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.
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
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
“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
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.