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The band have to be one of the best acts and shows we've had in for a few yrs. They'll be back for sure. The audience danced all night long!
Soul & Motown band
Coventry
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This professionally tight corporate, weddings, concerts and functions band are interactive, fun, funky and energetic! Funk'N'Soul, are in their 10th year this year. Perfect for those truly special occasions where only the best will do! They are made up of hand picked musicians from only the UK's finest. They are typically an 8, 9, 10 or 12 piece band who augment up to a 17 piece show band. The band travel throughout the UK and internationally. Holding 5000 musical arrangements in a variety of genres spanning 8 decades. No other covers band can say that! Funk'N'Soul, are 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 have regularly worked together for many years perfecting their crafts on various engagements with other orchestras and bands at some highly 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 the likes of 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 for your next event. They consider nowhere too far to entertain their clients. Their full entertainment package includes live band, lights, PA, sound engineer and DJ service is available. The band want your event to be an outstanding success and have people still talking about it years from now. Look no further than 'Funk'N'Soul Function Band'. Specialities: Expertly qualified and first class musicians for personal, corporate & business functions at weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, celebrations and theatre shows. Performing 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 look and play their part to the fullest. Checkout some of our setlists. 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!

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 while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
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, Soul, Tribute, World music, Latin, Salsa, Samba, Cuban music
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Event types:
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, Wedding
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Song list

FUNK ‘N’ SOUL SET LISTS – DON’T SEE YOUR FAVOURITE? JUST ASK!
Below are just a selection of songs the band regularly perform. We have a vast library of 5000 arrangements. 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.
Hiring the Funk'N'Soul complete package is a great way to save money, time and stress at your event, avoiding the need for multiple sound systems, onsite technicians and additional performance acts!
* FUNK / SOUL
Hold On, I’m coming
Midnight Hour
I Feel Good
Get ready
Knock on Wood
Soul Man
Sex Machine
Mustang Sally
Lovely Day
Natural Woman
Shake Your Tail Feather
Sweet Soul Music
That’s The Way Of The World
Brick House
Pick Up the Pieces
Play That Funky Music
Long Train Running
Mr Toad’s Wild Ride
Only So Much Oil In The Ground
September
Shining Star
Squib Cakes
Street Life
Knock On Wood
Higher and Higher
Soothe Me
Never Too Much
Love Man
Dancin’ In The Street
Peter Gunn Theme
Think
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
River Deep, Mountain High
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Use Me
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
Mr Big Stuff
Where Did Our Love Go
* DISCO
Celebration
Car Wash
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Disco Inferno
Got To Be Real
You To Me Are Everything Love Train
Blame It On The Boogie
Jungle Boogie
That’s The Way I like It
ABC
You Should Be Dancin’
Get Down On It – Lady Marmalade
Le Chic
Got To Be Real
Upside Down
We Are Family
* RHYTHM AND BLUES
Respect
Lovely Day
Midnight Hour
Stand By Me
Sweet Home Chicago
Shake A Tailfeather – She Caught The Katy
Jailhouse Rock
Everybody Needs Somebody
Do You Love Me/ Mother Popcorn
Proud Mary
Let The Good Times Roll
I Can’t Turn You Loose
Gimme Some Lovin’
Hey, Bartender
Messin’ With The Kid
Rubber Biscuit
Flip, Flop & Fly
Shotgun Blues
Natural Woman
* POP / ROCK
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Valerie
Walking On Sunshine
So Amazing
You Really Got Me
Uptown Funk
Sex Bomb
Rock With You
Kiss
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I’m So Excited
It’s Raining Men
Sledgehammer
* MOTOWN
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Superstition
I Wish
Easy
Sir Duke
For Once In My Life
All Night Long
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Needle In A Haystack
Stop (in the name of love)
Proud Mary
Tracks Of My Tears
HeatwaveHeatwave
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Up Tight
I want You Back
I Can’t Help Myself
River Deep
Dancing On The Ceiling
Natural Woman
Respect
Sugar Bye Hunny Bunch
* SWING
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) Also available, The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Michael Bublé, Tom Jones to name a few.
Sinatra Swinging Sensations
All Of Me Swing Easy (Nelson Riddle) Bb
All The Way All The Way (Nelson Riddle) Db
All The Way Duets (with Celine Dion) A/C
Almost Like Being In Love Come Swing With Me (Billy May) Ab
The Best Is Yet To Come It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie) Ab
Fly Me To The Moon It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie) C
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) C
For Once In My Life My Way (Don Costa) Bb
Here’s To The Losers Softly As I Leave You (Marty Paich) F
I Wish You Love It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie) Eb
I’ll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orch. D
In The Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning) In The Wee Small Hours (Nelson Riddle) C
It Happened In Monterey Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Riddle) G
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Db
Just In Time Come Dance With Me (Billy May) B
Just One Of Those Things Swing Easy (Nelson Riddle) D/Bm
The Lady Is A Tramp From The Movie Pal Joey (Nelson Riddle) Bb
Let’s Face The Music & Dance Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel) Cm
Let’s Fall In Love (Starts in D) Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel) Bb
Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Sinatra (Nelson Riddle) Eb
My Kind Of Town A Man & His Music (Nelson Riddle) F
My Way My Way (Don Costa) D
Nice & Easy Nice ‘N Easy (Nelson Riddle) C
Night & Day A Swingin’ Affair! (Nelson Riddle) D
Pennies From Heaven Sinatra-Basie (Basie) Ab
Saturday Night (Is The Lonliest Night Of The Week) Come Dance With Me (Billy May) C
Someone To Watch Over Me Songs For Young Lovers (Nelson Riddle) A
The Song Is You Come Dance With Me (Billy May) B
Strangers In The Night Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman) F
The Summer Wind Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman) Db
That’s All Sinatra & Strings (Don Costa) Bb
That’s Life Sinatra Reprise (Don Costa) G
They Can’t Take That Away From Me Songs For Young Lovers (Nelson Riddle) D
The Way You Look Tonight Academy Award Winners (Nelson Riddle) Eb
What Is This Thing Called Love In The Wee Small Hours (Nelson Riddle) A
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To A Swingin’ Affair! (Nelson Riddle) F#m
You Make Me Feel So Young Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Riddle) Ab
Other Sinatra Selections
All Or Nothing At All – Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61) Am
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Some Nice Things I’ve Missed G
Begin The Beguine – I Only Have Eyes For You Bb
The Coffee Song – Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel) Bb
Come Dance With Me – Come Dance With Me (Billy May) Ab
Come Fly With Me – Sands (Quincy/Basie)(Intro in Ab, Song in Bb) Bb
Crap Game In New York – Guys & Dolls Bb
Downtown – Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman) F
Get Me To The Church On Time Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) G
Goody Goody Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass (Mercer) A
Imagination Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61) Db
I Get A Kick Out Of You Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Db
I Have Dreamed Live In Las Vegas Bb
I Only Have Eyes For You I Only Have Eyes For You F
It Was A Very Good Year Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Dm
I’ve Got A Crush On You Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) F
I’ve Got The World On A String This Is Sinatra! (Nelson Riddle) D
I Wanna Be Around Sinatra-Basie (Basie) Ab
L.A. Is My Lady LA Is My Lady Bb
Let Me Try Agan Ole Blue Eyes Is Back F
Love Is (The Tender Trap) Sinatra-Basie (Basie) F
Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duet With Elvis Presley F
Luck Be A Lady Sinatra At The Sands or Live In Las Vegas Db
Mack The Knife LA Is My Lady G
Me & My Shadow Sammy Davis Jr. At The Cocoanut Grove D
New York, New York Sinatra Reprise (Don Costa) D
Nice Work If You Can Get It Sinatra-Basie (Basie) G
The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody.) Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61) F
Please Be Kind Sinatra-Basie (Basie) C
The September Of My Years Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) G
The Shadow Of Your Smile Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) F
Where Or When Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Eb
Without A Song I Remember Tommy C
You Do Something To Me Sinatra’s Swinging Session! D
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

