Sophie and the Rumours

Sophie and the Rumours
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £1,080.00
6 reviews
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £1,080.00
Read 6 reviews

Sophie and the Rumours are an exciting and dynamic soul band led by Sophie, with her infectious energy and lively stage presence. The band comprises of all well established full time pro musicians and far from being your average function band. These guys really know their way round their instruments! They have one of the most versatile set lists of any band, performing music from 1920’s jazz through to modern day pop and rock, plus covering everything in between. The possibilities are endless!

Book Sophie and the Rumours today for your Wedding, Party or Corporate Event... you won’t be disappointed.

*Soul, Motown, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Swing... Sophie and the Rumours have something for everyone*

Sophie and the Rumours

Number of Reviews and Counting... 6!

Sophie and the Rumours comprise Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums. A Saxophone may also be added if desired. Sets can be tailor made to incorporate as much or as little of any style of music from their repertoire to suit each individual taste.

In  June 2007 Sophie was the first ever artist to perform on the main stage at London’s O2 Arena (beating Bon Jovi to the stage by one week!) where she supported The Sugababes and McFly. She has also opened for Will Young and entertained the likes of Van Morrison, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and even flew out to Paris to sing for the French President and his wife, actress Carla Bruni!

Sophie has appeared on many radio and TV programmes both in the UK and Europe and was commissioned to write and perform the music in a short film 'Lipstick' starring actor Jack Shepherd. Sophie also played the part of the cabaret singer in the film. She has released 4 albums to date and was the finalist in the Perrier Jazz Vocalist award competition.

She has a voice that she can turn to any style of music and is equally comfortable whether she is singing a rock anthem or laid back jazz standard due to her solid vocal technique.  Sophie draws her influences from many different genres of music.

The rest of the function band collectively have performed with: Danni Minogue,  Mica Paris, Shirley Bassey, The Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield, Lulu, Dave Stewart,  Eartha Kitt, Gloria Gaynor, Marc Almond, and the late great Nina Simone and many others at prestigious venues such the main stage at Glastonbury, The Royal Albert Hall and The O2 Arena.

Duo - 6 piece – Female Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Saxophone

** Please Note: fees qouted are for the standard 4 - piece line up

Soul / Motown

  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  • Blame It On The Boogie- The Jacksons
  • Billie Jean -Michael Jackson
  • Dancing In The Street - Matha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Get Ready- The Temptations
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Car Wash
  • Disco Inferno
  • We Are Family
  • Celebration - Kool And The Gang
  • Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
  • What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
  • Get Here - Oleta Adam
  • Sweet Love - Anita Baker
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Mustang Sally - Wison Pickett
  • Feel Like Makin Love - Roberta Flack
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • Take Me To The River - Al Green
  • What A Wonderful World This Could Be - Sam Cooke
  • Stand By Me - Ben.E King
  • What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
  • Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Get Here - Oleta Adams
  • Sweet Love - Anita Baker
  • Hallelujah I Love Him So - Ray Charles
  • Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • Street Life - The Crusaders
  • On Broadway - George Benson
  • Feeling Good -Dinah Washington
  • I Put A Spell On You -Nina Simone
  • I'm Feeling Good-Nina Simone

Modern / Indie

  • I Kissed A Girl - Katie Perry
  • I Got A Feeling-Black Eyed Peas
  • Umbrella-Rhianna
  • Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
  • Let's dance -David Bowie
  • Sledge Hammer -Peter Gabrial
  • Pokerface -Lady Gaga
  • Make You Feel My Love -Adele
  • Rolling in the deep -Adele
  • Forget you -Ce Lo Green
  • Crazy -Gnarls Barkley
  • You Got The Love-Florence And The Machine
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Grace Kelly -Mica
  • Crazy -Gnarls Barkley
  • Shine-Take That
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Somebody Told Me- The Killers
  • Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
  • This Love - Maroon 5
  • New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • Warwick Avenue-Duffy
  • Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Virtual Insanity-Jamiroquai
  • Hey Ya- Outkast
  • Let me entertain you -Robbie Williams

70s / 80s

  • Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Teenage Kicks-The Undertones
  • Love Is A Drug- Roxy Music
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Sweet Dreams -Eurythmics
  • Walking On Sunshine -Katrina And The Waves
  • Hot Stuff-Donna Summer
  • Moondance -Van Morrison


