The Show Band

The 7 or 8 Piece Show Band by Groove Manuva consists of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, saxophone, female vocals and male vocals. This band is the ultimate line up and is able to cover all styles and genres. This configuration lends itself especially well to classic funk, soul and motown but is able to cover everything from rock, jazz and pop to ska and hip hop.. Great musicianship and a wealth of experience make this one of the top large format bands in the country.

Our fantastic trumpet player can be added to this line up for the best 8 piece band around. The two piece brass section really adds some weight to those brass heavy hits of the 70s.

The band are based in Leeds and Manchester but are available all over the country. Equally at home at Weddings or larger Corporate Events we can cover anything that you might have in mind. Just get in touch through the contact form below and let us know where you want us!


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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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Sample Set List

  • American Boy
  • Blurred Lines
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Sweet Soul Music
  • Can't Stop The Feeling
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Superstition
  • Domino
  • Dont Be So Hard On Yourself
  • Happy
  • Long Train Running
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Mr Brightside
  • Naive
  • I'm a believer
  • Cant Stop
  • Jonny B Goode
  • Sex On Fire
  • Shape of You
  • Hound Dog
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Shotgun
  • Shut Up and Dance With Me
  • Sugar
  • The Sound
  • Treasure
  • Valerie
  • Don't Look Back In Anger
  • Lady
  • Place Your Hands
  • Dancing on the Ceiling
  • Blame it on the Boogie
  • Everybody Needs Somebody
  • I Feel Good
  • Superstition
  • Want you back
  • Brown Eyed Girl


I had Groove Manuva for my wedding and all i can say is it's the best money we spent! the atmosphere was amazing! highly recommend.Neomi Harrison-smith | Wedding 2020
Mitch and the band did an absolutely amazing job. EVERYONE was up dancing all night long. We can’t thank you enough!Clare Alexandra | Wedding, 2019
This band were fantastic. The mix of music was brilliant and by the end of the evening really had people up and dancing. We can't thank you enough.Hollie Harris | Wedding, 2019

Show band standard service

We provide this standard service for parties and events up to 300 people

  1. 7 or 8 piece band. Just let us know which you would prefer when you book
  2. Arrival from 5.30pm on Sat/Sun. From 6.30pm on Fridays
  3. Two hours of live music. Either 2 x 60mins or 3 x 40mins
  4. Free laptop dj service before, at the break and at the end of our sets until 12am
  5. A live song of your choice
  6. All lighting and sound equipment provided
  7. All equipment is PAT tested and we have public liability insurance (required by many venues)
  8. The band will be dressed appropriately for the event

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.

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Additional Show Band Services

For a more bespoke service please contact us to discuss any of the options below (or anything else that you can think of!)

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

We can also offer different options of band size for different budgets as well as music for other parts of your day.

  1. The band can appear as a smaller group. See our Core Band page for more information
  2. The Acoustic Duo - Acoustic guitar and female vocalist for earlier in the day

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This is what we will do at your event

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.

First set

At the agreed time we will start the first set and 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.