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 session 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.
‘We would like to thank Liam and the rest of the band for playing a massive part in our special day.
We did not have a huge amount of time to organise our wedding and having a band who were happy to help in all departments helped us massively. From initial contact to their post-event service the professionalism of Manhattan has left us with no problem in recommending the band.
We have purposefully waited until the dust has settled to get feedback from others in attendance and the general theme was that the band knew exactly what to play, and when to play it, ensuring the dance-floor was always full. The excellent feedback was important to us as the Bride and Groom are usually rushed off their feet and don't fully appreciate the different aspects which form the day so having a band which can entertain the guests is a necessity.
We never noticed them setting up and they had removed all their kit very efficiently following their set.
They have no problem in learning specific songs and we would recommend giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents.
In a nutshell, you won't regret hiring Manhattan.
Thanks again, and all the best for the future.’
- The Corinthian Glasow
Lesley & Mark Mackay
‘Liam and the band were a fantastic part of our Charity Ball! The guys were friendly, professional and talented, and played just the right songs to get our guests up dancing. The guys were very easy to deal with and were very accommodating with the timings of their set-up and sound check to suit our needs on the night. We chose them because of their great reviews and would have no hesitation in recommending them after a great night.’
- The Hub, Edinburgh
Fiona Dennis, SCAA
‘Thanks very much to Liam and the guys from Manhattan they were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Amazing music and really nice guys to match. Asked them to play our unusual first dance song and they smashed it. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band for any occasion.’
- The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
Grant & Karen
‘We hired the guys to play at our wedding party at the Drygate, Glasgow (I know, what a cool venue!). From day one their communication was brilliant - exactly what you need in the run up! They got on stage and owned the place - tunes were perfect for all. They even played our (unusual) Daft Punk first dance! They were friendly, professional, energetic and very talented and accomplished musicians! Lots of people commented on how good they were. If you’re looking for an excellent band with no drama or stress - you’ve found them. We highly recommend! Thanks again!!’
- Drygate Brewery, Glasgow
Lisa & Fiona
‘Chris and I would like to thank-you for putting on such a fantastic show for our guests. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the guests couldn’t stop talking about the fantastic music. You guys really made the night and we will be sure to recommend you.’
- Glen Tanar Estate
Mr & Mrs McGlinchey
‘We wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you and the lads for playing at our wedding at the Mining Museum last weekend. You really got the crowd going and everyone had a fantastic time.
Music was one of the most important things for us which is why we booked so far n advance. It could easily go very wrong and ruin the atmosphere but you absolutely nailed it and had people of all ages up dancing all night!
We can’t thank you enough for making our night so special.
Hope to catch one of your gigs next time we’re up in Edinburgh.’
- National Mining Museum Scotland
Shayma & Dave
‘We hired Manhattan for a corporate function and they were fantastic! They really got the crowd going and everyone was up on the dance floor. We have had great feedback from all of our guests who all had a brilliant night. I would highly recommend Manhattan for any event and I can't thank the guys enough for making our night a huge success!’
- The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen
‘Thank you Liam and rest of band for the great job you did at our wedding last Saturday, you showed what a great band you are and there have been so many compliments from other guests regarding our band choice, thanks again guys and we’ll see you soon hopefully.’
- Holiday Inn, East Kilbride
Catherine & Scott Rankine
I hope you are well. I am just dropping you a quick note to say thanks for the incredible performance of Manhattan at our 4th of July celebration at the Botanics a couple of weeks ago!
The band sounded great and we had so many compliments from guests about you. We wanted our event to be upbeat and you guys certainly allowed us to achieve this. Thank you for being part of our biggest event of the year.’
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
‘I could not recommend Manhattan Function Band highly enough. Being a musician myself, it was important to find a professional band that could entertain a crowd.
Liam and his band were such gentlemen, professional in attitude and thoroughly entertaining.
They had everyone dancing and everyone kept commenting on how impressive they were.
They make you feel important from when you first enquire about their availability and in terms of musicianship - they were faultless. I’ll definitely be looking to hire again for my next surprise birthday.’
- Auchterarder Golf Club
‘Thanks Liam and all of the Manhattan Band for such an excellent performance. The band were just amazing, very professional and great communication in the planning of the 2 sets, lots of flexibility on offer and the guests loved every minute of the performance - they didn't stop dancing all night long. They even learnt a new song for our first dance which went down really well! We would very highly recommend them for any event.’
- Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Marcus & Suzanne Seaton
'Superb band, excellent catalogue of tracks. Overall, a superb experience. Thanks’
- Prestonfield House, Edinburgh
Jack & Gabby
'Would just like to thank Manhattan for an unbelievable night! Everyone commented on how good the band was! Even the venue staff! Have told all my friends to book you for their weddings too! If you are getting married 100% get Manhattan for your wedding’
- Duddingston Golf Club, Edinburgh
Matt & Rebecca.
‘My new husband and I would like to thank Manhattan for making our day so special! The Ceremony was beautiful and the Reception was amazing. All of our guests had so many compliments about the band. From booking right through to our wedding day they have been so easy to work with and always put us at ease with anything we wanted to know. Sorry for the millions of emails!! Absolutely top class band and really nice professional guys. Highly recommend them to everyone!!’
- Macdonald Forest Hill Hotel.
April & Danny
'They played at our wedding and all our guests loved them. They played everything we asked of them. The guys are so friendly and always kept in contact regarding questions we had. Would definitely recommend them to anyone. We plan to go watch the band when they are playing gigs and we have friends who want to come along as they loved them too. Can't say thank you enough.’
- Radstone Hotel, Larkhall
Julia & Graham
'Both highly professional and talented. Fantastic band! They were excellent and we are really glad we chose them.’
- The Cruin, Loch Lomond
Ryan & Caroline Dean
'Cannot thank the guys enough, they were fantastic, everybody at the wedding has been saying how great they were and how sore their feet were the next morning! Dance floor was full all night. First class.’
- Dalhousie Castle
Gail & Steven Mackenzie
'Amazing band from when we first booked them right up and all the way through our wedding! The band were perfect in every way and helped us have a great day!’
- Glenbervie House Hotel
Hugh & Daniela
'Excellent Band and put in a great performance on the night. Also extremely accommodating in the lead up to the wedding in discussing our needs and wants on the day. Would highly recommend to anyone’
- The Caves, Edinburgh
Martin & Lindsay.
'Couldn't be happier! The dance floor was full the entire night and so many of my friends and family have commented on how great they were. Will definitely be recommending them to others!’
- Kinkell Byre, St Andrews
Maxine & David Simpson
'Absolutely amazing band who gaged the mood well and played appropriate songs accordingly. They kept the dance floor full and jumping all night. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great band for a wedding.’
- Balbirnie House, Glenrothes.
James & Lucy Reid.
'They kept the dance floor busy right until the end of the night and our guests were very happy with their selection of music. The guys were all very polite, professional and a pleasure to deal with.’
- Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh
Mr & Mrs Thompson
'The songs were great and the dance floor was busy all night, in fact the venue said it was the busiest the dance floor had been at any wedding they had ever held! Our guests loved the mix of songs and we received lots and lots of compliments about our choice of band... So much so that you are booked for to play at our friends' wedding next year! Thanks again for making our wedding a celebration to remember!’
- Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry
Vicky & Dan.
'Great performance by the band, lots of compliments from our guests following the wedding. Great range of music that suited everyone and they read the room very well! Made for a great night!’
- House For An Art Lover, Glasgow
Phil & Cathy.
Manhattan have played Events for some amazing Charities, Companies and Corporations! Here are just a few we have had the pleasure to be a part of: