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Are you looking for a soul and motown band in Essex, Essex? Our catalogue includes 129 acts available for hire in Essex. We also recommend to see: function bands, jazz bands, string quartets, swing bands

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Acoustic Jukebox

Energetic and fun duo playing great arrangements of modern pop songs and soul & funk classics. Jukebox Jam use a loop pedal, vocal harmony pedal and stomp box to create a sound so thick and rich you’ll forget you’re listening to just two people. Performances are tailored to each event, whether you want to get the whole room dancing or some background jazz, Jukebox Jam are guaranteed to deliver.

Available in Essex from £450. Based in London

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Lilac Sheer

I'm an experienced & versatile performer and the Director of Sound With Us entertainment. I'm proud to presents a selection of bands in different musical genres, with quality PA, Lighting and DJ Playlist services included, for a hassle-free booking. Please see my band videos. For further information, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Available in Essex from £300. Based in London

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Blue Orchid

This fantastic, versatile act have performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performed at countless parties and functions, this duo will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, Blue Orchid will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a trio/quartet or full band.This super talented duo specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.

Available in Essex from £250. Based in London

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Soul Desire

Soul Desire are an amazing 8 piece soul band playing classic soul hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, through to the present day. Made up of some of the finest male and female musicians in the UK your event is guaranteed to be a great success!

Available in Essex from £750. Based in Basildon

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Kevin McMahon Professional Smooth and Swinging Jazz Saxophonist

Delighted to help you with all of your musical requirements, I have been providing beautiful musical ambience to event's, wedding receptions and parties for many years in the most professional manner. I bring to you the highest Quality jazz and Swing as a solo artist with Backing Tracks or with piano "Dynamic Duo" or with my band "Swing Odyssey"Allow me to entertain you and your guest's with swinging sophisticated melodic music!Kevin and his "Swing Odyssey" have graced the circuit by performances at many of the top London restaurants and jazz venues, including the Bulls Head, 100 Club on Oxford Street, Pizza Express & Ronnie Scotts Jazz Clubs in London’s West End and additionally at numerous weddings, corporate events and private parties.His "Swing Odyssey" album 'Stardust" was acclaimed by Dave Gelly of the observer.... who noted "McMahon is an attractive new voice on the Tenor Saxophone. He is accompanied here by some of Britain's Finest Mus...

Available in Essex from £199. Based in London

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Brand New Daze

This young and lively 4 piece comprises of accomplished musicians who have a wealth of experience within the UK, Europe and worldwide including Canada & the USA. Members have performed at SXSW in Austin Texas, Canadian Music Week in Toronto and Gibson Guitars USA. On top of that they have played at KoKo London, o2 Academies across the UK as well as residencies on cruise vessels. They have acquired a great track record of clients throughout the years, including Heart FM, BBC Essex/Three Counties & Singology in London. The band is fronted by the ever soulful Abbie, coming from a gospel and soul background, she can adapt to all genres. She is supported by one of the best back lines on the circuit, with Charlie on Bass and Jon on drums. These guys have been a team for over 10 years, and are instinctively the driving force of the band. Aaron on guitar leads from the front with killer guitar licks and superb backing vocals. From having so m...

Available in Essex from £750. Based in Chelmsford

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The Cheers (£125 OFF Mon-Thurs!)

HELLO! The Cheers are a fun and highly professional party band with a modern edge. Traditionally a male and female fronted 5 piece, this experienced and exciting collaboration perform a variety of classic and upbeat tunes from the 50’s to current day; they want to ensure that your party is the best it can be so that you and your guests leave with great memories and a story to tell! To guarantee that booking the entertainment for your occasion is easy, they also provide the PA, lighting and background music before, between and after sets. The Cheers are available for weddings, parties, events and any other occasion you are celebrating. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN THE FULL BAND AND ACOUSTIC SOUND? Check out I Do Party, a sister band of The Cheers: FOR YOUR INFO All requests are dealt with directly between yourself and The Cheers. Got questions? Get in touch, The Cheers would love to hear fro...

Available in Essex from £625. Based in Guildford

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Richie Soul

Richie Soul is Kent’s newest solo singer and is the perfect choice for any type of event, from Weddings to Corporate Events, Birthday Parties to Anniversaries. Richie Soul travels through decades of some of the best and most well known Soul, Motown and Disco hits and even likes to throw in the good old Rock n Roll, and Ballads for good measure. Having sung in a Function band for many years, Richie Soul will wow you with his smooth vocals and warm friendly personality. He is sure to have all your guests, or clients shouting for more. If you want to enquire about booking Richie Soul for your Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday....or, basically for any other occasion for a party, contact Richie. More Information: Own PA system Own lighting Equipment PAT tested Insured (PLI) Spaced needed - minimum 10'x10'

Available in Essex from £475. Based in Kent

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Paula Borrell

I have played sax and flute professionally for 25 years , I have had lots of experience in many fields of music including swing, soul, funk, salsa, motown, classical, shows, easy listening, jazz and smooth jazz. I can play solo (with backing tracks) or within a duo/trio/band. I am self contained with my own PAT tested PA and lights, I have £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance. I currently play with a Ratpack show backing Anita Harris and Kenny Lynch, a 50's band touring the UK and abroad. Played with a Motown show, Beegee's show, 70's & 80's band and many function bands and big bands backing Tony Hadley, The Beverley Sisters, Denis Lotis, Max Byraves and Joe Longthorne.

Available in Essex from £150

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Cool Groove

Monika Ramstein on vocals, Steve Ashworth on keyboard and Shura Greenberg on bass, make up this fantastic, versatile trio. Having performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performing at countless parties and functions, this trio will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, this trio will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a duo/quartet or quintet. This super talented trio specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.

Available in Essex from £350. Based in Greater London

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Versatile and original four-piece band covering - modern pop, current chart, classic soul, Motown and rock.

Available in Essex from £1500. Based in Greater London

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Phoebe / Studio 33

Phoebe a young female solo singer covering all genres of music also the lead singer in a 5 piece funk band Studio 33. Studio33 is a 5 piece function band based in Kent & East Sussex. Our influences are funk, blues, jazz, rock, soul and disco. We cover a variety of artists from Earth, Wind and Fire to Kenny Loggins and many more. Our band consists of: Phoebe - Lead singer, Josh - Lead guitar, Hannah - Bass guitar, Harry - Drums Morten - Keyboard. Various options available: Phoebe as a solo performer, Phoebe & Josh as a duo, Studio33 a 5 piece band and background DJ facilities.

Available in Essex from £150. Based in Chislehurst

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The London Swing and Soul Band

The London Swing and Soul Band is possibly the most eclectic, interactive, international and soulful collective of musicians imaginable. Their guest singers include the best of London soul talent, as well as a Bandleader who sings in 9 languages. Its outstanding brass section is now well-known for bringing together the hottest players that perform at the UK’s finest Jazz venues and festivals, as well as alongside international celebrities such as Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers. Offering a full personalised entertainment service in sound management, disco lighting, DJing, request taking and leading the ambiance from mellow jazz to the hottest dance-floor hits, The London Swing and Soul Band is unrivalled in its ability to help manage your wedding or special event from end-to-end – the way YOU want it!

Available in Essex from £1250. Based in London

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The Supershakers

The Supershakers are a party band playing Soul/Funk, Modern Pop and Indie/Rock'n'Roll. Young, cool, fun - this band really know how to entertain so if you're looking for something that stands from the crowd out they will be perfect. As well as playing hundreds of weddings in the Uk and abroad previous corporate clients include O2, Sky Media, Marks & Spencers and Ikea at venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, The Roundhouse, Koko, Claridges Hotel and Troxy to name but a few.

Available in Essex from £800. Based in London

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Nine piece soul/funk/party band available throughout London, South East England and further afield. We aim to be very flexible on all aspects of our engagements in order to meet the client's precise requirements.

Available in Essex from £1,600--. Based in Guildford

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The Supreme Collective

The Supreme Collective, London’s finest wedding and function band specialising in live music for award ceremonies, drinks receptions, dinners, first dances, and evening receptions. The band is incredibly versatile and performs breath-taking renditions of the great pop, funk, and soul anthems from the 50s right through to the current top 40. The Supreme Collective are flexible in their line up, allowing them to fit the requirements of your budget. There are 5 vocalists in the collective, and you can change the line up of the band to your preference. As a collective of musicians, each member has been selected for their high standard of performance and their talent, therefore we can guarantee that you will be more than impressed by the band. Our collective is composed of the best of the best singers and musicians out there, on top of this these musicians are rigorously rehearsed. This dedication from everyone in the team is what gives us such ...

