Centre Stage

Centre Stage is a 6 to 11 piece Funk, Soul and Motown band that has built up a reputation as being the best party band around. Party Band / Wedding Band / Cover Band in Surrey.

PRICE GUIDE: £2160

Centre Stage Funk, Soul & Party Band

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When it comes to weddings, corporate events, launch parties, Jewish celebrations or charity balls, Centre Stage has it covered. Centre Stage’s unique approach to every individual event helps them to ensure every possible requirement is met. This helps to maximise the band’s live performance and optimise the overall experience, creating seamless and memorable entertainment.
 
Boasting some of the best young musicians and singers from the upper echelons of the session world, Centre Stage now brings them to your event at an affordable price. Centre Stage’s boys and girls have performed with artistes such as Adele, Taio Cruz, Maxi Priest, Shalamar, Plan B, Larry Graham, Terence Trent D’Arby, Mike Skinner, Jools Holland Big band and The Miles Davis band.
 
Centre Stage as a band have appeared on BBC 1 Television and have played for an elite list of past clients, including The Moroccan Royal Family and Manchester City Football Club, The Ambassador of Azerbaijan as well as performing at destination weddings across Europe and luxury 5 start hotels in the Middle East.
 
The experience and talent within the band has led to an extensive and ever-expanding repertoire from which the band can select, making their live sets diverse and fresh. Centre Stage are adept at playing iconic dance floor classics from many different genres; classic funk, soul, disco and motown, as well as modern tracks from the acid jazz, R&B and pop scene. Centre Stage’s musicians understand the importance of having the right music at the right event; it is the key element to a successful party and this band has it nailed when it comes to having something for everyone.
 
In addition to the songs listed here, Centre Stage constantly adds new songs to the repertoire. The band is also prepared to learn any song a client may require.
 
Centre Stage are fully self sufficient providing your event with everything from a quality PA system, lighting rig, transport, pre-mixed music to be played before between and after their live sets and the option of both formal and informal stage wear. Set times consist of 2 x 1 hour sets with an extra 30 minute or 1 hour set available at an additional fee.
 
The band can also provide a variety of entertainment options to go with the main band such as a pianist, guitarist or jazz trio/quartet at your drinks reception. 
 
Previous clients & venues include:
  • Buta Palace – Azerbaijan 
  • The Moroccan Royal Family 
  • Manchester City Football Club
  • Qatar Airway
  • Wagamama
  • Ministry Of Sound
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Max Clifford Association
  • Abbots Diagnostics
  • The Hilton Hotel Chain
  • Leeds Castle.
  • The Belvedere 
  • De Vere Hotels and Leisure
  • Jumeirah Carlton Hotel Knightsbridge
  • The Landmark Hotel – London
  • The Royal Institute of British Architecture – London
  • T-Mobile
  • Northern Rock
 

Line up & Options:


 
6 piece band: Male vocals, female vocals, drums, guitar, bass and keyboards 

Additional options: 

  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • 2nd female vocalist
  • Baritone saxophone
  • 2nd male vocalist
  • Percussion

Performance times:


 

A typical performance is for 2 x 60 minute sets.

Additional options:

  • Dinner jazz set
  • Klesmer set

Selected Repertoire:


 
Funk and Soul
I Found Lovin – Fat Back Band
Night To Remember - Shalamar
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Rescue me - Fontella Bass
Got to be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Hard To Handle  - Otis Reading                  
Never too Much - Luther Vandross
If You Want me to stay – Sly and the Family Stone 
Soul Man  - Sam and Dave
I’m a Love Man - Otis Reading
Midnight Hour  - Wilson Picket     
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Sign Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I wish - Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
I feel Good - James Brown
Get Up Of Dat Thing - James Brown
Sex Machine - James Brown
Papas Got a Brand New bag - James Brown
Love fool - Jamiroquai
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
X-Press Yourself - Charles Wright
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Play That Funky Music - Black Cherry
Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band
Peg - Steely Dan
Never Give Up - George Benson
Give me the Night - George Benson
Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack
Turn on Tune in Cop out - Freak Power
Super Freak - Rick James 
Brick House - The Commodores 
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gay
It’s a Shame - Detroit Spinners
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
I Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
I’m a Love Man - Otis Reading
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley 
Are You Ready For Love - Elton John 
Who’s That Lady? - Isley Bros
Harvest for the World - Isley Bros
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
U R the Universe - Brand New Heavies
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gay
Street Life - The Crusaders
Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Long Train Running - The Dooby Bros
All This Love - Gwen McRae
Cramp your style - Breakastra
Pass the Pea’s - Macio Parker 
Dance to the Music – Sly and the Family Stone
There's Only So Much Oil On The Ground – Tower of Power
Soul With A Caprital S -  Tower of Power
Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) - Parliament   
   
Disco
La Freak - chic
Every Body Dance - chic
Good Times - Chic
Car wash - Rose Royce
Disco Inferno - Tramps
Back to My Roots - Odyssey
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valley
Lets Groove - Earth Wind and Fire
September - Earth Wind and Fire 
Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
Ain’t no Stopping us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
I Want you Back - Jackson 5
Don’t Stop till you get Enough – Micheal Jackson
Rock With You – Micheal Jackson 
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Upside Down - Diana Ross 
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Bad Girl - Donna Summer
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
Boogie Nights  - Heatwave
And the Beat Goes on - The Whispers
 
Pop/Other
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Beggin - Madcon
I got a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
Show me Love (Robin S)
Price Tag – Jesses J
Something Got me Started – Simply Red
Hungry Like a Wolf (Duran Duran)
You Got The Love – Florence/The Source
American Boy – Estelle 
You Know I’m Know good - Amy Winehouse
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Rock your Body  - Justine Timberlake
Drop the pressure (Mylo Vs Miami Sound Machine)
Senorita  - Justin Timberlake
Buffalo Soldier  - Bob Marley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morison
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
La’bamba - Los lobos
Mustang Sally - The Commitments 
Twist and Shout  - The Beatles
She was just 17 - The Beatles
Saw her Standing there – The Beatles
Hard Days night – The Beatles
My First my last my everything - Barry White
It’s not unusual - Tom Jones
Suspicious minds -  Elvis
Love is in the air - John Paul Young
Better together - Jack Johnson
 
As well as the songs listed here the band are adding new songs to their repertoire on a weekly basis.
 
The band is also prepared to learn any song a client may require. 
 

Testimonials:


From the minute the band arrived, through to the performance itself, the band were ultimate professionals and delivered a flawless performance. I cannot sing your praises high enough..although I will try!
 
It was great to meet them all and have a little bit of banter/interaction prior to the performance. It made it feel more personal for me and they helped to calm my nerves before delivering my speech (I was in the bar building up my Dutch courage and despite my offers, I could not tempt them to partake of a little tipple with me – which again is great testament to their total professionalism)!
 
The choice of music and the delivery was top class. The dance floor was packed and we even had people up dancing that never normally dance, even after a drink or 3! That’s how good they were!! I even had to be dragged off the floor at one point to speak to some guests that were leaving…but I was soon back!!! I wanted to savour every moment.
 
 It is obvious that they all enjoy performing and that helped to create the party/friendly atmosphere that we were after. (Especially the bass player who was definitely feeling the music (Apologies, I don’t know his name)). It was great to see and all added to the awesome atmosphere that the band helped create. The mix between male and female lead vocals was spot on also.
 
My only regret is that I didn’t book them for longer. I could have danced all night given half the chance. And I am not the only one. So many guests have commented on how good they were and how much they enjoyed the music. And that was lovely to hear that great feedback and that it was not just me that blown away by them.
 
It was a perfect end to a perfect day and wanted to thank you all again, so much, for making it so special. I shall remember it for a very long time and if I get the chance, will be looking for an excuse to book you again, in order to enjoy another night of absolute pleasure. Thanks again. 
Neil Cross
 
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What a party it was.... everyone commented on the musicianship but also how right for us it was - you really captured what we were trying to create. From the first burst of  music everyone was hooked and the quality kept coming. Awesome, Amazing and Incredible were words that I constantly heard people describing you as, everyone was so impressed. I kept looking around at the full dance floor and smiling, and the fact that everyone was shouting for more at the end was more than we could have hoped for. Anyway I could go on all day - thank you so so much for working so hard to make our day so special - you really were a crucial element of the day, We were really lucky to find you!
Tanya and Jon Cook
 
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You guys were absolutely amazing! I love the music you play and will definitely have you back to play for us again in the future!
Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco
 
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My mother recommended you guys to me and I was expecting a good band but what we got was truely amazing. Centre Stage is the best party band I have ever seen, packed with pure talent and energy. You guys deserve a bonus!
Prince Moulay Idriss Filali of Morocco
 
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Just a quick note to thank you and let you know that this was a most fantastic event we have hosted yet – your band made it for everyone. You did us proud!  We have raised over £100k and the figure is still growing!! We had glowing reports from the Manchester City Footballers who all said they absolutely loved your band!! Thanks once more!! 
Antony Wagman and Katie Potter
 
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Thank you so much for everything on Friday – you guys were FAB!  EVERYONE really enjoyed your performance.  You were all brilliant!  We had the most amazing evening, and it really was down to you guys so thank you very much.  Thanks also for accommodating all of the requests.
Francesca Massetti
 
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Centre Stage  are exceptional! They know how to put on a show and had the entire room up dancing from the first song right through until the end of the night. The band are extremely easy to work with and have a great attitude. They really made our Christmas and New Years parties something special. I would definitely recommend them and we’re hoping to see them back performing here soon!
Lynsey McKay
 
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Just a quick note to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding and making it such a great evening on New Year Eve!  Apologies for the delay in getting in touch, we are just back from Honeymoon. We really enjoyed the music & everyone seemed to have fun dancing. 
Sarah & Mike
 
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Tom and I wanted to thank you and the band for providing the most amazing party at our wedding reception on the 8th May.  EVERYONE really enjoyed your performance.  You were all brilliant!  We had the most amazing evening, and it really was down to you guys so thank you very much. Thanks also for accommodating all of the requests....first dance and the early set up.  It was all much appreciated.  We hope that you enjoyed your evening in Hamble.  Hopefully you will see some enquiries coming through from our friends. There will hopefully be an opportunity to hear you play sometime in the future.
Rachel and Tom 
 
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Firstly, I wanted to extend an ENORMOUS thank you to you and the whole band for your EXCELLENT service at our wedding. You absolutely made our wedding the most memorable evening for us. In fact - when our guests have commented on the day as a whole - the band is the thing that everybody remarks on; how fantastic you were.  You created a fabulous atmosphere...(I haven't seen some of my friends dance like that for a very, very long time!!), and when I look back on our wedding what will always stand out as the very best bit for me - is how much we all enjoyed the party. Thank you very much you are true professionals. 
Tamila & Guy
 
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I am writing to thank you and the band for a fantastic performance at our wedding. Everyone had a brilliant time and have all said how amazing the band was.  I believe at one point everyone was dancing, although for some it may have just been toe tapping! I have heard that you received a number of bookings from our guests so hopefully we will get to hear you again soon! Thanks also for being so great with Wesley, I am sure you’ll agree he is a great performer and he loved every minute of it.
Sinead and Gordon
 

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