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The Cacti Collective

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About The Cacti Collective

Wedding band
Manchester
Public liability insurance of £5 million
Weddings, partys, cocktail bars, hotels. You name it The Cacti Collective have got the music to make your function memorable.

The Cacti Collective are a group of musicians creating a dynamic and exhilarating journey into sound. The Cacti Collective offers you a unique package combining sophisticated sounds from the world of jazz with modern pop music guaranteed to make a first-class impression on you and your guests. The exceptional musicians that make up the cacti collective are all professionals in their own right. Having worked with the likes of Murra Massa, Bondax, Bearcubs, Elle Watson and many more. Tutoring at well respected music schools in the north of England. And working through their own musical projects. Although (the core trio - Cath, Ben and Joe) all in the early twenty’s they have just under 20 years combined experience working professionally within the music industry.   Dressed to impress, the band are always clad in stylish outfits depending on the venue and situation. If you have a dress code just let us know!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Soul, Acoustic, Motown, Funk, R&B, Disco, Top 40, Christmas
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Rolling Hill - Jill Scott
Sober - Mahalia
Put your records on - Corrine Bailey Ray
Nakamarra - Hiatus Kaiyote
Stronger than me - Amy Winehouse
Love on top - Beyonce
Mater Blaster - Stevie wonder
Cry me a river - Justin Timberlake
Brother - Matt Corby
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Rock steady - Aretha Franklyn
Use me - Bill Withers
American boy - Estelle
It runs through me - Tom Mish
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
No scrubs - TLC
Havana - camilla cabaya
Hey Laura - Gregory Porter
Don’t know why - Nora Jones
At last - Etta James
Best part - Daniel Caesar
What if I go- Mura Masa
Thinking about you - Frank Ocean
Rocking Robin - The Jackson 5
All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
Umbrella- Rihanna
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Mr magic - Amy Winehouse
Back to black - Amy Winehouse
Teenage kicks - cacti latin version
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mercy - duffy
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Ottis Redding
Higher ground - Stevie wonder
I wish - Stevie wonder
Tennessee whiskey - Chris Stapleton
I’d rather go blind - Etta James
Black and gold -Sam Sparrow
The way you make me feel - MJ
Fever - Peggy lee
I shot the sherriff - Bob Marley
Thinking out loud - Ed sheran
Isn't she lovely- Stevie wonder
You know I’m no good - Amy Winehouse
Johnny b good - Johnny good
Long train running - the doobie brother
Take me to the river - al green
Show me love - robin s
I just wanna Make love to you - etta James
No diggity - back street
aint no sunshine - bill withers
Grapevine - marvin gaye
Tainted love - soft cell
son of a Preacher man - dusty Springfield
Customer questions

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

We work as a 3 and a 5 piece. this allows us to work at different events and different sized venues. Please check out our videos to see both groups in action and see which would be best for your event.

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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m x 4m to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600
Packages
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£450
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£800
Available services
Consultation and New Songs Learned
+£100

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Joe M, 9 months ago

“The Cacti collective are one of the best bands to grace my stage in the last 5 years. Fact. Cath, as with most great, 'small' singers has a power that belies her size and blows your socks of when you first hear her, combined with a control and vocal range that are truly impressive and a joy to listen to. Her effortlessly cool voice sits perfectly balanced on top of Ben and Joe's backing, and what a sound they make. In 20 odd years in the music industry, I've rarely seen 2 people connect more on stage and be so creative with their instrumentation and arrangements. They make stripped back drums and acoustic guitar feel like you're listening to a 5 piece band, through some of the smoothest, funkiest, most head bobbing-est playing I've seen in a long time. Hugely engaging to watch on stage, they put a smile on every face in the audience without fail. I could watch 'em all night.”

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Jeff S, 10 months ago

We booked The Cacti Collective at our bar Amore and Mojito’s 88 in Frodsham and they were excellent! They worked the audience perfectly and by the end of the night the whole bar was dancing and singing along! A very talented group and a lovely bunch to boot. Will definitely be booking them again soon.

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