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The Soul Set

Soul, Disco and Motown Band based in London

Price from £4301

A sensational soul and Motown band performing a huge range of hits from the soul, Motown, funk and pop eras. They deliver a funky and energetic performance guaranteed to get your guests on the dancefloor!

5 stars - The Soul Set are Highly Recommended 28 Customer Reviews

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Medley 1 (Motown Medley)
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
Say a Little Prayer for You

Medley 2
Think
RESPECT
You Can’t Hurry Love

Medley 3
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once in My Life
Sir Duke

Medley 4 (Diva Medley)
Best of My Love*
I’m Every Woman*
Finally
Lady Marmalade

Medley 5 (Bruno Mars Medley)
Treasure
Uptown Funk
24K Magic*

Medley 6 (Pop Medley)
Happy
Hey Ya

Aretha Franklin
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I Say a Little Prayer For You
RESPECT
Think
A Natural Woman
You’re All I Need to Get By*
Until You Come Back To Me

Stevie Wonder
As*
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing*
For Once in My Life
Isn’t She Lovely
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sir Duke
Superstition

Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up

Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Let’s Get It On

James Brown
I Feel Good

James Taylor
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Otis Redding
My Girl

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing In The Street
Heatwave

The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love

Etta James
I Just Wanna Make Love to You

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Tracks of My Tears

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Barry White
The First, The Last, My Everything

Jackie Wilson
Reet Petite

Sam Cooke
Twistin’ the Night Away

CeCe Peniston
Finally

Jackson 5
Blame it on the Boogie
I Want You Back

Candi Staton
Young Hearts Run Free

Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody*
I'm Every Woman*

LaBelle
Lady Marmalade

The Emotions
Best of My Love*

Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive

Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual

Earth, Wind and Fire
September

Lionel Richie
All Night Long

Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)

Jackie Wilson
Higher and Higher

Rose Royce
Car Wash

Amy Winehouse
Valerie

Pharrell Williams
Happy

Bruno Mars
Treasure
Uptown Funk
24K Magic*

Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now

Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop the Feeling*

Dolly Parton
9 to 5

Andy Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are

Natalie Cole
(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love

Van Morrison
Moondance

Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual

CeLo Green
Forget You

Adele
Rolling in the Deep

OutKast
Hey Ya

Camila Cabello
Havana

Imelda May
Big Bad Handsome Man

Christmas Repertoire
Mariah Carey
All I Want for Christmas Is You

Ella Fitzgerald
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

Eartha Kitt/Kylie Minogue
Santa Baby

Andy Williams
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Frank Sinatra
Let It Snow

Michael Buble
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Bing Crosby/Andrews Sisters
Jingle Bells

Nat 'King' Cole
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
(The Christmas Song)

Brenda Lee
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Various
Baby It's Cold Outside

Songs marked with an asterisk (*) can only be performed by certain line-ups (in most cases the 10-piece band and above) - please contact us for more information regarding these songs.

  • Outstanding 13-piece party band featuring sensational male and female vocals, five-piece horn section and backing vocals!
  • Additional male and/or female vocals can be added for an even greater sound.
  • Performing a huge range of repertoire from the Soul, Disco and Motown eras, guaranteed to fill your dancefloor.
  • Songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse and many more.
  • Fully self-contained for all events, with high quality stage lighting and sound system. A deluxe sound and lighting package is available on request.

Line up:

Default lineup: 8 members

Standard line up: 8-piece Band - female vocals, male vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, tenor sax, trumpet

Alternative line ups available:

10-piece Band - as above plus alto sax and second trumpet
12-piece - plus additional female vocalist, percussion, and baritone saxophone
15-piece - plus third female vocalist and keyboards
18-piece - plus three string players (2 violins, 1 cello)

(Please note that these are suggested lineups - The Soul Set can perform with any number of musicians from an 8- to an 18-piece band. Feel free to get in touch to discuss the perfect band for your event!)

Contemporary dancers: 2 to 8 dancers can be added to the line-up when booking the 12-piece band and above for a spectacular stage show.

Highlights
* Outstanding party band featuring sensational female vocals, horn section and backing vocals.
* Additional male and female vocals, percussion, strings and baritone saxophone can be added for an even greater sound.
* Performing a huge range of repertoire from the Soul, Disco and Motown eras, guaranteed to fill your dancefloor.
* Songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse and many more.
* Contemporary dancers available performing routines alongside the band for a visually stunning show.
* Fully self-contained for all events, with high quality stage lighting and sound system. A deluxe sound and lighting package is available on request.
* Available throughout the UK and internationally.

Please note; The Soul Set use three lead vocalists (please see videos). Requests for a specific vocalist can be made but may not always be fulfilled due to availability

Biography
The Soul Set is a sensational party band that provides fantastic dancing music for any wedding reception, corporate event or party. Fronted by female and male vocals, this 8- to 18-piece band features packs a huge punch – and unlike many other bands they never use click tracks or backing tracks. Every note you hear is completely live, giving the band’s performance unrivalled spontaneity.

The Soul Set’s carefully chosen set list draws on music from the 1960s up to the present day. They perform Motown classics from Aretha Franklin, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, funk and soul hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5, disco standards from CeCe Peniston and Chaka Khan, alongside modern day hits from Bruno Mars, Adele and Amy Winehouse. Many of the songs are orchestrated as medleys, with seamless transitions between songs to keep your guests dancing.

When booking larger line-ups, you can also add a group of contemporary dancers who perform stunning choregraphed routines alongside the band, adding a fabulous extra energy to the performance.

The Soul Set regularly performs at corporate events and private functions all over the country, with previous clients including Virgin, Ferrari, BMW, Lindt Chocolate, Triumph, E-On UK and T-Mobile. The band have performed at The Eiffel Tower in Paris and UK venues including Wembley Stadium, Claridge's, the V&A and ExCeL London - and definitely know how to get the party started!

With an unrivalled sound and sensational performance, The Soul Set is guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event.

Background and Drinks Reception Music
Musicians from The Soul Set can perform in smaller ensembles providing background music earlier in the day. Options available include:

  • Vocal-led roaming pop band (3- to 7-piece) performing walkabout music
  • Instrumental jazz bands, from a cocktail pianist to a jazz quartet
  • Vocal-led soul bands, performing relaxed pop and soul music

Speak to your agent for more information and for a quote for great package deals.

Ceremony Music
The Soul Set can also provide classical or contemporary music for your wedding reception.  Bandleader Mike is a highly trained pianist and church organist, and has played at over 500 wedding ceremonies. He will work with you to choose music that suits your religious or non-religious ceremony. Additional musicians, such as a singer, trumpeter, cellist, string quartet or vocalist can join with Mike to perform before the service and during the Signing of the Register.

Your Event
Your event is special to the band and every event is treated separately, ensuring that your requirements are met. From choosing the perfect line-up to suit your event to smaller details such as the dress code, special requests and performance times, The Soul Set aim to be completely flexible to make sure that you get the perfect entertainment.

Tech Spec
The Soul Set are self-contained for events with up to 200 guests, although if you have a production company at your event we suggest sending a feed from our mixing desk to the front-of-house PA. Please get in touch if you’d like to see the band’s tech specs.

Deluxe sound & lighting package
Highly recommended for events with more than 250 guests, essential for events with more than 500 guests.

The Soul Set now offers upgraded technical packages to cater for larger events:

- 6kW PA system suitable for audiences from 250 to 1000+
- Sound engineer
- Additional lighting and effects

Please ask your agent for more information and prices.

Please note: Due to availability or illness, deputy musicians of very a high professional standard may sometimes be used.

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

  • 10-Piece Band Deduct £797

    Including 1 x female vocals, 1 x male vocals, piano, bass, drums, keyboard, tenor sax, alto sax, trumpet x2, backing vocals provided by instrumentalists.

  • Ceremony Music Add £180

    Classical pianist/organist

  • Ceremony Music Add £300

    Classical Pianist/Organist plus Trumpet, Cello or Vocals

  • Cocktail Pianist Add £96

    1 x 45 minute set

  • Jazz Quartet Add £300

    1 x 45 minute set

  • After Midnight Finish Add £240

    Per hour

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

  • 2 x 60 minutes £0
  • 3 x 40 minutes £0