Guide Price: £2020
Genre: Soul & Motown Covers
Line-Up: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals (Optional Brass Add-On)
Lead Vocals: Male / Female vocals
The country’s most elite musicians and performers. Stage production to rival any concert-level touring act. Two hours of the very best soulful tunes, performed by a dazzling live band. It really is no wonder that OJ’s Soul Band are the UK’s leading Motown Show Act, gracing the stage at some of the most exclusive, high end corporate events across the continent.
This remarkable live band are assembled from only the best musicians in the country, all of whom operate at the very pinnacle of the UK’s live session industry. They have been brought together to form a truly unique live music collective, comprising up to ten incredible performers in an unforgettable night of soulful Motown entertainment. Lead by their accomplished musical director James Birt, this sophisticated live act provide a night of entertainment that you and your guests will never forget. Fronted by up to three charismatic singers, they’re repertoire is sure to pack the dance floor from first song to last.
The OJ’s Soul Band are ideal for large-scale, high end events with experience performing at a myriad of exclusive, elite functions, including;
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OJ’s Soul Band are based in Surrey/London, and are available for corporate events, weddings and functions across the UK, Europe and beyond.Make Enquiry
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now - McFadden & Whithead
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kahn
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Baby Love - The Supremes
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind And Fire
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Do You Love Me? - The Contours (Dirty Dancing)
Easy - Lionel Richie
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Get Ready - The Temptations
Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Hold On I’m Coming - Sam And Dave
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
I Can’t Help Myself - Four Tops
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston
It’s The Same Old Song - Four Tops
I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Loco In Acapulco - Four Tops
Master Blaster (Jammin’) - Stevie Wonder
Money - Boyz II Men
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Reach Out - Four Tops
Respect - Aretha Franklin
River Deep, Mountain High - Ike, Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rockin’ Robin - Jackson 5
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
September - Earth, Wind And Fire
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Shake Your Body Down - Michael Jackson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Forget You - Ce Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Of Me - John Legend
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Black And Gold - Sam Sparrow
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Easy Like Sunday Morning - Lionel Ritchie
For The Love Of You - Isley Brothers
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Help - Beatles
Hey Ya - Outcast
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I'll Be Around - Spinners
I'm Yours - Jason Maraz
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss On My List - Hall And Oates
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Long Train Runnin’ - Doobie Brothers
Magic - Cold Play
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Cherie Amore - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Ordinary People - John Legend
Price Tag - Jessie J
Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder
Rude - Magic
She Said - Plan B
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Summer Breeze - Isley Bros
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
Use Me -Bill Withers
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
What You Won't Do For Love - Bobbi Caldwell
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Who's That Lady - Isley Brothers
“The band were amazing! Although they had car troubles they let us know and still arrived in time for the acoustic set! They were so accommodating and polite! They changed last minute for us and performed our first dance which initially we were just having a recording they agreed to do this just 1 day before the wedding and it was spot on! All our guests said how amazing they were and the song choices were perfect! Thank you for making our special day so memorable!!! If we could do it all over again we would choose Kickout again!”Sarah & Jonathan - Wedding, Soughton Hall, Flintshire
“OJ's were absolutely fantastic. Erin was so helpful coordinating timings and set preferences etc before the day. The band manager was brilliant on the day and the band was incredible. The dance floor was packed from the moment they started until the end. Best UK soul band. Don't bother looking at anyone else - book them!”Megan - Wedding, Wasing Park, Reading
“I had a fantastic birthday party thank you! In terms of the band they were everything that I expected and more! The band were the first thing I booked and for me everything revolved around having a great night with fabulous live music. They certainly lived up to the clips I had seen of them and they made the party. Honestly I can’t fault them, they were very professional, but most importantly the quality of their music, repertoire, voices etc made my night! I was on the dance floor for most of the evening and I loved them and wouldn’t hesitate to book them again! Also can I say thanks to Tailored Entertainment as your service throughout has been fantastic.”Clare Home - Party, Private Address, Essex
“We absolutely loved having OJ's soul band perform at our wedding, they were fantastic. They got everyone up dancing and we had loads of guests comment on how great they were. They did a wonderful rendition of our first dance, it was really special having our song choice performed live. We would definitely recommend this band!”Rebecca & Tristan - Cherry Barn, East Sussex
“Fantastic. I have never seen so many members of staff dancing at our Christmas party. I received so many comments saying how fabulous they were. Big thanks and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”Tina - Corporate, Castle Hotel, Windsor
“The band were fantastic on the day, they got everyone dancing and there were lots of comments about how great they were.”Victoria - Wedding, Palace of Westminster, London (OJ's Soul Band)
