Madison Avenue UK is an 8 to 11 Piece Funk & Soul Band in Derbyshire. Performing a selection of 50+ Soul, Motown, Disco and alternative/newer songs in a Soulful style. Available to hire for weddings, parties, functions, corporate events... Great dance music, big sound, lots of harmonies and duets...
The full 11-piece band consists of 3x Lead Vocalists (1x female, 2x male); 4x Horns (2x Sax, Trumpet and Trombone) and 4x Back-line (keys, guitar, bass and drums). We can also offer 8-10 piece bands if appropriate for the venue, and subject to availability.
We have a selection of 50+ Soul, Motown, Disco and alternative/newer songs in a Soulful style. Great dance music, big sound, lots of harmonies and duets.
The band name Madison Avenue is based on a street near the Stax Studios in Memphis. We are Derbyshire-based but happy to travel beyond the Midlands for the right gig.
Our influences are: Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Sam Cooke, Sam & Dave, James Brown, Al Green, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Booker T & the MGs, The Funk Brothers.
Our set list includes Soul/Motown classics such as Midnight Hour, Soul Man, Respect, Rescue Me, Knock on Wood, Sweet Soul Music, I Feel Good, Hard to Handle, Mr Pitiful, Superstition, Let's Stay Together, Mr Big Stuff, Barefootin', Dock of the Bay, Dancing in the Streets, Tainted Love, Higher and Higher, Under the Boardwalk, I Wish, Think, 634-5789, Twistin the Night Away, Piece of My Heart; and some Disco - Celebration, Car Wash, September, Ain't No Stopping Us Now... and a few alternative versions of newer songs, eg Seven Nation Army, Uptown Funk, Happy.