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Department Soul

Party Band based in London

Price from £1320

Majestic, classy, and oozing with vintage vibes. Department Soul is the capitals go-to 5 piece to make any event a truly memorable experience

5 stars - Department Soul are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

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Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Budapest - George Ezra
Busy Earnin - Jungle
Cake by the ocean - DNCE
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
Dancing the Moonlight - Toploader
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Pharrell - Happy
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Hump De Bump - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
I'm Outta Love            - Anastasia
Ignition - R Kelly
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Last night - The Strokes
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Locked out of Heaven            - Bruno Mars
Love Me Again - John Newman
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Love On Top - Beyonce
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Mambo No.5 - Lou Bega
Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Relight My Fire - Take That
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Rude - Magic!
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Take Your Momma - Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This love - Maroon 5
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Mark Ronson
Wake Me Up - Avicii

1970’s and 1980’s
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It on the boogie - Michael Jackson
Brick House - Lionel Richie
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing Queen - Abba
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Everybody - The Blues Brothers
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Give it Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
Hold On I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
I wanna be your lover - Prince
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
I want you back - Jackson 5
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Kiss - Prince
Lady marmalade - Patti Labelle
Le Freak - Chic
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Long Train Runnin - The Doobie Brothers
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Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
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Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli
Play That Funk Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
PYT - Michael Jackson
Saturday Night's Alright - Elton John
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Some Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Street Life - Randy Crawford
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
We Are Family            - Sister Sledge
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You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Dancing in the streets - Martha and the Vandellas
Day Tripper - The Beatles
For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Got to be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Heard it through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Son of a Preacher man - Dusty Springfield
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Think - Aretha Franklin
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  • Talented & experienced Soul band made up of graduates from the country's top institutions!
  • Members have worked with names such as Peter Erskine, Stewart Copeland, The Hoosiers & many West End bands and Symphony Orchestras.
  • Flexible 7, 9 or 12 piece line-up available to suit individual needs & budgets (please see booking options)

Line up:

Default lineup: 5 members

5 piece: 1 x Lead Vocals (Male or Female), Guitar/Lead Vocals (Male), Piano, Bass & Drums.

Other line ups also available (please see booking options) 
7 Piece: 1 x Lead Vocals (Female), Guitar/Lead Vocals (Male), Piano, Bass & Drums.
8 Piece: 2 x Lead Vocals (Male and Female), Guitar/Lead Vocals (Male), Piano, Bass & Drums, 2 Brass
9 Piece: 2 x Lead Vocals (Male and Female), Guitar/Lead Vocals (Male), Piano, Bass & Drums, 3 Brass

Highlights:
* Young Energetic and talented musicians
* Professional in every way possible
* Elite standard of musicianship
* Willing to travel anywhere in the UK and internationally
* State of the Art Equipment
* 300 plus songs to choose from 
* Extremely Experienced in Entertaining all crowds
* Masters at reading the audience to fill a dance floor
* Jazz sets also available
* Very friendly and approachable
* Can cover a wide range of styles

Composed of some of London's most in-demand session musicians, Department Soul has been burning up dance floors all over the UK since 2012. When not playing with Department Soul, members can be found in a variety of West End Shows including The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls, Hamilton, Motown, All or Nothing and they can be found touring with Coldplay, performing with Clean Bandit, The Vamps, Jorja Smith and many other top UK acts and performing at some of the UK's largest venues including KOKO, the 02, Camden Roundhouse and even Somerset house!

Groove On Up has already performed at some incredible venues including Knebworth House, Wentworth Golf Course, for the NHS and even for Tyrell's Crisps! With a wide range of styles covered, Department Soul's main function band will cater for all, whether your taste is 60's rock and roll or the pop hits of today. Having an immense ability in a wide range of styles, the musicians of Department Soul are capable of making any event a truly special occasion.

The band is available as a powerful 5 piece line up to an incredible 9 piece with a full horn section. The band can also provide a wealth of live music packages to include an ACOUSTIC ROAMING BAND, LIVE DJ to compliment the band, SOLO JAZZ SINGER, or even a JAZZ BAND at your reception. 

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Department Soul from Alive Network

  • DJ package Add £132

    Includes laptop (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Band member manning/ making basic announcements/ taking requests; basic lighting

  • 2 Piece Horn Section Add £480

    Additional trumpet with trombone or saxophone

  • 3 Piece Horn Section Add £720

    Additional trumpet trombone and saxophone

  • Additional Male Vocalist Add £240
  • Daytime Trio Add £576

    2 x 40 minute acoustic sets performed during dinner or drinks receptions (includes early arrival of midday or 1pm).

  • 1am finish Add £413
  • 4 Piece Band Deduct £240
  • Additional Female Vocalist Add £240

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Department Soul from Alive Network

  • 2 x 50 minutes £0
  • 3 x 50 minutes Add £720