Why Choose Manhattan?

There are many Wedding and Function bands out there and choosing the right band can be a bit overwhelming! We would like to help you out and let you know why Manhattan are the right band for you!


Manhattan are made up of some of the finest session musicians in Scotland. Not only are we approaching 10 years of Wedding and Function experience but some of the band have been playing together since the age of 16! We have been very lucky and had great opportunities to play all over the UK, France, Germany and the US. 

Not only are we work colleagues but all of us in the bands are great friends and even studied together, which shows in our playing. The band have great chemistry on stage and really know how to get the crowd going! The members of the band are all friendly, approachable and professional!


Manhattan are one of the few bands that are totally independent and don’t go through a Wedding or Function Band agency. We don’t have anything against agencies but we love to be more involved with our clients from the initial enquiry right through to the last song of the night! 

Whether you email us through our site or message us through Facebook/Instagram it is one of the band you will speak to.


We pride ourselves in keeping your dance floor packed all night! We can do that by making sure our set list caters to everyone, from up-to-date songs you hear on the radio to function classics, we do it all! From The Beatles to George Ezra, Tina Turner to Foo Fighters we cover all decades and genres and try our best to accommodate all your guest’s different tastes in music. 

For weddings the band will learn your first dance! If there is a song you love but don’t see it in our song list, let us know and we will learn it for you!

Our band consists of Drums, Bass, Keys and Guitars. We have a male lead singer with a wide vocal range and 3 other singers in the band, so there’s not a lot we can’t do for you!

We can also provide a DJ Set for an hour at the end of our performance to keep the party going into the wee hours.

Want some ceilidh? Manhattan can also provide some Traditional Scottish Ceilidh dances for you. We can play up to around 45 minutes of ceilidh and we will call the dances for you! The dances can be played all together or we can spread them throughout the night!


We provide a top of the range PA System and lighting rig, as well as, high end instruments and equipment. Making sure the band sound as good as possible is very important to us. We have to sound good but we also want to made our performance look good too! We have a great lighting rig that we bring to every performance. We can control our lights from on stage, making them sync up to songs, have blackouts at the end of songs and also strobe lights when the right song needs it. This makes our gigs more of a ‘Show’, like you would see from a touring band, we feel this sets us apart from some of other bands out there.

All of our equipment is PAT Tested and the band have Public Liability Insurance.


The entertainment for your Wedding or Event is only part of the booking process. We complete understand that after paying for your Venue, Food, Decorating the room etc, the cost adds up! Manhattan’s pricing is very reasonable and is the amount you will typically see for most 5 piece bands. The price we quote includes all of our expenses and a deposit.


The best way we can convince you that Manhattan are the band for any occasion is to come see us in action.  We play very regular gigs, usually 2 or 3 a month, in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some other bands only do a couple of ‘Showcase gigs’ a year and get to play for 20 minutes at most, at our Public gigs we play 2 or 3 45 minute sets. We can fit a lot songs into these sets so you can get a great idea of the huge range of styles and decades we cover.  Our Public gigs also give you a great opportunity to come meet us and we can talk about anything you would like to know about the band!

Don’t delay and book Manhattan now! You can enquiry for a quote here on our site, just go to the BOOK NOW tab at the top of the page!

We hope to hear from you soon!