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Soley Soul

Soley Soul were formed in 1991 as the house band for the legendary Hollywood Club in Newport.

Within months of their formation The Commitments film was released and the band, being of a similar size and specializing too in 60's Soul music, were inundated with work, constantly playing in every club, pub and eat house in South Wales.

In a short time they were supporting The Commitments at a number of venues and were soon welcoming offers of work that took them to holiday camps, five star hotels and nightclubs both in the U.K. and abroad.

The line up is that of tenor sax, trumpet and trombone, bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, two dynamic female vocalists and charismatic frontman Mike Big Mac McNamara.

Mike is a Soul singer in the purest sense of the word, thus the band, though more than adept at producing the raw edged originals of Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding and James Brown, are also proficient in the more polished spheres of black music, Motown, Philly, Funk and those glorious vocal harmony drenched ballads. Vocalists, however, are only as good as their backing band permits and Soley Soul easily the best in the business.

The Band has played Cairo, Tenerife, Germany and Dublin as well as settings here in the U.K. as diverse as The Cafe Royal and The Marquee Club. Such far reaching appeal is witness to the bands adaptability and versatility.

The band is fully self contained with lights, P.A., transport, road crew and a highly efficient sound engineer capable of gauging the needs and requirements of every audience, venue and event.

To date Soley Soul have appeared on the bill with a vast number of top names, from Edwin Starr, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, Van Morrison, The Pasadenas and Jools Holland to Go West, Dodgy and Shed7.

Appearances on t/v and radio shows, touring, playing, rehearsing and performing have all served to polish the bands act, repertoire and musicianship without ever diminishing its energy and enthusiasm.

Hold Back the Night
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Everlasting Love
Long Tall Sally
Keep on Running
Same Old Song
My Girl
It Takes Two
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Dock of the Bay
Hold On I’m Coming
Mustang Sally
Lean On Me
Sex Machine
Young Hearts Run Free
Cry To Me
I Want You Back
Mony Mony
Living in America
Land Of 1,000 Dances
Shake A Tailfeather
Love Train
Higher and Higher
Under The Boardwalk
I Feel Good
Last Night
Stand By Me
Build Me Up Buttercup
You To Me Are Everything
Baby Now That I Found You
Gimme Some Loving
River Deep Mountain High
Twisting the Night Away
Knock On Wood
In the Midnight Hour
Let’s Stay Together
Soul Man
Sweet Soul Music
Wonderful World
Get Ready
Soul Sister Brown Sugar
Nutbush City Limits
Hey Jude
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

The British Variety Club,
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
The Showman's Association,
The Institute of Direct Marketing,
David Lloyd,
The Royal Mint,
The Holiday Inns,
Barclays Bank,
Deloitte and Touche,
Biomet Merck,
Coca Cola,
Smith -Kline- Beecham,
Lloyds T.S.B.,
Johnson and Johnson,
British Hairdressers Association,
Primary Care,
The Equestrian Society,
Freemason Lodges,
Centre Parcs,
Emergency Services,
Arthritis Research,
British Osteopath Society,
Freeman's Cigars,
Admiral Insurance,
Interbrew and many, many more.

General Information:

Name: Soley Soul

Location: N/A

Band Members:

Main Category: Funk/Soul & Motown Bands

Other Categories: Awards Ceremonies, Christmas Parties, Corporate, Events, Festival Entertainment, Funk/Soul & Motown Bands, Live Music, Live Bands, University & College Balls, Weddings


Standard Set Times: 2x45 mins with 30 min break

Set Up Time: 1 hour

Usual Arrival Time: as required

Usual Finish Time: as required

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: 3.5k rig

Stage Lighting: Yes

Dance Floor Lighting: Yes

Free use of PA via iPod:

DJ included:

Star Cloth:

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider:

Technical Requirement:

Cerys and Adam Sadler (Goldie Looking Chain), GLC

Hi Mike!
I just wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to you and all of Big Macs Wholly Soul Band for providing us with a fabulous gig at our wedding.
Our guests haven't stopped talking about you and have all said you are the best wedding band ever!
I told you they would be a lively bunch and hope that you are pleased that most people were dancing! You even managed to get some of the lads up dancing who 'don't do dancing'!
Thanks again and hope you all enjoyed the night too.
We will be certainly coming to see you again at a public gig soon!

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


  • Cambridgeshire
  • £ 600.00
  • Norfolk
  • £ 600.00
  • Suffolk
  • £ 600.00
  • East Sussex
  • £ 600.00

Foreign Locations

  • Ireland
  • £ POA
  • International
  • £ POA
  • Ireland
  • £ 600.00
  • International
  • £ 2400.00

South East

  • London
  • £ 600.00
  • London
  • £ POA

South West

  • Cornwall
  • £ 600.00


  • Anglesey
  • £ 600.00
  • Pembroke
  • £ 600.00

West Midlands

  • Warwickshire
  • £ 600.00


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