Soul & Motown band

Soul Federation

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About Soul Federation

Soul & Motown band
Liverpool
Public liability insurance of £10 million
10 piece - Horns, lead/backing vocal, guitar, bass, keys, drums. For Celebration, Wedding, Party, Birthday, Dance, Ball, Event - North West

The Soul Federation is a soul band with three piece horn section – trumpet, sax, trombone, two female backing vocals, male lead singer, keys, percussion, rhythm and bass guitars. Playing classic soul, EVERY gig since we started in summer 2017 has resulted in re-bookings. Supported by its own sound engineer, PA and lights this is a great band to get people dancing with covers of tunes from Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Ray Charles and Blues Brothers etc. As well as studio engineered sound tracks we have provided a live video recording so you can see what a show is really like. Based in Liverpool and Manchester we perform across North West England We can provide background music in-between sets when we perform - part of the package. For weddings we can play the song of your choice, when confirmed at time of booking, even if its not on our active list - let us know in advance, its free! For a small additional fee we can provide piano with/without vocals for guest arrival at reception or even the wedding service its self.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Motown, Soul, R&B, Pop, Funk
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A sample of what we do
SIX THREE FOUR FIVE SEVEN EIGHT NINE
AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN
BRING IT ON HOME
COME AND GET YOUR LOVE
DANCING IN THE STREET
DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY
GET READY
GIMME SOME LOVIN
HARD TO HANDLE
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
HIGHER AND HIGHER
HIT THE ROAD JACK
HOLD ON I’M COMIN
I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME
I WISH
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
IT’S A MAN’S WORLD
JAILHOUSE ROCK
KNOCK ON WOOD
LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES
LET’S STAY TOGETHER
LET'S GET IT ON
MERCY
MR PITIFUL
MUSTANG SALLY
NOWHERE TO RUN
PAPAS GOT A BRAND-NEW BAG
PREACHER MAN
PROUD MARY
RESPECT
SEVEN NATION ARMY
SHAKE A TAILFEATHER
SHOW ME
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED
SOUL MAN
SUPERSTITION
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
SWEET SOUL MUSIC
TAINTED LOVE
THE SNAKE
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
VALERIE
WHAT I’D SAY
Customer questions

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

Our lead singer is always the same. We have two female singers. If we only have one female vocalist available we will let you know before booking. Instrumental deputies are rarely used. They are pre-auditioned, experienced and have played with us before your event. This maintains the quality of performance as our reputation is important to us.

Do you have different line-up options?

We aim to deliver the best overall package we can, that's why we are larger than a lot of other bands. The full-sized band allows us to do much more musically eg horn solos and effects, male/female vocal leads, a Capello etc. We always use the 10 piece line up as experience shows that the variety and big soul sound is appreciated by audiences.

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

Reasonable changes should not be a problem, we are flexible and do our best to accommodate your requests. We want your event to go smoothly too. Lets discuss it prior to the event - we are in it together!

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

Yes. We provide an iPod/iPad service before and in-between sets. Its free. Happy to discuss which of your favourite songs you want to hear so we can add them.

How much time do you need to set up?

In order to load in equipment, then get set up and sound check so the sound and lights are good and we make the best impact on your audience we prefer to have at least 60-90 minutes.

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

For weddings we invite your choice of first dance song in advance - even songs not on the set list. We prepare, rehearse and perform it as part of the package. We welcome your suggestions about the songs we play, whatever the event, so we can combine your ideas with our experience of successful shows and make it a great occasion for you.

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

Yes - no hidden extras. Just need to make sure all ten of us and the equipment fits in the performance space you have.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We rehearse regularly and update our material so we have other songs that may not be on the published list yet. Happy to discuss adding other songs that you like. We don't busk it on the night, we prepare in advance to keep the standards up. We will always accommodate a wedding first dance song free of charge if we are told in advance.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Hard to say but every venue we have played since starting in early 2017 has booked us again. People mention the interaction with the audience. Vocal harmonies, mix of male/female vocal and having a real three piece horn section, rather than synthesizers, attracts favourable comment. Overall we are told that we have an authentic sound and look.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Rochdale Town Hall; On Air, Cains Brewery Liverpool; Oh Me Oh My Liverpool; Cinnamon Club, Manchester; The Green Room Cabaret Club, Liverpool; The Flying Horse Hotel Rochdale; The Empire Rochdale; West Kirby Social Club; The Sidings, Hoylake; Art House Hotel Liverpool, Supper Club, Liverpool

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to name :-) A mix of old and new. We like the classic sounds of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The Commitments, Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers. However we like more modern artists too eg Amy Winehouse, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Ben l' Oncle, Eli 'Paperboy' Reid, Daft Punk.

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

A charity dinner that raised £37,000 for a life saving operation for a young mother of two children. It was part of a high profile campaign to raise over £130,000 and took place in the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall. As a result we were then invited to perform for the Lord Mayor's event later in the year.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1450
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£1950
Available services
Reception piano and vocals
+£185
Piano and vocals for wedding ceremony
+£310

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Charley M, 8 days ago

Absolutely brilliant so professional and really made the night everyone commented how fab you were thank you so much and our first dance was perfect thank you!!

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Ellen P, 1 month ago

We booked The Soul Federation for our wedding after seeing them play in live in Liverpool - what a band. They were amazing from the moment of booking. Richard is professional, responsive and happy to help at every turn. The band themselves are incredible, I literally can’t recommend them more highly if I tried. Our dance floor was packed from the moment they started all the way to the end of the night (with most people chanting for ‘one more tune’!) If you need a band for any occasion book The Soul Federation, you won’t regret it

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Clare M, 2 months ago

You guys are INCREDIBLE!!! I cannot thank you enough for your show, you were unreal and literally made our wedding. Beyond grateful and will review you everywhere we can and will be recommending you to everyone. Thank you for Me and Mrs Jones and for playing it twice. You are amazing.

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