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Detroit Soul

Overview

  • 9 piece soul/motown/funk band
  • Male and female vocals
  • Hugely accomplished musicians
  • 3 piece brass section
  • Own lighting and PA
  • Virtual DJ between sets

Location

The band are comprised of professional session musicians around the UK from London, Manchester and Birmingham. They perform regularly at high profile events, especially in London and Birmingham but will travel anywhere in the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 sets of 45 minutes.

About this Act

Born out of a collective love of Motown and Soul music, Detroit Soul are a highly experienced function band comprising some of the finest soul musicians from around the world.

Masters of their instruments, they bring a fresh feel to classic Soul, Motown and Funk songs. A nine piece band combining two of the UK’s finest vocalists including Trevor Francis who appeared on The Voice. A tight funky rhythm section, explosive brass and smooth four-part vocal harmonies, Detroit Soul deliver scintillating floor-filling hits from the first tune to the last.

Detroit Soul are one of the UK’s hottest soul bands, with a huge repertoire consisting primarily of Tamla Motown, classic Soul and Funk. No matter what the occasion, Detroit Soul will have your guests dancing from beginning to end and will ensure that everyone goes home with a smile on their face.

Regular performers at Jools Hollands’s “The Jam House” in Birmingham and also Dover Street Wine Bar in London, the band have years of experience and regularly play at some of the top venues throughout the UK and abroad. They have played alongside some of the biggest names in soul music - including The Drifters and Martha Reeves.

Detroit Soul provide their own PA System and lighting rig which can be tailored to suit any venue from 10 to 10,000 people, along with professional sound and lighting engineers to ensure everything runs smoothly and sounds great. All of the equipment is PAT-tested to industry standard Health and Safety Regulations, and the band is covered by £10 million of Public Liability Insurance.

Everything you hear is played live by top musicians – there are no backing tracks or pre-recorded music. Detroit Soul take great pride in creating a fantastic live show every night.

Set List

ABC – The Jackson 5
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Another Star – Stevie Wonder
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas
Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Ready – The Temptations
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Heatwave – Martha & The Vandellas
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
In The Stone – Earth, Wind & Fire
It’s The Same Old Song – The Four Tops
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Let’s Go Round Again – Average White Band
Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
My Girl – The Temptations
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – The Four Tops
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
River Deep, Mountain High – The Supremes & The Four Tops
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Streetlife – Randy Crawford & The Crusaders
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band
This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

Lineup

  • 9 piece band including both male & female vocals with a 3 piece horn section.

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