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!
Please include the date and location of your event and any extra requests that you have. If you want a different line-up or have any specific ideas then please include them in the box below. Anything you are thinking about we can probably accomodate!
For 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 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.