The Nutmegs

The Nutmegs

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Location Manchester
Starting from £1320
12 Reviews

The Nutmegs are a fun and lively 5-piece festival band from Manchester.

  • Highlights
  • Completely acoustic performances if your event is in a field or up a mountain!
  • Can learn your favourite tune and give it the 'Nutmegs treatment'
  • Line-up can be adjusted according to space and budget

The band were really great, super music and got everybody going. 

Gavin, East Sussex

Really enjoyed The Nutmegs, they went down very well with our exhibitors.

Emma Head, West Midlands

About


The Nutmegs are an in-demand 5-piece acoustic act, ideal for a rustic festival feel. All 5 members play instruments and front singers Paul and Helen (who are a married couple) choose songs from all genres to give the 'Nutmegs treatment' to. From Vampire Weekend to Destiny's Child, Fleetwood Mac to Johnny Cash, The Nutmegs have a song to get everyone on the dance floor.

They have previously toured Europe with bands such as Simply Red and have played at festivals and events all over the world. The Nutmegs play a mixture of music, including modern folk and pop, classic songs from 60s - 90s and also music dating back to the origins of country music from Nashville in the 1950s. They play with all acoustic instruments and will get the crowd stompin' and dancin' throughout the night!

With a stripped back folk set up, The Nutmegs fit perfectly into your event tepee/castle/back garden, and can offer a completely acoustic set if your event was in a field or up a mountain!  They are equally comfortable playing at a corporate event and have an impressive previous client list including the likes of Volkswagon, Mercedes, Mercure Hotel chain, AJ Bell, Hilton, etc 

If you’re looking for a fun, quirky band that will be remembered and enjoyed by your guests then look no further than The Nutmegs.

Repertoire


1990's - Present Day

  • A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
  • American Boy - Estelle
  • Back Streets Back - Back Street Boys
  • Blame It On Me - George Ezra
  • Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
  • Budapest - George Ezra
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Dreaming Of You - The Coral
  • Dreamer - Livin’ Joy
  • Finally - CC Peniston
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
  • Home - The Magnetic Zeros
  • I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
  • Independent Women - Destiny’s Child
  • Mama Do - Pixie Lott
  • No Scrubs - TLC
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Say You’ll Be There - Spice Girls
  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  • The Next Episode - Dr DRE
  • The You And Me Song - The Wannadies
  • Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
  • You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse

1970's & 1980's

  • Africa - Toto
  • Baggy Trousers - Madness
  • Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
  • Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
  • Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
  • Crazy Little Thing Called  Love - Queen
  • Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  • Express Yourself - Charles Wright And The 5th Avenue Band
  • Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
  • Faith - George Michael
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Grease - Frankie Valli
  • I Feel Love - Donna Summer
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Let’s Dance - David Bowie
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
  • Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  • Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
  • Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
  • Take On Me - Ah-Ha
  • The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzie
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Woo Hoo - The 5.6.7.8s (Kill Bill)
  • You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
  • You Got It - Roy Orbison
  • You Got The Love - Candi Statton

1960's Pop & Soul

  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  • California Soul - Marlena Shaw
  • Cecelia - Simon And Garfunkel
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Heatwave - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
  • I Get Around - The Beach Boys
  • I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • It Ain’t Me Babe - Bob Dylan
  • Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • Little Green Bag - The George Baker Selection (Reservoir Dogs OST)
  • Money (That’s What I Want) - Barrett Strong
  • Mr Blue Sky - ELO
  • My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • The Letter - The Box Tops
  • There’s Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
  • Time Of The Season - The Zombies
  • Venus - Shocking Blue
  • We Gotta Get Outta This Place - The Animals

1950's Rock 'n' Roll & Country

  • At The Hop - Danny And The Juniors
  • Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
  • Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans
  • I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash and June Carter
  • Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter
  • Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
  • Miserlou - Dick Dale
  • Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
  • Runaway - Del Shannon
  • Shakin’ All Over - Johnny Kid And The Pirates
  • That’s Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
  • That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
  • Twistin’ The Night Away - Sam Cooke
  • Yakety Yak - The Coasters
  • You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
  • Wake Up Little Suzie - The Everly Brothers
  • You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Line-Up

