The Strutters

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About The Strutters

The Strutters unlike most bands on the scene formed organically back in 2012. Their mutual love for all things music started with a jamming session, which transpired in to hundreds of gigs UK wide. They are avidly passionate about the music they play and this is represented in their unique interpretations of the Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare Groove classics. No backing tracks, no fillers, just raw, solid music played with energy and spirit! 



  • 4 Piece Soul and Funk Band based in Bristol
  • Hundreds of weddings, events and club night performances since forming in 2012
  • No tracks, just 100% solid, live, passionate music


The Strutters is a collective of professional musicians from Bristol. They love nothing more than performing specially handpicked songs from the golden era of Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare Groove. The Strutters formed in October 2012 for an off the cuff cocktail party. The boys gelled immediately after the first 4-bars of ‘Use me Up’ by Bill Withers was performed.

From then on, the band were playing the circuit of live music venues near enough every weekend around the Bristol and surrounding area to the present day, solely through word of mouth.

The group was founded on a mutual love and respect for the music they grew up on and have always wanted to perform, and from the sheer smiles on their faces from start to finish, it’s clear that the passion and enjoyment radiates through to the audience.

In 2014 – The Strutters completed 260 successful gigs. This included a year long weekly residency at one of Clifton’s premier cocktail bars, and over 50 national gigs for weddings and events. Unlike many wedding and corporate bands, The Strutters formed absolutely organically, with the single intention of jamming together for fun. Since then, they have become a full-time band gigging at a variety of special events, including weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and charity events. With a professional attitude towards all bookings you can be assured that the The Strutters will surpass your requirements, and put on a great show for your event, bringing all of their enthusiasm and passion to your stage.

To sum up The Strutters in 3 words I would say:

Talent, energy and passion. What more could you want for your party?

The Strutters Song List

Unlike a lot of the bands that play covers, note for note and imitating the record, The Strutters like to bring something unique to the table and make tracks written by others their own.

The Strutters don’t play the usual standard “Funk Band” covers played without any feeling… they go for the Rare Grooves, the original breaks from classic hip-Hop alongside some of the sweetest Soul and 80’s groove tracks.

Soul Strutters Set List

  • Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
  • Bill Withers – Use Me
  • Bill Withers/Blackstreet – Grandmas Hands/No Diggity
  • Bobby Brown – Two Can Play That Game
  • Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
  • Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You
  • Charles Wright – Express Yourself
  • Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
  • Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance
  • Dee Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
  • D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
  • Earth, Wind and Fire – Lets Groove
  • Ernie K Doe – Here Come The Girls
  • Etta James – Rather Go Blind
  • Eve – Let Me Blow Ya Mind
  • Freddie King – Going Down
  • George Benson – Give Me The Night
  • Gil Scot Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane
  • Gil Scot Heron – The Bottle
  • Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
  • Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
  • Hall and Oates – I Can’t Go For That
  • Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
  • James Brown – Cold Sweat
  • James Brown – Mans World
  • Jamiroquai – Half The Man
  • Jamiroquai – If I Like It, I Do It
  • Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die
  • Joe Cocker/2Pac – Woman to Woman/California Love
  • John Mayer – I Don’t Need No Doctor
  • Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
  • Labi Siffre – I Got The Blues
  • Led Zeppelin – No Quarter
  • Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
  • Luther Van Dross – Never Too Much
  • Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mac
  • Mark Ronson – Valerie
  • Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues
  • Marvin Gaye – Lets Get It On
  • Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Michael Jackson – Gotta Be Starting Somethin’
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  • Michael Mcdonald – I Keep Forgetting
  • Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  • Nina Simone – Feeling Good
  • Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster
  • Pink Floyd – Breathe
  • R. Kelly – She’s Got That Vibe
  • Rare Earth – Get Ready
  • Ray Charles – I Got A Woman
  • Ray Charles – Mess Around
  • Richie Havens – Back To My Roots
  • Rick James – Mary Jane
  • Rick James – Superfreak
  • Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Stevie Wonder – You Haven’t Done Nothin’
  • The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
  • The Brothers Johnson – Get The Funk Out My Face
  • The Commodores – Brick House
  • The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
  • The Doors – Light My Fire
  • The Doors – Roadhouse Blues
  • The Isley Brothers – Footsteps In The Dark
  • The Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady?
  • The Isley Brothers – Work To Do
  • The Meters – Cissy Strut
  • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
  • The Third Degree – Mercy
  • The Valentine Brothers – Moneys Too Tight To Mention
  • Toto – Georgy Porgy
  • Womack and Womack – Teardrops

