Groove Manuva play all sorts of events but specialise in weddings! We play anywhere from 50 to 100 weddings per year and receive consistently good feedback from our clients. We play more weddings than we do any other type of event and have really honed our craft in this area making sure that people are never disappointed when they book us.
We have a standard service outlined below which is fully customisable to suit your event. Just let us know if you want to add extra musicians, take some away, play specific songs, play a longer set or do something else that you would really like!
This is our standard wedding service for events up to 300 people
We understand that every event is different. We will speak to 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.
If you need a more bespoke service please contact us to discuss any of the options below (or anything else that you can think of!)
We can also offer different options of band size for different budgets as well as music for other parts of your day.
Arrival and soundcheck
We can arrive at your event from 5.30pm on the day and will need parking close to the venue with a clear way to bring equipment into the venue. The full set up process 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
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