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Wedding Bands in Manchester

Wedding Bands in Manchester

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If you are planning your wedding in Manchester, hiring killer live musicians and a rocking wedding band is a must. These rock and indie cover bands will perform a huge range of songs for guests of all ages. Whatever style of music you are after for your big day, we have the best bands available to hire from Manchester and surrounding areas! Check out videos of the acts now and add them to your wishlist.

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Top 10 Wedding Bands in Manchester

Manchester wedding bands are among some of the best in the country.

The North West is draped in a rich musical tapestry. Some of the best bands and musicians in the world have come from Greater Manchester and surrounding areas! The area has made a huge impact on both the music and wedding industry.

Is any wedding party complete without hearing Oasis classics like ‘Wonderwall’ or ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ at least once? Of course not.

The top wedding bands in Manchester are a great example of the city’s proud cultural history in music.

1. The Cave

the cave wedding band

The Cave are one of the best acoustic wedding bands in Manchester, with an extra edge as an indie wedding band.

The guys brilliantly split their live sets into two halves.

Your first hour comprises of a laid-back folk & acoustic style performance. This all builds up to a non-stop party set in the second half, full of all the classics you want to hear at your wedding party!

2. The Story

the story manchester wedding band

If you are on the hunt for cool wedding bands, The Story have to be on your list.

They are one of the most exciting wedding bands to come out of the Manchester and we love what they bring to the table.

Their talent is undeniable and hundreds of 5 star reviews show that their performances are always on another level.

3. The Kickstarts

There’s a reason why The Kickstarts are one of the most popular wedding bands available to hire.

They have been filling dance floors and rocking weddings for years now.

Made up of some of the most experienced wedding musicians on the circuit, this rock & indie wedding band are one of the most in demand acts in the UK!

4. Stereo Soldiers

stereo soldiers band

Live wedding bands don’t come much more polished than Stereo Soldiers.

Everything about them is slick and you will be in love with their sound after one listen!

The guys perform an upbeat and interactive set for weddings that is proven to get guests up and dancing.

5. Friends Of The Bride

friends of the bride manchester band

Looking for the perfect indie wedding band in Manchester? You’ve just found them.

These guys really fit the vibe of the city. If your wedding is local and you are a big fan of indie rock music, you have to check out Friends Of The Bride.

These three friends understand that every wedding is different, and are always happy to adjust their package to suit you!

6. The Lionhearts

The Lionhearts are a wedding band that are all about fun!

There are no boundaries when this Manchester based wedding band take the stage. Don’t be surprised if the guys get involved and roam between your guests during their performance.

To top it off, they are the nicest musicians you could hope to meet and have a repertoire for all ages.

7. After Party

After Party have the perfect playlist for your evening wedding party.

The best wedding bands in Manchester always have an awesome repertoire in their back pockets. After Party are no different!

Their track choices show how much the members absolutely love music and performing. Live wedding music doesn’t get much better than this.

8. Kings Of The Dancefloor

KOTDF Manchester Wedding Band

Bringing some of the most modern hits onto wedding dance floors, these guys are a must to check out.

Every professional wedding band will have the classics ready to go if they need them, but sometimes it’s about bringing something different to the scene.

Kings Of The Dancefloor are at their best when performing their own versions of modern chart pop! It sounds awesome and we love their style.

9. The Four Right Chords

Four Right Chords Band

When looking for Manchester wedding suppliers there is a lot to consider.

The Four Right Chords have absolutely everything you would need in a band. Not only do they sound incredible, but for cheap wedding bands in Manchester – you won’t find many better deals.

The guys understand exactly how to smash a wedding performance, and they do this weekly!

10. Live On Stage

If you are lucky enough to find out that Live On Stage are available on your date, snatch them up quick.

For live wedding bands in the Manchester, Live On Stage have so much to enjoy. Their range of musical options is breath-taking, and they can even provide a full 10-piece band!

We love their mix of modern pop, soul and hip hop. Check them out now for something exciting and different.

How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Band in Manchester 

Choosing a live wedding band is easy. Finding the perfect one for your day is a little trickier! 

When looking for Manchester wedding bands, you’ll likely come across so many different musical options that your head will be spinning. So, how do you choose between them?

Here are some the top things you’ll definitely want to check before you book any Manchester musician or band for your special day! 

Watch Videos of Your Band

We live in the age of video and media.

We hate to break it to you, but most couples don’t get to see their wedding band before they book. Unless you are lucky enough to see them at a friend’s wedding (or are in the business of crashing weddings!), then you are going to have some difficulty in seeing these acts live.

As professionals, wedding function bands are restricted to private events 99% of the time. This is why videos are so important.

Live clips are awesome if you can get hold of them. Scout the band out on social media and see what they are like! How do they interact with each other and the crowd? This will give you a good idea of what they are like on stage.

Consider Your Wedding Venue 

Of course, you will want to find a band that fits your personality as a couple. But have you considered your venue and how they will fit in there too?

If having a killer live wedding band is important to you, then you need to make sure they are right for your venue. 

Firstly, find out if your venue has a sound limiter or any noise restrictions. If they do, it’s not always a problem - but it can affect what style of band you have! The sooner you know this, the easier your wedding entertainment search will be.

You should also ask to see the space where the band will set up (and the dance floor). Getting a good idea of the room you have to work with will assist you in finding the perfect wedding band in Manchester.

Go Through The Setlist

A band is nothing without their arsenal of songs.

Scour their setlist and see what they have in their repertoire. Make sure you are thinking about your guests when you do this!

It’s great if a band knows all your favourite songs, but do they have enough to cater for all your guests? 

The best wedding bands in Manchester will be able to lean towards a certain genre like rock, pop, R&B or folk, whilst still having the high energy classics in there for everyone to enjoy.

Read Wedding Band Reviews 

Consistent reviews are important for any wedding vendor.

Reading reviews from real couples who have had the same band at their wedding is extremely useful. Doing your research is more than just reading reviews though! 

Check how many reviews the band have to see how often they are going out. Are they busy and in demand as performers?

Pay close attention to what couples are saying as well. Are the band friendly, easy to work with and hard working? Look for all this, and more to make sure you can trust your wedding musicians.

Real wedding blogs are another great resource to learn more about your wedding suppliers. If you are looking for Manchester wedding bands for hire then it is a good idea to find real wedding blogs from other Manchester based weddings, and see what band they chose!

Pay Attention to Their Look

Not enough people talk about this, but it’s really important. Your band has to look the part, as well as sound the part.

A band’s appearance can tell you a lot about them. Every band has a distinct style and personality that sets them apart.

If a band takes pride in the way the dress and present themselves, it is usually a good indication that they take themselves seriously as a professional wedding band and professional musicians. Even better if the band matches your venue and theme with the way they look, it makes a huge difference overall!

At Warble Entertainment we have a wide range of wedding bands for hire in Manchester for weddings, parties and corporate events >>

Need to find the best live music and bands to hire in Manchester? Check out these function bands and singers: Rock and Pop Cover BandsTribute Bands and SingersParty BandsFolk BandsAcoustic SingersSoul & Motown BandsAcoustic BandsJazz Bands, Wedding Singers.

Look here if you are interested in hiring Manchester wedding musicians such as: Saxophonists, String Quartets, Guitarists, Harpists, Piano Players, Choirs, Electric Violinists.

We also have plenty of wedding entertainment and party entertainers for hire in Manchester, for example: CaricaturistsMagiciansSinging WaitersFire PerformersLookalikesDancersWedding DJs.

Whatever style of band, music, entertainer or wedding suppliers you want to hire you are sure to find it on the Warble website. Be sure to also check out the wedding entertainmentcorporate entertainment and party ideas and Christmas entertainment pages for unique, fun and alternative entertainment ideas.

