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Funky 4

The band plays a cool blend of new and old party music, keeping the dance floor full all night. Expect tunes from The Beatles, Killers, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Elvis, Blur and The Kaiser Chiefs. There's something for everyone!! Previous clients include the BBC, XFM, Hilton, 235 Casino, Salford University and many more.

If you're looking for a great live band for your party or wedding, Funky 4 are one of the best bands for hire in the North West.

Funky 4 really know how to get your party started! They are going to make your event the one that everyone remembers!

All members of Funky 4 are highly trained professionals, having performed on TV, radio, in London's west end theatres and on stages at concerts all over the world.

Dave - Vocals/Guitar
Working as a musician has taken lead singer and guitarist Dave all over Europe and given him the delight of playing on BBC radio and in many of the UK's best jazz clubs, hotels, restaurants, festivals, theatres and recording studios. Dave's career has seen him performing with Kristyna Myles and Andy Prior along with members of The Kooks, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lamb and Aim. Dave also teaches guitar and music technology part time and works occasionally as a consultant producer and sound recordist.

Adam (PhD) - Keyboards
Adam's distinctive piano playing has been noted for the diversity of its stylistic reference points. Having won multiple awards for his jazz piano playing, Adam has attracted keen media attention and sold out venues on most of his recent European tour. Adam won the Take 5 scholarship in 2010 and recently wrote a commissioned piece for the Manchester Jazz Festival. Adam's album's have been well received by critics and the public alike - his latest creation "The Imaginary Delta" was given a 4 star review in Jazzwise magazine. Adam is also a well regarded educator of music as a course leader at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Barry - Bass
Despite his playful and often witty approach, Barry is a key player in the UK soul and funk scene! He has played bass in Kristyna Myles' band since 2005 and features on her debut album (Decca 2012). Barry has performed at music festivals all over the world; T in the Park, South X Southwest, Glastonbury, Montreal Blues Festival and has undertaken several European and US tours.

Gareth - Drums
Gareth is an in demand drummer. His work encompasses a wide variety of musical situations. Gareth's live work sees him performing and touring all over the UK, Europe and Canada including work on Brittany ferries, countless music festivals and the QM2 (Cunards flagship cruise liner). Session work includes the Royal Variety show and sessions live on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 & 5 Live including shows from Mark Radcliffe, Giles Peterson, Jamie Cullum and Stuart McConey. He also did the drumming for the "Bob the Builder" Movie! Gareth is also an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Funky 4 can also provide live jazz at your wedding from a duo to the full band, as well as a disco at extra cost.

Act Information

Line-up

Dave - Vocals + Guitar
Adam - Keyboards
Barry - Bass + Vocals
Gareth - Drums + Vocals

Extra Line-up(s)

Funky 4 can also provide live jazz at your wedding from a duo to the full band as well as a disco at extra cost.

Also included

The band tours with a Highest quality RCF 4pro/7 Series 3kW rig for a tight crisp sound. The rig is suitable for 40 - 400 guests. If your event requires a larger system, we have contacts that can provide up to 90kW PA and outdoor staging. If your venue has an electronic noise limiter - it is no problem, but please let us know when enquiring about the band.

We have lighting ample for both the band and the dance floor.
4 x Par 56
4 x Scanner
4 x Effects lights

Location

North West based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales, Ireland.

Previous Clients

BBC, Signal Radio, Cottons Hotel and Spa, Salford University, XFM, Hilton Hotels, Manchester 235 Casino + many other private parties, weddings and celebrations...

Testimonials

We have a lot of bands playing here at various functions throughout the year. I have to say that Dave’s band is the best one, I always look forward to any event where I know these guys are playing...

