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Manic Jack's music is fun, up tempo and is a mix of Bluegrass and Irish standard songs and instrumentals mixed with popular songs from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s!

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  • Event Manic Jacks Bluegrass Swansea, Wales
  • Event Manic Jacks Bluegrass Swansea, Wales

Set List / Repertoire

I Will Wait For You
Galway Girl
Cotton Eye Joe
Blackberry blossom- Falling - Beatles
Blue ridge cabin home
Carrie brown
Easy chair
Glendale Train
Guess it doesn’t matter
Sea of heartbreak
Should i stay
Tide is high
Message to you Rudy
Ever fallen in love
Way down town
Sweet home alabama
Knockin on heavens door
Tom dooley
Old joe Clarke
Sitting on top of world
Country roads – John Denver
Brown eyed girl
Cry cry
Hillbilly Christmas
Cajun moon
Bad moon rising
Stand by me
Love of common people
Wild side of life
Dear ol dixie
Banks of ohio
Help me make it
Irish rover
Rambling boy
Cheatin heart
Sloop john b
Fishers hornpipe ricketts
Bill Cheetam - I used to love her –R Stones
Columbus stockade blues
Foggy Mountain Breakdown - walking the dog
Old home place
Fulsom Prison Blues
Midnight Hour
Pretty Polly
Thats alright mama - Elvis
Ashes of love
Road to nowhere – talking Heads
Man of Constant sorrow
Duellin Banjos
Should i stay or should i go
Worried man
Down by the riverside
Ill go stepping too
Wreck of old 97
Blue moon of Kentucky
Hot dog
Honky tonk woman
Are we human
Speed of sound
Lay down sally
Dirty ol town
No woman
Devils dream
Cotton eyed joe
Bobby magee
Wine drinker
Wild rover
Blue suede shoes
Green green grass
Walk on wild side

8 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 8
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Manic Jacks made our wedding! What a truly fantastic set of guys and so talented...

5 stars - Manic Jacks are Highly Recommended
booked Manic Jacks for their Wedding in Carmarthen

“I have sent a personal email to the band as it did not seem enough to just write on here how amazing they made our day, from learning the song perfectly that we asked for to just creating the perfect vibe and having the best time while performing, it added to the atmosphere and created the most incredible day for us. It was truly amazing and the guests and ourselves have not stopped talking about them! Thank you so much.”

Excellent entertainment.

5 stars - Manic Jacks are Highly Recommended
booked Manic Jacks for their event

“This is an overdue email to express my thanks to you for providing such a memorable evening last Saturday. You and the boys were just fantastic. There’s been nothing but praise and compliments since – everyone really enjoy themselves. You really excelled yourselves providing excellent entertainment. Please pass my sincere thanks onto the rest of the band.”

It was perfect!!

5 stars - Manic Jacks are Highly Recommended
booked Manic Jacks for their event

“Oh guys thanks sooo much for a wonderful evening, it was perfect!! Cheers again xxx”

You were incredible.

5 stars - Manic Jacks are Highly Recommended
booked Manic Jacks for their event

“just wanted to say your band is still a talking point in Hirwaun. Personally I hope to catch you performing through the summer. We thought you were incredible.. I was wondering if you would consider doing St Patricks Night next year for us.. Kathleen”


5 stars - Manic Jacks are Highly Recommended
booked Manic Jacks for their event

“I've been meaning to email you for weeks to thank you and the rest of the band for the amazing job you did at our wedding at Newport Links at the end of May. You helped to create exactly the mood we had hoped for and the fact that you entertained everyone outside in the sunshine (whilst the DJ took forever to set up inside!) was perfect. So many of our guests commented on how great you all were and we'll hope to book you again in the future. Thanks again! Regards Glynis and Peter”

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Price from £905 + travel from Vale of Glamorgan

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 50 minute sets

  • Wales From £905
  • South West From £1,199
  • West Midlands From £1,205
  • South East From £1,267

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Performance Times

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3 x 45 minutes sets

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2 x 60 minutes sets

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Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece Band: Acoustic Guitiar and Vocals, 5 String Banjo and Vocal, Violin and Vocal, Bass Guitar and Vocal, Percussion.

Full Biography

* Highly experienced musicians & fun!
* Repertoire includes a mix of Bluegrass and Irish standards mixed with popular songs of the 60s, 70s & 80s!
* We also offer as an additional costed extra violin/guitar/percussion table serenading, including gypsy jazz, classical and most requests made at table side
* Previous experience includes festival performances at Glastonbury, European tours, session work, TV and Radio performances and more!


Manic Jacks was formed by Alan Margetson (ex Dusty Earth Band) and Titch (ex Constitution Hillbillies) after a chance meeting on Oxford Street Swansea during this conversation they decided to put together a Bluegrass band.............. What the hell went wrong!

Not long after they were joined by Ian ‘The Rev’ James on Bass (a local legend on the acoustic scene in Swansea) and classically trained Marc Elton on fiddle (also ex Constitution Hillbillies) and the music started to take a very different direction. They were then joined by compulsory percussionist Huw Rees (he’s in every band in the area!).

Manic Jack's music is fun, up tempo and is a mix of Bluegrass and Irish standards mixed with popular songs from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and worth watching if only for the bizarre face pulling that is exhibited.

Watch Out this train ain’t stopping! Yee Haa!

Table Serenading
Manic Jacks can serenade your guests at their tables with a line up featuring violin, guitar and percussion plus a repertoire including gypsy jazz and classical music! Table hopping around your event for 1 x 45 minutes, this is a interactive and unique style of performance! Please see booking options for more details.

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