Groove Manuva play all sorts of events but specialise in weddings! We are a professional Leeds band with experience playing all over the country and internationally. We play lots of weddings every year and get positive feedback from our clients 100% of the time.
We work with all of the top UK wedding agencies but you can book us here DIRECT for our lowest price. Leeds is our home and this is where we travel from for every gig. If you hire us for a wedding in the Leeds area then we wont add any travel costs to our fee, we can play for our lowest fee possible.
Here are some of the wedding venues we have played in and around Leeds:
And here are some of our blog entries from venues in Leeds where we have played:
Our standard service is outlined below and is fully customisable to suit your event. We can add extra musicians, take some away, play extra songs or do a longer set. Just let us know what's on your mind and tell us how we can help your wedding be a success!
Our standard wedding service for events up to 300 people is a s follows
We know that every event is different. We will liaise with you leading up to your event and make sure that our service is tailored to your requirements. Your venue may need the band to be there at a certain time and to follow certain rules/regulations. We are happy to speak to the venue on your behalf and make sure that things run as smoothly as they can.
Please contact us to discuss any of the added options below (or anything else that you can think of!)
We can also offer smaller band sizes for different budgets as well as music for earlier on in you wedding day.
Arrival and soundcheck
We can arrive at your event from 5.30pm on the day (6.30 generally on Fridays) and will need parking close to the venue with a clear way to bring equipment into the building. Our full set up usually takes us about 90 minutes. We will discretely load our equipment into the venue being as careful as we can not to disturb guests. We will need to spend at least 30 minutes playing full volume to check levels and get the sound as good as possible towards the end of the set-up process. If an earlier set up time is needed then we can accommodate this but there may be an extra cost.
After setting up
We will set up some background music through our sound system whilst your guests arrive and we go to get changed into our stage clothes. This is usually when we would eat so we request that the caterers know to provide meals and soft drinks/tea/coffee for the band. We also need somewhere to get changed – usually the venue is happy to provide a room for that purpose. If it’s not practical to eat at this point then it’s fine to arrange it for the first break.
At the agreed time we will start your first dance or the first song of the set. We will liaise with you so that you are happy with the arrangements for this (if you would like us to invite other guests to the dance floor for example). At this point you can just leave everything else to us and enjoy yourselves! We play for about one hour and will then take a break, leaving music playing from our laptop so your guests can carry on dancing if they would like to.
Second set and the end of the night
By this point the party should be really swinging! We will play about another hour of live music, making sure you are all having a really good time. When we finish we will keep carefully selected music playing through our sound system until our contracted end time (12am). Only then will we start to pack down our equipment. The packing down process usually takes about one hour.
Take a read of our 8 things to considered when hiring a band for your wedding
Get in touch with us via our contact page to see how we can help make your wedding truly memorable