How long have Motown Soul been together? Motown Soul formed in 2009 and has been gigging regularly ever since.
•Is it always the same members? If any one from the normal line up is not available, we prefer not to take a booking on that day. However, on the rare occasions that it is unavoidable, we do have reliable replacements. Being professional musicians involved in a number of projects, we unfortunately cannot guarantee the line up.
•Do you have a contract? Yes. We provide a contract to protect both the band and the client.
•Do you have insurance? Yes. We have public liability insurance for damages up to £2,000,000.
•Do you have your own lights and PA system? Yes. Motown Soul have a top quality PA system – Turbosound, Milan series – and a lighting rig adequate for both the stage and dance floor.
•Do you have an engineer? Yes. We pride ourselves on the professional quality of our show. To ensure this we have an engineer for all events to get the best quality sound. Our sound engineer is as much a part of the band as the musicians.
•How long do you need to set up? Ideally we need an hour and a half to set up, sound check and then tidy up and get the stage looking presentable. This can be a disruptive process so we prefer to do this before any guests arrive, or at least while guests are in a different room.
•How long do you play for? Motown Soul will perform 2X1 hour sets accross an evening. We can perform for longer, but there will be additional charges for this.
•How long do the breaks last? The timing for when we play and how long our breaks last can be tailored to your schedule.
•What time will you finish? Our quotes are usually based on a time frame of 19.30 until midnight. We can start earlier and finish later, but again there may be additional charges for this.
•Do you take requests? We can learn specific songs to play at your event. The first dance at a wedding is free. Any other songs have an additional charge of £60 per song to cover rehearsal costs.
•Can you play recorded music during the break? Yes. If you do not have a DJ at your event we are happy to provide suitable recorded music to play through our PA system during the breaks.
•Do you expect to be fed? Our contract states that the band should be provide with a hot meal and soft drinks.