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The Performance

Line-Up: Male & Female vocals, (Trumpet, and Sax), Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums

Lead Vocals: Male/Female vocals

Guide Price: £2360

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Genre: Soul & Motown



Soul & Motown Wedding Band Hire London - The Performance

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Based: London

Guide Price: £2360

Genre: Soul & Motown

Line-Up: Male & Female vocals, (Trumpet, and Sax), Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums

Lead Vocals: Male/Female vocals



Soul & Motown Wedding Band Hire London - The Performance

The Performance are a fantastic, fully professional London based function band, fronted by a phenomenal Female and Male vocalist. They are then backed by a group of brilliant professional musicians including an awesome brass section, fantastic rhythm section, and great backing singers. They perform a large range of material from Motown to Soul, funk to Pop classics that cater for everyone's taste young to old! This makes them perfect for all sorts of events.


1) 123 - gloria estefan
2) 9 – 5 – Dolly Parton
3) A night to remember – Shalamar
4) Ain’t no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
5) Ain’t no stopping us now – McFadden and Whitehead
6) Ain't nobody - Chaka Khan
7) Ain’t too proud to Beg – The Temptations
8) All about that bass – Meghan Trainor
9) All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
10) Alright now – Free
11) At Last – Etta James
12) Baby you’ve got what it takes - Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
13) Beat It – Michael Jackson
14) Because of you – Jackie Wilson
15) Best of my love – The Emotions
16) Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
17) Blame it on the boogie – Michael Jackson
18) Boogie Nights - Heatwave
19) Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind and Fire
20) Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
21) Brown sugar – Rolling Stones
22) Build me up buttercup – The Foundatins
23) Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
24) Can’t take my eyes off of you – Andy Williams
25) Car Wash - Rose Royce
26) Chaka Khan medley – (I Feel for you, Ain’t nobody, What cha gonna do for me, I’m every women)
27) Christina Aguilera Medley (Boogie Woogie,Candyman,Ain’t no other man)
28) Come fly with me – frank sinatra
29) Cosmic girl - Jamiroquai
30) Crazy in love/crazy - Beyonce
31) Crazy little thing called love – Queen
32) Dancing on the ceiling – lionel richie
33) Dancing in the street – Matha & The Vandellas
34) Dance with me tonight – Olly Murrs
35) Don’t stop believing – Journey
36) Don’t stop me now - Queen
37) Don't stop till you get enough - Michael Jackson
38) Do you Love me – The Contours
39) Dude looks like a lady - Aerosmith
40) Earth, wind & fire medley (In the stone,Boogie Wonderland,Let’s groove,September)
41) Easy (Like a Sunday morning) The Commodores
42) Everybody needs Somebody – The Blues Brothers
43) Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
44) Faith – George Michael
45) Feeling Good – Nina Simone
46) Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
47) Forget you – CeeLo Green
48) For once in my life – Stevie Wonder
49) Get down on it – Kool & The Gang
50) Get Lucky – Daft Punk
51) Get Ready - Temptations
52) Gimme Some Lovin – The Blues Brothers
53) Give me just a little more time – Chairmen of the Board
54) Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac
55) Got to be real - Cheryl Lynn
56) Got to get you into my life – Earth, Wind & Fire
57) Happy – Pharrell Williams
58) Have yourself a merry little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
59) Hard to handle – The Black Crowes
60) Heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye
61) Hey Jude – The Beatles
62) Hey Soul Sister - Train
63) Higher & higher/walking on sunshine medley – Jackie Wilson/Katrina & The Waves
64) Hit the road jack – Ray Charles
65) Hold on I’m Coming – Tom Jones
66) How sweet it is – Marvin Gaye
67) How will I know – Whitney Houston
68) I can’t help myself – Four Tops
69) I feel for you – Chaka Chan/Prince
70) I feel good – James Brown
71) I Hope you Dance – Lee Ann Womack
72) I Love you always forever – Donna Lewis
