House Of Ellington

House Of Ellington

  • Location:

    London
  • Guide Price:

    £5,700

House of Ellington is a top-level show band brimming with world-class talent, serving up authentic soul with an easy-going, feel-good vibe.

Style

Featuring Jaz Ellington from The Voice, House of Ellington pack dancefloors at some of the world’s most exclusive events. Their setlist of crowd-pleasing Motown and authentic soul has made them one of the world’s most in-demand premium showbands.

Standard Package

  • World-class 7-11 piece soul & Motown showband
  • 2 x 60 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA, stage lighting and sound engineer
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • Lounge sets for during drinks reception
  • Live DJ before and after band sets

Video

Repertoire

This is a selection from our set list offerings. If you’d like to see more please see House Of Ellington's set list form which includes the whole repertoire.

R&B / Hip Hop

24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Caught Up – Usher
Crazy in Love – Béyoncé
Say My Name - Destinys Child
Déja Vu - Béyoncé
Doo Wop That Thing – Lauryn Hill
Family Affair – Mary J Blige
No Scrubs - TLC
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary
Single Ladies – Béyoncé
Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Waterfalls – TLC

Chart

Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Don't You Worry Child – S. House Mafia
Finesse – Bruno Mars
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Juice – Lizzo
Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
One Dance - Drake
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
Royals - Lorde
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
We Found Love – Rihanna
What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
You’ve Got The Love - Florence & The Machine

Soul & Motown

Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Candy - Cameo
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Everybody Dance - Chic
Give Me The Night – George Benson
Heard It Though The Grapevine – M. Gaye
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Houston
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
I’m Every Woman – W Houston
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves
Kiss - Prince
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Never Too Much - Luther Van Dross
Night To Remember – Shalamar
One Drop – Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Oh Happy Day – Sister Act
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – The Four Tops
Remember The Time – Michael Jackson
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shake Your Body – Jackson 5
Shout – Lulu
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Think - Aretha Franklin
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Statton

Pop Classics

American Boy - Estelle
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Diamonds – Rihanna
Faith – George Michael
Finally - Cece Peniston
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Wanna Be The Only One - Eternal
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Wonderwall – Oasis

UK Garage

Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Moving Too Fast – Artful Dodger
Re-Rewind – Artful Dodger
Sorry – Monsta Boy
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks & Bigfoot

Medleys

1970s Disco Medley
2000s R&B Medley
Michael Jackson Medley
Stevie Wonder Medley
UK Garage Medley

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“They were amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better set list and performance. Everybody at the wedding has said how incredible they were and enjoyed it so much.”

Hannah & Paul - Wedding, Kachette, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Wow, we are absolutely speechless the band and sound engineers were fantastic not only were they friendly and engaging, the music was out of this world. They are so talented and they brought the party with them. We can’t wait to have House of Ellington back for our future events. They made the party, and everyone at the event commented on how fantastic they were. Thank you so much.”

Charlotte - Private Party, Private Address, Kent
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Honestly what a team! They delivered the best service and were friendly throughout. The band sounded amazing (were fighting the crowds off the dance floor during the sound check). Big shout out to your AV crew who went above and beyond to deliver a great service
I'll definitely recommend you to future clients.”

Robinder & Rosa - Wedding, Kingsley Hall, Leicestershire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“House of Ellington were next level incredible. They were everything we wanted and more for our wedding day. They brought energy, good vibes and just had the most incredible voices. Would highly recommend! Our guests have not stopped talking about how amazing they were. Another plus worth mentioning was the range of songs they performed. There was really something for everyone. Tailored Entertainment also deserve some praise, from the moment we booked HOE over a year ago, the communication has been really impressive and helpful. THANK YOU!”

Katharine & Dean - Wedding, Garden Museum, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“It's hard to put into words what an incredible experience it was having House Of Ellington at our party, it was just absolutely epic and such a buzz when they were performing... no-one wanted the set to end! Everything about the show is top class - the song choices/medleys, the way the set flows, the energy - all brilliant. We'll definitely find a reason to book them again soon!”

Nick - Party, Solent Hotel, Hampshire

Key Info

House Of Ellington | Soul & Motown Showband, ft Jaz Ellington
Based:
London
Guide Price:
£5,700
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Keys
  • Male Vocals
  • Female Vocals x2
Additional musicians:
  • Third female vocalist
  • Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
Lead Vocals:
  • Male & Female

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?

