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Soul & Motown Bands For Hire

Make an impression with one of our top-level soul bands for hire, available for weddings, parties and corporate events.

Performing the very best soul music from every era, our soul and Motown tribute bands promise an evening of high-energy dance floor fillers to entertain your guests.

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Soul Wedding Bands

We work alongside the UK's very best soul wedding bands, performing everything from old school soul, Motown and Stax to funk, R&B and contemporary chart hits.

Taking on the greatest hits from the 60s and beyond, you can expect to hear iconic tracks from soul bands such as The Temptations, The Miracles and The Supremes. Find your perfect soul wedding band below and get in touch for a quote.

Soul Bands For Hire

Whether it's Motown, Stax, R&B or funk you're into, we offer a wide range of highly professional wedding bands across the UK to choose from. Our roster of soul function bands includes everything from Motown singers and 4-piece soul wedding bands to large party bands featuring an electrifying a mix of male and female lead vocals with brass section - the ideal entertainment for an upscale wedding or large corporate event.

If you're looking to hire a soul or Motown band for your next event, take a browse through our acts below and get in touch for a quote.

The Oliver Soul Band
The Oliver Soul Band
From £2225 + VAT
With an abundance of charisma, on-stage charm and talent, The Oliver Soul Band have got the goods to take your event to the next level....
Soho Soul
Soho Soul
From £1195
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital such as BIMM London...
Violet Soul
Violet Soul
From £2070
A spectacularly soulful & vibrant party band with immense vocals, irresistible grooves and infectious rhythms to get the party started! Violet Soul are a dynamic...
The Lovettes
The Lovettes
From £935
Meet The Lovettes, a glamorous vocal trio performing hits from the 50s and 60s with their very own all-girl backing group. Founded in 2013, The Lovettes have wowed...
Motown Sensation
Motown Sensation
From £2650
'Motown Sensation' are a truly authentic Motown tribute band performing non-stop Motown hits from Stevie wonder, Marvin Gaye and Aretha...
The XL
The XL
From £2075
The XL deliver a truly exceptional live sound with their carefully crafted arrangements of popular hits from across the decades. The band's high-energy performance...
Tailor & Co
Tailor & Co
From £995
Keeping the rhythm and soul flowing are Tailor & Co; a North West trio bringing together the very best of soul, rock 'n' roll and...
Soul Traffic
Soul Traffic
From £3500 - £5000+
Introducing 'Soul Traffic', the UK's most authentic soul band. Playing only the biggest and best Stax and Atlantic soul numbers from the 60's. The bands attention to...
Soul That Swings
Soul That Swings
From £1240
Soul That Swings offer a unique combination of Rat Pack, Pop and Soul for an unforgettable night of dancing for all ages. Stylish,...
Soul Patrol
Soul Patrol
From £935
Soul Patrol are an exquisitely infectious soul and funk band performing catchy crossovers of classic and contemporary chart hits. Soul Patrol have taken on the biggest...
The Young Vinyls
The Young Vinyls
From £1795
Shake your tail feather to The Young Vinyls, offering a variety of Motown classics, popular chart hits and everything else in between. An...
Atlantica
Atlantica
From £2785 + VAT
Meet Atlantica, an energetic and entertaining party band bringing you the absolute best from the past six decades. Atlantica are an exceptionally talented group of...
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Oliver Soul
Oliver Soul
From £610
Oliver Soul delivers a slick and soulful performance with an abundance of charisma and on-stage presence. With two decades of experience in both the studio and on...
Electric Soul Club
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
The Kingdom
The Kingdom
From £2225 + VAT
A mesmerising and polished act, The Kingdom aim to please with their highly energetic stage presence. As one of the most highly sought after function and wedding bands...
Soul Brother
Soul Brother
From £1695
A soulful male fronted party band that will take the night by storm with their upbeat and funky approach to classic and contemporary hits. This young and...
Swing Groove
Swing Groove
From £1500
Swing Groove is a Swing Band and a Soul Band, covering all the party classics from Sinatra, Buble and Elvis through to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and more! With an...
Luna & The Wolves
Luna & The Wolves
From £1030
Luna & The Wolves bring to life classic hits from across the decades in their own unique and soulfully delivered style. Luna &...

