MUSICAL DIRECTOR & CEO
I first started this company back in 2016 because I was tired of seeing laziness littering the event entertainment circuit. I wanted to create something where not only we care about each and every client we work with, but that the standard is consistently high week in week out, no matter the event.
This is a boutique entertainment company with a tight-knit collective of around 60 musicians, who each work in the various acts I have put together. Our 3 showbands, string quartet, jazz group and DJ Live act, and various socially distanced soloists/duos and trios all comprise Soho Entertainment. The idea is that they may work together to provide the entertainment for weddings and events throughout one day. This is NOT an agency - we created the acts on this site from scratch and each act has its own set of bespoke arrangements.
I hope you enjoy the eclectic array of luxury bands on offer throughout this site. I'm very proud to present you all the best musicians I know from my time as a session singer/arranger/West End performer!
How big are the showbands?
We can go out as a 6 - 14 piece band. The core 6-piece line up is 2 vocalists (male and female), drums, bass, keys and guitar.
On top of that you get
7 piece - Add sax/trumpet
8 piece - Add both sax and trumpet
9 piece - Add sax, trumpet and trombone.
Recommended - it makes an enormous difference to the sound
PREMIUM 12 piece line up
Four vocalists, three horns, percussionist and
PLATINUM 14 piece line up
Six vocalists, three horns, percussionist and
How much does the band cost?
The cost of the band depends on a lot of different variables including the number of members required in the band, how long they will be on site and distance from the venue. When
you call our booking service on 0800 564 2240, we will go through these variables together and you will be sent a quote within an hour.
What do you require from us?
We need floor space or a stage that is separate from the dancefloor, it's no fun for anyone having guests falling over expensive equipment!
- 12 Piece - Width 8m x Depth 4m
- 9 Piece - Width 6m x Depth 3.5m
- 6 Piece - Width 5m x Depth 3m
Also we need around 4 x 13Amp Plug sources to be safe!
The band requires hot meals and soft drinks. These would usually be served after set up or between the first and
If the event is outdoors and you require the use of electrical
equipment we need cover, even if it doesn't look like it's going to rain!
Will you learn our first dance?
Yes! Whatever it may be! We already have a fairly large back catalogue, but if you want something new, we will arrange and learn a first dance free of charge!
Do you take other requests?
Soho Entertainment prides itself on flexibility, so if you want specific music played at your event, we can collaborate in the run up to it and tailor make your set to best suit your guests. If you want us to learn specific new songs it can absolutely be done just at a very small cost.
How do you entertain guests between sets?
Luckily, three of the band members are DJs, so if you want vibrant live mixes instead of just music played out of an iPod between, before and after the band's set then this is an option to consider! We can also add a sax and percussion to this set up to create a great live, party vibe.
Can you play music for our ceremony?
Yes, the band can morph easily into a pop trio, or even just a pianist and a singer. You can also get our amazing jazz group 'Soho: Jazz' or the string group 'Soho: Strings' who also play classical music and all your favourite love songs!
Do you have material for Jewish and Hindu weddings?
Whilst the majority of our set is Western, we have 15 minute medleys of traditional Jewish music and Bollywood music!
How long is a set?
90% of the time we play 2 x 1 hour sets. But occasionally people want different timings and that is fine and can be negotiated!
Are the performers always the same as in the videos?
Whilst the singers and musicians in the video are always the first call, occasionally with their busy performing careers they will become unavailable for the date of the event. Fortunately, SE works as a tight-knit collective of top class performers so the people coming in to replace the singers are from a selection of the best in the business. After all we'd rather be using top class people with busy careers settling for second best!