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The Burning Shoes

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About The Burning Shoes

The Burning Shoes are one of the most in-demanded cover bands in the UK. They cover a huge range of styles with energy and elegance
Soul & Motown band
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The burning Shoes, with amazing reputation with the very best UK entertainment agencies and in the London live music scene, is the perfect act for a mixed audience. We play only well known classic hits from , Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, B.B King... Ranging from Mo-town, Funk, Soul, Blues to Reggae and swing. Our musician's line up is formed by some of the highest profile musicians un the whole of UK, Featuring Stefanos Tsorelis on Guitar and the amazing Costa Tancredi on bass, with Spanish re-known artist Felipe Martins on vocals and myself on drums.

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
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3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 25 Encore gigs!
Soul, 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, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Gospel, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Funk rock, Top 40, Tribute, Rock 'n' Roll, Britpop, Classic rock, World music, Samba, Bossa nova, Cuban music, Reggae, Spanish music, Salsa, Latin
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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

My Girl
Hit the road Jack
Ain't nobody
A little less conversation
Never too much
Black or white
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
Jail house Rock
I want you back
Feeling good
What a wonderful world
My way
Heard it through the grapevine
Wonderful World
I wish
Sexual Healing
What's going on
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
I just wanna make love to you
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
Georgia in my mind
Stand by me
Back to black
Proud Mary
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
Smooth Operator
Route 66
Mercy , mercy
I Got Rhythm
Moon River
When a Man Loves a Woman
Do I do
Disco Inferno
Love on top
Your love is king
The Sweetest tabu
So in love
Georgy Porgy
Move on up
Play that funky music
Boogie Wonderland
Crazy little thing called love
Locked out of heaven
Uptown funk
For once in my live
You should be dancing
The way you make me feel
We are family
Good times
you are the sunshine of my live
Wait in vain
Could you be loved
Three little birds
Georgy Porgy
I'm so excited
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-auditioned 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?

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 200 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.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1500


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Amy H, 2 months ago

We had Burning Shoes at our wedding and they were absolutely amazing! All the guest loved them. We couldnt of asked for a better band.

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Helen L, 2 months ago

We could not fault The Burning shoes. From the moment we booked them, they were brilliant. Jose’s correspondence was second to none. The band were incredible and contributed to making our wedding the best day ever. They were talented, professional and very entertaining! All of our guests are still raving about them! Not enough gratitude in the world! Thank you.

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Lauren F, 2 years ago

Amazing band!booked for a relaxed bbq and they delivered!! So many great comments from the guests about how much they enjoyed the band. Thank you guys, you made our event really special!!

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Kate O, 2 years ago

The communication before our event was spot on - Jose is very responsive and was willing to answer all my questions very quickly. The band were super professional, excellent quality and very flexible (my timings went awry and they played some filler before the first set so my guests weren't mingling in silence) I would highly recommend!!

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Amanda P, 3 years ago

We hired the band for a wedding celebration in our garden. Jose made the booking process very easy and he was very careful to make sure we had the right kind of mix of instruments and singer to suit us. He sent a long and varied list of song choices. Requests were also encouraged. On the day the band were professional in every way from setting up to performing a whole beautiful range of songs. There was something to suit everyone. We loved Lee Gold’s voice (and amazing keyboard skills - how I would love to be able to do that!). Harrison Cole’s jazz trumpet was smooth and cool all through, not forgetting the great bass Kevin Glasgow and the fabulous rhythm house that is Jose Sacristan. This band had just the right mix for us of jazzy, cool music while our guests wanted to eat and talk, but could turn up the volume and liven up the beat at just the right time for some dancing. Plus the band were such lovely guys - friendly and warm and had a great rapport with our guests. We have had great feedback from our guests about how great the band were. I can thoroughly recommend booking this band. Amanda Parker

Stephanie S, 3 years ago

Hi Jose thank you so much for Saturday, everyone loved your music last Saturday the 12th of May and I think you might have a few future booking coming your way. Thank you once again it was a great event and great music. Thanks

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