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The Soul Shakers

Based in London, the Soul Shakers are one of the UK's leading funk soul bands, having performed at hundreds of weddings and corporate events around the UK and also in Europe.

Offering varied line ups to suit all budgets, from 7 - 10 piece band!

Expect to hear your favourite Funk, Soul, Motown and Disco classics by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Prince and Michael Jackson. Not only that, but the Soul Shakers bring you right up to date with more recent hits inspired by these old school legends, with Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Pharell Williams and many more..! For those of you looking for something super cool and off the charts, the Soul Shakers also perform a number of rare groove, funk, and acid jazz tracks which will keep even the most discerning listener happy!

All of this is presented to you in the unique Soul Shakers style with glitz, glam, flair and energy - for a spectacular night that you and your guests will never forget!

The Soul Shakers have performed at many renowned venues in London and beyond - including Blenheim Palace, Emirates Stadium, Madame Tussauds, The London Science Museum, Bush Hall, The Savoy, The Ritz, The Hilton, as well as 100's of smaller wedding venues across the country.

The most popular line up is the 7pc, which is the smallest line up featuring the the perfect combination of male & female vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone. Each of the singers are at the top of their game and know exactly how to get your guests off their seats and onto the dancefloor! Having a male and female vocalist creates a great dynamic on stage, and allows the band to perform the widest variety of genres. If live horns are important to you, we highly recommend adding the trumpet. There is nothing quite like the sound of a live horn section for that full, fat, funk sound, and having 2 horns working in combination allows the band to play more of the brass heavy numbers where more than one brass member is essential. For a more tropical edge, why not add some percussion? Bongos and congas are a staple of disco and house music, but percussion is rarely seen on stage these days. So having a live bongo/ conga player is sure to please your guests, and this gives the band a more authentic disco sound and flavour. For those looking for the ultimate line up, the band can complete their line up with an additional female vocalist. Having 3 vocalists allows the band to create luscious vocal harmonies, aswell as perform choreography on stage and really work the dancefloor!

You can also choose extra acoustic performances as a duo or trio in addition to the full band if required. This is a very popular option during the wedding ceremony, drinks reception, or dinner before the party really begins!

Included within the price is a professional sound system suitable for upto 200 people, plus stage lighting and dancefloor lighting. The Soul Shakers can also cater for much larger events - prices available on request.

Background music or party music can be provided between sets, and ipod connection is available if you wish to make your own playlist.

The band also boasts a range of optional extras such as wireless microphone for speeches, CD decks & turntables if you are hiring a DJ, starcloth backdrop and coloured uplighting around the room - all at preferential rates for customers who book the Soul Shakers Band.

Whether you are looking for the ultimate Funk, Soul wedding band or entertainment for your private party or corporate event, you are guaranteed a spectacular performance that you and your guests will never forget.

Special Offer Free professional DJ between live sets - including DJ booth and disco lighting. FREE for all bookings confirmed with in 10 days of enquiry .

Act Information


7 piece: Female & male vocal, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone
8 piece: Same as 7pc plus trumpet
9 piece: Same as 7pc plus trumpet and percussion
10 piece: Same as 7pc plus trumpet and percussion and an extra female vocalist

Extra Line-up(s)

Acoustic Lounge Sets
Various combinations of instruments available (eg. Piano and Vocal, or Guitar and Vocal)
Acoustic Lounge Sets for dinner, ceremony etc

Also included

The Soul Shakers come complete with their own professional sound system. Stage and dancefloor lighting is all included to show the band at their best and to encourage your guests onto the dance floor!

The band can provide party music or background music via laptop or mp3 to play during sets, or if you would prefer to create your own playlist the band can provide a connection for you to connect to their sound system.

The band also offers a range of optional extras such as wireless microphone for speeches, CD decks & turntables if you are hiring a DJ, starcloth backdrop and coloured uplighting around the room - all at preferential rates for customers who book The Soul Rebels.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.

Previous Clients

The Sou Shakers have performed at many renowned venues including Blenheim Palace, Emirates Stadium, Madame Tussauds, The London Science Museum, Bush Hall, The Savoy, The Ritz, The Hilton, as well as 100's of smaller wedding venues across the country.


