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SoulPlay Function Band

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6-12 pc band playing Funk/Soul/Motown - Putting the fun in FUNK! Guaranteed to make your event a Night To Remember.
Soul & Motown band
London
Public liability insurance of £5 million

SoulPlay are a high-energy interactive showband bringing the flavour of old-school Funk & Soul to your event inclusive of Pop chart hits of the last four decades; from 70’s Funk, Soul & Motown all the way to current contemporary chart killers; servicing Weddings, Corporate clients and Private parties. A collective of talented vocalists and musicians who together bring decades of collective industry experience, playing alongside artists such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Gloria Gaynor, Pixie Lott, members have even performed for the Royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry & Megan, making SoulPlay one of the most accomplished live music collectives in the country. The band size is customisable to suit your venue size requirements offering everything from a simple 3-piece line-up for bridal entrance or canapé/drinks reception right up to a unique 15-piece corporate style extravaganza- if you request the string section for that extra glam and wow-factor! The band is owned and managed by events co-ordinator and musician - Elisabeth Chidi, who began her journey as part of a small London-based company promoting major Gospel artists from the USA such as Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary and Fred Hammond, where she learned the art of anticipating the needs of artists, clients and crowds in order to achieve a successful event. Over the years, she continued to hone her expertise and in 2008 was afforded the privilege of supplying the band and being the Tour Manager for the Disco legend Gloria Gaynor on her 30th Anniversary European tour. After 15+ years experience of artistic performance combined with events management, supplying live music entertainment led her to curate the ‘Soulplay Showband’ specifically tailored towards high-end weddings and corporate clientele. “I am an ambitious and result-driven individual who gains immense pleasure in paying close attention to the finer details that general music bands are not concerned with, but in my opinion serve to give YOU the client an exceptional experience...” Get in touch now to discuss your event requirements by clicking on the 'Message' or 'Check availability' buttons!

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David B
6 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Soul play were the band for our wedding last Friday. They were better than brilliant the dance floor was full the whole night. So many people wanted to know how we found them and I would recommend them so highly fantastic and certainly made our wedding party awesome.

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Steve D
7 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Incredible band - i had over 300 guests at my wedding and everyone was raving about them! Thank you so much guys xx Highly Highly recommend!! xx

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SoulPlay Function Band's Song list

REPERTOIRE OF SONGS
• FIRST DANCE
At Last - Etta James
All Of Me - John Legend
Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
For The Love Of You – Isley Brothers
Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
One Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
• 90'S & 00'S POP SOUL
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
Ain’t Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
As – George Michael / Mary J Blige
Beggin’ – Madcon
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cheerleader – Omi
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Forget You - Cee lo Green
Happy - Pharrell
I Know What You Want – Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Million Dollar Bill – Whitney Houston
Mercy – Duffy
One Dance – Drake
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Sax - Fleur East
Sing it Back - Moloko
Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You’ve got The Love - Flo & The Machine
You're The First, Last Everything - Barry White
• 70'S - 80'S FUNK SOUL
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
And The Beat Goes on - The Whispers
All This Love That I’m Giving - Gwen Mcrea
A Night To Remember – Shalamar
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls
Best Of My Love – The Emotions
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind & Fire
Can You Feel It - Jackson 5
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough - Micheal Jackson
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Everybody Dance - Chic
Finally - CC Peniston
Friends - Shalamar
Forget Me Not - Patrice Rushen
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Good Times – Chic
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Want Your Love - Chic
I Need Your Lovin’ - Teena Marie
I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
I Want Your Lovin’ - Curtis Hairston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
I Found Loving - Fatback Band
I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Kiss – Prince
Knock On Wood – Amii Stewart
Le Freak – Chic
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Love Come Down - Evelyn Champagne King
Last Night The DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
Let’s Do I t Again - Staple Singers
Master Blaster (Jammin’) – Stevie Wonder
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Make That Move - Shalamar
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills
Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
Outstanding - The Gap Band
PYT - Michael Jackson
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
River Deep
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Square Biz - Teena Marie
Stomp - Brothers Johnson
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Street Life -Candi Staton
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Shake Your Body - The Jackson 5
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
To Be Real - Cheryl Lynne
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
The Message - GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five
Upside Down – Diana Ross
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge
Word Up - Cameo
Young Hearts - Candi Staton
• MOTOWN & OLD SCHOOL
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't too Proud To Beg - Temptations
ABC - Jackson 5
Baby Love - The Supremes
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
Baby Don't Change your Mind - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Be Young Be Foolish - The Tams
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Get Ready - Temptations
Gimme Some Loving - Spencer Davis Group
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
I Can't Help Myself (Suger Pie Honey Bunch) - Temptations
I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Heard it Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Love Train - The O’Jays
Love Man - Otis Redding
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
My Girl - Temptations
Money - Barrett Strong
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Reach Out - Four Tops
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stop in The Name Of Love - Supremes
Shake - Otis Redding
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Shake A Tail-feather - Ray Charles
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conely
Treat Her Like A Lady - Temptations
Think - Aretha Franklin
Take A Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Uptight Everything’s Alright - Stevie Wonder
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
You Are Everything - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes

SoulPlay Function Band's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£8125
Up to 2 hours£8125
Up to 3 hours£9125
Packages
Wedding ceremony Duo2 musicians
A vocalist accompanied by a keyboard or Guitar player. This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£2250
Solo Saxophone Player8 musicians
A Solo Sax player with accompanying backing tracks and speaker.
£875
Classical String Ensemble8 musicians
Violin, Viola & a Cello ensemble to serenade you during your wedding or event. This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£1937.50
DJ PLUS8 musicians
A Live mix DJ accompanied by a vocalist and Sax Player.
£3375

Add-ons

DJ PLUS set
+£4437.50
Customer questions

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

SoulPlay & DJ Plus work with a team of over 70 musicians, vocalists, dancers and crew. Requests for specific members of the band’s personnel will always be honoured where possible, however, to guarantee specific personnel the performers must be contracted individually.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes - The band size is customisable to suit your venue size requirements offering everything from a simple 3-piece line-up for bridal entrance or canapé/drinks reception right up to a unique 15-piece corporate style extravaganza- if you request the string section for that extra glam and wow-factor!

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?

Yes - all our options come with pre-recorded Music during intervals.

How much time do you need to set up?

We bring a full production to your event, therefore we need at least 2 hours to set up and make sure everything is working perfectly. For safety reasons, we require that the setup is in an empty room with no guests present. If your performance room is the same room the meal is in, we may need to set up before the meal starts.

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

We encourage you to tell us the genres of music that float your boat and certain artists that you love, but ultimately the set list is left to us, we have so much experience with what songs get people up on their feet and feeling the vibe SoulPlay & DJ Plus have a vast repertoire and will always perform requests where possible.

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

Yes, we come with full PA and band lighting. Recommended minimum stage dimensions will depend on the size of the band you have booked and all of our lineups require 13 amp mains power. Parking is required for all band and production vehicles locally to the venue. PLI, Risk Assessments and Method Statements are available upon request.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

With the exception of fully bespoke events where specific repertoire forms part of the band’s contract, For weddings, SoulPlay will happily perform a first dance of the client’s choosing, providing 30 days' notice has been given. Repertoire guides are available on request.
Musicianship
Genres:
Soul, Funk, Motown, Disco, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Top 40, 1960s era music, Blues, Gospel, R&B
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Recording session
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