  • Alright Now - Free
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
  • All Day And All Of The Night - Kinks/ The Stranglers
  • Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
  • Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
  • Things We Said Today -Beatles
  • Back In The Ussr -Beatles
  • White Room - Cream
  • It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  • Ticket To Ride -Beatles
  • Hard Days Night -Beatles
  • From Me To You -Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There -Beatles
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • California Dreaming - Mamas And Papas
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
  • Mercedes Benz -Janis Joplin

Jazz / Blues / Swing / Jive

  • At last
  • That's Life
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Moondance
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Me And Mrs Jones
  • Let There Be Love
  • Don't Know Why
  • I Got You Under My Skin
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Just The Way You Look Tonight
  • Feelin Good
  • World On A String
  • Fever
  • A Foggy Day
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • The Look Of Love
  • It Had To Be You
  • You Don't Know What Love Is
  • Night And Day
  • Nature Boy
  • California Dreaming
  • Body And Soul
  • Route 66
  • I Wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers)
  • House Of Bamboo
  • Chatanooga Choo Choo
  • Take The A Train
  • Stomping At The Savoy
  • If I Were A Bell
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Summertime
  • Perdido
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Moon
  • Cry Me A River
  • Easy Living
  • Everytime We Say Goodbye
  • How Deep Is The Ocean
  • My Romance
  • Nature Boy
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Save Your Love For Me
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Tenderly
  • The Gentle Rain
  • This Masquerade
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Love Letters
  • Lover Man
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Angel Eyes
  • Black Coffee
  • Everybody's Crying Mercy
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  • Georgia
  • Route 66
  • Aint No Sunshine
  • Summertime
  • Hard Day's Night
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Tainted Love


  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Perdido
  • Till' There Was You
  • Where Or When
  • Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
  • Sway
  • Night And Day
  • Nature Boy

World War II Themed Set

  • White Cliffs Of Dover
  • Well Meet Again
  • Blue Skies
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Sunny Side Of The St
  • Lambeth Walk
  • A Foggy Day
  • Bless Em All
  • The Washing On The Siegfried Line
  • Let's Face The Music And Dance
  • Night And Day
  • Watch The Birdie
  • Good Night Sweetheart
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Stars Fell On Alabama
  • As Time Goes By
  • Falling In Love Again
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Yours
  • I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
  • Sentimental Journey
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Sq
  • Take The A Train
  • Chatanooga Choo Choo
  • Stepping Out With My Baby
, Wedding, Kew Gardens, London, London

Sophie was so friendly, enthusiastic and arrived with a big smile on her face! Everybody had a great evening and we thought she was brilliant. It's always nerve racking choosing a band from listening to a few tracks online but she certainly didn't disappoint. The kids loved helping you, having a sing song and dance and they will be talking about you for years to come I'm sure. When we celebrate our 10 year anniversary we'll be in touch and in the meantime we'll be recommending you to all. Thanks so much for a fab evening x

, Wedding, Oxfordshire

Sophie and the band were amazing. The first dance was completely spellbinding, she nailed it!! They were so much fun and everyone commented on how good they were, not a typical wedding band in the slightest!! So happy we chose them.

, Wedding, Somerset

We cannot thank Sophie and the Rumours enough for their performance at our wedding. They were absolutely incredible, got everyone involved and added the atmosphere of the party. They got everyone on their feet, listened to exactly the type of music we wanted and at the end of the night had guests wanting more! Thank you so much. We loved having you.

, Wedding, Bristol

Sophie and her band were great. They completely understood what we wanted and created the perfect atmosphere at our wedding! Everyone, young and old, were up dancing!

, Wedding, Shropshire

I had heard Sophie at a previous wedding when I was bowled over by the music and voice. Some two years later my son was getting married so I just had to track Sophie down. The wedding has just taken place and wow, we were not disappointed. A powerhouse of a voice and personality to match with a band that are just fantastic. They kept us all dancing all night. The number of guests who asked, "where did you find this band?" Not only do I recommend Sophie and her band I will track her down again should my daughter ever marry!

, Wedding, Suffolk

Sophie was fantastic, and was super supportive with the phone calls we received. Really touched by the genuine concern for us she had. Our guests reported back how friendly Sophie was, and we loved the way Sophie updated us on how she read the room and for the flexible nature of their performance. All guests commented on how great the music itself was, really a top-notch set and sounded great.

