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Soho: City Collective - Showband in London

Key Info

Based: London

Guide Price: £5145

Genre: 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

'A' CATALOGUE

Songs from the ‘A’ repertoire are performed by the band very regularly, they are arranged to sound extra special live and are often performed with segues so that the set flows from one song to another without much ‘deadspace’. We monitor our repertoire very closely and if it doesn’t get the dancefloor going then it is quickly demoted.

Medleys

1970s Disco
1980s Pop
2000s R&B
Boyband vs Girlband
Ibiza Classics
Jazzy House Medley
UK Garage

Pop/Chart

24k Magic  - Bruno Mars
American Boy – Estelle
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Caught Up – Usher
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Havana - Camilla Cabello
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Murder on the Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis Bextor
Never Too Much– Luther Van Dross
No Tears Left to Cry – Ariana Grande
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Sexual – NEIKED
Shackles (Praise You) - Mary J Blige
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Soul/Classics

Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye/Tami Terrell
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Dancing In The Street – Martha and the Vandellas
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Easy - The Commodores
Heard It Through Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody -Whitney Houston
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Kiss - Prince
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Le Freak – Chic
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Never Too Much - Luther Van Dross
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – Four Tops
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Rock

All The Small Things - Blink 182
Basket Case - Green Day
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Don't Stop Believin' – Journey
Fat Lip - Sum 41
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynryd
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Valerie - The Zutons

'B' CATALOGUE

Songs from the ‘B’ repertoire are back catalogue and exist as spares. We have these in case a client particularly wants a song that is special to them played at their event. A lot of these songs either don’t work as well live as they sound on the original, don’t get the crowd going, or they simply don’t suit the sound we like to bring to the masses!

*Please note that whilst the entire back catalogue is in the LDN repertoire, our ‘A’ Repertoire is performed much more regularly than others and therefore advance notice should therefore be given for specific requests. We’d also ask that any requests from the back catalogue are limited as too many can hinder the quality of the set.

Pop/Chart

1 Thing - Amerie
Beautiful - Pharrell Williams
Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
Chained to the Rhythm - Katy Perry
Come On Over - Christina Aguilera
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Diamonds - Rihanna
Domino - Jessie J
Don't Let Go - En Vogue
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Feels - Calvin Harris, Pharrell
Fantasy - Mariah Carey
Freak Like Me - Sugababes
Frontin' - Pharrell Williams
Happy - Pharrell WilliamS
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Human - Rag n Bone Man
Gold - Spandau Ballet
I Wanna Be The Only One - Eternal
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Let's Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
New Rules - Dua Lipa
No Scrubs - TLC
Only Girl - Rihanna
Ordinary People - John Legend
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Unforgettable - French Montana
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Might Need Somebody - Shola Ama

Soul/Classics

1999 - Prince
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Candy - Cameo
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Conga - Gloria Estefan
Don't You Worry Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Oye Como Va - Santana
PYT - Michael Jackson
So Emotional - Whitney Houston
When The Going Gets Tough - Billy Ocean

Rock

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come Together - The Beatles
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones
Money - The Beatles
Real Love - The Beatles
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
We Can Work It Out - Chaka Khan
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones

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First Dances

We are always happy to learn your first dance, here are some past examples:

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Back At One - Brian McKnight
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Castle on a Hill - Ed Sheeran
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Me and Mrs Jones - Tower of Power
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
You Make It Real - James Morrison

Israeli Dancing

We can either play the set instrumentally, or if you would like, we can hire in a Hebrew singer to perform with us. It's 15 minutes in total.

David Melech Yisrael
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem
I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
Lo Ahavti Dei
Mashaich
Siman Tov, Mazel Tov
Yismichu Hashamayim

Bollywood Set

We can either play the set instrumentally, or if you would like, we can hire in a Hebrew singer to perform with us. It's 15 minutes in total.

Chaiyya Chaiyya
DJ – Hey Bro
Jai Ho
Mundian Tu Bach (Instrumental)
Party On My Mind
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Sadi Gali
Veer Ji Viyohn
Wedding Da Season

Holiday

All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey
Auld Lang Syne – Robert Burns
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Last Christmas – Wham!
Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Jackson 5
This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
White Christmas - Bing Crosby

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?
Absolutely, just let us know your requirements and we can provide a bespoke package and price. 

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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