July 25, 2018
There must be something in the air at the moment because not a day goes by where our weddings team aren’t receiving an enquiry to do with a soul or motown function band. It seems that the sounds of the sixties and seventies are in high demand for 2018 so what better way to help our future brides and grooms than by running through a list of six brilliant soul acts to hire for your wedding day.
Atlantic Soul Orchestra
The instruments! The voices! The tunes! Atlantic Soul Orchestra are a fab ensemble that comprise some of the finest session musicians around to bring you a hard hitting and authentic soul sound. With smooth vocals, the best Stax and Atlantic soul music around and a stellar setlist, you literally can’t go wrong. Some of the musicians involved with Atlantic Soul Orchestra have toured with James Brown, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse. If you want to fill the dance floor at your wedding, this vintage and eclectic soul band are the one to go for. So don’t wait around, hire Atlantic Soul Orchestra today!
The White Keys
To be honest, we should just let the image above speak for itself. The White Keys’ lead singer is absolutely in the zone as he sings with another member of the band looking on with a look of awe. What more incentive to do you need to check out this brilliant group? If you’re wanting a little bit of soul but also a few other genres of music, then this is the band for your wedding day. Covering genres including disco, pop and funk and having worked with names including Leona Lewis and Mark Ronson, The White Keys are a function band who know how to get your wedding party going!
Okay, let’s bring it back a notch. Perhaps you’re not wanting a band to play soul at your wedding party; you just want a pianist who can sing a number of soulful tunes over your drinks reception. Covering the likes of Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Marvin Gaye, Aaron is a top choice for those looking for some smooth background music. Listen closely and we’re fairly certain you’ll be able to hear the echoes of his inspirations and the shadow of musical greats.
Motown Supreme are a fun tribute to Motown fronted by three stunning female vocalists who sing in perfect harmony and perform with sassy, sixties-inspired choreography. If you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding, then Motown Supreme are a brilliant choice – backed by a talented 7-piece rhythm section, this is a tremendous group that will allow you to let your hair down after a busy day!
A talented vocalist who is setting the events scene alight in London, Angela is another artist who can combine a mixed repertoire of pop, jazz and blues into her soul set. She can be accompanied by a pianist for your drinks reception or even a full live band for your evening do, meaning that whatever it is you’re looking for, Angela can happily accommodate your wishes. A superb singer that infuses her songs with a unique spirited style, she will ensure a performance that nobody will forget in a hurry.
Urban Soul Orchestra
Established in 1993, Urban Soul Orchestra are an incredibly versatile string ensemble with a twist. By introducing percussion and bass to the well-established format of string quartets, they have created their own unique arrangements that add a funky, modern and sophisticated sound to music of the past. Available from a six-piece right through to an eleven-piece big band, you can rest assured that Urban Soul Orchestra will be the life and soul (sorry) of your wedding evening!
For more information on any of the acts featured above and to enquire about their availability for your wedding day or event, then please feel free to get in touch using the contact details below.
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By Henry Fosdike