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The New Foundations

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About The New Foundations

6-Piece Soul & Motown Tribute Band for Weddings, Parties, Corporates and Functions. We have done them all! No gig too big or too small.
Soul & Motown band
Lane End
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The New Foundations are one of the few experienced 6-piece bands that recapture that authentic Motown sound. We play all the hits of The Foundations plus an extensive repertoire of the '60s, Soul and Motown classics! ABOUT THE BAND: Keith, our drummer, formed the band in 2007. Keith had been friends with Alan Warner, The Foundations guitarist, and formed The New Foundations to satisfy his desire of getting out there and playing classic hits of the '60s, Soul, and Tamla Motown music! The core members of the band (Guitar, Sax, Drums and Keyboards) have remained consistent until now, resulting in a tight, professional unit. When you Book The New Foundations, you get: • Six first-class musicians playing the best professional standard instruments • State-of-the-art PA system with stage monitoring • The latest LED lighting rigs • An entirely 100% LIVE experience. Nothing is pre-recorded (no backing tracks!) The attitude and conduct of the band are of the highest professional standard at all times. Our members bring to performances their wealth of experience on stage, screen and recording, and their extensive experience playing clubs, weddings, celebratory events, corporate functions, festivals, holiday villages, and large or small venues, inside or outside. The New Foundations have also enjoyed success on major circuits in The UK, Germany and Denmark. They can play music of their (or your!) choice through the PA during the interval between sets, and before and after the band play until the PA is dismantled, and wireless microphones are available for speeches if required (all free of charge). The band also has Public Liability insurance (up to £10 million), and all equipment is PAT tested (all documentation available on request). We are more affordable than you might think! The costs vary depending on the location, set-up, and playing times of your event. Use the "Check availability" or "Message' buttons on our Encore profile tab to contact Keith and he will be very happy to provide you with a quote based on your requirements at the time of your enquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The New Foundations' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jacqui O
1 year ago
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4.5 out of 5

disappointed that the singer was changed as I booked the group because of the singer. I wanted the group because the singer had such a great soulful voice. I was not informed that he couldn’t come, I understood that his father had died and he had to go to Jamaica, understandable. The replacement didn’t know some of the words to some of the songs and was reading them and was ‘winging’ it. I had emailed Keith the evening before the party and was not informed that the singer I booked wasn’t available, obviously there wasn’t anything I could do as I didn’t find out until I arrived at the venue an hour before my party started.

Emily W
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Incredible! Everyone enjoyed every second! Really nice people and amazing entertainers!! Thank you x

Peter C
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Just recommended the New Foundations to a friend and suggested they read the reviews - however, this showed that my review, that I left in April was not there?!! Not sure how that happened - so will leave another one now! We booked the New Foundations in April for my Birthday Party - fortunately we had the opportunity to see them in rehearsal before the party, so we knew from the start they were great and exactly what we wanted. They are all excellent musicians and Noel the lead vocalist has just the right voice and presence for fronting the band. We had a great night- all ages from 20 somethings to 70 somethings were impressed and all said that the Band made the night! I have just returned from a music festival in the west country ( no not that one) The music was great but those of us who had been to my party said " Shame they couldn't have got the New Foundations along here to play!" Next year lads?

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Roz F
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Coral St
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5 out of 5

To the band, I wanted to give you a 5 star review for your excellent performance at my birthday party. you made it truly memorable for me and my friends and family.

Mary G
2 years ago, for a Wedding anniversary in PE1 2AS
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5 out of 5

Sorry not to get to give you a review sooner, but it's been so busy here! But we just had to thank you ALL for an amazing evening to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Steve and I, and all our guests young and old thought you smashed it! I hope you all got home ok on a rainy night as it was a long way for you to travel!

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The New Foundations' Song list

Bend Me, Shape Me - Amen Corner
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Minnie The Moocher - The Blues Brothers
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
Green Onions - Booker T And The MG's
I Feel Good - James Brown
Show Me - The Commitments
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Do You Love Me? - The Contours
Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival
Come On Over To My Place - The Drifters
Kissing In The Back Row - The Drifters
Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Stand By Me - The Drifters
Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Baby, Now That I've Found You - The Foundations
Back On My Feet - The Foundations
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
In The Bad Bad Old Days - The Foundations
It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Stand By Me - Ben E King
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Six Three Four Five Seven Eight Nine - Wilson Pickett
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding
Let's Stick Together - Roxy Music
Hold On, I'm Coming - Sam And Dave
Soul Man - Sam And Dave
When You Walk In The Room - The Searchers
Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers
Gimmie Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Stop Her On Sight (SOS) - Edwin Starr
My Girl - The Temptations
Get Ready - The Temptations
Under The Boardwalk - The Temptations
Aint Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations

The New Foundations' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1900
Up to 3 hours£2400
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The lovely reviews left by our previous customers speak for themselves! Our clients love our authentic 100% live show, the very high standard of musicianship, our professional attitude, and the fact that we will go the extra mile to accommodate any requirements or alterations so that you have the most enjoyable possible experience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Highlights include: • Connaught rooms London • Warner's holiday villages • Butlin holiday complexes • Wokingham festival • Rickmansworth festival • Wycombe festival • Ascot festival • Bracknell festival • Countless charity events, clubs, birthdays, weddings, and corporate events all around the country.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Foundations, Wilson Pickett, The Drifters, The Temptations, Otis Redding, James Brown, The Blues Brothers, and The Commitments to mention a few!

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

Gigs at major holiday villages around the UK, Blotts Country Club in Nottingham, and The Connaught Rooms in London for a major charity event on behalf of London's black cab drivers.

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 '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?

Our line-up is as follows: • Noel - Lead Vocals • Richard - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals • Adam - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals • Andrew - Keyboards & Backing Vocals • Lee - Saxophones & Percussion & Backing Vocal • Keith - Drums and Percussion

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. We can accommodate unforeseen timing changes, even on the day of the event.

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. We can play music of our (or your) choice by prior arrangement during the interval between sets, and before and after the band play until the PA is dismantled.

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?

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?

Yes, our PA and lighting system are included in your quote, and you can use our wireless microphone for speeches free of charge.

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 a special song you'd like us to learn, for example as the first dance at a wedding, we may be able to do it, if we are given sufficient notice.
Motown, Tribute, Pop, Soul, Covers, 1960s era music, 1970s era music
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Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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