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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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