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The Soultastics

Music

Overview

  • Vintage Rat Pack Swing combined with postmodern pop.
  • Plus optional soul set too!
  • Hits from Nirvana, Meghan Trainor, Oasis, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and many more!
  • Professional and charismatic group who exude sophistication and energy!
  • Available as a 5 - 9 piece band.

Location

The band are based in Brighton and perform regularly in the South East and London.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 60 minute sets with 30min break
  • Three 40 minute sets with 20-30 min breaks

About this Act

The Soultastics Combine vintage Rat Pack Swing with Jazz twists on Modern Pop, The band plays classic music of the 50's, alongside sophisticated swung up hits from Nirvana, Meghan Trainor, Oasis, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and many more! Available as a 5 - 9 piece band, The Soultastics are a sophisticated professional group who exude charisma and energy!

The Soultastics are a flexible and exceptionally talented band, who can perform music from the classic era of Jazz to current Pop hits... all cunningly put into vintage style! Inspired by internet sensation, Postmodern Jukebox, this fabulous group have also created many of their own stomping swing twists on pop tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s up to the present day!

The band have a huge repertoire and tailor performances to every individual client. They have a large selection of laid back tunes when something more subdued is required, as well as their hip swing tunes that will make you want to put on your spats and tassels and Charleston like it’s 1929.

These outstanding musicians can tailor their performances; performing in a specific style, or creating a varied programme of music through an evening. If you want all the sophistication of Swing music at your event, but want everybody to get down and boogie afterwards, the band can also perform a Soul/Funk set later in the evening (see repertoire).

Their charismatic singers deliver superb performances from mellow jazz through to the most energetic and soulful funk. You can choose to have either male or female singers performing for you or even better... have both! They also feature the funkiest horn section imaginable who will add a massive wow to any event.

The Soultastics feature a flexible line up, normally performing as a 5 piece, but have additional members up to a full 8 piece band (please see booking options). They come with a male singer as standard but you can request one of their female singers as lead vocalist if you prefer, or have both! (please see booking options).

DJ music or background music can be played in between sets, with the option to link your own ipod to their system if you prefer.

The band use the highest quality 2000W PA system (with sub) plus lighting rig, but also have smaller set ups for more intimate venues.

Set List

POST MODERN SWING
All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Mercy - Duffy
What a difference a day makes - Jamie Cullum
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Toxic - Britney Spears
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (Paul Anka)
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Toxic - Britney Spears
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
Wonderwall – Oasis (Paul Anka)
The Love Cats – The Cure
Livin On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Creep – Radiohead
My Iron Lung – Radiohead
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
You Spin Me Right Round – Dead Or Alive
The Final Countdown – Europe

SWING
Have You Met Miss Jones – Frank Sinatra
All Of Me – Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Frim Fram Sauce - Nat King Cole
They can’ take that away – Ella Fitzgerald
Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire
La Mer – Bobby Darin
Aright OK You Win - Peggy Lee
Don’t Get Around Much Any More – Tony Bennett
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Bad Leroy Brown – Frank Sinatra
Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
It Don't Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington
Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
I Wanna Talk Like You – Louis Prima
When You’re Smiling – Louis Prima
Pennies From Heaven – Louis Prima
Tu Vuo Fa L’Americano – Louis Prima
Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody – Louis Prima
Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
Woodchopers Ball – Woody Herman
Is you is – Louis Jordan
Taking A Chance On Love – Ella Fitzgerald
The Charleston - James Johnson
My baby just cares – Nina Simone
Yes sir that's My Baby - Count Basie
Jump Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
Happy Feet – Cab Calloway
Mambo Italiano – Dean Martin
Fat Sam’s Grand Slam – Bugsy Malone

SOUL FUNK & MOTOWN
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Brown eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis
Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Superstitioun – Stevie Wonder
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Moondance – Van Morrison
Higher And Higher – J Wilson
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan *
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
It’s Raining Men - Weather Girls *
Lady Marmalade - La Belle
I Want You Back – Jackson 5 *
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Diggin On James Brown – Tower of Power
September – Earth Wind & Fire
Car Wash – Rose Royce
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I feel good – James Brown
Sex Machine - James Brown
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Good Times – Chic *
Kiss - Prince/Tom Jones
The Chicken - Pee Wee Ellis
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band

MODERN POP
Mercy - Duffy
Forget you – Cee Lo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Move Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell Williams

RETRO POP
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Twist and shout – The Beatles
When I saw her standing there – The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Love Cats – The Cure
I'm a believer – The Monkees
Plus an extensive jazz repertoire.

Lineup

  • Standard 5 piece band: vocals, Sax, Keys, Bass and Drums.
  • 6 piece band: 2 vocalists, Saxophone, Keys, Bass and Drums.
  • 7 piece swing band: 2 vocalists, 2 piece Horn section, Keys, Bass and Drums.
  • 7 piece soul band: Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums, 2 vocalists and Saxophone.
  • 8 piece band: 2 vocalists, 2 piece horn section, Guitar, Keys, Bass and Drums.
  • 9 piece (full band): 3x vocalists, 2 piece horn section, Guitar, Keys, Bass and Drums

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