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About The Nat O'Brien Band/Funked It Up/Folkin Out

Funk, Soul, Motown, Folk, Country, Pop, Indie....whatever you fancy WE ARE YOUR BAND :)
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‘The Nat O’Brien Band’ is a professional live band covering a diverse range of popular music. Their experience and pedigree speaks for itself, involving musicians from Greater Manchester who have incredible talent and professional music industry experience. What you get is Live Entertainment from musicians that know how to produce a fun and professional performance. This band has experience playing for and with some great acts over the years and they have used their experience to create a hot entertainment experience. Experienced... The band have years of touring experience and as a result can plan for your event whether it’s in the Greater Manchester, the other side of the country or the other side of the world – intergalactic have not been attempted yet but we welcome interest from customers who want to put the first Manchester musician on the moon. To find out more about what we can offer, our terms and conditions and other information please contact the band. Versatile... ‘The Nat O’Brien Band’ provide a whole host of performances from acoustic or lounge duos, trios to full party and events bands from four to nine piece (with brass section & additional female vocalist available). The band can also offer fill or DJ services for your event. ‘The Nat O’Brien Band’ is the right act for you, whether it’s club nights or cosy pub events, private parties, weddings or larger fundraising and corporate business events. The Nat O'Brien Band have performed hundreds of songs including indie, rock, soul and motown, pop, punk, disco, jazz and acoustic styles. For example set lists please contact us. The Band Nat O'Brien Vocalist and frontman for Manchester bands over the last 20 years, Nat has regularly played with the likes of Alabama 3, Ocean Colour Scene, The Bluetones, The Blockheads ,Manchester legends Elbow and 808 State. rful, engaging and is equally at home on at large events, festival stages, down & dirty clubs & lovely cosy pubs. Pete Marshall A renowned drummer – but can also play the violin, mandolin, spoons, nose flute, power tools. Respected musician having toured with Squeeze and Madness, recorded and toured extensively with Paul Heaton (Beautiful South/Housemartins), and has also played with The Courteeners,Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Stephen Fretwell and others. Sam Morris Bassist -Guitarist, french hornist, pianist, composer / arranger, teacher, conductor(orchestras not buses). He's an all-round multi-trick pony with a wealth of experience in the music industry, having played with Badly Drawn Boy, Snow Patrol, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (Beautiful South) & Marillion (amongst others) and numerous orchestras in the North West. Dale Harrop Guitarist - A Professional guitarist and tutor, Dale Harrop has been playing guitar for nearly 20 years. Having performed across Europe and the United Kingdom, the award winning guitarist is a bona fide shredder! He’s also got a delicate touch and is a fine jazz and classical guitarist…he’s got it all covered. Christian Madden Keyboards - Christian has a wealth of live and recording experience playing for a range of bands including Jimi Goodwin (Doves), Plan B, Denny Laine, Tokolosh, Micah P Hinson, Paul Heaton, the Animals, Steve Cropper, The Earlies, King Creosote, Paul Heaton, I Am Kloot and Cherry Ghost to name a few. Lover of the Hammond organ, wizard of the keys, he is the real deal. And a whole host of professional musicians to meet your event needs…. Get in touch for set lists, options and prices!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Christmas, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Folk rock, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Skiffle, Gypsy jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Please note that our repertoire although extensive is not always suitable for certain line ups. We advise a request for example set lists for e.g. 7 piece funk and soul, Indie & Pop 4 - 5 piece, Acoustic duo to band, Lounge set (Keys and vocals)
A Little Respect (Erasure)
A Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Africa (Toto)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Auld Langs Syne (Trad/Byrnes)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedance Clearwater Revival)
Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes)
Breakout (Swingout Sister)
Brick House (The Commdores)
Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Cigarettes & Alcohol (Oasis)
Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Cold Sweat (James Brown)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Crazy In Love (Beyoncé)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
December 1963 (Oh What A Night) (The Four Seasons)
Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
Disco 2000 (Pulp)
Do You Love Me (The Contours)
Do You're Thing (6ix Toys)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Escape (Pina Cololada Song)
Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks)
Faith (George Michael)
Fishermans Blues (The Waterboys)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Get Ready (The Temptations)
Ghostbusters Theme Tune (Ray Parker Junior)
Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones/Merry Clayton)
Gimme Some Loving (Blue Brothers/SDG)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Half A World Away (Oasis)
Hard To Handle" (Otis Redding)
Hey Ho (The Lumineers)
High And Dry (Radio head)
Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Hold On I'm Coming (Sam & Dave)
How Long Will I Love You (Waterboys)
I Don't Want Your Freedom (Wham)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I'm A Believer (The Monkees)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
I'm Too Sexy (Right Said Fred)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
It's Your Thing (Isley Brothers)
Jungle Boogie (Kool & The Gang)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Kiss (Prince)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
La Bamba (Richie Valens)
Laid (James)
Land Of A Thousand Dances (Wilson Picket)
Last Nite (The Strokes)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
Lightening Bolt (Jake Bugg)
Little Lion Man (Mumford And Sons)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Losing My Religion (REM)
Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
Merry Christmas
Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield/The Jam)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
Mr Bright side (The Killers)
Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
Mustang Sally (The Commitments)
My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire)
Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
Not 19 Forever (The Courteeners)
Oh You Pretty Thing (David Bowie)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Panic (The Smiths)
Park life (Blur)
Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rocks (Primal Scream)
Royals (Lorde)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate)
She's Electric (Oasis)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Song 2 (Blur)
Soul Man (Sam And Dave)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Stand By Me (Benny King)
Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheel)
Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream/Spanky Wilson)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Tainted Love (Gloria Jones)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
Take Me To The River (Al Green)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
Tender (Blur)
The Jean Genie (David Bowie)
The Scientist (Coldplay)
The Snake (Al Wilson)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
Uptight (Stevie Wonder)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)
War (Edwin Star)
Weather With You (Crowded House)
What Is Hip (Tower Of Power)
When The Going Gets Tough (Billy Ocean)
Where Is My Mind (The Pixies)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You Really Got Me (Kinks)


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Kellie S, 1 year ago

Great band, didn’t move from the dance floor all night :)

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Catherine F, 2 years ago

The Nat O’Brien Band were without doubt the best live band I’ve ever heard! Absolutely amazing!!!!! We will be booking again xxx

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Jess C, 2 years ago

Absolutely excellent would definately book them again. Jess and Tim Minett. Wedding

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Steve H, 2 years ago

Excellent pre event comms. Happy to agree a suitable set to our musical taste. Guys arrived and set up in plenty of time. Delivered a top class performance. Thanks

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Jo C, 2 years ago

Hi Nat, We just wanted to send you an email to say a big thank you to you and the band for the amazing music that you provided for our wedding on Saturday. We cannot thank you enough for the arrangement of L-O-V-E, the band sounded awesome and we enjoyed ourselves so much dancing to it - we could almost forget how embarrassed we were about dancing in front of everyone! Thank you for keeping up the energy all night and providing two fantastic sets. We have had such a lot of great feedback about you from all of our guests - particularly the musicians among them! I was told in multiple languages by multiple trumpet players how amazing your trumpet player was, and the rest of the band were absolutely awesome too. Finally, we really want to thank all of the band for how kind and generous with their time they were with our niece and nephew - the kids loved every second, and we now know the little man would like a drum kit for Christmas! with very best wishes, Oli and Jo Clarke

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Nicola S, 3 years ago

Hi Nat, I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You to you all for playing at our Wedding on Sunday night. It really did make the night very special, you were amazing and we have had nothing but great comments from all of our guests. It was brilliant to see everyone up dancing and filling the dance floor. I have recommend you to all the other prospective Brides & Grooms at the Wellbeing Farm so hopefully you may get some more bookings from them. Thank you again and hopefully we will get to see you perform again in the future. Cheers Nicola & Anthony xx (Mr & Mrs Smith)

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