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Soul Bands in Scotlandand
Dance and Show bands


Soul and Motown Bands in Scotland

Welcome to our Soul and Motown Band page. If you are interested in a particular Band, or type of Band, then let us know and we will check availability and give you a quote. If necessary, we can also arrange a date for you to meet the Band and hear them playing.

Booking from outside the UK?

Not a problem! We have experience in arranging Bands for clients based in Europe, Canada, and the USA for Weddings and Functions in Scotland. We can help you every step of the way and supply you with Demo CDs or MP3s of Bands. At the planning stage, we will even put you in contact with the Band Leader so you can work out your exact requirements with him or her by telephone or email.

We are also experienced in supplying Function Bands and Ceilidh Bands for functions abroad. Indeed, we are always delighted to hear from Expats and Caledonian Clubs from around the World and providing them with a reliable and friendly service.

Whatever your requirements, contact us by telephone or email and we will try to help in whatever way we can.

We promise to go that extra mile to make your Function or Event a happy and successful one!

So why should we book a band through you?

Quite simply - we do all the work for you and safeguard your interests.

  • We advise you on which bands are suitable and available for your function.
  • We send you free Demo CDs.
  • We arrange dates where you can go and see the band.
  • We issue proper contracts to you and the band.
  • We deal with deposits and receipts for you.
  • We resolve any issues or problems that may arise.
  • We check last-minute details to ensure all goes smoothly on the day.
  • We use our considerable list of contacts to find you a suitable replacement band if the artistes cannot perform due to Acts of God or illness.
  • We have booked bands regularly over twenty years.

In a nutshell, it gives you less hassle and more peace of mind than doing it yourself.

Atlantic Soul - Soul and Motown Band in Scotland

Atlantic Soul Showband Scotland

Atlantic Soul Showband is a specialist in the Wedding and Corporate scene. They have travelled the length and breadth of the country, having played in just about every major hotel and venue in Scotland, England and abroad.

They are a fully scaleable showgroup (from seven-piece down to a duo) whose unique style has seen them tour throughout the UK and internationally. They have starred at a wide variety of functions, from small intimate private parties to large corporate events and dinner dances, and from holiday park theme nights to large open air festivals. Prestigious weddings and Corporate Events are their speciality.

Atlantic Soul Showband performs the whole spectrum of dance music from the 50's through to present day chart hits, as well as classic soul, motown and disco. For weddings, a short optional ceilidh set can be incorporated if required, as well as additional ceremony music and additional small jazz combo during dinner. Their integrated Disco is always incorporated into the package, unless you have your own DJ booked.

They have earned a fantastic reputation as one of the most exciting showbands performing in the UK! With up to four powerful vocalists (including both male and female lead vocals in any size lineup), a superb four-piece rhythm section and live brass with their gorgeous female sax player, Atlantic Soul work as a seven-piece down to a two-piece band.

Atlantic Soul gives it's own special treatment to hits from all decades, with costume changes, choreographed dance routines and excellent state-of-the-art sound, light and multimedia systems to make a great all round entertainment spectacular, one that audiences remember for a very long time. The past 50 years have given us some of the best music of all time. Atlantic Soul has worked their magic to bring you their sensational show, keeping the best of the greatest music very much alive.

They have Public Liablity insurance and all their equipment is PAT tested.

Marj with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Some Testimonials

"Your band is absolutely fantastic! I LOVE your show"
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

"Had the bestest time ever dancing along with you guys! You guys have your dance moves SORTED! Loved the Kanye West glasses! Thanks for a great night xx (Kimberley)"
The band were great. Really got the crowd going. Lots of personality (Debbie)
Kimberley and Debbie, guests at Lisa and Gav's wedding, Aberdeen, July 2010.

"The band were brilliant. Entertaining for all ages and stages. I was at the wedding with my daughter and we both had a great time. Very enjoyable - great mix for all ages - Brill !!"
Mairi and Lisa Thomson wedding, May 2010.

"The band were superb! Got a new wife and had a ball."
Lynne and Gordon Brophy wedding, May 2010.

"Fab music that got everyone's dancing shoes on. Thank you for a great night x"
Corinne's wedding, Aberdeen, July 2010.

