Corporate Event and Product Launch Clients
Our performance options and bespoke events management service have enabled us to perform at high profile corporate events and products launches for international brand name clients including Ace Group, Akvinta Vodka, Association Congress, Azzurri Communications Ltd, Baker & McKenzie, Bain Capital, Barnes Roffe LLP Chartered Accountants, BCGA, Bliss, BP, BT, Buro Happold (Opening of Emirates Stadium), Caner Capital Group, Centrica, Ciba Vision, Crowne Plaza Oxford, Curzon Global Partners, Deutsche Bank, Dunnhumby, EDF Energy, Eurohypo, Eurex, Fuji TV, Harvey Nichols, HBOS, HSBC, IGD, Ikea, Isis Equity Partners, Kames Capital Keating Chambers, Lancôme, Landrover, LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), McKinsey & Co, Mace, Mac Cosmetics, Mayfair Hotel, Mazda, Mima, Monsoon Accessorise, News International (Rupert Murdoch's Summer Party), Nissan, Nokia, Petrofac, Pizza Hut, Politics International, Prologis, Queen's Tennis Club, Red Magazine, Samsung, Santander, Sarasin and Partners, Slaughter and May, Spectra, Strata Building Opening, Sunseekers International Boat Launch, Skylon Restaurant (Southbank Centre), The National Insulation Association, The Nichols Group, Thomas Cook, Tiffany and Co, Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Unilver, Westfield.
"Our sincere thanks to yourself and Urban Soul for the part you all played in making the recent event for Wates such a huge success.
Natasha, you were a pleasure to work with both pre event and onsite. We know the number of questions and queries on such a large project can be quite overwhelming however you took everything in your stride being as flexible and accommodating as possible.
Ever member of the Urban Soul Orchestra was fantastic and extremely professional throughout the evening. We realise we had some hurdles on the night itself but these did not faze the group and they came on for the final set looking and sounding amazing. Although the audience may not have been your most interactive group the feedback was incredible and everyone commented on the band especially Fola and her amazing voice!
Stephen was a perfect last minute accompaniment to the Sunday brunch which ended the event on a real high.
In the past we have had some concerns with bands and evening entertainment however we would not hesitate to use Urban Soul in the future and have already fed back our positive experience to the rest of the team at Venues Event Management.
The success of any event is defined by the service levels it receives from all of the suppliers involved and we have had the privilege of working with a team that took complete ownership of their area of expertise.
Without hesitation we would recommend your services and we will look forward to working with you again in the near future". Anita Lowe, Event Director, September 2012.
“I absolutely loved the music last night as did our guests. The Orchestra were fantastic, the perfect background to the wonderful setting". Private Drama Client, Corporate Event at Kensington Palace, 2009.
"The event was a success and the Urban Soul Orchestra were perfect. They were on-time, a delight to work with, responsive, looked great and of course and most importantly produced beautiful music". Event Company Client, Corporate Event, The Dorchester, 2010.
"It was a superb event from your side once again, you are all very easy to work with and I enjoy your music". Event Company Client, Corporate Event, Globe Theatre, 2010.
"A quick note just to say that the Undiluted and Sunseeker teams and customers thought you and the Urban Soul Orchestra were outstanding at the Land Rover Evoque launch last night ... Congratulations on your brilliant performance again". Alexandra Harrison, Creative & Managing Director, Undiluted Spirit Ltd, 2011.
"Thank you so much for your support. I have to say that this was by far the best networking evening I’ve organised! The entertainment was absolutely fabulous and so classy!". Anjie Keegal, Director of Business Development, Radisson Edwardian Hotels, 2011.
"I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the great show at the farewell party at the Troxy last Thursday night. Everyone loved your performance, and I was proud enough to strut around telling everyone that I recommended you (sad, but true!)!!! But seriously, you really set the place alight with your energy and passion and I hope we can book you again at some time in the future. Once again many thanks for a fantastic show, very much appreciated by everyone there". Ken Smith, Event Coordinator, Dunnhumby, 2011.
