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About Funk'N'Soul Function Band

The UK's no.1 touring Corporate & Wedding Function Band - 8 to 17 piece sensational act covering the entire United Kingdom!
Soul & Motown band
Coventry
Public liability insurance of £5 million
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Funk'N'Soul is a unique touring Function Band (with that Something a-little-extra). They are made up entirely of professional musicians who have toured the world perfecting their crafts, bringing over 200 years of combined experience to every event. This professionally tight corporate, weddings, concerts, and functions band are interactive, fun, funky, and energetic! Perfect for those truly special occasions where only the best will do. Funk'N'Soul is made up of hand-picked musicians from only the UK's finest. They are typically an 8, 9, 10, or 12-piece band that can augment up to a 17-piece show band. The band travels throughout the UK and internationally and holds 5000 musical arrangements in a variety of genres spanning eight different decades. No other cover band can say that! Funk'N'Soul is something truly special. Don't settle for anything less! Your guests will be on the dance floor all night long. That's a promise! They like to ensure everyone is having a fabulous time. The band has regularly worked together for many years, perfecting their crafts on various engagements with other orchestras and bands at prestigious venues like The Albert Hall and Symphony Hall. We don't like to name drop, but some of our band members have worked alongside Jamiroquai, Prince, Gary Barlow, Take That, Shirley Bassey, The Temptations, Four Tops, The Specials, The Drifters, and The Stylistics, to name a few. Feel free to enquire about your next event. For Funk'N'Soul, nowhere is too far to entertain their clients. Their entertainment package includes a live band, lights, PA, sound engineer, and DJ service is available. The band wants your event to be an outstanding success and have people still talking about it years from now. Look no further than the Funk'N'Soul Function Band! Specialities: Funk'N'Soul is expertly qualified and can provide first-class musicians for private, corporate & business functions at weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, private celebrations, and theatre shows. Funk'N'Soul performs only the best of Motown, Disco, Funk, Soul, and Pop classics, including Blues, Jazz, and Swing. Listen & boogie on down to some funky sounds with a lot of soul. This band looks and plays its part to the fullest! Check out some of our setlists and packages. Need some background Jazz? A Trio or Quartet as an addition to your reception or event? Have it with/without a swing singer. Save yourself lots of extra time and money with additional band hire. We've got it all covered. Just ask us!

