Top Motown bands in Chicago

Hire a Motown band in Chicago 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 Chicago 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 5 best professional Motown bands now!
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The Hemispheres band and their rotating cast of accomplished front men and women pay homage to the legends of Soul, Motown, and classic R&B.

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The blueprint for The Heavy Sounds is simple: Keep the people dancing. Steeped in the tradition of 60's and early 70's instrumental Soul and Funk.

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Brass from the Past is one of Chicago’s best cover bands. Performing the music of your soul and brings you back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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The Friends Band is the friendliest band in Chicago, IL and beyond! Our sound is unique-we combine musical artistry with passion & flair!

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The Chicago Soul Revue bring retro soul with an exciting new sound heavily influenced by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sharon Jones and many others.

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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