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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

Hayley Miller
Wedding, Whittlebury Park Golf Course, Towcester
There are not enough words to do this band justice as to how AMAZING they were. They absolutely made our wedding party come to life. The dance floor was packed through both their sets and we had so many lovely comments from guests about them. Their voices and musical talent on the instruments were simply amazing. Such a fabulous wedding band. Thank you for such a great night.
Paul Friend & Jungju Seo
Wedding
OJ'S SOUL BAND WERE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC whilst researching other bands I kept being drawn back to OJ's, appreciative that 4 musicians ad 2 vocalists would always be much better than just a three piece. They didnt disappoint, from first dance till last number every tune was spot on, within minutes people were coming up to me saying this is brilliant,they are so cool, best band I've ever heard. The bride n groom both being 47 meant our guests were probably older than the average wedding but that didnt stop the dance floor being packed all the time. We are so happy we chose them.
Gary Carr
50th Birthday Party, Essex
5/5 - Can not recommend this band enough !! Seen them twice. Once at a friends wedding and then hired for my own 50th celebs. They stole the show both times. On my birthday they set up exactly what I requested and absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Phoebe and her team at Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional! Thanks to all
Paul Basson
Corporate, Bury St Edmunds
5/5 - Please say thank you to the guys, everyone thought they were great and the client had a fantastic time. Happy New year
Mat & Nicky Stocks
Wedding, Potters Heron Hotel, Romsey
5/5 The band were better than we could have possibly have imagined. They sounded fantastic, they were polite, they really got everyone up and dancing and enjoying themselves the whole evening. Choosing to have the 8 piece was a very good decision and really made the difference between an excellent and an awesome experience. I'm going to be recommending them to friends, and will definitely invite them to play at any future events. Thank you and the band for helping to make our wedding a flawless and fantastic experience.

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