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When you think of Funk, you think of James Brown. Synonymous with the genre, James Brown took on Little Richards mantel to product a hard driving funky bass lines and syncopated guitars.

Every event needs a bit of funk. Check out our fantastic line up below.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a local Funk band to perform at your event.

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    • Totally Funktional

      Band act for hire
      Totally Funktional are a collective of professional and incredibly talented musicians on a mission to entertain. Their powerful and dynamic performances and slick execution of groove-based party tunes have made Totally Funktional THE band to book to guarantee an unforgettable night of partying ...
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      Fee from £1100
    • The Mojomatics

      Band act for hire
      The Mojomatics are made up of the finest, most in demand musicians in the UK and fronted by the charismatic and highly energetic vocals of Hayley Williams. The band are a feel good party band, with extensive experience playing weddings, corporate functions, parties and with an extremely ...
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      Fee from £1125
    • The Treme

      Band act for hire
      The Tremé are a brand new eight-piece funk and soul band, who perform authentic covers and are comprised of some of the best professional musicians in the Northwest. The Tremé offer a slick, stylish, professional performance with no downtime between songs and guarantee to get everyone dancing ...
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      Fee from £1250
    • Groove Allstars

      Band act for hire
      Groove Allstars are a premier function and event band with bags of experience, guaranteeing to bring your event to life. Each member of Groove Allstars has been specially selected for their area of expertise and style and together they are by far the coolest, funkiest and freshest party band ...
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      Fee from £1295
    • Charlie and the Funk Factory

      Band act for hire
      A young and vibrant function band, Charlie and the Funk Factory are the perfect fit for your event! Playing covers of classic songs by the likes of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars, this nine piece ensemble will get your party started. The band consists of a ...
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      Fee from £1500
    • The Fusion

      Band act for hire
      The Fusion are a high quality party band, consisting of professional session musicians, with a wealth of experience, ranging from performances at weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals, TV and radio. Members of the band have performed and recorded with the likes of: Nate Watts ...
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      Fee from £1500
    • The London Swing and Soul Band

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      The London Swing and Soul Band was formed 8 years ago by Jordan Brown and Daniel Benisty. Since that time, they have expanded to a 6-9 piece band that performs at public and private events all over the UK. Favourite styles of the band are of course Swing and Soul, but all the musicians of ...
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      Fee from £1750
    • The Vibrations

      Band act for hire
      The Vibrations are an exciting and exhilarating high end party band. With stunning male and female vocals, world-class horn section, and tight groovy rhythm section, the band promise to deliver exceptionally accurate renditions of contemporary and classic songs alike. The band offer a highly ...
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      Fee from £4648
    • Gotcha

      Band act for hire
      Looking for a Top North East Wedding Band, Party or Function Band? Gotcha the Top North East Wedding, Party and Function Band can cater for any occasion from Wedding parties to corporate events. Performing popular songs from the 60’s to the present day. Gotcha are Newcastle-based, ...
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      Fee from £750
    • Spooner

      Band act for hire
      Spooner - a truly professional function, wedding and party covers band. Mixing a wealth of experience with genuine talent to create an amazing sound. With floor fillers from the '60's to current charts. From Dusty Springfield, The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, to Lorde, Mumford & Sons and Clean ...
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      Fee from £750
    • The Alchemists

      Band act for hire
      The Alchemists maintain a vintage style, a vinyl sound, they have a repertoire of popular songs and add their own unique twists, they're truly unforgettable. Take swing, latin, jazz, soul, funk, infuse it with contemporary pop, add some spices, flavour and you might have a good idea. ...
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      Fee from £1000
    • The Shakers

      Band act for hire
      The Shakers have set out to create a lively and exciting live band experience that is perfect for every event. With years of experience at the highest level, you can be sure The Shakers will get the party rocking! Using an extremely high level of musicianship, the best live equipment and a ...
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      Fee from £980
    • The London Groove Unit

      Band act for hire
      The London Groove Unit features some of the finest musicians in the UK today. This collective of players have lent their talents to numerous chart topping artists both live and in the studio including Amy Winehouse, Eurythmics, Sugababes, Craig David, Daniel Bedingfield, Duffy, T’Pau and Emeli ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Funktopus

      Band act for hire
      Funktopus are a 9 piece band specialising in funk and soul and is comprised of a friendly group of musicians who have gained many years of professional musical experience. They take huge pride in paying homage to some of the great funk and soul artists throughout history by bringing their music ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Faithettes

      Band act for hire
      Faithettes are the UK’s must-have party band, presenting a killer show of pop and soul covers from '70s to present day with all the tightness and vibe of one of the world's top live festival acts. Faithettes began life as Paloma Faith's live touring band, playing hundreds of shows worldwide ...
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      Fee from £4050

    HEADLINER'S FUNK BANDS

    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local funk bands not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a funk band has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until Headliner.io was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a funk band.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding funk bands for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring funk bands for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a funk band for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a funk band near me" or "funk bands near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a funk band.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a funk band, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, Headliner.io is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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