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Felonious Funk

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About Felonious Funk

Sit back and relax or boogie along as we play party tunes across a variety of genres including Funk, Soul, Pop and Disco!
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… a 7-piece, horn-blasting, Bristol-based function band, ready to make your next event unforgettable. Sit back and enjoy, or get up and boogie with us as we smash out the Jazz, Funk, Soul and Disco hits that are guaranteed to fill the dancefloor and get your party groovin’. Songs from artists including Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars and Marvin Gaye – to name a few! Our funk-grooving rhythm section coupled with fiesty horns and killer vocals create a formula guaranteed to give everyone a good time. Formed in 2018, Felonious Funk is made up of talented, professional musicians who originally met at the University of Bristol and have since become well-established members of the music scene in Bristol and beyond. We love playing together and reckon we’re some of the tightest in the business. But don’t take our word for it – have a listen for yourselves. Whether it’s a wedding, a party or a corporate event – whatever the occasion we’d love to play for you. We tend to perform in Bristol and the surrounding area but are willing to travel nationwide. We pride ourselves in being flexible to your needs. Looking for a pre-dinner jazz set? Got a smaller venue? Wanting a specific song request? We’ve got you covered. Always putting our clients first, we love going the extra mile to make your event truly special. Get in touch to tell us how we can meet your requirements. We look forward to playing at your next event!

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Felonious Funk's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jess T
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

The group were super friendly and worked well with us on the night (especially when we had a slight delay) They got everyone dancing and set the tone of the night off fantastically. Thank you guys!

Reply from Felonious Funk
7 months ago

Thanks for having us. It was a great night!

Geoff S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great evening - thanks to Matthew and the band for giving everyone such a good time

Reply from Felonious Funk
1 year ago

Thanks Geoff! We had so much fun

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Sara H
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Bristol
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much to all the band for bringing such energy and fun to my party. The band sounded amazing and it's great to hear a horn section live. I can't recommend Felonious Funk highly enough because everyone was dancing all night!

Freya N
4 years ago, for a Christmas party in Bristol
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5 out of 5

Thank you to Felonious Funk for playing at our formal last night. Their set catered perfectly to our event & audience and set the perfect mood for dancing - everybody loved it and said how amazing they were. Very professional and talented musicians with a great variety of songs! Will definitely be having them back. Thanks guys🎷

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Felonious Funk's Song list

American Boy – Estelle ft Kanye West
Best Part – Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R.
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Disco Yes – Tom Misch
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Get Busy – Sean Paul
Golden – Gill Scott
Love on Top – Beyoncé
Loving is Easy – Rex Orange County
Mr Magic – Amy Winehouse
On My Mind – Jorja Smith
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Sweet & Sour- Eli Ingram
This Girl – Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners
This Love – Maroon 5
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
ABC- The Jackson 5
Ain’t Nobody- Chaka Khan
Blame it On The Boogie – Michael Jackson
Can’t Take My Eyes off You – Frankie Valli
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Easy – The Commodores
How Deep is Your Love – PJ Morton ft. Yebba (Made Famous by the Bee Gees)
I Feel for You – Chaka Khan
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Just The Two of Us – Grover Washington Jr. ft. Bill Withers
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else’s Guy- Jocelyn Brown
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Use Me – Bill Withers
We play a huge variety of jazz standards. Listed below are those most commonly requested.
All of Me
Cry Me a River
Feelin’ Good
Fly Me To the Moon
Girl from Ipanema
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take 5
Take The A Train
Slow Tunes/First Dance Suggestions:
These are just a few suggestions of songs typically requested, but again if you have a specific request please get in touch.
All of Me – John Legend
At Last – Etta James
I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Felonious Funk's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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£3125
Up to 3 hours£3500


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We've been told that our energy and enthusiasm is infectious and really creates a good mood at Weddings.

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is always a seven piece made up of Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Sax and Trumpet. Unlike other bands we do not charge extra for horns as we feel they are a vital part of the band and add to the listening experience of a live 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?

Absolutely. We have a playlist between sets to keep the vibe going. If you would like to hear specific songs or your own playlist, please let us know. For an additional charge, we can provide an outstanding DJ to perform until the venue closes. Alternatively, if you wish to book a DJ yourselves, they are welcome to use our PA for an additional charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

Of course you can! We're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. We also take requests.

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

Our PA is included in the quote we give you

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you provided you let us know with plenty of time before the date of the event.
Soul, Funk, Jazz, Disco, Motown, Pop, R&B
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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