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Funk City Band

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About Funk City Band

Funk City are a full-time professional party band. We've played 8000+ events including over 600+ weddings. Guaranteed to wow your guests!
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We have been doing this for a very long time and we STILL just love it. We play popular songs that people want to sing along to and have a brilliant time. It needs to BE FUN and enjoyable so you can create wonderful memories. The best parties are where you have the best t I mean and don't have to worry about your guests. Let's sing along and bounce.

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Abi T
4 months ago, for a Christmas party in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Thank you SO much for Thursday at our Christmas work do – we had the best evening and the band were fabulous! I had the time of my life dancing to freed from desire! Everyone mentioned how good the band were, so thank you again and hope you enjoyed your evening too. Thanks!

Francesca G
4 months ago, for a Corporate event in Surrey
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5 out of 5

Such a great act. I saw these at a corporate party. They really knew how to get everyone up dancing with a great pick of non-cheese. The guests were happy. Amazing band, great energy! Would defo recommend

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Funk City Band's Song list

Normally we would ask our clients to make a playlist of their favourite songs and we'll just play those. (we know sooo many songs) Also, here is a fun list.
• 2000 – 2023
Toxic – Britney Spears
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
24k Magic - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
New Rules – Dua Lipa
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Naïve - The Kooks
She’s Electric - Oasis
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
You’ve Got the Love - Florence and the Machine
Price Tag - Jessie J
All of Me - John Legend
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Firework - Katy Perry
Umbrella - Rihanna
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Single Ladies - Beyoncé
Hey Ya - OutKast
Fill Me In - Craig David
• Dance/Soul
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Kiss - Prince
December ‘63 (Oh What a Night) - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Blame It on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Wipeout - The Surfaris
Gimme Some Lovin’ - The Spencer Davis Group
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Think - Aretha Franklin
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
ABC - The Jackson 5
Good Times - Chic
Le Freak - Chic
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
• 70’s, 80’s & 90’s
Freed from Desire - Gala
Take on Me – A-ha
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Purple Rain - Prince
Hotel California - Eagles
It Must Be Love - Madness
Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Dance the Night Away - The Mavericks
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Weather with You - Crowded House
Faith - George Michael
I Feel Good - James Brown
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & The Papas
Walking on the Moon - The Police
Yellow - Coldplay
In My Place - Coldplay
High and Dry - Radiohead
Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Relight My Fire - Take That
Feeling Groovy - Simon & Garfunkel
Talking ‘bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Wonderwall - Oasis
American Pie - Don McLean
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
She Loves You - The Beatles
Time of Your Life - Green Day
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters
Heartbeat - Scouting for Girls
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
Love Shack - The B-52's
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
• 50’s & 60’s
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival / Tina Turner
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
With a Little Help - The Beatles
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Don’t Know Much About History - Sam Cooke
• Rock and Roll
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Elvis Medley - Elvis Presley
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
• Rock
Song 2 - Blur
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
With or Without You - U2
Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Basket Case - Green Day
Summer of ‘69 - Bryan Adams
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
One - U2
Sweet Child o’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Back in Black - AC/DC
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
• Jazz
Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr.
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia - Ray Charles
Fever - Peggy Lee
Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Sway - Dean Martin
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli
Moondance - Van Morrison
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
All of Me - Billie Holiday
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
• Ballads
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Your Song - Elton John
Amazed – Lonestar
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House
When You Say Nothing at All - Ronan Keating
Cannon Ball - Damien Rice
Roxanne - The Police
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller
Easy - Commodores
Yesterday - The Beatles
More Than Words - Extreme
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
Better Together - Jack Johnson many more.
• Christmas
All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
Last Christmas – Wham!
Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
Rockin’ Robin – Jackson 5
White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Funk City Band'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£1623.75
Up to 2 hours£1873.75
Up to 3 hours£2125


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a fun band. We want to make every event as unique and enjoyable as possible. If not, you might as well plug your phone into a speaker. It has to be enrolling and helping to create memories. We want there to be crowd interaction and singing along.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

There are just too many to list here. However, we have played at over 8500+ events and 600+ weddings as of 2024. Trust us when we say you are in very safe hands.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Any artists who can get 80% -90% of an audience dancing! Queen, Abba, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Spice Girls, Mumford and Sons, The Killers, Prince, Tina Turner, Blues Brothers and more.

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

In 2023 the Funk City band played at Music on the Meadows festival for 7000+ guests. On our website there are reviews from private parties we have performed at of Robert Downy Jr, Ed Sheeran, Nigella Lawson and others. Also, everyone in the band have had long career in music. Between us, we've been in bands that have headlined Glastonbury, The O2 and more.

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

Normally yes! We are a professional band of 10 in total. We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have other 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?

We have 3 main lineups. 3, 4 and 6. They are all great for dancing. Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums. We also have a 4 piece that can add female vocals and a 6 piece option that includes Sax and Trumpet.

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

When we book an event we confirm the whole day/evening. We are always flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up (or even on the day!) to the event just let us know. We are not divas :) We want it to work well for you.

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

Yes absolutely. We have a brilliant playlist DJ for all the gaps before and after included in the fee. Also, if you create a playlist for dancing we can base our live set around that so you know you are listening/ dancing to YOUR favourite songs.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up in around 60 minutes and normally well before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance. It's a very smooth process

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

Yes! We have some songs that almost everyone will love every time. (we do a live version of House of Pain's Jump Around that always smashes it! ) We also would love to build a set list around your choices. It's your event and we want to make it unique to you.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. Bonus. There is a cost to this but we sort it all beforehand so you don't have to worry.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely! We are here for you. If you have a first dance or any special song let's chat about it. We'd love to help.
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