Live Function Band Soul Funk Disco Based in Manchester covering Cheshire North West. Weddings, Functions, Parties
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LeFunk! Function Band

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LeFunk! is covers band formed in 2010 in Manchester. They play classic Soul, Disco, Funk and Motown superbly while also offering more varied genres for those who prefer a mix. Great for parties that want to dance and perfect for weddings, festivals, birthdays and corporate events.

The band is available in many formats, from a party duo to a 5 piece band, so can cater for any size of venue from small bars to theatres.

But what if you have a special song that you'd like to be played live but isn't in the band's repertoire? Given a month's notice the band will learn and play an additional song of your choice. This could for instance be a ballad for the ‘first dance’ at a wedding, or just another dance floor classic.

Finally be assured that LeFunk! will work with you to try to ensure that they fit in to, rather than dictate, the flow of your event. Set lengths can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, raffle results and speeches. Clothing can be funky or formal. Arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests. When you book LeFunk they won't just turn up on the night and play - they'll work with you before hand to help make it a special event.

Additional, more subtle live music can be performed by members of the band during the welcome drinks or meal phase of an event. This would comprise classical/cocktail piano/guitar with some easy listening female vocal mixed in. Some requests may be possible to satisfy if the piano music can be provided, or advance warning is given of any specific music required.

Line Up 5 Piece (LeFunk!):
Lead Vocalist (Female)
Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)
Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)
Keyboards (Female)
Drums (Male)

Line Up 3 Piece (Mini-LeFunk!):
Lead Vocalist (Female)
Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)
Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)
(Drums and Keyboard Parts provided by backing track)

Example Client List 2011:
Tyco Awards Night
Llangollen Pavilion
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Tattonbury Festival
Cheshire Explorer Scouts
The Residence Nantwich
Private Weddings (various Hotels)
Birthdays (various Hotels)
Lloyds Hotel (Manchester)
Fresh Nightclub (Macclesfield)

Musician Bios:
Benn (Drums):
Talented multi instrumentalist and Royal Northern College of Music (drums/percussion) graduate.
Benn has played many venues around the UK with bands of all styles such as ‘Music Live’ at The Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, Manchester Academy, Manchester Club Academy and The RNCM. In keeping with his love of 60s and 70s soul music, Benn was the first drummer to play with a live band inside the legendary Twisted Wheel soul club in Manchester since closure in 1971, the previous band being The Spencer Davis Group!

Dean (Bass/Vocals):
Dean has been playing bass for around 30 years, mostly working in a song-writing/recording partnership but also co-founding and playing for years with the popular Birmingham-based 60s cover band Tobacco Road.

Anna (Keyboards):
Classically trained to grade 8 piano (distinction) and a graduate of Salford University (Popular Music and Recording) Anna is constantly in demand for live work with bands in the Manchester area and also gives regular church/recitals and tuition. Venues she's performed at include many Irish Centres such as Leeds, Huddersfield, Middlesborough, and Corby; and other prestigious venues for example the Longfield Suite at Prestwich and Wolverhampton Racecourse. She has also played at indie venues such as the Roadhouse, Club Academy, Ruby Lounge, and Night and Day, all well known in the Manchester area.

Dave (Guitar/Backing Vocals):
Dave has been playing guitar since he and Dean formed their first group as teenagers. He founded and performed with various university and function bands in Birmingham in the 80s, playing at major hotels including the National Exhibition Centre Metrapole and university events. He has returned to live playing over the last few years with Jazz and Jazz Funk bands, playing at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, Cinnamon Club, Iguana Bar and various other Manchester venues.

Laura (Lead Vocals):
Laura joined the band in Autumn 2010 coming from the high quality end of the Karaoke scene. She had also been receiving plaudits for her occasional guest appearances with a relation’s covers band. She is a gifted and totally natural singer with a great range, allowing the band to perform a wide ranging repertoire.

The band has its own new 2K LDA PA with separate mixes for front of house and on stage monitoring. It also has its own stage/disco lighting. What this means in practice is that the sound is clear and hi fidelity while powerful and pumping enough to provide for a dancing audience of up to 250 people in an indoor environment. For larger venues or outside events where a PA is not provided, the band can still play, but will hire in additional equipment, the cost of which would be added to the overall fee.

Example songs:
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Buttercup - The Foundations
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Best of My Love - The Emotions
I Feel Good - James Brown
Le Freak - Chic
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Good Times - Chic
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Night To Remember - Shalamar
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Stayin' - Alive Bee Gees
Sing It - Back Moloko
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye / Kim Weston
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
That’s the Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
Give it Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Boys Town Gang
Dancing Queen - Abba
You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & Supremes
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Setup & Performance:
Set up time needed? 1 hour minimum. Ideally 90mins
How much space do they need? At least 4m x 3m ideally 5m x 4m for the full band
At least 3m x 2m for the trio.
Set lengths: 2 x 60mins, 3 x 40 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes + encores.

BASIC RATES - including transport
Cheshire £POA
Derbyshire £POA
Staffordshire £POA
Yorkshire, West £POA
Lancashire £POA
Merseyside £POA
Flint £POA

Thank you so much for performing at our civil partnership. From the moment we made contact, you guys have been so helpful. All of our guests have commented on how great you sounded and
the fantastic set list. You are a very talented and Funky group. We loved every minute and could not leave the dance floor and we can't wait to come and listen to you all again. Thank you for
contributing to our special day in such a huge way!
Heidi Cullum (Wedding Reception - Ashton - November 2011)

I Want to send a huge Thankyou to you all from me and Kinder Mountain Rescue Team for all your Hard work at our Charity Ball on Saturday. xx Your Music was Fantastic and you Made the Night ..Everyone Commented on how great they were . xx ....Thankyou so much from the Bottom of My heart you were truly fab and are Extremely Talented Bunch of Musicians xxxx We shall defo be using you again for more Events and wish you all the best for your Future xxxx Thanks Sally Barnett KMRT Press and Fundraising Officer xxx

Just to say a BIG thank you for Saturday - you were all amazing and everyone was really impressed with LeFunk.
Hopefully you will get a few calls, as I had about 6 people tell me they had taken your cards and would be in touch.
Thanks for being so great to deal with...
Charlotte Pearson (Organiser of BLISS charity ball 2011)

We had an amazing wedding and Le Funk provided the spectacular zenith of our day! Wow, they rocked. No let-up, tight, powerful, unpretentious, professional, knock-’em-dead cool funky non-stop bring the house down grooves, and then some. A masterpiece package of bums-off-seats, breathless floorboard-cracking joy! Wicked! If you are tired of Le Funk, you are tired of life. There are other wedding bands – and then there’s Le Funk. You cannot fail to love it! If you want to hire a band for your wedding, hire a band. But to hire THE band, go for Le Funk.
(John and Taline - Wedding July 31, 2011, Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, London)

Hi Dave,
Glad you enjoyed the gig. Just to say a huge thank you, you were awesome and went down really well, creating an excellent party mood before Pegasus Bridge.
(Dave Hopley - Organiser of Tattonbury Festival - July2011)

Hi Guys,
thanks for a great performance last Friday night. The venue was packed all night and the standard of music was as good as any act I've booked over the last 15 years. Looking forward to booking you again this Summer. All the best
(Danny Blue Cat Cafe Live Music Venue - Heaton Chapel Stockport)

Hi LeFunk,
I'm just writing to say thanks again on behalf of everyone for entertaining us at my 50th birthday party. Everybody loved you and I'd have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and colleagues in future.kind regards
(David Carter - 50th birthday at Old Schoolhouse Restaurant Tamworth)

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