The Detroit Express is an outstanding 7 to 9 piece Motown show.


A breathtaking show brilliantly recreating the music of Motown legends.

It has now been over 50 years since Berry Gordy created his Motown empire back in 1959 in Detroit Michigan. Studio A was housed in a converted garage behind the building he soon dubbed Hitsville U.S.A.

It was from these humble beginnings Motown was born and still commands immense audience support and appreciation today.

For more than five decades Motown music has been played on the airwaves and both young and old will instantly recognise the distinctive tunes that have stood the test of time since that unmistakable sound was created.

Performing the unforgettable sounds of The Supremes, Martha Reeves, Four Tops, Temptations, Stevie Wonder and many more with high energy, excellent musical ability and amazing presentation.

With smooth harmonies, impressive choreography along with stunning costume changes the performance is packed with slick routines that make this a first class show.

This show will take you on a timeless journey with stunning costumes, flawless choreography and a live band that pays tribute to the unsung Funk Brothers and the much loved Motown music.

Performing the unforgettable sounds of The Supremes, Martha Reeves, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and many more.
With hits such as Baby Love, Stop In The Name Of Love,
Reach Out I'll Be There, Get Ready, Superstition & Dancing In The Street and many more.

The Detroit Express will have you singing and dancing in the aisles, creating 2 hours of pure Motown nostalgia.

At each station you will experience the sound and musical magic that the Funk Brothers once created in a small under ground studio Berry Gordie named Hitsville. USA

so what are you waiting for!

Put your dancing shoes on, get to the platform and come join us for an unforgettable night with The Detroit Express.

 

ALL ABOARD !! HERE WE GO !!
“Please Don't Miss This Train at the Station”

Setup: Set up time with sound check approx 2.5 hours


Set Format: The Detroit Express provide a High Quality Motown Atmosphere with Glitzy costumes changes for the lead girls throughout the night.

 

Performance times: 2 x 60mins with interval

Technical Requirements: Accessible plug sockets close to performance area. Secure changing area preferably close to the performance area for quick changes. Tea, Coffee, and soft drinks provided and meal where applicable for early set up times

 

Areas Covered: All over Uk & Abroad

 

Provide Own PA system : Yes

Provide own Lighting : Yes

Equipment PAT Tested : Yes

Public Liability Insurance : Yes

Basic Show Price: Please enquire for a quote
Our price includes us bringing our own sound engineer, 10ft light up train stage prop space permitting on stage, and Flyers / Posters printed for your venue.

The Detroit Express Standard line up is 3 x Female Lead Vocalists, Keys, Drums, Bass, Guitar & Saxophone.
you can add Trumpet for an additional charge.

Travel Fees: Standard travel included in our basic show price is for up to 50 mile radius from Drighlington West Yorkshire.

 

Recent Theatres: Trinity Arts Centre, Black Friars Arts Centre, Thwaites Empire Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Galtres Theatre, Hazlitt Arts Centre Carnival Arts Centre, Morley Town Hall, Retford Town Hall.

Sample Repertoire:

Baby love
Jimmy Mack
Where did our love go Third finger left hand Get Ready
Stop her on sight (SOS ) Up the Ladder
Signed Sealed delivered Come see about me Can’t hurry love
Build me up
I’m coming out
Tear of a clown
My Guy
Sugar Pie
Blame it on boogie

Nowhere to run
Dancing in the street
Ain’t no mountain high
Stop in the name of love
Nathan jones
The Happening
Please mr Postman
Heatwave
Keep me hanging on
Stoned love
Its the Same old
Ain’t too proud
Respect
I Feel Good
Sir Duke
Needle in a Haystack
Heard it through the Grapevine
Land of 1000 dances
Proud Mary
This Old heart of mine
Higher & Higher
River Deep
I wish
Heaven must have sent you
Soul Med ( Hold back the night, Love train, Reach out )

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