“The two main compliments we got regarding our wedding was for the venue and OJ’s Soul Band. The best compliment we heard for the band was from a close friend who said that she wouldn’t hesitate to pay to see the band if they were gigging! Music plays an important part in our lives and we knew we wanted a band at our wedding that were guaranteed to put on a show. We never saw OJ’s Soul Band before we hired them, we were impressed enough with the videos we watched online and the huge amount of positive testimonials they had! We cannot stress it enough, OJ’s Soul Band are more than just a wedding band! Each of the band members (we had eight of them - we just had to have the horn section to best showcase the soul and Motown hits!) were impeccable musicians but also brilliant entertainers. During certain hits, some members even got off the stage and mingled with the guests dancing, never missing a beat or playing/singing a note out of key (the vocalists were astounding!)! Honestly, some of the highlights of the band’s sets were having them get in a circle with our wedding guests to perform a rollicking and immersive version of Proud Mary (it was epic!) and the saxophonist dancing with the bride! They were really so professional! We asked them to come in earlier in the day to setup and soundcheck as we didn’t want our drinks reception to be disturbed. You would never have known they were there! Their set up and soundcheck (which probably lasted for about ten minutes) barely made an impact on the reception or guests, and you would never know they had a brief soundcheck when they were playing their sets! Their two sets (of 60 mins each!) were so entertaining! If you want a band to make a huge impact on your wedding day (or any event really), and create something that the guests won’t forget any time soon, hire OJ’s Soul Band! Immediately! Best decision we ever made…other than saying “I do”!”Ste & Michelle - Wedding
“They were absolutely AMAZING We are both singer's and musicians as were many of our guests, so it was important to have an amazing band... well we got one! Great mix of music, the band were tight and it was well worth the extra money to include that brass! Our guests have been messaging us about them still today. Would recommend to anyone! Very very happy bride and groom.”Shannon - Wedding, Sopley Mill
“5/5 The Band were excellent. They worked well with the venue. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their performance.”Andrew - Birthday Party, The Corinthia Hotel, London
“5/5 OJ's Were incredible, the guests and staff loved them! Really Professional and crowd engaging. Will definitely recommend and hopefully work with them again!”Hollie and the VoucherCodes Team - Christmas Party, LSO London
“I would like to thank you and the organisation and a fantastic performance at our event on Friday evening. Our event was an unmitigated success, we raised over £10,000.00 for our charity.”Penny Hackney - The Matthew Hackney Foundation
“5/5 I can't begin to say enough amazing things about the OJ's Soul Band! Our wedding was a little over a month ago, and I still receive comments from guests about how much the band made their night. From their repertoire, to their voices, to their look, this band far exceeded my expectations. We almost want to have another wedding just so we can have the band play again. Thank you so much for making our wedding one that we (and our guests) will never forget!”Marcello - Wedding, Madiera, Spain
“I can honestly say the band were absolutely outstanding. Utterly fantastic and I really can’t sing their praises enough. I feel awful in the fact I barely even said hello to them on the night- the whole evening went by in such a blur and I felt I was being pulled in every direction under the sun, but I wish I’d taken a moment to tell them that myself. Please please do forward this on to them as I want them to know how thankful we are. I didn’t see them arrive but they kindly set up so swiftly and accommodated my fairly last minute request to play a song as we walked in with no questions asked. Our first dance was so much fun and they were fantastic at it- so cool and relaxed and professional, which made me in turn feel so relaxed dancing to it! Every song they performed thereafter was such a hit- countless people have said how phenomenal they were and it was a consistently full dance floor all night which is no mean feat! Every band member played their part to perfection. So, please do pass on my thanks- they really were outstanding and I will recommend them in a heartbeat to everyone and anyone who asks. I had the most wonderful wedding imaginable and they really played a huge part in helping it to be such a success. And last but not least, an equally huge thank you to you both. The entire process was made so smooth and reassuring by your lovely, helpful and informative emails. As I would the band, I would equally recommend Tailored Entertainment to all who ask and that is all thanks to you both. I couldn’t be more grateful for all your help these past few months and found the booking process so staightforward and easy to use - a blessing when juggling so many elements of a wedding. Really, thank you. So, thank you very very much again - it was all fantastic and just wish we could do it all over again!”Alice - Wedding, Binscombe Farmhouse, Godalming
“5/5 - OJ’s Soul Band were fantastic and everyone at the wedding loved them!”Mark - Wedding, Great Fosters Hotel
“Wow, what a band, from the first chord that was struck to the very last the dance floor was packed out. We booked the band for our Companies 25th anniversary party and will definitely use them again. all members were friendly and chatty when approached and helped us create the atmosphere we desired for the evening. Highly recommend this band.”Roy - Corporate, Oakwood House, Maidstone
“I would like to say on behalf of myself and my husband that we are extremely grateful to the band. They were absolutely fantastic in every sense. Their performance was amazing and the talent outstanding. Musically so brilliant. Our guests loved their performance and energy as a band. They made our wedding evening perfect. Thank you so so much. We are sorry that we didn’t get to speak to the band. We weren’t introduced to them at the beginning either which was a shame but this wasn’t a reflection of the band it was mostly because the day was so full. I will most definitely recommend the band and I would not hesitate to book them again. Thank you. Please pass on our appreciation to the band. Money very well spent.”Anna - Wedding, Clearwell Castle, Coleford
“The band were fantastic and kept the dance floor full all evening - we had so many comments about them from guests.”Michael - Wedding, Humble by Nature, Monmouthshire
“5/5 Everyone at Tailored Entertainment was so helpful when it came to the initial inquiry and booking. I asked lots of questions and they answered everything quickly and very helpfully. Right up until the day we were in contact and they dealt with our multiple changes and requests so well. On the night the band were absolutely amazing and I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day so special. All our guests were blown away and everyone was on the dancefloor all night. Even during soundcheck our guests were dancing away!! Our first dance song (my girl) was unforgettable and every song after was just perfect. All our guests keep commenting on how brilliant the band was and it truly made our day. Thank you all so so much for everything.”Bethany & Adam Davis - Wedding, Granary Estate, Suffolk
