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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The Strutters Videos
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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