Soul Purpose

Dublin, Ireland


Soul Purpose are a 7 piece live soul band, recreating the music of the classic soul & motown era, as well as soulifying modern classics. Our exact setlist varies from one performance to the next, depending on what works & what the crowd want. Our current setlist takes from the following tunes. To hear live samples of some of these tunes check out our gallery page.

Soul Purpose Setlist
(in alphabetical order)
A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell
At Last - Etta James / Beyoncé
Beggin' - Frankie Valli
Calirornia Soul - Marlena Shaw
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - The Third Degree / Kylie Minogue
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas

Disco Inferno – The Tramps
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Solomon Burke
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Get Ready - Dusty Springfield
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hold on! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave

Human – Rag and Bone Man
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
I Got You Babe - Etta James
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good - James Brown
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Thelma Houston / The Rolling Stones

Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Light My Fire - Erma Franklin / The Doors
Love Train - The O'Jays
My Girl - The Temptations
Nowhere To Run - Martha & The Vandellas
One Note Brown - The New Mastersounds
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
Shake it off - Taylor Swift (Postmodern Jukebox version)
Shake Your Tailfeather - The Blues Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweetest Feeling (I Get The) - Jackie Wilson
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Tell Mama - Etta James
Think - Aretha Franklin
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse / Mark Ronson
You Got The Love - Candi Station / Florence & The Machine
You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes

You know I',m no Good - Amy Winehouse
* If you have a special request that you would like played on your special night please get in touch and we will do our very best to accommodate you. 
Here's a small sample of other tracks (not necessarily soul) we've played:
(in any old order)
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
Little Trip to Heaven - Tom Waits
Say a little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Let’s get it on - Marvin Gaye
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
As - Stevie Wonder (George Michael Mary j Blige)
Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Sunshine of my love  - Cream (Spanky Wilson version)
Dance with me tonight - Olly Murs
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Venus - Shocking Blue (Tom Jones Version)
Skyy, can you feel me -Raphael Saadiq
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You -  Andy Williams
Toxic - Britney Spears (The Bluebeaters Version)
Tears of a clown - Smokey Robinson
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
Everything – Michael Bublé
A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
God Only Knows – the Beach Boys
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Have I told You Lately - Van Morrison
Kentish Town Waltz - Imelda May
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher (Etta James Version)
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips
Just dropped in - Kenny Rogers (Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings version)
All of Me – John Legend
25 miles - Edwin Starr
Ain't Got No, I Got Life - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
History Repeating - Propellerheads feat Miss Shirley Bassey
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Memphis Soul stew - King Curtis & The Kingpins
mercy mercy mercy - Marlena Shaw
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Piece of my Heart - Erma Franklin
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Save Me - Aretha Franklin
Sing a Simple Song - Sly and the Family Stone
Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me) - Sugar Billy (Joss Stone Version)
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Baby I love you – The Ramones
Into my arms - Nick Cave
Jubel - Klingande
You Are The First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
Monkey Man  -Toots and The Maytals
** We're a talented bunch, so if you've any special request that you would like played on your special night please get in touch and we will do our very best to accommodate you.


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