White Men Can't Funk

White Men Can't Funk

  • Location:

    Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Guide Price:

    £1,410
Website: wmcf-band.co.uk

Electric, eclectic and properly good fun – this awesome live band funks up all your guiltiest pleasures, from disco to hip hop and absolutely everything in between!

Style

Carefree and fun with a cheeky ‘college rock’ vibe. A seriously fun covers band with the musical credentials to match.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece party band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Repertoire of guaranteed dancefloor fillers, from 70s to current chart
  • Professional PA & stage lighting
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • 60 minute lounge set - perfect for your drinks reception
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets 
  • Additional special song requests

Our new favourite band by a long shot. Long live the mighty WMCF, you made our party extraordinary & memorable for all the right reasons. Big love to the funk.

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Repertoire

Classics

Every Breath You Take - The Police
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Lady Marmalade - La Bella
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
WAR - Edwin Starr
YMCA - Village People

80's

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Gimme Gimme Gimme A Man - Abba
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Hello - Lionel Richie
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis
Time Of Your Life - Bill Medley, Dirty Dancing

90's

90's Dance Medley - Everybody Dance Now, Rhythm Is A Dancer, Ride On Time, No Limits, Mr Vain, What Is Love
Backstreets Back, Everybody, Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Chocolate Salty Balls – South Park
Don’t Let Go – En Vouge
Fresh Prince Theme/ Boom Shake The Room - Will Smith
Gangsters Paradise - Coolio
Genie In A Bottle - Christine Aguilera
Home & Away Theme
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
No Diggity/California Love Medley
Real Slim Shady, Stan, Whatever You Say I Am - Eminem Medley 
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison 
Slam Dunk Da Funk/Everybody Get Up – 5ive
Wild Wild West - Will Smith

00's

Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy
Seven Days – Craig David

10's

Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Live Lounge

As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
End Of The Road - Boyz II Men
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hey Ya! - Outkast
I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Part Of Your World/under The Sea - The Little Mermaid
Patti La Belle - Lady Marmalade
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story

First Dance Suggestions

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Of Me – John Legend
As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
Easy – The Commodores
Faith – George Michael
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T's
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
My Girl – The Temptations
No Scrubs – TLC
Riptide – Vance Joy
When A Man Loves A Woman – Michael Bolton
You've Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

testimonials

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“We just wanted to take a minute and say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 2nd July! You guys rocked the night wouldn’t have been the same without you all! Everyone including us absolutely loved every minute of it! You don’t get many weddings where ya dance to Chocolate salty balls and do hooky pocky to Farrell happy lol Will definitely be recommending you to everyone and will book ya’s again for any future parties! Can’t thank you all enough!”

Mr & Mrs Shenton, Wedding Hilltop Farm
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“Rugby Music Festival featured 17 acts and White Men Can't Funk were one of the stand-outs. Great sound and a great fun performance from the guys had the crowd with them all the way. They were the first band we invited back for the following year, we love it that they’re a band that don’t take themselves too seriously yet still produce some serious funk!”

David Head, Rugby Music Festival
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“Well what can we say, the funk made our Wedding/Halloween celebration the best party we could ever have hoped for. The lads got really into the spirit of the night & funked the hell out of us. Our new favourite band by a long shot. Long live the mighty White Men Can't Funk, you made our party extraordinary & memorable for all the right reasons. Big love to the funk.”

Barry & Tina Purcell, Wedding High Wycombe
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“White Men Can’t Funk have never failed to amaze us. Each show we’ve booked has been better than the last with the band pulling out all the stops. The upbeat mood created by the bands unique take on well known songs is great for everyone (as well as the bar take!). If we could book them every weekend we certainly would.”

Mike Leonard, Owner, The Vault
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“Massive thanks to White Men Can't Funk for being the cherry on top of our perfect day!!! Absolutely amazing gig!! People just couldn’t get enough! Awesome. Can’t recommend you enough.”

