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Downtown Underground


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Do you want to relive the magic of the golden era of soul era? Or dance the night away to the coolest contemporary chart-toppers? Whatever your musical preferences, Downtown Underground will tailor your dream set-list and ensure guests leave with their smiles high!

The band recreate 60s, 70s and 80s classics by the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Wilson Pickett, with stunning authenticity. For younger guests, they can perform a knock-out set of soul-infused pop and R&B hits by Outkast, Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, if required.

The group has been playing together for several years now and every member is a world-class professional musician with a wealth of experience.

DTU is fronted by a bona fide American soul star with 25 years experience performing around the world, including session work for the legendary Philadelphia International record label. The band's guitarist is famous for producing platinum selling albums by artists including Bjork, Jamiroquai and The Stereo MC’s as well as winning "Busker Of The Year".

Downtown Underground have perfected the art of filling the dance floor with their seriously infectious feel-good covers. This is as good as it gets! Rob D, Producer for Lisa Stansfield, London

Downtown Underground's standard show is made up of two 60-minute or three 40-minute minute sets, and these can contain any combination of the material mentioned to suit your needs.

Downtown Underground's standard line-up includes vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. For the biggest funk and soul sound possible, they can add saxophone and trumpet, for a 2-piece brass section.

Shows of shorter or longer duration are also possible, and thanks to the wealth of talent within the band, other “extras” are available. These include an acoustic soloist or duo, a jazz trio for background music or a funk/party DJ to continue the music into the early hours.

Off-stage the band are friendly, polite and discreet. On-stage they are, in our opinion, the funkiest soul and pop band for hire in Manchester and one of our favourite North West wedding bands. We can't recommend them enough!

Whether you're planning a corporate function, wedding, engagement party, birthday bash, school reunion or anniversary, we guarantee that you and your guests will pile onto the dancefloor, get on the good foot and have a funky good time!

Performance info

Starting line-up Male vocals; guitar; bass; sax; keyboards; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add trumpet
From £275
Upgrade to a 2-piece brass section for extra impact
Acoustic background soloist
From £380.00 for 2 x 45 min or 3 x 30 min sets
Live lounge style sets by the band's solo guitar vocalist, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
From £250
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Recording of the gig
From £70
A CD recording of the gig (quality of recording subject to acoustics of venue)

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