Soul Flight
Wedding Band & Party Band

About Soul Flight – professional wedding band based in London
10 reviews

Booked 58 times on FixTheMusic

Soul Flight brings Funk, Soul and Disco back to the 21st Century.

None of the cheese, and only the best grooves to guarantee a packed dance floor all night long!

Based in London, Soul Flight 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.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in Russell Square, London.

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More information about Soul Flight

The smallest line up is the 5pc consisting of female vocal, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards - this is the perfect line up for smaller venues and events which are not able to host our bigger line ups.

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Our female vocals are some of the best London in the business, and know exactly how to get your guests off their seats and onto the dancefloor!

To truly experience what the band can offer though, we recommend a minimum of the 7pc band which is the same as the 5pc plus male vocal and saxophone.

Our male vocalist oozes soul and your guests are sure to love him!

Having a male and female duo front the band creates a wonderful dynamic on stage, and as a team they are able to work the crowd much better.

Our saxophone player is one of the best in the business, and when it's time for him to shine be prepared to see your guests' jaws drop as plays the most captivating melodies.

If you're lucky he may even leave the stage and join you and your guests in the middle of the dancefloor!

If funk is your thing we highly recommend adding a trumpet. There is nothing quite like the sound of a full brass section for that fat, funk sound. and having 2 horns working in combination allows the band to play more of the brass heavy songs such as "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield.

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, as well as perform choreography on stage and really work the dancefloor!

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 Soul Flight Band 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, Soul Flight 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 Flight style with glitz, glam, flair and energy for a spectacular night that you and your guests will never forget!

The Soul Flight Band has 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 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 dance floor!

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, as well as perform choreography on stage and really work the dance floor!

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 up to 200 people, plus stage lighting and dancefloor lighting. The Soul Flight Band 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 Soul Flight.

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.

So if you're looking to hire the finest showband London has to offer for your wedding or corporate event, get in touch with Soul Flight.

More details about our options...

  • 5 Piece standard = Female vocal, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard
  • 6 Piece = standard + male vocal
  • 7 Piece = standard + male vocal and sax
  • 8 Piece = standard + male vocal, sax and trumpet
  • 9 Piece = standard + male vocal, sax, trumpet and percussion
  • 10 Piece = standard + male and female vocal, sax, trumpet, percussion

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, Russell Square, London, UK
  • Middleton Lodge Estate, Richmond, UK
  • Wasing Park, Reading, UK
  • Stone Barn, Upper Windrush, Cheltenham, UK
  • Ardington House, Church Street, Ardington, Oxon, UK
  • Wotton House, Guildford Road, Wotton, Dorking, UK
  • Edenbridge, UK
  • Bedfordshire, UK
  • Hook, Hampshire, UK

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much space do you require?

These are our minimum requirements. A bit more space would be preferable and would allow more room for the performers to dance on stage. 8pc = 8m x 2.5m minimum, 9pc = 9.5 x 2.5m minimum, 10pc = 10 x 2.5m minimum.

