The Ivys
Wedding Band & Party Band
£2,848 (avg. price)

About The Ivys – professional cover band based in Manchester
3 reviews

Combining the spectacular talents of some of the most well-respected musicians from across the UK, The Ivys have a wealth of experience of performing at weddings, functions and corporate events over the last 10 years.

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Bringing a unique style and powerful performance, added to that an eclectic repertoire guaranteed to get ANY crowd on their feet!

The band is made from musicians who have toured with signed artists like Beyonce, Rhianna, Beverley Knight, Take That, Michael Buble, RizzleKicks, Olly Murs and many more!

Lead singer Gavin was a feature on ITV's 2007 X-Factor show, and gained notoriety as the shock eviction of the round, even appearing on Lorraine Kelly breakfast show!!

We are one of the premier wedding bands and corporate event bands in Manchester.

Prices for the band depend on and date and location, please feel free to submit an inquiry, and you will receive a full email outlining our various excellent options and prices for The Ivys Band.

The Ivys Band offer many different forms of acts to truly be able to offer a bespoke service for any wedding or event.

Depending on your budget, size of venue, type of venue or any sound level requirements or preferences you have, we can cater for anything, and can truly tailor our offering to your requirements.

The Ivys acoustic band

We are now offering the chance to book the 5 piece band as an acoustic act! This is absolutely perfect for venues where space is limited or where there are noise restrictions.

You get the style, passion and musical ability of the band. However, due to us swapping percussion for a drum kit, and an acoustic guitar, the noise levels are much more pleasing to the ear if required for that particular event or venue.

Furthermore, this line up can also fit into event themes such as Retro or Vintage because of the style of performance.

The band also plays the same songs as the main line up but the different instrumentation conveys a style change which is no less powerful, but a different interpretation on all the classic songs that the band perform usually.

The Ivys Acoustic Duo

John and Gavin have been performing for 5 years as a stand alone acoustic duo, performing hits old and new in their inimitable laid back style. They perform regularly at venues such as Knutsford Wine Bar, The Bubble Room and even a residency at The Intu Trafford Centre.

They can be booked either as a daytime act for background music or as a main act in the evening for smaller gatherings (which works perfectly). Gavin can also offer his DJing service for the latter to provide a full evening's entertainment.


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

The Ivys band can be booked in any form from 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 tighter budget.

Would we need to hire equipment and lighting for The Ivys band?

We are fully self-contained and have our own PA and stage lighting equipment.

What is Public Liability Insurance and PAT testing, and do you have it?

We can provide PAT Testing and Public Liability certificates on request, they are standard documentation that most established venues require from bands now.

We require some music when the band aren't performing?

Gavin offers a professional DJing service as an additional option if required, more than just an iPod or laptop playlist plug in that some bands now offer. He is more than happy to take requests before or on the evening from you or your guests!

We've seen you have performed with a female singer, can we book her as well?

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

Do you take requests or even learn a song for us?

We are extremely 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.

What will The Ivys Band wear?

We can wear suits or less formal clothes, it is entirely up to you!

How much space do you require?

In an ideal world, 3m by 5m for the 5 piece band, but we have squeezed into 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.

We are holding a Corporate Event, what sort of companies have you performed for?

We have performed for the biggest companies in the UK, including Range Rover, Glaxo Smith Kline, John Lewis, Shell, Sony, HP, Samsung, Apple, BT, Manchester United FC and Astra Zeneca.

3 verified review

"WHAT A BAND! Our guests our still talking about them now. An amazing day, capped off with an amazing night. The Ivys made our day the perfect day!"
– Markus Brecher, 21 November 2019, wedding at the Landmark Hotel, London
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"Hi Gavin, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for performing at our wedding last Friday at the Isla Gladstone. You were phenomenal throughout and a true professional. Somehow you managed to get guests up onto the dance floor who would not normally be there which is inspiring. I genuinely lost count of the number of guests that came up to me to say how good you and the band were so I think you may have a few more fans now! Thanks also for bringing the sax player along also as he definitely added to the night. We saw you originally at the Spinningfields festival and I'll certainly be looking out for more public dates. Thanks again, you made our night! Andy & Gemma."
– Gemma Lovell, 6 September 2019, wedding in Manchester
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"Hi Gavin, Just wanted to say a quick thank you!!! Everyone is buzzing about how good you were in the day and how fab you and the band were at night! I believe I succeeded in persuading my friend Emma to book you for her wedding in August 2020 too. We will be adding a good review to Facebook, but just wanted to say thanks for creating such a fab atmosphere! Natasha & Brett xx"
– Natasha Merchant, 9 August 2019, wedding in Lancashire
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Set List

Great Balls Of Fire - Gerry Lee Lewis

Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry

You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry


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


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


A Little Respect - Erasure

All Night Long - Lionel Richie

Basket Case - Green Day

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

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

Let's Dance - David Bowie

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


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/ Juicy - Warren G/ Notorious Big

Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Show Me Love - Robin S/ Sam Feldt

Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai

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


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 Sisters

Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon

Valerie - The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

2010 - Recent

Avicii - Wake Me Up

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Closer - Neyo

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

Love Yourself - Justin Beiber

Mr Brightside - The Killers

On A Day Like This - Elbow

Rude (marry Her Anyway) - Magic

Sing - Ed Sheeran

Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Uptown Funk/ Billie Jean/ Ice Ice Baby/ Real Slim Shady - Mark Ronson & Bruno Marrs/ Michael Jackson/ Vanilla Ice/ Eminem

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

Half The World Away - Oasis

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

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