The Whole Soul Band

Introducing the fantastic sounds of Tamla soul and Motown delivered by one of the best value and most polished acts in the UK. Wedding Band / Soul Band in Gloucestershire.


Soul Band Band Hire Gloucester



The Whole Soul Band are a highly experienced band and their repertoire consists of primarily classic and contemporary soul music, Tamla Motown and funk covers. The band is one of the best value in the soul / Motown category offering an accomplished performance and an unforgettable night of entertainment.

The bands repertoire consists primarily of classic / contemporary soul music, Tamla Motown and funk covers with a sprinkling of Rock & Roll, pop and R & B.
Previous clients & venues include:
  • Motorola
  • EMI
  • Sun Life
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • DeVere Hotels
  • Cardiff City Hall

Line up & Options:

 6 piece: Lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, trumpet, saxophone and male vocals. 

Additional options:

  • Jazz Duo for background music during dinner / drinks reception [Sax / guitar, vocals / guitar]
  • A tribute to the Commitments including 2 x additional brass
  • 4 piece band without the brass

Performance times:

 A typical performance is for up to 3 x 40 or 2 x 60 minute sets

Selected Repertoire:

Hold on I’m Coming - Sam & Dave
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Tracks of my Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
What’s Going On? - Marvin Gaye
Soul Sister, Brown Sugar - Sam & Dave
Gimme Some Lovin’ - Spencer Davis Group
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
(I Feel Good) I Got You - James Brown
Take Me to the River - Al Green
Let’s Stick Together - Roxy Music
Get Ready - The Temptations
They Call me Mr Pitiful - Otis Redding
Sweet Talk - Paul Young & the Q Tips
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Too Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
That’s the Way I Like it - K C & The Sunshine Band
Give it up - K C & The Sunshine Band
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Get up off That Thang - James Brown
Sex Machine - James Brown
Everybody Needs Somebody - Solomon Burke
My Girl - The Temptations
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Can’t Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
Soul Finger - Bar Kays
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Theme from Peter Gunn - The Blues Brothers
Land of a 1,000 Dances - Wilson Picket
Shake a Tailfeather - Ray Charles
Love Man - Otis Redding
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison
Don’t Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
Stand by Me - Ben E King
25 Miles - Edwin Starr
Show Me - Joe Tex
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Do you love me? - The Contours
Mercy - Duffy
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Ain’t no Stoppin’ us now - McFadden & Whitehead
Twisting the Night Away - Sam Cooke
Easy - Commodores
Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Hold Back the Night - The Trammps
If You Don’t Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
Shout - Isley Brothers
Fields of Gold - Sting
Kiss - Tom Jones
Fell in Love with a Boy - Joss Stone
Reach Out I’ll be There - Four Tops
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Tainted love - Gloria Jones
Uptight Outasight - Stevie Wonder
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry


I would like to say a big thank you for the music last night, everyone really enjoyed it. To that end we would like to book you to play at our wedding next year which will be on 23 July, same venue. We are anticipating about 100 people and we will be having a large marquee on the car park so you can have a bigger stage! Please let me know if you can do this as I am fired up to get everything organised.
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We really wanted to write and thank you and the rest of the band for making our wedding reception 'go with a bang'!!  The dance floor was absolutely crammed all night, and everyone commented on what a fantastic band you were. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants a professional band, who are guaranteed to get the guests up on their feet!! We're just looking for any excuse to book you again!!!
Katie & Paul
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Just wanted to drop you a quick line to THANK YOU very much for helping to make my sister's wedding so awesome on Saturday evening! Everyone comment on how fab the band was, and I think that everyone seemed to enjoy themselves! Keeping my 70+ grandmother dancing until the DJ started at 11pm shows how much everyone enjoyed it! Once again, thank you so much.
Joe Snell
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This is Emma - Pete's other half. We had a wonderful honeymoon - after an absolutely fabulous wedding day - made in part by your great band at our wedding. The music was great - very high quality, the vibe that you create was fun and generally fabulous, and the way you worked with our DJ was excellent - all in all we thought you were great, and very good value for money.
Book Live Music
We can honestly say that the band were just fantastic - everyone said that they were brilliant, the best they'd heard at a wedding. We think the band surpassed our expectations - they sounded great on the website and even better in real life! We choose the band after probably looking at 50 or so bands online. We wanted a motown or soul band to play in Somerset as we love that style of music and thought it would suit the mix of ages we had attending. Our parents managed to see the band playing live at a pub not too far from home and they said how great they were so we promptly booked them for our big day. From start to finish the band were so accommodating - it was also great that they were so flexible and learnt the song for our first dance, which other bands wouldn't do.
Aidan and Anna
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Thanks so much to you and the rest of the band for the amazing performance you gave at my birthday party last Saturday.  Everyone had a fantastic time and thought you were all brilliant, so thanks for making the occasion so special.
Book Live Music
I just wanted to say another huge thank-you for playing at our Leavers' Ball last night.  You were all amazing, and really gave the evening a great atmosphere.  The students were well impressed - I always reckon complements from a bunch of 18 year-olds is the highest form of praise!  I hope you all enjoyed it too.Many thanks again to all of you for giving up your evening for us.

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