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the firebirds quirky cool vintage band greater manchester
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The Firebirds are highly experienced and specialise in vintage versions of rock and pop favourites! From Soul to Funk to Jazz, The Firebirds sound modern and authentic all in one!

5 stars - The Firebirds are Highly Recommended 13 Customer Reviews

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Folk, 50s Rock n Roll, Country and acoustic music
16 Tonnes - Slim Lightfoot
At The Hop - Danny And The Juniors
Baby I Love You - The Ramones
Beautiful Creature - Harry Styles
Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Hazy Shade Of Winter - Simon And Garfunkel
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans
Ho! Hey! The Lumineers
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash and June Carter
Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
Miserlou - Dick Dale
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
Riptipe - Vance Joy
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets
Runaway - Del Shannon
Shakin’ All Over - Johnny Kid And The Pirates
Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
That’s Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
Twistin’ The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Yakety Yak - The Coasters
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson
Wake Up Little Suzie - The Everly Brothers
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry

60s Pop and Soul
Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandy Shaw
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Cecelia - Simon And Garfunkel
Come Together - The Beatles
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heatwave - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It Ain’t Me Babe - Bob Dylan
Itchycoo Park - The Small Faces
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Little Green Bag - The George Baker Selection (Reservoir Dogs OST)
Lola - The Kinks
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream/Spanky Wilson
Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson
The Letter - The Box Tops
There’s Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
Time Of The Season - The Zombies
Venus - Shocking Blue
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
We Gotta Get Outta This Place - The Animals
When I’m 64 - The Beatles

70s - Present day
All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
All This Love I’m Giving - Gwen McRae
American Boy - Estelle
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don’t You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Dreamer - Livin’ Joy
Express Yourself - Charles Wright And The 5th Avenue Band
Fever - The Black Keys
Finally - CC Pension
Get It On - T-Rex
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Mama Do - Pixie Lott
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Say You’ll Be There - Spice Girls
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Take On Me - Ah-Ha
The Man Who Sold The World -David Bowie
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
The You And Me Song - The Wannadies
This Must Be The Place- Talking Heads
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Woo Hoo - The 5.6.7.8s (Kill Bill)
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Got It - Roy Orbison
You Got The Love - Candi Statton
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

Previous first Dance Songs
(not in the regular repertoire so would only play 2 or 3 of these in a night max)
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
As - Stevie Wonder
Baby I Love You - The Ramones
Baby I Love Your Way
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Best Day Of Our Lives - American Authors
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Candy Paolo Nutini
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone (Guardians Of The Galaxy)
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder version
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Give Me Strength - Snow Patrol
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Ho! Hey! - The Lumineers
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys
I Was Made For Loving You - Kiss
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
In My Life - The Beatles
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It Must Be Love - Madness
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Light My Fire - The Doors
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Cherie Amore - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Only You - Yazoo
One Day Like This - Elbow
Ordinary People - John Legend
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Romeo And Juliet - Dire Straits
Rule The World - Take That
She Loves You - The Beatles
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
(Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something - The Beatles
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
The You And Me Song - The Wanda's
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Must Be True Love - Toots & The Maytals
We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
Yellow - Coldplay
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You’re All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell
You’re The Best Thing - Style Council
Your Song - Elton John

  • Previous clients include Marks and Spencers, Aintree Racecourse, Mercedes, Habitat and many more!
  • An extensive repertoire covering Pop, Rock, Soul and Funk songs in an authentic vintage style.  
  • Duo or Trio line-up available for smaller spaces or tighter budgets.
  • Quintet with the addition of Female Vocals available.

Line up:

Default lineup: 5 members

Quintet: Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals, Piano/Organ, Bass, Drums.

Daytime acoustic trio also available (male vocals/acoustic guitar, female vocals/piano or accordion, double bass)

Highlights
* Unique and quirky quintet with male and female lead vocals
* Appeared in the 2016 film 'Youth' with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel
* Toured Germany in 2016 supporting Simply Red
* Covering a wide range of music from the 50s- present day including Rock n Roll, 60s Pop and Motown, Funk and Jazz
* Available UK wide!
* Free Spotify party playlist for in between sets.



The Firebirds appeared in the Paolo Sorrentino film 'Youth' with Michael Caine in early 2016, and were chosen for this role in the film due to their unique 60s inspired image. The band have also toured with Simply Red and are going back out to tour Germany in Autumn 2016 to release their first album. Chic and cool, the band have a sound of the 50s and 60s which feels fresh and modern at the same time.

