Soul & Motown band

Big Mama Funk

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About Big Mama Funk

Soul & Motown band
Watford
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Big Mama Funk says, "I'll bring the tunes, you bring the dancing shoes!"

I’m Big Mama Funk (BMF) - a singer and entertainer! My absolute favourite thing to do is make your event unforgettable! Whether it's with BMF Solo, one of my tribute acts or with my band, The Funkstars, I'll guarantee to provide you with classics like Aretha’s “Respect”, Luther’s “Never Too Much”, Michael’s “Rock with You”, Bruno’s “Uptown Funk” and more! I’ll make your journey to your big day as smooth and hassle free as possible by: liaising with your key contacts, dealing with all the sound and lighting requirements (including providing a microphone for speeches), providing background or live music for your meal, drinks reception etc., performing that special first dance, and tailoring my service to your needs. And the best bit is - I've been doing this for almost two decades - for many happy couples, special occasions and corporate companies like Tesco, Spire Healthcare and Waitrose. You will find me in all venue types in the UK and internationally. My band sizes typically range from 5 to 11 pieces, although smaller sizes are also available.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, R&B, Motown, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

AIN'T NO STOPPING US NOW
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
AIN'T NOBODY
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS
ALL I DO
AMERICAN BOY
ANOTHER STAR
AT LAST
BAD GIRLS
BEGGIN
BILLIE JEAN
BILLS
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE
BLURRED LINES
BOOGIE NIGHTS
CANNED HEAT
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
CARWASH
CELEBRATION
CHAIN OF FOOLS
COSMIC GIRL
CRAZY
CRAZY IN LOVE
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
DANCING IN THE STREET
DANCING QUEEN
DEC' 63
DISCO INFERNO
DO YA THANG
DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY
DON'T MESS WITH MY MAN
DREAMS
EASY
EVERYBODY DANCE
EXPRESS YOURSELF
FAME
FINALLY
FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
FORGET YOU
GEORGIA
GET LUCKY
GET READY
GIMME GIMME SOME LOVING
GOOD TIMES
GROOVE JET
GROVE IS IN THE HEART
HAPPY
HARD TO HANDLE
HEATWAVE
HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL
HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER
HIGHER & HIGHER
HIT THE ROAD JACK
HOT STUFF
I CAN'T HELP IT
I FEEL GOOD
I FEEL LOVE
I FEEL FOR YOU
I FOUND FOR LOVING
I GOT A FEELING
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
I JUST WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU
I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU
I WANT YOU BACK
I WILL SURVIVE
I WISH
IF I AIN'T GOT YOU
IS THIS LOVE
ISN'T SHE LOVELY
JUST THE TWO OF US
KEEP ME HANGING ON
KISS
LADY MARMALADE
LE FREAK
LET'S GET IT ON
LET'S STAY TOGETHER
LONG TRAIN RUNNING
LOST IN MUSIC
LOVE FOOLOSOPHY
LOVE IS A LOSING GAME
LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD
MAN'S MAN'S WORLD
MERCY
MIDNIGHT HOUR
MOONDANCE
MOVE CLOSER
MOVE ON UP
MR BIG STUFF
MUSTANG SALLY
MY GIRL
MY GUY
NATURAL WOMAN
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
NEVER TOO MUCH
NEW YORK NEW YORK
NO PLACE I'D RATHER BE
NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW
ORDINARY PEOPLE
OUR DAY WILL COME
OVER THE VALLEY
PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG
PIECE OF MY HEART
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
PLEASE DON'T STOP THE MUSIC
PLEASE MR POSTMAN
PROUD MARY
P.Y.T
REACH OUT
REHAB
RELIGHT MY FIRE
RESPECT
RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH
ROCK WITH YOU
ROLLING IN THE DEEP
SEPTEMBER
SEX IS ON FIRE
SEX MACHINE
SEXY BACK (CBR)
SHAKE YOUR BODY DOWN
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED
SING IT BACK
SOMEBODY ELSE'S GUY
SON OF A PREACHER MAN
SOULMAN
STAND BY ME
STREETLIFE
SUPERSTITION
SUSPICIOUS MINDS
SWAY
TEARDROPS
THINK
THINKING OF YOU
THINKING OUT LOUD
TIME OF MY LIFE TREASURE
UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME
UPSIDE DOWN
UPTOWN FUNK
VALERIE
WALK ON BY
WANNA BE STARTIN'
WAYFARIN' STRANGER
WE ARE FAMILY
WHAT'S GOING ON
WHATTA MAN
WHERE YOU LEAD
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW
WORKING 9 - 5
WORKING DAY & NIGHT
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE
YOU GOT THE LOVE
YOU MAKE ME FEEL
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Absolutely! Big Mama Funk is fronted by myself, Big Mama Funk! Having said that, if myself or any of my other funky colleagues become poorly before the event I have many fantastic musicians on hand who can step and deliver an equally groovy night for you!

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we do! I can perform solo for you with backing tracks, all the way up to a 12-piece band with additional singers and full brass section. Let us know what you require and we'll build the perfect outfit for you.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem! Let us and know and it's highly likely it will be perfectly fine. Any significant changes may incur additional cost, but we are always aware that timings can be slightly fluid on the big day!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. We include this as standard before, between and after sets (typically while setting up and packing away), but we can also extend this for an extra fee. Let us know what you need and we'll work something out!

How much time do you need to set up?

90mins is the ideal minimum for any band size with the full PA system. Smaller outfits (solo to quartet) would likely be somewhere between 45mins to 1hr.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes, absolutely, although it's sometimes better to let us know which songs you'd prefer NOT to hear. We've built the set to enable us to follow the vibe of the dancefloor and keep guests entertained, so like to have flexibility to play the songs which are going to make the party memorable for being the best ever!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

It most certainly is! All PA and lights will come to every event we perform. If we're to play a large venue (200+ guests), then it's possible we may need to hire additional equipment, but let us know and we'll work something out!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

You bet we can! First dances, favourite songs... just let us know! We will need advance notice, and we'll need to confirm it's possible with time and instrumentation in advance, but it's very rare it can't be done!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Big Mama Funk is renowned for keeping the dance floor full! Once we get started the floor gets full and stays that way!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've played many luxury hotels and venues including The Grove, Cliveden House, The Royal Bath Hotel, St.Michael's Manor and more!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Chic, Sister Sledge, James Brown, and many more!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performing at an open-air festival in Italy has certainly been one of the highlights!

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2500
Up to 2 hours£2500
Up to 3 hours£3200

Reviews

From customers:

Jo N, 1 year ago

Wow what a fantastic evening – thank you Pritee and Big Mama Funk!! We have received so many positive comments back from guests asking how we found you and saying how amazing you are, and of course we agree!

David N, 1 year ago

I hired Pritee and her band to headline at a local festival where the attendance was in excess of 13,000. The whole day was a great success – even more so when she started her 40 minute set. Big Mama Funk was punctual, polite, and professional and the crowd swelled throughout their performance. 10 out of 10 for every aspect of her performance!

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