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LeFunk! Wedding and Party Band

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About LeFunk! Wedding and Party Band

Wedding band
Cheadle
Public liability insurance of £10 million
LeFunk! is a funk, disco, soul, motown and pop covers band with Acoustic duo and DJ Service options formed in 2010 in the North West UK

LeFunk! is a covers band formed in 2010 in Manchester. They specialise in classic Soul, Motown, Disco and Funk but also cover dancefloor hits from other genres including Indie, Rock and Reggae. Every song is chosen for its dancefloor impact and the band will bring a fun, party atmosphere to any event, be it a wedding, birthday, festival or conference. The band is available in three formats, the 5 piece, 4 piece or a compact trio, making LeFunk! the perfect choice for venue sizes ranging from the corner of a bar to large hotels and concert halls! They can also provide additional live classical piano, classical guitar or solo vocal performances as background music during the earlier phases of an event, and an acoustic duo option. The band normally provides a one stop - live band, recorded music and PA solution for your entire event, with DJ service, lighting and a radio microphone connected to the PA for you to make speeches and announcements. As regards the DJ service, once booked they'll build your ideal playlists in advance, and with immediate access to thousands of hits from the last 6 decades, can also satisfy the vast majority of music requests on the day. For weddings your first dance can be learnt by the band even if it is not in their advertised repertoire. For additional peace of mind, LeFunk! have deputy musicians who rehearse with the band and can usually cover for last minute emergencies and the band has Public Liability Insurance of up to £10million. Set lengths can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, raffle results and speeches. Clothing can be funky or formal. Arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests. Add-Ons: ------------ Additional, more subtle live music can be performed by members of the band during the welcome drinks or meal phase of an event. The options are: Classical Guitar Classical Piano (Played on keyboard if there is no piano at the venue) Acoustic Duo (Acoustic Guitar and Vocals) Wedding Singer (using backing tracks) Line-Ups ------------ Line Up 5 Piece (LeFunk!): -------------------------------- Lead Vocalist (Female) Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male) Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male) Keyboards (Female) Drums (Male) Line Up 4 Piece (Quartet): ------------------------------- Lead Vocalist (Female) Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male) Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male) Drums (Male) Line Up 3 Piece (Mini-LeFunk!): ------------------------------- Lead Vocalist (Female) Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male) Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male) (Drums and Keyboard Parts provided by backing track) Line Up Acoustic Duo (LeLounge!): ------------------------------------ Lead Vocalist (Female) Acoustic/Electric Guitarist Vocalist (Male) Previous Clients Include: ------------------------------- Hundreds of Private Weddings (various Locations) The Royal Air Force Grosvenor Casinos Greater Manchester Police Stockport Council Adelphi Group Tyco Awards Night West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce Training Plus Hairdressing Llangollen Pavilion Kinder Mountain Rescue Team BLISS Tattonbury Festival Cheshire Explorer Scouts Fresh Nightclub Macclesfield Birthdays (Various Hotels) Bars & clubs in Manchester/Cheshire Equipment: ---------------- The band has its own 4KW PA. It also provides its own stage/disco lighting and haze/smoke machine. The sound is clear and hi fidelity while powerful and pumping enough to provide for a dancing audience of up to 300 people. Setup & Performance: ---------------------------- Set up time needed? 1 hour minimum. Ideally 90mins How much space do they need? At least 4m x 3m ideally 5m x 4m for the full band At least 3m x 2m for the trio. At least 2m x 1.5m for the duo Set Lengths? Flexible to suit the event agenda, but usually one of the following: 2 x 60 mins 3 x 40 mins 2 x 45 mins 1 x 90 mins Musician Bios: ------------------- Laura-Jayne Hunter (Lead Vocals): Laura-Jayne trained in voice and performing arts at Manchester's Capitol Theatre before fronting indie-pop outfit Mia and covers band The Sun Band. Over the last few years she has been inundated with demand for her solo act 'Indie Lounge', comprising alternative chilled down versions of popular songs of all genres. Her versatile vocals have led to many varied bookings throughout her career at venues including Peckforton Castle, Band on the Wall, the Free Trade Hall and Manchester's Comedy Store (as a singer, not comedian!), along with countless function rooms at hotels up and down the country. Paul Littler (Bass): Paul is a classically trained multi instrumentalist and a graduate of Salford University with a BA Hons 1st degree in Popular Music. Paul has been teaching music and working on the session, deputy and function scene relentlessly for the past 15 years and this work has led him to perform with musicians from the New York River dance production as well as various past and present chart topping pop artists and music industry song writing teams. Anna (Keyboards): Classically trained and a graduate of Salford University (Popular Music and Recording) Anna is constantly in demand for live work with bands in the Manchester area and also gives regular church/recitals and tuition. Venues she's performed at include many Irish Centres such as Leeds, Huddersfield, Middlesborough, and Corby; and other prestigious venues for example the Longfield Suite at Prestwich and Wolverhampton Racecourse. She has also played at indie venues such as the Roadhouse, Club Academy, Ruby Lounge, and Night and Day, all well known in the Manchester area. Dave Booth (Drums): Dave started playing drums aged 13, inspired by Roger Taylor and Queen performing on TV. After his first professional performance aged just 15 he fell in love with playing live music and decided to make it his career. He spent his formative years doing a lot of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues session work and has since then studied many different styles. With his own style that very few drummers can match, he has trained and performed with top session musicians on the circuit at all the top venues in his native Manchester and across the North West. Dave Carter (Guitar/Backing Vocals): Dave has been playing guitar since forming his first originals band as a teenager. He founded and performed with various university and function bands in Birmingham in the 80s, playing at major hotels including the National Exhibition Centre Metrapole and university balls. A versatile guitarist with a love of many genres, aside from LeFunk! he has played in Jazz and Jazz Funk bands at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, Cinnamon Club, Iguana Bar and various other Manchester venues, and has the ABRSM Grade 8 Classical Guitar qualification. Benn (Drums Deputy): Talented multi instrumentalist and Royal Northern College of Music (drums/percussion) graduate Benn has played many venues around the UK with bands of all styles such as ‘Music Live’ at The Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, Manchester Academy, Manchester Club Academy and The RNCM. In keeping with his love of 60s and 70s soul music, Benn was the first drummer to play with a live band inside the legendary Twisted Wheel soul club in Manchester since closure in 1971, the previous band being The Spencer Davis Group! Jade (Lead Vocal Deputy): Singing professionally in Ireland for over 8 years Jade performed for over 5000 people with Chris De Burg, Shane McGowan and Meatloaf at the INEC and has gigged with popular Irish Indie band the Coronas. She's played more weddings, clubs and pubs than she can remember all over Ireland both as part of a function band and in tributes to Abba, Blondie, Dolly Parton and Cher. Laura (Lead Vocals - Deputy): Laura joined the band in Autumn 2010 and was LeFunk's lead vocalist until January 2014. A gifted and totally natural singer with a great range allowing the band to perform a wide ranging repertoire, Laura continues to provide the band with back up as a deputy singer for emergencies.

