The Soul Department

Birmingham, West Midlands
Verified bookings: 5
Reviews: 11
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The Soul Department

Authentic Soul & Party Band 'The Soul Department'

The authentic, high energy soul and party band you've been looking for. Exactly what you need to top off your big day and send your guests home buzzing.
From: £1975 per event

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The Soul Department are based in the West Midlands and are a nine-piece collective of first class musicians and singers, guaranteed to make the very best of your special occasion. We have male and female lead vocals, plus a full live horn section and stomping back line! From weddings and parties to corporate events and functions, we have an enviable reputation for professional performances and excellent sound quality, playing all the songs you know and love (and some you have forgotten!).

11 Reviews
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Joe Myles

Sept. 17, 2022

We cannot recommend The Soul Department enough, they were amazing. All of our guests said they were the best wedding band they had ever seen and everyone had an absolute blast, they really got the party going. From booking to arrival, The Soul Department were really easy to deal with, responsive and clear, and put us at ease.

I would highly recommend booking this band!

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Graham moore

Feb. 5, 2022

From the moment I booked in December ,Abi from the band contacted me and from then on I knew I had made the right choice to book Soul Department,they were very understanding with Covid always in the background and then when my 60 th birthday party went ahead the band were brilliant from start to finish.
I had over 300 people there and everyone commented what a group
I can not thank them enough for helping to make party magical
Graham from Gloucester

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jackie english

March 31, 2017

"Absolutely FANTASTIC - they were GREAT!.
They were very professional - emailed regularly regarding contract, cost,deposit,schedule, song preferences - every little detail.
They arrived on time were very efficient at setting up and accommodating our request to surprise the Birthday girl on her arrival etc.
They got people up dancing and were generous to little toddlers who were joining in and even played a little longer.
Would definitely book them again



Oct. 21, 2023

Probably the best Soul & Motown band for many years. An, energetic passionate & motivating performance when I saw them recently at the Grieg Centre, they had the whole house on their feet.



Sept. 23, 2023

An amazing, talented band!
Never fail to raise the roof and get everyone on their feet!



March 3, 2018

Best wedding band ever! We couldn’t have asked for more from such a lovely bunch of people! Not only did the band travel through some challenging snow to make sure they made it to our booking but they had all ages and all of our guests on their feet! We have had so many compliments on the band and how much guests enjoyed it saying it’s the most they have enjoyed dancing at a wedding! We could tell that the band were enjoying themselves which really rubbed off onto our guests, they read the audience well and had full participation from all! They made us feel fully comfortable right from our first dance and caused the night to end in some impressive high kicks from my brother in law! They made it a night nobody will forget!



  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    We're an 8-piece Soul & Motown revue band, the UK's most recommended band for hire!

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    Our reviews and media say it all - we won't blow our own trumpets.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    We've performed at hundreds of weddings, parties and corporate events, as well as musical festivals and club venues across the UK.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    We have hundreds of previous wedding clients, but regularly perform for Wroxall Abbey Estate in Warwickshire as well as other annual functions for IGEM, Dulux and various charity balls.

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    Payment is typically via BACS, but cash and cheques are accepted.

  • How long do you play for?

    As standard we provide 2 x 45 minutes set, but can accommodate any requirements you might have.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    We come equipped with a state of the art PA system and lighting rig, all inclusive, designed to accommodate any size venue and audience.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


  • How much space do you require?

    7 metres by 3 metres ideally.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    We will happily prepare first dance numbers or other special requests for a small additional fee.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    As standard we provide 2 x 45 minutes set, with a short break in-between (15-30 minutes) but we can accommodate any requirements you might have.

Set List/Services

Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Baby, Now That I've Found You
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can’t turn you loose
Car Wash
Dancing In The Street
Disco Inferno
Do You Love Me
Everybody Needs Somebody
Forget You
Get Ready
Gimme Some Lovin’
Green Onions
Grits Ain’t Groceries
Hard to Handle
Higher & Higher
Hold on I’m Coming
I Feel Good
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Isn't She Lovely
It's The Same Old Song
Jailhouse Rock
Knock on Wood
Land Of 1000 Dances
Love Man
Love Train
Memphis Soul Stew
Midnight Hour
Minnie the Moocher
Mr Pitiful
Mustang Sally
Nowhere To Run
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Pick Up The PiecesPlay That Funky Music
Proud Mary
Reach Out (I'll Be There)

Shake a Tail Feather
Show me
Sir Duke
Signed Sealed Delivered
Soul Man
Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Soul Music
Take Me to the River
Time Is Tight
Try A Little Tenderness
Turn On Your Love Light
Twisting The Night Away
Unchain My Heart
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Uptown Funk
What's Going On

First Dance Suggestions:
Let's Stay Together
My Girl
Stand By Me
Thinking Out Loud