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The Big Phat Phunction band is a unique function band due to its big line-up and wide-ranging repertoire. As well as playing favourite function songs (Brown Eyed Girl, Happy etc), we specialise in soul classics (Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin), Hippy tunes (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin) and 80s cheese! With close to 100 songs in our repertoire and a band of professional musicians based at the RNCM we can accommodate virtually all function events.

We also have a partner band called the Indigo Jazz Ensemble (made up of all members of this band) which has a large repertoire of jazz standards with vocals, instrumentals, latin-jazz, jazz ballads and pop-jazz. This band can provide a band of 4-7 people and can be hired alongside the function band too!

Whether you want a small five piece band or the full eleven piece with four piece horn section, we are happy to provide hours of entertainment and can tailor the set to include personal favourites. We have previously performed at a post-concert gig for Courtney Pine and have played various function gigs across Manchester including several headline gigs at the RNCM and a number of weddings.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soul
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We play these instruments:

  • Keys
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Brass
  • Drums
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Private Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Corporate Event
  • VIP Event
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We are based in Manchester, United Kingdom.


Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.


  • Price from £ 285
    Big Phat Phunction Band


    . How long you would want us to play (if both bands are hired we could potentially play up to 5 hours!)

    . How big you want the line-up to be

    . Where the gig is (how much will travel cost)

    . Is a PA system required

    . Are DJ services required

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