Hand Selected Bands

Professional music for any occasion

Band A

The Maestroes - A 4 piece live party band with full harmonies, playing music throughout the decades to cater for all age groups.

Sample Playlist

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Robbie Williams, DON'T STOP BELIEVING Journey, TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam SUMMER OF 69 Bryan Adams, I'M A BELIEVER The Monkeys, SWEET HOME ALABAMA Lynyrd Skynyrd STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU Stealers Wheel, FREEDOM Wham, DISCO INFERNO Trammps PRETTY WOMAN Roy Orbison, DECEMBER 63 The Four Seasons, MR BRIGHTSIDE The Killers SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon, DO YOU LOVE ME The Contours, HI HO SILVER LINING Jeff Beck DAYDREAM BELIEVER The Monkeys, SHOUT Lulu, TWIST & SHOUT The Beatles MERRY CHRISTMAS Slade, DIZZY Various, MUSTANG SALLY Various, PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry

and many more...


Band B

This band have performed all over Europe and continue to play regularly in some of the best venues across the north - and in particular the Manchester region where they are based. The band are available for any event, wedding and corporate affair, however, notable performances have come at the United for UNICEF Ball at Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney's 18th birthday party, The British Grand Prix at Silverstone and the Opening Party of the Commonwealth Games in the Hard Rock Cafe.The band have always prided themselves on the amount and variety of songs that they can and do perform.

As a band we draw from many differing influences such as soul, jazz, rock, funk and pop, and therefore as a result, we don't usually conform to any certain type of music. Over the past few years the band have chosen good songs, and songs that get a crowd going, rather than think about the style of music they are to remain faithful to. As a result, you have something for everybody. Bare in mind when you look at this list, in the main, this band only play songs that the crowd will dance to, as that makes a night successful - but we've put the slow songs in there for the purpose of background gigs and first dances.


Band C

This group has performed internationally and throughout the UK, touring lounge bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels, from marquees to back garden’s and even the living rooms of the rich and famous! Exclusive live performances on BBC Radio programs Manchester, Merseyside, Cambridge and Belfast have helped Toni gain a reputation as a polished and sophisticated performer. Space Magazine voted Toni one of Liverpool’s top 100 coolest people and she has received extensive press coverage in such magazines as Blues and Soul, Echoes, Time Out and Star Magazine. Toni has supported soul legends Mica Paris, Solomon Burke, and Ruby Turner.

The band has the ability to adapt in terms of size/number of musicians, so can therefore can be booked as anything from a 4-piece group right up to 12 members or more. The standard line-up of the band consists of vocals, keyboards, bass and drums. This particular ensemble has been entertaining audiences for many years; providing an energetic and super slick performance that will have everybody up dancing. The 6- piece band sees the addition of the infamous, dancing horn- section , so if you fancy the addition of guitar or a rapper, string section or percussion, they are more than happy to add this to the line-up.


Band D

Consistently packing dance floors at every event they play, this live 4-piece will provide an unforgettable show for your guests. There are no gimmicks, no backing tracks, just pure live energy from four suited and booted guys who are all highly talented musicians and experienced performers.

hey perform chart music from the 60′s to the present that you can dance to. They have a full 5kW sound system, full lighting rig with motorised units and effects, meaning that they can cater for most functions and venues.

Sample Playlist

Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli Crocodile Rock – Elton John Oh What A Night – The Four Seasons Rockin All Over The World – Status Quo Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel YMCA – Village People You’re The First, My Last – Barry White Poker Face – Lady Gaga Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis Disco 2000 – Pulp Love Machine – Girls Aloud Mr Brightside – The Killers Relight My Fire – Take That Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon Valerie – Mark Ronson - Amy Winehouse


Band E

Hire this band and you can expect an infectious mix of dance floor filling classics from the 60s through to the present day. They are all about authenticity; everything is live, there are no dodgy backing tracks or karaoke type dubbed vocals or instrumentation. You will get great songs delivered by 2 dynamic lead singers, 5 part harmonies top class musicianship all delivered with energy and enthusiasm through a digitally mixed full range PA system with a full light show.

