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The Funk Collective

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Overview

  • 6 piece party/function/wedding band
  • Classic selection of funk, disco, pop and soul hits from the 60s onwards
  • Optional DJ service

Location

The band are based in Middlesborough but are happy to travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 1 hour sets + breaks

About this Act

The Funk Collective is a North East based live music experience like no other. We are proud to be recognised as one of the premier live music acts in the North of England, and in 2016 we were finalists in the Northern Wedding Awards for ‘Live Entertainment of the Year’ category.

The Funk Collective play a classic selection of funk, disco, pop and soul hits - as well as modern dance floor fillers in their own inimitable style.

The members of The Funk Collective are all highly skilled professional musicians and have played some of the biggest live music events across the North East, including the Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium, Stockton Riverside Festival and Middlesbrough Music Live.

The band have also been had the good fortune to share the stage with some great stars, including Rose Royce, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.

Testimonial

"Hi Andy,

Hope you're well.

I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you. You were absolutely brilliant at our wedding and everybody has mentioned how good you were; they were all up dancing and had the best time.

Holly and I will definitely come and see you next time you're playing!

All the best and thanks again,

Leigh

10th September wedding - Durham Castle"

Set List

Classic

Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
Land Of A Thousand Dances – Wilson Pickett
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Sex Machine – James Brown
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett

70s

Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) – The Jackson 5
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Oops Upside Your Head – The Gap Band
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Move On Up – Cutis Mayfield
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
September – Earth, Wind And Fire
Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
Carwash – Rose Royce
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Relight My Fire – Dan Hartman
You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
Express Yourself – Charles Wright
And The Beat Goes On – The Whispers
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Le Freak – Chic

80s

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Kiss – Prince
Stomp – The Brothers Johnson
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Feel Like Making Love – George Benson

90s

Something Got Me Started – Simply Red
This Is How We Do It – Montel Jordan
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Two Can Play That Game – Bobby Brown
Show Me Love – Robin S
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Space Cowboy – Jamiroquai
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
California Love – Tupac
Finally – Cece Peniston
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon Five
Beggin – Madcon

Modern

Treasure – Bruno Mars
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Valerie – Mark Ronson

Lineup

  • 6 piece band comprising Drums, Bass, x2 Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (1 lead & 2 backing) and Percussion

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