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    • The Alchemists

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      The Alchemists maintain a vintage style, a vinyl sound, they have a repertoire of popular songs and add their own unique twists, they're truly unforgettable. Take swing, latin, jazz, soul, funk, infuse it with contemporary pop, add some spices, flavour and you might have a good idea. ...
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      Fee from £1000
    • Cherry Valentine

      Duo act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Cherry plays a mixture of pop, rock, ska and motown covers both acoustically and in a full electric band. Her acoustic act is available as a trio, duo and she also performs solo. For the full electric band she is available as a trio, quartet, 5 piece and 6 piece band. Cherry has been in ...
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      Fee from £385 (4 more options)
    • Sandy and the Secrets

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Sandy and The Secrets are a professional sixties cover band playing all the big hits you know and love. From early Beatles to the sound of Cliff and The Shadows, we deliver an authentic sixties experience whatever your event. Blending high quality musicianship with modern technology, we ...
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      Fee from £1100
    • The Get Back Beats

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      The Get BackBeats are a swinging rock n roll band you can book for your wedding, function, party or any event that needs the dance floor full with everyone twistin’ and shoutin’…. Playing hits by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, Queen, Van Morrison, ...
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      Fee from £400 (2 more options)
    • Jager Maestros Oompah Band

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      The Jager Maestros Oompah Band are one of the Best Bavarian Bands the UK Has to Offer. Create the Oktoberfest Atmosphere Anytime of Year With This Fantastic Live Band. With their mix of traditional Oompah songs and cover well loved hits such as Purple Rain and Bohemian Rhapsody in their ...
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      Fee from £1000
    • Hot Jazz Biscuits

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Hot Jazz Biscuits are a versatile group of experienced musicians and firm friends who have been working together to provide high quality live music since 2003, ideal for any occasion. From solo artists for intimate weddings, right up to ten-piece bands for extravagant corporate events, and ...
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      Fee from £1850 (3 more options)
    • Hard Candi Band 4-8 Piece Band

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Hard Candi Band are no ordinary party band. Performing at over 100 luxury Weddings, Corporate Events and parties each year the band provide an exceptional quality and entertaining live show. Made up of some of the UK's finest musicians who bring you the highest quality sound and lighting ...
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      Fee from £1500 (4 more options)
    • The RUSH

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      The RUSH are a 5 piece band based in Manchester, formed of some of the best musicians in the UK, performing songs in their own inimitible style. Winners of the North West Wedding Industry Awards 'Band of the Year' 2016, they're performances at many events have seen them become one of the most ...
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      Fee from £2500 (2 more options)
    • SOULvation

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      SOULvation are an excellent Soul, Funk & Motown band consisting of drums, bass, keys, guitar and lead female vocals. Guaranteed to have people singing, dancing and having a good time from the first song to the last. We are available to play all pubs, clubs, functions and parties at very ...
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      Fee from £550
    • Dancefloor Anthems

      Band act for hire
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Dancefloor Anthems perform current chart topping music to set your event off in style. With some of the finest musicians Manchester has to offer, we will have you on your feet to help you celebrate any occasion. We provide 2x45 minute sets of live music and DJ before/during/after the show.
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      Fee from £1000
    • LeFunk! Wedding Band and Party Band

      Band act for hire
      Cheadle, United Kingdom
      LeFunk! is a classic dancefloor covers band formed in 2010 in Manchester. If you are looking to bring a fun, party atmosphere to an event, be it a wedding, birthday, festival or conference, then LeFunk! could be the perfect choice. The band is available in three formats, the 5 piece, 4 piece ...
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      Fee from £882 (6 more options)
    • Don't Stop Queen Now

      Band act for hire
      Stockport District, United Kingdom
      Tonight you’re gonna have yourself a real good time... Don't Stop Queen Now is the North of England’s finest tribute to the music of Queen The band consists of high-standard musicians, including one man who used to perform with the actual Queen band on their tours, as well as touring ...
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      Fee from £800 (1 more option)


    Manchester is one of the most unique cities in the UK with a storied history and deep cultural roots. There is a wealth of activities including concerts, music festivals, and parades. Manchester is cherished by locals and continues to be a popular destination for visitors looking to expand their boundaries.

    No matter the city you live in, large or small, people love to be entertained, and people in Manchester know how to entertain.

    Whether a wedding reception, holiday party, 40th birthday celebration, 'Welcome Home' party, or a corporate event, good music and live entertainment can add tremendous fun and enjoyment to any affair – and local Manchester bands can bring just that.

    Similar to any other city across the globe, more and more people in Manchester are embracing and appreciating live musicians and the demand for such performances has increased.

    Although people are seeking this type of talent for their events, the challenge has been, for quite some time, figuring out how to find an available Manchester band for hire.

    Sure, most musicians and entertainers are on social media, but unless they are constantly checking their profiles and emails, or having someone else do it, inquiries fall through the cracks. Not to mention delays in correspondences, miscommunications involving contract terms, or simply musicians not showing up.

    In other words, the effort necessary to book a musician or more specifically, to hire a band in Manchester, had proven to be an overwhelming task.

    Nowadays, there are platforms like that have transformed the way musicians and live entertainers are found and booked.

    In 2015, three entrepreneurs, Maria Hayden, Stan Mcleod, and Rosario Garcia de Zuniga, noticed a void in the live entertainment niche and set out to fill it – a streamlined way to find London's (as well as other cities') best bands and hire them, regardless of the type of event.

    Maria Hayden and Stan Mcleod, a couple and long-time music industry pros, had a difficult time finding musicians that were suitable for their wedding day; in essence, was born out of frustration.

    Along with the combined expertise of Maria and Stan, Rosario's background in technology was the perfect fit to create an online venue for booking London's hottest live entertainment acts.

    Bringing together world-class musicians, bookers, and event professionals, Headliner provides a safe, intuitive, and simplified way to hire a band in Manchester to suit any entertainment requirements.

    Live entertainment provides an enjoyable and festive ambience to events. Elegance and poised, energetic and over the top, or laid back and relaxed, local Manchester bands listed on Headliner are committed to meeting the demands of attendees and performing to the best of their abilities.

    Those on the hunt to find a band need only to begin a search query on the Headliner search page.

    For easy viewing and booking, selected 'Artists of the week' are displayed on the search page. If not interested, bookers can enter their detailed event information under 'Refine Your Search' to receive relevant musician options.

    For instance, a booker looking to hire acts for a wedding reception could effortlessly use specific search filters to return results for 'Manchester bands for weddings'.

    Offering deciding information such as customer reviews; musician bios; preferred event types; musical tracks, videos, and photos; genre specialization; instruments they play; and an availability calendar, bookers can access and view each musician's profile.

    From there, a profile can be saved to a wish list for later viewing or a free no-obligation quote can be requested, with a typical response time of 48 hours.

    One notable feature of Headliner is the strict vetting process, which includes quality-checking musician biographies, images, audio, and videos.

    Additionally, each musician is required to have or acquire public liability insurance.

    Once a booker decides to hire a band in Manchester, the payment process is just as stress-free as initiating a search.

    If an act is booked within 45 days of an event taking place, the full amount is due. If more than 45 days away, a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total fee is due, while the remaining 80% is payable 45 days before the event. Note - there are protocols in place for cancellation incidents, on the part of both the booker and the entertaining act.

    Aside from providing in-depth search and booking features, Headliner offers two exclusive customer-centric programs:

    • Reward Scheme – a referral program for frequent bookers to earn cash back or vouchers
    • "H" – Headliner's premium concierge service designed to connect agencies, event planners, and brands directly to global talent

    While there are many live entertainment booking sites, is unmatched.

    It's one of the most comprehensive and intuitive online destinations to find and book incredible musicians and live acts. From Manchester bands for parties and weddings to festivals and product launches, Headliner prides itself on turning a good event into a great event by supplying the perfect musician(s) to entertain your guests.

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