Empire State Band

A no-holds-barred soul and party extravaganza with this highly regarded band. An incredible night of music, showmanship and a packed dance floor for corporate entertainment and prestigious private events in the UK and Internationally. Party Band / Soul Band / Wedding Band in London.


Empire State Band



There are few bands that have the reputation, professionalism and experience to deliver 100% complete satisfaction for every single event they perform at. Empire State Band is an exception and we know that you and your guests will be blown away every single time. Your event has to be memorable for all the right reasons and Empire State deliver their highly-polished take on soul and party classics that will ensure your event is talked about for years to come.

The band perform famous soul, blues R&B, disco and dance classics with remarkable style and harmony. James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Martha and the Vandellas, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments - all the soul you need played loud and proud by the Empire State Band.

Empire State perform as a 7 to 10-piece music show featuring the superb soulful voices of the Plant Brothers and the stunning Dottaye (Aretha Franklin eat your heart out). Empire State gives you a full two hour music spectacular performing famous soul, blues and rhythm and blues and dance classics with remarkable style and energy. With three powerful vocalists, razor sharp brass and superb rhythm section, the sound is tight, the groove is irresistible and the performance is spectacular. Empire State love what they do. When you hear Empire State you'll find that the fun is infectious. That's why the band is so popular at the best venues in the UK.

Previous clients and venues include:

  • Claridges
  • Rabobank International
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Delta airlines
  • Orange
  • Hasbro
  • 888.com
  • Financial Times
  • The Hurlingham Club
  • BBC
  • ITV
  • Channel 4

This incredible band can also provide a superb dinner jazz set featuring classic songs from the golden age of swing and are now able to provide a unique set of Blues hits as a prequel to their main sets so you have an amazing event full of unqiue entertainment. To have the Empire State band perform at your event isn't just an experience - it's a lifelong memory!

Line up & Options:

7 piece band: Male vocals, female vocals, keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, saxophone

Additional options:

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Additional male vocals
  • Dinner jazz and swing set
  • Blues set

Performance times:

A typical performance is for 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets with the option of an additional 45 minute dinner jazz set and a 45 minute blues set.

Selected Repertoire:

Peter Gunn
Mustang Sally
Midnight Hour
Funky Music
Lady Marmalade
New Orleans
Gimme Some Lovin'
Soul Man
Hold On I'm Comin
Lets Stick Together
Dancing In The Street
Long Train Running
Brown Sugar
I Feel Good
I Will Survive
Nutbush City Limits
We Are Family
Land Of 1000 Dances
Walking On Sunshine
Sex Machine

Stuck In The Middle
Honky Tonk
Hey, Hey, Hey.
Signed Sealed
Take Me To The River
Knock On Wood
Mr Pitiful
Run To You
Summer Of 69



Empire State were fantastic! They don't just play the music, they perform it and they put on a great show for us. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone has commented on the atmosphere they created. They surpassed my expectations and were a major contributor to a great party. Aside from their performance on the night, in the run-up to the party, Mark was really good at getting back quickly to my queries which was all very reassuring. They are all really nice people.
C Fender

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It's been great working with you!
John Landis - Director of the Blues Brothers movies

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This is to say thanks for the band playing so amazingly well at our wedding. You absolutely made the party and people who were there have been raving about it. It was unforgettable.
Z. Mirrar

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I would like to extend my warmest thanks and congratulations to Empire State for the brilliant entertainment at the Connaught Rooms. The feedback after the evening was outstanding - the only complaint was that that you would not continue.
K Mackrill, Hewlett Packard

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I would like to thank all the members of the Empre State band for making our Christmas party such a memorable evening. These comments only echo those expressed by all attended. We hope that the members of the band had as much enjoyment as those listening and dancing.
A J Currie

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Thank you once again for putting on such a superb performance - the guests were more than delighted. I have had many very positive comments "brilliant", "fantastic", "the band made the evening" - a resounding success. It is always a pleasure to have the Empire State Band perform and I look forward to our next event together.
N Jindal

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The whole set up was extremely professional, helpful and friendly. Thank you very much for all your help.
M Hutchison

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Just a note to say to say thank you very much to you and all the band for a tremendous performance on Saturday at our Christmas party. I think everyone enjoyed themselves dancing the night away and it was great to see the band were also having a good time! We will certainly recommend the Empire State Band to anyone we know.
K Finch

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Thank you for arranging the band to perform for Turner International's event last Friday. The band was excellent and would certainly recommend them to anyone. Aside from their obvious talent, they were friendly and able to get our entire event involved. Please let them know how much we loved them.

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We just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed and appreciated having the Empire State Band play at our wedding. What a band! I remember looking around at all the empty tables everywhere because everyone was up dancing. The band were good fun, totally professional and really made the evening. Since then, we've had guests asking who the band were and saying how good they were. Thanks again for a fantastic night - we certainly woulnd't hesitate to recommend you in the future.

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A long overdue letter to say thank you for your fantastic performance at Claridges. We think you saw how much everyone enjoyed your music. As always, you were totally professional and more importantly, your act is dynamic enough to get any audience going.

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I am writing to thank you for providing us with one fantastic band for my wife's birthday party on Saturday. Dozens of guests came up to me to say how much they had enjoyed the band and even 'musos' in the audience thought that they played a blinder! I should also say that from an organisational point of view they were all tremendous to work with. Nothing seemed too much trouble, particularly with lasty-minute changes to the schedules. Above all else, the band really seemed to be enjoying themselves which in turn ensured that we did. I can't wait for the next opportunity to book them.
R Kriwald

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We would both like to say a big thank you to you and the members of the Empire State band for playing at our evening celebrations. It helped to make our wedding day into the most wonderful occasion! So many guests commented how impressive the band were and we are ever so grateful.
Fred and Sharon

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I would like to thank you and the rest of the Empire State band for helping to make our wedding such a memorable occasion earlier this month. Many of the guests have told me how much they enjoyed dancing to you and how professional you looked as well as sounded. It was a great help to me that you liaised with the Hurlingham Club so well that I had one less thing to worry about in the run up to the big day. I shall sign off with the greatest possible compliment from my 75 year old non-dancing father as he boogied aorund the floor - "Very good band, darling".
Hannah Coleman

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Empire State were brilliant!

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I just wanted to write to let you know that the party was a huge success on Saturday night. I have to confess to being slightly anxious before the band came on but they went down brilliantly and really got the audience moving and grooving. I don't think the dance floor was ever empty. I have received superb feedback form my colleagues praising the music so a big thank you.
D Brown, Rabobank International


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