Default lineup: 1 performer
Solo Female Singer with supremely high quality backing tracks
* Larger line-ups available from a Duo to a 7 piece band.
* Fantastic Motown tribute with charismatic soulful singer
* Lady Motown uses the original Motown backing tracks obtained from the USA for a truly authentic sound
* Motown tribute covers everything from The Supremes to Stevie Wonder to The Temptations
* For the 2-set show a variety of options are available for the first set - please see profile
* Set 2 will be the trademark uptempo Motown party set
* Variety of costumes: elegant evening attire or sassy 70s outfits-you choose!
* Requests learnt for small fee, provided 8 weeks notice is given.
* Available UK and world wide
* Motown vocal duo and trio options available!
* Live Motown band also available - from 2-7 musicians!
* New! Motown chillout set with acoustic guitarist and percussionist - video available on request
* Diana Ross tribute available
* Also performs a James Bond set
Lady Motown is one of the few female singers doing an all-Motown tribute. With her 3-octave vocal range she can belt out songs from not only the girl groups but also from artists like The Temptations Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. She recently performed for hundreds of people weekly in theatres all over the UK as part of the hit Motown show How Sweet It Is.
Lady Motown's solo show comes with a variety of different options. If you'd like a 2-set performance the first set can contain a Diana Ross mini tribute or can focus on the songs of the much loved and recently departed Michael Jackson during his Motown years. Or if for example you'd like some mellow music during a sit-down dinner Shola can provide a jazz set. The second set will then be her trademark “Motown Party” set put together to get people on the dance floor for a good boogie.
Onstage Lady Motown has all the grace glitz and glamour of a true diva and truly looks the part with her graceful silhouette lovely smile and diamante jewellery. She can also slip into a mini dress and go-go boots for a more casual look and loves to “get down” during the party numbers.
Her vocals have been described as sounding like “chocolate soul” and she has a big voice that attracts positive feedback wherever she sings. With a warm inviting stage presence and charming persona it's hard not to be enthralled by her performance.
She spent eight years living in the USA and worked with one of the world's top vocal coaches Seth Riggs (he's coached Stevie Wonder Natalie Cole Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross). Shola has sung at gigs supporting stars like Florence + The Machine, Paul Young and Tony Hadley at top venues such as Shepherd's Bush Empire and Hyde Park and has entertained at many weddings parties and corporate functions in front of audiences as large as 15000. She has also performed overseas in cities such as New York Los Angeles and Moscow. She has also sung in Bahrain and been featured on Iranian TV.
The show can come with just Lady Motown and top notch Bose L1 model II PA suitable for up to 250 people or for events where a full band is required she can provide a 5kW PA full stage lighting disco and sound/lighting engineer for an additional fee.
If you opt for the live jazz show you won't be disappointed. Lady Motown had a year-long residency at Harvey Nichols in London performing her jazz set to many highly satisfied customers. Her band members have played with Courtney Pine Soul II Soul Chaka Khan The Waterboys and other successful acts. She has been praised for her great jazz phrasing and loves singing the standards.
Duo & Trio
And for when just one diva isn't enough you can book 'The Motown Sisters'. Available in duo or trio format Lady Motown teams up with one or two additional girls. Both are amazing singers in their own right and have appeared in the West End shows 'Dancing in the streets' and 'The Lion King', they have sung on television and all around the world from Amsterdam to Australia! You are guaranteed an electrifying show of Motown hits!!
The Motown Experience
The Motown Experience is an amazing 7-piece ensemble. They perform all your favourite Motown hits. Imagine a show with snappy dance moves and 4-part male vocal harmonies with repertoire from The Temptations, The Jackson Five and more. Then imagine three silky-voiced ladies performing songs from The Supremes and The Vandellas. And to cap it all, the entire group of 7 vocalists also appear on stage performing dance floor fillers like Happy and Uptown Funk. Your audience is guaranteed an uplifting evening of dancing they won't forget in a hurry. Perfect for corporate events and large parties! Please speak to your entertainemnt co-ordinator for a quote.
For a small additional fee, Lady Motown can also offer a DJ service to save you the hassle and added expense of having to book a separate DJ. Tunes played will be mainly from the 60s, 70s and 80s but Lady Motown will agree your requests with you ahead of time and if you provide a playlist before the event she will make sure she has all your favourite tracks available on the night.
Lady Motown is also a member of Toastmasters International and is the president of her local club. She is a humorous public speaker and can be booked to act as MC at your event. Her 'Motown MC' service is fun, musical and highly professional. If you prefer she can also sing a handful of songs throughout your event or wedding day (including your requests) to make the proceedings completely unique and special. Before your wedding day or event Lady Motown will contact you and do all the appropriate research. Her MC service/compering is completely customised and tailored to the needs of the client with appropriate anecdotes and tributes about the bride, groom, family, employees, group members or other guests.
Here are some of the events/venues/countries Lady Motown has performed at/in:
Brian May (Queen) Charity Event Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Hyde Park London
Natural History Museum London
Harvey Nichols, London
Park Lane Hilton, London
Crowne Plaza Hotels
Park Plaza Hotels
Grange City Hotels
Groucho Club, London
Soho House, London
Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff
British Club, Bahrain
Los Angeles and New York, USA
Marbella and Alicante, Spain
Manoto TV network, Iran
Corporate Clients include:
Marks and Spencers
Royal Bank of Canada
University of Kent
“Lady Motown sang at my sis's 40th Birthday for us.. and what can I say - amazing!!!!!!!!!! Superb set fantastic music combined with one exceptional voice - and what do you have??? Lady Motown!! Even thinking about it brings the goosebumps back!! Thank you thank you thank you.. everyone was impressed - no wrong word - overwhelmed by the sound & professionalism of Lady Motown from an astounded ali xx thank you again all my love and best wishes for every possible success!! x”
-Ali Wilson Northamptonshire
You have the voice of an angel and you made our wedding anniversary so special. Please tell us about your next performance - I want to bring all my friends along!
Thank you for a brilliant evening. When you sang it touched something in me. You really have heart. Please let us know about the next performance.
1) 1 hour Motown party show
2) 2 x 45 minutes Motown show
3) 30 minute Motown Love Songs followed by 1-hour Motown party show
4) 30 minute Motown set followed by 1-hour Motown party show
5) 30 minute Motown and Diana Ross tribute followed by 1-hour Motown party show
6) 30 minute Jazz set followed by 1-hour Motown party show
7) 2 x 45 minute Jazz sets with live 4-piece band or backing tracks
8) 'Motown Sisters' duo or trio with backing tracks (1 hour or 2x 45 minute show)
9) Live Motown backing band - from 3-7 members
10) Pop or Disco set followed by Motown show.
11) 1x45 minute James Bond and Jazz set