Urban Soul Orchestra

About

The Urban Soul Orchestra offer a unique blend of live strings with accompanying professionally produced soundtracks or an acoustic ensemble and create sonic atmospheres rich with sophistication.

Unobtrusive background music or up tempo entertainment the Urban Soul Orchestra can set a gentle tone or encourage guests from their seats and onto the dance floor.

The USO were absolutely brilliant, and perfect for the occasion, I thought they really added a great dimension to the evening.

Corporate Client, Tower of London

The party we held in Vincy in honour of Lord Weidenfeld's birthday was a great success and our guests were amazed by the wonderful music and atmosphere. We really enjoyed hearing you and we would surely recommend you.

Lord and Lady Foster of Thames Bank, Private Party, Switzerland

Clients may customise the ensemble as they see fit. From simply a string quartet with excellent backing soundtracks, clients may add an acoustic band of any size comprising of a percussionist, a bassist, a pianist and even a singer. Their perfromances can be amplified or purely instrumental for a simple and authentic feel.

Their repertoire has been carefully constructed and includes classical, pop, soul and reggae as well as songs by major original artists for whom the USO original arranged scores for: Groove Armada, Nitin Sawhney and Nightmares on Wax.

Thank you for helping with this booking - USO rock! The event would have been very different without musical entertainment. I think the unique style of ensemble made it enjoyable listening. We had many complimentary comments passed our way from the clients.

Corporate Client, The Langham Hotel

Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for a fabulous performance last night. Our event went really well and everyone thought that the music was fabulous. We have received really positive feedback from everyone.

Corporate Client, Slaughter and May

A quick note just to say that the Undiluted and Sunseeker teams and customers thought you and the Urban Soul Orchestra were outstanding at the Land Rover Evoque launch last night. Congratulations on your brilliant performance again.

Alexandra Harrison, Creative & Managing Director, Undiluted Spirit Ltd

Videos

Urban Soul Orchestra Quartet

Urban Soul Orchestra Acoustic Ensemble

Music

Urban Soul and Pop

  • Money, Money, Money - ABBA
  • Super Trouper - ABBA
  • Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
  • When I’m 64 - Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood - Beatles
  • Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
  • Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone - Bill Withers
  • Love Me For A Reason - Boyzone
  • Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Thank You - Dido
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • Edge Hill - Groove Armada
  • It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over - Lenny Kravitz
  • At The River (Sand Dunes) - Groove Armada
  • Koyal - Nitin Sawhney
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Emotions - Mariah Carey
  • Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey
  • All I want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
  • I Miss You Most At Christmas - Mariah Carey
  • Born On This Day - Mariah Carey
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Les Nuits - Nightmares on Wax
  • There’s Nothing Like This - Omar
  • Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting
  • Past-Time Paradise - Stevie Wonder
  • There She Goes - The La’s
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Reggae

  • Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley
  • No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
  • Who The Cap Fits - Bob Marley
  • Leaving Rome - Jo Bennett
  • Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
  • The Tree Song - Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Love & Hate - Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sharpeville - Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra

Jazz

  • Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
  • Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
  • Easy Does It - Ian Carr / Nucleus
  • Almendra - Abelardo Valdes
  • Summertime - George Gershwin
  • Moon River - Henry Mancini
  • Ain’t Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
  • In The Mood - Glenn Miller
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Jerome Kern
  • Girl From Ipanema - Calos Jobim
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard

Film and Television

  • Brideshead Revisited - (Main Theme) - Geoffrey Burgon
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (From ‘The Mission’) - Ennio Morricone
  • Chi Mai (From ‘Life Of David Lloyd George’) - Ennio Morricone
  • Out Of Africa - (Main Theme) - John Barry
  • Love Story - Francis Lai
  • Exodus (Main Theme) - Ernest Gold
  • Camille (From Le Mepris - Georges Delarue
  • Balcony Scene From ‘Romeo & Juliet’ - Craig Armstrong

Musical Theatre

  • Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli
  • Somewhere - Leonard Bernstein
  • America - Leonard Bernstein
  • Cabaret - Leonard Bernstein
  • I Could Have Danced All Night - Frederick Loewe
  • Wouldn’t It Be Lovely - Frederick Loewe
  • On The Street Where You Live - Frederick Loewe
  • Get Me To The Church - Frederick Loewe
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen

Classical

  • Adagio Tomaso Giovanni - Albinoni
  • Air On A G String - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3 In G - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Jesu: Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Symphony No.4 - William Boyce
  • Christmas Concerto - Arcangelo Corelli
  • Water Music Suite - George Frideric Handel
  • Firework Music (La Rejoussance) - George Frederic Handel
  • Largo - George Frederic Handel
  • Arrival Of The Queen of Sheba - George Frederic Handel
  • Two Bourees George - Frederic Handel
  • Divertimento No.1 In D - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ten Celebrated String Quartets - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel
  • Trumpet Voluntary in D - Henry Purcell
  • William Tell Overture Gioachino - Antonio Rossini
  • Concerto For Four Violins In E minor - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
  • Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber
  • Habanera From Carmen - Georges Bizet
  • First Polovtsian Dance - Alexander Borodin
  • O Sole Mio - Eduardo Di Capua
  • Chanson De Nuit - Edward Elgar
  • Chanson De Matin - Edward Elgar
  • Salut d’Amour - Edward Elgar
  • Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Bolero - Maurice Ravel
  • Entr’acte - Franz Schubert
  • Rosamunde - Franz Schubert
  • Greensleeves Fantasia - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) - Richard Wagner

Details

Available Ensembles:

USO Quartet

  • Violins x3
  • Cello
  • Backing Soundtracks

USO Acoustic Ensemble

  • USO Quartet
  • Percussion
  • Double Bass

Optional Additions

  • Pianist
  • Female Vocalist
  • Male Vocalist
  • Further Percussionist
  • Further String Quartet

Equipment:

Provided if Required

  • Sound Engineer
  • Full Sound System