The band was originally formed in 2001 under the name Solar Power which was a 5 piece Soul / Disco Band - which still performs in midweek gigs. During 2004 Emma joined and provided the extra dimension and a wider range of repertoire. As most of our weekend work is at private functions we try to set up regular midweek showcase gigs at smaller venues where you can see us and have the opportunity to meet us and chat about your event.

Sample Playlist

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley I Feel Good - James Brown Sex Machine - James Brown Knock on Wood - Wilson Pickett Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson Show Me - Joe Tex Get Ready - The Temptations Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding Disco Inferno - The Tramps SOS - Edwin Starr Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers Hold Back the Night - The Tramps I Wish - Stevie Wonder Young Hearts - Candi Staton Mustang Sally - The Commitments Get Down Saturday Night - Oliver Cheatham Easy - Commodores Walking On Sunshine –Katrina And The Waves Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams Make This A Night To Remember – Shalamar I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston Lets Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams Lost In Music – Sister Sledge Lets Stay Together - Al Green / Tina Turner


Band F

Both critics and fans agree that this performer is a great showman and dynamic singer. Understood as the longest serving former member of legendary group The Drifters, he had worked alongside founder Johnny Moore for more than 10 years. He has entertained audiences around the world with his easy, relaxed style and fabulous voice in a career that spans four decades and includes appearances in several Royal Variety shows and twice at The White House.

After three well-received albums, the group disbanded and Roy launched his solo career. In 1997 Roy released his first solo album, ‘No Afro, No Sequins, No Flares’ to great critical acclaim. He followed this in 1999 with his second solo album, ‘All Talked Out’ which includes a fine version of 'The Drifters' classic, ‘Like Sister and Brother’.

His current stage show The Dictionary of Soul, includes the songs of Otis Reading, James Brown, The O-Jays, The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops and other Motown and Soul greats. The show is full of timeless songs performed with energy and sensitivity, creating emotions that touch the hearts of audiences everywhere.


Band G

The band are a combination of powerful vocals and a high quality of musicianship, featuring some of Manchester most established and talented musicians from the past 10 years. TheY can make your event or wedding truly a night to remember, with a huge list of possible songs, there is certain to be something for everyone in your crowd.

Fully self contained with lighting and PA equipment, the band also offer a professional DJing service as an option for a whole evening’s entertainment. Their experience is at your disposal, having performed at on average 70 weddings per year, not including a great number of huge charity and corporate events, and therefore they have seen every type of crowd, with demographics ranging from teenagers to the older generation!!! They are highly professional and are able to work your crowd in to a frenzy!!!

ead singer Gavin, was a feature on the 2007 X-Factor contest, having all his auditions televised and even appeared on Lorraine Kelly's show as the shock omission of the competition!

Sample Playlist

Don't Look Back In Anger : Oasis Hard To Handle : Counting Crows Just Looking : Stereophonics Place Your Hands : Reef Smells Like Teen Spirit : Nirvana Space Cowboy : Jamiroquai The Way You Make Me Feel : Michael Jackson Two Princes : Spin Doctors Wonderwall : Oasis You and Me Song : The Wannadies You Got The Love : Candi Staton feat The Source Every Little Thing She Does is Magic : The Police Faith : George Michael Footloose : Footloose Soundtrack I Love Rock n; Roll : Joan Jett Kiss : Prince Living on a Prayer : Bon Jovi Never Too Much : Luther Vandross Long Train Running : Doobie Brothers Message in a Bottle : The Police Play That Funky Music : Wild Cherry Signed Sealed Delivered : Stevie Wonder Stuck In The Middle With You : Stealers Wheel Sunshine of Your Love : Cream Superstition : Stevie Wonder Happy : Pharell Williams Hey Ho : The Lumineers Locked Out of Heaven : Bruno Mars Love Me Again : John Newman and Rudimental Mr Brightside : The Killers She Said : Plan B On a Day Like This: Elbow


Band H

This band have been entertaining audiences across the UK for the last 3 years. The band is made up of full-time, professional musicians, who have performed for parties of all shapes and sizes, whether it be 100 or 2,000 people. They pride themselves on delivering music that is fun, fresh and full of energy with songs dating from the 60’s right the way through to today’s chart music. Their music is not limited by 'genre' and our clients are able to hand select the set contents from our extensive song selection. If you don't like it, they won't play it! They are available as a 4,6,9 or 12-piece band, depending on venue size and budget. These options will be discussed at length with clients upon request.

