Empire Soul - Soul & Motown in Hampshire

Key Info

Based: Hampshire

Guide Price: £1425

Genre: Soul & Motown

Line-Up: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals (Trumpet & Sax add-on)

Lead Vocals: Female vocals

About

Assembled from seven of the south coast's most formidable session musicians, Empire Soul offer up two hours of your favourite Motown tunes the way they were meant to be heard. A barnstorming band, complimented by the electrifying addition of trumpet and saxophone for that real soul feel; and topped off with a breathtaking vocal performance by their beguiling female lead. Their setlist is compiled from all of your favourite indestructible soul classics, as well as a healthy handful of contemporary chart hits: From Justin Timberlake to The Jackson 5, Empire Soul's repertoire is guaranteed to please every one of your guests from the young to the young at heart. Complete with stunning production, two sets of incredible live music and a DJ/Disco set provided as standard, every aspect of your evening's entertainment will be catered for in a single booking. Leaving you to relax, kick back and pack the dance floor along with the rest of your guests!

Empire Soul's standard entertainment package will cover your whole evening and includes:

  • Professional 7-piece band with female lead vocals
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Great set list covering classic and modern dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA & stage lighting
  • Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
  • PAT and PLI certificates
  • Special request performed

Empire Soul are based in Hampshire and are available for hire art weddings and corporate functions across the UK & Europe.

Repertoire

1999 - Prince
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Baby Love - The Supremes
Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jackson 5
Build me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Crazy In Love/Crazy - Beyonce/Gnarls Barkley
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Disco Inferno - The Trammps/Tina Turner
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Drifters Medley (Come On Over, There Goes My First Love, Kissing In
The Back Row, More Than Number)
Get Ready - The Temptations
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heatwave - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Feel Good - James Brown
I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Jimmy Mack/Where Did Our Love Go - Martha Reeves
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars Live Soul Version
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love In Acapulco - The Four Tops
My Guy - Mary Wells
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
P.Y.T - Michael Jackson
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) - The Four Tops
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Same Old Song - The Four Tops
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes/Diana Ross
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Dusty Springfield/Beverley Knight
This Old Heart Of Mine - The Isley Brothers
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross
You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes/ Kim Wilde
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford/Shola Ama
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Young Hearts - Candi Staton

CHRISTMAS SONGS

Frosty The Snowman - The Jacksons
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith
I Wish It Could Be Christmas - Wizzard
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Supremes
White Christmas - The Drifters
Winter Wonderland

Testimonials

“Empire Soul were just BRILLIANT. They were professional, friendly and sounded amazing. Our dance floor was full all night. Please pass on my sincere thanks to the band for putting up with another band and PA getting in their way, and allowing me to indulge in a little singing with them as well - really helped to make the day.”Chloe Goodyear - Wedding, Harry Warren House, Dorset

“Hey Phoebe, please can you pass on our thanks to the band for last night, they were incredible!! Everyone loved them and they were so lovely to chat too. We said our thanks but what with the end of the night thank yous and goodbye but we wanted to send extra thanks because they were fantastic!!! Thanks so much for making the whole process so easy!!!!”Rosie & Ryland - Wedding, Southend Barns, Chichester

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. Our pianist Ben can also perform up to 90 miniutes solo piano set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

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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