Funk 'N' Soul

Live Music Entertainment Professionals


How many sets do you usually perform?

We will usu­al­ly per­form either 2 x 45 min sets or 2 x 60 min sets. There is no dif­fer­ence in price.

Will you be taking a break in-between sets?

Yes, usu­al­ly half an hour at which point our DJ will take over, this depends on clients’ requirements.

What size is your band?

The core size of the band is eight which con­sists of Male or Female Singer, Trum­pet, Trom­bone, Sax­o­phone, Keys, Bass, Drums and Gui­tar. The 9 piece option is our most pop­u­lar for Wed­dings, Cor­po­rate events, Birth­days and Anniver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions. The male and female option opens up your song reper­toire. The band can be aug­ment­ed by more brass play­ers and singers up to a 17 piece showband.

How do you all know each other?

All pro­fes­sion­al musi­cians who worked togeth­er before in oth­er bands worldwide.

What do you wear during your performances?

We will usu­al­ly wear din­ner suits/tuxedo’s for our per­for­mances. Unless specified.

Do you supply a PA, Stage and lighting?

Yes, PA and band light­ing are includ­ed in the price. Should you require more light­ing and a stage this can be dis­cussed at time of booking.

I have booked a marquee wedding with a stage included what space will the band require?

We will usu­al­ly ask that stage dimen­sions are a bare min­i­mum 21 feet by 15 feet, although we have per­formed on smaller.

Can you supply a DJ as part of a package deal?

Yes, depend­ing on which pack­age you buy the DJ will be included.

I already have a DJ at the venue. Can you plug into each other’s kit to play?

Yes, this can be done simply.

I’m having a teepee wedding in the middle of nowhere. Will you be prepared to travel out in the sticks? and will your band fit in the teepee?

We have played many teepee wed­dings and the band has no prob­lem trav­el­ling large distances.

Do you take a deposit?

Yes, we usu­al­ly take a £500 deposit this secures the date and your musi­cians (and is non-refund­able.) This amount is deduct­ed from the bands engage­ment fee. Pay­ments can be paid by BACS, Stand­ing orders, a cleared cheque or cash into an account pri­or to the engagement.

These details will be dis­cussed per­son­al­ly with you at the invoice stage of the booking.

My fiance plays Bass, Do you allow guests to perform on stage with you?

If either the groom or the bride play an instru­ment we have no prob­lem at all with them com­ing up and sit­ting in with the band. Occa­sion­al­ly, guests want to per­form their own song. They can link up to our sys­tem pro­vid­ing this has been discussed.

I would like a live band for one set and a tribute act for another. Can you supply this?

Yes, we have used trib­utes in the past includ­ing the Blues Broth­ers, George Michael, Michael Buble and Tom Jones. We have plen­ty of pro­fes­sion­al contacts.

My Wife to be and I would like male and female singers. Can you provide this?

We can pro­vide as many singers as you’d like.

Can I have more musicians in the band?

The core band can be aug­ment­ed up to a full 17 piece big band.

How many songs do you play?

On a typ­i­cal per­for­mance the band will play up to 30 songs. We hold a vast reper­toire of songs in a vari­ety of gen­res dat­ing as far back as 1930’s to Today! All expert­ly writ­ten to pre­ci­sion as the originals.

Can we request our first dance and some songs for you to play?

We always urge cou­ples to use the band for their first dance. We want them to remem­ber hav­ing a band play exclu­sive­ly for them on their spe­cial day. And, if you have a few favourites just ask.

I am worried no one is going to dance. How do you keep people on the dance floor?

This is a com­mon fear, please don’t wor­ry. Peo­ple always dance at our engage­ments. We have a very eclec­tic mix of songs so we are always play­ing somebody’s favourite.

Do you have to start and finish at a certain time?

The times we play are com­plete­ly tai­lored to your require­ments. Most venues like the live music to be fin­ished for mid­night. Do check with your venue.

How far will you travel to perform? Do you charge mileage? Can you all travel together?

We will trav­el all over the UK, but for longer dis­tances we will increase the price to cov­er fuel costs and mini bus hire when required.

How long do you take to set up and soundcheck? Do my guests need to be out of the room?

Set up and sound­check usu­al­ly takes between an hour to an hour and a half. If your meal/entertainment is tak­ing place in the same room it’s not a prob­lem. The band will work around your require­ments and venue staff.

I would like some background dinner jazz while my guests are at the wedding breakfast and the full band on at my reception. Can you supply this?

This is some­thing that we do reg­u­lar­ly for a small fee and is very easy to organ­ise. Save your­selves time, stress and extra fees find­ing a sep­a­rate band. A Trio or a Quar­tet are very pop­u­lar. A swing singer is also an option with your choice.

My husband-to-be and I would love a Fanfare at the church for our wedding march can you do this?

Yes, this can be sup­plied at extra cost.

Will the band require a hot meal and drinks?

Usu­al­ly the band will be at a venue from 5pm ’til often 1 am plus trav­el time so hot food and soft drinks are great­ly appreciated.

Does the band need a private room to change and put there gear in?

This is a require­ment as we don’t want all our gear, emp­ty cas­es and day clothes in your way.

Do you allow video and photographs to be taken of the band?

Yes of course, this isn’t a prob­lem. We are always hap­py to hear from you on our Twit­ter or Face­book page where you can share pho­tos and video and give us your feedback.

Do you charge for charity functions?

Yes, but often at a reduced/negotiable rate.

Do you have liability insurance cover? Is the band’s equipment PAT certified?

Yes, we’re cov­ered up to £5 million.
Yes, all equip­ment is test­ed. Cer­tifi­cates can be provided.

Do you travel to Europe?

The band will trav­el any­where world­wide. Flights, accom­mo­da­tion and engage­ment fee can be dis­cussed upon booking.