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The Nat O'Brien Band

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About The Nat O'Brien Band

The #1 collective of pro musicians from Greater Manchester who deliver Funk, Soul, Motown and much more. We are your band!
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Greater Manchester
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• ABOUT THE BAND: The Nat O'Brien Band is a collective of professional musicians who can provide a range of live band lineups covering a diverse range of popular music. Their experience and pedigree speak for themselves, 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 performance to suit the occasion or moment in your event. First dances, ceremony songs, background drinks receptions or rocking and funking with the masses our musicians know how to do the lot. With years of experience, we work with our clients and know how to judge when performances need to be fun, emotionally engaging and involving the audience. Always engaging and always a professional performance! • EXPERIENCED: This band has experience playing for and with some great acts over the years and they have used their experience to create a red-hot entertainment experience. The band have years of touring experience and as a result, can plan for your event whether it’s in Greater Manchester, the other side of the country, across Europe or the other side of the world, our collective experience leads to realistic and accurate planning. We share our experience with our clients (and liaise with venues) to help plan and ensure you are informed and most importantly that the entertainment for your event is a real highlight! • VERSATILE: The Nat O'Brien Band provide a whole host of performances from acoustic or lounge duos, and trios to full party and events bands from four to ten-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. Our years of experience mean that we have performed hundreds of songs from all kinds of genres including Indie, Rock, Funk, Soul, Motown, Pop, Punk, Disco, Jazz, and Acoustic. • MEET 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. Pete Marshall: A renowned drummer – but can also play the violin, mandolin, spoons, nose flute, and 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 the 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. •MORE INFO AND QUOTES: Our quotes can depend on the number of players, location and duration of the event. We create bespoke quotes for bespoke events. It’s best to just get in touch… we are a friendly bunch! Feel free to click the "Check availability" or "Message" buttons to let us know a bit more about what kind of lineup you want and the event you are planning. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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The Nat O'Brien Band's Song list

Please note that our repertoire although extensive is not always suitable for certain lineups.
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 Commodores)
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) (Rupert Holmes)
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 (Radiohead)
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 (Dolly Parton)
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 Brightside (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)
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?

Options: • Acoustic, Gipsy, Folk, Latin, Pop 3 to 5-piece band (vocalist, fiddle/violin/mandolin/double bass/acoustic/keys/percussion or light drums) • Indie Rock & Pop 4 to 5-piece band (vocalist, guitar/bass/drums/keyboards) • Motown, Soul, Funk & Pop 5 to 10-piece band (vocalist, guitar/bass/drums/keyboards/sax/trumpet/female backing singers/percussion)

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. We provide a free DJ fill service between 8 - 12 am (standard set up 6 pm. Earlier start times, later finishing times, and longer live sets are all possible and can be negotiated).

How much time do you need to set up?

Set-up time can vary depending on the lineup size. It takes the 7-piece 90 minutes to set up and soundcheck. We require a space that is 4m x 5m for the 7-piece and 2 x 230v power source.

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 are included in your quote.

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.

The Nat O'Brien Band's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1625
Up to 3 hours£1750
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The Nat O'Brien Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Danny C
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Such a Great band, perfect for a partyy

Reply from The Nat O'Brien Band
11 months ago

Thanks Danny! We loved playing at your venue its great and all the staff are lovely!!

Sarah V
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing Band, perfect vibe for our Garden Party! Great communication, requests and got everybody on the dance floor! My only regret was not booking them for longer! Would highly recommend!

Reply from The Nat O'Brien Band
1 year ago

Thanks Sarah and Chris was lovely to be a part of your celebration and thanks for looking after us all. Lovely crowd :)

Lisa C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

What can i say other than "oh what a night"!! just as brilliant as last year Thanks we all had such a great time .

Charlotte T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Reply from The Nat O'Brien Band
1 year ago

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

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From other customers:

Siany S
1 year ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Nat and the band helped us out at our wedding when the band we had booked cancelled with 2 weeks to go. Talk about falling on your feet. They were absolutely fantastic! Great performance, great range of songs, great fun and great people! Absolutely made our wedding - can’t thank them enough. Can’t wait for our trip to Manchester to see them perform as a 9 piece! Thank you xxxx

Favad S
1 year ago, for a Private event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

These guys stepped in the day before our big day and boy did they deliver! The front man oozed charisma and had an incredible voice as well as being very accommodating and letting one of our family sing a song too! we highly recommend these guys(make sure you request the saxaphonist too). They were engaging and truly Funked it up!!

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