The Down for the Count Motown Collective

  • An 8- to 18-piece function band performing soul, Motown, disco and pop classics
  • A funky, energetic performance to keep you dancing all night
  • Available as part of a wedding music package
  • Constantly in demand for corporate events with clients including Virgin, BMW, Lindt, Dell and Triumph
  • Winners of the 2017 national Bridebook Wedding Awards

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.

Fronted by male and female vocalists, the standard 10-piece line-up also includes a 4-piece horn section. Extra female vocals, extra horns, strings and percussion can also be added to give the performance even more impact.

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 Jamiroquai and Amy Winehouse.

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 BMW, Virgin, E-On UK and Triumph. Venues we’ve appeared at include Wembley Stadium, Pinewood Studios and ExCeL London.

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.

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!

Any questions?

Click here to e-mail us, fill out our booking enquiry form, or give us a call on 07855 488 462.

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Soul & Motown Repertoire

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!

Set One (60 minutes)

Move On Up
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

Motown Medley 1:
   You Can't Hurry Love

Reet Petite
Twistin' the Night Away

Motown Medley 2:
   Dancing in the Street
   Heard it Through the Grapevine
   Rescue Me   
   I Say a Little Prayer for You

I Just Wanna Make Love To You
My Girl
Am I The Same Girl
The Tracks of My Tears
The First, The Last, My Everything

Party Medley 1:
   Car Wash
   Blame it on the Boogie

Set Two (60 minutes)

Party Medley 2:
  Young Hearts Run Free
  For Once In My Life
  Sir Duke

Diva Medley:
   Best of My Love
   I'm Every Woman
   Lady Marmalade

I Will Survive

Pop Medley 1:
  Uptown Funk
  24K Magic

Pop Medley 1:
  Hey Ya

It's Not Unusual
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Can't Take My Eyes Off You


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Full repertoire list

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There are a number of optional extras you can add to your booking - just get in touch if you'd like a quote.

Jazz bands

Jazz bands

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.

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Auto DJ

Auto DJ

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.

Dancefloor lighting package

Dancefloor lighting package

Give your event a special edge with a dancefloor effect lighting package.

Professional recording

Professional recording

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.

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