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My band: The Soul Establishment can meet all your entertainment needs!

The Soul Establishment are a professional Soul, Funk, Pop, Rock band using some of the best session musicians in the UK and with over 200 years combined performance experience. The band have performed all over the world and bring their vast musical experience to every performance. With all their own equipment and a huge catalog of songs suitable for any occasion The Soul Establishment will ensure your night runs smoothly and create a set list designed to keep your dance floor full ensuring that any event is a huge success. The Soul Establishment perform at all events, be it weddings, office parties, corporate events, private parties, they have it all covered. Every event is seen as being unique and is approached in that way, guaranteeing that the music performed and running of your night is a success. The Soul Establishment tailor every single performance to the clients needs, working as closely as possible to ensure that every event is stress free and memorable for all the right reasons. The Soul Establishment perform music from a huge and ever expanding catalog of songs ranging from Funk through to Jazz. They understand the importance of having the right songs performed at your event and tailor their set with that in mind. The Soul Establishment can perform any piece of music and are happy to arrange music for your event which may not be in their repertoire. The band can also tailor their band size to meet your needs and understand you may not have the space or the budget for a full 11 piece band. The Soul Establishment also perform as a 7 piece, a 9 piece and 11 piece. The band is also available to perform Jazz sets as a trio, quartet or quintet if you require music for canapes, wedding ceremonies or champagne receptions, The Soul Establishment have it all covered. The Soul Establishment bring in all their own equipment and sound system so once you've booked the band, decided on what music you want and when you want the band to perform there is nothing to worry about and they will take care of the rest. If you love live music there really is only one band you can have performing at your event and that is The Soul Establishment.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Funk rock, Tribute, Top 40, Soul, Latin, Bossa nova, Samba
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Ableton Live, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Community music worker
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Song list

All jazz standards
Good reading skills
Good improvisational skills
Band set:
Africa - ToTo
Ain’t no mountain high enough - Dianna Ross
Ain’t to proud to beg - The Temptations
All night - Beyonce
All you need is love - The Beatles
Ain’t nobody - Chaka Khan
Best Of my love - Emotions
Brickhouse - The Commodores
Blame it on the boogie - Jackson 5
Carwash - Rose Royce
Can’t help myself - the four tops
Can’t stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can’t turn you loose - The Blues Brothers
Celebration - kool and the gang
Chain of fools - Aretha Franklin
Chunky - Bruno Mars
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Come Together - The Beatles
Dancing In the streets - Martha and the vandals
Dance to the music - sly and the family stone
Disco inferno - The trammps
Dock of the bay - Otis redding
Don’t get around much anymore - Duke ellington
Don’t mean a thing - Duke ellington
Don’t you worry about a thing - Stevie Wonder
Easy - Lionel Ritchie
Get up of a dat thing - James Brown
Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
Give up the funk - Parliament
Go daddy o - Big bad voodoo daddy
Get down tonight - KC& the sunshine band
Get Ready - The temptations
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Gimme Some Loving - The blues brother
Heatwave - Martha and the vandals
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Higher ground - Stevie Wonder
Hip to be square - Huey Lewis and the news
hold on i’m coming - sam and dave
How sweet it is - Marvin Gaye
I’ll be there - Michael Jackson
I feel good - James Brown
I heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
I wish - Stevie Wonder
I;m so excited - The pointer sisters
In the midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Jungle boogie - Kool and the gang
Ladies night - Kool and the gang
Lady Marmalade - labelle
Midnight train to georgia - Gladys Knight and the pips
Oh what a night - Four seasons
Land of 1000 dances - The Blues Brothers
Let’s stay together - Al green
Move on up - Otis redding
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The temptations
Pass the peas - James Brown
Play that funky Music - Kook and the gang
Pick up the pieces - Average white band
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Recordame - Joe Henderson
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rescue me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
Rock steady - Aretha Franklin
September - Earth wind and fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Shake your booty - KC and the sunshine band
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sing a song -Earth wind and fire
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Smooth - Santana
Soul Man - sam and dave
Son of a preacher man - Dusty springfield
Sun Goddess - Earth wind and fire
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Super what? - Superbad the movie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Take on me - AHA
Think - Aretha Franklin
Try a little tenderness - Otis redding
That’s the way I like it - KC and the sunshine band
This Love - Maroon 5
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown funk - Bruno Mars
Vehicle - The ides of march
Walking on sunshine - Katrina and the waves
We are family - Sister Sledge
You can’t hurry love - The supremes


From customers:

Mr C, 1 year ago

Look no further, this is the band you need for your wedding! These guys played at our wedding at Winton Castle and blew everyone away. From young to old the dance floor was filled all night. A fantastic experience and one which we will never forget. Professional musicians and so very, very friendly. Quite simply, they are OUTSTANDING!