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Munch play a wide variety of party music, drawing influence from The Beatles as well as Oasis & Paolo Nutini. Members of the band have performed with Oasis, Echo & The Bunnymen, Del Amitri & more! Previous clients include: BMW, Tesco, NHS, & HRH Princess Margret. 200+ positive reviews! Acoustic line ups available.

5 stars - Munch are Highly Recommended 266 Customer Reviews

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  • Professional musicians with members having previously performed with Oasis, Echo & The Bunnymen and more!
  • Massive repertoire guaranteed to fill any dance floor with music spanning the 50s to present day!
  • Over 260+ positive customer reviews!
  • Previous clients include BMW, Tesco, HRH Princess Margret and many more!
  • Acoustic sets including an early arrival of midday, 1pm or 4pm available!
  • Free DJ Service when booked within 7 days of enquiry!

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

4 piece band: Carl - Drums, backing vocals Michael- Lead vocals/Guitar, Dave - lead guitar/backing vocals, Michelle- Bass/backing vocals.

Munch: A fun energetic and professional party band with something for everyone!

What Do They Do?
Munch perform at over 100 wedding receptions a year providing the ‘first dance’ for many a happy couple. They also play at private parties, festivals, charity and corporate events - in fact almost anywhere! They know how to woo any crowd every time!

Munch were awesome!! Great band, great music, great bunch of guys and most importantly great fun! - Anthony Boothman

What Have They Done Before?
Munch have been performing professionally all over the U.K and Europe since the late 90s and have entertained some of the most prestigious audiences in the country including the Royal Court Theatre clients such as BMW, the Beatles Festival, the Labour party conference 2006 and 2008, Durham Castle, the Carling Academy and too many football stadiums to mention!

Carl (Drums, backing vocals) is a pro drummer with 25yrs experience and currently runs a teaching studio through the week in Liverpool city centre. Along side Munch he currently plays with Dave McCabe of the Zutons fame in his new band the Rammifications. Dave mcCabe actually wrote Valerie which is included in the Munch set funnily enough. Carl has also played with and done sessions for China crises, Bassheads and the christians amongst others. He loves Playing live and the whole gig enviroment.

Michael (Lead vocals, Guitar, MC and DJ) who was taught his trade by the guitarist from the La’s in the late 80’s and is a professional session musician who writes records and produces, currently promoting his own music with several albums released and even tracks featuring on the soundtracks to two major film releases!

Dave (Lead Guitar, backing vocals) is a music graduate, has been in the music business for over 20 years and has shared the stage with artists such as Oasis, Kirsty McColl and 60s legends Procal Harem, touring nationally and across Europe. Dave teaches music theory and performance at the City of Liverpool College and has worked as a session musician and songwriter, recording and releasing original material on both independent and major labels. “I love playing rock and pop music and entertaining people. Get the crowd going, and keep them there. Munch is the perfect band for me in that respect.”

Alan (Bass, backing vocals) is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist playing tenor saxophone at school and was chosen to play solo for Princess Margaret on her visit to Liverpool at the tender age of 14. Alan later switched to guitar and has supported Teardrop Explodes, the Christians, Echo and the Bunnymen and China Crisis. Alan was involved in pre- production of John Martyn’s penultimate album On the Cobbles and is currently involved in producing trance music. Alan’s involvement in groove based music led to him playing bass guitar, slotting in perfectly to the Munch rhythm section. This band has a great vibe and is just perfect for getting any party grooving.

Over the past 10 years the band has toured from John O’ Groats to Lands End, Holland to Tunisia, Ireland to the Isle of Man, meeting wonderful people and doing something they truly love; no wonder they’re so happy to perform!


What Sort of Music Do They Play?
This dynamic and good-humoured band pride themselves on a varied repertoire that suits all ages. Munch can encourage singers and musicians from the crowd even getting the kids involved with tambourines and dance routines. It’s never an “us and them” situation with Munch - once you see them enjoying themselves you won’t be able to resist dancing and singing along!

Munch play lively danceable hits from the 50s right through to present day No 1s also provided in the shape of their optional DJ package.

Additionally extra songs can be learnt prior to your event for only a small extra fee and with at least 4 weeks’ notice. Munch always provide background music between sets free of charge - and you are invited to bring along a compilation CD or MP3 player to play through their sound system.

Munch were absolutely amazing, they totally blew us away. They are a lovely and very talented group and we would recommend them to anyone. - Victoria Clarke

What Will the Band Look Like?
The band’s standard line-up consists of professional male session musicians with a vast wealth of experience in providing corporate and wedding entertainment. For a more 'chilled out' set they are available as an acoustic act; skiffle style performing their standard line-up and sets only on a smaller quieter scale. Please ask your agent for details.

The band is very well turned out in their appearance and attitude and they always wear friendly smiles! The four-piece band can take up very little space and requires a minimum of only 4 x 4 meters’ stage space.

Your Event
Rather than pay an artist to wait around until you are ready why not put them to good use as an acoustic set during the quieter parts of your day before the party gets started? Or why not save an acoustic set for later in the evening around the bar? Munch are completely flexible and are the only band you need for an all-day event. Munch will play sets of 45 minutes or 60 minutes with breaks where they will provide you with background music of mixed styles for no extra cost. CDs can be brought along to the event to be incorporated into the background music ensuring your event will be both stimulating and professional.

The band are happy for you to make some suggestions as to what you definitely don't want to hear on the night - as for the rest of the set-list: leave it to the experts!

*Munch encourage audience participation! There’s always an extra guitar and microphone for any budding musicians in the audience who might want to show off their talents!*

Acoustic Set (see booking options for more details)
Munch offer two types of acoustic set options which are all perfect for creating a laid back, 'live lounge' style atmosphere at your event.

Acoustic Sets Option 1 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed with the full band during dinner or drinks receptions and including an early arrival of midday or 1pm.

Acoustic Sets Option 2 includes 2 x 30 minute acoustic sets with full band performed early evening and includes an early arrival of 3pm.

The acoustic sessions include 2 acoustic guitars, percussion & 3 part-harmonies and you can expect stripped-back, 'live lounge' style versions of The Beatles, The La's, Snow Patrol, Jack Johnson and much more!

We stretched our budget to book a live band, but Munch were honestly worth every penny. They really made our wedding reception stand out and topped off a fantastic day. - Tom Sowerby

And for when the band are not playing...
There is also the option of music between sets and a DJ package. Like many modern DJs Munch use a laptop computer containing a huge amount of popular songs. These songs are mixed as they would be using CD decks and a band member will control the laptop in between live performances make basic announcements and take requests from guests. The band’s lights and PA system double-up for use during DJ sets. If you have any specific requests for music that you would like the DJ to include please forward any lists to me well in advance so the band can obtain as many of your preferred tracks as possible should any be missing from their collection.

As we are sure you can appreciate the service offered ‘in house’ by the band is significantly less than the cost of a normal DJ so we cannot guarantee every possible request can be met.

The band’s show uses a professional 4000 watt Logic XF Pro PA system including: a Mackie CFX 16 channel mixer Sennheiser 604 drum microphones AKG D112 Bass Drum Microphone Electrovoice N/DYM 767 Vocal Microphones and Wharfdale and Mackie monitors - all ensuring you get a professional and crystal clear sound at your event regardless of the size of your venue.

Munch were just AMAZING and completely made the party! They were absolutely fantastic, and most guests said it was the best party they had been to for a long time! - Hannah

Alive Network’s Promise
Munch is a band of 4 cheerful and good-humored musicians who working solely with Alive Network can be guaranteed to be flexible and obliging to the end.

Munch are fun and flexible with a professional attitude towards making your event a crowd-pleasing hit!

Please be aware that while the band can happily adjust the volume according to your needs you are advised to consult your venue while considering a rock and pop band of this nature due to the type of music they play.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Munch from Alive Network

  • Acoustic Sets Option 1 Add £553

    2 x 30 minute acoustic sets performed during dinner or drinks receptions (includes early arrival of midday or 1pm)

  • Acoustic Sets Option 2 Add £321

    2 x 30 minute acoustic sets performed early evening (includes early arrival of 4pm)

  • DJ package Add £160

    Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests; basic lighting

  • Song Requests Add £83

    Add per song

  • After Midnight Finish Add £135

    Add per hour


    (if booking is confirmed within 7 days of receiving your quote) Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests