• Biography

    Featuring powerful, high-octane female vocals, MOTORSOUL play an energetic, floor-filling selection of Soul and Motown Classics.  Talented musicians with a résumé to match, the band delivers sweet soul grooves with a super-charged rock edge.

    Based in the Midlands, MOTORSOUL is a four piece band – just Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums – but don’t be deceived by the stripped-down line-up: this band has a big sound!
    Whilst most Classic Soul & Motown acts typically feature eight or nine musicians (and a big price tag), MOTORSOUL is set-up to provide high quality music utilising a four piece line-up. The size of the band makes it an ideal choice for venues both large and small.  Music is 100% live (no backing tracks or sequencers) and performances are energetic & enthusiastic, and with years of experience packing dance floors, guests are guaranteed to be dancing & singing along from the first song to the last!

    The band are all full time professional musicians and as well as having literally thousands of appearances at weddings, corporate functions and parties at some of the U.K’s premier venues.

    Between them members of MOTORSOUL have worked, recorded and toured with Kenny Thomas, Roachford, Big Country, Meatloaf, Jackie Graham, Shirley Jones, Jocelyn Brown, Roy Wood and The Valentine Brothers, to name but a few.  MOTORSOUL are favourites at Butlins soul weekenders where they play under the name 2nd City Soul.

  • Song list

    • Martha And The Vandellas -Dancing In The Street
    • Marvin Gayr – Whats Going On
    • Four Tops- Reach Out Ill Be There
    • Marvin Gaye -I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    • Smokey Robinson and the Miracles -Tears of A Clown
    • The Supremes -You Cant Hurry Love
    • Jimmy Ruffin -What Becomes Of the Brokenhearted
    • Smokey Robinson and the Miracles -The Tracks of My Tears
    • Jackie Wilson -Higher and Higher
    • Al Green -Take me to the River
    • Martha And The Vandellas -Jimmy Mack
    • Otis Redding – Hard To Handle
    • The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
    • The Supremes -Stop! In The Name Of Love
    • Stevie Wonder -Superstition
    • The Isley Brothers -This Old Heart Of Mine
    • The Supremes -You Keep Me Hanging On
    • Al Wilson -The Snake
    • The Temptations -My Girl
    • Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell -Aint No Mountain High Enough
    • The Jackson 5 -ABC
    • Eddie Floyd -Knock On Wood
    • Otis Redding -Dock of the Bay
    • Sam & Dave -Hold On Im Coming
    • Ike and Tina Turner -River Deep Mountain High
    • James Brown -I feel good
    • The Temptations -Aint Too Proud To Beg
    • Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life
    • The Four Tops- Standing In the Shadows of Love
    • Martha and the Vandellas -Heatwave
    • The Four Tops -Walk away Renee
    • The Supremes – Baby Love
    • The Temptations – The Way You Do the Things You Do
    • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles -I Second That Emotion
    • Ike and Tina Turner -Proud Mary
    • Bill Withers/Michael Jackson -Ain’t no Sunshine
    • Gloria Jones -Tainted Love
    • Stevie Wonder -Signed Sealed Delivered
    • The Velvelettes- He Was Really Saying Something€™
    • The Spinners -Its A Shame
    • The Temptations- Just my Imagination