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Line-Up: 5 piece band - vocal (female), bass, guitar + vocal (male), keys, drums

Lead Vocals: Female vocals

Guide Price: £1180

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Genre: Soul & Motown

Greater Manchester


Soul & Motown Wedding Band Hire Manchester - LD Band

Key Info

Based: Greater Manchester

Guide Price: £1180

Genre: Soul & Motown

Line-Up: 5 piece band - vocal (female), bass, guitar + vocal (male), keys, drums

Lead Vocals: Female vocals



Soul & Motown Wedding Band Hire Manchester - LD Band

The LD Band specialise in classic Soul, Motown, Disco and Funk but also cover dancefloor hits from other genres including Indie, Rock and Reggae. Every song is chosen for its dancefloor impact and the band will bring a fun, party atmosphere to any event, be it a wedding, birthday, festival or conference.

The band is available in three formats, the 5 piece, 4 piece or a compact trio, making LD Duo the perfect choice for venue sizes ranging from the corner of a bar to large hotels and concert halls!

They can also provide additional live classical piano, classical guitar or solo vocal performances as background music during the earlier phases of your event, and the acoustic duo LD Duo can be booked as an add on at a heavily discounted rate.

This means when you book the LD Band they could provide a variety of musical entertainment for every phase of your event  - acoustic musicians, live band, recorded music and PA, DJ service, lighting and a radio microphone connected to the PA for you to make speeches and announcements.

As regards the DJ service, once booked they'll build your ideal playlists in advance, and with immediate access to thousands of hits from the last 6 decades, but can also satisfy the vast majority of music requests on the day.

For weddings your first dance can be learnt by the band even if it is not in their advertised repertoire.

For additional peace of mind, LD Duo! have deputy musicians who rehearse with the band and can usually cover for last minute emergencies and the band has Public Liability Insurance of up to £10million.

Set lengths can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, raffle results and speeches. Clothing can be funky or formal. Arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests.


Additional, more subtle live music can be performed by members of the band during the welcome drinks or meal phase of an event. The options are:

Classical Guitar

Classical Piano (Played on keyboard if there is no piano at the venue)

Acoustic Duo (Acoustic Guitar and Vocals - see LD Duo on this site)

Wedding Singer (using backing tracks)



    Line Up 5 Piece:

    Lead Vocalist (Female)

    Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)

    Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)

    Keyboards (Female)

    Drums (Male)


    Line Up 4 Piece:

    Lead Vocalist (Female)

    Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)

    Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)

    Drums (Male)


    Line Up 3 Piece:

    Lead Vocalist (Female)

    Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)

    Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)

    (Drums and Keyboard Parts provided by backing track)


    Line Up Acoustic Duo (LD Duo):

    Lead Vocalist (Female)

    Acoustic/Electric Guitarist Vocalist (Male)


Previous Clients Include:

     Hundreds of Private Weddings (various Locations)

    The Royal Air Force

    Grosvenor Casinos

    Greater Manchester Police

    Stockport Council

    Adelphi Group


    West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce

    Training Plus Hairdressing

    Llangollen Pavilion

    Kinder Mountain Rescue Team


    Tattonbury Festival

    Cheshire Explorer Scouts

    Fresh Nightclub Macclesfield

    Birthdays (Various Hotels)

    Bars & clubs in Manchester/Cheshire

Setup & Performance:

     Set up time needed?

    1 hour minimum. Ideally 90mins

     How much space do they need?

    At least 4m x 3m ideally 5m x 4m for the full band

    At least 3m x 2m for the trio.

    At least 2m x 1.5m for the duo

     Set Lengths?

    Flexible to suit the event agenda, but usually one of the following:

    2 x 60 mins

    3 x 40 mins

    2 x 45 mins

    1 x 90 mins



24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines - Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Firework - Katy Perry
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Yourself - Ed Sheeran/Bieber
Parklife - Blur
Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse


Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Boys Town Gang
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Faith - George Michael
Feel Like Making Love - George Benson
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Kiss - Prince
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - InDeep
Madness - Madness
Movin' On Up - M-People
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Night To Remember - Shalamar
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Power of Love - Huey Lewis
Red Red Wine - UB40
Rhythm of the Night - Corona
Sing It Back - Moloko
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
Upside Down - Diana Ross


Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
Dancing Queen - Abba
Disco Inferno - Trammps
Give it Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
Grease - Franki Valli
High On You - Sly & Family Stone
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Le Freak - Chic
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman/Take That
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Streetlife - Crusaders
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
That’s the Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Wishing on a Star - Rose Royce
Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara
You To Me Are Everything - Real Thing
Young Hearts - Candi Staton


Baby Love - Diana Ross & Supremes
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Buttercup - The Foundations
Dancing In the Street - Martha & The Vandellas
I Feel Good - James Brown
Heard It Through Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye / Kim Weston
The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Reach Out - The Four Tops
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Since I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
Stop In the Name of Love - The Supremes
The Snake - Al Wilson
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & Supremes
You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes


Just a quick message to say many thanks to you all for a great performance last night Everyone loved the music and had a great night. Claire - 60th Birthday Party - August 2018

