We are The Upstarts!

Hello! Welcome to our website - we are The Upstarts.

We are a young northern wedding & function band for hire for events happening in and around our city of Manchester and the North. We also get booked to play at events right across the UK and sometimes even abroad. What we love most about being in a band is seeing everyone enjoying themselves on packed out dance floors - every weekend.

We may be young but we are highly talened and experienced, musicians. We're graduates of prestigious music collages and have performed at Glastonbury Festival, London Jazz Festival, Download Festival and have been on tours and booked for hotel residences across the UK.

Our repertoire is packed with energetic songs that wil fill the dance floor, you can expect to hear music by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Daft Punk, The Killers and many, many more in our set!

Get in touch with us if you're interested in booking using the enquiry form on this website or book us via our agency here.

See you on the dance floor!

- The Upstarts

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What you get
4-piece band (vocals, bass, guitar & drums)
2 x 60 minutes of live music
FREE Dj service (if booked within 7 days of your enquiry)

Additional booking options
1am finish
An extra 1 hour set of live party music
PA upgrade
Acoustic duo, trio or full band
Additional female vocalist
Additional keys player
Additional sax player
Horn section
Song requests

Safe, Secure Bookings
We are a member of Alive Network, the leading provider of Lancashire wedding bands and the largest supplier of wedding entertainment in the UK. Our bookings are secured with a contract for your peace of mind and supported with 24/7 emergency cover. Our customer support team at Alive are the best in the industry and will be happy to answer any questions about the band and offer advice to help ensure things run smoothly. Once your booking in place you are very welcome to chat with us directly. We treat each event with individual care and attention to your requirements and will endeavour to accommodate any requests made.