The Manhattans
Wedding Band & Party Band
Watford, Hertfordshire
Insured
£2,871 (avg. price)

About The Manhattans – professional wedding band based in Hertfordshire, UK and available to hire worldwide
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Booked 224 times on FixTheMusic

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!

Please take a look at our 2023 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.

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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Now back in the UK and based in Hertfordshire, the band have been inundated with requests to perform at corporate events, weddings and private parties.

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Available as a high energy 4-piece band as standard, with the option of adding female vocals and Saxophone to the line-up, The Manhattans can tailor their band to suit each client’s individual requirements.

They also offer a DJ service and all Sound and Lighting equipment is included.

Sam, the band's lead vocalist, has recorded backing vocals for artists including Adele, Goldfrapp and Keith Urban, as well as singing on Movie Soundtracks such as "Pan", "The Great Gatsby" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge"

In booking The Manhattans band for your event you are guaranteed a high-energy, professional performance of the highest standard.

The band also offers an acoustic roaming option called The Manhattan Roamers, perfect for drinks receptions, as well as a solo pianist & singer Sam Stewart.

So if you're looking to hire the finest pop & rock wedding band Hertfordshire has to offer, get in touch with The Manhattans.

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

  • Castello di Meleto, Chianti, Italy
  • Provence, France
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Sifnos, Greece
  • Son Mir, Mallorca, Spain
  • Dubai
  • Hedsor House, Taplow, Bourne End, UK
  • Leeds Castle, Maidstone, UK
  • Hotel du Vin Glasgow, Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, UK
  • Notley Abbey, Aylesbury, UK
  • Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London, UK
  • Fulham Palace, London, UK
  • Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
  • Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, UK
  • Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, UK
  • The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, Cranbrook, UK
  • OMEARA, O'Meara Street, London, UK
  • Clevedon Hall, Somerset
  • High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming, UK
  • Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London, UK
  • Braxted Park, Witham, UK
  • Ashridge House
  • The Night Yard, Bridge, Canterbury, UK
  • Arthur Morrison Memorial Hall, Cucklington, Wincanton
  • Godwick Great Barn, Mill Lane, Godwick, King's Lynn, UK
  • Chippenham Park Gardens, Newmarket, UK
  • The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, UK
  • Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, UK
  • The Gallivant, New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye, UK
  • Farnham Castle, Surrey, UK
  • The WB Yeats, Finsbury Park, London
  • Hampton Court House, Richmond upon Thames
  • Kachette, Old Street, London, UK
  • Firle Place, Lewes, UK
  • Orchardleigh House, Frome, UK
  • Wilderness Reserve, Yoxford Road, Saxmundham, UK
  • Eastwell Manor Champneys Hotel & Spa, Ashford, UK
  • Crowne Plaza IHG Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, UK
  • Fanhams Hall, Ware, UK
  • Bristol, UK
  • Kingston Deverill, Warminster
  • Winchcombe, Cheltenham, UK
  • Hampstead
  • Dedham, Essex
  • Harpenden, UK
  • Somerleyton, UK
  • Wantage, UK
  • Westenhanger, Kent, UK
  • Skenfrith, Abergavenny
  • Bramshott, Liphook, UK
  • Sandleheath, Fordingbridge
  • Chesham
  • Edworth, Biggleswade
  • Emsworth, UK
  • Meadow Close, Bridge, Canterbury
  • Grindleford, Hope Valley
  • Hitchin, UK

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Set List

2010s

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

2000s

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

90s

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

80s

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

70s

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

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

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


51 verified reviews

"The Manhattans played for the evening at our wedding and were fantastic. We have had so many comments since from friends about how incredible they were. Sam was quick to respond to everything throughout the booking process, and the band were absolutely brilliant on the night. Our venue wasn’t the easiest to play at due to noise restrictions, but the band turned this into a game which everyone enjoyed! Thank you so much for such a great evening, and we can’t wait to find another event for you guys to play at! Thank you, Maddie."
Madeleine Kessler, 29 November 2022, wedding at Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, UK
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"Sam! Lee and I want to say a HUGE thank you to you and your fantastic band for making our wedding day so great! You were so professional, but also so easy going and made all of the music for the day run seamlessly. We couldn’t have done it without you and can’t gush about it enough! From the ceremony music, to the acoustic duo and finally to the full band in the evening, you were faultless and our guests have been so complimentary. A thousand thank yous, Lee & Niki."
Lee & Niki Herlihy, 28 October 2022, wedding in Emsworth, Hampshire
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"Hi, The Manhattans were amazing! They really got the party started and had fun too! Our first dance song was also performed brilliantly. Would highly recommend. Thanks, Jen."
Jennifer Pope, 19 October 2022, wedding at Kachette, Old Street, London, UK
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"Hi Sam and band, The dust has settled a bit and we wanted to reach out again to thank you for playing at our wedding. We can't thank you enough for being so accommodating with the music, and being there all day to entertain the guests. From everyone we've spoken to, they have all said how good the music was throughout the day! If there are any final things you need from us please do let us know, otherwise we hope to see you guys again at another event! Good luck and thank you again! Kris and Lorna."
Kris Pomphrey & Lorna Gannon, 5 October 2022, wedding at The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, Cranbrook, UK
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"The Manhattan's made our night! They were amazing and had such a great vibe. Everybody has commented on how good they were and I would definitely recommend them to any of my friends! Great range of music and also very easy to deal with throughout the whole wedding planning process"
– James Nott, 22 September 2022, wedding in Dedham, Essex
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"We had our wedding last weekend and the Manhattans were incredible! Everyone was on the dance floor all night and all the guests are still commenting on how amazing the band was. Such a great evening with great live music! Despite having them play all day (from the ceremony and drinks reception to the dance floor) the guys gave such amazing energy all day and made the day so special. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else thinking of booking them for their wedding or big event! "
– Sally Burton, 17 August 2022, wedding at High Billinghurst Farm, Godalming, UK
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"Thank you so much for The Manhattans role in helping to make our day amazing! Steve was so so so good as back up lead singer!! Loved the little extra details like his personalisation of the lyrics, it made it feel extra special for us and felt like the band had put real effort in to the day. Not to mention the whole band brought a great energy! We have had lots of comments from guests saying how good the band were! Thanks for being great at communicating in the lead up to the day, answering any questions we had promptly and had no problem attending a private venue in London. It mean’t we had no worries (which is so valuable!). So all in all, we can’t recommend The Manhattans enough. And also big thanks to Fix the music for being a great site! Keep up the great work, all the very best, Mark and Tamara."
– Mark & Tamara Dewhirst, 16 August 2022, wedding in Hampstead, London, UK
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"Hi Ed, Hope you're well. Please can you pass on a HUGE thank you to The Manhattans and especially to Sam for their part in our wedding. They were absolutely amazing and every guest has commented on just how brilliant they were. The band were so interactive and kept everyone up on the dancefloor all night, it was incredible, they created such a fun, party atmosphere and knew just which songs to play to keep the crowd going. Sam is just amazing, from playing the piano at the reception to DJing until 3am and then singing acoustics on Sunday - he was fantastic. We can't thank him enough. The music really made the wedding into such a memorable event for everyone and Tom and I are so grateful. Thanks again, Rebecca & Tom."
– Rebecca & Tom Prescott, 10 August 2022, wedding at Wilderness Reserve, Yoxford Road, Saxmundham, UK
