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About Smooth Connection

Smooth Connection supply the atmosphere and feelgood vibe for the perfect occasion - the versatile and classy choice for all functions.
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Smooth Connection deliver the finest in R&B, soul, Motown, classic disco, current dance hits, smooth jazz, jazz-funk, swing/Ratpack and Latin jazz standards. They always have triumphant gigs and truly connect with the client's wishes and the audience in full flow, to bring an amazing event to fruition. Smooth Connection is crowd-pleasing lead vocalist Kiara, Pete Hughes (keyboards, keyboard bass, drum programming, vocoder and vocals), Elliot Browne (guitars, vocals) and Samantha Jayne (saxophones and vocals) We've played most of the major function venues in the North West, as well as others in London, Essex and Birmingham. From major hotels (including in 2019 The Midland, Hilton, Principal and Didsbury House Hotels, Manchester) and marquees to house parties and more intimate functions. See below for a full list of venues. Midland Hotel (Manchester) Hilton Hotel (Manchester) Lowry Hotel (Manchester) Radisson Blu Hotel (Manchester) Marriott Hotel (Manchester) Principal Hotel (Manchester) Didsbury House Hotel Abode Hotel (Chester) Thornton Manor (Wirral) Mottram Hall Hotel Shankly Hotel, Liverpool Mere Golf Resort and Spa Sheridan Suite (Manchester) St James Club (Manchester) Royal Birkdale Golf Club (Southport) Stanneylands (Hotel) (Wilmslow) Peckforton Castle Albert Hall (Manchester) Belfry Hotel (Birmingham) University of Birmingham (Functions) Alderley Edge Cricket & Tennis Club Bramhall Golf Club Chester Golf Club Hazel Grove Golf Club David Lloyd Centre (Cheadle) David Lloyd Centre (Middleton) Cinnamon Club (The Bowdon Rooms) (Altrincham) Colony (Wilmslow) British Medical Association (London) University of Manchester (Functions) Courtney’s (Manchester) Garage Bar (Manchester) Alexander Hospital Surgeons’ events (Cheadle) Vermillion (Manchester) Village Hotel (Walsall) Regular appearances/residencies at: Bubble Room (Alderley Edge and Bramhall) Zaranda (Didsbury) Fox (Hale Barns) Barns (Hale Barns) Symposium (Wilmslow) Coach and Four (Wilmslow) The John Millington (Cheadle Hulme) Frankies (Disley) Red Lion (Disley) Libby’s (Marple Bridge) Norfolk Arms (Marple Bridge) Oddfellows (Mellor) Scene (Manchester) Ziya (Manchester) Riva (Hale) Madame Geneva’s (Wigan)

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
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Christmas, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Blues, Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Funk rock, Bossa nova, Bollywood, Brazilian music, Latin
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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

Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers/Michael Jackson)
All I Do (Stevie Wonder)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Another Star (Stevie Wonder)
At Last (Etta James)
Back To Life (Soul II Soul)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Blame It On The Boogie (Michael Jackson)
Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Celebration (Kool and The Gang)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Dancing In The Street (Martha and the Vandellas)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I’ll Be There (Jackson 5)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Killing Me Softly (The Fugees)
Kiss (Prince)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Lady Marmalade (Patti Labelle)
Le Freak (Chic)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole/Joss Stone)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Mr Magic (Amy Winehouse)
Motown Medley: Reach Out I’ll Be There / Baby Love / I Can’t Help Myself / Stop In The Name Of Love
My Girl (Smokey Robinson)
Never Can Say Goodbye (Jackson 5)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Ordinary People (John Legend)
Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Praise You (Fatboy Slim)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Somebody Else’s Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Sunny (Marvin Gaye)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Teardrops (Womack and Womack)
Tell Me All About It (Natalie Cole)
That’s The Way of the World (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
You’ve Got a Friend (James Taylor/Brand New Heavies)
You Got The Love (Florence and the Machine – dance version)
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Midland Hotel (Manchester) Lowry Hotel (Manchester) Radisson Blu Hotel (Manchester) Marriott Hotel (Manchester) Shankly Hotel (Liverpool)

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


Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we function as a trio (same line-up without saxophones) or as a 5-piece with added drums replacing programmed drums.

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

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


How much time do you need to set up?

75 minutes

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

Yes, and we can discuss special requests such as your 1st dance (if the event is a wedding). We'd prefer to do this in advance and sculpt the perfect sets for you.

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, within limits. We would certainly expect to play a specific 1st dance for you if it is a wedding. Limited numbers of further requests are also possible. Also, if a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1600


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Jeanette C, 1 year ago

Very professional and fantastic performers. Booked for Xmas event and the staff loved the music. We will book again. Thank you for such a fab evening!

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Denise F, 2 years ago

Absolutely Brilliant.. They had everyone dancing all evening. Can not recommend enough

From other customers:

Peter H, 6 years ago

My wife and I shared our 60th’s and 40th wedding anniversary and through a family member were alerted to Smooth Edge and were fortunate enough to have them to play at our party on February 7th 2015, What a professional band of musicians who can play just about anything and have a wonderful warm persona that makes for a fantastic experience and made the difference to the whole evening. During and after the party we had so many people asking ” where did you find the band” all saying how brilliant they were. Would I book them again—Yes Thank you Elliot-Pete-Neil and Yvonne for making our night special. Pete & Sue

Emma M, 5 years ago

Having booked smooth edge for both the Alderley and Bramhall BubbleRoom Bar and Restaurant- they have been fantastic and proved very popular with the regular Sunday night crowd. They are able to adapt to any crowd size to creat a great atmosphere. Very professional- I would definitely recommend. Can’t wait for them to play on New Years Eve!

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