• "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

Funkification

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.




Repertoire

The list below gives the most common choices of repertoire, but feel free to ask if you don't see your favourite tracks listed. We may be able to add them for you!

Sample Set
  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
  • Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
  • Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
  • Canned Heat (Jamiroquai)
  • Club Tropicana (Wham)
  • Dancing In The Street (Martha & The Vandellas)
  • Disco Inferno (The Trampps)
  • Don't stop me now (Queen)
  • Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
  • Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Mercy (Duffy)
  • Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
  • Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
  • Shake Your Tail Feather (Ray Charles)
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

View complete repertoire list

Full Repertoire list
  • Ain't No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
  • Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
  • All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
  • As (Stevie Wonder)
  • Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
  • Best Of My Love (The Emotions)
  • Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
  • Canned Heat (Jamiroquai)
  • Car Wash (Rose Royce)
  • Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
  • Club Tropicana (Wham)
  • Cosmic Girl (Jamiroquai)
  • Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
  • Crazy little thing called love (Queen)
  • Dancing In The Street (Martha & The Vandellas)
  • Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
  • Disco Inferno (The Trampps)
  • Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
  • Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
  • Don't stop me now (Queen)
  • Fame (Irene Cara)
  • Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
  • Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
  • Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
  • Good Times (Chic)
  • Hold On I’m Coming (Sam & Dave)
  • Hound Dog (Elvis)
  • I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
  • I Predict A Riot (The Kaiser Chiefs)
  • I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  • I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • I've Had The Time Of My Life (Medley & Warnes)
  • I'm A Believer (The Monkees)
  • In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
  • Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
  • Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
  • Jump (Van Halen)
  • Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
  • Lady Marmalade (La Belle)
  • Le Freak (Chic)
  • Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
  • Let's Groove Tonight (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  • Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Love shack (The B52s) (DUET)
  • Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
  • Mercy (Duffy)
  • My Girl (The Temptations)
  • Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
  • Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
  • Reach Out, I’ll Be There (The Four Tops)
  • Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
  • Relight My Fire (Take That & Lulu
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
  • Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
  • Sex Machine (James Brown)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
  • Shake Your Body Down (The Jacksons)
  • Shake Your Tail Feather (Ray Charles)
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Single Ladies (Beyonce)
  • Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
  • Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
  • Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
  • Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
  • Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees)
  • Street Life (Randy Crawford)
  • Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • Sweet child O' mine (Guns n Roses)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynryd Skynyrd)
  • Take Me To The River (Al Green)
  • Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
  • The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson)
  • Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
  • Upside Down (Diana Ross)
  • Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
  • Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
  • We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
  • What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
  • Working Day & Night (Michael Jackson)
  • You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing)
  • Young Hearts Run Free (Candi Staton)
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Jazz/Swing
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
  • Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)
  • Everything (Michael Buble)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • It Had To Be You (Harry Connick Jr)
  • Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
  • Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
  • Moondance (Van Morrison)
  • Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
First Dances For Weddings

Please view our list of first dance for weddings. We already have a great selection to choose from but we may be able to learn new songs on request given enough notice.


Note: 'mix-and-match' Funkification with Swing Connection to increase the Jazz/Swing repertoire for your event


Please note: Repertoire shown is covered by both male and female vocals. There may be slight limitations on repertoire available if only one vocalist is used. If your first wedding dance is not on our list then we may be able to arrange and rehearse it for you. A small additional fee may be due depending on the amount of notice given.

Less

Performance Options

  • [5] - Female/Male Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [6] - Female & Male Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [6b] - Female/Male Vocals, Sax, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [7] - Female/Male Vocals, 2 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [7b] - Female & Male Vocals, Sax, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [8] - Female & Male Vocals, 2 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [9] - Female & Male Vocals, 3 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [10] - Female & Male Vocals, 4 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [11] - 3 x Vocals, 4 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [12] - 4 x Vocals, 4 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums

*Percussion and/or additional brass players can be added to any band size






Biography

Funk Soul 70s Band London

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!

Party Function Bands For Weddings

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.


Funk Soul 70s Band Demo Material

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

Ratpack / Swing / Jive Band Options

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.

Background jazz for drinks receptions or wedding breakfast

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.

Alternative Live Music Options

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!

Less