The band are based in London and happy to travel for events.
The Ways (aka Why Aren't You Smiling) are a high energy and extremely Soulful band who fill the dance floor with many Motown and Soul Classics. A fabulous female lead vocalist accompanied by a big band including brilliant brass, bass and male backing vocalists.
With a superb repertoire covering classics from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles through to Bruno Mars... The Ways hold a residency at the acclaimed Blues Kitchen and often host the Jam at Ronnie Scoots so are experts at getting the crowds dancing all night!
The 7 piece band including bass, brass and powerful backing vocals can also strip down to a smaller soulful set up for receptions and lounge performances. The Ways are more than happy to learn first dance/song requests, making it extra special for any occasion.
Dancing in The Street- Martha And The Vandellas
Young Hearts Young Free- Candi Staton
Signed, Sealed, Delivered-Stevie Wonder
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Shake Your Tale Feather- Ray Charles
I Wanna Be The Only One- Eternal
Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
Mr Pitiful- Otis Redding
Higher & Higher- Jackie Wilson
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Hard to Handle- Otis Redding
Proud Mary- Tina Turner
Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars
Can’t Hurry Love -The Supremes
We Are Family -Sister Sledge
Never Too Much -Luther Vandross
Love Train- The O’Jays
Ain’t Nobody-Chaka Khan
Ain’t No Mountain- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell