Born out of a mutual love of the work of The Wrecking Crew and of The Funk Brothers, the band is available as an 8-piece line up featuring drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals with a three piece brass section. This line up can be extended to include additional backing vocalists and percussion for the full Funk Brothers experience.
Fronted by the sensational lead vocals of Amber, the band showcase a blend of established professional musicians, including a former World Champion and Royal National Ballet accompanist. The band has a wealth of experience of performing across the UK and internationally for a range of corporate, private and leisure clients. They expect the highest standards of each other with regard to musicianship and showmanship to ensure that every performance is unique and special for those in attendance.
Focusing firmly on Soul and Funk, each show explores the hits of Motown, Stax, Chess and Northern Soul, as well as putting a unique stamp upon a variety of classic and contemporary floor fillers. The band work to ensure that the dance floor is full and that the most enjoyable time possible is had by all.
As well as high expectations of themselves on stage, they expect the same off stage in dealing with clients. They work to build an effective working relationship with every client, no matter the scale of job, to ensure that every event is dealt with in a manner that makes the client’s occasion really special.
They happily accept first dance requests, and will work to adapt their setlist to the request of each client. As well as a full band experience, They can offer background music, or accompaniment for any part of any event across a range of genres; be it a wedding breakfast or a gala dinner.
A full lighting rig and high specification sound system accompany them wherever they go, and as a result, a DJ/Disco service is also available to ensure that the event embodies the atmosphere intended by the host.
Mid City Soul aren’t just another Motown Band. They aren’t just another Soul or Funk band. They’re not just another wedding band. They are THE band that will make your event truly special.
Shakin’ All Over – Wanda Jackson
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Hold on I’m Coming – Sam and Dave
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Seven Nation Army – Ben L’Oncle Soul
The Snake – Al Wilson
Sunshine of Your Love – Spanky Wilson
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Mercy – The Third Degree
Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
Soul Finger – The Bar Kays
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Heatwave – Martha and the Vandellas
Get Ready – The Temptations
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Who’s Making Love – Johnnie Taylor/The Blues Brothers
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Dancing In The Street – Martha and the Vandellas
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
I feel good – James Brown
Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr
Just the Way You Are (Live Version) – Bruno Mars
Shake a Tail Feather – Ray Charles/ The Blues Brothers
No Where To Run – Martha and The Vandellas
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake