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Grand Central specialise in pop, funk and soul grooves. They’re a band that love to play songs from the 60s and 70s by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Average White Band, Stevie Wonder and James Brown. They also throw in modern classics like Uptown Funk and Get Lucky to make your guests dance.

The band have entertained corporate clients such as Hilton Hotels, Airbus and Ashton Court Estate, and have rocked university parties for Newport and South Wales. Grand Central are perfect for any event.

An experienced set of professionals, the band members have worked with Kasabian’s producer Matt Sampson and performed live on TV alongside Pendulum’s guitarist Peredur ap Gwynedd. They recently performed for the Mayor of Bristol at St George’s Hall.

Having toured with a range of original artists including Bizarre Inc, Kenny Thomas and Monie Love, the band were signed to the Acid Jazz label and have performed with the BBC Orchestra – when Grand Central are playing, your event is in good hands.

Add some brass for extra impact – if you’re looking for that authentic funk sound, consider booking them with their two-piece horn section. If you want your guests to flood the dancefloor, Grand Central are the perfect band to get the party started!

I would definitely book them again, a well honed set of old songs mixed with new kept the crowd pleased. They made our day! Drew, Event Organiser, May Ball, Corporate Event

The Grand Central DJ

With well over a decade of experience as a DJ Grand Central's resident DJ has played music to a huge variety of people, and has become an expert at reading the crowd, and adapting to the mood in any situation. What's more he's an actual DJ! Let Grand Central's DJ know the songs you love and he'll mix them seamlessly on the night so you get to hear all the music you love.

Grand Central's DJ listens to your requests prior to your event and you can have as much control over the playlist as you like. You can choose to pick the genres that you like, the specific songs that you love or leave it to us to pick the perfect song list. He can also take requests on the night, which will always keeps the bridesmaids happy!

They provide a bespoke service, including all the audio and lighting equipment you will need for your event, a choice of booths to visually match your theme, and nightclub level mixing abilities to ensure a seamless listening experience.

Our Electro-Voice PA system delivers beautiful rich sound to do justice to your favourite songs, and our wonderfully simple, yet effective lighting rig can be controlled to match the mood and tone of the moment.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals; guitar/vocals; bass; drums/vocals
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add keyboards
Add £185
For fuller sound
Add saxophone
Add £185
For an authentic soul and funk sound
Add saxophone and trumpet
Add £370
For extra impact and an authentic soul and funk sound
Acoustic duo
Add £310
Perfect for drinks receptions or dinner music
Jazz trio
Add £430
Perfect for drinks receptions or dinner music
Professional DJ
Add £445
For that big event feel in between the live sets, enabling your guests to make requests
Electric drum kit
Add £0
Available on request. Recommended for venues with sound limiters set to a threshold below approx 95dB

Soul & Funk Medley


24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Aeroplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beggin’ You
Can't Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Crazy – Cee Lo Green
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Heart Of Glass
I Need A Dollar
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out – Freak Power
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine


Express Yourself – Charles Wright
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Le Freak – Chic
Light My Fire – Stevie Wonder
Love the One You’re With – The Isley Brothers
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
Papa was a Rolling Stone – The Temptations
Seven Nation Army – Ben L’Oncle Soul
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
You’re Losing Me – Ann Sexton

Funk, Soul & Motown

7 Nation Army
Ain't No Mountain High
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Best of My Love
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother – Black On White Affair
Boogie Nights
Brick House
Canned Heat
Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Cold Sweat
Cold Sweat – James Brown
Dance to The Music
Diggin’ On James Brown – Tower Of Power
Do It Like You Do – Lettuce
Doin’ It To Death – Kindred The Family Stone
Express Yourself
Fire – Ohio Players
Fire On The Bayou – The Meters
For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
Get Down On It
Get Up Offa That Thing
Good Times
Hercules – Aaron Neville
Higher Ground
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles
I Got You – James Brown
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
It's Your Thing
Jungle Boogie
Just Kissed My Baby – The Meters
Lady Day And John Coltrane – Gil Scott-Heron
Le Freak – Chic
Let's Groove
Like Yesterday – Monophonics
Move On Up
Papas Got a Brand New Bag
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Play That Funky Music
Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine – James Brown
Shakey Ground – Etta James
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Soul Man
Superbad – James Brown
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Use Me – Bill Withers
What Is Hip – Tower Of Power

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“My wife and I were extremely pleased with the band members and their professionalism was at top standard. The music setup was amazing and we had such a great time. They were all friendly, well mannered and so lovely to have them at our wedding. Highly recommend them to anyone who needs a good fun time for their party or event and to make it sound great.”

Vishal, Wedding, Surrey, May 2019

“The band were awesome, playing two sets filled with so many brilliantly selected and masterfully delivered tunes that the dance-floor was never anything less than buzzing. One of the best parties I've been to (ever - and that's not just weddings)! Seriously considering getting divorced just so I can book them for my next wedding!”

Jim & Erica, Wedding in Italy, August 2019

“Agency were responsive and the band did a fantastic job on the night. Everyone asked where I had found them and said how good the set list was. Thanks so much!”

Catherine & James, Wedding, Cheshire, July 2019

“Absolutely brilliant! They were fantastic - sounded brilliant, a great selection of songs and kept everyone dancing all night long. Couldn't have asked for more! The dance floor was packed all night and we had loads of people saying how amazing they were. Thank you so much for being there, you absolutely made the evening for us.”

Amy, Wedding, June 2019

“We were delighted with the band - they were perfect for the evening! Comments from our guests were entirely positive - some of the songs sounded better than the originals!!”

John Richardson, Wedding, West Midlands, June 2019

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