• Soul Fiesta

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    Overview

    Soul Fiesta re a hip-shakingly thrilling authentic Souk, Funk, Motown and Latin Band, That’ll help you create an event that’s totally out of the ordinary.

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    About

    The Birth of a Truly Cosmopolitan Band

    With musicians hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv and London, Soul Fiesta really are one of the most cosmopolitan party bands on the scene. Having each made a name for themselves in their native countries the band members settled in London. Through their shared love of live music, friendships blossomed. Identifying the need for a soul, funk and disco band with an authentic Latin flavour Soul Fiesta was born.

    A Winning Formula

    With a winning formula and live musicians of the highest caliber Soul Fiesta immediately found success with a string of high profile corporate events, weddings and exclusive private parties, a highlight being a performance for HRH Prince Charles and Princess Stephanie of Monaco at the Palace of Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria. A monthly residency at Guanabara club in London ensures the band continues to regularly play their unique mix of soul, funk disco and Latin creating the carnival atmosphere they have built their enviable reputation on.

    Real Flexibility

    The Soul Fiesta experience is available from a 4 piece to a 9 piece. Each Soul Fiesta show is tailored to the client’s needs and event brief. So whether you’re looking for an entire show of Soul, Funk and Disco tunes or a heady mix of Latin American Samba, Salsa and Merengue or a carefully balanced mix of the two, Soul Fiesta can deliver.

    Looking for An Authentic Brazilian Edge?
    At special request all shows can be topped off with a Batucada drumming ensemble and/or Brazilian showgirls for that all out carnival atmosphere. Please ask for further details.

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    Video

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    Audio

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    Blame It On The Boogie

    Blame It On The Boogie

    Signed Sealed Delivered

    Signed Sealed Delivered

    Don’t Stop

    Don’t Stop

    Sex Machine

    Sex Machine

    Conga

    Conga

    Ooh LaLaLa

    Ooh Lalala

    Celebration

    Celebration

    Samba de Janeiro

    Samba de Janeiro

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    Feedback

     

    Vicky & Toms’ Wedding – The Georgian Rectory, Buckinghamshire

    Gemma & Phil’s Wedding – Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire

    Emily & Simon’s Wedding

    “Without a doubt they made the party ?everyone for ages 2 to 82 were dancing. All our guests (from both sides of the family) were saying how amazing the band was.” Read More

    Lucy Halton’s Wedding

    “Just wanted to drop you a few lines to say thank you all so much for coming to play at our wedding on 30th April, you guys were absolutely amazing and our guests have all been raving about how awesome the band was! You really and truly made the evening so much more fun and you were all so generous with the extra ‘last’ song at the end and with accommodating all our various requests, thank you so much for making our wedding day such a memorable time!”  Read More

    Laura Pearson’s Wedding Upwater Lodge, Cambridge

    “Soul Fiesta were just amazing. I think I was on the dance floor for every single song…” Read More

    Gemma & Phil’s Wedding Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire

    “I just wanted to say a big thank you from phill and I and our families for Saturday. The band were fantastic and the singer had such a lovely voice.”

    Paula Grizzard – Mother of the Bride – Allwoodley, Leeds

    “Soul Fiesta really were fantastic – everyone said so! It was a wonderful wedding – made even better by the great music” Read More

    Tim Lucas’ Wedding

    “I never thanked you and the band for what was a fantastic performance. It was exactly what we were looking for.”  Read More

    Garth Wright – Wedding at Hill Place, Hampshire

    “For me, music at our wedding event was one of the most important elements for a succesful party. Soul Fiesta delivered big time… ” Read More

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    Success Stories

     

    Vicky & Toms’ Wedding – The Georgian Rectory, Buckinghamshire

    Gemma & Phill’s Wedding at Brockett Hall, Hertfordshire

    Rachel & Eugene’s wedding at St Donat’s Castle, Cardiff

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    Repertoire

    Soul & Motown

    • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
    • Do You Love Me? – Blues Brothers
    • Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Bros
    • Hold On I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
    • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
    • In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
    • Mustang Sally – Commitments
    • Shake A Tail Feather – Blues Bros
    • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
    • Soul Man – Blues Brothers
    • Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
    • Johnny B.Goode- Chuck Berry
    • I Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles
    • For Once In my Life – Stevie Wonder
    • What I’d Say – Ray Charles
    • Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
    • Sweet Home Chicago- Blues Brothers
    • Let the Good TImes Roll – B.B.King
    • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

