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Soul in the Belfry

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About Soul in the Belfry

Soul & Motown band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Soul in the Belfry is a 5 piece pop, soul & funk wedding & event band of the highest quality based in London.

Tirelessly grooving through the night, this kinetic five piece band are perfect for all your events. Soul in the Belfry fuse Soul, R&B, Funk and Disco classics with a sublime selection of modern Pop songs. The internationally acclaimed band provide professional and high quality entertainment for weddings, birthday parties, corporate and festive events, catered specifically for your individual requirements. The trans-euro collective of musicians formed in 2016, comprising of vocalist Martina Ibrahim, guitarist Matteo Busti, keyboardist Tim Gardner, bassist Vassilis Lazouras and drummer Filippo Galli, will animate any crowd with their energetic performances. Guaranteed to make your feet move!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Disco, Acoustic, Funk, Motown, R&B, Blues, Modern jazz
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Types:
Soul & Motown band, Cover band, Party band, Function band, Disco & Funk band, Pop band, Wedding band, Acoustic band, Blues band, Alternative band, Festival band, Pop duo, Pop trio, Acoustic duo, Acoustic trio, Contemporary duo, Contemporary trio, Jazz duo, Jazz trio, Latin jazz band, Jazz band, Modern jazz band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Classic tracks
THINK – ARETHA FRANKLIN
RESPECT – ARETHA FRANKLIN
I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER – ARETHA FRANKLIN
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE – BILL WITHERS
KISSING MY LOVE – BILL WITHERS
USE ME – BILL WITHERS
SON OF A PREACHER MAN – DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
PROUD MARY – TINA TURNER
SUMMERTIME – GEORGE GERSHWIN
JUST THE TWO OF US – GROVER WASHINGTON, JR.
A.B.C. – JACKSON 5
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE – JACKSON 5
IT’S YOUR THING – ISLEY BROTHERS
HIGHER AND HIGHER – JACKIE WILSON
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE – THE SUPREMES
AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN – MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – MARVIN GAYE
WHAT’S GOING ON – MARVIN GAYE
LET’S GET IT ON – MARVIN GAYE
HARD TO HANDLE – OTIS READING
SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY – OTIS REDDING
MASTER BLASTER (JAMMIN’) – STEVIE WONDER
SIR DUKE – STEVIE WONDER
DO I DO – STEVIE WONDER
SUPERSTITION – STEVIE WONDER
MASTER BLASTER – STEVIE WONDER
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED – STEVIE WONDER
FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – STEVIE WONDER
ISN’T SHE LOVELY – STEVIE WONDER
I WISH – STEVIE WONDER
JUST KISSED MY BABY – THE METERS
CISSY STRUT – THE METERS
SEX MACHINE – JAMES BROWN
GIVE IT UP OR TURN IT LOOSE – JAMES BROWN
PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG – JAMES BROWN
PASS THE PEAS – JAMES BROWN
SHAKE EVERYTHING YOU GOT – MACEO PARKER
PUT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT – AVERAGE WHITE BAND
PICK UP THE PIECES – AVERAGE WHITE BAND
PERSON TO PERSON – AVERAGE WHITE BAND
GOOD TIMES – CHIC
LE FREAK – CHIC
UPSIDE DOWN – DIANA ROSS
WE ARE FAMILY – SISTERS SLEDGE
BEST OF MY LOVE – THE EMOTIONS
SUNNY – BONEY M
STOMP – THE BROTHERS JOHNSON
SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY – JOCELYN BROWN
STREET LIFE – RANDY CRAWFORD
RELIGHT MY FIRE – DAN HARTMAN
HOT STUFF – DONNA SUMMER
CAR WASH – ROSE ROYCE
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY – WHITNEY HOUSTON
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE – CANDI STATON
SO EXCITED – POINTER SISTERS
LADIES NIGHT – KOOL AND THE GANG
GET DOWN ON IT – KOOL AND THE GANG
CELEBRATION – KOOL AND THE GANG
JUNGLE BOOGIE – KOOL AND THE GANG
ROCK WITH YOU – MICHAEL JACKSON
P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) – MICHAEL JACKSON
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL – MICHAEL JACKSON
BILLIE JEAN – MICHAEL JACKSON
SHAKE YOUR BODY DOWN TO THE GROUND – MICHAEL JACKSON
I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER – PRINCE
KISS – PRINCE
NEVER TOO MUCH – LUTHER VANDROSS
SUPER LADY – LUTHER VANDROSS
WHAT CHA’ GONNA DO FOR ME – CHAKA KHAN
AIN’T NOBODY – CHAKA KHAN
TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD – CHAKA KHAN
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC – WILD CHERRY
SOUL WITH A CAPITAL S – TOWER OF POWER
WHAT IS HIP? – TOWER OF POWER
ONLY SO MUCH OIL IN THE GROUND – TOWER OF POWER
U R THE UNIVERSE – BRAND NEW HEAVIES
ALWAYS THERE – INCOGNITO
TALKIN’ LOUD – INCOGNITO
Modern tracks
ROLLING IN THE DEEP – ADELE
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND – ALICIA KEYS
I NEED A DOLLAR – ALOE BLACC
MR. MAGIC – AMY WINEHOUSE
VALERIE – AMY WINEHOUSE
REHAB – AMY WINEHOUSE
WAKE ME UP – AVICII
SINGLE LADIES – BEYONCÈ
CRAZY IN LOVE – BEYONCÈ
LOVE ON TOP – BEYONCÈ
NO DIGGITY – BLACKSTREET
UPTOWN FUNK – BRUNO MARS
LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN – BRUNO MARS
FINESSE – BRUNO MARS
TREASURE – BRUNO MARS
CHUNKY – BRUNO MARS
24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – CALVIN HARRIS
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR – CALVIN HARRIS
HAVANA – CAMILA CABELLO
FORGET YOU – CEE LO GREEN
RATHER BE – CLEAN BANDIT
ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME – COLDPLAY
BROWN SUGAR – D’ ANGELO
GET LUCKY – DAFT PUNK FT. PHARELL WILLIAMS
NEW RULES – DUA LIPA
MERCY – DUFFY
CASTLE ON THE HILL – ED SHEERAN
THINKING OUT LOUD – ED SHEERAN
SHAPE OF YOU – ED SHEERAN
SING BY – ED SHEERAN
AMERICAN BOY – ESTELLE
CRAZY – GNARLS BARKLEY
COSMIC GIRL – JAMIROQUAI
LOVE FOOLOSOPHY – JAMIROQUAI
CANNED HEAT – JAMIROQUAI
BANG BANG – JESSIE J
PRICE TAG – JESSIE J
GOLDEN – JILL SCOTT
A LONG WALK JILL SCOTT
SO IN LOVE – JILL SCOTT
SEPTEMBER SONG – JP COOPER
LOVE ME AGAIN – JOHN NEWMAN
SEÑORITA – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
ROCK YOUR BODY – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
YOU’VE GOT THE LOVE – LANA DEL REY
BEGGIN – MADCON
RUDE – MAGIC
SHACKLES – MARY MARY
HEY YA – OUTKAST
HAPPY – PHARRELL
WHAT ABOUT US – PINK
HUMAN (RUDIMENTAL REMIX) – RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN
DIAMONDS – RIHANNA
UMBRELLA – RIHANNA
IGNITION – R. KELLY
BLACK & GOLD – SAM SPARROW
SWEET LOVIN’ – SIGALA
SHAKE IT OFF – TAYLOR SWIFT
SHUT UP AND DANCE – WALK THE MOON
CAN’T FEEL MY FACE – THE WEEKND
Customer questions