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All Wedding Bands in Manchester

The Indie Killers
556
Price in Manchester
The Indie Killers are the UK’s original, most popular and in demand wedding band. They specialise in high energy performances for a killer night!
The Cave
157
Price in Manchester
The Cave are one the UK's premier wedding bands. Stylish, contemporary and guaranteed to make your day!
The Kickstarts
356
Price in Manchester
Mixing chart-toppers from all decades with a fun live show, The Kickstarts guarantee a high energy party!
The Lionhearts
40
Price in Manchester
The Lionhearts are the popular choice for rustic and Boho weddings with a touch of class.
The One Step
137
Price in Manchester
The One Step are a 3-piece with one goal: to help make your wedding or special occasion even more memorable!
Stereo Soldiers
162
Price in Manchester
Stereo Soldiers perform an interactive set that's sure to see everyone up on their dancing feet.
After Party
126
Price in Manchester
Amazing live band from the North West armed with a host of five star reviews and the ability to fill a dance floor in seconds.
Plugged In!
85
Price in Manchester
These guys are all about the biggest tracks to have graced our ears over the decades and appreciate REAL music.
Friends of the Bride
234
Price in Manchester
Friends of The Bride are the perfect band to create incredible memories at your wedding with smooth vocals, upbeat festival vibes and an outstanding show to wow your guests!
Kings of the Dancefloor
174
Price in Manchester
Kings of the Dancefloor provide a fun, interactive show with the biggest rock and pop hits.
The Story
133
Price in Manchester
Playing something for everyone AND songs you REALLY want to hear, This ain't just another wedding band.
The Wolfpack
37
Price in Manchester
The Wolfpack are experts in delivering an upbeat, folksy sound that is perfect for festival and barn weddings.
Entourage
51
Price in Manchester
A hugely popular band from the North West, comprising of the highest quality musicians and specialising in performing classic Pop, Soul, Disco and Rock.
The Young Guns
20
Price in Manchester
The Young Guns are an energetic, modern wedding and function band from the North West of England playing some of the best songs from the past 50 years.
The Motions
10
Price in Manchester
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, The Motions have a passion for music way beyond their years.
Blue-Heart Mitch & The Blazin' Jacks
35
Price in Manchester
Blue-Heart Mitch And The Blazin' Jacks are the best wedding party band in the north, providing a wide array of songs from ska and rock 'n' roll to soul.
Paradise Lane
19
Price in Manchester
A fun and energetic band covering a vast variety of songs from different eras and genres.
Soulfire
44
Price in Manchester
Soulfire offer a much less rigid approach than other wedding bands, recreating your favourite songs with flare, creativity and fluidity.
Snap, Crackle & Pop
29
Price in Manchester
Snap, Crackle & Pop are a charismatic, super talented, modest all-male 3-piece cover band from London.
Wild Skies
10
Price in Manchester
Wild Skies are a 4-piece Cheshire wedding band and party outfit with an incredible style and sound to match.
Electric Groove Deluxe
13
Price in Manchester
Electric Groove Deluxe are a powerhouse covers band performing Soul, R'n'B, Dance and Disco from the last 50 years.
The Motown Sparklettes
9
Price in Manchester
Have your guests dancing in the street! Experience the sparkle, glitz and glam of The Motown Sparklettes!
Brightside
32
Price in Manchester
Essex-based rock and pop cover band, giving you a stadium rock performance on any stage.
Live On Stage
50
Price in Manchester
With their exciting and bespoke repertoire of modern pop, hip hop and soul, Live On Stage are the perfect party band for your event.

FAQs

Hire A Wedding Band

At Warble Entertainment Agency, we have literally hundreds of professional bands for  wedding entertainment available to hire – and local to you! We have live bands for hire and musicians performing everything from Rock and Pop, Jazz and Swing, to Motown, Soul, Rock & Roll, and Jive… plus much more. In fact, every other genre you can imagine. Right across the UK, we can help you find the perfect Wedding band for any event. Our musicians are professional, reliable, and experienced.

Do I Get To Choose The Songs My Wedding Band Performs?

Let’s get something straight; Wedding bands are exactly what you want them to be! The bands need to be flexible, because unlike specific concerts where an audience expects a certain sound and style, at Weddings – such as weddings, birthdays, and other special celebrations – the guests could be from several generations. You need to make sure that they all have a great time. So, Wedding bands need to get the balance right, to be able to adapt and read how a party is progressing.

Wedding bands primarily play the favourite tracks from a musical genre. So, if you have booked a Rock & Roll band, for example, perhaps specialising in 1970s and 80s sounds, you could rightly expect to hear cover songs from Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Dire Straits, Elton John and maybe Rod Stewart. When you book through Warble Entertainment we make sure that you are happy with the playlist and are confident that the band you choose can offer the variety that your guests will love. The very best bands will read the room and our advice is to trust their experience in getting the party started!

How Long Before My Event Should I Book A Wedding Band?

There is nothing worse than seeing people miss out on the perfect party band because they left things just that bit too late.

Most bands that do this professionally are booked up a year or two in advance of the event date. Our exclusive Wedding bands are among the most popular in the UK and are extremely busy.

If your Wedding falls on a busy peak summer date, we recommend booking your Wedding band as soon as possible. Ideally, the second you have your venue booked, you should be aiming to book one of the many professional Wedding bands we have to offer!

What Are The Most Popular Styles Of Professional Bands For Hire?

Whether you are hiring wedding bands, a party band, or a corporate Wedding band, you can rest assured that you will have a plethora of choice when it comes to live music styles and genres.

Almost every single genre you can imagine is on offer with our incredible cover bands.

Rock & pop is without a doubt the most popular Wedding band style, and is always guaranteed to get guests on the dance floor! A typical Wedding band's repertoire will of course include a mix of songs to keep everyone entertained.

You can also hire acoustic singers, soul bands, saxophonists, folk bands, jazz bands, roaming bands, wedding bands, and even sound limiter-friendly bands that are set up to deal with noise restrictions and any noise limiter you may encounter at a Wedding venue.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Live Band For A Wedding In The UK?

The prices of hiring wedding bands or Wedding bands in the UK can vary depending on these specific factors.

  • How many musicians are in the band
  • How far the Wedding band has to travel to your event location
  • Their experience
  • Your Wedding date

Typically, the cost of a wedding band or local band for hire in the UK averages between £1200 - £1700.

This fee includes the Wedding band providing their own PA system, all equipment, performing live sets, and in most cases, providing backing tracks or DJ sets in between their live entertainment.

And of course, providing infectious energy and filling the dance floor!

How Far Will Wedding Bands Travel For Events?

Our Wedding bands for hire will travel across the UK and regularly perform live music UK-wide for private events, weddings and parties.

If you're looking for a high-energy local band to take your event to the next level, you are sure to find Wedding bands near you.

To keep costs manageable, we recommend shortlisting Wedding bands that are near to your location. This will keep travel costs, and any potential accommodation costs down to a minimum.

Will Wedding Bands Perform At Corporate Events?

Hiring a party band or a Wedding band doesn't have to be for a wedding or birthday party. We have some of the best Wedding bands in the UK that are experienced in providing show-stopping live music for corporate events, awards ceremonies, and Weddings.

No matter your special occasion, we can help you decide on the right live entertainment for your event.

What Other Types Of Events Are Wedding Bands Suitable For?

Warble Entertainment arranges entertainment for thousands of Weddings every year.

Weddings, corporate evenings, private parties, charity events, birthdays, or unexpected celebrations; we have vast experience covering the requirements of people looking for the very best bands for a wide range of occasions – whether that involves jazz, pop, or rock. Warble Entertainment has years of experience in band hire and knows everything there is to know about Wedding band prices and how to plan events!

Can Someone Help Me With Hiring Wedding Bands?

Picking the best band is only part of the process, as you must also consider a few other things if your event is going to be the swinging success you have always dreamt about. That’s where we can help. We’ll talk you through the process, from start to finish. 

Can your venue accommodate Wedding bands and their equipment? Are there any power or lighting considerations? Would you like the party band to get involved with any other aspects of your Wedding? There are many questions we can answer about live band hire, and some key questions to ask a wedding venue before you book a Wedding band.

All good questions, and as an Entertainment Agency that likes to deliver an outstanding service we make sure that you get the best possible advice to guide you through the live band hiring process. That support is ongoing until the final notes are played on stage.

The musicians and party bands offered by Warble Entertainment come with some fantastic reviews. We produce video and audio recordings so that you can get a feel for their style and sound, and of course, we go and watch them in action. That way, we can recommend them for your Weddings with confidence.

Where Can I Hire A Wedding Band In The UK?

If you're looking to hire the best Wedding bands for a wedding or party in the UK, look no further. Our talented live Wedding bands perform nationwide and even worldwide. You are sure to find local bands with us. Popular locations include:

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