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ABOUT US

Filling your dance floor with an array of Soul, Funk & Pop hits both old & new, Funk The Revolution are cool, stylish and full of groove! Professional musicians, the band's members have worked across the world performing with artists such as Jamiroquai, M People & Brand New Heavies plus gracing the stages of Glastonbury & Love Box!

Prices: From £1050 + 4pce London and surrounding counties

Funk Patrol Biography

Line up:

4 Piece Band: Female Vocals, Guitar and Backing Vocals, Bass and Backing Vocals, Drums and Backing Vocals and high quality backing tracks.

* Book Funk Patrol for your Wedding and receive your first dance performed by the band free of charge (subject to song suitability)! Please note a minimum of 4 weeks notice is required.

Funk Patrol are a fresh, vibrant London based band ready to bring the party to your event, nationwide. With a natural funk sound, this eclectic mix of musicians brings a sweet combination of experience and passion, allowing them to play anything from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Rudimental and Emeli Sande. Laylas soulful vocals roar through any genre from pop to funk and everything in-between.

With the industries top quality backing tracks, Funk Patrol are able to create performances including horns and synth bringing a larger fuller sound. You’d be forgiven for thinking there were 6-8 musicians rocking the stage - all for the budget of a 4 piece.

Collectively the band have played some of the U.K’s most renowned venues including, Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, Ministry of Sound, Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire and o2 Academy. The members have a wealth of experience under their belt. Sharing the stage with top artists including, Jamiroqua, SouIllSoul, Nitin Sawney, The Brand New Heavies, MPeople and many more touring the world playing a variety of stages from arenas to legendary festivals including, Glastonbury, Bestival, BoomTown Fair and Download. They are equally at home playing events from weddings to cooperate events and Galas.

Funk Patrol understands the importance of offering a personal service. Working closely with event organisers they are able to provide sets that work for everyone.

Meet The Band

Layla Ley – Main Lead Vocals

At age 11, Layla was singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra ( NYJO founded by Sir Bill Ashton) and continued to attend their educational workshops for 7years, and performed with the Jazz Big Band in various places around the UK such as The 100 Club in London, Wigan Jazz Festival, Epsom Downs Horse Racing Derby and many more.

Layla has had the honour of provided backing vocals for Espa, Marcus Foster, BBDiamond, Joseph J Jones, Alpines. performing at many Festivals such as ‘Lovebox’ ‘Secret Garden Party’ and “Glastonbury’ and has been on two Tours playing at venues such as Hammersmith Apollo and Manchester O2 Academy. In 2008, Layla featured on Sam Smiths Album as a backing vocalist.

Andy– Band Leader, Drums/Backing Vocals

Andy has had the opportunity to share stages with the likes of Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, M People, Soul2Soul, Nitin Sawney and John Mayall and The Blues Breakers ft Eric Clapton on Guitar). Andy has also had the honour of recording for producer Toni Economides, Louie Vega from Masters at Work and Robert Miles. Studied a music degree at BIMM London.

Edoardo – Sound Engineer, Guitar/Backing Vocals

Has had the recent opportunity to play with the likes of Mo Pleasure (MD Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles) Zalon Thompson (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) and Gareth Brown (Drummer for– Westlife, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen). Edoardo has also had extensive experience as a sound engineer standing along side some of the U.K finest sound engineers. Studied a music degree at BIMM London.

Edoardo - Bass/Backing Vocals

He is a bass and double bass player and has performed in the UK and all around Europe with various bands featuring a wide range of musical genres. He got a degree in Jazz music and a bass diploma, both with honours, and he likes to share his experience in live performance and knowledge of theory/harmony teaching music and bass guitar. He was in the band of Chantae Cann in her London gig in 2017 and he has a Bass&Voice duo where he challenges himself to develop a rhytmic and harmonic approach on the instrument using loop and fxs.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Wedding band
  • Pop
  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Jazz
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We play these instruments:

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

  • VIP Event
  • Wedding
  • Private Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Engagement Party
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AVAILABILITY

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We are based in London, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 1,200
    Funk Patrol
    Band

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

    Additional Info:

    We provide a playlist service. This is sent out prior to the clients events. Clients also have the choice of build their own.