73) I loved her first – Heartland
74) I'm so excited - The Pointer Sisters
75) I'm every woman - Chaka Khan
76) It had to be you – Harry Connick
77) I saw her standing there – The Beatles
78) I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
79) I Want you back – Jackson 5
80) I wish – Stevie Wonder
81) I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
82) It’s not unusual – Tom Jones
83) James Brown Medley = Pappa got a – I feel good
84) Johnny b goode – Chuck Berry
85) Kiss Prince - Tom Jones Live
86) Kiss Me – Etta James
87) Knock on wood – Eddie Floyd
88) Lean on Me – Bill Withers
89) Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind and Fire
90) Let’s stay together – Al Green
91) Let’s stick together – Bryan Ferry
92) Listen to the music – Doobie Brothers
93) Living on prayer – Bon Jovi
94) Lola’s Theme – The Shapeshifters
95) Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
96) Lovely day – Bill Withers
97) Love is beginning – Imaginary Future
98) Marry you – Bruno Mars
99) Mercy - Duffy
100) Midnight hour – The Commitments
101) Midnight train to Georgia – Glads Knight & The Pips
102) Move on up – Curtis Mayfield
103) Mustang sally – The Commitments
104) My baby just cares for me – Nina Simone
105) My girl – The Temptations
106) New York New York – Frank Sinatra
107) Pappa’s got a brand new bag – James Brown
108) Perfect – Ed Sheeran
109) Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band
110) Play that funky music – Wild Cherry
111) Power of love – Huey Lewis & The News
112) Power of love/celebration/le freak – Medley (Huey Lewis & The News/Kool & The Gang/Chic)
113) Proud Mary – Tine Turner
114) Rather be – Clean Bandit
115) Re-light my fire – Take That
116) Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
117) Rescue me – Fontella Bass
118) Respect – Aretha Franklin
119) Rhythm is gonna get you Gloria Estefan
120) Rock’in all over the world – Status Quo
121) Rosanna - TotoK
122) Say a little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
123) September – Earth, Wind and Fire
124) Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
125) Sex bomb – Tom Jones
126) Shake it off – Taylor Swift
127) Shake your body (down to the ground) – Justin Timberlake
128) Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
129) Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
130) Slow Love – Michael Alvarado
131) So young and in love – Bruce Springsteen
132) Somebody else’s guy - Jocelyn Brown
133) Songbird – Eva Cassidy
134) Soulman – Sam & Dave
135) Stay with me – Sam Smith
136) Stop – Spice Girls
137) Streetlife – Randy Crawford
138) Stevie Wonder Medley – (Sir Duke/ Wish)
139) Stuck in the middle with you – Stealers Wheel
140) Summer of 69 – Brian Adams.
141) Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
142) Superstition - Stevie Wonder
143) Sweet child of mine – Guns and Roses
144) Sweet home Alabama- Lynryd Skynyrd
145) Sweet soul music – Arthur Conley
146) Sympathy for the devil – Rolling Stones
147) Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
148) This old heart of mine – Isley Brothers
149) The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra/Maroon 5
150) The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
151) Too busy thinking about my baby – Marvin Gaye
152) Treasure – Bruno Mars
153) Try a little tenderness – Otis Redding
154) Uptown funk – Bruno Mars
155) Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
156) Valerie – The Zuntons/Amy Winehouse
157) Walk away renee – The Four Tops
158) Walking on sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
159) We are family - Sister Sledge
160) Workin' Day and Night - Michael Jackson
161) Who do you think you are – Spice Girls
162) With a little help from my friends – Joe Cocker
163) You are the best thing – Ray LaMortagne
164) You and me - Lifehouse
165) You Can’t hurry Love – The Supremes
166) You make my dream come true – Hall & Oates
167) Young hearts run free – Candi Staton
168) You’ve got the love – Florence and The Machine


“The Performance are one of the best wedding bands we’ve heard this year playing motown, soul, rock and pop classics.They will play all the classics and aren’t afraid to tackle more technical numbers such as Don’t Stop Me Now, You Got the Love and Aint Nobody to name but a few.”Butterflies and Bells

