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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

Alice
Wedding, Binscombe Farmhouse, Godalming
I can honestly say the band were absolutely outstanding. Utterly fantastic and I really can’t sing their praises enough. I feel awful in the fact I barely even said hello to them on the night- the whole evening went by in such a blur and I felt I was being pulled in every direction under the sun, but I wish I’d taken a moment to tell them that myself. Please please do forward this on to them as I want them to know how thankful we are. I didn’t see them arrive but they kindly set up so swiftly and accommodated my fairly last minute request to play a song as we walked in with no questions asked. Our first dance was so much fun and they were fantastic at it- so cool and relaxed and professional, which made me in turn feel so relaxed dancing to it! Every song they performed thereafter was such a hit- countless people have said how phenomenal they were and it was a consistently full dance floor all night which is no mean feat! Every band member played their part to perfection. So, please do pass on my thanks- they really were outstanding and I will recommend them in a heartbeat to everyone and anyone who asks. I had the most wonderful wedding imaginable and they really played a huge part in helping it to be such a success. And last but not least, an equally huge thank you to you both. The entire process was made so smooth and reassuring by your lovely, helpful and informative emails. As I would the band, I would equally recommend Tailored Entertainment to all who ask and that is all thanks to you both. I couldn’t be more grateful for all your help these past few months and found the booking process so staightforward and easy to use - a blessing when juggling so many elements of a wedding. Really, thank you. So, thank you very very much again - it was all fantastic and just wish we could do it all over again!
Mark
Wedding, Great Fosters Hotel
5/5 - OJ’s Soul Band were fantastic and everyone at the wedding loved them!
Roy
Corporate, Oakwood House, Maidstone
Wow, what a band, from the first chord that was struck to the very last the dance floor was packed out. We booked the band for our Companies 25th anniversary party and will definitely use them again. all members were friendly and chatty when approached and helped us create the atmosphere we desired for the evening. Highly recommend this band.
Anna
Wedding, Clearwell Castle, Coleford
I would like to say on behalf of myself and my husband that we are extremely grateful to the band. They were absolutely fantastic in every sense. Their performance was amazing and the talent outstanding. Musically so brilliant. Our guests loved their performance and energy as a band. They made our wedding evening perfect. Thank you so so much. We are sorry that we didn’t get to speak to the band. We weren’t introduced to them at the beginning either which was a shame but this wasn’t a reflection of the band it was mostly because the day was so full. I will most definitely recommend the band and I would not hesitate to book them again. Thank you. Please pass on our appreciation to the band. Money very well spent.
Michael
Wedding, Humble by Nature, Monmouthshire
The band were fantastic and kept the dance floor full all evening - we had so many comments about them from guests.

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