Soul & Motown band

Madison Avenue UK

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About Madison Avenue UK

Soul & Motown band
Derby
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Madison Avenue UKare a 8/11-piece Derbyshire-based soul Band, also playing disco/Motown and some newer/alternative songs in a soulful style.

The band name Madison Avenue is based on a street near the Stax Studios in Memphis. After building the band of musicians during late 2016, early 2017 saw some changes in the vocalists. Our first gigs were with Liam and Stephen in May/June 2017, with Lucy joining them in August 2017. The band varies from 8 to 11 members in total, depending on the size of the horns section and number of vocalists performing. With two or three lead vocalists, there is a great mix of harmonies, duets and joint songs. Although a relatively new band, the musicians are very experienced and we are quickly gaining a following, with repeat gigs, referrals and recommendations. We did our first corporate gig in January 2018 in front of approx 400 guests at Derby College.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1960s era music, 1970s era music, Jazz, Swing, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Soul
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

SONGS VERSION / ORIGINAL ARTIST
634-5789 - Eddie Floyd
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
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 in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love- Blues Brothers Version (Orig. Solomon Burke)
Family Affair - Mary J Blige
Feeling Good - Nina Simone/Michael Buble
Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang
Gimme Some Lovin - Sam & Dave Version (Orig. Spencer Davis Group)
Green Onions (Instr)- Booker T & The MGs
Happy - Pharrell Williams
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 Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Madison Avenue Version of Seal Version (Orig. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes)
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
It's Alright - Aaron Neville Version (Orig. The Impressions)
I've Been Loving You Too Long - Madison Avenue Version of Seal Version (Orig. Otis Redding)
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Love Train - O'Jays
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding
Mustang Sally - Madison Avenue Version (Orig. Wilson Pickett)
My Girl - Temptations / Otis Redding
Never Give Up On A Good Thing - George Benson
Outstanding - The Gap Band
Pick Up The Pieces (Instrumental) Average White Band
Piece Of My Heart - Madison Avenue Version of Joss Stone Version (Orig. Janis Joplin/Erma Franklin)
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin Version
September - Earth Wind and 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)
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Tell Me What I Wanna Hear - Eli Paperboy Reed
Time Is Tight (Instrumental) - Booker T & The MGs
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton (Orig. Percy Sledge)
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher - Madison Avenue Version (Orig. Jackie Wilson)
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We try to gig with all three singers, but sometimes only two are available - any combination has a large repertoire and will include harmonies and duets.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can cut down to 7-8 but prefer 10-11 in order to provide a full-band experience. If space is an issue we can discuss different set up options in order to accommodate.

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

No problem, just talk to us and we will work out a solution between us.

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

We can provide pre-mixed iPod music through two iPods and a DJ service can be added - price depends on application.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require 90 minutes to fully set up and sound-check, after which we can play iPod music until we begin our set.

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

You can select a few favourites for us definitely to play, and maybe the odd one to avoid if you wish - you can also influence the content, i.e. genre, how many slow songs etc.

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

Of course, our quotes include full PA and lighting equipment as well as a qualified sound engineer to provide the most premium sound for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will consider requests if they usefully add to our repertoire; we will learn a first dance for a wedding (as long as it is doable with our instrumentation and vocalists and the request is registered when the booking is made).

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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!

April C, 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!

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