Available in Essex from £1074. Based in London

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The Silhouettes

These fabulous ladies are all highly sought after vocalists in the music industry today, based in London, and trained at ACM Guildford in vocals and performance. They bring a fabulously entertaining and highly energetic show full of Motown and soul classics and newer songs with a vintage twist, full of sequins and dance routines the are guaranteed to get everyone dancing and singing along! All ladies are highly experienced and have worked all over the UK and abroad as backing vocalists for many established artists such as Peter Andre, Pixie Lott, Alexandra Burke, Beverley Knight, Michael Ball, and many many more... As well as having played as some prestigious venues such as Royal Albert Hall, The 02 arena, Indigo O2, Camden Roundhouse, Natural History Museum, Highclere Castle, Mayfair arts club, Ronnie scotts upstairs, and many many more We have worked for many cruise liners also for - Princess, Disney, celebrity, Thomson and P&O ...

Available in Essex from £700. Based in London

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Gemma Louise Doyle

International Singer Entertainer Gemma Louise Doyle, is a versatile performer who has appeared live in Las Vegas, London's West End and for over 2000 events across the globe! Performing world favorite hit music, with her versatile 4 octave singing range, Gemma uplifts audiences of all ages, and even speaks six languages! Gemma's captivating stage presence, endearing humour and message of inspiration, will leave you feeling invigorated and renewed

Available in Essex from £280. Based in London

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The Sessions

The Sessions are a fantastic function band playing motown, soul, rock and pop classics making them ideal for events such as weddings. They are a fusion of some of the best musicians around London, from vocal coach Natalie Marie to guitar tutor Jonathan Quinny. This is a group of young and extremely talented professional musicians who can wow the crowds with their four part vocal harmonies and their exciting brass section. The Sessions can guarantee to get any party started! The band can provide a fantastic range of musical entertainment for any event, from weddings to corporate functions. They are a diverse covers band that perform a range of material from classic motown legends such as Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin and Otis Reading to more modern hits from the likes of Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green and even Beyonce.The Sessions can offer you a bespoke music service that will suit your every need and are based in London ho...

Available in Essex from £1600. Based in Greater London

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Soul In The Belfry

Soul In The Belfry are a Soul, Funk, Disco and Pop function and party band fit for any occasion, from birthday parties and weddings, to pubs and corporate events. Founded by Vassilis Lazouras, Martina Ibrahim, Matteo Busti and Filippo Galli in 2016, the four musicians met during their Uni days in London. The band has played, together and separately as session musicians, in the best locations all around the UK and Europe, including Wembley Stadium, Allianz Stadium, Wimbledon, O2 Arena, OXO Tower, Ronnie Scott’s and many more. This talented bunch has more than 10 years experience studying and playing music, and their musical chemistry is undeniable: their shows are “energetic, entertaining and unforgettable”. Guaranteed to make your feet move!

Available in Essex from £1000. Based in Greater London

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Gatsby's Jukebox

Gatsby's Jukebox are the UK's leading wedding and function band performing covers in the style of the incredible Postmodern Jukebox. The highly professional band specialise in performing today's hits in yesterday's style - focusing on 1920s 'Gatsby' swing. The result is a class act that is perfect for high-end corporate events and private parties, as well as a range of wedding themes, from black-tie weddings at 5-star hotels to vintage theme barn weddings. The Gatsby's Jukebox repertoire features all the best in modern popular music, including favourites by Beyonce, Rihanna, Megan Trainor, Daft Punk, Macklemore, Swedish House Mafia and many more! Gatsby's Jukebox are a London based band and the line-up showcases the talents of six exceptional professional musicians - all with extensive CV's that include performances at a range of events, from major festivals in the UK to working alongside artists like Destiny's Child in Texas!

Available in Essex from £1958. Based in London

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Totally Funktional

Totally Funktional are a collective of professional and incredibly talented musicians on a mission to entertain. Their powerful and dynamic performances and slick execution of groove-based party tunes have made Totally Funktional THE band to book to guarantee an unforgettable night of partying and memories for all. The band's skillfully honed live music show incorporates a vast array of dance-floor-filling hit songs from across the decades and never fails to captivate audiences at functions such as weddings, private parties and corporate events. Whatever your event, Totally Funktional have multiple formations of their line up to accommodate your needs, which, supplemented by their professional, organised and reliable management, makes them the perfect choice for ensuring a wonderful and highly enjoyable live music experience. Totally Funktional are primarily based in London but certainly not restricted to it - the band is happy to travel...

