Gotta Get Up

LONDON Soul / Funk Band | 7 Band Members

Based in London, Gotta Get Up is one of the UK’s leading funk soul bands, having performed at hundreds of weddings and corporate events around the UK and also in Europe.

The most popular line up is the 7pc, which is the smallest line up featuring the perfect combination of male & female vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone. Each of the singers are at the top of their game and know exactly how to get your guests off their seats and onto the dancefloor! Having a male and female vocalist creates a great dynamic on stage, and allows the band to perform the widest variety of genres.

Our saxophone player is one of the best in the business, and never fails to impress! If live horns are important to you, we highly recommend adding trumpet. There is nothing quite like the sound of a live horn section for that full, fat, funk sound, and having 2 horns working in combination allows the band to play more of the brass heavy numbers. For a more tropical edge, why not add some percussion? Bongos and congas are a staple of disco and house music, but percussion is rarely seen on stage these days. So having a live bongo/ conga player is sure to please your guests, and this gives the band a more authentic disco sound and flavour. For those looking for the ultimate line up, the band can complete their line up with an additional female vocalist. Having 3 vocalists allows the band to create luscious vocal harmonies, as well as perform choreography on stage and really work the dancefloor!

You can also choose extra acoustic performances as a duo or trio in addition to the full band if required. This is a very popular option during the wedding ceremony, drinks reception, or dinner before the party really begins!

Included within the price is a professional sound system suitable for up to 200 people, plus stage lighting and dancefloor lighting. Gotta Get Up can also cater for much larger events – prices available on request.

Background music or party music can be provided between sets, and ipod connection is available if you wish to make your own playlist.

The band also boasts a range of optional extras such as wireless microphone for speeches, CD decks & turntables if you are hiring a DJ, starcloth backdrop and coloured uplighting around the room – all at preferential rates for customers who book Gotta Get Up.

Whether you are looking for the ultimate Funk, Soul wedding band or entertainment for your private party or corporate event, you are guaranteed a spectacular performance that you and your guests will never forget.


Marvin Gaye - Ain’t No Mountain

James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing

Martha and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street

Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher

Prince - Kiss

Sam and Dave/Blues Brothers - Soul Man

James Brown - I Feel Good

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Stevie Wonder - I Wish

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You


Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Tina Turner - Proud Mary

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody

Now McFadden and Whitehead - Ain’t No Stopping Us

Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Elses Guy

The Fatback Band - I Found Lovin

The O’Jays - Love Train

Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered