Johnny & The Goodtime Boys are a star studded, eight-piece function act that bring your favourite Soul & Motown classics crashing right into the 21st century! They offer up a truly timeless setlist, filled to bursting with unforgettable tunes hand-picked from pop music’s greatest genre. We guarantee your guests will be left utterly entranced by this stunning live band - from the young to the young at heart. They’ll be flocking to the dancefloor from first song to last!
All the glitz and glamour of Motown with a refreshingly contemporary twist. Johnny & The Goodtime Boys are a true taste of 21st Century Soul.
Johnny grew up in Puerto Rico, where he was raised by El Campo – a blind, elderly street musician who passed away at 105 - that's what he tells us anyway. Johnny and his band have operated at the pinnacle of the music industry, collectively boasting performance credits alongside the likes of Ellie Goulding, Jay Z and Kings of Leon.
Top 5 Songs to Perform
Shake Your Body Down
Knock On Wood
As standard, Johnny & The Goodtime Boys provide:
Stunning live professional 8-piece band
2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
Concert level live sound production and stage lighting
Bespoke pre-mixed disco before and after live sets
Special request performed
PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
54-46 - Toots & The Maytals Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations All Night Long - Lionel Richie Band Of Gold - Freda Payne Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 Burning Love Can You Feel It - Jackson 5 Celebration - Kool & The Gang Chic Medley (Everybody Dance / Good Times / Greatest Dancer / We Are Family) Cool Jerk - The Capitols Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Disco Inferno - The Trammps Disco Medley (Best Of My Love / Got To Be Real / Upside Down / Never Too Much) Do I Love You - Frank Wilson Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang Hard To Handle - Otis Redding Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson Hold On I’m Coming - Sam & Dave How Will I Know - Whitney Houston I Feel Good - James Brown I Got A Woman - Ray Charles I Wish - Stevie Wonder Jumping Jack Flash - Thelma Houston / Rolling Stones Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye Let's Stay Together - Al Green Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett My Boy Lollipop - Millie My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White My Girl - The Temptations Nowhere To Run. - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson Respect - Aretha Franklin Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation September - Earth Wind & Fire Shake Your Body Down - Jackson 5 Shake Your Tail Feather - Blues Brothers Shout - Isley Brothers / Lulu Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown Soul Man - Sam & Dave Twistin The Night Away - Sam Cooke Uptight - Stevie Wonder You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake Crazy In Love - Beyonce/Jay Z Just The Way You Are (Live Version) - Bruno Mars Love On Top - Beyonce Mercy - The Third Degree Perm - Bruno Mars Treasure - Bruno Mars Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars Valerie - Amy Winehouse
“They sounded and looked fantastic - great atmosphere getting the crowd going and interacting with the audience. Great front man! We all had a good boogie backstage!”Josephine Haines - Corporate, Santa Pod Raceway, Northants
“The band were fantastic. Everyone really enjoyed it and commented on how great they were. Please pass my thanks on to them.”Jess Bailey - Party, The Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford
“The band are fantastic. I'm so glad they agreed to play our first dance - the song was such a beautiful rendition and they continued the night with so many great soul and Motown tracks that I lost count! Thanks again guys!”Rebecca Stanstead - Wedding, Coventry
“Johnny & The Goodtime Boys (and lady!) were absolutely phenomenal. They had our guests up and dancing from the first song to the very last. The atmosphere with the band was so great and I would book them tomorrow if I could!”Steven Cornell - Wedding, Leicester
“They played great, fun music and were very talented. They really got the party going!”Charlotte Wallace - Birthday Party, Midlands
“What a fantastic band! Played at my son's wedding and they were brilliant!”Jo Porter - Wedding, Midlands
“Thanks Dan for all your help with our wedding preparations, the band were fantastic, it worked so well in the venue even with an interruption from the Stig xx”Louise McIntosh - Wedding, Leicester
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, Motown & Disco classics along with some 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? 90-120 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 60 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.
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 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.
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 Leicester. 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? 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 2.5m x 5m.
How much power do you require? 2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp 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.