Soul & Motown band

Soultown Kats

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About Soultown Kats

Soul & Motown band
Ashbourne
Public liability insurance of £10 million
The Soultown Kats - brilliant high quality soul and motown function band - Perfect for weddings/parties and creating a superb atmosphere

The Soultown Kats are an excellent 10 piece soul and motown function band - playing original arrangements and creating a fantastic party atmosphere. The band is fronted by a male vocalist supported by two female vocalists and play all the greats of the era.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1980s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Cruise, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Soul and Motown as well as some Northen soul Numbers
programme is built with you
Whether it be a full live band we provide or a solo sax player - I have the backing tracks to play a huge range of music according to your requirement, whether that be modern pop songs, jazz, gentle ballads, swing tunes, rock n roll, Soul and motown
I will also teach your guests various dance styles to get them all involved in the party atmosphere
Here is a small selection - but not limited to at all -
We Play exciting,dance floor - filling classics
from across the decades!
Recent block busters from artists such as Chic, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift right back through
the 70s and 80s with Madness, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye
and the 50s and 60s with
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry,
1970s/80s
Ain’t nobody-Chaka Khan
Get it On - T Rex
Dancing in the Dark-Bruce Springsteen
Crazy-Gnarls Barkley
Ladies night-Kool and the Gang
We are Family-Sister Sledge
Good Times-Chic
Baggy Trousers-Madness
Never Too Much-Luther Vandross
Can’t get enough of Your love-Barry White
Need You Tonight-Inxs
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Addicted to Love-Robert Palmer
Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry
Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones
The Boys of Summer-Don Henley
Easy-Lionel Ritchie
Waiting in Vain-Bob Marley
Make me Smile-Cockney Rebel
One of these nights-The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynrd
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
Money for Nothing-Dire Straits
Lola-The Kinks
Go your own Way-Fleetwood Mac
The Jean Genie-David Bowie
Rebel Rebel-David Bowie
Jumpin Jack Flash-The Rolling Stones
I won’t back Down-Tom Petty
Stuck in the Middle with you-Stealers Wheel
Long Train Running-The Doobie Brothers
Don’t You forget about me-Simple Minds
Bohemian Like You-The Dandy Warhols
Message to you Rudy-The Specials
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Everybody Dance – Chic
Funkin for Jamaica – Tom Browne
The Best – Tina Turner
The Power of love – Huey Lewis
Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Black or White - Michael Jackson
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams & Mel C
Lady Marmalade – LaBelle
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sweet Soul music - Arthur Conley
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
Le Freak - Chic
Everybody Dance - Chic
Jump - Van Halen
The Best - Tina Turner
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
1990s to current
You can Call me Al-Paul Simon
Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Happy-Pharell Williams
Can’t stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Get Luck – Daft Punk
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
Dancing in the Moonlight - Top Loader
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
This Girl Kungs Vs Cookin on 3 burners
1950s/60s
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
I saw her standing there – The Beatles
Signed sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder
I heard it through the Grapevine-Marvin Gaye
I’m a Believer-The Monkees
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
All Right Now – Free
I heard it through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Example 1st dances for weddings
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Magic – Coldplay
Need You now -Lady Antebellum
Back for Good – Take That
The Way You look tonight - Michael Buble
Have I told you lately - Rod Stewart
Still the One - Shania Twain
Fishing in the dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
My Ever Changing Moods - Style Council
Mr Pitiful
mustang sally
green onions
Superstition
My Girl
Hit the road Jack
Ain't nobody
A little less conversation
Never too much
Black or white
Happy
Respect
Living for the city
Rock with you
Signed sealed delivered
I shot the sheriff
Cant help it
Billy Jean
Hound dog
Let's stay together
Sunny
Jail house Rock
I want you back
Feeling good
What a wonderful world
Moondance
My way
Valerie
Heard it through the grapevine
Wonderful World
I wish
Sexual Healing
What's going on
Treasure
Get Lucky
American Boy
Master Blaster
Smooth Criminal
A change is gonna come
I feel good
Sex machine
Soul Man
Johnny be goode
No woman no cry
Sitting on the Dock
Some kind of wonderful
Son of a preacher man
Blame it on the boogie
Isn't she lovely
You,re loosing me
Fly me to the moon
Cheek to cheek
Musical Genocide
Hotel California
At last
Ain't no sunshine
Mr Magic
Mais que nada
Oye como va
Sway
I just wanna make love to you
Valerie
Killing me softly
I feel good
Isn’t she lovely
Higher ground
I say a little prayer
light my fire
English man in NY
Feel like making love
On broadway
Just the two of us
Fever
Georgia in my mind
Rehab
Stand by me
Back to black
Proud Mary
Happy
You're losing me
I'd rather go blind
Turn your light down low
Rock me baby
Chain of fools
This boots are made for walking
Yesterday
Smooth Operartor
Route 66
L.O.V.E
Mercy , mercy
I Got Rhythm
Moon River
When a Man Loves a Woman
Satisfaction
essentially, you let us know your favourites and we’ll play them
we have an extensive repertoire of music
We can also source a particular tune if required
Guaranteed to get your guests dancing all night long
Customer questions

