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The Tamla Motown Sound

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The Tamla Motown Sound

So what was the Motown Sound?... Great melodies, lots of tambourines and hand clapping, blaring horns, interplay between the lead singer and his or her backup vocalists, driving bass lines and foot-slapping drum parts.
The sheer number of chart-topping artists, musicians, and groups produced by Motown defied comprehension: Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye. All became part of what would come to be known as the Motown Sound.

`The Tamla Motown Sound` will take you back to those days with authentically recreated sounds and costumes. Everything you hear is played and sung by musicians and vocalists on the night....NO BACKING TRACKS!!
With a very high quality sound system and lighting, `The Tamla Motown Sound` will put on a lively show that everyone who ever listened to Motown will enjoy from the first song to the last!!

Act Information


3 girls/lead & backing vocals etc, male lead vocals/guitar, Keyboards/saxophones. Bass guitar/vocals, drums/vocals.
Baritone saxophone.

Extra Line-up(s)

The Catch (Versatile partyband) Boogie Wonderband (70`s tribute)

Also included

They use various setups depending on the size of the function. Very high quality pa systems and lighting... ie. Martin, Celestion, QSC amps etc. Our sound is very clean and with 2 to 8 kilowatts there is always plenty of headroom.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East.

Previous Clients

Center Parcs
Bodyshop Magazine
McCain Foods
The Celtic Manor Hotel
The London Savoy Hotel
The London Hilton Hotel
Warner`s Hotels
Marriott Hotels
Gatwick Hilton Hotel
Bourne Leisure Ltd.
The Caf� Royal
The Guild of Motoring Writers
Hanbury Manor
Bedford Corn Exchange
King Edward`s School, Oxford
Stowe School, Bucks.
Chesham Prep School
MGN. Ltd
MGS Ski Ltd.
BBC (Open University)
The Sculpture Gallery (Woburn Abbey)
Bargain Booze Ltd.
Coventry Building Society
NEC Hilton Metropole Hotel
Northampton Rugby Football Club
Aintree Racecourse
Newmarket Racecourse
Various Military bases
Pinewood Film Studios
Wicksteed Park Pavilion
The Comedians` Golfing Society
Bakkavor Group Ltd.
Woburn Golf Club


What a fantastic act. They did 2 one hour sets for my 60th Birthday on Saturday and managed to get everyone up and dancing and generated energy and enthusiasm throughout the party. Thank you so much certainly a night to remember.

-Stephen Carroll

Joe and the Band
Thank you very much for entertaining us so brilliantly at our Annual Dinner Dance a couple of weeks ago.
We have received nothing but fantastic comments about your performance and for those attending the evening it will last long in their memories
Hopefully we can have a repeat performance in the not too distant future.


Absolutely brilliant band. Totally made the evening. Had a blast - thank you very much indeed. Great feedback on the night and everyone since wants me to have you again next year! Joe and the band - thank you so much.


"Joe and the team
Just wanted to send a quick email to say Many Thanks for being so fabulous on New years eve. There was some excellent feedback on the night both from staff and guests. We were all impressed with the quality, professionalism and energy of The Catch.
All the best for 2009 and thank you again"

Amy Scott, Deputy Leisure Services Manager, Whinfell Forest - Center Parcs

"I would like to pass on a huge thank you on behalf of my fellow staff members.

The band was fantastic and comments like �they are the best we have had� and �Fantastic entertainment� are just snapshots of the very positive feedback I have had.

To say they made the night is and understatement.

Thank you again. I will certainly be recommending them to other messes.."

Staff Sergeant Brian Chenier - MCTC Colchester

"Dear Joe and The Band

We just wanted to thank you for being so fantastic at our wedding. You were so fantastic, all our guests said you raised the roof! We can't agree more! The Songs, the performance, everything was spot on, and all our guests had such a great time!"

Nick and Nikki Aston

"Dear Joe and the rest of the band,

A huge thankyou for playing at our Valentine Day wedding at the Woburn Sculpture Gallery. Your set was brilliant. You went down so well with everybody, you even got Uncle Dennis dancing, who hasn't moved so quickly in 30 years!"

Jez and Julie Scott

"To Joe and the Band

Just a little note to say a huge thank you for your fantastic performance at our wedding and making it an amazing day to remember"

Penny and Darren

"Dear Joe

Thank you very very much for providing such great entertainment at our wedding reception. Guests are still talking about you all and what a great party you made it. We had a wonderful day and we are thinking of an excuse to have another party so we can do it all again - The Catch included!"

Rachel and John

"Dear Joe

Thankyou so much for such a fantastic evening of entertainment at our wedding in August. so many people commented on how amazing the band were and you created a great party atmosphere!"

Natasha and Tim

"Dear Joe and the rest of the band

Thank you very much for the excellent entertainment at our wedding reception; everyone thought the band were amazing. Can't wait to see you again!"

Louise and Kevin

"Dear Joe

I'm writing on behalf of the Jubilee Ball commitee to thank you for the fantastic evening of entertainment you provided last Friday night. The committee (who are pretty hard to please) agreed that it was one of the best bands they had ever heard and the comments from the other parents who attended have without exception been extremely complimentary"

Jane Bartholomew - Berkhamsted Collegiate School


Authentic, well rehearsed reproduction of the Tamla Motown Sound
3 beautifull girls, and 4 guys dressed in the authentic costumes.
Lively, charasmatic, never a dull moment!!



I want you back � The Jackson 5
I can`t get next to you � The Temptations
Too many fish in the sea � The Marvelettes
Stop in the name of love � The Supremes
Baby Love � The Supremes
Where did our love go � The Supremes
Heatwave - Martha Reeves
Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves
Ain`t too proud to beg � The Temptations
Get Ready - The Temptations
Signed, Sealed, delivered � Stevie Wonder
Superstition � Stevie Wonder
Uptight � Stevie Wonder
Sugar pie Honey bunch � The Four Tops
It`s the same old song � The Four Tops
Reach Out � The Four Tops
I heard it through the grapevine � Marvin Gaye/Gladys Knight & The Pips
Heaven must have sent you � The Elgins
The Tears of a clown � Smokey Robinson
My Guy � Marie Wells
There`s a ghost in my house � R. Dean Taylor
Do you Love me � The Contours

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)