The Best Soul And Motown Wedding Bands For Hire In 2024 and 2025!

March 2024 | Matt Oats

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Welcome to 25 of the best UK Soul and Motown wedding bands for hire in 2024 and 2025!


It doesn’t get much better than soul, Motown and a wedding party! Memorable songs like My Girl, I Want You Back, Stand By Me and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough plus world-famous artists like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie make up just some of the rich musical history of these hugely popular and influential music genres. Let’s get our groove on with 25 of the best wedding bands performing this music week in week out at bouncing weddings in 2024 and 2025!


25 of the best UK Soul and Motown live wedding bands for hire in 2024 and 2025, list!

Anyway, I think it’s high time I showcased our 25 best soul and Motown wedding bands for 2024 and 2025! Click on any band name below to be shown their section in today’s guide or keep scrolling to see them all and much more.  Oh, and click on any bands name above their video to be whisked straight to their unique page. 

You can see our full roster of lovely live wedding bands here too


1. The Motown Boys – premium Soul and Motown entertainment

2. Southside Sparkle – glitz and glamour await!

3. Ignition Showband – the finest Soul and Motown entertainment 

4. Esteem – female-fronted, premium Soul and Motown entertainment

5. Flair Six – world-class Soul and Motown 6-piece

6. Flair Twelve – Flair Six to the max!

7. Real Rhythm – West End inspired 6 – 20 piece wedding band

8. Regal RnB – female-fronted classic Soul, Motown, RnB and Hip Hop experts

9. From the Top – affordable, flexible and experienced Soul and Motown delights!

10. Night and Day – sophisticated, understated and so very cool 

11. Rockaoke Live – sing on stage with Soul and Motown musicians!

12. November Soul – 4-9 piece Soul and Motown big band experts

13. Flair Four – the uber-compact but no less amazing incarnation of Flair Six

14. Flowers – Soul, Motown, RnB plus so much more!

15. The Avengers – experienced Soul and Motown power trio

16. All Night Disco – male and female-fronted 4 piece performing all the hits you love

17. Talking with Fireworks – a male and female ultra soulful acoustic duo

18. Blue Eclectic – utter professionals performing the best Soul and Motown plus much more

19. Cadence – soulful acoustic duo performing the biggest Soul and Motown songs

20. Royal Flush – 3-8 piece Birmingham-based Soul and Motown addicts!

21. Upstate Soul – Cardiff-based stellar all-male funk, soul, Motown and pop party experts

22. Velvet Groove – northern-based, female-fronted wedding band that loves all the soul and Motown hits

23. Matrix – our finest Portuguese soul and Motown exports!

24. Groove Eternal – all the hits from this uber-experienced band live wedding band

25. Encore – acoustic soul and Motown band who can perform anywhere anytime!

Live Soul and Motown wedding band freebies!

As well as our current 15% off offer, you always get everything listed below and more with any soul and Motown band you hire with us. Grab those wedding freebies!


  1. 2×60 or 3×40 minute live sets
  2. A comprehensive booking contract which includes covid cover
  3. Band arrival time of 5 pm or later
  4. Band set up time of 60/90 minutes
  5. Finish time of midnight or earlier
  6. *FREE* DJ laptop set in between live sets or as required (usually costing £150)
  7. A professional PA sound system, stage lighting and PLI and PAT certificates
  8. All transport and accommodation costs
  9. All our soul and Motown live bands are happy to discuss playing certain songs/first dances and catering their setlist just for you

Book with confidence 

When you book with us you always get our comprehensive covid cover and booking contract included for total peace of mind. You also have our music experts with 15 years of experience and dedication to weddings here to help design your perfect soul and Motown wedding band at prices that can’t be beaten. Oh, and because we perform in the live wedding bands we advertise, we can offer unparalleled expert advice and truly bespoke customer service with total support every step of the way. 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm we are here via phone, text, the usual socials, live chat, and email to help you create the wedding of your dreams.


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When you’re done here, take a look at our other popular wedding band guides, you may just find the perfect band for you!


The best wedding venue with the best wedding band

Our soul and Motown wedding bands perform at some of the most stunning venues. Here are some of them.


  1. Hever Castle – Kent
  2. Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire
  3. Chatsworth House – Derbyshire
  4. Warwick Castle – Warwickshire
  5. Hampton Court Palace – London
  6. Kew Gardens – London
  7. The Savoy – London
  8. Cliveden House – Berkshire
  9. Waddesdon Manor – Buckinghamshire
  10. Aynhoe Park – Northamptonshire
  11. Coworth Park – Berkshire
  12. Rhinefield House Hotel – Hampshire
  13. Luton Hoo Hotel – Bedfordshire
  14. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa – Bath
  15. The Ned – London
  16. Hedsor House – Buckinghamshire
  17. Dartmouth House – London
  18. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel – London
  19. The West Mill – Derby
  20. Villa del Balbianello – Italy
  21. Château de Chantilly – France
  22. Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany
  23. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – France
  24. Dubrovnik Old Town – Croatia
  25. Castello di Vincigliata – Italy
  26. Alhambra Palace – Spain
  27. Santorini Gem – Greece
  28. Palácio da Pena – Portugal
  29. Lake Bled Island – Slovenia
  30. Casa dos Penedos – Portugal
  31. Schloss Leopoldskron – Austria
  32. Château de Bagnols – France
  33. Cortonaweddings Castle – Italy
  34. Positano Town Hall Terrace – Italy
  35. El Vino Blanco – Spain
  36. Casa del Principe – Italy
  37. Château de Challain-la-Potherie – France
  38. Lapland Hotels Snow Village – Finland

Get your wedding Soul and Motown groove on!


Let’s be honest though, it’s all about singing and boogying along to some great soul and Motown music with friends and family during your special day, isn’t it?! We’ve been performing soul and Motown music in our award-winning wedding bands for 15 years and we can’t think of two styles of music that are better for fun, frolics, dancing, singing and just having the most amazing of times. It’s the perfect music for any wedding party that wants to have all the fun, all night long!


All the choice with our 25 best Soul and Motown live wedding bands for 2024 and 2025

Soul and Motown music is timeless and effortlessly cool but if you want a bit more from your wedding band for hire, all of today’s live acts also perform popular styles such as Swing, RnB, Disco, Ratpack Jazz, and Blues. They don’t stop there either as every band in my guide performs all the latest (and classic) hits from styles such as Pop, Rock, Indie, and Funk in that unmistakable soul and Motown style. All musical bases are covered so you and your guests have the night of your lives!


Wedding Soul and Motown bands for hire in the UK – that you’ll want to hire!


When I say these are the 25 best soul and Motown wedding bands, I mean it! All these acts are endlessly popular with our wedding couples and not only offer all the hits but also offer indoor and outdoor live sets, varying lineups and booking options plus a whole host of bespoke options so your wedding is just the way you want it. We always bend over backwards for our wedding couples and that goes for our soul and Motown-loving ones too!


What’s in today’s Soul and Motown wedding band guide?

So not only do I have the 25 best soul and Motown live wedding bands in today’s guide. I also have:


  1. A video, picture and short biography for each band 
  2. Each bands key highlights
  3. Newlywed reviews for each band
  4. Popular wedding songs and booking options for each band 


We go the extra mile for you here at Seventh Second because at the end of the guide, I have every common question that you may have about our bands answered plus our special offer! Be sure to check it out…



1. The Motown Boys

The Motown boys are a premium Soul and Motown wedding band for hire with Seventh Second. Living and breathing both styles of music, The Motown Boys perform all the classics you love but can also perform any modern hits you can’t wait to hear at your wedding in their distinctive Soul and Motown style. Young and vibrant, this accomplished and experienced all-male four-piece love to perform and will bring their all to your wedding, creating the perfect atmosphere and infectious dance vibes for memories that will last a lifetime. Make sure to look at their huge repertoire as you’re guaranteed to find loads of songs you’ve always wanted to be performed at your wedding right there!

Motown Boys highlights

Here are some of the Motown Boy’s main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Premium Soul and Motown act
  • Specialist Soul and Motown repertoire
  • Great booking and lineup add-ons
  • Great prices in the South


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Celebration, Signed Sealed Delivered, Happy Birthday and Super Freak

Booking options: Adding a trumpet, sax player or both is very popular with couples


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Hi Seventh Second! I would just like to say a big thank you for your help and to the Motown Boys as they were amazing.”

Phil White – Bristol 2022

“The boys turned up on time, were in great spirits, and totally enjoyed the day like us. All of our friends said the Motown Boys were the best choice we could have ever made and they were the best wedding entertainment they had seen. Thanks so much Motown Boys and Seventh Second.”

Cath Brolan – Cambridge 2023







2. Southside Sparkle

Southside Sparkle don’t just perform the finest Soul and Motown songs you and your guests love to dance to. No, they perform them with all the glitz and glamour the 1920s had to offer. Visually stunning and sonically amazing, this 3-9-piece live wedding band will amaze you and your guests all night with their talented front-women and vibrant backing band performing one fantastic song after another. When they take to the stage, Southside Sparkle are a wedding band with real x-factor, transforming your wedding party with their unique blend of glitz, glam, style and epic entertainment! Watch their promo videos and see for yourself!

Southside Sparkle highlights

Southside Sparkles main highlights are below. See more on their profile page.


  • Amazing visual and audio experience
  • Young, experienced musicians
  • Lots of great booking and lineup additions available
  • Large and varied repertoire


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Respect, Dancing In The Streets, Night To Remember and Superstition

Booking options: Afternoon acoustic sets and larger band line ups for the evening show are super popular


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“What a fantastic band, nice and original for once. Our guests loved. I’ve never seen kids and grandparents dancing so much!”

George Bentley – Ealing 2023

“Great musicianship and well organised from start to finish. We all really enjoyed Southside Sparkle and didn’t want our night to end.”

Andrew McDermott – Brighton 2017







3. Ignition Showband

Ignition Showband perform a multitude of different live shows perfectly catering to every client’s wishes but if you love Soul and Motown music then their specially designed Soul, Motown, Funk, Disco and Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson medleys will literally blow you and your guests away. They can mix and match their awe-inspiring live medleys in any way you wish creating a truly bespoke, one-off wedding show for you and your friends and family. Being the absolute pinnacle of live wedding entertainment, this 8-21-piece wedding music band will leave you and your guests in no doubt that you’ve just witnessed the best live show money can buy. Prepare to be amazed by this epic Soul and Motown wedding band for hire while soaking in all of their amazing promo videos!

Ignition Showband highlights

Take a look at Ignition Showbands’ main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • World-class showband
  • Curated Soul and Motown live show
  • Endless booking and lineup options
  • A live show like no other


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Ain’t Nobody, Best Of My Love, Son Of A Preacher and Higher and Higher

Booking options: You name it, Ignition Showband provide it. If they don’t, then they will, just for you.


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Well done Ignition Showband for absolutely ace-ing it! Your incredible at what you do and you will be top of our list next time we have an event. Thank you for making our wedding unforgettable!”

Hannah Thomas – Bristol 2018

“Your band Ignition Showband were absolutely amazing. They totally blew every expectation we had away. The hotel staff told me they had never seen anything like it and I do hope you keep in contact with them and get lots of referrals. The effort the band made to come down from the stage and engage was brilliant. You, the band and the crazy sound system really made the wedding. Wish I had a heads up on Anna singing as I had no idea!! That was the ultimate show. Many thanks to you and your amazing band. If you ever need a review or a recommendation please do not hesitate to ask.”

Tom Williams – London 2023







4. Esteem

Esteem are a new addition to the Seventh Second family but their Soul and Motown credentials are considerable. Powerful and stunning lead female vocals front an all-male backing band made up of the finest session musicians around producing a live sound that’s hard to match. Esteem have loads of experience performing at weddings and will leave any lover of Soul or Motown seriously impressed and desperate for more. With some great booking options and a huge repertoire of songs to choose from, Esteem are a hard wedding band to say no to.

Esteem highlights

Some of Esteem’s main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Premium female-fronted 4 piece
  • Young, talented, expert musicians
  • Loads of booking and lineup options
  • Huge repertoire of songs for all tastes


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Faith, Finally, Somebody Else’s Guy and Ain’t Nobody

Booking options: Acoustic sets, DJ sets and extra musicians are a great addition


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“We can’t thank you all enough for Esteem, they did fantastic sets & got what us & our guests wanted to hear down to a T. They were all so lovely & professional & no doubt they will be requested for other events & weddings from our friends & family. We hope they enjoyed themselves as much as we did… I need to apologise for my drunken stage invading lol! “

Charley Dominic – Cornwall 2023

“We would like to thank Esteem for a fabulous evening. We were very happy with them, as were our guests. We have had several compliments since about how good they were. Our guests ranged in age mainly from 20s to 60s, they were all dancing (even the 86 year old!). We had two telephone chats with the band in advance, to discuss details. This was really helpful and her advice was appreciated. We thoroughly recommend them”

Mark Cutts – Cheshire 2019






5. Flair Six

Although Flair Six cover all styles of music with skill and endless gusto, they are world-class performers when it comes to Soul and Motown music. With a lineup of musicians perfectly suited to these styles of music, they are a wedding band that can’t be overlooked. If you hire these Soul and Motown wedding band superstars you hire musicians who perform all over the world at the finest weddings and events and have the skills to back it up. You will never be disappointed with the Flair musicians performing for you, including Flair Twelve…

Flair Six highlights

Check out Flair Six’s main highlights below. See more on their profile page.


  • World-class group of musicians
  • Huge and varied repertoire
  • Loads of booking and lineup options available
  • Epic live shows


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Blame It On The Boogie, Disco Inferno, Le Freak and Midnight Hour

Booking options: Flair Six’s various lineup options and late-night DJ sets are worth looking at


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“A huge thank you to you and all the wedding band from James and I for a fantastic night on Saturday. You were all fabulous.”

Cath and James Bunt – London 2019

“Flair were incredible! So friendly and professional. They were the highlight of the evening and the dance floor was never empty when they were playing. Since last Saturday, everyone’s been saying how amazing the band were, and we can’t recommend these guys highly enough! We’ve already told our friends they need to hire them next year for their wedding 😀 Thanks for making our wedding day the best day ever! “

Mr and Mrs James Syers – London 2018







6. Flair Twelve

If Flair Six sounds right up your Soul and Motown alley but you want more, why not look at the full-blown Flair extravaganza, Flair Twelve! Adding a stunning horn section, strings and percussion amongst other talented musicians Flair Twelve are as epic as they come. A light, sound and visual show to match any out there, Flair Twelve are one of the ultimate Soul and Motown bands and as part of their package, you can always fully customise the band from its compact 3 piece right up to 12 piece or bigger.

Flair Twelve highlights

Check out Flair Twelve’s big highlights below. See more on their profile page.


  • World-class supergroup
  • Huge and varied repertoire
  • Fully bespoke option available
  • One of the best Soul and Motown bands around


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Ladies Night, Play That Funky Music, Celebration and September

Booking options: Anything you want, Flair Twelve can deliver


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for making our wedding reception such a great night. It really was everything we hoped it would be & that’s because you took responsibility for the evening and its success. You were just superb. We’ve been asked to pass on your details to several guests and have been really pleased to do so. Can’t recommend you highly enough. Thanks again for everything.”

Mr and Mrs Sharpe – London 2021

“We booked Flair Twelve for our wedding, and they put on an awesome show. They had a repertoire full of songs that we loved, a world away from the usual wedding standard dross, and could also learn anything else we asked for. Jon at Seventh Second and Craig from the band were brilliant at communication and organisation ahead of time, and the prices were extremely competitive. The band rocked a wedding reception full of professional musicians and music fans, and we couldn’t have asked for more. Hire them. Hire them now.”

Dennis Phillips – East Sussex 2023







7. Real Rhythm

Real Rhythm are a new kid on the Soul and Motown block. Formed by top musicians who perform on the finest stages in Londons West End, Real Rhythm have quickly gained a reputation as a vibrant, youthful and really quite excellent live Soul and Motown wedding band. With prices that really can’t be beaten by any other big band out there, Real Rhythm are a mouth-watering proposition and offer a live show that is quite unique with all the hallmarks of an amazing West End musical! If you want big band Soul and Motown wedding music without breaking the bank, Real Rhythm are for you.

Real Rhythm highlights

Below are Real Rhythm’s highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Affordable big band
  • Great repertoire of tunes
  • Great booking and lineup options
  • Young, experienced west-end musical musicians


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Bad Girls, Car Wash, Celebration and Don’t Stop Until You Get Enough

Booking options: Their various lineup options and extended Soul and Motown live sets are popular


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding night! The band was absolutely amazing, both in quality and atmosphere and we couldn’t have dreamed of a better wedding band. All the guests commented on you guys and you got everyone on the dance floor. Thanks to all of you for making our day so special. “

Emily Sargent – Manchester 2023

“Alicia and Izzy both had beautiful voices that could capture any room. They created such an incredible atmosphere and really made the wedding day special. They are both unbelievably talented and I would wholeheartedly recommend them both to any of my friends and family! Thank you very much for a gorgeous day and evening.”

Lydia Heron – Norfolk 2019







8. Regal RnB

Regal RnB are another fantastic and properly experienced female-fronted Soul and Motown wedding band in the Seventh Second family. Covering not only Soul and Motown but classic RnB and Hip Hop they offer a fantastically diverse live show full of great tunes that you all simply have to dance the night away to. If you want to finish your wedding with sore feet, Regal RnB are one band you should add to your list as they are all about the groove and the dance moves. Get ready to boogie all night long with Regal RnB!

Regal RnB highlights

Below are Regal RnB’s main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Unique classic RnB, Soul, Motown and funk 4 or 5 piece
  • Varied repertoire of top tunes
  • Plenty of booking and lineup options
  • Experienced wedding musicians


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: I Feel For You, Higher and Higher, Stayin Alive and I Want Your Love

Booking options: Afternoon acoustic sets and their Disco DJ sets are amazing!


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“The day was brilliant and so were the band. So glad we booked you. There were many comments on how good the band were. We enjoyed every minute and seemed to get a great reaction from the crowd!”

Laura and Tim Greeves – Essex 2021

“We had a really perfect experience with Regal RnB at our Wedding Celebration in Putney. Before the event the communication and planning was clear and on point; selecting a setlist was easy given the wide variety of styles available and Rhona was able to direct us towards certain songs that the band played especially well. At the event, the band played wonderfully, bringing a great energy and enthusiasm to the evening. Getting the bride and her dad on stage to sing was a wonderful touch, as was their willingness to play an encore and hang around chatting at the end of the night. All members of the band were very talented musicians and they all worked together like seasoned professionals. Both singers deserve special mention for their soulful vocals and ability to work the crowd and engage with the audience. We would highly recommend the band and would book again without hesitation.”

Nic and Simon Louth – London 2023







9. From the Top

From the Top are all about you and your special day and love nothing more than performing a jam-packed Soul and Motown set for you and your guests until the early hours. Get your dancing shoes ready as From the Top will not stop until a packed wedding dance floor is in full swing! Singing, dancing, love and laughter are all on the cards with a 4-12-piece wedding band that pull out all the stops to make your dream wedding come to life. Like all acts at Seventh Second, From the Top offer a large selection of booking options and line ups so no matter how or where you want to celebrate your special day, From the Top have got it covered. Have a look at their unique profile page for all the info!

From the Top highlights

Here are From the Top’s main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Excellent 3-9 piece Soul and Motown band
  • Great prices UK wide
  • Great booking and lineup options on offer
  • Very experienced, professional musicians


Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Get Ready, Baby I Need Your Lovin’ and I’ll Be There

Booking options: Couples love to design From the Tops line up just how they want and with loads of options, who wouldn’t!


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you all for doing an amazing job at our wedding a few weeks ago. Everyone commented on you and the first dance song was brilliant. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends.”

Kat and Pau Denham – Poole 2023

“We have to thank you so much for everything you did to make our evening wedding reception so wonderful! We were so thrilled with your performance and keep hearing many great things about your music from our guests. Your varied repertoire was exactly why we chose you and the way you learnt our song especially for our first dance was incredible. Thank you!”

Jeff and Beth Brown – Wimbledon 2018







10. Night and Day

You want your wedding to be suave, sophisticated and ooze understated cool right? You want your dance floor full of beautiful people, beautifully dressed, pulling all the best shapes along to a seriously cool Soul and Motown wedding band, right? Well, I’d strongly suggest Night and Day – a young, effortlessly cool Soul, Motown, Swing and Ratpack wedding band you need to hire! With a line up consisting of a frontman with a voice like velvet, funky pianist, soulful guitarist and groovy bassist and drummer you’ll be on that dance floor all night enjoying all the songs you love from the amazing eras of Soul, Motown and many others. You can have all the songs all the time as well because all acts in today’s guide including Night and Day perform the latest hits in an authentic Soul and Motown style if you fancy. Night and Day bring style, sophistication and top tier musical entertainment to any wedding party and leave it with a packed dance floor just begging for one more song!

Night and Day highlights

Night and Day’s main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Soul, Motown, Swing and Ratpack male-fronted band
  • Unique repertoire of classic tunes
  • Lots of booking and lineup options
  • Great prices for this in-demand band

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: New York, New York, I Want You Back, ABC and Brick House

Booking options: Night and Day sound truly fantastic when adding their horn section and three female backing singers


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Very good wedding band, the songs were awesome! There was a lot of freedom to request what we wanted during the DJ set so guests were up and dancing all night. Really happy that it came for free. Thank you so much guys!”

Lizza Cacker – Kent 2019

“Please thank the band on behalf of Xanthe and myself. They were absolutely awesome and had the dance floor filled all night! We couldn’t have wished for a nicer set of guys! Top wedding band!”

Dan and Xanthe Healy – London 2023







11. Rockaoke Live!

You love your soul and motown music and are always singing along to your fave tunes around the house and in the shower right? How about singing those songs you love on stage with a world-class band of musicians backing you while friends and family dance away? Sounds pretty amazing right? It’s all possible with live rockaoke (or live karaoke) and Rockaoke Live! Pick some songs you’d like to sing and join the band on stage and sing your heart out, what could be cooler at your own wedding?!


Rockaoke Live! highlights

Rockaoke Live! main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Sing along with world-class musicians
  • Virtually any song can be performed
  • Loads of booking and lineup options
  • Great prices UK-wide

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: You name it and they will perform it for you!

Booking options: You can add an extra female host and keys plus acoustic sets, DJ sets, and much more with this fun band


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Just a belated email to say thanks a lot for performing at our wedding! As you will have gathered from the packed dance floor and the fact that none of us wanted you to stop, it was a great evening and everyone enjoyed the music immensely! Thanks again, and please pass our thanks to the rest of the band! “

Carlo and Lizzie Hunt – Surrey 2023

“Rockaoke live performed at our wedding in July 2022 and, oh, they were fantastic! They learned two songs for us, our first dance song “Sail Away” by David Grey, and one of our favourite songs “Blackbird” by Fat Freddy Drop, which was performed so amazingly well! They were professional and fun all at the same time. The booking process with Seventh Second was straightforward, and the ongoing communication with the band on the lead up to the wedding was quick and efficient. There were many changes on the lead up to our wedding day, including postponing a full year and reducing the band from a 7 piece band to a 4 piece band, but nothing was too much trouble for them and they accommodated all changes and restrictions no questions asked. Thank you so much Seventh Second and Rockaoke Live. 5 service from start to finish. Highly recommend!!”

Stacey Aylott – Hertfordshire 2022







12. November Soul

Welcome November Soul to the stage, one of our most popular and affordable soul and motown big bands! If you’re ready to groove, laugh, and create unforgettable memories, let November Soul take you on a musical journey like no other. Get ready to dance the night away loving every minute of your wedding party with this sensational soul and motown wedding band that’ll make your hearts sing and your feet tingle with happiness! One for the shortlist!

November Soul highlights

November Soul highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Affordable big band brilliance
  • A great selection of tunes for the perfect playlist
  • Loads of booking and lineup options
  • Great prices for a stellar big band

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Staying Alive, Love, Sex Machine, and Dancing in the Streets

Booking options: Like our other big bands, November Soul offer any lineup or booking option you can think of!


Newlywed reviews

If you feel you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all reviews here.

“We booked November Soul to play at our wedding and they were absolutely incredible. Guests have passed on many compliments to us – they had us all up and dancing until we were all-but dragged away kicking and screaming for more. We basically told them and Seventh Second what sort of things we liked and put our faith in them to put together a set list that would get everyone of all ages on the dancefloor. They absolutely nailed it! From funk, soul, pop, to a bit of cheeky indie, there was something for everyone. Jess and Tino performed for us as a duo after the service while everyone was having pictures taken and once again they set the mood perfectly with an expertly chosen and beautifully performed set. They were super efficient setting up and packing down and worked around the timings for the day so as to cause no interruptions.”

Nathan Liddle – Hove 2023

“Where do we start! From the first introduction, November Soul were a delight to deal with; really prompt in their communication, really collaborative in helping us create the atmosphere we wanted, so flexible on the day when the timings slid, so much fun not to mention incredibly talented musicians. Our wedding would not have been the same without you and we really can’t thank you enough for helping us create a day to remember.”

Lucy Chinery – London 2018







13. Flair Four

When Flair Four take to the stage and get your whole wedding party bouncing with song after song, performed with such passion, vibrancy, and craft, you’ll simply fall in love with them when they bust out the big soul and motown hits. Flair Four are the most affordable version of our world-class soul and motown bands Flair Six and Flair Twelve and perfect for any wedding that wants to stick to a budget and doesn’t have a ginormous stage to fit their larger incarnations on!

Flair Four highlights

Four Four key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • World-class musicians in compact lineup
  • Large repertoire of songs to pick from
  • Great booking and lineup options on offer
  • Big sound and a big presence on stage

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Sunshine of Your Love and Think

Booking options: Just like their bigger band versions, Flair Four can offer anything you can think of!


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“This band made our wedding. Everyone has said how much fun they had and how brilliant the wedding band were. Not only did they play all our requested songs perfectly, they learnt some new ones for us and these they played better than we could have ever imagined. When I hear the originals now I am taken straight back to memories of the wedding thanks to their slick performance. Craig has a brilliant voice one minute he sounds like the singer from the killers, the next kings of Leon and he now does a brilliant Jimmy Barnes/ Cold Chisel. Flair Four are awesome.”

Joanna Wilkinson – Berkshire 2023

“Flair Four really made the night, everyone was dancing and had a good time, tracks were spot on and professionally played. I would definitely recommend them as a wedding band. These guys sounded really good and set the mood of a fantastic evening!”

Alex Tapp – Devon 2022







14. Flowers


Flowers offer up all the songs you could possibly want at prices that really help that wedding budget! A super tight quartet of lead female vocals, guitar/lead male vocals, bass, and drums, Flowers love performing at weddings which shines through as they work your dance floor into a laughing, singing, and dancing riot! Soul and motown are always on the menu if you want it and Flowers can perform it like the best of them out there wth this band being serious value for money.

Flowers highlights

Flowers key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Massive repertoire to suit all tastes
  • Experienced, dedicated, fun, and professional
  • All the best booking and lineup options
  • Great prices for an in-demand wedding band

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: I Wish, Ladies Night, Play that Funky Music, and Walking on Sunshine

Booking options: Acoustic sets, bandeoke, extra sets and extra keys, guitar or sax players are just some of the options on offer!


Newlywed reviews

More newlywed reviews? You can read all of our reviews here.

“Flowers wedding band were absolutely fantastic at our wedding and so many of our guests raved about them. Their song list and the brilliant atmosphere they created simply made the evening. Thanks very much. I would really recommend them to any friends, family, or work colleagues!”

Susan Willholme – Poole 2023

“Please pass a big, big thanks to the band who played at our wedding at The Crown Inn, Pishill. They really turned our reception into a party and everyone remarked about how fantastic the wedding band was! They really got everyone up and dancing which was exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend Flowers to anyone else planning a wedding. Many thanks again.”

Clare Maynard – Surrey 2022







15. The Avengers

The Avengers come from a funk, soul, and motown background and when they aren’t expertly performing the best pop, indie, and rock to adoring wedding crowds, their soul, motown and funk renditions of all your faves are something to savor. They may be small, but they are mighty and combined with their amazing prices, endless booking options and plentiful rave reviews, it’s hard to not see why you shouldn’t hire this rather lovely band for your wedding!

The Avengers highlights

The Avengers main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Huge repertoire of songs
  • Highly experienced, professional band
  • Loads of great booking and lineup options
  • Great prices UK-wide

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: All Night Long, Signed, Sealed Delivered, Brown Eyed Girl, and Billie Jean

Booking options: You name it, The Avengers can do it. Extra musician options are endless too!


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read them here.

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Avengers for the awesome gig at our wedding on Saturday. The dancefloor was full all night and our guests had nothing but praise for the wedding band. We’ll definitely be recommending them to our friends and family for future events. Thanks again.”

Kim and Less Russ – Reading 2022

“A fantastic wedding band! They sent over the set-list beforehand via email with a broad range of well loved songs to keep everyone entertained. They executed them brilliantly and were a true highlight to our day! Thanks so much, highly recommended!!!!”

Scott Hunt – Gloucester 2023







16. All Night Disco

All Night Disco wow the weddings with hi-tempo, varied setlists that just beg you to dance, dance, dance! All the best genres including soul and motown are covered by their young but experienced lineup of lead female vocals, lead male vocals/guitar, bass, and drums. All Night Disco are devotees to soul motown, pop, and disco and are always more than happy to perform a big dose of soul and motown for you! Book them while they are still free!

All Night Disco highlights

All Night Disco highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Male and female vocals in a compact 4-piece
  • Amazing repertoire of songs to choose from
  • Young but experienced, high-tempo band
  • Great prices, especially in the south

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Car Wash, Everybody Dance, I’m Coming Out, and Mamma Mia

Booking options: You can add saxophone, keys, percussion, and a whole host of instruments to All Night Disco. The booking options are pretty endless too!


Newlywed reviews

You can see more newlywed reviews here.

“All Night Disco were the most incredible band – everyone loved them, so many people said they were the best band they’ve ever heard at a wedding and they really got the party started (and kept it going!). They played a great mix of music and were so professional and friendly. Thank you for nailing it!”

Sarah Summers – Oxford 2023

“All Night Disco made our wedding! Not only are they 4 truly lovely people, they are also extremely talented and had everyone on the dance floor all night! All guests commented on how amazing they were too. Thank you so much!”

Amy Callum – London 2019







17. Talking with Fireworks

Welcome to the oh-so-soulful world of Talking with Fireworks. Together, this male and female duo create an intimate and soul-stirring atmosphere that’s tailor-made for your wedding day. Their stripped-back, acoustic arrangements breathe new life into classic Motown and soul hits, infusing them with romance on your perfect day. Their harmonies intertwine like a duo that’s performed together for years producing a chemistry on stage that’s impossible to look away from. No wonder Talking with Fireworks are one of our most popular duos.

Talking with Fireworks highlights

Talking with Fireworks big highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Excellent male/female acoustic duo
  • Unique repertoire of wide-ranging songs
  • Great booking options
  • Affordable UK-wide

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: I Say A Little Prayer, Good Times, Son of a Preacher Man, and Sugar

Booking options: You can strip them down to a solo performer or add extra sets or DJ sets amongst other options


Newlywed reviews

If you want to see more newlywed reviews, you can see all of our reviews here.

“Talking with Fireworks were brilliant at our wedding and we had loads of comments from our guests about how good they were. They played a mix of both more modern songs and older classics and had the dance floor packed with songs we grew up with. We had previously seen them at a couple of friends weddings and were so pleased that we booked them for our wedding – they made a great day even better!”

Alice and Danny Bartram – London 2022

“Well what can we say? A truly amazing acoustic band who really got involved and got the crowd going. Our guests and ourselves loved every second and the dance floor was alive all night. The band learnt and played ‘our’ song for our first dance and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend!”

Claire and Craig Hunter – Brighton 2023








18. Blue Eclectic

Blue Eclectic are one of our most established and experienced soul and motown wedding bands having performed at countless weddings around the UK for years and years. Together, Blue Eclectic perform a spellbinding cocktail of soul, motown, pop, funk, and pure musical joy that will have you and your wedding guests singing, dancing, and wishing for more. Blue Eclectic have always had one mission, to make your wedding day an extraordinary celebration full of the finest live music that you will remember for a lifetime.


Blue Eclectics highlights

Blue Eclectics’ main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Soul, motown, pop, and funk wedding band
  • One of our most professional and experienced acts
  • Great customer reviews
  • Great prices in the South

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Blame It on the Boogie, Carwash, I Feel Good, and Respect

Booking options: Add their keys player for the full experience or even acoustic duo sets, extra full band sets, or DJ sets!


Newlywed reviews

Fancy more newlywed reviews? You can read all of our reviews here.

“Thank you Blue Eclectic for your fabulous performance at our wedding last week. We knew we’d made the right choice as soon as you arrived. So friendly and professional! We loved your music and (almost literally!) everyone commented on what an amazing wedding band we’d booked. So, thank you once again for everything, you really really really made our wedding!”

Cecilia Garret – Sutton 2019

“What a wonderful wedding band Blue Eclectic are. Super friendly and professional … and such great musicians. Their music was full of energy and perfect for what we wanted. As expected, they had the dance floor filled the whole night long. Highly recommended!”

Mattie Thomas – Southapton 2023








19. Cadence

Cadence are an acoustic duo or trio whose years of performance together shines through at any wedding. Leading the way is Jas, whose stunning vocals will caress your soul and send shivers down your spine. With a voice that’s both powerful and emotive, she effortlessly channels the timeless spirit of soul and motown legends like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Etta James. Her emotive delivery is captured perfectly by Ryan’s acomplished acoustic guitar skills and makes every song resonate with heartfelt emotion, leaving you and your guests in awe on the most perfect of wedding days.

Cadence highlights

Cadence highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Accomplished, compact acoustic wedding band
  • Fun, professional and experienced musicians
  • Great booking and lineup options
  • Great prices UK-wide

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: All Night Long, Aint No Mountain, Aint Nobody, and Stand By Me

Booking options: Add a percussionist for a big sound or extra sets, DJ sets, or late night or early starts


Newlywed reviews

If you want more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Tina and I had the most magical day and Cadence were the icing on the cake for us! We watched their videos and fell in love with the covers they had. They catered for the special song that my wife wanted as she made her way down the aisle – it was very emotional and we’re so glad they were a part of our day.”

Howard and Tina Trow – Buckinghamshire 2023

“Cadence made our night, they got the right balance of songs and played all my favourites and kept us all entertained. They were professional and very polite. If you are searching for an acoustic duo, look no further.”

Michael and Emma Haughey – Hertfordshire 2022








20. Royal Flush


They’re here to make your feet move, your heart groove, and your wedding day an unforgettable soulful celebration! Royal Flush are a 3-8 piece Birmingham-based Soul and Motown wedding band that will transport you straight back to the golden era of timeless melodies and funky beats. With their endless energy, wide-ranging repertoire of songs, and soul-stirring performances, Royal Flush will have everyone hitting the dance floor from the first note till the last!


Royal Flush highlights

Royal Flushes key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • 3-8 peice soul, motown, and pop wedding band
  • Large and varied repertoire of tunes
  • Experienced and professional wedding musicians
  • Great prices UK-wide

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Superstition, Proud Mary, Let’s Stay Together, and Kiss

Booking options: choose the lineup you want from this 3-8 piece plus add acoustic sets, DJ sets, and extended performance


Newlywed reviews

If you want to see more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“I can’t recommend these guys enough! We were nervous about picking the band for our wedding as we both feel that if the music is not great, it is difficult to get the party going. Seventh Second were recommended to us and as soon as we contacted them, they were responsive and helpful which put us at ease. Our requirements were a bit complicated because there was only a very small window in which the band would be able to set up so they needed to do an initial set up, and then clear their stuff away while the guests had dinner and then re-set up quickly after the meal. Nothing was too much trouble – they took the time to understand the factors involved and adapted their normal routine to fit. They tailored their set and learnt some new songs for us. Best of all they learnt our first dance which, due to the song we had picked (Carlos Santana) we were not expecting them to learn because it was so tricky.”

Sadiq Mohamed – London 2019

“Thank you guys so much! Great song choices, loads of energy, and you kept the dancefloor packed with something for everyone from grandchildren to grandparents.”

Mike Barclay – Wiltshire 2023







21. Upstate Soul


These talented, charming boys from Cardiff are all you need for a fantastic night of soul, motown, pop and funk music. Upstate Soul are all about packing out a wedding dancefloor, helping create the wedding you always dreamt of and will look back on with a smile for years to come. Adding a new twist to the wedding band experience, Upstate Soul should always be on watch list.


Upstate Soul highlights

Upstate Souls highlights. See much more on their profile page.


  • Expert 4 piece soul, Motown, funk and pop wedding band
  • Great repertoire and booking options
  • Great prices, especially around Wales
  • Friendly, professional all-male outfit

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Respect, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, My Girl and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Booking options: this four-piece offers acoustic sets, DJ sets, special song requests and much more


Newlywed reviews

If you’d like to see more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Awesome band! I’ve had so many comments on how good the music was at our wedding. They even learnt some special songs for us. Good price too. Thank you so much, we recommend them! xx”

Angela Willow – Cardiff 2023

“We had Upstate Soul play for the evening of our wedding. They were amazing!! Professional and lovely people. I couldn’t leave the dance floor and people are still commenting now about how much they loved them. They even learnt a new song for us – thank you so much for being part of our big day!”

Katie Head – Cotswolds, 2023







22. Velvet Groove

Smooth grooves are what Velvet Groove are all about. Floating the best soul and Motown tunes over your wedding, they bring on the good feel vibes while you and your guests dance, sing and love the perfect wedding entertainment for as long as you want. Affordable and always here to deliver the live wedding entertainment you want, Velvet Groove are one of our most popular northern-based soul and Motown wedding bands.


Velvet Groove highlights

Velvet Groove highlights. Check out more on their profile page.


  • 5 piece experienced northern wedding band
  • Varied repertoire and booking options
  • Great prices, especially in the North
  • Able to travel UK-wide

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: I Want You Back, Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay,  Stand by Me and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

Booking options: acoustic sets, extra sets, early or late start/finish and DJ sets


Newlywed reviews

If you want to see more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“What a band! The set-lists were varied enough to please all ages, and our guests genuinely commented afterwards about how they made the evening. If you are looking for a wedding band, choose these guys, they are excellent.”

John Black – Preston 2023

“We hired Velvet Groove for our wedding in June 2023 and we honestly could not be happier with the experience. We found the band to be extremely professional throughout the entire planning process and with a reassuring attention to detail, which meant we had full faith in them to deliver on the night – particularly after watching them perform live in Didsbury beforehand. When our big day finally arrived, they were absolutely fantastic and played two one-hour sets that had our guests on the dance floor all evening, providing a real atmosphere to the night. Thank you Velvet Groove!”

Mark and Victoria Froggatt – Bristol 2023







23. Matrix

It’s Matrix time! If you’re planning to have your wedding abroad and want to dance away to soul and Motown at your exotic wedding party Matrix have to be the first band you check out. As well as pop and funk Matrix are our most popular soul and Motown European wedding band pumping out hit after hit as they tour the best weddings around Europe. What more needs to be said?!


Matrix highlights

Matrix main highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • 4 piece, high-energy pop, soul and Motown wedding band
  • Varied setlist and great booking options
  • Unique Portuguese all-male wedding band
  • Experienced and adaptable European specialist band

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Son of a Preacher Man, Superstition, What’s Going On and I Say a Little Prayer

Booking options: Matrix offer extra live sets, DJ sets and late night party sets


Newlywed reviews

If you want to see more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Can we just say a HUGE thank you for an amazing performance at our wedding! You guys were absolutely fantastic we couldn’t have asked for anything more amazing and all our guests were blown away! Thank you so much. Take care.”

Sophie and Bret Burgess – Portugal 2023

“These guys were so good the audience wanted two encores! Super tight performers, their musicianship was clearly at a very high level. The band were incredibly professional and their sound, lighting and PA setup was perfect for the size of the wedding. They were also incredibly responsive to emails and communicative and accommodated changes to timings etc. Huge shoutout to their sound engineer also. Great sonics and a brilliant band!”

Tarek and Orla Musa Lawn – Portugal 2022







24. Groove Eternal

Sheffield-based Groove Eternal embody their name with the groove always coming first. Boogy along with this highly experienced globe-trotting wedding band as they perform the finest soul, Motown and pop hits expertly and with flair and style the way only the most experienced musicians and wedding bands can. A band for the dancers out there.


Groove Eternal highlights

Groove Eternals’ key highlights. See more on their profile page.


  • Female-fronted globe-trotting wedding band
  • Huge repertoire and great booking options
  • Great prices UK-wide
  • Experienced, professional and always fun

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: Let’s Stay Together, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours, Dancing in the Street and Think

Booking options: Groove Eternal offer up a whole host of options so please ask us for more information


Newlywed reviews

If you want to see more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“We would like to say thank you for being part of our Wedding Day! We loved every moment of the day. The band were amazing, everyone danced and sang the night away – it was fantastic. Thank you for helping create unforgettable moments that will last a lifetime.”

Hannah & Shaun Lee – Derby 2023

“Thanks again to Seventh Second and the band for being brilliant! The long & short is we couldn’t be happier with you guys. We’ve had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed your performance – the only complaint was that there were so many good songs in a row that people couldn’t leave the dance floor to get a drink 😂 Which is exactly what we were aiming for!!”

Joe Bansri – Leeds 2018







25. Encore

Encore are our small but mighty soul and Motown trio. With a unique lineup of female vocals, acoustic guitar and drums/percussion they perform soul, Motown and pop hits like no other band and can fit into all sorts of venues, indoors or outdoors. Of course, if you want a bigger sound they can expand their lineup and go fully electric so the soul and Motown gets pumping!


Encore highlights

Emcore highlights below. See more on their profile page.


  • 3-6 piece youthful acoustic wedding band
  • Exciting, unique repertoire and lineup options
  • Great prices, especially in the South
  • Young, experienced fun time band

Popular wedding songs and booking options

Wedding songs: I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Lovely Day, Rescue Me and Higher and Higher

Booking options: choose the lineup you want for this 3-6 piece and add booking options like acoustic or fully electric sets, DJ sets and more


Newlywed reviews

If you want to see more newlywed reviews, you can read all of our reviews here.

“Marc and I just wanted to say thank you sooo much for Saturday night. You guys were amazing, and we literally had the best time!! Everyone thought you were incredible and we just loved every moment.”

Rebecca and Marc Newton – Enfield 2023

“Sounded great, turned up on time and nothing was to much trouble. Would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding band to get the dance floor full. Thanks guys.”

James Goulcher – London 2023



Discover everything you need to know about our premier Soul and Motown bands

Below, I’ve provided answers to some of the common questions couples ask us. However, if you need further information or have specific inquiries, I encourage you to explore our other informative guides, visit our FAQ or T&Cs pages, or reach out to us directly. We’re always available and happy to offer expert advice, without any obligations.


Can I watch a Soul and Motown wedding bands before booking them?

Our soul and Motown wedding bands are primarily exclusive to private events, making it challenging to watch them live unless they invite you to a private event or host special showcases. However, most of our wedding bands showcase live gig footage on their unique profile pages, providing a comprehensive glimpse of their live performances. If you’re interested in watching any of our live wedding bands, please reach out to us, and we’ll assist you as best as we can.


How far in advance should I book a live wedding band?

We recommend booking your preferred wedding band at least 12 months in advance, particularly for peak Saturdays between May and September. However, booking 8 to 4 months in advance may suffice for off-peak seasons or if the band happens to be available. Keep in mind that popular soul and Motown wedding bands are often booked years in advance, so prompt booking is advisable for your desired band.


What are the prices for Soul and Motown wedding bands in the UK?

The rates for soul and Motown wedding bands in the UK vary depending on the band size, style, and whether it’s an off-peak or peak date. Explore our guide on the actual cost of wedding bands for detailed information. Generally, 3-piece bands range from £750 to £1200, 4-piece bands from £850 to £2000, 5-piece bands from £1200 to £2600, and 6-piece bands from £1800 to £3000. Premium 12-piece showbands typically start at £8000. Our live wedding bands are typically £100 to £200 cheaper to hire compared to other platforms, as we don’t charge commission.


Do I need to provide meals for the band at my wedding?

As live wedding bands usually accompany you for at least 8 hours, it’s advisable to provide some food and soft drinks during their stay. While this is usually covered in booking contracts, it’s recommended to check with the band for any specific dietary requirements or preferences. Taking care of the band ensures optimal performance!


What are the most popular styles for live wedding bands?

Couples often opt for multi-genre live sets covering various styles and eras or specific styles like Motown and soul, pop, rock, funk, or festival folk music. Our wedding bands cater to diverse musical tastes and preferences, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.


What time do live wedding bands arrive?

Our soul and Motown wedding bands can arrive at your wedding at your preferred time, typically between 5 pm and 8 pm. This aligns well with the usual performance times, which start around 6 pm to 9 pm.


What time will the band finish?

While our soul and Motown wedding bands can finish at any time you wish, typical finish times range from 11 pm to 12 am. If you desire extended performance hours, some bands can perform past 12 am until 2 am or 3 am. Feel free to inquire for more information.


How much space do Soul and Motown wedding bands require for performance?

Most 3 and 4-piece wedding bands require a 3×3 meter space, with additional space needed for larger band setups. Refer to our spacing guide for detailed information and lots more.


Can wedding bands perform outdoors?

All our live wedding bands are proficient in performing outdoors and have done so at numerous weddings. If you’re considering outdoor performances, our guide on wedding bands performing outdoors offers valuable tips for an exceptional experience.


Can live wedding bands perform during dinner or the drinks reception?

Our wedding bands for hire are versatile and capable of performing during your wedding breakfast or drinks reception, offering a seamless transition between different parts of your special day.


Do wedding bands require stages for performance?

While stages aren’t mandatory, having one enhances the performance experience, especially for outdoor or marquee setups. However, our bands can adapt to various performance settings, ensuring a memorable performance regardless.


How long does it take for a band to set up, sound check, and pack down?

Our soul and Motown live wedding bands typically require 60 to 90 minutes for setup, sound check, and readiness to perform. In cases of tight schedules or efficient logistics, setup times can be shortened to 30 to 40 minutes. Pack down and loading usually takes between 40 to 60 minutes, although larger bands may require more time.


Can bands set up and sound check while guests are present?

All our live bands can set up discreetly and sound check quietly, ensuring minimal disruption to your guests’ experience. They can also adjust sound check timings to suit your preferences, ensuring a smooth and seamless setup process.


What do Soul and Motown live wedding bands provide at your wedding?

Our soul and Motown wedding bands offer a comprehensive package, including top-of-the-range PA systems, stage lighting, musical equipment, DJ/background music services, suitable stage outfits, transport, PLI and PAT certificates, and a friendly and professional attitude, all free of charge.


Do you need to provide anything for the live band?

To ensure optimal performance, our wedding bands require access to safe parking, ample performance space with a power supply, suitable staging or flooring, some food and drink during their stay, a designated area for preparation and relaxation, and access to restroom facilities.


Can you use the band’s PA system for speeches?

All our live wedding bands are happy to allow you the use of their PA systems for speeches or any other important moments of your wedding. With multiple microphones and wireless options available, you can customize your audio setup according to your preferences.


Can you perform with the band?

Many of our soul and Motown wedding bands offer bandeoke/rockaoke options, allowing you and your guests to join them on stage for a memorable performance. Special one-off performances are also possible, adding that special touch to your celebrations.


What types of music do live wedding bands perform?

Our live wedding bands cover a wide range of musical genres, including rock, pop, blues, indie, folk, Motown, soul, funk, hip-hop, RnB, metal, DnB, and punk. Whether you prefer a specific style or a diverse repertoire, our bands cater to your preferences and can cover multiple genres.


Can you choose the songs your wedding band plays?

You have complete input in designing the ultimate wedding setlist with your live wedding band. Collaborating with the band allows you to curate a personalized live setlist that reflects your tastes and preferences.


Can a wedding band perform your first dance?

All our live wedding bands are delighted to perform your first dance, whether live or as a DJ’ed track. You have the flexibility to choose the format that best suits your special moment.


How long do live Soul and Motown bands typically perform for?

Our wedding bands typically offer 2×60 or 3×40-minute sets, with the flexibility to adjust set times to accommodate your wedding schedule. Whether you prefer standard sets or customized performance times, our bands ensure a seamless entertainment experience for all.


What happens in between the band’s live sets?

Our live bands provide DJ/background music during intervals between live sets, ensuring continuous entertainment throughout your wedding. With seamless transitions between live and recorded music, your celebration won’t miss a beat!


Can you choose the music in between live sets?

You have full control over the music played in between live sets, whether it’s playlists provided by the band, your curated playlists, or requests from you and your guests. Our bands adapt to your preferences, ensuring a truly personal entertainment experience.


How loud are Soul and Motown wedding bands?

From acoustic setups to large ensembles, volume levels can vary between 85db to 140db. Our wedding bands prioritize enjoyable levels for guests and venues alike, ensuring an immersive and comfortable listening experience with average volumes being around 110db.


Can wedding bands perform with sound limiters?

All our live bands are experienced in working with sound limiters of varying specifications. They adapt their performances to comply with volume restrictions while delivering a great live show for all.


Do your Soul and Motown wedding bands have PLI and PAT certificates?

To ensure safe performances at any venue, all our live wedding bands possess up-to-date PLI and PAT certificates, providing you with peace of mind and reassurance.


Do your live wedding bands offer covid cover?

Comprehensive covid cover is included with every booking, offering protection and flexibility in uncertain times. Refer to our detailed policy for more information or reach out to us for assistance.


Do you provide support or security when booking a wedding band?

We offer an industry-leading booking contract, comprehensive covid cover, and a 24-hour emergency phone line with every booking. Our team is available 10 am to 10 pm daily via various communication channels to assist you in any way, obligation-free.


Will you get the same band members you see in the videos?

Our bands have trusted backup musicians who can step in if needed due to unforeseen circumstances. These replacements ensure a seamless performance without cancelling your booking, providing you with peace of mind.


What will the band wear?

Our live wedding bands typically wear suits or smart casual outfits, with options to blend with your wedding theme. Explore each band’s promotional page to view their typical attire and discuss any specific preferences you may have with us.



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I hope you enjoyed that. Right now, we’ve reduced our prices by 15% for any 2024 and 2025 bookings and to help even more we’ve got loads of fun, important and useful information in our bi-monthly blog. Our guides have helped thousands of couples over the years and will help you. If you can’t find the help you need, just ask us. We’ll help with any concerns or worries you might have and design the perfect wedding entertainment for you and your guests at the same time! Maybe it’s time you celebrated with Seventh Second?


Let the Soul and Motown music magic begin!



That’s all from today’s guide. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and if you have, please consider sharing it with others! If you did find a wedding band you loved, why not enquire about them in the top right-hand corner or contact usIf today’s bands didn’t quite float your wedding boat speak to us and we will design the perfect live wedding band just for you at a price that can’t be beaten. Love your wedding and soak up the beautiful sounds of soul and Motown all night long!


Thanks for reading, 

Matt and the Seventh Second family

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