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About wathefunk

south west london's most famous party band, and the supergroup of function bands! we have played 1000s of gigs to 1000s of partying people!
Disco & Funk band
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we are a wimbledon (london) based band of pro musicians creating a dynamic live funk, soul and blues show, from retro 60s to present day and a party for all occasions! ​ formed after long conversations about what we didn't like about function bands.. they weren't 'fun..' they didn't play long enough and they only played songs they wanted to... ​we are passionate about live music! We've spent thousands of hours and many years playing, honing our talents and learning our craft over 100s of gigs, entertaining and bringing the party! ​we will work closely with you and to your budget to make sure its an event everyone will remember! we are all pro musicians, our line up has performed in the west end, own music schools, recording studios and do session work.

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From customers:

Paul C
1 year ago, for a Wedding anniversary in George Rd
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5 out of 5

Once we'd seen them play there was no other band we wanted for our special night. Our friends are still raving about them!

Rob H
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Elizabeth Ave
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5 out of 5

Huge HUGE thank you to wathefunk. The most incredible, superb live music, absolutely beautiful people too, you made the night and everybody absolutely loved you! we will see you soon guys!!

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wathefunk's Song list

(I Feel) Like a Natural Woman | Aretha Franklin
9 to 5 | Dolly Parton
About Damn Time | Lizzo
Ain't Nobody | Chaka Khan
All Night Long | Lionel Richie
All Summer Long/Sweet Home Alabama | Kid Rock/Lynyrd Skynyrd
All These Things Ive Done | The Killers
Basket Case | Green Day
Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
Blinding Lights | The Weeknd
Born to Be Wild| Steppenwolf
Can't Feel My Face | The Weeknd
Cosmic Girl (| Jamiroquai
Crazy | Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love | Beyonce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love| Queen
Don't Start Now | Dua Lipa
Don’t Stop Believing | Glee
Don’t Want to Miss a Thing | Aerosmith
Ex's & Oh's| Ellie King
Faith | George Michael
Feel It Still | Portugal
Forget Me Nots | Patrice Rushen
Foxy Lady | Jimi Hendrix
Funky Town | Lipps inc
Gimme some Lovin | Spencer Davis
Girls just wanna have fun | Cindy Lauper
Give up the funk | parliament
Get Lucky | Daft Punk
Go Your Own Way | Fleetwood Mac
Good Times | Chic
Happy | Pharrell
Hard To Handle | The Black Crowes/Otis Redding
Havana/Smooth | Santana
Heart of Glass | Miley Cyrus
Higher Ground | Stevie Wonder
Hot Stuff | Donna Summer
Hungry like the Wolf | Duran Duran
I Got A Feeling | Black Eyed Peas
I Got You | James Brown
It’s my Life | No Doubt
I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor
Jolene | Dolly Parton
Juice | Lizzo
Jump | Van Halen
Kiss | Prince
Lady Hear me Tonight | Modjo
Lady Marmalade | La Belle
Le Freak | Chic
Let's Dance | David Bowie
Let's Stay Together | Tina Turner/Al Green
Levitating | Dua Lipa
Livin On A Prayer | Bon Jovi
Long Train Runnin | Doobie Brothers
Lose Yourself to Dance | Daft Punk
Lost in Music | Sister Sledge
Man I Feel Like A Woman | Shania Twain
Midnight Sky | Miley Cyrus
Mr Brightside | The Killers
Never Too Much | Luther Vandross
One | Mary J Blige/U2
Play that Funky Music | Wild Cherry
Proud Mary | Tina Turner
Purple Rain | Prince
Roxanne | The Police
September| Earth Wind & Fire
Shake It Off | Taylor Swift
Shut Up & Dance | Walk The Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered | Stevie Wonder
Sing | Ed Sheeran
Sing It Back | Moloko
Son of a Preacher Man | Dusty
Staying Alive | Bee Gees
Stop Crying Your Heart Out | Leona Lewis
Summer of ‘69 | Bryan Adams
Superstition | Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O’ Mine | Guns & Roses
Take Your Mama | Scissor Sisters
The final countdown | Europe
The Way You Make Me Feel | Michael Jackson
Thriller | Michael Jackson
Times Like These | Foo Fighters
Toxic | Britney
Treasure | Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars
Valerie | Amy Winehouse
Walk This Way | Aerosmith
We Are Family | Sister Sledge
Word Up | Gun/Cameo
You've Got the love | Florence & The Machine

wathefunk's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1200
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients tell us we are great individually and collectively, that we create an amazing party vibe and keep it going from first dance to last encore!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Richmond House Hotel, Richmond The Old Frizzle, Wimbledon (residency) The Dog & Fox, Wimbledon Village (during the tennis championships & residency) The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon Fete De Musique, Lyon, France The Wimbledon Club (Tennis Xmas Party) Private Residences (various private parties)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Chic Sister Sledge Michael Jackson James Brown Bruno Mars Prince Dua Lipa The Weeknd LaBelle David Bowie Daft Punk Jimi Hendrix Stevie Wonder Chaka Khan Jamiroquai Florence + The Machine Santana Scissor Sisters The Black Crowes Aerosmith Gnarls Barkley / Cee Lo Green Donna Summer Miley Cyrus The Doobie Brothers Lizzo

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

We play 'the' marquee gig during the Wimbledon Tennis championships every year on the middle saturday of Wimbledon to an international audience of 1000+

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

All of our gigs feature our singer, guitarist, keyboardist and drummer. We make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We have pre-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case of emergency. 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?

We come in 2 flavours: - full 5 piece (Vocals, Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums) or 'lite' 3/4 piece: - Vocals, Guitar(s) and/or keys, Percussion

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

We are more than happy to accommodate reasonable timing changes. We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Just let us know as soon as you know!

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. You can plug your playlist in (let us know what phone or laptop you have). If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

We only use professional right sized equipment so usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time, with a 15 minute sound check. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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. There might be some songs you don't want and some you really do! Feel free to suggest

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 8 meters by 3 metres space to perform

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 do this for you. We will add a couple of suggestions at no extra cost!
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