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Soul Contention has extensive experience playing at wedding receptions.


Guests are consistently thrilled to hear a ten-piece band with a full horn section and three vocalists at a wedding – no backing tracks here! The band plays classic 60s soul standards by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave, Ike & Tina Turner and lots more. The songs are familiar to both young and old, so whatever the age of your guests, you can be sure they will be up and dancing right through ‘til the midnight hour!


When a couple books Soul Contention for their wedding reception, they can rest assured that the band will look after all aspects of the music and sound. The band has a qualified, sub-contracted audio engineer who provides all the equipment and sets it up prior to the arrival of guests. In addition to the 10-piece band, other options are offered such as an MC to make any announcements and introduce speeches, iPod music which can be played between band sets, a cordless microphone if required for speeches, band involvement with the “tossing of bouquet” and “removal of garter” and more.


The band will cater to the individual and unique requirements of each couple. With the benefit of many years of experience catering to corporate groups and wedding parties, The Soul Contention’s manager can help you prepare your running sheet so that on the night of the reception, you and your partner can relax and enjoy yourselves, knowing that everything has been well planned.


“Just wanted to say a big thankyou to you and the rest of the band for delivering another wonderful performance on Sunday at Twilight Rhythms. We’ve had great feedback from our staff on site, as we always do with your appearances – your reliability, enthusiasm and professionalism were particularly mentioned, and the word “superb” was used to sum up the performance in general! And the dancing always adds an extra element of fun to the night.” (Fitzroy Gardens, January 2005)


“We would like to extend our many thanks for the music and entertainment you provided us on our wedding night. Based on the comments from the guests they mentioned that they have never seen music like that before and they praised you and the guys for your wonderful performance. Once again thanks. You’ll have to let me know your upcoming performances are on so we can come and see you.”

(Wedding, December 2004)


“I want to thank you for your fantastic music on the night of my birthday celebration. All of my friends have been asking me where I found the band and said that they hadn’t heard a band like that before. You guys certainly made it a night to remember. Your lead singer Roly sure knows how to deliver a soul song! Can’t wait to see you guys perform again.”

(Private function, November 2013)


"To the awesome Soul Contention- thank you so much for an afternoon of fantastic music! It was the perfect way to continue celebrations after our wedding the day before. It was so good to hear and dance to all the classic soul favourites. Even our friends' kids were dancing along!"

(Post wedding party, December 2013)


“Thanks again for everything. You were great to work with and I was so pleased on the night when so many people were up dancing. Sign of a great band! … I will certainly refer you guys.”

(Wedding, August 2005)


“…thanks for your fantastic performance at our wedding. All our guests have remarked how great the music was and I think a few might be keen to book you for their weddings. … We can’t wait to catch you and the band at one of your next gigs. Once again thanks so much for helping to make our wedding to memorable.”

(Wedding, December 2005)


“I wanted to say a BIG thanks for performing at our wedding… You guys were unreal – everyone loved you, and you really made a difference to the night – so many, many thanks.” (Wedding, December 2005)

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