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Motown Magic

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Motown Magic deliver the best in Soul, Brass & Sass with every spellbinding performance. ✨🎷🪄🎺✨
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Motown Magic is a fantastically soulful act that oozes party vibes. Their repertoire has a cool 350+ songs, which means you’re bound to find your favourites. Motown Magic is a fresh group of experienced musicians, who love nothing more than putting on a show and entertaining to the max. Their specialty lies in Motown, soul, RnB, pop and dance party anthems. Motown Magic’s standard lineups come as a 5, 6 or 7-piece band. They can also squeeze down to a 4-piece if you must, but we highly recommend keeping in the 5th member, and if you can upsize to the full 7-piece band you’ll be so glad you did when you hear those brass tones cutting through and adding that extra sparkle on your magical night. The standard lineup is one lead female vocal, guitar, bass, keys, and drums, followed by the addition of saxophone and trumpet. Clients are continually blown away from the band’s performances, with comments like “absolutely amazing” being a staple in the reviews. Motown Magic is fronted by Ione (pronounced: eye-oh-nee). Ione started singing in church, hence her honed soulful, gospel and RnB tone. Ione studied at the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music in Manchester. She’s had her original music played on radio 1 and radio 6, which is no mean feat! She is an established performer in the West End for Thriller Live, and Beautiful the Carole King Musical, which means you can expect plenty of movement and energy from this leading lady! Having sung with Sam Smith at the Royal Albert Hall, Pete Doherty of The Libertines, and on Later with Jools Holland, Ione has already got her foot in the door of the UK original music scene and is regarded as a highly sought-after professional vocalist by all whom she comes in contact with. Ione is backed by Ewan on bass, Callum on guitar, Joe on drums, Renes on keyboards, Becky on trumpet and Eve on saxophone. They all have CVs worthy of framing, and include some of these amazing achievements: first class honours music degrees; studies at the renowned British Institute of Modern Music, Canterbury Christchurch University, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar; holding the ‘trumpet chair’ for major London musicals; recording for Hollywood movies like Maleficent 2; performances at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, Wembley, Royal Ascot, and Camden Assembly; features on Smooth FM, BBC Radio, Choice FM; performances at the Reading & Leeds Festival, Shindig Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, New Quay Festival; performances alongside Ronan Keating, Emeli Sande, the Brand New Heavies, James Taylor Quartet, Maceo Parker, and INEW RAE (an up and coming artist featured on Love Island and Emily In Paris); and performances on ITV for the Lionesses’s 2022 celebration party. And that’s just the tip of their monumental musical iceberg! Ione leads the way in Motown Magic as she belts out the band's soul, pop, and R&B repertoire. Their 350+ repertoire covers other genres such as dance/electronic, retro pop, reggae, hip hop, rock, funk, folk, indie, musical, gospel and jazz. Motown Magic welcomes you to tailor the setlist for your big day. For a standard 2x60mins or 3x40mins performance you can select up to 32 songs from the band’s 350+ song repertoire, and the band will endeavour to accommodate all of your requests, given a month’s notice. For short notice bookings, you are still very welcome to send over your suggestions, and as always, the band will do their utmost to accommodate as many requests as possible. Motown Magic is also very happy to learn an ‘off the menu’ song request for you, for example, a first dance or your favourite song. Upon booking, you will have a dedicated band manager as your point of contact to ensure the band is 100% on the same page as you well in advance of your event. Having this point of contact means you can count on excellent, fast, friendly, and warm communication at all times. It also means that come the big day every single crease will be ironed out and it will mean smooth sailing for both client and band alike. All in all, Motown Magic’s band members are a very friendly and flexible bunch and take great pride in providing excellent musicianship and creating a really fun atmosphere wherever they go. The band has a big long list of songs spanning different genres and decades for you to pick from and can play complimentary playlist music (which you are welcome to tailor) before, in-between, and after live sets until curfew. The band can be on-site for up to 7 hours, or until midnight as standard. They are happy to accommodate early arrivals before 5pm and late stays after midnight if needed too. The band is also able to provide a band member DJ-ing should you wish to have a live DJ before, between, or after band sets. The band brings a full PA and lighting rig with them wherever they go, so all you need to do is book the band and you can tick the entertainment off your to-do list in one fell swoop because Motown Magic will have you covered.

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Motown Magic's Reviews

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Aimee P
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Gloucestershire
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5 out of 5

Motown Magic were absolutely amazing. I knew they would be good from the videos, but they absolutely knocked it out of the park. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone has been talking about how good they were ever since. Unbelievable talent aside (I truly mean it- unbelievable!) They were just wicked to deal with from start to finish, true professionals but totally personable and everything you could want! Ione is a dream vocalist, and the guys are fab. Top tier music selections and medleys. The dj set / request hour was wicked too and music in between. They vibed off the crowd and the crowd, them! If you are reading this ... Take it as a sign to book them! You won't regret it. 10/10 impressive, i couldn't have asked for more. We love you guys! Xx

Lorraine B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Devon
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5 out of 5

Ione and her band were brilliant musicians. Sometimes I had to take a look at them to see if it was them playing or the d j playlist equipment as they sounded just like the real artists whose tracks there were singing. Their repertoire catered for all our guests age range from 6 to 84 years. We can’t wait to have an excuse to have another party to invite them to perform for us again

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Motown Magic's Song list

(Simply) The Best - Tina Turner
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
As - Stevie Wonder
At Last - Etta James
Baby Love - The Supremes
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Chain Reaction - Diana Ross
Dancing In The Street - Martha and The Vandellas
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
I Get The Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Knocks me off my Feet - Stevie Wonder
L-O-V-E - Natalie Cole
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight
Moving On Up - M People
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Rather Go Blind - Etta James
Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops
Respect - Aretha Franklin
River Deep - Tina Turner
Signed Sealed And Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Sugar Pie Honeybunch - The Four Tops
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan
Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
The First Time - Roberta Flack
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
Upside Down - Diana Ross
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What’s Love Got to do With It - Tina Turner
Wish I Didn’t Miss You Anymore - Angie Stone
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes
You Send Me - Aretha Franklin
You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me - Jackie Wilson
4, 5 Seconds - Rihanna
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A-Team - Ed Sheeran
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Of Me - John Legend
All That She Wants - Ace of Base
Angels - Robbie Williams
Bang Bang - Jessie J ft Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
Black Magic - Little Mix
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Breakeven - The Script
Bring It All Back - S Club 7
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Came Here For Love - Sigala ft Ella Eyre
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Chandelier - Sia
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Cold Shoulder - Adele
Count On Me - Bruno Mars
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Diamonds - Rihanna
Do It Like A Dude - Jessie J
Domino - Jessie J
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7
Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams
Get The Party Started - P!nk
Ghost - Ella Henderson
Giant - Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man
Gotta Get Through This - Daniel Beddingfield
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharell Williams
Havana (No Rap Version) - Camila Cabello
Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey
Hello - Adele
Hero - Mariah Carey
Higher Love (with Kygo) - Whitney Houston
Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
I Want It That Way - Backstreet's Boys
I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
It's not unusual to be loved by one - Tom Jones
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
La La La - Naughty Boy (ft Sam Smith)
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
One And Only - Adele
Oops!...I Did it Again - Britney Spears
Ordinary People - John Legend
Polker Face - Lady Gaga
Power - Little Mix
Price Tag - Jessie J
Reach - S Club 7
Roar - Katy Perry
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rule The World - Take That
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware
Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Shout - Lulu
Shout Out to My Ex - Little Mix
Single Ladies - Beyoncé
Skyfall - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
Sorry - Justin Bieber
SOS - Rihanna
Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson
Stay - Rihanna
Stop - The Spice Girls
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Tell Me You Love Me - Demi Lovato
thank u, next - Ariana Grande
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
Trouble - Taylor Swift
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Valerie - Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse
Waiting All Night - Ella Eyre
What About Us? - P!nk
When We Were Young - Adele
Work - Rihanna
Work It Out - Beyonce
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
You've Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
1 Thing - Amarie
A Night To Remember - Shalamar
Afro Blue - Erykha Badu
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
American Boy - Estelle
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Back To Life - Soul to Soul
Bills Bills Bills - Destiny's Child
Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Lauryn Hill
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Crazy In Love / Crazy (Live Version) - Beyoncé
Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake
Deja Vu - Beyonce ft Jay Z
Don't Let Go - En Vogue
Don't Mess With My Man - Lucy Pearl
Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
End Of Time - Beyonce
Ex-Factor - Lauryn Hill
Fallin' - Alicia Keys
Good Love - Mary J Blige
He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Wish I Didn't Miss You Anymore - Angie Stone
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Independent Woman - Destiny's Child
Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Kissing You - Des'ree
Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
Love On Top - Beyonce
My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
No One - Alicia Keys
No Scrubs - TLC
Penitentiary Philosophy - Erykah Badu
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
Survivor - Destiny's Child
That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
To Zion - Lauryn Hill
Trick Me - Kelis
Umbrella - Rihanna
Waterfalls - TLC
What's My Name - Rihanna
When You Believe - Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Amy Winehouse
You Da One - Rihanna
You Gotta Be - Des'ree
Answerphone - Ella Eyre
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
Don't You Worry Child-Swedish House Mafia
Flowers - Sweet Female Attitude
Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
I'm Outta Love - Anastacia
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Just Got Paid - Ella Eyre
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
On The Floor - J Lo
Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
Please Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynn
Rhythm Is A Dancer - SNAP!
Rockabye - Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Show Me Love - Robin S
The Edge of Glory - Lady GaGa
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia
Toxic - Britney Spears
We Found Love - Rihanna
When Love Takes Over - Kelly Rowland
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Believe - Cher
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Evergreen - Barbara Streisand
Fame - Irene Cara
Finally - Cece Peniston
Girls Just Wana Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard) - Whitney Houston
I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston
If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
Into The Groove - Madonna
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Kiss - Prince
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Purple Rain - Prince
Queen Of The Night - Whitney Houston
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - The Jackson 5
The Tide Is High - Blondie
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
ABC - Jackson 5
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough - Micahel Jackson
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Good Times - Chic
He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA
Lady Marmalade - P!nk
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Le Freak - Chic
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis-Bexter
On the Radio - Donna Summer
PYT-Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sunny - Boney M
Super Trouper - ABBAR
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
Wanna Be Startin Something - Micahel Jackson
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Creep - Radiohead
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Guns and Roses
Let It Go - James Bay
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Time After Time - Eva Cassidy
Amazing Grace - Gospel Standard
God In Me - Mary Mary
Great Is Your Mercy - Donnie McClurkin
Heatwave - Martha and The Vandellas
I Smile - Kirk Franklin
Imagine Me - Kirk Franklin
Joyful Joyful - Sister Act
Oh Happy Day - Sister Act
Where Did Our Love Go? - The Supremes
Autumn Leaves - Jazz Standard
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Dream A Little Dream - Ella Fitzgerald
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fever - Jazz Standard
Golden - Jill Scott
Puttin On The Ritz - Ella Fitzgerald
Smooth Operator - Sade
Streetlife - Randy Crawford
The Very Thought Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
You might need somebody - Randy Crawford
All I Want For Xmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Jingle Bell Rock - Brenda Lee
Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle all the Way - Traditional
Last Christmas - Wham
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Traditional
How Far I'll Go - Moana
Let It Go - Frozen
When You Wish Upon A Star - Disney
Is This Love - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley

Motown Magic's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1899
Up to 2 hours£1899
Up to 3 hours£2601


4pc Late Stay
4pc Early Arrival
Band Member DJing
Ceremony Acoustic Soloist
Additional Band Member
Afternoon Acoustic Duo
Ceremony Acoustic Duo
Afternoon Acoustic Trio
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Probably our energy and tightness as a unit. After our gigs we always feel like we have a super team, and we can tell the audience feels the same!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Oh goodness! So many. Most wedding venues across England. It's to the point now where we're repeat customers at venues. Here's a few we've done lately that we can fit in this box: Home House, London Eight Moorgate Members Club, London Chelsea Physic Garden, London 170 Queen’s Gate, London Le Meridien, London The Savoy, London The Dorchester, London...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Vocals: Mariah Carey, Kirk Franklin Bass: Jaco Pistorius, Bootsy Collins, Marcus Miller Guitar: Van Halen, Gary Moore Keys: Herbie Hancock Horns: Chet Baker & Håkan Hardenberger Drums: Questlove, Toto

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

We've been on ITV, and BBC, and performed individually with some big-hitting names including Emeli Sande, Sasy Mankan, Ronan Keating, and Maceo Parker.

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

Yes, Ione (eye-oh-nee) will be the vocalist you have for your event! If she is unavailable, we'll let you know prior to booking and provide you with alternative vocalist options. Should your booked vocalist fall ill or become unable to attend we'll let you know and provide you with alternative options.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard lineup is a 5-piece: lead female vocals, bass, guitar, keys, and drums. We can downsize to a 4-piece, or upsize to a 6 or 7-piece with saxophone and trumpet.

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

We're super flexible. Our rate includes the band on site for 7 hours up until midnight. So you can flex that around as much as you'd like. and if you'd like a late stay or an early arrival, just let us know and we can give you a quote!

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

We provide a Spotify playlist service before and inbetween sets. We have a standard 'love themed' one for weddings, and a 'party themed' one for other events. You're also welcome to provide your own Spotify playlist link and we'll play that for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

90 minutes in total for the band (60 mins setup & 30 mins sound check). If you add DJ on as well it's an extra 30 mins (20 setup, and 10mins soundcheck)

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

Yes! You're welcome to suggest songs from our vast repertoire! We endeavour to performance all of your requests, though we do ask to have a little leeway on the final setlist, and if we perceive a certain genre is going down well on the night we may adjust the setlist to ensure a brill party atmosphere.

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

Yes, it is! We provide a PA and lighting system for the band and stage area. For a 4 and 5-pc band we ask for 3x4m at a minimum; and for the 6 and 7-pc we ask for 3x5m at a minimum.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Every booking comes with one 'off the menu' song request, which is often the first dance. For additional songs, it's £50-£88 per song.
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