“Absolutely brilliant - the band were phenomenal. We were all squeezed into this tiny room and the band took up essentially half the room - but they adapted brilliantly and put on a spectacular show. Everyone was dancing all night long, they were friendly, and accommodating to my wife's request to grab a mic and join in! The band were tight, sounded fantastic and prompt with their timekeeping. Many people asked for details which I happily passed along - expect further business. Would not hesitate to recommend. DJ set was also great and designed as requested - much appreciated. We hope to have an opportunity to hire again. Thanks for making our evening so incredible. Many thanks, Michael & Hannah”Mike Reddihough - Wedding, Roslin Beach Hotel, Essex
“Just a quick message to say how amazing OJ's Soul Band were at our wedding on Saturday 1st September. I kept it a secret from all our guests for well over a year and the reaction to them was brilliant! Everyone said how great they played, having them sing our first dance made it all the more special. I can't thank you enough for arranging everything for us, please also send my regards to Erin, she made everything run smoothly and emails back and forth were great. Once again a massive thank you to the band and I will definitely be recommending them to all my friends and family.”Mr & Mrs Stone - Wedding, La Talbooth, Colchester
“5/5. Thank you to OJ's Soul Band for performing at our wedding yesterday! We had so many compliments about how good they were and they kept the dance floor filled all night!”Laura - Wedding - Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire
“5/5 The band was great - everybody really enjoyed the music and commented on how good they were. We’d certainly book them again!”Mike Carr - Corporate Party, Pendennis Shipyard
“Dear Phoebe, I think we can safely say the band were a ROARING success!! They had the whole event, and event team, up and dancing!! James and Ollie were really on it with turning up and being organised and all the band were super polite and professional all day. We would highly recommend them to anyone who asked and I wouldn’t be surprised if they got a few bookings from friday night. They went down a storm. Many thanks, they made me look good for booking them!!”Lawrence Diamond - Corporate, Tobacco Dock, London
“5/5 - Thank you so much for helping to organise the band, it is really appreciated. OJ's Soul Band were absolutely amazing and everyone at our party had great fun dancing to their music! They were were top notch! The music was great, they played the tracks that we had requested and our guests had a great time. Thank you so much! No doubt we will be in touch in the future should we need to book them again as this is our second booking of them with you.”Alive - Corporate, London
“5/5 OJ's Soul Band were absolutely fantastic! They played some great songs and everyone in the party had so much fun dancing to their music. Unfortunately our meal / speeches ran on later than planned so the band weren't able to kick off at the scheduled time, but they adapted well to that and put on a great show. Erin was also wonderful liaising with me in the run up to the event which was hugely appreciated and meant that the event ran smoothly on the day. Thank you so much!”Alice Dinsmore - Corporate, Tylney Hall, Hook
“5/5 - We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole band for making our day so special. All the guests really enjoyed your performances and you had everyone up dancing and singing along. It was absolutely brilliant.”Fern and Ryan - Wedding, The Three Tuns, Dorset
“5/5 Wow, wow, wow. Words cannot express how absolutely delighted we were with OJ's! They absolutely made our wedding and we have had so many comments from friends and family saying how fantastic they were. I'm sure everyone always fears having an empty dance floor at their wedding, but I needn't have worried about this for a second with OJ's as the dance floor was absolutely rammed from their first song, all the way through to the final one. Absolutely unforgettable. 10/10 and can't thank you enough! Big highlight when the saxophonist came onto the dance floor too - loved it! Thanks for being one classy act and huge thanks to Phoebe and Erin for all the prep and organisation beforehand. Seamless!”Sophie Jordan - Wedding, Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Forest
“Hi Amy and Erin, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band. They were incredible!!! Luckily the weather held out and it was an incredible night. The band got everyone up singing and dancing and everyone has said how good they were. So if you could pass on our thanks to them and thank you both for organising everything.”Hannah and Matthew - Wedding, St Tewdrics House, Chepstow
“There are not enough words to do this band justice as to how AMAZING they were. They absolutely made our wedding party come to life. The dance floor was packed through both their sets and we had so many lovely comments from guests about them. Their voices and musical talent on the instruments were simply amazing. Such a fabulous wedding band. Thank you for such a great night.”Hayley Miller - Wedding, Whittlebury Park Golf Course, Towcester
“OJ'S SOUL BAND WERE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC whilst researching other bands I kept being drawn back to OJ's, appreciative that 4 musicians ad 2 vocalists would always be much better than just a three piece. They didnt disappoint, from first dance till last number every tune was spot on, within minutes people were coming up to me saying this is brilliant,they are so cool, best band I've ever heard. The bride n groom both being 47 meant our guests were probably older than the average wedding but that didnt stop the dance floor being packed all the time. We are so happy we chose them.”Paul Friend & Jungju Seo - Wedding - Heatherden Hall, Buckinghamshire
“5/5 - Can not recommend this band enough !! Seen them twice. Once at a friends wedding and then hired for my own 50th celebs. They stole the show both times. On my birthday they set up exactly what I requested and absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Phoebe and her team at Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional! Thanks to all”Gary Carr - 50th Birthday Party, Essex
“5/5 - Please say thank you to the guys, everyone thought they were great and the client had a fantastic time. Happy New year”Paul Basson - Corporate, Bury St Edmunds