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"We booked The Manhattans for our wedding celebration at Holkham Hall in Norfolk in July 2022. We had looked at various bands via video clips and repertoire lists, and what we saw from The Manhattans made us feel that we would be in good hands. As it turned out, we were in brilliant hands! These guys are sophisticated musicians with tremendous, international experience. From the moment that Sam replied to us, it was obvious that we were able to rely on him and his colleagues to take over. Sam was very efficient about connecting with us and making suggestions, clearly aware that the couple has plenty to juggle ahead of the day and, once we had chatted through a few ideas, he was away and on it. The way that the team arrived and set up was super professional, and the two sets that they played, with DJ interlude, were just fantastic! If you want a great sound, designed to get all on their feet, played by very cool musicians who are super people, look no further! Sam and The Manhattans made sure that we all had a superb evening and we have heard and read nothing but glowing compliments about them from all our guests since that evening! The Manhattans are a top class band and wonderful people, and the joy and quality with which they play is super contagious! Thank you so much, The Manhattans, for the very happy time that you gave us all! David and Sheryl."
– David & Sheryl Pointer, 20 July 2022, wedding at Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, UK
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"Just a quick one to say a massive thank you for last night. You were absolutely brilliant and went down very well with all of our guests. We couldn’t have hoped for more. It made our day even more special!"
– Stuart Netting, 29 June 2022, wedding in Gravesend, UK
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"The band were absolutely amazing! They had our guests up and dancing until the last song and we’ve had so many compliments since. The saxophonist was a fabulous addition that our guests (and the bride and groom) also loved. Sam was great in helping in the run up to the day and performed a lovely version of our first dance song. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and we will definitely be looking to book again at another event in the future - we are already thinking about renewing our vows so we can have another party! Thank you SO much!"
– Sadye Alden, 29 June 2022, wedding in London, UK
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"Hi Sam, Still clearing up from yesterday's madness! Thank you so much to Steve and the band for putting on such a great show. Everybody said how amazing they were and the dance floor was full all night. Thank you all so much! Please pass on our best wishes to the band, Charlotte and Luke."
– Charlotte & Luke Best, 28 June 2022, wedding in Winchcombe, Cheltenham, UK
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"5*! This band made our wedding! From Sam leading a wedding entrance to remember, the acoustic trio to entertaining our guests for the drinks reception to keeping the dance floor packed right until the end! Couldn’t have asked for more! A pleasure to work with, flexible to match our music preferences and such talent that kept everyone on their feet all evening! Thank you so much!"
– Jess McGeorge-Stevens, 13 June 2022, wedding at Hotel du Vin Wimbledon, Cannizaro House, West Side Common, London
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"We had the Manhattans for our wedding in May and wanted to share that they were everything we hoped for and more! You never really know when booking a band you have only listened to a few demos of, but from the get-go Sam and the team were responsive, professional and incredibly helpful. All of my suggestions and preferences were indulged and the balance of the acoustic set, main set and DJ service was spot on. From Bruce to Taylor Swift they nailed it! The dancefloor was always full and many of our guests have commented about the band and said how good they were. Couldn't recommend these guys enough."
– Charlie & Jemima Key, 1 June 2022, wedding in Sandleheath, UK
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"Hi Sam, I would just like to say thank you for Friday night and hope you all got home safely. I apologies for the stage size being wrong, im not sure what happened there but you made it work so thanks. Thank you for all the intro songs etc too. It was much appreciated. Take care & regards, Richard Newton."
– Richard Newton, 17 May 2022, corporate event for Taylor Wimpey at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Derby, UK
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"The Manhattans were amazing and were just perfect for my daughter’s wedding. Before the event Sam was amazing in listening to every request we made and responding quickly. Steve the sax player was great and added another dimension. Everyone loved them. If you want everyone on the dance floor having a great time - and those not on the dance floor also loving their music - then book The Manhattans."
– Catherine Marsden, 23 April 2022, wedding at Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
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"Absolutely legendary night. I looked at hundreds of bands to choose the perfect act for our wedding and you guys were on another level. Thanks so much."
– Anna Duff, 5 February 2022, wedding in Hertfordshire
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"It was a great day and so many people said you guys were an important part of that. I will definitely recommend you if anybody is looking for a band in future. Take care, Christian."
– Christian Costi, 4 November 2021, wedding in Westenhanger, Kent, UK
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"Jonathan and I just wanted to send a huge thank you for coming to play at our wedding!!!! Hands down the best event band I’ve ever seen, and all of our guests thought so too! That was the first thing everyone said to me was how amazing y’all were. We will definitely leave an online review when we get home from the honeymoon, but I just wanted to go ahead and send you a thank you note now. Y’all killed it!"
– Susan Paul, 21 October 2021, wedding in Santorini, Greece
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"We booked The Manhattans through you for our wedding. These guys were amazing. Everyone said how good they were and they put together an amazing set list that got everyone dancing all night. Highly recommend this band to anyone for any occasion. We also booked them as an acoustic set for our reception and that was great too. Just wanted to say a huge thanks! Mike & Sarah."
