Motor City – Motown Band

Motown Band

From Motown to James Brown, Funk to Blues, this International Soul Artiste and his Soul Motown Band will move  your party to the sounds of Stevie Wonder & Friends They will get your guest from all ages into the groove of Soul and Rhythm & Blues. Having him for your function is an honour by itself as he has shared the stage with BB King and was signed to Motown Records.  There are many Motown Bands in the UK but only one has a singer from Motown.!

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Not many will dispute that he probably has the most awesome voice and stage presence. His Motown Band for functions and weddings (including Jewish Weddings) is one of the most in demand Motown Soul bands for weddings and corporate events in London and the rest of the UK including events abroad. Though their specialty is recreating the Motown sound they regularly update their repertoire to the current top 40 hits to reflect the latest tastes and requests.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan USA, (Marcus) The lead singer and band leader lived near Hitsville and grew up to Motown grooves. Now settled in the UK, he is firmly established here and in Europe as a blues artiste but also finds the time to perform for private events with his Motown themed function band. He opened up at the Royal Albert Hall for BB King and has shared the bill with Walter Trout. He continues to release Blues Albums and plays at various festivals in Europe.

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You will simply never find a better motown soul band in the UK – Sam Harris

If you can book Motor City for your corporate event or wedding, then why book anyone else  - Christina Noel

Truly an Amazing Voice – Titus 

Audio Demos

Mustang Sally

My Girl – I have Got Sunshine

I Feel Good

Everybody Needs Somebody

Hard to Handle

Hora

Sex Bomb

Jazz, Swing, R&B & Rat Pack

It Had To Be You

Come Fly Away

Lady’s A Tramp

Let’s Stay Together

Love Train

My Funny Valentine

Stand By Me

When Booking with an additional Female Singer

Finally

Come Away With Me

To Book This Motown Band for your Party and let your guests groove to the pure sounds of soul

Call us on 0207 993 8007 or email us on info@musicforlondon.co.uk

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Client Comments

Dear Marcus,

Where do we start? We appreciate everything you did to be with us at such short notice to play at our wedding in June.

You greatly exceeded our expectations and all of our guests were absolutely thrilled. The music and your amazing voice was just perfect for our Anglo American wedding and even the Americans who were used to Motown were impressed.

We didn’t leave the dance floor all night, along with everyone else so that is a sign of a truly great party! We have some brilliant photos of you and the band – especially the ‘My Girl’ routine! We will be sure to send these through when we receive them from the photographer in August.

Thanks again,

Much love,

Sophie and Charles – July 2014

Hi Kevin
Just a quick email to say thank you so much to you and the band for performing at our wedding. We had a fantastic time and so many people have commented on how much they enjoyed the music! The day went very quickly for me and I apologise that I didn’t manage to thank you before you left.

Many thanks again.
Kind regards
- Sarah

Hi Marcus,
It’s been a bit hectic since the wedding so apologies for not getting in touch sooner. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you & the band for putting on such a great show at Northbrook Park for us. We thought you were absolutely amazing and we can honestly say our night would not have been the same without you. It was fantastic… J We had so many comments regarding how good you guys were.

Thank you once again.
- Elliott

Hi Marcus,
Thanks so much to you and the band for playing last Saturday at our wedding reception. You are fantastic musicians and pitched things perfectly – you had everyone dancing all evening (even my 88 year old grandma)! We had lots of fun and had so many comments from friends and family on how great you were.

Thanks again,
- Natalie and Sam

Dear Marcus,
I just wanted to drop you a note to say a HUGE thank you to you and the band for being absolutely amazing at our wedding. You were absolutely fantastic, had the dancefloor jumping and the Bugsy Malone song was the hi-light of the night – people are still talking about it.

It was an absolute honour to have you there and we will definitely be telling all our friends that are getting married to have you as their band.

All the best with the future.
- Annis & Dom xxx

Hi Guys,
Just wanted to say a BIG BIG thank you to you and the band for a wonderful evening. You guys crept off so quietly we didn’t get a chance, as you can imagine we were so busy. Your professionalism, arrangements and vocals were superb which made a fantastic party atmostphere. Exactly what we wanted and we’re so glad we picked you. Our guests have not stopped commenting and praising you and we will certainly be recommending you for years to come.

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!

Best wishes and all our love.
- Jenny and Charlie Earley xx

Hello Marcus,
Hope you are well. Sorry we haven’t contacted you sooner – we have just come back from our honeymoon. Just wanted to say a massive thank to you and your band for playing at our wedding in May. You guys were simply amazing! Everyone was taken aback not only by the quality of the singing but by the versatility of your performances. We noticed that even the owners of the venue came to watch and I hope they will be booking you soon! Please let us know if you guys ever do any performances nearby – we would certainly love to see you again.