"USO were a real crowd pleaser! I had them play 3 sets; pre-dinner drinks, dinner and after dinner, at our event for 110 people. They were absolutely superb, gradually upping the tempo through each set until the Little Big Band came on and rocked the party until midnight. Fantastic value for money, a pleasure to work with and will definitely book them for future events". Corporate Client, Event at Hilton London Metropole, March 2011.
"Everyone absolutely LOVED the band. There were a lot of people asking for contact details left right and centre! Absolutely brilliant, please thank everyone for me, and thank you for all your hard work". Event Management Company re Corporate Event at the Merchant Taylors Hall, May 2011.
"I wanted to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to and the USO for Friday. They were absolutely brilliant and I have had some wonderful feedback. Thank you so much for making it such a wonderful evening". Sahron Dodds, Barnes Roffe LLP Chartered Accountants, re Summer Ball at the Savoy Hotel, June 2011.
"I just wanted to say thanks again to you and the USO for a great performance on Saturday night! The audience loved it, we loved it, and the good feedback just keeps rolling in!! I'm really hoping to be able to put on a similar event next year, so will be in touch once I have some details". Corporate Client, Event at Luton Hoo, July 2011.
"It was very much our pleasure to have you perform at our party - your guys were fantastic and each set meshed perfectly with the tone we were hoping to achieve throughout the evening - the finishing set was amazing but my expectations were exceeded throughout. Thanks again for putting on such a fantastic show and please let your team know that I was mightily impressed with their performance". Scott Forbes, Event Manager, Association Congress 2011.
Award Ceremony Clients
USO have provided atmospheric music and thrilling entertainment for national and international award ceremonies including the Gartner Winners Circle Gala Dinner, Oracle Partner Awards, The Post Office Awards, Santander "Be The Best" Awards Ceremony, The Teach First Awards Ceremony and The Teaching Awards.
"Urban Soul Orchestra were great to work with. True professionals and fantastic musicians - my clients were delighted!".
Linda Freese, MD, Freese Event Management Ltd, Corporate Event, Barcelona, 2008.
Private Party Clients
USO have appeared at many private parties and celebrity celebrations, most of which are protected by a NDA agreement, but here are some of the ones we can mention: Dame Mary Arumemi Iklhide, Lord Norman Foster, Mariah Carey, Oasis, Penelope Cruz, the Rugby World Cup Team Captains, Viscount David Linley and Goga Ashkenazi.
"I just want to say a huge thank you - Urban Soul Orchestra's Performance was amazing!". Weib Vuursteen, Tailor-Made Events, 2007.
"The party we held in Vincy in honour of Lord Weidenfeld's birthday was a great success and our guests were amazed by the wonderful music and atmosphere. We really enjoyed hearing you and we would surely recommend you".
Lord and Lady Foster of Thames Bank, Private Party, Switzerland, 2009.
"Thank you so much to you and Stephen for last weekend, you were absolutely fantastic and I adored the new pieces of music you performed, it all sounded absolutely magical". Katie Crichton-Stuart, Lillingston, 21st Birthday Party (Midsummer Night's Dream Theme), Gloucestershire, September 2010
"Well, what can I say?!? ... you all put on a truly fabulous performance and really made our party go with a bang! All of our guests were hugely impressed with USO and everyone had a great, great time. From my point of view, it was very evident that we had musicians of true talent and quality both in the strings and on the vocals, so a big big thank you for assembling such a fabulous line-up. I'm sure our paths will cross again, so please keep in touch (and also let me know when you've got any good gigs coming up!).Thank you to both of you and to all the band members!". Private Party Client, Yorkshire, July 2011.
"The client was very happy indeed with the decision to engage Urban Soul Orchestra for this event. As we said our goodbyes he was saying again how great you were. We had numerous unsolicited comments from the guests as well saying how much they enjoyed your performances.
