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Groove Manuva are a wedding band from the north of England who play lots of weddings each year in Manchester. In fact, some members of our band actually live in Manchester as we are spread across the counties of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. We play lots of weddings every year and get positive feedback from our clients 100% of the time.
We have lots of experience providing a great music service to people across the country and have a long list of happy clients. We are available for weddings in Manchester at DIRECT prices and you will not find us cheaper anywhere else. We work with many of the top UK Agencies but you will get the best service and price by booking us direct through our website.
Groove Manuva are available for weddings and events in any configuration from a 4 piece band up to an 8 piece band. We have three main options however:
This is our Core Band option. Drums, bass, guitar and male vocals form the main 4 piece unit capable of reproducing all the songs you could need for your event. The band step things up a notch however with the use of samplers, drum pads and effects to allow them to accurately reproduce just about any song you could imagine.More about the core band..
This is our Show Band option. Drums, bass, guitar, male vocals and saxophone are joined by our female vocalist and keyboard player to make up the 7 piece band. All the repertoire of the core band but with the added class of female vocals and piano to really hit the soul and motown spot.
Want more brass? Who doesn't?! Add our amazing trumpet player to the lineup for the classic full 8 piece soul experience.More about the show band..
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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.
We have a standard service that you can see below but we are very flexible. We can change elements of our line up and will work with you if you have a specific idea of what you want at your wedding. Just get in touch with us to discuss any thoughts you have, we are always happy to help!
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