The Soul Department
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About The Soul Department
Energetic 8-piece soul/party band. Punchy horns, powerhouse vocals and rock-solid rhythm, guaranteed to bring the party!
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Public liability insurance of £5 million
Demonstrated expertise by completing the Encore Academy
This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years
Soul, Funk, Motown, Disco, Vintage, Tribute, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Covers
The Soul Department's Song list
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Baby, Now That I've Found You
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can’t turn you loose
Dancing In The Street
Do You Love Me
Everybody Needs Somebody
Gimme Some Lovin’
Grits Ain’t Groceries
Hard to Handle
Higher & Higher
Hold on I’m Coming
I Feel Good
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Isn't She Lovely
It's The Same Old Song
Knock on Wood
Land Of 1000 Dances
Memphis Soul Stew
Minnie the Moocher
Nowhere To Run
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Pick Up The Pieces
Play That Funky Music
Reach Out (I'll Be There)
River Deep, Mountain High
Son of a Preacher Man
Shake a Tail Feather
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Soul Music
Take Me to the River
Time Is Tight
Try A Little Tenderness
Turn On Your Love Light
Twisting The Night Away
Unchain My Heart
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
What's Going On
First Dance Numbers:
Let's Stay Together
Stand By Me
Thinking Out Loud
Special Seasonal Numbers:
All I Want For Christmas
I Wish It Could Be Christmas
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Our energy, our authenticity and the amazing sound that we produce - it really helps everybody get up on that dancefloor.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Wroxhall Abbey, Hampton Court Castle, Chateau Impney, Crown Plaza Hotel, Harrods, Wethele Manor, The Moat House, Rowton Castle, Caerhyn Farm, Elmore Court, The Mackworth Hotel, Hedsor House, Austin Court Birmingham, Manor Hill House, Ty Capel Farm, Boldmere Social Club, Swindon Golf Club, Moor Hall Golf Club...and many more
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave, Tina Turner, Temptations, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Ceelo Green
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Difficult to choose! At a full capacity Christmas party for a global engineering company in a VERY nice hotel perhaps... or that time we were asked to play at Harrods at Christmas time maybe... or the very rock and roll garden party complete with a couple of classic rock legends?
Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?
We only take gigs where our vocalists are available. On the very rare occasion that there's illness or an emergency, we will bring in one of our top network of equality talented singers that we feel can bring the same high level of musicianship and charisma to the party.
Do you have different line-up options?
We go out as an 8 piece (male vocals, 3 horns, guitar, keys, bass, drums). You can also add a female vocalist for a 9-piece line up, for that extra special event. This gives us the flexibility to bring our sound and energy to smaller spaces and to cater for more modest budgets.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We can be flexible to fit in with your day - we understand that things arise so we'll keep in touch to make sure everything runs as smoothly for you as possible.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Absolutely - we can either pre-load a specially selected set or some people prefer to bring their own to plug into our system. We don't charge extra for this.
How much time do you need to set up?
We need 2 hours ideally, although we can work to tighter timings if needed.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
We'll be happy to discuss particular favourites with you, and try our best to incorporate them into the evening.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Yes, no hidden extras!
Can you learn song requests before the event?
We are happy to discuss this, and if we feel our line up can do your song request justice, then we will be able to do it (time dependent of course). We will discuss the extra charge for this with you before you decide.
The Soul Department's Prices
Last updated: 2024
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