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ABOUT US

An exhilarating live music experience, Charlie and the Funk Factory have captivated audiences up and down the country for several years. Performing only the best pop, funk and soul covers, we will keep your guests up and dancing until the last second to ensure that your occasion, be it a wedding, corporate event or party, is totally unforgettable.

Founded and directed by keyboard player Charlie Osborn, the band prides itself on the outstanding level of musicianship on offer. Working with some of the UK’s top function singers, we provide a range of male and female vocal options to complement our first-rate brass section. We can also offer smaller acoustic groups for drinks receptions and dinners, and are committed to tailoring our act to every individual clients’ needs.

Watch our videos, listen to our recordings and take a look at our set list. Don't hesitate to get in touch and book the band that will make your event one to remember.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Soul
  • Top 40
  • 70s
  • Motown
  • Crazy cover versions
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • 70s disco
  • Band
  • Modern covers
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Covers
  • Jazz standards
  • Disco
  • Funk
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We play these instruments:

  • Saxophone
  • Vocals
  • Brass
  • Trombone
  • Drums
  • Rhythm section
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Keys
  • Bass
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Hotel / Restaurant Event
  • Wedding
  • Corporate Event
  • Birthday Party
  • Wedding Anniversary
  • Venue / Pub / Club Event
  • Engagement Party
  • Private Party
  • Launch / Brand Activation
  • College / University Event
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PRICING OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 2,124
    9-Piece Party Band
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    Our standard performance option suitable for any event or party.

    It typically includes two, hour-long sets of classic party songs featuring the 9 piece band but we are flexible based on the individual needs of each client.

    So long as we are informed prior to the event to arrange and rehearse a song, song requests, e.g. for first dances, can be made.

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  • Price from £ 531
    Acoustic Jazz/Pop Trio
    Trio

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    2 x 1hr sets from a trio of musicians (Vocals, Piano, Upright Bass).

    Perfect for background music at drinks receptions and/or during meals. Available as an add-on to our full band to cover the entirety of an event, such as a wedding.

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  • Price from £ 708
    Jazz Quartet
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    2 x 1hr sets from a quartet of musicians (Saxophone, Piano, Upright Bass, Drums).

    Perfect for background music at drinks receptions and/or during meals. Available as an add-on to our full band to cover the entirety of an event, such as a wedding.

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  • Price from £ 2,360
    10-Piece Party Band
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    2 x 1hr sets from the full band with an additional vocalist.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

2 Set Lists

Full Band
01
Bruno Mars
Treasure
02
James Brown
I Got You (I Feel Good)
03
Aloe Blacc
I Need A Dollar
04
Amy Winehouse
Rehab
05
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
06
Wild Cherry
Play That Funky Music
07
Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On
08
WALK THE MOON
Shut Up and Dance
09
Tina Turner
Proud Mary
10
Ricky Martin
Livin' La Vida Loca
11
Nelly
Hot In Herre
12
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
13
The Jacksons
Blame it On the Boogie
14
Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody
15
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
Background Jazz Ensemble
01
Have You Met Miss Jones
02
All of Me
03
Stompin' at the Savoy
04
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
05
How High the Moon
06
Blue Bossa
07
Cute
08
How Insensitive?
09
Tenor Madness
10
Night Train

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REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Booked Charlie and the Funk Factory for a College / University Event
5.0   Verified review

Finding great entertainment for my event (a student ball) seemed a little daunting at first but I needn’t have worried at all: Charlie was fantastic, reliable, accommodating and really helped make sure no detail was overlooked. From the very first email I felt sure that Charlie and the Funk Factory were going to be a fantastic addition to the ball.

I was right - the band really was the highlight of our event! All of our guests commented on how fantastic they were and the atmosphere in the venue completely elevated during their sets. The entire band was a pleasure to deal with, I certainly hope they’ll come back and perform for us again!!

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5.0  

You played outstandingly and I have heard nothing but compliments about your performance. Everyone at the Battalion was impressed beyond measure, and the Officers’ Mess has clearly demonstrated the wish to have you back again for future events.

As a team you were professional throughout, and extremely flexible to our needs. A truly enjoyable evening, made extra special by your exceptional playing.

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Booked Charlie and the Funk Factory for a College / University Event
5.0   Verified review

Charlie and the Funk Factory were absolutely fantastic at our annual ball! They were all so talented and we had so many great reviews of the music from all ages. They were also very professional and accommodating when organising everything and I would definitely recommend and book again!

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Booked Charlie and the Funk Factory for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Charlie and the Funk Factory were just amazing at our wedding - the dance floor was packed and the fact that everyone kept calling for ‘one more song!’ at the end of the night says it all - nobody wanted their second set to end! It was so great to have them performing our first dance song for us too and it really made it such a special and memorable occasion. Thank you guys for being utterly brilliant! If you’re looking for a true funk band (and a lovely bunch of people too!), look no further. We cannot recommend Charlie and the band more highly.

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Booked Charlie and the Funk Factory for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

We recently hired Charlie and the Funk Factory to play at our wedding. They played an acoustic set and a full band set later in the evening. Both were superb. They were really lively, the vocals and musicianship were excellent, and they judged the crowd really well. We had so many comments afterwards from guests about how great they were, and we also got the impression the band really enjoyed being there playing too. Would highly recommend. Emily and Owen

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Booked Charlie and the Funk Factory for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing at Connect's Christmas Party last Friday held at The Hilton Metropole Hotel.

You were absolutely amazing and made the evening so special! Everyone loved you and you kept the dance-floor full for the whole night.

You even made an effort to add to our 1920's party theme, which was very thoughtful and we greatly appreciated.

You're immensely talented and all such lovely people, I would highly recommend you to anyone :)

Thanks again!

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Summary

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