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The Big Smoke

Line-Up: 6-11 piece. (3 piece horn section, rhythm section, up to 4 vocalists)

Lead Vocals: Male/Female vocals

Guide Price: £2183

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Genre: Soul & Motown

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Soul & Motown Wedding Band Hire London - The Big Smoke

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Based: London

Guide Price: £2183

Genre: Soul & Motown

Line-Up: 6-11 piece. (3 piece horn section, rhythm section, up to 4 vocalists)

Lead Vocals: Male/Female vocals

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Soul & Motown Wedding Band Hire London - The Big Smoke

With a 200+ song set list from a huge variety of genres, we don't just play the standards, we always have songs in our set released in the last 6 months and are hugely flexible to what the client wants to hear. Performed by London's top musicians and West End singers, we pride ourselves on giving the highest quality show that will have everyone up dancing!

Repertoire

The big smoke have a repertoire of over 200+ songs, here is just a selection:

SOUL/MOTOWN

Never Too Much – Luther Van Dross
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Best Of My Love – The Emotions
Kiss – Prince
September – Earth Wind And Fire
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson

CHARTS

Symphony – Clean Bandit
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Rather Be – Jess Glynne
Feels – Pharrell/Calvin Harris
Can’t Stop The Feeling – JT
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Lush Life – Zara Larsson
Ciao Adios – Anne-Marie
Human – Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

R&B

Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Caught Up – Usher
Rock Your Body – JT
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
No Scrubs – TLC
Independent Woman – Destiny’s Child
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Don’t Let Go – En Vogue
I Wanna Be The Only One - Eternal

INDIE/ROCK

Mr Brightside – The Killers
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Blues Brothers Medley
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Come Together – The Beatles
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger

PARTY CLASSICS

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – MJ
Easy – The Commodores
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Lady Marmalade – Labelle
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Gold – Spandau Ballet

UK HOUSE/GARAGE

Re-Rewind – Artful Dodger
I Gotta Get Thru This – D. Bedingfield
Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks and Bigfoot
Sambuca - Wideboys
Do You Really Like It - DJ Pied Piper
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Sing It Back – Moloko
Move Your Feet – Junior Senior
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx

HIP-HOP

Jump Around – House of Pain
Hot In Herre – Nelly
Ignition (Remix) - R Kelly
Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
Apache Jump On It – Sugarhill Gang
Fresh Prince – Will Smith
It’s Like That – Run DMC

FIRST DANCES

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Back At One – Brian McKnight
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – F. Valli

Testimonials

'I used The Big Smoke for my husband's 30th and I couldn't be happier!They were extremely professional and accommodating and even learnt a couple of new songs, which were my husbands all time favourites. They were very punctual and extremely friendly and have such a great energy. On the night they were excellent and created such a fun atmosphere and everyone loved it - will definitely recommend them for a fun vibe for any party'Anam

'The Big Smoke played at our wedding party and did an amazing job helping to make it a night to remember. They got everyone on to the dance floor with a great selection of classic and modern songs with something in there for everyone. They are all incredible musicians and great personalities on stage. Everybody was buzzing; a great band. Thank you so much'Jack

'The band delivered everything we asked for! The set list was tailored to suit our guest list and had everyone up on the dance floor most of the evening. Glad we opted for the additional instruments (in particular sax) as everyone commented how beautiful the music was. Would highly recommend for any occasion!'Adam

FAQ

Will you learn our first dance?
YES! Whatever it may be! We already have a fairly large back catalogue, but if you want something new, we will arrange and learn a first dance free of charge!

Do you take other requests?
The Big Smoke prides itself on flexibility - so if you want specific music played at your event, we can collaborate in the run up to it and tail or make your set to best suit your guests. If you want us to learn specific new songs it can absolutely be done just at a very small cost.

How do we entertain the guests between sets?
Luckily, three of the band members are DJs, so if you want vibrant live mixes instead of just music played out of an iPod between, before and after the band's set then this is an option to consider! We can also add a sax and percussion to this set up to create a great live, party vibe.

Can you play music for our ceremony?
Yes, the band can morph easily into a jazz trio, or even just a pianist and a singer. Again there are lots of options, we're happy to make whatever you want work.

Do you have material for Jewish and Hindu weddings?
Whilst the majority of our set is Western, we have 15 minute medleys of traditional Jewish music and 20 mins of Bollywood music!

How long is the set?
80% of the time we play 2 x 1 hour sets. But occasionally people want different timings and that is fine and can be negotiated!

How big is the band?
We can go out as a 6 - 11 piece band. The core line up is 2 vocalists (male and female), drums, bass, keys and guitar. With our frontman Joe Vetch, then get a sax player and a vocalist rolled into one! ?
On top of that you get -
7 piece - Add sax/trumpet
8 piece - Add both sax and trumpet
9 piece - Add sax, trumpet and trombone. (Recommended - it makes an enormous difference to the sound)
**PREMIUM 11 piece line up** - Four vocalists, three horns and rhythm section. Extra high quality lighting and sound equipment (as seen in the video). DJ service included in 11 piece.