"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your band for an excellent evening - as usual you were brilliant and the kids and their parents had an amazing time. Thank you."
Annual School gig, July 2019.

Dan Whaley, wedding
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your excellent sets at my niece's wedding at Crabbs Barn last night. I really don't think I've ever seen a wedding band such as yourselves where every single thing was so absolutely spot on; the astounding musicianship of the band, the phenomenal vocals and amazing stage presence of the singer, the variety of the repertoire, the tightness of the performance, the well balanced sound, the engagement with the punters, the overall presentation, I could go on...
Clare and Andrew had a fantastic wedding day, and it was so beautifully concluded with your 3 sets. They, and indeed the rest of the family and guests, were still raving about you today, and will doubtless continue to do so for a while yet.
I very much hope to see you again, and will certainly recommend you to anyone who is on the lookout for a wedding band.
Thanks again.
"Uncle" Dan Whaley
(yellow Hawaiian shirt, blue porkpie hat, admirer of the guitarist's quack pedal...)
Sonia, staff Christmas party, Dulwich College
Dear James
Just wanted to drop you a note to say the HUGEST thank you for everything you did to support our staff party on Friday with all the lighting and for embracing the Strictly theme with the fantastic glitterball! The Soul Shakers were simply fabulous and the song choice was spot on, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the dance floor so completely rammed from beginning to end before. Not sure how you managed to do that but we cannot thank you enough. We were very grateful for all you did to ensure it was such a success. We cannot wait to have you back at the College again soon and will continue to pass on the band details with gusto!
Wishing you a merry Christmas and hope that the new year brings the happiness you deserve.
Best wishes and thanks again from us all,
Teresa & Matt, Wedding, Kent
We just wanted to say how much we appreciated all your hard work to make the music at our wedding so fantastic, and the dance floor one of the best we've ever seen with all of our friends and family! In our guest book, on advice cards and in person, so many people have commented on how much they loved the Soul Shakers and the great atmosphere you created. You played all the songs we wished for and we were so impressed by the talents of all the musicians in the band and how they engaged with all of our guests. We didn't want the music to end (you may have guessed by our a cappella attempts at Don't Stop Me Now at the end of the night!)
Please pass on a big thank you to the rest of the band. We will highly recommend you and the Soul Shakers to friends and family in the future.
Thank you so much.
Teresa and Matt
Rachel, Wedding, Essex
My husband and I are soooo glad that we chose the Sou Shakers to be our evening entertainment at our wedding. They sang our first dance song amazingly making it a truly special memory. We had so many compliments from our guests about the band, how they sang a great range of songs that got everyone on the dance floor. Sasha was great interacting with all of us on the dance floor, everyone loved how she came out for a boogie. Thank you so much for helping to create a truly amazing party atmosphere
Tim & Lizzie, Wedding, Buckinhamshire
Hi James, we are very sorry it has taken so long to send this email - obviously it has been a while since our wedding...
Firstly, the obvious - you and the band were absolutely awesome! Everything we knew we would get from a Soul Shakers performance - slamming groove, high energy, slick performance, wonderful vibes everywhere - were there in spades. You delivered the party in as spectacular a way as we knew you would, and it was just so much fun on that dance floor, so no surprise it was full all night.
We are also incredibly grateful for all the ways that you went above and beyond the normal call of duty to make the music perfect for us... As well as enjoying all those songs from a personal point of view, it really created the soulful and funky atmosphere we wanted for all our guests.
We couldn't have wished for a better end to our wedding day, and with yourself, Rick, Paolo & Tom performing we felt a real personal connection that made the celebrations extra-special. It was just the best.
Thank you so much once again and hope to see you soon :)
Tim & Lizzie
Tristan, wedding, Kent,
The Soul Shakers were amazing, and they made the evening the incredible party that it was! They brought a great, lively atmosphere, with Sasha singing and dancing through the dancefloor, getting everyone involved. The music was fantastic, Sasha's amazing voice being backed up by an awesome band. All our guests loved it and some want to use the Soulshine Band in the future! Worth every penny, and more..!! Cannot thank them enough!!
Olivia & Mike, wedding, Berkshire
"I simply cannot praise James and his band enough! They were brilliant! Vocals were amazing and we loved how they involved the guests. There


