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Funkty Dumpty - The ultimate party band, playing the very best live funk, soul and pop at weddings, Christmas parties and corporate events!
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Funkty Dumpty are the ultimate party band, playing the very best live funk, soul and pop at weddings, parties and corporate events all over the world! Over the last 12 years the band have grown to become one of the top party bands in the UK, playing nationally and internationally for all types of function, from weddings and Christmas parties to masked balls and corporate events. Funkty Dumpty’s repertoire includes many of the greatest hits of all time, including those from artists including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Chic, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & The Blues Brothers. All hits guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the dance floor grooving! Funkty Dumpty played at their first wedding back in 2003 and since then have built up a huge repertoire of music that they are privileged to perform to over 20,000 people a year at over 125 events, all over the world. The band is made up of up to 14 of the finest professional musicians in the UK, all with successful careers in the music industry. The solid rhythm and tight brass section back the awesome vocals, putting together the funkiest and most energetic show on the current live band circuit. Aiming to bring you the best live music experience available, Funkty Dumpty has built up a definitive repertoire of funk, soul and pop classics, featuring everything from Aretha Franklin to Bruno Mars. Previous Clients: The band regularly perform at Wedding Parties, Corporate Awards & Private Events all across the UK and Internationally, with previous clients including; The Westin Dubai, The Sheraton Towers Abu Dhabi, Grande Real Villa Portugal, Isrotel Hotels, Celtic Manor Resort, Dorchester London, London Lancaster, Marriot Hotels, Guoman Hotes, Hilton Hotels, The Thistle Hotel Network, NSPCC, Women’s Aid, Moonpig, GE Capital Bank, Bourne Leisure Group, The RAF, The Army, Exeter University, Guilfest and Glastonbury Festival. Having played in countries as far and wide as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Israel, Portugal, France, Spain & Ireland, Funkty Dumpty are perfect for performing at any event, anywhere in the world! Members: Funkty Dumpty are a band of highly talented musicians who have performed with artists as diverse as Joss Stone, Beverley Knight, Kasabian, Martha Reeves, The Heavy, Strictly Come Dancing Band, Sandi Thom, Happy Mondays, Kelis, Skunk Anansie & Pato Banton and have supported bands including Boney M, The Temptations, The Bay City Rollers, The Real Thing, Elton John, Alvin Stardust, Mungo Jerry, Chumba Wumba The Selector, Bad Manners, Muse, Chesney Hawks & The Noisettes. Other artists our musicians have worked alongside include those from Feeder, Little Angels and Wishbone Ash, recording with those from The Wailers, Chesney Hawkes, Darius and Ronan Keating. Playing gigs at venues as diverse as The Celtic Manor Resort, Wales to The Colston Hall, Bristol and many top London venues including The Borderline, The Garage, The Mean Fiddler and Jazz Cafe has meant the band are well versed at performing to sell out crowds on large stages as well as their most regular gigs at weddings and events across the UK.

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Funkty Dumpty's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jeremy H
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Funky Dumpty exceeded all of my expectations, by a country mile. Many thanks to all for making my Birthday bash,one to remember👍😘 regards Mustang Jerry

Emma H
2 years ago
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4.5 out of 5

High energy talented band! My guests loved them. Really accommodating and helpful Would highly recommend

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Sam S
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Bristol
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5 out of 5

On Saturday Funkty Dumpty played at a wedding I was the coordinator for. There were some very last minute changes, including the venue, which the band were extremely understanding about and weren’t even fazed about having to get changed in an open barn. They were fantastic and kept the dance floor full for the whole night. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!

Lucy K
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Bristol
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5 out of 5

Hi Steve! Just wanted to thank you and the band for your performance on Sunday! You guys were literally amazing and every single guest has said so! You made the evening do perfect and your singers were literally amazing! Their voices were unreal! I can’t thank you all enough! You had every guest up dancing and have been so accommodating since I’ve booked! Thanks so much! You guys were awesome xx

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Funkty Dumpty's Song list

2010’s -
1. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
2. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
3. Bang Bang – Jessie J
4. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
5. Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
6. Can’t Stop The Feelin’ – Justin Timberlake
7. Domino - Jessie J
8. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
9. Firework - Katy Perry
10. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
11. Happy – Pharrell Williams
12. I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
13. Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
14. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
15. Love On Top - Beyoncé
16. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera 17. No Diggity - Oli Brown
18. Pencil Full Of Lead- Paolo Nutini
19. Rather Be – Clean Bandit
20. Rolling In The Deep - Adele
21. Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
22. Sorry – Justin Bieber
23. Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake
24. Treasure – Bruno Mars
25. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
26. Waiting All Night – Rudimental
27. We Found Love – Rihanna
2000’s -
1. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera 2. Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
3. Candy Man - Christina Aguilera
4. Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
5. Déjà vu - Beyoncé
1. Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
2. Filthy/Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
3. Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child 4. Love Machine - Girls Aloud
5. Mercy - Duffy
6. Mr Brightside - The Killers
7. Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
8. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
9. Sénorita - Justin Timberlake
10. Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
11. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyoncé 12. Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
13. Toxic - Britney Spears
14. Valerie - Zutons/Ronson/Winehouse
15. You've Got The Love - Florence and The Machine
1990’s -
1. 90's Dance Medley! - Various Artists
2. Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz 3. Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
4. Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
5. Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-lite
6. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
7. Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
8. Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones 9. Rocks - Primal Scream
10. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
11. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
12. Place Your Hands - Reef
1980’s -
1. 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
2. Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
3. All Night Long - Lionel Richie
4. Beat It - Michael Jackson
5. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
7. Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
8. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
9. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
10. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
11. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
12. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers 13. I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
14. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
15. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
16. Jump - Van Halen
17. Kiss - Prince
18. Love Shack - The B52's
19. Monkey Man - The Specials
20. P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
21. Shake A Tail Feather - Blues Brothers/Ray Charles
22. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - Michael Jackson 23. Simply The Best - Tina Turner
24. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
25. Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
26. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
27. Workin' Day And Night - Michael Jackson
28. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
1970’s -
1. Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead 2. All Right Now - Free
3. Best Of My Love - The Emotions
4. Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
5. Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire 6. Car Wash - Rose Royce
7. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
8. Dancing Queen - ABBA
9. Disco Inferno - The Trammps
10. Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
11. Give It Up - K.C. & The Sunshine Band 12.GoYourOwnWay -FleetwoodMac
13. Good Times - Chic
14. He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
15. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
16. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
17. I Want You Back - Jackson 5
18. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
19. I Wish - Stevie Wonder
20. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
21. Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
22. Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
23. Le Freak – Chic
24. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
25. Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
26. Mamma Mia - ABBA
27. Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
28. My Sharona - The Knack
29. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
30. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
31. Sex Machine (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) - James Brown 32. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
33. Staying Alive - Bee Gees
34. Streetlife - Randy Crawford
35. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
36. Take A Chance - ABBA
37. Thank You For The Music - ABBA
38. Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
39. Upside Down - Diana Ross
40. War - Edwin Starr
41. Waterloo - ABBA
42. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
43. You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
44. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
45. Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Statton
1960’s -
1. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson 2. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
3. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
4. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
5. Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
6. Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
7. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
8. Get Ready - The Temptations
9. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
10. Hard To Handle - Patti Drew
11. Heatwave – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
12. Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
14. I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
15. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
16. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
17. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
18. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
19. Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
20. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
21. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
22. Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips 23. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
24. Proud Mary - Tina Turner
25. Respect - Aretha Franklin
26. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
27. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
28. Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
29. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
30. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
31. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
32. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
33. Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Dusty Springfield 34. The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
35. Think - Aretha Franklin
36. Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
37. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder

Funkty Dumpty's Prices

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

Standard Prices
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Up to 1 hour£2250
Up to 2 hours£2500
Up to 3 hours£3125
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Line up options for Funky Dumpty: 5 piece band - 1x female vocals, drums, bass, guitar & keys. 6 piece band - 2x female vocals, drums, bass, guitar & keys. 7 piece band - 2x female vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys & saxophone. 8 piece band - 2x female vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys & 2x brass.

How much time do you need to set up?

A standard evening would go something like this: 18:00 Arrival 19:30 Set up by 19:30 - 21:00 Playlist music or DJ 21:00 - 22:00 First dance/Set 1 22:00 - 22:30 Playlist music or DJ 22:30 - 23:30 Set 2 23:30 - 00:00 Playlist music or DJ However this is just a guide and is flexible between 7.30pm & midnight.

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

If there are any songs you would particularly like to/not hear from our repertoire please let us know and we can arrange something for you. However, I would recommend keeping this to a minimum as we are constantly evolving a set that works great dynamically and keeps the vast majority of crowds happy!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

The band are more than happy to play any songs that might be requested, however some songs can be unsuitable for the band to play.If you do have a special song that you would like the band to play for your event just let us know when making the booking. That way they will have plenty of time to learn it for you.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Westin Dubai, The Sheraton Towers Abu Dhabi, Grande Real Villa Portugal, Isrotel Hotels, Celtic Manor Resort, Dorchester London, London Lancaster, Marriot Hotels, Hilton Hotels, The Thistle Hotel Network, NSPCC, Women’s Aid, Moonpig, GE Capital Bank, Bourne Leisure Group, The RAF, The Army, Exeter University, Guilfest and Glastonbury Festival. 

Covers, Pop, Top 40, Britpop, Pop rock, Christmas
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Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Birthday party
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