The Sweet Manhattans
The Sweet Manhattans are a classy and stylish jazz band, performing a wide selection of tracks from the classic standards all the way through to modern day favourites. Selected to be the first bands to perform a public gig at the Gherkin, The Sweet Manhattans performed four sell out shows in one day, to great acclaim.
Members have top class credentials, having performed with some of the biggest names in the business, giving them the experience and professionalism needed to provide the perfect accompaniment for your event.
"We organised an event at the Gherkin, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Four concerts, 500 hundred people in one day. So we can honestly say we've put kind of a lot of pressure on Nicola and her Band. Well… They delivered fantastic performances, were very professional. We received nothing but praise about the event and we cannot recommend them enough!" - Didier Doniel
The Sweet Manhattans
- Classy stylised look
- Highly talented female vocalist, accompanied by hugely experienced band
- Great credentials, members having performed with the likes of Van Morrsion, Jools Holland, Shakin’ Stevens, Lisa Stansfield, Laurie Holloway and Marian Montgomery
- Highly flexible line up, able to cater for small or large events
- Varied repertoire ranging from background dinner jazz to up-tempo numbers
- Music provided between sets free of charge
- Fully themed 50s/60s Showband option available at discount rates
- Great Rates for the South
- Fully self-contained with Lighting Rig, state of the art digital PA system and dedicated Sound Engineer
The Sweet Manhattans are a stylish and classy band, taking inspiration from the Jazz greats, both of yesterday and today. Equally at home providing soothing background music or holding centre stage as the main act, this group of experienced pro’s combine a heady mix of professionalism, talent and genuine love for all things Jazz.
Taking inspiration from the great American Song Book, while also being comfortable with more modern day classics, their constantly expanding setlist is flexible enough to cover all moods and tastes.
The Sweet Manhattans have a default line up of Vocals, Trumpet, Keys, Bass and Drums, but are highly flexible and can adjust their set up to suit your needs. The line up starts as a duo and goes all the way up to a seven piece band, including full brass section. In addition to this they are also able to provide a fully themed 50’s/60’s Showband at discount rates.
The Sweet Manhattans come with their own sound engineer, state of the art digital PA and Lighting system and are fully PAT tested and insured. They will also happily provide background music between sets to ensure your event flows as seamless as possible.
The Sweet Manhattans are a 5 Piece Band as standard, consisting of:
- Female Lead Vocals
Alternate Booking Options:
- DUO: Vocals, Piano
- FOUR PIECE: Vocals, Piano, Drums, Trumpet,
- SIX PIECE: Vocals, Piano, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Trumpet
- SEVEN PIECE: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Trumpet, Sax
50’s / 60’s Showband Option:
- SIX PIECE: Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Trumpet
- SEVEN PIECE: Vocals, Guitar,Bass, Keys, Drums, Trumpet, Sax
All line ups include a dedicated sound engineer and music provided when the band aren’t playing.
The Sweet Manhattans have a constantly changing and expanding repertoire, but here’s just a small sample.
- Accentuate The Positive
- All The Things You Are
- Alright Ok You Win
- Autumn Leaves
- Beyond The Sea
- Cheek To Cheek
- Cry Me A River
- Fever (Latin Jungle style)
- Fly Me To The Moon
- Georgia On My Mind
- He's a Tramp
- I Get A Kick Out Of You
- I Still Get Jealous
- I Wish I Knew How it Felt To Be Free
- If I Love Ya, Then I Need Ya
- In The Mood
- Lady is a tramp
- Lets Do It, Lets Fall In Love
- Makin Whoppee
- My Baby Just Cares For Me
- My Foolish Heart
- Night and Day
- Our Love is Here To Stay
- Over The Rainbow
- Paper Moon
- Puttin On The Ritz
- Satin Doll
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Sweet Georgia Brown
- Take Five
- Taking A Chance On Love
- Teach Me Tonight
- That Old Black Magic
- Them There Eyes
- They Can't Take That Away From Me
- Under My Skin
- Why Don't You Do Right
Jump Jive, Swing and Rock n' Roll!
- Ain’t Misbehavin'
- Ain't Nobody Here But us Chickens
- Be My Guest
- Bill Bailey
- Buona Sera
- Cho Cho Ch'boogie
- Drinkin Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee
- Everlasting Love
- Flip, Flop & Fly
- Fools Fall in love
- Hallelujuh I Love Him So
- Hit The Road Jack
- I Wanna Be like You
- I'm Walkin'
- Istanbul (not Constantinople)
- It Don't Mean a Thing
- Jump, Jive An' Wail
- Just a Gigolo / Aint Got Nobody
- Kansas City
- Mean Man Blues
- Mess Around
- Night Train
- Rock Around the Clock
- Route 66
- Twisting the Night Away
- When You're Smiling
Modern Classics & Smooth Favourites
- At Last
- Don't Go To Strangers
- Don't Know Why
- Dream A Little Dream
- Fields of Gold
- Goin’ Back
- I'd Rather Go Blind
- Love is a Losing Game
- Make You Feel My Love
- Misty Blue
- Moon Dance
- My One and Only
- Nobody Does It Better
- People Get Ready
- Save The Last Dance For Me
- Stand By Me
- This Girls In Love With You
- This Years Love
- Turn Me On
- Turning Tables
- Warwick Avenue
- You Know I'm No Good
Modern Pop With a Retro Twist
- All About That Bass
- Call Me
- Chasing Cars
- Ever Fallen In Love With Someone
- Follow Me
- I Will Survive
- Just Can't Enough
- Teenage Kicks
- White Wedding
- 9 To 5
- Brown Eyed Girl
- Call Me Maybe
- Dance the Night Away
- Dance With Me Tonight
- Higher and Higher
- Islands In The Stream
- Mambo No 5
- Mustang Sally
- Next To Me
- Price Tag
- Reet Petite
- Shake Your Tail Feather
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Walking On Sunshine
....And many, many more!
A big, big thank you for your fantastic performance at our wedding celebrations on Saturday..... you were fab. So many of our guests commented on the quality and professionalism of the band and asked for your details. Thank you so much x
These guys performed at our wedding and everyone thought they were brilliant. Really friendly to everyone and Nikki has a genuinely amazing voice. Really really pleased we chose them. Thanks guys!!!
What is a Typical Set Length?
Performances are usually made up of either one 1 hour set or two sets of 45 minutes, although we are happy to vary this to meet your requirements if required.
Are you able to offer extended performances / extra sets?
Of course! Please enquire for prices.
What is the latest time you can play to?
Our quotes are based on playing up to Midnight. If you would like us to continue later than that, please discuss it with us at the time of booking additional ‘late finish’ charge may be applicable.
Do you take requests?
Given sufficient notice and dependant on song required we are happy to take requests. This may invoke an additional charge, dependent on the style of music requested, the amount of notice given and work required to learn.
Can you play our first dance for us?
As the first dance is arguably the most important song of the evening, we will only play a song not on our list if it is within our instrumentation and style. If, for any reason, we can’t perform the song live, we will arrange for the original version to be played over our sound system at the appropriate time.
How much time do you require to set up?
We require 1.5 hours to set-up and sound check, although we usually like to arrive as early as possible to give ourselves plenty of time.
How much Stage space do you require?
This will depend on the line up you've booked but to give you a rough idea, our standard 5 piece require a minimum area of approx 10ft (3m) wide by 10ft (3m) deep for the band to assemble in.
How Many Power Sockets do you require?
We require a minimum of 3 power sockets, plus an additional power socket if you wish us to provide band lighting.
We require parking space for 4 cars, ideally as near as possible to where you wish us load / unload our equipment. If there are any are access issues to the venue, please let us know well in advance.
Can you provide music when you are not on stage?
Yes, we will happily play an extensive music selection through our PA before in between and after our sets at no extra charge.
Can you play my music through your PA?
Yes. we are happy to play any music provided by a client on an iPod etc, as long as the device has a standard 3.5mm headphone socket/line out. Just pass your music player to the sound engineer at the start of the evening. We are also happy to mix individual song requests into our pre-recorded selection, although for this prior notice would obviously be advised.
Do you charge extra for sound and lighting equipment?
All PA and lighting equipment is included in the quoted price.
Some of our guests are musicians. Can they play with you on a few songs?
Unfortunately, due to insurance purposes, we are unable to allow guest musicians to play with us, even if they provide their own equipment.
Performances are usually made up of one 1 hour set, or two sets of 45 minutes, although the band are happy to vary this to meet your requirements if required.
Extra sets can be added but this may incur an extra charge. Please enquire for further details.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.