Soul Unit - Soul Covers in Leeds

Key Info

Based: Leeds

Guide Price: £1325

Genre: Soul Covers

Line-Up: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Female Vocals, Optional Brass Section

Lead Vocals: Female vocals

About

This isn't you're run of the mill, regular function act. This isn't some sorry imitation of a Motown band. This is the real damn thing. Soul Unit are a slick, serious soul band - they bring an unforgettable party atmosphere, and mesmerising live music, that'll prove a sure fire way to light up your night.

Based in the musical powerhouse of Leeds, Soul Unit are an ensemble of eight of the city's finest young musical talents. Soul Unit are also available to play in other location in the UK including places like Manchester and London. They're collective ability is simply miraculous. Combining a tight-knit rhythm section with stunning live horns and two beguiling lead singers, they perform a set list bursting with soulful Motown classics and modern chart hits that'll have every one of your guests jumping to their feet. Their repertoire spans generations of the very best soulful pop favourites - from the Motown classics of Marvin Gaye and The Temptations, to 80's neo-soul icons like Prince and Chaka Khan. They even save space in their set list for huge, contemporary R&B hits from Destiny's Child, D'angelo and everything in between. All of this is delivered by a band of power, poise and infectious charisma. With a full two hours of your favourite funk, soul, R&B and Motown performed live and a disco/DJ set provides dead as standard, your whole evening's live entertainment is sorted in a single booking. Don't accept second best for your big night. Book Soul Unit, and get the real deal instead.

Soul Unit's standard entertainment package includes:

  • Professional 8-piece covers band complete with female lead vocals
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire featuring the biggest classic and current chart hits
  • Professional PA, lighting & sound engineer
  • Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
  • PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Special request performed

Soul Unit are based in Leeds and are available for hire at weddings and corporate functions across the UK and Europe.

Repertoire

Classics

1999 - Prince
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All The Way Round - Marvin Gaye
And The Beat Goes On - The Whispers
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can’t Hide Love - Earth Wind And Fire
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye
Footsteps In The Dark - The Isley Brothers
Getaway - Earth Wind And Fire
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
He’s The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
I Can’t Help It - Michael Jackson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
If You Want Me To Stay - Sly & The Family Stone
Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
I’m Glad You’re Mine - Al Green
Kiss - Prince
Le Freak - Chic
Let’s Groove - Earth Wind And Fire
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers 
Lucky Fellow - Leroy Hutson
Mothership Connection - Parliament
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
My Girl – Temptations
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls
Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth Wind And Fire
Shining Star - Earth Wind And Fire
Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers
Superman Lover - Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan
That’s The Way Of The World - Earth Wind And Fire
Unfunky UFO - Parliament
Use Me - Bill Withers
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye

Modern

A Long Walk - Jill Scott
A.D. 2000 - Erykah Badu
American Boy - Estelle
Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) - Maxwell
Bag Lady - Erykah Badu
Begging - Madcon
Brown Sugar - D’angelo
Crazy - Cee Lo Green
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Feel Like Makin’ Love - D’angelo
Finally - Cece Peniston 
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Golden - Jill Scott
Gone Baby Don’t Be Long - Erykah Badu
Happy - Pharrell Williams
It’s All Over Your Body - Jose James
Jumpin' Jumpin' - Destiny’s Child
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars 
Lady - D’angelo
Mr Magic - Amy Winehouse
On And On - Erykah Badu
Ordinary People - John Legend
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Really Love - D’angelo
Send It On - D’angelo
Señorita - Justin Timberlake 
Spanish Joint - D’angelo
Sugah Daddy - D’angelo
The Urban Theme - Maxwell
Tightrope - Jonella Mone
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Testimonials

“Great show. Easy to organise. A great part of the event. Thanks!”Chris Foley - Wedding, Goldsborough Hall

“Soul Unit were fantastic! We loved the band and the music they played. A number of guests commented on how good the lead singer was and all of our guests enjoyed the music - the dance floor was full all night! The band arrived promptly, set up quickly without interrupting and were ready to play as soon as we were ready. They were laid back and professional, the music was exactly what we wanted - a soulful Motown sound with a mix of some classics and modern tracks. The booking process was simple and efficient and we are so glad we chose Soul Unit to play at our wedding and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them! Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to the band.”Sarah & Nick - Wedding, East Keswick Village Hall

“Hi Nick,Just a quick thank you to you and the band for Saturday, they were great and everyone had a really good time so thank you for your help organising them. We’ll be in touch for next year.”Beth - Corporate Event, Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury

FAQ

How long do you take to set-up?
60-90 minutes.

What time do you play?
Any time to suit you, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, anytime between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?
We can perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking. 

Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes – all included in the price.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?
Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?
We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?
2 x 13 amp sockets is fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. But this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.

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