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Body and Soul

Pop / Jazz / Soul Duo
 

The unique and sophisticated sound of Body & Soul will make your special day complete.  Dine and dance to the best in Soul, Jazz and Popular music.

Body & Soul are a high class, professional, live duo.  Regularly booked to appear at weddings, parties, restaurants and bars, they provide quality entertainment tailored to individual needs.

For dining and mellow atmospheres, relax and enjoy their jazz and soul standards repertoire.  Performed vocally with six string or bass guitar accompaniment, this set includes such songs as Stormy Weather, Summertime, Fever, The Girl from Ipanema and My Baby Just Cares For Me.

For dancing and a livelier atmosphere their soul and pop repertoire is ideal, combining live vocal and bass guitar with self produced backing tracks for a fuller sound.  Artists covered include M People, Soul II Soul, Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and Chaka Khan.

The duo can perform up to 3 x 45 minute live sets with appropriate dinner / party music provided during the breaks

 WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS

When they formed in 1997, body & soul performed regularly at local restaurants and bars, and were soon booked for weddings and functions. During the following years they developed their expertise for performing at these occasions, creating the appropriate atmosphere, giving advice to couples and offering the kind of reliability that ensures peace of mind. They now have more than 10 years experience in the field and are very flexible in the service they provide.

JAZZ REPERTOIRE

For your wedding meal or for welcoming guests at a champagne reception, they perform stylish jazz standards from the past and blend them with modern smooth soul classics. It sets a delightfully light ambience, audible but will not hinder conversation amongst your guests. As a duo, this selection of songs is vocally led and accompanied by six string or bass guitar.

SOUL & POP REPERTOIRE

As a duo, live vocals and bass guitar are accompanied by self produced backing tracks to create a full band sound ideal for the smaller function. The music is suitable for dancing or creating a livelier atmosphere. You will hear soul, disco and dance tracks from the 70's 80's 90's & 00's.

THE BAND

In recent years the duo has worked with many other professional musicians and can engage larger numbers if a band is needed. Both repertoires can be performed by the band, just contact us to discuss your requirements.

AND WHAT'S MORE body & soul will perform special requests for your first dance. There is no charge for this service unless a special backing track is needed by the duo. During breaks in live sets appropriate music is played over the system. Outdoor performances are always possible if permitted by the venue 

PETE

In 1980, Pete started playing the bass guitar and was soon performing in a local band playing cover versions in pubs and clubs. In the years that followed he was a collaborative member of various original bands, recording a number of demos for record companies and playing at several rock festivals.

He became a professional musician in 1989, playing and singing in a covers duo whilst continuing to notch up recording credits, notably a production deal with producer Joe Dworniak and the debut album of seminal indie funk band "To Be Blonde". Whilst working as a session musician he developed a keen interest in music production gaining sound knowledge of studio and recording expertise.

FRAN

As a teenager, Fran joined a local band as a backing vocalist, gaining live performance and studio recording experience.

Her talents were quickly picked up by music producers and she began a series of studio sessions for large production companies including top EMI producers, the BBC and artists such as Oliver Cheatham and Matt Bianco.

Developing a talent for songwriting, she worked with other musicians and solo projects, writing and recording original songs.

Pete & Fran met in 1996 when they both worked for a busy six-piece function band. They married in 1997 and parted company with the band to form body & soul. They performed as a covers duo and wrote and recorded their first album of original material "Change". They continued to work, building up a solid reputation as wedding performers. This enabled them to upgrade their recording equipment and continue writing and recording original material. In 2007 Pete & Fran set up their own independant record label to release Fran's debut solo album "To Fly". They are currently recording material for Fran's next solo album and continue to play live to promote Fran's album and working for a wide variety of professional clients
 

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Sample Repertoire

Jazz and Soul Standards

Fever                                                                                    Caiola, Cooley & Davenport

Stormy Weather                                                              Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler

The Girl From Ipanema                                                 Antonio Carlos Jobim

Summertime                                                                     George & Ira Gershwin

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life                             Stevie Wonder

Dream A Little Dream Of Me                                      As performed by Laura Fygi

Misty                                                                                     Errol Garner

Until You Come Back To Me                                        Wonder, Paul & Broadnax

Wonderful World                                                            Bob Thiele & George David Weiss

How High The Moon                                                       Morgan Lewis

Midnight At The Oasis                                                   David Nichtern

My Baby Just Cares For Me                                          Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson

Body & Soul                                                                       Green

Moondance                                                                        Van Morrison

Every Time We Say Goodbye                                      Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson

Letís Do It (Letís Fall In Love)                                      Cole Porter

Nice Work If You Can Get It                                         George & Ira Gershwin

The Lady Is A Tramp                                                        Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart

As Time Goes By                                                              Herman Hupfield

My Funny Valentine                                                       Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart

How Long Has This Been Going On                           George & Ira Gershwin

Lullaby of Birdland                                                          George Shearing

The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face                         Ewan MacColl

They Canít Take That Away From Me                      George & Ira Gershwin

Where Or When                                                               Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart

Sometime Iím Happy                                                     Irving Caesar & Vincent Youmans

Straighten Up and Fly Right                                         Nat King Cole & Irving Mills

It Had To Be You                                                               Gus Kahn & Isham Jones

Chuck Eís In Love                                                             Ricky Lee Jones

Thereís Nothing Like This                                            Omar

All The Way                                                                        Sammy Cahn & James Van Heusen

Letís Call The Whole Thing Off                                  George & Ira Gershwin

When I Fall In Love                                                         Edward Heyman & Victor Young

I Get A Kick Out Of You                                                  Cole Porter

Lullaby Of Broadway                                                      Al Dubin & Harry Warren

Soul & Pop

Dreams                                                                                                Gabrielle

Thinking Of You                                                                                Sister Sledge

Back To Life                                                                        Soul II Soul

My Loviní                                                                            En Vogue

Fast Love                                                                             George Michael

You Might Need Somebody                                        Randy Crawford

Search For The Hero                                                       M People

Southern Freeez                                                              Freeez

Ainít Nobody                                                                     Rufus & Chaka Khan

Donít You Worry ĎBout A Thing                                  Stevie Wonder

Fantasy                                                                                                Earth Wind & Fire

I Want You Back                                                                Jackson 5

Loviní Every Minute                                                       Lighthouse Family

Apparently Nothing                                                       Young Disciples

Searching                                                                            China Black

Never Ever                                                                         All Saints

Harvest For The World                                                  Isley Brothers

Somebody Elseís Guy                                                    Jocelyn Brown

All Around The World                                                    Lisa Stansfield

Moving On Up                                                                   M People

Car Wash                                                                             Rose Royce

Am I The Same Girl                                                         Barbara Acklin

Killing Me Softly                                                              Roberta Flack

Midnight At The Oasis                                                   Brand New Heavies

Ainít That Just The Way                                                                Lutricia McNeal

All Night Long                                                                   Mary Jane Girls

Letís Stay Together                                                         Al Green

Always There                                                                     Incognito

Iím Every Woman                                                            Chaka Khan

Shake Your Body                                                              The Jacksons                                                                                

Sweet Love                                                                         Anita Baker

Thereís Nothing Like This                                            Omar

You Gotta Be                                                                      DesíRee

All Woman                                                                         Lisa Stansfield

Walk On By                                                                         Dionne Warwick

You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman            Aretha Franklin

Get Here                                                                              Oleta Adams

Good Times                                                                        Chic

Behind The Groove                                                         Teena Marie

Lady Marmalade                                                              Labelle

In And Out Of Love                                                         Patti Austin

Best Of My Love                                                               The Emotions

Letís Groove                                                                      Earth Wind & Fire

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