– Mike Fensom, 10 October 2021, wedding at Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire
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"Hi Sam, Sorry I’ve not been in touch, it’s been a bit crazy since the wedding. Thank you all so much the band was amazing, and the madness went down better than I imagined. Everyone said how good the guys were, and how much they enjoyed the band. I will definitely be recommending you guys! Many thanks, Hannah."
– Hannah Ledger, 9 September 2021, wedding in London
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"The Manhattans absolutely made our wedding day and evening celebrations. Music was great, dance floor was full, and loads of our guests commented on how good the music was both from the band and their DJ set. Not to mention the improvised acoustic session in the afternoon when the power was in and out! Thanks guys, great memories made. Thanks, Joel."
– Joel Large, 7 September 2021, wedding in Chesham
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"The Manhattans recently played at our wedding and were absolutely fantastic. From initial contact, through pandemic postponements and all the way to the big day, Sam was so friendly, accommodating and professional. On the day itself, the band had everyone up on their feet and we had so many positive comments from guests, with some even asking for their contact details so they can book them for their own event - which I think speaks for itself! We would not hesitate to book The Manhattans again and wish them all the best for the future. Kind regards, Caitlin."
– Caitlin Anderton, 22 August 2021, wedding in Edworth, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
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"The Manhattans were fantastic at our wedding, they did both an acoustic set in the afternoon and a full band set in the evening. We went for three sets of 40 mins in the evening and it flowed perfectly. In the afternoon they created a lovely relaxed atmosphere, and in the evening they really got the party going! The dance floor was never empty, lots of dancing and lots of singing along from our guests! We loved it. Thank you so much to all of the boys. Thanks Sam! You guys were amazing and it was the best feeling dancing to a band after so long!!"
– Amy Burgess, 6 August 2021, wedding at Godwick Great Barn, Mill Lane, King's Lynn, UK
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"The Manhattans were simply fantastic! Everyone commented on how good they were! Great repertoire full of dance floor fillers! Wouldn’t hesitate to book these boys again! 10/10."
– Michael Furze, 7 July 2021, wedding in Saffron Walden
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"We would like to say a massive thank you to you guys as you were absolutely amazing. Everyone loved it and we couldn't have wished for more on our day! Thanks Sam."
– Louise Picton, 1 July 2021, wedding in Bristol
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"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Sam and The Manhattans. They smashed it. A slick, professional and truly lovely bunch of guys. From the ceremony and drinks reception acoustic entertainment to the band and DJ – the list of thanks is for life. You made our wedding such a wonderful and memorable day. So many guests commented on how awesome the music was. And it was!! We were just so thrilled to have you guys make our special day even more special."
– Alistair Whiteley, 19 October 2020, wedding in Essex
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"Absolutely amazing band! No hassle and Sam the lead singer could not have been more accommodating! Made our party what it was with a great variety of music for everyone! Really glad we also got the female vocalist and sax player as they just completed the sound of the band!"
– Yasmin Clarke, 18 August 2020, party in London
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"Exceptional talent and the highlight of our event. We all highly recommend this amazing group and we are definitely booking them again."
– Ellie Hudson, 17 August 2020, party in Godalming
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"We had a post-Ball meeting a couple of days ago and the committee asked me to pass on their gratitude for an excellent performance, so once again, many thanks to you and the band. Absolutely nothing but positives!"
– Adam Miller, 9 July 2020, Thomas Miller Investment, corporate event in London
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"The Manhattans are extremely talented musicians who cover a wide range of genres and are adaptable to playing in intimate surroundings or to hundreds of guests in a large arena. Their endearing and genuine nature is infectious."
– James Marshall, 24 March 2020, The Anderson Foundation, corporate event in London
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"These guys are the real deal. I knew they'd be good but they exceeded my/our expectations (and I book plenty of music acts for events). Communication was prompt and easy right from the off. They showed up on time, were super nice guys, so professional, friendly and incredibly talented. Our guests loved every second of the performance and no one sat down throughout (we danced and sang along to every track). Slick, charismatic, tight and musically so on point. Lead singer has a great voice too. We wanted them to go on and on. I'd recommend them wholeheartedly and would book them again in a heartbeat. You won't be disappointed."
– Patrick Macaleenan, 12 December 2019, corporate event in London
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"It was AMAZING. Wanted and still will send you a thank you email. It was wonderful, Sam and the band were amazing! Super professional, amazing vibe, amazing talent!"
– Ahmed Chaaban, 18 November 2019, private event in Dubai