The lead singers in the band, Paul and Helen are recently married themselves.  The whole band are great friends, and this chemistry on stage and off allows them to deliver a lively and natural performance that audiences love, the world over.  In the last couple of years they have travelled to India, Moscow, France, Germany, Belgium and have been entertaining audiences wherever they go.



Their repertoire ranges from classic hits from the 50s and 60s, to pop songs from the 80s to the present day, all delivered with the unique Firebirds sound. The band can also offer a daytime trio with acoustic songs from the 50s - present day. The instrumentation for this is Double Bass, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar and both male and female vocals.  The acoustic trio can play unplugged without a power supply if required.



Previous Clients/Venues

  • Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paolo Sorrentino
  • Various stadiums across Germany
  • Hotel Josef, Prague
  • Peking Hotel, Moscow, Russia
  • Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Joe Hart
  • Wembley Stadium (Club Wembley)
  • Marks and Spencers
  • Aintree Racecourse for Crabbie Grand National
  • Mercedes
  • TD Tom Davies designer
  • Home House member club London
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Boots
  • Manchester Trafford Centre
  • Old Trafford/Manchester United
  • Ferrari Classic
  • Specsavers
  • Habitat
  • Wigan, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Marsden Jazz festivals
  • Various Jazz venues across the country
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Birmingham NEC

Testimonials

Stephen Dagnall, Gladstone Village Hall, Neston, 2nd July 2016
Just wanted to say thanks for last night - We have had nothing but positive comments from our guests about yourselves - including the photographer who said that you were probably the best wedding band he had seen! Everyone seemed to have a really good dance too, so thank you!

Huw Friar, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, 17th June 2016
We booked The Firebirds for our wedding. They looked and sounded amazing, and were accommodating to all our requirements on the day. Everyone loved them, and kept people on the dance floor all night long. Have already recommended to some friends.

Graham Oldham Campbell. The Belle Epoque, Knutsford, 11th June 2016
These guys were recommended for our wedding, and now I know why. Contact and booking was easy and slick, set up was discreet. The performance was lovely, engaging and had everybody up and on their feet. Real good selection of music. Totally recommended to make your night. We and our guests loved em. 

Dan McGlynn, Styal Lodge, Cheshire, 3rd June 2016
Paul - thank you so much for such an incredible performance last night. I honestly cannot tell you how perfect every single tune was. I can think of no better band for our wedding. So many compliments for you guys. Heartfelt thanks to you all from both of us.

James Armstrong, Eaves Hall, Clitheroe, 29th May 2016
Don't think I grabbed you before you left, just thought I'd drop a text to say thanks for last night, you went down an absolute storm, was quality! Would highly recommend the band!

Lucy Caffreym, East Lodge Hotel, Matlock, 19th May 2016
The booking system was both easy and efficient. Helen was a little slow in responding to our queries but apologised as she had been out of the country. The music produced by Helen and her partner was wonderful. We really enjoyed it, her voice is lovely one of guest compared her to carol carpenter!! They were very flexible and even learned a requested song during their break - how accommodating was that? The music was varied and so good we would like to say thank you to them. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Helen Roscoe, Private grounds wedding in Widnes, 14th May 2016
The Firebirds are a wonderfully talented, quirky, unique group of musicians, offering old and new classics and making them their own. They kept people on the dance floor and suited the vibe of our wedding perfectly. We didn't need to choose a set list because we trusted their ability to work with the feel of the party. Great communicators and a really friendly group, we highly recommend them for any event, gig, wedding or festival!

Becky Titley and Chris Malbon, Yeldersley Hall, Derbyshire, 30th April 2016
The Firebirds were fantastic at our wedding, they tailored & performed our first dance better than we could have dreamed of! Their music got everyone on the dance floor, even my Nan had a dance! Paul was easy to communicate with prior to the wedding and the band were professional throughout. 

Richard and Rudi Lewis, Ox Pasture Country House Hotel, Scarborough, 9th April 2016
The band were fantastic, really friendly guys, great music, great style, really made the evening. Highly recommended! 

Alison Whalley, WMBRC, Bowness on Windermere, 2nd April 2016
I booked The Firebirds for my birthday party having seen their website and loved their sound. They were amazing - so much better than I'd hoped! The sets were varied enough to keep all guests happy and Helen sang a brilliant version of Moon River for me. I can't recommend them highly enough - book them!!! Thank you to the whole band - you made my evening even more special!

