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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 :)
Wedding band
Manchester
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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!

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Genres:
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)
Jolene
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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The Nat O'Brien Band/Funked It Up/Folkin Out
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4.9 out of 5
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Charlotte T
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Reply from The Nat O'Brien Band/Funked It Up/Folkin Out
1 month ago

Absolute pleasure playing at this Eid Celebration event for Charlotte, her team and the residents of Affinity Living Embankment

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Lisa K
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing would recommend, everyone at the party loved them.

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Lisa C
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

The quality of the band is always a good indicator of the quality of the night, and these guys were top notch. They interacted well with the crowd and worked with even the most outrageous musical requests! Thanks again for helping us make a memorable evening.

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Grant P
10 months ago
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4 out of 5

We had a great experience with the Nat O'Brien band and would recommend them, they were all great musicians. Unfortunately when we booked originally they were double booked, however with the help of Nat they were able to find an alternative and excellent singer who really impressed everyone at the wedding. They played all the songs we requested and some special requests just for us. I think communication could have been improved however we put this down to covid rather than Nat and the team.

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Emma T
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Rhiw
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5 out of 5

Nat and the band were incredibly friendly and professional. Nat went above and beyond to help us build a playlist of songs, with their signature twist, that appealed to all of our guests. The band were so friendly and accommodating that the whole process from enquiring, to booking to the day was a dream. 11/10 would recommend. Super skilled musicians who will go the extra mile to make your special day even more special. They certainly did ours!

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Caroline S
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Rowan Lodge
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5 out of 5

We hired this incredible band to celebrate our wedding in September. It was totally the right decision. Incredible musicians and an incredible performance. They provided a real mix of classic funk and soul, together with a range of more contemporary tracks. Our friends and family were all raving about how much they had enjoyed themselves. Personally I can't recommend this 7 piece enough and I'm very fussy! Plus they're also really lovely guys and Nat was super helpful.

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