Best Essex Wedding Bands

Why Soul Desire?

Soul Desire are one of the most amazing soul tribute bands around! The band has been established for over 10 years and is made up of some of the finest professional musicians and singers in the UK.

In booking them for your event, you can be sure it will be a huge success! Soul Desire specialise in all types of functions such as weddings, parties, anniversaries and corporate events. Any event where you want your guests to have fun and enjoy themselves!

They play classic songs from the 60’s,  70’s and 80’s that everybody knows and sings along with, as well as more recent hits. Wedding, Function, Party Band for Hire in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond!

Just ask and they will do their best to get to you wherever you are!

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Our services


Have the best day of your life! Soul Desire will get all of your guests up on the dance-floor for the whole evening. They will give you a fantastic wedding day to remember forever!


Birthdays? Anniversaries? Special Celebrations? Why not celebrate in style with a brilliant live band. Your guests will have a really amazing time!


Got an event to organize? Dinner/Dance or any other kind of corporate event? Impress your members/clients with an absolutely superb fun evening of music and dancing!

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What our clients say

"Absolutely wonderful! Our guests keep on phoning us to thank us for booking the band!”

Tim & Tracey White
Wedding May 2019 - Luton

"They were fantastic! We could not believe just how good everyone was.”

Peter Noble
40th Birthday April 2019 - Brentwood

"This was far above what we were expecting. We were totally knocked out by the singing, the playing – everything was brilliant!”

Andy & Jasmine Porter
Wedding April 2019 - Gillingham

"Definitely an amazing evening – they really were exceptional – Highly recommended!”

Alan Summerhill
30th Birthday, January 2019 - Romford

“Our Guests all loved the band – they are all saying they have never seen a band so entertaining!”

Ben & Karen Stock
Wedding, April 2019 - Chelmsford

“A fantastic night – better than any of us expected. Absolutely wonderful!”

Nick & Jacky Stevens - Wedding,
March 2019 - Southend-on-sea

“Brilliant! – everyone in the band was incredible!”

Martin Taylor
50th Birthday - February 2019 - Maldon

"We wanted music we remember from when we first got married. It was a delight to find such a young band playing our music so well. We loved it – thank you!”

David & Anita Woodham
40th Wedding Aniversary, March 2019 - Bishops Stortford

“We have had so many friends saying how much they enjoyed your band and the music! Lyn and I would like you to pass on to the band our thanks for such a successful wedding celebration!”

Lyn & Richard
Wedding April 2019 - Maldon

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  • Whatever the size of your event Soul Desire will ensure it is absolutely perfect!
  • From the smallest bar to the biggest stadium Soul Desire always go down a storm!
  • Why settle for a DJ when you can have real live music!
  • All of our musicians are talented professionals - Each one of them is an expert in their field.
  • You may even forget this is a tribute band the quality is so good!
  • There is nothing like a live band to make an event really special.
  • Listen to the songs you love being played live and even surpassing the original version!
  • From the moment they come on you know you are in for a treat.
  • All of the songs you know and love performed from the heart - and Soul!
  • A wonderful experience - you won’t want it to end! Hit after hit from the 60’s right through to the present day.
  • Love a particular decade? The 70’s? The 80’s? Just let the band know and they can work with you to get the set how you want it.

Soul Desire:- 07757410908


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Selecting A Live Band For Wedding Events Is An Excellent Choice To Make

So many people today that are choosing to get married are aware that of the many choices that are facing them regarding the wedding details, one of the most beneficial is the music. Weddings are such special occasions, which are greatly enhanced with the aid of not just music, but live music! Many newly-weds are so eager to advise that having a band for wedding events is one of the greatest choices an engaged couple can make.

Most people are still unaware of the benefits of having live music, whether at a wedding or at another important event. Music creates a great environment and sets a mood for people to mingle and dance, and overall enjoy themselves. One would rather have the guests enjoy themselves than feel uncomfortable in a still, silent ceremony. Live music is sure to compliment any wedding event.

If anyone is concerned about finding the right music for that special day, they’re sure to feel right at home talking with the musicians from a band. The individuals of the band will help select the perfect music to suit the needs of any special occasion, rather than having someone sift through loads of music discs, unsure about what to choose.

When you hire a live band for your wedding the atmosphere turns electric. This is how you want your party to be! The music may make them party animals and they might spend the whole night on the dance floor.

Another excellent benefit of having a live band, is that if there are any queries about modern music trends, or if the wedding planner is suddenly lacking inspiration, the band can be the well needed boost to get the right music flowing. Musicians are the specialists in this area, they are sure to know what will keep the guests awake and lively, rather that tired or bored.

Music can get people into a festive mood quickly and easily and live music does even better. Often, people feel truly entertained when they see and hear a music performance live. It feels more authentic, rather than some song they’ve heard from that overplayed music album that I mentioned before. When people see this lively activity, it get them in the mood to celebrate.

Once your guests are comfortable and socializing, the band can intuitively understand the crowd to keep the music going in the right direction. By judging how the people are reacting to the music, the band can adjust it according to the mood, usually keeping the mood positive and pleasant. That way everyone feels good and has a great time.

You’re less like to have any hiccups when it comes to live performances as opposed to the other music systems available. These people often rehearse routinely, and work great as a team. If, on the rare occasion, something does happen, you’ll find they are prepared to take action immediate to remedy the situation, before anyone notices a thing. That way your event will flow smoothly and seamlessly.

Finally, you can be assured that there will always be life long memories when you hire a live band for wedding events. It is the perfect was to make sure those wonderful, timeless memories of that cherished moment that be valued by your guests for years to come.

Function Band Hire

Function bands are live music bands that perform in various kinds of functions like those of weddings, birthdays, corporate events and other private parties to make them extra special and give them a personal touch. The term function band hire thus refers to the hiring of such bands to perform at your function.

The first and foremost thing in function band hire is to check with your venue whether at all they have a music license or not. If they do not have this, then live bands will not be allowed to play at their premises and knowing this fact at the last moment may ruin your function completely. Incase they have all the required permits, enquire about the sound limits if any.

The second factor is searching for the right band. Thus, in case of a function band, hire the one from referrals. This is the best option since that means your friends or relatives have heard them playing and the quality is thus known. Other sources include yellow pages, internet, event management companies and the like. In case of net sources, be sure to check their official website for video clippings, fan reviews etc. You can also call up the venue they have played at to get an unbiased opinion.

Function band hire as compared to a music genre band hire is all about selecting and hiring a live music band that specializes in your kind of function. While music genre bands on the other hand are such as rock bands, pop bands, gypsy funk band, etc, function bands are wedding bands, corporate bands and the like which cater to a particular function.

Thus, as an example, in case of a wedding band, hire a group that is versatile in its song selection and performance. Since a weddings ceremony hosts family and friends belonging to different age groups with varied tastes in music, a performance boasting of diversity and versatility showcasing music from the ’60’s to the latest pop chart toppers is much required and here comes the role of the specialized function band for weddings, who knows exactly the right mix so that there is something for everybody.

You will see that a function band hire is always more expensive than hiring the local pub band or a DJ. But it must be noted that quality wise the function bands are of course superior, not forgetting the fact that they have all kinds of back ups in hand in case of any last minute glitches. Moreover, compared to pre recorded music as in the case with a DJ, a proper live music band performing surely adds class and style to your function.

Thus, after the initial line up, short listing, initial discussion about the kind of music they play and the charges of the function band hire the one that suits you and your function the most. Thereafter, sit with them to chalk out the final details. Give them a complete idea about your function and your guest profile and what you want to be played. Then jointly decide on the final play list for the D day.

After all has been planned for, lastly see to the logistical details required. These include the power supply at the venue, stage space, dance floor and a highly overlooked factor but nonetheless important the parking space for the music band for easy loading and offloading their musical gears. All set and done, sit back and relax while waiting for the D Day to arrive which would no doubt be a grand success and the talk of the tinsel town for days to come.

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Imagine yourself in a beautiful white wedding gown, with a bunch of white orchids in hand walking down the aisle with your best man to meet the man of your dreams with a beautiful heart touching romantic malady being played in the background. Sounds like a romantic movie scene? This is what a live band can create for you in your most special day of your life.

In today’s times, one needs anything and everything to be customized, having a touch of themselves, their personality. If you are reading this article, chances are that you are not one of those who organize or want to host a party in the typical mundane way, but want it to be different, extra special. If your party is all about expression of yourself, then what better way than to have a live musical extravaganza to do it?

What a live band can create in your function or party is like what the magic wand did to Cinderella and her pumpkin. It creates the entire ambience as you want it to be, adding the touch of class and style to make the event extra special which will be the talk of the town for days to come and will be remembered by all your guests.

Coming back to where we started from, suppose you are having a beach wedding. The ambience if full of fun and frolic, colourful, bright and full of life. A Hawaiian live band churning out dance numbers, is what gives the beach wedding theme its life.

Again, suppose you are having a fall wedding in an old barn. Your décor is complete with the fall colours, pumpkins and fall fruits everywhere. Your family and close friends will remember the tribute band for John Denver’s country music that will sweep them off their feet at your party.

A friend reunion or a colleague get together? Platter of mouth watering snacks to go along with a live band performing psychedelic rock, live acoustics or blues, as your taste may be. What better way is there to enjoy your evening with your old school friends?

Thus, be it a corporate event, a product launch celebration, a private party for celebrating your promotion, a car rally win, or even a birthday party, a live band performing the latest chart toppers, or a dance punk band churning out mind blowing electronica, beats the concept of a DJ by far. Live music is that magic wand that creates and changes everything compared to any form of pre-recorded music.

As a conclusion it can be said that, hiring a live band to perform at your party is a great idea if you want the party to be an expression of yourself. Look for the band in all the right places, search for it, sit with the short listed ones, select the final one and discuss your party, your guest profile, what you want to be played or more importantly, how you want your party to come out. Jointly decide on the mood and ambience to be set and the final play list to be played. Everything decided and arranged well before hand, sit down and relax for the grand finale which will be the talk of the tinsel town for days to come.

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