The Show Band

The 7 Piece Show Band by Groove Manuva consists of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, saxophone, female vocals and male vocals. This band is the ultimate line up and is able to cover all styles and genres. This configuration lends itself especially well to classic funk, soul and motown but is able to cover everything from rock, jazz and pop to ska and hip hop.. Great musicianship and a wealth of experience make this one of the top large format bands in the country.

Our fantastic trumpet player can be added to this line up for the best 8 piece band around. The two piece brass section really adds some weight to those brass heavy hits of the 70s.

The band are based in Leeds and Manchester but are available all over the country. Equally at home at Weddings or larger Corporate Events we can cover anything that you might have in mind. Just get in touch through the contact form below and let us know where you want us!


Request a Quote For Your Event

Please include the date and location of your event and any extra requests that you have. If you want a different line-up or have any specific ideas then please include them in the box below. Anything you are thinking about we can probably accomodate!

Sample Set List

  • Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Sweet Soul music
  • Blame it on the boogie
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Somebody else's guy
  • Commitments Medley
  • Cant stop the feeling
  • Crazy in Love
  • River Deep
  • Proud Mary
  • Domino
  • Cake by the ocean
  • Treasure
  • Want to want me
  • This charming man
  • September
  • Blurred Lines
  • Long Train Running
  • You got the love
  • Locked out of heaven
  • Hold back the river
  • Budapest
  • Never too much
  • Higher and higher
  • Valerie
  • I saw her standing there
  • Want you back
  • Superstition
  • Im a believer
  • I feel Good
  • Funky Music
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Brown eyed Girl
  • Shut up and dance with me
  • Place Your Hands
  • Uptown funk
  • Mr Brightside
  • Love Shack
  • Sex On Fire
  • Happy
  • Dancing on Ceiling
  • Summer of 69


We have booked Groove Manuva 3 times now for our annual Christmas Party & would highly recommend. Absolutely amazing. We will be booking again for next year :)SSP Worldwide. Event 2016
We recently booked Groove Manuva for our foster carers ball. The band were fantastic, very talented and kept everyone entertained!East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Event 2016
Groove Manuva played at our wedding and were absolutely fantastic! Couldn't recommend more!!Kieron and Hannah. Wedding 2016
Hey guys just want to say a massive thank you for last night you were absolutely brilliant we didn't want it to end. You had the dance floor packed all night 🙂Martin and Katie. Wedding 2016

Show band standard service

We provide this standard service for parties and events up to 300 people

  1. 7 or 8 piece band. Just let us know which you would prefer when you book
  2. Arrival from 5.30pm on Sat/Sun. From 6.30pm on Fridays
  3. Two hours of live music. Either 2 x 60mins or 3 x 40mins
  4. Free laptop dj service before, at the break and at the end of our sets until 12am
  5. A live song of your choice
  6. All lighting and sound equipment provided
  7. All equipment is PAT tested and we have public liability insurance (required by many venues)
  8. The band will be dressed appropriately for the event

We understand that every event is different. We will speak to you leading up to your event and make sure that our service is tailored to your requirements. Your venue may need the band to be there at a certain time and to follow certain rules/regulations. We are happy to speak to the venue on your behalf and make sure that things run as smoothly as they can.

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Additional Show Band Services

For a more bespoke service please contact us to discuss any of the options below (or anything else that you can think of!)

  1. Arrival prior to 5.30pm or finish after 12am
  2. Additional live music (maybe an extra 30min or 60min set)
  3. Manned DJ service with a band member taking song requests
  4. Extra live songs that are not already on our song list that we will learn with notice
  5. Larger sound system for bigger events up to 1000 people

We can also offer different options of band size for different budgets as well as music for other parts of your day.

  1. The band can appear as a smaller group. See our Core Band page for more information
  2. The Jazz Duo - Piano and female vocalist/saxophone for earlier in the day
  3. Acoustic guitar and female vocalist for earlier in the day

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This is what we will do at your event

Arrival and soundcheck

We can arrive at your event from 5.30pm on the day and will need parking close to the venue with a clear way to bring equipment into the venue. The full set up process usually takes us about 90 minutes. We will discretely load our equipment into the venue being as careful as we can not to disturb guests. We will need to spend at least 30 minutes playing full volume to check levels and get the sound as good as possible towards the end of the set-up process. If an earlier set up time is needed then we can accommodate this but there may be an extra cost.

After setting up

We will set up some background music through our sound system whilst your guests arrive and we go to get changed into our stage clothes. This is usually when we would eat so we request that the caterers know to provide meals and soft drinks/tea/coffee for the band. We also need somewhere to get changed – usually the venue is happy to provide a room for that purpose. If it’s not practical to eat at this point then it’s fine to arrange it for the first break.

First set

At the agreed time we will start the first set and at this point you can just leave everything else to us and enjoy yourselves! We play for about one hour and will then take a break, leaving music playing from our laptop so your guests can carry on dancing if they would like to.

Second set and the end of the night

By this point the party should be really swinging! We will play about another hour of live music, making sure you are all having a really good time. When we finish we will keep carefully selected music playing through our sound system until our contracted end time (12am). Only then will we start to pack down our equipment. The packing down process usually takes about one hour.