The Soul Specials

The Soul Specials

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Location London
Starting from £3000
5 Reviews

The Soul Specials are a collective of musicians who bring high-end sensibilities to one of the UK’s most exciting function bands.

  • Highlights
  • Flexible line-up options ranging from 5 to 12 musicians
  • Fully self-contained with PAT-tested PA system and lighting
  • Jazz trio or quartet also available - Perfect for afternoon receptions

By far they exceeded our expectations and completely made the party!

Jessica & Marc, London

AMAZING! The dance floor was full right from the first dance to the last.

Frances & Sam Keohane, London

About


The Soul Specials typically perform as a 7-piece, but offer anything from a 5-piece up to a show-stopping 12-piece party band, all with their signature sound.

They combine a perfect mix of Motown, chart hits, soul and funk with the pedigree to ensure an authentic experience for your event!

They have played at many highly prestigious venues globally, including: Kempinski Istanbul, Burj Khalifa (Dubai), Palacio de Seteais Sintra (Portugal), National Entertainment Centre Birmingham, The Sage Newcastle, Four Seasons and Dorchester on Park Lane, to name a few. Collectively, their members have performed or recorded with some of the music world’s best known artists including Roy Ayers, Crusaders, Light Of The World, Jamiroquai, Will Young, Beverley Knight, KT Tunstall, Dr John, Maceo Parker and Jocelyn Brown.

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Repertoire


Motown

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Baby I Need Your Lovin – Four Tops
  • Baby Love – The Supremes
  • Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – Four Tops
  • Dancing In The Street – Martha and The Vandellas
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie
  • Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Reach Out I’ll Be There – Four Tops
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Stop In The Name Of Love – The Supremes
  • Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  • You Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes
  • Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Jackie Wilson

Disco

  • Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now – Mc Fadden & Whitehead
  • Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste Of Honey
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce
  • Disco Inferno – The Tramps
  • Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • Good Times – Chic
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Let’s Go Round Again – Average White Band
  • Rock With You – Michael Jackson
  • September- Earth Wind & Fire
  • Shake Your Body Down To The Ground – The Jacksons
  • Upside Down – Diana Ross
  • Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

Funk

  • All This Love That I’m Giving – Gwen McCrae
  • Brick House – The Commodores
  • Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
  • Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I Got The Feeling – James Brown
  • It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
  • Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
  • Let’s Go Round Again – Average White Band
  • Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
  • Mr Big Stuff – Jean Knight
  • Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  • Sex Machine – James Brown
  • Street Life – Randy Crawford
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Chart Hits

  • Good as Hell – Lizzo
  • Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston
  • Promises – Calvin Harris ft. Sam Smith
  • All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  • Budapest – George Ezra
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Feel It Still – Post Malone
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • For You – Payne/Ora
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk – Ronson/Mars

Rock 'n' Roll

  • CC Rider – Elvis
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles
  • Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  • Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
  • Route 66
  • Shake Rattle And Roll – Bill Haley & His Comets
  • Twisting The Night Away – Sam Cooke

Pop

  • American Boy – Estelle
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Black And Gold – Sam Sparrow
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • Celebrate – Kool & The Gang
  • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Deja Vu – Beyonce
  • Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Hey Ya – Outkast
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Is This Love – Bob Marley
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Killing Me Softly – The Fugees
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • No Diggity – Blackstreet
  • One Way Or Another – Blondie
  • Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  • Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  • Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  • Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Shy Guy – Diana King
  • Sing It Back – Moloko
  • Single Ladies – Beyonce
  • Teardrops – Womack And Womack
  • The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  • This Love – Maroon 5
  • Toxic – Britney Spears
  • Umbrella – Rihanna
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
  • Waterfalls – TLC
  • Word Up – Cameo
  • You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  • You Got The Love – Florence & The machine

Soul

  • Ain’t No Body – Chaka Khan
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • All Night Long – Lionel Richie
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  • Everybody Needs Somebody – Solomon Burke
  • Feel Like Makin’ Love – Roberta Flack
  • Give Me The Night – George Benson
  • Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
  • In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • It’s A Shame – The Spinners
  • I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston version
  • Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Love Train – The O’Jays
  • Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
  • Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  • Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
  • Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Etta James
  • Soul Man – Sam & Dave
  • Try A Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Line-Up

  • 5-piece - Male or female vocals, bass, drums, plus two of the following: sax, keyboards, guitar
  • 6-piece - Male or female vocals, bass, drums, sax, keyboard, guitar
  • 7-piece - Male and female vocals, sax, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums
  • 8, 9 and 10-piece - as above, plus full horn section and percussion
  • Afternoon reception/dinner jazz trio or quartet also available

5 Reviews

Top reviews

Katie Moore

Event: Wedding
Location: Derbyshire
5/5

A huge thank you to the band for performing at our wedding - they kept everyone up dancing all night long!! Our guests could not stop raving about how fantastic they were, from the incredible singers to the awesome musicians. Would highly recommend!


Lauren Crispin

Event: Wedding
Location: Bath
5/5

The Soul Specials were incredible. Very professional and more importantly very talented - we loved having them at our wedding, our guests are still raving about them! Thank you!


Ian Staines

Event: Wedding
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

I think all I need to do is quote the member of staff from the wedding venue who took us back to our room after the party, “I’ve been doing this for 10 years and that’s the best band we have ever had”. They were outstanding, easy to communicate with and got everybody dancing. Their version of Stand By Me for our first dance was just perfect. We can’t thank them enough!


Jessica & Marc

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

In one word – AMAZING! I wanted to write a testimonial, so in just a few words… The Soul Specials were absolutely fantastic! From start to finish all our wedding guests were up dancing and can’t stop talking about the party and music! By far they exceeded our expectations and completely made the party one to remember!


Frances & Sam Keohane

Event: Wedding
Location: London
5/5

Just a quick note to say thank you to the Soul Specials for performing at our wedding. they were AMAZING! The dance floor was full right from the first dance to the last, they had everyone boogying the whole night long. I put my complete trust in the band and had only requested a couple of songs and they sure delivered. So many guests commented to us about how good the band were and how they had the dance floor full the whole time. The Soul Specials are such a friendly and talented group. The whole process has been stress free and professional and we would like to thank the band and everyone involved for helping to make our wedding truly one to remember.


    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 £3120
    • Norfolk £3240
    • Norwich £3240
    • Suffolk £3240
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £3240
    • Leicestershire £3240
    • Lincolnshire £3240
    • Northamptonshire £3240
    • Nottinghamshire £3240
    • Rutland £3240
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £4800
    • Rest of the world £4800
    North East
    • Durham £3480
    • East Yorkshire £3480
    • Leeds £3480
    • North Yorkshire £3480
    • Northumberland £3480
    • South Yorkshire £3480
    • Tyne and Wear £3480
    • West Yorkshire £3480
    • Yorkshire £3480
    North West
    • Cheshire £3480
    • Cumbria £3480
    • Lancashire £3480
    • Liverpool £3480
    • Manchester £3480
    • Merseyside £3480
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £4800
    • Ayrshire £4800
    • Dumfriesshire £4800
    • Dundee £4800
    • East Lothian £4800
    • Edinburgh £4800
    • Fife £4800
    • Glasgow £4800
    • Inverness £4800
    • Lanarkshire £4800
    • Midlothian £4800
    • Perth £4800
    • Stirlingshire £4800
    • Sutherland £4800
    • West Lothian £4800
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £3000
    • Berkshire £3000
    • Buckinghamshire £3000
    • East Sussex £3000
    • Essex £3000
    • Hampshire £3000
    • Hertfordshire £3000
    • Isle of Wight £3000
    • Kent £3000
    • London £3000
    • Middlesex £3000
    • Oxfordshire £3000
    • Surrey £3000
    • Sussex £3000
    • West Sussex £3000
    South West
    • Bath £3240
    • Bristol £3360
    • Cornwall £3360
    • Devon £3360
    • Dorset £3360
    • Somerset £3360
    • Wiltshire £3360
    Wales
    • Anglesey £3360
    • Brecon £3360
    • Caernarvonshire £3360
    • Cardiff £3360
    • Cardigan £3360
    • Carmarthen £3360
    • Denbigh £3360
    • Flint £3360
    • Glamorgan £3360
    • Monmouth £3360
    • Pembroke £3360
    • Powys £3360
    • Wrexham £3360
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £3240
    • Gloucestershire £3240
    • Herefordshire £3240
    • Shropshire £3240
    • Staffordshire £3240
    • Warwickshire £3240
    • Worcestershire £3240

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