Profile

The Soul Orchestra are the country's hardest hitting and most authentic soul band. Playing the very best of Stax and Atlantic soul music, from soul music's golden period the 1960's.  Hear the hits from the likes of Ottis Redding,Sam and Dave,  Ray Charles, Wilson Picket and Sam Cooke, delivered with unparalleled passion and accuracy.


The calibre of musicians in The Soul Orchestra is second to none. Introducing vocalist Lloyd Wade. If you don't know his name, you've probably heard his voice. Lloyd sang with Take That on their 2011 'Circus' world tour, and is the lead featured vocalist on Eliza Doolittle's 2011 top 5 hit 'Pack Up Your Troubles'. Before that Lloyd sold 5 million records as part of the gospel vocal group The Wades.


The Soul Orchestra band are comprised of London's session elite, having toured with or recorded with, Amy Winehouse, Sir Elton John,  Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Beverly Knight, Basement Jaxx, Lily Allen, Take That, Roy Ayers, Tricky, Ed Sheeran,  and Girls Aloud. Brought together by a love of classic soul music The Soul Orchestra are the perfect band for your event/party/festival/corporate function/ wedding/ venue, filling your dance floor, with a touch of vintage class.

" Thank you Soul Orchestra for making our 75th Anniversary party! The dance floor was packed all night long! "
Sheppard Robson Architects | | 11 January 2014
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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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A - Z

  • 6345789 // Wilson picket
  • 99 and a half // Wilson picket
  • Aint too proud to beg // four tops
  • Dance to the music // sly sto
  • Everyday people // sly stone
  • Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa song // otis
  • funky broadway // Wilson picket
  • Get up offa that thing // JB
  • Got to give it up // Marvin gaye
  • Higher and higher // Jackie Wilson
  • Hold on I’m coming // Sam and Dave
  • I feel good // JB
  • Knock on wood // eddie floyd
  • Midnight hour // Wilson picket
  • Midnight mover // Wilson picket
  • Mr pitiful // Otis
  • My girl // otis
  • Papas got a brand new bag // JB
  • Reach out I’ll be there // Four tops
  • Respect // Otis Redding
  • Satisfaction // otis
  • Sex machine // JB
  • Shake // otis
  • Shotgun // junior walker allstars
  • Soul Finger // Bar keys
  • Soul man // sam and dave
  • Sweet soul music // arthur conely
  • Sweetest feeling // Jackie Wilson
  • These arms of mine // otis
  • Try a little tenderness // Otis
  • Twisting the night away // sam cooke
  • Uptight // Stevie wonder
  • Wonderful world // Sam cooke
" Thank you Soul Orchestra for making our 75th Anniversary party! The dance floor was packed all night long! "
Sheppard Robson Architects | | 11 January 2014
  • Performance
  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" If you dont like The Soul Orchestra then you dont like music. "
Time Out | | 14 December 2013
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  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" I saw Wilson Pickett in 1967 and the Soul Orchestra were every bit as good! "
Craig and Josephine Philips (Wedding clients) | | 10 August 2013
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  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service

What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    7-piece (Male lead vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, Trumpet, Sax)
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 1 hours or 3 x 45 mins.
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    6pm
  • Standard Finish Time:

    12am
  • Set Up Time:

    1h
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    smart casual
  • Act dress Code:

    smart casual
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    3m x 6m
  • Power Requirements:

    Access to 2 separate 13amp sockets. They will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Party playlist during acts breaks & up to 12am (Included in fee):

    Included
  • Play Client's iPod playlist through acts's PA:

    Yes. No extra fee
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

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

    Yes. No extra 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

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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