Soul & Motown band

The Diamond Experience

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About The Diamond Experience

Soul & Motown band
Hastings
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Awesome funk and soul band made up of pro players that know how to bring the funk to get the party started.

A relatively new line-up of professional and well seasoned players. The Diamond Experience are made up of friends that have played together in various bands over the last few years. They formally joined under the band name in early 2018. The players will often be found playing with great international and local artists in the South East of England.

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:
Funk, Soul, Vintage, Covers, Motown
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

All played in our fine, funky style:
Fire - Jimi Hendrix
I want to hold your hand - Al Green
I wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Love And Happiness - Al Green
Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Marvin Gaye
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Kiss - Prince
Proud Mary - Tina Turner/Creedence Clearwater
Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett/Beatles
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
RESPECT - Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin
Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
Happy - Pharell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
I can't Feel My Face - The weeknd
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Valerie - Winehouse/The Zutons
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
You've Got A Friend - Donny Hathaway/Carole King
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Soul Man - Sam And Dave
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Long Train Running - Doobie Bros
Shake Your Tail-Feather - Ray Charles
Halleluja And I Love Her So - Ray Charles
I'm A Believer - The Monkeys
Come Together - The Beatles
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog - Elvis
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Kissing My Love - Bill Withers
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes. However, while every effort is made to book the exact band in the video, backing musicians vary according to availability. The musicians booked are always of a professional standard and form a pool of musicians that regularly work together.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can bring a female vocalist into the line-up if that is requested. We can expand to include a brass section also.

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

We will be as flexible as we can. We want your event to go smoothly so we'll do what we can to help. If there are any changes before the event please let us know via email or phone.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Certainly, we always carry an iPad/laptop with access to recorded music to play between sets. For a small charge we can play recorded music from the minute the live minute finishes for up to an hour and a half after.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes 80-100 minutes to set up fully. we are willing to discuss early set up's to accommodate guest arrivals or

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Please let us know if you're keen to hear anything particular from our song list.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes. There is an additional lighting package available

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will only offer one significant song or first dance.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

How professionally we behave and the quality of the performance whilst getting people dancing.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Black Market VIP, Hastings; The Masonic Hall, Hastings,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

James Brown, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Al Green, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder...

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

We performed the Coastal Currents Staff Party on the 30th of August, a prestigious Hastings event.

Prices

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£1250
Up to 3 hours£1800
Available services
Lighting+ package
+£200

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Tina M, 1 month ago

Joel White is astoundingly talented. His band opened my Secret Party in 2019 and blew my crowd away. If you want original funk, soul or blues with a twist which will get everyone dancing, then look no further. Whether you are looking for an acoustic intimate set or a full band, Joel can set the tone just right. Tina Morris, Sweet and Dandy Ltd & Coastal Currents Arts Festival

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Chaz R, 1 year ago

We booked Joel and his band for our wedding this year, as we have seen him play on many occasions and we’re aware of the extremely high standard of musicianship and performance that he brings to each show he plays, big or small. The band did not disappoint, and in fact exceeded our expectations in every way. We booked Joel to play both during the day and also in the evening with the band, and as ever was the consummate professional throughout the whole process, which was easy and stress free. The band arrived promptly and set up subtly without any interruption to the proceedings. As hoped, they produced a performance that blew everyone away, with a set tailored to the occasion and perfect choice of songs which suited the mood perfectly and produced exactly the atmosphere we were hoping for. As ever, the quality of the music was outstanding, with each band member an expert of their instrument. Joel stole the show with his guitar solo in ‘Purple rain’ which we had requested as a finale, and had the audience in awe, many with their phones out filming. The band catered to all of our requests seamlessly and went above and beyond to produce a spectacular show that no one will forget. The music was really the highlight of our day, and people who were there are still talking about them now whenever the wedding comes up in conversation. If you want a highly professional, reliable band who will deliver the highest standard of musicianship throughout a captivating and mesmerising performance, then I would fully recommend Joel white as the man to go to