REVIEWS

"We booked The Manhattans through FixTheMusic for our wedding. These guys were amazing. Everyone said how good they were and they put together an amazing set list that got everyone dancing all night. Highly recommend this band to anyone for any occasion. We also booked them as an acoustic set for our reception and that was great too. Just wanted to say a huge thanks! Mike & Sarah."
– Mike Fensom, 10 October 2021, wedding at Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire

 

"Hi Sam, Sorry I’ve not been in touch, it’s been a bit crazy since the wedding. Thank you all so much the band was amazing, and the madness went down better than I imagined. Everyone said how good the guys were, and how much they enjoyed the band. I will definitely be recommending you guys! Many thanks, Hannah."
– Hannah Ledger, 9 September 2021, wedding in London

 

"The Manhattans absolutely made our wedding day and evening celebrations. Music was great, dance floor was full, and loads of our guests commented on how good the music was both from the band and their DJ set. Not to mention the improvised acoustic session in the afternoon when the power was in and out! Thanks guys, great memories made. Thanks, Joel."
– Joel Large, 7 September 2021, wedding in Chesham

 

"The Manhattans recently played at our wedding and were absolutely fantastic. From initial contact, through pandemic postponements and all the way to the big day, Sam was so friendly, accommodating and professional. On the day itself, the band had everyone up on their feet and we had so many positive comments from guests, with some even asking for their contact details so they can book them for their own event - which I think speaks for itself! We would not hesitate to book The Manhattans again and wish them all the best for the future. Kind regards, Caitlin."
– Caitlin Anderton, 22 August 2021, wedding in Edworth, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

 

"The Manhattans were fantastic at our wedding, they did both an acoustic set in the afternoon and a full band set in the evening. We went for three sets of 40 mins in the evening and it flowed perfectly. In the afternoon they created a lovely relaxed atmosphere, and in the evening they really got the party going! The dance floor was never empty, lots of dancing and lots of singing along from our guests! We loved it. Thank you so much to all of the boys. Thanks Sam! You guys were amazing and it was the best feeling dancing to a band after so long!!"
– Amy Burgess, 6 August 2021, wedding at Godwick Great Barn, Mill Lane, King's Lynn, UK

 

"The Manhattans were simply fantastic! Everyone commented on how good they were! Great repertoire full of dance floor fillers! Wouldn’t hesitate to book these boys again! 10/10."
– Michael Furze, 7 July 2021, wedding in Saffron Walden

 

"We would like to say a massive thank you to you guys as you were absolutely amazing. Everyone loved it and we couldn't have wished for more on our day! Thanks Sam."
– Louise Picton, 1 July 2021, wedding in Bristol


"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Sam and The Manhattans. They smashed it. A slick, professional and truly lovely bunch of guys. From the ceremony and drinks reception acoustic entertainment to the band and DJ – the list of thanks is for life. You made our wedding such a wonderful and memorable day. So many guests commented on how awesome the music was. And it was!! We were just so thrilled to have you guys make our special day even more special"

– Alistair Whiteley, 19 October 2020, wedding in Essex

"Absolutely amazing band! No hassle and Sam the lead singer could not have been more accommodating! Made our party what it was with a great variety of music for everyone! Really glad we also got the female vocalist and sax player as they just completed the sound of the band!"
– Yasmin Clarke, 18 August 2020, party in London

"Exceptional talent and highlight of our event. We all highly recommend this amazing group and we are definitely booking them again."
– Ellie Hudson, 17 August 2020, party in Godalming

"We had a post-Ball meeting a couple of days ago and the committee asked me to pass on their gratitude for an excellent performance, so once again, many thanks to you and the band. Absolutely nothing but positives!"
– Adam Miller, 9 July 2020, Thomas Miller Investment, corporate event in London

"The Manhattans are extremely talented musicians who cover a wide range of genres and are adaptable to playing in intimate surroundings or to hundreds of guests in a large arena. Their endearing and genuine nature is infectious."
– James Marshall, 24 March 2020, The Anderson Foundation, corporate event in London

"These guys are the real deal. I knew they'd be good but they exceeded my/our expectations (and I book plenty of music acts for events). Communication was prompt and easy right from the off. They showed up on time, were super nice guys, so professional, friendly and incredibly talented. Our guests loved every second of the performance and no one sat down throughout (we danced and sang along to every track). Slick, charismatic, tight and musically so on point. Lead singer has a great voice too. We wanted them to go on and on. I'd recommend them wholeheartedly and would book them again in a heartbeat. You won't be disappointed."
– Patrick Macaleenan, 12 December 2019, corporate event in London

"It was AMAZING. Wanted and still will send you a thank you email. It was wonderful, Sam and the band were amazing! Super professional, amazing vibe, amazing talent!"
– Ahmed Chaaban, 18 November 2019, private event in Dubai

"Thank you!! You and the band were FANTASTIC - all we could have hoped for and more. I think a direct quote from a guest was “best wedding band I have ever seen, EVER!"
– Deviyani Misra-Godwin, 6 September 2019, wedding at Château Robernier, Provence, Montfort-sur-Argens, France

"Dear Sam, and the whole The Manhattans band. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible evening on Friday. I honestly can’t put into words just how amazing you were, you literally made my evening. I have been to many 18ths, 21st and black tie events and enjoyed bands, but you surpassed them all. The playlist of songs was perfect, the music was outstanding, and your voice was simply phenomenal. Your energy and enthusiasm was unparalleled. We were thrilled with the saxophonist, and loved dancing with him on the dance floor. Everyone was dancing, and I genuinely had the best night of my life. I didn’t want to leave the dance floor. You guys have a big future ahead of you! All the guests were raving about you, and commented that you were exceptional. We’re already planning mum & dads 60th.... is it possible to book 5 years in advance?! I must see your calendar for upcoming gigs as I am desperate to come to any that are near us!! Thank you again for such an unforgettable evening. I will cherish the memories for the rest of my life. Please extend my thanks to the rest of the band."
– Giselle Mackinlay, 19 July 2019, 21st birthday party in London

"Sam and the Manhattans exceeded all our expectations and helped make our wedding day extra special! They were a dream to work with for our destination wedding in Greece. From our initial phone call and throughout the entire process leading up to the big day, they were super responsive, professional and helpful (and fun!). Sam’s voice is unparalleled and all the band members are very talented musicians and performers. We used them for an acoustic set during our ceremony, DJ services during cocktail hour, as MC throughout the evening, and then the 6-piece band for dancing. At our request, they learned several new songs ahead of time for our ceremony and first dances. Each part was executed perfectly and exactly as we imagined. They were incredible in terms of set lists and interacting with our friends and family. All our guests were up on their feet dancing the entire night! We had so many guests come up to us afterwards and ask how we were able to find such an incredible band. Also worth noting that we had some last minute timing changes due to weather and they were incredibly flexible and helpful! We wish we had some other big event to throw just so we could hire these guys again!"
– Tatiana & David Berv, 15 July 2019, wedding at Cavo Ventus, Santorini, Greece

"It was an amazing day. We've had so many compliments about how good you guys were, so thank you - you were awesome and our first dance was really special!! Our friends and family loved the dancing - I've never seen my Dad move like that! We'll be recommending you to all our friends."
– Ludo Baynham-Herd, 8 April 2019, wedding at Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden

"Thank you so much for providing wonderful music for our wedding! And for helping with the audio equipment. You guys did a great job feeling the crowd and playing music they liked. It was a night we will never forget!"
– Christina Breaden, 29 March 2019, wedding in Paris, France

"I have always dreamt of a band for my wedding. Thank you so much Sam and the Manhattans for making our the pre-wedding dinner, the wedding ceremony as well as the party unforgettable. Sam is so professional, flexible and helpful. All the rather difficult logistics went seamlessly. We were looking for a band for our wedding in Greece, to cover 2 days of partying. Sam not only played the piano for our church wedding (including french and latin songs), but the Manhattans also played jazz on our pre-wedding dinner, as well as party music during the wedding party. You are phenomenal! During the party, you got all our guests dancing, there were songs for everybody’s taste, the saxophonist was incredible playing in the dance crowd, and all the other musicians from the band were also perfect. I didn’t leave the dance floor! Everybody commented on how great you all were. Sam, your voice is amazing! We highly recommend all of you, and I was already asked for your contact details! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the day such a memorable one."
– Nathalie Ng Kuet Leong, 14 October 2018, wedding in Sifnos, Greece

"The Manhattans were phenomenal! Sam was great to work with, he was really flexible and helpful. Their performance was amazing. We asked them to perform an altered version of 500 miles as our first dance song and it was absolutely perfect. They nailed every song, built up their set list to really get the party started and managed to get every one of our guests dancing with us. The whole band had such a positive attitude, even when it started pouring down and it looked like our whole outdoor wedding had to be moved inside last minute they were helping out and looking for solutions. And when we eventually moved back outside they made it all work seamlessly. We cannot thank them enough. They gave us the party we had been hoping for. Saying we highly recommend them doesn’t even begin to cover it."
– Judith Veenhuizen, 1 September 2018, wedding at Castello di Meleto, Gaiole In Chianti, Italy

"We just wanted to say thank you very much – you were all absolutely brilliant. You sounded amazing, created the right sort of atmosphere we were looking for and had everyone up on the dance floor. All our friends loved the music – the indie vibe went down an absolute storm! You performed the first dance just as requested and I’ll have great memories of jumping around to Wheatus and Blink 182. We’re so pleased that we booked you as our band – we would highly recommend you to anyone!"
– Melissa Wood, 25 July 2018, wedding in London

"It was an absolutely fantastic wedding and the day could not have gone better. Even the snow was a bonus and gave us some spectacular photos, although we hope it didn’t make travelling home too difficult for you all. Can you pass on our sincere thanks to the band for a great job. The music was outstanding, the song choices really worked and we had some lovely feedback on the way you interacted with our guests. Indeed, without exception, our guests thought you were brilliant. Can we also thank you personally for your thorough professionalism, advice and guidance during the planning process – it made it all so much easier and felt effortless. Thank you all once again, and we will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to others. All the best! Diane & Ray."
– Ray Wilson, 29 June 2018, wedding in London

"We can’t thank Sam and The Manhattans enough for helping make our wedding day in Sicily so special, extremely fun and forever memorable! All our guests commented on how insanely good the band was both vocally and at creating a fantastic atmosphere that made everyone want to get up and dance – we would wholeheartedly agree! Sam made everything such a joy during the planning stages – so professional and genuinely friendly and helpful. His solo singing during dinner and our first dance displayed just how talented he is a singer; it was perfect and exactly what we wanted. The band and DJing entertainment post-dinner was just as amazing and no one wanted it to end – we would highly recommend The Manhattans!"
– Richard Mirfin, 11 June 2018, wedding in Sicily

"We had a fantastic day! Thank you so much for absolutely smashing the music, we had so much fun dancing with everyone. My wife loved the Chilli Peppers - you guys killed it!"
– Chris Hepburn, 19 May 2018, wedding in Reading

"You guys were amazing at the wedding - we've had so many comments both at the time and since about how much you guys rocked it! We had a great time!"
– Matt Howard-Cairns, 12 May 2018, wedding in Hertfordshire

"The band were great and really professional throughout the booking process and on the day. They arrived 2 hours before the set up time and were able to rehearse and get set up with time to spare. Sam and the band were also accommodating by allowing us to use the mic to make some announcements during their break and took some requests for songs during that intermission from some of the guests. During the end of the second set with 15 minutes remaining, the hotel security informed us that there had been some complaints over noise so Sam was able to adjust his set and play quieter to ensure there was no further disturbance. Both sets were made up of great songs that were loved by the guests and many were dancing and singing along. The great reception to some of the tracks prompted the band to then play more from that artist and they tailored the set to what people were enjoying and what was getting a great response. From both a booking and arranging, and performance point of view, The Manhattans were fantastic and I would happily recommend them in the future."
– Jamie La Marque, 14 February 2018, wedding in Berkshire

"The Manhattans were a pleasure to deal with - not only are they an excellent group of musicians who played precisely the set needed to entertain the guests at our wedding, but they also took the various sound and space requirements of our venue in their stride. We would not hesitate to recommend them as a wedding band."
– Jamie Elliott, 30 November 2017, wedding in London

"Absolutely fantastic - couldn't have been more perfect! All our guests were on the dance floor all night which made me so incredibly happy. Every single song was brilliant and the band seemed to be enjoying the party as much as we all were. Sam responded almost instantly to queries by email in the weeks leading up to the wedding. They arrived in plenty of time and set up promptly. The perfect band! Thank you very much!"
– Emily Sanders, 2 November 2017, wedding in London

"Everyone said how good you guys were and asked for your details. Thank you for making our special day amazing."
– Michael Curbishley, 13 April 2017, wedding at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk

"The Manhattans were incredible and I will most definitely be in touch regarding future events."
– Jessica Watts, 26 March 2017, corporate event for Blue Square Marketing & Samsung

"Big thanks to The Manhattans who rocked our wedding! You guys completely surpassed all expectations. We've had no end of comments from guests saying you were the best band they've ever seen at a wedding."
– Claire Bourgein, 27 January 2017, wedding in Kent

"Absolutely legendary night. I looked at hundreds of bands to choose the perfect act for our wedding and you guys were on another level. Thanks so much."
– Anna Duff, 10 December 2016, wedding in Hertfordshire