The 7 Best Wedding Bands for Hire in Manchester (With Prices)

3 JULY 2021 (Updated 16 OCTOBER 2023)
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

In this blog post, we'll list out the 7 most popular wedding bands in Manchester on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2024 and 2025.

Manchester is home to some of the finest wedding bands in the UK...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the cover bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

All of these bands perform sets for dancing, as well as chillout music if you require a background set, e.g. for an afternoon cocktail event.

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Some of these wedding bands can also incorporate a horn section (trumpet and saxophone), as well as electric string instruments to add another dimension to weddings and events.

Wedding bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

FixTheMusic's cover bands perform in a variety of styles, from funk, blues, soul, acoustic, vintage and rock 'n' roll to R&B, Britpop, electro-swing and indie rock and pop covers. We also have a range of outstanding roaming bands, a particularly popular genre currently.

So here's the list of the 7 best wedding bands in Manchester for 2024...

1. Electric Nights
2. Disciples of Soul
3. Acoustic Nights
4. Fusion Girls
5. The Showstoppers
6. Aquarius Strings
7. Voxxy & DJ

So let's take a closer look at these bands...

1. Electric Nights
Average booking price: £1,460 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester, UK

Electric Nights are the ultimate 3-piece indie rock band!

With charisma, style and unrivalled musicianship, Electric Nights will guarantee a night to remember.

Providing you with nostalgic hits from the likes of Arctic Monkeys & The Killers to modern day bangers from The 1975, George Ezra and James Bay, your guests will be boasting about your event for years to come.

For a night of sing-alongs and unforgettable memories, book Electric Nights!

Electric Nights are a group of young, energetic musicians who are often seen performing worldwide, sharing stages with the likes of Tom Jones, Bryan Adams & Kylie Minogue.

Their musicians are regularly performing on international TV shows and at prestigious venues such as Wembley Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall & Hyde Park.

With a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, Electric Nights are able to provide high-quality entertainment for any event!

Their 3-piece indie covers band is particularly popular, with a set list that includes bands such as Mumford & Sons, The Killers and Kings of Leon.

Electric Nights are a young and stylish party band who specialise in providing entertainment for weddings, parties and corporate events in Manchester and throughout North West England.

The musicians in the band have all studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and have a wealth of experience in the music industry.

This includes performing with signed artists such as Leona Lewis, The Shires, Race the Horizon & Alex Buchanan, and playing at international events for high-profile clients including celebrities and royalty.

So you can definitely expect live entertainment of a high standard!

They have public liability insurance and PAT-certified equipment (certificates available upon request).

So if you're looking for a professional indie-rock covers band in Manchester to heat up the dance floor at your wedding or event, get in touch with them!

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2. Disciples of Soul
Average booking price: £3,252 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester, UK

Disciples of Soul are an eight-piece funk and soul band, who perform authentic covers and are comprised of some of the best professional musicians in the North West.

Disciples of Soul offer a slick, stylish, professional performance with no downtime between songs and guarantee to get everyone dancing to Disciples of Soul beat.

They are in demand to perform at weddings, parties, corporate events and other private events throughout the UK and internationally.

Born out of a mutual love of the work of The Wrecking Crew and of The Funk Brothers, and named after the borough of New Orleans that carried rock ’n’ roll through its earliest days, Disciples of Soul are available as an 8-piece line up featuring drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals with a three-piece brass section.

This line up can be extended to include additional backing vocalists and percussion for the full Funk Brothers experience.

Fronted by the sensational lead vocals of Amber, the band showcase a blend of established professional musicians, including a former World Champion and Royal National Ballet accompanist.

The band has a wealth of experience of performing across the UK and internationally for a range of corporate, private and leisure clients.

They expect the highest standards of each other with regard to musicianship and showmanship to ensure that every performance is unique and special for those in attendance.

Focusing firmly on Soul and Funk, each show explores the hits of Motown, Stax, Chess and Northern Soul, as well as putting a unique stamp on a variety of classic and contemporary floor fillers.

The band work to ensure that the dance floor is full and that the most enjoyable time possible is had by all.

As well as high expectations of themselves on stage, they expect the same off stage in dealing with clients.

They work to build an effective working relationship with every client, no matter the scale of job, to ensure that every event is dealt with in a manner that makes the client's occasion really special.

Disciples of Soul happily accept first dance requests and will work to adapt their setlist to the request of each client.

