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

Live Funk, Soul & Motown for your event

We have an extensive repertoire covering the classic greats. Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding & Stevie Wonder to name a few.

But we don't just do the classics - we like to mix it up with modern Funk & Soul artists including Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars & Cee Lo Green.

Our 7-piece line up allows us to deliver the full sound including a horn section without being overpowering. Though if you'd like we can beef up the horn section and really go to town...

We are a London based band, but we are available across the UK.

Set List Samples



Funk - Soul - Motown. Three genres or one genre? Where does one end and the other begin? Who can really say for sure? All we know is that between them they include some of the greatest party tunes of all time! The sheer variety within this range means its easy to create a great live set which builds through the evening, providing something for everyone along the way. From the smooth, laid back tunes of Marvin Gaye through to the upbeat funky pop of Bruno Mars.

Below you'll find sample songs from three typical sets across an event (full sets are obviously longer). However it is worth noting that we would tailor this to suit your preferences and we can mix it up with the other genres we cover - this is just meant to give you a flavour.

Set 1 Sample

In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Set 2 Sample

I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
Streetlife - Randy Crawford
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Your love keeps lifting me (Higher and Higher) - Jackie Wilson

Set 3 Sample

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Hip Hop / Funk Medley - Freak Out, Greatest Dancer & Gettin' Jiggy with it
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5

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


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