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Capitol Motown & Soul Band

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About Capitol Motown & Soul Band

Relive the magic of the Motorcity with the FDE Motown & Soul Band. Songs you know and love, played by the band you’ll grow to love!
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The FDE Motown & Soul Band - 11 Piece Motown & Soul Party Band Lineups from 5 to 11 musicians available. Relive the authentic sounds of Soul Music with the FDE Motown & Soul Band. This high energy show band are made up from 11 musicians who are dedicated to recreating the sound that changed America and the World. The FDE Motown & Soul Band can perform a selection of classics chosen from the magic of the Motorcity, the funk of Fame Studios and the Southern Soul of Stax. If the event requires they also do authentic ‘Motown only’ sets. If you want the big sound of America’s original dance music then the FDE Motown & Soul Band are the perfect choice. Songs you know and love, played by the band you’ll grow to love! Where is the act based and how far will you travel? This act is based in Bristol, UK and are happy to travel all over the UK and abroad! How long does the act perform? A standard evening would go something like this: 18:00 Arrival 19:30 Set up by 19:30 - 21:00 Playlist music or DJ 21:00 - 22:00 First dance/Set 1 22:00 - 22:30 Playlist music or DJ 22:30 - 23:30 Set 2 23:30 - 00:00 Playlist music or DJ However this is just a guide and is flexible between 7.30pm & midnight. What happens with the music between the acts sets? We can provide a variety of options for you. If you have anything different in mind, please just ask! Option 1: You provide an mp3 player/laptop/DJ to play through our system Option 2: We provide a pre-mixed playlist Option 3: We arrange a playlist from you and your guests suggestions Option 4: We can provide a full DJ package including extra dance floor lights and at present over 100 days worth of songs, and for a much smaller fee than it would normally cost for a separate DJ we can provide the entire night's entertainment. Playing before, in-between and after the band, the DJ set is co-ordinated with the bands set list so that the music for your event is fully in sync. We encourage you to email over a playlist and/or songs/artists/genres that you would like to hear (or not!) in advance and of course you and your guests are more than welcome to make requests on the night. Please note, although happy to make any necessary announcements, we try and let the tunes do the talking, not the DJ! Option 5: Professional DJ - We have a great network of top DJ's who can help cater for all tastes. How do the act set up on stage? We require a minimum area of 5m (w) x 3m (d) in order for the band to perform. You can download our stage plan here. What do the act require at the venue? We require an area of 5m (w) x 3m (d) in order for the band to perform and approx. 1 to 1hr 30mins to set up (depending on the band size, load-in and equipment hired). Adequate electrical supply, i.e. a minimum of 2 standard 3 pin, 13 amp power sockets near the performance area that are independent, i.e. NOT shared with catering, disco, etc. This should save overloading any circuits! If we are running off of a generator, we run no more than 3000 watts from a 230 volt supply = 13 amps. Refreshments. It is customary to provide HOT food and water/soft drinks. A lockable room to wait and change in. What do the performers usually wear? The act will always dress appropriately depending on the type of event. For example weddings/corporate events they will wear smart attire. They will always make the effort to dress up for any themed/fancy dress events. Please check out the gallery to see this acts usual clothing attire. Can we make DJ requests in advance of the event? If you have any specific songs you would like to be played via the DJ we would need to receive these prior to the event so we can include them into the playlist and we will do our best to accommodate as best we can. If we cannot provide the songs you would like then we would encourage you to provide your own laptop/MP3 device to play the songs that can then be plugged into the bands PA system. Can I pick the acts setlist? Although we don't apply a policy whereby you can select the whole show, if there are any songs you would particularly like to/not hear from our repertoire please let us know and we can arrange something for you. However, I would recommend keeping this to a minimum as we are constantly evolving a set that works great dynamically and keeps the vast majority of crowds happy! Will you learn our special song? The band are more than happy to play any songs that might be requested, however some songs can be unsuitable for the band to play. If this is the case we will let you know that they are unable to play your requested song. If you do have a special song that you would like the band to play for your event just let us know when making the booking. That way they will have plenty of time to learn it for you. Can we use your sound system for speeches? You are welcome to use our sound system for speeches, however if this requires the act to arrive at the venue earlier than scheduled, this will need to be taken into consideration and an extra fee may apply. Does the act have PAT and PLI certificates? We will always have up to date PAT and PLI certificates and can provide a copy of these upon request. How much do you charge? The band endeavour to be as flexible as possible to suit your requirements. We will review your requests and tailor a quote specifically for you. Other information about CAPITOL... Line up options for CAPITOL: 5 piece band - 1x vocals, bass, guitar, drums & keys 6 piece band - 2x vocals and/or saxophone, drums, bass, guitar & keys 7 piece band - 3x vocals, drums, bass, guitar & keys 8 piece band - 2x vocals, 2x horns, drums, bass, guitar & keys 9 piece band - 3x vocals, 2x horns, drums, bass, guitar & keys 10 piece band - 3x vocals, 2x horns, percussion, drums, bass, guitar & keys 11 piece band - 3x vocals, 3x horns, percussion, drums, bass, guitar & keys

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Capitol Motown & Soul Band's Song list

Dancing in The Street
I Want You Back
Baby Love
Reach Out I’ll Be There
Blame It On the Boogie
Dancing In The Street
How Sweet It Is(To Be Loved By You) LLLL
I Can’t Help Myself
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
I’m Coming Out
It Takes Two
All Night Long
Signed, Sealed Delivered
Nowhere To Run
This Ol’ Heart Of Mine
Do You Love Me?
It’s The Same Old Song
My Girl
Please Mr. Postman
Stop! In The Name Of Love
You Can’t Hurry Love
Tears Of A Clown
Tracks Of My Tears
My Guy
Get Ready
Soul Man
Knock On Wood
Green Onions
Sweet Soul Music
Land of 1000 Dances
Hold on! I’m Coming
In The Midnight Hour
Mr. Pitiful
Twisting The Night Away
River Deep, Mountain High
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
Proud Mary
Shake A Tailfeather
Love Train
Ladies Night
Soul Finger
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our tight and lively performances with an authentic soul & Motown sound!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Outdoor stages to 3000+ people and countless wedding and events venues across the UK and abroad

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder & Aretha Franklin

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

3000+ performance for the armed forces day in Plymouth

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.

Do you have different line-up options?

6pc - 2x vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys 8pc - Inc 2x brass We can augment these options with up to 5x singers, 5x brass, a string section and dancers, so please just let us know you have something larger in mind!

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 1.5 to 2 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?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 6m (wide) by 3m (deep) space to perform

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 one special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

Capitol Motown & Soul Band's Prices

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Up to 1 hour£3000
Up to 2 hours£3400
Up to 3 hours£4000
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Capitol Motown & Soul Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Liam M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Very very pleased and would highly recommend. This is a tight professional band with a great sound. They played at our wedding and we are so pleased with our decision. Many thanks to the whole band

From other customers:

Katie C
4 years ago

Firstly, we thought you delivered a highly professional service and found it incredibly easy to organise things with you. Most importantly though, the music was absolutely fantastic: the band’s extremely entertaining performance during the evening and the DJ sets in between. People were on the dance floor all night!

Dan J
4 years ago

Just wanted to say how amazing you guys were at our wedding! You belted out the songs and got everyone dancing. Your choice of songs & DJ music throughout the night was perfect. It really did make our evening awesome.