    Funk & Disco

    • Best Of My Love – The Emotions
    • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
    • Lets Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
    • September – Earth, Wind & Fire
    • Dance Across The Floor – Jimmy Bo Horne
    • You Get Me Hot – Jimmy Bo Horne
    • Jungle Boogie – Kool And The Gang
    • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
    • Pass the Peas/Gimme some More – The JB’s
    • Soul Power/Mother Popcorn/I Got the Feeling – James Brown
    • Oh Lalala – Kool & the Gang
    • We Are Family – Chic
    • Shake Everything You Got – Maceo Parker
    • Carwash – Rose Royce
    • Celebration – Kool & The Gang
    • Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
    • Good Times – Chic
    • Greatest Dancer – Chic
    • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
    • Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
    • Le Freak – Chic
    • Oh Lalala – Kool & the Gang
    • Do I Do – Stevie Wonder

    Latin Pop

    • Conga – Gloria Estefan
    • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
    • I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley
    • Is this Love? – Bob Marley
    • Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
    • Don’t Worry ’bout a Thing – Stevie Wonder
    • Reggae Night – Jimmy Cliff
    • La Bamba – Los Lobos
    • La Bomba – Ricky Martin
    • Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
    • Mambo #5 – Louie Bega
    • Reggae Night – Jimmy Cliff
    • Reggae Night – Jimmy Cliff
    • I Like It Like That – Pete Rodriguez

    Cuban & Brazilian

    • Chan Chan – Buena Vista Social Club
    • El Quarto de Tula – Buena Vista Social Club
    • Guantanamera – traditional
    • Lambada – Kaoma
    • Mas Que Nada – Jorge Benjor
    • Samba de Janeiro – Belini
    • La Vida Esse Un Carnaval – Celia Cruz
    • Tequila – traditional
    • Oye Como Va – Tito Puente
    • Arere – Ivete Sangalo
    • Agamamou – Samba-rock
    • Balanca Pema – Jorge Benjor
    • Flor do Reggae – Ivete Sangalo
    • Aquele Abraco – Gilberto Gil
    • Palco – Gilberto Gil
    • Coisinha Do Pai – Jorge Aragao
    • Gostava Tanto de Voce – Tim Maia
    • To Voltando – Chico Buarque
    • Toda menina Baiana – Gilberto Gil
    • Vou Festejar – Beth Carvalho
    • Manoel – Ed Motta
    • Saideira-Skank

    Current Pop

    • Poker Face – Lady Gaga
    • I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
    • De Ja Vu – Beyoncee
    • Single Ladies – Beyoncee
    • On the Floor – J Lo
    • Hey Ya – Outcast
    • California Girls – Katy Perry
    • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
    • Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
    • Jai Ho – A.R. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls
    • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
    • All Night Long – Lionel Richie
    • Rock With You – Michael Jackson
    • Sex Machine – James Brown
    • Shake Your Body Down – Jacksons
    • Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
    • Smooth – Santana
    • Blame It On The Boogie – Jacksons

    Jazz & Bossa Nova

    • Cheek to Cheek
    • Lady is a tramp
    • Fly me to the moon
    • Satin Doll
    • You Are the Sunshine of my Life
    • The Girl From Ipanema
    • Desafinado
    • It Had to Be You
    • S’Wonderful
    • Stompin at the Savoy

    Special Arrangements

    • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (in salsa) – The Police
    • The Pink Panther in (samba-rock)- Henry Mancini

    First Dance Suggestions

    • Sweet Love – Anita Baker
    • Everything – Michael Bubble
    • Moondance – Van Morrison
    • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
    • Is this Love? – Bob Marley

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    FAQs

    How do you make sure the dance floor is kept full?

    All the songs the band plays have been tried and tested over countless previous performances. When in the set a particular song is played is crucial, therefore there is significant emphasis placed of planning the set so that it builds, one song to the next. The bands ability to ‘read the room’ ie gauge the vibe and reaction to a song and choose an appropriate song to follow plays a huge role in ensuring a full dance floor. The bands ability to change things on the fly, to adapt to the situation at hand is a key component that sets them apart from semi pro or amateur bands.

    How do I know what songs you’re going to play?

    Soul music is broadly what Soul Fiesta do. That covers a number of different sub-genres: Classic Soul, RnB, Motown, 70’s Disco & Funk, 80’s & 90’s Soul music and some Latin… through to contemporary classic RnB and pop tunes. They also take some songs that may otherwise not fall into these categories and rework them to the band’s unique style. The bands unique take on ‘Every Little Thing She Does’ by The Police and The Pink Panther theme are two examples. Click here for their full repertoire list.

    Do you just play what you want to play or can we have input and request songs?

    The band welcomes input from clients. Take some time to look over the bands repertoire list and feel free to pick out songs you want them to play (or not play!). Jot them down on an email and send them through to use a few weeks before your event date. The band will work your requests into their set list and cover as many of them as it possible.

    The band has built its repertoire based on many years of collective performing experience. Certain songs just work in certain situations and others just don’t. There’s a balance that needs to be struck between your requests and what the band know will work and achieve what we all want – an amazing party with a full dance floor. So once all your requests are in Charlie will give you a call and talk through all your requests so that you’re comfortable with the repertoire direction and set list the band will go in for your event.

    Will you play our first dance even if it’s not on their repertoire list?

    In short, yes. The band are only too happy to learn your first dance request. It’s worth noting that certain types and styles of songs work best for certain bands. If your first dance request is a song with a 10 piece string section then it’s not going to work well when Soul Fiesta play it, because there are no strings in Soul Fiesta. If you have some ideas about certain songs but are unsure if they’d work well played live by the band just email them over and we’ll get back to you with our thoughts.

    How can you assure me that the band will measure up to my expectations and be like they are in the video?
    If you loved watching the video and listening to the audio (and by the way these were both recorded live) then you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you can expect from Soul Fiesta at your own party. But hey, don’t take our word for it… Hear what some of our clients have to say about Soul Fiesta. Our best advice? Listen to your gut. If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck…then you can be pretty sure it is.

    Are you a professional band?

    Soul Fiesta are a fully Professional function band, which means that they are a well-run outfit. The individual band members are all Professional musicians in their own right with impressive CVs in the soul music arena. So when not playing with Soul Fiesta they support Big Name acts on tour, do session work in recording studios and perform together as a band in the famous music clubs of London’s West End. It’s what they’ve always done in their careers, and they’ve each had hundreds of hours of performing experience. Charlie is the Soul Fiesta band leader and he takes his role extremely seriously. His strength is in ensuring that everything runs to a T, and that there is nothing for the client to worry about. Calm, reliable and utterly professional, Charlie is always a pleasure to deal with.

    How will I know you’ll turn up?

    Soul Fiesta are contracted to maintain all of their equipment – so from PA, to lighting, to the vehicles the band use to get to your event, you can be sure that everything is in top working order. So rest assured you won’t be getting any last minute phone calls from the side of the M11.

    How do I know you won’t cancel at the last moment and leave me without a band?

    You might be surprised to hear that the Soul Fiesta have never had to make a last minute cancellation. That’s right, never. Last minute cancellations are the preserve of semi-professional or amateur bands that pull out when they can’t find a decent replacement if one of the regular musicians is ill or suddenly can’t perform. Soul Fiesta by contrast are a Professional function band, and in the extremely unlikely event of having to find a last-minute replacement, can draw on their extensive network of Professional musicians. So not only are you guaranteed that the band will arrive punctually, look slick and deliver what they say they will… you can feel confident that performance levels will never be compromised.

    Will the musicians in the video be the ones at my event?

    Most of the band members you see in the video have been happily performing with Soul Fiesta for a long time. However Charlie, the band leader has a policy of continual improvement. To that end they will always be looking to work with new vocalists and musicians. If you have a particular preference of a vocalist please let us know at the time of booking. As a great Professional function band, Soul Fiesta also ensure that they have deputies for every regular band member. So in the unlikely event that one of the regular members cannot play (e.g. due to illness), there will always be a replacement ready and waiting in the wings.

    Will you learn songs not on your repertoire list?

    Yes. The band will always try and accommodate one or two requests for songs they currently don’t list on the repertoire page. Anything more than that involves a considerable amount of extra work for which there would be a supplement. Let us know what ideas you have in mind.

    I don’t want to book a band without seeing them live first.

    Check out their Live page for listings. We’d be delighted to add your name to the guest list for any of the shows. If you can’t make a show then spend some time watching the videos and take a look at some of the testimonials. You’ll soon get a good idea as to what Soul Fiesta can do for your event.

    Can we use your PA for speeches?

    Yes no problem. Soul Fiesta come totally self contained with their own PA, which they will set up for you to use for your speeches. So you won’t have to worry about anything, except making ‘em laugh (we can’t help you with that unfortunately!).

    How long does it take you to set up?

    The band will work around you to fit in with your schedule, but in an ideal scenario they would have 2 hours to set everything up. 1 clear hour at an absolute minimum.

    Do you supply music between sets?

    Yes, the band can either supply this or you are free to create youur own playlist on an ipod and the band will manage the playing of it through their PA system. If you’re having a DJ the band would be only too happy to speak with him/her before the event and see if there are options to share equipment.

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    Live

    All dates listed are for the 7 piece band.

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    6th June 2013

    Dover St Restaurant and Bar, London
    7 piece band on stage 10.30pm and 12 midnight
    Call: 020 7518 0680

    11th July 2013

    Dover St Restaurant and Bar, London
    7 piece band on stage 10.30pm and 12 midnight
    Call: 020 7518 0680

    22nd August 2013

    Dover St Restaurant and Bar, London
    7 piece band on stage 10.30pm and 12 midnight
    Call: 020 7518 0680

    19th September 2013

    Dover St Restaurant and Bar, London
    7 piece band on stage 10.30pm and 12 midnight
    Call: 020 7518 0680

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