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07754 265836 Info@funkcitypartyband.co.uk  

If you’re looking for an amazing wedding band for hire for your wedding, Christmas party or event look no further than Funk City.

The band came together through a mutual love of excellent party music and performing at weddings and events. Together they have played over 400+ weddings and functions and are one of the most fun filled, varied and brilliant bands for hire in London and the UK. The duo was formed in 2002 and since then have performed at over 7.5k events. 

Every member of the band is a professional musician who individually has over 10 years of live music experience and we’ve created one of the best Surrey and London Wedding Bands available.

The band was founded and made famous by the awesome harmonies of Craig Mitchell and Simon Baum and they have serenaded stars such as Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Ed Sheeran and Robert Downey Junior. They were a house band for the Old Vic theatre (hence playing Mr Kevin Spaceys private parties for 3 years) and some of the members held the Guinness record for ‘Longest concert by a band’. 44h and 28mins NON stop ROCK. (Almost 2 days of playing) 

Funk City are a 100% live band and there are no backing tracks. They only play classic and popular songs that everyone will know and want to dance too. 
They have performed at venues all over the UK and for every type of event, and the live music they perform is suitable for any age group from 8 to 80.

This brilliant band is available to hire in a few different packages. See links below. 

Funk City 4 Piece Party Band 

Funk City Duo

Funk City 3 Piece Band

Funk City 7 Piece big band

The Band includes:

Craig Mitchell – Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and all emails.

Choo Choo all aboard the love train! Craig ‘Lightening’ Mitchell (not a real name) is the lead singer and guitarist in the band. He played over 250 gigs last year alone and won’t leave the stage until everyone has been on the dance floor! He has been a professional musician for the last 14 years as well as teaching ‘rock’ and ‘the funk’ to anyone willing to listen. He also has a solo act ‘Juke Box Mash Up’ – an interactive / comedy / music show where you can request ANY song in the world and he will play it live there and then.

www.jukeboxmashup.co.uk 

Sam – Bass, Vocals and Bass Guitar

Sam plays Bass Guitar and sings. Sam has been a professional musician for over 10 years, regularly performing at Weddings, Birthday Parties and other events. He has a degree in ‘Bringing it home’! He has Funk and is not afraid to show you the photos…

Benj – Drums and Vocals

Benj has been with the band for almost 8 years now. He is a professional music teacher by day and semi rock / pop god by night. He sings all the high notes on the Whitney Houston medleys out of choice. If he could be her he would be. But sadly he can’t so he just ROCKS for Funk City.

Michael – Keys, Horn arrangements and vocals

Mike gets all the cool piano solos in the band. A band favourite is ‘Great Balls of Fire’ where once he actually caught on fire. This was ‘cos he was too close to the fireplace when we were rocking. He did *almost* die (not really) but holy crap that was funny.

Dawn – Vocals

She’s got sweet sounds and some funky dance moves. Dawn is one of our wonderful female singers. She can belt out a song like no one. Great harmonies, and she can make a mean pie. She has a slinky score of 9.8. Her favourite snacks are Caramel Chews. 

Sarah – Vocals

Sarah is the other of our regular ladies who joins us. She gets to play with a number of other fantastic bands so is very experienced and by day is a radio DJ for Global Radio and Reprezent. She can really wail. 

Nikki – Saxophone

Nikki’s got a big horn. Tenor in fact. She was born at a very young age and has been growing ever since. Need a cool sax solo? Boom. She’s there. She saysWhy would I ever leave the house when there’s Netflix and ice cream waiting for me?’ She’s got a point. This is her last Funk City bio. Ever.

Rosanne – Trumpet

You know that guy Louis Armstrong? She sounds like him. Simples.

 

Now LET’S ROCK SOME CHOONS… (This is where you change your whole day for the better and press that ‘Quote’button below. You’ve come this far. Go on. We are perfect for you. Now LET’S DO THIS)

Phone: 07754265836 – Info@FunkCityPartyBand.co.uk 

Although the band are based in Surrey, London, they are available for hire all over the UK and abroad. 

YOUR BOOKING INCLUDES:

Professional Sound and Lighting

Its has to look and sound great…of course. We will provide you with brilliant sound and lighting to suit you and give your venue a fun  ‘party’ feel. 

Free DJ service

Worried what’s going to happen between our sets? With our FREE DJ SERVICE, the music won’t stop all night.  Also- you can pick the music. Between us both we can make a DJ playlist of YOUR favourite songs so you know you’ll enjoy it. 

Personalise your LIVE set list with your favourite songs 

We want you to have the best time. If there are any songs you really want just let us know. If we dont already play them we’d love to learn them for you. 

We’ll Play your first Dance 

Your first dance as a newlywed couple is a moment you’ll treasure forever. Make it extra special by having us play it for you ! We’ve played them all and will learn any special songs for free.  

Like what you hear?

Drop us a line, we’d love to chat about playing at your event!

 * Massive set list * Full time professional musicians * Your songs learnt for free  * 400+ weddings and parties and 7.5k other shows rocked since 2002 *

Trust us. We Got this. 

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