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51 Parsonage Lane, Windsor, SL45EW

SOUL DIRECTION are an energetic, experienced and professional 6-piece function band. Playing a seamless mix of smooth soul, pop, funk, disco and banging dance tunes, Soul Direction are ideal for wedding receptions, corporate events, parties and all other functions.

The band play a great selection from smooth 60s, funky 70s disco, and dance tunes from the nineties to the present day! With songs from Stevie Wonder and Sister Sledge to CeeLo Green, Beyonce and Daft Punk plus many more, this band are guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping!

From intimate boutique hotels to grand country houses and from busy city centre offices to large festival stages, Soul Direction have played at weddings, private and corporate parties across the UK.

The band have performed for a wide range of clients including; Vodaphone, Unilever, Deloitte, BBC, Dame Kelly Holmes legacy trust and even Duxford Imperial War Museum, under the wings of a WWII bomber!

Soul Direction is fronted by outstanding vocalist Gloria, who has extensive session singing experience under her belt and is also a vocal coach. Gloria was selected in the last 75 in Pop Idol 2003, in the last 10 in the VH1 Divas London Auditions, has had TV appearances on MTV and has even supported Jools Holland. Her soulful, energetic and passionate delivery combined with a great stage presence and the ability to interact with the audience makes her stand out from the crowd.

Backing Gloria is an all-star band featuring guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and trumpet.

Between the members of the band they have extensive gigging experience having performed all over the world, appearing alongside and sharing stages with some major acts, including Jools Holland, Madness, The Beastie Boys, Grace Jones and Marlena Shaw.

Highlights

From Stevie Wonder and Sister Sledge to CeeLo Green, Beyonce and Daft Punk.... these guys will get the dance floor pumping!
Funky cool young band
Male and female band with powerful female vocals
Very experienced band, with members having played all over the UK and Europe
Will make your event even more special by playing your special song, free of charge!
Background music between sets on MP3/Laptop FREE of charge
Fully self contained with scalable PA system and lighting rig
Available nationwide
Additional musicians available: percussionist, sax, second trumpet.

Line-up
Female lead vocals; drums; bass; guitar; keyboards; trumpet

Performance duration
2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets (happy to adapt to your event)

Interval music
Yes (included in price)

Lighting
Yes (included in price)

Previous Clients and Venues
-Wedding, Highclere Castle, Newbury
-Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, The Hilton, Reading
-Deloittes, Imperial War Museum, Duxford
-Vodafone, Ramada Hotel, Newbury
-The Old Ticket Hall, Windsor
-Jagz at the station, Ascot
-Laura Tobin (BBC), Monkey Island Hotel, Bray
-Wedding, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
-Wedding, Trevenna Lodge, Cornwall
-Wedding, Queens College, Cambridge
-Wedding, Anstey Hall, Cambridge
-Wedding, Audley’s Wood Hotel, Basingstoke
-Birthday Party, Bedford Golf Club
-Wedding, Burnham Beaches, Berkshire
-Wedding, Harte & Garter Hotel, Windsor
-Birthday Party, London Scottish Rugby Club



Soul Direction – Sample Set List

60's
Soul Man (Sam and Dave)
Fever (Shirley Bassey)
Rescue Me (Fontella Bass)
I got you, I Feel Good (James Brown)
R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Aretha Franklin)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett- The Commitments)
My Guy (Mary Wells)
Baby Love (The Supremes)
Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas)
Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Do You Love Me? – The Contours

70's
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Back to my Roots (Odyssey)
Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Thinking of You (Sister Sledge)
Le Freak (Chic)
No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Mr Big Stuff (Jean Knight)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
Express yourself (Charles Wright)
Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
Oh what a night (The four seasons)
I want you back (Jackson 5)
Let's stay together (Al Green)
Blame it on the boogie (Jackson 5)
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters


80's
I'm Coming out (Diana Ross)
Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)
You’ve got the love (Candi Staton)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Last Night a DJ saved my life (Indeep)
Word Up (Cameo)
Everyday People (Arrested Development)
Kiss (Prince)
Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)
It Must Be Love – Madness

90's to present day
Apparently Nothin’ (Brand New Heavies)
Back to Life (Soul II Soul)
Teardrops (Womack and Womack)
Killing Me Softly (The Fugees)
Something Got Me Started (Simply Red)
Du Be Good To Me (Beats International)
Nothing Like This (Omar)
Love Shack (B52's)
Groove is in the heart (Dee Lite)
Finally (Cece Peniston)
Gypsy Woman (Crystal Waters)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Cosmic Girl (Jamiroquai)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

Christmas
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Last Christmas – Wham!



1 Dedicated song / First Dance for FREE!

Late Availability

We are available throughout 2014 except:
26th April, 9th May, 17th May, 31st May, 17th July

Special Offer

Will make your event even more special by playing your special song, free of charge!

Background music between sets on MP3/Laptop FREE of charge

Fully self contained with scalable PA system and lighting rig

Additional musicians available: percussionist, sax, second trumpet.

Interval music
Yes (included in price)

Booking options
Add saxophone
Add £160

Add percussion (congas, tambourine, bells, shakers, etc)
Add £160

Add saxophone and percussion
Add £300

Extra performances
Add £120 for 1 x 30 minute set

Piano/vocal duo, guitar/vocal duo, piano/vocal solo, guitar/vocal solo
Add £POA

DJ Service (provided by act)
Includes laptop with large song database + requests+ mic for speeches +lighting
£90 per hour (before midnight)
Background music between sets on MP3/Laptop FREE of charge


Testimonials for Soul Direction Testimonials for Soul Direction
Rachael and Tim

"“Thank you for all playing at our wedding, we felt that you had an amazing voice and a very talented Band. We had many compliments from our guests and would certainly hire you all again if we were having another event. Many thanks”"

Rachael and Tim , Married in August 2013


Angela and James

"“I just wanted to send you and the rest of the band a massive thanks for your amazing performance at our wedding! We had so many compliments about your music and our guests really loved it – I don’t think my mum left the dancefloor for most of the night! Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special” "

Angela and James, Married in April 2013


Dame Kelly Holmes

"“Nice set guys you were great, thanks so much for playing” "

Dame Kelly Holmes


Neil and Sue

"“Thank you Soul Direction for a superb gig at our wedding on Saturday 25th October. It made it a very special event for us and the dancing did not stop from the moment you started. It was great to hear such a varied repertoire so professionally sung, supported by TOP QUALITY musicians. There are bands and then there are BANDS..... and I can assure anyone reading this review who are considering you"

Neil and Sue


Graham and Lucy

"“Brilliant! They were so good we nearly missed out flight to Lisbon! Soul Direction are guaranteed to get any party started and we would have no problem in recommending them, in fact they took two bookings, from guests, on the night of our wedding!” "

Graham and Lucy


Paul and Aimee

"“My wife and I hired Soul Direction for our wedding. We trawled pretty much every website and listened to samples of many bands and felt that from what we heard from the group over the net was the best sound and take on the type of music we wanted for our big day. We were not disappointed. The band set up with absolutely no fuss and we completely flexible both before the wedding in terms of the se"

Paul and Aimee


Dan and Sarah

"“Soul Direction were great. From the minute they started playing the dance floor was buzzing with funky tunes for everyone. I would not hesitate in recommending them for any wedding or private party. They were fab!” "

Dan and Sarah