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Soul City – Function Band For Hire

A highly professional, polished and exciting function band

See us play

If you would like to come and see SOUL CITY play live, as our special guests, you can do so at Casablanca Jazz Club, Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL where the band has a residency twice a month.

Please contact us to receive the red carpet treatment and get guestlist for you and your friends.

NB: The function band provides a full PA system and a high quality lighting package, including top of the range Disco effect lighting & lasers as standard. 

Our Music


One of the most recognised horn sections in the Function and Wedding world!

#oomphf #soulcity #freakout #wedding #bands #livemusic #hornsection #trumpet #sax #funk #party

One of the most recognised horn sections in the Function and Wedding world!

#oomphf #soulcity #freakout #wedding #bands #livemusic #hornsection #trumpet #sax #funk #party
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That’s the amazing thing about music, there’s a song for every emotion! Can you imagine a world without music......? It would suck!!! #soulcity #freakout #wedding  #liveband #uplifting #emotional #happy #livemusic #weddingmusic #brighton #sussex #kent

That’s the amazing thing about music, there’s a song for every emotion! Can you imagine a world without music......? It would suck!!! #soulcity #freakout #wedding #liveband #uplifting #emotional #happy #livemusic #weddingmusic #brighton #sussex #kent ...

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Freak Out performing at Pangdean Barn in Sussex, wow what a night!!! #freakout #soulcity #wedding #weddingentertainment #band #livemusic #liveband #weddingreception #weddingvenue #weddingideas #weddingmusic #music #vibes #brighton #london #sussex

Freak Out performing at Pangdean Barn in Sussex, wow what a night!!! #freakout #soulcity #wedding #weddingentertainment #band #livemusic #liveband #weddingreception #weddingvenue #weddingideas #weddingmusic #music #vibes #brighton #london #sussex ...

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The best band in live entertainment for any event or wedding! 
#freakout #soulcity #events #music #livemusic #greatmusic #liveband #livebands #singers #entertainment #wedding #weddingday #party #weddingreception #weddingideas #weddingparty

The best band in live entertainment for any event or wedding!
#freakout #soulcity #events #music #livemusic #greatmusic #liveband #livebands #singers #entertainment #wedding #weddingday #party #weddingreception #weddingideas #weddingparty
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What amazing time we had performing at Wellington College graduation party!!such amazing vibes!!!! #soulcity #freakout #events #partys #celebrations #band #livemusic #liveband #crowd #goodvibes #happy #atmosphere #vibes #goodtimes #musicians #function #wedding #weddingmusic #entertainment #weddingparty #reception #rock #goodmusic

What amazing time we had performing at Wellington College graduation party!!such amazing vibes!!!! #soulcity #freakout #events #partys #celebrations #band #livemusic #liveband #crowd #goodvibes #happy #atmosphere #vibes #goodtimes #musicians #function #wedding #weddingmusic #entertainment #weddingparty #reception #rock #goodmusic ...

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Live music is better!!! #soulcity #wedding #weddingday #singers #events #band #bands #liveband #livemusic #music #weddingmusic #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #weddingentertainment #entertainment #party #weddingparty #weddingreception #brighton #sussex #london #fun #goodvibes #bride #happy

Live music is better!!! #soulcity #wedding #weddingday #singers #events #band #bands #liveband #livemusic #music #weddingmusic #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #weddingentertainment #entertainment #party #weddingparty #weddingreception #brighton #sussex #london #fun #goodvibes #bride #happy ...

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There’s only one thing better then music........ Live music!!!! #soulcity #sussex #london #brighton #wedding #weddingparty #weddingreception #weddingday #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #weddingentertainment #weddingmusic #band #liveband #livemusic #events #entertainment #singers #hair #party #musicians #marquee #fun #vibes #goodtimes

There’s only one thing better then music........ Live music!!!! #soulcity #sussex #london #brighton #wedding #weddingparty #weddingreception #weddingday #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #weddingentertainment #weddingmusic #band #liveband #livemusic #events #entertainment #singers #hair #party #musicians #marquee #fun #vibes #goodtimes ...

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What amazing time we had performing in Brighton for a local wedding!! Great people! great night!
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#SoulCity #party #entertainment #music #tinaturner #wedding #sussex #events #livemusic #goodtimes #vibes #happy #fun #brighton #bride #weddinginspiration #weddingplanning

What amazing time we had performing in Brighton for a local wedding!! Great people! great night!
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We were very lucky to have Adam Barron from the voice join us on one of our functions in Sussex last year! >
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#soulcity #bestbandever #wedding #bands #weddingparty #weddingday #wesdinginspirations #partytime #sweethomealabama #amazingvocals #vocalist #brighton #sussex #london #surrey #goodvibes #fun #livemusic #liveband

We were very lucky to have Adam Barron from the voice join us on one of our functions in Sussex last year! >
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#soulcity #bestbandever #wedding #bands #weddingparty #weddingday #wesdinginspirations #partytime #sweethomealabama #amazingvocals #vocalist #brighton #sussex #london #surrey #goodvibes #fun #livemusic #liveband
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Aim for the stars!! #soulcity #wedding #weddings #weddinginspiration #events #fun #sussex #surrey #london #kent #bands #livebands #weddingmusic #entertainment #singer #vocals #funk #soulmusic #jazz

Aim for the stars!! #soulcity #wedding #weddings #weddinginspiration #events #fun #sussex #surrey #london #kent #bands #livebands #weddingmusic #entertainment #singer #vocals #funk #soulmusic #jazz ...

