Soul Circus

  • from £1665 for 5-piece in South West Help
  • from £1685 for 5-piece in Wales
  • from £1745 for 5-piece in West Midlands
  • from £1755 for 5-piece in South East
  • from £1805 for 5-piece in London
  • from £1865 for 5-piece in North West

Top live funk, soul & pop band from Bristol, playing the ultimate in upbeat party tunes and fronted by two powerful female vocalists. Extra brass and DJ service available.

Soul Circus is made up of 6 to 10 of the finest professional musicians in the UK, all with successful careers in the music industry. The solid rhythm and tight brass section back the awesome vocals of Louise & Lisa, putting together the funkiest and most energetic show on the current live band circuit.

Aiming to bring you the best live music experience available, Soul Circus has built up a definitive repertoire of funk, soul and pop classics, featuring everything from Aretha Franklin to Basement Jaxx. Every tune is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the dance floor moving.

The band regularly perform at Corporate Events, Music Festivals and Private Functions across the UK and Internationally, with previous clients including; The Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Celtic Manor Resort, Guoman Hotel Management, The Thistle Hotel Network, GE Capital Bank, Bourne Leisure Group, Exeter University, Guilfest and Glastonbury Festival. The band have played in countries as far and wide as Abu Dhabi for the Sheraton Hotel’s New Years Eve Party (2007/08), Italy at the Pennibilli Music Festival, Ireland at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and the Greek island of Mykonos as a guest of Contiki Holidays.

Performance information

Line-up 2 x female vocals; keyboard; guitar; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; allow 90 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 5 x 4 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

DJ service (provided by act)

includes laptop with large song database + requests + mic for speeches + lighting

Add £150
Add male vocalist/brass (up to 3)/percussion Add £355 per musician
Afternoon Jazz set - 1 x 45 minute set Add £120 per musician
Afternoon Jazz set - 2 x 45 minute sets Add £210 per musician

What people say Help

  • Getting the band right for your wedding is a huge thing and with this band, we were not disappointed. They were above and beyond any and all expectations that we had. Their videos don’t do them justice as they are even better live!
    They also have a great band personality, bringing huge energy to their whole performance and had every single person on their feet the whole way through. The best music choices that appealed to everyone were performed at the highest level with astounding vocals and soulful instrumentation.

    Adam, Wedding, Aberystwyth, April 2016
  • We along with our guests thought you were absolutely brilliant, we had so many positive comments the next day from relatives/friends! We were a bit concerned about people not getting up to dance (as this has happened at other weddings we’ve been to before), but we knew straight away that this would not be a problem as we could see how much everyone was enjoying themselves and we could tell that you were feeding off this too. Overall it was a great night and we cannot recommend you highly enough!

    Mr & Mrs Amos, Wedding, Newquay, April 2015
  • Soul Circus were excellent performers and put on quite a show at our wedding. All the guests have been telling us how good the band was and that they were great at getting the party started.
    Our original wedding band had let us down so we wanted to be sure that we had hired a quality band with good professionals. When booked we were sent a DVD of some of their performances so we went to see them perform live.
    Seeing them perform live convinced us to go for the 7 piece (2singers and brass added) for our wedding day.
    We were not disappointed and would definitely recommend Soul Circus to anyone having a wedding. Amazing voices, amazing musicianship and amazing band!

    Mr & Mrs Harding, Newquay, April 2015
  • The band were fantastic and we are so glad we booked them for our special day. Many of our guests commented on how brilliant they were and asked for the name of the band. We explained that for two of our guests it was their birthday and they sang live a happy birthday to them which they loved! We cannot think of anything remotely negative to say about the band apart from we wish we could have heard them all night! Fantastic band - would recommend highly!

    Mrs O' Dwyer, Haselbury Hill, March 2014
  • The description ‘function band’ really should be banned from use on acts’ publicity. It certainly does groups like Soul Circus no favours, conjuring up images of staid, elderly musicians wearing bow ties and drab formal attire. But, this band’s six-strong line-up here performed as good a showcase set I’ve seen for a long time from a so-called function outfit. The two lead female vocalists are top drawer, the musicians edgy and the spin they manage to put on really old numbers, like Proud Mary, is a lesson for other bands on the circuit.
    Beforehand, you wouldn’t have predicted getting too excited by a function band, but Soul Circus were on top form.

    Derek Smith, Review in The Stage, November 2013
  • Please once again thank the band for me. They were absolutely amazing. I looked around and there was not one person sitting down and there were men dancing who I didn't even think knew how to move!!! I had so many comments from my guests about how brilliant they were. There were a few members of the band that had changed since the first time we had seen them 4 years ago so wasn't sure if they were going to be as good... well I was wrong... the chemistry between them blew the roof off!

    Amy, Wedding, Bognor Regis, August 2013
  • The band were truly incredible last night - please pass our thanks onto them all. People told us that it was the best band they had ever heard, and the atmosphere on the dance floor was incredible. Cannot thank you enough!!!

