JULES BENJI - solo act

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JULES BENJI has performed for over 25yrs nationally & international gigs & is back with a new line up. chose from DJ &/OR LIVE SOLO ACT ( consists of main singer playing sax &/or guitar, additional musicians &/or DJ backing. ) *playing AFRO BEAT*REGGAE*SOUL*R&B*HIPHOP*POP* comes with full P.A. &/ or DJ SET *+ 2 x live musicians + 1 x qualified sound engineer. ( total 3 man crew per booking ) 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.

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This act has been working with Encore for over a year
Reggae, Afrobeat, Ska, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Soul, Pop
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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JULES BENJI - solo act's Song list

DJ 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
Live Acoustic set
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
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 - 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 - 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 - unchained 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 WHISPERS - and the beat goes on
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
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
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Everybody really enjoys the night and it brings a smile to all... People love dancing to their favourite music & sharing the fun that this artist brings to every performance. Always polite & on time, giving 100% to ensure the event is a success and a wonderful experience for all ages. High Energy Talented performer with a huge catalogue of original songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Mcr Olympics, The Apollo, Band On the Wall, Matt & Phreds, Revolution, Niamos, Zion Ctr, The Junction, The Star Inn, Peterborough, London Hammersmith, Jazz Cafe, Leeds Community Hall, Birmingham Arena, Kendal Calling, Manchester Caribean Carnival, Carmor Rd Community, Carribean Ctr Mcr, The Great Western, Jam Street Cafe, Lamars, Jam Inn, Grand Central Mcr,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Toots & Maytals, Ruddy Thomas, Ken Booth, BlackUhuru, Jim Morrison, Al Green, Maze, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Sam Cooke, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Frankie Vallie, Ojays, George Benson, Roy Ayres, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Black Eyed Peas, Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, Post Malone, Swae Lee, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Prince

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

Bob Marley 60th Birthday celebration - Ethiopia - performing to a crowd of 650K + alongside Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowett, Bob Andy, Fredlocks, Tamlins & many more.

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 £175/hr. or £500 for 3hr. ( see booking add ons )

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 I pick the pieces 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.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. We also provide full 650W PA system & DJ equipment for a full night of entertainment & fun. feel free to message if you have any questions.

Can you learn specific pieces 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 £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

JULES BENJI - solo act's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£380
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550
Happy Birthday-Gram
Hire us to sing happy birthday & perform 1 x song of your choice for that special someone. ( performance time 15mins max )
DJ Birthday party
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.
Want a Saxophone player with cool vibes? Available for parties & live events. Package includes 1 x Musician + full PA. Manchester area.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- 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.
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JULES BENJI - solo act's Reviews

From customers:

Deonne M
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Warwick St
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5 out of 5

What a great night! the Hercules Band & a load of artists on the night including Jules Benji playing Sax, James on Guitar, Adazae on Bass & Jamal Lewis on Drums.. alongside Marcus Hercules & Cleopatra ( Madonna ) was there too.. looking forward to the next time these guys play..

Joy H
7 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 209 Upper Chorlton Rd
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5 out of 5

" a unique vocalist, sounds a bit like like Jamiroquai. Jules Benji is a dedicated, creative performer & v good with the crowd, played in loads of places, various functions, jams & workshops.. v inspiring & active player excellent at getting & holding the crowds attention "

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