Funk You! are an exceptional contemporary funk-rock covers Band based in Hampshire. They play Hip Hop, Funk and R’n’B covers all across the UK and abroad. The Funk You! live show is full of enthusiasm and energy, making sure your crowd get hooked on the dance floor and won’t want to leave!
Delivering a fresh and energetic performance, Funk You! add their unmistakeable funk-rock style to both classic and on-trend funk and R’n’B hits, guaranteed to get you and your guests moving to the beat. Playing well-known favourites from Blackstreet, Coolio, and Eminem, as well as hits from Blurred Lines, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk, Funk You! will rock your night with their awesome live show and pumping atmosphere. A great choice of wedding or party band.
Funk You! is a collaboration of skilled musicians with years of experience recording and performing with signed bands in the UK and USA. They’ve previously performed alongside bands such as EMF, Slaves To Gravity, Munroe Effect, Thirst, and the legendary Jools Holland. They’re no strangers to Brixton Academy and Electric Ballrooms, and the main stages at top UK festivals.
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right ( To Party) - Beastie Boys American Boy - Estelle (Feat. Kanye West) Baby Got Back - Sir Mix- A- Lot Bad Boy For Life - P. Diddy Blow Ya Mind - Eve ( Feat. Gwen Stefani) Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (Feat. Pharell) Boom! Shake The Room - Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee Rascal + Calvin Harris Dynamite - Taio Cruz Everybody ( Backstreet’s Back) - Backstreet Boys Everybody Get Up - 5ive Gangsta’s Paradise - Coolio Get Lucky - Daft Punk Happy - Pharrell Williams Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze Holiday - Dizzee Rascal Hot In Herre - Nelly I Got 5 On It - Luniz I Wish - Skee- Lo If Ya Gettin' Down – 5ive It’s Tricky - Run- Dmc Jump Around - House Of Pain Just Lose It - Eminem King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar Lapdance - N. E. R. D Low - Flo Rida Miami - Will Smith No Diggity - Blackstreet (Feat. Dr. Dre) Pass Out - Tinie Tempah Regulate - Warren G & Nate Dogg Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake Shake Ya Ass - Mystikal Shutdown - Skepta So Fresh So Clean - Outkast Sorry - Justin Bieber Sunshine - Twista Ft. Anthony Hamilton The Real Slim Shady - Eminem This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan Thong Song - Sisqo U Can’t Touch This - Mc Hammer Umbrella - Rihanna Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (Ft. Bruno Mars)
“The band were super and helped to make it a great night. They really got involved and made a great atmosphere that resulted in the dancefloor being crammed.”Carl - Birthday Party, Blue Boar, Poole
“Please let the band know that they were utterly phenomenal. I actually cannot believe how good they were, super talented, super patient, super lovely and super fun. Wedding highlight for sure. Thank you so so so so much!”Colleen Drake - Wedding, Waltham Forest Community Hub, London
“Funk you were absolutely incredible!!!! They literally rocked our wedding... so polite, so accommodating. They took the trouble to learn a song for us - one of our absolute favourites and absolutely smashed it! We can not thank them enough... loved every second they played... thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Wow - what a band!! Matt & Kate”Kate & Matthew - Wedding, The George Hotel of Stamford, Stamford
“Fantastic band, couldn’t have been better for such a huge gathering of 21 year olds. They were brilliant and made the party.”Lizzie - 21st, Woodrow House
“Well what can I say apart from they were just amazing! We couldn’t have wanted anything more; they played all the songs perfectly and the mix of music was spot on. The singers voice is amazing and all the band were brilliant! We loved them so much. Absolutely perfect!”Katherine - Wedding, May Cottage, Yaxley
“The band were absolutely fantastic, thank you so much! We couldn’t have asked for a better day, and everyone commented on how good the music was.”Beck & Tom - Wedding - Kingshill Barn, Kent
“Funk you were absolutely amazing!
They were professional turning up on time and playing their sets.
They are an extremely talented bunch of guys and everyone commented on how fabulous they were.
In addition to this they were extremely patient and good humoured with the drunken bride who kept wanting the microphone. Please extend my apologies for being so annoying and my thanks for their tolerance!”Gemma - Wedding, Clevedon Hall, Clevedon
“5/5. I’d like to say a huge thanks - we didn’t get to speak to the guys as between dancing and chasing round our kids it just flew by. So a great big thanks for belting out some classics.”Irina - Wedding - St Johns Place, Salisbury
“I would like to thank the band for a great performance, they really added to my party and were flexible on the day”Saravanna - 40th Party, Union Street Cafe
“Just an early thanks to you and Funk You with regard to being our band at our wedding reception. The lads were amazing at getting set up, were friendly and exactly what we were hoping for and more.
We would love to come and watch them again so please let us know if they have any gigs! Couldn't recommend them more highly to anyone wanting a fun, modern band with the intention of getting everyone on the dance floor, or the under 55s at least!
Thanks again and please pass our gratitude onto the boys.”Magdalena and Brendan Craggs - Wedding, Quantock Lakes, Bridwater
“Happy new year. Huge thanks again for new year great night.”Michaela Humphrey - Private party, Hampshire, NYE 2016
“Hi Phoebe, just a very quick note to say that the band was AMAZING!!! In a day of stand out memories, one of my favourite was their encore of jump around. I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed them and how many people were complimenting them. Please pass on our sincere thanks.”Steve and Emily - Wedding Rhinefield House, New Forest
“Funk you recently played at our wedding in Bexley, South East London. They guys were fantastic - they sounded great and most importantly they got our reception revelers dancing away. Really slick work, highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.”Chris Marshall - Wedding Halll Place & Gardens, Bexley
“Can I also just take this time to say how brilliant the band were on Saturday. All our friends absolutely loved it.
It was such a brilliant day and to have Funk You perform and end it on such a high, made it even better.
I would say that we would be recommending them to our friends, but they did that all by themselves that evening! I'm already trying to work out what events we either have coming up (or what events I can find an excuse) to get in contact with you again to use their services once more! Thanks again, so much.
Kind Regards”Simon & Lucy Johnson! - Wedding, The Old Greens Barn, Surrey
“The band were fantastic! We had so many people telling us they were great, the music was completely up our street and great to dance to. The lads were really polite and really made our wedding. We would definitely recommend them. Thanks so much.”Rachel Markham - Wedding, The Old Hall Bed & Breakfast, Ely
“We really wanted to give feedback on the band as they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! I never stopped dancing from the moment they started until they finished! I've had SO MANY people telling me they thought they were amazing, and they had everyone up dancing. I literally couldn't fault them, please pass on our feedback to the guys (im pretty sure after a few too many glasses of champagne I told them a million times anyway!) But yes....just fantastic!!! Thank you so much!”Michelle & George Barlow - Wedding, As You Like It, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“Hi Phoebe, Could you please pass our thanks on to the band for Saturday night. They were amazing & so talented. All night I had people asking who they were and where I found them. They kept people dancing all night & people were even offering us money to get them to play longer! Couldn't of been more impressed. They were the cherry on top of our perfect day! Thank you so much :)”Anna & Sam - The Stadium, HM YOI Portland
“Wow, What a great band! – you guys can seriously play! Thank you so much for performing at our wedding, so many of the guests commented on how good your set was and everyone was dancing! It was the perfect entertainment to a perfect day. Thank you!”James & Sarah – Wedding, London
“8 months since our wedding people are still commenting on how great the band were! Funk You! we’re polite, professional and accommodating. We were running about an hour behind and the band sacrificed their breaks to play their entire 2 hour set of floor filling music. The old school to new school hip hop and funk tracks meant that the youngest and oldest guests could get their dance on. I would pay to see these guys play tomorrow. I can not recommend the band enough…if you do hire them, please invite us to the evening do so we can join in the fun!”Mark Webb – Wedding, Ridge Farm, Surrey
I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that? Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features dancefloor fillers from 60s – current chart, so there's certainly something for everyone.
Do you take requests? We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.
How long do you take to set-up? 60-90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.
How long do you play for? We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.
What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra? The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.
If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.
Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.
What is the website guide price based on? The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Portsmouth. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? I'm afraid not, our performance style and repertoire is not suited to noise limiter venues and we'd recommend asking the team at Tailored Entertainment for an alternative act who would be able to work at your venue.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
Will you perform our first dance? Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.
How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.
How much power do you require? 2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.
Can we see you play live before booking? As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.