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THE UK’S BEST SOUL & MOTOWN WEDDING BAND

If you're searching to find the UK’s best soul & Motown band who offer a full wedding entertainment package with live music and DJ then you are in the right place!

It can be a very difficult task finding the perfect soul & Motown covers band to perform at your wedding, there are so many bands and agencies to choose from it's hard to know where to start! But with OJ’s Soul Band we think we've really come up with the ultimate soul & Motown wedding band package...

"WOW! If you are looking for a wedding band, look no further. OJ's Soul Band are incredible. My husband and a lot of his friends are musicians and so the wedding band was a really important decision for us. We knew we wanted soul music and he was dead set on having a horn section. We hired OJ's 8 piece band and they did not disappoint. We had choreographed a short routine to a medley of three songs and the band learnt and played it perfectly. The dance floor was never empty and so many of our guests commented on how fabulous they were. To top the night off some of the band played the final song from the balcony and then came onto the dance floor in amongst the crowd, our guests were thrilled. This is the second wedding I have been to where OJ's were playing and they were fantastic both times! Thank you so much for making our wedding party unforgettable!"
Miriam Sainsbury - Wedding, Burford Bridge Hotel, Surrey

GET IN TOUCH!:

From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / info@motownband.com and will be very happy to hear from you.

BOOK THE BAND:

Once you have decided that OJ’s Soul Band are the band for you Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit (the amount varies from £240 - £480 depending on the package you go for) to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.

PLANNING:

In the lead up to the wedding you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.

ON THE NIGHT:

OJ’s Soul Band will arrive fully self-contained with PA, lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.

If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes a minimum of 90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.

A guide to a standard evening reception would be:

  • 17:30 - Band Arrive
  • 19:00 - Background Music On
  • 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
  • 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
  • 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
  • 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close

Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer. OJ’s Soul Band standard price is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.

The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least two weeks notice of the song choice.

OJ’s Soul Band also offer a couple of brilliant daytime music options, choose from instrumental piano or a soulful lounge trio - both can be the perfect addition to your drinks reception or during dinner and can really help set the mood for a great celebration. As the musicians are already booked to perform in the evening, the price of this set represents excellent value when compared to hiring a separate act for your daytime entertainment - it can be as much as 50% cheaper than hiring an equivalent duo.

To discuss hiring OJ’s Soul Band to perform at your wedding please call Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat on 0800 564 2240 or email info@motownband.com.

OJ's Soul Band are based in Surrey and available to hire in Surrey, London, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, surrounding counties, as well as further afield in the UK and internationally.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Mike Reddihough
Wedding, Roslin Beach Hotel, Essex
Absolutely brilliant - the band were phenomenal. We were all squeezed into this tiny room and the band took up essentially half the room - but they adapted brilliantly and put on a spectacular show. Everyone was dancing all night long, they were friendly, and accommodating to my wife's request to grab a mic and join in! The band were tight, sounded fantastic and prompt with their timekeeping. Many people asked for details which I happily passed along - expect further business. Would not hesitate to recommend. DJ set was also great and designed as requested - much appreciated. We hope to have an opportunity to hire again. Thanks for making our evening so incredible. Many thanks, Michael & Hannah
Mr & Mrs Stone
Wedding, La Talbooth, Colchester
Just a quick message to say how amazing OJ's Soul Band were at our wedding on Saturday 1st September. I kept it a secret from all our guests for well over a year and the reaction to them was brilliant! Everyone said how great they played, having them sing our first dance made it all the more special. I can't thank you enough for arranging everything for us, please also send my regards to Erin, she made everything run smoothly and emails back and forth were great. Once again a massive thank you to the band and I will definitely be recommending them to all my friends and family.
Laura
Wedding
5/5. Thank you to OJ's Soul Band for performing at our wedding yesterday! We had so many compliments about how good they were and they kept the dance floor filled all night!
Mike Carr
Corporate Party, Pendennis Shipyard
5/5 The band was great - everybody really enjoyed the music and commented on how good they were. We’d certainly book them again!
Lawrence Diamond
Corporate, Tobacco Dock, London
Dear Phoebe, I think we can safely say the band were a ROARING success!! They had the whole event, and event team, up and dancing!! James and Ollie were really on it with turning up and being organised and all the band were super polite and professional all day. We would highly recommend them to anyone who asked and I wouldn’t be surprised if they got a few bookings from friday night. They went down a storm. Many thanks, they made me look good for booking them!!

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We provide entertainment for a host of private and corporate clients, in the UK and abroad. These include: