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Soul Direction

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Overview

  • All round rock, pop and soul act
  • Glorious repertoire of classics from acts as varied as Sam & Dave, Cameo, Luther Vandross and Daft Punk
  • Perform as a female fronted size piece as standard and can also add sax, a 2nd trumpet and percussion if required
  • Requests welcomed
  • DJ option

Location

The band is based in Windsor, Berkshire and frequently play around all Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, London, Oxfordshire and the South East/South West of England

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 60-minute or 3 x 40-minute

About this Act

Soul Direction are an energetic, experienced and professional 6-piece function band. They play a seamless mix of smooth soul, pop, funk, disco and banging dance tunes, Soul Direction are ideal for wedding receptions, corporate events, parties and all other functions.

The band play a great selection from smooth 60s, funky 70s disco, and dance tunes from the nineties to the present day! With songs from Stevie Wonder and Sister Sledge to CeeLo Green, Beyonce and Daft Punk plus many more, this band are guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping!

From intimate boutique hotels to grand country houses and and busy city centre offices up to large festival stages, this band have played at weddings, private and corporate parties across the country. The band have performed for a wide range of clients including; Vodafone, Unilever, Deloitte, BBC, Dame Kelly Holmes legacy trust and even Duxford Imperial War Museum, under the wings of a WWII bomber!

Soul Direction is fronted by outstanding vocalist Gloria, who has had extensive session singing gigs under her belt and is also a vocal coach. Gloria was selected in the last 75 in Pop Idol 2003, in the last 10 in the VH1 Divas London Auditions, has had TV appearances on MTV and has even supported Jools Holland. Her soulful, energetic and passionate delivery combined with a great stage presence and the ability to interact with the audience makes her stand out from the crowd. Backing Gloria is an all-star band featuring guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and trumpet.

Between the members of the band they have extensive gigging experience having performed all over the world, appearing alongside and sharing stages with some major acts, including Jools Holland, Madness, The Beastie Boys, Grace Jones and Marlena Shaw.

Set List

90, 00s & 10s
Apparently Nothin’ - Brand New Heavies
Back to Life - Soul II Soul
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dub Be Good To Me - Beats International
Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
Forget you - CeeLo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Groove is in the heart - Dee Lite
Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters
Happy - Pharrell
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
Love Shack - The B52's
Real Love - Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Teardrops - Womack and Womack
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Waka Waka - Shakira

80s
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Blues Brothers
Everyday People - Arrested Development
I'm Coming out - Diana Ross
It Must Be Love - Madness
Kiss - Prince
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Word up - Cameo
You’ve Got The Love - Candi Staton

70s
Always and Forever – Luther Vandross
Back to My Roots - Odyssey
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Blame It on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Express Yourself - Charles Wright
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Le Freak - Chic
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
Oh What a Night - the Four Seasons
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We’ve Only Just Begun - the Carpenters
You're All I Need to Get by - Marvin Gaye

60s
Baby Love - The Supremes
Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas
Do You Love Me? – The Contours
Fever - Shirley Bassey
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
I got you, I Feel Good - James Brown
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett- The Commitments
R.E.S.P.E.C.T - Aretha Franklin
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Think - Aretha Franklin

Christmas
Last Christmas - Wham!
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Lineup

  • Six piece band: Female lead vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keyboards/backing vocals, trumpet/backing vocals
  • Additional option include - percussion, sax and 2nd trumpet

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