“5/5 The band were better than we could have possibly have imagined. They sounded fantastic, they were polite, they really got everyone up and dancing and enjoying themselves the whole evening. Choosing to have the 8 piece was a very good decision and really made the difference between an excellent and an awesome experience. I'm going to be recommending them to friends, and will definitely invite them to play at any future events. Thank you and the band for helping to make our wedding a flawless and fantastic experience.”Mat & Nicky Stocks - Wedding, Potters Heron Hotel, Romsey
“Brilliant singers, brilliant band. We spent a long time researching bands and are so pleased with OJs Soul Band. They totally wowed us and our guests, and got everyone up and dancing. Not your typical wedding band at all... really fantastic. Thank you guys, you smashed it.”Tessa Pearson - Wedding, The Seaside Boarding House, Bridport
“They made the evening, the performance was excellent. And the cover of Love you - was brilliant just what we wanted. Numerous comments from the guests on the high standard of the music. Could not recommend highly enough for weddings / parties etc”Marc Pearce - Wedding, The Dorchester Hotel, London (8-piece)
“WOW! If you are looking for a wedding band, look no further. OJ's Soul Band are incredible. My husband and a lot of his friends are musicians and so the wedding band was a really important decision for us. We knew we wanted soul music and he was dead set on having a horn section. We hired OJ's 8 piece band and they did not disappoint. We had choreographed a short routine to a medley of three songs and the band learnt and played it perfectly. The dance floor was never empty and so many of our guests commented on how fabulous they were. To top the night off some of the band played the final song from the balcony and then came onto the dance floor in amongst the crowd, our guests were thrilled. This is the second wedding I have been to where OJ's were playing and they were fantastic both times! Thank you so much for making our wedding party unforgettable!”Miriam Swainsbury - Wedding, Burford Bridge Hotel
“The band were just amazing, exactly what we had been looking for and all our guests commented on how great they were - the dance floor was rammed for the whole set and they had such an energy and buzz about them which really filtered through to the guests. Their set was absolutely the highlight of the day for me (as well as the getting married bit of course!)”Rebecca Cowley - Wedding, Wasing Park
“Such an incredible evening, our guests couldn't stop raving about the music and at times thought they were hearing an original recording! The band accommodated the special requests I sent in advance and threw in some great surprises that kept everyone movin alllll night! Cannot thank them enough. We burnt holes in the dancefloor.”Lori Gooding - Wedding, The Garden Museum
“Please pass on our thanks to the band they were incredible and we both had so much fun!”Ben Oliveira - Wedding, Lains Barn
“5/5. OJ's Soul band were beyond exceptional. The band exceeded our expectations! We cannot begin to explain how happy we were with their performance and professionalism. They looked stunning and sounded immaculate. We recieved an unbelievable amount of compliments from our guests expressing that OJ soul band were the best they have ever heard. Thank you so much for delivering a stunning show that created memories Dave and I will cherish forever xxx”Demi - Wedding - Sopley Mill, Dorset
“I do not even know where to start or how to express how much we loved OJ's Soul Band. We chose the 8 piece version of the band and we could not have been happier with our choice. The brass really made it and teamed with the other wonderful and very talented musicians and singers this was just the best choice we made for our wedding. We have lost count of the guests who have come to us since to say 'best band ever seen at a wedding'. They were just fantastic and exactly what we had hoped for. From the minute they arrived (completely on time and organised) they were a pleasure. The fantastic saxophonist came to say hello and instantly made me feel excited for them to get started. They included the songs we wanted in the set and performed our first dance perfectly. I could not bare to leave the dance floor when they were playing because it was such amazing music. Everyone loved it and I still cannot believe how good it was! I don't know how to thank you all enough for giving us the most amazing memories of dancing the night away. The last song when the band came out onto the dance floor and danced with us was just the most amazing moment and something we will never forget. I think it was one of our top moments of the day. Thank you also for playing the playlist we had provided during the interval of the band and up until the curfew. It was 10/10 the best band ever and I will be recommending to everyone and anyone I can. Thank you also for the organised build up and correspondence. I cannot fault anything about this service, thank you so much. We did lots of filming of our wedding and have some pretty cool clips of the band and our guests having the best time. If you like we can send across some of them and we are happy to use them as promotion clips etc. We are just off on honeymoon so will do it in a few weeks when we are home. Thank you, we are still buzzing. Katy and Sam ????”Katy & Sam - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Hampshire
“I have just returned from Honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you, the band were absolutely amazing from start to finish and all our guests thought they were fantastic and I have already had lots of people wanting their name to look them up online. It made our party in the evening brilliant and the dance floor was full all evening.”Michele - Wedding - The Old Mill, Berkshire
“Everybody had such a good time as the band delivered two amazing sets. The dancefloor was packed for two full hours and we couldn't have been happier about the performance. So well done!!”Penny & Matthias Schueckling - Wedding, Private Address, Kent
“5/5 - The band was absolutely fantastic, they got everyone up and dancing from their first set which we weren't really expecting. We would definitely use them for a future event - thank you!”Jessica Ford - Corporate, Paternoster Chop House, London
“Chris and I would like to say a huge thank you to OJ's Soul Band for playing at our wedding on Saturday! From the moment we booked you we knew we had made the right choice - but you really exceeded our expectations and all our guests commented on just how fantastic you are. The band is so tight, and made up of such excellent musicians. All correspondence with them has been so straightforward and stress free - and on the night of the wedding the band were so relaxed and happy to fit around us! All our favourite requests were played, and our first dance was excellent (bar the dancing part!). Thank you so much - and if you're thinking of booking OJ's - do it! You won't regret it! Love Mr and Mrs Naish! xxx”Mr & Mrs Naish - Wedding, Hyde House, Gloucestershire
“Thank you so much to the band; they were really excellent! The dance floor always seemed to be packed, they played our first dance brilliantly (the timing of the start in particular was perfectly in time with our entrance; designed to finish the introduction as we reached the dance floor - which was something we hadn't even thought of ourselves! They really made the evening.”Will - Wedding, Middle Temple Hall
“5/5. Thank you so much! We had a fantastic time at our wedding and you made the evening such a special event. So many of our guests were asking where we found you and everyone was telling us how amazing you were.”Lisa Tarrington - Wedding - Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent
“OJ's Soul Band were complete professionals and their playing was exceptional. Thank you so much to all of them. Our guests have been singing their praises since the wedding!”Alice Herbert - Wedding, Smedmore House
“OJ's Soul Band are absolutely amazing... so talented!!! We were blessed to have them play for us. Really complimented the day. Ultimate professionals in setting up, arrival, etc. Highly recommend! We didn't want it to end. Thank you so much for helping us make it happen.”Paul Heywood - Wedding, Quendon Hall, Saffron Walden
“5/5. Thank you for providing an amazing soundtrack to our evening. Brilliant performance, lovely friendly and very talented people - you really made the evening something special and memorable. The dance floor was packed for both sets and the brass invasion of the dance floor to end the night was a great touch. Our guests loved it all and we've had so many compliments on your behalf. James was very accommodating and professional and was an absolute pleasure to deal with - we knew we were in good hands! The band blew us all away with their musicianship and the arrangements of the songs were top level! Thank you again.”Katie and Antonio - Wedding, Court Farm, Bath
“Great band and lived up to expectations! All present commented on how good the band were. Would definitely recommend to others. The whole process from original booking was painless and well executed - Thank you”Mick Gurry - Wedding, Prested Hall, Essex
“The band was a huge success – greatly appreciated by everyone. We enjoyed the playlist and the choice of music – particularly when some of the musicians took to the dancefloor!”Hannah Gwyther - Corporate Event, Tylney Hall, Hampshire
“Thanks, just wanted to say everyone thought the band were fantastic, so thanks once again!”Sue Gurry - Wedding, Prested Hall, Essex
“Hi, Just a quick thank you to you all for the most brilliant evening ever! You are so wonderfully talented and made the dance floor heave with hip-hopping, happy happy people. Have to say there wasn't a tune that didn't fit the bill nor a foot that wasn't tapping the whole night. Simply perfect. You're not bad at Uno either ???????? Thanks again!”Caroline (Mother of Bride) - Wedding, Court Farm, Somerset
“We had an amazing night after my daughters wedding,the band were superb and all our guests commented on how they made the party.we had a small venue but one big party and the band had everyone on the floor. Smashed it !!!”Mr and Mrs Crump - Wedding, Cavendish Pavilion Country House, Middx
“We just wanted to thank you so much to yourself and the amazing OJ's Soul Band for being a part of our special day. It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it! Thank you for continually working with us and helping us create personalized touches with the music, an amazing day, and truly unforgettable memories. Everybody was raving about the band- they were spectacular! Our love and gratitude”Sophie & Guy Last - Wedding, The Manor House Hotel, Wiltshire
“5/5 - We loved the band and all guests gave great feedback. The best bit was when the trumpeter and sax player were on the dance floor. Thank you OJs!”Mark Ovens - Wedding, The Domus, Beaulieu
“I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for your help in organising the band/music for our wedding last week. The guys were incredible and I can't thank or rate them highly enough. Everyone on the day said how out of this world they were and their vocals were incredible.”Alison Jiggins - Wedding, Morden Hall, London
“Absolutely amazing! The band made my wedding day!!! I didn't want them to stop!”Kathryn Alderton, Wedding, Anstey Hall, Cambridge
“I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all your help in finding the right band and coordinating with them to make mums party exactly what we wanted. The band were amazing and everyone loved everything they played!! They all looked and played so well. The Bond tunes were timed perfectly and really did make a huge impact on the evening. Equally the pianist upstairs was fantastic and really lovely to listen to during the welcome drinks. We didn't get a chance to thank them personally because the evening flew by and before we knew it, it was over!! Please could you pass this email onto them and thank them so much for such a great evening.”Sophie - surprise 50th Birthday Party - Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
“I booked OJ's for my wedding two years ago, and they were so fantastic that I booked them for my 30th birthday party last weekend. Once again they were absolutely amazing, their repertoire is made up the best possible music & they are such a talented band. They absolutely made my party, I danced all night & once again didn't speak to any of my guests as I couldn't get off the dance floor! Everyone commented on how great they were, I cannot recommend them highly enough. There is nothing like a live band at an event, especially when they are this brilliant.”Nancy Norton - 30th Birthday Party, The Burlington Hotel, Kent
“We are absolutely over the moon with the fantastic performance from the band. Especially our first dance song was overwhelming how incredible they performed it! We couldn't have asked for anything more from them. And had a number of guests comment on how good they were.”Lee & Michelle - Wedding, Milliards House, East Sussex
“My husband and I would like to say a huge thank you to the band for providing such fantastic entertainment at our wedding reception. Everyone said how amazing they were and the filled dance floor reflected this! We had to have more tables removed to create a bigger dance floor and make room for everyone on it! Every time we went to have a break, they would come out with another classic that would have us running back to the dance floor. What a brilliant night! We couldn't have wished for a better band. They were very polite and friendly with a fun and positive attitude. We hope they enjoyed the evening as much as us and our guests. Thank you so much for making our wedding memorable and so much fun!”Nick and Sabrina - Wedding, Ampfield Golf Club
“The band were FANTASTIC - cannot recommend them highly enough and they have been the talk of all of our guests ever since.Thanks so much for all of your help!”Nicola - Wedding, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
“The band were absolutely amazing. From start to finish they were great and got everyone up dancing which is what we were hoping for. We had so many comments about them and people wanting to know who they were. They come highly recommended from us. Many Thanks”Gina & Perry - Wedding, The Skinner Hall, London (OJ's Soul Band)
“OJ's Soul Band were amazing, they were everything and more that we had hoped for, a very professional band. So many of our guests came up to us to tell us how good they were! Although I didn't catch his name id like to say a huge thank you to the drummer, when the playlist id put together ran out at 11:30pm he quickly put together another playlist so that the party could keep going and we very much appreciate that. We would definitely recommend to any friends and family. Many thanks,”Sam & Laura Flack - Wedding, The Domus, Beaulieu, Hampshire
“OJ's Soul Band were truly amazing, they literally made our wedding day! All guests up and dancing, filling up the dance floor all night. Great atmosphere, very happy bride and groom!”Laura Bartlett - Wedding, The Matara Centre,Tetbury
“Hi Phoebe, The band were great thanks! Everyone came up to me and said how good they were! Thanks for your help in organising the band!”Paul - Wedding, Heatherden Hall, Buckinghamshire
“OJ's Soul Band were ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! I won't ever be able to express enough how glad we were that we picked them. They are such a good group of people, the lead guy James was really friendly, they were professional, the lead singer was so bubbly, my mother actually went up to her and said the only person smiling more than me was her!". They were all great and the music was amazing. Everyone enjoyed it so so much and not a single person hasn't commented how great the music was. My mother has also become a side salesman for them lol, telling everyone she knows a great band if anyone needs one, and I am already trying to work out what sort of wedding reunion I can have so I can have them perform again! They really were absolutely fantastic, we couldn't have been more impressed or more happy with everything. We were nervous having not been able to see them live, but we really had absolutely nothing to worry about. They completely made the evening. They were my favourite part of the wedding - hand's down. Please do pass on our gratitude to them. Thank you again!”Jey - Wedding, Rivervale Barn, Hampshire (OJ's Soul Band)
“Hi Phoebe, The band were fantastic, everybody had a great night dancing away. We still get comments now on how good the band were. Plus we had a few injuries from dads and uncles who thought they were in their 20’s again throwing shapes on the dance floor, thats definitely the sign of a good night!!!! thank you again. xx”Lucia - Wedding, The Kingscote Barn,Tetbury, Gloucestershire
“The band were amazing and we've had lots of comments about then since the wedding.”Mr & Mrs Maher - Wedding, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
“Dear Phoebe, Please pass on our thanks to the band who completely made the evening for us. Everyone was up and dancing from the first song until the last. To the point that me and my now husband, went outside just to take 5 minutes together and then heard the next song and both ran in to dance! Everyone was complimenting the band and asking how we found them. We also throughly enjoyed the dance moves that we did try to copy from time to time haha. Many Thanks!”Karen & Rob Davies - Wedding, Wotton House, Dorking, Surrey
“Hi Phoebe, Once again OJ Soul band were absolutely brilliant. I am sure we will need you again next year!!”Wendy Taylor - Oxted Agricultural Show, The Showground Ardenrun, Lingfield
“Hi Phoebe, Thank you for your email. The band were absolutely fantastic! the dance floor was packed all night. They sang our first dance song perfectly! we were so happy with the band and so were our guests, I would definately recommend them, in fact I think some of our guests got their details. I hope they enjoyed it and had some food? Thank you for everything. All the best”Kezia Walton - Wedding, Gavison Hall, Nuthurst Rd, Nuthurst, Horsham, West Sussex,
“Hello, the band were absolutely fantastic & made our wedding day. We cannot thank you enough. They had everyone up dancing from start to finish & people are still talking about them now. Thanks again will recommend to anyone! Kind regards”Nikki & Paul Gillmore - Wedding, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Keeper's Ln, Colchester
“Where do I start. OJ Souls were incredible. The whole band were lovely. I went outside to meet them all and go through the setup area and also the food and drinks. The set up was quick and the music started early. The first dance performance was stunning and we have a few videos also. And from then, the dance floor was packed. This band really did live upto our expectations and more. I can't thank them enough.”James Rose - Wedding, Batts Farm, North Brewham, Bruton, Somerset
“The band were brilliant and everyone loved them! Very authentic.”Oliver Hamblin - Wedding, Caswell House, Curbridge, Oxfordshire
“Hello, I just want to say a massive thank you for Saturday. Your demo doesn't even do you justice! You were literally amazing live! Every single person at our wedding has said how incredible you all were and where did I find you. I am so glad I came across you on the internet, you made our wedding evening so special so thank you again. I will be sure to recommend and I am hoping we will have something amazing in the future that we can use you again for!! ;-)”Mr and Mrs Brown - Wedding The Orangery, T Maidstone, Kent,
“Thank you so much for all the help you gave me with booking OJ's Soul Band for last Sunday night. They were absolutely amazing. Everyone was saying what a great band they were. From the moment they started, the party just took off onto another level. They make a fabulous sound. They took the roof off. Everyone was up on that dance floor having a ball. They had cross-generational appeal. My friends loved them, as did my parents who are in their 70s and 80s. On top of everything else, they seemed really lovely people. Many thanks again. I will certainly recommend OJ's to anyone who asks.”Jane Gostyn - Wedding, South Square, London
“These guys are amazing!! We couldn't have picked any better they made the night for us thank you so much.”Alec - Wedding,The Bellhouse Hotel, London
“OJs Soul Band were fantastic to say the least. The dance floor was packed from start to finish - just what we had hoped for. Everyone said that it was the best band they'd heard and seen; the energy they created was brilliant! I will be recommending them to everyone I know; professional, affordable and damn good!!! Can't say enough good things!”Amy Croucher - Wedding, The Orangery, Maidstone, Kent.
