Soul Central
Wedding & Party Band
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Soul Central
Wedding & Party Band
Bristol, UK
£3,847 (avg. price)
Booked 22 times on FixTheMusic ⚡

About Soul Central – professional wedding & party band based in Bristol, UK

Relive the authentic sounds of soul and Motown with Soul Central. This high energy show band of up to 11 musicians are dedicated to recreating the sound that changed America and the World.

Happy to travel, Soul Central perform regularly across the UK and beyond at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Please take a look at our 2024 SET LIST

This fantastic band’s flexible line-up makes them the ideal choice for events big and small, and their eclectic sound will win over any audience.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House in Somerset and Stanway House in Cheltenham, UK.

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More information about Soul Central

Soul Central can perform a selection of classics chosen from the magic of the Motorcity, the funk of Fame Studios and the Southern Soul of Stax.

If you want the big sound of America’s original dance music then Soul Central are a perfect choice. If the event requires they also do authentic ‘Motown only’ sets.

Songs you know and love, played by the band you can’t help but love!

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

  • Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham
  • Cavokay House, Somerset
  • Quantock Lakes Wedding Venue
  • Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
  • Colehayes Park, Newton Abbot
  • Stanway House, Cheltenham
  • Ashley Wood Farm, Tisbury
  • Tickhill, Doncaster

So, if you’re looking to hire one of Bristol’s finest soul & Motown bands, look no further than Soul Central and get in touch today.

6 verified reviews

"Soul Central were absolutely fantastic! Communication was great throughout the entire process - from booking to discussing their set list and accommodating some music for a surprise performance for the bride. On the night itself, the band were so friendly and flexible with the timings of the night. Their performance was INCREDIBLE, they played the music we loved and played a set list that had our guests on the dance floor, singing and dancing all night. We paid extra for brass and it was worth every penny, such a great addition. We had so many guests tell us how good the band were, would hire again for any event in future!"

Chris & Alice Jenkins, 14 November 2023, wedding at Cissbury Barns, West Sussex
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"We had the immense pleasure of having the incredible 8-piece Funk and Soul band, Soul Central, at our wedding evening party, and they absolutely stole the show! If we could sum up their performance in one word, it would be "unforgettable." From the moment they took the stage and absolutely nailed our first dance, it was clear that we were in for some fantastic music. Their energy was infectious, immediately getting everyone on their feet and onto the dance floor. The band's tight-knit rhythm section laid down grooves that had even the most reluctant dancers unable to resist the beat. The lead vocalists were nothing short of sensational. Their voices blended together beautifully, bringing soulful melodies and powerful harmonies to every song. Whether it was a classic Motown hit or a contemporary track, Soul Central's renditions were spot on and full of passion. They managed to capture the essence of each song while adding their own unique flair. What truly set Soul Central apart was their genuine engagement with the audience. It was evident that they weren't just performing; they were sharing their love for music with us. The band's interaction with the crowd, their playful banter, and their ability to read the room created an intimate connection that made us feel like we were part of something truly special. The song selection was impeccable, catering to a wide range of ages and musical tastes. They seamlessly transitioned between funky dance numbers that had everyone grooving, and soulful ballads that tugged at heartstrings. It was clear that they had taken the time to curate a setlist that resonated with everyone present. Soul Central's professionalism and attention to detail were also worth noting. From the moment we first contacted them, they were responsive, accommodating, and genuinely invested in making our wedding night unforgettable. Their setup and soundcheck were seamless, and the quality of their performance was top-notch throughout the entire evening. Our guests are still raving about Soul Central's performance weeks after the wedding: so many of our guests said to us how good the band were and some stated that Soul Central were the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. They created an atmosphere of joy, celebration, and unity that perfectly encapsulated the spirit of our special day. To anyone looking for a band that will elevate their event to a whole new level, we wholeheartedly recommend Soul Central. They are not just musicians; they are memory-makers. Thank you, Soul Central, for filling our wedding night with music that will resonate in our hearts forever. You truly made it a night to remember!"

Simon Takel, 11 October 2023, wedding at Quantock Lakes Wedding Venue, Bridgwater, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"Soul Central were incredible. Not only did they sound fantastic, they created such a good atmosphere and were so accommodating to our different audio requirements. Eric and Shea are awesome."

Lucinda Brooke, 12 July 2023, wedding in Tickhill, Doncaster, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"Dear Steve and Amy, Firstly, a massive congratulations on your new arrival! I hope you are still operating on adrenalin through those initial broken nights. Nothing can really prepare you for that....Apologies that I have not been in touch before now. You must think that the evening was a disaster! I have simply been very pushed for time - still clearing things away from the wedding and some long, hard days working in London, and only just getting to emails now. You are the very first! As you know, I had been so excited about securing Soul Central for Izi and Simon's wedding, replaying their demo tapes to my family and listening to them endlessly when I was working, all along imagining what the evening would sound like. A few days before the wedding, I suddenly began to worry that I had talked them up so much, and had so much anticipation that they could only disappoint. On top of that, the venue was not an easy set up for them because, like a military operation, we had to dismantle the dinner tables in a short space of time to make room for them to bring in their equipment. By the time they arrived, I was quite stressed. We are all agreed that not only did they live up to our original expectations, they truly surpassed them! I did not think that was possible! Such a wonderful mix of musicians with Eric and Shea fronting a fabulous line up. They kept the energy level high throughout the night and their soul and Motown vibe had everyone - of all ages - on the dance floor. One of the touching moments early on was when one of the Flower Girls (aged 3) asked for a special request - Humpty Dumpty - and the band immediately broke into a musical version of the nursery rhyme! It was so unexpected and kind of them, and she went to bed a very happy little girl. So many people asked who they were and commented on how much they enjoyed them, and I would happily recommend them to anyone for their special occasion (I believe you may get another booking from the evening). They are completely reliable and professional, they sound - and look - incredible and they are lovely people too. A band that offers everything! I would book them again, in a heartbeat. Thank you for organising everything with Soul Central so we could enjoy the wedding day to the full. We loved every minute! I hope that you and your new baby are well and thriving. With very best wishes, Karen."

Karen Stewart, 23 May 2023, wedding at Ashley Wood Farm, Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"We wanted to say thanks so much for the great show the band put on for our wedding. We had an absolute blast and had so many compliments from guests. You guys really topped the night for us!"

Luke & Jess Carson, 13 March 2023, wedding at Grittleton House, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

"A big thank you to the whole band for our wedding reception on Saturday. Soul Central absolutely made it for us and had everyone on the dance floor!"

Charlie & Aleks Stein, 15 November 2022, wedding at Dorney Court, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic
Set List

Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan

Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now - Mcfadden & Whitehead

Ain’t That Peculiar Marvin Gaye

All Night Long - Lionel Richie

Baby Love - The Supremes

Best Of My Love - The Emotions

Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5

Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire

Brick House - The Commodores

California Soul - Marlena Shaw

Car Wash - Rose Royce

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Crazy - Ceelo Green

Dancing In The Streets - Martha Reeves And The Vandela’s

Disco Inferno - The Trammps

Do You Love Me? - The Contours

Easy - The Commodores

Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers

For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang

Get Ready - The Temptations

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding

Heatwave - Martha Reeves And The Vandela’s

Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder

Hold On I’m Coming - Sam & Dave

How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye

I Can’t Help Myself - The Four Tops

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

It Takes Two -marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

It’s A Shame - The Spinners

It’s The Same Old Song - Four Tops

Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves And The Vendellas

Just My Imagination - The Temptations

Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang

Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Loco In Acapulco - Four Tops

Master Blaster (jammin’) - Stevie Wonder

Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight

Money (that's What I Want) - Boyz Ii Men

Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield

Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

My Girl - The Temptations

My Guy - Mary Wells

Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin

Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes

Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves And The Vandela’s

P.y.t. - Michael Jackson

Please Mr Postman - The Marvelettes

Proud Mary - Tina Turner

Reach Out - The Four Tops

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Respect - Aretha Franklin

River Deep, Mountain High - Tina Turner & Ike Michael

Rock With You - Michael Jackson

September - Earth, Wind & Fire

Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles

Shake Your Body Down - Michael Jackson

Shop Around - The Miracles

Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown

Soul Man - Sam & Dave

Stand By Me - Otis Redding

Stoned Love - The Supremes

Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

Super Freak - Rick James

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles

The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations

Think - Aretha Franklin

This Old Heart Of Mine - The Isley Brothers

Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross

Tough Lover - Etta James

Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters

Upside Down - Diana Ross

Uptight - Stevie Wonder

Valerie - Ronson / Winehouse

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin

What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye

Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes

Wonderful One - Marvin Gaye

You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes

You’re All I Need - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

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