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Reviews for The Strutters

This band really are exceptionally good. They played at our wedding in April this
year and their set was complete class. Our guests kept coming up to us and telling
us how good the band were and asking where we'd found them. Eric's powerful
vocals mixed with the rest of the bands musical ability will get everyone up and
dancing. Also, despite their obvious talent, all of them are still very down to earth
and can give some really useful input into making any aspect of a musical event
work. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

Paul & Helen Brewster - Wedding

Hi Jack & the rest of you amazing Strutters,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in thanking you guys for putting on a topnotch set at our festival-themed wedding on Saturday 3rd May!

Having witnessed your awesomeness live at a friend's hen do severalmonths before, I knew that you guys would be perfect for getting everyone up and
dancing; and you really delivered!

Well, we danced and sang our hearts out from start to finish, and I'm still receivingcomments about the singer's amazing vocals six weeks on. We really
enjoyed your performance, so thank you for coming all the way down to South Devon.

We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a professional and brilliant funk and soul band.

Jess & John Brookes - Wedfest

When The Strutters first played here at Café Rene they blew us away! From the first song to the last the whole crowd was dancing, singing and begging for more!
They play their songs with so much passion and energy that it resonates through the whole crowd, and it’s why we have booked them more than once. True crowd
pleasers with a performance that will bring people together and transform any venues atmosphere into one BIG party!

Cafe Rene - Venue

Booked these lads for our wedding after seeing them previously. I knew we wouldn't be disappointed, as they know how to bring the funk to the table and then beat the hell out of it!
We could have gone for the usual wedding band that takes a chart classic and sings it back as you've heard it 257 times before! NOT AT MY WEDDING!

Kicking it off with our first dance of Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher, itwas clear it was going to be a good night, as a load of the guests joined us on the
dance floor. Eric's voice is immense and a few women said some unrepeatable things to me about their appreciation of his presence! Jack tore up the keyboard
and battered it into submission with his insane ad libs. The other guys were as tight as you can get too! The volume was just right. People weren't blasted out of their seats, but the bass was there. AND I have to say the mash ups they performedwere awesome!

All we've had since the wedding is positive comments about The Strutters. If you want a wishy washy band with no individuality don't come here. If you want
soul, blues and funk performed with feeling by a band who want to make tracks their own, book now before you can't afford them!

Thanks guys. You were a big part of an amazing day.

Harry & Beki - Wedding

The first time The Strutters played at ours, they blew everyone away with such a high-octane night of some of THE best soul and funk we've ever seen or heard.
Everyone had such a fantastic night and since then The Strutters havebecome a firm favourite at The Blue Lagoon Cafe Bar. You must check these guys
out - the talent between them all is too amazing for words! Individually they are some of THE most talented guys around, but together? Man they ignite!!!

Blue Lagoon - Music Venue

We booked The Strutters for our wedding this year and were completely blownaway by them! Great professionals from start to finish, Jack and James even
provided the music for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. They have an amazing back catalogue of songs and offer creative interpretations of classic songsin their own unique style. The dance floor was packed all night long, you guys absolutely smashed it!!

Joe & Marion English - Wedding

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The Strutters can work with you on requirements. They can tailor a full days wedding package to suit your needs and can add up to 3 brass players if required.

They can provide a DJ set, but no playlist rubbish, vinyl only!


PA and Lighting come as standard.

Food and drink are always appreciated.

Free car parking for 2 vehicles or car parking fee to be reimbursed.

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