Soul & Motown Band Booking Guide

Are you looking to hire a soul band for next event? Our team of live entertainment experts have put together the info below to get you started, but if you need further help, please feel free to drop us an email.

What type of events are your soul bands suitable for?

With well-known hits from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, soul music is an excellent fit for guests of all ages.

Our soul and Motown bands are available to hire for wedding receptions, private functions, charity events, summer balls, company events, graduations, Christmas party/event, office parties and more.

How much does it cost to book a soul band?

We offer a hand-picked roster of function bands to cover a wide range of budgets.

A typical 3-piece wedding band will usually cost in the region of £1000-£1500 for a local event. For large corporate events, we recommend a high-end soul showband to really make an impression. Featuring the UK's top session musicians and vocalists, you can expect fees to range anywhere between £2000 and £5000.

Depending on your wedding location, there may also be travel costs to consider which will be included in the quote.

How long does a live band play for?

Soul bands usually offer 2 hours of live music, split into two or three sets to finish by midnight. If your event ends later than this, your party band will be happy to quote for a later finish time.

Will the band provide a DJ service?

All of our soul & Motown bands offer pre-mixed DJ playlists as standard to keep your guests entertained throughout the evening. For a small fee, many of our bands can also provide a professional DJ service.

Can the band provide music for our drinks reception?

Many of our leading soul bands offer various live music options to liven up your afternoon drinks reception. From soulful acoustic duos and jazz groups, right through to solo pianists and guitarists during dinner. Just let us know what you're looking for in your enquiry, and we'll send over available options.

What time will the wedding band arrive?

Our soul wedding bands usually quote based on an arrival time of around 5/6 pm, leaving plenty of time to set up and sound check before your evening party gets underway.

If your wedding breakfast and speeches are taking place in the same room as the meal, the band would usually wait until these have finished, avoiding any interruptions. If you need your wedding band to arrive prior to the sit-down dinner, they'll be more than happy to quote for an earlier arrival.

Can your Soul and Motown bands also play modern songs?

Absolutely! Our bands incorporate a wide selection of chart hits into their set-list to appeal to every generation.

Featuring everything from modern pop and hip-hop to 90s R&B and UK Garage, the diverse mix of classic and contemporary music on offer will be sure to fill the dance floor. Famous artists covered include Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Amy Winehouse to name but a few.

Why Hire a Soul Function Band?

You can't go wrong with a genre that boasts such legendary performers as James Brown, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin amongst its biggest names! Our soul and Motown wedding bands encompass the distinctive sounds of such iconic labels as Stax, Motown, Northern Soul and Atlantic, so look out for hits from the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Temptations and many other best selling artists from the sixties.

Our soul wedding bands endeavour to bring you the most legitimate soul experience in the business, with their vintage on-stage attire and traditional soul arrangements. If you're looking for a big band with brass section, backing singers and dancers, our Soul and Motown bands may well be the perfect fit.

With soul music having its roots in gospel music, as well as jazz and rhythm and blues, a big part of our soul bands' performance is to include everyone and encourage them to join them in celebration – and with a stage full of smiling, singing and dancing, it's impossible to resist!

Motown Tribute Bands

We offer a number of Motown tribute bands who model themselves closely after some of the genre's most famous Motown bands. Fans of the Supremes, the Shangri-Las and the Ronettes will love our girl groups, complete with beehive hairdos and wiggle dresses.

We also have some authentically dapper backing bands, who up the ante for even our most flamboyant frontmen and women as they sway from side to side in their sharp suits without missing a beat. If it's an uplifting soul tribute band you're looking for, our Motown wedding bands promise to deliver that unmistakable 'Hitsville' signature sound with energy, passion and enthusiasm!

Why book a soul band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All bands hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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