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is 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?

Our standard line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums. We have bigger and smaller band, from a 3 piece (vocals, guitar/piano, drums) to a 9 piece (male and female vocals, guitar, piano, bass, drums and 3 piece horn section).

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

We always try to be as flexible as possible, so just let us know and we'll adjust! :)

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, in the middle of our sets. If you'd like the DJ service to continue after our final live set, we can offer that for an additional 100£ per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. Ideally, we also need 30 minutes to soundcheck. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

Our set lists are crafted 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?

Yes, it is all included in the quote. We also require a level stage with dimensions of 4.5m in length by 3.5m in depth for the 4-piece setup. The size required will increase for the larger band setup. A stage is necessary for health and safety reasons so that the guests don’t trip over our cables and to avoid our equipment getting damaged.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn one or two songs outside our setlist, free of charge.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1300

Reviews

From customers:

Wedding, 3 years ago

WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO SOUL IN THE BELFRY FOR PLAYING AT OUR WEDDING LAST NIGHT! YOU MADE THE NIGHT SPECTACULAR! EVERYBODY LOVED THE MUSIC AND DANCED ALL NIGHT! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO ANYONE! THANKS AGAIN, CHRISTINA & ALAN.

Birthday P, 4 years ago

I HAD SOUL IN THE BELFRY PLAYING AT MY BIRTHDAY PARTY. THEY BROUGHT SO MUCH HAPPY MOOD WITH THEM, THAT EVEN THE OLDER GUESTS STARTED MOVING THEIR HIPS. THE BAND MEMBERS ARE AN ABSOLUTE LIKEABLE EUROPEAN MIXTURE WITH A VITALISING EFFECT ON EVERYONE AROUND. THEIR INTERPLAY FELT LIKE A WELL COMPOSED DISH AND I LOOK FORWARD HAVING MORE OF IT! THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR INSPIRATION! RENI GEISSLER

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