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About Manhattan

Manhattan are Scotland's premier function/wedding band, covering an enormous range of music ranging from the 50's to current chart-toppers.
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If you’re looking to add something special to your big night, this is the band for you. Manhattan is the culmination of over 10 years of sharing stages, formed with one intention, to create a hand-picked ‘supergroup’ made up of some of Scotland’s finest musicians. Young, fresh, bespoke and stylish, Manhattan are the perfect choice for exclusive corporate events, but also have the ability to transform your wedding reception into a night you and your guests will never forget. With an unrivalled, up-to-date setlist, Manhattan cater for every musical taste and boast the know-how and experience to keep your guests glued to the dance floor and entertained all night. If required, the band can also strip back to a ‘Live Lounge’ style acoustic set-up, perfect for ceremonial music or as the background to a chic champagne reception. Furthermore, Manhattan can add a touch of traditionalism to your event with Scottish Ceilidh dancing, walked-through by our expert caller.

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
1st Encoreversary
Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Footloose - Kenny Loggins
We Are The Champions - Queen
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Shotgun - George Ezra
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Paradise - George Ezra
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Hey Ya - Outkast
Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
Little Respect - Erasure
I Feel Good - James Brown
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Mr Blue Sky - E.L.O
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Starlight - The Supermen Lovers
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Basket Case - Green Day
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
Purple Rain - Prince
Give Me The Night - George Benson
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Stuck In The Middle - Stealer’s Wheel
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Faith - George Michael
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Caledonia - Dougie Maclean
Customer questions

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

Luckily we have a fantastic group of professional musicians who are all well rehearsed with our set and can stand in at a moments notice! So if unfortunately a band member is sick or has to cancel due to a personal matter, don’t worry, a musician of the same standard will be in their place and the experience of the your event will be unchanged!

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a 5 piece band: Vocals/Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Drums & Keys. We do not offer a different line-up of the band.

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?

We always provide Music before the band and during the break(s) as standard. We also offer a DJ Set for 1 hour after the band for an additional £190.

How much time do you need to set up?

We take 1 hour to set once we have access to the room. Some additional time may be needed depending on how easy it is to load in our equipment to the room.

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

We have full control over the song choices and order in which we play them. With years of experience we feel confident in reading the crowd and playing songs best suited to keep the dance floor busy. However, please feel free to tell us some of your favourite songs, or songs you would rather we didn't play, and we can tailor the night to your suit your needs

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

We supply everything we need. All we require is access to a minimum of 2 power points.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We Guarantee to learn at a minimum of 1 song for your Event. For Weddings this is usually the first dance.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have a huge diverse setlist and have something for everyone! Our job is to keep the dance floor busy and with years of experience we pride ourselves in doing just that!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Hub, Edinburgh Drygate Brewery, Glasgow Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen The Coos Cathedral, Aboyne Dundas Castle, Edinburgh Brig O' Doon Hotel, Ayr The Corinthian Club, Glasgow Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Seamill Hydro Hotel & Resort, West Kilbride To name a few.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We all listen to many genres of music from Rock to Pop, Jazz to Funk, Soul to Disco. Some of our favourites Artists/Bands to play are: Earth, Wind & Fire Stevie Wonder Blink 182 Queen David Bowie Prince Lionel Richie E.L.O Thin Lizzy Bruce Springsteen

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We have performed at Events for: U.S. Consulate Emirates Airlines Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance Dana Petroleum We have also performed at a Celtic Festival in Hamburg & up in the French Alps.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1600
Up to 3 hours£1800


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Pamela G, 2 years ago

Choosing a wedding band was something my husband and I struggled with that was until we heard Manhattan!! We had came across a review online and travelled down from Aberdeen to see them play. By halfway through their first song we knew they were the band for us!! The communication throughout was excellent!! On the day they arrived and set-up promptly! Our first dance song was even better than we could have imagined!! Throughout the evening and after our wedding guests were singing their praises.

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Stuart M, 2 years ago

Manhattan Band played at our wedding party back in June and they were sensational. Shona and I could not have been happier with how the evening went. Their range of music was excellent and kept our guests on the dancefloor all evening. They interacted brilliantly throughout the night and we received lots of great feedback during the evening and the following day on how much everyone enjoyed the band. I would thoroughly recommend them to any couples looking for a wedding band, or to any event organiser looking for live music. Thanks Manhattan

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