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The Express 5 Piece Function Band

5 Piece Function Band in London

Soul, pop, motown and jazz function band based in London, specialised in weddings, corporate events and private parties.

The Express 5 Piece Function Band is an energetic, classy and engaging band featuring a line-up of professional musicians with more than 15 years experience of live performances in different venues in London and UK.

Their repertoire is characterised by a wide selection of Pop, Soul and R&B classics, uplifting Motown songs, famous jazz standards and Italian/Spanish numbers, all rearranged in different styles including funk, swing and latin jazz.

The band is led by the charismatic singer Bea from Spain, who is capable to literally enchant the audience with her charming voice and get everyone involved. Expect a non-stop show, full of famous uplifting songs and classy arrangements, which will get everyone up and dancing and singing along.

The Band provides a complete, stand-alone and flexible music equipment that can be adapted to the specific needs of the clients and types of venues.

Repertoire List

POP/FUNK/SOUL/ROCK
Superstition
Hit the road Jack
Ain’t nobody
Happy
Moves like Jagger
Respect
Living for the city
I wanna dance with somebody
September
I will survive
Signed sealed delivered
I shot the sheriff
Hound dog
Let’s stay together
Sunny
Feeling good
Moondance
My way
Valerie
Heard it through the grapevine
I wish
Seven Nation Army
Call me maybe
What’s going on
Get Lucky
American Boy
Master Blaster
I feel good
Sitting on the Dock
Son of a preacher man
Blame it on the boogie
Isn’t she lovely
Fly me to the moon
Hotel California
At last
Ain’t no sunshine
Sway
I just wanna make love to you
Killing me softly
Higher ground
I say a little prayer
light my fire
English man in NY
Fever
Georgia on my mind
Rehab
Stand by me
Proud Mary
I’d rather go blind
This boots are made for walking
Route 66
L.O.V.E
All about the bass
Can’t buy me love
Love yourself
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Come Together – The Beatles
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Kiss – Prince
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
River Deep Mountain High – Tina Turner
Livin La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Use Me – Bill Withers
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones I put a spell on you – Nina Simone
Running on Faith – Eric Clapton
Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
All of Me – John Legend
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Imagine – John Lennon
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Wonderwall – Oasis

JAZZ/BLUES
Summertime – Gershwin, Gershwin, & Heyward
Night and Day – Cole Porter
Girl From Ipanema – Jobim, DeMoraes, Gimbel
Body and Soul – Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton
It Don’ Mean A Thing – Ellington, Mills
What Is This Thing Called love? – Cole Porter
Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams, Louis Armstrong
Mack The Knife – Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht
My Heart Belongs To Daddy – Cole Porter
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter
Beautiful Love – Young, Alstyne & Gillespie
P.S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jck Strachey
Dream A Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn
Cry Me A River – Arthur Hamilton
Stormy Weather – Arlen & Koehler
I’ve Never Been In Love Before

LATIN
Despacito
Narcos soundtrack Song,
Mambo #5,
La tortura,
Living la Vida Loca,
Shape of You,
Bailando,
Vivir La Vida
Besame Mucho
Carnaval
Oye como va
Mais que nada
Let’s get loud
La camisa negra

CHRISTMAS SONGS
White Christmas
Let It Snow
Sleigh Ride
Silver Bells
Winter Wonderland
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Jingle Bells
Look A Lot Like Christmas
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Silent Night
The Christmas Song
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Frosty The Snowman

Testimonials

“The Express 5 Piece Function Band with the amazing Bea on vocals are a high-energy, incredibly versatile band performing every genre and style with a world-class line-up. They nail everything from Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin, Soul, Disco, Funk, Motown, Brazilian, Cuban, Spanish, Reggae and many more. I hired them several times per month and I will strongly recommend the Express band, without hesitation , for any private event , wedding or celebration”
– Guillermo Mesa Entertainment manager and DJ at Southampton’s biggest Latin night club,

“We hired the band for a wedding celebration in our garden. Jose made the booking process very easy and he was very careful to make sure we had the right kind of mix of instruments and singer to suit us. He sent a long and varied list of song choices. Requests were also encouraged. On the day the band were professional in every way from setting up to performing a whole beautiful range of songs. There was something to suit everyone.This band had just the right mix for us of jazzy, cool music while our guests wanted to eat and talk, but could turn up the volume and liven up the beat at just the right time for some dancing. Plus the band were such lovely guys – friendly and warm and had a great rapport with our guests. We have had great feedback from our guests about how great the band were. I can thoroughly recommend booking this band. ”
-Amanda Parker , 2018

“I hired The Express 5 Piece Function Band for a private events on a regular basis. Every time they come here, they create a fantastic vibe and perform so brilliantly so all my clients are impressed and delighted with the band. I have been hiring Jose’s bands for years now, always being impressed with his professionalism, kind and personalised approach and the Express band, with the incredible singer and performer Bea is probably one the best party bands we have ever had in here”
-Alex Manager and music programmer at live music venue in Tottenham court road.

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