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.”

Do you have different line-up options?

we are 10 musicians and can arrange from solo sax to duo to 5 piece up to 10 piece covering many band styles including Soultown Kats for Soul and motown parties Kalamazoo Dance Band for Glenn Miller 40’s events plus Andrews sisters in US uniforms Kal’s Kats for 50’s swing/ rock n roll or Gatsby/ Peaky Blinders The Regency Dance Orchestra - ballroom

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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 -1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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're definitely 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?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m by 4m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Three points really - high class professional music - jointly agreed specifications and details to ensure the event is exactly as you requested and planned - our ability to interact with the audience and teach dance moves and create a perfect ambience for whatever the event

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

a huge list of venues ranging across the Uk to Europe, Middle east including films in hollywood (Phantom Thread) pula Peaky Blinders film set - BBC tv and radio. - Olympia in London, 02 in london, large outdoor festivals to over 25,000 guests

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

support to Jools Holland at Carfest or our inclusion in the hollywood film Phantom Thread starring sir Daniel Day lewis

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1400
Up to 2 hours£1600
Up to 3 hours£1800

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Leander P, 11 months ago

big 'Thank You' to Kal & the rest of the Band Members for your playing in Chesterfield yesterday. I'm from the town originally but moved away over 30yrs ago, however I go 'home' as often as I can to see my Dad. Sadly I wasn't able to get to this years event but am commenting on my Dad's behalf. At 93yrs old the 40's-60’s were my dad's 'youth' & he has always held on to the memories & been my inspiration for my lifelong passion for the era. He took himself off to town yesterday & listened to you guys right through to your last number. I chatted with him last night & he was thrilled with his day out, loving the music & reminiscing to the dancing. So I will say Thank You All once again for making my dear old Dad a very Happy Man! you are wonderful musicians and very lovely people. My Best Wishes to you All. Leander Phillips "

