The Soul Federation is a ten piece soul band covering all areas of the North West. Rave reviews and repeat bookings making a lively band a must for your wedding, party, club, pub or festival.
The Soul Federation performed their first gig in the summer of 2017 but it had been a long and arduous task to get to the gigging stage.
The band leader, Steve (Bass), had started to advertise in November 2016. He was quickly joined by existing member Paul (Guitar) and long term member Tony on Drums. The first practice consisted of Steve, Paul, Nick our first vocalist and Joe on lead guitar, Tony was on holiday. At this point Steve had spoken to over 35 musicians in an attempt to persuade them to join the band.
Over the next few months the line up changed considerably but Dom joined on keys and eventually Rich joined on trombone, Sam on trumpet, Lenny on lead guitar and Jeff on sax. The vocals were now the domain of current vocalist Tony Alphonse.
A packed Blundell Street saw us take to the stage for their first gig, the gig went well for a first attempt and we were buzzing. Encores ensued and we lapped up the praise.
Over the next year we started to make a name for ourselves as a lively hardworking soul band. The line up continued to change and we embraced our new backing vocalists Ciara and Deryn as well as James on drums, Dave on sax and Stu on trumpet. The current line up was now complete.
Over the next year we continued to gig widely and began to gain a reputation as a tight soul unit. We expanded the set and started gaining the attention of top promoters and clubs.
We have now enjoyed two years of our musical journey and have appeared at top soul clubs as well as great wedding venues. We have also made radio and tv appearances.
The Soul Federation is a 10 piece band, however they understand if space and budget is a concern they will cater to your requirements.
The band is made up of three part harmony vocals, full horn section, guitar, keys, drums and bass. An additional option of a piano with/without vocals for the guest reception or service itself if required.
We booked The Soul Federation for our wedding after seeing them play live in Liverpool – what a band! They were amazing from the moment of booking. Richard is professional, responsive and happy to help at every turn.
The band themselves are incredible. I literally can’t recommend them more highly if I tried. Our dance floor was packed from the moment they started all the way to the end of the night (with most people chanting for one more tune! Thankyou The Soul Federation
If you need a band for any occasion book The Soul Federation, you won’t regret it!
Playing a variety of tracks including Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The Commitments, Ray Charles, the Blues Brothers and many more.
The band is made up of experienced pro/semi-pro musicians, several of whom have worked internationally. Three part harmony vocals, full horn section, guitar, keys, drums and bass. Pre-show and interval playlist is provided to keep the party going. Offering the additional option of a piano with/without vocals for the guest reception or service itself.
As well as showcasing both male and female lead vocals and harmonies the band’s instrumentalists demonstrate their versatility with carefully selected occasional solos to supplement the crafted ensemble work behind the dynamic vocal front line. Band members’ stylish on-stage outfits reflect the music they love playing and adds a distinctive touch to the event.
The Soul Federation appeal to all ages, if you need a great band to get people dancing, contact us now here at M8 Entertainments, you will not be disappointed on your Special Wedding Day.
BEST WEDDING BAND 2020 IN THE ANNUAL BOOK ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS (NORTH ENGLAND REGION)
Is Soul Federation a Wedding Function Band?
It’s your big day and you need a professional band that will get your guests on the dance floor and keep them there.
No need to worry, The Soul Federation show is tailored to your requirements. At your wedding performing your choice of first song – even if it is not on their list, they will prepare it in advance before the big day.
What if my timings change after I’ve booked the band?
Reasonable changes should not be a problem, the band are flexible and do their best to accommodate your requests. They want your event to go smoothly too. Lets discuss it with our team prior to the event.
How much time do you need to set up?
In order to load in equipment, then get set up and sound check so the sound and lights are good and make the best impact on your audience they prefer to have at least 60-90 minutes.
- Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
For weddings they invite your choice of first dance song in advance – even songs not on the set list. They prepare, rehearse and perform it as part of the package. They welcome your suggestions about the songsthey play, whatever the event, so they can combine your ideas with their experience of successful shows and make it a great occasion for you.