Q: Can I see you live before booking you?
The majority of our events are for private clients, which mean in most cases it is not possible to invite potential new clients along. This is why we have a dedicated, comprehensive YouTube Channel highlighting the breadth of material and styles we can cover for a variety of different events.
We also have over 50 independent reviews from clients available online to reassure you of the level of quality we provide, along with a range of clients and testimonials listed on this website.
We are always happy to arrange meetings with clients to discuss ideas for the event they have us in mind for, so feel free to contact us to book a meeting by skype or in person.
Q: My guests will want to dance. Can a string-based orchestra make this happen?
Absolutely; with this wealth of experience under our belt our musicians are adept at encouraging people of all ages on to the dance floor. We also use wireless microphones which allows our musicians to roam and interact.
Our reviews & testimonials speak for themselves:
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.
Tessa Blazey, Events and Marketing Manager, Queen's Club 125th Anniversary Ball, July 2011
From the first moment I discovered the Urban Soul Orchestra website, I was hooked! Their performance was excellent and they had everyone on the dancefloor from the start. Top class professionalism coupled with excellent musicality is what you get when you book USO.
Amy Hodgson, Gilead Sciences, The Grove, January 2014
Q: I love your music, but your repertoire doesn't include my favourite song which I would love for my event.
Let one of the team know, and our Musical Director can arrange this especially for you.
Q: Who looks after your musicians on an event?
We send a dedicated Tour Manager to liaise between you as the client and ensure that everything is running perfectly, included in the cost.
Q: How long can USO perform for?
Our musicians can perform for a maximum of 3 hours over a number of sets with adequate breaks. This can be supplemented by also booking a DJ, with whom some of our musicians can improvise for a unique live element.
Q: Does size matter?
Not a jot. We pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible to meet the requirements of exclusive venues and guest lists; we perform to our professionally produced backing tracks for many of our sets meaning we can tailor what we can provide.
Q: Will you travel?
Absolutely. Our flexibility in size makes Urban Soul Orchestra one of the most popular function bands in Europe. Our unique set up means that we use the string quartet as a basis so we can play several different sets without you having to fly in multiple bands to your location. We can also twin share if necessary to bring down costs for you. As a result we regularly perform in Europe and even as far afield as New Zealand.
Q: Do you provide all your own PA & lighting?
We can provide PA, lighting and engineers for a small additional cost; for large venues and ensembles, we collaborate with a range of preferred suppliers with preferential rates. Please let us know if you would like us to include this in our quote to you.