Top Motown bands in New York City

Hire a Motown band in New York City 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 New York 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 7 best professional Motown bands now!
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Motown bandManhattan

45 Riots is a collective of energetic, positive-minded, New York City-based musicians. It is an inner circle of veteran performers who have come up together entrenched in the scene.

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Motown bandStaten Island

Great Family Reunion is the answer to your prayers. Not only do they give you access to the best musicians NYC has to offer, but they will give you access to your dream event.

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Motown bandBrooklyn

If you're looking for that band with soul and emotion that can bring people together on the dance floor, look no further than Blue Avenue Groove.

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Motown bandBrooklyn

The Cool Rulers are a young, professional, world class dance band based in Brooklyn. Specializing in Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco and more.

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NY Jukebox is a wedding and events band based out of Brooklyn, New York, that is ready to perform for special occasions.

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Motown bandBrooklyn

Let The Tee-Tones take you back in time with great entertainment that you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy. Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

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Motown bandNew York City

McLean Avenue provides incredible entertainment for you and your guests to keep you movin' on the dance floor all night. From Motown & soul, current top 40 hits, pop hits, American folk, and more.

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The Engagements are an NYC-based band covering classic 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, & 00's dance songs that haven't been done to death, along with rare soul and Motown.

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Motown bandBrooklyn

The Priceless Band is the perfect band for your wedding. We are here to help you make your special day full of magic and joy.

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Motown bandBrooklyn

Uptown Express have years of experience performing a mix of Motown, classic rock, smooth soul and jazz to be the perfect fit for your wedding, party or cocktail hour.

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Motown bandBrooklyn

The Original Mixed Company is an oldies band specializing in Doo-Wop, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Gospel from the 40's to the 70's. Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

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Motown bandNew York City

Morrisania Band Project is an award-winning R&B soul collective founded in 2016. Their mission is to add vibrancy to the Bronx through music.

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Motown bandNew York City

The engagements band has entertained weddings and parties of every size and ilk. Building a reputation as a unique, “un-wedding-band” wedding band.

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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