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I just want people to dance! | Rhythm & Blues | Funk, Soul & Motown | Rock and roll | Current & Classic Pop | Background music

60 years worth of great dance music

We have a varied set which ranges from Elvis in the '50s through to some of the biggest names of the current decade, spanning Blues, Soul, Rock & Roll and Pop

But whatever the genre - we pride ourselves on picking the tunes that get people going, and on building a set list which builds naturally through the evening.

The key for us often lies in the variety - keeping things fresh throughout the night keeps the crowd engaged and ensures there's something for everyone.

Of course if you do have a preferred genre then we can tailor our set to match your needs - use the links above to dive into the detail for the different styles we can cover.

Set list samples



What might this look like in reality if we were to play at your event? As mentioned we like to draw on the full range of our repertoire to keep things fresh and varied, so you'll see a gradual shift in styles over the evening.

The "Warm Up"

Typically we'd start with a warm up set from the blues & soul end of the spectrum: great tunes which will get people in the mood but not necessarily get people to jump up and dance straight away (though sometimes they do anyway).

Set 1 Sample
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - The Blues Brothers
Soulman - The Blues Brothers
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

Time to dance

After the warm up the second set will step things up: funkier, rockier & usually more current songs, before finally the third set is no holds barred dance music. More rock 'n' roll, current pop and classic favourites which will ensure your guests are left yelling for more!

Set 2 Sample
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin Daddies
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Greased Lightning - John Travolta

Set 3 Sample
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hound Dog - Elvis
Shake a Tail Feather - The Blues Brothers
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry

You can explore our full repertoire here - filter by genre or artist to check for your favourites faster.


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