Motor City Sounds
Location: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat.
Country: Australia

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MOTOR CITY SOUNDS is a 10-piece band that plays Motown and Soul music. The band performs songs from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye & James Brown. Not just another cover band, "Motor City Sounds" recreates the sound and atmosphere of Motown and Soul music from the 60s and 70s. A funky rhythm section, smooth harmonies and a their super-cool horns will keep you dancing all night.

Each band member brings a wealth of experience in the music industry, including a top 20 finalist from “X-factor”, a former member of “The John Butler Trio”, a “Don Lane Show” band member, and regular performances with some of Australia’s top musicians, including Neil Murray and Brett Garsed (John Farnham band).

MOTOR CITY SOUNDS are available to perform a purely Motown tribute or a full night of Soul hits from all your favourite artists.

100% Motown Tribute List:


ABC – Jackson 5
Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
​Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
Baby Love - The Supremes
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Dancing In the Street – Martha & The Vandellas
​Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Do You Love Me? – The Contours
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
Get Ready - Temptations
Heat Wave – Martha & the Vandellas
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 Heard It Through The Grapevine – Gladys Knight & The Pips
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I'll Be There – Jackson 5
It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
​It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops
It's A Shame – Detroit Spinners
The Love You Save - Jackson 5
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
My Girl – The Temptations
My Guy – Mary Wells
Nowhere To Run – Martha & The Vandellas
Reach Out, I'll Be There – Four Tops
River Deep, Mountain High - The Four Tops and The Supremes
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
(SOS) Stop Her On Sight - Edwin Starr
Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers
Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr
Uptight – Stevie Wonder
War - Edwin Starr
We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder
What's Going On – Marvin Gaye
Who's Loving You - The Miracles/Jackson 5
You Can't Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes
You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles



Non-Motown Soul List:


Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons

Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin

Don't Knock My Love - Wilson Pickett

Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers

Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding

Hold On I'm Comin' – Sam & Dave

I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown

I Thank You - Sam & Dave

In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

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

Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
​Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner

Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin

Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You - Michael Jackson

Satisfaction - Otis Redding/The Rolling Stones

September - Earth, Wind & Fire
​Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles (Blues Brothers)

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

Think – Aretha Franklin

What A Man - Linda Lyndell
​Wrap It Up - Sam & Dave

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) - Jackie Wilson




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