District North

Function Band | Manchester

About Us

District North - Manchester's most exciting band from the ex-lead singer of The Coolers.

The band are a combination of powerful vocals and a high quality of musicianship, featuring some of Manchester most established and talented musicians from the past 10 years. District North can make your event or wedding truly a night to remember, with a huge list of possible songs, there is certain to be something for everyone in your crowd.

Fully self contained with lighting and PA equipment, the band also offer a professional DJing service as an option for a whole evening’s entertainment.

Their experience is at your disposal, having performed at on average 70 weddings per year, not including a great number of huge charity and corporate events, and therefore they have seen every type of crowd, with demographics ranging from teenagers to the older generation!!! They are highly professional and are able to work your crowd in to a frenzy!!!

Lead singer Gavin, was a feature on the 2007 X-Factor contest, having all his auditions televised and even appeared on Lorraine Kelly's show as the shock omission of the competition

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I can't even remember how many times people came up and said - this band are amazing - where did you get them from!!  I've had many texts since that have all been exceptionally positive about both the band and DJ sets, including 'best night out I've had in years, feel like a teenager', 'never danced so much in my life' and 'hope my dad dancing wasn't too embarrassing'.

The Belle Epoque, Knutsford

We just wanted to say the BIGGEST THANK YOU to you and the band! WOW what a band you are! We really could not have wished for anything better, you guys were everything we wanted in a band... the songs were all great, the musicians were all so very talented and you created the BEST party ever - which is exactly what we hoped for. I don't think we ever would have stopped dancing if that was an option - all I wanted to do was be on the dance floor all night, which I think was pretty much achieved!    On the night and still now we have had SO many comments about how FAB you guys were... I can't tell you how happy we are that Jonny posted your link on Facebook! woo!    Thank you for making our wedding extra fabulous, we had such a fun day and District North had a HUGE part to play in that! 

Nat and Ian

I booked the band along with the female singer for my wedding in August. They played three sets, each one better than the last, kept the dance floor full and I have had numerous comments on how good they were. The lead singer of the band doubled up as our DJ, and similar to the band played awesome songs and kept people dancing. We provided them with a list of songs that we wanted to hear, and left it up to them which songs to perform via the band or played via the DJ, but they also read the dance floor really well and played songs they knew would go down well at the right times. From a service point of view they were fantastic, always contactable and able to answer any questions I had (or allay my fears of them not showing up!). As they were travelling from Manchester and the wedding was in the Midlands, I had nightmares that there would be a traffic jam. I didn’t need to worry though, Gavin, the lead singer and DJ came early to set up the DJ equipment at no extra cost, the band followed and set up whilst the speeches were underway – they didn’t make a sound when setting up and we managed to surprise all of our guests when unveiled the dance floor and stage area. We booked them after seeing at another wedding and didn’t disappoint - you should book them for your wedding! I cannot recommend this band enough!

Dan and Kitty

Just wanted to drop a line and say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You really set the mood for us, albeit one that did turn in to quite a wild night! All of our guests have commented on how fantastic you were and that they've never spent so much time solidly on the dance floor. You even managed to keep my husbands 98 year old grandmother at the evening party for longer than planned as she wanted to "just hear one more song", I think she finally left for bed after the 4th! I've never seen a band that got so involved with the audience before, which just added to the cosy, fun feel we were hoping to create for the day.

Laura Martindale

Thank you so much for making our wedding a truly spectacular party! The dance floor was full all night long, which is just what we had wanted! We have you and your talented band to thank! We've also had loads of positive comments on your performance and we would certainly recommend you to any of our friends.    The evening party was really the icing on the cake and the fact that you kept everyone entertained and dancing all night is testament to how good a job you guys did. We were all really impressed also with your professionalism. The quality of the music and the show was excellent.    Overall, you did an absolutely fantastic job and we are very grateful for everything. 

Navin and Nina

Wow where do we start….from our first dance at 8:30pm through to 1am you guys were absolutely awesome. The atmosphere was non-stop during the sets and in between while you were DJing. The dance floor was full all night and people didn't want to stop. Absolutely loads of people have asked me who you were and have commented that you are the best band they have heard at a wedding! You made the party for us and didn't disappoint in any way. Your voice is incredible and you playing and singing our first dance made it all the more special. Honestly it couldn't have been better!   Thank you for everything and we won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting a band at their wedding. The fact you offer a fabulous DJ service as well made it very easy for us sorting the music for the day!!! Many thanks.

Owen House Barn

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Song List

1950s

Great Balls Of Fire : Gerry Lee Lewis

Johnny Be Goode : Chuck Berry

You Never Can Tell : Chuck Berry

1960s

Brown Eyed Girl : Van Morrison

Can't take my eyes off you : Andy Williams

Come Together : The Beatles

Get Back : The Beatles

Higher & Higher : Jackie Wilson

Honky Tonk Woman : Rolling Stones

I Feel Fine : The Beatles

I Want You Back : Jackson 5

Mustang Sally : Wilson Pickett

Tracks of my Tears : Smokey Robinson

Try A Little Tenderness : Wilson Pickett

Suspicious Minds : Elvis Presley

You Really Got Me : The Kinks

1970s

All Right Now : Free

American Girl : Tom Petty

Dreadlock Holiday : 10CC

Living For The City : Stevie Wonder

Long Train Running : Doobie Brothers

Message in a Bottle : The Police

Play That Funky Music : Wild Cherry

Signed Sealed Delivered : Stevie Wonder

Stuck In The Middle With You : Stealers Wheel

Sunshine of Your Love : Cream

Superstition : Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Alabama : Lynyrd Skynyrd