  • Quintet (standard): Female vocals/accordion, male vocals/guitar, double bass, piano, drums/backing vocals
  • Quartet: Female vocals/piano, male vocals/guitar, double bass, drums/backing vocals
  • Trio: Female vocals/piano, male vocals/guitar/bass drum, double bass
  • Trio: Female vocals/piano, male vocals/guitar/bass drum, pedal steel country guitar
  • Duo: Female vocals/piano, male vocals/guitar/bass drum

12 Reviews

Top reviews

Ruth Connor

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Manchester
5/5

The Nutmegs really made my birthday, we had a fantastic evening, 10 out of 10. Everything you did for me, including organisation etc was very professional. Thank You.


Gavin

Event: Wedding
Location: East Sussex
5/5

What a great band! Paul worked with us really well in the build up to understand how we'd like the evening to be and on the evening the band were really great, super music and got everybody going. They were also really great with the young groupies they attracted (we had a lot of children at our wedding). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Thanks!


Rosina Wolverson

Event: Wedding
Location: South Yorkshire
5/5

This band sound amazing! Beautiful acoustic vocals, the balance of a male and female voice worked so well. They sent us their song list before the wedding and we liked it all. They do a great mix of classic and modern songs through the eras to suit everyone. We also asked them to learn some specific songs for us to make an entrance to which they did with no questions and they did them perfectly. We also asked them to move to a different location for the last set which they did so smoothly and we didn’t even notice them moving and re-setting up. They were the perfect addition to our wedding, all our guests loved the music and many guests complimented them!


Simon Hutton

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire
5/5

Band were amazing! - couldnt fault them at all!


Olivia Baker

Event: Wedding
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

Our guests loved the band and they kept everyone dancing the night away - even those that wouldn't usually dance!


Heather Thompson

Event: Wedding
Location: West Yorkshire
5/5

Everyone loved The Nutmegs! All our guests commented how great they were. Playing during our ceremony and drinks reception their sound and music played appealed to all generations which is why we picked them. In the run up, communication with Paul from The Nutmegs was excellent. On the day they turned up on time and acted impeccably. Not only are all three of them fantastically talented musicians in their own right, they are lovely, happy, friendly people who felt like guests. Just brilliant. Rated and recommended. Thank You!


Paola Lorenzetti - Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd

Event: Corporate
Location: Birmingham
5/5

Great music, always goes down well with our exhibitors. Very pleasant musicians to work with and always very punctual.


Julie Ridgway

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Lancashire
5/5

We booked the Nutmegs for my husbands surprise 50th birthday. I supplied them with a few of the bands/singers he liked and left the rest to the band. I opted for the 4 piece line up as the band are flexible in their size and charge accordingly. There was the drummer, lead guitarist, double bass and keyboards. All the band helped in the vocals which gave them a great range in the songs performed. The band played two sets of an eclectic mix of music tailored around my husbands tastes, adding similar themed tracks to the set. In terms of performance the band are faultless, perfectly executed songs delivered with the bands unique "cool, hipster" vibe. The band were discrete yet ever present, volume pitched at the right level, no need to shout over them. My husband and his friends were so pleased with the band and the set as it merged Johnny Cash into the Smiths and back to The Beatles with ease. From the 60s to present day they made the covers their own. This is not a typical "wedding band" and almost every person asked where did the band come from, thinking we somehow knew them as they were a cut above any of the typical bands you would get at this price or for this type of event. The band ran out of cards to give out. Not booking this band might just be the biggest mistake you will have never made... if that makes sense. Thanks again to the band for making a special night extra memorable. 10/10.


Rachel Terrett- Elmore Court

Event: Venue Club
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Really great - went down well.


Emma Head - Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd

Event: Corporate
Location: West Midlands
5/5

Really enjoyed The Nutmegs, they went down very well with our exhibitors, visitors and the Organising team. They were just the right level of music around people who were talking and networking.


