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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.

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Band Line Ups

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:

The 4 piece core band

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.

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The 5 piece core band

The 4 piece band can be expanded to 5 with the addition of our amazing female saxophonist / vocalist. Expect an added sprinkling of funk and class with a wider repertoire and a fuller sound.

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The 7 or 8 piece show 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.

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Add the ACOUSTIC DUO with any band booking

The duo play a great mix of old and new chilled acoustic numbers. Perfect for an afternoon drinks reception or a performance in it's own right.

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We play weddings in Manchester all the time..

Why not take a read of some of our write ups from weddings we have played in the Manchester area ;)

Live Band, Sax DJ and percussion at Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester December 16, 2023

Live Band, Sax DJ and percussion at Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester

🎢 An unforgettable Night at the Concorde Conference Centre! πŸ›©οΈπŸŽ‰ The lovely people of Flex well and truly raised the roof at a high-class corporate event at the Concorde Conference Centre in Manchester! πŸ₯³ With a full live band and added flair with our DJ spinning tunes alongside live sax and percussion, the atmosphere was …
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Wyresdale Park Wedding Band July 31, 2023

Wedding band at Wyresdale Park, Preston near Manchester

πŸŽ‰ Wedding Band Fun at Wyresdale Park! 🎢 Our band had a blast playing at Wyresdale Park near Manchester for a recent wedding bash! πŸ₯³ With tunes ranging from soulful ballads to dancefloor fillers, we kept the party going all night long. What a magical setting for a celebration! πŸ’« Cheers to Jonathan and Sarah …
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Corporate Events Band at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester October 14, 2022

Corporate Events Band at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

We play lots of corporate events and this weekend it was our pleasure of being at the Sambro Intl 25 years anniversary at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester! It was great to work with Ben at We Are Events who are an events company based in Manchester and did a great job making the event …
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Wedding Band From Manchester

Manchester band for your wedding

Wedding Service

Wedding Service Manchester

Our standard wedding service for events up to 300 people is a s follows

  1. Arrival from 5.30pm on Sat/Sun. From 6.30pm on Fridays
  2. Two hours of live music. Either 2 x 60mins or 3 x 40mins
  3. Free laptop dj service before, at the break and at the end of our sets until 12am
  4. A live first dance of your choice
  5. All lighting and sound equipment provided
  6. All equipment is PAT tested and we have public liability insurance (required by many venues)
  7. The band will be smartly presented

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.

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Wedding Service Extras

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Please contact us to discuss any of the added options below (or anything else that you can think of!)

  1. Arrival prior to 5.30pm or finish after 12am
  2. Additional live music (maybe an extra 30min or 60min set)
  3. Manned DJ service with a band member taking song requests
  4. Extra live songs that are not already on our song list that we will learn with notice
  5. Larger sound system for bigger events up to 1000 people
  6. Extra band members - maybe another brass player to make a full section

We can also offer smaller band sizes for different budgets as well as music for earlier on in you wedding day.

  1. The band can appear as a smaller 4,5,or 6 piece band at a reduced fee
  2. Additional musicians can be added. Our most requested option is either one or two extra brass players to make up a full section
  3. Acoustic guitar and female vocalist for during your drinks reception or ceremony
  4. Solo piano/keyboard player for during your drinks reception or ceremony

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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!

Once you have hired our wedding band.

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.

First set

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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