The Manhattans
Wedding Band & Party Band
Watford, Hertfordshire
£4,000 - £8,500
Booked 352 times on FixTheMusic ⚡

About The Manhattans – professional wedding band based in Hertfordshire, UK and available to hire worldwide

The Manhattans are a high-energy pop & rock covers band based in Hertfordshire.

Having supported huge names including Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park and headlined Trafalgar Square as part of the Closing Paralympic Celebrations, the band caught the attention of promoters in the United States.

Since then the band have been touring across the US supporting bands like Fuel and Alien Ant Farm.

The Manhattans are one of the most in-demand wedding bands in the UK so please enquire early!

We offer the choice of two outstanding lead singers. Sam is the band's founder and features in most of the band's videos, whereas Steve can also play saxophone, bringing an extra dimension to performances.

Please take a look at our 2024 SET LIST

They are regarded as one of the finest wedding bands in the UK, performing at well over 100 weddings and events per year.

The band's lead vocalists have recorded backing vocals for artists including Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding as well as Ryan Gosling for the blockbuster movie Barbie.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Castello di Meleto in Italy, Son Mir in Mallorca and Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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89 verified Reviews

"Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for last night. What an amazing bunch of guys you are. Everyone was so complimentary of you and I had such a fun evening. My feet are now killing me from all the dancing but it was so worth it. Loved ‘Kiss Me’ and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand' and they meant a lot to my hubby and me so thank you. I hope your journey back was ok and thanks again for being awesome! Xx"

Libby Wingham, 27 February 2024, birthday party in Clavering, Essex
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"The Manhattans were an absolute sensation at our wedding! They effortlessly had everything under control, from ensuring the dance floor was packed, to coordinating the perfect lighting colours for the cake cutting and first dance. Through the run up and on the day the band made us feel at ease with their clear plan and professionalism, plus they injected humour and fun into the mix, making every moment enjoyable. They trusted we knew our guests and combined that with their experience, even learning new songs to add some Disney Moana magic and ensuring our first dance was perfectly personal. Most importantly they are excellent musicians who delivered exceptional performances. There is nothing they could’ve done to make our experience better. What's the lesson? What is the takeaway? Book The Manhattans for your wedding day!"

Beth Hale, 16 January 2024, wedding in Hampton In Arden, West Midlands
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"We had a brilliant experience with The Manhattans from start to finish. Communication was great and proactive. They advised us really well about music choices and how to go about things and then did everything exactly as we'd asked them to. Everything went really smoothly on the night. Most importantly they played and sang brilliantly, played great music between their sets for us, and our guests all had a fabulous time on the dance floor. It was such a fun way to begin our married life. We can't recommend them highly enough!"

James Warren, 4 January 2024, wedding at Kin House, Chippenham
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"Thank you so much - we absolutely loved it!!! You guys were amazing and we’ve never been to a wedding where everyone was on the dance floor all night - a testament to you guys! Thank you so much!"

Holly McNeil, 2 January 2024, wedding at Kew Gardens, London
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Set List

Recent additions

Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles - As it Was
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Robbie Williams - Angels
Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender
Pompeii - Bastille
Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Freedom - Wham
Common People - Pulp

2010s Covers

Lizzo – Juice
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Jess Glynn – Don’t be so hard on yourself
Pink – Raise your Glass
Vance Joy – Riptide
Portugal. The Man – Feel it Still
Lush Life – Zara Larsson
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
George Ezra – Shotgun
John Newman – Love me Again
Years and Years – King
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Vance Joy – Riptide
Royal Blood – Figure It Out
James Bay – Hold Back The River
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Bruno Mars – Treasure
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars – Marry Me
Cee Lo Green – Forget You
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Jesse J – Domino
Avicii – Wake Me Up
John Legend – All Of Me
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – Castle on a Hill
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
One Republic – Counting Stars
Little Mix – Black Magic
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles - As it Was
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Coldplay - Sky Full of Stars

2000s Covers

Last Nite – The Strokes
Florence and the Machine – You’ve got the Love
Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
The Kooks – Naiive
Duffy – Mercy
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
The Killers – All These Things I’ve Done
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can’t Stop
John Legend – Ordinary People
Justin Timberlake – Senorita
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Blink 182 – All the Small Things
Stereophonics – Dakota
Arctic Monkeys – I bet that you look good on the dance floor
Biffy Clyro – Mountains
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
I predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs

90s Covers

Oasis – She’s Electric
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Wonderwall
Blur – Parklife
Blur – Song 2
Take That – Relight my Fire
Shania Twain – Man I Feel Like A Woman
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
Foo Fighters – Everlong
S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin’
Blink 182 – All The Small Things
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
Green Day – Basket Case
Common People - Pulp

80s Covers

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen – You’re my Best Friend
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a place on Earth
Human League – Don’t you Want Me
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Ultravox – Dancing with Tears in my Eyes
A-Ha – Take on Me
The Stranglers – No More Heroes
The Stranglers – Duchess
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
The Jam – A Town Called Malice
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling
Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Guns ‘N Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
Dirty Dancing – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking
Never too Much - Luther Vandross

70s Covers

Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder – I Wish
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
Leonard Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Chic – Le Freak
Chic – Good Times
Don Mclean – American Pie
Elton John – Crocodile Rock
Elton John – Rocket Man
Elton John – Bennie And The Jets
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Abba – Dancing Queen
Abba – Mamma Mia
Candi Station – Young Hearts Run Free
Tony Christie – Is This The Way To Amarillo?

60s Covers

Jackson 5 – I Want you Back
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles – Ticket To Ride
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Beatles – Twist And Shout
The Beatles – Hard Day’s Night
The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Kinks – Lola
The Kinks – All Day All Of The Night
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’
Jackie Wilson – Higher And Higher
James Brown – I Feel Good
The Monkees – I’m A Believer
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
The Temptations – My Girl

Country Songs

Jimmie Allen – Freedom was a Highway
Old Dominion – Hotel Key
Kenny Chesney – Get Along
Lady Antebellum – Need you Now
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
John Denver – Country Roads
Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
Zac Brown Band – Loving you Easy
Florida Georgia Line – This is How we Roll

Previous First Dance Examples

Bastille – The Anchor
Jason Derulo – Marry Me
Zac Brown Band – Loving You Easy
Jason Mraz – Lucky
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Queen – You’re my best friend
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
John Legend – All of Me
John Legend – Ordinary People
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheehan – Perfect
Shania Twain – Still the one
The Temptations – My Girl
Sting – Fields of Gold
Bryan Adams – Everything I do
Lifehouse – You and Me
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Vance Joy – Riptide
David Bowie – Modern Love
Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic)
Nick Mulvey – Fever to the Form

Christmas Songs

Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Dean Martin – Winter Wonderland
Dean Martin – Let It Snow
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
Brenda Lee – Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
Wizzard – Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York
George Michael – Last Christmas
Various – Feed The World

Audio samples
Sky Full Of Stars
Songbird - Piano Vocal