Sample Playlist

Crazy - Gnarls Barkely Carwash - Rose Royce My Generation - The Who Daytripper - The Beatles Rehab - Amy Winehouse Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis Last Nite - The Strokes Hush - Kula Shaker Dani California - RHCP Love Machine - Girls aloud One Way or Another - Blondie Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet Valerie - Mark Ronson Parklife - Blur Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis Come Together - The Beatles Dreaming of You - The Coral Mercy - Duffy Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Superstition - Stevie Wonder Woman - Wolfmother Staying Alive - Bee Gees Surfing USA - Beach Boys Hard To Handle - Black Crowes Rocks Off - Primal Scream You Will You Won't - Zutons Four Kicks - KOL Mollys Chambers - KOL Twist n Shout - Beatles In the Morning - Razorlight Baby Fratelli - The Fratellis Going Out - Supergrass Crazy Chick - Charlotte Church


Band I

This Dance Orchestra is a 13-piece Rat-pack style big band comprising male vocalist, four brass, five saxes and three rhythm. Founded in 1997 with help from The Prince’s Trust, Mr Swing has become very popular on the corporate, society and wedding circuits. They performs classic swing band songs from the radio broadcasts of the thirties, through the Glenn Miller sound of the forties to the Rat-pack days of the fifties and beyond. Well-known big band tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond and more recently revived by Harry Connick Jnr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé.

The focal point of Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra is undoubtedly its vocalist. Phil Chapman has had a love of big band music all his life – an affection very apparent in his performances. The Dance Orchestra has played to audiences the length and breadth of the country. All over North, South, East and West Yorkshire, the North East, the North West, Leeds, Manchester and London, the swing band encourages young and old to get up and dance. With a repertoire of over a hundred swing band and big band songs, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Sample Playlist

String Of Pearls Adios American Patrol Witchcraft You Make Me Feel So Young Let There Be Love Let’s Face The Music And Dance Straighten Up And Fly Right Unforgettable When I Fall In Love Delilah Help Yourself It’s Not Unusual Love Me Tonight Sex Bomb I'm A Believer Mr Bojangles Sweet Caroline Hello Dolly Mack The Knife We Have All The Time In The World Wonderful World And Many Many More ...


Band J

This trio are one of the UK’s leading gypsy swing ensembles, performing inspired re-worked classics of Django Reinhardt in addition to highly acclaimed original material penned by their band leader Simon Harris, bringing a unique and contemporary twist to this ever popular genre. Since forming in 2005 the trio have performed in top Jazz venues, including Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, and Le Quecumbar, concert halls from Kings Place to Barbican Hall and major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, The Mostly Jazz Festival and Shambala Festival.

The trio currently have a residency at The Ritz London, have just released their first EP Fall In Love With Swing, reaching no 3 in the online bandcamp charts and are also regular guest performers on various BBC Radio shows including a recent performance/interview on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. From the fields of Glastonbury and Bestival, to the concert halls of the Southbank, to the intimate jazz clubs of Soho and Chelsea and from around the UK and beyond her shores They have played wherever lovers of jazz, swing and great music can be found. Along with Simon, Ducato and Nick the Trio often plays with special guests including Quentin Collins (trumpet) and Dave Shulman (clarinet).


Band K

This Band are one of the best UK Rock, Pop and Indie Covers Bands, consisting of 7 highly professional musicians/vocalists. mainly specialise in Weddings and Corporate Events although adaptable to any function. They are quickly becoming one of the UK's leading covers bands and are available for hire all over the UK and abroad, from big hotel chains such as the De Vere to small intimate private functions and marquees.

This band also provide an excellent and friendly service both when booking the band and when working with them. They pride themselves on working to an exceptionally high standard as musicians and have a professional attitude. They have been described as the ultimate party band and suit any function however big or small. They are one of the most sort after bands and provide the ultimate live show. They use professional equipment and instruments to provide clients with fantastic quality of sound and lights. All of their equipment is fully PAT tested, they also have Public Liability Insurance