A Unique Moment In Our Time Performing Together

the great manchester run

As a professional function band, we play at a very wide variety of functions. Most of our bookings are wedding receptions in the West Midlands, but we’re happy to perform outside of the area and at virtually any party you can think of. This week however we got a call to perform at the great run in Manchester. As you can imagine, recent events in the city have cast a very different light on what it means to be in a large group of people.

Coming Together In Unity

the starting linbe up of the run

The Great Manchester Run has a tradition of friendly competitiveness and it’s widely known that everyone including participants and entertainers present have a great time. This year however the organisers needed to add an extra special live entertainment segment which would reflect the mood of the day. Having used us previously, the event organiser immediately thought of Four on the Floor band. Naturally, we were happy to get the call, and also happy to lend our services. Despite the fact that we had performed on three consecutive nights (Thursday at a military function in Evesham, Friday at a birthday party in Stafford and Saturday at a wedding reception in Coventry), we got up early on Sunday and drove up to Manchester to be on site for 8am.

Using Bands From The Midlands

this band from the midlands getting ready

We quickly set up our equipment, sound checked and waited for the start of the first race, the 9.30am marathon. We’re happy to report that throughout the whole day there was an air of fun and determination to ensure that normality prevails – as it should! We played to professional athletes who were so fast they probably only heard a few bars of a song, keen amateur runners, fun runners in fancy costume, half jogging, half dancing past us while we performed “Alright now”, “You really got me”, “All the small things”, “Park life”, plus a mini Oasis set (always a good idea in Manchester) and the inevitable “Keep on running”! It was an honour and a privilege to be asked as one of a few bands from the midlands to perform and be able to contribute to the spirit of such a rare occasion, and we believe we created an appropriate atmosphere. For more information on Four on the Floor band, please contact us direct on 0796 433 5657.