When you’re talking about arranging the live musical entertainment for the big day, getting it right can turn a pleasant-enough wedding reception into one of the most memorable nights of your life! There are so many function bands available, but how do you sort the wheat from the chaff?
Here are 9 reasons why Classic Soul Dogs stand out from the crowd:
Classic Soul Dogs have performed at (quite literally) hundreds of weddings, parties, balls, and corporate events. We’ve played all sorts of venues to all sorts of crowds, wowing our audience every time with our musical panache and infectious stage presence. During those performances, we have honed our sets and our performance to an exceptional, professional level. The reviews from our many satisfied clients speak for themselves!
Whilst this may not seem like a big deal, our live recording is solid proof that we are absolutely legitimate, strong performers, belting out soul classics to a high standard on demand. We’ve found that many of the other function bands out there use a polished studio recording as an example of their performance, and it’s rarely an accurate idea of how good they’re going to be on the night. Our video and demo recording is our 8-piece ensemble playing live, together, at the same time, and in the same room! We have nothing to hide behind fancy studio tricks, and are proud of our abilities as a fully live band.
We really enjoy what we do, and there is nothing we love more than to make the people boogie. We’re often praised for the level of support we offer before your wedding – and given what most wedding preparations seem to be like, we’re glad to offer it! We’re here to help you in any way we can and we’re pretty flexible with arrangements too, if there’s something specific you want – just ask.
Full lighting, PA and interval music are all provided as standard by the band. This ensures that we have a consistent, rehearsed show that we know looks and sounds great.
With 5 graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 3 full time music lecturers, 8 full-time professional musicians and a professional sound engineer, we can confidently boast that we have some of the best musicians in the country in our band! And while most bands make boastful claims about their musical abilities, what’s more important is that we have developed a real and lasting chemistry that means we genuinely love to perform together. Offering much more talent than your average ‘weekend warriors’, our set list includes ambitious, inventive tunes that are a testament to our skills.
All bands say that, right?! We’re a bit different. Andy, the band leader, started life as a professional audio/visual technician (a.k.a. tech geek!) so he knows a thing or two about live sound. Or PA is to a highly professional specification (no, really – take a look!) and our lighting is the latest LED lighting rig on the market. Our stage bristles with pro synthesizers; vintage amplifiers and cordless microphones (so the dance moves can come out!) and we are really passionate about great sound quality.
We have a varied repertoire to suit most occasions, incorporating soul and Motown; disco; 70s funk and pop. Give us an idea of the songs in our repertoire that you like, and we can tailor the set for you!
Classic Soul Dogs is fully PAT tested and has comprehensive Public Liability Insurance. This is a requirement for most venues, and we’re happy to provide certificate copies for your venue.
As with any industry, musicians know other musicians, and we’re all friends really! We have a wide range of alternative entertainment that we can put you in touch with who offer the same high standard of musicianship as you would expect from Classic Soul Dogs. So if we’re not what you’re looking for, that’s OK – get in touch anyway and we’ll point you in the right direction.