Top Motown bands in Ottawa

Hire a Motown band in Ottawa for your wedding, party or event. Our Soul & Motown groups play everything from 70s classics to the music of soul-inspired pop giants Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams. Comprised of the best musician across Ottawa, these bands are guaranteed to bring the infectious music of the famous Motown label to your party or wedding! Choose from our handpicked selection of the 6 best professional Motown bands now!
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Dance Commander is Ottawa's premiere party band, dedicated to filling dance floors. They will deliver an night of music for your special occasion.

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The Hot Chocolate Pockets are where 'Filthy Funk' and 'Slimy R'n'B' shuffles butt heads with fresh Neo- Soul and Acid Jazz.

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The Hornettes are an Ottawa-based soul band that has been entertaining crowds in the National Capital Region and beyond since 2010

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Little Big Man and The Huge Groove is a group of talented musicians that works with a variety of amazing lead singers.

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Bytown Lights is a cover band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Covering all your favourite hits spanning genres from Rock to Pop, Disco to R&B,

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The Lionyls are a four-piece Rock & Soul outfit based in Ottawa, Canada with an unmistakable sound and ability to make their audiences move.

Frequently asked questions

Can a Soul & Motown band take song requests?

"Of course! Professional bands loving learning new songs, and it’s very common for bands to learn a special song as a first dance song. If you’d like your band to prepare something for you, make sure you give them several weeks notice so that they can fully prepare and rehearse the song for you. Be aware that some bands may charge a small fee for this. It’s unlikely that your band will be able to take song requests on the night, but if a guest asks for a particular Motown track, it’s likely that the band will already know it!"

What equipment do I need to provide for a Soul & Motown band?

Almost every professional band is “self-contained” meaning they provide all of their own equipment, including PA, lighting and mixing desk. If your venue regularly hosts live music, it’s worth checking whether they already have a sound system that the band can use. It’s courteous to provide plenty of water for the band, and some friendly hosts offer the band a meal before or after their set, which is always gratefully received!

How long does a Soul & Motown band need to set up?

A good band will need roughly an hour to unload, unpack and set up all of their equipment, as well as thoroughly sound checking. If you’re booking a larger band, expect this to take 90 minutes.

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