Soul, funk & Motown bands

Inject serious style into your event with our soul, Motown and R&B bands, playing everything from Marvin Gaye to Beyoncé. Hire a soul band to entertain at weddings, parties or corporate events.

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You've Got The Love / Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls / I'll Be Missing You
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  • Manchester
  • 5-8
  • (7)

World-class, male-fronted premium 5-piece band in high demand across the UK. The band have a repertoire covering everything from 60s favourites to the latest hits and include sax in their line-up. Afternoon acoustic sets, extra musicians and DJ service available.

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The Vintage Soul Stars

  • London
  • 7
  • (10)

The ultimate in classy, professional and exciting live entertainment, this outstanding soul band have notched up gigs at The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott's and St. Mark's, Venice during their illustrious career.

Promo Video
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  • Hertfordshire
  • 6-11
  • (10)

High-end 6-piece party band featuring male vocals, female vocals and sax playing accurate renditions of modern and classic hits. Additional musicians, DJ service and afternoon sets available.

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The Mayfields

  • Manchester
  • 6
  • (4)

Highly-experienced and energetic female-fronted wedding party band, playing everything from Motown classics to modern R&B and pop chartbusters. Acoustic duo or quartet sets available.

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The Records

  • Hertfordshire
  • 5-7
  • (5)

Premier party band featuring female vocals and the greatest pop, soul, Motown and disco hits of all time. Free laptop DJ service included as standard. Additional vocalists and horn players also available.

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Cloud Nine

  • Birmingham
  • 4
  • (20)

Sensational male and female-led band playing the best covers through the ages with an emphasis on soul and pop. Previous venues include the NEC, Jools Holland’s Club and The Savoy. Available to book with horn section, afternoon jazz sets and DJ service.

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The High Noons

  • London
  • 4-9
  • (8)

The High Noons are a rock, pop, soul & funk party band with a choice of male or female vocals – or both! Extra sets & DJ service available.

Promo Video
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Supremely Yours

  • Lincolnshire
  • 3-7
  • (2)

With stunning costumes and equally impressive performances, Supremely Yours deliver a stellar selection of Motown hits by artists such as The Supremes, Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5.

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  • London
  • 5-12
  • (4)

Roadhouse is an incredible premium party band playing the best of soul and pop through the decades, made up of London's finest musicians fronted with male and female vocalists! Afternoon entertainment and DJ service also available.

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  • Surrey
  • 5-9
  • (7)

Vibrant pop band with female and male lead vocals with a long list of satisfied clients! Additional musicians and afternoon jazz/easy listening entertainment available.

Acoustic Promo Video (3-piece)
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Soul Stars

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (5)

Stylish trio featuring male vocals, keyboards and trumpet and playing upbeat, mainstream soul and soul-infused pop covers. Also available as a full 5 or 6-piece party band.

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What artists do our soul bands cover?

Our soul, Motown and R&B bands perform the greatest soul classics by legends such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, as well as 70s and 80s funk by Kool & The Gang, Prince and Chaka Khan. Many bands also include soul-infused pop and R&B anthems by more recent artists such as Lauryn Hill, R Kelly and Bruno Mars.

Line-ups vary in size from solo soul singers performing to backing tracks up to large soul extravaganzas complete with brass, backing vocals and percussion for an authentic Motown sound.

You can get even more from your soul or Motown wedding bands by asking about their afternoon jazz sets for your drinks reception or wedding meal, as well as DJ service between sets. This will keep the music going all day while saving you money.

If you want a bit more from the era, it's worth checking out our 70s-themed bands, or for a broader range of genres including guitar-based rock and indie, see our wedding bands and party bands.

Booking a soul band?

All of our Motown, funk & soul bands supply their own instruments, backline and PA system. Their PA system is typically suitable for up to 250 guests at indoor venues and marquee-style parties. If you are booking an event on a larger scale, let us know so that we can request a PA upgrade. Most bands will also bring lighting equipment to illuminate both the performance area and the dancefloor.

Standard performance time for our soul bands is 2 hours – we recommend a working pattern of 2 x 1-hour or 3 x 40-minute sets. The bands supply music via mp3 to keep the party going while they take their breaks. Longer performances or full DJ services during the intervals are available from most bands, with additional costs.

Booking a band is easy. All you need to do on the day is supply a flat, sheltered performance area sufficient for the band to work with. They will need time to set-up and soundcheck ahead of the event, and most of our bands ask for a hot meal to keep their energy levels up.

Hiring a soul band for your wedding?

If you're booking a soul band for your wedding, you may want them to play your first dance, and most are more than happy to do this – just let us know your song so that the band have time to prepare. If the band’s line-up cannot do the song justice, they will be more than happy to play your first dance via mp3 through their PA system.

Make the most of your soul wedding band by considering additional services throughout the day. Whether it’s a jazz set during your drinks reception, cocktail piano during your wedding breakfast or a DJ set until last orders, see what else your chosen band can offer. This avoids the additional hassle and cost of booking separate musicians.

Most of our wedding soul bands offer competitive rates but you may wish to consider booking locally if you are on a budget, minimalising travel costs. If you are yet to set a date, think about a midweek or winter wedding to make the most of off-peak prices.

What areas do our function bands serve?

We have hundreds of function bands playing soul music, as well as bands performing rock, pop and other mainstream styles. Most will perform UK wide as well as internationally. We recommend hiring a local band, to save on travel costs.

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