Motor City Sounds

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"Motor City Sounds", a 10-piece band playing tribute to the classic Soul hits of the 60s and 70s. All your favourites from Motown to The Blues Brothers and everything in-between.

Playing regular SOLD OUT shows at "Sutton's House Of Music" and "The George Hotel", other gigs include White Night (Melbourne 2018, Ballarat 2017), Ballarat's Harmony & Begonia Festivals, Moonambel Fireworks Festival, FedUni Blue Tie Ball (3 years running) and a spot as the warm-up band for the ABC TV show "Q&A". Members include a former member of the John Butler Trio, a top 20 X-Factor finalist and regular performances with John McNamara, Geoff Achison, Brett Garsed (John Farnham band) and Neil Murray.

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MOTOR CITY SOUNDS recreates the sound and atmosphere of 60s and 70s Soul. This 10-piece band consists of 3 singers, 3 horns and a 4-piece rhythm section (Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys). Expect to dance most of the night!
MOTOR CITY SOUNDS can cater to your event with one, two or three sets.

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MOTOR CITY SOUNDS can provide a full sound and lighting experience. We use top industry professionals. If your event is small, we'll scale it back. Approximate stage size required is 6m (wide) x 3m (deep).


ABC – Jackson 5
Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
​Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

Baby Love - The Supremes
Best Of My Love - The Emotions

Can You Feel It - The Jacksons (J5 & MJ Set)
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin

Dancing In the Street – Martha & The Vandellas
​Don't Knock My Love - Wilson Pickett
Do You Love Me? – The Contours

Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Get Ready - Temptations
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group

Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Heat Wave – Martha & the Vandellas
Hold On I'm Comin' – Sam & Dave
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye

I Can't Get Next To You – The Temptations
I Can't Help Myself – Four Tops
I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Gladys Knight & The Pips
I Thank You - Sam & Dave
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I'll Be There – Jackson 5
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
​It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops
It's A Shame – Detroit Spinners
I've Got The Music In Me - Kiki Dee/Thelma Houston

Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd

Land Of A Thousand Dances - Wilson Pickett
The Love You Save - Jackson 5

Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
​Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Girl – The Temptations
My Guy – Mary Wells

Nowhere To Run – Martha & The Vandellas

Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner

Reach Out, I'll Be There – Four Tops
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
River Deep, Mountain High - The Four Tops and The Supremes
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You - Michael Jackson (J5 & MJ Set)

Satisfaction - Otis Redding/The Rolling Stones
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles (Blues Brothers)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Soothe Me - Sam & Dave
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
(Sweet, Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin
Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Think – Aretha Franklin
Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr

Uptight – Stevie Wonder

War - Edwin Starr
We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder
What A Man - Linda Lyndell
What's Going On – Marvin Gaye
Who's Loving You - The Miracles/Jackson 5
Working Day and Night - Michael Jackson (J5 & MJ Set)
Wrap It Up - Sam & Dave

You Can't Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) - Jackie Wilson
You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles


There are a number of factors to consider when booking Motor City Sounds: The venue, staging, PA & Lighting requirements*, travel** etc. Please contact us for a quote.

*PA dependant on your requirements. Minimum=$500.
**Travel may also include accommodation costs. Contact us to discuss


Yes, we have liability insurance. We are covered up to $20 Million.