Available in Essex from £1500. Based in Greater London

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The Fusion

The Fusion is made up of in demand professional session musicians, who have worked and toured with artists such as: Bruno Mars, Ella Eyre, Jorja Smith, Drake, Leah McFall, Coree Richards (Damage), Mutya Buena (Sugababes), Boyzlife (Brian McFadden & Keith Duffy), Junior Giscombe, Right Said Fred and many more. Their careers have also led them to perform on TV, radio, festivals, and at many prestigious venues such as Wembley Arena, O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scotts. This young, polished, and highly experienced party band provide an unforgettable performance, and have played all over the UK and internationally, entertaining audiences at weddings, private parties, and corporate functions. Clients include: Vimto Champneys BIMM London P&O Thomson DFDS
 Brittany Ferries Butlins British Armed Forces Hot Tubs @ Home Phastar Rockwell Automation Marlborough College

Available in Essex from £1250. Based in London

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Since forming in 2015 OutBeat have performed at a variety of events such as weddings, corporate events, anniversaries, birthday parties and charity fundraisers. OutBeat guarantees that every client who books the band will be left thrilled. The memories we help you to create will last a lifetime! OutBeat carry with them all of their own equipment from a professional 3000 - 4000 Watts PA System, amplifiers and lighting rig, so there's nothing you need to worry about or take care of. Instead you can just focus on the most important thing, having a good time. We also are amongst a small few that can offer to play any song especially for your event, be it a first dance for a wedding or a special song for a birthday at no extra cost. OutBeat alongside playing fantastic live music also offer a DJ service as part of our package. We have hundreds of songs spanning across multiple decades packed full of floor filler hits to keep your party going well...

Available in Essex from £550. Based in Hertfordshire

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Reviews 8

Disco Inferno

Whipping up the audience into a 1970's-style frenzy of craaaaaazy disco dancing. Do you long for the return of Saturday Night Fever? Disco Inferno perform all the classic disco party songs the way they were meant to be heard, and are guaranteed to produce party fever with their infectious energy-ridden performance. Songs performed include gems from Sister Sledge, Village People, Bee Gees, Abba, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Gaynor, Kool & The Gang, Chic, The Nolans (The Nolans? Are they mad?), Thelma Houston, Candi Staton, The Real Thing, Jacksons and lots more. The show is extremely dynamic and energetic, and nobody is immune to the beat (which is not too fast.....not too slow.....just perfect for a good old disco boogie). Disco Inferno can rightly claim to be the most original 1970s disco band around - they have earnt a fantastic reputation on the live circuit with their superb tongue-in-cheek show and fantastic costumes. Be there or be squa...

Available in Essex from £750. Based in Hertfordshire

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All good, a variety of songs played and a variety of genres to suit. Thank you Kevin.

".....a great big thank you for the wonderful music at our wedding! The music was just brilliant and we had lots of people say how perfect it was for the day!" - Victoria & John

[The Martinis] were a pleasure to have at our Christmas event starting with a quick setup and smiling faces from every band member. They sounded amazing and a set list that had everyone dancing until the very end of the evening. I highly recommend [them] for any event.

How to choose a Soul & Motown Band in Essex for your event

If you're looking to hire a Soul & Motown Band for your wedding, corporate or private celebration in Essex, take a look at our extensive catalogue to find the best option for your event. You can filter Soul & Motown Bands by price and location, and compare reviews, images and videos to help you make the right choice. When choosing a Live music band it's important to consider:

Do you want to give your party, event or venue a bit of soul music?

We have excellent soul bands for hire in the region of Essex. We’re confident that our musical groups in the South East of England are some of the best that can be employed for all occasions.

Soul bands come in all shapes and sizes, live music is provided by a range of instruments. If you hire one of our live bands for your event you will not be disappointed, for we guarantee good value for your money!

Before hiring why not take a listen to song examples on Youtube, consider the size of your venue, and give the bands a call for a chat about your requirements. They’ll be happy to help!

These bands cover areas such as : Brentwood, Colchester, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford, Harlow and Southend-on-Sea, and artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonder. View our catalogue of soul bands below.

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