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

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From Motown to “The Blues Brothers” and everything in between – MOTOR CITY SOUNDS pay tribute to the classic era of Soul music.  Packing dance floors wherever they play, MCS bring an energy that can only be created by a live 10-piece band.  Performing songs from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, The Supremes, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding. MOTOR CITY SOUNDS recreate the sound and atmosphere of Motown and Soul from the 60s and 70s, with authentic arrangements and instrumentation.


Featuring top-class musicians from across Victoria, including an X-factor finalist, a former member of the John Butler Trio and regular sessions with top Australian musicians such as Geoff Achsion, John McNamara, Brett Garsed and Neil Murray.

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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