"Hey Guys and gals…. We have arrived back in Bahrain after our break and the big day…well what can we say,,,,,,,You guys made it very special for us…and all the guests are still raving about the band ... you were fantastic…I am going to getting working on maybe getting you out here for a show later on in the year…..bahrain needs to see & hear you guys….well it is back to the grind for us after our 3 week high…thanks for the mention on the blog and please keep in touch….We will be watching you every step of the way to the success that you deserve for all your hard work…keep up the good work and remember…If it aint soul…..!!! It aint worth a funk….all the best the noo…John and Roz XXX"
John and Roz Rankin wedding, June 2010.

"Can I just say thank you for the most fantastic night. Everyone has been raving about your show the whole night. What a fantastic mix of music you played - 50's, 80's, modern stuff. And what was great as well was that all the music ran together. The dancefloor was never empty all night. Tonight has been our greatest success of this event so far with £115,000 being raised and having you guys play. Thank you very much. You were absolutely excellent."
MC CLAN Christmas Cracker Ball, 2009.

"The dancefloor was packed the whole night. Without a shadow of a doubt, Atlantic Soul is definitely the best showband in Scotland and absolutely at the top of the game. Why have a second rate band at a top notch function? These guys reek showmanship and professionalism. Get them booked"
Touch Of Tartan Ball, 2008.

"This is our third time at this event and we only came back because it's your band that's on. It's been a brilliant night the past couple of years but I have to say that you absolutely surpassed yourselves this year. Tonight was amazing!!! Hope to see you next year again. When are the tickets on sale?"
Anne, Kingdon FM Party Night, Glenrothes, 2008.

Video Samples

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Sound Samples

Here are some samples of their work. Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Seven-Piece Band Medley - MP3 (6.88MB)

Six-Piece Band Medley - MP3 (3.72MB)

Five-Piece Band Ballads - MP3 (2.38MB)

Dancing In The Streets - MP3 (1.76MB)

Nutbush - MP3 (2.11MB)

Goodnight Girl - MP3 (375KB)

Higher and Higher - MP3 (518KB)

Get Ready - MP3 (675KB)

To Hire a Band

If you wish to hire this band, check their availability, get a quote, or see them playing live, then email us by filling in the enquiry form on the Contact Us page.

If you cannot email, you can also give us a call on 0141 577 6604.

We promise to get you the lowest price we can from every band.

N.B. If you have already contacted the band directly, then we cannot become involved in fee negotiations.

Atlantic Soul - Sample Setlist

For Atlantic Soul, there is no such thing as a standard setlist. They are continually updating their setlist with new material. As a bespoke service to each individual client, your own special 1st dance song can be learned, rehearsed and played live for you on the night given 4 clear months notice. Here's a small sample of songs that can be incorporated into a standard night's repertoire to get the party started...

The Way You Look Tonight (possible 1st dance)
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Dirty Dancing Medley
80s Medley
Dancing in the Street - Martha & The Vandellas
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Twist Medley
My Girl - Four Tops
This Old Heart of Mine - Isley Brothers
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Candyman - Christina Aguilera
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle / Moulin Rouge
Crazy - Gnarls Barklay
Car Wash - Rose Royce / Christina Aguilera
Mama Mia - ABBA
You to Me are Everything - The Real Thing
Love Really Hurts Without You
HonkyTonk Women - Rolling Stones
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Knock on Wood - Amii Stewart
Shake a Tailfeather - Ike and Tina Turner / Blues Brothers
Don't Feel Like Dancin / December 63 Medley
Long Train Running - Isley Brothers
I Feel Good - James Brown
Waterloo - ABBA
Young Hearts Run Free - Candy Staton
Reach Out - I'll Be There - Four Tops
That's the Way I Like It / ShameShame Medley
We are Family - Sister Sledge
Disco Inferno / Never Can Say Goodbye Medley
Shang a Lang - Bay City Rollers
Scottish End of Night Medley
500 Miles - Proclaimers

In addition to the songs listed, they can do a full evening's entertainment or cabaret/tributes of certain themes. The themes they provide are:

  • 60 & 70's night (costumes in keeping with the era)
  • 70's Show (3 x costume changes of the era)
  • Divas Show (incorporating costume changes & tributes to the greatest divas from Cher to Streisand to Elton!)
  • Abba Set (as 3 or 4 pc with additional female singer and guitarist with costumes) then music for dancing
  • Country Music (for country clubs and festivals)
  • Soul Music (for soul nights and festivals)
  • Laid back cabaret incorporating soul, country, jazz, etc

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