"I've never known any band play something for every demographic and I never thought I'd see my 17 year old nephew dancing along side my 80 year old mother! We will definitely be inviting Funky 4 back!"- Brian Davies (50th birthday party, April 09)

"My feet have never been so sore! The best bit was seeing my usually shy husband moon walking to his favourite Michael Jackson songs. Many happy memories and even more fantastic photos for the wedding album! A BIG Thank you!"- Charlotte Attack (Mother of the Bride, July 10)

"I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you very much for the gig you did at Stapeley Water Gardens last week for the Feaver wedding reception. I enjoyed the music a lot, and wanted to say cheers!" - Tom Tubbs (Wedding Guest April 2008)

"Just a quick note to say how pleased everyone was with the gig yesterday - it made a special day for my Mum, just that bit more special.
Thanks again for such a super performance.
All the best to you and the band."
Tim Whitely - (40th Birthday Party February '11)

"Thanks again Dave for the excellent work put in by you and your band on new years' eve. I definitely want to book you again for next year..." - Mark Kerwin, Restaurant Manager (New Years Eve '10/'11)

Highlights

Professional & highly talented 4-piece rock and pop band.
Repertoire includes over 6 decades of music.
Dynamic stage presence and flawless musicianship.

Repertoire

Repertoire

50's & 60's
Everybody Blues Brothers
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
I Feel Good James Brown
Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Moon Dance Van Morrison
Rock around the Clock Bill Haley
That's Alright Mamma Elvis Presley
Higher & Higher Jackie Wilson
Soul Man Sam and Dave
Help! The Beatles
Johnny "B" Goode Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Dancing in the Street Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Oh Boy! Buddy Holly
Sympathy for the Devil Rolling Stones
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
I'm a Believer The Monkies
Keep on Running Spencer Davis
Knockin on Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay Ottis Redding
I Shot The Sheriff Bob Marley
Sweet Home Chicago Robert Johnson
Use Me Bill Withers
Come Together The Beatles
Galway Girl
Stuck in the Middle Stealers Wheel
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Respect Aretha Franklin
Is This Love Bob Marley
Do You Love Me
Please Please Me The Beatles
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Crossroads Robert Johnson/Eric Clapton
Every day I Have the Blues B.B. King
Gimmie Some Lovin Spencer Davis
I Don�t Need No Doctor Ray Charles

70's & 80's
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Superstition Stevie Wonder
The Power of Love Huey Lewis and the News
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
The Letter The Box Tops
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2

90's To Present
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Mr Brightside The Killers
Forget You Cee Lo Green
I Predict a Riot Kaiser Cheifs
Valarie The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Troublemaker Olly Murs
Hey Soul Siste Train
Ruby Kaiser Cheifs
Song 2 Blur
Place Your Hands Reef
Wonderwall Oasis
This Love Maroon Five
I Need a Dollar Aloe Blacc
Tightrope Stevie Ray Vaughan
Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai
Seven Nation Army White Stripes
Beautiful Christina Aguillera
Last Nite The Strokes
The Scientist Coldplay
Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dreaming of You The Coral
I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) The Proclaimers
She's Electric Oasis
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Many of Horror Biffy Clyro
Feeling Good Muse/Nina Simone
Hey Ya OutKast
Price Tag Jessie J
Rolling in the Deep Adele
The Lazy Song Bruno Mars
Yellow Coldplay
Xmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Merry Christmas Everyone (snow is falling) Shakin Stevens
Merry Chrismas Everybody Slade
Auld Lang Syne Trad
Jazz
Moon Dance Van Morrison
Mercy Mercy Mercy Josef Zawinul
What A Difference a Day Made Jamie Cullum
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington
All of Me Simons & Marks
Affirmation George Benson
Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard
Beautiful Love Victor Young
Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma
Cissy Strut The Meters
Look a Py Py The Meters
Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock
A Go Go John Scofield
That's Life Frank Sinatra
New York New York Frank Sinatra
Four on Six Wes Montgomery
Blue Monk Thelonious Monk
Night in Tunisia Charlie Parker
All the Things You Are Jerome Kern
So What Miles Davis
Solar Miles Davis
The Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim
Irish/Folk
Tell Me Ma Trad
Wild Rover Trad
Raggle Taggle Gypsie Trad
Bang on the Ear Trad
Black is the Colour Trad
Bad Moon Rising Credance Clearwater Revival

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.)