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Westside Jukes

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About Westside Jukes

The best Funk, Soul & Jazz Funk Live Experience...
Soul & Motown band
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Who Are We? - Westside Jukes play the very best funk, soul and jazz-funk floor-fillers from the '60s and '70s. If you're looking for something a little different to the standard function bands, check out our live videos - no overdubs, no click track, no editing out the mistakes, just us performing great songs we really love - what you see is what you get. This is a new band from the guys who brought you Ruby & The Dukes (see our 10 x 5 Star reviews on Encore) and we've just uploaded to Encore our latest live promo videos of 6 funky and soulful classics. We principally play out as a six-piece (singer, sax, keys, guitar, drums & bass), but we can also perform as an instrumental quintet/quartet or trio if required and, for larger events and budgets, additional musicians (brass section, percussion, backing singers etc). See our audio section for examples of the 4-piece instrumental band. We provide a top quality RCF & Soundcraft sound system for venues up to 200 people and a Sound Engineer where required. For larger events we work with trusted partners to deliver the best audio experience possible for your budget. If you have engaged the services of an Event Manager for your event, you can put us in touch with them directly and leave everything up to us so you can concentrate on having a great event. Q & A - Q - Do you have a standard price? A - As every event is different and involves different set times, travel etc, each booking is priced individually. Q - Will you play any songs that aren't in your song list? A - We will learn and play two songs, (songs to be agreed), at no extra cost. This is great if you have a particular Wedding Song that you want or similar. Q - How far will you travel and how much will you charge? A - We use two vehicles normally and will travel up to 25 miles from our West London base at no additional charge. From 25-75 miles will cost £1 per mile and for journeys over 75 miles accommodation for the band will also be necessary. Nothing fancy required, but the band gives great, energetic performances and driving long distances afterwards is just not safe. Q - Is the cost of the Sound System included? A - Yes, for venues accommodating up to 200 people

Performance details
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Funk, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Disco, Soul
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Event types:
Corporate event, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding
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Song list

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs
Kissing My Love - Bill Withers
Love Will Bring Us Back Together - Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Memphis Train - Rufus Thomas
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations
Machine Gun - The Commodores
Hair - Larry Graham
It's On - George Duke
Outa Space - Billy Preston
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Funky Kingston - Toots & The Maytals
Hip Hug Her - Booker T & The MGs
Back In Love Again - LTD
Use Me - Bill Withers
Think - James Brown
People Say - The Meters
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Shake Everything You Got - Maceo Parker
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Hook & Sling - Eddie Bo
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
Praise You - Fatboy Slim - Jam
Southern Girl - Maze
Thank You - Sly & The Family Stone
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Higher - Sly & the Family Stone
On Broadway - George Benson
I’m Shakin’- Little Willie John
Scorched - Varetta Dillard
I'll Go Crazy - James Brown
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Please, Please, Please - James Brown
...and many more....
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We do have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available who we have known and played with for a long time in case a band member falls ill or is otherwise 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?

We usually play out as a six-piece (singer, sax, keys, guitar, drums & bass), but we can also perform as an instrumental quintet/quartet or trio if required and, for larger events and budgets, additional musicians (brass section, percussion, backing singers etc).

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 and we'll do all we can to accommodate.

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. If you'd like a DJ service using our top of the range PA after the final set until the venue closes, The Duke, our resident DJ will provide this for an additional £250 for up to two hours.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time

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

Our performances and song choices are based on our experience of what works best for our band 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?

PA and basic lighting is included. If you require additional lighting, this will need to be discussed on our initial call as we are not specialists and there may someone closer to your venue who can supply your requirements.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. We will learn up to 2 x songs (first dance, etc) and there is no charge for this service.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1600
Up to 2 hours£1850
Up to 3 hours£null


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Claudine B, 9 months ago

I'd booked Mac's previous band and they were terrific, so was keen to see what his new band was like and these guys didn't disappoint, playing non-stop-dance-able soul and funk classics which the crowd really loved. The band really look like they're having great fun too and it's infectious, definitely not your average function band!

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Fi R, 9 months ago

I'm not normally a big fan of open mic nights but these guys were terrific! Very funky and soulful, the guy next to me said they were 'spiritually funky'!!! Can't wait to see them again!

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