  • O2 Arena
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Sony
  • The Bank of England
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • BP
  • Earls Court
  • Experian
  • Earnst & Young
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Edinburgh Jazz Festival
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • Vauxhall
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Glaxo
  • Gamcon
  • The Science Museum
  • Gratzia Magazine
  • RIBA
  • HMS Invincible
  • Stewart Milne
  • The Lanesborough Hotel
  • The Grosvenor House Hotel
  • The Park Lane Hotel
  • The Dorchester Hotel
  • The Mandarin Hotel
  • Bovey Castle
  • Wadhurst Castle
  • Pizza Express, Dean St
  • The Bodlian Library, Oxford
  • Isle of Wight Jazz Festival
  • Derry Jazz Festival
  • The Grove (Chandlers Cross)
  • Open Works LTD
  • The Queens House, Greenwich
  • The Silver Sturgeon

Q: There are certain songs on your play list we really want included on the night is this possible?
A: Of course. We involve all our clients in the set list choice for the performance.

Q: What do you provide in a performance?
A: This is very flexible and is organised specifically around your individual needs, making every event completely unique. As an example, a typical evening event runs as follows: Starting at 8pm and finishing at midnight it would include either 3x 40 min sets or 2x 1 hour sets, with breaks in between.

Q: We have a DJ booked how will this work?
A: We normally arrange it so that the DJ plays in between our sets at times to suit you.

Q: We do not have a DJ what happens in between your live sets?
A: Simple - At no extra cost to you we provide recorded music in between sets. Some clients prefer to provide their own IPOD which can be run through our PA system. This is becoming more and more popular with clients who prefer to choose their own music and thus saving the added expense of hiring a DJ.

Q: I would like a band in the evening but also some background music during the day. Is this possible?
A: Yes and we frequently get asked this. As an example we can provide solo piano  or duo during a wedding ceremony or a corporate dinner, followed by full band in the evening. The possibilities are endless.

Q: What equipment do you bring with you?
A: We are completely self contained and bring all the electrical equipment and instruments with us. We also provide our own stage lighting.

Q: What will you and the band are wearing?
A: This depends on the event and style of music. The band normally wear smart black with Sophie in a modern funky outfit for the party band. For a more formal engagement the band wear black tie and suit with Sophie in a long cocktail dress.

Q: There is no stage at the venue. Is this a problem?
A: Not at all. We are happy to perform at floor level.

Q: What will you need us to provide?
A: The venue will need to provide a safe electrical supply to plug into close to where we will be performing. There needs to be a minimum of 2 x wall sockets. Preferably somewhere to change but this is not always possible

  • Either 3 x 40 minute sets
  • Or, 2 x 60 minute sets

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

North East

Durham £1,380.00 Northumberland £1,380.00 North Yorkshire £1,260.00 South Yorkshire £1,260.00 Tyne and Wear £1,260.00 West Yorkshire £1,260.00 Yorkshire £1,260.00

North West

Cheshire £1,260.00 Cumbria £1,380.00 Manchester £1,380.00 Lancashire £1,320.00 Merseyside £1,260.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £1,260.00 Leicestershire £1,140.00 Lincolnshire £1,140.00 Northamptonshire £1,140.00 Nottinghamshire £1,140.00 Rutland £1,200.00


Cambridgeshire £1,140.00 Norfolk £1,560.00 Suffolk £1,560.00


Anglesey £1,320.00 Caernarvonshire £1,320.00 Denbigh £1,320.00 Flint £1,320.00 Cardigan £1,320.00 Brecon £1,200.00 Carmarthen £1,260.00 Glamorgan £1,260.00 Monmouth £1,200.00 Pembroke £1,320.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £1,080.00 Herefordshire £1,416.00 Shropshire £1,140.00 Staffordshire £1,140.00 Warwickshire £1,140.00 Worcestershire £1,140.00

South East

Bedfordshire £11,400.00 Berkshire £1,140.00 Buckinghamshire £1,140.00 East Sussex £1,200.00 Essex £1,200.00 Hampshire £1,140.00 Hertfordshire £1,140.00 Isle of Wight £1,800.00 Kent £1,260.00 Oxfordshire £1,140.00 Surrey £1,200.00 Sussex £1,200.00 West Sussex £1,200.00 London £1,260.00 Middlesex £1,200.00

South West

Cornwall £1,320.00 Devon £1,260.00 Dorset £1,260.00 Somerset £1,200.00 Wiltshire £1,140.00
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