Exceptionally talented male & female vocalists who really know how to work the crowd
Suitable for themed nights such as Funk & Soul, or Disco
Constantly updated song list featuring many current chart hits



Funk/ Soul and 80's Groove
And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan
All This Love That I'm Giving Gwen Mcrae
Brick House Commodores
Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen
Get Down On It Kool & The Gang
Get Down Saturday Night Oliver Cheatham
Get Up Offa That Thing James Brown
Gimme The Night George Benson
Going Back To My Roots Oddyssey
Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn
I Found Lovin The Fatback Band
Jammin Bob Marley
Jungle Boogie Kool & The Gang
Keep The Fire Burning Gewn McCrae
Kiss Prince
Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
Outstanding The Gap Band
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
PYT Michael Jackson
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Somebody Elses Guy Jocelyn Brown
Teardrops Womack & Womack
Thinking Of You Chic
Classic Soul and Motown
Ain't No Mountain Marvin Gaye
Best Of My Love The Emotions
Dancing In The Street Martha and The Vandellas
Gimme Some Lovin Blues Brothers/Spencer Davis Group
Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Hold On I'm Coming Sam and Dave
I Feel Good James Brown
I Wish Stevie Wonder
I Want You Back Jackson 5
Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Love Train The O'Jays
Move On Up Curtis Mayfield
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
Respect Aretha Franklin
Sex Machine James Brown
Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
Shake Your Tail Feather Blues Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Soul Man Sam and Dave/Blues Brothers
Superstition Stevie Wonder
You Can Leave Your Hat On Tom Jones
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
Ain't No Stopping Us Now McFadden and Whitehead
Bad Girls Donna Summer
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Blame it On The Boogie Jackson 5
Car Wash Rose Royce
Celebration Kool and the Gang
Disco Inferno The Tramps/Earth Wind And Fire
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Everybody Dance Chic
Good Times Chic
He's The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
I Want Your Love Chic
I'm Coming out Diana Ross
I'm Every Woman Chaka Khan
Lady Marmalade Labelle
Let's Groove Earth Wind & Fire
Le Freak Chic
Lost In Music Sister Sledge
September Earth Wind and Fire
Shake Your Body Down To The ground Michael Jackson
Thriller Michael Jackson
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Young Hearts Candi Staton
Wanna be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson
1999 Prince
All Night Long Lionel Richie
Beat It Michael Jackson
Call Me Al Paul Simon
Careless Whisper George Michael
Holiday Madonna
Hot Hot Hot Arrow
How Will I Know Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance with Somebody Whitney Houston
Purple Rain Prince
Simply The Best Tina Turner
Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves
What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
90s / 00s
American Boy Estelle
Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai
Crazy Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love Beyonce D
Finally Ce Ce Peniston
Forget You CeLo Green
Gotta Get Through This Daniel Beddingfield
Hey Ya Outkast
Lady Mojo
Love Foolosophy Jamiroquai
Mercy Duffy
Moving Too Fast Artful Dodger
No Scrubs TLC
Please Don't Stop The Music Rhianna
Relight My Fire Take That
Return Of The Mack Mark Morrison
Shackles (Praise You) Mary Mary
Show Me Love Robin S
Sing It Back Moloko
Starlight Supermen Lovers
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Work It Out Beyonce
You Got The Love Florence and Machine
Recent Chart
Can't Stop The feeling Justin Timberlake
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Happy Pharrell
Hold My Hand Jess Glynn
I Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Love Me Again John Newman
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Rather Be Jess Glynn
Sax Fleur East
Shutup and Dance Walk The Moon
Treasure Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Ballads/ Slow Dances
All I Need To Get By Aretha Franklin
All Of Me John Legend
At Last Etta James
Can't Get My Eyes Off You Frankie Vallie
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
If I Ain't Got You Alicia Keys
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Just The 2 Of Us Bill Withers
Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Moondance Van Morrison
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Put Your records On Corinne Bailey Rae
Stand By Me Ben E King
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
What's Going On Marvin Gaye
Wishing On A Star Rose Royce

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.)