1960s era tribute band


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1960s era tribute band
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The UK's finest Soul/Motown band from Al Green to James Brown!

BIG MAC’S WHOLLY SOUL BAND-- Are a 12 piece Classic Soul Band who have been together since 1990 and have played not only all over the UK, including The Marquee Club, The Café Royal, The Rock Garden, Boomtown Festival, Upton Blues, The Dorchester etc but in Vienna, Cairo, Tenerife, Germany and Dublin. They have supported or shared the bill with acts such as Billy Ocean, Edwin Starr, Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Earth Wind & Fire, Jimmy James, The Real Thing, Odyssey, Craig Charles, Ruby Turner, Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce),The Commitments, Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees), Pato Banton, The Pasadenas, Jaki Graham and many more. ‘Mike,I saved this video of you and the group doing IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, you are looking great, and doing a great job on the WICKED song. Much LOVE to you my friend.’ Maxwell Pickett brother of Wilson Pickett.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1960s era music, Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Covers
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Last Night
Nowhere To Run
Living In America
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Twisting The Night Away
It Takes 2
Build Me Up Buttercup
You To Me Are Everything
Hold Back The Night
Midnight Hour
I Second That Emotion
New Orleans
Young Hearts Run Free
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Proud Mary
Sweet Soul Music
I Want You Back
Get Ready
This Old Heart Of Mine
Same Old Song
NutBush City Limits
Reach Out I’ll Be There
Love Really Hurts Without You
I Want You Back
River Deep Mountain High
Mustang Sally
Sex Machine
My Girl
Stand By Me
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Let’s Stay Together
I Feel Good
Higher And Higher
Shake A Tailfeather
Land Of 1,000 Dances
Mony Mony
Gimme Some Loving
Hold On I’m Coming
Cry To Me
Wonderful World
Lean On Me
Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2500
Up to 2 hours£2500
Up to 3 hours£2500
Available services
DJ set


From customers:

MJR M, 2021 years ago

The most loved and best live soul band in the Country, Big Mac's are a true institution of live music in South Wales. Expect a generation spanning set of timeless songs created with the sole purpose of getting you up and dancing! THE GLOBE CLUB 2017

LOUDER W, 2022 years ago

. They have the look, the sound, the lot. Dressed smartly in black, there is a proper feel of professionalism, with just that little bit of gangster-chic thrown in for good measure, with the heavies on the right on the brass, the ladies on the left on backing vocals, and Mike “Big Mac” McNamara himself, proudly centre stage, with something of the look of Al Pacino about him. He has a fantastic voice, with a great range, which he can vary according to which song he’s covering – he can be deep and gravelly at one point, but then switch to softer and smoother, but all the while, extremely strong and confident – he’s a great leader, always with a smile. LOUDER THAN WAR 2015

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