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Manifest Band

Manifest are a sensational 6- to 18-piece function band. They have a reputation as one of the most flexible party bands in the UK – starting the evening with up-tempo jive and swing numbers to get audiences of all ages on the dancefloor, before moving on to pop, Motown and soul music to keep you there all night.

Manifest has been performing up and down the country for 15 years, and are one of the most in-demand function bands in the UK today. Previous clients include Ferrari, BMW, Sony, Bentley, Triumph, Virgin, Lindt Chocolate and E-On and previous venues include Claridge's Hotel, Pinewood Studios, The Shard, Wembley Stadium and the Natural History Museum. They have performed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and as far afield as Amman, Jordan and Marrakesh, Morocco. The band plays a huge range of music from the Swing, Soul and Motown eras - and the setlist is carefully planned to appeal to audiences of all ages, getting everyone on the dance floor all night long. Alongside authentic covers of some of the best music of the 20th Century, the band can perform their own vintage re-workings of modern songs in the style of Postmodern Jukebox – if you fancy hearing Crazy in Love as a 1920s Charleston, this is the band for you!

Manifest is also able to provide musical entertainment for other parts of your event - from classical music for your wedding ceremony to background jazz music for the drinks reception. With a wealth of experience performing at hundreds of events and venues throughout the country, Manifest have all the ingredients to make your event a success.

Jewish Weddings
Manifest perform a great range of music for Israeli dancing at Jewish weddings, including Hava Nagila, Simon Tov and more.

Background Music
Musicians from Manifest can perform in smaller ensembles providing background music earlier in the day. Options available include:

  • Vocal-led roaming pop band (3- to 7-piece) performing walkabout music
  • Instrumental jazz bands, from a cocktail pianist to a jazz quartet
  • Vocal-led soul bands, performing relaxed pop and soul music.

Ceremony Music
Manifest also provides classical or contemporary music for your wedding reception.  The Bandleader is a highly trained pianist and church organist and has played at over 500 wedding ceremonies. He will work with you to choose music that suits your religious or non-religious ceremony. Additional musicians, such as a singer, trumpeter, cellist, string quartet or vocalist can join with Mike to perform before the service and during the Signing of the Register.

Christmas Parties
Manifest are perfect for Christmas Parties, performing carefully selected Christmas hits made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams and

The Jackson 5 alongside their usual Swing and Soul repertoire.

Technical Specification
Manifest are self-contained for events with up to 200 guests, although if you have a production company at your event we suggest sending a feed from our mixing desk to the front-of-house PA. Please get in touch if you’d like to see the band’s tech specs.

Line up

  • 6-piece band (budget option) - female vocals, piano, bass, drums, tenor sax then guitar or trumpet
  • 7-piece band  (standard option) - female vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, tenor sax, trumpet
  • 9-piece band - as above plus alto sax and second trumpet
  • 12-piece - plus male vocalist, percussion, baritone saxophone
  • 15-piece – plus two additional female vocalists, keyboards 18-piece - plus three string players (2 violins, 1 cello)
  • Contemporary dancers – 2 to 8 dancers can be added to the line-up when booking the 12-piece band and above for a spectacular stage show.
  • Vintage dancers - 2 to 12 dancers can be added to the lineup when booking the 7-piece band and above for an extra touch of class.

2 x 60 minute sets or 1 x 100 minute set

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What our clients say

Many thanks for your great professional service, the guys on the night were fabulous, engaging and friendly, arrived, set up and ready to go in good time, provided great photos and were a great success!

Link for photos sent through quickly, the changes I requested were made speedily and I would definitely use your services again for any future requirements and recommend you to anyone else.

RKH Specialty

I just wanted to contact you to thank you for the people you sent to us, they were really good and provided the anticipated wow factor to our party.  Your ladies were good fun, great entertainment and happy to get involved in events and help out.  They really got our event off to a good start.  Please send them our thanks and appreciation for providing such marvellous entertainment.


The event went great, thank you very much. Please pass on our thanks to the 3 guys, they were very good and we had many people approach us to say how good they were.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

A BIG THANK YOU for last week’s fantastic performance! Everybody really enjoyed the singing. It was a shame the event was running late but your group understood and were amazing!

Homebase Ltd

Your performers were amazing!

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Grain London Ltd

We had a great night with your bingo entertainment. Your host Peter certainly played his part in that.

Sky Sports

Please do pass on our thanks, the feedback was very impressive and the entertainers did an excellent job.  The guests were very happy.

The Economist Group

Just wanted to send you a note to say that Rick was just such a rock star on our stand this week at Black Hat Europe.  He is just such a super chap and totally wonderful to work with.  He just rocks up and gets on with things, we had some issues with our cabling and he sorted that out and then just keeps rolling all day.  He chats away with all the ‘customers’ and is a joy to work with.  All our team at Carbon Black, just love him. 

Carbon Black

The event was a huge success and we have had some great feedback. It was certainly one of the most popular areas of the night!

Chelsea Football Club

It was a great night and we have had fantastic feedback on all the acts that you provided.

The acts went down really, people seem to enjoy them and each one appealed to a different group so a nice mix for all staff.