Soul & Motown band

Soultanas

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About Soultanas

Soul & Motown band
Guildford
Public liability insurance of £5 million
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Soultanas are a nine piece band specialising in Funk and Soul music and available for hire in London, the South East and further afield!

Soultanas formed in 2011 and is based broadly on the Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire border and rehearses a little south of Guildford. As the name suggests, the band has a strong soul tradition though the repertoire extends beyond the Motown classics of the 1960s and comprises funk and modern hits as well. Soultanas are first and foremost a wedding band with plenty of experience of working alongside wedding planners, venues, caterers and others in order to provide a seamless and stress-free entertainment. The quality of the musicianship is first rate and the band welcomes visitors to rehearsals who would like to hear the band play and discuss their requirements in detail face to face.

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
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1960s era music, Pop, Covers, Funk, Motown, Soul, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A recent set list:
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Blame it on the Boogie
Dancing in the Street
Forget You
Get Ready
Gimme Some Lovin’
Happy
Hard to Handle
Higher & Higher
Hold On I’m Coming
I Feel Good
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
In The Midnight Hour
Kiss
Knock on Wood
Long Tall Sally
Long Train Running
Mess Around
Mr Big Stuff
Nowhere to Run
Proud Mary
Runaway Baby
Shake a Tail Feather
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Tainted Love
Take Me to the River
Thinking Out Loud
Treasure
Uptown Funk
Valerie
You Can't Hurry Love
Customer questions

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

While we can't absolutely guarantee that we will have the same singers (or other musicians) as in the video, we have three vocalists in our line up and we're never going to be more than short of one at a time in case of illness etc. In fact only two of the girls feature in our promo video as the third has only recently joined us.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. The backline of bass, drums, guitar and keys is the basic band. Plus two vocalists forms the small line-up Options are: - third vocalist - alto sax & trumpet - baritone sax added to horn section So: 6,7,8,9,10-piece band

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

We're very relaxed about timings - weddings never quite run to time and other functions can require a bit of flexibility too. We may charge when we have to be present and set up in advance of the party. End times are generally set by the venue rather than by us so can be quite rigid.

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

A partial yes is the answer to that. We suggest that the client compiles there own choice playlist on a laptop or iPad which we can then patch through our PA system. This gives you the best of both worlds where you choose the songs but our powerful mixing desk and monitors provide the sound. We have all the necessary connectors and leads.

How much time do you need to set up?

Generally speaking, 45 minutes is sufficient time for us to set up. Proximity between where we unload and the performance area are important here. Having unloaded, we can move our cars to a designated area if required.

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

We are always happy to learn your choice of First Dance but for the rest we prefer the running order to remain in our hands so that we can adjust it on the fly in keeping with the vibe of the party. Any special 'hates' can of course be avoided!

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

Yes, absolutely. Our standard lighting rig illuminates the band and dance floor areas but we have an extensive lighting range to meet specific needs. For example, we have programmable LED uplighters which are brilliant for marquee walls, some weatherproof outdoor lighting programmable LED fixtures and so on. Feel free to get in touch for more info.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we should enjoy learning your choice of First Dance and feel free to ask for other songs too which may be in our repertoire but not necessarily ones which we currently perform

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We're very good at what we do - musically and visually we provide top class entertainment and excellent engagement with audiences. We also pride ourselves on being utterly reliable and easy to work with, with an ability to fit in seamlessly with caterers, venue personnel etc. to provide a calm and enjoyable evening for all the guests and their hosts.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at countless well-known stately home wedding venues in London and the south east.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

An A to Z of soul and funk, really.

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

We played for a Downton star at her wedding in Blenheim Palace.

Prices

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Laura H, 1 month ago

Now that we have returned from our honeymoon, we just wanted to send you a note to say how absolutely fantastic we thought the Soultanas were at our wedding on 10 August. Thank you so much to you and all of the band for an overall fantastic performance. In particular, our first dance song was absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for learning this, we thought it suited the band perfectly. We had many comments from our guests and even the caterers to say how impressed they were with the Soultanas and we are so pleased that you were our wedding band - we would not hesitate to recommend you! Also, it has been a real pleasure to work with you over the past few months and we have been really impressed at how professional and personable you have been.

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John M, 2 years ago

The Soultanas were an absolute hit with us and all of our guests. The sound was incredibly authentic and they brought a fun, energetic and soulful atmosphere that helped make our wedding day truly memorable. The guys were relaxed, friendly and very happy to go with the flow. Their set list was perfect as it got guests of all ages dancing, all night! We couldn’t recommend them enough.

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