Jared Martin

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Jared is a professional drummer living in London with a background in musical theatre, recording and function work.
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Jared is a professional drummer/percussionist from London. He is experienced in rock, pop, funk, soul, jazz and orchestral playing, has over a 300 song repertoire, a practice room setup at home and is able to learn music extremely quickly. Before Jared first even struck a drum, he had a strong love and appreciation for music from a young age, having been bought up listening to jazz & blues and coming from a very music orientated family. Despite this claim, Jared and his older brother Grant were the first two people in their family to ever play a musical instrument! Jared started playing the drums at the age of 12 and was involved in several bands at school where his love for music grew. Following this Jared spent several years whilst studying at university performing with various amateur dramatic companies and musical theatre schools in shows such as Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Chicago. He also attended the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to promote and play for an original musical titled Newland. In the summer of 2015 Jared had the honour of playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a charity gala performance. In 2016/2017 Jared worked for Those Magic Beans on the productions of Cinderella and Aladdin respectively at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable. During this time he also depped for various function bands around London. Since 2016 Jared works full time in education as an IT manager. His passion and love for music still burning strong, Jared formed FunXion 5 in 2017 and has performed various gigs all across the UK. Jared very much considers himself a groove-based drummer, with the philosophy of "less is more". His favourite drummers include Steve Jordan, Chris Layton & Art Blakey.

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Andy M
4 years ago, for a Corporate event in High Wych
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5 out of 5

FunXion 5 are the best band we’ve ever booked for one of our ladies night. The quality and energy of their set got everyone dancing. Would happily book them again. If you like live music book them!

Gemma F
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Bloomsbury
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5 out of 5

Great band. Made my sisters wedding! Thank you for a fabulous night!

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Jared's Song list

Below are set lists for the two bands I currently play with.
FunXion 5
50’s & 60’s
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
I Feel Good – James Brown
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Jackie Wilson
Beggin’ – Frankie Valli
Hold On I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
My Girl – The Temptations
Another Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Dancing In The Street – Martha and the Vandellas
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Shake Rattle and Roll – Bill Haley & the Comets
At Last – Etta James
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Say You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac
Burning Love – Elvis Presley
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Oh What A Night – The Four Seasons
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Show You The Way To Go – Jackson 5
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Nights On Broadway – Candi Staton
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Good Times – Chic
Everybody Dance – Chic
Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
Easy – The Commodores
Moondance – Van Morrison
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Kiss – Prince
Red Red Wine – UB40
Kingston Town – UB40
Sweet Home Chicago – The Blues Brothers
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
You Might Need Somebody – Randy Crawford
When a Man Loves a Woman – Michael Bolton
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
Let The Good Times Roll – BB King
Smooth – Santana
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Supergrass – Alright
Wonderwall – Oasis
She’s Electric – Oasis
The Noughties
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
Dakota – Stereophonics
Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Everything – Michael Buble
You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Mercy – Duffy
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Price Tag – Jessie J
Domino – Jessie J
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Treasure – Bruno Mars
The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Rude – Magic!
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Sugar – Maroon 5
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor
Adventures Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
All Of Me – Rebecca Ferguson
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Feel My Love – Adele
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter
Beutiful Love - Wayne King
Body and Soul - Johnny Green
Recorda Me - Joe Henderson
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Corcovado - Stan Getz
SonnyMoon For Two - Sonny Rollins
Anthropology - Charlie Parker
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Cannonball Adderley
Stella By Starlight - Victor Young
All Blues - Miles Davis
When The Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong
Days Of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
All Of Me – Gerald Marks
Take the A Train - Duke Ellington
There Will Never Be Another You - Harry Warren
Ornithology - Charlie Parker
Yardbird Suite - Charlie Parker
Misty - Erroll Garner
Song for My Father - Horace Silver
Blues for Alice - Charlier Parker
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Jimmy McHugh
Autumn Leaves - Miles Davis
Footprints - Wayne Shorter
When Will The Blues Leave - Ornette Coleman
All The Things You Are - Charlie Parker
There Is No Greater Love - Isham Jones
The Girl From Iponema - Stan Getz
Sir Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Killer Joe - Benny Golson
Moanin' - Art Blakey
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
C Jam Blues - Duke Ellington
Bags Groove - Milt Jackson
A Child Is Born – Thad Jones
Moten Swing - Bennie Moten
Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Mercer Ellington
Volare - Domenico Modugno
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Cole Porter
Nows The Time - Charlie Parker
Night and Day - Cole Porter
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - Duke Ellington
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Cherokee - Ray Noble
Tenor Madness – Sonny Rollins & John Coltrane
A Foggy Day – George Gershwin

Jared's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250


DJ set
Pop, Covers, Soul, Disco, Top 40, Funk, Motown, Funk rock, Pop rock, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Latin jazz
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Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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