George P Johnson
Urban Soul Orchestra have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful events company George P Johnson on a number of occasions. In 2009, our Show Band were invited to Barcelona to perform at the Museum of Catalan Art, and performed with a range of circus performers in an epic display of human feats.
With performances in Madrid and London to follow, in 2014 Urban Soul Orchestra were commissioned to create a unique and bespoke evening of entertainment at the Westminster Park Plaza, London for a global corporate event.
We pride ourselves in the ability to create breathtaking and unique sets, with lists tailored and perfectly suited to the evening. Working closely with the George P. Johnson creative team, Urban Soul Orchestra provided over 4 hours of music, taking guests from an atmosphere perfect for networking with our Chill Out Set, through a more laidback, mellow DJ Set.
The evening culminated in an 11-piece Little Big Band, featuring string quartet, sax, percussion, 1 male and 2 female vocalists plus two identical twin dancers for an unforgettable set, inviting guests to dance the night away.
We also performed for the first time a specially commissioned retro track; MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This which received a rapturous cheer for its debut to the delight of our musicians and client alike.
George P Johnson sent over a glowing review of the evening:
Niamh, Natasha and the entire team from Urban Soul Orchestra were great from the first time we engaged with them. We had some very specific requests for song lists and they were incredibly accommodating and helpful throughout the pre-event process as well as suggesting some songs of their own. Their knowledge, experience and patience really helped shape the event to be the success that it was. Our client was thrilled with the evening, proof of this was that we needed to extend the party by an extra 30 mins, which the band was again able to accommodate at the last minute (and after quite a performance stint already). The band itself were brilliant, the guests loved them and when they came down onto the dance floor and mingled with the crowd they proved they really had the evening nailed. Great team to work with, professional and fun. Would certainly look to using them again on a future event. Many thanks.
Laura Depla, Associate Producer, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing