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Soho: City Collective - Rock / Pop / Soul Showband in London

Key Info

Based: London

Guide Price: £5085

Genre: Rock / Pop / Soul Showband

Line-Up: 8-piece (line-up options from 6 to 15-piece)

Lead Vocals: Male & Female Vocals

About

About Us

Some events need something extra special from their live entertainment. Not just live music, but a world class showband unlike anything you or your guests have ever seen. If that sounds like just what you’re searching for, then look no further than Soho City Collective. This remarkable group of musicians offer up a live music spectacle to rival the very best West End productions – with dizzying musicianship accompanying incredible vocals and a perfectly assembled repertoire both classic and contemporary, that’s sure to leave your guests absolutely spellbound. From weddings to the most exclusive parties and events, Soho City Collective make every booking completely unforgettable.

Our Style

Glamourous, effortlessly stylish and hip.  A high-energy, world class live show that rivals the very best.

Our Experience

Soho City Collective boasts some of the UK’s very best emerging talent and is led by one of the West End’s most formidable musicians. You’re booking the absolute best.

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Repertoire

Set 1

Everybody Dance – Chic
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Never Too Much– Luther Van Dross

Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Sing It Back - Moloko
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Starlight – Supermen Lovers

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic

Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – Four Tops
Dancing In The Street – Martha and the Vandellas
Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye/Tami Terrell

Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
Independent Woman - Destiny’s Child
Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
Caught Up - Usher
Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
How Will I Know – Whitney
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney

Set 2

Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Ibiza

Lola’s Theme – Shapeshifters
One More Time – Daft Punk
Finally – Cece Peniston
The Weekend – Michael Gray
Insomnia – Faithless
Spectrum – Florence and the Machine

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

UK Garage Medley

Body Groove - Architechs
Sambuca - Wideboys
Rewind - Artful Dodger
21 Seconds - So Solid Crew
Flowers - Sweet Female Attitude
Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks and Bigfoot
Do You Really Like It - DJ Luck and MC Neat
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

Encore

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Testimonials

★★★★★

“They were simply superb. The pre-wedding discussions about the playlist sets were easy and detailed, and they performed every song as requested. Soul, funk, jazz, disco, house, all "floor-fillers" impeccably delivered with a great ambiance and connection with the audience. Very impressive, and would def recommend them (and book them again!).”A Davies (Wedding)

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?
Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest soul and motown classics and current chart hits too, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?
We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?
60-90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?
At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?
We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) 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.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?
Yes - we can provide a 1 x 60 minute live lounge-style trio set (female & male vocals, accompanied by piano) or a 60 minute solo piano set, as add-ons, which are perfect for during drinks or dinner.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?
The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?
The published guide price is based on our 8-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. We're a VAT-registered act and the guide price is inclusive of VAT. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?
Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

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

Will you perform our first dance?
Yes, as long as we have four 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 3m x 5m.

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

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
Our standard rider is for hot meal and soft drinks for the band members and sound engineer, although if preferred we can offer a £15pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?
As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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