The Soul Essentials are a small band with a beautiful sound, performing relaxed soulful classics for drinks receptions and parties. The band is the perfect accompaniment for dinners and garden parties, and provides a sublime atmosphere as after-dinner or late-night entertainment.
Fronted by a female vocalist, this band's repertoire features mellow classics from the 60s and 70s such as Natural Woman and Feeling Good, as well as contemporary chart songs including Ordinary People and Havana.
The standard line-up of the band is a duo of female vocals and piano; a saxophone or a bassist can be added to the band for a fuller sound.
The Soul Essentials have performed across the UK and abroad, for clients such as Cadbury, Harvey Nichols and Dell.
The Soul Essentials are also available alongside any of our larger function bands - get in touch today for a quote!
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"If you love jazz, BOOK THIS BAND! They do up tempo, smooth, standards, and sultry with class, passion and energy. I felt like our wedding was transported back to the golden age of Jazz!"
"The band sounded fantastic. They really added a level of sophistication to the event and couldn't have been better."
"The jazz trio set the tone really nicely when everyone arrived - and the full Swing Orchestra were awesome in the evening. All our guests said how much they enjoyed the music."
This is a selection of The Soul Essentials repertoire list - get in touch if you have any requests!
Something Beautiful (Jacob Banks)
Ordinary People (John Legend)
Havana (Camilla Cabello)
Golden (Jill Scott)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Love is a Losing Game (Amy Winehouse)
You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse)
Warwick Avenue (Duffy)
Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Paloma Faith)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Stand By Me (Otis Redding)
You’re All I Need To Get By (Aretha Franklin)
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (Natalie Cole)
Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson)
At Last (Etta James)
Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (Bessie Smith)
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free (Nina Simone)
A Sunday Kind of Love (Etta James)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone)
You Send Me (Aretha Franklin)
As (Stevie Wonder)
Until You Come Back To Me (Aretha Franklin)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
We Can Work It Out (Stevie Wonder)