Funktonite is a real band, not a collection of session musicians booked by a 'fixer': the musicians are longstanding friends and musical collaborators, united by a love of the music they play. Our shows are energetic and fastpaced, and the band’s wealth of experience in live musical performance enables us to tailor our setlist and performance style to match the feel of each event precisely. We have a wealth of experience providing evening entertainment at wedding receptions; please see our wedding client testimonials below.
Our long experience in wedding and other event planning enables us to advise on the best way to fit the band into the schedule of your evening: we offer a choice of set timings (1 set of 90 minutes, 2 x 60 minutes, or 3 x 40 minutes), and can provide themed sets and tribute sets on request. A particular favourite among recent clients has been a first set of soul and 60s pop followed by a more fast-paced set of disco, funk, and rock to send the evening off with a bang. For medium-sized events such as weddings or smaller functions we offer an entirely self-contained setup, with no need to hire in PA or lighting from elsewhere; as a result, our quoted prices are ‘all in’, with no hidden extras to consider.
As well as live sets from the main band, we provide background or disco music through our sound system before and after the performance and during our break. We have a selection of playlists and can also connect clients' MP3 players to enable a custom wedding playlist. Many of our clients find that this makes a great alternative to hiring a separate DJ.
To find out more, please click to download our wedding music factsheet, which also has information about our fees for 2016-17; you can also see our technical information for wedding venues, which has more detail about working with a live band at a wedding reception. You might also be interested in viewing our sample wedding setlists here and here. (All documents download as .pdf)
Many of our bookings are through personal recommendation or word of mouth; we are proud of what we do. Here are some comments from people whose weddings we have supplied live music for recently:
"Funktonite performed at our wedding and they were fantastic. The lead vocalist was exceptional and all the musicians were superb - really got everyone (of all ages) dancing for the whole night. Would 100% recommend."
Tom and Rosie F-C (London)
"These guys played a friend's wedding and got everyone on the dancefloor with their mix of classic and new songs. It was a joy to hire them when I got married last year - one of the easiest decisions we had to make. They are professional, talented and brought the house down. Wouldn't have changed a thing."
Lucy C (London)
"We booked 'Funktonite' for our wedding at Hengrave Hall. We have seen the band before and they made the evening. A stunning blend of funk and soul and quality throughout. We received many comments on the quality of the band in the weeks afterwards. The band are fantastic quality and the ultimate professionals."
Simon R (Suffolk)
"Last year funktonite played at our wedding and they made the day. The whole band had so much energy from the first to the last song that all our guests were up dancing straight away and never left the dancefloor all night. They played a great mixture of funk, soul and rock classics and the set list they chose for the night suited guests of all ages. They were professional in their communication before the wedding, they were on time and managed to set up quickly when we were running late! I could not recommend them highly enough. Great band."
Kerry F (Hitchin)
To find our more about hiring the band for your wedding, to check the band's availability, and to request information about prices for our wedding package, please fill in your email address and the event date below; we'll get back to you within 24 hours. You can also reach us by phone on 07979 758040, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!