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, feelgood 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 or 3 x 40 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

24k Magic - Bruno Mars
A House Is Not A Home - Luther Vandross
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
Aint No Stopping Us Now -
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Of Me - John Legend
Angels - Robbie Williams
At Last - Etta James
Can't Rely On You - Paloma Faith
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Diamonds -  Rhiannah
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Jean Carne
Faith - George Michael
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vouge
Grown Woman - Beyoncé
Happy - Pharell
Jimmy Mack - Martha And The Vendellas
Just My Imagination - Temptations
Kiss - Prince
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Love Wont Let Me Wait - Seal
Michael Jackson Medley: Man In The Mirror / Billie Jean / The Way You Make Me Feel / Can You Feel It
My Girl - Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Never Forget You - Noisettes (Kirsten)
Next Lifetime - Erykah Badu
One Love - Bob Marley
Ordinary People - John Legend
Prototype - Outkast
Radioactive - Imagine Dragon
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Royals - Lorde
Royals - Lorde
Secret Love - Doris Day
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
Single Ladies - Beyoncé
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Someone Else's Guy - Joycelyn Brown
Stand By Me -
Superstion - Stevie Wonder
Suzie - Jaz Ellington
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
The Only Exception  - Paramore
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge (Kirsten)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Time After Time  - Cindi Lauper
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You Can Leave You Hat On - Tom Jones

Key Info

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 a minimum of 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 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

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Repertoire

24k Magic - Bruno Mars
A House Is Not A Home - Luther Vandross
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
Aint No Stopping Us Now -
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Of Me - John Legend
Angels - Robbie Williams
At Last - Etta James
Can't Rely On You - Paloma Faith
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Diamonds -  Rhiannah
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Jean Carne
Faith - George Michael
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vouge
Grown Woman - Beyoncé
Happy - Pharell
Jimmy Mack - Martha And The Vendellas
Just My Imagination - Temptations
Kiss - Prince
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Love Wont Let Me Wait - Seal
Michael Jackson Medley: Man In The Mirror / Billie Jean / The Way You Make Me Feel / Can You Feel It
My Girl - Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Never Forget You - Noisettes (Kirsten)
Next Lifetime - Erykah Badu
One Love - Bob Marley
Ordinary People - John Legend
Prototype - Outkast
Radioactive - Imagine Dragon
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Royals - Lorde
Royals - Lorde
Secret Love - Doris Day
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
Single Ladies - Beyoncé
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Someone Else's Guy - Joycelyn Brown
Stand By Me -
Superstion - Stevie Wonder
Suzie - Jaz Ellington
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
The Only Exception  - Paramore
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge (Kirsten)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Time After Time  - Cindi Lauper
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You Can Leave You Hat On - Tom Jones

Key Info

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 a minimum of 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 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.

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