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2-6 Pieces experienced Function band for all events delivering high-quality live performances covering Soul, Motown, Funk, Pop and more!
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Launched in 2014 and available from a Duo up to a 6-piece Band, including in the lineup singers with 25+ of music industry experience between us, the Vanbrugh Hill Music Syndicate was formed to source Special events, Private events and Corporate functions. The band can cover from Soul to Pop, RnB, Jazz and Motown classics. We serve the UK and Europe with high-quality live music production to fulfil the personal musical requirements for each event. Over the years, our members have assembled high-profile experiences working with big industry names such as Phil Collins, Beverly Knight, Take That, Westlife, and Michael Jamie Cullum, to name a few. Our members also performed live on TV shows like This Morning and legendary stages such as Glastonbury. What makes our band incredible is our passion and desire to entertain your guests and deliver an unforgettable live show that will keep your guest raving about it for weeks to come. We appreciate that your guests might have a wide taste in music - we always strive to deliver a live performance pleasant to all tastes and ages. Our goal is to make sure everybody is dancing and having a great time! Our wealth of collective experience in live performance allows us to cross genres, from Pop, Soul, Motown Classics and Jazz. We are a professional and flexible band of musicians and often accept requests not included in our performance sets. One of our highest-profile gigs came from an International invitation to perform in Lithuania, opening the new Artagonist Hotel in Vilnius for a Corporate event in front of an audience of 300+ special guests. The outcome was very successful, allowing us to secure three further performances there! So if you are looking for a band that not only looks good but also sounds great and can provide the very best in live music for your special occasion, look no further than The Vanbrugh Hill Music Syndicate. WE AIM TO PLEASE - WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE!!

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Kay O
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 44-46 Brixton Rd
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5 out of 5

The Vanbrugh Hill Music Syndicate will bring a smile to your ears through an immersive experience that touches every cell in your body. Their passion for music is heard in every note, bringing rhythm, energy and excitement to any party, event or concert.

Sam F
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 37 - 39 St George's Walk
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5 out of 5

‘The Vanbrugh Hill Music have worked with us on our live music programme delivering quality live music to source our events..covering Soul Classics..Motown..Neo Soul..Jazz Funk.. and Jazz. I would highly recommend them for your special event.’

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Ain't No Mountain High - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Aint Nobody - Chaka Khan
All About That Bass - Meg Trainor
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
All Of Me - John Legend
Arthurs Theme - Christopher Cross
Ascension - Maxwell
At Last - Etta James
Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
Baby Love - The Supremes
Back To Life - Soul 2 Soul
Beatles - Lady Madonna
Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Can't Hide - Earth Wind & Fire
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebrate - Kool and the Gang
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
Dancing on The Ceiling - Lionel Ritchie
Dancing Queen - Abba
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dream Lover - Mariah Carey
End Of The Road - Boyz To Men
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Police
Every Step You Take - Police
Everybody - Anthony Hamilton
Family Affair - Mary J Blige
Fantasy- Mariah Carey
Fever - Peggy Lee
Freedom - Aretha Franklin
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get Lucky - Pharrell Williams / Nile Rodgers
Golden - Jill Scott
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hello - Lionel Ritchie
Hold On - En Vogue
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Human - Rag N Bone Man
I Believe In Miracles - Hot Chocolate
I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Keep Forgetting - Michael McDonald
I Love You Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm A Soul Man - James Brown
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
I'm Every Woman - Rufus & Chaka Khan
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
If I Were A Boy - Beyonce
If You Want Me To Stay - Sly & The Family Stone
In The Way - Jill Scott
Irreplaceable - Beyonce
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are -Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Kiss - Prince
Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh
Le Freak - Chic
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love And Happiness - Al Green
Love Train - The O'Jays
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Make It Happen - Mariah Carey
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Money - Abba
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
New York - Alicia Keys
Next To Me - Emili Sande
Night Changes - One Direction
No One - Alicia Keys
Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammy Tyrell
Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
One Love - Bob Marley
Ordinary People - John Legend
Orphans - Coldplay
Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations
People Get Ready - Sam Cooke
Price Tag - Jesse J
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
PYT - Michael Jackson
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Red Wine - UB40
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Ribbon in The Sky - Stevie Wonder
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rollin In The Deep - Adele
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Sail On - Commodores
Say You Won't Go - James Arthur
Sex On Fire - The Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Spinnin Around - Kylie Minogue
Stand By Me - Sam Cooke
Street Life - Randy Crawford
Suddenly - Billy Ocean
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Tell Me - Groove Theory
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Until You Come Back To Me - Aretha Franklin
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
Where Is The Love - Roberta Flack
Wishing On A Star - Rose Royce
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Ya Mo Be There - Mixhael McDonald
Yellow - Coldplay
You Can Reach Me - Oleta Adams
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural
Woman - Aretha Franklin
You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
Your Sex Is On Fire - The Killers


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£2450
Up to 3 hours£3300
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients usually love our dynamic performances, professionalism and musical flexibility!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Some of the venues we performed at in the past include: • Hideaway Streatham • Jazz Cafe London • Pizza Express Holborn London • Front Room Croydon • Corporate and Special events in Lithuania

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Some of the artists that have influenced our sound include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Al Green, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and many more!

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

One of our highest-profile gigs came from an International invitation to perform in Lithuania, opening the new Artagonist Hotel in Vilnius for a Corporate event in front of an audience of 300+ special guests. The outcome was very successful, allowing us to secure three further performances there!

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-auditioned '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?

Yes, we are available from a Duo up to a 6-piece Band. We can discuss different options depending on what's required for your event!

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

We always strive to do our very 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.

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?

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?

No. However, we can recommend PA and Lighting hire companies to you for your event.

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.
Soul, Jazz, Modern jazz, Gospel, Motown, R&B, Covers, Acoustic, Jazz fusion, Pop, Funk, Reggae, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Private event, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Bar / Club / Venue event, Cruise
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