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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

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.

“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

“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, Wedding in London, May 2018

“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 & Bruce, Wedding, January 2018

“We are just on our way home now!!!! It was just the most incredible day and the band were absolutely amazing and exactly what we wanted. Everyone since has messaged saying how good you all were and honestly we can't thank you enough!”

Kate & Patrick, Wedding, South Farm, Royston, October 2017

“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, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, 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, Juju's Bar & Stage, 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 & Maxwell, Wedding, London, September 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

“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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Wedding, Sussex, November 2008

“Thank you for all your assistance. We both thought the band were fantastic and really enjoyed your show.”

Rachel, 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

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