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Funk Ghetto

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Funk Ghetto

Primarily a 6 piece instrumental Acid Jazz outfit playing eclectic tunes from the 60/70s genre right up to contemporary jazz funk. Performed by a line up of potentially Birmingham's best musicians, creating a groove that captivates an audience. Founded in February 2012 in the back streets of Harborne, the band is a coming together of mainly two groups who have collaborated in sessions with each other over the years as part of the music fraternity around Birmingham and the west midlands. With appearances at major festivals and top quality venues the band has a wealth of experience and all cut their teeth with established musicians and collectives in many genre's of music, bringing these influences into Funk Ghetto's performance.
Grace Brown is a young highly talented vocalist from the cool streets of Moseley. She has extensive performing experience for her age and raises the bar when performing with any band she sings with. Highly capable and mature in her persona she warms audiences with her enthusiastic and open approach during performances in addition to the sophisticated and quality delivery of vocals. Grace is one of Funk Ghetto's esteemed guest vocalist who will be performing with them.
• Grace Brown - Vocals
• Paul Wakelin - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion
• Luke Shingler - Tenor Sax, Flute
• Bob Wilson - Guitar
• Jonny 'Box of Frogs' Bates - Keys
• Frank Walker - Bass
• Marcus Ingham - Drums

Act Information

Line-up

• Grace Brown - Vocals (Young, beautiful stylish from the cool streets of Moseley
• Paul Wakelin - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion (Leader and seasoned musician manages the band)
• Luke Shingler - Tenor Sax, Flute (Monster tenor player with strong jazz and Reggae background)
• Bob Wilson - Guitar (With past adventures with Steve Gibbons Band, Ruby Turner and highly acclaimed across the UK)
• Jonny 'Box of Frogs' Bates - Keys (Classically trained and totally bonkers)
• Frank Walk

Also included

Peavey Pro15 800 wat rig plus 2 x gantries of 4 LED lights

Location

Midlands based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North West.

Previous Clients

Mostly Jazz, Soul & Funk Festival, Barnaby Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Harborne Carnival, North Sea Jazz, Birmingham Jazz Festival, The Jam House

Testimonials

Highlights

Beautiful and Highly Talented Female Vocalist
Top Shelf Soloists
Unique Genre of Music

Repertoire

Repertoire

Crusaders Put it Where You Want it
Herbie Hancock Chameleon
Diana Ross I'm Coming Out
Michael Jackson Girlfriend
Shirley Bassey History Repeating
Tammy Wynette California Soul
Milton Jones Rhythm Syndicate Upstairs on Boston Road
Ike Turner The Chicken
Sister Sledge Thinking of You
Beginning of the End Funky Nassau
Brand New Heavies Midnight at the Oasis
Crusaders Street Life
Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come
Meters Cissy Strut

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)