10 verified reviews

"The Soul Flight Band were absolutely fantastic at our wedding. They were energetic, fun and had everyone dancing from start to finish. I am so pleased that we hired them - James and his band are true professionals and a must-have at any party or occasion."
– Amy Hopkinson, 9 January 2022, wedding in Surrey
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"Hello James and everyone! Wow! Where do we even start? THANK YOU SO MUCH for being a part of our day on Saturday - we can't even believe how good you were! Literally every single person (on the evening - and since) has made a comment about how amazing you all are! The dance floor was full from start to finish - and we really do have you to thank for that. We also LOVED the DJ set - which picked up on our vibe perfectly - and had everyone dancing (again!) We keep saying that "if only there wasn't a cut off point for the music at our venue" - you genuinely wouldn't have got rid of us! You guys brought the vibe(s) and made our day! Thank you so much again; we are desperately searching for a new event to host so we can re-book (haha!) Loads of love, Gem + Kieran. Ps. We will send you photos as soon as we get them!"
– Gemma Chauhan, 13 October 2021, wedding at Ardington House, Church Street, Ardington, UK
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"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the great job you did last Saturday at our wedding. We are so pleased with everything...from the songs that you performed and the energy that you put in. You had the dancefloor packed the whole night and everyone was commenting how brilliant you are. We couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely be recommending you to everyone."
– Zara D'Souza, 19 July 2021, wedding in London
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"Hey Sasha, now that we are back from our honeymoon, without wasting more time we would want to say a big thank you to your entire band and you for making our wedding day so special. Right from the very first dance to the end, you were oh so astounding. Many of our friends and families expressed how amazed they were by your performance, and how thoroughly they enjoyed and loved it. You made the evening so perfect for all of us, and I will not at all be amazed if we get loads of requests in future to share your details so that you can rock other events. Thank You once again for the super amazing time, and we never will have second thoughts on recommending you to anyone who is in search of a band for any similar events."
– Dave Margrave, 16 March 2020, wedding in Edinburgh, Scotland
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"Hi James, I hope you are well and had a fantastic Christmas! Just wanted to thank you and your band for the amazing performances on Saturday! We had the greatest time and had so many comments from our guests!! Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did and thank you again!! We wish you a happy and successful 2020! Best wishes, Emma & Charlie x"
– Emma Arnot, 1 January 2020, wedding at Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel
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"Soul flight exceeded all expectations for a wedding band- their musicianship, ability to get the crowd moving and interaction with the audience was staggering. So many of our guests commented on how amazing they were and we thought exactly the same. Their choices of music from the examples we gave were brilliant too, a fantastic combination of funk soul and disco - new and old. To put it simply, we couldn’t have expected any better and would recommend them to anyone organising an event where you want great tunes, a funky atmosphere and people on the dance floor for the entire set!"
– Becki Rojas, 24 November 2019, wedding in Hook, Hampshire
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"Good morning James, Thank you so much to you and the band for Saturday, we had the best time and everyone said how good you were, sounded brilliant and really had the party pumping all night!! We loved everything about it! Happy to recommend you guys to anyone for any event! Please feel free to use/post the comment anywhere you like. Again we’re so grateful as you made our evening. When we get some photos through if there are some with you in we’ll send them across."
– Sophie Bissett, 27 September 2019, wedding at Syon House, Brentford
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"Soul Flight were totally fantastic at my son's wedding! They threw themselves into their performance and judged the audience and the mood perfectly. The quality of their music and voices were amazing and they were obviously enjoying themselves. They were a pleasure to deal with, both on the night and prior to the wedding. They were extremely professional and relaxed, which was the perfect combination. Everyone there commented on how good they were and I have no hesitation in highly recommending them. Absolutely brilliant!"
– Gill Bennett, 22 July 2019, wedding in Lymington
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"I just wanted to send you a message and thank you for the amazing set you did for Paul and me, it was amazing!! All my guests loved you guys and have raved endlessly about how much fun it was. My only regret is that I didn't get to spend all night on the dance floor!!.. I am sure you both understand that you have to spend a lot of time going from guest to guest. We would both love to come and hear you playing again, so if you have any up and coming gigs we would love to know the dates. Thanks again for making our day so special."
– Charlotte and Paul Hanson, 15 July 2019, wedding in London
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"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."
– Dan Whaley, 18 June 2019, wedding at Crabbs Barn, Colchester, Essex
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Set List
Funk/ Soul And 80's Groove

And The Beat Goes On – The Whispers (requires Male Vocal)

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 - Odyssey

Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn

I Found Lovin – The Fatback Band

Jammin - Bob Marley

Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang (requires Trumpet + Male Vocal)

Keep The Fire Burning - Gwen Mccrae

Kiss – Prince

Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang

Outstanding - The Gap Band

Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown (requires Trumpet + Male Vocal)

Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band (requires Trumpet)

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Pyt – Michael Jackson

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Rock With You – Michael Jackson

Somebody Else's 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 (requires Trumpet + Male Vocal)

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 (requires Trumpet + Male Vocal)

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 (requires Trumpet)

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

You Can Leave Your Hat On – Tom Jones (requires Male Vocal)

You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate (requires Male Vocal)


Ain’t No Stopping Us – Now Mcfadden And Whitehead

Bad Girls – Donna Summer (requires Trumpet)

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 (requires Trumpet, Male Vocal And Percussion)

Everybody Dance – Chic

Good Times – Chic

He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge

I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince (requires Male Vocal)

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 (requires Male Vocal)

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 (requires Male Vocal)

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’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes (requires Male Vocal)

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Purple Rain – Prince (requires Male Vocal)

Simply The Best – Tina Turner

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves

What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner


American Boy – Estelle

Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai

Crazy – Gnarles Barkley

Crazy In Love – Beyonce D

Finally – Ce Ce Peniston

Forget You – Ce-lo Green

Gotta Get Through This - Daniel Beddingfield

Hey Ya – Outkast (requires Male Vocal)

Lady – Mojo

Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai

Mercy – Duffy/ 3rd Degree

Misirlou (instrumental) – Dick Dale (requires Trumpet)

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 (requires Male Vocal)

Shackles (praise You) – Mary Mary

Show Me Love - Robin S

Sing It Back – Moloko

Starlight – Supermen Lovers (requires Male Vocal)

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Work It Out – Beyonce

You Got The Love – Candi Staton/florence And Machine

Recent Chart

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Happy Pharrell – Williams

Hold My Hand - Jess Glynn

I Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Love Me Again – John Newman (requires Male Vocal)

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Rather Be – Jess Glynn

Sax – Fleur East

Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Ballads/ Slow Dances (we Tend To Save These Just For First Dances/ Dinners)

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

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