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Simplicity

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About Simplicity

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Reggae band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Like a fine wine Simplicity is Lovers Rock at its finest

Simplicity is one of the pioneers of the Lovers Rock era. Their first lovers rock hit was, 'To be in Love' which was produced by Lloyd Coxsone. It was the B side to the Emotion’s soul classic, 'A Feeling is a Feeling'. Simplicity was then introduced to Neville King and together with his protege band, One Blood, recorded their next three hits, 'Loving Kind', 'Waiting' and ‘Black is Our Colour’. Over the years, Simplicity embarked on individual projects, but they are back together, stronger than ever and ready to let you hear the wealth of their experience. In June 2019, they released their long awaited LP 'Waiting - The Album'. They are presently working on new tracks due out later this year.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Originals, Easy listening, Light music, Reggae, Caribbean music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Genres: Reggae/Soul/Christian
Simplicity's original songs:-
Waiting
Loving Kind
Black is our Colour (Cover)
A Feeling is a Feeling (Cover)
The One for Me
This Love is Real
For the Love of You (Cover)
Grooving (Cover)
Lets Rock
To be in Love
Saturday Night
I will never let you go
Stranger in blue
I will never let you go
Stranger in blue
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COVERS
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Mellow Mood - Bob Marley
Stop in the name of love - Supremes
Natty Dread - Bob Marley
Hit the road Jack - Ray Charles
Pimper's Paradise - Bob Marley
Where did our love go - Supremes
Talkin Blues - Bob Marley
No goodbye - Beres Hammond
Walk the Proud Land - Bob Marley
Rastaman Chant - Bob Marley
Dreamland - Marcia Griffiths
Get up stand up - Bob Marley
Baby Love - Supremes
I'm still waiting - Bob Marley
Come see about me - Supremes
You can't blame the youth - Bob Marley
I feel good - Beres Hammond
You keep me hangin' on - Supremes
Turn your lights down low - Bob Marley
Play a sad song - Supremes
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Stir it Up - Bob Marley
You can't hurry love - Supremes
Forever loving Jah - Bob Marley
Rockaway - Beres Hammond
Who the cap fit - Bob Marley
Stop the Wedding - Etta James
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
Cupid - Supremes
Is This Love - Bob Marley
I shall sing - Marcia Griffiths
Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley
Chain Gang - Supremes
So Much Trouble in the World - Bob Marley
Bring it on home to me - Sam Cooke
Jammin - Bob Marley
R.E.S.P.E.C.T - Aretha Franklin
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
Put it on - Bob Marley
You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder
I'm a rebel - Bob Marley
My Girl - The Temptations
Could you be loved - Bob Marley
Reach out I'll be there - The Temptations
One drop - Bob Marley
Coming in from the cold - Bob Marley
Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Bad Card - Bob Marley
Baby, I need your loving - The Four Tops
Let's get it on - Marvin Gaye
One Love - Bob Marley
Just my imagination - The Temptations
I can't help myself - The four tops
Nowhere to run - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
I'd rather go blind - Etta James
I wanna make love to you - Etta James
Roots, Rock Reggae - Bob Marley
Dream - Everly Brothers
Satta Massagana - Abysinnians
I heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I don't want to wait in vain - Bob Marley
One love - Bob Marley
My guy - Mary Welles
Tonight is the night - Betty Wright
Crazy baldhead - Bob Marley
We are family - Sister Sledge
Rat Race - Bob Marley
One and only lover - Gregory Isaacs
Bend down low - Bob Marley
I'll be there - Michael Jackson
Rebel music - Bob Marley
Tracks of my tears - Smokey Robinson
Lively up yourself - Bob Marley
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HYMNS
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Amazing Grace
Bridge over Troubled Waters
I know my Redeemer Lives
Lord I Lift your name on high
How great Though Art
Morning has broken
Eyes on the Sparrow
Amen
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
All things Bright and Beautiful
Abide with me
Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Vocals Backing tracks We will hire in a suitable music PA system and lighting (if necessary).

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure that 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?

Absolutely. This is really popular and we are happy to accommodate this request for an additional charge of £120.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set-up should be 30mins before the performance. We can also provide a playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance 1-1.5hrs before our performance for £120.

Can you roam around while you perform?

This can be arranged if we bring cordless microphones. Please let us know beforehand, if this is what you wish.

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 are definately 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?

The PA system and lighting is included in our quotation.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song is not included in our song list there may still be a chance that we already know it. If there is a special song that you would like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 (per song) for this service, to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

- The elegant way in which we perform - Our synchronised movements - The passion/emotion we display when performing - Our professionalism - Our different lead styles that blend harmoniously together

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- Railway Telegraph - O2 Arena/Indigo - LA Tavernetta - Bouncing Ball - Brixton Town Hall - The Fridge

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Diana Ross Minnie Riperton Marcia Griffiths Bob Marley Alton Ellis Maxwell Abysinnians Louisa Marks the list is endless

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

O2 Arena/Indigo

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1100
Up to 2 hours£2100
Up to 3 hours£3100
Packages
Live Appearance2 musicians
Simplicity will appear at your event for 30 minutes to meet and greet your guests, take selfies and be your celebrity guests of honour.
£350
The One2 musicians
The client can choose ONE of these songs for us to perform at their up and coming event:- 1. Loving Kind OR 2. Black is our Colour OR 3. Waiting
£450
Twice as Nice2 musicians
We will perform two of our hits, "Loving Kind" and "Waiting."
£650
Hitsville2 musicians
We will perform our three classic hits, "Waiting", "Black is our Colour" and "Loving Kind".
£800

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Prince A, 2 months ago

Great show! It was brilliant, will definately attend another one of their shows. Age ain't nothing but a number and Simplicity look young and sprucy.

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George W, 2 months ago

Simplicity were awesome. They had to pull up a few songs because of the emotional response from the audience who sang along (me included) with such gusto. It was a heartfelt night because those lyrics and melodies held so many memories for so many people.

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