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 with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1970s era music, Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Disco, Funk, Motown, Ambient pop, Pop rock
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Types:
Wedding band, Acoustic band, Vintage-themed band, Festival band, Cover band, Function band, Party band, Soul & Motown band, Pop band, Disco & Funk band, Pop trio, 1970s era tribute band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Sixties
• Baby Love - Diana Ross & Supremes
• Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
• Buttercup - The Foundations
• Dancing In the Street - Martha & The Vandellas
• I Feel Good - James Brown
• Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
• It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye / Kim Weston
• The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
• My Girl - The Temptations
• Reach Out - The Four Tops
• Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
• Respect - Aretha Franklin
• Soul Man - Sam & Dave
• Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
• Stop In the Name of Love - The Supremes
• Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
• The Snake - Al Wilson
• Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
• You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & Supremes
• You Keep Me Hanging On - The Supremes
Seventies
• Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
• Best of My Love - The Emotions
• Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
• Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
• Car Wash - Rose Royce
• Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
• Dancing Queen - Abba
• Disco Inferno - Trammps
• Give it Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
• Good Times - Chic
• Grease - Franki Valli
• High On You - Sly & Family Stone
• How Deep is Your Love - Beegees
• I Want You Back - Jackson 5
• Le Freak - Chic
• Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
• Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
• Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
• Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman/Take That
• Stayin'Alive - Bee Gees
• Streetlife - Crusaders
• Superstition - Stevie Wonder
• That’s the Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
• We Are Family - Sister Sledge
• Wishing on a Star - Rose Royce
• Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara
• You To Me Are Everything - Real Thing
Eighties, Nineties
• Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Boys Town Gang
• Celebration - Kool & The Gang
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
• Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
• Faith - George Michael
• Feel Like Making Love - George Benson
• Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
• Kiss - Prince
• Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - InDeep
• Movin' On Up - M-People
• Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
• Night To Remember - Shalamar
• Perfect - Fairground Attraction
• Power of Love - Huey Lewis
• Red Red Wine - UB40
• Rhythm of the Night - Corona
• Sing It Back - Moloko
• Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
• Tainted Love - Soft Cell
• Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
• Upside Down - Diana Ross
Contemporary
• 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
• Blurred Lines - Pharrell Williams
• Get Lucky - Daft Punk
• Firework - Katy Perry
• Rolling In The Deep - Adele
• Groovejet - Spiller
• Happy - Pharrell Williams
• Marry You - Bruno Mars
• Forget You - Ceelo Green
• Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
• Lady - Modjo
• Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
• Love Yourself - Ed Sheeran/Bieber
• Park Life - Blur
• Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
• Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
• Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
• Two Princes - Spin Doctors
• Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
• Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Customer questions

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

Yes, the singer will be Laura-Jayne or Jade who feature in the videos included in our profile - the choice is yours if you have a preference but in the absence of a specific request our regular default singer is Laura-Jayne.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes: Trio (bass, guitar, vocals) Quartet (bass, guitar, vocals, drums) Five Piece (bass, guitar, vocals, drums, keyboards) We can also add a superb saxophonist if given sufficient notice

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

Not a problem, we never expect any event to run to the original timings. We pride ourselves in always turning up well before we are booked to actually playand we always offer to extend our service to the end of the evening if required.

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

We provide a DJ service via our laptop and through the band's excellent PA system, with a club atmosphere created by our lights. This is almost always offered free to cover from 7pm to 12am for the period the band is not playing. We even encourage you to make requests or send us playlists in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

Between 60 and 90 minutes. We can provide a DJ service within 15 minutes of beginning setup however. From your point of view this is academic as we normally set up well in advance of your guests arriving at no extra charge - for example we'll begin setting up before 6pm if your guests are arriving at 7:30pm.

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

Yes, we encourage you to let us know your favourite songs from our repertoire.

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

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

For weddings, We will learn your first dance to perform live on the day at no extra charge. For other events we will usually learn one new song for you free of charge, unless we do not feel that we will get much future use out it in our repertoire, in which case we will charge a token amount for rehearsal and arrangement (between £30 and £50)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The band's interaction with the audience and the feeling that they are having fun playing for the audience rather than themselves. Great musicianship. Dancefloor filling repertoire. Responsive, respectful and very organised so clients know exactly what to expect and can organise their event really easily.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hundreds of Private Weddings/Parties (various Hotels/Venues) The Royal Air Force & Armed Services - on site Stockport Plaza Theatre Grosvenor Casinos Greater Manchester Police Stockport Council Llangollen Pavilion Theatre Tatton Park Various Nightclubs Bars & clubs in Manchester/Cheshire

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We mainly perform classic Soul, Disco, Motown Dancefloor Hits so, for example: James Brown Aretha Franklyn Wilson Pickett Marvin Gaye Diana Ross Kool & The Gang Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder KC & The SUnshine Band Chic Nile Rodgers Bruno Mars

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

Jade performed for over 5000 people with Chris De Burg, Shane McGowan and Meatloaf at the INEC. We were also the main band for the run of Xmas Banquet nights at Llangollen Pavilion.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£750
Available services
Classical/Instrumental Guitar
+£113
Classical Pianist (Classical and Pop Pieces)
+£113
Easy Listening Lounge SInger
+£113
Acoustic Duo
+£215

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Janice S, 8 months ago

I would just like to thank you once again for Saturday night. I thoroughly enjoyed your performance and I know my guests did. Loved the songs you sang, my era reminded me of my clubbing days. Thanks once again Janice

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Martin R, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for all your work you put in for Julies surprise party. She loved every minute of it and all the guests had a great time. Should we have any more events and require a band and DJ you will be at the top of the list to contact. Thanks again and all the very best for 2018

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