Highly Recommended Based in Surrey but travels UK wide
This 5-7 piece funk/soul powerhouse will reinvent all your favourite classics and deliver a truly unforgettable performance. Real Talk is made up of young, passionate musicians who have performed with the likes of Joss Stone, Shontelle and Akon. Prices: From £1320 +
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"Real Talk were both reliable and efficient, as was Alive Network.
Line up:Standard 5-piece line-up: female lead vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums.
*Larger lineups also available. Please see booking options for more details (prices vary depending on travel distance)
Highlights * Female and male lead vocals available * 5-7 piece line-up (available with or without brass) * Young passionate musicians (all top music academy graduates) * Covering a wide range of genres inc. funk soul pop rock and disco * Superb sound and light system
Info When it comes to live performance, Real Talk truly are the cream of the crop and with their own blend of musical brilliance they’ll reinvent all your favourite classics and deliver a truly unforgettable performance. This 5-7 piece funk/soul powerhouse is made up of young, talented session musicians who have performed for recognisable artists such as Adele, Alesha Dixon, Lemar, Joss Stone, Sophie Ellis Bextor Akon and many more.
After forming back in 2004, the band have gone from strength to strength entertaining audiences all over the world and have an impressive list of satisfied clients including Cadbury’s, Schweppes and T4’s Popworld. They have also played at prestigious London venues such as The Jazz Café, Ronnie Scott’s, Café de Paris and The Pigalle Club.
What they provide - 2 x 1 hour or 3x40 minutes of live music - Cutting edge P.A. sound system and lighting rig - iTunes DJ between sets - Request for D-Funk to perform your first dance
Summary Real Talk's modern sound, slick looks and great choice of music makes them the perfect choice for your event. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event or University ball, Real Talk guarantee to have you and your guests dancing all night long.
Testimonial (more testimonials at the bottom of this page)
"Hey Guys, blinder of a party on Saturday and Real Talk were not just good, they were absolutely amazing, the place went nuts for them and they really enjoyed themselves as well.
Real Talk are young, good looking, dynamic and cool. They were punctual for set up, polite and well turned out. It was only when they started playing did we realise quite what an exceptional band we had got on our hands and what an incredible night was to come!
Real Talk are the SAS of Soul, the Ninjas of Night Boogie, they put the F into Funk and the P into Party, 120 delighted and costumed guests danced the night away to this incredible band, the musicianship was world class, book this band now, see them up close and feel the force, in a couple of years time they will be playing Wembley Stadium and you will have missed your chance... They were that good, amazing night..." Guy Cresswell - Managing Director: Promuseast Ltd, Kent
Client Highlights Cadbury’s Schweppes Coors Brewers Ltd Goodwood Road Racing Co. Guildford Civic Hall Royal Functions The Association of Chartered Accountants Guildford Law College The Segrue Partnership Scott Wilson Railways Surrey University Exmouth University Four Seasons Hotel, Amman, Jordan Evera Maritz National Association of GP Co-Operatives
Real Talk's Set List / Repertoire
Funk/Soul Ain’t Nobody // Chaka khan Ain't No Stopping Us Now // Mc Fadden... All Night Long // Lionel Richie And the Beat Goes on // The Whispers Best of my Love // The Emotions Car Wash // Rose Royce Celebration // Kool & The Gang Dancing in The Streets // Martha & The Vandellas Do I Do // Stevie Wonder Forget me Nots // Patrice Rushen Get Down on It // Kool & The Gang Get Down Tonight // KC &The Sunshine Band Get up off that Thing // James Brown Give it to Me // Rick James Give me the Night // George Benson Good Times // Chic Heard It Through Grapevine // Marvin Gaye I Feel Good // James Brown I Found Lovin’ // The Fatback Band I Wish // Stevie Wonder Kiss // Prince Lady Marmalade // Pattie Labelle Le Freak // Chic Let’s Groove Tonight // Earth Wind and Fire Long Train Running // The Doobie Brothers Master Blaster // Stevie Wonder Never Too Much // Luther Vandross Play That Funky Music // Wild Cherry Proud Mary // Tina Turner Rescue me // Aretha Franklin Respect // Aretha Franklin September // Earth Wind and Fire Sir Duke // Stevie Wonder Somebody Else’s Guy // Jocelyn Brown Street Life // Randy Crawford Superstition // Stevie Wonder Upside Down // Diana Ross We Are Family // Sister Sledge You Might Need Somebody // Randy Crawford
Pop/Rock Alright Now // Free Beat It // Michael Jackson Billie Jean // Michael Jackson Blame It on the Boogie // Jackson 5 Brick House // The Commodores Brown Eyed Girl // Van Morrison Crazy Little Thing Called Love // Queen Don’t Stop Believing // Journey Don’t Stop Me Now // Queen Easy Lover // Phil Collins/Philip Bailey Every Little Thing She Does... // The Police Faith // George Michael Hard to Handle // Otis Reading Higher & Higher // Jackie Wilson Hound Dog // Elvis I Want you Back // Jackson 5 I Will Survive // Gloria Gaynor Loco In Acapulco // The Four Tops Mustang Sally // The Commitments Power of Love // Huey Lewis and the News Rock With You // Michael Jackson Shake Your Body Down // Michael Jackson Signed Sealed Delivered // Stevie Wonder Smooth // Santana Soul Man // The Blues Brothers Summer of '69 // Bryan Adams Super Freak/// Rick James Sweet Home Alabama // Lynyrd Skynyrd The Way You Make Me Feel // Michael Jackson Wanna be Starting Something // Michael Jackson Word Up // Cameo
Modern American Boy // Estelle Beggin' // Madcon Black & Gold // Sam Sparro Cosmic Girl // Jamiroquai Closer // Neo Crazy // Gnarls Barkely Crazy In Love // Beyonce Deeper Underground // Jamiroquai Diggin on Me // Joss Stone Don’t Cha Wanna Ride // Joss Stone Don’t Stop the Music // Rihanna Dr Pressure // Mylo Drops of Jupiter // Train Forget You // Cee Lo Hey Ya // Outkast I Kissed A Girl // Katy Perry Just Dance // Lady Gaga Mercy // Duffy Mr Brightside // The Killers Place Your Hands // Reef Poker Face // Lady GaGa Rehab // Amy Winehouse Sex on Fire // King of Leon Umbrella // Rihanna Valerie // Amy Winehouse
Lounge/Chilled Boogie on Reggae Woman // Stevie Wonder Don't Know Why // Norah Jones Easy Like Sunday Morning // The Commodores Englishman In New York // Sting Isn't She Lovely // Stevie Wonder Just the Two of Us // Bill Withers Just the Way You Are // Bruno Mars Lets Stay Together // Al Green Lovely Day // Bill Withers Midnight at the Oasis // Brand New Heavies Midnight Hour // Wilson Picket Moondance // Van Morrison Most Beautiful Girl in the World // Prince My Girl // The Temptations Rule the World // Take That Sittin on the Dock of the Bay // Otis Redding Smooth Operator // Sade Street Life // The Crusaders Sunday Morning // Maroon 5 Use Me // Bill Withers
NEW! Christmas Repertoire! All I want for Christmas is you // Mariah Carey I wish it could be Christmas everyday // Wizzard Warm this Winter // Gabriella Cilmi Santa Claus is Coming to town // The Crystals Santa Baby // Eartha Kitt
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Customer reviews for Real Talk
1 to 10 of 17 customer reviews for Real Talk in date order
10/05/2013 Real Talk
"Real Talk were both reliable and efficient, as was Alive Network.
I would use both services again."
Customer review by Cephas Howard
19/12/2011 Real Talk
"Very professional group; well organised and talented, giving a good solid professional performance.
Customer review by Peter Mitchell
12/12/2011 Real Talk
"We had arranged for Real Talk to have an introductory 30 minute set before a sit down meal, and their choice of music was perfect!
After our meal they really lifted the whole room with their talent & entertainment. Everyone connected with them, and they sang a whole range of different songs from different artists. They were enjoyed by everyone and the age range of the party was from 18 to 60.
They were fun, very talented and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Customer review by Michael Turner
21/11/2011 Real Talk
"Alive Network were very professional and kept me up to date with the booking.
Real Talk - well we couldnt have asked for a better band. The band was fantastic and we have never been to a wedding where everybody is dancing right from the start and all night long. It really did make our wedding special.
Customer review by Natalie Thompson
10/10/2011 Real Talk
"Real Talk were very friendly, and approachable and very professional. Everybody loved them, they were really great!"
Customer review by Candice Thurley
24/09/2011 Real Talk
"We would both like to say a big thank you to all the members of Real Talk who were awesome at our wedding on Saturday.
All our guests we spoke to at our BBQ on Sunday were commenting how brilliant the band had been and how much they'd enjoyed the night. So thanks again for all your efforts tweaking playlists etc.
We hope you were well cared for by our Caterers and Ushers and we'll make sure we recommend you future events with our friends and family.
All the best,
Stuart and Denise
Customer review by Stuart Nicol
03/07/2011 Real Talk
"Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last Sunday. The band were AMAZING and everyone had a great time dancing.
A lot of our friends commented on how good you were and we hope you will get some more bookings. Dan went down very well with the single girls at the wedding also!!!!
I thought the Israeli section worked really well and my sister said that she would never had known you had only learnt the music for the wedding.
We would definitely recommend you guys - you were simply fab.
Emma and Ben
Customer review by Emma Rothstein
13/10/2010 Real Talk
"Just wanted to say how fab Real Talk were. Everyone at my party commented on how great they were they sounded amazing and look fab.
Please let them know from me that I would recommend them. Also a big thank you to you for yur help in organising them for me.
Customer review by Michelle Van Winjgaarden
05/08/2010 Real Talk
"Thanks Real Talk, my wife and I were blown away by your performance, we
couldn't have asked for more.
We spent a long time listening to bands and having made our decision we weren't disappointed. Lots of our guests commented on how good you were and everyone seemed to enjoy the performance which is exactly what we'd hoped for.
Great interaction, great presentation, great song choices... perfect!
Thanks to Clare at Alive Network too, hassle free choosing, booking and organising.
We've already recommended you both to our friends.
Thanks a million, Neil and Kris ;-)
Customer review by Neil and Kirs
07/06/2010 Real Talk
"Real Talk were absolutely brilliant and I told them this over and over. Every single person at the party (about 80) mentioned how fantastic they were - not only my friends but my daughters friends too (22 and 25 year olds).
Not only were they extremely talented and looked good, they were lovely people too. During their break, I told them my daughters wanted to say a few words, and one of them sing, and they needed the microphone, they were happy to cut short their break so that could happen.
The weather was perfect and after arriving it became too hot inside so everyone went into the garden. The band positioned themselves so they could be seen from outside, and heard perfectly. I, however, danced all night.
Real Talk is based in Surrey but most of the
working with Alive Network will travel UK wide.
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