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About Charlie and the Funk Factory

Exceptional 10-piece party band, featuring outstanding male and female vocalists and brass section 🎶
Function band
Birmingham
Public liability insurance of £10 million

An exhilarating live music experience, Charlie and the Funk Factory know what it takes to keep your guests up and dancing until the very last second. Performing only the best pop, funk and soul covers, we have captivated countless audiences throughout the UK and abroad. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event or party, we guarantee to make your evening totally unforgettable. ​ The band prides itself on the outstanding level of musicianship on offer. Featuring some of the UK’s top function singers, we provide a range of male and female vocalist options to complement our first-rate brass section. We can also offer smaller acoustic groups for drinks receptions and dinners, and are committed to tailoring our act to every clients’ individual needs. ​ Watch our videos, listen to our recordings and take a look at our set list. Don't hesitate to get in touch and book the band that will make your event one to remember.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B, Motown, Top 40, Disco, Covers, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Jazz, Swing, Hip Hop, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Classic rock, Synth rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service, Concert, Recording session, Cruise
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Song list

The songs we've listed here will give you a flavour of what to expect from our set lists — we have over 100 songs in our full list though, so don't worry if you can't find your favourite song below! If there's anything in particular you'd like to hear, let us know in advance and we can most likely arrange and learn it for your event.
If you'd like to see our full repertoire list, please get in touch.
Motown/Soul
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good (I Got You) - James Brown
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
R.E.S.P.E.C.T - Aretha Franklin
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Disco/Funk
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shake Your Body - The Jacksons
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
We are Family - Sister Sledge
Pop/RnB
22 - Taylor Swift
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
Came Here For Love - Sigala ft. Ella Eyre
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Domino - Jessie J
Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Hot In Herre - Nelly
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
thank u, next - Ariana Grande
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
... Plus many more!!!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our brass always steal the show!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at some amazing venues across the UK and internationally in our time, many of whom we are lucky to be partnered with. Feel free to visit our website where you can see which venues we regularly work with.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

A tough question! But some of our biggest influences include the likes of Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, Sister Sledge and (of course) Stevie Wonder!

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

We always try to book the same players featured in our promotional material. However, if a musician is unavailable then we will replace them with one of our very capable professional deputies, who have extensive experience playing with the band.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

We have an expertly-curated playlist that we can play through our speaker system during any breaks in the performance for free, ensuring there is no drop in atmosphere. We can also arrange to keep this playlist going after our performance as well for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

Typically we require about 1 hour to set up our equipment. For most events, we usually arrive 2 hours before our first set, allowing us time to familiarise ourselves with the venue and get ready. If you would like us to arrive earlier (to avoid setting up while your guests are around for example) we are more than happy to arrange this.

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

Certainly, as long as we are given a couple of weeks' notice. We can also add a song or two to our repertoire for you (e.g. for a first dance) but we will need more notice for this.

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

Yes, hire of our PA is included in our quote. We need a space roughly 6x4m.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are more than happy to perform a couple of requests with prior warning. We do have an extensive repertoire list, but cannot guarantee that any requests made on the night can be played so if you have a favourite song you really want the band to perform, simply let us know and we’ll gladly prepare it for you!

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£3250
Packages
12 Piece Show Band9 musicians
The ultimate upgrade package to really amaze your guests. This includes: ​ -Our Party Band plus an additional female vocalist and a percussionist -2 x 1-hr sets -Expertly-curated playlist between sets -High quality and fully PAT-tested sound equipment -Lighting rig -Public Liability Insurance (£10m)
£3000

Add-ons

Small Ensembles
+£75
Add-On Options
+£750

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Dee F, 1 year ago

Great band, they provided us with an incredible night.

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Natalie H, 2 years ago

Finding great entertainment for my event (a student ball) seemed a little daunting at first but I needn’t have worried at all: Charlie was fantastic, reliable, accommodating and really helped make sure no detail was overlooked. From the very first email I felt sure that Charlie and the Funk Factory were going to be a fantastic addition to the ball. I was right - the band really was the highlight of our event! All of our guests commented on how fantastic they were and the atmosphere in the venue completely elevated during their sets. The entire band was a pleasure to deal with, I certainly hope they’ll come back and perform for us again!!

Florence S, 2 years ago

Charlie and the Funk Factory recently played at our wedding. They performed acoustic songs during our ceremony, jazz music during the drinks reception and finished the night off with three evening sets of funk music. We can not recommend Charlie and the band more highly! Charlie was an absolute pleasure to deal with - when we dreamt up our wedding music, we never actually imagined it would ever be a reality, but Charlie worked with us closely to ensure our ceremony music, first dance and other surprises along the way were not only personal but perfectly executed. The dance floor was packed from start to finish, with all of our guests left chanting for more. We can only hope you enjoyed the wedding as much as we did, you truly made it such a special and memorable occasion. Thank you!

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