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Gotta Get Up

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, aswell 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.

Videos

Gotta Get Up Official Promo 2018
Gotta Get Up Official Promo 2015
Gotta Get Up - selection of live footage from recent gigs!

Selected Songs

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

Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster

James Brown
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

James Brown
Sex Machine

Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke

Dusty Springfield
Son Of A Preacher Man

Randy Crawford
Street Life

Stevie Wonder
Superstition

The Whispers
And The Beat Goes On

Donna Summer
Bad Girls

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean

Jackson 5
Blame it On The Boogie

Heatwave
Boogie Nights

A Taste Of Honey
Boogie Oogie

Rose Royce
Car Wash

Kool and the Gang
Celebration

The Tramps/Earth Wind And Fire
Disco Inferno

Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

Testimonials

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your excellent sets at my niece’s wedding at Crabbs Barn last night. I really don’t think I’ve ever seen a wedding band such as yourselves where every single thing was so absolutely spot on; the astounding musicianship of the band, the phenomenal vocals and amazing stage presence of the singer, the variety of the repertoire, the tightness of the performance, the well balanced sound, the engagement with the punters, the overall presentation, I could go on… Clare and Andrew had a fantastic wedding day, and it was so beautifully concluded with your 3 sets. They, and indeed the rest of the family and guests, were still raving about you today, and will doubtless continue to do so for a while yet. I very much hope to see you again, and will certainly recommend you to anyone who is on the lookout for a wedding band. Thanks again. “Uncle” Dan Whaley (yellow Hawaiian shirt, blue porkpie hat, admirer of the guitarist’s quack pedal…)
Dan Whaley, Wedding
Dear James Just wanted to drop you a note to say the HUGEST thank you for everything you did to support our staff party on Friday with all the lighting and for embracing the Strictly theme with the fantastic glitterball! Gotta Get Up were simply fabulous and the song choice was spot on, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the dance floor so completely ram managed to do that but we cannot thank you enough. We were very grateful for all you did to ensure it was such a success. We cannot wait to have you back at the College again soon and will continue to pass on the band details with gusto! Wishing you a merry Christmas and hope that the new year brings the happiness you deserve. Best wishes and thanks again from us all, Sonia
Sonia, Staff Christmas party, Dulwich College
My husband and I are soooo glad that we chose Gotta Get Up to be our evening entertainment at our wedding. They sang our first dance song amazingly making it a truly special memory. We had so many compliments from our guests about the band, how they sang a great range of songs that got everyone on the dance floor. Sasha was great interacting with all of us on the dance floor, everyone loved how she came out for a boogie. Thank you so much for helping to create a truly amazing party atmosphere!
Rachel, Wedding, Essex
Gotta Get Up were amazing, and they made the evening the incredible party that it was! They brought a great, lively atmosphere, with Sasha singing and dancing through the dancefloor, getting everyone involved. The music was fantastic, Sasha’s amazing voice being backed up by an awesome band. All our guests loved it and some want to use Gotta Get Up in the future! Worth every penny, and more..!! Cannot thank them enough!!
Tristan, Wedding, Kent
Huge thank you to Gotta Get Up for making our garden wedding so absolutely fantastic! The acoustic set was perfect for after the ceremony and the party sets got everyone on the dancefloor! We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Sophie & Rishi, Wedding, Leicestershire
Gotta Get Up joined us for our perfect wedding day in at Elmore court. This was the part of the day which we hoped would add a real wow factor to our wedding. We were not disappointed! The band played three flawless sets, with Sasha and the band getting the dance floor moving and really entertaining the guests. The band were fun and energetic and we were able to chose a number of our favourite tunes to boogie the night away to. On a personal note the band were extremely accommodating learning our first dance song – making that moment unforgettable. If you want to have a brilliant party, this is the band to choose! Thanks so much from the new Vandenbergh-Harwood’s!
Fiona, Wedding, Gloucestershire
Sorry this is belated but we have only just returned to reality from our honeymoon. I just wanted to send you and the band a huge thank you for playing at our wedding! You guys are so talented and professional. Every guest we’ve spoken to since has said how brilliant you were and our dance floor was full all night! My dad is a hard one to please when it comes to live music as its one of his passions and he was made up with you guys. We are so glad we had you there and thank you for coming to Wales for us! We will be recommending you to every bride and groom we meet. Many thanks again
Joanne and Mike, Wedding, Wales
5 stars is not enough!! Excellent vocals and energy. Really kept our guests entertained with a varied playlist and great interaction. Punctual, professional and accommodating as we were a bit late and just a wonderful performance. We would definitely recommend this band for fun loving soul shaking funky people. Many many thanks for being awesome!!!
Anthony, Wedding, Doncaster
Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for your role in our amazing wedding last weekend. More people than I can count told me that it was the best band they had ever seen at a wedding. All generations had a blast dancing along to the tunes, which is something we really wanted to achieve. Also, thanks so much for being patient and letting us go over time a little at the end. People were just having such a good time (mainly because the band music had been so happy-making) that no one was in any mood to stop. The sign of a great party! We ended up dancing round the camp fire in the field till the wee hours of the morning. Once again, thanks a million and I will be singing your praises whenever the topic of wedding bands come up with people in the future! Love Sophie and Chris x
Sophie and Chris Hudson, Wedding, Kent
I’d like to thank you so much for the 3 amazing sets you performed at my 40th Birthday. If I had dreamed of the perfect party it would never have come close to the reality. The whole band were superb, slick and professional. Sasha’s vocals outstanding and the way she works the crowd is just incredible. Loved being able to perform ‘Never too Much’ with you even at the last minute. You truly are the perfect band to get a party started but not so good at getting it finished!! We wanted you to play for another 3 hours! Hahah! Loved it so much, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my special day the most incredible evening. Feedback from all of the guests has been amazing and I have passed along details so hope you get more bookings! You deserve it!
Neil, Birthday Party, London

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