First and foremost Funk'N'Soul are a professional, expertly talented and approachable band. Clients rely on us to provide reliability and peace of mind. Our clients book for an unstoppable energetic and fun filled gig. They book a group of passionate people-A family of musicianship. The band are 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 Baisie 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 perform regularly with us. There are occasions where their work takes them elsewhere. Have a favourite? Let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate. We use 'dep' musicians in case a member is ill/unavailable. As a pro band our reputation means everything so 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 perform with two vocalists male and female. This is your best option. You have a greater song choice. Accompanied by Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone and Saxophone for that unforgetable authentic sound. Your choice! 8piece - x1 vocalist male or female 9piece - x2 vocalists 10piece - x3 vocalists ++ Enquire within.

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

Not a problem at all. Just contact us and it can be rectified 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 are complimented by a professional lighting and sound engineer team at their events. They 'set the stage' and manage the levels. Having the option of 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. Finale.

How much time do you need to set up?

Funk'N'Soul, Pride themselves on a professional set up with lighting/sound engineers to ensure you/your guests have the most luxurious entertainment experience. Providing perfect sound levels and a safe set up at your venue is crucial. Ensuring your occasion runs smoothly. Eliminating/minimising any technical hiccups. Please allow 2-3 hours from unloading.

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. We always suggest the option of the first dance to be performed live. You can't beat it. Plus a handful of your all time favourite tunes is a must!

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

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

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course, no problem. Our set lists have been perfected from years of experience in the music business. It is highly likely that we already have it 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
Packages
Wedding ceremony9 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Available options from Fanfare Wedding March performed by Trombone Trumpet Saxophone to background music performed by our 4 piece rhythm section. Happy to discuss this with you.
£800

Add-ons

DJ sets Live Mixing
+£300
Jazz/Swing-Trio/Quartet
+£1000

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Laura T, 3 years ago

Where to even start?! WOW! We're honestly all still buzzing! What a night we all had on Saturday! Honestly, it was so, so special for us and you guys were the biggest part of that. I knew you were going to be amazing but you were amazing AND THEN SOME! It's so lovely to hear that you were all loving life too - that means a lot! I just can't thank you enough personally for all of your help and advice in the lead up to the party - you've been so helpful, accommodating and reassuring the whole time and just been so nice to be in touch with! It's been such a pleasure! And again on the day you were a complete star and took so much work away from us as we literally didn't have to worry about you guys - you had it all in hand, even the clearing up - naughty! Haha! Please pass on our sincere thanks to Dale and the whole band who are all so super talented, and so super fun! They absolutely made our night! I had high expectations and they smashed them! I have to give a shout out to our singers (Dee and Mel was it?!), I mean how incredible were they?! So much charisma and sass- I think I'm actually obsessed with them haha! Not forgetting the Swing Singer and Quartet you also provided. Amazing! Thanks for making it such a special night for us and our guests - you knocked all of our socks off! We will absolutely be recommending you to anyone and everyone (!) and wouldn't hesitate to book you guys again for any future event that we're having. You should all be so proud of the overall package you provide as a band - it's unique and it's special. THANK YOU for everything. I'm so sad this is all over so let's just say, until the next time...! 😊 All the very best, xx

Richard E, 2 years ago

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! I hope you get more gigs on the back of it… Please let me know if I can do you a testimonial and can’t wait to see you all again.

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