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1960s era tribute band
High Wycombe
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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The New Foundations are a great 6 piece band, and one of the few that recaptures that authentic Motown sound. In 2007, Keith, a drummer with bands such as First Class, The Sweet and Mud, formed The New Foundations. Keith had been friends with The Foundations guitarist Alan Warner and formed the new band to satisfy his craving to get out there and play classic hits of the 60,s, Soul and Tamla Motown music! the New Foundations has seen a few changes of personnel over the years, although the core of four of the members, guitar, sax, drums and keyboards, has remained consistent for the last 6 years which has resulted in a very tight, very professional unit. The Foundations featuring Clem Curtis, Colin Young and Alan Warner enjoyed worldwide recognition with such great classic hits as: Baby Now I've Found You (No 1 in UK) - Build Me Up Buttercup (No 1 in UK) - Back On My Feet Again (No12 in UK) - In The Bad Bad Old Days (Top 20 in UK) Now, The New Foundations recapture their classic sound. The New Foundations have enjoyed success on the major circuits in The UK, Germany and Denmark. The band are six seasoned professionals who offer the highest standard and quality in their performances, bringing with them their wealth of experience in stage, screen and recording. The New Foundations play all the hits of The Foundations plus an extensive repertoire of 60's, Soul and Motown classics! When you Book The New Foundations, you get 6 first class musicians playing the best professional standard instruments, Mackie active PA system with monitoring, and the latest LED lighting rigs. An entirely 100% LIVE experience. Nothing is pre-recorded, no backing tracks The attitude and conduct of the band is of the highest professional standard at all times. The band has extensive experience playing clubs, weddings, celebratory events, corporate functions, festivals, holiday villages, large or small venues, inside or outside. They can play music through the PA between sets of their or your choice by arrangement. Wireless microphones are available for speeches etc if required. The band has £10 million Public Liability insurance (documentation available on request) All equipment it PAT tested.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Pop, Motown, Tribute, Soul, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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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
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, We have lead vocalist, sax and guitar options in order to maximise availability, and cover for unforseen circumstances, for example illness.

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

No problem, we can accommodate unforseen timing changes. Even on the day of the event.

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

Yes, we can play music of our choice or yours by prior arrangement.

How much time do you need to set up?

approx 1 hour 30 mins minimum

Can you roam around while you perform?

the vocalist, sax player and guitarist are capable of interacting with the audience, and often do!

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

Of course

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

Yes, everything and you can use a radio mic for speeches etc

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This is a bit tricky, but if we cant we would make sure we played music requests over the pa in a break as a minimum. But we may be able to learn a special song, for example as a first dance at a wedding if we are given sufficient notice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The reviews on Encore and the band website speak for themselves. Our clients love our authentic 100% live show, the very high standard of musicianship, the professional attitude of all the band members, and the fact that we will go the extra mile to accommodate any requirements or alterations so that our clients have the most enjoyable possible experience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Connaught rooms London, Warners holiday villages, Butlins holiday complexes, Wokingham festival, Rickmansworth festival, Wycombe festival, Ascot festival, Bracknell festival, charity events, hundreds of clubs, birthdays, weddings, corporate events all round 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, The Commitments

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

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


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Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1900
Up to 3 hours£2400
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From Encore customers:

Emily W
2 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
2 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?

From other customers:

Chris C
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 6 High St
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5 out of 5

This is the best band we have ever had at the club. A fantastic evening. Its the second time The New Foundations have played here. It wont be the last!

Leigh B
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in The Precincts/Stomp Rd
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5 out of 5

I booked The New Foundations for my fiancee's 50th birthday party. They were amazing! Such a great sound and show. I know at least two different guests who are going to book them for their celebration parties.

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