Welcome to Groovething!

Groovething are one of the most popular function and wedding bands in Cheshire and Manchester.

Contact Paul on 07824 368598 to speak to us directly, or fill out our contact form and we’ll be happy to get in touch.

When you hire Groovething band, you are hiring a function and wedding band with over 10 year’s experience and 100s of recommendations and happy clients to boot. With an unbeatable repertoire – featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake – Groovething have the talent and the music to get your party jumping!

Wedding Bands Cheshire | Manchester | North West | Function Band

With an unbeatable line-up and featuring two amazing singers, a fantastic horn section and an un-rivalled stage show, Groovething are the ultimate party band for hire and have performed for well over 300 wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties in Cheshire, Manchester and all over the UK! Don’t take our word for it though, check out some amazing testimonials from all the lovely people who we’ve entertained over the years.

So if you are looking for Cheshire Wedding Bands, or organising a party or corporate event in Manchester and looking for great function or wedding bands, then get in touch! We can cater for all types of events and budgets, performing as a 5-piece, 6-piece or 8-piece band depending on your requirements. We also offer a number of additional options, such as solo piano, an acoustic duo and solo sax and trumpet for each type of event and for all occasions.

Check out our Videos and Audio demos and look out for our regular showcase gigs that we perform throughout the year.

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Testimonials

Here’s some recent feedback we have received from our lovely clients

Dear Paul and the rest of Groovething, Just wanted to send this card to say a big thank you for all your help & support before the big day and then your amazing performance on the big day! It meant so much the fact that you learnt our first dance and you kept the dancefloor busy & the atmosphere amazing! Our friends & family have been asking for your details & we’ll continue to recommend you guys in the future!

Jesika and DarrenWedding Reception, Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, Merseyside

A great big thanks to the band for an absolutely excellent night, all our guests said you were amazing, you played with such energy throughout the evening, taking our special day to another level making it a night to remember for everyone. The music you played was just right for everyone; given we had a huge age range from 2 – 90 it was no mean feat!!! If anyone is looking to book a band for an event or wedding, look no further you couldn’t get any better than Groovething.

Wendy & Jonathan MatherShropshire

Thank you for helping to make our day so special. We’ve had lots of feedback from friends and family who all said that they have never been to a wedding that was better suited to the Bride and Groom! Having a live band play, and a large live band like yourselves, really set the night off with a bang! From our first dance to our last the dance floor was full. In fact even whilst you were doing your sound check you had people off their seats and onto the dance floor! There was no need for a playlist for you to DJ to as our guests took the time between sets to catch their breath and have a sneaky drink. Our last dance and exit from the marquee will stick in our memories for a long time. It was so nice to have everyone up and involved. As we were getting into our taxi both Kate and I thought about running back in to the marquee because the music was so good!

Tim HarfordWedding Reception, Ashton Hayes, Cheshire

The Ultimate Wedding Band Guide

Never booked a band before to play at your event? Check out some tips from getting the best out of the day.

What Music will a Wedding Band play?

Typically we like to play a mix of material from various genres and from the 50’s right through to this year’s hits. We can play songs from artists such as:

Stevie WonderBruno MarsAmy Winehouse
PrinceMichael JacksonChic
The SupremesEd SheeranBon Jovi
Whitney HoustonElvis PresleyThe Killers
The BeatlesQueenJames Brown

Is a Live Wedding Band suitable for my event?

Usually we are the headline event in the evening and we like to end the day with a real bang, providing music to dance to and to give you and your guests a high energy and memorable ‘crescendo’ to the day.  Don’t forget we also can provide some more low key live music for during the wedding breakfast or during the wedding drinks reception, for more information see our additional options page. A wedding band can also personalise the evening by playing your first dance and can provide a DJ service so that you have entertainment throughout the night.

It can work out considerable cheaper to book one band for the whole day as travel costs are already included and the PA and lighting will have been included.

Space Considerations

Bear in mind that the larger the live band, the more space they will require. Our smallest line-up is the 5-piece which needs 4m x 3m and the biggest is the 8-piece which needs 5m x 3.

How long will a Live Wedding Band take to setup?

Usually we take around an hour to get setup and be ready to play some background music and then an extra 30 minutes to get changed before we are ready to play some live music. These timings depend a little on access and whether we need to use a lift (which will mean times are a little longer).

What will a Wedding Band need at the Venue?

An appropriately sized, flat and safe stage or performance area

Parking provision with easy access to the function room

Somewhere secure to get changed (no toilets please) and to store valuables

Power – a minimum of four 13 amp power sockets

Refreshments: hot meals for each member of the band and support and soft drinks for the duration of their booking

How long will a Wedding Band play for?

We typically play 2 x 45 minute sets if performing as the 5-piece option and then 2 x 60 minutes as a 6-piece or 8-piece. Sometimes we split the 2 hours into 3 x 40 minute sets if this fits with the evening buffet a little better.  We’re completely flexible in the evening in case your timings move around a little,  and usually take a break of around 15-30 minutes between sets, during which time we will provide background music.