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Motor City Motown Party Band fir Hire LondonFrom Motown to James Brown, Funk to Blues, this International Artiste and his Motown party band will Rock your party and get your guest from all ages into the groove of Rhythm and Blues. Having Marcus for your function is an honour in itself as he has shared the stage with BB King. Not many will dispute that he probably has the most awesome voice and stage presence.

His Motown function band has grown form strength to strength in the last three years and is very much in demand for weddings and corporate events in London and the rest of the UK including a few high profile events abroad.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan USA, He lived near Hitsville and grew up to Motown grooves.

Audio Samples
      Mustang Sally
      I Feel Good
      I've Got Sunshine

Motor City Motown Big Band for Hire LondonNow settled in the UK, he is a rising star, here and in Europe as a blues artiste but also finds the time to perform for private events with his function band. He opened up at the Royal Albert Hall for BB King and has shared the bill with Walter Trout. His second UK album Walkin’ Shoes was received with great acclaim.

“Hi Guys, Just wanted to say a BIG BIG thank you to you and the band for a wonderful evening. Your professionalism, arrangements and vocals were superb which made a fantastic party atmosphere. Exactly what we wanted and we’re so glad we picked you. Our guests have not stopped commenting and praising you and we will certainly be recommending you for years to come.”

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BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! Best wishes and all our love. – Jenny and Charlie Earley xx

“Hello Marcus, Hope you are well. Just wanted to say a massive thank to you and your band for playing at our wedding in May. You guys were simply amazing! Everyone was taken aback not only by the quality of the singing but by the versatility of your performances. We noticed that even the owners of the venue came to watch and I hope they will be booking you soon! Please let us know if you guys ever do any performances nearby – we would certainly love to see you again. Thanks again to you and the band for making it a fantastic night! – Monica”

Motor City Male Jazz Singers for Hire LondonHi Marcus,
I hope you’re well. I just wanted to write you a quick note to say how fantastic you and your band were at our wedding on the 25th September. You were as good if not better than we remembered you and I can’t even tell you how many people commented on how great you were! (Almost everyone basically!)

Motor City Male Motown Singers for Hire UKI’ll definitely pass your name on to anyone I know who is getting married and that is looking for a band, and hope to see you again providing we’re then invited!! You were professional and awesome as we both expected and it’s obvious that you enjoy what you do as well, which always helps!

Thanks again, please pass on our best to all your band mates, you all helped to make our day the perfect day it was. Cheers Marcus, – George & Gemma Pointon-Taylor

Sample Repertoire List
  • Keep Lifting Me Higher
  • Aint No Mountain High Enough
  • Aint No Stopping Us Now
  • Aint No Sunshine
  • All Night Long
  • Always And Forever – Heatwave
  • Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
  • Broken Stones
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cant Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
  • Cant Take My Eyes Off You
  • Carwash – Rolls Royce
  • Celebration
  • Country Roads (John Denver)
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Dancing In The Street
  • Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Everlasting Love
  • Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Feeling Hot Hot Hot
  • Forget You
  • Get Ready
  • Gimme Some Lovin
  • Going To A Go Go
  • Hard To Handle
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Heaven (Brian Adams)
  • Hold On
  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • How Sweet It Is
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • I Need Your Love So Bad
  • I Wish
  • I’m A Believer
  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
  • It Takes Two
  • Its Your Thing
  • Kiss
  • Knock On Wood
  • Land Of A 1000 Dances
  • Let’s Get It On
  • Lets Stay Together
  • Losing You
  • Love Is In The Air
  • Love Really Hurts Without You
  • Love Train
  • Lovely Day
  • Midnight Hour
  • Mustang Sally
  • My First My Last My Everything
  • My Girl
  • Papas Brand New Bag
  • Red Red Wine – Ub40
  • Respect
  • Rocket Man
  • September
  • Sex Machine
  • Shotgun
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Sir Duke
  • Somewhere Over Rainbow/Wonderful World
  • Soul Man
  • Stand By Me
  • Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
  • Summer Of 69
  • Superstition
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Take Me In Your Arms
  • Take Me To The River
  • These Arms Of Mine
  • This Old Heart Of Mine
  • Three Little Birds
  • Time Of My LifeTruly
  • Twistin The Night Away
  • When A Man Loves A Woman
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • You Are My Destiny
  • You Sexy Thing
  • You To Me Are Everything
  • You’re Just To Good To Be True
  • You Are Sunshine Of My Life
  • You All I Need To Get By
  • Labamba/Twist And Shout
  • Amarillo
  • Aint No Stoppin Us Now
  • Sex Bomb
  • Always And Forever
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Three Times A Lady
  • Spirit In The Sky
  • All Right Now
  • Love Shack
  • Endless Love
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Brown Sugar
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Easy
  • Hard To Handle
  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Long Train Runnin
  • Love Really Hurts Wihout You
  • Moondance
  • Red Red Wine
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • You Do Something To Me
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Midnight Hour
  • Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Knock On Wood
  • Hard To Handle
  • Soul Man


  • Aint That A Shame
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Doin The Mess Around
  • Ive Got A Woman
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Johnny Be Good
  • Rock And Roll Music
  • Save The Last Dance For Me
    Save The Last Dance For Me
  • The Twist (Chubby Checker)
  • Whole Lotta Shakin

