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Seton Shoals

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Overview

  • 6 piece highly experienced Soul, Disco & Funk cover band
  • Optional horn section
  • Flexible band size for larger/smaller venues
  • Special song requests can be made by arrangement

Location

Seton Shoals are based in East Lothian and regularly gig in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets but this is flexible as new material is being regularly added

About this Act

The core of Seton Shoals comprises three musicians that have been playing together for six years. The band covers a broad range of music from sweet soul to lively 70's disco. The emphasis is on strong lead vocals, tight grooves and smooth backing arrangements with a live horn section that can be included by arrangement. The Shoals specialise in authentic soul and classic disco and due to the strength of their arranging skills, can provide additional songs to order for special occasions.

A typical night with Seton Shoals begins with a smooth soul set to get everyone in the mood. Then after a short break, the band take the stage for the second set of the night which is a more up-tempo funk/disco set to get the party really moving! If a DJ is booked for the night, as well as the band, then having the DJ play a short set before the band come back on has proved very popular.

Dave Hunter is the drummer and musical director for Seton Shoals. He has a classical music and jazz background and has worked as a drummer for approximately 20 years in many different genres. Dave has been writing musical arrangements for the last 2 years.

Shonagh Dunbar is the lead vocalist with Seton Shoals. She trained at Queen Margaret University College in Drama and Theatre Arts. A natural live performer, Shonagh has been on stage from the age of five acting, singing and dancing. She has a long standing passion for soul music and has experience singing in many different styles ranging from musical theatre to soul.

Dave Hanley is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar and keyboard in Seton Shoals. He combines tight rhythm guitar on the fast tunes with tasteful melodic backings on the slower numbers.

Set List

Slow/Soul Set:-

Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
A Million Love Songs - Take That
At Last - Etta James
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Run Run Run - Ann Peebles
I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles
I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down- Ann Peebles
Do Angels Cry- Lynden David Hall
Medicine For My Pain - Lynden David Hall
Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Come Back Baby - Tower of Power
I'm Losing You - The Temptations

Disco/Funk Set:-

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Get Your Feet Back On The Ground- Tower of Power
Upside Down- Diana Ross
A Night To Remember- Shalamar
Valerie - Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
Could It Be Magic - Take That
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin

Lineup

  • Our most common lineup is a 6 piece consisting of lead vocals, drums, guitar, backing arrangement and 3 piece live horn section

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