Soul-Funk-Motown Bands

Here at Music8 Agency, we love funk music, soul music and Motown music all equally! From rip-roaring disco belters to smooth-sailing soul ballads, there is a little something for everyone in these classic genres. A good funk, soul and Motown bands can bring all kinds of positive energy and show-stopping style to your wedding, your corporate gathering, your Christmas party or any other special event you have in mind. The good news is, we have got some of the best in the business at our disposal, ready to charm, woo and beguile your guests with dazzling entertainment and top-quality musicianship.

Funk-Soul Motown Wedding Band

This genre of music has all the right ingredients to light the fuse on your wedding day, bringing the spark that will keep your guests talking about your wedding party well after the lights come up. The rhythms, the tunes, the outfits – these bands are the perfect wedding bands to suit every age and every background. The diversity and pizazz of funk, soul and Motown as music genres make them ideal choices for what they bring to weddings from a musical perspective. With insatiable backing beats punctuated by brass and woodwind, and unforgettable melodies bouncing from song to song, these timeless genres are popular among wedding organisers for a good reason.
A DJ will never bring the unforgettable spectacle or the magic touches that an organic soul, funk and Motown band can. There really is no substitute for a live band that can follow the energy and nail the mood of the guests, and performing those dance floor-filling soul classics.

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Boogie Heaven

Soul and Motown Bands Hire for Parties and Corporate Events.

When you hire a soul band or Motown outfit for your big day or night, you do not just get the superb music – you also, get a boost to your events aesthetic. Our bands always look the part, bringing all the glam, the glitz and the glitter of the golden age of this music to corporate events and parties. 
Each of our bands for hire, and each of the other live bands on our roster, are full of qualified and experienced entertainers who will engage your guests from start to finish. They will get your clients or guests off their feet and on the dance floor, keeping them laughing and singing until the last encore. 
Many people have not had the pleasure of being entertained by a live soul and Motown band before. Hiring such an act can bring a little piece of magic to your guests that they will not forget in a hurry. Your event might even spark a new love for a new kind of music brought on by your event choices. It is a win-win decision for everyone. 

Collaborative Entertainment
Our bands will work with you to understand exactly how you want your day or evening to go. They will provide all their own equipment, and they will consider your requirements with everything they do. It is your show and they are trained to make it as special and as memorable as possible.
Here at Music8 Agency, we have got some of the best live bands for hire in this genre in the UK on our rosters, and we have handpicked them based on their ability to dazzle and shine professionally. They will delve into the immense catalogue of foot-tapping, hand-clapping tunes and numbers from the greatest eras of funk, Motown and soul to bring you infectious energy to ignite your event. We even have acoustic bands performing soul and funk numbers, if you are looking for something a little more intimate. You could hire a string quartet for a wedding ceremony or a Mumford style band for a festival themed event.
Take a look through our roster here to see what we have to offer. Cannot find what you are looking for? Get in touch and we will be happy to track down a band that best suits your needs!

​Looking for Something Different?
We have live bands for hire in many different genres on our bands’ page, plus roaming bands for weddings and events all over the UK. How about a vintage or jazz band for hire? or maybe an Indie band. We have professional wedding singers and wedding musicians for hire and also acoustic wedding bands.
If you need any help please do get in touch.

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Groove On
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Heart & Soul

Soul-Funk-Motown Bands FAQs

All our live funk, soul and Motown bands will have Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and a portable appliance tested (PAT). All our wedding bands can provide these for the venue if it is required.

The standard set times for a soul and funk band will be 2 x 60 minutes with around a 20-minute break in between. Most soul and Motown bands will also provide a free DJ service. Prices will include a 6 pm arrival to a midnight finish. Set up time approx 90 minutes.

A professional band will be self-contained with a PA and lighting for the performance area. 

Depending on the line-ups, a 4-piece band would need around 4m x 4m. This space is required, for PA equipment, instruments, and any lighting. Check the venue has enough space before booking any Soul band, and 13 amp plug sockets are available to plug in the equipment.

Soft drinks, and water, plus a buffet-style meal, would be appreciated by the musicians if it is for a wedding, as it will be a long day for them. Check that they can park vehicles in close proximity to the venue. If you are having an event outside, your Soul band will need cover, and an electrical supply. Always check the venue for a sound limiter as it may dictate the wedding band you can hire.

Yes, for your first dance or for any special celebration.

​All our bands will have a replacement musician to cover any band member that can not make the day of the event.

Hiring a band through our entertainment agency is simple. Once you have picked your funk, soul and Motown band, we will ask for a deposit to secure your band. A contract will be issued for you and the band for peace of mind. Final payment of the outstanding balance will be required 7 working days before your event.

FunkStars: “I hired Pritee and her band to headline at a local festival where the attendance was over 13,000. The whole day was a great success – even more so when she started her 40-minute set. Mama Funk was punctual, polite, and professional, and the crowd swelled throughout their performance. 10 out of 10 for every aspect of her performance!”

All Soul band: We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you as the best band ever. You nailed our first dance, and the rest of the music was amazing. You truly made our night special, and we are so pleased we booked you. Thank you once more! Louise (Wedding) 10/10

Just Funk: I have just got back from my honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you to all and let you know everyone at the wedding has commented on how fantastic you were. Will highly recommend you and if you want a review posting anywhere just let me know. You made our wedding, and it would not have been the same without you, especially the duo during food. Excellent!!!!! Wedding

The Motown Band: Motown and Party band were a superb slick outfit despite being outside by a lake and experiencing lower working temperatures than they are used to. Regardless of the conditions, they produced a superb evening of entertainment thoroughly enjoyed by all our guests. Highly recommended for any occasion. Robert J

The Mowtowners: ​I booked these fabulous girls for my 50th birthday party. Fantastic performance. Thank you.Andrew Weatherhead (50th party ) 10/10

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