Will Dashwood, The Crook Barn, Barnsley, 13th Feb 2016
Wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday night. We had a fantastic evening and everyone commented on how good you guys were. It was all we hoped for and more.

Angela Thompson, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, 30th January 2016
We booked The Firebirds for our wedding in Liverpool. They were amazing and very professional. The guests loved them and so did we. Would highly recommend.

2015

Catherine Knockles, The Hall at Marhall, Knutsford, 12th September 2015
5/5 Fabulous band and really professional to deal with. Would highly recommend.

Ian Morrison, The Priory Home Farm, Wetherby, 22nd August 2015
Just an email to say a MASSIVE thank you to the Band, for playing at our Wedding Reception at The Priory on Saturday. You guys were exactly as we had hoped and, on behalf of Emma and I, thank you for helping to give us such a special day. The musical style, along with the attention to detail, was brilliant and we received many positive comments about your performance on the evening. When we spoke on the night I recall you referring to yourself as an “anti-Wedding band” – safe to say I think you’ve cornered this market and everyone was impressed by the uniqueness of what they saw and heard. Also thanks you for providing the other music during the evening – again, think it’s safe to say it went down a storm! The communication, and ease of arrangements from yourself, made it all very stress free – which was very much appreciated.

Corporate Golf Day Event, Mere Golf Resort, Cheshire, 2nd July 2015
Please say a big thanks to The Firebirds, they were fab! Yes unfortunately the poor weather late pm meant that play was held up so their outside set got mostly overlooked, but they were absolutely spot on during dinner, had lots of good comments about them & they gave the evening a nice buzz.

Phillip Grundy, Blood Bikes Cumbria Charity Performance, Keswick Theatre By The Lake, 20th March 2015
Blood Bikes Cumbria hired The Firebirds for a charity concert at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. Heard them on an agents website and had a gut feeling about them. Superb gig, great bunch of lads and a brilliant night had by all. Highly recommended them.

Marion Ward, Keswick Theatre By The Lake, Charity performance, 20th March 2015
We had a fabulous time jigging along to all those favourite songs performed brilliantly in an exciting way by fabulous musicians. Thanks all for a great night.

Jade Étienne Coulthard, Keswick Theatre By The Lake, Charity performance, 20th March 2015
Hey guys, Just thought I'd let you know I came to see your set in Keswick at Theatre by the Lake last night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You have a really unique sound and are all very talented! I live in Huddersfield so I will be looking out for any time you are playing in Manchester. Have you ever thought of doing your own version of Pink Floyd- Money or Louis Armstrong- St James Infirmary? 

Jenny and Jenny Robley, Keswick Theatre By The Lake, Charity performance, 20th March 2015
Saw you tonight at Keswick. We thought you were amazing. We'd love to be able to buy a CD of your music. I've looked at your website and can't see anything on there.... Do you have any for sale? Thank you for a great evening

Phil and Catherine Williams, Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, 14th March 2015
The Firebirds arrive with the minimum of fuss and set up whilst you're doing your thing. You don't even notice them. Then when the set starts, they light up the dancefloor for people of all ages and fill the room with musical excellence. Even the most stubborn of guests can't fail to find their dancing shoes and get right amongst it with them. You made our wedding extra special and I would not hesitate to urge you to book this band. They are phenomenal and allow you to dictate their setlist. Just perfect.

Jessica Hookway, Linthwait House Hotel, Windermere, 8th March 2015

5/5: We booked The Firebirds after hours of research for the perfect band for our wedding and if we were to do it over again would not hesitate to make that same decision. We had a small wedding of just under 60 guests of all different ages and were after something that everybody would enjoy so it would be a night to remember. That was exactly what we got. One of my fondest memories will be dancing with my dad until the early hours, and he never dances! The kids were also pirouetting around the guests until it was way past bedtime! The band knew exactly what to play and everybody said how great the band was. Organised, on time, great set up, great feel and just really nice relaxed guys. Thank you so much for being such a big part of making our day even more memorable!

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

  • Trio Line-Up Deduct £480

    Reduced line-up of Male Vocals/Guitar, Female Vocals/Piano & Double Bass.

  • Additional Acoustic Set Add £360

    1 x 60 minute acoustic trio set.

  • Free DJ Service (if booked within 7 days of enquiry) Free

    includes pre-designed playlist, requests and input from the client welcomed prior to event,

  • 1am Finish Add £180