Independent Musicians Collective

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8-piece London vocal collective. Jazz, soul, funk, house, disco, pop... 'A SASSY, FINGER WAVING, HIGH NOTE PUNCHING GROUP OF PERFORMERS'
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Independent Musicians Collective (IMC) are a dynamic and diverse 8-piece vocal collective. Together with our amazing Musical Director & pianist Matt Bain, we perform stunning original arrangements of pop, rock, funk, soul, disco, house and R&B songs, transforming them into dazzling multiphonic arrangements with deep bass lines, vital funky rhythms and stunning soulful lead vocals. Our grooves are guaranteed to get everyone up on their feet! Established in 2017, IMC have a number of sell-out shows under our belt, including at Pizza Express Live, Holborn, and in our residency at The Troubadour club, Earls Court. We regularly perform at weddings, celebrations and other private events! Our talented members have performed on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, on stage at the O2 Arena, at the opening of the Rugby World Cup, live on Jazz FM and at top venues across London including the Southbank Centre, the Camden Jazz Café and XOYO club in Shoreditch. IMC members have also appeared extensively on BBC TV and radio. We’re dynamic, energetic and entertaining. Whatever your musical preferences, our unique sound is the perfect accompaniment to an event your guests will always remember.

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Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Gospel, Pop, Funk, Disco, Soul, R&B, Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, House, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Swing, Originals
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Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service, Charity event
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Independent Musicians Collective's Song list

(Other songs available on request)
Always There – Incognito
Amazing Grace
As – Stevie Wonder
At Last - Etta James
A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Anytime You Need A Friend- Mariah Carey
Brother - Amy Winehouse
Can’t Help It – Michael Jackson
Chaka Khan medley
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Deeper Love – Aretha Franklin
Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder
Freedom ’90 – George Michael
Free – Ultra Nate
Finally – CeCe Peniston
Georgy Porgy – Eric Benet, Faith Evans
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (IMC original arrangement)
How Sweet it is to be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I Want to TaTa You Baby - Etta James
In my bed – Amy Winehouse
Joyful Joyful – Lauryn Hill
Joy to the World - Mariah Carey
Never Stop – Brand New Heavies
Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson
Put your records on - Corinne Bailey Ray
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
Supermodel – RuPaul
Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls
Say A Little Prayer For You – Aretha Franklin
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sky Blue (a new day) – Kabanya Chemise
Skylark (Jazz standard)
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Summer Soft – Stevie Wonder
Shackles – Mary Mary
Sweetest Somebody - Stevie Wonder
Take your mama – Scissor Sisters
Time Won’t Wait – Jamiroquai
Wade In The Water – Eva Cassidy
We Should Hang Out – Con Bro Chill
What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
When You Gonna Learn – Jamiroquai
You Make Me Feel – Sylvester
Good Times – Chic
Rappers Delight – Sugarhill Gang
We are Family – Sister Sledge
Forget me Nots – Patrice Rushen
And the Beat Goes On – The Whispers
Runaway – Salsoul Orchestra
Ain’t no Stoppin’ us Now – McFadden and Whitehead
Let’s go round again – Average White Band
Relight my Fire- Dan Hartmann
Feel like singin’ – Sandy B
Melody of Love – Donna Summer
Glory Glory Hallelujah – Ananda Project and Terrance Downs
Don’t lose the Magic – Shawn Christopher
You can make it – Shawn Christopher
I Believe – Sounds of Blackness
Shine On – Degrees of Motion
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We perform as a vocal group (from 5 to 8 singers) with piano backing. Cello accompaniment is available on request. We can also perform acapella. Prices may change depending on the line up requested - please get in touch!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try to be flexible - please let us know as soon as possible if any details change and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We are happy for you to play your own playlist through our PA system between sets!

How much time do you need to set up?

1.5 hours before the performance would be ideal.

Can you roam around while you perform?

As we perform intricate close vocal harmonies, we sound better as a tight group so perform best on a stage or fixed area.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes - choose from our repertoire, and pick up to two other songs if there is something you would like outside our reportoire!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes - we have a portable electric piano, mixer deck, speakers, and individual mics for all the performers.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our set list and you would like us to learn it before the event, we'd love to help but will need some advance warning! There will be a fee for this service to take into account rehearsal time etc. Please contact us and we'll chat things through :)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Troubadour, London Pizza Express Live - Holborn The Horse and Stables, London Divinity School, the Bodleian Library, Oxford (wedding) Hampstead Summer Festival

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Our own sell-our show at iconic London venue Pizza Express Jazz Club

Independent Musicians Collective's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£805
Up to 2 hours£990
Up to 3 hours£1175


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Independent Musicians Collective's Reviews

From Encore customers:

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jo from IMC sung at our Spring wedding this last April (2022) in Dorset and created the perfect vibe for our ceremony. Jo has a stunning voice and was able to sing all the songs we asked for, with a relaxed, soulful sound, with only recorded backing piano music as accompaniment. She filled the chapel with her sound and seamlessly transitioned between tracks on our ceremony order. We are so grateful to Jo for making her way to Dorset for our wedding, for creating such a wonderful vibe for our ceremony and for her incredible talents!

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The singers were amazing they did everything I asked for on my wedding day they were all good but the girl with the long blonde hair her voice was exceptionally good 😍 all my guests complimented them. The groom and I were very very happy with them. They were so accommodating as well as my wedding day was postponed twice due to covid 19. I can’t recommend them enough 🤗🤗

Kimberley J
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Perfect choir! Great communication and really made our wedding! Could not be happier! Thank you 😊

From other customers:

Rose M
4 years ago, for a Corporate event in Islington
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for being a part of the event last week! We loved having you, as did our guests.

Mayank P
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Hampstead Jazz Club
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4 out of 5

The Independent Musicians Collective (IMC) a talented 8-piece vocal collective performed at the Hampstead Summer Festival on the Hampstead Jazz Club stage and received a warm welcome from the thousands of people at the festival. A 6-piece for this occasion, performed some stunning arrangements of music that people were familiar with from jazz, soul and Motown and had the crowd dancing in the streets! As a follow-up, IMC performed in the intimate Hampstead Jazz Club which is known for its quality and diverse programming, situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub, IMC performed at the After-Party showing off their musical abilities as a vocal collective accompanied on the club’s baby grand piano by their talented pianist.

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