year 2017.

 

“Alex and Suzy outlived our expectations… Every performance was great and really got the evening going for us. They fitted in very well with the style of our wedding and we enjoyed every moment. We would highly recommend them.”

Wedding Client

 

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Volts Collective

This innovative trio provide passionate vocals, saxophone and violin in an exclusive, interactive show. Playing alongside a DJ of your choice, they’ll perform dance, house, pop and chart music, and, using wireless mics, they can mingle with your guests during the party, raising the roof! They can also provide LED instruments, or create a UV party with body paint and special lighting, to make your wedding into a memorable club-style event.

 

Thank you for putting on an amazing performance and making our wedding night a party to remember! Our guests haven’t stopped talking about how incredible you ladies were and we totally agree. You had the guests up and dancing and looked amazing too…!

Wedding Client

 

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Diva Soul Band

With years of experience performing at the most prestigious hotels and for some of the best-known clients in sport and showbusiness (Victoria and David who?), Diva Soul Band are a supergroup of pros who will truly make your event. They’ve toured with some of the greats, including The Temptations and Martha Reeves, and are perfect for a soulful evening reception, and a party to end all parties. Think Motown, Northern Soul, 70’s, Disco, Jazz and contemporary tracks performed with passion, personality and style. Lead singer Diane embodies Aretha and Beyoncé, and, together they’re an awesome package!

 

“I heard about Diva Soul Band through my girlfriend who’s a massive fan, but even though the YouTube clips were great, it’s not until you see the band live that you can really understand what all the fuss is about.”

Private Client

 

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