The Soul Connection are an infectiously energetic Soul/Motown/Disco band based in Lancashire but available worldwide!
They have supported the likes of Paul Young, Toploader, Mel C and Madness in front of crowds of 17,500 people. On top of that, they have performed at prestigious events for clients such as Formula 1, NHS, British Airways and many more, sometimes playing in front of a host of A-list celebrities. X-Factor 2017 finalist Grace Davies was even formerly their support act!
Soul Connection are a 100% live band that specifically arrange their own versions of classic and modern tunes. They are a slick, professional outfit whose sole purpose is to bring energy, fun and joy to any event that they play at.
They are all versatile musicians, capable of providing classical woodwind accompaniment or jazz music during the arrival of guests or a meal before then gearing up for the main event!
Soul Connection get genuine pleasure from performing and this is reflected in the infectious energy they create through their music. If you are looking for a band that people will be talking about for years to come, hire Soul Connection!
"What a band!" - Madness
"I absolutely get what Soul Connection are about and there's no doubt that the band rocks and with a ton of soul to boot." - Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
They have built up a significant following over the last couple of years and have been booked to support artists such as Toploader, EMF and Wendy James. They have also been joined on stage by Kiki Deville (The Voice), Ella Shaw (Britains Got Talent) and Grace Davies (X Factor Finalist).
The Standard Lineup
- Male Lead Vocals
- Keys/Backing Vocals
- Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
- Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
- Trumpet x 2
- Alto Saxophone/Soprano Saxophone/Clarinet
- Tenor Saxophone/Flute
- Baritone Saxophone/Flute
Soul Connection also offer additional packages that include
- Classical Woodwind Duo/Trio/Quartet
- Classical Woodwind Duo/Trio/Quartet with Piano accompaniment
- Jazz Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet/Sextet etc.
- 12 piece band that includes 2x female backing vocalists
- Beggin’ – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
- Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
- Get Ready – The Temptations
- Gimmie Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
- Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
- Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
- Hold On, I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
- I Feel Good – James Brown
- I Get the Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
- I Wish – Stevie Wonder
- Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
- Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
- Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
- Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
- My Girl – The Temptations
- Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
- Reach Out I’ll Be There – Four Tops
- Shake a Tail Feather – Ray Charles
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
- Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
- Soul Man – Sam & Dave
- Soul with a Capital “S” – Tower of Power
- Superstition – Stevie Wonder
- Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
- Twisting the Night Away – Sam Cooke
- (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
- Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
- Cold Sweat - James Brown
- Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
- What is Hip? - Tower of Power
- Get it On - Chase
- Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
- Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Temptations
- This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
- Twenty Five Miles - Edwin Starr
- Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
- Car Wash – Rose Royce
- Cut the Cake – Average White Band
- Everybody Dance – Chic
- Got to Get You into My Life – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Knock on Wood – Amii Stewart
- Pick Up the Pieces – Average White Band
- Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
- September – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Y.M.C.A. – Village People
- You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
- Apache (Jump On It!) – The Sugarhill Gang
- Celebration – Kool & the Gang
- Give It to Me Baby – Rick James
- Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind & Fire
- Livin’ la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
- Midnight at the Oasis – The Brand New Heavies
- Something Happened on the Way to Heaven – Phil Collins
- Battle Without Honour or Humanity – Tomoyasu Hotei
- Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
- Move Your Feet – Junior Senior
- Valerie – Amy Winehouse
- Move on Up/Touch the Sky - Curtis Mayfield/Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco
- Treasure -Bruno Mars
- Get Lucky – Daft Punk
- Happy – Pharrell Williams
- Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
- Rather Be – Clean Bandit
- Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
- Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
- Sorry - Justin Bieber
- Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
- 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
- Smooth - Santana
A huge thanks to Soul Connection who travelled all the way to Glasgow to play at our 10th wedding anniversary party. They are a well rehearsed great sounding band that got everyone up on their feet dancing. They have an excellent range of music choice and the variation in songs kept the night going. Without doubt Soul Connection are an excellent band, a great bunch of guys and gals, and a fantastic choice for any function. We will recommend them to anyone who asks both sides of the border!
Soul Connection have a number of previous clients who have become regular clients! Here are a list of them;
- British Airways
- Jet 2 Holidays
- American Airways
- Visit America
- Scottish Travel Association
- Formula 1
- Holiday Extras
- Lancashire Tourism
- Blackpool Tower
- The Winter Gardens
- Paddock Club
- Burnley Football Club
- Blackburn Football Club
- St. Catherines Hospice
- Burnley Vs Cancer
- Pendleside Hospice
- Barrica Wines
- Marriott Hotels
- Darwen Library Theatre
- Preston Guildhall
- Burnley Rock & Blues Festival
- Darwen Music Live
- Bel Vue Sports Club
- Garstang Golf Club
- Pleasington Golf Club
- Huntleys Restaurant
- Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival
- Eaves Hall Hotel
- Blackburn Northern Sports Club
- Ferrari's Country House
- Glasgow Student Union
- Ribble Valley Netball Club
- Blackburn Golf Club
- The Grand, Clitheroe
- Lytham Sports Foundation
- The Eagle at Barrow
- Preston North End Football Club
- Ribby Hall, Preston
- Cuffe & Taylor
- Lytham Festival
- Lytham Lifeboats
- Lowther Pavilion
- Audas Consultancy
- King Georges Hall
- Coda Create
- Preston Football Club
- Holmes Mill
- Burnley Mechanics Theatre
Are Soul Connection a completely live band?
Yes, we don't believe in backing tracks or other forms of technical wizardry! With a 'tight as a nut' rhythm section and an outstanding 5-piece horn section, 'The Outlaws' have got it covered. Each instrument is individually mic'd and their on-hand sound engineer ensures that the music is perfectly levelled.
How much room does the band need?
Soul Connection don’t need a masses amount of room, however they are a 10-piece band, complete with instruments, lighting rig and PA. This does mean that they require slightly more space than your average Indie band!
How long do Soul Connection play for?
Soul Connection put no limit on their playing time. With over 3+ hours of material, they will play for as long as you need them to. A typical set consists of 2x45 minute sets, however this is completely customisable.
Do Soul Connection provide their own sound and lighting?
The band has a powerful QSC PA with 24 channel mixing desk. They also come with 8 x Stairville LED lighting rig. The Outlaws have specially programmed these using specific software so that the lighting is reflective of the music being played. This adds an additional layer of atmosphere. Just think, on those well known "Doh doh dohs" at the start of Uptown Funk, each of the lights flashes exactly in turn. That's just the start...
Do Soul Connection have any other special requirements?
Like anyone, Soul Connection are only human and due to the hours involved in setting up and performing, it is usually expected that food and drink is provided. It does not need to be anything fancy, sandwiches and soft drinks will suffice! They also need an hour prior to any performance in order to setup and sound check to ensure that everything is ready for your party!
My question isn't covered here?
No problem, feel free to enquire to a Warble agent if you're unsure about anything!
- 1 x 60 Minutes
- 2 x 45 Minutes (Standard Timings)
- 2 x 60 Minutes
Soul Connection are completely flexible on performance times and are happy to fit around your plans!
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.