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Empire State

Superb Funk & Soul Band

  • Funk and soul band
  • Perfect for Weddings, Parties & Events
  • Highly Recommended
  • Highly experienced musicians
  • High quality fully PAT tested PA
  • Playlist DJ Service Included
  • Available UK Nationwide
If you've been searching for a band with the authentic, undeniable sound of funk and soul - you need Empire State! This hugely impressive male fronted 7 piece delivers a relentlessly amazing performance filled with all of your favourite hits by the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield and Gil Scott-Heron!

These outstanding Bristol based musicians have been performing as a unit since 2011 and their busy schedule includes performing and recording with artists such as Kenny Thomas, Bizarre Inc, This Picture, Monie Love, Realer, Keith Tippet and Subjagger!

They are also a seasoned party band for hire and are the perfect choice for your wedding, private party or corporate event!

Empire State want your evening to be full of dancing and fun, so they will arrive at your venue fully self-contained with everything they'll need to perform, leaving you with nothing to worry about other than finding comfortable dancing shoes!
These talented musicians will also play recorded music when they're not playing live to keep your guests funkin' out on the dance floor!
This astounding band is all you need to make for a memorable evening, they can't fail to impress! Book today!

Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Light My Fire – Stevie Wonder
Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Express Yourself – Charles Wright
Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
Papa was a Rolling Stone – The Temptations
It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Le Freak – Chic
You’re Losing Me – Ann Sexton
Brick House – Commodores
Good Times – CHIC
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
7 Nation Army – Ben L’Oncle Soul
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Super Duper Love – Josh Stone
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Fire on the Bayou – The Meters
Shakey Ground – Etta James
Just Kissed My Baby – The Meters
Diggin on James Brown – Tower of Power
Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John
What is Hip – Tower of Power
Fire – Ohio Players
Pick up The Pieces – Average White Band
Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine – James Brown
Do it Like you Do – Lettuce
Cold Sweat – James Brown
Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother – Black on White Affair
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
This Land is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Hercules – Aaron Neville
Use Me – Bill Withers
Lady Day and John Coltrane – Gil Scott-Heron
I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles
Soul Man – Sam and Dave


1 x 60 minute Set
2 x 45 Minutes Sets
2 x 60 Minutes Sets
3 x 45 Minutes Sets
DJ & Disco Available


UK Nationwide | Europe | Worldwide
The University of South Wales
The Marriott Bristol
Corporate Events
Golf Clubs
And Many more
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Reviews of Empire State


    So many elements of our wedding day exceeded our hopes and expectations but you guys smashed it out of the park. Belting out full bodied funk, you were so TIGHT and took no prisoners. My diamanté Vans are gratifyingly destroyed (along with my knees - no wonder James Brown turned to angel dust!) Thanks for being such terrific sports. You were no stress, all fun - like the day itself - and you played such a pivotal role in launching what had been a delightful day into a five hour danceathon. Mission accomplished!


    Empire State delivered a fine performance at Caerleon’s recent May Ball, plenty of old mixed with new to keep the varied crowd pleased, and the crowd were happy to show their appreciation in return. Their 45 minute set was obviously well practiced and well honed, and the band gelled well together on stage, that was easy to see. I would definitely consider calling them back in for future performances, and will advise my successor to do so!


    Thank you so much for playing at our party on Saturday, everyone loved your music and the proof was in the full dance floor! Such a professional, friendly group who did a fantastic job.

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