Thanks again to you and the band for making it a fantastic night!
- Monica

Hi Marcus,
I hope you’re well. I just wanted to write you a quick note to say how fantastic you and your band were at our wedding on the 25th September. You were as good if not better than we remembered you and I can’t even tell you how many people commented on how great you were! (Almost everyone basically!)

I’ll definitely pass your name on to anyone I know who is getting married and that is looking for a band, and hope to see you again providing we’re then invited!! You were professional and awesome as we both expected and it’s obvious that you enjoy what you do as well, which always helps!

Thanks again, please pass on our best to all your band mates, you all helped to make our day the perfect day it was.

Cheers Marcus,
- George & Gemma Pointon-Taylor

Dear Marcus Malone and Motor City Party Band,
We are so sorry it has taken us so long to write to you to say thank you very much for the amazing music you provided at our wedding reception in August. I started my new job as a teacher as soon as we got back from our honeymoon and since then it has been non stop work in the evenings and most weekends. We also moved fairly soon after the wedding and, although this was only to the flat next door, the move was quite stressful and took up a lot of our spare time.

We had a fabulous time at our reception and we really had a fantastic time on the dance floor, as did many of our guest. The music we had at our wedding was very important to us and our parents, in order that the right atmosphere was created, and we couldn’t have imagined the music and dancing to go any better. As soon as the the music stated the dance floor quickly filled up and it remained full all night. We really do feel that you are a truly brilliant band and so many of our friends and family have commented on how amazing you were.

Many, many thanks again and we wish you all well and hope you are all having a happy and successful New Year.

Kind regards,
- Sarah and Keith Curtis

Dear Marcus,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Motor City band personally for playing at our Wedding on the 11th October 2008.

As a music lover I had previously had nightmares about the quality of wedding entertainment on offer at weddings, especially after attending various others which I felt had been let down by a cheesy disco at the end, playing the usual dire mixture of songs from nasty wedding compilation albums, all I can say is they should have booked the Motor City Party Band because you were fantastic.

The first dance of “Something” by George Harrison, although not Motown, was covered with such finesse even my seriously fanatical Beatles fan friend was deeply impressed. Great vocals and a spot on guitar solo were the comments.You judged the mood perfectly throughout the evening, managing to get almost every single guest on the dance floor at some point. I think it speaks volumes for this to range from my 10 year old cousin to my 85 year old grandmother.

Everyone was commenting on how wonderful the band was, some people said you were the best band they had ever seen! others said how they would like to book you themselves in the future, so expect some more contacts for sure.

Finally I would like to say a special thanks for traveling to play for us, we look forward to booking you again in London either personally or as a recommendation at work.

All the very best
- Oliver and Claire

Hi Marcus
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for a wonderful performance on Friday. Everyone commented on how great you were. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as Grant and I did.

Thanks again.

Best wishes,
- Sara

Re. 19th July in Winchester.
Dear Marcus,
Sorry this has been a while in coming forward, we have just returned from a fantastic honeymoon in Fiji and California (and now feel very cold indeed having been in 90+ degrees for the last three weeks!!)

We had a great day on the wedding and I wanted to write to thank you for your utmost professionalism and dedication the job in hand -which was making our wedding evening a great night for everyone, and getting people who I’ve never seen move out of their chairs at weddings previously, up on that dancefloor shakin their thang!! You were all we had hoped for and more and I can only genuinely thank you for helping our wedding to be so much fun.

Everyone commented on what a great band you are and how much fun you gave to the party. I was only too sorry that I didn’t get to spend more time on the dancefloor (although that might have been in everyone’s best interests given my general lack of co-ordination…!!!) the night seemed to whizz by so fast, it was so much fun. I also would like to thank you for being flexible regarding the timings etc – my father and I had previously had a few heated debates about the fireworks as he kept changing his mind on the timings of doing it – so I really appreciated you being generous in your time and the general organization of everything with him changing his mind at the last minute!

Many thanks again and kind regards
- Amy

Hi Marcus
Would just like to say how fantastic the performance by you and your band was on Saturday 2nd August.

Every single person at the reception has commented on how great the music was and how you were able to get everyone dancing, young and old.

The way you sang our first dance song was truly memorable and my wife even told me it was better than the original, which I agree with. Especially given the short amount of time in which you learnt the song.

We wish to give our gratitude for make our wedding even more unforgettable, and would recommend you whole heartedly to everyone.

