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James Franklyn & The Soul Machine

Top Party Band

 
  • Exclusive Artiste to Garston
  • Highly Recommended, Popular Band
  • First Dance or Special Song Performed Live
  • Available as 5, 6, 7, or 9 Piece Band With Brass Section
  • Other Live Sets Available - 60's to Current Charts
  • Swing & Rat Pack Themed Sets
  • Full DJ & Disco Package Option
  • Available UK Nationwide
  • Full Public Liability & PAT Testing
James Franklyn & The Soul Machine are a Fantastic Live Band and the Perfect choice for Weddings, Corporate Events and Parties. Fronted by the incredible soulful voice and stage presence of James Franklyn and backed by some of the Uk`s finest musicians, James Franklyn & The Soul Machine are the ultimate live party band who have performed at prestigious Events, Venues, Weddings and Parties throughout the UK

With soaring vocals, close harmonies and a pulsating rhythm, James Franklyn & The Soul Machine will have the dance floor packed grooving to classic hits of 70s, 80s, 90s to bang up to date modern pop, rock & indie classics. The band can also theme the night as a full soul & motown evening if required

The regular 6 Piece Band line up includes Drums, Bass, Saxophone, Keyboards & Guitar and the band are also available as 7 piece right up to an 9 Piece if required.

The band use a high specification sound and lighting system to deliver a superb sound and performance that will definitely impress your guests/audience

Highly recommended as one of the UK`s Leading Party Bands, if in doubt, please read the testimonials!


70s
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Carwash - Rose Royce
Heaven Must be Missing an Angel - Tavares
Young Hearts - Candi Staton
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Celebration - Kool And the Gang
Lets Go Round Again - Average White Band
December 63 -The Four Seasons
Long Train Running - The Doobie Bros
September, Earth Wind and Fire
80s
Summer 69 - Bryan Adams
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Call me Al - Paul Simon
Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Tainted love - Soft Cell
Dancin on the Ceilin - Lionel Richie
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Lets dance - David Bowie
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Night Boat to Cairo - Madness,
One Step Beyond - Madness
Town Called Malice - The jam
90s
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Place Your Hands - Reef
Dakota - Stereophonics
Parklife - Blur
Chelsea dagger - The Fratellis
Mr brightside - The killers
00s & 10s
Sex on Fire - Kings of leon
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Forget You - Cee lo green,
Valerie - Amy Winehouse,
Get lucky - Daft Punk
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Love me again - John Newman
Locked in Heaven - Bruno Mars
Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5
New Songs and Requests can Potentially be learned with at least 4 weeks notice.

Options

1 x 60 Minute Live Set
2 x 45 Minutes Live Sets
3 x 30 Minutes Live Sets
2 x 60 Minutes Live Sets
DJ, Disco & Background Music Service Available
5 Piece Line Up - Bass/drums/keyboards/Guitar/James
6 Piece Line up - Bass/drums/keyboards/sax/ James + Guitar
7 Piece Line up -Bass/drums/keyboards/sax/ James + Guitar + Sax
9 Piece Line up - Bass/drums/keyboards/sax/ James + Guitar + Sax + 2 female backing singers
Other Live Sets Available - 60's to Current Charts
Soul & Motown Themed Set Available

Travel

UK Nationwide | Europe | Worldwide
Weddings
Hotels
Restaurants
Private Parties
Corporate Events
Themed Events
Golf Clubs
and Many More
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Reviews of James Franklyn & The Soul Machine

    5/5

    What can we say... Absolutely fantastic! We booked James Franklyn and the Soul Machine for our wedding this year and from the moment of booking to the big day the guys were great. We were able to send them a list of music that we would particularly like to have played, any questions we had James was happy to answer and he kept in good contact on the lead up to the wedding. All of our guests raved about the band on the night, everyone was up and dancing by the first song and they kept everyone on the dance floor until the very end. I would highly recommend these guys if you're after a non stop night of awesome music, dancing until your feet hurt and some seriously talented musicians. Huge thank you to them all for helping to make our wedding the best day ever!


    5/5

    I just want to thank you and your staff for the amazing entertainment we had for my Daughters Wedding. James Franklyn's Soul Machine were amazing the dance floor was never empty everyone loved them. I will have a few enquiry's for both acts for weddings and birthdays so as soon as I get the dates I will be calling you. Once again thank you for making my Daughters wedding day just perfect.


    5/5

    Where do we begin? There was not one single person at our wedding yesterday who didn’t ask who you were! And where we found you! Your voice is sensational. Every song you sang put a smile on our faces for one memory or another whilst creating another load more. When you sang our first dance, “I don’t wanna miss a thing- Aerosmith” it put a lump in both of our throats. You gave it all such a personal touch that no cd or DJ could ever come close to. Your personality and charm just made it all the more magical. You are such a friendly and genuine person, who has just made our wedding day all more memorable! All we can say is thank you so so so much! We wouldn’t hesitate to book you again for any event we have and We are sure to make sure our friends and family book you too!


    5/5

    Shaun and I just wanted to thank James for performing at our wedding at Singleton Lodge. James and his band were incredible and certainly made our evening reception the exact party feel that we wanted. From the intimate first dance he gladly performed for us, to singing Brown Eyed Girl, we had the most amazing time! So please accept our sincere thanks to James, his band and also his DJ who performed great tracks in between his performance sets. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to book James...they will not regret it!


    5/5

    W O W!!.... WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT yet Again!!!! James was sensational as always, I knew he would be as I asked all our female guests to make sure they put their 'Dancing Shoes' on as they would be up all night Boogying. His voice is amazing, he can sing in any genre. He is so friendly & amiable was well, it's like we'd known him for years. Our Family & Friends which was a good mix of all different ages (some who have traveled a far a field as Lanzarote & Belgium) have said they've had a Tremendous evening, filled with such ambiance, fun & laughter ~ it was fantastic to see the younger generation having as much fun as the old fuddi duddi's James made that happen!


    5/5

    Stewart and I heard James sing in a friends wedding a few years ago and I told Stewart that although we had no particular plan for our wedding at that time one thing we should definitely do is have James sing at our wedding. When we finally decided to get marry 3 years later we contacted to make sure he had dates free and then booked our wedding, that was how much of an impression he made on us. James we wanted to let you know that it really made the day special having you sing at our wedding. In the afternoon outdoors was perfect, beautiful romantic swing style songs made everyone smile and sing along creating a relaxed happy atmosphere. Then in the evening the dance tempo was brilliant, the dance floor was full from the outset and Paul the DJ between sets was very accommodating when the guests asked for requests. All our guests when talking about how much they enjoyed our day mention you. Our decision made well before our wedding was booked was spot on, thank you so very much, worth every penny


    5/5

    We had James & the soul machine for our wedding in December and it is the best decision we made! If you are considering a soul/ Motown band honestly these are your guys! The band were absolutely amazing! They had everyone up from the very first song and right the way through to the end of the party! Everyone commented on how great they were. My husband is a keen singer (not professionally) but still very good so booking the band was his department. We scoured through so many companies, bands & singers. As soon as Mark heard James & the soul machine he said instantly they were the ones. James had informed us on the morning of the wedding he had lost his voice but was still willing to play if we were ok with it. We were & honestly we would never have known he was unwell had he not mentioned it. We can not recommend this band enough. I'm trying the think of another event I can plan just so we can book them again! Professional, friendly and fabulously entertaining! Our guests and us loved every minute.


    5/5

    I recently hired James and his band to perform at my mums surprise 70th and he was absolutely amazing! Not only does he have an amazing voice but he also put on a great performance and had everyone up on their feet dancing the whole time. Everybody has ever since, people have been commenting about the band and several people have even taken his details for their own events. Definitely highly recommend. Thanks again James for making my mums night special.


    5/5

    Wow! What can we say! James and his band were absolutely brilliant at our wedding. From the opening bars of Stevie Wonder right through to Ike and Tine Turner, the lads had the dancefloor packed to the rafters all night. They are accomplished musicians and James has got a serious set of pipes on him. They even went above and beyond in learning a new song which my Dad and best friend sung with the band. Highly recommended would be an understatement. Massive thanks lads, great memories!


    5/5

    James performed at our small summer wedding and from the moment we met James, we knew we'd made the right choice for our evenings entertainment. James' passion and enthusiasm is infectious and his upbeat attitude and varied and extensive song performances had all our guest up dancing and enjoying themselves. Not only did James provide entertainment for the evening, he also sang our first dance. At first I was slightly apprehensive about this, but had know reason to be. He performed Kodaline, The One beautifully and passionately. It truly was an exceptional performance we'll treasure and remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you James


    5/5

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our event on Friday. You and your band were a pleasure to work with and truly professional. Your performance was fun, upbeat and everything we had hoped for - I have already had so many positive comments from guests. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends, family and colleagues.


    5/5

    James and the guys were fantastic, they were very helpful in the lead up to the big day fitting in and around our plans. When it came to performance time they absolutely nailed it with top soul and motown party tunes that had people of all ages dancing till the end of the night. Our wedding guests couldn't get enough. We would definitely recommend these guys as a great band for a big occasion.


    5/5

    I just wanted to drop a note to say how well you performed at my Charity Ball. I have had so many positive comments about how well you and the band did to make such an evening special. Your up beat selection was spot on and enjoyed by all, You far exceeded the video clips which prompted me to book you. Thanks once again .


    5/5

    Dear James and the band, A massive thanks to you all for a fantastic performance at our wedding! You really helped make our wedding an amazing day and were everything we were hoping for and more. It was great to see so many people on the dancefloor all night, and many of our guests have told us how brilliant they thought you all were. Thanks also for bearing with us as we were running a bit late and just generally being very friendly and professional throughout. It was great to have you there. All the best and thanks again, Chris and Kate


    5/5

    James kicked off the celebrations for our wedding by singing some beautiful songs during our wedding breakfast. He got the right mix of tempo throughout, bringing it up and getting our family and friends on their feet when appropriate. His vocal ability and range impressed everyone and certainly got the evening started. Later he came back on stage with the soul machine, well what can we say other than a huge thank you for keeping the dance floor filled with ALL our guests -the youngest being 6 and the oldest 76- We would definitely recommend James and the band. A million thankyou's for making our day so memorable and putting big smiles on peoples faces. Thanks again


    5/5

    Wow what a singer and band!! James Franklyn and the Soul Machine played at my daughter's wedding and they were absolutely incredible. I researched many soul bands before booking James and it certainly paid off! Many weddings tail off during the evening reception, but due to the band and the disco that we booked with the band, my daughter's wedding was in full swing all night long, even to them playing extra songs at the end of the night - guests did not want to leave the dance floor. The professionalism of James and The Soul Machine was exceptional. Their voices, harmony and the playing of the instruments could not be faulted. We have had so many comments from guests about this band and requests for their contact details that I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering booking them. Many, many thanks to James and The Soul Machine. Elaine Taylor


    5/5

    It's a great achievement to have your guests dance straight after your first song until closing, James and The Soul Machine did just that with continuous fun and entertainment. ‎ James' ‎efficient communication made the pre wedding planning seamless with a diverse choice of song suggestions. Always a pleasure celebrating with musicians who love their work! Will be working together again very soon. Kerry


    5/5

    May I thank you for a fantastic evening wedding reception, myself and Andrew along with our guests thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We all danced the night away and really let our hair down knowing you would take control and make it a night to remember you both were fantastic and I wish I could relive it all again. Our memories will last a lifetime on such a special occasion


    5/5

    May I thank you for a fantastic evening wedding reception, myself and Andrew along with our guests thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We all danced the night away and really let our hair down knowing you would take control and make it a night to remember you both were fantastic and I wish I could relive it all again. Our memories will last a lifetime on such a special occasion


    5/5

    I can not thank you and the band enough for making my birthday a night to remember .All my family and friends have spent the day messaging me to say what a brilliant party and that you and the band where amazing. You are all true professionals and top quality musicians. A huge thank you once again and if in the future My partner decides to make an honest woman of me you will all be at the top of my list to book for entertainment . Thanks again Alison


    5/5

    I'd just like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself and Jason for putting on a great performance at our wedding on Saturday night. The vocals and musicians were outstanding!!! I would recommend you to anyone, absolutely fabulous. Plus my dad was a trombonists in a soul band for 30 years and he was blown away by the quality of you and the boys.


    5/5

    Tanya & i would like to express our sincere thanks to yourself and the band, for providing the music on our wedding day, not only was the set absolutely amazing, but as you could tell by the response of everyone (the dance floor was packed all night) the band & the DJ were awesome, we certainly chose the correct band, and should we have a requirement for a group again, we would not have any hesitation in trying to book you first, great band, great guys and definitely value for money, so thanks to all concerned for helping to make our Wedding Day so a great experience for all who attended..


    5/5

    'We saw James for the first time in 2010. We've gone to all of his local gigs and we just love him. We always said that if we ever got married we wanted James to perform at our wedding. We finally got married last week and James truly put on a spectacular performance for us. He wowed all our friends and family. We knew James would be absolutely fab on the night and he certainly was. He made our wedding reception even more special, a night we'll never forget! Thank you James.'


    5/5

    Hi Nicola Just to let you know that the party went really well on Saturday James & the band were absolutely superb – we could not have booked a better band – they really made the night !! Everybody was commenting on what a great band – hope the boys enjoyed themselves as much as we did. Please pass on our many thanks & kind regards to James the band & DJ Many thanks Jill


    5/5

    What can we say - without James and the band the wedding wouldn't have been what it was. He kept everyone on the dance floor from start to finish - even including a ‘Love Train’ going around the hotel! He was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we booked him, he got in touch asking which songs we’d included in the set list - going that extra mile meant so much to us. After the wedding, all of our guests were raving about him - his voice was spot on, best band they’ve ever seen at a wedding, just perfect. Thank you so much James - you made our wedding reception! Lots of love Hayley & Andrew Dodds


    5/5

    Lorna, a fantastic evening on Friday, please pass on my sincere thanks to James Franklyn and the Soul machine. I’ve had great feed back – it was just as we would have hoped for


    5/5

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding in September. You and the band were absolutely fantastic. Many guests have commented that you were the best entertainment they had seen at a wedding. Thanks also for playing 'As Time Goes By' for Matthew's Nan. It was the highlight of her day and she's still talking about it now!


    5/5

    I had been searching for a band that would be appropriate for the type of party I was having. When I listened to your music and your voice on the website I knew immediately that you would be perfect. My instincts proved to be correct as you and the band were just sensational. Professional, reliable and exceeded all my expectations. The guests danced the night away and the dance floor was never empty which in itself is testimony. Many of the guests commented on how superb the band was and have asked for your details. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and the band to anyone. A massive thank you for making my special birthday a night to remember for all the right reasons.


    5/5

    James & the band were fantastic at our annual conference farewell dance. With over 350 people attending, it’s not always easy to please everyone, but there were lots of people up on the dance floor and we had some really positive comments. As the organiser, I was really impressed with your very professional approach and slick act. I would have no hesitation in booking you again for future functions. Many thanks for helping the evening go so well.


    5/5

    James, I can't thank you enough for making the wedding evening so special for us. Everyone really enjoyed you and your fantastic band so very much. The music was fabulous and you all worked so hard ensuring we all had a wonderful time. I really hope that we all will have the pleasure of seeing you perform again sometime, we loved every moment.


    5/5

    Thank you so much for performing at Sherees 50th party . You were excellent , everybody loved you. You were professional , great singer, the song choices were brilliant. Great party atmosphere with your compere skills and sense of humour . We all had a great night , especially Sheree , thank you again,


    5/5

    Just wanted to write and say how amazing you were on Saturday! Our wedding party was fabulous and a massive part of that was down to you. Our guests were dancing all night and we received some great comments about you. Once again thank you so much James for helping to make our wedding party a night never to be forgotten. Best wishes for the future Laura & Kristian


    5/5

    We had to plan our U.K. wedding from 2,000 miles away in Tenerife and we really wanted to wow our guests with some special entertainment, we browsed the internet looking for a professional singer who would sound really good but we were very wary as most singers claim to be amazing and professional, we found your site and listened to the tracks that you had recorded on there and we were amazed at your voice, we knew you were just perfect for our day. Thank you so much for your professionalism, and punctuality, all our guests are still talking about how wonderful it was to have you singing during our wedding breakfast and again at our evening disco. Everyone was familiar with the songs that you chose to sing and many guest sang along with you. We would also like to thank Tony your D.J. who completed our evening with his range of songs for both the younger guests and more mature ones. He was always able to accommodate all requests and never once said that he didn't have the record required. We will be seeing you again at the next family function as we are sure we have set the standards for all the family and friends to follow. Thank you once again James for making our day so perfect, we highly recommend you.


    5/5

    Well, it's been nearly two years since you amazed us and our guests at our wedding but we've had so much going on that it's only now we've finally had the chance to say a proper thank you. When we first heard you sing, we knew from that moment that we wanted you to perform at our wedding, but seeing that you were based in Liverpool, we never thought it would happen. I couldn't believe my luck when you said you could come down to Kent. From the initial query process, to booking, to the actually day, everything was so easy and straightforward. We honestly couldn't have chosen a better entertainer, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are the talk of our wedding, and even to this day, people regularly tell me how fantastic you were and that they've never been to a wedding with everyone up dancing before the speeches! It was an amazing day but made perfect by having you there to sing for us. We really cant thank you enough. Be sure to let us know if you are ever down in Kent again and we will be sure to come and see you. We owe you a few drinks :o) Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again! With Love from Leah and Ben. Married on 30/04/2011


    5/5

    Hi James Thanks for Friday, had some good feedback from guests about you and the band and all complimentary !! Great vocals and a good tight band , age and experience showed !! Hope you enjoyed the evening, hope we can use you again in the future Kind regards Adrian


    5/5

    Hi Neil, Just a quick note to express our thanks to James Franklyn and his band. The guys were really accommodating, really professional and their set was exceptional. They read the audience perfectly and provided a party to remember. I would have no hesitation in re-booking this band again in the future. Truly fantastic!


    5/5

    Hi James Just wanted to say thank you for last night. You were excellent, we have had so many good comments about the whole evening. I believe one of the Weston Hall staff have booked you and I have a friend who is interested too! So thanks again for making our night special. Kind regards Sam and chris


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