The Funksters - Funk Band

Celebrate your special day in style with exceptional wedding entertainment from the North East. This is live music at its best, an exciting repertoire of well known songs that guests of all ages will adore.

As a leading function band their captivating and dynamic performances bring fun and enjoyment to birthdays, engagements, Christmas parties, corporate functions, charity events, student balls and many other special occasions.

Previous clients include Sage Software, Northern Rock, Procter and Gamble, Conoco Phillips and Newcastle City Council.

More than just a Funk band, they carefully select the best songs from the 1960s to the present day, including Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock and Pop. They guarantee to fill the dance floor every time with the right music to make your party come alive.

With all packages you get two live sets of approximately 1 hour each. They have a proven repertoire of classic hits that everyone will adore, and can ensure that you and your guests will be on the dance floor all night! 

This band come complete with a high quality PA system and stage lighting for an amazing atmosphere, perfect for your venue. You will also benefit from free use of this equipment until midnight for your own playlists. All you have to do is simply create your playlists on your MP3 player/iPod and they will start them at the appropriate times on the night. This ensures a more personal selection of music for you and your guests and saves the cost of hiring a DJ.

This band play all over the North East of England as well as Southern Scotland.


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The Funksters - Funk Band Repertoire

Classic Funk, Soul & Disco

  • Sam & Dave - Soul Man
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • James Brown - Get On Up (Like A Sex Machine)
  • Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  • Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher
  • Labelle - Lady Marmalade
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Rose Royce - Car Wash
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy
  • The Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  • Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
  • James Brown - I Feel Good
  • KC & Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It
  • Trammps - Disco Inferno
  • The Jackson Five - Blame It On The Boogie
  • The Jackson Five - I Want You Back
  • The Jackson Five - ABC
  • Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
  • Kool & The Gang - Celebration
  • Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
  • Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
  • Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed & Delivered
  • Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
  • Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
  • Otis Redding - Satisfaction
  • Upside Down - Diana Ross

More Recent Hits

  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • Beyonce - Crazy In Love
  • Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
  • Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
  • Candi Staton / Florence - You Got The Love
  • Paulo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
  • Duffy - Mercy
  • Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
  • Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
  • Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
  • Cee-Lo Green - Forget You

Pop/Rock Covers

  • Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
  • Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
  • Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
  • The Jam - Town Called Malice
  • Take That - Relight My Fire
  • The B-52's - Love Shack
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  • Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Pink - Get The Party Started
  • Cream/Spanky Wilson - Sunshine Of Your Love
  • Doors / Erma Franklin - Light My Fire
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  • Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
  • The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • James - Sit Down
  • Aerosmith - Walk This Way
  • Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Were Made For Walking

Popular First Dance Choices

  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Etta James - At Last

Christmas Classics

  • Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
  • Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
  • Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

More Obscure Funk And Soul For The Discerning Listener
Don't worry if these aren't your thing, we know better than to play these tracks at the majority of events

  • Chic - Good Times
  • Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
  • Stevie Wonder - I Wish
  • James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
  • Charles Wright - Express Yourself
  • The Meters - Cissy Strut
  • Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True

The Funksters - Funk Band Feedback

You were absolutely fantastic at our wedding. All our guests are still talking about you now! Our first dance was so much more special with you guys playing for us. And the dance floor was full all night. We would recommend you to everyone!

, , none (August, 2011)

We are just back from honeymoon and wanted to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding on the 6th October. A lot of people commented on how good the band where and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Everybody was dancing and it was a great night. Thank you for all your organizing and please pass on warmest thanks on to the band”Wedding Client, October 2012.


Thank you, we had a brilliant day! You helped us have a brilliant night too! Everyone commented on how good the band were, and you definitely had everyone up dancing. We will be sure to recommend you if anyone asks, the band created a great atmosphere and came across very professional.

, , none (October, 2012)

Thank you SO much for playing for us on Saturday night , you were fantastic! Everyone really enjoyed it. I'm sorry I didn't get to thank you on the night. Thanks again.

, , none (November, 2012)

What a band!! We just wanted to share what all of our wedding guests have been saying since our wedding at Close House! You were incredible... the best band ever and the dance floor that was full to brimming was testament to that! No one wanted you to leave, including Guy and I! Thank you so much, you were the perfect finish to a magical day and we are truly grateful and will recommend you to all...although I think that most guests made a note of you on the night as you were so good. Can't wait to dance the night away at your next gig! Thanks as well to you for all your help and advice and organisation, you really helped in all of the wedding prep mayhem!

, , none (August, 2012)

The guys were fantastic. Everyone thought they were excellent and the comments we have had since the party were very complimentary. They really made the evening special.

, , none (January, 2013)

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