Top Motown bands in Portland

Hire a Motown band in Portland 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 musicians across Portland 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 best professional Motown bands now!
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The Blue Wave is a premium, customizable 3-14 piece band specializing in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private functions–at a sensible price.

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High Street Band, featuring the High Street Horn, is a Dance Floor Packing Show Band playing the Hottest Dance Hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and Top 40 for Weddings, Corporate Events, and Festivals.

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Kris Deelane & The Hurt brings you originals plus Stax/Motown/Atlantic soul hits and rarities from the ’60s and ’70s. Led by powerhouse vocalist Kris Deelane and the Ladyparts, plus Horns. Come dance!

Frequently asked questions

Can a Soul & Motown band take song requests?

Of course! Professional bands love 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.

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.

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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