Soul & Motown band

The Burning Shoes

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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.

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25 gigs
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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
A little less conversation
Black or white
Living for the city
Signed sealed delivered
I shot the sheriff
Hound dog
Jail house Rock
What a wonderful world
My way
Heard it through the grapevine
Wonderful World
I wish
What's going on
Master Blaster
Smooth Criminal
A change is gonna come
I feel good
Sex machine
Soul Man
Johnny b goode
No woman no cry
Sitting on the Dock
Blame it on the boogie
Isn't she lovely
Fly me to the moon
Cheek to cheek
Hotel California
Ain't no sunshine
Oye como va
I just wanna make love to you
I feel good
Isn’t she lovely
Higher ground
light my fire
Just the two of us
Georgia in my mind
Stand by me
Proud Mary
You're losing me
I'd rather go blind
Turn your light down low
Rock me baby
Chain of fools
Smooth Operator
Route 66
Mercy , mercy
When a Man Loves a Woman
Disco Inferno
Play that funky music
Boogie Wonderland
Crazy little thing called love
Uptown funk
For once in my live
Could you be loved
Three little birds
Georgy Porgy
I'm so excited
Soul man
Hold on I’m coming
Knock on wood
I got a woman
Hallelujah I love her so
You never can tell
Hard to Handle
Drive my car
Mustang Sally
Do you love me
Shake a tail feather
Tainted Love
Papa’s got a brand new bag
Everybody needs somebody to Love
Minnie The moocher
Sweet Home Alabama
Living for a prayer (Bon Jovi)
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses)
Paradise City (Guns and Roses)
Smells like teen spirit (Nirvana)
The Pretender (Foo Fighters)
Give it away (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Under the Bridge (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Kiss (Prince)
Come together
Twist and Shout
Suspicious minds (Elvis Presley)
Born to be wild (Steppenwolf)
With a little help from my friends (Joe Cocker)
Lovely day
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£1300
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1800
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From Encore customers:

Andrew W
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

The band exceeded expectation. Great musicians who kept the dance floor full all night. I cannot praise them enough. They were a highlight of a very successful evening

David W
20 days ago
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5 out of 5

Perfect in every way, kept the dance floor full all night , highly recommend and would book for any future events , Many thanks David and Karen ( The Extremes)

Reply from The Burning Shoes
20 days ago

Thanks a million David and Karen. You were so kind and attentive with us all evening. Helpful, generous with food and drinks and friendly. We had a fabulous time with you and all the guests. Looking forward to meeting you again in future events if the occasion arises. Kindest regards, The Burning Shoes

Stacey P
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Burning shoes were amazing, got everyone on the dance floor, we had Giulia & Jose to start in the afternoon, we had so many guests asking for her details, she was amazing! Then in the evening we had a 4 piece band. Could not fault any of them, very professional. Would certainly recommend them all 😀

Michael R
3 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Excellent, we had such a good time. Everyone loved the band and their energy. The 2 songs they learnt for us were amazing, couldn’t have asked for anything better. Jose was great, very easy to communicate with

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From other customers:

Amanda P
4 years ago, for a Wedding in 3 Walpole Close
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5 out of 5

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
4 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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