Joe Palmer, Wedding

Key Info

White Men Can’t Funk | '90s Party Band Hire, Midlands
Guide Price:
£1,410
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Lead Vocals/Keys
  • Guitar/Bvs
  • Bass
  • Drums
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

FAQ

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 modern day dance floor fillers to your favourite guitar-driven anthems, 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 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.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Although we do not provide any additional sets for drinks receptions, we highly recommend the soloists featured on the Tailored Entertainment website: https://www.tailored-entertainment.com/soloists-duos.

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 Rugby. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 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?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

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 £25 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.

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Testimonials

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Classics

Every Breath You Take - The Police
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Lady Marmalade - La Bella
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
WAR - Edwin Starr
YMCA - Village People

80's

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Gimme Gimme Gimme A Man - Abba
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Hello - Lionel Richie
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis
Time Of Your Life - Bill Medley, Dirty Dancing

90's

90's Dance Medley - Everybody Dance Now, Rhythm Is A Dancer, Ride On Time, No Limits, Mr Vain, What Is Love
Backstreets Back, Everybody, Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Chocolate Salty Balls – South Park
Don’t Let Go – En Vouge
Fresh Prince Theme/ Boom Shake The Room - Will Smith
Gangsters Paradise - Coolio
Genie In A Bottle - Christine Aguilera
Home & Away Theme
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
No Diggity/California Love Medley
Real Slim Shady, Stan, Whatever You Say I Am - Eminem Medley 
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison 
Slam Dunk Da Funk/Everybody Get Up – 5ive
Wild Wild West - Will Smith

00's

Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy
Seven Days – Craig David

10's

Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Live Lounge

As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
End Of The Road - Boyz II Men
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hey Ya! - Outkast
I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Part Of Your World/under The Sea - The Little Mermaid
Patti La Belle - Lady Marmalade
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story

First Dance Suggestions

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Of Me – John Legend
As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
Easy – The Commodores
Faith – George Michael
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T's
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
My Girl – The Temptations
No Scrubs – TLC
Riptide – Vance Joy
When A Man Loves A Woman – Michael Bolton
You've Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We just wanted to take a minute and say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 2nd July! You guys rocked the night wouldn’t have been the same without you all! Everyone including us absolutely loved every minute of it! You don’t get many weddings where ya dance to Chocolate salty balls and do hooky pocky to Farrell happy lol Will definitely be recommending you to everyone and will book ya’s again for any future parties! Can’t thank you all enough!”

Mr & Mrs Shenton, Wedding Hilltop Farm
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Rugby Music Festival featured 17 acts and White Men Can't Funk were one of the stand-outs. Great sound and a great fun performance from the guys had the crowd with them all the way. They were the first band we invited back for the following year, we love it that they’re a band that don’t take themselves too seriously yet still produce some serious funk!”

David Head, Rugby Music Festival
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Well what can we say, the funk made our Wedding/Halloween celebration the best party we could ever have hoped for. The lads got really into the spirit of the night & funked the hell out of us. Our new favourite band by a long shot. Long live the mighty White Men Can't Funk, you made our party extraordinary & memorable for all the right reasons. Big love to the funk.”

Barry & Tina Purcell, Wedding High Wycombe
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“White Men Can’t Funk have never failed to amaze us. Each show we’ve booked has been better than the last with the band pulling out all the stops. The upbeat mood created by the bands unique take on well known songs is great for everyone (as well as the bar take!). If we could book them every weekend we certainly would.”

Mike Leonard, Owner, The Vault
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Massive thanks to White Men Can't Funk for being the cherry on top of our perfect day!!! Absolutely amazing gig!! People just couldn’t get enough! Awesome. Can’t recommend you enough.”

Joe Palmer, Wedding

Key Info

White Men Can’t Funk | '90s Party Band Hire, Midlands
Guide Price:
£1,410
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Lead Vocals/Keys
  • Guitar/Bvs
  • Bass
  • Drums
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

FAQ

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 modern day dance floor fillers to your favourite guitar-driven anthems, 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 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.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Although we do not provide any additional sets for drinks receptions, we highly recommend the soloists featured on the Tailored Entertainment website: https://www.tailored-entertainment.com/soloists-duos.

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 Rugby. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 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?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

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 £25 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.

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