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Smooth Connection

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About Smooth Connection

Smooth Connection supply the atmosphere and feelgood vibe for the perfect occasion - the versatile and classy choice for all functions.
Wedding band
Manchester
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Smooth Connection deliver the finest in R&B, soul, Motown, classic disco, current dance hits, smooth jazz, jazz-funk, swing/Ratpack and Latin jazz standards. They always have triumphant gigs and truly connect with the client's wishes and the audience in full flow, to bring an amazing event to fruition. Smooth Connection is crowd-pleasing lead vocalist Kiara, Pete Hughes (keyboards, keyboard bass, drum programming, vocoder and vocals), Elliot Browne (guitars, vocals) and Samantha Jayne (saxophones and vocals) We've played most of the major function venues in the North West, as well as others in London, Essex and Birmingham. From major hotels (including in 2019 The Midland, Hilton, Principal and Didsbury House Hotels, Manchester) and marquees to house parties and more intimate functions. See below for a full list of venues. Midland Hotel (Manchester) Hilton Hotel (Manchester) Lowry Hotel (Manchester) Radisson Blu Hotel (Manchester) Marriott Hotel (Manchester) Principal Hotel (Manchester) Didsbury House Hotel Abode Hotel (Chester) Thornton Manor (Wirral) Mottram Hall Hotel Shankly Hotel, Liverpool Mere Golf Resort and Spa Sheridan Suite (Manchester) St James Club (Manchester) Royal Birkdale Golf Club (Southport) Stanneylands (Hotel) (Wilmslow) Peckforton Castle Albert Hall (Manchester) Belfry Hotel (Birmingham) University of Birmingham (Functions) Alderley Edge Cricket & Tennis Club Bramhall Golf Club Chester Golf Club Hazel Grove Golf Club David Lloyd Centre (Cheadle) David Lloyd Centre (Middleton) Cinnamon Club (The Bowdon Rooms) (Altrincham) Colony (Wilmslow) British Medical Association (London) University of Manchester (Functions) Courtney’s (Manchester) Garage Bar (Manchester) Alexander Hospital Surgeons’ events (Cheadle) Vermillion (Manchester) Village Hotel (Walsall) Regular appearances/residencies at: Bubble Room (Alderley Edge and Bramhall) Zaranda (Didsbury) Fox (Hale Barns) Barns (Hale Barns) Symposium (Wilmslow) Coach and Four (Wilmslow) The John Millington (Cheadle Hulme) Frankies (Disley) Red Lion (Disley) Libby’s (Marple Bridge) Norfolk Arms (Marple Bridge) Oddfellows (Mellor) Scene (Manchester) Ziya (Manchester) Riva (Hale) Madame Geneva’s (Wigan)

Smooth Connection
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5 out of 5
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Smooth Connection's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Lucy M
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

The band were absolutely incredible. We had such a good time and our wedding guests are still talking about how good the music was! The band's communication (led by Peter) was spot on, they arrived on time, set up really calmly in the background, helped announce our first dance and father/daughter dance (even being in charge of pressing play on Spotify for our songs), and then preceded to play 2 brilliant sets. By the end, almost everyone was up dancing and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to book a great band for any event, but especially a wedding!

Reply from Smooth Connection
1 month ago

Thanks Lucy, we really enjoyed performing for such kind beautiful people. You and the team made us feel special and looked after us. Thanks for booking us and providing such positive feedback. You guys were simply the best. Lots of love ❤️

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Debbie C
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant band, great communication :)

Reply from Smooth Connection
8 months ago

Thanks so much for your review, Debbie. We loved the evening and you looked after us so well. We would love to work for you again!

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Emma M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Without doubt the best wedding band I've ever seen. They are incredibly talented, and brought such a positive, fun atmosphere that got everybody dancing. They were also really lovely people, in organising the day and being super accommodating, and the loveliest people to have there on the night. Couldn't recommend more highly.

Reply from Smooth Connection
1 year ago

Thank you so much Emma! You and Matt are the loveliest couple and so sweet with us all. It was an incredibly fun, chilled, happy wedding party and a happy memory to cherish for all of the band. We loved being exactly what you wanted, too!

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Kathryn D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing ,so interactive with all guests.Thankyou

Reply from Smooth Connection
1 year ago

Thank you Kathryn! This was a truly wonderful and memorable night where we genuinely felt the love coming back from you and all of your guests throughout!

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Emma Y
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Caldicot
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5 out of 5

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely thrilled with this band. They bent over backwards to ensure everyone had a good time. They were flexible and happy to learn a new song for the event. They were so friendly and warm. They were such a talented bunch of people. I can’t recommend them enough, they were absolutely perfect. Thank you for making the night so special 😀😀😀

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Peter H
9 years ago

My wife and I shared our 60th’s and 40th wedding anniversary and through a family member were alerted to Smooth Edge and were fortunate enough to have them to play at our party on February 7th 2015, What a professional band of musicians who can play just about anything and have a wonderful warm persona that makes for a fantastic experience and made the difference to the whole evening. During and after the party we had so many people asking ” where did you find the band” all saying how brilliant they were. Would I book them again—Yes Thank you Elliot-Pete-Neil and Yvonne for making our night special. Pete & Sue

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Smooth Connection's Song list

Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers/Michael Jackson)
All I Do (Stevie Wonder)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Another Star (Stevie Wonder)
At Last (Etta James)
Back To Life (Soul II Soul)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Blame It On The Boogie (Michael Jackson)
Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Celebration (Kool and The Gang)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Dancing In The Street (Martha and the Vandellas)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I’ll Be There (Jackson 5)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Killing Me Softly (The Fugees)
Kiss (Prince)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Lady Marmalade (Patti Labelle)
Le Freak (Chic)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole/Joss Stone)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Mr Magic (Amy Winehouse)
Motown Medley: Reach Out I’ll Be There / Baby Love / I Can’t Help Myself / Stop In The Name Of Love
My Girl (Smokey Robinson)
Never Can Say Goodbye (Jackson 5)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Ordinary People (John Legend)
Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Praise You (Fatboy Slim)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Somebody Else’s Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Sunny (Marvin Gaye)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Teardrops (Womack and Womack)
Tell Me All About It (Natalie Cole)
That’s The Way of the World (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
You’ve Got a Friend (James Taylor/Brand New Heavies)
You Got The Love (Florence and the Machine – dance version)

Smooth Connection's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1750
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£2000
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Midland Hotel (Manchester) Lowry Hotel (Manchester) Radisson Blu Hotel (Manchester) Marriott Hotel (Manchester) Shankly Hotel (Liverpool)

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we function as a trio (same line-up without saxophones) or as a 5-piece with added drums replacing programmed drums.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes

How much time do you need to set up?

75 minutes

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes, and we can discuss special requests such as your 1st dance (if the event is a wedding). We'd prefer to do this in advance and sculpt the perfect sets for you.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, within limits. We would certainly expect to play a specific 1st dance for you if it is a wedding. Limited numbers of further requests are also possible. Also, if a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Blues, Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Funk rock, Bossa nova, Bollywood, Brazilian music, Latin
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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