1980s

A Little Respect : Erasure

All Night Long : Lionel Richie

Basket Case : Green Day

Don’t Stop Believing : Journey

Englishman in New York : The Police

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic : The Police

Faith : George Michael

Footloose : Footloose Soundtrack

Give Me the Night : George Benson

I Love Rock n; Roll : Joan Jett

Kiss : Prince

Living on a Prayer : Bon Jovi

Never Too Much : Luther Vandross

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) : Michael Jackson

Rappers Delight : Sugarhill Gang

Summer of '69 : Bryan Adams

Tainted Love : Mark Almond

Town Called Malice : The Jam

1990s

Angel of Harlem : U2

Champagne Supernova : Oasis

Crazy Little Thing Called Love : Queen

Day We Caught the Train : Ocean Colour Scene

Don't Look Back In Anger : Oasis

Hard To Handle : Counting Crows

Just Looking : Stereophonics

Place Your Hands : Reef

Regulate : Warren G

Smells Like Teen Spirit : Nirvana

Space Cowboy : Jamiroquai

Song 2 - Blur

The Way You Make Me Feel : Michael Jackson

Two Princes : Spin Doctors

Wonderwall : Oasis

You and Me Song : The Wannadies

You Got The Love : Candi Staton feat The Source

2000s

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

Can't Stop : Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Everything : Michael Buble

Dancing In The Moonlight : Top Loader

Dakota : Stereophonics

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor : Arctic Monkeys

Naive : The Kooks

No Diggity : Blackstreet

Rehab : Amy Winehouse

Seven Nation Army : White Stripes

Sex on Fire : Kings of Leon

She Said - Plan B

Somebody Told Me : The Killers

This Love : Maroon 5

Take Your Mama Out : Scissor Sistors 

Use Somebody : Kings of Leon

Valerie : The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse

Teenage Dirtbag : Wheatus

When The Sun Goes Down : Arctic Monkeys

2010 - Recent

All These Things That I Have Done : The Killers

Aviici : Wake Me Up

Blurred Lines : Robin Thicke

Chasing Cars : Snow Patrol

Closer : Neyo

Chocolate : 1975

Forget You : Cee-Lo Green

Get Lucky : Daft Punk

Happy : Pharell Williams

Hey Ho : The Lumineers

Locked Out of Heaven : Bruno Mars

Love Me Again : John Newman & Rudimental

Mr Brightside : The Killers

On a Day Like This : Elbow

Rude (Marry Her Anyway) - Magic

Sing : Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud : Ed Sheeran

Uptown Funk : Mark Ronson & Bruno Marrs

We Found Love - Rhianna

Why D'you Only Call Me When Your High : Arctic Monkeys

Slower Songs (perhaps for your 1st dance!)

Ain't No Sunshine : Bill Withers

All of Me : John Legend

Angels : Robbie Williams

Crazy Love : Van Morrison

Creep : Radiohead

Easy : Lionel Richie

Everything : Michael Buble

Free Fallin' : Tom Petty

Handbags And Gladrags : The Faces

Have I Told You Lately : Van Morrison

Hey Jude : The Beatles

I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues : Elton John

Imagine : John Lennon

It Must Be Love : Madness

Let it Be : The Beatles

Lets Get It On : Marvyn Gaye

L.O.V.E.: Nat King Cole

Moondance ; Van Morrison

My Girl : The Temptations

On a Day Like This - Elbow

One : U2

Purple Rain : Prince

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay : Otis Redding

Stand by Me : Ben E King

Thinking Out Loud : Ed Sheeran

Wherever You Will Go : The Calling

Wonderful Tonight : Eric Clapton

Yesterday : The Beatles

You Do Something To Me : Paul Weller

You've Lost That Loving Feeling : Righteous Brothers

Your Song : Elton John

Enquire Today

How many Musicians are in the band normally and can you add more?

The band can be booked in any form from our our main line up act as a 5 piece band, up to 8 piece with a horn section, to our background acoustic duo. We do also offer a 4 piece line up to suit a slightly smaller budget.

How much space do they require?

In an ideal world, 3M by 5M for the 5 piece band, but we have sqeezed in to much smaller spaces! We do not require a stage but if you would like to book one for us through the venue, that would be great (but not essential at all). Set up takes about 30-40 minutes.

Do they take requests or even learn a song?

We are extremly happy for you to pick songs from our repertoire for the evening, and if you have a special song, for example for your first dance, as long as we can perform it with the instrumentation we have, we are happy to learn it for you at no extra charge. If you are happy to leave the choice of music up to us, we choose the songs on the evening based on the demographics and reaction of the audience on the night. We don't believe in writing a set list out, as we believe that the crowd picks the set by their reaction.

Can they perform with a female singer?

The band has the option to even add a top female vocalist if required, for that extra 

Can they play some music when the band aren't performing?

They offer a professional DJing service as an additional option if required... and more than just an ipod or laptop playlist plug in. They are more than happy to take requests before or on the evening from you or your guests.

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