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JULES BENJI is back with AFROBEAT KAROAKE 2022. LIVE OPENMIC JAM with DJ & BAND. JOIN THE FUN playing AFRO BEAT*REGGAE*SOUL*R&B*HIPHOP*POP*
Afrobeat band
Manchester
Public liability insurance of £1 million

JULES BENJI has performed for over 25yrs nationally & international gigs & is back with a new line up. chose from DJs &/OR LIVE BAND. playing AFRO BEAT*REGGAE*SOUL*R&B*HIPHOP*POP* comes with full P.A. & crew. JULES BENJI has performed alongside some of the biggest names in Reggae; including Rita Marley, Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Donna Marie, Fredlocks the Dreadlocks, Don Campbell, Matabaruka, Suga Minnot, LionTrain, 12 Tribes and many more. book early to avoid disappointment as available dates are going fast.

Musicianship
Genres:
Motown, Afrobeat, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Karaoke
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

DJ / KARAOKE set ( requests welcome )
Afro B - Drogba (Joanna)
Aitch & Ashanti - Baby
Black Uhuru - Party in Session
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - Exodus
Bruno Mars - Leave The Door Open
Bruno Mars - Smoking Out the Window
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Burna Boy - African Giant
Burna Boy - Anybody
Burna Boy - Collateral Damage
Burna Boy - Dangote
Burna Boy - No No No
Burna Boy - Omo
Burna Boy - On the Low
Burna Boy - Show & Tell (feat. Future)
Burna Boy - This Side (feat. YG)
Burna Boy - Wetin Man Go Do
Calvin Harris - Over Now
Chris Brown - Gimme That
Chris Brown - Iffy
Chris Brown - No Guidance
Chris Brown - Party
Chris Brown - Wave Runner
Chris Brown - With You
Chronixx -
Davido - Blow My Mind
Davido - Fia
Davido - If
Davido - Pere
Dennis Brown - How Can I Leave
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran - Shivers
George Benson - Give Me The Night
Harry Style - As it was
Justine Bieber - Ghost
Koffee - Pull Up
Koffee - Toast
Lizzo - About Damn Time
Tiwa Savage - Somebody's Son
Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
Wiz Kid - Blessed
Wiz Kid - Essence
Wiz Kid - For You
Wiz Kid - Sexy
Wiz Kid - Smile
Wiz Kid - Sweet Love
reggae music & hiphop:
ASWAD - shine
BEEGEES - to love somebody ( reggae version )
BITTY MCLEAN - when its raining ( tears from my eyes )
BOB MARLEY - could you be loved
BOB MARLEY - don't worry / three little birds
BOB MARLEY - don't rock the boat
BOB MARLEY - is this love
BOB MARLY - jamming
BOB MARLEY no woman no cry
BOB MARLEY - redemption song
BOB MARLEY - stir it up
DAMIEN MARLEY - welcome to jamrock
DENNIS BROWN - here i come
DENNIS BROWN - how can i leave
DENNIS BROWN - money in my pocket
GARNET SILK - love is the answer
JIMMY CLIFF - i can see clearly now
KEN BOOTH - everything i own
MAXI PRIEST - wild world
PHARREL WILLIAMS - happy
SEAN PAUL - im still in love ( with you girl )
TONY REBEL - jah by my side
UB40 - red red wine
original works by JULES BENJI:
be a man
can't stand the pressure
cloudy day
everybody dance
nothing else will do
rise above it all
time travel
u better not walk alone
who's telling u
soul & motown:
AL GREEN - let's stay together
BEN E KING - stand by me
BILL WITHERS - lovely day
BOBBY CALDWELL - what you won't do for love
BOBBY HEBB - sunny
CHRIS ISAAC - wicked game
ELVIS - can't help falling in love
FRANKIE VALLI - beggin
GEORGE BENSON - gimme the night
GEORGE BENSON - love x love
GEORGE BENSON - turn your love around
JAMES BROWN - get on the good foot
JAMES BROWN - get up
JAMIROQUAI - virtual insanity
LEVEL 42 - lessons in love
LEVEL 42 - something about you
LIONEL RICHIE - easy ( like sunday morning )
LIONEL RICHIE - love will find a way
LIONEL RICHIE - stuck on you
MARVIN GAYE - heard it thru the grapevine
MICHAEL JACKSON - billy jean
MICHAEL JACKSON - can you feel it
MICHAEL JACKSON - i want you back
MICHAEL JACKSON - off the wall
MICHAEL JACKSON - p.y.t.
MICHAEL JACKSON - rock with you
MICHAEL JACKSON - working night & day
OJAYS - love train
OTIS REDDING - sitting on the dock of the bay
PAUL ANKA - diana
PERCY SLEDGE - when a man loves woman
PHIL COLLINS - easy lover
RANDY CRAWFORD - you might need somebody
R.E.M. - losing my religion
ROBERT PALMER - addicted to love
ROBERT PALMER - i'll be your baby tonight
ROBERT PALMER - mercy mercy me - sax rendition
ROBERTA FLACK - back together again - sax rendition
ROSE ROYCE - wishing on a star - sax rendition
ROY AYRES - everybody loves the sunshine
ROY AYRES - searching
ROY ORBISON - pretty woman
SADE - smooth operator - sax rendition
SADE - sweetest taboo - sax rendition
SAM & DAVE - soul man
SHALAMAR - i can make you feel good
SIMPLY RED - holding back the years
SIMPLY RED - if you don't know me by now
STEVIE WONDER - do i do
STEVIE WONDER - don't you worry about a thing
STEVIE WONDER - masterblaster
STEVIE WONDER - signed sealed delivered
THE BEATLES - cant buy me love
THE BEATLES - she loves you
THE BEATLES - twist & shout
THE COMMADORES - three times a lady
THE DOORS - riders on the storm
THE DRIFTERS - under the boardwalk
THE EVERLY BROTHERS - bye bye love
THE GAP BAND - outstanding
THE ISLEY BROTHERS - for the love of you
THE MAMAS & PAPAS - california dreaming
THE REAL THING - you to me are everything
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS - uncained melody
THE SHIRELLES - will you love me tomorrow
THE SPINNERS - i'll be around
THE STYLISTICS - you make me feel brand new
THE TEMPTATIONS - just my imagination
THE TEMPTATIONS - my girl
THE WHISPERS - and the beat goes on
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

clients love the energy & vibes our band creates & how we really engage with the crowd during performances & get people dancing

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Sam Cooke, Dennis Brown, Garnet Silk, Bob Andy, Damien Marley, Sizzla, Jim Morrison, The Beatles, Jamiroquai, 4 Play, Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Roberta Flack, Pat Metheny, Arturo Tappin, Herbie Hancock, Ken Booth, Jimmy Cliff, John Holt, Morgan Heritage,

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

AFRICA UNITE in ETHIOPIA main event was televised live globally attended by over 450K people. performed over a month of celebrations

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we have the following service on offer: “Our 2 piece line-up is as follows: DJ + Vocals & Guitar/ Sax with backing tracks, We also have a 4 piece option that includes Drums, Bass and Keyboard &/or backing tracks.” 2 - 4 person set up includes P.A + live singers &/or instruments + backing tracks + DJ set before & between sets. Also DJ only available.

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

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

DJ before & between sets - “Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free when you hire the band. If you'd like EXTENDED DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100/hr.”

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

Can you roam around while you perform?

“Yes - we either perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.”

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

“Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

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

“Our PA and DJsystem is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5 meters by 5 meters space to perform” If you require additional services please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1350
Up to 3 hours£1450
Packages
DJ Birthday Party / Club2 musicians
2hr Hire a DJ for your special event. package includes 1xDJ/MC + full PA AFROBEAT*REGGAE*SOUL*R&B*HIPHOP*MOTOWN* Please Note: Available for clubs, bars & licensed venues only.
£300
DJ Birthday Party / Club5 musicians
2hr Hire a DJ + FULL CREW for your special event. package includes 1xDJ + MC + Dancers + full PA AFROBEAT*REGGAE*SOUL*R&B*HIPHOP*MOTOWN* Please Note: Available for clubs, bars & licensed venues only.
£1000
Drinks reception5 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£1550
Wedding ceremony5 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£1850
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner5 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£2000
NEW!Virtual services
Digital music party
I'll host an hour's entertainment for your virtual party. Includes a 'guess that tune' quiz, personalised songs for your team and other interactive music games! Guaranteed belly laughs!
£100

Add-ons

DJ set AFTER PARTY
+£150
DJ set - PRE PARTY WARMUP
+£150
Chose your own song
+£250
VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY unedited
+£300
CHOOSE 3 new songs
+£450
VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY edited
+£500
JULES BENJI - group LIVE BAND
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Caroline L
2 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 209 Upper Chorlton Rd
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4 out of 5

Jules Benji back again at Jamstreet playing a DJ set tonight. Always a pleasure. Nice friendly atmosphere & top tunes. Get on down to Jamstreet tonight for a good time.

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Caroline L
2 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 209 Upper Chorlton Rd
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4 out of 5

Jules Benji played tonight at Jamstreet Cafe. Really loved the afrobeat & reggae stuff he played. great night.

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