    The fee is for a 4 pce band within a 40mile distance from TW1. To add, extra fee for petrol and time will be added thereafter. Horns, Keys, Backing Vocal & Male LeadAdditional members £260 each musician.

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  • Price from £ 375
    Dinner Jazz Set
    Trio

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

    Additional Info:

    This is an amazing addition to your special day. This really adds a beautiful ambience whilst your guests dine. The band will play an array of classic jazz songs that really sets the mood for the evening to come.

    This booking is only available to you as an addition to booking the bands soul/funk 2hour evening set.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

We require around 4m x 5m of stage space as a four to five piece band and 6m x 7m from six to nine piece. We require a single or double plug socket, preferably either side of the stage/floor space area. 90minute to set up and soundcheck. We generally arrive around 18:00 and are set up and sound checked by about 19:15, ready from 20:00 onwards.

GEAR

2 x Yamaha DXR12 12" 2 Way Active Speakers

2 x Yamaha DXS15 15" Sub Woofer

2 x Alto Truesonic TS212 12" Active Speaker (Monitors)

1 x Yamaha MG16XU 16 channel Track Analogue Mixer with FX

1x Behringer XR18 18 channel Digital Mixing Desk

1 x Alto ZMX862 4 channel Mixing Desk (For Backing Track)

LIGHTING

1 x ACME Equinox LED Moonflower effect Light

2 x Vasto Lighting Effect

2x Fun Generation

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REVIEWS

11 Reviews

Booked Funk Patrol for a Company Party
5.0  

The band were great - communicated well prior to the event, dealt with the events manager at the hotel on the day so I actually didn't end up meeting them. They were both professional and excellent. The feedback I received was brilliant.

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Private Party
5.0  

Very professional from the first minute, I would recommend Funk Patrol to anyone who wants a great sounding live band with a brilliant uplifting performance. They gave us exactly what we wanted and well worth while and value for money. We Loved their music and performance, worked really well together as a group.

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Birthday Party
5.0  

WOW! Funk Patrol are amazing. They created such a great party atmosphere and Davinia's voice is incredible! Our guests were dancing all night long!

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  


Funk the Patrol were amazing! Perfect song choices and kept everyone dancing!

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

We were very pleased with Funk The Revolution. They were just fabulous – the lead man Andy has been so helpful. Everyone had a great time!

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

Fantastic performers, great vocals, very accommodating. Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was packed even after they left! We paid the extra for 2 piece brass and it was absolutely worth [url hidden]uldn't be happier with our choice. Thank you guys, you knocked it out of the park!

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

Funk Patrol played in the evening at our wedding and they were even better than we expected! The set list we chose from had a great selection of songs old and new, which we were able to tailor to suit us and our guests. Friendly, professional and accommodating, they really made the evening celebration of our wedding special. Everyone loved them, the dance floor was packed and we danced all night long! Layla's voice is stunning. We had so much fun!!

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

Ben and I just wanted to say a huge thanks for playing at our wedding! Funk Patrol were awesome! I think it's testament to just how great they were that they had our guests dancing during your sound check! ...

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

Fabulous! Such a great performance. Everyone was on the dance for the entire time and didn't want it to end! They definitely lived up to expectations and gave us even more than we had hoped for which was great. We loved the addition of the sax and trumpet as well and felt for the small amount extra to have them was a real bargain. The quality and the amount effort they went to to make sure we had the best wedding did not go unnoticed - they were fab

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

More than lived up to expectations! The WHOLE night I just had all my guests coming up to me to telling me how incredible the band were, to ask how I found them and that all the songs they were playing were on point! Even guests who weren't up dancing the whole night, were just mesmerized and appreciated the talent like it was a concert. My mum even said, "I just wish we could get everyone watch them again with our full attention (and sober), to hear the great playing and singing by each band member". Yeah, my mum's a little bit in love.

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Booked Funk Patrol for a Wedding
5.0  

Thank you so very much to Funk Patrol for a fantastic performance at our wedding. Funk Patrol were the first thing I booked, even before the venue, as the set list and video were just what I was looking for and they did not disappoint. They sounded fantastic on the night and were such good sports

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
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Standard
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