We require ideally 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 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 in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed DJ service (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 lounge set for your drinks reception, please contact us for a quote.

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 live DJ selecting and mixing tracks 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 1 hour 30 mins travel of our base in Ashford in Kent. We charge travel costs for venues further than 1 hour 30 mins travel, 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?

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.

Video

Repertoire

Testimonials

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Repertoire

This is a selection from our set list offerings. If you’d like to see more please see House Of Ellington's set list form which includes the whole repertoire.

R&B / Hip Hop

24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Caught Up – Usher
Crazy in Love – Béyoncé
Say My Name - Destinys Child
Déja Vu - Béyoncé
Doo Wop That Thing – Lauryn Hill
Family Affair – Mary J Blige
No Scrubs - TLC
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary
Single Ladies – Béyoncé
Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Waterfalls – TLC

Chart

Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Don't You Worry Child – S. House Mafia
Finesse – Bruno Mars
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Juice – Lizzo
Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
One Dance - Drake
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
Royals - Lorde
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
We Found Love – Rihanna
What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
You’ve Got The Love - Florence & The Machine

Soul & Motown

Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Candy - Cameo
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Everybody Dance - Chic
Give Me The Night – George Benson
Heard It Though The Grapevine – M. Gaye
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Houston
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
I’m Every Woman – W Houston
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves
Kiss - Prince
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Never Too Much - Luther Van Dross
Night To Remember – Shalamar
One Drop – Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Oh Happy Day – Sister Act
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – The Four Tops
Remember The Time – Michael Jackson
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shake Your Body – Jackson 5
Shout – Lulu
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Think - Aretha Franklin
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Statton

Pop Classics

American Boy - Estelle
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Diamonds – Rihanna
Faith – George Michael
Finally - Cece Peniston
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Wanna Be The Only One - Eternal
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Wonderwall – Oasis

UK Garage

Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Moving Too Fast – Artful Dodger
Re-Rewind – Artful Dodger
Sorry – Monsta Boy
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks & Bigfoot

Medleys

1970s Disco Medley
2000s R&B Medley
Michael Jackson Medley
Stevie Wonder Medley
UK Garage Medley

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“They were amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better set list and performance. Everybody at the wedding has said how incredible they were and enjoyed it so much.”

Hannah & Paul - Wedding, Kachette, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Wow, we are absolutely speechless the band and sound engineers were fantastic not only were they friendly and engaging, the music was out of this world. They are so talented and they brought the party with them. We can’t wait to have House of Ellington back for our future events. They made the party, and everyone at the event commented on how fantastic they were. Thank you so much.”

Charlotte - Private Party, Private Address, Kent
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Honestly what a team! They delivered the best service and were friendly throughout. The band sounded amazing (were fighting the crowds off the dance floor during the sound check). Big shout out to your AV crew who went above and beyond to deliver a great service
I'll definitely recommend you to future clients.”

Robinder & Rosa - Wedding, Kingsley Hall, Leicestershire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“House of Ellington were next level incredible. They were everything we wanted and more for our wedding day. They brought energy, good vibes and just had the most incredible voices. Would highly recommend! Our guests have not stopped talking about how amazing they were. Another plus worth mentioning was the range of songs they performed. There was really something for everyone. Tailored Entertainment also deserve some praise, from the moment we booked HOE over a year ago, the communication has been really impressive and helpful. THANK YOU!”

Katharine & Dean - Wedding, Garden Museum, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“It's hard to put into words what an incredible experience it was having House Of Ellington at our party, it was just absolutely epic and such a buzz when they were performing... no-one wanted the set to end! Everything about the show is top class - the song choices/medleys, the way the set flows, the energy - all brilliant. We'll definitely find a reason to book them again soon!”

Nick - Party, Solent Hotel, Hampshire

Key Info

House Of Ellington | Soul & Motown Showband, ft Jaz Ellington
Based:
London
Guide Price:
£5,700
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Keys
  • Male Vocals
  • Female Vocals x2
Additional musicians:
  • Third female vocalist
  • Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
Lead Vocals:
  • Male & Female

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?

We require ideally 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 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 in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed DJ service (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 lounge set for your drinks reception, please contact us for a quote.

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 live DJ selecting and mixing tracks 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 1 hour 30 mins travel of our base in Ashford in Kent. We charge travel costs for venues further than 1 hour 30 mins travel, 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?

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.

House Of Ellington

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