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About The Basie Millers

The Basie Millers are a six-piece, London-based band who play a killer selection of dance floor filling soul, funk and pop.
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If you’re looking for a band for your wedding, private party, public event or corporate function, you’ve most definitely come to the right place. We have experience playing weddings, parties, events and festivals. We can even play a special request for the first dance, or if you just want to hear a particular song you love. We are happy to work with you to create a set within our style that’s perfect for your occasion. The Basie Millers are a lively party band ready to blow your socks off (but only if you want us to...).

Covers, Pop, Funk, Motown, Soul
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Wedding, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Respect - Aretha Franklin
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Knock on Wood -Eddie Floyd
25 Miles - Edwin Starr
Piece of my Heart - Erma Franklin
Fire - Etta James
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Cheater Man - Irma Thomas
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
I feel good - James Brown
Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor
Shotgun - Jr. Walker
Shout - Lulu
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
I Can’t Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Barefootin’ - Robert Parker
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Hold on, I'm coming - Sam and Dave
Soul Time - Shirley Ellis
Dance to the Music - Sly & TFS
Sunshine of your love - Spanky Wilson
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Soulful Dress - Sugar Pie DeSanto
It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Get Ready - The Temptations
River deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
All you need is love - The Beatles
Reet Petit - Jackie Wilson
Rocksteady - Aretha Franklin
Ain't no sunshine - Bill withers
Express Yourself - Charles Wright
Le Freak - Chic
Good Times - Chic
Move on up - Curtis Mayfield
Starman - David Bowie
September - Earth Wind and Fire
The night - Frankie valli
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
Sex Machine - James Brown
Get up offa that thing - James Brown
Get down tonight - KC & The Sunshine band
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Apache - The shadows
You're my best friend -Queen
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Sir duke - Stevie wonder
As - Stevie wonder
Shake Your Body - The Jackson 5
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Think (Blues Brothers Version) - Aretha Franklin
Groove is in the Heart - Deee-lite
Lemme Clear my throat - DJ Kool
A Little Respect - Erasure
Get down on it - Kool and the gang
Celebration - kool and the gang
All night long - Lionel Ritchie
Like a virgin - Madonna
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye/Hot 8
Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
Take on me - Aha/reel big fish
California love - Tu pac
Common people - Pulp
Candy - Cameo
Spice Girls medley - Spice Girls
Rappers delight - Sugar hill Gang
Cupid - Amy winehouse
Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - Black Eyed Peas
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
I'm a survivor - Destiny's Child
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
Can't Stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Valerie - Mark Ronson + Amy Winehouse
Hey Ya - Outkast
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Shake it off - Taylor Swift
Mercy - The Third Degree
Can’t stop - Red hot chili peppers
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Grow old with me - Tom Odell
Toxic - Britney Spears
Rockin around the Christmas tree - Brenda lee
Santa Claus is coming to town - Jackson 5
All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
Hava Nagila - Various
Fairytale of New York - The pogues
Let there be love - 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 '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.

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 £150

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. We can set up earlier in the day if required for a small extra charge.

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.


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£1400
Up to 3 hours£1600


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Vin G, 1 year ago

I booked the Basie Millers for my monthly live music show to play as people were arriving and to play at the end to get everyone dancing. We literally couldn’t clear the chairs quick enough with the stampede of people wanting to dance as soon as they started playing! Such a brilliant band that my crowd couldn’t get enough of. I can’t wait to get them back again!

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Hollie R, 2 years ago

The Basie Millers are THE best party band around! I’ve hired them for our work Christmas party for the past 3 years and they always fill the dance floor with their set of absolute party anthems! Seriously talented musicians and a fab night guaranteed!