Funk Soul Family

The Funk Soul Family are a Manchester-based collective of musicians that provide professional-quality music for every occasion. Be it wedding, anniversary, birthday or corporate function – whether it’s a mellow affair or massive party – we’re the musicians for the job. The Family comprises three main bands:

  • The Funk Soul Family Band: our all-singing, all-dancing, technicolour full band. Lots of energy, lots of rhythm, lots of soul.
  • Indie 300: Playing all your favouite indie classics our trio will have you singing along and dancing all night!
  • Strings Attached: the stripped-back acoustic experience. Vocals, keys, guitar, cello and violin.

We’re happy to tailor what we do to suit your needs. So if you want something smaller or bigger than the above, please just ask.

Reviews

“We got married in December 2013 and hired Funk Soul Family to play at both our wedding service and at the evening reception. Right from the start we were highly impressed by the excellent communications, professionalism, range of songs to choose from, and flexibility of the band (literally as they had to fit into the smallest space possible for the service!!). At the service they were very prompt, well dressed and we wouldn’t have noticed them apart from the amazing sound they created!! At the evening reception we were blown away by the energy and the quality of the sets, and the level of musicianship was fantastic. The vibe this band created was electric as they instigated impromptu raps, sing offs, dance offs and even a human pyramid!! I couldn’t recommend Funk Soul Family highly enough and would definitely use them again!” Adam & Anna

“When people talk about how good our wedding was, they mention the band in the same sentence! The church music was perfect for an English countryside wedding, and yet the night sets were incredible! I couldn’t have asked for a more talented band who gets everyone up on their feet and creates a vibe you w!on’t forget. Would I recommend them? I wouldn’t use anyone else!” Steve & Anita

“For our wedding we wanted a great band that would get people straight onto the dance floor. We had a listen to Funk Soul Family on the internet and immediately knew their soulful vibes were for us. We were not disappointed on the day! The music was fantastic! They played songs everyone knew, but with an added funky-get-up-and-dance twist. The dance floor was full the whole evening with all ages, young and old, dancing together. It was everyone’s cup of tea! You could tell the band loved performing and because they were enjoying themselves so much! Hannah was spot on at communicating with our guests, and there was even a spontaneous dance off which our friends still talk about to this day. The band were a definite highlight of our big day and one of the things people always comment on when reminiscing about our wedding. We are so glad we picked Funk Soul Family, who helped us to make our special day even more unforgettable.” Nick & Becky

“Thank you again for your fantastic work, EVERYBODY said you were great (or better than great!) and you really helped make our party a success. Both sets s!ounded amazing and you set a brilliant atmosphere. We loved it all.” David & Ruth

Repertoire

Acoustic and Indie

  • High and Dry by Radio Head
  • The A Team by Ed Sheeran
  • Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
  • Why does it always rain on me by Travis Stand by me by Ben E King
  • Wonderwall by Oasis
  • Yellow by Coldplay
  • Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  • Smile like you mean it by The Killers
  • Mustang Sally by The Commitments
  • Ho Hey by Lumineers
  • Save tonight by Eagle eye cherry
  • Waterfall by Stone Roses
  • Good Riddance (Time of your life) by Greenday
  • I bet that you look good on the dance floor by Arctic Monkeys Dakota by Stereophonics
  • Mr Brightside by The Killers
  • One day like this by Elbow
  • Get Lucky by Daft Punk
  • Stuck in the middle with you by Stealers Wheels
  • Jonny B Goode by Chuck Berry
  • Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  • I heard it through the grapevine by Marvin Gaye
  • Just the way you are by Bruno Mars
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys by Deep blue something
  • Just the way you are by Bruno Mars
  • Lovely Day by Bill Withers
  • Hey Ya by Outkast
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve
  • Toxic by Brittany Spears
  • Happy Pharell Williams
  • Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
  • Paradise by Coldplay
  • Empire state of mind part II by Alicia Keys
  • I got a feeling by the Black Eyed Peas

Contemporary

  • Next to me by Emeli Sande
  • Get Lucky by Daft Punk
  • Señorita by Justin Timberlake
  • Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai
  • Please don’t stop the music by Rhianna American Boy by Estelle
  • No diggity by Black street
  • This is how we do it by Montell Jordan Crazy in love by Beyonce
  • Mr Brightside by The Killers
  • Valerie by Amy Winehouse
  • You got the love by Candy Statton
  • Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon

Retro

  • Never too much by Luther Vandross 1999 by Prince
  • Lets Dance by David Bowie
  • Girls just wanna have fun by Cyndi Lauper Ain’t nobody by Chaka Khan
  • Celebration by Kool and the gang
  • I will survive by Gloria Gaynor
  • Don’t stop ’til you get enough by Michael Jackson We are family by Sister Sledge
  • September by Earth wind and fire
  • Good Times by Chic
  • Superstition by Steve Wonder
  • Sex Machine by James Brown
  • Call me by Blondie
  • Last night a DJ saved my life by Indeep Lovely day by Bill Withers
  • All night long by Lionel Richie Brown eyed girl by Van Morrison Jonny B Goode by Chuck Berry Addicted to love by Robert Palmer Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
  • Power of Love by Huey Lewis

Lineups

Acoustic options

Acoustic 2-piece

  • Keyboard OR Guitar Vocals
  • Vocals

Acoustic 3-piece

  • Keyboard OR Guitar Vocals
  • Vocals
  • Percussion

Strings Attached

  • ‘Cello
  • Violin
  • Keyboard Vocals
  • Guitar Vocals

Full band options

Indie 300

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Vocals

Funk Soul Family 4-piece

  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Drums
  • Vocals (Male)

Funk Soul Family 5-piece

  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Drums
  • Vocals (Male)
  • Vocals (Female)

Funk Soul Family 6-piece

  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Drums
  • Vocals (Male)
  • Vocals (Female)
  • Saxophone

How to book

For more information, or to book this artist, contact Rory Duffy