Guide Price: £1340
Genre: Soul Covers
Line-Up: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Female Vocals, Optional Brass Section
Lead Vocals: Female vocals
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 a beguiling lead singer, 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:
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
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
“5/5 Where do we start!? The band were far and away the best thing about our wedding reception. So many guests complimented them. They set just the right tone throughout the night, kept people dancing, and didn't mind having a bit of fun with us (letting the groom join in with an inflatable guitar...). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Soul Unit to anyone and would definitely book them for any future events. Thank you so much for making our day perfect!”Laura Moorhouse - Wedding, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
“The band were brilliant, we were very pleased! All of the guests loved them... in short they were awesome! Please send a massive thanks to all of them- we will also have some photos to share with them when they come through from the photographer.”Hannah Lee - Wedding, Royal Air Force Station, Aylesbury
“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
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 classic and current chart hits, 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 perform a 1 x 60 minute lounge set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. The line-up for this add-on is flexible and can range from a solo instrumentalist to a full 8-piece 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 5-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Leeds. 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. 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?
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. However, 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.
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.