Bass Guitarist

Gregg Collingham

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Bass Guitarist
Derby
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Madison Avenue are a 9/11-piece Soul band, with a bit of Motown/Disco, some Jazz/Swing and other songs in a Soulful style.

Madison Avenue are a Derbyshire-based 8/11-piece Soul Band. We are also able to offer 6/7-piece options for smaller venues and we are available for gigs, pubs, festivals, parties, weddings, corporate functions. Named after a street near the Stax Studios in Memphis,we are an Authentic Celebration of Atlantic, Stax and Motown, some Disco/Funk, plus some Jazz/Swing and other newer songs in a Soul style. The current full band is made up of:- Female Lead Vocalist - Lucy Male Lead Vocalists - Liam and Stephen Brass Section – Elli & Cheryl on various Saxophones, Charlotte on Trombone, Emma on Trumpet Other Instruments – Eddie on Guitar, Jeremy on Keyboards Rhythm Section – Shaun on Drums, Gregg on Bass Guitar. Standard Gig: 110+ minutes (50+60 minute sets, including Encore - or one long set) Happy to learn a First Dance for a Wedding (as long as suits our instrumentation and vocalists) Selections from Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles, Al Green Kool & the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin, Etta James and many more Madison Avenue - Feelgood Sounds to Elate your Soul

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Tribute, Soul, Blues, Easy listening, Funk rock, Pop rock
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Instruments:
Bass Guitar
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

SONGS Artist / Version
634-5789 - Eddie Floyd
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
Barefootin' - Robert Parker
Bring It On Home To Me - Madison Avenue Version (Orig. Sam Cooke)
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Dancing int he Streets - Martha & the Vandellas
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Blues Brothers Version (Orig. Solomon Burke)
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Gimme Some Lovin - Sam & Dave Version (Orig. Spencer Davis Group)
Green Onions (Instr) - Booker T & The MGs
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Help Me Make It Through The Night - Madison Avenue Version of John Holt Version (Orig. Kris Kristofferson)
Hit The Road Jack -Madison Avenue Version (Orig. Ray Charles)
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Jr Walker & the All Stars
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I Want You Back - David Ruffin / Michael Jackson
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
It's Alright - Aaron Neville Version (Orig. The Impressions)
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding
Mustang Sally - Madison Avenue Version (Orig. Wilson Pickett)
Piece of My Heart - Joss Stone / Erma Franklin
My Girl - Otis Redding
Pick Up The Pieces (Instrumental) - Average White Band
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Seven Nation Army - Ben L'Oncle Soul Version (Orig. White Stripes)
Shake - Otis Redding Version (Orig. Sam Cooke)
Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Soul Man - Sam Moore Version (Orig. Sam & Dave)
Stand by Me - Otis Redding Version (Orig. Ben E King)
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
Think - Aretha Franklin
Time Is Tight (Instrumental) - Booker T & The MGs
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher - Madison Avenue Version (Orig. Jackie Wilson)
Customer questions

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

no problem, we are very flexible to work with - and can modify the lengths of the sets and start/finish times to suit - just let us know so we can discuss

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

we can provide pre-mixed tracks on two ipods for breaks - we can customise that content a DJ service can be provided for extra cost, prices on application

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally 90 minutes to fully set up and sound-check we can play ipod music as required after that

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

you can look at our song list and select a few definitely to be played and if you wish, any to be avoided! we're happy to discuss your preferences, eg genre, how many slow ones, and even where to place songs within reason - but ultimately the Set List order is done by us to meet the overall performance standards and balance the lead singers

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

we are open to ideas if they add usefully to our repertoire - we will learn a First Dance for a wedding as long as it suits our instrumentation and vocalists

What do your clients love most about your performances?

our vocalists - great performance, energy and lovely harmonies - several duets our horns - big sound, great dancing too our song choices - great music

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Derby College, Roundhouse Mount Hotel, Wolverhampton Branston GC, Burton, The Pavilion many clubs and pubs and other wedding venues

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Commitments

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

Derby College Employment Awards Dinner (twice!)

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)£500
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1500
Packages
Full Wedding
also includes set up as much as practical and sound-check before the afternoon meal; pre-mixed iPod tracks for breaks, learning a First Dance,
£1750

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April H, 1 year ago

We held an event for our employer awards, where Madison Avenue UK played at the end of the awards ceremony. The 10 piece soul band were a great hit with everyone of all ages, both men and women. It’s unusual for a dance floor to be full all night - people really enjoyed themselves. The sound was amazing and the singers were stunning. An all-round fabulous band who I would recommend for any occasion. Versatile, accommodating, talented people, creating amazing entertainment. So great I have booked them for my wedding!