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"We wanted to thank you for all your hard work in the organisation of the event, and to thank the band from the bottom of our hearts for their amazing performance..."Nicole & Mathieu, Bride & Groom, Auch, France
"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The band were quite amazing on Saturday night, the vocalists incredible and the dance floor was packed from start to finish!"Caroline, Mother of the bride, Burkham (Hampshire)
"Let me just say a huge thank you for rocking our party! We had such a lot of fun!! Please can you pass on the message to all the musicians who played!"Nicole, Bride, London
"Please pass on our renewed thanks to the band. They were absolutely superb and made the evening. Seeing 100 people dancing to "Play that Funky Music White Boy" was something I shall remember with a smile..."Sarah, Bride, London
"I would like first and foremost to thank you for an absolutely amazing evening. The atmosphere was electric and the dance-floor full. Well done and thank you!!"Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
"Once again many thanks for making it a fabulous evening, as you did for my other daughter last summer - well done! I am now un/fortunately fresh out of marriageable children..."Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
"Wow!! and wow again!! The Swing Connection were fabulous! I didn't doubt that they would be but they exceeded all expectations. The choice of music was spot on and the singer was great..."Sue, Birthday, Fleet (Hampshire)
"Absolutely blown away by your fantastic performance and we would not hesitate to strongly recommend you in the future. The artists were amazingly talented, and great fun too!..."Vicky, Bride, Hook (Hampshire)
"Thank you once again for the huge part you played in ensuring that this years' Leukaemia Research Charity Ball was such a success. Once again the dance floor remained full all evening and we all had a fantastic time."Christine, Organiser, London
Classic soul, funk and 70s grooves with a touch of pop and rock to give you the ultimate dance floor sound track. You can even add Ratpack/swing/jive options too! FUNKification is one of the busiest and most sought after live wedding and function bands in the UK with over 10 years performing experience and hundreds of events under their belt. The ultimate funk/soul band in London and the UK.
*Percussion and/or additional brass players can be added to any band size
Formed in 2001 from some of London's top young professional musicians, the band has evolved into the awesome party function band that you see today. The band never fails to impress with its huge range of wedding performance options and repertoire. It doesn't matter whether you want a live funk band, soul band, 70s disco band, 80s band, pop band or rock band; FUNKification can provide the exact mix of repertoire required. No two performances are the same!
The band is scalable from 5 to 15-piece with a huge range of vocalist and brass section options. No matter which size of function band you hire for your wedding the performance, energy and repertoire will be outstanding. To give you an image of the band, think Earth Wind & Fire mixed with The Commitments, a dash of James Brown, a sprinkle of Aretha Franklin and a side order of Jamiroquai. The band has one of the largest repertoires of any wedding function band on the scene today. Please see our bands for weddings page or our Jewish wedding bands page for further information about wedding band bookings.
FUNKification has many audio tracks on the media player, recorded both with and without brass section so that you can hear for yourself exactly what we do. There are many live party band recordings too, taken straight from the mixing desk at weddings in London and corporate events in the UK so you can hear EXACTLY what the band sounds like. If you are still not convinced then we can add you to the guest list for one of our live public events or even get permission to give you access to another wedding performance (subject to client approval). We want to give you every opportunity to truly understand how professional and versatile we are!
Read more information on Wedding Funk Soul Bands for hire:
Ratpack / Swing / Jive Band Options
Background jazz for drinks receptions or wedding breakfast
Alternative Live Music for Weddings and Corporate Events
A selection of Ratpack/swing/jive repertoire can be incorporated into the band’s sets, if required, by choosing to 'mix and match' with some of our Swing Connection musicians. You could then maybe start the evening off with a few classic swing band tracks or even have the whole first set as Ratpack swing favourites. This does not affect the overall price, it just makes a small difference on the choice of musicians used for your wedding band.
All of our musicians are extremely talented jazz musicians and hence we can also provide a live jazz band for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast. We would use musicians from the main evening party function band rather than bringing in a separate group of musicians. This is much cheaper than hiring a swing jazz band separately as our wedding musicians will already be at your event. Please see 'Urban Jazz Collective' or Swing Connection for more information on live swing jazz for hire at weddings.
If you are looking for something other than a funk/soul/70s/pop band for your wedding or function then maybe one of our other function bands would suit your event better. After all, most of our musicians perform with most of our bands so you can "mix and match" any of our bands with each other to create your own bespoke package. In addition to function party bands we also have a jazz/swing band, a vocal/guitar acoustic duo, a Strolling Dixieland trad jazz band, an 'a cappella' vocal group, a marching brass funk band, a classical string quartet/duo and even a selection of wedding DJs!