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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Musicianship
Genres:
Soul, Covers, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Pop, Americana, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Tribute, World music, Latin, Salsa, Samba, Cuban music
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Below are just a selection of songs the band regularly perform.
We have a vast library of 5000 arrangements spanning 8 decades. If there are some songs in our repertoire that are an absolute must (or any that you’d like us to avoid!), please let us know your preferences in advance & we’ll do our best to tailor the set for you. Please bare in mind the songs require male and female vocalists. This vocal line up is our most popular for opening up your song repertoire. Please confirm when booking.
* FUNK / SOUL
Hold On, I’m coming - Sam & Dave
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
I Feel Good - James Brown
Get ready - The Temptations
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Sex Machine - James Brown
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Shake Your Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Sweet Soul Music - Otis Redding
That’s The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
Brick House - Commodores
Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Mr Toad’s Wild Ride - Tower Of Power
Only So Much Oil In The Ground - Tower Of Power
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Squib Cakes - Tower Of Power
Street Life - The Crusaders
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Soothe Me - Sam & Dave
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Love Man - Otis Redding
Dancin’ In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Peter Gunn Theme - The Blues Brothers
Think - Lyn Collins
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Muddy Waters
River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Use Me - Bill Withers
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Brenda Holloway
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
* DISCO
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Love Train - The O'Jays
Blame It On The Boogie - Mick Jackson
Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
That’s The Way I like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
ABC
You Should Be Dancin’ - The Bee Gees
Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang
Lady Marmalade - Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
Le Freak - Chic
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Upside Down - Diana Ross
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
* RHYTHM AND BLUES
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Shake A Tailfeather - Five Du-Tones
She Caught The Katy - The Blues Brothers
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Mother Popcorn - James Brown
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
I Can’t Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
Gimme Some Lovin’ - Spencer Davis Group
Hey, Bartender - The Blues Brothers
Messin’ With The Kid - Junior Wells
Rubber Biscuit - The Blues Brothers
Flip, Flop & Fly - Big Joe Turner
Shotgun Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
* POP / ROCK
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
Valerie - Amy Winehoyse
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Kiss - Prince
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
* MOTOWN
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Easy - Commodores
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
Stop (in the name of love) - The Supremes
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles
Heatwave - Martha and the Vandellas
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations
Up Tight - Stevie Wonder
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Can’t Help Myself - The Four Tops
River Deep - The Four Tops
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Sugar Bye Hunny Bunch - The Four Tops
* TRIBUTE SHOWS
Please ask about our backing band for tribute nights and shows. We augment up to a 17 piece. Available with 3 and 6 Horns for the likes of Sinatra, (examples below) Buble, The Blues Brothers, George Michael, Elvis, Tom Jones to name a few.
SWING BAND
Sinatra Swinging Sensations (Available with 3-6 Horns)
* SWING BAND - SINATRA SWINGING SENSATIONS (Available with 3-6 horns)
All Of Me Swing Easy (Nelson Riddle)
All The Way All The Way (Nelson Riddle)
All The Way Duets (with Celine Dion)
Almost Like Being In Love Come Swing With Me (Billy May)
The Best Is Yet To Come It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie)
Fly Me To The Moon It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie)
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
For Once In My Life My Way (Don Costa)
Here’s To The Losers Softly As I Leave You (Marty Paich)
I Wish You Love It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie)
I’ll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orch.
In The Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning) In The Wee Small Hours (Nelson Riddle)
It Happened In Monterey Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Riddle)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
Just In Time Come Dance With Me (Billy May)
Just One Of Those Things Swing Easy (Nelson Riddle)
The Lady Is A Tramp From The Movie Pal Joey (Nelson Riddle)
Let’s Face The Music & Dance Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel)
Let’s Fall In Love (Starts in D) Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel)
Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Sinatra (Nelson Riddle)
My Kind Of Town A Man & His Music (Nelson Riddle)
My Way My Way (Don Costa)
Nice & Easy Nice ‘N Easy (Nelson Riddle)
Night & Day A Swingin’ Affair! (Nelson Riddle)
Pennies From Heaven Sinatra-Basie (Basie)
Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week) Come Dance With Me (Billy May)
Someone To Watch Over Me Songs For Young Lovers (Nelson Riddle)
The Song Is You Come Dance With Me (Billy May)
Strangers In The Night Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman)
The Summer Wind Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman)
That’s All Sinatra & Strings (Don Costa)
That’s Life Sinatra Reprise (Don Costa)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me Songs For Young Lovers (Nelson Riddle)
The Way You Look Tonight Academy Award Winners (Nelson Riddle)
What Is This Thing Called Love In The Wee Small Hours (Nelson Riddle)
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To A Swingin’ Affair! (Nelson Riddle)
You Make Me Feel So Young Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Riddle)
* OTHER SINATRA SELECTIONS
All Or Nothing At All – Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Some Nice Things I’ve Missed
Begin The Beguine – I Only Have Eyes For You
The Coffee Song – Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel)
Come Dance With Me – Come Dance With Me (Billy May)
Come Fly With Me – Sands (Quincy/Basie)
Crap Game In New York – Guys & Dolls
Downtown – Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman)
Get Me To The Church On Time Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
Goody Goody Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass (Mercer)
Imagination Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61)
I Get A Kick Out Of You Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
I Have Dreamed Live In Las Vegas
I Only Have Eyes For You I Only Have Eyes For You
It Was A Very Good Year Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
I’ve Got A Crush On You Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
I’ve Got The World On A String This Is Sinatra! (Nelson Riddle)
I Wanna Be Around Sinatra-Basie (Basie)
L.A. Is My Lady
Let Me Try Agan Ole Blue Eyes Is Back
Love Is (The Tender Trap) Sinatra-Basie (Basie)
Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duet With Elvis Presley
Luck Be A Lady Sinatra At The Sands or Live In Las Vegas
Mack The Knife LA Is My Lady
Me & My Shadow Sammy Davis Jr. At The Cocoanut Grove
New York, New York Sinatra Reprise (Don Costa)
Nice Work If You Can Get It Sinatra-Basie (Basie)
The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody.) Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61)
Please Be Kind Sinatra-Basie (Basie)
The September Of My Years Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
The Shadow Of Your Smile Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
Where Or When Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie)
Without A Song I Remember Tommy
You Do Something To Me Sinatra’s Swinging Session!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