Many thanks
- Michael & Dionne

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Motor City Group for playing at my wedding in May. They were absolutely brilliant and the dance floor was packed all night long! All my guests commented on how great they were and a few have even asked for your number for their upcoming weddings.

Please pass my thanks to Marcus and the band.

Regards,
- Carly and Marek

 

Sample Set List

(Your Love) Keep Lifting Me Higher
Aint No Mountain High Enough
Aint No Stopping Us Now
Aint No Sunshine
All Night Long
Always And Forever – Heatwave
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Broken Stones
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Sugar
Cant Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
Cant Take My Eyes Off You
Carwash – Rolls Royce
Celebration
Country Roads (John Denver)
Dance The Night Away
Dancing In The Moonlight
Dancing In The Street
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Everlasting Love
Everybody Needs Somebody
Feeling Hot Hot Hot
Forget You
Get Ready
Gimme Some Lovin
Going To A Go Go
Hard To Handle
Have I Told You Lately
Heaven (Brian Adams)
Hold On
Honky Tonk Woman
How Sweet It Is
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Need Your Love So Bad
I Wish
I’m A Believer
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
It Takes Two
Its Your Thing
Kiss
Knock On Wood
Land Of A 1000 Dances
Let’s Get It On
Lets Stay Together
Losing You
Love Is In The Air
Love Really Hurts Without You
Love Train
Lovely Day
Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
My First My Last My Everything
My Girl
Papas Brand New Bag
Red Red Wine – Ub40
Respect
Rocket Man
September
Sex Machine
Shotgun
Signed Sealed Delivered
Sir Duke
Somewhere Over Rainbow/Wonderful World
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Summer Of 69
Superstition
Sweet Home Chicago
Take Me In Your Arms
Take Me To The River
These Arms Of Mine
This Old Heart Of Mine
Three Little Birds
Time Of My Life
Truly
Twistin The Night Away
When A Man Loves A Woman
Wonderful Tonight
You Are My Destiny
You Sexy Thing
You To Me Are Everything
You’re Just To Good To Be True
You Are Sunshine Of My Life
You All I Need To Get By
Labamba/Twist And Shout
Amarillo
Aint No Stoppin Us Now
Sex Bomb
Always And Forever
Dance The Night Away
Three Times A Lady
Spirit In The Sky
All Right Now
Love Shack
Endless Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Sugar
Dance The Night Away
Easy
Hard To Handle
Honky Tonk Woman
I Saw Her Standing There
Long Train Runnin
Love Really Hurts Wihout You
Moondance
Red Red Wine
Rock Around The Clock
Sex Bomb
Sweet Home Alabama
Wonderful Tonight
You Do Something To Me
Play That Funky Music
Midnight Hour
Everybody Needs Somebody
Knock On Wood
Hard To Handle
Soul Man

50’s
Aint That A Shame
Blueberry Hill
Doin The Mess Around
Ive Got A Woman
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny Be Good
Rock And Roll Music
Save The Last Dance For Me
Save The Last Dance For Me
The Twist (Chubby Checker)
Whole Lotta Shakin

Swing & Jazz
Beyond The Sea
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me To The Moon
It Had To Be You
Let There Be Love
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
My Funny Valentine
New York, New York
Route 66
Strangers In The Night
Sway
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Way You Look Tonight

When Booked with Female Vocals
Aint No Mountain High Enough
Aint Nobody
Baby Love
Blame It On The Boogie
Boogie Oggie Oggie
Carwash
Chain Of Fools
Come Away With Me
Dancing In The Street
Dancing Queen
Don’t Leave Me This Way
Finally
For Once In My Life
Girl From Ipanema
Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Want You Back
I Wish
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
Im So Excited
Lady Marmalade
Le Freak
Lost In Music
Love Really Hurts Without You
Love Shack
Midnight At The Oasis
My Guy
Natural Woman
Paper Moon
Rescue Me
Respect
Route 66
Sexual Healing
Sign Sealed Delivered
Simply The Best
Sir Duke
Son Of A Preacher Man
Spooky
Stop In The Name Of Love
Streetlife
Super Duper Love
Take Me In Your Arms
Teardrops
Think
Tracks Of My Tears
Valerie
We Are Family
What A Difference A Day Makes
Who’s That Girl
You Cant Hurry Love
You To Me Are Everything
Young Hearts
Your Love Keep Lifting Me Higher

(Motor City also perform Hora (Israeli) music for Weddings when required.)

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Name:
Motor City Motown Band
Type:
Motown Band
Rates From:
GBP 1650.00
Call 0207 993 8007
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