Soul Machine

  • from £2655 in London Help
  • from £2655 in South East
  • from £2655 in East of England
  • from £3070 in East Midlands
  • from £3155 in South West
  • from £3205 in West Midlands
  • from £3910 in Yorkshire & Humberside

Led by a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand, charm them with his wit and melt them with his voice, Soul Machine recreate the glory days of soul with a first class band comprising London's top soul musicians.

The band have performed all over the world for all kinds of events, corporate presentations, company events, outdoor festivals, parties, wedding receptions, balls, anywhere people want to cut loose and party! Soul Machine are a 7-8-piece band comprising: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards together with two/three piece brass section and vocalist.

Soul Machine play classic soul, funk and R&B including songs by Sam and Dave, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, Blues Brothers and The Commitments. Previous clients include: Richard Branson, Virgin Group, London Broncos, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Royal College of Music, Cambridge University and HSBC. Arguably the best soul & funk cover band in the UK and overseas!

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals; guitar; bass; drums; keyboards, 2 brass players; sound engineer
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 6pm; allow 90 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 6 x 4 metres; power supply; rider

What people say Help

  • Claire and I both just wanted to pass on a huge THANK YOU to Soul Machine. The band could not have been more perfect - the dance floor was completely packed throughout their whole set - we had sooo many lovely compliments from our guests about just how amazing they were. They completely blew everyone away and played a huge part in making our wedding day as special as it was.

    Dave, Wedding at Stoke by Nayland Hotel in Colchester, October 2017
  • I just wanted to say how much we loved the band. We had such a great night. Thank you so much. Everyone kept saying how much they loved the band. You made our night. I'll be recommending you to everyone!

    Damien, Private Party at Juju's Bar & Stage in London, September 2017
  • Well well well, what can I say?! Just so perfect, thank you so much for an amazing night. You could not have rocked more and EVERYONE said how great you were. Best money we spent by far.

    Tessa, Private Event, London, August 2016
  • Soul Machine were AMAZING! Every song they played was a hit. Everyone at the wedding was dancing and expressing how brilliant they were! The band were so tight and the singer had such soul. They filled the room with excitement and joy. We cannot recommend them enough. I want to have them play all over again! Thank you so so so much for being so bloody brilliant!

    Maxine and Maxwell, Wedding, London, September 2015
  • A big, big thanks! Fantastic evening made by Soul Machine! Everyone has raved about you. Please pass my message on to your players and brilliant singer! You will come highly recommended!

    Liz and Bruce, Wedding, January 2015
  • Wow! You blew everyone away with your performance at our wedding. We knew you would be good but you were all incredible- we couldn't believe how you managed to keep everyone dancing all night! If a couple want the very best band and music - Soul Machine is the only band to book.

    James, Wedding, London, August 2014
  • Back from our honeymoon now and I just wanted the thank you for your outstanding performance at our wedding! The band were absolutely superb – Many of our friends have specifically written with glowing praise of your talents, and we had a great evening! Many thanks again!

    Charlie G., Wedding, London, May 2014
  • We wanted to thank you for the fantastic music and entertainment you provided at our wedding reception. So many of our guests commented on how brilliant you were and how much they enjoyed your music. The music was so good; I had to dance to it all night, despite my wedding dress having a big train, which made it rather more tricky. I didn’t want to miss out on any dancing!! We would highly recommend you to our friends! Thank you.

    Kath , Wedding, Essex, June 2012
  • Thanks very much for helping to make our wedding reception such as success - you have a hundred new fans.

    Teresa J, Wedding, London, June 2010
  • Excelled our expectations - everyone at our 25th anniversary was very impressed by the performance.

    John, Party, Essex, June 2009
  • Hello everyone. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, the whole band was absolutely fantastic, we're glad you enjoyed it too. Everybody said the next morning what a great band we had chosen, and needless to say there were a lot of people with aching muscles the next morning from dancing so much. Thanks again Best wishes.

    Vicky E., Wedding, Surrey, May 2009
  • Thank you so much for making such a fantastic party! It was brilliant, everyone loved all the music and everyone kept saying how amazing it was, it was just wicked!

    Kate P. , Birthday party, Kent, April 2009
  • Just wanted to reiterate that my father was absolutely delighted with the band. We have had soooooooooo many compliments re Soul Machine.

    Karen A. , 70th birthday, Essex, March 2009
  • Thanks for a brilliant gig! We have only just got back from honeymoon, but already the feedback has been great - you were all a big success!! I would be more than happy to enthusiastically recommend you to anyone so please feel free to use me as a reference if needed. Thanks for all your help - and I look forward to coming to see you play again soon! With best wishes.

    Anne G., dding, Sussex, November 2008
  • Thank you for all your assistance. We both thought the band were fantastic and really enjoyed your show.

    Rachel G. , Party, London, October 2008
  • Thank you for playing at our wedding. Everyone had a great time and said that they thought the band were fantastic. You managed to get everyone dancing from the grannies to my 2 year old son, who now wants to play the trombone. We're desperately trying to think of another occasion to celebrate so that we can book you again. Please pass on our thanks to the other members of the band, especially your lead singer who really put everything into his performance.

    Kate, Wedding, Hertfordshire, August 2008
  • I just wanted to say very many thanks for supporting CHASE at our Mardi Gras the other weekend. Soul Machine performed brilliantly and people have said how much they enjoyed your music - we've already had one enquiry looking to book you for an event . It was a great day. Everything went according to plan and came together just as we had envisaged it. Please pass on my thanks to the whole band and we wish you much success with Soul Machine.

    Sally R., Charity Event, London, May 2008
  • Just got back from honeymoon and wanted to immediately write to thank you and the boys for such an amazing performance at our wedding. Soul Machine really made the party happen and got everyone up dancing. We thoroughly enjoyed both of your sets and every song was a winner. All the band are so talented and even though I had seen you guys gig before I was so impressed by the whole show, you guys offer more than a gig, it's a production ! I was pleased to see barney and the boys putting some of that dance training I have shown him to good use with the routines - good stuff ! The wedding was full of people in the entertainment industry, so you had some pretty clued up people in the audience but every single person had nothing but praise for Soul Machine - you guys rock ! I don't know if you noticed but a lot of us girlies are dancers so they thoroughly enjoyed the boogy and I got told that Soul Machine was one of the best looking bands they have seen. Thank you once again, you really made our Special Day even better. I have had a few enquiries from friends about booking you so I have given them the website address and your number, so hopefully you will get some more gigs out of them. Thank you so much, it was just perfect.

    Louise S., Wedding, Hertfordshire, January 2008

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  • Cold Sweat - James Brown
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  • Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Get On the Good Foot - James Brown
  • Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
  • Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Hold On I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
  • Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
  • Lady Marmalade - La Belle
  • Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
  • Love Man - Otis Redding
  • Make It Funky - James Brown
  • Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
  • Mr Pityful - Otis Redding
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
  • My Girl - Temptations
  • Never Make Your Move Too Soon - B.B. King
  • Papas' Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
  • Phone Booth - Robert Cray
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Sex Machine - James Brown
  • Shake - Otis Redding
  • Shake Your Tail Feather - Ray Charles
  • Show Me - Otis Redding
  • Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • Soul Man - Sam and Dave
  • Soul Sister Brown Sugar - Sam and Dave
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Sweet Soul Music - Otis Redding
  • The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
  • Think - Aretha Franklin
  • Too Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
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