Profile

If a highly professional, polished and exciting function band is what you want for your event, then look no further than Mama Soul! Well established in the South East of England, where they hail from, the band is highly sought after, and performs all over the UK, providing high quality entertainment for a variety of events, such as weddings, parties, and corporate events.


Mama Soul is an energetic..., experienced (and of course good looking!), seven piece soul/funk band of hugely talented professional musicians. Between them, they have played and recorded with an impressive list of artists including Jools Holland, Amy Winehouse, Will Young, Roy Ayers, Alexander O'Neal, Alice Russell, De La Soul, Nitin Sawney, Viola Wills, Turin Brakes, The Freemasons and Quantic Soul Orchestra, to mention just a few! The front line are a dynamic and charismatic combination made up of lead singer Christabel Cossins, with her beautiful and awesomely powerful vocal talent, band leader, Rob (Dragonfly) Heasman on trumpet (whose nickname comes from his ability to effortlessly soar over the notes), and the musically gifted Ben Sarfas on Saxophone. The back line are funkier than Grandma's bloomers, with the world class drummer Tristan Banks keeping time on drums, Simon "The Godfather" Robinson playing up a storm on keys, Tom Cheek holding down the funkiest basslines and the phenomenal Tom Walker playing blistering solos on guitar.


If you were to look up the words class and talent in the dictionary you would be sure to find a picture of Mama Soul next to them! This band will keep you and your guests spellbound and dancing all night and "one more' will never be enough!

" Thanks so much for your amazing performance! Everyone I have spoken to have commented on how good they thought Mama Soul were. You really did keep us dancing all night Long!!!. "
Rodg & Marie | London | 27 August 2013
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Party A to Z

  • 9 to 5
  • All Night Long
  • American Boy
  • Aint Nobody
  • Beggin /Mercy
  • Blame it on the Boogie/American Boy
  • California Girls/Dynamite
  • Car Wash
  • Crazy in love/Single Ladies
  • Firework
  • Forget You
  • Funky Music
  • Get Lucky
  • Happy
  • Hard to Handle
  • Higher and Higher
  • I Wish
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Locked Out of Heaven
  • Mercy
  • Move on Up/Moves Like Jagger
  • Mr Brightside
  • Mustang Sally
  • Never Too Much
  • Respect Rolling in the Deep
  • Sex on Fire
  • Shake Your Body
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Sir Duke
  • Somebody Elses Guy
  • Super Duper Love
  • Superstition
  • Treasure
  • Valerie
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • We are Family
  • You Got The Love
  • Want to Want You
  • Cake By the Ocean
  • I Can't Feel My Face
  • Can't Stop the Feeling
  • Sorry
  • Blurred lines
  • Tresures
  • Proud marry
  • Dont stop me now
" Thanks so much for your amazing performance! Everyone I have spoken to have commented on how good they thought Mama Soul were. You really did keep us dancing all night Long!!!. "
Rodg & Marie | London | 27 August 2013
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  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" Thank you so much Mama Soul for playing at our Parents Association May Ball. You really made the night and everyone has been talking about you at the school gates saying how amazing you are "
Sam | Faye Hall, Hove | 25 May 2013
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" Thanks again for playing our wedding. Weeks on and people are still talking about how great you all were. Made the evening extra special, can't thank you all enough. See you soon down the club! 26/1/13 "
Alex | Matt Allen // The Hilton, London | 26 January 2013
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" I just want to say thank you Mama Soul for another amazing performance! You guys just keep getting better and better. See you at the next family wedding! "
Nicola James | West Sussex | 17 August 2012
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" Thank you so much Mama Soul for playing at our Parents Association May Ball. You really made the night and everyone has been talking about you at the school gates saying how amazing you are. "
Faye Hall | Brighton | 14 May 2011
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" Thank you for playing at our event. Despite our guests having had a long day Mama Soul managed to get them up and dancing all night and many of our guests were talking about the band over breakfast. Thanks to Rob, Christabel and the boys. "
Kate Heskith, Travel Options LTD | Hilton Manchester | 19 February 2011
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  • Gigz customer service

What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    7 piece. Female vocal // guitar // bass // drums // keyboards // sax // trumpet
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 1 hour sets or 3 x 40 min sets
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    6pm
  • Standard Finish Time:

    12am
  • Set Up Time:

    1hr
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    smart
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    4m deep x 5m wide stage but can be smaller
  • Power Requirements:

    Access to 2 separate 13amp sockets. They will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Full PA system (included in quote):

    Suitable for up to 250 people
  • Stage Lighting: (included in quote):

    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • Party playlist during acts breaks & up to 12am (Included in fee):

    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    7 x hot meals
  • PA/Mic for Use With Speeches:

    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • One song request learnt free of charge.:

    Yes. Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting bands style/vocals, band being given enough notice
  • Extra sets/playing time:

    Extra £450 per half hour

Extra booking options

  • Early arrival:

    £130 per hour before 6pm arrival
  • DJ service (provided by act):

    Yes. Extra £250. Tailor made playlist
  • Jazz/Lounge band:

    Extra £350 for 2 x 45 minute sets

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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