Talkin' Soul

Soul, Disco & Funk, Motown1
Price from £1,150
Location: West Midlands

Warning: a night with Talking Soul' will leave your feet pounding and your head swimming with great sights and sounds. With the hottest horn section this side of Memphis and rock steady rhythms to groove to, not to mention the outstanding vocals of the one and only Joe Greaves - it's no surprise that we are the most revered Soul and Motown revue band of this generation!

Biography

On Lead Vocals

Joe Greaves consistently out-sings and out-performs the best in the business a fact regularly attested to by Talking Soul' audiences. Don’t take our word for this, listen to the demo and check out Joe’s performance live, you will be impressed!

With bravura vocal performances, a sizzling stage presence and instinctive crowd charisma, Joe will get your venue’s audiences to their feet every time and will always live up to his reputation as Peerless and Fearless.

Live Horns

Glamour in the front line comes courtesy of the sensational Abi Hill and Deb Hutt, showcasing a full range of saxophones from deep baritone to silky soprano, with Simon Powell completing the vibrant and exciting horn line-up with his soaring trumpet virtuosity.

Backline

A drums, bass, guitar and keys backline that you can take to the bank, Delvin and Colin’s rock solid grooves are everything you want to hear in a great drum and bass partnership, whilst the sparkling performances of Brian on guitar and Jon on keys complete our dynamic rhythm section. The permanence and commitment of our line up gives Talking Soul' the edge. These guys know each others’ playing inside out.

The Pedigree

Talking Soul' has been careful to assemble a line up which really gels on stage and is of single purpose in its attention to detail and its determination to give 110%. The mounting of our shows is scrupulously professional as are our dealings with all venues, officials, staff and clients.

The Show

The members of Talking Soul' are all seasoned professionals who have honed their craft in many and diverse bands across the UK, Europe and the United States. This collective experience comes together under the musical direction of keyboard player Jon Scott, whose authentic, dynamic and energetic arrangements lifts Talking Soul' way above the commonplace.

♪ Pitch perfect 4 part harmonies and backing vocals

We know that poorly executed vocals will ruin the night of even the least musical audience members. In a Talking Soul' show, everyone is in key, all of the time! A real asset of which Talking Soul' are rightly proud.

PA Lighting

Talking Soul' comes equipped with a state of the art PA and lighting rig, utilising the very latest in digital technology, with different setups to accommodate any size venue. The band is known for its incredible lighting setups, utilising a combination of L.E.D. stage strips, parcans and an array of moving heads. All controlled by our dedicated engineer, for a fully integrated show.

Dependability

Talking Soul' will be there on time and deliver the same level of excellence every time.


Set List

Repertoire

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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Baby, Now That I’ve Found You
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can’t Turn You Loose
Car Wash
Celebration
Dancing In The Street
Disco Inferno
Do You Love Me
Everybody Needs Somebody
Forget You
Get Ready
Gimme Some Lovin’
Green Onions
Hard to Handle
Heatwave
Higher & Higher
Hold on I’m Coming
I Feel Good I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Love Man
Love Train
Memphis Soul Stew
Midnight Hour
Isn’t She Lovely
It’s The Same Old Song
Jailhouse Rock
Knock on Wood
Land Of 1000 Dances
Let’s Stay Together
Mr Pitiful
Mustang Sally
My Girl
Nowhere To Run
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Pick Up The Pieces
Play That Funky Music
Proud Mary
Reach Out (I'll Be There)
Respect September
Shake a Tail Feather
Show me
Signed Sealed Delivered
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)
Superstition
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Soul Music
Take Me to the River
Thinking Out Loud
Time Is Tight
Treat Her Right
Try A Little Tenderness
Turn On Your Love Light
Twisting The Night Away
Unchain My Heart
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
Uptown Funk
Valerie

Testimonials

"My husband had to stand back in happiness and joy at one point just to take in all of our guests dancing together to such great music" Talking Soul' played at our wedding this June. From the beginning they were a pleasure to do business with, being friendly, helpful and professional. The dance floor was packed all night long and the music was just fantastic. Joe Greaves is a front man with it all, charisma, charm, wit and most importantly a sensational voice. The band play seamlessly together and all our guests absolutely raved about the music. They made the evening what it was and both myself and my husband had to stand back in happiness and joy at one point just to take in all of our guests dancing together to such great music. Book them now without hesitation, you won't regret it. Jenni and Jack, June 2012
Review by Jenni and Jack
Sep 12, 2016
"Thank you again and I will definitely be recommending you." We just want to say massive thank you to all of you for making our day so magical. Everyone had an amazing time. Tim and I loved every single minute. I started the day off emotional and ended it crying too. All in a good way I just didn't want the fantastic day to end. Thank you again and I will definitely be recommending you. You were all fantastic. Much love. The Prices, Aug '12
Review by The Prices
Sep 12, 2016
"You were totally amazing and our guests loved you." Thank you so so much for performing at our wedding in Stratford upon Avon. You were totally amazing and our guests loved you. Thank you also for learning my song request for my dad, he loved it and it meant a lot. We had an amazing day and our evening rocked! Thank you, Becky & Joe. 12th July '16
Review by Becky and Joe
Jul 12, 2016
"The energy and fun they gave to the evening was just fantastic." A massive thank you to the band who were amazing! They were the cherry on the top of our day, and helped make it even more memorable. We had so much fun and the bride spent the entire time they were there dancing to every song. Everyone we've spoken to since the day has commented on how brilliant they were, and the energy and fun they gave to the evening was just fantastic. We also want to thank them for being so accommodating when they arrived, as there was a slight issue with the stage which meant they started later than we originally thought. This did not seem to cause them any issue, and they were incredibly professional and generally awesome. We'll be recommending them to everyone, and we're already looking for an excuse to hire them again. We think they rock!  Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of them. Kind regards, Anna and Ben. 18th October '14
Review by Anna and Ben
Oct 18, 2014
"We can honestly say that Talking Soul' are the best soul and motown band we have ever heard" Talking Soul' played at our Wedding on Saturday the 2nd August and 24 hours later we are still in shock at how unbelievably good the band were, and we are on cloud 9!! Every single guest have said how good the band were. We can honestly say that Talking Soul' are the best soul and motown band we have ever heard (and we have seen the Four Tops and Temptations!). From start to finish they were very professional and kept every guest in high spirits and dancing the night away!!! I have already enquired to book the band for my 40th birthday and we can't wait to see them again. If you have a function booked with Talking Soul' believe me you will NOT be disappointed they are fantastic. Again on behalf of myself, my new wife and all the wedding guests we would like to say a massive thank you for making our very special day even more special! A day that we will never forget!!! Thanks guys Leanne and Gareth xxxxx 2nd Aug '14
Review by Leanne and Gareth
Aug 2, 2014
"We were very impressed with the band" We would both like to say a very big thankyou to the band, we were very impressed with them, everyone said how good they were. We will be recommending you and I'm sure we will be seeing you again in the future! Thanks again. Jayne and Phil Williams. 3rd May '14.
Review by Jayne and Phil Williams
May 3, 2014
"I have already been asked by guests, to give them your number" Hi, just to say thank you for making our wedding special. Everyone said what a good time they had , and how they enjoyed the music. I have already been asked by guests, to give them your number, so I hope some business comes your way. Thanks once again. Lesley & Peter. 25th April '14
Review by Lesley and Peter
Apr 25, 2014
"They are by far the best function band I've ever heard." It was a stunning performance at my daughters reception. It was superb, pitched just right for the mix of ages present. They are by far the best function band I've ever heard. Thank you. Book them quickly. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! 25th April '14.
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Apr 25, 2014
"Everyone I’ve spoken to said how they enjoyed the music" - Thanks very much for performing at my 50th Birthday party. I’ve just come back down to earth after a week of celebrations. Everyone I’ve spoken to said how they enjoyed the music performed by the band and thanks also for playing 2 extra songs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Carole & Richard Leatherbarrow. 30th Nov '13.
Review by Carole and Richard Leatherbarrow
Nov 30, 2013
"Book this band they are brilliant!" A big thankyou for making our party at Village Hotel Walsall such a great success, the band were fantastic and I was so pleased that you got everyone dancing all night, a sign of a great band. Many Thanks Pam Edge, 12th Oct '13
Review by Pam Edge
Oct 12, 2013
