The Down for the Count Motown Collective is our sensational party band, providing fantastic Motown and soul dancing music.
It’s the perfect live entertainment for any wedding reception, corporate event or party and every note you hear is completely live - we never use backing tracks or click tracks, giving our performance unrivalled spontaneity.
The standard 10-piece line-up features two vocalists and has a fabulously funky sound, whilst the band can go all the way up to a 27-piece orchestra which will give you and your guests a spectacular party like no other.
The Motown Collective’s carefully chosen set list includes music from the 60s up to the present day. You’ll hear soul and Motown classics from Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Marvin Gaye; and funk and soul classics from Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and The Jackson 5. We also perform disco classics from CeCe Penisiton and Chaka Khan, and modern day hits from Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake.
Lots of our set list is made up of medleys - we run the songs seamlessly together to keep guests on the dancefloor, with barely any gaps between songs.
The Motown Collective is constantly in demand throughout the UK, regularly performing at high-profile events - previous clients include Ferrari, Sony, BMW, Virgin and Bentley, and venues we’ve appeared at include Wembley Stadium, Claridge's and ExCeL London.
With an unrivalled sound and sensational performance, The Down for the Count Motown Collective are guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event. Get in touch today to find out more about one of the most in-demand bands in the country!
The Motown Collective is available in a huge range of line-ups to suit any event size and budget. The most popular options are:
You can also add contemporary dancers when booking the 13-piece band and above - they put on a spectacular show with stunning on-stage routines to the band's live music.
Are you booking the Motown Collective for your wedding party? Check out our great value wedding music packages - which include musicians for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception.
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"The band were superb - we wouldn't hesitate to book them again and again."
BMW Corporate Event,
Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre
"Everyone is talking about how great you were. I can't believe how much energy you all put in - even at nearly midnight after two sets with barely a break as far as I recall!"
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
"The team working on the night, as well as guests had nothing but amazing feedback about you and the rest of the band – thank you!"
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
New Year's Eve Party
Here are the sample sets performed by the standard 10-piece line-up - you can also download our current full repertoire list below.
We work with you to tailor this set list to your requirements, so just get in touch with your ideas.
Remember that every note you hear from Down for the Count is completely live - we never use backing tracks or click tracks!
Move On Up
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
Motown Medley 1:
You Can't Hurry Love
Twistin' the Night Away
Motown Medley 2:
Dancing in the Street
Heard it Through the Grapevine
I Say a Little Prayer for You
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Am I The Same Girl
The Tracks of My Tears
The First, The Last, My Everything
Party Medley 1:
Blame it on the Boogie
Party Medley 2:
Young Hearts Run Free
For Once In My Life
Best of My Love
I'm Every Woman
I Will Survive
Pop Medley 1:
Pop Medley 1:
It's Not Unusual
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
There are a number of optional extras you can add to your booking - just get in touch if you'd like a quote.
Looking for background entertainment before the Motown Collective takes to the stage? Check out our fantastic jazz bands. Great discounts are available when these bands are booked alongside the Motown Collective.
Keep the party going when the band has finished performing with our Auto DJ - you provide the music, and we provide a top quality sound system. This option is free of charge between sets, and for 30 minutes after the band finish - it can then be extended for an additional fee.
Give your event a special edge with a dancefloor effect lighting package.
Making an event video? We can make a top-quality multi-tracked recording of the band's performance, which can be edited to the length of your video - helping you create more special memories.