Live wedding bands for hire in Manchester through Freak Music.

The Distance
The Distance

Manchester in the North West of England is fairly well known as a bit of a musical epicentre of the world, never mind just the UK. Especially in comparatively recent times, think Joy Division, the Fall, the Smiths and so on…. It’s fairly unlikely you’d want these style of bands at your wedding but the live wedding bands in Manchester and surrounding areas is a pretty healthy scene. And not a trench coat in sight.

The Distance (main picture) formed in 2010 and have quickly established themselves as one of the UK’s leading vocal duos. They have performed at functions large and small all over the world and their constant attention to detail has earned them a reputation for excellence and reliability. With a repertoire spanning many genres over many decades, the duo are flexible enough to adapt their performance style to suit the mood. So whether it’s quiet and tasteful background music performed with just a guitar and two vocals, or a full on party complete with backing tracks, stage lighting and PA system. Mat and Sophie share lead vocal duties, each complimenting the other with intricate harmonies and bringing the party to your guests. Our party sets are lively and entertaining, featuring popular classics like Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry), 9 To 5 (Dolly Parton) and Jailhouse Rock (The Blues Brothers’ version – obviously) as well as modern hits like Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon), Domino (Jessie J) and Man I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain).

With many years of experience performing at hundreds of venues across the UK, Pickup The Pieces are the perfect choice for a great night of live entertainment. With a line-up of in-demand professionals, the band can provide an exciting and energetic live music experience, guaranteed to raise the roof of your function and leave guests raving about it for years to come. Pickup The Pieces was formed by Simon Pickup (geddit?) , who had met a number of talented musicians in the Manchester area, whilst playing at various functions and productions. With a passion for music and entertaining, he set about forming this funky covers band.

The Riviera (below) are a stylish and charismatic group of extraordinary musicians. Their unique busking style combines the sublime talents of all 5 musicians to create a vibrant live act, putting a contemporary twist on the classic 1930’s gypsy jazz sound. Whether entertaining clients in a busy city bar or creating a beautiful mellow ambience for an early evening event, The Riviera never fails to capture an audience. The band are based in the North West of England, but travel both nationally and internationally to entertain clients looking for something special.

Since 1982, Carlton Ensemble‘s unusual set up of string quartet & flute has entertained corporate & wedding guests at receptions, ceremonies, dinners & parties in Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire, Wirral, North Wales & the North West. Carlton’s friendly professionals delight in offering you their unrivalled selection of classical, light music & modern songs. The Carlton Ensemble has a great reputation for their beautiful and harmonious performances which are not only a delight to listen to but are visually stunning also due to their colour co-ordination with your event’s theme every time they play.

The Riviera
The Riviera


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