Amazing band so talented and friendly. Perfect fit for our 40th BBQ Garden Party Michelle - Garden Party - June 2018

Just writing to say a big thank you to the three of you for making our "Dad and Daughter" birthday party for Roger and Jennifer such a good evening. I hadn't told Roger that I had booked a band until the week before when I printed your playlist for Roger to choose the type of music he would like for the evening! Our aim was to keep people on the dance floor all evening, and once we got people started I think you achieved that for us quite easily! We had a great time, with many messages over the weekend from people saying how they enjoyed it. Great guitarists and super vocalist. Julie Coleman - Birthday Party - June 2018 (Disley Golf Club)

Thank you so much for all your work you put in for Julies surprise party. She loved every minute of it and all the guests had a great time. Should we have any more events and require a band and DJ you will be at the top of the list to contact. Thanks again and all the very best for 2018 Martin - Birthday - Jan 2018

Thank you so much for last night you and the band were fantastic. Everyone commented how good you were. That includes friends who also play in a band. One is even rounding people up to go and see you at Brooklands Tap next week. Lou and Miles - Wedding - Oct 2017

Just got back from honeymoon and just wanted to say a big thank you to all and let you know everyone at the wedding has commented on how fantastic you were. Will highly recommend you and if you want a review posting anywhere just let me know.You were made our wedding wouldn't have been the same without you especially the duo during food. Excellent!!!!! Laura - Wedding - Sept 2017

Just a quick note to thank you for playing at my party on Saturday! All my guests have raved over your band and we all had the most amazing time! Once again thank you all XxLesley - 50th Birthday Party - Feb 2017

I just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday night. You and the rest of LD Band did us proud and provided us with excellent entertainment. Everybody said how good you were. Thanks once againMark - Dewsbury District Golf Club - Annual Dinner 2017

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for playing at our wedding on Saturday - you were amazing! And we really appreciate you learning Rhythm of the Night for us! We hope to see you perform near us in Bramhall sometime again soon!Sam and Andy - Wedding 2016

what you did at our garden party was fantastic. Everyone loved the music and it was great having the kids involved. So glad we booked you guys. Good luck for the rest of the summer.Elaine - Garden Party July 2016

Dave and Laura, thank you so much for a fantastic night on Saturday. Everyone loved it, as I knew they would. Look forward to finding another event to book with you!Carol - Golf Club Captain's Day Jun 2016

Hi guys, just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic music you played at our wedding reception on Saturday. We had a brilliant night and loved the 1st dance song - The One. You did a great job.Alex - Wedding Aug 2015

A massive thank you again to you and the other band members/artists for your work on our wedding day. It really was an amazing day and in our opinion could not have gone any better :) Matt and Mindi - Wedding Jul 2015

I just want to say thank you so so much for Friday night, you were absolutely brilliant and everyone commented on how fantastic you were. Thank you also for being so accommodating with us in terms of sharing equipment with Gary's band and just being so helpful. We will definitely recommend you to any friends who need a function band!Rowena and Gary - Wedding Aug 2014

Thank you so much for making our night so special. All my friends and family loved the music. It was such a good night Charley and Martin - Wedding Jun 2014

Thank you all for a great performance! Everyone was raving about you and danced the night away which was perfect! It was enjoyed by us all and we wont hesitate to recommend you to others! Many thanks again Holly and Jay - Wedding Jun 2014

Just want to say thanks again. We've had lots of messages saying how fantastic you were and I have to say you and the crew really made it an absolutely buzzing party . Won't hesitate to book you again or recommend to others Jon - 50th Birthday - Mar 2014

I just want to say a massive thank you to you guys! You were fantastic! I can't believe we raised that much! I want to thank everyone for all their support -especially you for providing brilliant entertainment for the eveningEmma - Charity Ball, Bury Town Hall - Feb 2014


1) What LD Band Provide:

What about music between the band's sets?
There are several options. The band can provide you with a DJ service through their PA (a higher spec system than most mobile DJs would provide), or you can plug your own mp3 player or laptop in to their PA (the band have the connection cables), or you can hire an independent DJ in addition to the band. With the extensive stage and dancefloor lighting the band provide, along with the thousands of recorded hits instantly available on their laptop, an independent DJ is normally not worth the extra expense, and will potentially clutter the venue.  

Can they provide live Dinner Music?
Yes. The band can offer a whole range of options for more intimate or ambient music during your function's cocktail or dinner phase. Depending on their line up on the night, these could include classical or lounge piano, popular songs sung by their lead vocalist using professional backing tracks, classical guitar or a selection of popular songs performed by their pianist and lead singer. This is an extra service for which there would be an additional fee added to the overall quote. Note that a reasonable period of at least 30 minutes must be allowed between completion of this phase and the start of the band's first set.

Will they play our favourites from their repertoire?
Of course please let them know and the band will make sure they include them in their sets. If you want them to perform a song during a particular phase of the evening that's fine too! Furthermore, if you have a favourite song that isn't in their repertoire, and you have booked more than two month's in advance, then the band may be able to learn it for you!

