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The Kings of Soul

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Modern and high energy party band featuring unique medleys, a super-tight brass section & soulful male and female vocals!
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With a live show featuring unique medleys and bespoke arrangements, The Kings of Soul cover current chart hits, nostalgic pop and old-school soul with effortless ease and a spectacular live sound. 7 Piece: Female Vocals, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys. Highlights * Stunning 7-piece party band featuring a super-tight horn section and soulful female vocals! * Dedicated professional sound engineer for every event to ensure top quality live sound and a technically flawless show. * Hugely varied repertoire from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and Frank Sinatra to Clean Bandit, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran - the set can be tailored to suit every occasion from 21st birthday parties and weddings to Bar Mitzvahs and 50th Birthdays! * Previous clients/venues include The Savoy Hotel, Waldorf Hilton, Seafarers UK, The Guardian and many, many more! * Fully self-sufficient outfit with 1900 watt PA system and lighting rig with effects as standard! * Free provision of music between sets! * Free use of microphone and PA system for speeches between sets! * Dinner/background jazz and DJ options also available (see booking options)! "The Kings of Soul, where to begin? From planning the event months ago, to performing at the event, you have been so professional and co-operative. The performance was incredible, and I speak on behalf of everyone at the ball when I say that without you- the night would not have been such a success. Above all else, you have been great to work with - You are true professionals" As one of the most sought after wedding and corporate party bands in the London and UK events industry, The Kings of Soul provide an energetic and vibrant show guaranteed to amaze your audience and fill the dance floor from start to finish. This elite band features some of London's very finest musicians who have their roots in some of Europe's most respected conservatoires including The Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Trinity Laban. Alongside work with The Kings of Soul, the band members also work for a range of pop artists, west-end shows and touring productions with credits including the BBC Proms, numerous BBC and ITV TV appearances and work with Grammy award winning artists Snarky Puppy and Dan Zane. Zone One have performed throughout the UK and Europe for a wide range of high profile clients including The Guardian, Royal Naval Association and Gazprom. This 7-piece outfit performs its own bespoke arrangements of modern hits and old-school soul from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Clean Bandit and Ed Sheeran. Furthermore, the band also offers a vintage swing/jazz set which is perfect for themed events, swing dances or more intimate settings. This wealth of repertoire makes them one of the most versatile and adaptable bands on the scene and they always craft a unique show to perfectly match the occasion. Quite simply, this band is the ultimate in professional, classy and exciting live entertainment. They provide a slick and impressive show performed by some of London's most in-demand session musicians. They will do everything possible to ensure every event is a huge success and provide a 100% professional and dependable service so you can relax and enjoy the show! Your Event: The band are fully integrated and self sufficient and provide their own high quality 1900 watt PA and lighting package as standard. All bookings come with a professional sound engineer as standard to ensure the band sounds their very best and that your event goes without any technical hiccups. For events with more than 200 guests deluxe packages are also available upon request. For large scale events, the band can provide an experienced production team or work with an existing team already in place. The band can provide free music recorded between sets, a mic for speeches and always tailor their sets according the clients tastes and type of event. Background music options are also available and the band can happily learn first dance requests. The band can also provide live walk-on music and jingles for awards ceremonies and dinners. Recent Clients/Venues: The Savoy Hotel The Guardian Waldorf Hilton Hotel Jumeirah Carlton Tower Performance in Tuscany Royal Naval Association The Grand Connaught Rooms Covent Garden Royal Courts of Justice The Foreign Office Houses of Parliament London City Hall Kings College London Hilton London Metropole Gazprom The British American Project

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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
Christmas, Pop, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Kings of Soul's Song list

Mashups and Medleys - Our unique live show is centred around high-energy mashups that seamlessly combine multiple songs together and keep the dancefloor packed:
Queen Medley
90s/Noughties RnB Medley
Noughties Pop-Rock Medley
Spice Girls Medley
Beatles Medley
Destinys Child Medley
Britney Spears Medley
ABBA Medley
Stax & Motown Medley
Michael Jackson Medley
80s Rock Anthems Medley
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Rockabye - Clean Bandit, Anne Marie and Sean Paul
Sorry - Justin Beiber
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharell Williams
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Domino - Jessie J
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Spice Girls Medley
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Mercy - Duffy
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Ain’t No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Destiny's Child Medley
Love on Top - Beyonce
Sexyback - Justil Timberlake
Let Me Entertain You- Robbie Williams
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Britney Spears Medley
Hey Ya - Outkast
1980’s and 90’s
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Michael Jackson Medley
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jackson 5
Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang
In the Stone - Earth Wind and Fire
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Best of My Love - The Emotions
1950’s and 60’s
I Feel Good - James Brown
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Soul Man - Blues Brothers
Shout - Lulu
Gimmie Some Lovin’ - Blues Brothers
Street Life - Randy Crawford
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Car Wash - Rose Royce
It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons
With A Little Help From My Friends- The Beatles
Vintage Swing/Jazz Set
At Last - Etta James
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
I Got a Woman - Ray Charles
All of Me - Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Have You Met Miss Jones - Sinatra/Robbie Williams
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Sway - Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Last Christmas
All I Want For Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone
Santa Baby
This Christmas
First Dance Ideas
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
At Last - Etta James
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You - UB40
B-A-B-Y -
Live walk on music for awards ceremonies is also available.
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. In the event that any of our regular band members are ill or otherwise unavailable, we have a strong team of trusted, and very talented, deputy musicians/singers ready to step in. Quality control and incredible performances are at the heart of our band ethos!

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We primarily go out as a 7-piece line up that comprises of: Female Lead Vocals Trumpet Sax Keyboards/Male Vocals Guitar Bass Drums However, on occasion outside of peak season we can offer 5 and 6-piece line ups for those on a tighter budget. We can also expand to a larger line-up by adding additional lead singers, brass and percussion.

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

We always aim to be as flexible as possible so please just drop us a line to discuss your plans. Chances are that we can accommodate any changes. If the band is required to perform later than midnight an extra charge is usually payable.

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

Yes we can provide playlists to keep the party going between sets. Our clients are also very welcome can to design their own playlists which we can play through our sound systems. More involved DJ options are also available - please just drop us a line to discuss in more detail.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can generally setup within 1 hour at most venues. We will happily talk you through the logistical specifics and offer advice on how we can best fit into your special day.

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

Yes you can! We are always keen to tailor our show to the individual tastes of every client. We will happily discuss favourite tracks/artists/styles etc - we simply request that you let us write the set lists as it's a fine art to design a show that runs smoothly, has something for everyone, and that builds excitement throughout the night.

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

Yes, unless otherwise specified, all of our quotes include high quality sound and lighting production suitable for the vast majority events of up to 150 people. We can also happily increase our production specifications for larger events.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, wedding bookings come with a bespoke live first dance as standard. We can generally tackle 95% of requests - we just need to make sure that any songs requested are suitable for a live band performance. We can also learn new songs other than the first dance for an extra fee. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

The Kings of Soul's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£3000
Up to 2 hours£3000
Up to 3 hours£4000


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The Kings of Soul's Reviews

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Simon C
4 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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The Kings of Soul played at our wedding. Great performance, they accommodated our odd requests and learnt new stuff for our first dance. Really friendly, great energy.

Mark S
6 years ago

I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you for providing such fantastic entertainment for our wedding reception last month. We had an amazing day and the live music was a great way to finish it off. We especially enjoyed our live first dance, which sounded excellent! Our family and friends were also really impressed, as you could probably tell from the rather enthusiastic dancing ?? Many thanks again, and we will be sure to recommend the Zone One for anyone looking for a top quality party band...

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