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Funktopus

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About Funktopus

Function band
London
Public liability insurance of £100000000 million
We are Funktopus, an 8 piece function band specialising in original funk, old school grooves and classic soul. High energy and soul!

Funktopus specialise in funk and soul and is comprised of a friendly group of musicians who have gained many years of professional musical experience. We take huge pride in paying homage to some of the great funk and soul artists throughout history by bringing their music to your stage. Funk is our thing and that’s what we do, so prepare to groove to the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Tower of Power and KC & The Sunshine Band with a sprinkling of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. The line up : Male Lead Vocals, Female Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Saxophone & Trumpet We are London based and available for functions, weddings, parties and events across the country. Our friendly and professional band leader will liaise with you from beginning to end to make the whole process nice and easy. We provide our own sound system, mics, cables and amps, all we need is your stage. We provide 5, 6, 7 or 8 piece band options, and you can decide on any special requests to suit your event. Casual, smart or dress to impress, we can accommodate any attire to fit in with you. Depending on your event, we play two to four 40 minute sets, each with 20 - 30 minutes break in between. We can organise the music in between our sets and can also offer our own DJ to finish off the night. Each booking is individually tailored to suit your needs and we provide quotes based on these requirements. We are covered with public liability insurance and if necessary, can provide a risk assessment and an electrical PAT certificate.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Funk, Motown, R&B, Disco, Soul
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Types:
Function band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Heres just a selection of our repertoire:
• BROTHERS JOHNSON – STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 (M)
• THE METERS – JUST KISSED MY BABY (M)
• GEORGE BENSON – GIVE ME THE NIGHT (M)
• CURTIS MAYFIELD – PUSHERMAN (M)
• AARON NEVILLE – HERCULES (M)
• TOWER OF POWER – WHAT IS HIP (F)
• RICK JAMES – SUPERFREAK (M)
• DAFT PUNK – GET LUCKY (M)
• Aint no Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (Duet)
• Beggin - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (M)
• Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang (M)
• Aint Nobody - Chaka Khan (F)
• California Soul - Marvin Gaye (Duet)
• The Rolling Stones – Miss You (M)
• Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield (Duet?)
• Never too much - Luther Vandross (Duet?)
• Play that funky music - Wild Cherry (M)
• Earth Wind & Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life (M)
• Earth Wind & Fire – September (M)
• Earth Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone (F)
• Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland (Duet?)
• Stevie Wonder – Superstition (M)
• Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (F)
• Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground (Duet?)
• KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight (M)
• Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers (M)
• Stevie Wonder – I Wish (F)
• The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing (M)
• The Gap Band – Outstanding (Duet)
• Sister Sledge - We Are Family (F)
• Patti Labelle – Lady Marmalade (F)
• The Bottle - Gil Scott Heron (M)
• Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming (M)
• Michael Jackson Medley (Duet)
• Chic Medley (F)
• Jackson Five Medley (Duet)
Customer questions

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

Yes! 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 as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Drums and Bass. Then for the full 7-piece option, that includes Sax and Trumpet.

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 as soon as there are any changes.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we are happy to offer this service and discuss.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time, and take approximately an hour.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

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 discuss this with you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

High energy, passionate performance style to get the room moving!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2250
Up to 2 hours£2500
Up to 3 hours£3000