August 2017 “Absolutely loved this band! They looked and sounded incredible! Completely worth every penny and more! If like us you appreciate good music, played well and don’t want to compromise on it for your wedding then I would strongly recommend hiring this band. Every person I spoke to afterwards said they were the best wedding band they had ever heard and wanted their details. The dance floor was packed from start to finish whilst we got our funk on! Couldn’t be happier with our decision! Thank you so much again. Andy and Zoe x” Rating: 5 out of 5Andy and Zoe

Wedding – July 2017 Hi Austin Only just starting to feel normal again. Thank you so much for excellent performance, everybody absolutely loved it. Only positive things to say and I will send a good review over the alivenetwork. Send my compliments over to the rest of the band and thank them all for performing our song so well and for letting my old man have his 5 minutes of fame. All the best. JamesJames

Wedding – June 2017 Dear Austin Thank you for your email. We had a great party and The Sessions were tremendous. A number of our guests were very impressed by their performance and their repertoire of songs. They set up their equipment well before the first guests arrived and dismantled everything afterwards very quickly. I would thoroughly recommend them to any of your potential clients. Kind regardsZoe and Gareth


How do I choose between the different lineup options?
When considering the lineup we recommend you firstly think about the size of your venue, number of guests and budget. Bear in mind the bigger the band the better the sound and the more aesthetic appeal!

Would it be possible to see the band perform live before we book?
Unfortunately most of our performances are for private events but check the website or contact us as there are a few public gigs every year.

How long do you play for?
Standard set consists of 2 x 60 minute sets (which we’ve found from experience works the best).
We can also offer 3 x 40 minute sets as an alternative. For an additional fee we can also add up-to an extra hours worth of live music.

Will the band take requests and learn our first Dance song?
Yes the band is happy to learn your first dance song! All we require is 2 months notice so the band can learn it properly. If you can’t decide on a first dance song then the band can provide a list of songs which work well. You are also welcome to request up to 10 songs from our repertoire and if you have any special request please contact us.

How long does the band need to set up their equipment?
Generally the bigger the band the longer the set up time so as a rule of thumb we like a maximum of 2 hours for a 12 piece line up. Packing down normally takes the band 1 hour from the end of performance. If you require an arrival time of earlier then 6pm then the band may add a waiting fee.

Does the band provide their own Sound and Lighting?
The Performance provide their own PA system for up to 150 guests and at very small extra cost can provide a PA for as large an audience as is required.The Performance also provide their our lighting for the band and stage area. If more lighting is required for the venue or dance floor area’s this can be orgnaised for an additional fee. But please contact us for exact requirements.

How much space does the band need?
The Performance will try to be a flexible as possible in regard to the stage size and can quite easily adapt to a number of situations however it is advisable to provide a minimum stage area of 15″ x 10″ (4.5M x 3M approx) for the 8 piece, 17″ x 12″ (5M x 3.5M approx) for the 10 piece  and 20″ x 12″ (6M x 3.5M approx) for the 12 piece band.It is not necessary to provide a stage but if you do have one that is a bit smaller than the measurement above that’s fine we can normally use it as a drum or amp riser!However please do always provide a space or about 15″ x 8″ for the band to perform in.

What do I need to provide for the band?
Unless alternative arrangements are previously made, The Performance will provide everything they need to put on their show (except for a stage) including PA and lights so you don’t need to worry about providing this.The Performance also require an electrical power supply with a minimum load of 4kw.A dressing room or room to the side is also highly recommended so the musicians can change, keep out of the way of your guests and also store any empty boxes or cases safely.

Anything else we should think about?
It is worth having a think about electrical sockets. The band normally likes to work with 4 double electrical sockets to keep things as safe as possible.If you are hiring a marquee it is worth speaking to your marquee company and hiring a suitable generator.

Some other words of advice!
Try not to organise other attractions at the same time as the band like a buffet or fireworks.Please also advise the band of any sound restriction or limiters your venue may have so we can prepare and bring the appropriate equipment like a smaller PA or an electric drum kit.