Motown Live! is one of the many soul and Motown acts on the Talent Events' roster, and is definitely a firm favourite with our clientele, having earned rave reviews every time they play. Motown Live! is a great choice for someone who needs a function band, or perhaps a band to provide entertainment on their wedding day. The band can appear in numerous configurations to suit your preferences, but the core band is a four-piece act featuring a guitarist, bassist, drummer and male vocalist. However, Motown Live! can be expanded to be a 5, 6, 7 or 8-piece band, including a trumpet player, saxophonist, trombone player and a fantastic female vocalist.

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Band Repertoire

MOTOWN & SOUL SETLIST

  • ABC – JACKSON 5
  • AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH – DIANA ROSS
  • AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG – THE TEMPTATIONS
  • BABY I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ – THE FOUR TOPS
  • BALL OF CONFUSION – THE TEMPTATIONS
  • BRICK HOUSE – THE COMMODORES
  • DANCING IN THE STREET – MARTHA & THE VANDELLS
  • DO YOU LOVE ME – THE CONTOURS
  • GET READY – THE TEMPTATIONS
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY – STEVIE WONDER
  • I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – MARVIN GAYE
  • I WANT YOU BACK – JACKSON 5
  • I’LL BE THERE – JACKSON 5
  • MERCY MERCY ME (THE ECOLOGY) – MARVIN GAYE
  • MY GIRL – THE TEMPTATIONS
  • REET PETITE – JACKIE WILSON
  • SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’M YOURS) – STEVIE WONDER
  • STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE – THE SUPREMES
  • SUPER FREAK – RICK JAMES
  • TO BE LOVED – MARVIN GAYE
  • WAR – EDWIN STARR
  • WHAT’S GOING ON – MARVIN GAYE
  • WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO – THE SUPREMES
  • WHO’S LOVING YOU – THE MIRACLES
  • YOU’VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME – SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES

STANDARD SETLIST 10’s

  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • Bang Bang – Jessie J
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  • Born This Way – Lady Ga Ga
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Domino – Jessie J
  • Don’t Stop The Party – Pitbull
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
  • Earthquake – Labrinth
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
  • Happy – Pharell Williams
  • Hold Back The River – James Bay
  • Feel so Close – Calvin Harris
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Lego House – Ed Sheeran
  • Like I Can – Sam Smith
  • Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5 & Christina Aquilera
  • Party Rock – LMFAO
  • Please Don’t Stop the Music – Rhianna
  • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  • Rude Boy – Rhianna
  • Sax – Fleur East
  • Sexy & I Know It – LMFAO
  • Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Sing – Ed Sheeran
  • Sometimes I Get a Good Feeling – Flo-rida
  • Sorry – Justin Bieber
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • We Found Love – Rhianna
  • Your Song – Ellie Golding

 

00’s

  • All Summer Long – Kid Rock
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • American Idiot – Green Day
  • Beautiful – James Blunt
  • Beat It – Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Frattellis
  • Crazy Chick – Charlotte Church
  • Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Glee
  • Everything – Micheal Buble
  • Fallin – Alicia Keys
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters
  • Grace Kelly – Mika
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Hey Ya – Outkast
  • Hysteria – Muse Holiday – Green Day
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  • I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas
  • I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
  • Jump Around – House of Pain
  • Just Dance – Lady Ga Ga
  • Last Nite – The Strokes
  • Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Mr Brightside – The Killers
  • Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • Rock DJ – Robbie Williams
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Rule The World – Take That
  • Ruby – The Kaisers Chiefs
  • She Said – Plan B
  • Shine – Take That
  • Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
  • This Love – Maroon Five
  • Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • You’ve got the Love – Florence & the Machine

 

90’s

  • A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
  • A Little Respect – Wheatus
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • All the Small Things – Blink 182
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
  • Buck Rogers – Feeder
  • Basket Case – Green Day
  • Can’t Get You Outta My Head – Kylie Minoque
  • Creep – Radiohead
  • Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  • Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  • Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
  • Kids – Robbie Williams Livin’
  • La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  • Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
  • Mama Told Me Not to Come – Tom Jones
  • More Than Words – Extreme
  • Place Your Hands – Reef
  • She’s Electric – Oasis
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  • Still The One – Shania Twain
  • This Is How You Remind Me – Nickleback
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • When you Say Nothing at All – Ronan Keating
  • Wonderwall – Oasis

 

80’s

  • 9-5 – Dolly Parton
  • Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
  • Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Kahn
  • Beat It – Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Come Up & See Me – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • Don’t Dream it’s Over – Crowded House
  • Easy – The Commodores
  • Every Breath you Take – The Police
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Have I Told you Lately – Van Morrison
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • I’ll Be There For You – Rembrants
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Kiss – Tom Jones/Prince
  • Lets Stick Together – Roxy Music
  • Lets Dance – David Bowie
  • Leave Your Hat On – Tom Jones
  • Like a Virgin – Madonna
  • Livin On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Love Shack – B52’S
  • Message in a Bottle – The Police
  • My Sharona – The Knack
  • Need you Tonight – INXS
  • One & Only – Chesney Hawkes
  • One Step Beyond – Madness
  • One Vision – Queen
  • Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
  • Hip to be Square – Huey Lewis & The News
  • Rio – Duran Duran
  • Rocking All Over the World – Status Quo
  • Rosanna – Toto Simply
  • The Best – Tina Turner
  • Something got me Started – Simply Red
  • Street Life – Randy Crawford
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  • Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  • Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses
  • Time of my Life – Dirty Dancing
  • Wake me Up – Wham
  • Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • Walking on The Moon – The Police
  • Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  • Weather With You – Crowded House
  • Welcome To The Jungle – Guns & Roses
  • With Or Without You – U2
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

 

70’s

  • Ain’t no Stopping is Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
  • Alright Now – Free
  • Blame it on the Boogie – Michael Jackson
  • Brick House – Commodores
  • Bohemium Rhapsody – Queen
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce
  • Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • December 63 (Oh What a Night) – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
  • Disco Inferno – The Trammps
  • Does Your Mother Know – Abba
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  • Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
  • Highway to Hell – ACDC
  • Its Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
  • Lady Marmalade – Patti
  • La Belle Le Freak – Le Chic
  • Live & Let Die – Paul McCartney
  • Mamma Mia – Abba
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  • She – Elvis Costello
  • Staying Alive – Bee Gees
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Waterloo – ABBA
  • We are the Champions – Queen
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Y.M.C.A. – Village People

 

50’s, 60’S

  • Burning Love – Elvis Presley
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Of You – Andy Williams
  • Come Together – The Beatles
  • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – The Blues Brothers
  • Gimme Some Lovin – The Blues Brothers
  • \Hey Jude – The Beatles
  • Hotel California – The Eagles
  • Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Knock on Wood – Blues Brothers
  • La Bamba – Los Lobos
  • Land of Thousand Dances – Wilson Pickett (Naaaa, Na Na Naaa)
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Layla – Derek & The Dominos
  • Midnight Hour – The Commitments
  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  • My Generation – The Who
  • Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
  • Rescue Me – Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley
  • Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • Sex Machine – James Brown
  • Stand by Me – Ben E King
  • Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
  • Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
  • Suspicous Minds – Elvis Presley
  • Think – Aretha Franklin
  • Twist & Shout – The Beatles
  • Why Do You Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Walking By Myself – Gary Moore
  • Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks

An Unbeatable Motown & Soul Repertoire

Motown Live! can perform an expansive array of hit songs at your function or wedding, including the work of Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Rick James and more. With the many different compositions of the band available to hire, they can produce a setlist that’s genuinely unique every single time they are hired, meaning that you can rest assured that the setlist for your special day won’t be replicated. It’s not only soul and Motown songs that can feature on your setlist either, as Motown Live! can also perform a full range of more standard classics as well.

Hire Motown Live! from The Talent Events

Described as a ‘superb band’ by those who’ve heard them play, Motown Live! are available now to hire from The Talent Events, and can play in areas across the length of the UK. We’re an agency unlike any other, as we’re managed by professionals in the music, lighting and sound industry, and these individuals can manage and control every aspect of the bands that we deal with – including Motown Live! – so we can tailor their attire, equipment and more to your liking. This means that, whenever you hire from The Talent Events, you can be guaranteed to receive the highest professional standards.

If you’d like to enquire further about hiring Motown Live! for your function or wedding event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, and we’ll be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Band options

OPTIONS

  • 4 piece CORE BAND (with guitar, bass, drums & male vocals)
  • 5 piece (as above + trumpet)
  • 6 piece (as above + saxophone)
  • 7 piece (as above + female vocals)
  • 8 piece (as above + trombone)

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