February 2016 Kicked off with the incredible Funk’N’Soul Function Band, who performed as a stonking 12 piece band with guest appearance from Jake & Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers. Coventry, didn’t know what hitit when these guys rolled up in their Patrol Car and this tight outfit of a band with 6 piece horn section!
Some of the musicians having performed together with Jake & Elwood before knew what was in store. However, Sports ConneXion in Ryton, Warwickshire and those privileged attendees were all open mouthed and couldn’t stay off the dance floor!The roof almost lifted as the musicians worked their skillful magic effortlessly.All the old favourites were performed.. ‘Peter Gun’, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’, ‘Sweet Home Chicago’, ‘Soul Man’ and ‘Do You Love Me?’ plus many more with perfection and precision just like the original soundtrack in the Blues Brothers Movie. That’s how good these guys are. What’s just as beneficial to strutting your stuff on the dance floor is that £1,200 was raised to help Age UK Coventry for their Dementia Services in the community. Truly Splendid!
One beautiful crisp day in January 2016, the band’s Sax player Pel, married his long term girlfriend Sal. They had an amazingly romantic celebration as it began to snow! The photographs were very picturesque. The bands light & sound engineer arrived in the morning to set up in the Marquee at The Roseycombe in Coventry. The LED dance floor was incredible and the table decorations just so. The Bride & Groom joined their guests and to the Bride’s delight as a surprise, the band played their favourite song for their first dance. ‘You’ve Made Me’ Blood Sweat and Tears’. The children played a massive part at the reception. They had been practicing their dance routine which went down a storm. Lots of proud faces in the audience. They almost stole the show until the adults (inspired by the children I’m sure) kicked off their shoes to strut their funky stuff into the early hours.