    Annie, Wedding, Salisbury, July 2013
  • Our huge thanks go to everyone in Soul Circus for two great concerts last weekend. All of us at the 2013 Babbacombe Festival Marquee were delighted to have you play at our incredible retro funk night on the Saturday and again at the Hanbury's Music Day on the Sunday. Both events were a wonderful success and the Festival Marquee came alive whenever you played. We not only appreciate the great music but also the ease of communication and planning prior to the event. Your professionalism made our job so much easier.

    Event Organiser, Babbacombe Festival, Torquay, June 2013
  • Soul Circus truly exceeded our expectations. We were very pleased with the quality of the band and they certainly got everyone up and dancing all night, which was very important to us. They were definitely the right band for our wedding.

    Neil, Wedding, Sout Milton, May 2013
  • We were very very satisfied. Soul Circus were amazing! They did exactly what I asked them to (just started playing when they were ready since we didn't want a first dance and didn't play any of the songs I requested they didn't). They were friendly and polite, weren't demanding or diva-ish and people couldn't stop telling me how wonderful they were. Several of my friends who are getting married in the future asked where I got them from.

    The actual quality of the band was awesome, every song was one I love and it's just a shame the evening went so fast cos I could have listened and danced to so much more. I think everyone was sad when it was finally over!

    Heather, Wedding, Birmingham, June 2012
  • Everyone absolutely LOVED them! I've had so many people come up to me telling me how good they thought they were. They loved their song choices and how they got everyone on the dance floor. They arrived with plenty of time to set up as well which is always a bonus and were very good in letting us use some of their equipment for an open mic session beforehand. We think that the service you provide is excellent. Everything is well prepared leaving very little to worry about on the day. Thanks a lot Soul Circus!

    Danny P., Wedding, Wiltshire, May 2012
  • The feedback for Soul Circus was very good and everybody was happy especially the F & B manager and this is a very good point. They told me that the singer was great also as well as all the band.

    Joseph Y., Hotel Residency, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Hi Charlotte! A big, big thank you for being so amazing. Everyone said how good you were and enjoyed the music. A special thank you for learning the first dance for us, it was performed brilliantly and meant so much to us; it was one of the most emotional moments of the day.

    Leo B., Wedding, Gloucestershire
  • Sorry for the delay in sending this note... but just a quick email to say thanks to you and your band for such a fantastic performance at our wedding. As you can probably guess from the people on the dance floor, everyone loved Soul Cirucs... we had loads of comments and wouldn't be surprised if you get a few bookings as a result!

    Richard S., Wedding, Bristol

Repertoire Help

  • 2010s
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Domino - Jessie J
  • Firework - Katy Perry
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
  • Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
  • No Diggity - Oli Brown
  • Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
  • Rolling In The Deep-Adele
  • Runaway Baby-Bruno Mars
  • We Found Love - Rihanna
  • 2000s
  • Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
  • Candy Man - Christina Aguilera
  • Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
  • Déjàvu - Beyoncé
  • Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
  • Filthy/Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
  • Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • Love Machine - Girls Aloud
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Sénorita - Justin Timberlake
  • Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  • Single Ladies(Put a Ring on It)- Beyoncé
  • Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
  • Toxic - Britney Spears
  • Valerie - Zutons/Ronson/Winehouse
  • You've Got The Love - Florence and The Machine
  • 1990s
  • 90's Dance Medley! - Various Artists
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
  • Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-lite
  • Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
  • Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones
  • Rocks - Primal Scream
  • Summer of'69 - Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N 'Roses
  • 1980s
  • 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
  • Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
  • All Night Long - Lionel Richie
  • Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
  • I'm Gonna Be(500Miles) - The Proclaimers
  • I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  • Jump - Van Halen
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Love Shack - The B52's
  • Monkey Man - The Specials
  • P.Y.T.- Michael Jackson
  • Shake A Tail Feather - Blues Brothers/Ray Charles
  • Shake Your Body(Down To The Ground) - Michael Jackson
  • Simply The Best - Tina Turner
  • Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
  • Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  • Workin' Day And Night - Michael Jackson
  • You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
  • 1970s
  • Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
  • All Right Now - Free
  • Best Of My Love - The Emotions
  • Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
  • Car Wash - Rose Royce
  • Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  • Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • Disco Inferno - The Trammps
  • Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
  • Give It Up - K.C.& The Sunshine Band
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Good Times - Chic
  • He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
  • Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
  • Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • I Want You Back - Jackson 5
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
  • Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
  • Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
  • Le Freak - Chic
  • Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
  • Mamma Mia - ABBA
  • Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Place Your Hands - Reef
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • September - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Sex Machine (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) - James Brown
  • Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • Staying Alive - Bee Gees
  • Street Life - Randy Crawford
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Take A Chance - ABBA
  • Thank You For The Music - ABBA
  • Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
  • Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • War - Edwin Starr
  • Waterloo - ABBA
  • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
  • You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
  • Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Statton
  • 1960s
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
  • Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
  • Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Get Ready - The Temptations
  • Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
  • Hard To Handle - Patti Drew
  • Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  • It's Not Unusual -T om Jones
  • Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
  • Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
  • Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
  • Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
  • Soul Man - Sam & Dave
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Dusty Springfield
  • The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
  • Think - Aretha Franklin
  • Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
  • Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/soul_circus/