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Rich Soul Ensemble

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About Rich Soul Ensemble

We are an ensemble of talented musicians providing high-quality live music entertainment to music lovers all over the world.
Soul & Motown band
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Rich Soul Ensemble is one of the UK's freshest live music Soul/ Motown collectives. Comprising the finest musicians and industry professionals from all over the globe, our aim is to offer clients an unforgettable musical experience of the highest quality. Rich Soul Ensemble was set up by musicians with over twenty years professional industry experience. Through the years we’ve developed great relationships with some of the most talented musicians around the globe; we have West End stars, top session musicians from the top labels, who have played at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. We also have a dedicated Artistic Director and Musical Director who both oversee choice of repertoire and their musical arrangements for all the genres we cover.

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Motown, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Soul
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Rich Soul Ensemble's Song list

Sample Repertoire:
Rock With You
It Takes Two
Leave the Door Open
One Kiss
I’m Coming Out
We Are Family
I Want You Back
Blame it on the Boogie
You Can’t Hurry Love
Best of My Love
Got to be Real
Somebody Else’s Guy
Never Too Much
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Can’t Stop the Feeling
I Feel Good
Uptown Funk
Proud Mary
American Boy
Locked Out of Heaven
Higher & Higher
Sir Duke
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Two Can Play that Game
Le Freak
Rolling in the Deep
Ain’t Nobody
Nothing Really Matters
Good Times
Dancing in the Street
Get Ready
Upside Down
Bang Bang
All This Love That I’m Giving
Nutbush City Limits
I Say a Little Prayer
Let’s Stay Together
Rather Be - Jess Glynn
Money; That’s What I Want
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
All Night Long
I Wish - Stevie
Son of a Preacher Man
24K Magic
Hard to Handle
My Girl
Do You Love Me
Reach Out
Higher Ground
You Keep Me Hanging On
Hold On, I’m Coming
Stand By Me
I Gotta Feeling
Play That Funky Music
Soul Man
Get Lucky
Hey Ya
Please Don’t Stop the Music
Shape of You
Blinding Lights
Super Freak
That’s the Way I Like it
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Dance to the Music
Gonna Make You Sweat
For Once in My Life
Lost in Music
A Night to Remember
Move On Up
Got to Have Your Love
Stop in the Name of Love
Shake A Tail Feather
We Found Love in a Hopeless Place
Love Train
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
How Deep is Your Love- The Beegees American Boy -Estelle
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Love on Top -Beyoncé
OverJoyed - Stevie Wonder Chandelier - Sia
I will Always Love You - Whitney Never Loved a Man - Aretha Franklin Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Havana - Camilla Cabello
Treasure Bruno Mars
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green Shallow - Gaga
Don’t Let Go En Vogue
Heard it Through the Grapevine Next to Me - Emeli Sande
You Got the Love
We Found Love - Rihanna
Price Tag - Jessie J
Happy - Pharell
Rather Be -Clean Bandit Rolling in the Deep - Adele Superstition- Stevie Wonder Girl from Ipanema
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keyes
I Wish I didn’t Miss You -Angie Stone
Sing it Back - Moloko
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Higher and Higher -Jackie Wilson
Came here for Love - Ella Eyre
Good Times
Get Lucky
Rockabye - CleanBandit
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman Don’t you Worry about a Thing - Stevie Wonder Mercy - Duffy
Wonderwall Oasis
Hit the Road Jack
Rescue Me
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Forget You - Gnarls Barkley
I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
Jessie J Domino
Respect - Aretha
The Way You Make me Feel - MJ
With or Without You U2
Best of my Love
If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keyes
Stand By Me
Remember - Becky Hill
Giant - Rag n Bone Man
Easy On Me - Adele
Hello - Adele
Natural Woman - Aretha
Kiss - Prince
To Make you Feel my Love - Adele
Come Together - The Beatles
I’d Rather Go Blind - Etta James
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Dawn Penn - You Don’t Love Me
Silly Games - Janet Kaye
You Could Be Loved - Bob M & Wailers
Customer questions

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

We strive to, although we have a number of rehearsed deps at the same standard if not at times better, who can step in if any of the musicians are already booked or pulled away due to unforeseen circumstances. The important thing to remember is that the professional musicians you have will be there to give you a musical experience of the highest quality.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have 6 to 10-piece line up options with brass section upon request. Fantastic selection of modern and traditional Soul and Motown masterpieces guaranteed to get you off your seats. Our standard line up is vocals x 2 (male and female), lead guitar, bass guitar, keys, drums and sax. And not forgetting the sound engineer.

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

We’ll always be happy to accommodate your changes to the best of our abilities, if timings do change in the run up to your event, please give us as much notice as possible.

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

Absolutely, we have a dedicated sound engineer/ DJ for each event, able to provide music before and in between sets, as well music after sets. If you would like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100, which we can factor in to the price.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up 1.5 hours before each performance. 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 have been perfected and crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to get guests dancing and have an amazing time. However we’re always happy to chat through repertoire and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Absolutely, each event has its own dedicated sound engineer/ DJ and top of the range PAT tested professional lighting and PA system. No need to hire any equipment yourself, it’s all included in the price.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

It would be a privilege for us to perform a special song or your ‘first dance’ song if your event is a wedding - just give us as much notice as possible so we can prepare to deliver the best performance for you.

Rich Soul Ensemble'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£2000
Up to 2 hours£2450
Up to 3 hours£2850
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Rich Soul Ensemble's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Laura A
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Can’t recommend this band enough. They were everything and more that I wanted for my mums 70th birthday celebration. From the acoustic set to the main performances they were amazing. I wish I had booked them sooner!

Nicola B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Rich Soul Ensemble were absolutely amazing - thank you to them all for making our 25th Wedding Anniversary Party such an incredible night ❤️

Katherine W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Incredible band, they kept the dance floor full all night at our wedding. So many guests have commented on how great the band were. Lovely people too and a pleasure to deal with when planning too. Can't recommend enough, thank you!

From other customers:

Bride W
2 years ago

“One of the best function bands I’ve ever heard, thank you.”

Culham O
2 years ago

“Fantastic band, brilliant evening entertainment.”

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