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"Thank you!! You and the band were FANTASTIC - all we could have hoped for and more. I think a direct quote from a guest was “best wedding band I have ever seen, EVER!"
– Deviyani Misra-Godwin, 6 September 2019, wedding at Château Robernier, Provence, Montfort-sur-Argens, France
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"Dear Sam, and the whole The Manhattans band. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible evening on Friday. I honestly can’t put into words just how amazing you were, you literally made my evening. I have been to many 18ths, 21st and black tie events and enjoyed bands, but you surpassed them all. The playlist of songs was perfect, the music was outstanding, and your voice was simply phenomenal. Your energy and enthusiasm was unparalleled. We were thrilled with the saxophonist, and loved dancing with him on the dance floor. Everyone was dancing, and I genuinely had the best night of my life. I didn’t want to leave the dance floor. You guys have a big future ahead of you! All the guests were raving about you, and commented that you were exceptional. We’re already planning mum & dads 60th.... is it possible to book 5 years in advance?! I must see your calendar for upcoming gigs as I am desperate to come to any that are near us!! Thank you again for such an unforgettable evening. I will cherish the memories for the rest of my life. Please extend my thanks to the rest of the band."
– Giselle Mackinlay, 19 July 2019, 21st birthday party in London
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"Sam and the Manhattans exceeded all our expectations and helped make our wedding day extra special! They were a dream to work with for our destination wedding in Greece. From our initial phone call and throughout the entire process leading up to the big day, they were super responsive, professional and helpful (and fun!). Sam’s voice is unparalleled and all the band members are very talented musicians and performers. We used them for an acoustic set during our ceremony, DJ services during cocktail hour, as MC throughout the evening, and then the 6-piece band for dancing. At our request, they learned several new songs ahead of time for our ceremony and first dances. Each part was executed perfectly and exactly as we imagined. They were incredible in terms of set lists and interacting with our friends and family. All our guests were up on their feet dancing the entire night! We had so many guests come up to us afterwards and ask how we were able to find such an incredible band. Also worth noting that we had some last minute timing changes due to weather and they were incredibly flexible and helpful! We wish we had some other big event to throw just so we could hire these guys again!"
– Tatiana & David Berv, 15 July 2019, wedding at Cavo Ventus, Santorini, Greece
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"It was an amazing day. We've had so many compliments about how good you guys were, so thank you - you were awesome and our first dance was really special!! Our friends and family loved the dancing - I've never seen my Dad move like that! We'll be recommending you to all our friends."
– Ludo Baynham-Herd, 8 April 2019, wedding at Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden
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"Thank you so much for providing wonderful music for our wedding! And for helping with the audio equipment. You guys did a great job feeling the crowd and playing music they liked. It was a night we will never forget!"
– Christina Breaden, 29 March 2019, wedding in Paris, France
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"I have always dreamt of a band for my wedding. Thank you so much Sam and the Manhattans for making our the pre-wedding dinner, the wedding ceremony as well as the party unforgettable. Sam is so professional, flexible and helpful. All the rather difficult logistics went seamlessly. We were looking for a band for our wedding in Greece, to cover 2 days of partying. Sam not only played the piano for our church wedding (including french and latin songs), but the Manhattans also played jazz on our pre-wedding dinner, as well as party music during the wedding party. You are phenomenal! During the party, you got all our guests dancing, there were songs for everybody’s taste, the saxophonist was incredible playing in the dance crowd, and all the other musicians from the band were also perfect. I didn’t leave the dance floor! Everybody commented on how great you all were. Sam, your voice is amazing! We highly recommend all of you, and I was already asked for your contact details! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the day such a memorable one."
– Nathalie Ng Kuet Leong, 14 October 2018, wedding in Sifnos, Greece
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"The Manhattans were phenomenal! Sam was great to work with, he was really flexible and helpful. Their performance was amazing. We asked them to perform an altered version of 500 miles as our first dance song and it was absolutely perfect. They nailed every song, built up their set list to really get the party started and managed to get every one of our guests dancing with us. The whole band had such a positive attitude, even when it started pouring down and it looked like our whole outdoor wedding had to be moved inside last minute they were helping out and looking for solutions. And when we eventually moved back outside they made it all work seamlessly. We cannot thank them enough. They gave us the party we had been hoping for. Saying we highly recommend them doesn’t even begin to cover it."
– Judith Veenhuizen, 1 September 2018, wedding at Castello di Meleto, Gaiole In Chianti, Italy
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"We just wanted to say thank you very much – you were all absolutely brilliant. You sounded amazing, created the right sort of atmosphere we were looking for and had everyone up on the dance floor. All our friends loved the music – the indie vibe went down an absolute storm! You performed the first dance just as requested and I’ll have great memories of jumping around to Wheatus and Blink 182. We’re so pleased that we booked you as our band – we would highly recommend you to anyone!"
– Melissa Wood, 25 July 2018, wedding in London
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"It was an absolutely fantastic wedding and the day could not have gone better. Even the snow was a bonus and gave us some spectacular photos, although we hope it didn’t make travelling home too difficult for you all. Can you pass on our sincere thanks to the band for a great job. The music was outstanding, the song choices really worked and we had some lovely feedback on the way you interacted with our guests. Indeed, without exception, our guests thought you were brilliant. Can we also thank you personally for your thorough professionalism, advice and guidance during the planning process – it made it all so much easier and felt effortless. Thank you all once again, and we will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to others. All the best! Diane & Ray."
– Ray Wilson, 29 June 2018, wedding in London
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"We can’t thank Sam and The Manhattans enough for helping make our wedding day in Sicily so special, extremely fun and forever memorable! All our guests commented on how insanely good the band was both vocally and at creating a fantastic atmosphere that made everyone want to get up and dance – we would wholeheartedly agree! Sam made everything such a joy during the planning stages – so professional and genuinely friendly and helpful. His solo singing during dinner and our first dance displayed just how talented he is a singer; it was perfect and exactly what we wanted. The band and DJing entertainment post-dinner was just as amazing and no one wanted it to end – we would highly recommend The Manhattans!"
– Richard Mirfin, 11 June 2018, wedding in Sicily
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"We had a fantastic day! Thank you so much for absolutely smashing the music, we had so much fun dancing with everyone. My wife loved the Chilli Peppers - you guys killed it!"
– Chris Hepburn, 19 May 2018, wedding in Reading
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"You guys were amazing at the wedding - we've had so many comments both at the time and since about how much you guys rocked it! We had a great time!"
– Matt Howard-Cairns, 12 May 2018, wedding in Hertfordshire
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"The band were great and really professional throughout the booking process and on the day. They arrived 2 hours before the set up time and were able to rehearse and get set up with time to spare. Sam and the band were also accommodating by allowing us to use the mic to make some announcements during their break and took some requests for songs during that intermission from some of the guests. During the end of the second set with 15 minutes remaining, the hotel security informed us that there had been some complaints over noise so Sam was able to adjust his set and play quieter to ensure there was no further disturbance. Both sets were made up of great songs that were loved by the guests and many were dancing and singing along. The great reception to some of the tracks prompted the band to then play more from that artist and they tailored the set to what people were enjoying and what was getting a great response. From both a booking and arranging, and performance point of view, The Manhattans were fantastic and I would happily recommend them in the future."
– Jamie La Marque, 14 February 2018, wedding in Berkshire
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"The Manhattans were a pleasure to deal with - not only are they an excellent group of musicians who played precisely the set needed to entertain the guests at our wedding, but they also took the various sound and space requirements of our venue in their stride. We would not hesitate to recommend them as a wedding band."
– Jamie Elliott, 30 November 2017, wedding in London
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"Absolutely fantastic - couldn't have been more perfect! All our guests were on the dance floor all night which made me so incredibly happy. Every single song was brilliant and the band seemed to be enjoying the party as much as we all were. Sam responded almost instantly to queries by email in the weeks leading up to the wedding. They arrived in plenty of time and set up promptly. The perfect band! Thank you very much!"
– Emily Sanders, 2 November 2017, wedding in London
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"Everyone said how good you guys were and asked for your details. Thank you for making our special day amazing."
– Michael Curbishley, 13 April 2017, wedding at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk
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"The Manhattans were incredible and I will most definitely be in touch regarding future events."
– Jessica Watts, 26 March 2017, corporate event for Blue Square Marketing & Samsung
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"Big thanks to The Manhattans who rocked our wedding! You guys completely surpassed all expectations. We've had no end of comments from guests saying you were the best band they've ever seen at a wedding."
– Claire Bourgein, 27 January 2017, wedding in Kent
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Set List
2010s

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

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

90s

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

80s

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

70s

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

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

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

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

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