Big, brassy..soul music at its best. Stax, Motown the real deal..Big Mac’s play soul music like their lives depend on it!

A soul band who enjoy soul music off and on the stage..real soul music buffs who bring their obvious enthusiasm onto the stage with ’em! Check it out. Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band..a real soul band playing soul music with real soul!

The Stage said : ‘An explosive start to the evening was provided by Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band. This is the way to play soul and Motown-a full ten piece band, great brass section, girl backing singers, pulsating rhythm section and Big Mac himself on lead vocals-not only great musicianship but also a great performance. I am not surprised that it is one of the most popular outfits in South Wales, as it was absolutely superb. If you book corporate functions or summer balls and want a great dance band, you could do a lot worse. This is a truly hot band’.


Big Mac’s clients include:
The British Variety Club, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Eversheds, L’Oreal, The Showman’s Association, The Institute of Direct Marketing, David Lloyd, The Royal Mint, The Holiday Inns, Barclays Bank, Deloitte and Touche, Biomet Merck, Rimmel, Coca Cola, Smith -Kline- Beecham, Lloyds T.S.B., Macob, Johnson and Johnson, Masterfoods, British Hairdressers Association, R.N.L.I., S.W.A.L.E.C., Primary Care, The Equestrian Society, Freemason Lodges, Centre Parcs, Emergency Services, Arthritis Research, British Osteopath Society, Freeman’s Cigars, Admiral Insurance, Whitbread, Interbrew and many, many more.

Big Mac’s venues include:
The Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge Dublin, The SemiRamis and the Marriott Hotels in Cairo, Celle in Germany, The Coconut Grove in Las Americas, Tenerife and, in this country, The Cafe Royal, Cardiff International Arena, Centre Parc, Butlins, Somerwest World, Drayton Manor, London’s Brewhouse, Metropole Hotel N.E.C., Five Lakes Hotel in Maldon, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Caldicot and Fonmon Castles, The Jamhouse, The Marquee Club, The Rock Gardens, Great Tithe Barn Tetbury, Ashton Court Mansion, Tredegar House Stately Home, and even Leyhill Open Prison!

In their career so far the Mac’s have appeared with, in no particular order, Edwin Starr, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, Van Morrison, Jools Holland, The Commitments, Go West, Limahl, The Pasadenas, Sweet, Mud, Captain Sensible, Marmalade, Mike Reid, Jim Bowen, Stan Boardman, Little and Large, Shed 7, Catherine Zeta Jones, Charlotte Church, Ian Botham, Dodgy, The Bay City Rollers, Jaki Graham, Gwen Dickey of Rolls Royce, Squeeze, Midge Ure, The Saw Doctors, Pato Banton, Mike Flowers’ Pops, Dave Dee, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys etc.

The band is self contained with its own 6K Logic rig, lights, vans, roadcrew & engineer.

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Set list / Repertoire

Hold Back The Night
Twisting The Night Away
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Walk Away Renee
Same Old Song
Reach Out
My Girl
Get Ready
It Takes Two
Wonderful World
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Sweet Soul Music
Dock Of The Bay
Soul Man
Hold On I’m Coming
In The Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
Knock On Wood
I Want You Back
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
Mony Mony
Keep On Running
Loco In Acapulco
Everlasting Love
Living In America
Love Train
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
Land Of 1,000 Dances
Long Tall Sally
Shake A Tailfeather
Higher And Higher
Young Hearts Run Free
I Second That Emotion
Under The Boardwalk
I Feel Good
Last Night
Private Number
Stand By Me
Build Me Up Buttercup
You To Me Are Everything
Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me
Baby Now That I Found You
Gimme Some Loving
River Deep Mountain High
Last Night
Let’s Stay Together
Lean On Me
Sex Machine