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swag function band greater manchester
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Swag are a fun four piece band playing the best music from the 60s to the present day. With great vocals, rich harmonies & excellent musicianship, they produce a full, energetic sound with keyboards as well as guitars, bass and drums. The band can dress casually, in their stripy outfits or wear smart attire for your event. Featuring The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Paolo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, James Brown, The Jam, Girls Aloud and a host of others.

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2010s
All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor
Budapest – George Ezra
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Domino – Jessy J
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

2000s
Dakota - Stereophonics
Have a Nice Day - Stereophonics
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Last Nite – The Strokes
Love Machine – Arctic Monkeys
Mercy - Duffy
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Shine - Take That
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Valerie - Amy Winehouse / The Zutons

1990s
Common People - Pulp
Cum On Feel The Noize - Oasis
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Hard To Handle - The Commitments
I’ll Be There For You - theme from Friends - The Rembrandts
It Must be Love - Madness
Kiss – Tom Jones & Art of Noise
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Mrs Robinson - The Lemonheads
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
She's Electric – Oasis
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones

1980s
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
A Little Respect - Erasure
All Day And All Of The Night - The Stranglers
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
Dancing in the Street – David Bowie
Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
Faith – George Michael
Freedom – Wham
Gimme Some Lovin’ - The Blues Brothers
Happy Hour - The Housemartins
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Love Shack – B-52’s
Merry Christmas Everyone - Slade
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
The One I Love - REM
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Word Up – Cameo
You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins

1970s
David Watts - The Jam
Do You Love Me - Mud
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight - The Jam
Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
Get Ready – Rare Earth
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Knock on Wood – Amii Stewart
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Monkey Man – The Specials
My Sharona - The Knack
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
She’s Not There – Santana
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Take Me To The River - Al Green
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Waterloo - Abba
We are Family – Sister Sledge

1960s
A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Back In The USSR - The Beatles
Can't Explain - The Who
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I’m A Believer - The Monkeys
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkeys
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Revolution - The Beatles
River Deep, Mountain High – Tina Turner
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
The Snake - Al Wilson
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
Think – Aretha Franklin
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

NOTE: All of the above songs can also be played acoustically.
The following options can be booked as an extra to the main band…

Solo ceremony songs (Female Vocals with Backing Tracks)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Amazed - Lonestar
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Feels Like Home - Chantal
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
True Colours - Cindi Lauper
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
Wherever You Will Go - Charlene

Sample of Duo songs (Male Vocals/Guitar & Female Vocals)
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Crazy - Gnarles Barclay
Faith - George Michael
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Lucky Man - The Verve
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - Temptations
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
She's Electric - Oasis
Sit Down - James
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Sample of solo songs (Male Vocals/Guitar)
A Little Respect - Erasure
Alison - Elvis Costello
Budapest - George Ezra
Feeling groovy - Simon and Garfunkle
Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
I get a Kick - Frank Sinatra
In my life - Beatles
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It must be love - Labi Siffre
Lovely Day - Bill Whithers
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
This guys in love with you - Burt Bacharach
Weather with You - Crowded House
You've got a friend - James Taylor
And I Love Her – The Beatles
Breakfast At Tiffany's – Deep Blue Something
I'm Not In Love – 10CC
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
It Must Be Love - Madness
It's Too late – Carole King
Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington Jr.
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Michelle – The Beatles
Ocean Drive – Lighthouse Family
Roxanne – The Police
Stars – Simply Red

  • Party band with rich vocals & harmonies for a full sound!
  • Energetic, reliable & truly live (nothing is recorded)!
  • Previous clients include Royal Bank of Scotland, Manchester City Council and Adidas
  • Have performed at Eithad Stadium and Old Trafford
  • Extensive range of songs from the 60’s to the present day!
  • Over 50 years of professional experience between them!
  • Background recorded music available free of charge between sets or after band's performance!
  • Completely self contained with PA & lighting as standard!
  • Sound limiter friendly!

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

4 piece band: Male Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards, Female Lead Vocals/Guitar, Bass/Vocals & Drums/Vocals.

Highlights
* Party band with rich vocals & harmonies for a full sound!
* Energetic, reliable & truly live (nothing is recorded)!
* Extensive range of songs from the 60’s to the present day!
* Choice of band attire - casual, stripy or smart!
* Excellent value for money!
* Over 50 years of professional experience between them!
* Background recorded music available free of charge between sets or after band's performance!
* Completely self contained with PA & lighting as standard!
* Based in Manchester but travel nationally!
* Sound limiter friendly!
* Additional Acoustic, duo and solo options available.

About the band
Swag are a 4 piece covers band, playing the best music from the 60s to the present day. From The Beatles to Bruno Mars, Swag offer something for everyone!

Based in Manchester, in the North West of England, Swag can travel anywhere in the UK. Happy to tailor their performance to suit your event, Swag's flexible live sets can be performed as 2 x 60 minutes, 3 x 40 minutes or whatever configuration suits your event. The band can also perform up to 3 hours of material for a small extra charge.

Between live sets, Swag can play recorded background music through their PA, keeping the party atmosphere going and saving you the expense of a DJ. They are happy to tailor their set list to suit your needs and song requests are welcome (please see booking options).

If you require live music earlier in the day as well as in the evening Swag are able to perform an alternative acoustic set or just 2 of the band can perform as a duo. Female singer, Emelia, is also available to sing solo at events such as wedding ceremonies. (Again - please see booking options).

The band represents great value for money and have worked hard to create a big sound, with stunning vocal harmonies and great musicianship.

Swag can dress in black and white stripy T-shirts which makes the band really stand-out from the crowd but they can also smarten up or can dress more casually - whatever is best for you.

The band is completely self-contained and has a high quality 2K PA system and stage lighting.

The band is fully insured and has public liability insurance up to the value of £10 million (which can be inspected upon request). All of the band’s equipment is PAT tested on a regular basis.

Meet Swag
Matt - Lead Vocals, Keyboard & Guitar:
Matt is a self-taught musician and can play guitar, bass and drums as well as being able to tinker on the piano / keyboard. For over 15 years he played with the 5 piece covers band, The New Originals – a name borrowed from the cult film Spinal Tap.

He has his own recording studio at home and as well as playing covers he has spent much of his life writing and recording original music. He made two records with the band Turn to Flowers, on the same record label as The Mock Turtles and Inspiral Carpets and shared the bill with those bands as well as The Stone Roses, Northside and The Soup Dragons at various venues. With the band, Fat Black Cat, Matt toured the UK three times (with the Australian Doors) and a TV programme was made about them by Granada Television.

Matt still gets a huge buzz out of playing live and continues to write his own material with the band StateDancer. If you wish to engage him in conversation then he’ll happily talk about anything to do with music or second world war planes!

Emelia - Lead Vocals & Guitar:
Emelia is the newest member of the band and a hugely welcome addition adding amazing vocals and an extra guitar to the mix. She started singing at the age of 8 and now has a diverse repertoire and style from musical theatre and standards to full on rock and pop.

She names her musical guilty pleasures as Westlife and McFly (well she is the youngest member of the band!) but says that her biggest influence is Freddie Mercury who she considers to have been the world’s greatest showman and vocalist.

Tom - Bass & Vocals:
Tom plays a number of instruments including the guitar which he also teaches. He also teaches music theory – proving that he must have the patience of a saint.

He gained his knowledge having completed a music degree at Salford University and has been a musician all his life.

He cites his musical influences as Ryan Adams, The Beatles, Steely Dan and Death Cab For Cutie and as well as playing covers he also writes his own music which he regularly performs under his own name.

Stuart - Drums & Vocals:
Stuart is another multi-instrumentalist and although he sits at the back behind the drums he can also play the guitar and bass. He even has a music degree to prove it.

He plays in a number of bands including the Big Shot Swing Orchestra, Soul Bandits and Brass Routes and in the past has played with the Casino All Stars and The Groove Merchants -a pun-tastic collection of bands I’m sure you’ll agree!

He now passes on his drumming expertise by teaching. He has an eclectic musical taste and says that he likes most genres from metal to jazz and everything in-between, although his biggest influence on his drumming has probably been Vinnie Colleuta, the drummer for Frank Zappa.

Previous Clients Include:
Royal Bank of Scotland
Manchester City Council Gardening awards
JYSK Ltd
HIT Training
15th Sqd Royal Engineers
The Tenon Group
Auto Glass UK
Adidas
HSBS
Direct Line

Previous Venues Include:
Titanic Hotel, Liverpool
Hornton Grange, Birmingham
Ruskin Hotel, Blackpool
Imperial Hotel, Balckpool
Manchester City - Eithad Stadium
Manchester United - Old Trafford Football Club
Smokies Park Hotel, Oldham
Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport
Sketchley Grange Hotel, Leicestershire
Birmingham Metropole Hotel
Cavendish Hotel, Bakewell
The Pines Hotel, Chorley
Lowry Hotel, Salford, Manchester
Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club, Stockport
Cottons, Knutsford
Crewe Hall, Crewe
Trafford MV Rugby Club, Sale
Larkhill Community Centre, Timperley
Lancaster Golf Club
Manchester Airport Hotel
Manchester Masonic Hall
Rivington Hall Barn, Bolton
Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Oakmere
Chevin Lodge, Otley
Old Padeswood Golf Club
Peckforton Castle, Nr Tarporley
Mere Golf and Country Club
Dukes 92, Castlefield, Manchester
Heaton Moor Conservative Club
Belle Epoque, Knutsford
Ruthin Castle Hotel, North Wales

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

  • Acoustic 4 piece for earlier in the day Add £360

    1 x 60 minute set

  • Acoustic duo for earlier in the day Add £240

    Male & Female Vocals/Guitar Duo. 1 x 60 minute set

  • Acoustic solo for earlier in the day Add £150

    Male Vocals/Guitar. 1 x 60 minute set

  • Ceremony Music Add £150

    Solo female singer with high quality backing tracks

  • Finish after 1am Add £120

    Add per hour

  • Song Request Add £120

    For Swag to learn and perform your special song (1 months notice required)

  • Free recorded music Free

    Between and after live sets, Swag can play recorded dance or background music through their PA

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Swag from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes £0
  • 3 x 60 minutes Add £360
  • 3 x 40 minutes £0