Wedding Band Manchester – The Top 3 Wedding Bands In Manchester

How to find the best wedding band for your Manchester celebration

If you’ve searched ‘wedding band Manchester’ then you’re in luck! Manchester is the perfect location to locate unforgettable event entertainment because of its plethora of wedding band talent. But with so many choices available, how can you decide which Manchester wedding band will add even more charm to your special day?

It’s also good to know that we don’t just hire our bands for weddings, we also provide entertainment for birthday parties, corporate events and all forms of celebration. 

We have put together a list of Manchester’s best 3 wedding bands to aid you!

Wedding Band Manchester

Wedding Band Manchester – Top 3 Wedding Bands

1. Colour Blue

Manchester wedding band, Colour Blue, are an upbeat and energetic wedding band available to perform in Manchester and across the UK. They were recently nominated for The Best Wedding Band in the UK and it’s not hard to see why!

Based in Greater Manchester, the band have dominated the Manchester wedding scene. They have a phenomenal reputation for their onstage charisma and ability to bring any party to life.

They have performed at numerous Manchester wedding venues including Merrydale Manor and Colshaw Hall in Knutsford, as well as 20 Stories and Manchester Hall. Colour Blue has a wealth of experience and has grown to become one of the most sought-after bands on the Manchester wedding scene. 

If you would like to see Colour Blue live, we host Wedding Music Showcase evenings in all of Greater Manchester at such venues as The Oaktree of Peover and Merrydale Manor. You can see a range of wedding bands live in addition to popular add-on packages, including the Sax & DJ package. Follow us on Instagram to find out more. 

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Wedding Band Manchester – Top 3 Wedding Bands

2. Northern House Band

True to their name, Northern House Band are a 5-piece band of Northerners based in West Yorkshire and Manchester. Northern House Band have been on the Manchester wedding scene for over 7 years.

The Manchester-based band regularly perform at popular Manchester music venues including YES, Night & Day Café, and Matt & Phreds. They offer a blend of female and male vocals from their singers Katie and Ryan. The two have also featured on BBC Radio Manchester as well as performed at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival.

Northern House Band specialise in performing Motown classics as well as soul, pop, indie, and rock and roll. With a varied repertoire that brings something for everyone, they are a band that will definitely rock your wedding.

They perform at some of the best wedding venues in Manchester and the surrounding areas including Manchester Hall, The Oaktree of Peover in Knutsford, and King Street Townhouse.

Their founder Ryan, based in Moss Side, regularly makes appearances alongside singers Katie and Ryan at Alberts in Worsley, Didsbury, and Standish, as well as Dukes 92 in Manchester City Centre and Greater Manchester.

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Wedding Band Manchester – Top 3 Wedding Bands

3. Something For The Weekend

Upbeat, enthusiastic, and bound to get everyone on the dance floor, this charismatic collective will make sure you have an unforgettable time. The talented four-piece band offers both full-day and evening-only packages that you can customise to your needs. B

ased in Yorkshire, the band has played at loads of venues in and around Manchester, including The Edwardian Manchester, Mottram Hall in Cheshire and Stock Farm in Altrincham. 

The band ranges from a duo to a 5-piece band and offers packages to cover the whole day. Whether you’re looking for a wedding party band to hire or entertainment for a special birthday bash, Something For The Weekend will perform your favourite tracks and keep the crowd happy.

Deciding on your party entertainment can be daunting, but Something For The Weekend’s vast repertoire and sheer professionalism makes them an excellent choice that you and your guests will love.

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Where to find wedding bands in Manchester

You’ve got your date set and you’ve found a beautiful venue. Perhaps you’ve even sent out your invitations. Now it’s time to think about your wedding entertainment. You know you want a live band, but where do you find them?

You could:

  • Browse social media
  • Ask friends for recommendations
  • Explore local music venues
  • Use a wedding directory

You might also want to get in touch with an entertainment or live music agency — they can put you in touch with a range of acts covering all kinds of genres and styles.

Things to Think About When Choosing a Wedding Band

Whether you want a lively and dynamic show band, vintage jazz, or a relaxed acoustic set, knowing the type of music you want at your wedding will help you find a band that gives the intensity and atmosphere you want.

Following your decision, consider the following additional factors:

How big is your location? Is the stage area big enough to fit a complete band with all of their gear? Instead of hiring a large 5-piece ensemble for a small wedding, you might wish to choose a duet or trio.

Where are you located? Will the performers have a long journey? Finding a wedding band that is already a Manchester-based can be beneficial.

How much are you looking to spend on your wedding entertainment? We have packages available that can be much more cost-effective if you’re looking for music throughout the entire day.

Manchester Wedding Bands With Talent

We at Jonny Ross Music are fortunate to represent some outstanding local Manchester musicians. Professional and amiable, it’s clear that our artists are passionate about what they do.

We provide customised packages that are catered to you because we believe that personalization is essential when it comes to organising an amazing wedding.

Check out our act selection if you’re seeking some 90s nostalgia, classic Motown, or indie rock favourites.

We hired The Wilde Ones for our wedding who also did the DJ and Sax package afterwards. They were unbelievable! Everyone at the wedding commented on how good the band was and the dance floor was full at all times. Having the sax with the DJ set was the icing on the cake. Thanks so much for your hard work!