Will they learn a special one off song for us?
Yes. If you've booked more than two months in advance the band offer to learn any song you specify.

Will they learn and play our first dance?
Yes. If you've booked more than two months in advance the band will learn your first dance. If convenient you can even come to a rehearsal before your wedding and hear them play it beforehand. And after the big day they'll even send you a professionally recorded and mixed recording of it in mp3 format.

2) On the Day

What Time will the Band Arrive?
For an evening event the band typically arrive at around 5:30pm. Set up will then take between 60 and 90 minutes, culminating in a 10 minute sound check at full volume. The band always time their set up to avoid any overlap with the arrival of the first guests. In some circumstances an early set up may be needed to achieve this.

How Long Does the Band Play For?
The band will always adapt to your function, but typically play for two hours in two sets with at least fifteen minutes between sets. the band can break this in to several shorter sets if required (sometimes appropriate at Charity Balls to allow fundraising periods to occur in the intervals). Their maximum set length without a break is 90 minutes. This works well as a main set in combination with a 30 minute one before the buffet.

At What Time Does the Band Play?
The band will play any time you like. For an evening event, it will usually be between 8pm and 12pm. In their experience, to maximise your guest's enjoyment and involvement, you should avoid having them play during food service. Also try to time their final set so that it falls late enough in the evening for your guests to be merry and ready to have fun on the dance floor, while ensuring the majority of guests get to see the band before they have to leave. they'd also advise allowing enough time for people to arrive and settle down socially before the band's first set. This is especially important at weddings where reception only guests need time to catch up with the day guests.

Will the Band Require Refreshments?
The band always appreciate soft drinks and a snack during the event as it can be a very long and energetic day for them. It's not something the band require, but the band like to be able to plan in advance to avoid incurring hotel/venue prices.

It's a Black Tie Function. Will the Band Dress Accordingly?
Yes. No matter where the band play they are always smartly clothed but for a black tie event the band will certainly wear formal evening attire if requested.

How Does the Band Dress?
The band always dresses smartly no matter what the venue. If you have a theme then please let them know and they'll do their best to fit in with it. Beyond that the look will either be funky or formal. Funky is bright and colourful while formal is mainly black and white with waistcoats and ties and formal dresses. For 70s themed events the occasional afro wig, glittery platform shoes or bell bottomed trousers may make an appearance! Note that during arrival and set up the band members will wear more casual clothes and change in to stage cothes once the sound check has been completed.

Can a Guest Get Up and sing With the band?
Yes, as long as the band know in advance who they are and which song they want to sing. When the band reach the point in the evening where they play that song they'll give them a big introduction and invite them up on stage. In everyone's interest the band will never accept impromptu requests by audience members to get up on stage with them during a performance.

3) The Venue & Event

What sort of Venues will the band Play At?
    They'll consider any venue as long as there is power and adequate protection from the elements. they've played at just about every conceivable type of venue from intimate house parties and cosy bar corners to major hotel suites, festivals and theatres. The band will require suitable access and facilities to unload and bring their equipment in to the venue. Please note the band will also decline requests to perform at venues where they believe the safety of the band, the band's equipment or guests may be at risk.

What Type of Events Have the band Played At?
    They've played weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and awards nights, garden parties, charity balls, christmas banquets, theatres, ticketed New Year's Eve parties, retirement parties, nightclubs, festivals and quality bars and clubs.

Do We Need to Hire a Raised Stage?
    No. A stage certainly creates a more impressive theatrical effect, but the band play as many venues without stages as they do with them. However if you do hire in a stage please note the full piece band requires a minimum area of 4m x 3m and the three piece an area of around 3m x 3m.

How Much Space Do the Band Require?
   The band's multiple line-ups and choice of different setups make them adaptable to just about any venue. However, the full five piece band requires a minimum area of 4m x 3m and the three piece an area of around 3m x 3m.

What are the minimum power Requirements?
    The band require at least 2 independent 13 amp sockets within 10m of the performance area. For marquees and generators please note that their total draw is approximately 4kw and a single 16amp power supply would therefore be sufficient.

The Venue has a Sound Limiter is this a Problem?
    Not at all as long as the band are aware of it in advance. A sound limiter monitors the volume of sound in the room, and automatically cuts off power to the stage if a threshold is reached. Acoustic drums (or amplified acoustic drums) are the biggest risk, but their drummer will avoid this by bringing his electronic drum kit which makes no significant sound until amplified through the PA. The trio version of the band, MiniLeFunk! uses self produced backing tracks for the drum and keyboard parts, so is also unaffected. The question that should perhaps instead be asked, is whether you are happy to have such a restriction imposed on the volume of music at your event.

4) Services and Charges

Remind Me of All the Options the Band Offer!
    In a nutshell you have the following options:-
    Choose Full Five Piece, Four Piece or Three piece Band
    Do you want them to provide a DJ Service too?
    Do you want live Welcome Drinks or Dinner Music?
    Do you need the band to set up several hours beforehand?
    Do you want them to learn a new song for you?