The set in the drinks reception was really exceptional as well. So nice to have something a little different and we know that it was noticed. So a huge thank you to you all for a wonderful performance that was indeed a highlight for the party". Private Client, France, August 2012
Urban Soul Orchestra have entertained international sports celebrities and officials as part of major sports events, including a USO Big Band set at the LTA Wimbledon Ball in 2010, and a performance for the Rugby World Cup Captains.
"A huge ‘Thank You’ to you and the rest of Urban Soul Orchestra - you were all absolutely fantastic and we’ve had so many great reports from our guests who all thought you were super! You went over and above all expectations"
Issy Newling, Hospitality Executive, The Lawn Tennis Association Wimbledon Ball, 2010.
"Thank you for another outstanding USO performance, just amazing! It is such a gift to be able to pack a dance floor with both the young and old and we have had so much fabulous feedback about how awesome you all were yet again! Big big thanks to you all". Jo Arthur, Head of Hospitality, The Lawn Tennis Association, re Wimbledon Ball 2011".
"Just wanted to write you a note to say the Urban Soul Orchestra were fantastic on Friday night – the speed everyone took to the dancefloor was incredible – I don’t think I have ever seen so many people dancing at one time at such an event. They really were brilliant. Thank you so much for your time and assistance in pulling the show together, you helped to create something very special for The Queen’s Club which will be remembered for years to come. Many thanks". Tessa Blazey, Events and Marketing Manager Queen's Club, re Queen's Club 125th Anniversary Ball, July 2011.
Fashion Industry Clients
Red Magazine, Westfield “The Greatest Fashion Show on Earth, Lancome, L’Oreal, Mac Cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger
"I just wanted to email to say a HUGE thank you to you and the Urban Soul Orchestra on the fashion shoot on Wednesday. Thank you for all your help in pulling a very good-looking group of men. They provided a stunning centrepiece to the shoot. The crew wanted to cry when they started playing in the field at Osterley Park, it was amazing. The Director was so pleased and it was just what she had imagined in her head. I think all the girls want to have them at their weddings to play!"
Producer, Red Magazine, Christmas Fashion Shoot 2010.
Our bespoke wedding entertainment options have made USO the wedding music band of choice for celebrity wedding organisers and bespoke wedding planners alike. The Urban Soul Orchestra have performed at the weddings of:
Alan White (Oasis Drummer), Gian-Luca Vialli (Chelsea FC), the Hornby Family, Jason Euell (Middlesborough FC & Jamaica Captain), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City FC), Peter Andre & Katie Price (Jordan).
Charity Event Clients
Our performances at charity fundraising events have helped raise many thousands of pounds for national and boutique charities, including:
Asda Charity Golf Day Dinner, The Africa & Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, The Black Heart Foundation, Bliss (Pyranees Celebrity Cycle Challenge), Childnet International, Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK), NSPCC and an annual commitment to the Black Police Association Celebration of Life Concert.
The Urban Soul Orchestra have recorded and performed alongside many of the music industry’s most high profile and successful artists, including Amy Studt, Alesha Dixon, Barth, Beverly Knight, Cast, Cliff Richard, Darius Danesh, Destiny's Child, D-Influence, Errol Brown, Express 2/David Byrne, Gabrielle, Groove Armada, Grace Jones, Jay-Z, Keane, Kano, Heather Small, Leona Lewis, Mika, Mansun, Maxi Priest, Mick Jagger, Natalie Imbruglia, Nitin Sawhney, Octave One, Paul Potts, Peter Andre, Peter Grant, Reel People, Robert Miles, Shola Ama, Smoke City, Steve Brookstein, Take That!, The Script, The Spice Girls, Tyler James, Ultra Nate, Weekend Players and Z Star.
The USO have featured in TV and video promotional campaigns for Annie Lennox, David Jordan, Emma Bunton, Eternal, Kylie Minogue, Sonique, Spiller, Take That!, The Lighthouse Family, The Spice Girls and The Thrills.