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About Mad Molly Band

London's finest 2-10 piece party band specialising in Motown, Soul & RnB.
Soul & Motown band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Founded in 2015 by O.Fischer & E Benwell, Mad Molly Band are a London-based, 2-10 pieces Party Band composed of incredibly talented musicians. With a vast repertoire of Motown, R&B, Soul, and Jazz music, we can cater to intimate and cozy events or pumped and ready-to-party audiences! FULL BAND: 4-10 PC If energy & Party Vibes is what you want, look no further! Book your Live music Party band to entertain you and your guests. With a repertoire of 250 songs, you will be guaranteed a night to remember! Repertoire includes Soul & Motown to 90's R&B & current. The full band lineup consists of Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Male & Female Vocals, and Sax. Pa & Lights also provided! ACOUSTIC BAND: 2-4 PC Perhaps you prefer a more intimate, classy setup with a bit of ambience. With three different vocalists you can choose from, the 2-pieces acoustic lineup consists of Vocals and Piano, or Guitar and Sax. The 4-pieces lineup consists of Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Sax, and Percussion. Pa & Lights also provided! WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS & CORPORATE EVENTS With a repertoire of over 250 songs, including artists such as Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, and many more, we are the perfect band for your event! We regularly perform at weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, hotel foyer, receptions, and more. We provide full PA and lighting and are available internationally! Enquire with us and provide as much information as possible so that we can help you and provide an accurate quote. PLEASE BOOK AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. We look forward to hearing from you! MEET THE BAND: EMMA BENWELL - LEAD SINGER & CO-FOUNDER OF MAD MOLLY BAND Born into a large musical family Emma has been performing since she was 6 years old. She began her professional musical career at the age of 24 when she started writing songs and working with many producers & musicians. Emma has performed at many venues and festivals. Emma is confident, entertaining, and has a very soulful & strong vocal ability. OMAWUMI FISCHER - BASS PLAYER, PERCUSSIONIST, GUITARIST & CO-FOUNDER OF MAD MOLLY BAND Omawumi is known for his extravagant personality and solid music experience. He started his musical journey at the age of 11, and formally trained from the age of 18. Passionate about arts and entertainment, he expanded his study/work path to sound engineering and music production and more recently to photography and visuals. ANDREAS LIBEROS - LEAD SINGER A full-time Soul / Jazz / R&B musician and singer-songwriter. With many years of experience in acting and having first attended Barbara Speakes Theatre School where he landed his first-ever speaking role on the popular comedy sketch show Little Britain, he has gone on to perform at many Festivals and can be found busking around London regularly. MATTEO BISBANO - KEYBOARD PLAYER Matteo Bisbano Memmo was born in Lanciano (Italy). He started playing the piano at the age of 7. With a Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano and a Master's Degree in Jazz piano, Matteo regularly performs as a soloist and in duo, trio, and other lineups. He performed in Porto Torres, Rome, L'Aquila, Pisa, Pescara, Cagliari, Milano, and Palermo, for Italian TV channels like Tv2000, TeleMax, Rete4, and in the City of the Vatican State before the Pope. GIOVANNI VELEZ - DRUMMER Giovanni Velez is a London-based professional drummer with over 15 years of experience. His music journey began in Italy aged 12, where he was studying music in different music schools as well as regularly performing in the local scene of his hometown (Palermo). Aged 19 he decided to move to London to start his college degree studies at BIMM London where he graduated with a first-class honour degree. During his permanence in London, he had the chance to perform with many talented artists including Mad Molly Band, Lili Caseley, ZELAH, M w S, SALIO, KWAYE, Westerman, Komraus, Rebecka Reinhard, Chloe Rodgers, The Morley college Big Band, Davide Shorty, Lunafruit, The Actions, Alton Edwards and many more. He also performed at some festivals internationally: Georgia (Black Sea Jazz Festival), Spain (La Noche en el Botanico), Romania (Jazz in The Park), and Sweden (Live at Heart). In the studio, he has actively recorded for several artists as well as worked closely with the independent Music Label Crowds and Power which let him record at RAK studios multiple times. Giovanni is also teaching music privately in his home studio. CLAUDIA TARRANTINO - LEAD SINGER Claudia Tarantino is an Italian-born singer and songwriter. She started her music journey at the Accademia di Musica e Spettacolo C.A.S.T. in her hometown where she vocally trained in pop, soul & jazz music and started to perform at local venues and theaters with different bands and gospel choirs at the age of 12. Claudia moved to London to pursue her career in music and since then she’s been very active in the local music scene, performing live with several function bands and exploring different styles and genres. Her soulful and smooth sound is influenced by a vibrant combination of pop, jazz, and r&b. ROBERT WEBB - LEAD GUITARIST Robert graduated from the British and Irish Institute of Music in London. Since graduation, he has worked as a professional session musician with many bands. He performed at many big-ticket festivals and shows such as V Festival and played at Hammersmith Apollo. His work has allowed him to collaborate with other up-and-coming artists in the studio, record guitar for new releases and ensemble work, and even appear on MTV. He has been teaching for over five years now.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Soul, R&B, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Motown, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

4 Non Blondes - What's Up
Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Alanis Morissette - One Hand In My Pocket
Alicia Keys - Fallin
Alicia Keys - No One
Alicia Keys - This Girl Is On Fire
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Amira - My Desire
Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
Amy Winehouse - Our Day Will Come
Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Amy Winehouse - Our Day Will Come
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Anastasia - Im Outta Love
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain
Anne-Marie - Rockabye Baby
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
Beats Int - Dub Be Good
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Beverly Craven - Promise Me
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Beyonce - Halo
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Blue Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bob Marley - One Love
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley/Lauryn Hill - Turn Your Lights Down Low
Bobby Blue Band - Aint No Love
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Booker T - Green Onions
Brandy - Angel (X- Men Voc Mix)
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars - Your Man
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
Carol Thompson - Hopelessly In Love
Ce Ce Peniston - Finally
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Charles Wright - Express Yourself
Chic - Good Times
Chic - Le Freak
Chris Stapelton - Tennesey Whiskey
Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
Cilo Green - Forget You
Color Me Bad - I Wanna Sex You Up
Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
Connie Talbot - Three Little Birds
Coolio - Gangsta Paradise
Corrine Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Dawn Penn - You Don’t Love Me
Dem 2 - Destiny
Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Dj Deekline - I Don't Smoke
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Ed Sheeran - The Shape Of You
Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
Elle King - Ex’s & O’s
Emeli Sandi - Clown
En Vogue - Don't Let Go
Eric Benet - Georgie Porgy
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Erykah Badu - Tyrone
Estelle - American Boy
Etta James - At Last
Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Everything But The Girl - I Dont Wanna Talk About It
Fleetwood Mac - Don’t Stop
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Gala - Freed From Desire
Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues
Georgie Fame - Pink Champagne
Ghost Town Djs - My Boo
Ghost Town Djs - Shorty Swing My Way
Gladys Knight - Imagination
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Indo - R U Sleeping (Bump & Flex Remix)
Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Jamaraqui - Cosmic Girl
James Brown - Sunny
James Brown - It’s A Man's World
Janice Joplin - Peice Of My Heart
Jefferson Airplanes - Somebody To Love
Jessie J - Price Tag
Joe Bonamassa - Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Mayer - Gravity
Jorja Smith - On My Mind
Judy Collins - Amazing Grace
K-ci & Jojo - All My Life
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Kele Le Roc - My Love (10 Degrees Below Remix)
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kool & The Gang - Celebrate Good Times
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Lauryn Hill - Eye On The Sparrow
Lauryn Hill - Like The Water
Lordes - Royals
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Lovestation - Teardrops
Lowell George - What Do You Want The Girl To Do
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Mariah Carey - O Holy Night
Maroon Five - Moves Like Jagger
Mary J Blige - All Night Long
Mary J Blige - One
Mary J Blige / Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Meghan Trainer - All About The Bass
Minnie Ripperton - Loving You
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie
Michael Jackson - Shake Your Body
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson - I Want You Back
Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
N. Sinatra - These Boots
Nora Jones - Don't Know Why
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Omar - There's Nothing Like This
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Patsy Cline - Crazy
Peggy Lee - Fever
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Pharell Williams - Happy
Pink - Family Portrait
Prince - Kiss
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
R. Kelly - Ignition Remix
Radiohead / Pmj - Creep
Randy Crawford - Street Life
Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dani California
Rihanna - Standing Ovation
Rihanna - If Its Lovin That You Want
Rihanna - We Found Love
Robben Ford - Help The Poor
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Robyn Thick - Lost Without You
Rosie Royse - Car Wash
Roy David Jr - Gabriel
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cooke - Cupid
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Santana - Evil Ways
Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love
Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest
Shola Ama - Run To Me
Sia ( Exemen Works Mix) - Little Man
Silly Games - Janet Kay
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Snapi - Rhythm Is A Dancer
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Swv - Right Here
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
The Artful Dodger - Moving Too Fast
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
The Brand New Heavies - Sometimes
The Commodores - Easy Like Sunday Morning
The Dixie Cups - Going To The Chapel
The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
The Roots - You Got Me
The Spinners - It’s A Shame
The Stapel Singers - Ill Take You There
The Supremes - You Can’t Hurry Love
The Temptations - My Girl
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go
Tina Turner - Simply The Best
Tina Turner - Stay Together
Tina Turner - Nutbush
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Tlc - No Scrubs
Tlc - Waterfalls
Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You
Ultra Nate - Free
Van Morrison - Moon Dance
Vance Joy - Georgia
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Will Smith - Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy, setlist choices, and our vibes!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Blag Club Mau Mau Bar Jazz After Dark Mrs Foggs Cavalieri Bar The Station House The Rocket Old Street Records Venn Street Records Northcote Street Records The Playground Theatre Northern Soul Bar Harlem Soul Wheelans The Great Southern The Green The Tabard The Wier The Hot-house The Aeronaut Hadleywood Golf Club

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Prince, Pharell Williams, Jess Glynn, Tina Turner, Rosie Royce, and Etta James.

Do you have different line-up options?

FULL BAND: 4-10 PC - The full band lineup consists of Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Male & Female Vocals, and Sax. ACOUSTIC BAND: 2-4 PC - the 2-pieces acoustic lineup consists of Vocals and Piano, or Guitar and Sax. The 4-pieces lineup consists of Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Sax, and Percussion.

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?

Yes, we can run a playlist through the PA or recommend a DJ who can be hired for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 2 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 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 lighting system are included in your quote.

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, for an additional cost.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£1000
Up to 1 hour£1450
Up to 2 hours£1550
Up to 3 hours£1650
Packages
Hotel or Restaurant event
- 2 x 45 minutes sets - Full PA - Lighting
£1550
Corporate event
- 2 x 45 minutes sets - Full PA - Lighting
£1750
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£1750
Drinks reception
- up to 2 x 45 minutes sets during your drinks reception - Full PA - Lighting
£1750
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 sets at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min sets as dinner is being served. - Full PA - Lighting
£2950
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£125
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Amen R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Mad Molly were just super!! From the time I booked them Emma was in contact to ask me about my event. They sang an amazing birthday song to me and they really made the party!! The guests loved them. They all looked fantastic too. Thank you so much!! Xxxx

Reply from Mad Molly Band
1 month ago

Thank you so much for having us at your spectacular birthday party. It was an absolute pleasure xxx

From other customers:

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Daniel D
7 months ago, for a New Year's Eve in London W4
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5 out of 5

Best party band I've booked so far! Will have them back 100%. So much energy, fantastic repertoire, great musicians.

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Ruben S
7 months ago, for a Christmas party in High Wycombe HP11 2GZ
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5 out of 5

The band were incredible! Such a fantastic night full of energy and entertainment! highly recommend.

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