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Arguably the best soul tribute band in the UK, Soul Machine play classic soul, funk, R&B and Motown, including songs by Sam and Dave, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, Blues Brothers and The Commitments.

The band are regularly booked as the headline entertainment at company events, outdoor festivals, parties, wedding receptions, balls – in fact, anywhere people want to cut loose and party!

Wow! You blew everyone away with your performance at our wedding. We knew you would be good but you were all incredible! James, Wedding, London

Previous clients include: Richard Branson, Virgin Group, London Broncos, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Royal College of Music, Cambridge University and HSBC.

Featuring a charismatic frontman who will scoop your audience up in the palm of his hand and melt them with his voice and incredible backing musicians, this band are one of our most popular soul tribute bands on our books – book early to avoid disappointment!

The band also offer their own in-house laptop DJ service, offering mixed songs and requests between, during and after their band sets, for a nominal fee. This saves on the additional space, hassle and cost of hiring in a separate DJ and PA system.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals; guitar; bass; drums; keyboards, 2 brass players; sound engineer
Performance duration 2 x 60 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 one request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
DJ service
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop or device equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Soul & Motown Medley

6345789 - Wilson Picket
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
Barefootin' - Jackie Wilson
Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
Cold Sweat - James Brown
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Cry To Me - Solomon Burke
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
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

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.

“Function Central were great to deal with, they were efficient and responded to emails promptly with all the information needed. The band were also great, they arrived when requested and the guests had a fab night dancing to their tunes.”

Faye, Corporate Event, Beaumont Estate in Windsor, February 2020

“Thanks so much! We’ve had non stop rave reviews from Friday, everyone loved the band, you were brilliant and really made the party something else. Crowd surfing is something I have not seen at one of our parties before either, a first for us all! Have a brilliant Christmas, thank you once again.”

Jessica, Private Party, Omera in London, December 2019

“The band were absolutely fantastic. So professional, very tight and had an all-round great sound. Transitions were seamless from ipod to band and back again for any intermissions and then after. There was not a moment that the dance floor wasn't full!”

Tatiana, Wedding, Studham Hall Farm in Bedfordshire, July 2019

“A huge thank you to you and the band. We absolutely loved it, and thought you were all BRILLIANT. Soul Machine were definitely a massive highlight of our wedding :) All the best with everything, and hopefully we’ll get to see you play in London at some point soon.”

Amy & Will, Wedding, London, July 2019

“We wanted to say a massive thank you for making the evening part of our day truly memorable & perfect ending to a great day, everybody loved you all, had so many compliments from friends about how good you were & there were some very sore feet & aching limbs the next day.”

James, Wedding, August 2018

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