A S, 1 year ago

"IThis band is fabulous x they will take you right back x with their authentic sounds of the past. Your feet won’t stop tapping and your soul won’t stop moving. Their dancers and singers are amazing. The 1920s ball in Leicester was perfection x well done guys xx - Dee Evans - City Rooms Leicester just have to say a really big 'Thank You' to Kal & the rest of the Band Members for your playing in Chesterfield yesterday. I'm from the town originally but moved away over 30yrs ago, however I go 'home' as often as I can to see my Dad. Sadly I wasn't able to get to this years event but am commenting on my Dad's behalf. At 93yrs old the 40's were my dad's 'youth' & he has always held on to the memories & been my inspiration for my lifelong passion for the era. He took himself off to town yesterday & listened to you guys right through to your last number. I chatted with him last night & he was thrilled with his day out, loving the music & reminiscing to the dancing. So I will say Thank You All once again for making my dear old Dad a very Happy Man! you are wonderful musicians and very lovely people. My Best Wishes to you All. Leander Phillips (Visitor to Chesterfield 40's day) 10/10 Hi Kal Just a quick note to say a big thanks to you and the guys for last Saturday at Nitstock !. It was amazing and beyond what we had hoped for. Your attention to detail and quality for providing a first class service really is second to none and we were so delighted to know you could fit us in after the Leicester vintage carnival. Can't tell you how many good comments we have received about the music . A good time had by all. I'll be in touch about the village do next year soon once t'commitee have met Cheers and all the best Tim & Chris Tim and Chris Bray (Nitstock -Oxford) 10/10 July 2017 Great night at The Fishpond Pub with Kal Vaikla and his Kats you certainly know how to make the place come alive with your fab music...👏👏👏..An outstanding band and never fail to deliver. Thank you also to Red Ginger for your dance lesson we will master that stroll..👏 Well what can you say - we had Kal's Kats to play for our Great Gatsby Themed Birthday party last night in Sutton in Ashfield. I don't really know what more to say - simply a fantastic band!!! how these guys are not on TV and playing around the country is a sin as far as I'm concerned. Their attention to detail is excellent, they play brilliant music and get the entire room going - teaching them dances to get everyone buzzing - They taught them the Gay Gordons for a bit of fun and I nearly burst into tears with how fantastic it all looked and to see everyone army party enjoying themselves. Just a wonderful wonderful night - Thankyou so much Kal's Kats - Yvonne Shaw xx (10 / 10) Yvonne Shaw - Hosiery Mills, Sutton in Ashfield Kals Kats did my wife's 60th. birthday party, what a band everyone at the party had a brilliant night and are still talking about the band, these guys are the best ever, you have to see them for yourselves, amazing!!! Steve Shaw (Birthday party - Great Gatsby style) 10/10 W0W!! what a brilliant night, all our guests as well as us are ranting about how much they enjoyed it - Kal's Kat's are just off the scale - might have to have another birthday party xxx Yvonne Bradbury (60th Birthday party - Gatsby style ) 10/10 What a superb night - music and entertainment by these guys was just first class. Highly recommended band and really know how to get the party going - wonderful feedback from everyone. Krishna Pancholi (Great Gatsby party night BrowneJacobson Llp) 10/10 Hello all, Just a quick email to congratulate everyone on a really successful night on Friday. Wayne and the team, you were fantastic entertainment and we're really grateful your support and professionalism in working together with the Kal's Kat's band and us to make the night go so well. Louisa and Krishna, once again well done and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you for asking us to be a part of it with our good friends Kal and his fantastic Kats. We hope to work with you again. Red & Ginger Red & Ginger (DancewithRed&Ginger) 10/10 Wow, wow, wow - simply fantastic. They hit the switch and boom it just went off. The audience danced like crazy and were sweating like mad - the main chap Kal was in amongst the audience whooping then up showing them dance moves and singing some fab music - I wish I'd recorded this - they should be on TV! This is the best night we've ever seen at this club in all the years - Kal's Kats - just superb. Happy new year for 2017 all and get these guys booked for your event. You won't regret it - Peter H. Manager Peter Harris (Kirk Hallam social club Xmas party 2016) 10/10 We had Kal's Kats play for our wedding party in a Great Gatsby style - they were absolutely fantastic. Their stage presentation was so authentic and the lighting really created the mood. So much more than we expected. Thankyou guys xx Sara Henley (Our wedding at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield) 10/10 What an EPIC night! A group of us travelled from Bedworth to Derby to dance to Kal's Kats for their Xmas dance - bloody fantastic night!!! I wish I could dance to these guys every day!! Sam Samantha Luna Louise (Strictly jitterbug) 10/10 What can I say - we attended the weekender and on Saturday watched one band and many of us were disappointed and were ready to leave but wanted to wait to see this band called Kal's Kats. We didn't know what to expect and hoped they would be better than the previous band and boy were we in for a treat. Kal's kats are simply fantastic!!! There 250 people in that room at the Royal Bath Hotel and everyone danced the entire night through. we were delighted and cannot praise this band highly enough, really excellent. Thankyou Kats - you outdid yourselves Terry Hughes (Jump jive weekender Bournemouth) 10/10 Thankyou so so much to you and Kal’s Kats - just pure quality entertainment. You should be on the telly. We will be in contact soon to arrange another dance - feedback is beyond any what we have had from any band- Terry Lloyd (Oakleigh Lodge royal British legion - Notts) 10/10 Hi Kal Thank you. I can't believe we raised so much money. Thank you and your Kats for amazing entertainment and I apologise that they were left hanging around. Everyone I have spoken to loved the music and were asking who you were. I will put your details on the Dancing with Karen page. It would be great to work with you again and Kalamazoo would really work for one of our dances as well - you guys are just fantastic !! Karen Creswell (Dancing with a Karen -Swadlincote relay for life and cancer research UK) 10/10 Tell you what folks - these guys have two band Kalamazoo dance Band and Kal's Kats - we had Kalamazoo here a few weeks ago for our 40's event and we have Kal's Kats playing for New Year's Eve - they are simply first class - we were blown away by their talent, top quality music and how they worked the audience participation was second to none. Just fantastic!!!! If you are planning an event and want it to be remembered by everyone, then either Kal's Kats for. Jump jive and swing Dance or Kalamazoo for a Glenn Miller and rat pack style dance - just love love love you guys!!! Sheridan Morris (7 Lakes country park) 10/10 Blimey these guys are superb!! They played an outside concert for us as part of the weeks music festival and they got the place rammed - folks were sitting on the walls to get a view - what a band and will definitely be back here again - swing revival at its best!! Chris - manager at Fishpond Matlock Bath (Fishpond pub - Matlock Bath) 10/10 What a great night at evesham town hall. Kals Kats were absolutely incredible. Loved every moment of it :D xxxx Would absolutely 100% recommend this band to anyone - brilliant !!! Jade Freemen (JazzJiveSwing - Evesham) 10/10 Exhausted after an absolutely fantastic night dancing to the brilliant Kals Kats at Evesham Town Hall. Huge thanks to Sarah and Rob for organising. Thanks to everyone for the dances, giggles and very silly moments. Helen Louisa (Evesham Town Hall) 10/10 Kals Kats... You played a fantastic set last night. Gez Gaughn (JazzJiveSwing group) 10/10 Hello Kal, Well what can I say, a huge thank you for making our event such a success it was great and enjoyed by all. It was wonderful to see all those bodies on the Dance floor enjoying such fun and learning new steps instructed by yourself and Andrew and his team lovely to watch also Red and Ginger and the other dancers who came along with them. Your band is excellent and we will have you back no doubts !! Ann Spendlove (St Faiths in the community ) 10/10 What a night of dancing To Kals Kats. Brilliant music, fun workshops and good company, it doesn't get better than that! Ian an Natalie Cookson (Strutt Centre, Belper, Derbyshire ) 10/10 Had a great night at our venue with the gangster and molls night with Kal's Kats - great band, great fun and looking forward to the next. Andrew James Dunn (The Reeency Dance Centre) 10/10 Very simply - another great night with Kal's Kats! Louise Jayne Wilding 10/10 Sian Lawley-Rudd - Had a fab time watching all the great dancers and listening to the fab music from Kal's Kats tonight! — feeling entertained at Willington Rock n Roll Club. Had a great time, the live music was brilliant and I joined in on the Charleston xx Sian Lawley-Rudd 10/10 watched Kal's Kats play at Pickering War weekend last year at Pickering and at Whitby Metropole - They were superb and great news that they are booked again for 2016 - I'll be there. Michelle (Pickering War weekend) 10/10 well well, I watched this band in action at Great Barford and can tell you they are superb. The presentation with lights and suits is second to none and really creates that atmosphere and the music was really well played and an excellent mix as well. The floor was packed from start to finish. I thought they were outstanding A++++ Caro F. (Cambs) 10/10 More Testimonials available if required (all in the public domain)" various, 2018 Convert to External Review "well, I watched this band in action at Great Barford and can tell you they are superb. The presentation with lights and suits is second to none and really creates that atmosphere and the music was really well played and an excellent mix as well. The floor was packed from start to finish. I thought they were outstanding A++++ Caro F. " Great Barford Dance night , 2017 Convert to External Review "Dee Evans - City Rooms Leicester just have to say a really big 'Thank You' to Kal & the rest of the Band Members for your playing in Chesterfield yesterday. I'm from the town originally but moved away over 30yrs ago, however I go 'home' as often as I can to see my Dad. Sadly I wasn't able to get to this years event but am commenting on my Dad's behalf. At 93yrs old the 40's were my dad's 'youth' & he has always held on to the memories & been my inspiration for my lifelong passion for the era. He took himself off to town yesterday & listened to you guys right through to your last number. I chatted with him last night & he was thrilled with his day out, loving the music & reminiscing to the dancing. So I will say Thank You All once again for making my dear old Dad a very Happy Man! you are wonderful musicians and very lovely people. My Best Wishes to you All. Leander Phillips " City rooms, Leicester , 2017