“Thank you, We had a fantastic wedding. The band were so brilliant & had everyone up dancing the whole evening. We could have continued partying all night!”Natalie and Dante - Wedding, Firle Estate, East Sussex.
“They were amazing! Had people on the dance floor from the first song and the dance floor was packed for the whole night. We used the venues PA system and the sound was phenomenal. The instruments sounded awesome. Thanks so much for providing the OJ's. They literally made the night!”Kelly White - Charity Gala Ball, The Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford.
“Hi Amy They were very good, helpful, polite and professional. Due to timing issues they were very adaptable to our circumstances. We had many complimentary comments. Thank you very much. We would not hesitate to recommend.”Ellen Cozens - Wedding, Micklefield Hall, Hertfordshire
“Hi Amy, First of all apologies for the delay - just back in the office after honeymoon. Jenny and I will be sending a thank you card in the post, but we want to say that the band were absolutely FANTASTIC at our wedding on May 7th! The first dance was exactly how we wanted it and how we had rehearsed and the will be a cherished memory we will have for many years to come. The band played some amazing songs, new and old and the feedback was great from all guests, and I received two requests for contact details which I have passed on. Please share this with the whole band, that all musicians and both singers were superb - and were really easy to work with on the night, and really flexible with times. Thank you again for being so easy to work with, and I will recommend OJ's to many people in the future.”Daniel Jones - Wedding, Northbrook Park, Surrey
“Hi Amy, We had a fantastic night. The band were amazing. So engaging and the timeless, every age group was up and dancing all night, it was exactly what I wanted. I hope they enjoyed themselves too!”Harriet Cooper - Wedding, Sopley Mill, Christchurch
“Hi guys, Just wanted to drop you a quick message after Saturday night at Sopley Mill. It was great working with such a friendly and relaxed group of people and all the guests at the end of the night said what a great time they'd had dancing and singing along with you all. I hope we'll get the chance to work together again soon! Best wishes, Julia”Julia Holland - Belissmo Wedding Planners
“Hi Amy, I wanted to give you a feedback on the band to say that we thoroughly enjoyed them, they did a fantastic job and everybody loved them, the time went so quickly and everyone just wanted to keep dancing. Please pass on our appreciation to them all especially the singers, tremendous, tremendous.”Erica & Douglas - Wedding, London
“Hi Amy, I wanted to give you a feedback on the band to say that we thoroughly enjoyed them, they did a fantastic job and everybody loved them, the time went so quickly and everyone just wanted to keep dancing. Please pass on our appreciation to them all especially the singers, tremendous, tremendous.”Erica & Douglas - Wedding, London
“Thank you once again for providing such a fantastic band – you created a great party atmosphere – fun, lively and got people dancing straightaway and kept them on the dance floor all evening. Let’s hope we can do the same again next year! I hope you have all have a fantastic Christmas and continued success in 2012.”Jo Gillman - Corporate Event for B&Q, De Vere Grand Harbour, Southampton
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were all awesome and everyone is still raving about you!! You really made our wedding special and you couldn't get anyone off the dance floor. I am looking forward to coming to many more of your gigs. Thanks again guys xx”Hannah Baker – Wedding - Fawsley Hall, Northampton
“I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank the OJ’s Soul Band, for not only being an incredible band (mentioned by everyone), but also they were very accommodating with our requests and kept everybody dancing all night. Please pass on our thanks to them all as they really did make our wedding day special. Many thanks”Trefor Benyon - Wedding - The Pittville Pump Rooms, Gloucestershire
“The band were perfect for what we wanted - really classy, great sound and really got the party going”Michelle Leach - Corporate Event for Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Lloyd's One, London
“Just wanted to thank you most sincerely for the entertainment you provided for the Show Ball last week-it was very well received. I have had nothing but praise from all who went-''it was nice to have a proper band again''. one of many such quotes! I think it would be safe to pencil us in for next year. Once again many thanks. Regards”Wendy Taylor - Summer Ball, Edenbridge & Oxted Show, Surrey
“What can I say? The band were absolutely amazing Saturday! They went over and above any expectations I had. Everyone there was up dancing it literally made the wedding - the atmosphere was fantastic. So many people asked where I found them and for contact details and I would recommend them to anyone. In fact, please use this if you have a reviews or recommendations page on your website at all. Thanks so much!”Amy & Paul - Wedding, Zinnia Gardens, Surrey
“I have had so many comments from people that came to the evening saying how wonderful you were and how much they enjoyed the evening and how talented you all were. So a very big thank you!”Vicky Stearns - Summer Ball - Moreton Hall School, Shropshire
“To Nick & OJ's Soul Band, Thank you very much for perfoming at our wedding. You were amazing and everyone was talking about you for months after the wedding. Thank you for making our day so special and unforgettable.”Steven & Rebecca - Wedding - Winchester University, Hampshire
“Nick & OJ's Soul Band, Just wanted to say thank you for being amazing!! We have had so many people ask for your details, which is a great tribute to how fabulous you were... you were absolutely amazing!”Victoria & Tristan - Wedding - Northbrook Park, Surrey
“The band were absolutely superb. All of our guests had a great time and enjoyed the music all night. The guys were friendly and accomodating.. First class.. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have a funky good time! Thanks again”Tom Neale - Wedding - Stourton Caundle Hall, Dorset
“Happy New Year! I just want to start by saying the band were absolutely incredible. They had everyone up and dancing from the first song and both vocalists were fantastic. We’ve had so many compliments from guests about the quality of the entertainment, so we would like to pass on our thanks to them all for giving us such a memorable evening.”Cari Winter - Wedding - Old Thorns, Liphook, Hampshire
“OJ's Soul Band were fantastic, everyone at our event said how much they enjoyed them. They were professional played to the audience and had everyone up dancing, would definitely recommend this group and use them again”Amanda Swann (Kings Group) - Corporate Event, Radisson Park Inn, Harlow, Essex
“Have to say mate the band were the best I've ever heard mate, from the songs to the performance it was just brilliant. Everyone is talking about them, so glad we booked them. So thank you so much we had the best day and night of our lives the dance floor was packed from start to finish. Thanks again, we will defo be using you again. You guys were FANTASTIC at our wedding on Saturday!!! Everyone has been raving about you and you had everyone up on the dancefloor all night! Thank you!!!!”George & Samantha Dunks - Wedding, Brocket Hall Golf Club, Hertfordshire
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for our wedding on Monday night. You were fantastic and everyone commented on how amazing you were. Thanks so much!”Maryam Hamizadeh - Wedding, Cooling Castle Barn, Rochester
“A big thankyou to Nick and OJ's Soul Band for a great night on my Birthday. Everybody commented on how good you were. Many thanks again, I shall be booking you again.”Mark Smith - Birthday Party, Hemel Hempstead Town Football Club, Hertfordshire
“A wonderful band who had us dancing all night. The girls were outstanding singers and the band were excellent musicians. A few friends have already asked for their details. Thanks again”Georgina & Steve - Wedding, Dorset
“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. We've had so many lovely comments regarding you guys and I'm sure my family will be booking you for there son/daughters weddings in the near future! Hope to see you again soon.”Darren & Bianka Everest - Wedding, The Orangery at Turkey Mill, Kent
“I just wanted to email to send my thanks to OJ's soul band for playing at our wedding on the 13/12/14. The band were brilliant and got everyone dancing straight away! I would recommend the band to everyone.”Sophie Philpot - Wedding, Upwaltham Barns, Chichester
“Hi Nick Just wanted to say a bit thank you to the band for last week, everybody thoroughly enjoyed the music and have been saying how brilliant they were. The singers were great and everyone was very professional (even when we were all a little worse for wear!). Thank you all very much”Shaheen Walker - Corporate Event, London
“I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you so much for last night – the band were, in one word, INCREDIBLE. We had so many compliments – everyone said they were the best wedding band they’d heard! Thank you x”Ruby Paxton - Wedding, Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire
“Hi, Please send our thanks to OJs soul band they were incredible. Our wedding guests are still raving about them, they had everyone on their feet all evening. Thank you.”Angie and Colin Marshall - Wedding, Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire
“I was absolutely over the moon with the band for my party on 27 December. Thank you all so much. The band was stunning and everything I wanted. The dance floor was never empty and the musicianship, skills and vocals were excellent. So many of my guests commented on how great the band was. You really made the party. Atmosphere was brilliant. You and your team were so professional and pleasant to work with for the party, so thank you very much. I would highly recommend you to anyone planning an event and looking for a band. I have already passed the band details onto two people from the party specifically.”Celia Jones - Birthday Party, Hampshire
“Nick & Amy, I just wanted to drop you an email to say how unbelievably fantastic OJ's Soul band were when they played my wedding on the 29th November. I couldn't have wished for a better band, they played brilliantly & the singers were amazing. Every guest commented on what a fantastic party it was & that was down to them, so thank you so much. I will recommend them to anyone looking for seriously talented musicians who take a party to the next level! I just wish I could do it again. A very merry Christmas to you all. All the best”Nancy Norton - Wedding, Claridges, Mayfair, London
“Hi Amy, I was hoping you could pass my feedback on to OJ's soul band. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! You were absolutely fantastic and had everyone up dancing, including our 18 month old son who didn't sit down until midnight! Our first dance was sang beautifully and the music was just fab.Thanks again, you really made our wedding. Superb band. All our guests loved you!”Kylie & James - Wedding, Hartsfield Manor, Surrey
“OJ's Soul Band were FANTASTIC! We hired them for our wedding in November 2014 & we were certainly not disappointed. They had everyone dancing from the 1st song through until the last, a lot of our guests relayed back to us that its the best wedding band they've ever seen. So if you want a great band for wedding then honestly stop looking! We cannot thank these guys enough for a wonderful evening. Thanks again guys”Briony & David Sigona - Wedding, Down Hall Country House Hotel, Essex
“A massive thank you for Friday. You guys were sensational - from the first dance (I was blown away by your version of the Wedding Song - think Frank would agree that you guys did it more than justice!) through to every funky track thereafter. We've all been massive music fans since we were kids and it was always one of the most important aspects of the day for us. I'm already looking for another reason to book you to do it all again!! Thank you - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”Stu Quinsey - Wedding, Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook, Hampshire
“You guys were just incredible at our wedding Friday night. You made our night with the first dance, your voices are incredible. We want to do it all again just so we can have you guys play for us! Thank you so so much for making our day AMAZING!”Stu & Cli Quinsey - Wedding, Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook, Hampshire
“Fab absolute hit with all so much so the venue would like bands details!!”Sue Barritt - Birthday Party, West Kent Golf Club, Greater London
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.
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 6-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Guildford. 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.