Swing and Jazz

  • Beyond The Sea
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • It Had To Be You
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance
  • My Funny Valentine
  • New York, New York
  • Strangers In The Night
  • Sway
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • When Booked with Female Vocals
  • Aint No Mountain High Enough
  • Aint Nobody
  • Baby Love
  • Blame It On The Boogie
  • Oggie Oggie
  • Carwash
  • Chain Of Fools
  • Come Away With Me
  • Dancing In The Street
  • Dancing Queen
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Finally
  • For Once In My Life
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • I Want You Back
  • I Wish
  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
  • Im So Excited
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Le Freak
  • Lost In Music
  • Love Really Hurts Without You
  • Love Shack
  • Midnight At The Oasis
  • My Guy
  • Natural Woman
  • Paper Moon
  • Rescue Me
  • Respect
  • Route 66
  • Sexual Healing
  • Sign Sealed Delivered
  • Simply The Best
  • Sir Duke
  • Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Spooky
  • Stop In The Name Of Love
  • Streetlife
  • Super Duper Love
  • Take Me In Your Arms
  • Teardrops
  • Think
  • Tracks Of My Tears
  • Valerie
  • We Are Family
  • What A Difference A Day Makes
  • Who’s That Girl
  • You Cant Hurry Love
  • You To Me Are Everything
  • Young Hearts

Dear Marcus Malone and Motor City Party Band, We are so sorry it has taken us so long to write to you to say thank you very much for the amazing music you provided at our wedding reception in August. I started my new job as a teacher as soon as we got back from our honeymoon and since then it has been non stop work in the evenings and most weekends. We also moved fairly soon after the wedding and, although this was only to the flat next door, the move was quite stressful and took up a lot of our spare time.

We had a fabulous time at our reception and we really had a fantastic time on the dance floor, as did many of our guest. The music we had at our wedding was very important to us and our parents, in order that the right atmosphere was created, and we couldn’t have imagined the music and dancing to go any better. As soon as the the music stated the dance floor quickly filled up and it remained full all night. We really do feel that you are a truly brilliant band and so many of our friends and family have commented on how amazing you were.
Many, many thanks again and we wish you all well and hope you are all having a happy and successful New Year. Kind regards, Sarah and Keith Curtis

Dear Marcus, As a music lover I had previously had nightmares about the quality of wedding entertainment on offer at weddings, especially after attending various others which I felt had been let down by a cheesy disco at the end, playing the usual dire mixture of songs from nasty wedding compilation albums, all I can say is they should have booked the Motor City Party Band because you were fantastic.

The first dance of “Something” by George Harrison, although not Motown, was covered with such finesse even my seriously fanatical Beatles fan friend was deeply impressed. Great vocals and a spot on guitar solo were the comments. You judged the mood perfectly throughout the evening, managing to get almost every single guest on the dance floor at some point. I think it speaks volumes for this to range from my 10 year old cousin to my 85 year old grandmother.

Everyone was commenting on how wonderful the band was, some people said you were the best band they had ever seen! others said how they would like to book you themselves in the future, so expect some more contacts for sure.

Finally I would like to say a special thanks for traveling to play for us, we look forward to booking you again in London either personally or as a recommendation at work. All the very best – Oliver and Claire

Hi Marcus, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for a wonderful performance on Friday. Everyone commented on how great you were. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as Grant and I did. Thanks again. Best wishes, Sara

Dear Marcus, Sorry this has been a while in coming forward, we have just returned from a fantastic honeymoon in Fiji and California (and now feel very cold indeed having been in 90+ degrees for the last three weeks!!)

We had a great day on the wedding and I wanted to write to thank you for your utmost professionalism and dedication the job in hand -which was making our wedding evening a great night for everyone, and getting people who I’ve never seen move out of their chairs at weddings previously, up on that dancefloor shakin their thang!! You were all we had hoped for and more and I can only genuinely thank you for helping our wedding to be so much fun.
Everyone commented on what a great band you are and how much fun you gave to the party. I was only too sorry that I didn’t get to spend more time on the dancefloor (although that might have been in everyone’s best interests given my general lack of co-ordination…!!!) the night seemed to whizz by so fast, it was so much fun. I also would like to thank you for being flexible regarding the timings etc – my father and I had previously had a few heated debates about the fireworks as he kept changing his mind on the timings of doing it – so I really appreciated you being generous in your time and the general organisation of everything with him changing his mind at the last minute! Many thanks again and kind regards – Amy

Hi Marcus Would just like to say how fantastic the performance by you and your band was on Saturday 2nd August. Every single person at the reception has commented on how great the music was and how you were able to get everyone dancing, young and old.

The way you sang our first dance song was truly memorable and my wife even told me it was better than the original, which I agree with. Especially given the short amount of time in which you learnt the song. We wish to give our gratitude for make our wedding even more unforgettable, and would recommend you whole heartedly to everyone. Many thanks – Michael & Dionne

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Motor City Group for playing at my wedding in May. They were absolutely brilliant and the dance floor was packed all night long! All my guests commented on how great they were and a few have even asked for your number for their upcoming weddings. Please pass my thanks to Marcus and the band. Regards, Carly and Marek