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Function band
London
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The Sound Express band is a high energy , versatile and super professional band, performing a huge range of classic and current hits.

Sound Express band Soul, pop, motown and jazz function band based in London, specialised in weddings, corporate events and private parties. The “Sound Express band” is an energetic, classy and engaging band featuring a line-up of professional musicians with more than 15 years experience of live performances in different venues in London and UK. Their repertoire is characterised by a wide selection of Pop, Soul and R&B classics, uplifting Motown songs, famous jazz standards and Italian/Spanish numbers, all rearranged in different styles including funk, swing and latin jazz. The band is led by the charismatic singer Bee from Spain, who is capable to literally enchant the audience with her charming voice and get everyone involved. Expect a non-stop show, full of famous uplifting songs and classy arrangements, which will get everyone up and dancing and singing along. We provide a complete, stand-alone and flexible music equipment that can be adapted to the specific needs of the clients and types of venues. We have a very flexible and personalised approach with every single event, and always strive to provide a highly professional service throughout all the booking process, from the very first enquiry to the actual organisation and complexion of the event. This includes a close and constant communication with our clients at all times, in order to guarantee an outstanding custom-made show and service.

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:
Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Funk rock, R&B, Funk, Motown, Disco, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Latin, Salsa, Samba, Spanish music, Reggae, Italian music
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Superstition
My Girl
Hit the road Jack
Ain't nobody
A little less conversation
Never too much
Black or white
Shape of you
Happy
Moves like Jagger
Respect
Living for the city
I wanna dance with somebody
September
I will survibe
Rock with you
Signed sealed delivered
I shot the sheriff
Cant help it
I will wait
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
Seven Nation Army
Call me maybe
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
All about the bass
Can't buy me love
Love yourself
CHRISTMAS SONGS
Last Christmas- Wham!
All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey
We wish you a merry Christmas
Let it snow
White Christmas
Feliz Navidad (I wanna wish you a merry Christmas)
Santa Baby- Michael Buble
Blue Christmas- Michael Buble
Winter wonderland- Michael Buble
Santa Claus is coming to town- Michael Buble
Holy holy Christmas- Michael Buble
Cold December night - Michael Buble
The First Noël- frank Sinatra
O Little Town of Bethlehem- Nat King Cole
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth- Nat King Cole
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 musicians of our absolute trust, 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?

Duo : Vocals and keyboards OR guitar. Trios: Vocals plus keyboards and drums Quartet: bass, drums, guitar OR keyboards and vocals Quintet: bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals

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 to 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?

Of course you can: 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 for events with up to 140 guests

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course we can: We take up to 3 requests free of charge (As long as within a reasonable instrumentation/ genres having in consideration all the styles we cover and that we are not an 18-piece orchestra... Please go ahead. We love requests as they help us to keep on making our track list bigger.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The band's high energy and versatility and our very impressive singer and front woman, who is a natural-born, fearless performer. We interact with the audience from the first till the last song and read the crowds and environments real well so we are able to please and delight all sorts of crowds.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Quaglinos (Mayfair, London) Revolucion de Cuba, Southampton Revolucion de Cuba, Reading Revolucion de Cuba, Bristol MNKY-HSE, Mayfair, London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Muse, Chuck Berry, Ella Fitzjerald, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Beyonce, Etta James, Adele and all the ones in our full track list.

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

National Spanish TV (Voice contest) Private show at MNKY-HSE for huge corporate party.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1300

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Lizzy H, 19 days ago

Our experience with Sound Express has been brilliant - our guests thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed feel of the jazz trio set during our wedding reception drinks. Correspondence has been punctual and professional, and the band have been very accommodating to requests. We would highly recommend!

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Paul M, 1 month ago

Fantastic , that’s all I can say

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David N, 3 months ago

Sound express are an amazing band! Even just their trio of musicians produced a superb comprehensive sound of such good quality and clarity. Each of the 3 musicians that performed for our 50th birthday party are evidently extremely talented with plenty of charisma. Bea the lead singer interacted well with the crowd and sang beautifully in Spanish, Italian & English. Chicco the Keyboard player was evidently so skilful and produced such a kaleidoscope of stunning sound quality. Jose the Manager and a fantastic drummer was great to liaise with before their performance. He was extremely helpful in corresponding by text, email and a phone conversation. A friend of mine who is a keen amateur drummer was mesmerised by his drumming skills! Sound Express created such a good atmosphere for all our guests that have all fedback how brilliant they were. I just wish the party and their performance could have continued for several hours more as they did increasingly manage to draw a good number of our guests on to the dance floor who were having such a good time! I would definitely book again and hope to arrange a salsa party in the future!

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Beverley H, 3 months ago

Very accommodating and everyone commented on how good they were

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Dave L, 6 months ago

This is the second time we have booked the Sound Express Band and as with the first occasion they did not disappoint. Despite restricting them to a far smaller area than they are used to they rose to the occasion captivating everyone with their tunes. I had to intervene at the end to quell the tide of ‘Encore’ requests as I truly believe they’d still be here now ! Thoroughly recommended !

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David A, 8 months ago

Sound Express band is a vibrant crew of experienced and charismatic musicians with a background ranging from R’n’B to Funk, Latin Jazz and Pop classics. They were exceptionally engaging with the crowd for all their performance; from the early dinner set where it was required to play at a conversational volume level throughout the second part of the night where everyone was feeling the more energetic grooves and melodies while singing along some classic rearranged in a modern and sophisticated style.

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