Thomas - February 2019

We hired The Wilde Ones using Jonny Ross agency for our companies Christmas party. The whole process was so simple from start to finish. The band arrived early and got the party started with a great collection of songs to suit all ages. I highly recommend Jonny Ross Music to everyone. I will book again for next year.

Katie - December 2018

Rolling Keys Duo - A quick note to thank you very much for being a huge hit at my 40th on Saturday. Everyone loved you guys – perfect cool background at the beginning and then perfect 'get them all up dancing with arms in the air by the end!' You were super easy to book, required little help on the night (luckily – as I’d had a good few Cosmo’s….) and were universally loved! thank you again. James

James - November 2018

They were amazing from start to finish. Jonny and the team were so helpful. Marc and Abi and the band were simply AMAZING. Made our night! Will definitely book through Jonny Ross for any future events!

Christina - November 2018

Jonny Ross Music helped us to hire Young Souls for our Wedding. The band were amazing from start to finish! So helpful in all requests beforehand and the wedding went seamlessly. The dance floor was full all night long and they made our evening so special! I would definitely recommend this band for any events!

Emma - October 2018

We had Something for the weekend play at our wedding and they were incredible!
So much fun had by all and created provided a brilliant atmosphere.
So many people commented on how good all the guys from the band were!
Thankyou guys for giving us a night to remember.
Mr & Mrs Phillips

Deborah - September 2018

Jonny ross music provided the music for our wedding day and we were nothing but thrilled with the professional and enetertaining experience we had. Not only were they thorough and knowledgable throughout the whole process, the wedding evening would not have been the same without their fantastic band and DJ package. Thank you Jonny and Ellie for such a wonderful wedding! Would recommend them for any event!

Ian - September 2018

We booked the Wild ones with Sax and DJ package for our wedding on 24th August and we can’t thank them enough. They were absolutely amazing. Connor absolutely smashed the vocals and what a front man he is and the saxophonist I mean wow! They are all so talented and professional from beginning to end we didn’t want them to leave! We will be recommending them to everyone that’s for sure. Our friends and family are still talking about ‘our band!’ They were so good.

Nichola - August 2018

I can’t thank Jonny Ross music and the colour blue boys enough. Colour blue played at our wedding and they were 100% amazing! All our guests loved them and didn’t want them to leave when the set was finished!!!! They really got the party going and for that I cannot thank them enough! I can’t wait to hear them again which I’m sure I will as many of our guests are planning on booking them for their own events!!!! Please please please don’t hesitate using Jonny Ross music. You won’t be disappointed!

Claire - August 2018

How to choose the perfect wedding band in Manchester 

We make finding a wedding band for hire in Manchester easy. With our premium selection of bands, we work with you to find the band that suits your tastes in music. The process we follow is simple

  1. Understand your preferences in music
  2. Check availability
  3. Send you a list of recommended bands 
  4. Send you a quote
  5. Send a contract and booking deposit

What happens after I hire a band in Manchester

We will get in touch six weeks before the event to go over the finer details of the event. This includes:

  1. The itinerary for the event
  2. Timings
  3. Music choices

Once we have those three things, our bands for hire are available to rock your Manchester event!

When is the final payment due for the band?

The final invoice for your band is due four weeks before the date. 

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Things to consider when hiring a band in Manchester

When hiring a band for your Manchester event, several things must be considered to ensure you get the best possible result. Here are some key factors to keep in mind:

  1. Audio Engineer: An excellent audio engineer must ensure the band sounds great. Ensure the band you hire has a skilled sound engineer who can properly balance the sound and adjust levels throughout the performance.
  2. Music genre: Consider the music you want to hear when looking for a band. Manchester is known for its diverse music scene, with genres ranging from swing to reggae to funk. Choose a band that specializes in the genre you prefer.
  3. Performance energy: A band’s energy level can make or break a performance. Look for a band with a lot of energy and enthusiasm to keep the audience engaged.
  4. Rhythm section: A band’s rhythm section, typically consisting of bass, drums, and sometimes keyboard, is responsible for the groove of the music. Make sure your band has a solid rhythm section that keeps the beat and gets people dancing.
  5. Electric guitar: Whether you’re looking for a rock band or a funk band, the electric guitar can add an extra layer of excitement to the music. Look for a band with a skilled electric guitarist.
  6. Audience Engagement: A good band can engage the audience and create a lively atmosphere. Look for a band that is comfortable interacting with the crowd and can get people up and dancing.
  7. Popular music expert: If you’re looking for a band that can play all the latest hits, choose a band that specializes in popular music. They will be up-to-date on the latest trends and know what songs will get people on the dance floor.
  8. Reviews: Before hiring a band, read reviews from previous clients. This will give you a good sense of the band’s reputation and what you can expect from their performance.
  9. Industry experience: Look for a band that has experience playing at events similar to yours. They will know how to work with event organizers and can ensure a seamless performance.
  10. Playlist: Finally, discuss the band’s playlist before hiring them. They should be able to play a mix of songs that will appeal to your audience and keep them dancing. If you have any special requests, communicate them in advance.

While Manchester has a vibrant music scene, finding the right band for your event can be challenging. By considering these factors, you can find a band that will deliver an unforgettable performance for you and your guests. We have a range of local bands near you and can assist in finding the perfect act for your event.