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Band List - Soul

This is a list of all the bands listed within the genre of Soul .

10 O’Clock Scholars

The Ten o'Clock Scholars are Luke Dibbens - vocals + guitar, Andy Bunn - lead guitar, Ed Biles - bass, Andy Cartwright - drums and Alex Hine - keyboards who joined earlier this year. The band started life as The Roads in 1996 with Luke, Ed and ...


7StoreySoul

Classic '70s soul and funk covers.

Acoustic Souls

Acoustic Souls features the intricate guitar and vocals of Laura Hughes & Mark Poole. Accomplished guitarists and vocalists in their own right, both have worked professionally in the music industry for many years, including session work, reco ...

Adrian Byron Burns

A dedicated believer in Acoustic Music and the power of one voice to still have relevance, Adrian often plays in places where he is the sole solo performer the establishment has featured. He wants to see an upsurge in acoustic music and hopes that th ...

Al Hughes

Originally a bass player, he switched to guitar to start writing songs and began to develop his own unique brand of acoustic soul. Citing such influences as Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Prince, Al draws his inspiration from a wide back ...



Ambika Jois

Ambika Jois is an upcoming artist in the UK's Asian music scene, known for her work as a singer-songwriter, performer and poet. Trained in classical Carnatic music, her performance work also includes Bollywood, jazz and soul.

Anthony David

"As Above, So Below." Heady stuff for an R&B album title, but the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David has never been the kind of soul artist to "speak loudly, but say nothing." His debut release, "3 Chords and The Truth", won critica ...

Art Terry

A Frizz Records artiste, Art has a huge London following and is renowned for his dynamic performances. He has recently released his debut solo album 'Anutha Kinda Brotha'. Describing Art's sound to the unintiated usually involves debunking some of ...

Aurum

Shropshire / West Midlands based covers band providing a huge range of musical genres from the 60's through to current hits. Pubs, Clubs, Corporate or private functions, we can provide the music for your event.

Average White Band

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-w ...

Bam Bam Francs

Leeds band Bam Bam Francs formed a little over a year and a half ago. Since that date the noise they have created has been punk/electro/funk/pop. Mid 2004 saw their first gig at Transmission, a night once held at The Vine, Leeds. Under a year later, ...

Bat Whispers

Soul-tinged rock band, good for listenin or dancin,great father & son rhythm section, The Legendary Spike on vocals, & the equally legendary Ernesto del Pap playin lead guitar with the cunning of the insane.

Beccy Downes & The Sounds

Five piece band comprising of: vocals, keys, guitar, bass and drums. Playing some classics and contemporary Funk, Soul & Blues. Definitely the band to get you dancing and singing along. Fun songs, great musicianship and a lot of fun.

Ben E King

legendary lead singer with R&B superstars The Drifters

Benjamin Booker

Fronted by the charismatic and striking singer/composer/producer Andy Platts, this five-piece effortlessly blend Motown, soul, funk and rock to stunning effect. Currently on their third album 'Cheap Hotel' they're on their way to a whole new level.

Bernadette OGrady

"Bernadette O'Grady is a singer-songwriter from North Ireland, who now lives in West Wales. She began writing and performing songs, whilst living in New York, influenced at the time by both Irish and American artists. Her material ranges from contemp ...

Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight's career has already seen her win 3 Mobo awards, with yet another nomination last year, as well as several Mercury and Brit Award nominations. She has sung by invitation for a host of celebrated fans including David Bowie, Mohammed Al ...

Big Bus Groovy

Big Bus Groovy are one of the hottest original bands in Birmingham. This 6 piece band play their own blend of Nu Funk. Heavily influenced by all things funky, this band really know how to get their groove on. The line-up is drums, bass, guitar an ...

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band

Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band is a ten piece music sensation, comprising the classic horn section featuring tenor sax, trombone and trumpet, a scintillating, swaying blur of burnished brass punching out staccato chords or slipping in swirling swathes of ...

Bizali

Inventors, expanders-upon and chief exponents of Flunk music, Bizali boil the copperpot of folk, mix with the silky tealeaves of soul, blend with smooth funk syrup and serve in a little teapot of swing. Bizali formed in 2005 after meeting at universi ...

Blind Lemon

100% Live Music Guaranteed Blind Lemon are an accomplished, six-piece band renowned for their live performances that are guaranteed to get your party started. Formed in the early 90s in Worcestershire, the group have become well-known not only for ...

Blue 52

Birmingham-based hip-hop/funk outfit, Blue 52, combine with the grooves of Leicester legend, Uncle Frank of the Fun Lovin' Criminals and Make It Nice Brothers fame, and any of you that have seen him perform before would not have been disappointed. If ...

Blue Casbah

Andrew Long's new 4 piece original soul/pop band. Check out www.myspace.com/andrewlonguk for acoustic tracks.

Bogus Brothers Party Band

A fabulous party band for corporate events and private parties. They've played for Caroline Corrs wedding for Bono & The Edge, Gary Lineker and Graham Norton. A fantastic band to dance to

Captain Accident

Captain Accident is a reggae / ska / soul artist

Caramany

We have been working together close to a year now, and play original and covers. Play every monday at the goldthorn dudley road wolverhampton. Getting onto the circuit now. Sarah has been writing for 10 years, also produces. Alan is a veteran i ...


Carl Stevens

Up and Coming Artist! Based in West Midlands, been playing/singing from an early age. Studied Music @ Halesowen College. Now gigging anywhere and everywhere I can for promotional services but mainly because I like it! The sound/musical style I am rea ...

Carleen Anderson

Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award nominated contemporary soul/jazz music legend. Vocalist with Young Disciples, Brand New Heavies, Paul Weller, Brian Ferry, Incognito, Courtney Pine, Dr John, Lewis Taylor, Johnny Cash, Jocelyn Brown, Jamie Cullum an ...

Casablanca Boys

7-piece party function band performing covers of great pop music from the 50s to the current charts. Also available as a brilliant stylish swing band.

Central City Groove

Central City Groove are a funky four piece band playing a dynamic set of original and re-worked obscure grooves. Their style derives from major influences from the funk/ jazz/ soul/ blues/ rock genres, fused together with powerful soulful vocals and ...

Chandlers Ford

Built around the amazingly prolific songwriting skills of Anthony J Hughes: - (Songwriter/Vocals)/Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Bass/Piano/Organ), this British band has already built up great interest. The songs have a familiar 'Classic' sound and the live show ...


Cobalt

Cobalt are a raw, five piece, classic rock, blues and soul band. They have been together for a while now.

Cohen Brothers

NEW WEB SITE - www.thecohenbrothers.co.uk The Cohen Brothers play a soulful mix of blues/jazz/funk. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Andy O'Hare BBC Hereford & Worcester writes: (26th Mar 2010 Worcester Arts Workshop) There was co ...

Cream’d Ray Minhinnett Band

Ex frankie miller full house guitarist, also played with ex-argent off shoot phoenix, john coghlan's diesel band, and mym - with mick moody from whitesnake and bob young of status quo fame. Got the award on bbc's paul jones show for best british blue ...

Cry Baby & The Hoochie Coochie Boys

Formed in 2008, Cry Baby and The Hoochie Coochie Boys are a six piece Rhythm and Blues band that play both original numbers and covers (given the Hoochie Coochie treatment). Rob Wilkinson - The Cry Baby(Harp), Graham Sells (Vocals Guitar), Vince Cutc ...

Curtis Little & The Receivers

Digging back to the very roots of Stax and Atlantic, Curtis Little and the Receivers Soul Review has got to be the most authentic soul band on the road today. Curtis has fronted his own band for many years and blown many an audience away with his no- ...

Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly (guitars, guitar synth, banjo, vocals) Dave is a talented guitarist and has performed in his own right as a solo artist. He has previously been a member of The Ready Rolled Band, The Trevor Burton Band, The Official Receivers and The Emmit ...

David Celia

Introducing David Celia, based out of Toronto, Canada - a world class musician who has played for audiences all over Canada. With regards to his musical style, it has been described as "roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package". ...

David Gray

David Gray is back with his seventh album 'Life in Slow Motion' which is released in Ireland on 9th September, UK and Europe 12th September and the USA and Canada on 13th September. With the comeback single 'The One I Love' boasting massive airplay a ...

DC Fontana

ART & SOUL... Turned-on music to shake your hips & pluck your heartstrings. . . DC Fontana are on a mission-possible as art attack survivors. In-demand across Europe & further afield, the DCs ride the cusp between scenes & dreams, ...

Dead Man’s Cab

Dead Man's Cab are a Midlands-based blues band fusing the traditional sounds of the blues with elements of funk and soul to produce a powerful live sound. The band formed in mid-2003 with the intention of playing music that allows them to mix their w ...

Deep Kicks

The Deep Kicks are a funky blues-pop band currently based in the sunny town of Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Their brand of catchy tunage mixed with blissful bluesy soul is loved by all who hear it so catch them out playing when you can!

Deep Love Foundation

Intense surge of raw power and melody!

Del Camino

Del Camino has recently supported Roachford, Beverley Knight, Tony Christie and UB40. Drawing on a wealth of experience, individual members of Del Camino have also performed along side the likes of Courtney Pine, Jean Toussaint, Andy Hamilton & ...



Dirty Wafer

Over the last few years Dirty Wafer have been concreting a reputation for being one of the best live acts around doing private parties,weddings,pubs & clubs.. there is nothing Dirty Wafer cannot do. Dirty Wafer consist of 5 top young musicians

Do Me Bad Things

Do Me Bad Things, the astonishing blues/rock/soul/metal/everything/anything nine-piece from Croydon have slapped countless unsuspecting, jaded audiences out of their torpor over the last twelve months, and left jaws hitting the floor everywhere they ...

Eddie Holman

After singing with such legendary Philadelphia groups as The Delfonics and The Stylistics, Holman finally struck personal gold in early 70's with his timeless love song, "Hey There Lonely Girl", which peaked at 2 in the U.S and number 4 in the UK. Th ...

Edgeway

Edgeway were formed in 2001 by Lucy Gill and Jared Bryant in a newly built studio deep in the Wyre Forest. Drawing on common musical influences, ranging diversely from Massive Attack, Crosby, Stills n Nash & Young & the late Eva Cassidy, the ...

Emma Skipp Duo

Emma Skipp and Mark Webb are experienced musicians, Emma has recently been on tour with The Enemy who were supporting Oasis and played at Wembley Stadium. In 2007 she performed at the NEC Arena to 13,000 people after winning "search for a singer" on ...

Eric Roberson

For fans of the independent soul scene joining us fresh from America is Eric Roberson. Eric has been making music for more than a decade, quietly building a massive following in the US, collaborating with artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild a ...

Family Affair

6 piece 70's Disco band playing tracks such as: Car Wash,Disco Inferno, We Are Family,Play That Funky Music and lots more.......

Fat Lip

Formed five years ago the band play Soul,Funk,and Blues and are establishing a reputation as a band to watch!

Flatline Stereo

UK Punk n' Soul Trio 'Flatline Stereo!' got together in December 2010, wrote a ton of songs and straight away headed into the studio to make a record. Already playing shows all around the Midlands, the guys are set to release their debut EP ''Dress ...

Fred Wesley

As leader of James Brown band, The JBs, Wesley was described as the world's most famous sideman, orchestrating the sinuous grooves and contributing the bold, surgically precise solos that defined the language of funk. He was seminal in the creation o ...

Funky Skunk

Funky Skunk are a seven piece band comprising of:- Roger Roberts on keyboards and vocals, Brian Marr on guitar and vocals, Graham Clarke on bass and vocals, Dave Gibbon on drums, Martin Lewis on trumpet, Chris Barmby on saxophone Robin Baer ...

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

LEGENDARY LEGEND!!!!!!!!

Georgie Fame and the Three Line Whip

This unique combo consists of Georgie Fame, whose lengthy career is well documented, and his two sons, Tristan and James, both of whom are fully fledged members of Dad's legendary band - "The Blue Flames". The trio has practised and played togethe ...



Groove Monkeys (The)

The Groove Monkeys are a lively party covers band guaranteed to impress. From modern hits to older classics the Groove Monkeys will keep you entertained. Robbie, U2, Franz Ferdinand, the Kaiser Chiefs, the Chili Peppers, the Beatles, the Police, the ...

Hacienda Brothers

The Hacienda Brothers are led by Chris Gaffney and Dave Gonzalez. Each a bandleader and songwriter, the two originally joined forces to explore their shared love of classic country and early soul. They have since integrated roots-rock, blues and a ...



HotWyred

Hailing from the Wyre Forest area, that hotbed of musical talent, winners of Wyverm FM's 2009 Battle of the Bands covers band contest, and describing themselves as a "Rock Band For The People", HotWyred was formed in March 2008 by five experienced mu ...

Howard Bragen

Howard Bragen is a singer,a guitar player and vocalist.His musical style ranges from jazz and blues to fusion and classic rock and soul. He's made 3 Albums to date and has another due for release on New Fuse Records in 2007. Although a veteran of the ...


Jaki Graham

Jaki Graham is a unique vocalist and one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, who rose to prominence in the UK charts back in the 'eighties with solo & duet releases, such as 'Could it Be I'm Falling In Love?', 'Mated', ...


Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe Robinson, known as Janelle Monáe, is an American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer signed to Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.


Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading, whose unique voice has deservedly built her a huge following, takes to the road again to play a selection of UK dates in 2010. Joan's strong rhythmic acoustic guitar playing and her melodic electric solos help to make her the consum ...

John Lester

Whether you regard San Francisco Bay Area export John Lester as an acoustic singer-songwriter, a soulful vocalist, or a superb and innovative bassist, his talent is undeniable. John's music has drawn comparisons to many of his influences - Paul Simon ...

Julia Coles

Julia Coles is a 20 year old Singer/Songwriter based in South Wales.Gigging currently in London,Birmingham and Cardiff areas...contact at www.myspace.com/juliacolesmusic


Junction 7

6 PIECE BAND BASED IN WORCESTERSHIRE. 2 FEMALE AND 1 MALE LEAD SINGERS. GUITAR. KEYBOARDS, DRUMS & BASS.


Kanopus

A tight and funky rhythm section, sizzling brass section, and the soulful vocals of Lizzy Parks and Leo Altareli combine to create the unique UK neo-funk flavour that has moved dancefloors nationwide. "INDECISION" an original track by KANOPUS wa ...

Kenny Thomas

Music fashions may ebb and flow, but great voices never go out of style. It's time for a new celebration of one of the best vocalists ever heard in British soul music, Kenny Thomas. Kenny made a huge mark during some golden years with the Chrysalis' ...

Kev & Dave

Soul Classics and Motown. Covering material from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Jackie Wilson, Smokie Robinson, The Drifters and The Tempations, Kev & Dave sing the classic Soul & Motown songs of the sixties and seventies with a fu ...



Lady Luck & The Late Night Players

Bringing the Funk from down south, Lady Luck and the Late Night Players are a five piece who always know how to groove. Led by the mesmerising Lady Luck they have blown away crowds across the country, getting everyone on their feet. They mix funk, ro ...

Lauryn Hill

American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and lone female member of The Fugees, Ms. Lauryn Hill is the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson.

Lionel Richie Experience

"The show encapsulates the full experience of a real Lionel Richie concert with five professional musicians and a state of the art digital sound and lighting system. The set list includes hits from Lionel's entire career including the Commodores, rig ...

Lisa Fitzgibbon

'If you took the sexiness of Charlene Spiteri, the angst of Natalie Merchant and the vocal range of Eddie Reader, you'd have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lisa Fitzgibbon. ' - Cora Wade, WightVibe UK based, Australian singer/ songwrit ...

Lizzy Parks

Said to be one of the best up and coming singers making a name for herself in the UK, Lizzy guests regularly with Big Bands, Jazz ensembles and downbeat/funk bands nation wide. With influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn to the cont ...


Marva Whitney

When it comes to feisty femme funk or sassy sock-it-to-em soul, mighty Marva Whitney has no equal. Blessed with a lithe yet powerful church-raised voice, she first made her mark with the James Brown Revue in the late-1960s. Such was her impact during ...

MAS Records Showcase

MAS Records is a West Midlands based government funded scheme in which Robert Plant is the Patron. We take on a bout 40 bands a year and offer free recording and development in the Music Industry. 25 bands over the two days, starting at 3.00pm eac ...


Missfusion

Currently playing Northern Soul and Disco Classics throughout Gloucestershire. Fronted by the ever-fabulous Tania Hamilton, this is the hardest working band in the county. Check them out. They're a lot of fun.


Munchbreak

Munchbreak was conceived during a live improvisation at the Shambala Festival 2001. The band evolved through regular live sessions in and around Moseley, B'ham. Munchbreak serve you a fat backing band, 3 mcs, blazin horns and a turntable maestro. A ...


New Cool Collective

from Holland, an amazing Jazz, soul, latin , funk band. Mainly instrumentals but with a groove that has the whole room swaying and nodding. All are amazing musicians in their own right but collectively ....well, just Cool! Don't miss this one. Its al ...


No Eye Deer

4 piece funky blues, rock, soul, type band. We want the crowd as the other member of the band. Good night out, with some classic tunes.

Nu Soul Generation

Floor filling, high energy classic Soul band lead by a professional female soul singer and 7 of the best professional musicians within the genre. A fantastic cocktail of Motown, Stax, Atlantic and disco - Nu Soul Generation are available for high-end ...


Nya King

Nya was raised on a diverse musical diet of many of the world's greatest vocal stars, which is reflected in her many shows in the UK, Europe and Africa. However, without a shadow of a doubt the incomparable and unrivalled God-given voice of Whitney E ...

Osaka Monaurail

This year Osaka Monaurail will celebrate thier 17th year in the business. The funk-i-est band that Japan has to offer has one mission- to play just - plain - funk. Leader Nakata often says in interviews "we've been working very hard for 15 years onl ...

Otis Mack & The Tubby Bluesters

A 4 piece band specialising in high octane classic covers of R&B,Rock'n'Roll and Soul numbers with a touch of Blues.They are the House Band opening up for the main artists at the famous Tubby Blues Club.They also perform in various Clubs and Pubs ...

Patsy Fuller & The Revelators

Patsy and her talented band bring together Jazz, Blues, and Gospel and are best described as soulful and spiritual, with a repertoire of music that ranges from Ellington to Miles.

Patsy Fullers Speakeasy Band

Patsy Fuller recently wowed Russian audiences when performing with legendary Oleg Kireyev at The Union of Composers' jazz Club in Moscow and had a record audience at Symphony Hall's Rush Hour Blues recently.

Paul Carrack

Having recently toured with The Eagles, legendary Sheffield-born singer/songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics - Paul Carrack-is back on tour promoting his acclaimed new album 'I know That Name' with soulful hits ...

Perfect Strangers

If you are looking for a band that gets people singing, tapping their feet and dancing, a band that plays a mix of chart hits from the last 5 decades, then look no further. If you're looking for a band that entertain your guests from the first beat t ...

Pete Wheatley

Pete is a superb electric & acoustic guitarist, currently working with Cracker & The Woodpeckers, The Starvin Rascals, Joe Public & his own band Stir Crazy, & often to be seen depping for many of the Midland's finest bands. Pete is ...

Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb is a refreshing and timely reminder of what country and soul music can and should be. Yolanda (who toured with Massive Attack in 2008), Stew, Dan Brown, Dan Moore, Luke and Matt have settled into a stride that's yielded a critically accl ...

Phaze2

A 6 piece mainly covers band doing our versions of popular songs.

Phoenix

5 PIECE BAND-- SEASONED EX PRO'S HUGE SOUND. SEE WEB SITE

R.Kelly

R.Kelly - the multiplatinum selling singer / songwriter and R&B icon - is returning to the UK for his first UK live shows for 8 years. Remember the first time you saw R.Kelly at Hammersmith Apollo in 1990. It was initially meant to b ...

Rain

Classic Smooth Soul Songs including Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie.

Rare Collective

Smooth soul five piece formerly referred to as RAIN playing the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Lionel Richie.

Rhythm Zoo

Rhythm Zoo are a live band with traditional R&B roots. Knocking out classic blues with a modern soul slant, they really cover a lot of ground in a short time

Richard Street

Three-time Grammy Award winner, Richard Street was the lead vocal of the Temptations from 1971, creating such Motown classics as "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", "Heavenly", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Hey Girl", "Masterpiece", and so many, ma ...

Rikshaw Brides

We are a South Worcestershire based four piece Rock Soul & Blues Band, performing a mainly 60's and 70's repertoire. With one of the most original Lead Guitarists around, this unique band puts its own slant on the classics of that era, plus a few ...

Rio Five

6-piece covers band covering hits from the last 4 decades, songs from Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Elton John, Queen and many more.

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers was born in Los Angeles, on September 10, 1940. Just a few years later, the legendary jazz vibes player Lionel Hampton gave Roy Ayers, at the age of five, his first pair of mallets, which led to the vibraphone being his trademark instru ...


Rudie & the Revolvers

Born out of a love for all things mod, ska and soul, Rudie was formed by 5 Gentlemen and 1 lady, wanting to put a little bit of joy back into the music scene. Influenced by the 60's, 70's and 80's sounds, playing all the hits from this era, and with ...

Scott Bench Taylor

Scott Bench-Taylor is a midlands based artist that performs soul classics including Northern hits. His charm and amazing raw talent makes him possibly the best solo artist you will meet.

Second City Soul

Second City Soul is a sensational soul/funk party band! Playing classic and contemporary soul, funk and R&B, they guarantee to provide a highlight to your special event that stays long in the memory!! The band have high profile experience wit ...



Sharon-Marie

Sharon-Marie is becoming one of the leading forces in corporate/private entertainment. Former frontwoman for chart-topping acid jazz band Goldbug, she is now making a name for herself in a very competitive market place evidence of an outstanding, det ...

Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single Sunny Came Home, and has been nominated for another seven. She has released 10 albums, maintained a non-stop touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio progr ...


Shebangg

SheBangg are a four piece band based in Shropshire, between the Bridgnorth and Lilleshall areas. They first started up a little under five years ago playing a mix of covers plus some of their own material. Now focusing mainly on their own composition ...

ShelleyBlainBand

4 peice soul/motown/blues covers band fronted by the excellent vocals of Shelley Blain



Sixteria

Four guys delivering a "Rock 'n' Roll PARTY" to your venue. Great guitar tunes from the fifties to the noughties - with an EDGE.

Snake Davis Band

Snake Davis is well established as one of the UK's leading Saxophonists. As resident saxophonist on "Tonight With Jonathon Ross" he played with the likes of James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan and many more. He has been seen regularly on TV with ...

Snooty Bobs

Snooty Bob's an 8 Piece eclectic outfit, weaned on such musical delights as Jazz, Blues, Latin and Funk. Boasting one of the most amazing Female Singers to come out of the region and recently supporting Paul Young, The Real Thing as well as featuring ...

Soul Circle Gang

The Soul Circle Gang, a fresh and innovative Leeds based band, brings together eight experienced musicians who weave elements of funk, soul, reggae, world and jazz into unique new sounds. Led by Lara Rose (who has previously sung with The James Taylo ...


Soul Junction

9 piece Classic Motown,Stax, Northern Soul band with male and female vocals and driving three piece brass section

Soul Patrol

An 8 piece classic soul and funk band from in and around the Black Country. Playing the best music from Stax, Motown, and tracks revisited by The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, this band are a must see especially when the entry is free

Soul Trader

Formed in 1998, Soul Trader are a nine piece band playing the best soul, funk, motown and R&R. From The Blues Brothers, Commitments and B52's to Beyonce and Stevie Wonder. The ultimate party band.

Soul’d Out

Soul'd Out are a truly awesome Motown/Soul party band. Consisting of a dedicated bunch of talented musicians, they are a full-on 14 piece outfit. Soul'd Out are all about bringing a show full of fun and feel-good floor filling soul classics suc ...

Souled Out Too Funk

The Uk's top Soul & Funk Act featuring the superb voice of ex stars in your eyes finalist Errol Mckenzie. This band is a soul & Funk band with a difference everything grooves !!! The professionals choice for parties & events SO2F h ...

Soulquest

Smooth soul five piece group hand-picked from the best session musicians in the UK to bring you the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Lionel Richie.

Sparlha Swa

Singer-songwriter Sparlha Swa brings a vocal sensibility reminiscent -say critics- of Joni Mitchell and Tracey Chapman. A prolific and respected composer, Sparlha wrote the soundtrack for multi-award-winning short film Pariah (Official Sundance Sel ...

Steve Steinhaus Swing Band

Fronted by the big voice and personality of Chicago-born Steve Steinhaus, this band swings it way through a wide repertoire of soul, funk, blues, and rock-and-roll.

Stormin'

Stormin' are a professional, dynamic and fun party band for Weddings, Corporate Events or Functions. Featuring a lively 6 piece band, outstanding male and female vocalists complete with excellent sound and lighting. Stormin' will have you dancing al ...

Sue Hulse

Sue Hulse is a well known performance poet and tarditional storyteller. Born in yorkshire she is the adopted daughter of the black country. Performs regularly on the folk scene. Performance poetry influenced by soul, funk, blues and folk. Sue perf ...

Tabasco

Tabasco are a 5 piece funky rhythmic outfit, based in the West Midlands, who play a selection of songs that will keep the audience dancing and singing all night. An energetic and lively set is assured with music ranging from Aretha Franklin, Tina Tur ...

Terri Walker

Soul chanteuse


The Birmingham Blues Brothers

THE BIRMINGHAM BLUES BROTHERS & THE SOULETTES TRIBUTE SHOW IS A WORLDWIDE ACT AND WILL PERFORM ALL THE HITS FROM BOTH THE FILMS. (SO HIT IT).

The Blockheads

Ian Dury And The Blockheads 1977-2000 Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys' album 'New Boots and Panties' on the first Stiff Records tour of the U.K. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Charlie Charles, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher became known as 'The ...

The Cadence

The Cadence is a dynamic 5 piece band, performing classic rock and pop songs in our own unique style; covering songs from the 50's to the present day, from Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Haley, Wilson Pickett, Elvis, James Brown and Queen, right through to Mu ...

The Collective Soul Band

Formed in 2000, the Collective are one of the Midlands' top soul bands, specialising in Atlantic, Stax, Motown and Northern, as well as a touch of Rock'n'Roll. This really is music for any occasion. The Collective is a young, talented and highly e ...

The Commandments

Since the auspicious occasion of their first gig in March 1994, The Commandments have evolved into the West Midlands foremost exponents of Classic Soul and Motown music. Over the years The Commandments have remained true to their principle goal to ...

The Committed

Eight-piece, West Midlands based soul band, playing songs from the hit films, "The Commitments" and "The Blues Brothers" as well as other classic soul hits in the same genre.

The Contra Band

The Contra Band (Formerly - Bootleg Rhythm Band) are a 6 piece party covers band formed with musicians from across counties in the Midlands including Shropshire, West Midlands, Leicestershire and Worcestershire with the ambition of providing music th ...

The Delegators

The Delegators play rocksteady, ska and early reggae, with hints of Motown and 60s soul.The band features lead vocalist Janet Kumah, who commands an audience with her electrifying stage presence and gutsy vocal performance. Laying down a relentless g ...

The Displacements

Young indie rockers, The Displacements, have been gigging round Leicester for three years, earning a reputation for their exciting live act and have built a loyal and enthusiastic all-ages crowd along the way. The D have influences ranging from rock' ...


The Foundations

Soul LEGENDS

The Full Act

Newly formed band who are being booked rapidly by venues. Comprising of Siobhan Patton - Vocalist, Konrad Heywood on Guitar, Steve Byrd on bass and Andy Stones on drums.

The Gatecrashers Party Band

The Gatecrashers Party Band are a 4 piece female fronted function party band based in Birmingham. Playing tunes from all eras there is something for everyone. Available for hire for Weddings, parties, balls, corporate events and special occasio ...

The Midnight Movers

We are truly dedicated to generating a joyous atmosphere and producing an irresistible urge to dance to great music. We will inject a party atmosphere into any function or concert. We have recruited some excellent talent and continue to expand ...

The Realistics

tribute to soul and motown

The Response

The Response, a West Midlands based band; are an eclectic bunch of friends and friends of friends who came together to make music they like, they're way. From the diverse musical taste of each member of the band, you'd be excused to think this group ...

The Sharks

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The Upper Fifth

The Upper Fifth are a West Midlands/Oxford based group that emerged from probably one of the best Mod bands of the 80's - namely Makin' Time, from whose ashes The Charlatans were spawned. Together, vocalist and guitarist Mark "Syd" McGounden has a ...


Three Step Manoeuvre

Three Step Manoeuvre are a new funky organ trio of young musicians, specialising in hard-grooving funk music with souljazz stylings. They play a mixture of originals and unique arrangements of classic tunes, influenced by artists such as John Scofiel ...

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road play Rock/Blues covers of classic 60's songs from the likes of The small faces, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Allmann Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett and many more

Tony Webster Band

A great latin, soul Jazz band of high quality, The Tony Webster Band is an exciting seven piece band featuring the wonderful vocals of Kate Szejnmann. The band alternates between vocals and instrumental numbers and plays a range of genres e.g. Latin ...

Topbananas

Martin Evans with wife Sarah and sometimes Bethan and Jake. Mix of covers, blues, rock pop, old new.....if its an acoustic gig very different styles. Guitar, harmonica, saxophone. Slide guitar. Ukelele Martin has played in bands for years...fronti ...

Tori Amos

Amazing female vocalist recording since 1992.


Urban Intro

A journey through Soul Funk Jazz & Beyond. From Earth Wind & Fire to Frank Sintra. 07813015848


Vince Freeman

With his band The Shambles, the shoeless troubadour's blend of foot stomping soul & heart felt ballads have earned him a reputation as one of the UK's best live. "This is great stuff! Campfire ballads to all-out Springsteen-esque rock'n'roll." - ...

Womack & Womack

They have been called 'The First Royal Family of Soul' after Prince Charles cited 'Love Wars' as his favorite classic hit. Now 80's legends Womack & Womack return to the UK touring scene for the first time in four years... As well as successfu ...

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