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Soul City performing Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’. #soulcity #brighton #wedding #surrey #sussex #kent #essex #london #weddings #band #bands #livebands #livemusic #music #weddingreception #weddingparty #weddingentertainment #entertainment #happy #fun #energy #brides #events #party #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #hire

Soul City performing Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’. #soulcity #brighton #wedding #surrey #sussex #kent #essex #london #weddings #band #bands #livebands #livemusic #music #weddingreception #weddingparty #weddingentertainment #entertainment #happy #fun #energy #brides #events #party #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #hire ...

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Acoustic Soul City duo performing the beautiful song ‘All of me’ by John legend. The duo is perfect for champagne receptions and background dinner music.  #soulcity #weddingreception #champagnereception #wedding #music #duo #guitar #vocalist #weddings #events #summerwedding #hire #sussex #livemusic #allofme #summertime #entertainment #bands #femalevocals #firstdance #amazing #beautiful #soulful

Acoustic Soul City duo performing the beautiful song ‘All of me’ by John legend. The duo is perfect for champagne receptions and background dinner music. #soulcity #weddingreception #champagnereception #wedding #music #duo #guitar #vocalist #weddings #events #summerwedding #hire #sussex #livemusic #allofme #summertime #entertainment #bands #femalevocals #firstdance #amazing #beautiful #soulful ...

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Now this is a horn section!!! The most recognised, funkiest horn players for any event or wedding!!
#oomphf #freakout #soulcity #hornsection #trumpet #sax #saxophone #funk #soul #livemusic #music #sussex #brighton #kent #essex #surrey #wedding #weddings #bands #hire #thebest #amazing

Now this is a horn section!!! The most recognised, funkiest horn players for any event or wedding!!
#oomphf #freakout #soulcity #hornsection #trumpet #sax #saxophone #funk #soul #livemusic #music #sussex #brighton #kent #essex #surrey #wedding #weddings #bands #hire #thebest #amazing
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If we could, we would play all night long!!! #soulcity #wedding #weddings #sussex #essex #brighton #london #weddingreception #entertainment #weddingparty #weddingvenue #energy #fun  #funtimes #happy #lovemyjob #allnightlong

If we could, we would play all night long!!! #soulcity #wedding #weddings #sussex #essex #brighton #london #weddingreception #entertainment #weddingparty #weddingvenue #energy #fun #funtimes #happy #lovemyjob #allnightlong ...

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#soulcity #sussex #weddings #brighton #wedding #surrey #weddingvenue #weddingmusic #weddingentertainment #kent #entertainment #essex #music #liveband #bands #band #livemusic

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#soulcity #party #wedding #events #weddings #fun #amazing #vocals #singing #music #livemusic #liveband #band #weddingmusic #brides #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #entertainment #live #best #guitar #guitarsolo #brighton #sussex #sussexwedding

#soulcity #party #wedding #events #weddings #fun #amazing #vocals #singing #music #livemusic #liveband #band #weddingmusic #brides #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #entertainment #live #best #guitar #guitarsolo #brighton #sussex #sussexwedding ...

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#soulcity #wedding #livemusic #music #proudmary #tinaturner #weddingreception #weddingmusic #singer #amazing #vocals #brighton #weddingideas #brides #guitar #drums #best #london #fun #events #venues #ideas #bands

#soulcity #wedding #livemusic #music #proudmary #tinaturner #weddingreception #weddingmusic #singer #amazing #vocals #brighton #weddingideas #brides #guitar #drums #best #london #fun #events #venues #ideas #bands ...

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#soulcity #trumpet #weddingmusic #wedding #jazz #jazzvocalist #vocalist #soulmusic #passion #love #wedding #bands #liveband #livebands #weddingparty #weddingreception #weddingphotography #photography #perfectday #jazztrumpet #funk #weddingideas

#soulcity #trumpet #weddingmusic #wedding #jazz #jazzvocalist #vocalist #soulmusic #passion #love #wedding #bands #liveband #livebands #weddingparty #weddingreception #weddingphotography #photography #perfectday #jazztrumpet #funk #weddingideas ...

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Repertoire

Our repertoire is constantly being updated and requests for events can be played, (for example first dance) if asked for in advance.

Signed Sealed
Ain’t Nobody
Sir Duke
Car Wash
Shake Your Body
Funky Music
Lady Marmalade
Long Train Running
Treasure
Get Lucky
Valerie
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake
Higher and Higher
Uptown Funk
Respect
Superstition
Never Too Much
Blame it on the Boogie/American Boy Happy
9 To 5
Sex on Fire
Crazy in Love/Single Ladies
Mr Brightside
All Night Long
Proud Mary
Don’t Stop Me Now
Cake By The Ocean
Son of A Preacher
Mustang Sally
Firework
Hard to Handle
Forget You
Super Duper Love
Finally – Ce Ce Penniston
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Wkend
Locked Out of Heaven
Express Yourself
I Wish
La Bamba
Move on Up/Moves Like Jagger
We Are Family
You Got the Love
River Deep Mountain High
Twist and Shout

Chain of Fools
Rock Steady
Streetlife
It’s Your Thing
Apparently Nothing
Funky Nassau
Smooth Criminal
Best of My Love
Thinking of You – Sister Sledge
The Way You Make Me Feel
All of Me
Stand By Me
At Last
Still the One
Kiss
Brown Eyed Girl
Moondance
For Once in My Life
Isn’t She Lovely
Islands in the Stream
Saw Her Standing There
I’m Coming Out
It’s Love – Jill Scott
Summer of 69
Sweet Home Alabama
I’m Outta Love – Anastasia
Sorry – Justin Bieber
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Love Yourself – Bieber
Heard it Through the Grapevine
What’s Going On
My Girl
My Guy – Mary Wells
Da Do Ron Ron
Nowhere to Run
I think we’re alone now – Tiffany
Jolene
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Place Your Hands
Black and White – MJ
Shut Up and Dance
I’m Always There – Baywatch Theme
Simply the Best

Corporate Functions

SOUL CITY is an energetic, experienced (and of course good looking!), seven piece soul/funk function band of hugely talented professional musicians. Between them, they have played and recorded with an impressive list of artists including Jools Holland, Amy Winehouse, Will Young, Roy Ayers, Alexander O’Neal, Alice Russell, De La Soul, Nitin Sawney, Viola Wills, Turin Brakes, The Freemasons and Quantic Soul Orchestra, to mention just a few! The front line are a dynamic and charismatic combination made up of lead singer Christabel Cossins, with her beautiful and awesomely powerful vocal talent, band leader, Rob (Dragonfly) Heasman on trumpet (whose nickname comes from his ability to effortlessly soar over the notes), and the musically gifted Ben Sarfas on Saxophone. The back line are funkier than Grandma’s bloomers, with the world class drummer Sam Glasson keeping time on drums, Simon “The Godfather” Robinson playing up a storm on keys, Tom Cheek holding down the funkiest basslines and the phenomenal Tom Walker playing blistering solos on guitar.
If you were to look up the words class and talent in the dictionary you would be sure to find a picture of the Soul City fucntion band next to them! This band will keep you and your function’s guests spellbound and dancing all night and “one more’ will never be enough!

Package 1

Live funk/soul band -
Oomphf, Freak Out, Soul City
(including PA and Lighting)
Two 1hr sets with one 15 - 30 min break

 

Package 2

Live funk band -
Oomphf, Freak Out, Soul City
(including PA and Lighting)
DJ - Scutty lefunk

Suggested set up - DJ to play a 30 min warm up before Oomphf/Soul City. Oomphf/ Soul City will play 2 1hr sets with one 15 - 30 min break. During the bands break and after the band has finished DJ Scutty lefunk will play.

 

 

Package 3

Live funk band 
Oomphf, Freak Out, Soul City
(including PA and Lighting)
DJ - Scutty lefunk
Live Jazz band - The Jazz

Suggested set up - Live Jazz band will play during a champagne reception or during your meal. DJ to play a 30 min warm up before Oomphf/Soul City. Oomphf/ Soul City will play 2 1hr sets with one 15 - 30 min break. During the bands break and after the band has finished DJ Scutty lefunk will play.

 

 

Package 4

Add Soul Citys singer (Christabel Cossins) and Oomphf's frontman (Sammy Sarfas) together to form the ultimate function/wedding band!!!

 

Soul City Band Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is it true that they recorded with Jools Holland?

Between them, Soul City have played and recorded with a big list of popular artists, Jools Holland included! On top of this, Amy Winehouse, Will Young, Roy Ayers, Alexander O’Neal and Alice Russell are just a few more big names on the list.

How can I get a quote for Soul City?

Fill out our online form or phone us on 07833 197142 to make an enquiry. Once we have established your requirements, we will be able to provide you with a much more accurate quote.

Can I get on the guestlist for Soul City’s performances?

Soul City regularly play live at venues across Brighton including Casablanca Jazz Club, Middle Street and Brighton. Get in touch to get you and your friends on the guestlist for the true red carpet treatment!

Can more than one band attend my function?

We offer four different packages offering different combinations from our talented artists and bands. Whatever your occasion and taste, RH Live know how to get your guests up on their feet to dance the night away.

Book Now!

Want to book one of our bands for hire for your wedding, party or corporate event? Make an enquiry using the details below or fill in the contact form and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a quote for playing at your party.

Telephone: 07833 197142 Email: info@rhlive.com

Preferred Bands

Package Selection