First and foremost, Funk'N'Soul is a professional, expertly talented, and approachable band. Clients rely on us to provide reliability and peace of mind. Our clients book us for an unstoppable energetic, and fun-filled gig. The band is highly interactive with guests, providing a first-class service.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Arms Derbyshire Ccc Kelmarsh Hall Pyecombe Stoneleigh Abbey Kenilworth Club Dunchurch Park Theatre Royal Hilton Hotels Bradford Club Consall Hall/garden Luxters Barn Hanbury Mem'hall Portmeirion Village Bolton Abbey Aston Marina Talton Lodge Village Hotels Woodside Hotel Warwick Hotel Ashorne Hill Hotel Charlecote Pheasant Lansdowne Club Stanford Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Earth Wind & Fire Donna Summer Stevie Wonder Michael Jackson Aretha Franklin Quincy Jones Sinatra Glenn Miller Tower of Power Al Jarreau Al Green James Brown Blues Brothers Count Basie Fred Wesley George Clinton JJ Johnson Tommy Dorsey Urbie Green Carl Fontana Trombone Shorty

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

Royal Albert Hall, 75th Anniversary of The Dam Busters

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

Yes. Our vocalists regularly perform with us. There are occasions when their work takes them elsewhere. Have a favourite? Let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate. We use 'dep' musicians if a member is ill/unavailable. As a professional band, our reputation means everything. You can be confident that all of our performers are of the finest calibre.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. The band typically performs with two vocalists, male and female, to allow a greater song choice, accompanied by Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, and Saxophone for an unforgettable, authentic sound. Your choice! 8piece - x1 vocalist male or female 9piece - x2 vocalists 10piece - x3 vocalists

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

Not a problem at all. Just contact us. We can rectify it in your contract, and you will receive a copy. Inevitably events run over schedule. We will do our best to accommodate and even roll up our sleeves to help!

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

Yes. Funk'N'Soul Function Band comes with a professional lighting and sound engineer team at their events that 'sets the stage' and manages the volume levels. A live mixing DJ service throughout your engagement is an option available for every booking. They will provide up to 3 sets: Guest arrival, Band interval, and Finale.

How much time do you need to set up?

Providing perfect sound levels and a safe setup at your venue is crucial. Funk'N'Soul provides professional gear with lighting and sound engineers to ensure your occasion runs smoothly and you and your guests have the most luxurious entertainment experience. Please allow 2-3 hours from unloading for setup.

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

Yes. Our set lists have been perfected from many years of experience in the music business. A handful of your all-time favourite tunes is a must! We always suggest the option of a live performance for the first dance. You can't beat it.

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

Yes. Our PA and lighting engineers are included in our quotes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, of course! Our set lists have been perfected from years of experience in the music business. Likely, we'll already have your requests in our repertoire. If not, we will endeavour to work with you to obtain what you need.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2850
Up to 2 hours£2850
Up to 3 hours£3200

Add-ons

DJ sets Live Mixing
+£300
Jazz/Swing-Trio/Quartet
+£1000
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Vicki W
9 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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Funk’N’Soul performed on Bank Holiday Saturday 28 August 2021, at the wedding celebrations for Tom and Sarah McGarr. Two amazing sets which kept everyone on the dance floor throughout!! Fantastic night!!

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Richard G
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in United Kingdom
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Hi Sam and Dale, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both and the entire band for making last night so memorable, people haven’t stopped talking about it… you were Awesome! They are quite possibly the best band for an event I have ever seen... they didn’t just rock my 50th Birthday they made it!!!! If you have a special event book them!

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