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Big City Beats

Big City Beats

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Location Birmingham
Starting from £2299
2 Reviews

Energetic 8 piece band with male & female lead vocals, backing vocals and brass section, playing a unique blend of modern & classic Motown, soul and funk anthems.

  • Highlights
  • 8 Piece band including brass section playing Funk, Soul, Motown, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Disco, R ‘n’ B and House anthems
  • Professional musicians with many years experience
  • Large varied repertoire available

About


Big City Beats brings together a collective of the finest players encountered during drummer Steve's career - a mixture of top-notch session musicians & singers, Conservatoire music degree graduates and tutors, who together form a simply formidable band!

100% live (no backing tracks or sequencers) and complete with male & female lead singers as well as a brass section, this accomplished band plays an awesome unique set of classic funk, soul, motown, disco and rock ‘n’ roll tracks performed seamlessly alongside soulful modern r ‘n’ b, house anthems and fresh chart classics, from the world’s leading artists.

Performances are energetic & enthusiastic, and with years of experience packing dance floors, guests are guaranteed to be dancing & singing along from the first song to the last!

What really makes the band stand out so much from others though is their attention to detail – they know guests at a function want to hear their favourite songs performed as they they know and love them – and no other band sounds as close to the original songs as Big City Beats!

Repertoire


50s/ 60s

  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Aretha Franklin - Think
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good
  • Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation
  • Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
  • James Brown - I Feel Good
  • James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
  • Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
  • Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough
  • Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
  • Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
  • Sam & Dave - Soul Man
  • Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming
  • Segio Mendes – Mas Que Nada
  • Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
  • The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
  • The Beatles – Come Together
  • The Beatles – Daytripper
  • The Beatles - Lady Madonna
  • The Beatles - Twist ‘n’ Shout
  • The Contours – Do You Love Me
  • The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
  • The Monkees – I’m A Believer
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • The Temptations – Get Ready
  • Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
  • Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
  • Wilson Pickett - Sweet Soul Music

70s/80s

  • Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  • Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day
  • Chacka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  • Charles Wright Band – Express Yourself
  • Chic - Good Times
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
  • Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight (Do A Little Dance)
  • Kool & The Gang – Celebration
  • Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
  • Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
  • LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
  • Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • Lynnrd Skynnrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  • Rick James – Super Freak
  • Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music
  • Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Stevie Wonder - I Wish
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Stevie Wonder – Uptight
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
  • The O'Jays - Love Train
  • The Trammps – Disco Inferno
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

90s/00s

  • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  • Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
  • Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
  • Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
  • Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
  • CeCe Peniston - Finally
  • Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
  • Duffy – Mercy
  • Estelle - American Boy
  • Gnarles Barkley – Crazy
  • Incognito / Jocelyn Brown - Always There
  • Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
  • Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
  • Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
  • Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
  • Madcon – Beggin’
  • Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
  • Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  • Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
  • Shy FX & T Power – Shake Your Body
  • Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
  • Tom Jones & Stereophonics – Mama Told Me Not To Come

2010’s

  • Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
  • Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  • Bruno Mars - Treasure
  • Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean - Feels
  • Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
  • Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  • Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • DJ Fresh feat. Ms Dynamite – Gold Dust
  • Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
  • Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
  • Wilkinson - Afterglow

First Dance Recommendations

  • Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day
  • Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  • Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
  • The Temptations - My Girl
Line-Up

  • Male vocals
  • Female vocals
  • Guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Sax
  • Trumpet

2 Reviews

Top reviews

Tony Howard & Janet Stone

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Big City Beats exceeded our expectations, making our wedding day evening entertainment an event that had everyone raving about our choice of band and the fabulous evening they provided. Definitely recommend and look forward to seeing again in the near future.


Chris

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Superb band with a great set list that keep the dance floor full for the entire evening.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £2821
    • Norfolk £2976
    • Norwich £2852
    • Suffolk £2945
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £2666
    • Leicestershire £2666
    • Lincolnshire £2604
    • Northamptonshire £2697
    • Nottinghamshire £2666
    • Rutland £2604
    North West
    • Cumbria £2759
    • Lancashire £2759
    • Liverpool £2728
    • Manchester £2759
    • Merseyside £2728
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £2666
    • Berkshire £2697
    • Buckinghamshire £2666
    • East Sussex £3007
    • Essex £2945
    • Hampshire £2697
    • Hertfordshire £2604
    • Kent £2883
    • London £2883
    • Middlesex £2883
    • Oxfordshire £2635
    • Surrey £2852
    • Sussex £3007
    • West Sussex £3007
    South West
    • Bath £2976
    • Bristol £2976
    • Cornwall £3596
    • Devon £3348
    • Dorset £3100
    • Somerset £2976
    • Wiltshire £2976
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £2299
    • Gloucestershire £2480
    • Herefordshire £2542
    • Shropshire £2418
    • Staffordshire £2387
    • Warwickshire £2418
    • Worcestershire £2449

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