As well as a full band experience, Disciples of Soul can offer background music, or accompaniment for any part of any event across a range of genres; be it a wedding breakfast or a gala dinner.

A full lighting rig and high specification sound system accompany them wherever they go, and as a result, a DJ/Disco service is also available to ensure that the event embodies the atmosphere intended by the host.

Disciples of Soul band aren't just another Motown band. They aren't just another Soul or Funk band. They're not just another wedding band. Disciples of Soul are THE band that will make your event truly special.

Disciples of Soul band consists of Amber, Craig, Lewis, Tomos, Peter, Ben, Mike and Jim.

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3. Acoustic Nights
Average booking price: £1,446 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester, UK

Acoustic Nights are a new acoustic band, already in demand to perform at weddings, corporate events and private parties throughout the UK.

They operate as a 2 piece or 3 piece. They can perform unplugged and roaming amongst your guests, or plugged in – if required, they have their own state-of-the-art PA system and lighting.

They offer a casual DJ service between sets as standard. However they can also offer a professional DJ service with booth, mic and lighting for an extra cost.

Acoustic Nights are a professional 2 and 3 piece acoustic band who specialise in acoustic covers.

Led by the incredible female vocalist Sasha, they have had features across BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing as well as years of experience working the most trendy bars, clubs and events.

Sit back and relax whilst Acoustic Nights showcase some incredible live talent to wow your guests and get everyone singing along to classic tracks they'll know and love.

With a playlist that extends across a huge range of genres, there really is something for everyone! Their musicians are working professionals who have graduated from RNCM and performed worldwide from Sri Lanka to Seattle.

This group of friends has a long relationship and a love of music that will extend to your audience and get everyone in a warm and musical mood, perfect for weddings, birthdays, socials and corporate events.

Acoustic Nights can come fully self-contained with their own sound system and instruments and can also offer a casual DJ service between sets taking requests and keeping the music going all day and night long!

Whatever you have in mind for your entertainment, Acoustic Nights will do their best to make your day and night perfect in every way with all the music you love and that oh-so-important feature of live music that is worth every penny!

So if you're looking to hire the finest acoustic band Manchester has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Acoustic Nights.

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4. Fusion Girls
Average booking price: £3,000 - £10,000 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester, UK

Fusion Girls is an all female group made up of DJ, saxophone, bongos, electric violin and singer.

The girls fill dancefloors at luxury venues worldwide with their popular tunes and unique festival style.

The high energy party performances are ideal for all events including weddings, corporate functions or club nights.

When the girls jump out in the crowd to provide an interactive live music experience, the atmosphere steps up a level!

If you are looking for a relaxing ambiance the girls also love performing soulful acoustic style covers for pool parties, lounge events and wedding ceremonies.

Fusion Girls have entertained crowds in London, Ibiza, Dubai, Monaco, The Philippines and many more.

The girls have been honoured to perform for luxury brands such as Land Rover, Man City Football Club, Four Seasons Hotels, Vogue, Ibiza Rocks, Mini, Boohoo and Ministry of Sound.

With a reputation for providing the highest calibre of performance it’s no wonder so many celebrities book the girls including David Attenborough, Coleen Rooney and Steven Gerrard to name a few.

Fusion Girls are guaranteed to give your event that extra sparkle and glitter… these girls know how to bring the party!

Fusion Girls are a unique trio of DJ mixing, light-up sax & percussion, available for events in the UK and worldwide.

Their unique combination of funky, soulful house mixes tied with jazzy sax grooves and an uber-cool feel of percussion beats have created a sound like no other, that people just can’t help but dance to!

These successful girls have all led extremely interesting lives in their careers and music playing worldwide shows from Glastonbury to Ibiza, Parklife and Hideout Festival as well as opening for Jools Holland, just to mention a few.

So if you're looking for something unique for your party, wedding or event, which combines saxophone, DJ and drums, get in touch with Fusion Girls. The group is available to provide a sax and DJ wedding package, combined with percussion (bongos/drums) and also singer/vocals, or just a sax and bongos wedding package.

They are available for events across Europe, including for parties at ski resorts in the Alps, weddings in France and luxury events in Italy. In the UK, they are in particularly high demand in the North West (Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire), as well as in Yorkshire, Leeds, Essex and London.

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5. The Showstoppers
Average booking price: £1,849 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester, UK

The Showstoppers are no ordinary party band. Performing at over 100 weddings, corporate events and parties each year, the band provide an exceptional quality, entertaining and lively show.

The band is made up of some of the finest musicians in the UK who have performed alongside The Script, Paloma Faith, James Morrison and more!

The band is available as a high energy 4 piece to an incredible 8 piece band incl brass, keys, dancers and extra lead vocalists, meaning they can create a bespoke line-up to suit your event space and budget.

The Showstoppers have used their extensive knowledge and experience to create the ultimate party set including some of the biggest dance floor hits of all time.

The set includes banging Dance hits from Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris to Pop hits from Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Jess Glynn and Justin Timberlake not forgetting the classic Soul, Motown, Pop, Rock and Indie hits from Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Take That, Chaka Chan, The Beatles, Journey, Jackson 5, Queen and many more.

Their party set will keep your guests rocking all night long!

The Showstoppers have invested in the highest quality sound and lighting equipment meaning that not only do you get the finest musicians and performers but also the best sound on the market when you book the band!

They can’t wait to bring The Showstoppers to your event!

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6. Aquarius Strings
Average booking price: £1,290 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester & London

Aquarius Strings offer a bespoke service by providing flexibility in the size of the group ranging from 1-20 players.

Aquarius Strings features vibrant female electric and acoustic musicians. We are in demand to entertain at private & corporate functions in the UK and internationally.

The group can also combine with other musicians, including a DJ, sax player, bongos...

Covering a wide range of music genres (including popular songs, classical and famous musicals), each event is exclusive to the requirement of our client.

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Members are all vibrant young, modern professional musicians who trained at top UK conservatoires.

Together with choreographed moves, an eye for fashion and captivating output we entice audiences of all ages on a global level.

We can play acoustic by day and electric by night whatever atmosphere you wish us to create it will be delivered.

As a contemporary, modern string quartet group, our energetic covers of pop and rock songs have been described as being similar to the Vitamin String Quartet and all-female string quartet ESCALA. The string quartet is also able to perform in the style seen in the hit Netflix show, Bridgerton, featuring its classical arrangements of modern pop songs such as Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.

The group also specialises in Bollywood music.

We have performed all over Europe, including at beach weddings in Ibiza, romantic proposals in France, wedding receptions in Italy, corporate events in Spain and luxury parties in Monaco.

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7. Voxxy & DJ
Average booking price: £1,691 (as of October 2023)
Location: Manchester

Looking to fill your dance floor with a modern, cool Ibiza-style act that will have everyone talking about your evening for weeks to follow?

Voxxy & DJ are a dedicated pop and dance duo that will bring the house down with their high-energy dance floor anthems and roaming vocal performance.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Moulin de Chazotte in France, Casa Rocca Piccola in Malta, Alderley Edge Hotel & Restaurant in Cheshire and Aldwick Estate in Bristol, UK.

Voxxy also performs with Acoustic acoustic duo for weddings and events.

No ordinary singer, you’ll be utterly amazed by our roaming vocalist with her incredible live voice and fully interactive performance, plus our DJ will bring the house down with her amazing party repertoire and tailored-to-you playlists.

Voxxy & DJ have performed at the coolest nightclubs and chicest events around the world, so we really know how to bring real, wow-factor performances to your big day.

We have something for everyone with our tried and tested playlists and we’ll carefully coordinate with you to personalise your package and give you the best night ever! What are you waiting for?

Enquire now to see what Voxxy & DJ can do for you!

Voxxy & DJ have been working together for over 8 years where they first began entertaining in Manchester's finest cocktail bars and lounges, before moving onto larger private events in the UK and around the world.

Voxxy has signed and released dance music to labels like Armada and Spinnin and has her own BBC Artist Page.

Her music has been played on BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Kiss and BBC Radio 2.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Alderley Edge Hotel & Restaurant
  • Aldwick Estate, Redhill, Bristol, UK
  • De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, UK
  • Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Scotland
  • Lina Stores Restaurant & Deli, Marylebone, London, UK
  • Silvermere Inn On The Lake, Redhill Road, Cobham, UK
  • YHA Ilam Hall, Ashbourne
  • Crewe Hall Hotel & Spa, Weston Road, Haslington
  • Holker Hall & Gardens, Grange-over-Sands, UK
  • Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, UK
  • Barnstaple, UK
  • Sherston, Wiltshire
  • Farnham, UK

So if you're looking to hire the finest DJ and roaming female singer duo UK has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Voxxy & DJ.

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— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.