"From the moment they started to play the dance floor filled." My sincere thanks to the band for performing at my daughters wedding. From the moment they started the dance floor filled and continued like that throughout the evening. Everyone thought the band was great and as many said "Rocked the Joint". They helped to make the day very successful and I hope the band enjoyed it as much as we did. Once again thank you! Neil, Sat 28th July '12
Review by Neil
Jul 28, 2012
"So many great compliments from my guests, the dance floor was full all night" Don’t know what to say really, just absolutely fantastic. So many great compliments from my guests, the dance floor was full all night. So glad I opted for a live band and you guys were so professional and accommodating, I will certainly be looking to book the guys again in the future and I know a friend who was at the party has already booked them for a function next year. A big thank you again for making my 40th a special one. Darren Griffiths, 20th Jan 2012
Review by Darren Griffiths
Jan 20, 2012
"You were helpful, professional and approachable from the moment we booked" A massive thank you for playing at our wedding, you were fantastic! You got everyone up dancing as soon as you started to play and managed to keep the dance floor full all night. All of our guests we so impressed by your performance, they are still talking about you now. You were helpful, professional and approachable from the moment we booked, to the end of your performance. We cannot recommend you enough! Natalie & Alex, 30th July 2011
Review by Natalie and Alex
Jul 30, 2011
"Our guests commented that you are the best band they have ever seen!" Thank you so much for performing at our wedding you were absolutely incredible!!!! Every single one of our guests commented that you are the best band they have ever seen and they are all asking for your number for events they have coming up! You got everyone up dancing and you made our day really really special! Thank you to every single member of the band you are all fantastic!!! Love from Matt & Sarah, 23rd July 2011
Review by Matt and Sarah
Jul 23, 2011
"The dance floor was packed all night & everyone loved the music." Just to say a massive thank you for your brilliant performance at our wedding. The dance floor was packed all night & everyone loved the music. We have had many comments about what a fantastic band you are. Thanks for playing such a key role in making our day as special as it was. Everyone had their dancing shoes on! We will definitely be recommending you! Best wishes, Rachel & Martin English, 30th April 2011
Review by Rachel and Martin English
Apr 30, 2011
"Your professional approach and flexibility were a real help on the night!" We just wanted to say a big thank you to Talking Soul' for supporting us in our recent Winter Charity Ball. Your professional approach and flexibility were a real help on the night! The dancefloor was full from the first to the last number, and you certainly added something special to the evening. Philippa Pearmain, Birmingham Symphonic Winds, 22 January 2011
Review by Philippa Pearmain
Jan 22, 2011
"The dance floor was always full the music just brilliant. A class act!!!!" We would like to say a massive thanks to Talking Soul' who performed on the 4th Dec. Our members thought you were amazing, the dance floor was always full and the music just brilliant. A class act!!!! - Dulux Select Decorators Winter Ball & Trade Show 2010
Review by Dulux Select Decorators
Dec 5, 2010
"You were a perfect ending to our perfect day!" You gave our small wedding reception a complete boost and everyone was raving about how brilliant you were the next morning at breakfast. We had a fantastic night and would recommend you 100%. We can't thank you enough. Kaye & Iain, The Belfry 20/08/10
Review by Kaye and Ian
Aug 20, 2010
"What an amazing find on the internet" Talking Soul' played their hearts out for my 30th Wedding Anniversary party and won all the hearts of my guests. They were fantastic and exceed expectation to the point that one of my guests wanted to book them for their forthcoming wedding, but Talking Soul' were already booked, so get in quick if you want a band to get your party going and going and going! Wendy, Peterborough 30.5.2010
Review by Wendy
May 20, 2010
"They are in a complete league of the their own!" What can I say to express how fab Talking Soul' are? Talking Soul' are amazing, they are in a complete league of the their own! The dance floor was full and the sound was brilliant. This was the first May Ball and everyone had a fantastic night, largely because Talking Soul' made such a great impact...and we definitely want you back for next year! Thanks to Gail and all the band ...you are the best! Thank you so much. Elizabeth xx (Arnold Lodge Ball, 8 May 2010)
Review by Elizabeth
May 8, 2010
"If anyone out there is in two minds about booking Talking Soul', take it from me - book them!" There are certain things that can make or break an occasion and Talking Soul' certainly did not disappoint to make it for us on our special day! Absolutely superb! People have not stopped talking about what a great band you are! If anyone out there is in two minds about booking Talking Soul', take it from me - book them We just want to say thank you to each and everyone of you, the music and entertainment was incredible better than we could have hoped for. Thank you once again! Love Lee and Ali Parker (14th August 2009) 
Review by Lee and Ali Parker
Aug 14, 2009
"They definitely stand out amongst other soul bands we have seen!" Fab band, great gig on new year's eve - they definitely stand out amongst other soul bands we have seen! brilliant! Danced all night!! Hope to see you again. The Foxes (Nick, Steve and Teri Fox) at Wroxall Abbey Estate - New Year's Eve 2008.
Review by Nick, Steve, Teri Fox
Dec 31, 2008
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