Jessica Neville-Taylor

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria
5/5

We booked The Nutmegs after hours and hours of research for the perfect band for our wedding and if we were to do it over again would not hesitate to make that same decision. We had a small wedding of just under 60 guests of all different ages and were after something that everybody would enjoy so it would be a night to remember. That was exactly what we got. One of my fondest memories will be dancing with my dad until the early hours, and he never dances! The kids were also pirouetting around the guests until it was way past bedtime! The band knew exactly what to play and everybody said how great the band was. Organised, on time, great set up, great feel and just really nice relaxed guys. Thank you so much for being such a big part of making our day even more memorable!


Karen Roadnight

Event: Corporate
Location: Manchester
5/5

The Nutmegs were a fabulous choice for our Gala Dinner. They were professional, arriving well before time to ensure a seamless set up and most importantly played two brilliant sets, clearly taking into account our brief for the night and creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I would recommend them without hesitation!


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £1560
    • Norfolk £1800
    • Norwich £1800
    • Suffolk £1800
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1380
    • Leicestershire £1440
    • Lincolnshire £1500
    • Northamptonshire £1560
    • Nottinghamshire £1440
    • Rutland £1524
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £2520
    • Rest of the world £3000
    North East
    • Durham £1476
    • East Yorkshire £1440
    • Leeds £1356
    • North Yorkshire £1440
    • Northumberland £1560
    • South Yorkshire £1500
    • Tyne and Wear £1500
    • West Yorkshire £1380
    • Yorkshire £1380
    North West
    • Cheshire £1356
    • Cumbria £1440
    • Lancashire £1356
    • Liverpool £1356
    • Manchester £1320
    • Merseyside £1356
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £1800
    • Ayrshire £1680
    • Dumfriesshire £1500
    • Dundee £1740
    • East Lothian £1680
    • Edinburgh £1644
    • Fife £1740
    • Glasgow £1620
    • Inverness £1800
    • Lanarkshire £1560
    • Midlothian £1620
    • Perth £1800
    • Stirlingshire £1620
    • Sutherland £2160
    • West Lothian £1620
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1560
    • Berkshire £1596
    • Buckinghamshire £1620
    • East Sussex £1860
    • Essex £1800
    • Hampshire £1680
    • Hertfordshire £1620
    • Isle of Wight £1920
    • Kent £1800
    • London £1800
    • Middlesex £1680
    • Oxfordshire £1560
    • Surrey £1620
    • Sussex £1860
    • West Sussex £1860
    South West
    • Bath £1560
    • Bristol £1620
    • Cornwall £1920
    • Devon £1800
    • Dorset £1740
    • Somerset £1740
    • Wiltshire £1740
    Wales
    • Anglesey £1380
    • Brecon £1560
    • Caernarvonshire £1380
    • Cardiff £1620
    • Cardigan £1620
    • Carmarthen £1620
    • Denbigh £1380
    • Flint £1380
    • Glamorgan £1560
    • Monmouth £1500
    • Pembroke £1740
    • Wrexham £1356
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1440
    • Gloucestershire £1440
    • Herefordshire £1500
    • Shropshire £1380
    • Staffordshire £1380
    • Warwickshire £1440
    • Worcestershire £1440

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    FAQs

    Do you provide a PA?
    We have our own PA and are PAT tested and have Public Liability Insurance.

    What about lighting?
    We have our own lighting rig that fits with the image of the band (not a flashing disco ball in sight).

    Can you provide music outside of your performance?
    We can put music through our PA system so a DJ may not always be necessary. The music we put on between songs fits in with the theme of the band and is run through DJ software so there are no gaps between songs. We can also change songs on demand and react to the audience with various playlists.

    Do you take requests?
    We can learn songs on demand and turn them into our acoustic style.

    What is your standard line-up?
    Fees indicated here are based on the full 5 piece line-up.  For a smaller daytime act, please look at The Nutmegs duo profile page.

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